I had another brush with fame this afternoon after my dental appointment.
As I was crossing 2nd avenue, a car was approaching the red light next to me. I looked up and is was none other than the infamous Jimmy McMillan driving in his “Rent is too damn high!” car. Literally. It said “the rent is too damn high” all over it. I smiled and waved at him. He gave me the thumbs up.
I have observed somethings working at the same venue for 3 years.
Some shows draw retarded and lazy people. Some shows draw smart people who can figure shit out on their own. Some draw bad tippers more than others. Some draw non drinkers. Some draw the high maintenance people. It basically all works out in my favor, but it’s still interesting.
For example, one night this week, I answered the “where’s the bathroom” question about 5 times, another night, 60 times. This was after everyone was told upon entering (the latter show). Can I also mention that there are several signs stating the location of the bathroom? Why can’t they read? Why can’t they say to themselves, “This is a big venue. I have not seen a bathroom on this level so it must be on another. They wouldn’t hide the bathroom. I will investigate.”? I would also like to mention that the two genres of music played on said nights were completely different.
I wonder why this is. I am going to keep a business diary that I can reference and come to a educational conclusion from starting today. I’ll get back to you.
This is a fact. I was just reading an article in this weeks NY Mag about these four siblings who have all live over 100 years. Three are still alive at ages 108, 105 and 101. The only reason the fourth died (at the ripe age of 101) was because she had an accident, not because of health issues.
These siblings have not lead overly health conscious lives (one smoked for years and ate beef all the time) and don’t take a lot of meds but for some reason they have very minimal problems; i.e. their eyesight/hearing has gone, they got some arthritis, but that is basically it. The oldest of the bunch (a woman) had a stroke at 105 so she has some trouble speaking, but she still made it to the Met for the Alexander McQueen exhibit…she was not impressed.
But me, I AM impressed. How have they managed to live over a century? (They are doing some research on this family and others of a particular race of Jews-Ashkenazim-that apparently have long life genes, so maybe we shall know soon).
When I realized my grandmother was turning 100, it made me think of all the amazing things she had seen in her lifetime. I have seen minor shit compared to what she saw. She was born in 1906, i believe. Cars. Television. Space Travel. Prohibition. The Great Depression. The Birth of Rock and Roll. The list goes on.
Anyway, when I heard about these old Jews, it made me think, “My Grandmother was a Jew…maybe she was one of these particular Jews…”. It’s so interesting to me how a particular race has a weird way of having more Centenarians than another.
Sorry about all that. The whole thing just reminded me of my awesome grandmother and I felt like sharing. Bonus: you got a picture of an adorable old man.
Well, this is The Selby. It’s like MTV Cribs only the people have taste and style. Good Taste and Good style. My dream is to one day have a place nice enough to be featured.
Do ya’ll remember Cribs? 98% of the people featured had no/bad taste. They shopped at like Ashley Furniture and had no art work or knick knacks. Everything was taupe and hideous. The only thing of interest was maybe the car collection (which only very rarely had cool cars) and/or the backyard. A third of them ate interesting food. It was so lame. It was like no one had a personality.
As my friend just pointed out, Cribs also showed the downward spiral of music. Do you think Mick Jagger has a boring house? Hell no. Obviously Elvis didn’t. It’s still a fucking museum. What about Ozzy? Angus? Stevie Nicks? No. The answer is no. Good Music=Good Style/Taste.
So I just got home from a taping of Anderson Cooper’s new talk show. My friend Tim asked me if I wanted to go so I said yes, of course. It’s Anderson Cooper, the sexiest man with silver hair (second only to Sam Elliot). Plus, it was free.
Honestly, I didn’t even know he had a new show until Tim asked me and I still don’t even know what network it is on. It’s like a more tasteful Rikki Lake show. WAY more tasteful.Tim compared it to early Oprah. Never watched her.
We had to arrive at 9am (brutal) so we got there at 8:45. There was already a line. People are committed. It really didn’t matter that we were 87th in line because as soon as we walked into the auditorium/sound stage, we were ushered to the front row!!! I guess they liked my new top and Tim’s fancy jacket. We were a mere ten feet from Coop for most of the show.
I was told I could not talk about the show until it aired, but I can tell you it was fabulous. Also, the stage manager was really good looking. I almost grabbed his butt cause it was in my face for half a minute. Tim was upset that we did not get any souvenirs and (spoiler alert) there were no celebrities, but whatevs. I got enough crap. Once I find out what day the show is airing, you know I will let everyone know. For now, I gotta go back to bed cause getting up at 7:30 is not something that works well with me.
that we tip in this country. There is no way that you know about an American Indie rock band and how to get tickets to their sold out show in NYC and NOT know that. If you are between 20 and 45, you know this shit. Quit being stingy douches.
What’s the deal with people abandoning their bikes? What kind of asshole leaves their bike locked to a bike rack and never comes back for it? There are several of these bikes on my block. I think if a bike hasn’t been moved in a year, it should get towed, just like a car. Especially, if it is on a rack that actual bike riders could be using. Douchebags.