If you really love True Blood (like I do) and you want to drink some bloodlike stuff while you watch, you’re in luck! They are going to make it a real (not actually blood) beverage – the NYT says so. Sort of gross right? But how fun would it be to have a True Blood party and drink that stuff and then bite people. FUNSIES!
This site has it all and in a really cool format. I always thougth that in french dogs went “wau wau,” but it’s actually “woof woof.” And Russian dogs go “guff guff.”
Creepy or awesome? You decide.
Cafe Grumpy, the beloved coffee shop below my apartment is opening a new store today in Park Slope at 7th Ave between 11th and 12th streets. If you visit today you can get a free drink or something. Also they are running a nifty promotion where if you buy a bag of coffee or finish your drink punch card, you can enter to win a drawing for a free espresso machine.
Found this blog’s author on Yelp – but it’s totally awesome and I think it will re-vamp my shopping in the city. Here she reviews one of my favorite boutiques in the city, Pippin – where I found my clocky and favorite topaz ring.
“Pippin Vintage Jewelry is like entering a flea market without the haggling patrons and piles of junk. With vintage pieces discovered mainly on the East Coast, this boutique offers a variety of affordable items from pearl strands, brass watches, turqoise rings and even clip-on earrings. Their eclectic collection spans from the pre-1900s to the 1980s, but they also have some re-worked pieces like Victorian jacket buttons made into rings (around $40). Their prices are affordable and not typical of Manhattan, with the range from $1-$200+. You can find a great necklace or ring for $25, and the higher-end diamonds and rubies are displayed inside the glass case.
Pippin has enough eccentric pieces that you can make your own creation, like antique keys that could be added to a long layering necklace, or pins that could double as barrettes. When looking through the packed store, make sure to take some time and open the shallow drawers filled with random extras that cost less than $5 and make you feel like you you’ve discovered a treasure at the bottom of the bargain bin (without the actual rummaging).
Jewelry is not their only specialty, they also have a wide variety of accessories including vintage bags, clutches, belts, scarves, gloves, hats, and more, such as a cosmetic carved mirror from a 1920s Norwegian cruise ship ($30). Also check out their vintage home goods store next door, where you can find Bauhaus vases, 1950s Coca-Cola crates, and even obscure black-and-white photos for $1.”
Now that you know my jewelry secret shopping spot (located on 17th St. between 6th & 7th) go here for more ideas from this blog.
I especially love how confusing the normal towel looks at the start of this video.
join gym is still on my todo list.. this dog wins.
I’m not the craft fair expert of CWL, but I did go to this holiday fair in December and did almost all my Christmas shopping there, so I”m totally down for this in June! Mark your calendars! More info here
1. Tally Hall is this band. 2. The band is full of cute boys (which one is your favorite I don’t even know who can pick just one?). 3. These cute boys sing awesome songs that are pop-like and fun. 4. They have a hilarious-super-internet show that Drew briefly participated in dressed as Waldo and he animated some stuffs.
Actually, I saw Tally Hall TWICE this weekend, yeah, really I did – once at the Mercury Lounge in New York and once in Westport, CT. Here they are:
and this might be my favorite new song of theirs, but I love the last CD too.
Do I sound like a fan girl? Pshhhh I’m okay with that. Also these guys are nice and I’ve met them so YEAH i’m THAT COOL. hehe.
I love me some Frank Lloyd Wright. And I love me some Lego. I mean, who doesn’t? People who don’t love Lego suck.
Anywho, Lego has a new Architecture series, and they’ve got two Frank Lloyd Wright sets on the way. Just a reminder that my birthday is approaching.
The two sets are Fallingwater and The Guggenheim.
My favorite museum (which just happens to almost next door my favorite restaurant, Black Betty’s- see below) is having an opening reception this weekend for their new exhibition. I might try to go but I’m going to be in CT shopping for the antiques and such. I would definitely recommend visiting sometime though- I met one of the curators a couple of weekends ago and she assured me that it was going to be awesome.
Sounds like a threatdown to me, but this guy is best friends with a bear he raised himself. A GRIZZLY BEAR.
Me: Preppy white guy in a polo and jeans. I saw you last May in Central Park. You had curly hair, a black jacket and looked very skeezy and odd. You were walking your cat on a leash.
I didn’t talk to you, but I wish I had. Why did your cat have a leash? Why were you walking your cat in the first place? Is your cat a ferocious animal that will attack others on sight without the leash? Do you secretly want a dog but are allergic to them?
