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2007/2008 ski season recap in 82 pictures - easily the best season in this history of teendrama! (5/7/08)
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Wednesday May 7, 2008

2007/2008 ski season recap in 82 pictures - easily the best season in this history of teendrama!

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Hi and welcome to the recap I promised myself I'd get up on teendrama before I left for Sweden: 2007/2008 Ski Season Recap! Normally, I'd do this weekend-by -weekend but I was just so lazy / distracted this winter that I didn't get around to it, which is a huge shame since this was such a super sick season all around. Quick overview before we jump into things (and this is a loooong one) - 30 days, two *big* dumps in VT (15" each?) and *three trips of west* - Jackson Hole, Beaver Creek, Snowmass/Aspen - plus of course Sink or Stoopid Skim (sank, sorry for the spoiler, but you already knew that was coming). Anyway, ready? (oh, this pic? Mount Snow, somewhere around mid-season me thinks).

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Early season wasn't looking so hot. Not sure when I took this (early January?) but I think we were all pretty sure this would be a classic VT season - snow, then thaw, snow then thaw, snow then thaw. Accumulation ruined by rain.

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Januarys are for black out weekends (MLK), so we hit up Stratton for freeeeeeeee courtesy of my pal Sue (she's the one who was so good to us at the Google Ski Trip!). Thanks Sue! (and hope I don't get you in trouble for writing about this! :)

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Stratton + holiday weekend + gondola = lines. McD looks less then thrilled, but if I remember correctly this was a pretty sick day. The parks are so super nice at Stratton (Mount Snow, please take note).

Continued...


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Friday February 1, 2008

hey, look what I found in teendrama's "draft" folder!

Hey - I just upgraded my version of Movable Type (the software I use to make this stoopid blog). Anyway, during the upgrade I found this old draft of a post - some teendrama entry I wrote that never made it online. So here goes... (I have no idea what these pics even look like - won't see till I post them! The excitement!

ps: this is from July 7, 2005... back in the glory days!
ps2: just took a look. kind of boring. wah!



Thursday is for open bars

I took some time off from the Lower East Side last night to explore a world of open bars with Randy and Grellan.

Stop #1: Details magazine + Absolut party at Gypsy Tea. Lots of editorial assistants queueing up for free drinks. We braved three trips to the bar and then left with our gift bags.



Stop #2: Pizza somewhere around 26th and 7th. I ditched my gift bag on the street after realizing it didn't contain any free liquor samples. Randy gave his to the guy making the pizza. I'm sure Grellan is wearing his new Absolut Summer shirt while reading his complimentary copy of Details as I type this up.



Stop #3: Jenn and Andrea invite us to a new club opening on 27th and 10th (called "Home"). Not really my scene, but hey, free drinks. Girls = VIP = use their secret powers to sneak us in with sneakers on.



I opted for the open bar special (Budweiser bottles) over the $300 bottle of gin. (Though don't get me wrong, I love the bottle service).



We left around 1am or so. Maybe a little earlier. Malcolm Gladwell was sitting behind us (read: best celebrity sighting ever). I took this pic on the way out. Fancy (well, not really).

ps: This weekend = No Data DJs @ Lucky Jacks (on Orchard) for Nathania's annual summer party (2001, 2004). Swing by. 10pm


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Tuesday October 9, 2007

Everyone loves a good wedding recap: Randy + Lisa get all hitched up in The Brooklyn

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Hey! Just because it's October (er, and still 84 degrees in NYC) you didn't think we were done with wedding season did you? Let's rewind two weeks ago (Sept 21) to Randy and Lisa's wedding out in Brooklyn!

(oh real quick, a quick shoutout to anyone who's pics I stole for this recap... there are *hundreds* of Flickr pics from the wedding)

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In case you're totally lost here's our little love birds... this pic skips ahead a bit though, let's start at the rehearsal dinner down at Dekk in Tribeca...

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Four course meal... and all we've got to do is wear a tux tomorrow!! The steak was one of the most delicious things I've ever eaten (note to self: go back to Dekk and see if it's always that good). Grell giving me the stinkeye over the last bite.

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All the groomsmen got the hookup from Randy with these hifiny shirts (er, hifiny being Randy's bbblllooooggggg).

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I got a brown one. Kid silkscreened them himself! (ps: the kids in Amsterdam were wondering were to get 'em - ha!)

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And onto Friday... I cut out of work early as all the groomsmen met up at Randy + Lisa's place in Tribeca for a get-yer-tux-on party. Rentals courtsey of Men's Warehouse - Kyle busted on his shirt to find this nasty blood stain on his sleeve. We tried to imagine how this went down - I like the idea of someone getting clocked in the face at some ex-girlfriend's wedding in NJ, the dude just wiping the blood on his sleeve and being like, "Let's do this!" and then a huge brawl breaks out in parking lot of the Paramus Mall... or whatever.

Continued...


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Wednesday September 12, 2007

20 Hours in Ocean City (aka Randy's bachelor party!)

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Hey! Did you know Randy is getting married in September? (wedding #5 of the season, btw!). Last weekend A thousand weekends ago (8/25!) a crew of us got together and made a raodtrip down to Ocean City, MD in celebration of his last days of singlehoodness (Is that a word? Should be. BTW, bachelor party #3 of the summer!)

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The adventure starts early Saturday morning (8:30! Tribeca!). The lovely Lisa.S made us some Danish pancake balls ("aebelskivers") and some mf'ng sausages (if you've got an escargot pan aebelskiver pan try making them at home. And if you're awesome - like I'm going to be when I get ane of these little pans - then make those lil' pancake balls and fill 'em with powerdered sugar and bits of bacon and syrup and, oh man, sounds delicious, no?!?)

Anyway, oh yeah MD - we set sail in two cars around 9am... and... with... all... the... traffic... got there aroud 3pm (an hour of that is my fault for missig *one stoopid turn* off the highway which cost us about an hour. Ugh.)

Before we left, Randy laid out a selection of fine men's attire for us to choose from. Here (well, above) all of us (sans Carney) looking like the hottest douchebags you've ever done seen. This was taken with Josh's magical camera which is why it looks phenomenal.

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In case you needed better lighting, we moved to the deck. As you may have noticed I got a haircut for J's wedding which looks like a stoopid Lego Person's haircut. Stoopid Astor Place.

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See!?

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We had a half-plan for the night... around 5pm we made the trek to the boardwalk, nine dudes crammed into a minivan cab.

Continued...


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Tuesday April 10, 2007

The Dealbreaker Video IPO (title blatantly stolen from Krucoff)



Sometime last year (seems like forever ago), me + Randy + Grell + AK + Josh + Carney + Doug + Becca helped Spiers put together a fake recruiting video for a fictional investment banking firm ("A.P. Corgan") for the launch of Dealbreaker.com (her finance/gossip blog).

As Krucoff says on Young Manhatanite:

Here it is, the long lost Dealbreaker promo video that was supposed to be released with the blog's launch last year. It's a mix of improvisation on top of a script written by Elizabeth Spiers and Dana Vachon, based on a JP Morgan recruitment video he "acquired." A final version was never agreed upon so the material sat in various short and long remixes on Randy's laptop. For better or worse (I'd say the former), he's just unleashed the definitive under 10-min final cut on YouTube. "Unauthorized" might be applicable but it's not like John Carney knows anything about law. Ahh, sweet memories.

I play the I.T. guy (of course. fuckers). Grellan + Doug are especially brilliant.

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Monday February 26, 2007

Jet Blue is where good times go to die sit on the runway all day. (bonus: four days of Beaver Creek pics!)



Oh Jet Blue, someday we'll be able to be friends again. Last weekend (President's Day) I made the trek out to Beaver Creek, Colorado with the Bates kids (4th year out! Also see: 2006, 2005, 2004) but not without considerable airport drama. I'm sure you heard about it - something like 260 flights cancelled, people sitting on the runway at JFK for 10 hours, 11 JetBlue cities shut down, etc. [NYTimes]

We had pretty solid storm on Wednesday, but by Thursday morning I figured I'd be fine (I had an 8:05 flight). And come morning, sure it was cold out, but the skies were blue. Anyway, I got up around 6am, checked the innernets to find out my flight was still okay to go but by the time I rolled into JFK I was met with this mess...



... hundreds of people waiting to check-in. It was chaos, complete with JetBlue employees standing on counters with megaphones trying to direct the crowds. Thankfully, all the info screens were still telling everyone that all flights were still on-time.



I txt'ed Steve who was flying out of Laguardia on America w/ Rob. No problems for them. I txt'ed MF who was in Boston (flying out w/ Tyler) and while there were weather delays, all hell wasn't breaking loose.

It took me about 40 mins to get through check-in (it's now 7:40a) and I'm thinking with all these people queued to check-in bags, the security lines have got to be light. No such luck. It took me another 30 mins or so to get thru security... which means this part of the story ends with me running through the airport Hertz / OJ Simpson style to make my flight ("it's 8:07 and departs at 8:05!!!"). By the way, people in the security line are stressing out all over the place since there was NO indication that the gates to all the JetBlue flights that were marked "On Time" actually look like this...



Ugh. A mob of people queued up at every gate.



I quickly picked up my airport delay survival kit (Flickr). Those little wafer cookies are my favorite. That f'ing sandwich cost me some $8.



I took this pic at 9:22am. At this point, no one had really gone crazy yet but this eventually turned into *4 hours* of sitting on the terminal floor listening to JetBlue employees give us updates about how "the flight to Denver is next out of the gate... as soon as we can find a plane". Oh wait, they found a plane, now all they need to do is get it out of the hanger... "people, people... it shouldn't be any more than another hour and a half". Oh man.

Continued...


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Tuesday December 19, 2006

dodgeball grellan in china?



Check out this Chinese knockoff of dodgeball. Not sure if this is the first of it's kind in China (SMS buddy-finder service), but interesting as it looks like they just *copy + pasted* the dodgeball site feature for feature (even translating some of our copy into Chinese!)

http://www.belinker.com/

Same flash movie! Same syntax (@luna)! Same Top Users / Top Venues list! A quick overview of features, etc is here (in English, from one Shanghaiist... ha!)

ps: I think the dude in the blue is supposed to be Grellan?


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Thursday November 16, 2006

teendrama, er, 15 days in review! (w/ exclusive turducken pics!)

I'm behind on teendrama so, loyal reader, you get stuck 12 days worth of teendrama told via 15 pics...



Mon 11/6 - Continuing the "How I Became a Master Chef" thread, JJ and I cooked up some double-breaded fried chicken the other night. That's right, double-dip, double-breaded and then fried up in two inchs of vegetable oil. I think we overdid the double-dip (I felt kind of dirty for like 2 days), but still....



