Friday, November 25, 2011

Who Needs Black Friday When You Have Small Biz Saturday

Support Stamford's local best by participating in Small Business Saturday. It's a concerted effort to make a space for small businesses to thrive, and Stamford could certainly use a bit of that.  Learn more at the event's Facebook page.

The page is pretty cool - it allows you to enter your zip and see examples of local businesses you might think of for tomorrow's event. A gift or a gift certificates at any of the following - examples from the FB page - would make a great holiday giftie:

- Avon Theatre
- Stamford Center for the Arts
Downtown Golf
- Time Zone
- Star Wine and Spirits

So get out there and spend your holiday dollar at home!

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Ok, so turkey specials at the supermarket and preemptive Christmas decorations are a good clue, but the only way I really know that Thanksgiving is upon us is that giant parade balloons start marching up and down Summer Street.  Our bubble butt friends are back TOMORROW at noon to get you in the mood to give thanks. Stamford Downtown has a great lil' mini-site devoted to the festivities.

Want to know which balloons to expect?  Click here. I'm looking forward to the new Very Hungry Caterpillar (and slightly less stoked for the Math is Fun float - my life experience says otherwise). 

If you can't wait until tomorrow, the balloons are getting inflated today from 3-6. They recommend you don't jump on them.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

My Experimental Phase

Franklin Street Works (41 Franklin St) is off with a bang (and a boom, a smash and a crash). This Thursday, Nov 17th from 5-7pm, they are mixing things up with an Experimental Music Night.

Artists featured will be Arvid Tomayko (from Rhode Island) and music duo Use Other Door (from your backyard here in Stamford).

In addition to some funky beats, you'll get to see a new exhibit in the works.

And best of all, it's free!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Write What You Know

photo from Aidan Jones,
They say you should write what you know. The problem with that is that all I know recently is what it feels like to be a human planet. Eight and a half months into my first pregnancy, what I don't know is basically anything else.  So it means I've had nothing interesting to say for a little while.

BUT I'm trying to change my wicked ways, citizens, by bringing you a nice juicy networking event scheduled for tomorrow.

The M.O.D. group, which stands for Motivation + Opportunities + Drive = Success (and who I've blogged about before a few times) is hosting a see-what's-in-store-for-2012 event at Black Bear (261 Main St) tomorrow (Tuesday, November 15th). The event is designed for young local professionals, free of charge and promises acres of networking opportunities. Not a bad thing in this economy where every connection matters. There will be a raffle (what for...they didn't say...) and drink specials of $3 for the duration of the event: 7-9pm.

Check it out and see what people look like off line (except, not me...I'll be busy whining about wearing a bowling ball - I wouldn't want to network with me right now...).