So many questions I wanted to ask. So many answers I never received. So many missed opportunities. A lifetime of regrets.
this was on craigslist.. thx liz! i belive i know the answer though : cats run away, you would have to leash them. also, i have totally wanted to walk Meetza. also, this is a long time to wait to write into craigslist.. a whole year this poor prepster has been tortured!
May Day occurs on May 1 and refers to Haymarket incident or any of several public holidays. In many countries, May Day is synonymous with International Workers’ Day, or Labour Day, which celebrates the social and economic achievements of the labour movement. As a day of celebration the holiday has ancient origins, and it can relate to many customs that have survived into modern times.
If you want to support worker’s rights and have some fun, there is a march from Chinatown to Union Square that starts at 2:00pm today- meet at corner of Grand & Chrystie
The second one is really creepy.
Thanks Ryan for sending me this.
This one you have to “diffuse” to get it to shut up.
This one you have to hit the target.
There’s also my favorite alarm clock, which is when I call Emily when I walk to work from Dan’s house. So I guess, in that case, I’m the alarm clock.
According to Wikipedia…
The graham cracker was developed in 1829 in Bound Brook, New Jersey, by Presbyterian minister Rev. Sylvester Graham. Though called a cracker, it is sweet rather than salty and so bears some resemblance to a cookie (American English) / biscuit (British English) (although the term is unheard of in the United Kingdom/Republic of Ireland – a digestive biscuit is the closest approximation). The true graham cracker is made with graham flour, which is unsifted and coarsely ground wheat flour.
It was originally conceived of as a health food as part of the Graham Diet, a regimen to suppress what he considered unhealthy carnal urges, the source of many maladies according to Graham. Reverend Graham would often lecture about the adverse effects of masturbation or “self-abuse” as he called it. One of his many theories was that one could curb their sexual appetite by eating bland foods. Another man who held this belief was Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the inventor of the corn flakes cereal. 
Does anyone believe this?
from the Science Museum of London- take a quick quiz about the Black Death and learn about how strange people in the 14th century were while enjoying funny little animations.
I didn’t. He’s cute! How adorable is that? I thought it was a lady! This Ricky Gervais vid has made the rounds but it’s pretty great if you haven’t watched it.
shoot me in the face please. Because this show is terrible. Seriously. It’s a brain abortion.
This article was really interesting and sad. Reason number 385983 to to use condoms: you don’t want to be paying child support on nine different kids. I’ve been posting a lot about the need to use protection lately, huh?
Today is CWL’s 1 year anniversary! In celebration, here are our top three posts most trafficked posts of all time (sorry, definitely not our BEST posts..)
aka – the post about the Verizon guy looking up kind of dirty vids on my work computer including Man With World’s Biggest Penis and this:
#1 – For Liz
Honorable mention goes to this dog is better than michael phelps.
Top search engine referral terms for the year: ed westwick, bulldog puppies, michael phelps, suri cruise, the hills, nom nom nom
in conclusion: Gossip Girl, Suri Cruise and penis vids are the way to go. Here’s to another year of CWL and maybe actually moving over to crapwelike.com.. somedayy, I promise.
Anne Marie sent me this. I’ll admit it, I don’t even really know what the Alamo is.
Post something here: http://www.fmylife.com/. I might have to write them about my commute to work on Monday when it was really snowy.
Brittany Snow To Play Young Lily Van Der Woodsen?
News! Brittany Snow, the actress best known for her compelling portrait of a mischievous teen in the film John Tucker Must Die, has reportedly been Chosen by the gods Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage for the Role of the Century: According to Star, Snow will play the young Lily Van Der Woodsen in the Gossip Girl spinoff series about Rufus and Lily’s time together in Los Angeles in the 1980s.
We’re conflicted about this. One the one hand, we’re pleased that Snow seems to be aware that this is a role that will test her mettle as a thespian and is duly preparing for it, hopefully using the Method (We actually did this ourselves one weekend and it turns out all it really takes to become Lily Van Der Woodsen is four gin martinis and one viewing of The Poseideon Adventure). On the other hand, we’re confused that elegant, patrician Lily is being played by someone so … how do we say? Downmarket. We’re sorry, but her name is Brittany! Plus, she doesn’t even look like Lily— her cheeks are rounder and her nose is thicker than Kelly Rutherford’s.
Oh. We guess they’re thinking that this is what she looked like before the surgeries?
Y’know those genius grants where you get a ridiculous amount of money over a couple of years (it’s actually $500,000 over 5 years). We’ll one of this year’s recipients makes baskets. How rad is that? Congrats Mary Jackson. Read more here.