Tues 11/7 - LVHRD (CLL) PHN LCKN (read: Cell Phone Lock-In) @ MOMA. Check your cell phone at the door (they put it in these little ziplock bags) and listen to this really loud band in a really big space with really bad acoustics. Come'on Happy Corp, I'm just busting you - I love you guys! Oh, free beers = good beers.



Btw, every confiscated phone was hung on this 60 ft long wall. Apparently at the end of the night they had some magic internet machine that made all the cellphones ring and light up and the same time. Didn't anyone YouTube that shit? Come'on!



While waiting for the elevator on my way out, I ran into four ninjas (and a Doug.J in a spacesuit). Btw, more pics on Flickr

Wed 11/8 - Jill's Happy Birthday dinner @ Mercadito in the E.Village. Sorry, no photos sucka.



Thur 11/9 - Milberger's #27 bday @ Lolita. Tequila shots = actually not so bad this time. Cool art on the wall made from found refrigerator doors (mrjaymillar, $650 - $1200).

Continued...


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Friday November 3, 2006

halloween 06 and the penthouse trifecta of awesomeness



Oh, Halloween on a Tuesday, you're so tricky. See, last year Halloween fell on a Monday, meaning that since Monday touches the weekend, people are more apt to dress up *all weekend long* (hence last year's Four Days of Halloween).

But this year, Halloween fell on a Tuesday, which makes it easier to stand-by the "Halloween is only one night a year. I'm only dressing up one night a year" rule. Most of us avoided Carney's collection of 50 Brooklyn-based Halloween parties over the weekend (sorry Mandy. Hey, I even skipped Battjer + Farb's + Scott.F's throwdowns... so, sorry about that too), instead opting to save it up for Tuesday night's Flavorpill party.

About 800 of us met up at Dusk Lounge beforehand, including such teendrama regulars as (let's try to do this left to right):Lindsey (gymnist?), Kevin.K (Marty McFly!), Alison (er, zombie? what?), Becca (Audrey Hepburn), Courtney (someone from Life Aquatic?), Dianne (Robert Palmer guitar girl?), Anne (slutty BoPeep), Jen (crazy spider legs), Grellan (Crocodile Dundee Tom Selleck Burt Reynolds) and me (Slutty R2D2).



Slutty R2D2 = old Amazon box + $33 worth of Filene's basement lingerie (two 36C bras, three pairs of XL panties). I sent this cameraphone pic to my Mom.



I guess she disapproved.



Wait, these pics are out of order. I forgot that we met at the Magician first and *then* took the subway to Dusk. But whatever.



Wise ol' Will McD says: "Even though I was really happy with my costume, I have to say that Kevin was the best by far… Any time you can pull of a Michael J. Fox costume you are IT."

We journeyed over to Flavorpill around 11p, cued up in the huge line outside, battled the evil doorgirl (who strangely didn't have any of our names on the list - sweet!) and then made our way through the, what?, six different rooms o' dance parties.

Continued...


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Monday October 23, 2006

really crunked up weekend recap (read: Brooklyn Special Reserve = Blackout Juice!)



Friday = Jen Funlap had her first solo art show (!!) down in Tribeca. Post HappyCorp HappyHour, me + Dianne + Kevin + Grellan + Randy + YP + <insert the name of every other person we know> went down to check it out. Free drinks served up by special guest Mr. Funlap (in from Qatar! ps: Will, it's in Texas.)



So, from SoHo -> Tribeca -> LES. I had to drop off my stoopid backpack (shutup, laptop!) so I dragged Dianne + Will McD + Matt.U back to my apt. One drink and a freestyle show from JJ in the wheelchair he recently acquired for a video shoot.

Now can anyone guess where we went next? How about multiple choice?

(a) Backroom
(b) Local 138
(c) Magician
(d) Lotus

... If you guesed (b) then you're... WRONG! (kind of - we were supposed to go to Local, but got sidetracked at my apt). Second guess? Backroom? Yes! (we're so lame). Jen was supposed to have her Art Show After Party over at Fontana's, but by the time they got there the place was so packed with Jersey d.bags that everyone ran as fast as they could over to Backroom (which was also packed with d.bags, though Upper East Side d.bags which are much much better than Jersey d.bags). Still, so so so so crowded. Kevin and I left on a scouting mission to find a new venue...

... so we went to the only untapped place I could think of on the Lower East Side (above Delancey at least): Guero. Guero = this kind of sketchy dive bar (read: stripped pole) on Rivington between Ridge and Pitt. it's two blocks east of my apartment and my apt - Attorney Street - is where the hipster gentrification pretty much ends. The few times we've been to Guero it's always been empty - perhaps because the UES tourists are afraid to walk east of Clinton?? (Ha, I just asked HarryH if he's even been there and he was all "Aren't there gangsters over there?")

Anyway, Guero = CLOSED! Well, not closed, but re-opened as Revolver - a place so brand new that the floors still smelled like they were just finished (er, opening night was Thurs). What was weird is that when a new place opens it usually takes a few weeks (days?) for the hipster crowd to figure it out, and then another week for New York magazine to write up a piece on it, and *then* all the tourists (and by toursits, I mean UES bankers in suits) flock on over. But this place, the 2nd day it was open, was packed with UES dudes! In suits! What gives?! It's like someone hit fast forward on the gentrification machine.

Sooooo stayed for a few drinks. Kevin and crew went to karaoke. Will McD almost tore his ACL again doing some freestyle tree climbing. I just called it a night.



To Saturday! Had some drinks at Will McD's, met KK + DM at Beauty Bar and took an 7 hour cab ride down Lucky Jack's to meet up with Little Sister Katie and her brand new boyfriend (!!).

More on the BF in a second, for now let's focus on this "Hipsters Guide to the Lower East Side" that Kevin found at the bar...



... zoom in a bit and there's our very own Sara on the front cover! Hahahahah!



So, one drink at Lucky Jacks then onto Marshall Stack (across the street). Just opened, no? Anyway, we met up with pretty much everyone else we know within 30 mins of grabbing our first drink. (go dodgeball go!)

Here, as my digi balances ontop two glasses of water, Grell, Anne, Chrissy, Courtney, DPS, Shoops and *brand new bf* Matt.



Matt = good guy. Katie, we like him! "A++++++ #1 Seller!" style! Oh wait... we *did* like him until...



... player dumps a glass of wine all over Kevin.K!. Ha! Or maybe it was Katie that spilled? I don't remember.

What is of note here is that we were drinking something called "Brooklyn Special Reserve" - some apparently rare beer from folks behind Brooklyn Lager that weighs in at 8.2% alcohol by volume (compared to, say, 5.0% for Bud bottles).

I don't want to sound all Johnny Freshman here, but we were just sitting around, enjoying drinks like the adults we are when suddenly all 10 of us were Just Plain Crunked. Mom, I know you hate to hear this but I totally ended up in blackout city. Brooklyn Reserve = Blackout Juice.



So...

+ Courtney, sorry I licked your face.
+ Owners of Marshall Shack, sorry I took off my shirt while visting your fine establishment.
+ Chrissy, sorry I bullied you into signing my chest.
+ Dianne, sorry I pushed you down in the street and busted your elbow up.
+ Jonathan, sorry I punched you 5 times Balrog from SF2 style.

... actually, on the way home Jonathan and I got in a fist fight (me = been taking boxing lessons for the past 5 weeks, eek). I think I punched him once on the street. Then we wrestled in the hallway of our building for a bit (oh, sorry about the noise, Apt 2B) before JJ was like "let's go fight on the roof!!" Er, so we scaled the sketchy ladder to the roof and duked it out Warriors style until we went back to my apt, JJ cooked up some Mac and Cheese for us and I passed out on my couch.

I woke up in the morning with a huge cut on my leg, a smidge of blood on my shirt and a lot more blood on my lucky gray hoodie. Who's blood? Not me or JJ (no cuts or bruises!) Dianne? From your elbow? Maybe from my leg? I swear, I am never drinking [Brooklyn Special Reserve] again. Ugh.



Sunday? Sober alas! I went apt hunting. Watched some teeeveee and JJ and I made the sweetest rigatoni + broccoli + sausage (in a cream sauce - take that Bertucci's!) you've ever done tasted.

Aaaaannnnnndddd, the end.


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Friday September 22, 2006

pow pow! teendrama week in review!



Why hello Friday! A quick recap from the week?

+ I hit up Spring Lounge twice this week - a Tuesday night bender w/ Harry + Kearney + Carney crew and a rematch Thursday night with celebrity bloggers and Google kids. Both times the guy behind the bar *skipped over my jukebox tracks* (I didn't even know they could do that from behind the bar). Tuesday it was Lionel Richie Stevie Wonder's "I Just Called to Say I Love You" (yeah yeah, I know) and last night it was some Ben Folds Five track (not my pick, I swear!). I revolted both nights. At least on Tuesday the bouncer gave me my dollar back.

+ Some friends of mine (and PacManhattan alumn!) are putting on a Big Urban Games festival in NYC this weekend called Come Out and Play. If running around in the streets is your thing, come battle me in Life-sized Space Invaders (awesome) and Identity (tonight @ 8p), StoryMashUp and CrossRoads (Saturday @ 12:30) and Payphone Warriors (!!, Sunday @ 12p)

+ Sat in on a consulting panel this week where someone brought up this guerilla campaign for John Mayer spoofing those ubiquitous "Dan Smith Will Teach You Guitar!" flyers in NYC. Clever, though not as clever as Josh.D's camera phone game (out of my class at NYU, pow!) that spoofed them first.

+ That video above? From the GOOD Magazine launch party last night. Lots of white kids dancing (thank you + thank you + thank you, sweet Jesus that the digivideo machine didn't find us). Trapped outside for hours ("we're not letting any more people in till Al Gore leaves!") then trapped downstairs for hours ("Fire Marshall says no more people upstairs! The end!") and then discovering the secret fire escape warp zone to the hip hop dance party. I didn't take any pics, but whatever. ps: Gawker did.



+ Picked up a Nike+ kit this week (and *another* stoopid iPod since it only runs on the Nano). Huh? One piece plugs into your shoe, the other into your iPod and together they keep stats on your running habits / progress *and* let's you set up challenges with friends (most mileage in 10 days, first to 100 miles, etc). Email me if you want to battle.

+ Oh, and I've been getting emails all morning from friends who spotted me on CNN. Apparently they're running a piece on dball that we filmed a few months ago (this one?). Get yer Tivo on:

Friday on HLN between 6:30a-7a
Friday on HLN between 11a-11:30a
Friday on CNN between 11a-noon
Friday on CNN between 2p-3p
Friday on HLN between 6p-7p

Saturday on HLN between 9:30a-10a
Saturday on CNN between 10a-11a
Saturday on HLN between 12:30p-1p
Saturday on CNN between 4p-5p

Sunday on HLN between 8a-8:30a
Sunday on CNN between 9a-10a
Sunday on HLN 1p-1:30p
ps: HLN = CNN Headline News. And no, I didnt type up that schedule, they sent it to me(, you jerks.)


