Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Fluff n' stuff

You're all smart enough to figure out where the great fireworks displays are. But here are a few other fun ideas for revelry on the 4th:
What to do on the 4th of July
  • Nathan's Famous 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest

Drop by Coney Island before it drops into the bay! Maybe you'll run into last year's winner who gorged his throat on 66 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes.
From 116th and Broadway, take the 1 train to Times sq, then the Q or N downtown to Coney Island-Stillwell Ave. Opening festivities begin at noon.

  • Roosevelt Island

If you want to beat the Manhattan crowds, head to the other Island for the East River fireworks display. It's not free, but a ticket will get you a seat with a view, live music and entertainment for the kids, including clowns, jugglers and face painting. Grab a hot dog or hamburger from the food court, sit back in your folding chair (they're provided for all ticket holders) and watch the show. Leave the coolers, backpacks and alcoholic beverages at home; they're not allowed. 5pm adults, tickets $18 available at Manhattan Tram Station (2nd Ave. and 60th St.), online (rioc.com) or at the site on July 4; Southpoint, southern tip of Roosevelt Island. From 116th and Broadway, take the 1 train to Times sq, then get out and walk to 42nd and 6th ave, take the F from the Bryant Park station Uptown to Roosevelt Island.

  • Dinosaur BBQ in NYC (their slogan is "if you leave here hungry it's your fault!) has live music and outdoor seating near the water where you may be able to catch the fireworks. It's a Harlem tradition to roll into this large-living rib-joint anytime you have something to celebrate. They take reservations, and have info about their music online (http://www.dinosaurbarbque.com/nycIndex.php ). From 116th and Broadway, just walk north to 131st st, and turn left. The cross street is 12th ave.
  • The Great Fourth of July Festival

Wander up and down water street in a spectacular spectacular of American culture with an international twist . Ever had a deep-fried snickers bar before? It's probably time. Ever eaten the worm before? Now you have! You'll also meander by 600 global food, arts, crafts and merchandise vendors. From 116th and Broadway, take the 1 train to Fulton (you can transfer to the 2, 3 express at 96th if you want).Water St. between State and Fulton Sts, 10am-8pm.

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Monday, June 23, 2008


God Bless Lord Salem Heimlick.

He's getting bigger, with no signs of stopping (until he maxes out at about 4 pounds, that is). His teeth are getting bigger, which are the better to bite the dang heck out of my arms and ankles.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

On-Watch at LA Police Gear

Apparently people in outdoorsy style professions require extreme-style watches, built for all weather, terrain and coolness situations. These watches cost extreme dollars, so I’m thinking a trip to Luminox would be the mild way to wrap that wild power to your wrist.

Navy Seals shop here. I don’t know any of those, but mama done told me: “Don’t be xenophobic!” On the outskirts of the xenophobia which I’m basically managing to skirt is the desire to make my overboard purchases (read: navy seal super under water catapult death watch) from the privacy of my own home. Good news, fellow ‘fradies! You can fax, call, or buy on the web.

ps I’m paid to write this ad, but it’s a legitimate situation, so you know.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

The name of my game

I have become a maker and a taker on the internet. Chacha, blogging for advertisers, selling organs and virginities on Craigslist... Anyway, I'm going to have to go ahead and refer you to this business which I copied and pasted from a larger blog to make my own ridic blog to generate takers. My friend V did this, and it is BOSS. Help make our co-dreams come true.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

I heard that in the South they fry greenbeans.

I've left my foul mouth in exchange for some fair weather. Down here in Gulf Breeze, Florida, Xander and I have taken naps and eaten lunch so far, also looked for sting rays.

A usual non-office/non-school afternoon for me in NY includes a couple non-fat lattes, a couple pages of work, a couple cockroaches, a couple un-perfumed subway rides, and a couple hours searching for the appropriate hott accessory at Filene's Basement. I've got lattes and pages here, but this time, there's hella sun, sky and water. We are having fun.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Goodbye small hands, goodbye small heart

If those movers and messers don't quit their witching-hour reggaeton outside my window, do you know what I am going to bring?