Autor: Daanesh

~ 25/03/07

Tire company Kumho has released a tire that gives off the scent of lavender after the tires are warmed from normal driving. No mention is made how much time was spent working on this or who is expected to buy them.

(I believe the answers are ‘too much’ and ‘no one’).

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Autor: Dave

Sometimes a random evening out can lead to great memories, even when nothing substantial takes place. Last night turned out to be one of those nights. Met some friends at FIVE, the new moderately priced upscale bistro that graces the new look Grove neighborhood. Enjoyed some great conversation while sampling a variety of dishes that included “Coq au vin”- half chicken braised in a sumptuous white wine sauce. I also shared a seared halibut, with roasted baby carrots, fingerling potatoes in coriander vinaigrette. I like to think I can be happy with just about any cheeseburger routine put in front of me. But this place was top notch, and affordable. Just over $60.00 for two of us including a couple of round of drinks. Continue reading “Five Random Thoughts on a Saturday Night” »

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Autor: Dave

~ 23/03/07

Yesterday by my count I made approximately 8.5 mistakes. The point 5 represents an issue that my girlfriend and I are still fighting over. I’ll let you know how that ends up. The remaining 8 mistakes were stupid, neglectful or just reoccurring errors in judgment that had no long lasting repercussions to me, my family or friends. I’ll probably make the same mistakes within a week or two. That’s just the way it goes. Suffice it to say none of the missteps I took yesterday even came close to the outlandish mistakes the media made yesterday in their coverage of the two stories of the day. Just like me, they’ll repeat the offense over and over.

Continue reading “Clean Up Your Mess” »

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Autor: Daanesh

~ 22/03/07

I was asked this question this evening, largely because I’m one of those people who *gasp* doesn’t have his TV connected to anything other than a DVD player/ Playstation.

I answered The Week, a magazine I learned about when I met its publisher at a dinner party in New York City some five years back.

Why? Because it a) summarizes, b) gives both sides of a story and c) includes headlines from around the world.

I don’t read it enough, but when I do, I’m glad I do – especially because they have a sense of humor. For example:

It’s a Good Week For Silver foxes, after a brothel in Germany announced a 50 percent discount to senior citizens. “All clients need to do is show us some proof of age,” said a spokesman, adding that the discount only applies during afternoon hours.

Where do you get your news?

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Autor: Dave

~ 21/03/07

I’m normally not one to brag. Well, ok I do it more than I like to admit. Just saw this today and wanted to bring up the fact that at least in this case..the ‘Undercurrent’ staff was all over this issue MONTHS before it debuted on the ACC blog. Normally, I’d defer to ACC on issues like this..but does this show a trend of an unconventional online gonzo movement starting to dominate in all aspects of investigative journalism? Like all up and coming Bob Woodwards, we’ll let the public decide. Watch your back Dave Drebes…we are coming after you!

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Autor: Scott

If you missed GLOW last Thursday, you missed on hell of an event! I will not even begin to pretend that I have the chops to accurately critique a fashion show, but I will throw my two cents in on the music. It ROCKED!!! The copy of the soundtrack has yet to leave my auto CD player and is slated to be a new addition to my gym mix.

HA! Like I go to the gym.

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Autor: Dwight

~ 19/03/07

What is your definition of success?

Am I considered a success story? I have been thinking about this for a week. How does one measure success? Is success making six figures, new car, having the perfect soul mate a dog and a cat? Is success a hit record or a six week tour? What is success? I was used to the norm, having a boss that gives you a review of your strengths and weaknesses. Someone that either fires you or promotes you. I don’t have that boss! That boss is me! So young professionals someone tell me how to measure my success.

