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jill and steve get married! (and the rest of us are invited to the wedding event of the season) (7/31/07)
post thanksg catch up :: kevin.k's day #31 (11/26/06)
teendrama, er, 15 days in review! (w/ exclusive turducken pics!) (11/16/06)
saturdays are for back-to-back-to-back-to-back birthday parties (10/4/06)
why is it sometimes so hard to remember what happened on saturday? (9/6/06)
teendrama week in review! (extra action + dinner club + zolbert goodbye!) (8/18/06)
jill's 29th bday + we love you, miss taxi internacional! (11/11/05)
two day bender: alex's 29th bday and dpj's 30th bday (9/26/05)
nathania's summer throwdown - ver. 2005 (8/1/05)
29th bday three-day adventure (6/21/05)
what happened last night? (5/6/05)
(no data x 2) + (prom dates / brazilians) = Better Than Average(tm) times (4/25/05)
snowy weekend in VT (2/14/05)
Two NO DATAs in one week? Part II (2/3/05)
no data holiday party (12/22/04)
two-person dinner club? (11/18/04)
weekend in vermont (11/12/04)
 
Tuesday July 31, 2007

jill and steve get married! (and the rest of us are invited to the wedding event of the season)

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Hello! And welcome to what's about to be the longest teendrama recap ever. As you may have read this is the summer of 1000 weddings (or 6). Mike.d + Jos a month ago, Sara + Stephen two weekends ago and, maybe the highlight of the Friend Summer Wedding Season: Jill + Steve's wedding (july 14!).

Come'on, you know these kids - Jill is literally my Very First Friend from college (you know, I should put that on-line one of these days). We've been friends for, what, 13 years, all the way from Syracuse through NYC. And of course we've still all bestest friends with the rest of the Dinner Club(tm) crew from NYC, the west coast and, er, the midwest and DC and Texas.

Steve is one of MF's bestest friends from college. We met years ago at Bates College, again in Pamplona (6 years ago!) and have survived five trips to Beaver Creek together and hundreds of dollars worth of Big Big Hunter tours.

This was one of the wedding of the events of the season for two reasons - (a) I introduced them (recognize!) way back in, I dunno, 2002? and (b) waaaay back when Jill + Steve first started dating I remember chatting w/ MF and saying, "Can you imagine if they ever got married - what an amazing wedding that would be???"

So anyway...

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... oh happy couple (at the rehearsal dinner) just in case you had no idea who I was talking about for the last 3 minutes. I'm just setting the stage here, people.

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So Friday! Rehearsal dinner was at 7p so I skipped out on work and drove up w/ Ann (my babygirl date!). Masterplan was to get out of NYC 8am (whatever) and spend the day lounging by the pool at our what-we-though-was-a-luxury-hotel. However, due to the internet and it's procrastination powers (and the fact that I had to pick my newly fixed car) we didn't get out of the city till around 12:30. Oops.

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Oh, wedding was up in Skaneateles, way in upstate NY (about 30m from Syracuse). We hit the Friendly's on the way up: waffle fries, grilled cheese, burger and a mf'ing FRIBBLE (Ann, scared of the Fribble brand, opted out and ended up with a milkshake - sucker!)

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And five hours later, the sweet-sweet Birds Nest Motel. Nice on the outside...

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... pretty shitty on the inside. Nice and 70s'd up, reeking of smoke and sporting a sliding glass door w/ no screen.

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Pre-rehearsal, we lounged near the pool w/ Jay.L (Bates + Beaver Creek) and his loveley wife. Enjoyed a few rounds of Bud cans...

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... pulled some dead frogs out of the pool (... just a lil' sip, buddy) ...

Continued...


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Sunday November 26, 2006

post thanksg catch up :: kevin.k's day #31



Happy post Thanksgiving... and I'm 10 days behind again. Before I left town to drown myself in Zelda, I survived Kevin K's bday throwdown at Lorley Saturday night. Me + Alex + Kevin dj'ed.



