Results for July 2009
  • Just An Online Minute... Wake Up And Smell The Nerd At Digital DUMBO drinks #7!
    How about this humidity, huh? Wooo doggy, I think I lost 10 lbs just writing that. I prefer this to snow though, and I kind of like the visceral ooze of just perspiring uncontrollably. It's as if all the toxins are making a mad dash for the pore door. Walking to work from my East Village apartment rendered me almost transparent by the time I got to my desk. Everything and everyone smelled like an 8th grade locker room after basketball practice. And guess what? I've become "early girl" for some reason. Maybe it's the heat, but once again I ...
  • Just An Online Minute... Digital Divas Defy The Deluge
    I overheard in my office once that talking about the weather is the lowest form of conversation. This of course was uttered after I mentioned to another coworker that the rain was ridiculous or... it was snowing or something. So of course, I was all offended (because I 'm almost certain that everything is about me). Regardless, it's true--- it is not my preferred small-talk subject, but sometimes, it's just what's on everyone's minds. Because that's right, someone -- and I won't name names, but she's short and sort of loud -- forgot her umbrella and got caught in the ...
  • Just An Online Minute... Wet Hot American Launch Party For Thrillist Hamptons
    Believe it or not, I have a few cardinal rules of party writing. The big one is to not become a cautionary tale. One notch down is not to die. Yeah, I'm serious- I think I'd rather die than become a cautionary tale. But sometimes the stars align, the sun comes out, and a party bus of NYC party-focused social types parks itself in front of you. And when that door swooshes open, there may be a little "do I really want to do this?" hesitation, but then you step inside, stuff the beachball up your dress to reenact "I ...
  • Just An Online Minute... Tweetup, Eat Your Meat Up With Buddy Media
    A little achy from the Traffiq/mediabistro Agency Spy party, I hauled my sweaty self to Hill Country for the Buddy Media Summer Tweetup. It's no secret that it's also not a struggle for me to motivate for meat. Don't knock it till you've tried it. Also, I haven't seen some of my Buddy Media favorites (well, really they're people I dig, regardless of affiliation) in forever, so the reunion was a big draw too. Part of the TweetUp was to celebrate a big announcement, and a big draw for some folks was probably the presence of Wine Library TV's Gary ...
  • Just An Online Minute... There's No Spying In Advertising! [A League Of Their Own]
    Sometimes, the events I attend are simply walking on the streets of NYC. Even though it was raining that annoying spit rain (why rain at all if you're going to do it that way?) I was downright joyful to foot it from the east village up Park Avenue and onto 28th. And all along Park I followed an orange, hairless, athletic man who was just a little off. As he reached deep into his navy cotton shorts pocket, I cringed. When he pulled out a conch-shell-sized, rolled wad of cash and rapidly and repetitively asked every blond woman that passed ...
  • Just An Online Minute... Channeling My Inner Hippie In The Company Of Women
    Today I had the pleasure, the very honest and disconnected-from-the-Internet pleasure, of attending Working Mothers Media Best Companies For Multicultural Women National Conference 2009. I expected the same old blah blah blah of the usual women's chicken coop power plays, but the sense I got as soon as I ran into the first guests was nothing but. Maybe it's just something I need right now, that nurturing safe feeling of intelligent, warm successful women, but (and feel free to revisit your lunch in your mouth when I say this), but I felt enveloped in a hairnet of happiness when I ...
  • Just An Online Minute... A Working Mothers Thrillist Hamptons AgencySpy Margarita Please
    What kind of Monday person are you? Do you leap out of bed ready to beat the living crud out of the week starting with THIS DAY RIGHT HERE? Or are you still pinching yourself to get that little surge of ouch that will chase the dust bunnies out of your brain? I think I'm somewhere in between - with a splash of temporary insanity when people nearby and online get all chipper about the challenges and surprises of the week ahead. I mean, let's wait until at least after lunch to publicly celebrate the challenge of replacing the toner ...
  • Just An Online Minute... What Happened When The Music Stopped At IAB Mobile?
    I'll bet you're wondering, "Wait! Kelly! What happened in the afternoon portion of IAB Mobile? " I know, I know, I sort of put a break in there. But really, I think you're a lot like me, and there is only so much conference coverage I can read - which is why I broke it up with the delicious Flatiron Chef's piece. And now. The moment you've all been waiting for... when Dancing Dufon left the stage, who was there to pick up the pieces?
  • Just An Online Minute... Keeping Madison Square Park Beautiful With Flatiron Chefs
    Back in the day, when I was hunting for a new job and my lunch consisted of Lean Pockets, Bud Light, and craigslist, I could be found muttering, sometimes covered in sweat due to no air conditioning combined with living on the 5th floor, "I want to write about NYC for NYC." Last night I found myself wandering around my favorite park, getting pebbles in my sandals, sampling some of the best food the Flatiron area has to offer. AND, depending on what you qualify as celebrity, I even had two celeb sightings!
  • Just An Online Minute... The People Pitch To PepsiCo At Brandhackers
    I never go to Dewey's Flatiron by choice. The last time I went there, a businessman offered to pretend his wife didn't exist. And the floor smelled like the underside of the Staten Island ferry. Last night I had to go if I wanted to observe the Brandhackers SMAC (Social Media Ad Council) "Pitch Pepsi" Meetup Happy Hour. It was at Dewey's that I discovered Tyler Hoffman (CFO of Gather)'s favorite Muppets are the old hecklers in the balcony -- and that Deep Focus's Vice President, Publicity,Christian Borges, likes a Gatorade to mute his hangover. Oh right, and people pitched ...
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