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Date: 2/5/2010
Title: 28 Items (2-5-10) sponsored by 18th annual Desperate & Dateless

For those who are reading this before Saturday night, I am looking for some good snow day bar crawl action.  Reach out to me if you feel the itch.  Will definitely be out in center city.  

I just went to the doctor and I will be cleared to ski in 3 weeks.  So, that leaves my spot open on our Vail trip next week.  We need a MALE.  Can you make it leaving Feb 11th?  www.PhillyTrips.com

Getting closer to the cell phone decision.  Does anyone that has a new phone that has no actual keypad unhappy?  I am leaning towards one without one and am looking for some feedback. 

This week was a bunch of firsts. I went to my first south Philly go-go joint The Dolphin,  had my first visit at the cigar bar Mahoganey , went to my first event at South Philly Bar and Grill which is directly across from Pat and Gino’s,  and attended my first Ultimate Networking Event.  For those who are looking for a hard core business card exchange event, check out Ultimate’s next event March 9th.

For those people that sometimes break the law, here is some advice. When breaking the law, do not be breaking other laws which can get you noticed.  

My buddy Kevin asked me for some help: Does anyone know of anyone that will give honest appraisal of art/ painting?

And I need to bring up this issue with the city and parking authority.  For those that park in center city, you have seen the new system for paying the meter with a smart machine.  Let me give an example of how either these machines are not so smart or the city is intentionally trying to screw us.  You park in a 2 hour zone and it is 8:30PM.  Parking is free after 10PM.  So, you should pay for 90 minutes.  But when you hit 'max time' on the meter, it charges you for 2 hours and not the 90 minutes which generates an additional $1 for the city.  How come it does not know that max time in that situation should only be 90 minutes?  In addition, for those who use a parking card through the parking authority, how come the cards are not rechargeable?  Every time I need a new one, they send me a new card which is not very eco-friendly.  They should have a system on their website or at the actual machines that allow for the card to be recharged - other cities have it.

 And lastly, I have a friend who asked me to spread the word.  She just listed 13 trinities in Queen Village starting at $250,000.  Email me if you want details.  – Mark 


SPONSOR: 18th annual Desperate & Dateless

Irish Pub2007 Walnut St
Philadelphia irishpubphilly.com 
Sunday Feb 14th 8pm till closing
Lite Pints $2.00
Prizes especially for those brave enough to reveal their dates from Hell stories

SPONSOR: 18th annual Desperate & Dateless


February 9 – 14
The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber
Merriam Theater , 250 South Broad Street, 215.893.1999

2) Great Lakes Beer Dinner

Tues Feb 9, 6-9pm at The Continental: 138 Market Street; Old City; 215.923.6069
The first in a series of beer dinners hosted by local lager-heads Two Guys On Beer, next Tuesday's event pairs four courses from Continental's head chef (cheesesteak eggrolls; braised short ribs w/ cheddar sour cream mashed potatoes) with a lineup of brews from Great Lakes including Eliot Ness Amber, Burning River Pale Ale, and Edmund Fitzgerald Porter, presumably a tribute to the guy who went down with the bags in the cargo hold. Ticket availability's sure to sink faster than the SS Edmund Fitzgerald in '75


COORS FREE RIDE :: Monday, Feb 22nd

4) DOG WALKER :: Happy Tails of Philly, LLC

Happy Tails of Philly was established in 2002 by Jaime Bennett while attending graduate school at Drexel University. I offer quality in-home care for your pet(s) anytime you need a helping hand. Each visit I make to your home is tailored to you and your pets' individual needs. Happy Tails will provide warm, loving care for your pets and will distinguish itself with customized service and passionate loyalty for our clients and their pet pals. We are bonded and insured for Dog Walking, Licensed as a Registered Dog Walking Business by the City of Philadelphia, on the list of Preferred Dog Walkers of Philadelphia, and Veterinarian Reccommended!


February 10th from 5:30-7 PM at Tavern on Broad for Mayor, Michael A. N
½ off drinks from 5:30 to 7


Jjust launched an online business at www.alittlebitnaughtyshop.com which caters to men looking for gift ideas.   The products are especially great for Valentine's Day- a unique alternative to sending flowers!  