Remeber a few weeks ago - that bender of an evening @ Marshall Stack - when Katie's bf Matt spilled a glass of wine all over Kevin? Katie swore she had the technology to fix it (hough we all said it was impossible). Come Saturday though she wrapped up KK's most favoritist shirt and brought it along. Clean as a whistle!



Best. Birthday. Present. Ever? He had to hold it up to Loreley's Playmobile terrarium to double check. Well done, Shoops!



Oh, and besides the slamming hip hop dance party, the other big news of the evening was that Jonathan and Jackie got engaged (!!!). Word spread quickly via the magic of text messaging. Not to be outdone, I reinacted the scene with a face-blacked-out-to-protect-the-innocent Caroline...



... and sub'ed in this awesome lava-rock thing.



Oh, hello there Jill and Steve. Jill was whispering sweet nothings in my ear - sweet nothings along the lines of "nobody wants to hear Def Lepard! Play more Michael Jackson!" (SHUT UP!)

Continued...


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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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Wednesday October 4, 2006

saturdays are for back-to-back-to-back-to-back birthday parties



Hey, I'm not even a week late with this one! Last Friday me + Courtney + Dianne took a field trip over to the Javits Center to check out the Wired Next Fest - a science fair's worth of all the stuff you read about in Wired magazine. We got there around 1pm, I paid my $12 to get in (NYU student rate, sucka!) and walked around and checked-out such half-broken exhibits such as this magic tech door... which is supposed to open a custom-sized space for you to walk through... but something was broken so I ended up having to step and rotate and squeeze my way thru (which made the guy that built it mad because some Japanese TV show was filming my twisty entrance).



Saturn's hybrid car exhibit (complete with mini projected hologram man) = boring.

Saturn's project-whatever-message-you-want-onto-a-wall-of-virtual-grass thing = super!



Oh, and then there was the army of wifi bunnies that caused Courtney to go all AWOL. (ps: the room strangly smelled like rabbit poo. real rabbit poo. not robot rabbit poo. robots don't poo!)



Okay, so that was Friday DAY, and then Friday night (what did I do again?) Happycorp happy hour to <something else> to BackRoom to meet up w/ Steve and a very crunked Jill (and Jill's friend from Las Vegas on the left). We were posing to take this photo, steping back, back, backwards and then...



... Crunked Jill takes a digger, we all crashed down on this table of girls and their drinks, teacups spill, candle gets knocked on the rug (one girl yelled "FIRE!") and then we just rolled around on the floor for like two minutes. Crunked Jill was all "ooohhhhhhh my leeeegggggg" and we, of course, were all "whatever"...



... until she forwarded me this pic on Monday. Ha! Crunked Jill, you so crazy!

Continued...


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Wednesday September 6, 2006

why is it sometimes so hard to remember what happened on saturday?

Met up with Jesse.O and his entourage for drinks @ Dusk late last night. Carney and Kearney were still there(, of course). I spent a good five minutes with Carney trying to remember exactly what we did this weekend (er, two days ago), specifically Saturday. That's kind of sad. The Thurs night VMAs + three day weekend = makes everyone a little hazy.

So, the recap:



Thursday. VMA after party. I posted some pics. Rob posted some pics. Christian made a video??

If you want to go A-list, check out Carney and Krucoff (and that starfucker Matt.U) over on thecobrasnake.com (hint: middle column). If you want to go B-list, you can find Krucoff and Carney again over on Gawker. If C-list is more your thing, I'm an background extra on the Best Week Ever's recap. Post VMAs we ended up @ Annex. Everyone in the world was hungover on Friday.

Friday. Caught up on my Tivo. (Prison Break!)



Saturday. Field trip to the Upper West Side. CZ made dinner. I made out with this girl's headshot. She looks like Rachel Leigh Cook!



Jill text'ed me about Nat getting engaged (congrats, btw!). I sent my congrats to Natasha by mistake. Huh.

Saturday night ends at 2A, er, Backroom.

ps: Dianne, we *totally* should have distracted that girl's friends at 2A with a pizza. So many regrets!



Sunday. Field trip to The Upper East Side (Mel's 30th bday). Me + Steve dressed up in our best above-50th-Street getup.



