Tuesday, July 29, 2008

9 Things To Tell You And One Thing To Ask

1. Baby wipes are the best way ever invented to remove makeup. Perfect for lazy people like me who can't be bothered to actually put their hair back and wash their faces before bed. I (and my pillow cases) are so much cleaner now.

2. Do not walk to the bathroom from your bed while drinking a glass of water. Stepping on the cat is a very guilty way to start the day.

3. This is a great music venue here in Brooklyn. The space is comfortable, the rest of the bar is far enough away not to interfere and the sound guy seems to actually know what to do and have the equipment to do it well.

4. I saw the Nu-Sonics at the above-mentioned venue last night and you really ought to see them live next time you get a chance. They've really stepped it up lately and they've got some new tunes. Highly recommend.

5. There's an ice cream/Italian ice place across from the venue. Ice cream is good. But you probably knew that already.

6. When you travel out and about the city for the purpose of picture taking may I suggest that you check that your camera battery is charged. I learned that the hard way.

7. If you're looking for pictures of my walk around Harlem last weekend there aren't any. See #6.

8. The number two key (also the at symbol key) is broken on my laptop. I hate that.

9. The pooch has been diagnosed with arthritis. Not too terribly surprising, she's 13 after all. She had some doggie ibuprofen for 5 days and now she's on a bunch of supplements. She is clearly feeling better but not exactly 100%. I'm considering getting her on some version of doggie ibuprofen permanently but waiting to see how she does.

1. So the place that I thought I would use for my 40th birthday party fell through. I'm looking for a place in New York where I can have a small amount of live acoustic music, serve food and drinks and just have a good time on a Saturday night in January. Anyone have any ideas?


  1. Re: the bday party, have you thought about ICI upstairs? It's supposed to be a nice party rental space. No idea how fancy it is but I guess you could stop by the restaurant and ask.

  2. Anonymous3:11 PM

    Sorry to hear about your dog's arthritis. Our old dog had a terrible time with it until we started giving her an ant-inflammatory supplement called Boswalia - worked like a charm.

    Re #6 - I have learned that actually TAKING the camera with does wonders when one wants to take photos. You know, instead of forgetting it on the damn counter...

  3. I'm with o'mama. I need to remember the camera sometimes, before I remember the batteries! I would especially like to remember the video camera, but that is probably just asking for too darn much.

  4. Kath, good thought. I could even walk home from there! I'll see what I can find out about that. I've never been upstairs at Ici.

    Oh, yes, bringing the camera is also key. Thats a whole other level of advice that I should also take to heart.

  5. What about Sunny's in Red Hook for your party? Or Freddy's? Or even Parkside?

  6. Anonymous10:32 AM

    Union Hall is actually owned by someone I graduated with from film school, along with his wife. They also own Floyd, NY - a bar on Atlantic Ave.

    And yet, I have never been to Union Hall, despite living so close ... glad you enjoyed it - when were you over there, you should have stopped by! I guess it was probably after the munchkin was asleep.

  7. Miflohny, think you can hold any sway with Union Hall to get my party going there? I love the venue.

    The show started about an hour after the time when no one is allowed to call your house. Also, I've received a ton of e-mails telling me (and everyone) not to just drop in so I figured it was best to wander past. Sorry to have missed you!