Upcoming Leagues

Sat Coed Rec @ Fairmount Park Starts 3/13
Sat Coed Rec With Blitz @ Fairmount Park Starts 3/13
Sat Coed Intermediate @ Fairmount Park Starts 3/13
Sat Coed Competitive @ Fairmount Park Starts 3/13
Sat Men's Flag @ Fairmount Park Starts 3/13
Tues Coed Touch @ Francisville Playground Starts 4/6

West Chester Leagues
Sat Men's Intermediate Flag @ Garrett Mill (West Chester) Starts 3/13
Sat Coed Touch @ Garrett Mill (West Chester) Starts 3/13
Sun Men's Competitive Flag @ Garrett Mill (West Chester) Starts 3/14



B) Urban Snowboarding Check out sweet video of a crew of Temple dudes in a snowboard park they built in an abandoned North Philly lot.

9) Young Professionals Night at BODY WORLDS 2

The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, PA

Details: February 11, 18 and 25 Visit BODY WORLDS 2 any Thursday night at 7pm or 7:30pm in February and pay only $15.00! Network and socialize with peers and take an eye-opening journey through the inner workings of the human body. 


Join us at Field House for our Mardi Gras blow out on Tuesday, February 16th and party LIVE with Mr. Greengenes!

"Beat the Clock" specials start at 4pm and $5 SoCo Lime and Hurricane specials will be featured all night! We will also be giving away a pair of tickets to the PHILLIES HOME OPENER and a 50 person Field House tailgate! Enter online and in person on Feb 16th. (You must be present at Field House on Feb 16 to win.). Contact Jacki Amici at jamici@publichouseusa.com to set up your VIP open bar package.

11) Cougars, Playas, and Baby Mama Drama in the Ancient World

Young Friends Annual Valentine's Program
Thursday, February 11, 6:15 pm
Penn Museum, 3260 South Street

Was love (and sex) really so different long ago? The ancient world is riddled with tales of older women seducing younger men (cougars), or men with multiple sexual partners (playas), and even cases of baby mama drama, when parents can't get along, and their children suffer. Penn Museum scholars Dr. Jennifer Wegner, Associate Curator of the Egyptian Section, and Dr. C. Brian Rose, Curator of the Mediterranean Section, dig up and share salacious relationship tales of long ago at this popular annual Valentine's event. Cocktails and mingling follow. Cash bar.


JJewelz & Robert Perlman Jewelers Invite You to an Exclusive Pre-Valentine's Day Trunk Show on Wednesday, February 10, 2010 from 5-8pm. In addition to the complimentary cocktails and hors d'oeuvres that will be offered throughout the evening, guests will enjoy 20% off of the new line of South Seas & Tahitian Pearls, along with all Fine Diamond Jewelry. Guests are also encouraged to bring in their outdated jewelry and create new treasure ideas. Space is limited; therefore guests are required to RSVP to Jonas Goldstein at: jonasg@goldstandardmedia.net. Robert Perlman Jewelers is located at: 740 Sansom Street.  Suite 201.  Philadelphia, PA 19106.


A) Few people have the wisdom to prefer the criticism that would do them good to the praise that deceives them. -  Francois de La Rochefoucauld

B) Life is made up of a series of judgments on insufficient data, and if we waited to run down all our doubts, it would flow past us. - Billings Learned Hand

C) If any part of your uncertainty is a conflict between your heart and your mind--follow your mind. - Ayn Rand

D) I your head tells you one thing, and your heart tells you another, before you do anything, you should first decide whether you have a better head or a better heart. -      Marilyn vos Savant

14) The 26th annual philadelphia school district highschool students art exhibition

The Philadelphia Sketch Club in partnership with the Philadelphia School District presents the 26th Annual High School Students Art Exhibition at its historic center city location through February 21, 2010. A closing Artists’ Reception will be held on Sunday, February 21, from 2 to 4 PM. This invitational exhibition will feature works by the best artists in the School District of Philadelphia as selected by the art instructors at the various schools. The exhibition will contain a number of mediums to include oils, watercolors, prints, photographs, collage and sculpture. Prizes will be awarded as selected by Jurors from the Philadelphia Sketch Club.  Gallery hours are Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 to 5 PM. Admission is free. The Sketch Club is located at 235 S. Camac St., between 12th & 13th and Locust and Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA. For information call (215) 545-9298 or visit .

