Posts Written On October 12, 2012

Mighty Dog Toy: Linus the Lion (@DogTuff)

Say hi to our newest Mighty Dog Toy – Linus the Lion. A level 7 in firmness and sturdiness and the 4th contender as Jacob’s favorite toy.

Linus is the new Wally and Wally was the new Wilburr and Wilburr was the new Lenny.

1st one Lenny (Nov 2010-March 2011) 4 months

2nd one Wilburr (March 2011-Oct 2011) 7 months

3rd one Wally (March 2012-Oct 2012)7 months

Wally had seen better days

Even though Linus was $25.99 + tax (yikes) at this local West Village pet store, I know that it is Jacob’s favorite toy and he will sleep with it every night!

You can get it for a better price at


But I Love Me More…

It should feel like this

A man wants you, nothing can keep him away. stop making excuses for a man and his behavior. allow your intuition (or spirit) to save you from heartache. stop trying to change yourself for a relationship that’s not meant to be. slower is better. never live your life for a man before you find what makes you truly happy. if a relationship ends because the man was not treating you as you deserve then heck no, you can’t “be friends”. a friend wouldn’t mistreat a friend. don’t settle.if you feel like he’s stringing you along, then he probably is. don’t stay because you think “it will get better”. you’ll be mad at yourself a year later for staying when things are not better. the only person you can control in a relationship is you. avoid men who’ve got a bunch of children by a bunch of different women. he didn’t marry then when he got them pregnant, why would he treat you any differently? always have your own set of friends separate from his. maintain boundaries in how a guy treats you, if something bothers you, speak up. never let a man know everything, he will use it against you later. you cannot change a man’s behavior. change comes within. don’t ever make him feel he is more important than you are.. even if he has more education or a better job. do not make him into a qusai-god. he is a man, nothing more nothing less. never let a man define who you are. never borrow someone else’s man. if he cheated with you, he’ll cheat on you. a man will only treat you the way you allow him to treat you. all men are not dogs. you should not be the one doing all the bending-compromising is a two way street. you need time to heal between relationships. there is nothing cute about baggage. deal with your issues before pursuing a new relationship. you should never look for someone to complete you. a relationship consists of two whole individuals.look for someone complimentary, not supplementary. dating is fun. even if he doesn’t turn out to be Mr. Right. make him miss you sometimes.. when a man always knows where you are, and you’re always readily available to him – he takes it for granted. never move into his mother’s house. never co-sign for a man. don’t fully commit to a man who doesn’t give you everything that you need. keep him in your radar but get to know others. share this with other women.. you’ll make someone smile, another rethink her choices and another woman prepare. they say it takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, a day to love them and an entire lifetime to forget them.”


Knitted and Reversible Scarfs from @Votaryny

VOTARY is a New York based knitwear label by Luigi Bianco.

Following his love of fashion and belief in unique personal style, his scarves and blankets aim to make a lasting impression.

These reversible knits are non scratchy, hypoallergenic and super soft. Available in 15 different patterns, inspired by his pride in the USA,  there is something to suit everyones taste!

Promoting not only great quality but also smart economics. Designed and manufactured in the USA, Luigi hopes to create more jobs right here in the US. The more scarves wanted and produced, the more working positions made available.

But they are in need of support so to cover the costs of production and make his dream possible.

These are beautiful pieces and well worth supporting. Winter is coming and we need to keep warm, so get online and back the campaign!


@VillageVoice #BKPour Craft Beer Fest

The Village Voice’s second Brooklyn Pour took place at Skylight One Hanson. The craft beer extravaganza was fully packed, with two sessions to cater to the huge demand received much in part to the success of last year’s BK Pour. My guess is that Village Voice will probably have to make the event a two-day affair next year as more and more people learn about this Brooklyn secret.

Even with the crowd, attendees could easily get a taste of all 100+ beers, assuming their stomach capacity and tolerance would allow for such a lofty endeavor. One thing I would suggest if you come next year is to make sure that you have a tasting buddy who drinks at about the same pace as you do! I came with a guy and a girl friend and he left us slow sippers in the dust to conquer the tasting floor on his own. Despite my snail’s pace, I did get so sample some great beers.

Here are the highlights:


First stop… grab a tasting glass and pencil to mark your beer list

The scenic Skylight One Hanson, formerly  known as the Williamsburg Savings Bank

Beers, beer and more beer

From left to right:
* Three Philosophers by Brewery Ommergang was probably the strongest beer at 9.80% ABV!
* Love the Rastufa Rye label (Blue Point Brewery).
* Innis & Gunn Spiced Rum Aged Beers was the “Best Beer in Show” according to my unofficial survey of people standing next to me when I tasted it, and my very own taste buds.

Barefoot wine added a little variety to the beer fest

Another non-beer exhibitor was Greenhook Ginsmiths gin. The American Gin packs an over-proof zing. Beach Plum add some flavor to gin and is tasty either for sipping straight or adding to a cocktail. Owner, Steven DeAngelo, is pictured on the right.

Had to take a pic of this young Richard Gere look alike 🙂

Umm, these pickles–delish! And a perfect accompaniment to a cold, frost beer.

Wine flavored cupcakes. I don’t need to elaborate here. Yum!

Pretzel, anyone?

Good old-fashioned chugging contest


Gorgeous venue, huh?

See you next year, BK Pour!

For more info on BK Pour click here