Wednesday, October 28, 2009


A rainy day in Rahway...It poured most of the day. We went out for my birthday, right after work. Went to Shannon Rose, the Irish Pub that we like to go to. Of all nights, the food wasn't very good tonight but it was nice to go out with Linda for a while. We're home now watching the start of the World Series. Go Phillies !!

Just had a crazed guy outside banging on the gate outside our rig. Linda opened the window and asked him what he was doing. He said he needed to get into his unit but his code wasn't working. She asked him if he's late on his payment and he said "Yes" and she told him he isn't going to get in anyway as he's locked out. This is at 8:56 p.m. and they can only get access till 9:00 p.m. EVEN if they are current on their payments. Apparently he called right before we closed and asked Linda what time you can access your unit till and she told him 9 but he forgot to tell her the rest of the story on being late. She told him to come back when the office opened at 9:00 a.m. and then he commenced with name calling, banging on the gate and acting like he was going to climb over it. At that point she called 911. Just as she got the Rahway police on the phone, apparently the people riding with this crazed guy talked some sense into him and they left. We'll see whether he comes in tomorrow or not and what frame of mind he's in when he does come in. Oh boy !

So back to my birthday....Let's look at what other cool things happened on this day in history:

1492 Christopher Columbus discovers Cuba
1790 New York gives up claims to Vermont for $30,000
1793 Eli Whitney applies for a patent on the cotton gin
1886 Statue of Liberty dedicated by Pres Grover Cleveland, it is celebrated by the 1st confetti (ticker tape) parade in NYC
1936 FDR rededicates Statue of Liberty on its 50th anniversary
1965 Gateway Arch (630' (190m) high) completed in St Louis, Missouri
1977 TV's Rhoda gets married
1981 Edward M McIntrye elected 1st black mayor of Augusta Georgia

So that's all for tonight...Phillies are in the lead...rain has stopped...crazy man is gone and life is good ! :)

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