Alice's Blog – October 2008 Archive (138)

Wired Readers' 10 Best Geeky Halloween Costumes, 4 Favorites.

A full scale (1:1) version of the MOSPEADA Ride Armor from the pre-Robotech Genesis Climber series. Someone's a little bonkers. Over a year to make and 50-60 lbs. Woah, Website for more deets.

Photographer's comment: "This is a 36" by… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Art Gallery Show With Met Member and Wonderful Friend, Charles Kang Showing! Sat 11/8

Our friend and talented photographer, Charles, has organized an art show in Los Angeles for next Saturday! In fact, we love Charles' work so much, we're also a sponsor! Here's the post from the last time we saw… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Let's Do It, Met Members! Build a Beard for Kiva!

Seth Godin (Marketing Genius)



Hey everyone! Let's get into the Halloween spirit and do something fun! Build a Beard wants you to help real people in developing countries by sticking a fake beard on your real face.



A few simple steps:…

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Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

THE SECRET CLUB ON MYMET: SCROLL ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM...LET'S CHAT!

Well people, it looks like those cool people at Ning have put in a neat little feature...chat! I've been trying it out and I've got to say, it's pretty fun!



Best parts?

1. You can see who else is Online! Sneaky sneaky!

2. You can chat in real time with your fellow Met members.

3. It's all the way at the bottom of the page, so it feels nice… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Honda Music Road: Highway to Heaven or Hell?



Clever idea from Honda but one that I could see be very annoying for those living nearby who had to hear the same song over and over again...



From Jalopnik:

This strip of road in Lancaster, California is one of only a handful of roads in the world that will "sing" as you drive over it. The music comes from the noise made by tires passing over a… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

'Cause Crocheting Was Never This Cool!: Creepy Cute Crochet Book

My sister Carol has always been the one in our family with the "gift" for crocheting. I myself don't have the patience for it. I saw this book and I thought of her.



From Amazon:

"This unique craft book contains more than 25 patterns for zombies, ninjas, Vikings, vampires, aliens, robots, and even Death himself. Each easy-to-follow pattern is presented… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

My Modern Day Man: Why I Love Anderson Cooper

As much as we love to post on things that make us laugh, a big part of the reason why I love theMET is because it's a place for us to come together and write about people we find inspiring. Maybe they'll be our significant other or our best friend or maybe they'll be a celebrity or tech geek. "Sharing modern day experiences" can encompass so much but at the end of the… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Let's Ditch Starbucks, I Want My Business Meetings @ Meet

Goodbye Starbucks, Hello Meet! Meet is an innovative new concept in business meeting that is the brainchild of Sara and Marc Schiller. A two-story, 2,500-square-foot SoHo loft has been transformed by the duo, with the help of The Apartment (one of New York’s premier design consultancies), into a creative setting for meetings, conferences, pitches, brainstorming… Continue

Added by alice on October 31, 2008 at 7:00am — 3 Comments

theMET Makes Friends with MySpace and Facebook

If you're like a lot of us here, you probably started your social networking journey on Friendster. Then, you migrated to MySpace, saw the chaotic mess that it became, moved on to Facebook and then decided to join theMET. Somewhere your MySpace account is collecting dust and though you probably check out the latest picture from your hottie friend on Facebook, you… Continue

Added by alice on October 30, 2008 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Willing to Wrap Yourself Up In Foil?: Chipotle's Boo-rito Halloween Giveaway

Before you head out to your Halloween parties, why not swing by Chipotle for a free burrito? What's the catch? You gotta dress up like a burrito. Hint: I found on some sites that you can just wear a foil hat. Genius!



Should be taking place at all locations. 10/31 6p-close.



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Added by alice on October 30, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Battle of the Cheap Eats...Where? You'll Be Surprised.

Lately, with the economy the way it is, we here at theMET have decided that it's time to focus on cheap eats! Sure I still have a few hot spots I'd like to check out (Apple, XIV, Providence, Urasawa, Osteria Mozza) but I've always been a firm believer that good food can come from anywhere. Lately, we've been heading to a supermarket for our… Continue

Added by alice on October 30, 2008 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Our first foray into videos. (Eek.) Welcome to My Modern Metropolis!



So we got the Flip camera the other day and I am really impressed with how easy it is to shoot video. No one likes seeing themselves in video (including me) but we figure this would be the next step for us. That way we'll be able to show you small clips of restaurants, hotels, and events! So welcome everyone and see you in video! (This clip will stay in our About… Continue

Added by alice on October 30, 2008 at 12:55pm — 11 Comments

Where Celebrities + Art Meet: Vanity Fair Portraits at LACMA, Now-3/1/09



Thinking about what you want to do after Halloween is over? How about LACMA's new exhibit, Vanity Fair Portraits: Photographs 1913-2008?



What: It's the first major exhibition to bring together the magazine's historic archive of rare vintage prints with its contemporary photographs, on view from October 26, 2008 through March 1, 2009. The… Continue

Added by alice on October 30, 2008 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Hey, Can I Be That Asian Girl to the Right of Leo? Boys Night Out at the Lakers Game.

Ok boys, we've been putting up a lot of posts about hot ladies 'cause you know what...sex sells! But this post is for all you ladies at theMET! Leo's been my boy since Titanic (yes, I am a teeny bopper at heart) and though he's kinda bugging the shit out of me with those "Don't Vote" videos now, he still has my heart! (As do you, Sammy!)



Season opener, Game One, Tuesday Night at the Staples Center. Lakers against the Portland Trail… Continue

Added by alice on October 30, 2008 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Florida in the Winter! Mondrian South Beach Opens Dec 1st With Intro Room Rates!

Pack up your bags, I know where we're spending the holidays! South Beach anyone? The Mondrian South Beach is opening its doors December 1st with an intro room rate of $195 till February 28, 2009. Why am I excited? Because the man they call the next Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders, has designed this place so it should be super fabby. (See…

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Added by alice on October 30, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Holy Crappy! Eugene Made McCain Win! CCNBC Reports.

Oh this is great! Even better than Office Depot's dancing elf! Love when people get creative! You know this baby is going viral!





Watch the video!



Customize it here for you and your friends at… Continue

Added by alice on October 29, 2008 at 8:21pm — 5 Comments

Oh You Know I Had to Post This: 20 Costumes That Will Earn You a Halloween Beating by Cracked

One Night Stand



Gotta love these! Reminds me of one of our previous posts, "Top 5 Things That Make This Asian Girl Want to Kick Some Ass."



Here are some of my personal favorites:…

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Added by alice on October 29, 2008 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

MTV Finally Launches MTV Music! Dancing Christopher Walken Time!



One day we're all going to look back and think, remember when we had to get all of our crappy quality music videos off of YouTube? Well, MTV, glad you're getting your mojo back. Show them… Continue

Added by alice on October 29, 2008 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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