Mel + Jackie + Beth + Adam. All friends from the Syracuse days.



Then to Lolita -> Sing Sing on Ave A (too crowded) -> then we kicked this stick (named Stickey) all the way to Scratcher.



And when we got sick of playing telephone at Scratcher (die die die to the losers at the far end of the bar who didn't want to play), we hit up Sing Sing karaoke @ St. Marks. We posed with our new NYU freshman BFFs on the way.



Dear Battjer, how do you get your digi to take pics with those magic light effects? I've been trying "nighttime" mode but it sucks. So I switched to "underwater" mode which is brighter for sure, but also crazier. Please advise.



Lolita -> Scratcher -> Sing Sing -> The Automat. Has everyone heard about this already? (from Gothamist. ps: Automat co-founded by an ITP grad) It's like the little ham and cheese vending machines they used to have at the bowling alley, only replaced with fancy + delicious late night food. I had a pocket full of quarters from a day's worth of errands which I totally blew in like 10 minutes (all the machines take quarters, most expesive item is $1.75). There's like six things to order. We sampled as many as my laundry fund could afford:

+ Mac and cheese croquette (A++)
+ Mozarella sticks (A-)
+ Chicken nuggets (B)
+ Chicken wings (B-)

Monday. Nothing really. "Little Ms. Sunshine" w/ Becca (recommended, btw) and some random cookout (via dodgeball) on Rivington/Allen. And then naptime. (the end)


Wed 9/6 @ 11:29 AM | # link| Comments (1)
Friday August 18, 2006

teendrama week in review! (extra action + dinner club + zolbert goodbye!)



Teendrama Week in Review! Live from Montauk! (me = on vacation for 10 days!). Woo-hoo!

Actually, I'm a wee bit behind. I got a good 50 photos from Alex's Bachelor Party that I still need to put online (maybe this wkd? Previews here). But today is all about, er, me + Dianne + Youngna roadtripping to Tribeca to check out Extra Action Marching Band at the Knitting Factory last Saturday.

Quick backstory: Sean.S dragged me to see them in SF a few weeks back and now I'm there #1 superfan (Pilot to Gunner, anyone?). Show was a little more tame than the one in SF (perhaps because the crowd didn't know what they were getting themselves into?)



Still marching-band-marching-through-the-crowd is pretty rad.



And color-guard girls (and boys) sporting traditional marching band attire, waving flags, climbing rafters, crawling on floors.



I tried my bestest to convince some of my friends from home (er, MF, Mike.d, Jon, Adam, Mom, Dad... you're all lame) to go check them out when they played in Boston last weekend, but I think everyone stayed home watching the teevee. [video]

They're playing in Brooklyn tomorrow night (Saturday). Go!

Rubulad at 3rd Ward
195 Morgan Ave.
Saturday 8/19, 11pm



Post show, met up w/ the kids who went on Lisa.S' fishing trip @ Back Room. Everyone stank of fish. I'm kind-of-clear on why Carney was rolling with rubber gloves, but whatever.



Fast-forward through a pretty uneventful week and we get Wednesday's mini-version of Dinner Club. Dinner Club = old school attempt to get all our Syracuse friends together once a month. All the dudes dropped out / got married / moved away, leaving me, five ladeeeeez and a better-than-you-would-have-expected lobster roll @ Elmo.

(five ladeeeez = Nat (in from SF!), Jackie, Jill, Lauren Hourse, Mel.W)



Dinner to drinks to signature shot at some pretentious spot in the meatpacking district.



Jill.S = engaged.

Mel.W = engaged.

DPS = rocking rings like my name was Chingy.

Continued...


Fri 8/18 @ 2:01 PM | # link| Comments (1)
Friday November 11, 2005

jill's 29th bday + we love you, miss taxi internacional!



Hey, happy 29th birthday Jill! Jill = one of my bestest friends since Day 1 of college. As the legend goes, she picked me out of the Freshman Facebook the summer before college and declared that we'd be Best Friends Forever.

