Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Chris in NYC: East Village Idiot

You may know Chris from such TBTL intros as "Support for this hour of TBTL," singing Mr. Big's "To Be With You," and [ed- my favorite,] "When I listen to TBTL I go crazy!" He willingly admits, "I dialed in all three of those intros while I was both tired and emotional."

Chris blogs at East Village Idiot. He writes:
I've been blogging for seven some-odd years on an on-again, off-again basis (the on-again has been going on for about 3 1/2 years). I live in New York's East Village, hence the name of my blog, which has very little to do with the East Village, nor does it usually insinuate that I'm an idiot (some readers may disagree). I generally blog about the same seemingly mundane topics that TBTL discusses: grammatical errors, quitting Facebook, bad advertising, and the stupid things I do with a beer or two [ed- one or two? really?] in me.
Chris also has a twitter account - you can follow him here. Rawr!

1 comment:

Blair Sorrel said...

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Blair Sorrel, Founder

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Just start to adopt this simple strategy — EYEBALL THE BLOCK, AND AVOID A SHOCK. Take a few seconds and make your trajectory toward generally safer, free standing, non-conductive surfaces, ie., plastic, wood, cardboard. Intuit your dog’s cues and if it’s resistant, change directions. Work site perimeters may be live so try to elude them. If necessary, switch sides of the street or your hands when leading to skirt hazards. If you traverse the same route, you may memorize locations of potential dangers. Carry your pooch when in doubt. Consider indoor restroom products like PottyPark when external conditions are chancy or RopeNGo’s hardware-free leash and harness. And don’t rely on dog booties as a palliative as they will actually put your pet at even greater risk since the dog can’t tell you they’re leaking! To learn to more, please see StreetZaps. A safer walk is yours year round if you are willing to open to your eyes and mind to it.