Archive for July, 2006

Puff’n'sip — bitter sweet in MNPLS…

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Well, it is that time again and it has been a while since we last go together. I have picked Kieran’s Irish Pub. They have a large outdoor seating area and we should finally have some cool weather. Let’s get outside and enjoy! Don’t forget to bring the cigars….

Kieran’s Irish Pub, 320 2nd Ave S

Meeting agenda:

1. Team to pass on PM names to the Steering Committee as my last day with WF is on 8/4.

2. Reminder: Participation regarding the MN WITS Charity Golf Event on 8/29 should be directed to Anthony Tibor. It is a great event for charity, sign up if you already haven’t!

3. Don’t forget to check out the website. Lots of fun stuff here!

It has been a pleasure being your PM for the MPLS chapter of Puff’n'sip. I wish you all the best!

Sandee Brandt,

The Best Chair MNPL Chapter Ever Had.

Puff’n'sip — it’s on! and it’s so hot…

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Have you ever seen anything like that? LOVE it! But, business first. Sorry for the delay, and today’s Puff’n'sip is all about SF — nice weather, nice people, great places to be…

5:17 PM @ Taylor’s Refresher (Ferry Building, Embarcadero)

6:59 PM @ Cigar Bar and Grill, 850 Montgomery (@ Jackson)

the rest of the night, starting at about 8 PM, 12th Annual North Beach Jazz Festival kick off. Over a dozen of venues with free jazz shows until 11 PM. Meet at Cigar Bar, and we’ll make sure we cover them all.

Lotsa love,

Big Red.

Puff’n'sip — not bitter no more!

Monday, July 17th, 2006

You heard me. Not sure what to ascribe it to, good weather or good people, but no more bitter I am…

Speaking of good people…

santa pub crawl

It is my sincere pleasure to dedicate this week’s Puff’n'sip to Andy and Yung. Actually to their birthdays. And yes, it’s a long overdue acknowledgement, but both gentlemen have been enormously and excessively influential in shaping of Puff’n'sip. Making history that is.

Please come and celebrate @

5:13 PM @ Chaya, 132 The Embarcadero (between Howard and Mission)

and trot along @

7:45 PM to Cigar Bar & Grill, 850 Montgomery (@ Jackson).

Happy birthday, boys! Oh, yeah – it’s a surprise party…

Lotsa love,

Big Red.

Puff’n'sip — Taking over the world!

Friday, July 14th, 2006

We are! It’s really happening. Last night Portland gave in. See the proof in Puff’n'sip gallery.

Nice, very nice.

Lotsa love,

Big Red and Gil J.

Puff’n'Sip Hits the PNW!!!

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

A gentle, soothing reminder….Puff ‘n’ Sip commences today Thursday the Thirteenth of July two-thousand and six @ 4:48:30 PM. Partaking in frosty, frothy, foamy goodness is optional, having a good time isn’t.

Begins: 4:52:41 PM @ Lotus 932 SW 3rd (picnic tables out front)

Regional Pacific Northwest Chapter Manager,

Gil J.

Puff’n'sip — is it nice out? Or is it cold, gray, and cloudy?

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

Can I deal with hot? Do I even like it? And this weather does not help at all. But right now I want HOT. I want smoldering, blinding, sizzling, unbearable hot…Well, join me for further self-exploration tomorrow on Puff’n'sip day of July 12, 2006 @

5:02 PM @ Hi-Dive, Pier 28 on Embarcadero

moving on @

7:51 PM to Cigar Bar & Grill, 850 Montgomery.

For all of you going to the company picnic tomorrow, you get extra credit for showing up. See you all there!

Lotsa love,

Big Red.


Find a Happy Hour

Monday, July 10th, 2006

Cool Google mashup: Happy Hours + Google Maps:
Needs data for SF, should we contribute?

Puff’n'sip — it’s hot, it’s cold, it’s hot again…

Wednesday, July 5th, 2006

What’s that? Yeah, it’s summer in San Francisco. Loving it! But, to more important stuff: 

Ryan Johnson is a brand new daddy. Very awesome. Congrats! If you are not sure who Ryan is, ask Gil.

Puff’n'sip has officially established the Pacific Northwest Chapter last week. Awesome. Welcome all! And if you are not sure about west, north, or Pacific — ask Gil.

Today, on Puff’n'sip day of July 5, 2006 we shall start @

5:27 PM @ John Colins, 90 Natoma (Natoma/2nd)

and we shall move on @

7: 21 PM to Cigar Bar and Grill, 850 Montgomery (Montgomery/Jackson).

See you all there!

Lotsa love,

Big Red.