15) Midnight Masquerade Winter Gala

It is time once again for the Philadelphia Museum of Art to host their annual black tie Winter Gala. On February 20, 2010 from 8 p.m. to midnight, join Young Friends, a group of professionals that support museum initiatives, to help aid the museum’s conservation and preservation. Guests will don festive masks to celebrate the “midnight masquerade” theme. Partygoers will enjoy mouth-watering dishes, an open bar, live music performed by CTO Park Central, raffle prizes, and an auction offering fabulous fashion and sports themed gifts.
The 500 guests expected to attend this evening of fantastic fun will be the first group to experience the unveiling of Picasso and the Avant-Garde in Paris, on display from February 24th through April 25th. This special exhibition features 180 paintings, sculptures, and other works by infamous artists including Picasso, Marc Chagall, Man Ray, and Jacques Lipchitz.
Advance tickets are $100 for Young Friends members, $140 for non-members, and $125 for groups of four or more, and are available through February 12th. Guests can also purchase tickets for $160 at the door. VIP tickets, which are $200 for members and $250 for non-members, include a curator-led tour of the exhibition, swag bags, and access to the VIP lounge and bar.


HelpUsAdopt.org is a national non-profit financial assistance grant program that will provide qualified couples and individuals (regardless of race, religion, marital status or sexual preference) with grants of up to $15,000 towards their adoption expenses.


A) USS Philadelphia returning from last mission

18) Games/Quizzo

A) 12TH AIR COMMAND PORNO BINGO Every Sun, 10pm, FREE, 12th Air Command, 254 S. 12th St., 215-545-8088.

B) BLACK SHEEP QUIZZO Every Wed, 8:30pm, FREE, The Black Sheep Irish Pub, 247 S. 17th St., 215-545-9473.

C) BUCKETS KINKY QUIZZO Every Mon, 9:30pm-2am, FREE, Buckets Bar and Grille, 3749 Midvale Ave., 215-849-1222.

D) CHAMPPS QUIZZO Every Tue, 9pm, FREE, Champps, 25 Route 73 S., Marlton, NJ, 856-985-9333.

E) DARK HORSE QUIZZO Every Mon, 9pm, FREE, Dark Horse Pub, 421 S. 2nd St., 215-928-9307.

F) DRAWING ROOM QUIZZO Every Tue, 7:30-9:30pm, FREE, The Drawing Room, 9 State Rd., Media, 610-565-8212.

G) DR. WATSON'S QUIZZO Every Wed, 9pm, FREE, Dr. Watson's Pub, 216 S. 11th St., 215-922-3427.

H) FERGIE'S QUIZZO Every Tue & Thu, 9pm, FREE, Fergie's Pub, 1214 Sansom St., 215-928-8118.

I) NEW DECK TAVERN QUIZZO Every Mon & Wed, 10pm, FREE, New Deck Tavern, 3408 Sansom St., 215-386-4600.

J) NEW WAVE QUIZZO Every Mon, 9pm, FREE, New Wave Café, 3rd & Catharine sts., 215-922-8484.

K) POP QUIZ TEAM TRIVIA CHALLENGE Every Mon, 7:30-9pm. Every Mon, 7:30-9pm, FREE, The Pop Shop Café & Creamery, 729 Haddon Ave., Collingswood, NJ, 856-869-0111.

L) ROOSEVELT'S PUB TEXAS HOLD'EM Every Wed, 8pm, FREE, Roosevelt's Pub, 2222 Walnut St., 215-569-8879.

M) VALANNI KINKY QUIZZO, 10:30pm, FREE, Valanni, 1229 Spruce St., 215-790-9494.

19) “Hyatt Helping Haiti” Valentine’s Day Family Event

Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing will host a fun filled family event to raise money for the relief efforts in Haiti.  The hotel has set a goal of raising $10,000, which will be donated to the American Red Cross. The event will be full of fun activities themed around families.  Some of the activities include a petting zoo courtesy of The Philadelphia Zoo, face painting, arts & crafts, video games, arcade games, a moon bounce and a magician.  Fun filled food stations will be included with admission as well as complimentary self-parking.  Menu items include hot dogs, pizza, boardwalk fries, cotton candy, funnel cakes, a “decorate your own” cupcake station and much more.     Sunday, February 14, 2010 - 1:00pm – 4:00pm. $25.00 per person.   Complimentary Self-Parking courtesy of Towne Park

20) Laurel Hill Cemetery

The Laurel Hill Cemetery is known for it educational, albeit creepy, strolls through the graveyard to commemorate noteworthy dates, and Valentine’s Day is no different. “‘Til Death Do Us Part: The Love Stories of Laurel Hill” will take place on Saturday, Feb. 13 at 4:00 p.m. to honor the “spirit” of lovers past. Space is limited so reserve your spot.