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Tuesday September 5, 2006

My Summer Vacation - by dpstyles97



Hi. Man, it's been forever since I took an actual vacation (like a take-time-off-from-work vacation), but last week actually, two weeks ago, I took 10 days off and went out to the house in Amagansett for 10 days. Actually, there was a whole crew of us that took time off - people showing up and leaving every few days. I think we had, what?, 14 people out there over the week. (read: the house = too crowded).



For the first half of the week, I spent most of my time checking email trying to teach myself how to surf. Since the waves are pretty flat at the beach near our house, we trekked to the ditch (Ditch Plains), parked at MJ's place and spent our day at Poles (the break way to the right side of the beach @ ditch).

Back in the days of Montauk 2001 (the summer of unemployment), Randy and I spent a few days trying to learn on shortboards (I've since picked up a 9' longboard = much easier to learn on). Being the stoopid beginners are were back then, we were out in hurricane style surf (the aftermath of some tropical storm) on these little boards literally getting the shit kicked out of us. But that was then and this is now... and I still suck (though Randy is actually pretty good and Grellan can consistantly stand up too), though on day three, I was finally able to get up on the board with some consistency. And walk around the board a bit. Too bad that after day three the weather turned to shit (flat + rainy). By the way, that's Randy in the pic. Not me.

Note to fellow beginners: dark spots underwater that aren't moving are rocks, not sharks. I learned a lot.



My masterplan was to take my new waterproof camera out with us to take some pics, but, er, it was lost in the ocean. So, I had to settle for this lame beach shot of Randy. (When we head back out in Sept, I may try the digicam-in-the-ziplock-bag trick.)



14 people = lots of burgers. Some day I post up a how-to for all the folks that want to make my special DPS BurgersTM at home, but for now remember: one egg, one chopped-up onion, BBQ, some hot sauce, salt and pepper, skittles.



Innernets + Lucas' Mac -> TV connector = a festival of pirated movies. We tried to get some "Who Killed the Electric Car" (nerds!) but got duped into downloading this Making of the Documentary piece from the BBC. Fuckers.

ps: My pal Lucas = the director's evil twin brother???



Thursday. No surf. We spent the day at the beach across the street. KM huddling for warmth, Grellan knee deep in soduku and slow jams.

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Tuesday August 1, 2006

"stop blogging and start helping!" (or, napeague weekend #2)

Hi! So, I was all set to treat you to an action-packed recap of this weekend... me + Grell + Lucas + three of Grellan's lady friends trekked out to Montauk Amagansett on Thursday night... but I just so happened to have lost all my photos!

Actually, I bought a *brand new digicam* last week - this Olympus waterproof + shockproof supercam. My masterplan was to take it out surfing, swim around with it, whatever. It was going to be awesome. Anyway, while we're sitting on the beach on Saturday afternoon, Lucas is like, "Hey, can I test out your waterproof camera?" So, I hand it over and he runs down to the water and then just throws the thing into the ocean! My new digicam! Like a football! Tossed some 20 yards out! I dunno if he was expecting it to float back to shore or something, but as soon as I saw the thing leave his hand (think: nerf football!) I knew it was a goner.



We searced for a few minutes, but no luck. Best part is that before he hurled the thing into the ocean he started shooting a video clip, so whoever the lucky winner is who finds the camera will be treated to, I dunno, 10 minutes (half a gig!) worth of a video documentary featuring my digicam hurling through the air, plopping into the water and getting tossed around till the memory card runs out. It's waterproof (and shockproof!) so, it's surely alive somewhere... we just don't know where. [video]

ps: Lifespan of this digicam? 5 days!

To be honest, I'm not too bummed about the camera. The Olympus was pretty shitty - it took about four clicks to start shooting a video, the pics were really blurry in low light and a lot of times after I'd take a pic, the camera would give me this 5-4-3-2-1 busy signal (lame). I probably would have put it on eBay anyway if it wasn't floating around in the Long Island surf. (oh, and I still got my old digicam, so no worries).

What does kind of suck is that I lost all the photos from the bender that was Friday night. Which means the 800 beers, the trip to The Point, wrestlemania in the RR and late night swimming pics are all gone.... or are they? Luckily, second-string blogger Grellan.H was on the scene (and, er, I stole some of his digicam pics... but just through Saturday). So shall we?



Okay, so back to Friday? What did we do for dinner? Oh yeah, me + Lucas + Maysoon + Kristen got some b-list lobster rolls @ Cyrill's, picked up Grellan + girls at the train station and then piled 7 in the RR and headed out to The Point in Montauk. (That's Rachel and Nancy in the way-way back and Lucas rolling with the sippy-cup.)



So, The Point = the biggest dive bar you've ever been to (think: Welcome to the Johnsons but, er, not ironic). Girls smoking outside.



... where we ran into special guest bachelorette Karen.B! (Trivia: Alex + Karen are getting married in a mere 2 weeks aaannnnddd this weekend is Alex's bachelor party up in VT. Think: strippers named Zeus)

ps: Karen on the left, Karen's sister on the right, and yours truly, DCB, in the middle. (hi, sm!)

ps2: Oh, and when did The Point go from being the super super dive bar (as described above) into some fancy Olive Garden place? (Someone we talked to said they renovated in June?? Marc.J, want to weight in here?)

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Thursday July 20, 2006

summer out in montauk (ver. 2006) - part I



Back in the dot-com heydays of 2001 - after I got laid off from Vindigo and everyone else I knew got laid off from Jupiter - a bunch of us went in on a beach house out in Montauk (Montauk = the end of Long Island, as in past the Hamptons). We lived out in Ditch Plains, paying our NYC rent with our dot-com severence pay and living day-to-day at the beach on the $405/week we were picking up thanks to NY State unemployment. Anyway, Best. Summer. Ever.

And every summer since we've tried to pull it off again, but we've either been too lazy, too poor or too short on people. After bloghaus (don't ask... okay: ask) fell apart in late May, me + Grellan + Randy jumped in on a last-minute share with Lucas + Vipul + friends out in Amaganset (the town *before* Montauk).

(I'll try my bestest to spare you the drama of the summer share - what was supposed to be a 1/2 share turned into a 1/3 share and how everyhing ended up being more money + fewer beds than we bargained for.)

But anyway, this past weekend was our first (of five) weekends out. Hamptons traffic is the worst kind of traffic, so we all skipped out of work on Friday. And to balance out the five-dudes-at-the-beach-vibe, we brought Karen.M (a.k.a. Karen #1) and Karen.L (a.k.a. anything-but-Karen-#2) along for the ride.



It took me a good hour to figure out how to strap my brand new surfboard to the roof of the Hoverpod. Cheapo $55 rack (with a strap like the one on my messenger bag) had me stressed out that the board would end up crushed on the Long Island Expressway before it ever saw water.

ps: Board made it in one piece.... oh, and sorry Melissa, but no pics yet. I will have you know that I did repair both the ding on the nose and the tail successfull though. Randy, you got pics?



Traffic wasn't too too bad on the way out. We hit up the BK on the outskirts of the Hamptions (for reals, there is no fast food East of that Benz dealership on Rt. 27). Chicken Tenders(tm) that look like either chicken feet or fried chicken heads? Bad idea.

(fyi - I am Googling desperately to find that article that cites that McNuggets come in five shapes that were designed to look like what consumer thought were pieces of real chicken... but alas, all I can find is this article about some lady finding a fried chicken head in her batch of McNugs)

update: Sweet Sweet K (huh?) leaves a teendrama comment pointing to this article.



Three days on the beach = awesome. Me + Randy took the boards out on Friday (alas, no pics) when there was a little white water to mess around in I suck, btw... as in can't-even-stand-up-yet suck. But for someone that is (a) not a Strong Swimmer and (b) wicked scared of sharks eating me, I am doing okay with the whole paddle around / spin the board around / get one knee up when trying to catch a wave business. Next weekend for sure.

Note to self: Don't ever roll sleeves up like that again.

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Wednesday July 12, 2006

world cup recap - version 2006

I feel kind of dumb for never posting anything about watching the World Cup in NYC this year. More so because I don't have any kind of recap from the last World Cup (2002, Korea) when the games were at 3am and I'd set my alarm, wake up and ride my bike across town to watch the gamesat Nevada Smiths or Krucoff's.

Anyway, this year was rad. For the first round of games, I tagged along with Grellan (who was writing a story for ESPN on experiencing the games in someplace as culturaly diverse as NYC) which brought me to an AppleBee's clone way out in Jamaica, Queens run by natives of Trinidad and Tobago, dualing Argentian / Brazilian bars in Soho (and one sorry TV with a 5-second delay), not to mention the dipolmatic estate of the U.N. Ambassador to Angola (er, more on this in a minute). If you haven't read Grellan's piece, you really should.

So, but back to last Sunday - World Cup Finals between France and Italy. Me + Kevin.K made a solid effort to get to Slainte early enough to snag a seat for the final game, but showing up an hour early left us with standing room early. We searched around for a backup plan - 288 (packed), Pioneer (closed), 4th St. Bar (sent McD and his crutches to scope it out), before we got Youngna's dodgeball message about a block party down in Soho. So we headed down...



... to find a few thousand people crowded onto Spring Street btw Bowery & Elizabeth watching this ad hoc jumbotron (sponsord by Adidas? Where did this thing come from?)



We grabbed some bagels + vitamin water from the bodega next door (disaster, btw) and sm.ooshed in (hi, sm!) with the masses to watch the game.

Two things that sucked:

1. The screen was about 10 feet too low. Meaning that for anyone, say, 5'9" or shorter I could barely see. Who invited all the mf'ing tall people anyway. Oh, and I was standing on the high part of the curb.



2. The cops CUT THE POWER TO THE JUMBOTRON with about 15 mins to go in the first half. What the heck! I have expected a rioting crowd to start looting to Jen Bekman Gallery.

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Friday June 23, 2006

my birthday was, er, earlier this week.



Hi. Real quick: birthday party on Saturday. Stop by if you're around. And thanks to Randy for cooking up this invite.

Saturday June 24, 10p
@ Loreley
Rivington Street (btw Bowery & Chrystie)



My birthday was actually on Monday. Mom + Dad came down on the Amtrak and took me + JJ out to dinner (read: Bestest Parents Ever). We hit up La Paella in the east village (J's recommendation). White wine + red wine + carafes of sangria = huh.



Three hour later, met up with a bunch of kids down @ Local 138. Mom got into her Kanye West flow, Dad + Dianne made fun of the rest of my friends, J + Dave dorked out with some Mario Kart DS Lite wifi.



Jonathan hooked me up with this sweet card.



