I am leaving today until July 6th. We are going to Club Med Turkoise in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Here is a picture of me and Jakob Lodwick in the middle of an ART PARTY AUCTION at the Universal Space Agency.
Last weekend I went to Manhattan to visit my friends Zach, Jakob, Ricky and Josh. They live in TriBeCa and were gracious enough to let my sister and I stay for five long days.
I say five long days because it seems like we did EVERYTHING!
Emily and I went to museums (The Met, MoMA), we went to the prestigious New York City Ballet, we went on a seven hour bike ride, we saw the Statue of Liberty, Chinatown, we took a ferry boat ride, we went shopping in SoHo, we walked through Central Park, Bryant Park and even Times Square.
We rode on a train, a subway, a boat, a bike and a taxi. And we walked a whole lot!
But my favorite thing that we did was Zach and Youngna and Jen's ART PARTY AUCTION at the Universal Space Agency on Friday, June 9th 2006. Everyone was very friendly and smart! This party also featured some of the BEST DANCING that I have ever witnessed at a party.
And, of course, there was great art all over from local artists to benefit a good cause.
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I'm not saying that charming, witty and warm copy won't sell. I'm just saying that I've seen thousands of charming, witty campaigns that didn't. Let's say you are a manufacturer. Your advertising isn't working and your sales are going down. And everything depends on it. Your future depends on it, your family's future depends on it, other people's families depend on it. And you walk in this office and talk to me, and you sit in that chair. Now, what do you want out of me? Fine writing? Do you want masterpieces? Do you want glowing things that can be framed by copywriters? Or do you want to see the goddamned sales curve stop moving down and start moving up?
This gave me occasion to observe, that, when men are employ'd, they are best content'd; for on the days they worked they were good-natur'd and cheerful, and, with the consciousness of having done a good day's work, they spent the evening jollily; but on our idle days they were mutinous and quarrelsome, finding fault with their pork, the bread, etc., and in continual ill-humor, which put me in mind of a sea-captain, whose rule it was to keep his men constantly at work; and, when his mate once told him that they had done every thing, and there was nothing further to employ them about, "Oh," says he, "Make them scour the anchor."
Gas pains? Nobody's got them like Atlantans.Truly awful. I am a part of it, too. Yesterday I drove from my home to downtown Atlanta and back again - twice. That is over 140 miles in one day! And sprawl is the reason.
Atlanta topped the list of cities most affected by rising gas prices, according to the latest survey by Sperling's, the same researchers who compile the "Best Places to Live" survey.
Atlantans will spend, on average, almost $5,800 on gasoline this year, or roughly 12 percent of household income.
The survey looked at the cost of gas in 80 U.S. cities. The results were based on households with two drivers, the number of daily miles each driver logs as well as daily gas use.
Eight of the 10 hardest-hit cities were in the South. Los Angeles and San Diego rounded out the top 10.
The reason? Sprawl.