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Sunday
Mar212010

A Week Ago Today... Oksana and the Monsoon

It's hard to believe that just a short seven days ago, I was dodging downed 200-year-old trees and standing in torrential rains for the annual skate school performance of Lion Kings on Ice at PP's Wollman Rink.

Guest starring.... OKSANA BAIUL. I suppose I'm the only one who is still giddy at this totally unexpected moment of grace.

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Saturday
Mar202010

Other Most Annoying People

Yeah, yeah, I got it.

But, since I seem to have annoyed so many people this week with what has to be the dumbest controversy I've ever been involved in (and NOOOO, I didn't engineer it as a publicity stunt), I thought I'd throw it out there. Point you rabid dogs in a new direction.

So, leaving aside me or my almost as annoying FIPS PICs, who is seriously bugging the shit out of you on this glorious spring day?

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Saturday
Mar202010

South by South Suggestions [My SXSWi 2010 Recap] [TMI]

So this shit has nothing to do with Park Slope...or BK. It has to do with me and shit that's going on in my life (i.e. I just went to the SXSW Interactive Conference and now have some things to say about it). So if you think you wanna keep things strictly Park Slope-y between us, move right along.

So, I'm back from the SXSW Interactive Conference. Spring Break for Geeks is what they call this insanity, and much like every other Tumblr to Book idea out there, I'm pretty angry that I didn't come up with that description myself…cause its pretty right the fuck on.

Over 15,000ish people descended on from March 12-16th, and in case you didn't notice the metric ton of #sxsw hashtagged tweets (mine included, thank you very much), blog posts, twit pics, or the way better AT&T service in NYC thanks to the fact that all our asses weren't there, that was what was up.

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Friday
Mar192010

Gone Drinkin': Park Slope Happy Hours

The snow has melted, the torrential rain has subsided, and the weather is GD beautiful up in NYC.  This is a good thing, mainly because I’ve been able to crawl out from underneath my crippling case of Seasonal Affective Disorder (it’s called SAD for a reason, people!).  I want to wear shirts without sleeves!  I want to drink in a courtyard!  I actually want to go out after work rather than heading immediately home to eat a block of cheddar cheese!  I want to LIVE, Park Slope!

So, where do I go with my new-found desire to interact with humans?

We’ve compiled a round-up of some of the best happy hour drink specials in Park Slope (WITH outdoor drinking areas)*, so you guys can get your drink on and maybe nail down a Spring fling or two.  Hey, it could happen, right?

See youse guys at the bar. 

*Some places, while they may have a great patio or good specials, have been eliminated because they suck when evaluated against all other criteria.  Deal.  

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Friday
Mar192010

This Week In Coffee Beans: Starbucks Traitor?

I admit it: I'm a fan of our local Starbucks.

I like the new long family-style table. And just this morning, with a line out the door, the courteous and conscientious staff took my order while I was still at least 10 people away from the counter.

They are nice and cool people, Starbuckaristas, and so organized—in fact—that I was wondering how many were actually unemployed recent MBA grads? (nah, they're probably English PhDs and would-be something-cool-or-others looking for some health insurance and a steady paycheck). I almost didn't mind shelling out $4.73 for my grande vanilla latte. Though, Jesus, that is a LOT of money for a cup of coffee.

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