Philly meets the Bronx

Sometimes we have to laugh our selves.. I mean as I suffered through what felt like 100 seasons of Jerlsylious (yes – I can relate coming from a family of women who do hair!) then we moved the stereo-type humor to Philly! Saw this today and just had to share

From the website:

Tina Fey brought to “Saturday Night Live” what we locals know all too well as the Philly accent, and she made sure to impress upon the rest of the country what is perhaps the most notable word, our dialect’s high “wooder” mark if you will.In a skit called “The Bronx Beat” that features Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph as Bronx housewives hosting a local access television show, Fey is introduced as Cousin Karen from Philly. Fey’s character uses her introduction to bring up the Jersey Shore and stuffed peppers, and to employ the word “youse.” When Poehler and Rudolph mention how “classy” Fey’s accent is, they ask her to “say things in Philly. Say water.”Watch the funny confusion that ensues when the Bronx and Philly dialects collide: Read more at

Bringing back the memories with a roar

Don’t hate me. But yes I’m a huge fan.

When I was a kid my dad used to work a full day shift in his job either as a police officer or later on as his role with the local animal shelter. For most of our lives he also worked a second job. Sometimes the only time I would see him was when I woke up after being put to bed and slip downstairs around midnight after he had gotten home.

We would sit in the dark watching Godzilla, Creature Feature and other science-fiction movies while eating sticks of pepperoni with whatever bread was handy.

It’s sort of pre-date this new concept of the man cave. Cut or slice ? why bother when we had our teeth, it was by bite, pull and chew.

Eventually we would hear my mother wake up and from the top of the stairs she would “whisper-yell”, calling down, Sonny, Sonny; send him (me) to bed. Which would cause us to roll our eyes back while looking at each other and laugh; eventually he would send me up to bed.

I still think somewhere in my mothers house is an original Godzilla model that we put together


Castro’s Caffiene Boost or Bust?

It amuses me after a huge nieghborhood refit, some of which I still scratch my head over ( for instance–why add changing lighting features under high placed direct white street lights?? Maybe Im missing something but I don’t see what the effect is other that pad a lighting contract since you can’t see the effect) . So what do we do? Let’s add more caffiene!

Really, we have a robust offering of coffee options in the castro these days with more coming down the trail.

Recently open and joining the “hipster chic” offerings of Revielle, (4076 18th St) and Espressamente Illy Cafe (2349 Market st) is the new sparten Hearth (3985 17th street) sitting nestled between Local Take and Wild Card, near Orphan Andys.

Next up to open is the new Weavers, next door to Fitness SF and set to open on Friday December 10th in time for the early morning gym go’ers. Catch them today offering free samples!

These now supplement the already in place houses including the Castro Coffee Company, Eureka ( 451 Castro Street), La Taza ( 4230 18th street) , Peets ( 2257 Market street) and Spikes (4117 19th street).

Word is that Philzs coffee will move it’s 4023 18th street location soon to the 500 block of Castro as well.

So.. now the question that comes to my mind is how will the Castro caffinate its retail offerings and “decaf” the rents.