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Where to watch Cotto vs Pacquiao in Miami Beach, Nov 14

If you are looking for a place to watch the Cotto vs Pacquiao fight Saturday Nov 14 try these two bars in South Beach:

Liquor Lounge
1560 Collins Ave (corner of 16th & Collins)
Miami Beach (305) 672-7171

Ted’s Hideaway
124 2nd Ave
Miami Beach 305-532-9869

Cover charge: $20

Liquor Lounge: Try to 16th St. garage, located between Collins and Washington Avenues, or try your luck with street parking.

Ted’s: The closest garage is on 6th Street.


Why do people leave their dog in a hot car?

While I was walking to work this morning I passed a car and noticed a dog inside. Who could be so stupid? It was just after 10 a.m. and already the temperature on the bank clock was at 89 degrees. Inside a car the temperature is even hotter.

I called the police and asked them if there was anything they could do, and they said they would send someone over. I waited at the car and kept on eye on the dog.

About 10 minutes later the owners of the car walked up and asked me what was going on. I told them they can’t leave their dog like that so they had to wait here because the police were on their way.

The police arrived moments later and what happened next had me so pissed off I was steaming for hours afterwards. The cop walks up to us and the couple start COMPLAINING that “this lady said we’re not allowed to leave the dog in the car” and then starting whining that it is no big deal because they just went to have breakfast and they parked in the shade and they left the window open a crack and it isn’t even hot out yet…

That is when I cut them off and told them that it is already 89 degrees “officially” on the bank clock, it is clearly hotter than that here on the street (Washington Ave is HOT), and it is MUCH hotter inside a parked car with no A.C. and explained that the temperature inside a car rises quickly. Every year dogs die from this stupidity.

The cop just shrugged and said, “So it’s done now, right?” and said they could go. I wanted to punch him right in the face.

Anyone who leaves a dog in the car like that should be forced to put on a fur coat and sit in that same heat for 20 minutes, which is at least how much time the dog was trapped in the car. Then come back and tell me it’s no big deal.

Aren’t there any laws for this? Or is it only after the dog dies that it is finally considered cruelty to animals? Kind of late to act at that point.

Early Voting Opens in Florida

Get out there and VOTE [for Obama] people!

Early voting began yesterday and will continue the next two weeks. Miami-Dade people, here are your locations and times:
(See the Miami Herald article for other counties.)


Early voting is scheduled for:
Oct. 20-24: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 25: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 26: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Oct. 27-Oct. 31: 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 1: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 2: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Here are the locations:

Aventura: Aventura Government Center, 19200 W. Country Club Dr.

Coral Gables: Coral Gables Library, 3443 Segovia St.

Doral: Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections, 2700 SW 87th Ave.

Florida City: City Hall, 404 W. Palm Dr.

Hialeah: John F. Kennedy Library, 190 W. 49th St.

Kendall: Kendall Branch Library, 9101 SW 97th Ave.

Miami: Lemon City Library, 430 NE 61st St.; Miami-Dade Supervisor of Elections branch office, Stephen P. Clark Government Center, 111 NW First St.; Model City Library, 2211 NW 54th St.; City Hall, 3500 Pan American Dr.

Miami Beach: City Hall, 1700 Convention Center Dr.; North Shore Branch Library, 7501 Collins Ave.

Miami Gardens: North Dade Regional Library, 2455 NW 183rd St.

Miami Lakes: Miami Lakes Public Library, 6699 Windmill Gate Rd.

North Miami: North Miami Public Library, 835 NE 132nd St.

Palmetto Bay: Coral Reef Library, 9211 Coral Reef Dr.

South Miami-Dade: South Dade Regional Library, 10750 SW 211th St.

West Kendall: West Kendall Regional Library, 10201 Hammocks Blvd.

West Miami: City Hall, 901 SW 62nd Ave.

West Miami-Dade: West Dade Regional Library, 9445 SW 24th St.

The Herald reported long lines for the first day of voting, so go prepared: proper I.D., bottle of water, iPod, umbrella, list of who you are voting for in each category so that it doesn’t take you an hour to fill out the ballot.

Annual Miami Salsa Congress

The ultimate dance vacation.

