Howie’s Hot Five for…4 September 2009

5. Speeeeeed Shrinking baby….yeah…You’ve heard of speed dating well why not do it with a shrink in a bookstore.peanuts

This is all the rage in New York….love this quotes from the New York Times article linked below…

“I’m engaged and I’m about to move in with my boyfriend,” she said. “I’m a little commitment-phobic. I just don’t know about being with the same person 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I really need to talk to my therapist about this…but he’s out of town.”

Don’t you just know it…in these disillusioning times we all need all the help …so why not get down with where eight psychologists and psychiatrists offer 3 minute sessions…

Link-NY Times Article

4.The Cinema Rant!!!!

We aren’t clever but wees knows clever when we sees it… This guy

has nailed the ills of the Multi-plex, ripoff, couldn’t-give-a-stuff-about-customer or marketing CINEMA industry…

Can we add our own thoughts…thanks…ok…

Went to District 9 last week…great movie….BUT

In Auckland the cinema going experience at SKYCITY (fill in your suburb) is well…it’s like that other wonderful customer centric experience -PRE PAY PETROL…

the commodity is the film…like the gasoline… and they’ll charge like wounded steers for all other add-ons…and soon wtih i-pod, cell phone downloading the  massive cinema industry used to financing behemouth industry infrastructure is going to start bleating…and telling us off…   will they adjust …$20 million for Mr DiCaprio for three months work anyone? …(to think we get all righteous about guys in ties on Wall Street…

try taking a family to SKYCITY>….$80 plus $40 for snacks…ah!

it”s a rort, long been a ripoff and we are waking – or we just don’t feel like going to movies as much…

3. We are feeling expansive after our Rant…so it’s two for the price of one time…

and here’s a free – may we say brilliant idea  – to mix it up with…(sorry, mash)

Sober Chauffeur – think about it…you’re out on the town…’one over the eighth’….Call sober chauffeur…someone pulls up on the above bike, folds it up and drives you home in your car…brilliant!

has kicked off in a couple of town in UK and US…with Jack Daniels sponsoring one such outfit…

sober cahf

2. Click here to Penelope Trunk  – Brazen Careerist… this woman is not only brutally honest about her own life…she can write … and she writes very well on all things vaguely related to the modern workplace…

Here’s the issues she was recently thinking about in detail…

Issue of Having a crush on your boss

Not knowing if a meeting is a date…. – answer; impossible to tell for sure

Figuring out what to wear to the office after 10 pm… only females get this conundrum…

1: Late at Auckland Museum…  (link)

Findlay Macdonald who chaired very noble panel at this monthly gigi said something about ‘this city we try to love’…

This helped! …here we were in the foyer of OUR museum …hanging out to chat, learn and listen to great music… rare to be in a public building in Auckland …there just aren’t any …not like gov-capital saturated Wellington with Te Papa etc.

Following the furrowed brow panel that concluded we are fried when it comes to global warming….Lady 6 and King Kapisi played;

Lady6 stole the show…! Hey we love you King K…but nough of the questions…’everybody alright!!?’…it was like being interviewed by a US customs agent….everybody alright!!!?…everybody say yeah!!!?…. every five minutes!!!?    Ladi6’s new single is here…everybody say yeah!!!

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