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Holding Pattern

Well, I was hoping that this day wouldn’t come, but it’s here. Sadly, I have to put this blog on hold until I find a job, which it looks like, could take some time. Times are tight and I haven’t been able to find anything in the city or close by, so I need to go into ultra-cheap mode and just can’t afford to spend any money or time on this blog until I find something. When I do, I will continue to trip on, I just don’t know when that will be. Hopefully soon. If you’d like to send me your email, please do and I’ll make up a list to send out, when this blog gets reactivated. I really appreciate all the support from all of you and hope to be back soon.

There is good news to be had though, my pals over at Grade “A” Francy, Karen and Jon have written and illustrated a cool new map of Greenwich Village. You can read all about it here: Truly Greenwich Village.

Okay, back to looking for work, I hope to be back here soon! Thanks again for reading and all the support for TWM, I shall return! And if anybody out there knows of any jobs, particularly night work, please let me know.


Bonus Art From Jaws!

Jaws the Cabbie sent in this Cardboard Box Man Movie poster...aaaahhh!

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Work sucks! I am also looking for work. Good luck man.

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlegitimate beef

If you had magnificent tits and a stellar ass and one hell of a good agent on your side, you wouldn't be in this position Marty, but you are in survival mode now like well over 90% of the rest of the population. Let me know with an e-mail when you're coming back and I'll be right there with you. Your ardent pen pal, Jaws the Cabbie.

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

Oh, by the way, check your e-mail from last night and post if you want. Later dude...

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

Damn. Oh well. I will miss you, Marty. Happy job hunting.

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

@legitimate beef: I hear you, there's not much out there, if you hear of anything please let me know! Good luck and I hope to be back soon.

@Jaws: Tough times for sure, my friend! We'll keep in touch via email for now.

@meleah: Thanks, hopefully something will come up soon. At least there's still beer in the fridge!

June 8, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Good luck.

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGENE

I know it's rough out there. Good luck to you and I'll let you know if I hear of any opportunities.

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGoggla

Hey Marty! sorry to hear about the blog. Good luck on your job hunting. Please e-mail me your resume to my Gmail account. no promises but I will definitely pass it around.

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRayRay

@GENE: Thanks, hopefully something will pop up soon and this show will be back on the road.

@Goggla: Thanks, let's hang out soon!

@RayRay: Thanks so much for offering to do that! I'll send it soon!

June 8, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Well things must be REALLY shitty for one of the Founding Members of the NewYorkBlogMafia (and I personally have ALWAYS looked upon you as the REAL Godfatha......with of course Slum Goddess as Godmutha) havin' trouble keepin' the wolves from the door.
I thought at least that Louie the Lip over there at EVGrieve would have been able to get you some "night" work (wink-wink.......say no more). Oh.....that's right.....word is he's busy auditioning his new crop of EVGrievettes......maybe he could use a hand?

Seriously though Mahteee, I think the solution to your lack of cash flow is right here on your site........BUT you gotta change the subject matter of the blog. It's time to get OUT of the Bars and INTO the Strip Clubs......OUT of the Burger Joints and INTO the Brothels........OUT of the Subway Maze and INTO the NYC Private Sex Club daze........from Soft Lore to Hard Core........(ok,ok, I'll stop:+)

BEST thing about this idea (besides the SLIGHTLY obvious) is the new blog name =

FUCKIN' WITH MARTY!?!?!..........................=.........................PERFECT !

(Your mom and pop will be SOOOOOOO proud!!!)

Break a leg brotha...........sumpin' good JUST around the corner. Keep on chooglin'!

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDrBOP

hang in there marty! i'm happy there's beer in your fridge and hope a job comes along soon! :)

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBobby D.

Marty, Sorry to read this. Good luck and I'm waiting for your return.

And don't listen to Jaws, you have one HELL of a rack!

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteranonymous271

Drats, but keep your chin up, pal. It'll all work out.

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

@DrBOP: Thanks for the larfs and the good thoughts, as always! Hopefully this is just a short break!

@anonymous271: Thanks! And thanks for the comment regarding Jaws! I got a great laugh out of that one!

@Biff: Thanks, the aforementioned chin is up and will be assisting me in drinking a beer in about four hours!

June 8, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Good luck - will definitely let you know if I hear of any work. And would like to support your job search with some complimentary beers ...

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteronemorefoldedsunset

@onemorefoldedsunset: Thanks, and getting together for a few beers sounds great!

June 8, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Good Luck Marty, I will keep coming back, waiting for Your return.

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJHwang

@JHwng: Thanks, Jason! Hopefully you won't have to wait long, cheers!

June 8, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Fingers crossed for you Marty!

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

It'll happen, don't worry Marty. Your next six-pack is on me. I stopped drinking Beer and went back to Vodka. One of my favorite axioms of the 70s: "Candy is dandy but liquor is quicker".