Forecasters expect temperatures to soar in South Florida when the Annual Miami Salsa Congress kicks off in Miami Beach on Wed July 30th. Prepare yourself for 5 days of more than 80 live showcases, workshops, dance instruction, cardio classes, pool parties, cocktail parties and some of the finest latino men to hit South Florida since, well last conference.

A few tickets are still available from the Miami Salsa Congress website. Prices range from $75 – $255.

The Miami Beach Resort and Spa will have daily workshops, evening parties and a vendor alley.

Miami Beach Resort and Spa
4833 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(866) 765-9090

The Fontainebleau Hotel will have daily pool parties, Morning Salsa cardio workshops and the Salsa Bootcamp.

The Salsa Bootcamp for Beginners with Edie the Salsa Freak is on Sat and Sun from noon until 4pm. Tickets are $140 for both days.

Fountainebleau Miami Beach
4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
(305) 220-7115


That’s the mnemonic to remember how to get back to the Beach when you are at the bus station downtown and you don’t care which bus you ride, you just want to GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE.

This little gem comes to us from Lil Pony, who writes a entertaining blog about Miami Dade Transit.

When you are waiting at Omni Station, do you have trouble remembering which busses go to the Beach? It’s simple! Any bus whose letter designation can be found in the phrase “MIAMI SUCKS” will take you to the beach. The M, A, S, C, and K all go there. U and I don’t count.

Miami Spa Month

July is Miami Spa Month. Didja know? Yeah, me neither. I hope you all weren’t waiting on me to let you know what’s going on in Miami, because as you can see I am way behind on information.

Here’s the deal, throughout the month of July you can enjoy special treatments for only $99.

The participating salons are:
• Aquagene Spa, Doubletree Ocean Point Resort & Spa
• Aquanox, Trump International Beach Resort-Miami
• The Boutique Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Coconut Grove, Miami
• ESPA at Acqualina
• Guerlain Spa, The Regent Bal Harbour
• Jurlique Spa, Mayfair Hotel and Spa
• Le Spa, Le Meridien Sunny Isles Beach
• mySpa, InterContinental Miami
• The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Key Biscayne
• The Ritz-Carlton Spa, South Beach
• Spa Chakra, Conrad Miami
• The Spa at Doral, Doral Golf Resort and Spa, A Marriott Resort
• The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Miami
• The Spa at The Setai
• The Spa at The Shore Club
• The Spa at Shula’s, Shula’s Hotel & Golf Club
• Spa Terre, The Grove Isle Hotel & Spa
• Spa V, Hotel Victor
• Uhma Spa
• Willow Stream Spa, The Fairmont Turnberry Isle Resort & Club

Visit the Miami Spa Month website for more details from each spa and to make reservations.

I have returned!

You know how like when you wake up from a deep sleep and then you look down and realize that while you were sleeping someone came and cut off all your arms and your legs and you’re like “Fuuuuuuuuuuuck dude, I needed those.” and you’re like “This sucks. Now what am I supposed to do?” and you want to sit up and go find the bastards who did this and tell them to put your arms and legs back, but you can’t…because you can’t sit up, you can’t move, you can’t do anything except just sit there and stare and curse because you don’t have any arms or legs… and all the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again.

It was exactly like that. That is exactly what it was like the day I woke up and saw that my computer had died. I was in shock for a long time, not knowing what to do. Without a computer I can’t do my job. Is it all over, just like that?

Knit pickers will pipe up and taunt me with “It didn’t “die”. You KILLED it!”

I will have you know, my beloved Powerbook died of natural causes.

Water is natural.

Ergo, it died of natural causes when I flooded it with water.

I have been offline since the wonderful Aqua Girl parties in May. In fact, my Powerbook died of natural causes halfway through Aqua Girl. I never got to finish the job 😦 And it was a good one.

I have a new Toshiba laptop, I have serious Mac withdrawls, but most importantly I am making preparations to get back to work at Napkin Nights by the end of the month. In the coming days I will also be working on updating this blog and SobeStreets to bring everything up to date.

I look forward to entertaining you all again with my inane mutterings. I do so miss you all 🙂 and I see from the stats that this little blog ‘o mine has been having quite a party without me! Blast! Why am I always left out of the fun bits?

Soon my friends, soon we will be together again.