Friday, May 28, 2010

re:fish n tips

So the fish n tips guy I told you about in the last blog...I saw him again just then. Here he is.

Monday, May 24, 2010

fish n tips

So I'm in San Francisco scouting ad agencies and stuff. I've been on foot all day, and I've passed this one guy at least four times who is standing on the street corner. Here's his deal: He's got a shark puppet on one hand (like the one in this pic) and a Dunkin Donuts cup in the other. Every time someone passes him, he shakes the shark puppet and cup at them and says, "Hey! Hey! How bout some fish and tips?"

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I like the nightlife baby

It's true. I love it. When it gets dark on non-worky days that means I'm ready to goof off, and hopefully all my favorite songs will be playing everywhere I go. I like to drink but I'm not a frat daddy about it. Sure I'll take a shot. I guess cold Patron would be my favorite (as in the bottle is in the freezer - not shaken with ice). I still like Jager, but it reminds me of college, which stereotypically involved a lot of vomiting, so it reminds me of that. The best nightlife is when I'm in a different city, I feel like a V.I.P. from out of town. And of course I love Let's Go by The Cars, which is what made me think to write this.

Monday, May 10, 2010


This is a departure from my usual witty posts, but I thought this was a compelling image.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Ipad review

This is my review of the new Apple Ipad.

Note: I do not actually own an Ipad. I did see a display model at the Apple store two days ago. I toyed with it for ~ two minutes.

-It's really light.
-There were finger smudges all over it. I didn't really want to even touch it. As I handled it I dreamed of Purell showers.

be prepared

test video to see if this works

Saturday, May 1, 2010


What's the deal with waiters telling you the specials before the meal? Are you really expected to remember what they say? No! That's why someone is always like "Can you tell me about the salmon again (tee hee hee) I forgot already". They should just print it on paper and have it there on the table for you to read. Furthermore, the waiter rattling off the specials of the evening is an awkward deal all together. Sometimes they forget parts of a dish (I used to wait tables, I always forgot details of the specials). "So then we have the trout and it's served with braised green beans and uh, uh, I want to say spinach but let me check with the chef". And how awkward is this - once they get done telling you all the specials, no one orders them! It's like " does sound good. I'll have the risotto." Basically like "Screw everything you just told me about, it all sounds gross!"

Main Idea: Specials at a restaurant are great. They keep things fresh and allow the kitchen to experiment. However, having the wait staff verbally mouth them off at the beginning of the meal is completely inefficient. The specials should always be printed so they can be read, understood and decided upon at each guests' own pace. Unless you are visually impaired or for whatever reason you just like having the specials read to you, I think they should just be printed.