Archive for January, 2007

Puff’n'holdem — a whole year of history

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

We are at #5! So last year we have donated $1,200 to the charities below:

826 Valencia
826 Valencia is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

City of Dreams
City of Dreams is a non profit organization dedicated to helping youth living in our public housing communities by expanding their perspective in life.

Casa de Las Madres Mission
La Casa de las Madres provides shelter to battered women and their children; we strive to empower women and children to know their own strengths, take risks, and better control their own lives.

People you ARE good!

Big Red

Puff’n'sip — through rain and shine, and other natural conditions…

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

Puff’n'sip is here to stay. It is my sincere pleasure to announce the Second Anniversary of Puff’n'sip. Thank you ALL for your support and contributions! And — yes, we will have a party! We will have flights, smokes, and poker tables.

January, 31st 2007 — Puff’n'holdem V! We start @

6:00 PM @ Cigar Bar And Grill, 850 Montgomery (@Jackson)
Texas Holdem is the game, Tournament, $20 to sit at the table. Tables open at 6:22 PM. Winnings go to the charity in the name of the winner. Tomorrow’s charity is:

Larkin Street Youth Services:
“Larkin Street Youth Services has been committed to helping San Francisco’s most vulnerable youth ages 12-24 move beyond street life. This commitment has fueled the development of a comprehensive continuum of services that is nationally recognized as a model of innovative and effective care. We offer stability, safety, and the opportunity for a better life. ”

Come drink, smoke, celebrate, and watch me cry… 2 years, people, 2 years!!!
Lotsa love,

Big Red.

Puff’n'sip — details on salty treat…

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

Look away from that orange truck and pay attention — Puff’n'sip is back ON in the cold city of Minnie. 

Thursday, January 25 4:30 PM – SoleraAnd more — this is a special Puff’n'sip. Bring a non-perishable food item or 10 (most likely preserved by salt), for Second Harvest Food Shelf — they’re in need… It makes us feel better about our celebration. Salt in the wound from December’s Puff’n'Sip.

On behalf of NorthStar,


Celebrate the essentials of life

Sunday, January 21st, 2007


Just as the new fallen snow has masked our beaten paths, the big orange MNDOT trucks speed past pelting Minneapolis’ main traffic arteries with those magical melting granules…one can not overlook the magic and essence of salt.

Its on our roadways. It has powdered our cars.
It seasons our food.
It makes our water potable. It makes our cocktail drinkable.
It keeps us from falling on our asssssss 1/25/07 comes to a prime, we call you out. Salute your MNDOT salt truck and tax money to good use. Bring a non-perishable food item or 10 for the local food shelf. And don’t drink the water.

details to come (thanks hasBen & JK).


Puff’n'sip — 2007, what a year! Milestones everywhere!

Thursday, January 11th, 2007

Seriously, last night we figured it out — It has been 100 Puff’n'sip’s to date! One hundred! Sweet. Thanks, AK, for counting.

January 31st will be our 2nd Anniversary. Big party — giddy up!

Lotsa love,

Big Red