Archive for February, 2007

Puff’n'sip — white fluffy little clouds..

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

…In the sky and on the trees – spring is here! First sign of spring — Chinese New Year! Happy and prosperous new year to all. I love Pig…
Before I take it to far, DM’s birthday is tomorrow! He’s done a lot of good stuff for Puff’n'sip – thanks, DM. Happy Birthday!
And Puff’n'sip goes international — read this!

We have a lot to accomplish at tomorrow’s, February 21, 2007 Puff’n'sip:

5:05 PM @ EZ5, 684 Commercial (@ Kearny)
and move on @
6:22 PM to Cigar Bar and Grill, 850 Montgomery (@ Jackson)
and
8:44 PM to Café Du Nord, 2174 Market (@ 15th)
For PORKCHOP EXPRESS! They start at 9 PM…

Lotsa love,
Stas.

Puff~n~Sip Expands to Zambia

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

Yes, you read it right, folks. Puff~n~Sip has now taken over the African continent, or at least Zambia. This past Wednesday I held the first inaugeral Puff~n~Sip at the Holiday Inn in Lusaka, Zambia. Okay, it really was the hotel manager having a cocktail hour by the pool for corporate guests. But in my mind you all were with me. Guess what? The drinks here are free. Hey, management??  

At the end of the happy hour, a guy from South Africa chatted me up, we ended up having dinner together in a fake Irish pub at the hotel then went for a late night swim. As we were drying off, he invited me up to his room to show me his polygraph machine. Said he wanted to hook me up to his wires. Might have been the worst line I’ve ever heard.

 I declined.

50 strikes against hunger

Wednesday, February 7th, 2007

Minneapolis chapter successfully attained its $50 donation goal to Second Harvest. A few bundles of beans and rice made its way to our last outing at Solera, but it was a frigid and valiant effort of the group to compound those consumables and make for a worthy contribution.

For you those of you unaware, when the temperature reaches -17 degrees, the heating bills rise. The bills put an extra monetary strain of those in need which results in winter being one of the neediest time for food.

Good on you- Minneapolis! We may be frozen, but our hearts are warm.

Second Harvest Heartland is the region’s largest hunger relief organization with a mission to fight hunger through community partnerships. The food bank solicits, warehouses and distributes large food donations to its 800 member agency programs in a 59-county region of Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Second Harvest Heartland also operates a prepared-food rescue program. Additionally, it provides direct service to seniors and families through its supplemental nutrition programs. Second Harvest Heartland advocates on behalf of hunger relief in Minnesota and nationally through its affiliation with America’s Second Harvest.

Mark you calendars for the next gathering on 2/22/07.  Details in the works.

Warmth,
NorthStar

Puff’n'holdem V — HUGE success!

Friday, February 2nd, 2007

Thanks to all who helped to make Puff’n'holdem V the biggest Puff’n'holdem yet — $340 will go to Larkin Street Youth Services (take a moment and check them out).

Congrats to Jeff Bordey for taking the pot. He made it look so easy – didn’t even take off his tie… So for all the novices and amateurs, Jeff and Andrew will be conducting a training session before the next Puff’n'holdem…

And there should lots of new images coming in, since RC got himself a new camera. That thing’s got some mean flash!

Lotsa love,
Big Red.