Thanks Jay!



While my mom...



... baked me a batch of the same exact cookies I got when I was two years old!



Rumor has it she took a cookie decorating class (!!) just so she could frost these little guys up. Thanks, Mom!

ps: It's also rumored that Ernie + Bert are in the mail on their way down to NYC. Cookie Monster + Big Bird + Oscar look delicious though the Count kind of got the shaft. :)



And from waaaaayyy on the other side of the country, Little Sister Katie mailed me the exact same birthday card (even doctored up the same way too). She also made me a DVD of my most embarassing moments from home videos past (er, Cub Scout Safety Video anyone???). Thanks Shoops!

ps: bonus points for Shoops for using some sticky glitter stuff on the card.

So that's it. Birthday party Saturday. Wear something nice. Recap of that, plus such other slamming adventures as Adult Camp + US Air Guitar Championship + 2 week old World Cup shots (ha!) coming, er, someday (yeah right!).


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Thursday June 8, 2006

action packed Memorial Day 2006 - wooooo! (or not)



Hi. Don't get your hopes up for a an action-packed Memorial Day recap - this one is just four dudes chilling at the beach.



Kind of a last minute trip - me + Randy + Grell + Josh drove down to my parent's place on the cape (Eastham, MA) for the wkd.



The forecast was three days worth of rain, but amazingly we had perfect weather (like, not-a-cloud-in-the-sky style weather) all weekend long.



Hit up Arnold's (twice) for the bestest lobster roll ever (better than any place in the stoopid Hamptons, sucka!). $13 bucks gets you a truckload of lobster meat.

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Thursday May 18, 2006

west village fieldtrip with the FSU cowgirls



You ever hear of these FSU Cowgirls? A few girls wearing skimpy outfits and cowboy hats to Florida State games were all over the tee-vee thanks to ESPN and eventually ended up all over Maxim and Facebook, blah blah blah. Anyway, Krucoff and Becca told me there we guest bartending at some place in the West Village, so me + Grellan cabbed it over with them to check out what was probably the frattiest event of the season. (Back-2-College night 4eva!)



I guess two of them were there? This girl Jenn and some other blond girl. Easy to pick out since they were pretty much the only females in a sea of frat monkeys. 20 to 1 guy-girl ratio is probably right on.



$7 pitchers = about the price of one Bud bottle @ Back Room.



And three awesome things I saw late night:

1. Girls dancing on the bar; dudes groping them.
2. Some guy spraying a whipped cream mohawk on his head.
3. This one tall dude pass out while standing up, crashing into (and spilling) a table worth of drinks.

These pics are pretty stoopid. Really, the only reason I wanted to put them online was as an excuse to post this facinating video of Jenn the Cowgirl deflecting all the "Daddy bought my boobs" rumors (fast fwd about 1:15 in) [video]



For extra credit here's the rest of the interview.


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Friday April 28, 2006

friday is for hangovers

It's Friday. Your hungover. I'm hungover. Here's three ways to kill time before you leave work (early):

#1. Grellan's recap of last year's Kentucky Derby got picked up by ESPN (!!) and is currently the #1 most emailed story (!!!). Word.

#2. From last night (@ Spring Lounge). I beat this dude arm wrestling. Lefty! [video]



#3. Then I found a bagel on the street. And threw it at Randy. Lefty! [video]



Tonight's Agenda
8p Polish girl party
10p Doug J's brother bday party
12a Randy DJ'ing at Backroom

ps: Saturday = 2 year anniversary of PacManhattan. Pour a little out!


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Wednesday April 26, 2006

last weekend (told with 15 photos + 2 videos)

Hi there! Nothing too scandalous, just some pics from the weekend. Friday = kind-of No Data @ VoodDoo Lounge (aka the basement of Wakki Wallys) and Saturday = Manlio's going away party @ Loreley.



Friday. Grellan is now on this "no more beer, only liqour" kick which basically means instead of drinking 8 Bud tallboys, he consumes 8 glasses of scotch. The end result consistently looks like this.



On the other hand, Matt.U and his Tiger Lager make the ladies smile.



Rina showed up. It was her birthday. I bit her face.



Meghan showed up too. I told her I'd give her $1 if she could unhook this random guy's helmet from his bag without him knowing it. No luck. (but, how cool would it have been if the dude turned around after getting his drink and - blam! - Meghan's sitting there wearing his helmet! Not so cool? Die.)

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Thursday April 6, 2006

three days out @ whistler (aka Helmet Cam field trip)



Did I tell you that I was up in Bristish Columbia, Canada for a few days last week? Me and Grellan went out to get in a few late-season days at Whistler. Actually, kind of a weird story how we got out there... Grellan met this random girl on Craigslist while looking for a ride to VT one weekend (whole story here), she ended up skiing with us for a day, and then randomly invited us to come to Whistler with her where she had a free place to stay and cheap lift tickets thanks to this conference KJ had to go to.

So, of course Grellan and I were like "free place to stay? Sure!" Booked some pretty cheap flights out there ($350 direct!) and ordered some 1/3 price lift tickets ("Um, yes I'm with the bioinformatics groups at Boston University...") and met KJ out out at Whistler late late late Wednesday night.

(Longer story = took a $200 cab from the airport -> Whistler, driven by this crazy cab driver who talked and talked and talked about Global Warming for the entire 2 hour drive. Wish wish wish I took a video of his ramblings.)



Anyway, so yeah, the conference... Keystone Symposium on Stem Cells? Sounds good to me. Now, I'll be honest with you here, you're not going to see a lot or skiing photos - ah, the weather was kind of shitty (overcast, foggy, rainy) and we spent most of our time ripping though the park (we so rad!) or too hungover to worry about taking on-snow glamour shots.



Day 1 (Thursday) was our best day - the sun was out in the morning and the snow was choppy, but rideable. No pics. Sorry. We made runs w/ KJ and her conference-friend James (dude on the left).



Here we are apres ski style - not sure if you've ever been to Whistler, but for a huuuge mountain, everything starts and ends at these two lifts at the bottom (one for Whistler, one for Blackcomb). The apres ski scene consists of three or four bars that form a horseshoe around the lifts (one of the few things I remembered from my last trip out here in 2000/01 with Bobby.L + Neel.C).

Okay okay... moving on. Us. At Longhorn's apres ski scene. Nachos. And..

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Thursday March 30, 2006

operation: helmet cam!



Okay, so sorry for the shameless Bacardi Girl photo, but what I'm about to show you is either going to make me the Coolest Person Ever or the Biggest Dork of all Time. (and in case Its Biggest Dork of all Time, at least I can say, "Yeah, well the Bacardi Girl was all up on my jock!")



Er, anyway. So, I bought this helmet cam off of eBay. $175 bucks. It's really just a lens - a little bigger than a roll of quarters - that I mounted onto my snowboard helmet. The camera connects to my camcorder (and old Canon Z20) which I have to lug around with me (I'm finding that a backpack works best).

A few weeks ago, I saw some guy in the lift line at Mount Snow with a similar setup and was like "I need that." And especially before I headed out to Whistler (Canada). Not sure if anyone saw the makeshift videos of us skiing through the trees at Beaver Creek (made by me holding my digicam as I rode through the glades), but they were rad. And if I can find a less-dangerous way of shooting those (er, I hit two trees out in BC), then it's totally worth it.



Early Saturday morning. Hardest part about getting the position right when mounting this thing - I opted for the side-mount at first. Mounted too far back and you end up getting too much helmet in the frame, mounted too close and you end up looking too far to the left. And then there's the angles - you'd think you'd want it anged down (at the ground) until you realize that when you're riding you're actually looking kind of down and to the right. Anyway, took a lot of trial and error to get it just right... (just right = mounted on to top of the helmet, btw)

ps:: this is my "Fuck yeah, this is going to be awesome!" face, btw.



So here's how it looks... kind of boring for now, but I'm just working the kinks out. This is all I've got for now, mostly because the video I shot last weekend was all crappy + off/on due to my helmet cam experimentation (more on this below) and my lack of iMovie skills... but, I'll have you know that I'm writing this from an airport shuttle en route from Vancouver to Whistler, Candada (!!), where I'm going to try to rock the helmet cam at least one of my three days out here. [video]

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Monday March 6, 2006

first weekend in march = no data



First weekend of the month = yet another No Data. Yes, at Loreley. Yes, good times.

Me + Randy + Grell met for dinner around 9:30 or before heading downstairs. Nancy (manager) gave us a heads up that there was already a pretty good crowd due to some other private party. Even at 10:45, the place was packed (like almost too-crowded-to-move packed).



We threw rock paper scissors to see who'd play first. Grellan took first shift. I took second. The dilemma - play good music and try to get people to dance... or play shitty music (Grellan!) to try to clear them out before the rest of our friends showed up. (er, what ended up happening?)

Pre-No Data we were shooting some top secret film project (top secret?) - the shirt was part of the outfit. Ctrl + Alt + Dell... clever! Andy.K made it. The letters were just stickers.



Special guest appearance by ex-Happy Corp interns Bari (here) and Lindsay. And Grellan Bacardi and Cola.



Oh, and special guest Chelsea (friends w/ Lindsey... er, the other Lindsey).

(btw, I have no idea how to spell "Lindsey" - or "Lindsay". Er, can you spell it both ways? I mixed it up in the last two captions so that at least one of the two will be right. So, sorry in advance)

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Friday March 3, 2006

secret surprise snowstorm @ mount snow



I get shit from people all the time for getting out of the city to go riding every weekend. Especially since a lot of the time there's no snow in the city, it's been warm for weeks and the pics I post of Mount Snow show bare spots all over the place.

But we go up anyway. Every weekend. Because there's always that chance that we'll get hit with that surprise dumping that comes out out nowhere. I mean, the more weekends you're up there, the greater the chance that you'll be there for the surprise dumping, right?

Well, we finally got hit with it last weekend. Saturday night. It actually started snowing pretty good on Saturday night...



... and by the time we got up in the morning, a good 12" had fallen.



Anticipating the Best Day Ever(tm), we were all pretty lame on Saturday night. We went to bed early so we could motivate early the next morning. We pulled into the parking lot Sunday morning @ 7:45am. Lifts open at 8am.

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Monday February 13, 2006

Worst. Blizzard. Ever. (aka six inches in VT)



Hi! So, let's get this out of the way first: "26.9 inches! Holy shit! The skiing in Vermont must have been crazy!"

Sure, it was a good weekend, but up at Mount Snow we only got hit with about 6 inches. Oh well. (this pic, btw, is late late late Sunday in NYC)



Friday night and we pulled the standard leave-at-8pm drill, though this time we spiced it up by stopping by Norwalk, CT to pay a surprise visit at Josh Newman's 30th Birthday Party.

