Just An Online Minute... If It Ain't Brokaw, Don't Fix It
I'm going to introduce a legislation proposal that we just forget about Monday altogether. Following that, punishment will be doled out to those who even hint to Tuesday being the start of the workweek. And to think, evil Monday, that yesterday, as I sprinkled Old Bay into my chicken finger recipe, I said aloud, "I'm kind of looking forward to the week." And you do this to me.
Fresh from a host of Melatonin nightmares including gnashing hamsters and splitting pants, I embarked on my cold walk, assuring myself that everything would be better once a triple grande skim latte hit the pipes. But what really hit me as I crossed Union Square was that I wasn't wearing the backpack containing my laptop. Back to 12th street I went.
In pure Ground Hog Day-style I retraced my steps towards the Union Square Starbucks. The cold air smacked my face and then the cold realization smacked my brain that, yes indeedy, I left my camera back at the homestead. I flipped on my heels, heading back to my place AGAIN. I could feel the squirrels judging me as they flipped frigid brown leaves over with their noses, on the nut hunt.
When I finally arrived at Starbucks after the longest most irritating repetitive commute, the line was nearly out the door, the cashier looked vapidly perplexed, and the gal in front of me with the latex-ish leggings on was just visibly irksome. In case you're wondering, I'm sucking on my latte right now, deleting spam, reporting naked tweeters, and not joining Facebook groups. Let's see if this week has any redeeming qualities.
Tonight it's the OMMA Agency Of The Year Awards! That's right; agencies that rocked your worlds in online advertising are being honored at The Yale Club tonight. Keg stands, spin the bottle, and 7 minutes in heaven are still tentative agenda additions. If you want to join us, it's not too late; you can grab your tickets after a tiny scroll.
Tuesday January 12: I'll be seeing Hair. This has nothing to do with you, but I just wanted to share, I'm really excited. A handful of the cast performed at an NYCGO event at the Time Warner Center and they were goose pimple inducing.
Wednesday, January 13: Launch party for "Ad Asylum" a book by Dan Wald (who says it's hilarious). The party is hosted by the notorious Julie Roehm. I haven't read the book yet (but I swear it's in my "seriously, read more" pile), but Dan seems like a fellow levity dealer, with the goal to make the beaten down marketers find something to laugh at.
After I check out of the asylum, I'm heading over to The National Arts Club (finally! A new venue!), where CollegeHumor's Ricky Van Veen and Josh Abramson will be awarded the Citation of Merit for The Art of Comedy. I wonder if this means they'll spin off into "Adult Education Chortles."
Thursday January 14: Here is where I'm hoping an invitation isn't just secret code wordsmithery because if it isn't I'll be spending the evening with Tom Brokaw. USA Network and Tom Brokaw are screening the documentary "American Character Along Highway 50". I'm excited not just for the documentary, but also for another new venue (this party writer is suffering from venue fatigue) - this time at the Crosby Street Hotel.
It's going to be a pretty loaded week, which translates into lots of coffee and hopefully some run-ins with some of you! Will I be seeing any of you at the above events?
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