A few days ago, I got an email asking me to pass on news of a fruit CSA that will be delivering to soon this summer/fall. As I am sitting here eating lunch at ‘wichcraft, I notice that Red Jacket Orchards’ juices are being sold here. What a crazy coincidence! Anyway, to stave off any colds during the fall and keep away scurvy, you may want to join Red Jacket Orchards CSA. Deadline for entry is August 5th. You can purchase a full share for $264 ($22 per week) or a half share for $156 ($13 per week). Pickup will be at either Jimmy’s No. 43 or Brooklyn Farmacy.
I didn’t grow up listening to punk. I guess that they were punk rock enthusiasts in Birmingham, Alabama but I didn’t know them. For some reason, I didn’t hear about The Slits until I heard their cover of Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It through the Grapevine”. Then I promptly bought and immediately fell in love with their album, “Cut“. Last weekend, I bought Typical Girls, a book about The Slits, and I am in love with it too. Author Zoe Street Howe chronicles the squatter beginnings to the fame of this all girl punk band who were proto feminists, proto-Madonna, proto-riot grrl. I didn’t do Women’s Studies in college, but the story of The Slits is one to study.
I especially like this quote which was their ethos:
The Slits weren’t’ particularly interested in Women’s Lib, and their approach was ultimately more successful and less eroding on themselves: don’t get angry, don’t think about chauvinists, get on with what you want to do and as long as you don’t think they have any power over you, they won’t.
Today I met Liz Dwyer (LosAngelista) at the Pepsi Refresh Project luncheon here in NYC. It was great to finally meet the person behind the blog who is doing great things at her job at Good. Good has partnered with Pepsi to assist Pepsi Refresh Project awardees to implement their ideas and make a difference in their community.
Saturday was a very hot day, so it was good time to venture over to Carroll Gardens to Brooklyn Farmacy, a new soda fountain that makes egg creams, milkshakes, ice cream sodas and more. I ordered a Black and White Soda and it was delicious. Brooklyn Farmacy also sells local food like Early Bird Granola. If my waistline could afford it, I would go there everyday.
Last night, I hosted the inaugural Blogging While Brown NYC Meetup at Houndstooth Pub in Midtown. It was so much fun meeting new people. There are a lot new bloggers on the scene who are doing cool stuff.
Here’s a list of the attendees’ twitter handles:
@gcam @cavaughn @makeupkimporter @kittybradshaw @TempleofGlam @brettandthecity @mypolaropposite @funkybrownchick @artdeal @laidbackchick @shy2del @thefabchick @misssmith11 @streetforce1 @hergoodybag @osochic @jonesmag
See more pictures from meetup.
It’s hot. I’m melting. Eating ice cream helps. I will be attending these events below.
July 13: Blogging While Brown Meetup I am organizing this event, and it will be at Houndstooth Pub in Midtown.
July 31: The Great Hot Dog Cookoff
August 4: Media Bistro Career Circus
August 6-7: BlogHer
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