Give me the splendid silent sun with all his beams full-dazzling.– Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892)
Bicycle-Sharing Program in D.C. →
$40 a year to rent a bike at any time? Can’t wait ‘til they bring this to NYC. I love bicycling. This seems like a great win-win. Advertisers sponsor the bikes, city dwellers get cheap transit, trains are less crowded, streets are less congested, and the earth is greener, better place. At least some news is good news.
Hello New York!
It’s back to the grind for me. Taking a little Chicago vacay was exactly what I needed to take the edge off months of wintry mix and burnout. All refreshed for spring. The W Lakeshore in Chicago was hands down the most amazing hotel I’ve ever stayed at, complete with lake view, free champagne, rooftop bar and as many bliss freebies as we could weasle, all thanks to Elana’s...
Beautiful day in chi-town
Can’t get over how clean this city is!
Happy Earth Day!
A few expressed regret for participating in what they regarded as an effort to...– Behind Analysts, the Pentagon’s Hidden Hand - New York Times
Donate to Starving Nations, Help Alleviate Food... →
Please visit the World Food Programme Web site to make a donation. With food costs quickly escalating, many around the world are sustaining on barely a spoonful of rice a day and eating mud patties to quell hunger pains. For $15, you can feed 10 children for a week. It takes only a minute and can make a huge difference.
This is a perfect storm. How long can we withstand the situation? We have to...– President Elías Antonio Saca of El Salvador at the World Economic Forum on Latin America in Cancún, Mexico. 4/16/08 Across Globe, Empty Bellies Bring Rising Anger - New York Times
Poem in Your Pocket Day
Mayor Bloomberg wrote his first poem to publicize tomorrow’s “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” It’s in today’s Metro New York. I think it’s very cute…but I can’t help but think that he had a little help on this… Pardon me, sir, I’ve a question or two … You. Sir, you said poetry is a delight… Right. Reading it makes you smarter, more mature?...
ProfNet of the Day...
WORKPLACE: Allergic to Work? I’m looking to talk to people who have developed allergic reactions to the places they work or the materials they work with.Wow, I never knew I could use that excuse…
Rock and roll is the hamburger that ate the world.– Peter York
Naama: a woman calls her boss one morning to tell him she can't come into work
what's wrong, he asks
i have anal glaucoma, she says
what's anal glaucoma, he asks?
i can't see my ass coming into work today
Recipe of the Day: Pasta With Chickpeas, Chorizo... →
Mark Bittman posted this recipe on today’s Bitten, and it looks so simple and delish that I’m obliged to whip it up tonight. It doesn’t hurt that I already have all the ingredients sans chorizo (that’s where Whole Foods comes in). NYSC + Homemade Dinner + Reading Deep Economy = Perfect Monday Night. Oh, and The Hills, the ultimate guilty pleasure… I like to justify...
One of the hardest tasks of leadership is understanding that you are not what...– Edward L. Flom
At Antik, the lounge with
At Antik, the lounge with no bar. Interesting but completely counterintuitive. Cant wait to follow up my bh drinks with something delish
S: up to anything exciting tonight?
me: helping style a fashion show in brooklyn at 830...then, who knows?
S: no one
me: how about you?
S: hh in soho then dunno
me: hh? haunted house?
S: happy hour
me: oh, haha
S: lol, i love that haunted house was the first thing that came to mind, thats awesome
One’s destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at...– Henry Miller (1891 - 1980)
'NY Times' Reporter Jailed In Zimbabwe →
Mugabe has started a crackdown. It is quite clear he has unleashed a war.– Movement for Democratic Change general secretary Tendai Biti told The Associated Press. Police Surround Hotel in Zimbabwe - New York Times
Stayed out too late last night...
My cure for today’s hangover: 3 advil Chicken soup Turkey + Bacon Sandwich Iced Coffee I felt so awful this morning, and that’s all it took to feel better. Amazing.
U.S. Tortured Innocent Man, Held for Five Years in... →
Watched this on 60 Minutes this past Sunday night. A German man traveled to Pakistan shortly after September 11th to learn more about his wife’s religion. At a routine checkpoint, he was wrongly captured by Pakistanis and sold to U.S. troops for $3000 as a suspected terrorist. He was taken to Afghanastan, held underwater, shocked and suspended from the ceiling. Labeled an “unlawful...
This is a monument to executive supremacy and the imperial presidency.– Eugene R. Fidell, who teaches military justice at Yale Law School and the Washington College of Law at American University. ’03 U.S. Memo Approved Harsh Interrogations - New York Times
First “eat-pisode” and now, “Slurp.” I’m not sure what started the trend of oddly-named asian restaurants opening in my ‘hood, but I tend not to mind, since they provide me with tasty, inexpensive dining options. Slurp, a Vietnamese Noodle Bar, is featured on Thrillist today and located exactly one block from my humble abode. The menu (linked) looks fab. ...