Monday, November 23, 2009

Business in Front, Revival in the Back

What? Is it a church? Or a barber shop??!?

I did it. My curiosity built up more and more. After 16 months of passing this 2nd floor shop on Church Ave in Flatbush, I called its number. I spoke to CoPastor Joan West and asked for an explanation. She could not have been nicer! In between each sentence, she invited me to come up and check it out for myself. 'Upon This Rock' is a barber shop by day, a church by night. They do it all!
Upon risk of making a (truly) terrible connection, I couldn't help but consider that the Pastors West aren't the first to mullet up their religious expression. Check out this haircut:

After reflection, I think this is a mullet! At the very least, I think He could use the Wests' services. Upon This Rock is totally on to something.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


This kind gentleman walked with his wife, who was having an alcohol-induced tough time, to the NJ Transit train in Penn Station Friday night. When I asked if his message was for real ("Now that's a shirt, sir!"), he showed me the front, reading, DON'T F*&^ WITH ME; I'M ON VACATION.

He loooooved talking to me about his shirt. The trouble was, what he was saying didn't make any sense. I bet he really does what it says.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Three Wolves Get Formal

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This was a fun wedding. Really fun. The photographers raved about how the dance floor was packed all night like nothing they'd ever seen.

Now here's a pack of something you've never seen on a dance floor: The Three Wolves Tuxedo.

I've been seeking an explanation for weeks, yet given the fact that this gentleman simply looked AWESOME, I've concluded that no further explanation is necessary. That pack of wolves on his back rocked out all night, as you'll see in the video. Congratulations, Jill & Farhad!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Maybe it was funny back at the beach house?

The Starboard, Dewey Beach, DE.
Saturday, 6/5/09, 10pm
Why are you carrying around cardboard cut-outs?  PEY, dude.  A bachelor party?  Is that why your head is on her body?  Is that really your fiancee's body?  WHAT?  She's right over there??  What kind of bachelor party is this?  So, which cardboard he/she is the bride tired of carrying so she handed off to you?  Best wishes, man!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Ladies and Gentlemen, Pop Your Collars

It's Foxfield.  It's...the sunniest?  Drunkest?  Certainly the most fun, but let's be real here--it's the preppiest day in all of UVa.  So you have to pop your (pastel) collar!  But do you have to pop nine of them?  At once?
Seriously, Chaz*, please explain yourself.  

Apparently Chaz here heard about Foxfield's preppy prerequisite and showed up last year with four shirts to achieve serious collar poppage.  But he was hot--and I don't mean sexy.  This year, he wanted to up his game AND be cool, so he did a little research.  What we see here is Chaz sporting two shirts, and seven dickies.  

Next year, you may ask?  Chaz is plotting out all the little figurines he'd like to embroider on his seersucker, patchwork shorts.  Keep an eye out for 'that guy'...!

*Chaz is a conveniently preppy nickname designed to prevent Carlton's students from knowing it was really him.

Saturday, April 11, 2009


20th between 
7th & 8th
6 o'clock

So many muffins, so hard to choose! I finally order a zucchini muffin to compliment my brewed-just-for-me, Peruvian blend coffee. 

Mix the milk & sugar, find a seat, and then I'm ready to bust in to vegetable-turned-bread goodness. WHY ARE THERE BIG, BROWN CHUNKS IN MY MUFFIN?  What part of a zucchini is red??  Cafe Grumpy, please explain yourself.

Turns out, there were fewer choices than I thought.  That sign reading, "Zucchini Cranberry Chocolate Chips" describes just ONE muffin! Then, as if the amazing coffee weren't enough, this over-achieving, brown, red, and green speckled muffin was spectacular!

Warning: this explanation likely won't be entirely satisfying until you get to Grumpy yourself.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Nice "Spot," Jill!

As seen on Super Bowl Sunday at the Bergmann's Dry Cleaners on Lee Highway in the Courthouse neighborhood of Arlington, VA.

Who did that??