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On How to Behave on Your Online Date: A Bartender’s Perspective

@SarahP Ah, favorite date restaurant: brilliant!

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm 0

On How to Behave on Your Online Date: A Bartender’s Perspective

@Decca Yay fun lushes!

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 3:24 pm 0

On How to Behave on Your Online Date: A Bartender’s Perspective

@SarahP I am the opposite! I don't want favorite restaurants/bars ruined by potential gross dudes: either the memory of them, or even worse, giving them ideas and then having to see them at a later time on a date with someone else. That lesson has been learned.

Also, I am friends (or friendly) with quite a few bartenders (I really am a lush.) I don't go to those bars either, because my bartender friends do not need to have any sense of my sluttiness in addition to my lushiness. I keep my vices nicely separated, thank you.

Edited to add: it helps I live in NYC with plenty of bars. I hated living in a small town where there were two decent restaurants and one bar. So much awkwardness.

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 3:20 pm 3

On How to Behave on Your Online Date: A Bartender’s Perspective

@par_parenthese The men are doing this, too, and the men's behavior is getting judged as well! At least in real life... This whole article vaguely echoed the things I've heard from a bartender friend, who works at a bar that is very popular amongst the first date crowd. At any rate, my bartender friend has far more disdain for skeevy guys who touch women they barely know inappropriately and also the dudes who clearly are trying to get their new lady friend drunk.

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 3:17 pm 4

On Needs More CGI Unicorns: Your Weekend Soundtrack, Courtesy of Eurovision 2013

@Scandyhoovian Lordi even announced who was getting Finland's votes at last year's final. I hope he's back this year, too.

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 4:58 pm 0

On Needs More CGI Unicorns: Your Weekend Soundtrack, Courtesy of Eurovision 2013

I love Eurovision. Also, it might be even better here in America because it gives us the perfect excuse to drink all day!!!!

(I'll be at a bar after about 2:30. Am thinking about post-Eurovision karaoke, too.)

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 4:58 pm 0

On Needs More CGI Unicorns: Your Weekend Soundtrack, Courtesy of Eurovision 2013

@Scandyhoovian LORDI. (Nothing Finland ever does will ever top that contribution to world cultural history.)

Posted on May 17, 2013 at 4:57 pm 3

On Conceptual Art at the CDG Warehouse Sale

@fondue with cheddar Here is a description of the Archival sale for Commes des Garcons:
http://ny.racked.com/archives/2013/05/09/the_comme_des_garcons_archival_sale_will_blow_your_mind.php
http://ny.racked.com/archives/2013/05/13/comme_des_garcons_archival_sale_last_day.php

It's not a regular thing.

I'd embed the links, but I always fail at that. I also just (as in, this weekend) got a smartphone. I'm befuddled (but I understand avant-garde fashion!) I'll get back to calculating things with my abacus now.

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 4:14 pm 0

On America's Next Top Worst Room

@RK Fire I had the opposite experience moving from Boston to the midwest. I kept asking the realtor: it's $525 for the entire apartment? It was a two bedroom, and I kept asking, "it's just me. So, at the end of the month, the TOTAL rent is $525? Not $1150?" I could not comprehend an entire apartment could be that cheap.

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 5:08 pm 0

On America's Next Top Worst Room

@City_Dater NYC is far, far, far worse than Boston. I say this as someone who paid $900 (2006-2008) for the dinkiest of dinky studios in which A DEAD BODY WAS LEFT IN FRONT OF THE BUILDING'S ENTRANCE. Best excuse for being late to work ever ("uh, I had to talk to the cops about a dead person, sorry!")

That said, before moving to my lovely, shared place in Harlem, I lived in a windowless room in Bushwick that would fit on that tumblr. Only $950 a month, but 2 minutes from Roberta's!

PS, editing to add, I've lived in some truly shitacular places in NYC (the place above the donut shop in East Harlem, circa 2004, comes to mind), and nobody's ever been murdered in the vicinity of any of my NYC apartments while I was living there. New York for the win!

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 5:04 pm 1