Mary Jackson is a fiber artist whose intricately coiled vessels preserve the centuries-old craft of sweetgrass basketry and push the tradition in stunning new directions. A descendant of the Gullah community of coastal South Carolina, Jackson learned to make baskets at the age of four from her mother and grandmother, who passed on skills brought to the United States by their West African ancestors. Developed originally as domestic and agricultural tools for cotton and rice production, sweetgrass baskets have traditionally taken such utilitarian shapes as storage containers and rice fanners. With masterful technique, Jackson translates these practical designs into finely detailed, sculptural forms.
I’m mostly just fascinated by this because occasionally archaeologists get the grants and I kinda want one for myself. Do I have to apply or do they just give it to you? hmmm…. Thanks Simone because I totally snatched this from your status message.
Whooooooaaaaa….as my temporary housemate just pointed out, Bobby Jindal sounds and looks A LOT like Kenneth Parcell from 30 Rock. There aren’t any YouTube videos of his speech yet, but I will add tomorrow.
Then sign this petition in support of gay marriage by Feb. 14th. Pass it on!
My sister sent me this e-card from Sri Lanka. They have a lot of funny holidays there.
Which makes my neighborhood a Walkers’ Paradise.
Look at how pretty and walkable my neighborhood looks (as seen from my roof):
Well, that about sums it up. Watch it here. Thanks Alison for sending this to me.
I know most of these, but not all.
Olly Moss‘ stuff is really amazing.
Check out some of his movie posters:
Also, I love this
Edward Gorey is hilarious and twisted. This book from 1965 cracks me up.
Read all of it here
ORLA IS DESIGNING FOR TARGETTTTT YAY MY HEAD EXPLODE AAAAH OH MY GOD OH MY GOD IT’S LIKE CHRISTMAS AND MY BIRTHDAY HAD A BABY AND ALL MY DREAMS CAME TRUEEEEEE
FEBRUARY 1 IS THE BEST DAY EVER
Here’s some of the stuff:
I got so excited when I read this I called Dan and basically woke him up with screaming. I’m so fucking excited.
Thanks to Decor8 for this amazing news.
My friend just started a blog. You should read and enjoy it.
I heart B+E. It’s Britney, bitch. Warning: this is surprisingly charming.
Thanks Hannah for notifying me. And “get used to seeing yellow in places you’re not used to seeing it.”
What an awesome idea, Park Slope:
Basically all these stores in Park Slope get together and stay open late to sell shit.
I learned this when my old boss Ronnie yelled to me across the cafeteria “did you hear Burlington is the healthiest place in the US? And the least healthy place is the U.S. State Department.” Zing!
My sister first introduced me to the “Target: Women” segments on Current.tv. They’re really good and funny, too, and full of truth facts.
Here’s one on weddings, which, apparently, have been on my mind (NO THEY HAVE NOT)
aah it won’t embed! http://current.com/items/88988193/target_women_wedding_shows.htm
I suggest looking through the archives. The one about Disney princesses is really funny, too.
Google knows everything and now they are predicting the future…. apparently google can predict flu outbreaks better than the CDC according to where and how often people use google to search for “flu” -both frightening and amazing.
check it out here. they also provide an in-depth explanation of their methods which is also frightening/interesting.
We’ve been having internet problems at work and so the Verizon tech guy came today to check shit out. I hung out with him for a bit.. we talked about music, I ate a bagel, and he fiddled with my computer for a while. I checked email on my boss’s computer, so I wasn’t really paying attention to what he was doing. When he left, I checked my browser history – just cause I was wondering what sites are ‘internet test sites’ or what. Wonder no further.
I haven’t had a chance to watch yet.. but from the titles: “Man with world’s biggest penis” and “What’s in a name? (Penis)” I am pretty psyched. Thanks Verizon!!!
I’m just amazed that I can search for zine by topic on the Columbia/Barnard online library catalog and then check them out. Rad. I love that Barnard also has a zine librarian. Probably ranks in top ten coolest jobs ever.
Check out the website- has links to places you can buy zines in the city and BK and some articles about academia/librarianship and zines HERE.
Maybe you guys all knew about zine libraries in schools and public libraries, but this stuff is new to me. When I was young, we had to walk uphill 3 miles in the snow both ways (or drive to Columbus) to the nearest collective/infoshop/coffeehouse to BUY your zine. You kids these days have it easy….
I don’t know where this is but it looks cool, so you should go and report back. I think there is going to be one in nyc as well….? Hopesies!