Bitter Cynical Rants from One as Snarky as Waldorf and As Sexy as Statler.

Thursday, July 29, 2004

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While We here at Voices From The Balcony have never really had a problem with apathy, we have recently learned that apathy is not sexy, and there's nothing we love more than sexy. SO REGISTER TO VOTE DAMMIT.

we know, we know. we promised to not get political. we lied. sue us, just make sure you register first.

Wednesday, July 28, 2004

Mamma, you can take you meatballs and shove 'em
How much of a total asshole would you feel like, if a judge not only allows your partner to close the Restaurant with your name on the awning, but also bars you from entering the place.  Man, that's gotta hurt. [Read the whole story HERE].

Now that I am soon to be officially a CIT, I suggest Mr. Chodorow that you let me revamp the restaurant.  I have some brilliant ideas of what to do with the flatiron space.  Also, I have no problems with being a reality star if we want to pitch the Restaurant 2.  I'm all about it.  Also, I have a pair of twins interested in being part of the project as well as their older sister.  The four of us make not only a good team, but good television.  Besides our made for TV looks, we also have intellegence and can create some good drama WITHOUT making the new restaurant lose money.  Gimme a call, we'll talk.


Thursday, July 22, 2004

If you don't play there's no music.  If there's no music they don't dance.  If they don't dance they don't kiss.  And if they don't kiss, they don't fall in love... 

What's better than a boy band?
Easy!  A British boy band. And while its hard to top a British boy band (and the boys who make them up - see: my obsession with Take That! circa 1998 and the ensuing obsession with Robbie Williams circa 2000), There's absolutely nothing better than a British boy band that plays their own instruments and are backed by 1.21 gigowatts of fun...

Don't believe me? Check out the cuties of McFly, I think I'm in love. 

After listening to a good round of some sugar sweet pop, head over to the olive garden and play a little cheese chicken [thanks for the link, amateur gourmets].

I promise that between the two, you'll have yourselves a night to remember!

Or, if you're looking for something a little more "I'm from Williamsburg dammit, and I'm too cool for school," then join me next Thursday at Makor for the genius that is The Trachtenberg Family Slideshow Players . Trust me, this is probably something you don't want to miss [and thanks to the NY arm of the Levine Triumverate for introducing me.]

one more link for the day for your TOTAL AURAL PLEASURE check out The Postal Service cover of Against All Odds (from the soon to be released soundtrack for Wicker Park)

Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Rich Kids Continue to Get Shit for Handed to Them or:
Duke Freshmen to recieve IPod for Free
So I've been known to lament the fact that its always the people that can afford things that get them for free, but this time, I'm downright appalled - or just plain jealous, i'm not really sure.  Either way, I don't even think I was given a free t-shirt at my college orientation.

Nothing like taking the word luxury and mixing it up to create the word "research". Which I'm okay with if the research involves figuring out someway for me to upload music from TWO computers onto my Ipod. 

I certainly hope they gave one to Coach K for staying. 

Friday, July 16, 2004

Rock Children Hold Your Heads Up High:
Good news for people who like dance rock from Vegas.  Those cuties from the city of sin who call themselves The Killers will be returning to New York to play the Bowery on August 16th.  Stick around because the Libertines will be playing the Bowery the very next night.
Good news for people who work in my office. My crazy boss has screwed up again!  It seems as though there's some light at the end of the tunnel as she might get her crazy nasty self fired.
Good news for people who loves them some good free music and good hot dogs.  SIREN FEST tomorrow. I'll be there,  with a  sparks permanently attached to my hand.
Good news for people who hate U2 - Apparently, they've "misplaced" their latest album [Read More Here]
Good news for people who think that blondes don't have more fun: Check out the Ashlee Simpson Blender Photo Shoot (SFW, and hott!).
Good news for people who hate Domestic Divas: Martha gets 5 months in prison
(ed. Note - good news for people who think Martha got shafted, the sentence has been stayed pending appeal)
Good news for people like me who miss their weekly CMM fix: A Cinderella Story opens this weekend (eds. note - Unfortch, Hilary Duff is also in this movie, and therefore deems it pretty unwatchable, even for me)
And finally:
Good news for people who love bad news: Stephen Hawking was wrong about black holes 

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

Restaurants are for people in the '90s (or 2000's) what theater was to people in the 80's

Hope you all like the new look of VTB.

If I held some sort of benefit or fundraiser to help waylay the cost of tuition for culinary school, would you come? would you contribute? Would you say this girl is stupid for trying to raise money this way, she should go back to her original idea of harvesting her eggs.

Friday, July 02, 2004

Friday's Bests and Worsts

-Last Night's Yankees/BoSox game - quite possibly the best game ever!
The Ordinary Boys - Forget the Killers, these brits ROCK my world
- Leaving Work today at 2pm (and taking my hour lunch before that)
- Dessert at Montrachet - Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Rhubarb and Warm Chocolate Cake with pistachio Cream
- The Fabulous Ms. Mo's job being saved and then finding out that she received a raise!
- Someone Google Searching "Sexy Assed Roy Horn" to get to my blog

- Coach K possibly going to LA? Can someone say sell-out?
- Tasting Menu Size Portions for your Restaurant Week orders
- Re-Injuring my knee for the 9,000th time at the gym this week
- Virginia enacting law yesterday that prevents same-sex unions from being recognized in the Commonwealth
- Those Ed Koch commercials for the Republican National Convention - can someone explain this to me?
- Someone Google Searching "Sexy Assed Roy Horn" to get to my blog

here's to a kickass three day weekend full of bests.

'Til Tuesday,(Hush hush keep it down now voices carry)

The Voices from the Balcony Team