New Years Assignment: DO THIS TODAY! And you'll...
this is great. do it. (credit to the Chicago Tribune’s longtime columnist Mary Schmich, published originally December 2005) YEAR IN REVIEW When you consciously review your year, you may notice how little you noticed it as it whizzed past. To review is to re-view. To rewind, pause, look again. And in looking again, to see more clearly. You may be astonished by how much happened. And how...
we're going ice skating today in prospect park... →
My old friend Tom Becker (who lives in LA but is home in Boston for the holidays) is coming to visit and stay over. We’ll probably get lunch and then head up to Prospect Park for some ice skating at Wollman rink. Tom is a very very busy guy, and we almost never get to have in depth conversations about our lives, so I’m really looking forward to his visit. Its nice to have friends...
We got home on Wednesday from our trip out to Ohio and relaxed most of the day. Yesterday we went to lunch at Rice in Fort Greene, one of my favorite Thai/Asian/Fusian type places (we split the spinach rice balls for an app, and I had tofu vegetable curry w/thai black rice and edamame peas; Geoff had the vegetarian meatballs with brown rice), and then headed over to BAM for the 3:20 showing of...
i hope to have some VERY VERY VERY exciting news to share next week!!! -A
Here’s the clip from 30 rock when Liz goes to Cleveland. I found it funny since I grew up near here, but there is a bit of truth in it. Everyone is just so gosh-darn nice in the Midwest!
birthday present for next year?
Allison: dave gets a 10% discount on the iphone! whoooweee!
Geoffrey: nice! you might have to get a different area code though
Allison: oh. never thought of that. but maybe he just gets the discount on the hardware. so i could buy it and activate it w/my number. we'll talk about it at home over xmas. he said the 16 gig and 24 gig models are coming out in '08
Geoffrey: yeah, you might want to wait for those. Howie says he's gotten three new ones as his model is riddled with bugs. i'd wait for the new models. Terry had problems with his too. the first version of anything mac is never good. Jobs always fixes it with version 2. same thing happened with the original iPods
fun winter fact
Each year more than 10 percent of all the salt produced in the world, approximately 9 million tons, is applied to American highways for road de-icing. The cost of buying and applying the salt adds up to $200 million. via Cynopsis
We would like to return to work with our writers. If we cannot, we would like to...– Comedy Central announced The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report will both resume production January 7, without their writing staffs. This return date follows a scheduled two-week, end of year hiatus. Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert issued this statement about their return. via...
Our favorite show returns to VH1!!! →
How can youns not love Rock of Love? How can youns not love Brett Michaels? Poison, da Pittsburgh Steelers? Strippers, Ho’s, sluts and more? A and I read books after watching this show because it’s like a drug. Makes you lose brain cells. A lot of them. But at the same time, it feels good to lose those brain cells. Catch my drift? - G
The F train is MALE! He comes before I do, he leaves whenever he wants, I...– via Brooklynian
MTA Approves Fare Hikes - Time to grab my bike! →
Why the hell is the MTA raising subway fares? Sure they aren’t raising the base fare. That stays the same at $2 so the yippie dippie tourists aren’t discouraged from coming here. But they raise the weekly and monthly rates higher for those of us who live here, commute and pay taxes! What do I get as a result of paying $60 more a year? More people vomiting on the trains? Fights over...
I could beat up 19 of those little kids! - G
be the change you wish to see in the world.
i’m reposting this because i think she’s right - self-awareness is one of the best gifts we can give to ourselves. recognizing what we’re doing and how it affects others is imperative to build healthy, long lasting friendships and relationships. __________________________________ In the below quote, the author writes on why therapy works - and if you can afford it and have...
How Many Five Year Olds Could You Take In A Fight? →
i could take on 12. - A via jakob lodwick
Our lil Christmas...
Allison and I did our normal Christmas dinner and gift-giving last night. For the sixth time in a row we went to one of our fave Tex-Mex restaurants Santa Fe and then gave each other gifts. A got a copy of Sky Maul for me! It’s incredible. I love reading the real Sky Mall on every flight we take. There are so many gifts that I feel I need to buy from that catalog! ;) Let’s just say I...
See this movie - "Kike Like Me" →
Debuted on The Sundance Channel. Makes me realize how stupid people are for hating others based on race, religion, gender, etc.
My Favorite Quotes for an upcoming book...
My boss asked me for some of my favorite quotes today so he can publish a book for our agency’s 10 year anniversary. The book is going to be something for all of our desks to help “inspire.” Here were my submissions… G “The fact is, everyone is in sales. Whatever area you work in, you do have clients and you do need to sell.” - Jay Abraham “We don’t have much in the way of a business...
did they have a trampoline in their backyard? when we drove around salt lake...– bill at work, on mormons
it’s about that and fragmented sentences. :) -A
Meeting at The Food Network →
So my team and I went to The Food Network today. I work in digital brand marketing and a lot of our clients are in TV. So I was ecstatic to go to this cable channel I admire. Not because I really watch it, but because A does. In fact our DVR is loaded with nothing but Food Network shows that I feel I’ve gotten to know the network through her viewing habits. Which is cute in a way. Because I...
Geoffrey: Chocolate Chip Cookies 0 left. Sugar Cookies 4 left. Looks like the Chocolate Chips won! Everyone thanked me and you for bringing them in.
Allison: i'm so glad everyone liked the cookies. the choc chip won out here too. there are 2 left and like 5 sugar cookies left. :)
Geoffrey: I’m glad I saved that chocolate chip cookie dough! I’m sure we can make more for the trip to Cleveland!!! They are so damn yummy! I love you. I really really love you. PS..No meat was eaten today.
time warner cable
we are having trouble again with our cable. again!!!! we get digital distortion on a bunch of the channels, and then there are a bunch that don’t come in at all. we’ve had time warner come out, but they said that since our building was pre-wired by our landlord, and they don’t control the wiring when its inside the walls, then they have to come and re-wire us. this is all...
a bit of a diversion and fun - from tricia (who... →
I had to get lithotripsy done today on my right... →
So far it doesn’t hurt. But we’ll see what happens if one of the stones that is not small enough to pass has to force itself out. All I have to say is OUCH! I waited long enough for this. They first discovered this stone in 2002. What year is it again? No seriously, I tried some drugs to break it down and then I switched doctors. But the second doctor told me the same as the first. So...