A bunch of us met up a Niagara in the East Village...



... by a bunch of us I mean, (hi, I forgot your name, you on the left) + Scuba Steve + er, Jill + Kevin DEVIL EYES K.

Not pictured = The Lauren Horse, Rob.G + Pablo + Ja Rule's pal Paul, Juila + Erica, Randy K., miscellaneous Bratskeir employees, and Josh Nova.



Wait, what's this? Scuba Steve with the program for the 2005 Miss Taxi Internacional beauty pageant! Let me see that!



Miss Taxi = a beauty pageant held every year out in Queens. Looks like the dispatch girls (?) compete against one another for fame and fortune, cash and prizes.



A few excerpts from an interview with Nadira, one of the contestants:

What is your opinion of a beauty pageant in the Taxi industry?
Oh, it's very good for the image of the Taxi industry. It was so exciting for drivers and all spectators. The pageant created a tremendous interest and the word is buzzing.

Do you think it should be expanded to include limousine, Black Car and yellow industry?
Absolutely, the more the merrier. May I suggest a new name? What do you think of Miss Universal Taxi?
Rumor has it the pageant is going down tonight (!!). It is my destiny to get into this event. My translators are working on it as we speak.

ps: Weekend forecast: Warm weather + no snow = looks like Killington isn't opening till next weekend. Sooooo, I have no plans!


Fri 11/11 @ 11:23 AM | # link| Comments (1)
Monday September 26, 2005

two day bender: alex's 29th bday and dpj's 30th bday



Ugh. This was the most crunked up weekend ever with two back-to-back 6am nights (I am only slightly of proud of that). Let's start on Friday for Alex's 29th (34th!!) bday throwdown. Dinner + drinks + karaoke (this pic is from like 2am, but we'll get to that).



First up = dinner. Six of us @ Gyu-Kaku, a grill-yer-own-meats type of place near Astor Place. Little corns, little hot dogs, little meats. That bag of foil contains a bunch of mushrooms marinating in butter. Verdict: delicious.



Manlio and Kevin prepare to battle the meats. Beware of Kevin's patented Devil Eyes(tm).



Post dinner we hit up Porch Bar on Avenue C. About 20 people stopped by x 4-5 drinks each (or so it seemed) and the tab only came to like $150 = a birthday gift from the waitress?

Continued...


Mon 9/26 @ 2:08 PM | # link| Comments (2)
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...


Mon 8/1 @ 12:55 PM | # link| Comments (0)
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.

Continued...


Tue 6/21 @ 11:57 AM | # link| Comments (4)
Friday May 6, 2005

what happened last night?



It was all Randy's idea. He sent the email asking everyone to meet at Loreley - this German place with an outdoor garden down on Rivington. I walked in to find Randy + Krucoff drinking out of mugs the size of coffee pots. Come'on!



Then everyone showed up. Cinco de Mayo? + nice weather? + dodgeball? + random Razorfish reunion party? - I dunno what it was, but everyone was there.



Jill rolled in around (ha - I have no idea what time) with Sweet Sweet Kate and Sweet Sweet Juila. Both look this blurry in real life.

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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.

Continued...


Mon 4/25 @ 1:11 PM | # link| Comments (3)
Monday February 14, 2005

snowy weekend in VT

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Tough to see from my shitty camera phone shot, but we hit about 6 new inches of snow over two days in Vermont this past weekend. Jill + Steve + MF + Youngna + Heather.D + Gina + Julie + special Medway guest star Danielle Galante all made the trek to Mount Snow.

Teendrama sucks, so no pics here, but Youngna's got a bunch on Flickr. Take a look.

ps: I leave for a weekend with the Bates kids in Beaver Creek, CO on Thursday. Wooo! [last year's pics]


Mon 2/14 @ 1:44 PM | # link| Comments (0)
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.

Continued...


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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!

Continued...


Wed 12/22 @ 9:09 AM | # link| Comments (0)
Thursday November 18, 2004

two-person dinner club?



"Hey Jill, let's go out to dinner to celebrate your new job."

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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.

Continued...


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