From the desk of Oliver Hartman – Resident Bargain Whorrespondent
My new room’s shitty windows are horrible for drafts, which means that when my face un-numbed itself from last night’s free tequila tasting in LES, I woke up to some cold air. Then, the window unit A/C fell out the window when I tried air out the eau de cigarette that is included with my room. It looked graceful falling two stories until impact with the frozen ground sent a few pieces of Chinese plastic flying. Some carpenters working next door clapped sarcastically. I would have too.
I know, I know. What kind of putz doesn’t secure the A/C unit before opening the window? Well, I’m from Maine gol durnit! I’ve never used one of these things except when I was a kid on hockey trips to Canada or Vermont, staying Howard Johnsons. It was winter and I thought the little white remote was for the television.
Anyway, this is all loosely related â€“ think cold weather and embarrassment â€“ to the Seaport Music Winter Fest free concert series downtown at Pier 17, Friday’s at 7pm. And if you want to show off those weak ankles, you can cough up the $5 to ice skate (+ $7 in the unlikely event you don’t own your own skates). Your girlfriend would probably think it’s cute.