Archive for January, 2008

On the subject of always…

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

I will not be always late. Not always. But I am late today. But Puff’n’sip is still on –

Today’s, January 30 2008 Puff’n’sip will start @

5:31 PM @ 21st Amendment, 563 2nd St. (@ Brannan)
and make it out @
7:58 PM to Cigar Bar and Grill, 850 Montgomery (@ Jackson)

Lotsa love,
Stas.

Puff’n'sip “hold on a second!” emergency broadcast

Monday, January 28th, 2008

When it rains, it’s wet. When it’s wet, it’s slippery. And due to a slippery circumstance, The Management regrets to inform you that Puff’n’holdem VIII is held up by one week. New date is looking to be February 6th, 2008.

A regular, pleasant and eventful Puff’n’sip will take place this week. Details are coming shortly. Please adjust your calendars and expectations accordingly. The Management apologizes for the lack of control.

The Management.

PS. Just in case you are still working it out — NO Puff’n’holdem this week. Next week is Puff’n’holdem.

Getting the space spins would be epic

Friday, January 25th, 2008

There’s still fall-out from that psycho astronaut Lisa Nowak, and all our brave space folk are under intense scrutiny about their alcohol use.   The article hints at rumors that there was one occasion where two astronauts were so wasted at launch time they were a danger to themselves and the rest of the crew.

I say, as long they’re not flying the ship, our brave spaceguys and spacegals should be treated to first class service!  Free booze and spicy cocktail nuts for all of them!!!  Getting drunk on a commercial plane doesn’t make the pilot any less safe…unless you go in the cockpit, try to sit on his lap and wear his hat.  They hate that.  Usually.

–CoCo

A still moment in appreciation of permanence…

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

Things change. Peering out of the window this morning I observed white and fluffy. I called it fog. LD corrected me with “cloud”. “One big cloud”, – she said. Cloud was awesome. That got me thinking, but soon it stopped. And cloud was not awesome anymore. Things change. Last night I got my February FastPass. This morning market lost another 100-some points. My password just expired. The world is trying to teach us something. It points, it gestures, it calls out…The rest gets very personal, and I’ll skip that part. But at the end I, and I am sure you too, arrived at the obvious – it’s all about Puff’n’sip!

Yes, for the past 3 (three!) years Puff’n’sip has been a pleasurable point of permanence in this ever changing world. Indeed, a lifebuoy in the troubled waters. They already renamed Wednesdays into Puff’n’sip days. Soon they will add Puff’n’sip to death and taxes (good balance!). Things are changing, but it’s all good – we’ve got Puff’n’sip. Actually, we’ve got a whole celebration with Puff’n’holdem and special appearance by Porkchop Express on January 30. Get ready!

So, still looking for charity nominations for Puff’n’holdem. Please rush them in for consideration (local impact, “our future” focused organizations are very much favored). For Puff’n’holdem rules and regulations, check here.

Today’s, January 23, 2008 Puff’n’sip will predictably begin at exactly
5:11 PM @ DaDa, 86 2nd (@ Mission)
and unsurprisingly proceed @
7:19 PM to Cigar Bar and Grill, 850 Montgomery (@ Jackson)

For those of you who got to the bottom of this email, the Annual Russian Festival is due in town on February 1. I am there, and you should check it. Out.

Lotsa love,
Stas.

The road to the very warm place

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Is paved with good intentions, they say. And that is all I have. Better even – I have the best intentions. Only the best. But gainful employment takes its toll and often keeps us from the things we love. Love more than the gainful employment. In fact, engage in the gainful employment with the sole purpose to serve our love. Love for the things… So I am late with the email again.
But not to fear – Puff’n’sip is on!

Today’s, January 16, 2008 Puff’n’sip will start promptly @

5:14 PM  @ Chaya Brasserie, 134 Embarcadero (@ Howard)
and continue @
7:03 PM  to Cigar Bar and Grill, 850 Montgomery (@ Jackson)

Lotsa love,
Stas.

Happy nothing new!

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

To quote RW – it’s always nice to have a false fresh start. Happy 2008! I am only bitter because I have been sick for a bunch of days already and the year is just beginning. Trust me, I want to be out there with a martini and a cigar laughing in the face of all the pleasant challenges and unpleasant niceties 2008 yet to offer. I will be shortly.

But for now, setting my bitterness aside, I would like to acknowledge all of you and share some good news!

Some people just don’t get the New Year. They think that no matter what you do it will happen. Not so! It exactly because of everything you have done that 2007 has ended. And we have done a lot and well. And that’s why 2008 is here! YOU rock.

For good news I have:
Puff’n’sip is turning 3-years old this January. Yes, a BIG party is coming. Smoking jackets and all.
Next Puff’n’holdem is due on January 30th. If you don’t know Puff’n’holdem… And we have a special appearance by PCE for that date. Sweet!  And The Management is looking for charity recommendations. First or best one wins. The Management chooses.

Calendars are mere conventions. We laugh at conventions and start Puff’n’sip 2008 next week, January 16. See you then!

Lotsa love,
Stas.