June 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterUncle Waltie

Good Luck Marty,

As you can see you have a lot of friends rooting for your success.

June 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerry

Good luck, Marty. And thanks a million for the plug.

June 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNed Sparks

@Peter: Thanks, buddy, I've got my eyes crossed!

@Uncle Waltie: Thanks, my friend. Hope to see you soon! Sip Ahoy!

@Terry: Thanks, I appreciate the good wishes from you and everybody here!

@Ned Sparks: Thank you and happy to give Truly Greenwich Village a shout out, you and Karen did a great job on it!

June 9, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Good luck with the search. Something will turn up. Drop me a line, we'll hang out and I'll buy a few rounds.

June 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDaveW

Do what you have to do. Here's looking forward to your return.

June 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBabyDave

Jesus, I don't show up for a while and this happens. What happened to your job? This really sucks...the blog, sure, but the bigger thing is not having work. Best of luck, Marty.

Hey, what kind of work are you looking for? You never know.

June 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterdark1p

@DaveW: Thanks! If you don't hear from me, send me an email, that means I can't find yours and we'll hang out.

@BabyDave: That's what I'm doing and I'm hoping to be back swiftly!

@dark1p: I've always worked in the production part of printing/pre-press, but I'm willing to do just about anything, preferably a night shift job. If you hear of anything, I'd appreciate you letting me know! Thanks for the support!

June 9, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Hang in there Brother, I feel your pain.
Stay in touch Daddio.
I miss bullshitting with you.

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

@"Boris:" Thanks, brother! I miss the bullshitting sessions too, let's try and yak this week.

June 10, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Best of luck Marty! Sending you job vibes and hoping you can return to this fun soon!

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkari

@kari: Thanks for the good vibrations! Hopefully something will come along soon!

June 10, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Holy shit, captain.......

I come up from the hold for the first time in forever and the boat's run aground. Don't stop blogging, just maybe, lower your sights. Example - grocery shopping Trader Joe's bin behind the freight door, and the best furniture values available on frat alley now that last quarter is done. We kin roll with it......'>.........

June 10, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlzzrdgrrl

The adventures MUST and WILL continue! It's just a matter of time! Marty for Mayor!

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShawn Chittle

What Shawn said. Bona fortuna!

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarco

@lzzzrdrrl: I'll never stop blogging or writing, this is just a small break while I find a job to help support the aforementioned blogging and writing. I'm hoping to be back soon. In the meantime, we'll all swab the decks!

@Shawn: They will continue and hopefully soon, my friend! And my first action of duty as Mayor will be to legalize the drinking of beer anywhere if its contained in a brown bag.

@Marco: Thank you sir! Bona fortuna on rye, with mustard please!

June 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

With a platform like, "Drink Where You Like (as long as it's in a brown bag)" you're a shoe-in for mayor. I spent some quality time drinking beer out of a 7-11 cup this weekend carousing around the city. Good luck with the job search. I'll keep my eyes and ears open for anything out there.

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterrandall

Anytime you wanna meet at Ruby's on a Friday pm or Saturday afternoon for a few cold ones, shoot me an email! We'll treat!!

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKatrink

Good luck Marty. We'll all be waiting fro your triumphant return.

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDave - Everywhere

Big Foot Lorsban

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered Commentertehennessey

@randall: Another good way to sneak beers around the city is in green tea bottles. If you hear of anything, let me know, I'd appreciate it, thanks!

@Katrink: Will do, that would be great to finally meet!

@Dave - Everywhere: Thanks, I hope it'll be sometime this summer.

@tehennessey: Ha ha ha! Forgot all about that! Sorry I haven't returned your call, I'll try you soon!

June 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Looking forward to your quick return to trippin' ... All the best 'till then ....

June 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEV Grieve

@EV Grieve: Thanks, EVG! I hope to return to tripping soon, I said that in the '70s once!

June 11, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty


June 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercsp

Sending positive thoughts your way Marty. Chin up, you'll find something.

June 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJason

@csp: Okay.

@Jason: Thanks, Jason! It's kind of slim pickings out there, but hopefully something will turn up soon!

June 14, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Marty, godspeed:)

June 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike Hunt

@Mike Hunt: Thanks! There's not a lot out there for me now, so I'm going through some tutorials to get some new skills.

June 15, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

Just when I need a New Post to get Me started for The Day, Dam.
Anyway I Know You'll Return, Just Got To Wait On Line Like The Rest. I wonder if I am the First on line.
There is Beer in Fridge & 10:30 AM Here, & have allot of cleaning to do, dam House Wife Duties Suck, when Your not in Mood & need a New post, But Fuck It I Cracking One Open For You Marty !!! Cheers.

June 19, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJHwang

@JHwang: Good luck with the cleaning and cheers to you!

June 19, 2012 | Registered CommenterTripping With Marty

I am going to brutally punch myself in the dick once every hour until you start blogging again.

June 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterReggie Thistleton

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