Special guest Brian Battjer came along for the ride (though sucker took the MetroNorth home). I threw together a quick bday package for Stoopid Newman...



... as Brian said, "Happy birthday! Promote my company!".

ps: package = all messed up as we stomped the shit out of it in the parking lot.



Okay onto Saturday. We've seen this a few times over the past few weeks, but if there's even the slightest chance of snow in VT, the crowds just flock to the mountain. Saturday was no exception.

Normally when the Main Face of the mountain starts feeling too crowded, we'll head over to the North Face where it's usually pretty quiet. By the time we made our way over there on Saturday one of the lifts had busted, leaving perhaps one of the worst lines I've ever seen at Mount Snow. (btw, that one long line is the singles line)

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Thursday February 9, 2006

superbowl weekend part 2: hungover superbowl party



So, four days later, here's Part II of SuperBowl Weekend. Don't get too excited, this part is pretty boring. I had a bunch of kids over Sunday to watch the game. We were all pretty beat up from the No Data the night before.

Seattle vs. Pittsburgh = not a particularly exciting game (esp compared me + Jay travelling to Jacksonville last year to see the Pats vs. Eagles), but I went to high school with Matt Hasselbeck (er, and Boston Rob, if you really want to dig up deep cut D-list celebs) so we were rooting for Seattle.



Youngna took a bunch of pics. In fact, I stole a lot of these pics from here. You'll easily be able to tell which are mine and which are hers. Her digi is very fancy.



Janelle, Will, Randy, Lindsay. I think we squeezed in seven on my couch.

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Tuesday February 7, 2006

superbowl weekend part 1: (er, my) first No Data of 2006!



Saturday = No Data. This weekend was was the first weekend I've been in the city pretty much all winter (or at least in 2006). We did it up at Loreley again on Saturday night with 800 of our closest friends.



Miri was sporting the season's hottest No Data fashions (and rollerskate shoes).



Me + Randy + Grellan dj'ed again. Randy = best. Me = second best. Grellan = last place. Seriously, how many girls have to come up to me and say "Um, when is your friend's set over?" before we do something about this problem?

ps: K2 was not one of those girls.



We started late. Around 11pm. It got crowded around midnight. I have a few more of these pics.

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Monday January 30, 2006

G-Unit ski trip @ stratton (+ bonus 2 days @ mount snow)



Okay, this is going to be a long one. Two days at Stratton for the G Skip Trip (East Coast version) and then another 2 days at Mount Snow. Ready?

The story (we'll call it Part 1) starts Wednesday night. Not wanting to deal with the whole catch-the-bus–at-5am drama, Team Lunch Club (er, 9 of us from G) decided to head up Wednesday after work and crash at my parent's house at Mount Snow. Five hours later (thank you Cross County Parkway + place with "Best Pizza in CT 2004") and we got to VT to find...



... that it had been dumping for the past day or so! We didn't really get anything in NYC, but there was agood 8-12 inches in Vermont.



We shoveled ourselves up the stairs, grabbed some of the finest light beers VT has to offer and then spent some quality time with Guitar Hero. (Sean.O = reigning champ)

Got up pretty early on Thursday morning with our goal being to beat the army of buses that were leaving from NYC, get to Stratton by 9:30 or so and be on the lift by 10am. We got out a little later than expected, grabbed some breakfast bagels down the street (delicious, btw) and made the 25 min trek from Mount Snow to Stratton...



... and, yes, were on the lift by 10am. Pow!



Hold on for a second, because it's worth noting how amazing the ski trip setup was. When we arrived, there were tables set up for us to check our bags, tables set up for us to check-in to our hotel and tables for us to pick our little packets of G* Goodness... a free lift ticket and three meal vouchers!

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Thursday January 5, 2006

new years 2006 in vermont (+ 6 days of skiing)



We did New Years up in Vermont for the 2nd year in a row (sorry, no pics from 2004/05 - teendrama sucks!). You know, New Years in VT is so much better than dealing with New Years in NYC, Boston, etc. You see, up in Vermont you're kind of just stuck there - there's no better parties to go to, no $100 bar covers, etc... just a bunch of random people and 800 beers. And if you can't make good times out of that, it's pretty much your own fault.

So anyway, we had a good crew up there this year - 13 people total? This pic is actually from, er, our *last* day riding (sorry, Rob + friends for not making the cut).



I journeyed up on Tuesday night (right after Christmas) and met up with J and Katie and Will and Matt.

Holiday week = holiday lines. And this is about as bad I've ever seen it. (read: singles line!)



Okay, let's start with Wednesday - I skiied a half day with Katie in the pouring rain. Chairlift up = almost zero visibility.



Pouring rain = waterlogged gloves = Katie Milking the Cow. [video, 8.5mb]

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Tuesday December 20, 2005

Will.S presents Holiday Brunchaoke (bonus: ad hoc, late night No Data)



Last week I got an email from Will that said:

December 17th
Sing Sing on St. Marks
2-5 pm
Egg nog, holiday punch, food and Total Eclipse of the Heart
... so I want to send a special thanks to Will for throwing this together and Lisa.E and Janelle (because I stole just about all these pics from their Flickrs). Me + Randy + Lindsey rolled in around 4pm (despite Ali's warning that we'd be too crunked to hit up her birthday party).



All Around Good Guy Kevin K. had some "Wanted Dead or Alive" cued as I walked in the door. Grellan should know better than to call mid-performance.



Randizzle.



In the style of Pearl Jam (??).

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no data holiday party v.2005



Last Thursday = the follow-up to last year's slamming No Data Holiday Party @ 12". This time around? Eh, not so crowded (it was wicked cold out + threat of transit strike), no video crew in tow (last year that French video crew was filming a piece on dodgeball)...



... and the PowerPoint was a little last minute (er, I made it like an hour before we started playing music), but still the whole scene was a pretty good time. [video, 9mb]

Thursday @ midnight was also when the transit strike was supposed to hit (it got postponed till, er, today). Joe had the teevee on so we could watch the strike countdown. I cued up some Quad City DJs (Choo Choo Train!). It really was something special.

(btw, video lifted from Katie Mc.K's wedding)



Grellan, occupied with his company holiday's party, didn't roll in till around midnight... crunked (like, crunked) and empty handed (after lots of talk about showing up w/ 800 company holiday party girls).

Dianne sent me this pic of me trying to copy Grell's signature dance maneuvers ("either THE cutest thing I've ever seen or the FUNNIeST thing I've ever seen"). Btw, not sure who's hat that this (Becca?)...

Continued...


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three pics from more than a week ago



Three random pics from a holiday party hopping on a random Monday night (12/20). We started off at Common Ground (bonus trivia: owned by Beaver Creek Pete's friend from high school) where the Onion had an open bar (all the whiskey you can drink). Unfourtinately, they ran out of whiskey after about 40 mins (no thanks to WIll and Carney's triplefisting efforts).

Next stop = Franklin Street where we crashed a holiday party for boutique fashion store? (no idea... Grellan was in the lead). We met up w/ Nikki (1:00) and her friend (7:00, sorry I forgot your name), grabbed beers out of a trashcan full of ice and stuck around till the drinks were gone.



Then we caught a cab to Spring Lounge (er, where else?) where we met up a bunch of random girls, including this girl Allison who is married to my friend-of-a-friend Bill T. (from Syracuse). Huh.



Hmmm... that's about it. Will and Nikki. Pretty crunked up for a Monday. (oh wait, didn't we go to Happy Ending after this? Free vodka, right? Just remembered that. Hmm. Carney + Will + Grell + Nikki... I think I stayed for 1/2 a drink then went to bed. Good times.)


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Friday December 9, 2005

fancy hotel, meet rowdy spring lounge kids

Thursday. The Wired showroom was throwing another party courtesy of Flavorpill. We got there early (again) thinking it would be packed (free drinks + some fancy DJ) but alas, it was pretty quiet. We downed two freebee Dos Equis, grabbed our new friend Theo and headed over to Spring Lounge.



We randomly met up with Steve Ross on the street and Youngna through the miracle of dodgeball, had 800 beers at Spring Lounge, nearly got in a tussel with some salty fireman at the bar after he called Randy "Skipper", and chatted up these two random girls from Smith College. Grellan rocking his 1am hair at 9:30pm. Theo planning her escape.



Got the text from Slavin that he was hanging out at The Hotel on Rivington so we packed up and headed out.

Had to pose against the firebox on Spring + Mulberry for old time's sake. Listen, I'm like 5'9. This thing is taller than me. And Gabe hurdled it. Legend. (Read the story and watch the video. Come'on, it's Friday!)

ps: #229



The Hotel on Rivington: the fanciest hotel I've ever done been at. We whisked by the bouncers in the front, snuck our way up the elevator and into the lobby bar ("Lobby bar is for guests only, sir") and met up w/ Slavin and his entourage.

Fourtinately for us (them?) most of the high rollers had called it quits already. Passed Jeff Jarvis on the way out. One of the German VCs representing on the right. Dan.M and Mike.S from Team Socialight also saying hello.

Special thanks to the entourage for the champagne and Brooklyn Lagers. Youngna rounded up some of the suits for a photoshoot. (YP, pics? uploaded some pics)

From: Randy
Subject: Re: the cosby show
Date: December 9, 2005 12:32:06 PM EST
To: Dens, Grellan

(last night we were getting these super-cool group portrait photos taken by youngna in the rivington hotel with the rich germans and just before she takesthe picture, dennis whips his shirt off. they had no idea. it was hilarious.)



More photo shoots in the backroom.



They asked us to leave right around here. (Sorry, cute bartender)



So we got in the elevator and went up to the 20th floor. No luck finding the exit to the roof so we just ran around the hotel hallways for a while then left. In bed by 2:30 (ugh).



Woke up this morning to a good 4 inches of snow in NYC with an even better forecast for Vermont. (Two days of snow followed by a warm Saturday = perfect!)

Sorry in advance to all the holiday parties I'm skipping out on this wkd (Google + Spiers' bday + Pete.S + Sarah.B). I hope we can still be friends.



Leaving around 8pm tonight. Wendy's @ Exit 40 by 9:30. Last call at Snow Barn at 12:05am. Five dudes in the hoverpod = Meat Rover. Good times.


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Monday December 5, 2005

will the kids ever get enough of the No Data?



Snowy saturday = another No Data @ Loreley. I met up w/ Xtina + John.G early, dined on a fine sausage / sauerkraut sampler then met up with Randy + Grell downstairs. 10:30 rolls around and the place was empty (besides the people still eating downstairs). It was s starting to look like the Worst No Data Ever(tm) before we hit midnight and magically the place was packed.



Special guests included the Girls from Apt 1RE (well, Rachel and Kalyna in the middle), Welcome Back to NYC (for the 4th time) Sarah.B on the right and Ms. Jenn on the left.