My one year anniversary is next month for Rock Uniform Style & PR. For the first six months I worked my ass off not knowing if I was doing anything right. I set the bar pretty high for myself and for six months I made sure that I didn’t fall below that bar. I raised it higher and became a regular hype man/Photographer for RCP events, I was elected Marketing Chair for Metropolis, I was featured in the Post Dispatch as a stylist, I have made my presence known to every photographer that has a party pic site, I hired real intern, I have gotten 20+ resumes from College students wanting to learn from me, became store marketing manager for PLAY and others in the industry ask me to help promote their events. Is this it? Is this the success that I was looking for? Doing more work and getting less sleep, not having time to even go to a movie, play soccer or pursue my idea of getting all my friends together and race remote control cars on Sundays?
Help me young professionals!

The dictionaries definition of success is: The attainment of wealth, position, honors or the like…
I am a small business owner so wealth hasn’t come yet,  I can’t achieve a higher position because I own the company and I haven’t recieved honors since Highschool. Success: DENIED!

I need to figure this out ASAP. Lets see a couple weeks ago I sat in my clients bar, John P. Fields with 3 small business owners( Marcia/Masulla, Cory/rBar and Leigh Ann/rBar) and a future success story(Alyssa my intern) to talk about my Anniversary Party. Ideas were flowing, deadlines were being made, plans were set and a future meeting was scheduled. This was weird, for once I wasn’t the only one with the ideas and plans. Every person at this table showed excitement and enthusiasm to help me make this event a success. That’s it! That is success. I finally made an impact towards 3 people that I think have surpassed success. Two people that worked their asses off(along with 5 others) to prove to the city of St. Louis that they could open a bar that caters to all genres, one person who has clearly overcome obstacles to get her boutique off the ground and an Intern that wants to learn as much as she can from you because somehow I have impressed her. How did I make this happen?

Anniversary details coming soon…….

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Autor: Scott

~ 17/03/07

So while Dave wants to go see Bob Woodward talk, I found an equally interesting icon from the past coming to visit our fair city! Grace Slick of Jefferson Airplane fame will be coming to showcase her art at the Wentworth Gallery, located in West County Mall. Having listened to Grace Slick sing in various incarnations of the Jefferson air and space transportation band, I am curious to see if her art matches her amazing style and attitude (excluding the whole “We Built This City” phase, of course).

Slick will make two special appearances; Saturday, June 16, 6-9 p.m. and Sunday, June 17, 12-3 p.m. For additional information, visit www.wentworthgallery.com or call 314-821-8884. So go to Nordstrom, buy some new jeans and shoes… then go see some art. I have heard that it is all for sale.

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Autor: Marcia

~ 14/03/07

Sounds classy and yummy. Not in a sleazy drunken White Castle kind of way at all……hmmmm.

What’s even better is this event on April 29th at the Khorassan Ballroom in the Chase Park Plaza will benefit the WONDERFULLY INCREDIBLE Mr. Greg Lukeman and all of his staff and volunteers at the Food Outreach. Yummy food by local chefs and the largest auction in St. Louis to bid on some well appointed goodies! Heard through the grapevine, that a nifty little boutique that just opened on Wash Ave has a nice little package just bursting to be bid on……hmm any ideas who that could be? Continue reading “A Tasteful Affair” »

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Autor: Dave

I’ve always loved a good political scandal. From “Iran-Contra-Gate” to “Monica-Gate” there’s nothing quite like watching supposed well respected politicians bumble and stumble their way to an indictment or public disgrace. A good way to know you have a good ole’ life wrecking scandal is when the media pin the dreaded “Gate” behind it. Here in the ‘Gate’way city we’ve had our share of unfortunate political occurrences, but none that really rival that national implications of the instances listed above. Illinois of course had the George Ryan “DMV-Gate”. Whether Georgie boy actually goes to jail is probably not as big of question as if he’ll retain his life long pension.
A ‘Gate’ tag is usually accompanied with multiple indictments, senior aides doing jail time, with the primary person ending up on the speaker circuit pulling in tens of thousands of dollars to talk about the experience. Sex is sometimes a factor, but power tends to be more of a common denominator. Power was the key motivator for the mother of all scandals, and serves as the genesis of the name. Watergate. Continue reading “Talking With History” »

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