Advice

11 Jan 2010

A Guide for Out of Town Guests

I love having friends from out of town stay for the weekend, but what initially is an exciting prospect can become stressful very quickly. I live in an apartment not a condo so this is not a guest soaps and extra bedroom sort of affair. But there is some preparation

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 0
11 Jan 2010

$25 Trips Between San Francisco and Los Angeles Through CA Shuttle Bus

Thanks to our fearless leader in Sacramento, it will probably be some time before we ever see that magic bullet train become a reality, if ever. Until that point if you need to make the trip between LA and SF, your options are pretty standard and not always that cheap.

Stephen Torres - Threadbare-Fact Finder (Editor, San Francisco) 3
09 Jan 2010

Stuff for the Stuffed Up: A Few Tricks for Cold Symptoms

No matter how much you ignore people on the subway in New York, it’s hard not to notice the people wearing surgical masks. And while part of me giggles, another part of me totally understands the precaution. Nothing breeds germs quite like enclosed spaces and people rubbing their hands all

Kiley E - Ragamuffin Researcher 3
08 Jan 2010

Excellent New Years Resolutions

With the arrival of the New Year I find my thoughts turning contemplative.  These coldest and darkest months of self-reflection often mark a critical juncture in my own personal growth.  Over the years I have been fond of creating New Years Resolutions that form a benchmark, helping me to grow

Christine Witmer - Sparing Stringer 0
07 Jan 2010

Free Indoor Activites For When It’s Freezing Outside

Since I’ve moved to New York in 2005, this winter has by far been the coldest, windiest, and most blizzard-y one.  Now more than ever I feel myself much less inclined to step outside, especially when the wind sounds like something in Misselthwaite Manor, a la The Secret Garden.  Though,

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 0
07 Jan 2010

Put Your Date On Ice — FREE Ice Skating in Bryant Park

Dear Sparing Stringer, I am trying to impress a lady friend by taking her on a date. Unfortunately, I am broke and have no prospects of making any money in the near future. How can I show her a good time on the cheap? Any ideas? -Desperate to Impress Dear

Christine Witmer - Sparing Stringer 3
06 Jan 2010

Food Not Frostbite — Ordering in

Now that winter has fully jammed its icy, icy dildo into our’ well, you know what I mean: it’s fucking cold out there (pun intended) and changes in behavior are unavoidable. Namely, I don’t want to go outside. Not even for food. Luckily, we live in New York City’”a city

Joe Petersen - Classist Columnist 4