Youngna, still sans camera, rolled in an iPod voice recorder for a replacement (lame... or at least I thought till she just emailed me the clips... hahahahahah. YP, please put them online.)

ps: Don't forget to donate to the Save Youngna Camera Fund!!!




Special Guests Round 2: soon-to-be rockstar with the kkkkrazy yellow eyes, Ms. Caitlin K.

Continued...


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Friday December 2, 2005

hello, holiday party season!

Our wise friend CZ once said, "Only suckers pay for drinks in December." I suppose we officially kicked off Holiday Party Season last night, stopping by both the Wired store and the Adidas store down in Soho to collect our free drinks.



Wired store first - they don't sell anything, it's just a showroom for all the gear that shows up in the pages of Wired magazine. Of the more interesting items we got to play with was this BrainBall game ($19,000!), where you put on this headband with little metal things that touches your forehead, sit at this special table across from another person (who is also wearing the headband), and then try to relax more than your opponent. The ball moves across the table based on who is more relaxed.

Noah In The Wired Jacket said the game worked "by measuring alpha waves", but more likely the headband is monitoring heart rate / pulse (?) (not unlike other biofeedback video games).

Anyway, Dianne whipped me.



Then she whipped Jen. [video, 12m]

But then she got tooled by Johnny Guy In A Suit.

So we left and went around the corner to the Adidas store.



Packed with breakdancing hipsters. Dianne and I found Grellan + Ali + Alexa in the corner spilling drinks all over themselves (and Adidas merchandise).

(Overheard: "I was dancing by myself in the changing room. That's how crunked I am.")



All the rum you can drink, courtesy of Bacardi's "Live Like You Mean It" campaign (retarded).



Then we took a cab to Essexy @ 12" (Essexy = girls dj night). Crowded + crunked = we didn't last past 12:30a. Youngna showed up with cookies...



... but without her digicam (It got stolen in Barcelona, remember?). Btw, be a pal and donate to the Save Youngna Camera Fund . I told her I'd match whatever she gets dollar-for-dollar (401k style) so cowboy up.

Oh anyway, she temporarially replaced her digi with this Polaroid. The rest of the pics are up on Le Flickr.


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Tuesday November 22, 2005

LVHRD Master Diaster Fashion Dual (take 2)



Me + Randy + Grellan DJ'ed LVHRD's 2nd Master Disaster Fashion Duel last night @ Rock Candy. Super clever event: Two designers (Corey Pak vs. Rebecca Turbow), each gets a model (Julia vs. Angel), a basket of raw materials and an hour to design an outfit that fits the night's theme ("villainy"). A panel of judges from the fashion world crowns a winner at the end. [more details here]

ps:: Recap from the 1st Fashion Duel here.



We played music and dined on $8 beers while the girls cut + sewed.



DJ Randizzle (sorry, man) gets a shoutout from Julia With the Pointy Chest.



The championship trophy went to Team Corey + Julia. A fashion shoot with spotlights and fans blowing ensued. Surreal.

ps: Heading back to Medway for Thanksg tonight (sssh), perhaps with British Jess in tow. Master plan = Foxwoods tonight, townie bars on Wednesday, eat on Thursday, ski Fri + Sat + Sunday. Come'on, Nor'easter!



ps2: And the kids at LVHRD just put a bunch of photos up on Le Flickr.


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weekend recap: kevin's 30th + harvard biz school + pats game



A few days late with the recap here, but I'm trying to see if i can stretch this into weekend recap, so shut up. Friday = Part II of Kevin.K's 30th bday blowout @ Loreley.

For extra credit, check out pics from Manlio + Grellan + Dianne + British Jess.



DJ duties split between Kevin + Alex + Gabe + Randeez (here) + me + Grellan (a.k.a. Worst. Set. Ever.)

ps: jk, Grell. er, not really.



Alex sporting our brand new dodgeball t-shirts (pow!). Super KB sporting, um, well, KB just hanging out.

I was planning on only staying out till 1am or so since I had to catch a train to Boston in the morning (more on that in a second), but that plan didn't work out so well...



... I ended up leaving around 3:30 and swunging by Harry's apt (Harry = dodgeball employee #3!) to see if his "It's 30 Degrees in November and I'm Having a Party on My Roof" party was still going on. After buzzing the wrong apt for like 10 minutes, me + Krucoff snuck our way upstairs to find a bunch of people making out and a crunked Harry nursing a 40oz bottle of the cheapest tequila that could be found in the LES. I was in bed by 4am.



Zzzzz. I got up at 7:30am, left my apt at 8am and caught the 9am train to Boston. Ravi and Sonia, the hosts of the hit in-car talkshow "DriveTime", picked me up from at around 1:30 and gave me a ride Harvard Business School.

[video of me on DriveTime coming soon, I promise]

Continued...


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Monday November 7, 2005

november no data @ loreley



Another Saturday = another No Data... this time in the basement of Loreley on Rivington. Me + Randy + Grellan showed up early and dined on fine German food before heading downstairs. Pedro and his girl Rita had their video setup going in the background. All the people in this pic you don't recognize are leftovers from an early birthday party (for whom? no idea.) JJ, don't you know that girl in the front?



Special thanks to Grellan to negotating everything (read: drink tickets).



You know, this is a weird recap since I didn't really take any pics till like 2am. Things were quiet early on and then just like that got really rowdy late night. (Steve Ross, sorry I pushed you - agitating the ankle that I helped to break 6 months ago).



Randeez. Me.
Happy. Angry.

Continued...


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Tuesday November 1, 2005

four days worth of halloween



Four days of Halloween is a little much, no? See, that's the problem with these Monday holidays. I'm looking forward to taking tonight off.

(Costumes? Oh, we'll get to that.)



Start on Friday with Youngna's 23rd birthday @ Dove (happy bday, yp!). Friday = too early to be wearing costumes so I went as a Johnny Red Sweater. Actually, no one was really dressed up except for The Happy Corp kids - Doug rolled into Dove in this giant domino suit... and 4 hours later (by the time we were all at the Magician) Matt rolls in wearing, er, another giant domino costume (hence the "Die domino die!" dodgeball message for anyone left confused).

Anyway, late night + Youngna's birthday + Youngna really crunked + Youngna's super tiny frame + giant domino costume = Youngna toppled over, on the floor, wearing this stoopid suit and unable to get up turtle-on-its-back style. Hahahahahahaha.

ps: Youngna b'day party = setting dodgeball records for most people checked-in at one place.

ps2: For extra credit, check out YP's Flickr pics.



On to Saturday. Again, too early to dress up, though that didn't stop Jackie and JJ. Jackie as a unicorn (, obviously!) and Jonathan as, um, a cat. Seriously?



Jay was giving me shit for leaving the house without a costume so he gave me these sweeeeeet tribal arm band and Sigma Chi tattoos.



I went out as Johnny Grey Sweater this time and got in a sword fight with Lisa at Motor City Bar.

I certainly did not pass out in Becca's bed with Dianne.

Continued...


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Monday October 24, 2005

IG party (aka champagne dance party)



The good folks at The Intelligence Group (formerly Youth Intelligence) were kind enough to invite Team No Data to DJ their fall 2005 party at Lolita this weekend.

A few words to sum things up: Crowded. Free Red Stripe. Raffle. Surveys. Crunked.



In true IG fashion, they snuck survey questions onto the raffle tickets (clever little buggers!).



"What's the newest thing you're doing that you think most people don't know about?"



Leslie threw down for Dodgeball (thanks, girl!). Dianne fwd me this match-survery-answer-to-person quiz. Please remember to use a #2 pencil.

a. "Mixing Red Bull and Coronas, I call it the 'speedy gonzales"
b. "Watching Fuel TV? Freezing our halfpipe so we can snowboard on it. Pow!"
c. "DJ-ing"
d. "Skype"
e. "Beating Dennis Crowley in arm wrestling."
f. "Blogging and selling my own art online?"
g. "Djing YI..er...IG events."
h. "Incest."
i. "An Italian man."

1. Dennis C.
2. Kevin K.
3. Grellan H.
4. Jen D.
5. Youngna P.
6. Matthew S.
7. Andy K.
8. Dianne McG.
9. Randy K.

Continued...


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Friday October 21, 2005

hi bee + spring lounge bender



I'm walking on the subway platform the other day and run into Kevin's friend Bee who I haven't seen in forever (and never see amongst the lineup of familiar subway people faces). So we're talking and it turns out that she lives in the building that faces my building (across the courytard), like my-window-looks-into-her-window style. So, when I get home after work I made this sign out of masking tape.



Fast forward a few hours, KTDD is giving me a haircut (thanks, btw) and JJ is eating some Thai food and Bee I guess sees my homemade welcome sign and comes running out waving from her balcony across the courtyard. JJ suggested we set up a zipline or at the very least a tin can cellphone setup.

(that's her on the balcony, see?)



Anyway, so huh. Right across the courtyard.



Okay, so that story was kind of dumb. I'm sorry but I'm wicked hungover. Like got-home-at-5am hungover. I love you, Spring Lounge (kind of).



You may have read about Grellan is such magazines as Crunked Weekly. I whooped Matt Spangler in an arm wrestling battle (not really) soon after this.



Random girls at the bar. (Dianne in mid sneeze?) Sorry, Youngna, but you didn't make any of the photos(, loser!)



I gave Randy a ride home after I busted his ankle with a sweet Karate Kid-esque sweep-the-leg move (sorry about that, dude). The end.

ps: No Data = Saturday @ Lolita. Swing by after midnight.

update: Randy = at the hospital getting x-rays cause I reeeaaallllyyyy may have broken his ankle?! Oh man. (4:43pm)

update 2: Ankle = badly sprained. And Randy is now sporting a cane! Awesome! You should be thanking me, man!


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Wednesday October 5, 2005

"hey, let's grab ONE drink at spring lounge"













ps: the girls are dj'ing tonight at 12" (essex & houston). swing by.

ps2: two. links.


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Monday September 19, 2005

weekend no data + blind skateboards party



Pre-No Data on Saturday, me + Grellan + Randy headed down to the Blind skate store in Soho. The were holding a fundraiser for Andy Kessler (injured in skate accident?) where they were auctioning off some art as people were skating the bowl and a jazz band played on the floor.

Place was packed (these pics don't really do it justice), but these guys were killing the ramp.



Not much space on the deck, but a ton of people managed to squeeze up there anyway. The perimeterof the ramp is covered by this thick netting which a lot of us where holding onto to make sure we didn't fall off the edge. Not too many loose boards to dodge, but after the failed grind, I got knocked back into the net and had a drink spilt on me. Danger!



The crowd behind and below us. I didn't bother to brave the line.

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Friday September 9, 2005

no data loft party fundraiser



Team No Data dj'ed a fundraiser loft party down in NoHo last night. The fundraiser was for an agency fighting human trafficing in NYC. (Katrina fundraiser = tonight).

