January 01, 2012
Know your signs, and take lots of pictures
The crushing feeling of finding a ticket attached to the windshield of your car is enough to ruin any New Yorker’s New Year.
But there are ways to fight it, if you’re armed with the right information. While certain parking and meter regulations are suspended Sunday and Monday for the holiday, they’ll resume Tuesday.
Larry Berezin, chief operating officer of New York Parking Ticket LLC, believes city parking spots are scarcer than ever and tickets are up this time of year because of all the tourists in town for winter break.
“Visitors to my website have increased significantly over the last three weeks,” said Berezin, a lawyer whose company offers advice on fighting such summonses.Get all the details on this Pssst Posters site...
December 14, 2011
Two things you guys might not know about me: I have a pet artichoke. He’s frozen, stem in tackt, in a mason jar in the freezer. He goes by Francis. Second, I’ve got some ink on my hip, the kind you keep forever, says “this is all that I am.”I was reminded of both the big black letters and my frozen friend this evening when my coach said “Steph, do you wanna be able to do this?” I laughed. “Then decide you can fucking do it. No, decide you’ve done it. Go.” I stopped laughing. He was serious as a mountain lion and I’m certain he believes with his whole body that you are what you decide to be. I’ve had similar conversations with several friends, shit, I got a piece of that idea tattooed to MY....Get all the details on this Pssst Posters site...
December 12, 2011
This spring, I (Sharon Lovejoy) hosted the UK Herbarium group blog party one month and my dear friend Rita contributed her recipe for elderflower cordial to the party. When our elderflowers bloomed I gathered some and followed her recipe. Simply delicious and I began to just crave a nice cold glass of water mixed with the cordial in the evenings. Coincidentally, I started sleeping like a newborn baby… I eventually ran out of the cordial … and started sleeping poorly again…Get all the details on this Pssst Posters site...
December 10, 2011
AUSTRALIAN sports fans are well aware of the young Donald Bradman's exploits with a cricket stump and a golf ball, but a new local history book has shed light on the early sporting adventures of tennis legend Margaret Court in Albury. June Shanahan — Margaret's older sister, a former ABC local radio producer and history buff — has published a book Ancestors of a Wimbledon Champion detailing her sibling's deft use of a fence paling that the family used as a cricket bat in backyard matches. That's the future Grand Slam winner in our photo wicketkeeping for her sister, moving June to say it must have been one of the rare times she and her two brothers were able to prise the bat away from Margaret.Get all the details on this Pssst Posters site...
November 23, 2011
What seems like many years ago now, I was driving up to Naryn and as we passed through the town of Kochkor, I saw a sight that made me smile. Draped over the fences were row upon row of colourful shyrdaks, felt carpets. There were even shyrdaks laid on the side of the road. I mentioned this when we got to Naryn and I was told that they were cleaning the carpets. Apparently, twice a year you should shake the carpet and beat it with a carpet beater, stick or tennis racket, then lay it out in direct sunlight for about three hours. You shouldn’t try washing it with soap and water nor use a brush or a vacuum cleaner because this can destroy the felt.Visit Pssst Post: Pssst.... wanna buy a shyrdak?
September 14, 2011
He ruled Russia almost a century ago, and yet, somehow, a statue of communist leader Vladimir Lenin found its way to Seattle.
It's not one of the city's more famous landmarks - like the Space Needle or Pike Place Market. Instead, the 16-foot-tall statue of the divisive dictator is tucked away in a more residential spot in Seattle's Fremont district.Visit Pssst Post: Pssst.... Want to buy a 16-foot statue of Lenin?
March 09, 2011
Or maybe the right metaphor is a used car salesman on late-night TV: “Come on down to Crazy Bolden’s! [Flings money in air] We’re givin’ em away!”
Because, in point of fact, they are. Not counting tax, title, and license, of course, which in the Space Shuttle’s case amount to some $28 million.Visit Pssst Post: Pssst.... Hey, Buddy, Wanna Buy a Space Shuttle?