Friday July 6, 2007
bday #31 = three-venue karaoke mannequin makeout adventure
Three weeks late! So what!? Hi! My birthday = Tues 6/19, party was on Wednesday. Original invite called for a dance party on the upstairs terrace at Professor Thoms, but due to a technical error in the reservation process (er, I never called to confirm - oops) and the factthat Prof Thom's was hosting some Wednesday night BINGO, we dragged everyone a few blocks east over to Heathers.
Hey, and thanks to everyone who came out as bday #31 was pretty slamming. For the sake of comparison (and procrastination) I offer you recaps of bday #30, #29, #28, #27 on this lazy Friday afternoon. ps: No real narrative here, but please enjoy these randomly strung together images.
Looks dirty. Blindfold came from K2's Pin The Tail on the Donkey party kit...
Which is kind of like Pin the Tail on the Oil Painting of JJ.
Are you really going to argue?
Fri 7/6 @ 5:11 PM | # link
| Comments (3)
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)
Mon 3/6 @ 1:25 PM | # link
| Comments (12)
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.
Tue 2/7 @ 2:43 PM | # link
| Comments (8)
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:
... 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).
Sing Sing on St. Marks
Egg nog, holiday punch, food and Total Eclipse of the Heart
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.
In the style of Pearl Jam (??).Continued...
Tue 12/20 @ 12:55 PM | # link
| Comments (16)
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?)...
Tue 12/20 @ 11:56 AM | # link
| Comments (3)
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...
Mon 12/5 @ 11:50 AM | # link
| Comments (3)
Tuesday November 15, 2005
Pedometer Party (featuring celebrity chef Nate Tate!)
This is our pal Nate Tate. He spent the summer in China travelling around collecting recipes for a cookbook he's writing. On Saturday he offered to cook us up some dinner so he could beta test his instructions.
(ps: check out them nuts on that goat)
Jen.D and Nate Tate were cooking it up in my kitchen, breaking out all sorts of mystery ingredients such as potatos, green stuff and lotus roots.
(JJ says: "You just know you're a nasty cook when you bring your own lotus root.")
Special sauce was prepared pre-dinner, but most everything else was just thrown in the hotpot.
ps: Nate just emailed in with the menu: Mongolian Hotpot with peanut sauce, Sichuan spicy green beans, and fried bananas (with Mrs. Butterworth syrup).
You can find out more into on the cookbook at http://feedingthedragon.blogs.com
Tue 11/15 @ 11:58 AM | # link
| Comments (5)
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.
Tue 11/1 @ 1:12 PM | # link
| Comments (3)
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?
Mon 9/26 @ 2:08 PM | # link
| Comments (2)
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).
Fri 9/9 @ 12:08 PM | # link
| Comments (1)
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.
Tue 6/21 @ 11:57 AM | # link
| Comments (4)
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 (, again)
+ British Jess
+ S. Ross
+ 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).
Tue 5/24 @ 4:50 PM | # link
| Comments (0)
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.
Mon 4/18 @ 11:10 AM | # link
| Comments (0)
Wednesday December 22, 2004
no data holiday party
Last Wednesday we hosted the No Data Holiday party down at 12" - thanks for coming out!
Wed 12/22 @ 9:09 AM | # link
| Comments (0)