Anyway, Grellan's friend-of-friend was kind enough to donate his loft to the cause. We brought speakers and CDs.



Here's a look at the advanced technology used by such superstar DJs as ourselves. I have put this technology to great use in bringing hit songs to the masses. (click it!)



This one time when we were posing for a photo shoot for Youngna in Williamsburg, she said to Randy "Look hard!". Randy was like "Hard like a gangster?". This appears to be what she was going for.



Late night. Big bottle = bottle of champagne (which was spilled all over my digi during this shot, hence the blurryness of the rest of the photos).

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Monday August 22, 2005

real quick weekend recap



Another random weekend in Vermont. Cast of characters = me + Grellan + Dianne. My car spit this warning at us on the drive up. Translation: EAS = busted. (EAS = "Electronic Air Suspension", sucker). Perhaps it was the 800 lbs. of wood we piled in the car last wekened that did it?

I had Grellan check the manual: "Under no circumstance whatsoever should you operate the vehicle if the EAS is malfunctioning. The vehicle could flip, tip or even explode." (page 31).

ps: We made the trek up and back flip-free.



Drizzling rain = lazy Saturday. I started reading "Freakanomics". Grellan posed it up in my skate wear. (the skate ramp has already taken a bit of weather damage thanks to the shitty tarp - more on that after Labor Day)

We hit the poor-man's Growler city on Saturday afternoon (Wilington, not Bennington). Picked up a too-expensive bottle of Patron (tequila) because (a) Grellan said it was delicious (lies) and (b) we saw an ad for it in a magazine and it looked delicious (more lies).



Sunday was lazy too. We hit up Dots for breakfast (bacon + eggs + cheese on a hero = pow!) before going to visit Bartender Steve at the pool. We drank some foo-foo drinks, I finished reading my book (er, first book I've finished in like 2 years!) and found this abandoned wedding setup on the Mount Snow campus.



Hmm... that's about it. We hit up the Friendly's on the way home ("I love you, supermelt!") and got back around 1am. I'm off to the beach next weekend, but, mark my words, I'll be back for the Brewfest (Labor Day) and the October Crafts Show (oh, wait, no I won't... that's Stacey and Dave's wedding - !!!). Craft shows are stupid anyway.


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Monday August 1, 2005

nathania's summer throwdown - ver. 2005



This Saturday = Nathania Summer Party ver. 2005 (also see: 2001, 2004) = a truckload of girls from Syracuse in NYC for the weekend all hanging out in the basement of Lucky Jack's.



Nathania was nice enough to let Team No Data play some music this time around. Grellan's playlist was on its best behavior.



Shots + upskirts.

Continued...


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Friday July 29, 2005

hey, look what I found when teendrama's "draft" folder!

Hey - I just upgraded my version of Movable Type (the software I use to make this stoopid blog). Anyway, during the upgrade I found this old draft of a post - some teendrama entry I wrote that never made it online. So here goes... (I have no idea what these pics even look like - won't see till I post them! The excitement!

ps: this is from July 7, 2005... back in the glory days!




Thursday is for open bars

I took some time off from the Lower East Side last night to explore a world of open bars with Randy and Grellan.

Stop #1: Details magazine + Absolut party at Gypsy Tea. Lots of editorial assistants queueing up for free drinks. We braved three trips to the bar and then left with our gift bags.



Stop #2: Pizza somewhere around 26th and 7th. I ditched my gift bag on the street after realizing it didn't contain any free liquor samples. Randy gave his to the guy making the pizza. I'm sure Grellan is wearing his new Absolut Summer shirt while reading his complimentary copy of Details as I type this up.



Stop #3: Jenn and Andrea invite us to a new club opening on 27th and 10th (called "Home"). Not really my scene, but hey, free drinks. Girls = VIP = use their secret powers to sneak us in with sneakers on.



I opted for the open bar special (Budweiser bottles) over the $300 bottle of gin. (Though don't get me wrong, I love the bottle service).



We left around 1am or so. Maybe a little earlier. Malcolm Gladwell was sitting behind us (read: best celebrity sighting ever). I took this pic on the way out. Fancy (well, not really).

ps: This weekend = No Data DJs @ Lucky Jacks (on Orchard) for Nathania's annual summer party (2001, 2004). Swing by. 10pm


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Monday July 25, 2005

vermont welcomes The Little Gym Company Reunion!



This weekend = yet another weekend in Vermont. Me + Randy + Grellan took off on Friday night. (I'll spare you the details of how I dropped $120 at Mohegan Sun). Rolled into VT around 3am.

We made plans to meet up with Genja saturday afternoon, so we killed some time in the morning hiking up Mount Snow. (We opted for the "moderate difficulty" one this time).



Half way up, Randy busted out his trusty hand-towel bandeeze.



Gangster.

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Thursday July 14, 2005

36 hours in vermont



I'm a little behind on the teendrama, but fresh from Where 2.0 (we're talking July 2nd here), I trekked up to VT with a carload in Big Red 2.0. We were met with another mini-van full of kids late Friday night. The plan? I wake up at 5am on Sunday morning to meet my parents at the airport (Vegas!) while I leave the NYC crew unsupervised to trash the house.

Here, the 2.5 hour hike up the mountain Saturday afternoon (read: much harder than expected)



That's it from me, this is one of Janelle's pics. I was looking at this pic while I was out in Vegas thinking to myself, "What the heck is Becca doing under the picnic table?"



Oh, Dens + Tico. Hahahahahahahah.

(Tico = Genja's little dog)

Anyway, Grellan + Youngna + Chris + Dianne + Becca + Jen + Jannelle pretty much Flickr'ed the shit out of the weekend. Take a look:

+ Dens (yup, me)
+ Janelle
+ Youngna
+ Youngna(.com)
+ Grellan


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Tuesday June 21, 2005

29th bday three-day adventure



So, birthday #29 is a play in three acts -> Fri @ Montauk, Sat @ South Hampton / No Data, Sun @ NYC. Longest teendrama entry ever? 60 photos? Go grab a sandwich.



Things started early Friday morning (7am!) when Good Guy Grellan picked me up at the airport (post SF redeye). The master plan was to get on the beach by noon.



I barely slept on the plane and just passed out when I got into the Hoverpod. I woke up at 10:30am, just as we were pulling into Montauk. We grabbed some egg and cheese sandwiches in town...



... before meeting up with Marc Johnson and Annee out at the ditch.

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Monday June 13, 2005

"so we meet again, Mohegan Sun" (plus bonus Cape Cod roadtrip)



Two weeks ago it was a Cape trip with a Mohegan Sun pitstop. This weekend was a Mohegan Sun trip with pitstop at the beach. I mean, last time we stopped at 'The Sun they were just giving away money. This time we returned with what we thought was better calculated luck thanks to Grellan's newly acquired Beat the Craps Table manual.



Leslie spend some quality time in shotgun studying up the differences between the Big Red and the Big 6.



I took advantage of the slow moving 95 scene to brush up on my proposition bets.



10:45pm. We left the truck with the valet and we made our way to the tables.

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Tuesday June 7, 2005

weekend away at Adult Camp



So, this past weekend was Adult Camp. The story goes something like this: Becca's friend Dana used to be a camp counselor at this camp up in the Berkshiers (right on the MA / NY border). Every year, the folks at the camp allow the old counselors to come back with some of their friends a few weeks before the camp opens to the kids (hence, "Adult Camp"). Last year, Becca and crew had the Best Time Ever(tm) - this year we were invited to tag along.

This is actually the last pic I took before we left, but I figured I'd lead off with it anyway. There were about 15 of us total that made the trip.

(ps: Lots of recaps for this one. Also see: Becca + Youngna + Josh over at sixfive.net)



Dana sent an email around a few days before telling us what we needed to bring: towels, sheets, some cards, a blanket. I underpacked I guess, thinking we'd be locked away in our warm little cabins. Instead, we were rolling with three-wall cabins (three bunks per cabin). Good times, for those with sleeping bags (hold on, we'll get to that).



Team Big Red 2.0 (me + Grellan + Becca + Youngna + Krucoff) left NYC Friday around 6pm. The route is pretty straightforward for about 95% of the trip, with the last 5% being crazy unmarked, uncharted roads. We made plans to meet Dana at a local pub right near the camp so she could guide us back.

One burger and two beers later, we left to make the 10 minute trip to camp. As I was backing my car our of my parking spot (a little fast admittedly), a cop car was rounding the corner. And, er, I nearly clipped him.

So, the cop turns around, follows me for a minute or so, throws on his lights and pulls me over. The conversation went a little like this:

Him: Do you know why I pulled you over?
Me: Sure, I pulled out a little quick and almost hit you as you turned the corner.
Him: Yup. You been drinking tonight?
Me: I had one drink with dinner.
Him: Step out of the car, please.

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Tuesday May 31, 2005

memorial day 2005: lots and lots of driving



Memorial Day Weekend 2005. So, me + Dianne + Grellan + Andy set off Friday night to spend a weekend up in Vermont. We werenever able to get our shit together enough for a Montauk beach house (sniffle) and nothing was really going on in NYC, so we figured we'd spend the weekend just lounging around, maybe hike the mountain (Mt. Snow), whatever. As long as we were getting out of the city, right?



So we left around 8pm. Made the obligatory stop at Exit 40 (read: Wendy's) and then decided why not just go to Foxwoods?

So we did. Kind of. We went to Mohegan Sun instead. Rolled in around 11pm, valet parked and hit the craps tables. By the time we left at 1am, Grellan had learned how to play craps (and was up $40), Dianne lost her slot machine virginity (and was down $20), Krucoff was up $150 from one lucky pull at the slots and I was up about $240 thanks to the Spanish-speaking woman who stood next to me at the craps table rolling hard eights for 20 mins straight. (the the record, Grellan and I held the dice for about 180 secondstotal).



ps #1: Def Leppard and Tesla on June 27th.

ps #2: Cinderella + Quiet Riot + Firehouse on July 21st.

(btw, Mohegan Sun pit stop = the new Exit 40. Just wait till ski season kicks off again)



$240 up and about 1.5 hours out of our way. Next stop Vermont.

We rolled into Vermont around 3:30am to find the place a little cold and with NO RUNNING WATER. That means no sink, no showers, no flushing. Mom and Dad just put a new washer and dryer in there so I figured maybe the water never got turned back on. We all went to bed thinking we'd just deal with it in the morning.

Continued...


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Tuesday May 24, 2005

no data prom :: the recap



I know, I know... the NO DATA prom is sooo two days ago. Especially since Younga + Jess + Jake + Ross + Becca + Becca +
Dianne + Grellan already Flickr'ed the shit out of it.

