Sunday, April 25, 2010

The Lights Will Inspire Youuuu

Another bookstore event for your favorite Brian and Windnie!

Last week Brian lured me away from a potential long night at the office with the names "Parker Posey" and "Kara Walker". Greenlight Bookstore in Fort Greene, Brooklyn was having a book reading and Q&A with these two lovely ladies plus David Haskell, Matt Weiland and David Rakoff--contributors to the book

The book is called "My First New York: Early Adventures in the Big City". It is a compilation of stories written by various New Yorkers who recount their first days in the City.

The bookstore was packed when we got there but we managed to squeeze ourselves between a lot of smelly people to get a tiny glimpse of the readers. They each read their respective sections of the book, which were all very funny! Then they answered questions from the audience about their experiences... some good and some just silly--one of which was "Why is it that New Yorkers are always so positive and happy and friendly all of the time? People in France are not like that at all!" HA!  Do other countries really view us in that way? How lovely! But yeah... we weren't surprised to find out that this Frenchman had only been in The City for a few days:)

But anyway, the whole thing made me feel kind of sad that I don't have better stories of things that happened to me when I first moved here. I guess there is still time... D:

 It was all around an enjoyable time and I even got signatures from Kara, Parker and David Rakoff in my lovely book :) Here they all are, lined up to give is their John Hancocks. The book should be an entertaining read!

Here's the Greenlight Bookstore Blog for some upcoming events!  Enjoy.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Mo' MoMA

Hopefully you know that the MoMA is free every Friday between 4-8pm thanks to the lovely people at Target. But maybe you want to go on some other day, or perhaps you're not in New York and you still want to see the collection, or maybe you're deciding if you want to fight the crowds on Friday OR maybe you just want to preview the collection to decide if it's a place you want to be. Well, you've came to the right place friend. Thanks to the beauty of youtube, I give you every painting in the MoMA in 2:05.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Attend the NFL Draft!

Ever wanted to cheer on your team at the big game?? Well this is like that but more like listening to your team call someone's name once every couple hours! Woo!

The NFL draft takes place at Thursday 4/22-4/24 at Radio City Music Hall and tickets are free, you just need to wait in line! Woo!

But are"very limited" Boo.

But if you don't want to wait in line you can sign up for tickets here! Woo!

But they're only for the 2-3 or 4-7 rounds. Boo.

Or if you want to attend rounds 4-7 you can just show up at 9am on Saturday! Woo!

But it's at 9am on Saturday. Boo.

If you don't want to wait in line and still get into Round 1 you can purchase a package that includes all 3 days, including lunch! Woo!

The package costs $449. Boo.

Tax is included in the cost! Woo!

It's still $449. Boo.

So there ya go. That's the run down of the 2010 NFL draft. In addition to the occasional name calling, the draft will try to keep you occupied with some signings and cheerleaders and things. It could be a fun time, if you can get your ticket!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Complimentary Movies with Complimentary Popcorn.

Ever since it started to warm up I've been all sorts of giddy in excitement for New York City's free outdoor movies.  Unfortunately it's way too early for that :(  but never fear... Huckleberry Bar (Williamsburg) is here to tickle my fancy a bit in the meantime.  Every Monday night they host free movie screenings at 9pm (A time that is actually reasonable for my schedule)  And if you sign up for their Movie Membership (aka their e-mailing list) you get a fancy card which qualifies you for 2 for 1 drinks and free (deliciously seasoned) popcorn during all of their movies!  So good.  Brian and I might have had 5 or so bowls of that popcorn...whoops!  This week they played Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark as a part of a marathon.  Check out their events schedule for their other upcoming movies!

I mean I'll probably start ditching this bar when summer hits for the movie screenings in Bryant Park every Monday night... but I've gotta say, this bar has a quite nice vibe.  There's a delightful outdoor garden with plenty of seating and a swanky, yet comfortable interior.  Definitely a pleasant way to cure a case of the Mondays.

Anyone wanna join us for Indiana Jones: Temple of Doom next week?? :)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Free Jack from Uncle Jack's

Uncle Jack's is one of those $50 a plate steakhouses that the fancy pants grown ups eat at. But like a good uncle, Jack's will still let the kids get a taste of the big table on Ladies and Gents night every Thursday 5-7pm. With a free sampling of manly drinks like bourbon or scotch for the fellas and froufy cocktails for the ladies, it's fun for everyone! Take that grown ups!

I'd wanted to check this event out for awhile and the perfect opportunity presented itself when Rob Cargioli rolled into town one rainy Thursday afternoon. We stopped in, received our free glass of Jack Daniels and found two big arm chairs (that may have been decoration) to sit in and muse about the impending awesomeness of Rob's visit. We also talked about grown up things like our stock portfolios and Dancing With The Stars. Sike yo mind! We just drank free whiskey and said good day!

And a good day it was.

Now to swing by for Wine Tasting Wednesday! Uncle Jack's loves to slip us drinks when the grownups aren't looking! He's my favorite!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Visitors visiting for a visit

Woo! After years of living places without really any visitors, I've had two in the last 3 weeks! Thanks Rob and Junsung! Rob even tried to claim he was visiting NYC just to see me (probably so I didn't feel bad for the torrential rain while he was here)!

Because of the aforementioned torrential rain, we didn't get a lot of great photo ops of all those tourist destinations those tourists like to tour, but back in the day I was just a visitor visiting and I took plenty of pics! Here are some pics from my explorations. Best of all, exploring is free!

These pics were all taken during August 2008.