Saturday, July 29, 2006
Friday, July 28, 2006
Thursday, July 27, 2006
Monday, July 24, 2006
illustration by grickily
Remember when Comic Cons were about...oh I don't know...comics?!
Now they have live tv coverage (G4tv) and a parade of movie stars with toys and video game showcases.
These people went, so we didn't have to:
Comic Con Pool
Patton Oswalt's Comic Con Overheards
Sunday, July 23, 2006
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Monday, July 17, 2006
Sunday, July 16, 2006
That's my Heidi Klum impersonation. Yeah, it's good.
The Avenue is bursting with new shops and shops about to open:
Chelle' Paperie is now open, in the old Nouveau Interiors location.
Our Dogwood Cafe - a new smoothie bar and natural deli is on the verge of opening, underneath Bikram Yoga. They'll expand into a full restaurant in the Fall.
Rocket to Venus - a new bar and restaurant in the old Showalter's location, based on the rocket launched to Venus (unsuccessfully) here in Hampden back in the early 20th century.
In the newly renovated Hampden Hall:
Sprout - Rachael Epstein's new salon (she's been doing our hair for years!)
Red Tree - promising electic home furnishings and accessories
HoneyBee Haven - candle shop and gifts
And lots of moving around:
New System Bakery, which has been here for over 85 years, has reopened on Chestnut! They're serving breakfast now!
Heavens to Betsy! has moved to Elm, just off the Avenue on the North side.
Mud & Metal will be opening in their new location next to True Vine.
Hanging On A Whim will be moving next to EIEIO, their old neighbor, on to the Avenue.
All the way from Fells Pt, say hello to 9th Life! They're moving in to the space above Millbrook Antiques! She's having a moving sale in her old location so go check that out.
Also moving from Fells Pt, Reptilian Records is opening up next to the Ottobar in nearby Remington.
And there's more - yarn stores? another bar? more boutiques? Atomic Pop?
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Whether you think of Baltimore as the biggest northernmost southern city or the biggest southernmost northern city, one thing remains true - it is fucking hot in the Summertime.
Thanks to Darwin and Cheryl (our landlord's handy people) we have a new unit (Unit #2) installed in no time flat. And just in time.
And yes, it's the humidity! Moisture is not good for paper. And right now the air is so thick it's like you're swimming.