So, the theme was "Redneck Prom" (which we realized in hindsight didn't really mean anything). People's interpretations ranged from Jersey Trash to 70s Tuxes to Pregnant Prom Queen.

ps: Seriously, when you get bored of my pics, check out:

+ Youngna
+ Youngna (, again)
+ Jake.D
+ Grellan
+ British Jess
+ S. Ross
+ Becca
+ Dianne
+ Janelle
+ Krucoff (recap)



We stuck The Girls on the Decorations Committee (1 helium tank + 300 balloons)...



... while we stuck Randy with the drill. Grellan got to stress over the logistics of the prom's corportate sponsor and I got to stress over the guest list. Thanks to drama from parties-past, we had to get a bouncer + guest list to prevent any theft / vandalism / tagging. We cut the list at about 170 people (not including plus-ones).

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Wednesday May 18, 2005

tuesday = no data + bday + graduation!



Lots of celebrating last night: Tuesday No Data + Randy's birthday @ 12".



And Graves got his master's degree (!!) and Strle was wearing a hot dress made out of bathrobe material.

(can't see it in the pic, but the diploma says "Mid-Career Achievement" or something. strange.)



And Grellan was back from his 10 day fieldtrip to Kentucky. Here, sharing headphones.



Pointing.

(Blurry digicam, I swear this is one of your last photos!)

ps: Two toughest things about new job:
1. 9-5 (er, 10-7) requires stamina.
2. i need to get some more shirts. i'm going to rotate through my existing lineup pretty quick.


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Sunday May 1, 2005

saturday are for birthdays and loft parties



I stayed in Friday and did work, so this edition of Weekend Recap kicks off on Saturday night way over on the west side where Rudy (from Ken and Rudy fame) was celebrating his 40th birthday (with his evil twin brother - just kidding, he's not evil, though it would be a much cooler story if he was).

Anyway, the party was over at The Park (18th and 10th Ave) - Pete Sargent and Marc. J (both friends from my Jup days) warned me ahead of time that it was a fancy, fancy place (read: no sneakers). So, I went out an bought these fancy (er, more-fancy-than-sneakers) shoes...



See? Of course, stoopid Mark Johnson rolled in wearing a pair of Canadian-flag Nikes(, dick). Pair of Legs #3 belong to Marc's gf Anne (or Annie? or Annee? Hi.)



Me + Marc + Ken + shoryuken = blurry. Thanks again, you piece of shit digicam.

Next stop = College Humor party @ the Leonard Street loft.

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Monday April 25, 2005

(no data x 2) + (prom dates / brazilians) = Better Than Average(tm) times



You know, this bender I've been on for 6 days or so has been buckets of fun. Starting with the loft party last weekend, then the 12" anniversary party, followed by the Jest magazine launch party and late night at Apt 5C to No Data on Friday and then again on Saturday, every night seems to be an exponentially better time then then last. I think it all kind of peaks tonight with the LVHRD Dance Off. After tonight, we should all just retire (if our heads don't explode first).

Anyway, Friday we DJ'ed at Epsteins, a kind-of new bar on Stanton and Allen. It was our first time DJ'ing at a bar not called "12 inch". The evening was slow to start. Really slow. Like 10-people-there-until-like-1am slow.

(ps: Jill and Steve earned their +1 teendrama point for just for showing up in this photo. Booooo!)



That's around when we hit the Tipping Point(tm) - when Jen.D rolled in with Youngna + crew sporting oddly-placed stamps from the Local Magazine launch party.

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Monday April 18, 2005

weekend recap #2 // dianne's birthday



Saturday = Dianne's bday party at the No Data Loft(tm) (aka Steve's apt). Seriously, Steve was nice enough to let Dianne throw her birthday party at his Tribeca loft (sound familiar?) and Dianne was nice enough to invite Team No Data (me + Randy + Grellan) to DJ.



Dianne was also kind enough to make 800 cupcakes.

These pics are all over the place. I have almost nothing of the pre-party. The night was slow starting, even around 12:30 the place was looking empty.



We got there are 9:30. I snapped this pic at the bodega downstairs at 9:34p. Taking inventory.

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Sunday April 17, 2005

weekend recap #1 // friday birthday roundup



As promised, we kicked off Friday with the FREE PIZZA PARTY I won at 12" (business card drop, remember?). Strangely, there was another pizza party there (though not a FREE one) - actually it was more of an office party. We locked ourselves into the VIP corner for safety.



Then we went to Janelle's bday party at The Dove over in the West Village. For some reason I don't have any of my own photos from this, so I stole this one from Youngna. She has a ton of pics - some of which are just amazing.

ps: Jess has some pics on Flickr too.



We left around midnight to hit Karen Marsala's birthday @ Sweet and Vicious. I found this discarded gem en route.

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Friday April 8, 2005

another day, another no data



Loyal teendrama readers may recall the discovery of the sweet spot between four and five growerlers (the sweet spot being defined as the fine line between Good Times(tm) and Passed Out(tm).

While there's no growlers in NYC, 12" (the fine establishment at Houston & Essex) does sport the Faxe Premium.



A beer that dwarfs regular sized beers ("bigger than a baby's torso!")



And is known to be quite delicious.



Anyway, No Data. The sweet spot may be between 2 and 3 cans of Faxe. That's when we chained Jen to the dj booth.



Much like Princess Leia in Jabba's court.

(I call I get to be Bib Fortuna)

 
 

Then Becca went all Flashdance on us. Danish lager for everyone!

More pics from Ms. Youngna can be found here. Pow pow!


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Monday April 4, 2005

operation: vermont - sink or swim



Back in the days of 7th grade, my bestest friend Mike Anderson and I used to sit around watching Warren Miller ski films. Every now and then they'd show these spring skiing clips of people bombing down the hill trying to skim over a lake or pond or something.



Fast forward to three weeks ago when we found this flyer in the lodge at Mount Snow. They built a 100 foot long pond and anyone who can make it across on their skis / snowboard wins a season pass (retail price, $560). This is my destiny.

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Sunday February 27, 2005

no data :: the revenge!









Youngna is really something special behind the camera. After an all-day photo shoot out in a part of Brooklyn that is only accessible by the G train, she shot another 2 flash cards full at Saturday's No Data. Check out the rest of her pics (and recap) here.


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Thursday February 3, 2005

Two NO DATAs in one week? Part II

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So, part II of our two-No-Datas-in-one-week spectacular takes place down in Tribeca. Rewind a few months ago when Grellan's friend Steve offered his giant Tribeca loft for the first No Data offsight - they bought the alcohol, we picked up the DJ equiptment and invited 300 of our closest friends.

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Wednesday February 2, 2005

Two NO DATAs in one week? Part I

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Just catching up on some old pics here. Last week we DJ'ed two No Datas in three days - the first on Wednesday (1/26) @ 12" as a warm-up to the Tribeca loft party.

We gave Alex a special guest slot to start off the evening. Don't let the Funkmaster Flex pose fool you; we're just playing CDs.

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Sunday January 23, 2005

bottle service + 3B = crunked ^ 2

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My Friday night:

10:30p Meet Jill + Steve + Lauren + Mel + Beth + Adam + Kim + Joe at Odea (Broome & Lafayette) for Vicky (and Ashley's?) birthday party. Sip $7 Amstel bottles in a private bungalo, and strategize on how to marry the waitress.

12:05a Take a cab to Rothko (Rivington & Stanton) and meet up with Kristen and Battjer (welcome back!) to check our Grant's brand Fiasco.

1:30a Grab One-More-Drink(tm) with Jill and Steve at Barraumndi (Clinton btw. Stanton & Rivington). Wait in line for a bathroom that three girls have locked themselves in.

2:00a Say my goodbyes and head back home to 125.... only to get a dodgeball message as I turn the corner telling me that Little Brother Jonathan is 3 blocks north.

2:05a Meet up with Jay + Will + Mike, two random girls, some birthday-girl stripper and her bodyguard at 3B (3rd Street & Ave B).

We got crunked. I took off my shirt. Check out Jonathan's recap for the photos.

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And, while we're on the topic of getting crunked, let me introduce you to something I like to call Thursday Night Bottle Service(tm).

Last week (1/13), after an innocent round of drinks at Baramundi, me + Andy + Randy + Grellan journed to Epstein's (the brand new, always-empty bar on Stanton and Allen). We were greeted by this sign...

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$99 for a bottle one Ketel One and three carafes of mixers! Of course we'll take it?

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Thursday January 13, 2005

beyonce + grazillian

Randy just sent this Real Video clip around:

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Beyonce at the NBA All Star Game with Grellan all buddy-buddy in the background.


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Wednesday December 22, 2004

no data holiday party

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Last Wednesday we hosted the No Data Holiday party down at 12" - thanks for coming out!

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Monday December 13, 2004

weekend roundup (+ teendrama relaunch)

Hi! A few things...

1. Back in 2002 my grandmother sent me an email that said "Your website sucks". So the new design is my brand-new attempt to make her a little happier and to keep the updates a little more consistent.

2. NO DATA dj night this Wednesday (12/15) @ 12" (Houston & Essex, 10p). Put it on your iCal - half NO DATA, half dodgeball Christmas party (can I say that?), featuring a french documentary filmmaker who's doing a story on dball. Wear your bestest "bad office party" attire.



3. Of course, every teendrama update comes with a freshly updated quoteboard.

4. No, Jonathan's pic won't be up there forever. It'll rotate someday, auto-swapping new photos in. It'll be cool.

5. Special shoutout to Grellan for recoving my lost cell phone. Quick vesion of the story: Lose my phone in a cab on our way to Grammercy Park hotel Saturday night; we call the phone and get the cab driver who's on his way to Astoria; we make plans to meet up w/ the cabbie later but he gets in a car wreck (no joke); since he only has Grellan's number, Grellan finally gets in touch with him late Sunday and makes the recovery. I was like a Christmas miracle. Well done, Grellan.

6. Verizon sucks. $285 phone bill. One month. I swear, they will go out of their way to fuck you in any way possible.


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Saturday December 11, 2004

random tribeca loft party



Somehow found myself at a loft party in Tribeca Friday night. Somehow also managed find a whip. Huh.

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Friday December 10, 2004

crashing elle magazine



As part of our effort to garner as many free drinks as possible this holiday season, Grellan and I crashed the Elle magazine party Thursday.

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Thursday December 9, 2004

12" + bingo + no data



Hi. We're the NO DATA djs. We spin records down at this bar called 12" on Houston & Essex. Actually, we're just playing CDs. Now that I think of it, we're not even technicaly DJing since we're just cue'ing up songs. But we also play bingo.

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Friday November 12, 2004

weekend in vermont



After finally wrapping up with ConQwest (and MF was in post-election mode), I headed up to try out place in Vermont. I think 10 of us went in all - special guests Rob (and Vero) and MF (and Meg) from Boston.

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