That Philly has an insect museum. 

22) Conshy's February Networking Event

Tuesday, February 9 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm. M Bar. 


Time for a Cocktail at Sumo Lounge
Wednesday, February 10, 2010 in Philadelphia at 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sumo Lounge ( in the back of Raw Lounge): 1225 Sansom St Philadelphia PA

We had such a good time last summer at Raw Lounge that many of you have been asking for an encore. With great cocktails and overstuffed sushi rolls, the ever changing Eurotini created by our favorite host Chris Duffy, what's not to like?  This time we'll meet in the back of the restaurant at Raw's new space Sushi Lounge, where we'll enjoy drink specials and fabulous food.  $20pp if paid by Feb 3rd, Price goes up to $25 after.


Presented by Young Involved Philadelphia & Committee of 70
Wednesday, Feb. 10th
6:30pm - 8:30pm
@ Black Sheep Pub, 247 S. 17th Street

Join us for a training on how to run for committee person.  Committee people are their party's representatives in each voting division.   Committee people serve as a point of contact between the voters in a division and elected officials and their political party. They are considered party officers - not public officials or government employees.
Come learn all about it and get involved with your community!

25)  Love Stinks - Girls Night Out @ Public House

Thu 2.11.10, 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Public House, 1801 Arch St - Philadelphia, PA 19103, 215-587-9040
Calling all Philadelphia-Area Young Professional SINGLE LADIES!! Looking for the hottest Pre-Valentines Day party in the area FOR SINGLES? Well, you found it. 25 eligible bachelors up for live auction (proceeds to benefit project H.O.M.E). Clothing & jewelry shopping, massages, phychic readings, and more. The first 200 ladies through the door get a chance to win a 1 carat DIAMOND! RSVP below - we will see you there! PS: Attention Guys You are welcome to come in after 7pm!  [more info »]
Ages: 20s & Mid 30s. Cost: No Cost

26) 200 Pros Networking Happy Hour

Rum Bar, 2005 Walnut St Philadelphia, PA 19103

Thursday, February 11, 2010  5:00 -8:30 PM

200 Philadelphia Area Business Leaders, CEOs, Executives, & Young Professionals are gathering for a night of Networking and Socializing. Display your business info on a High Definition Rotating Ad Screen while connecting with the areas finest professionals. Cash Bar,$6 CLASSIC MOJITOS, 1/2 Price Draft Beer, $3 Well Drinks, $3 GUACAMOLE SPECIAL! Bring your business cards. All participants receive a FollowUp Directory with colleagues information.

27) Come All Ye Lovers & Haters 

Prime Lounge, 1200 Sansom St Philadelphia, PA 19107

Friday, February 12, 2010  9:00 PM - 2:00 AM

No other holiday strikes as much fear in the hearts of men & sends women to the comforts of chocolate and shopping! Prime Lounge and Finn McCool's are offering two great parties!
LOVERS Upstairs at Prime Lounge
Calling all Naughty Cupids & Sexy Vixens!  Prime Lounge is your Valentine's Day romantic destination that will woo singles and ignite couples! 
HATERS Downstairs at Finn McCool’s Ale House
This party is dedicated to the Philadelphians who are brokenhearted, single, choose to be a love celibate or those who simply just don't care about the holiday.

$25 Per Ticket

28)  7th Annual Heartbreaker's Ball Anti-Valentines Day Party

Sat 2.13.10, 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM

SoleFood @ The Loews Hotel, 1200 MArket St - Philadelphia, PA 19103
Get on the guestlist for the biggest Valentines Day event in Philadelphia for area Young Professional Singles! No cover charge AND your first drink free if you RSVP, $10 if you do not RSVP. Drink specials, prizes, DJ, and all-night fun!
Ages: 20s & Mid 30s
1 Free Drink Included, Dancing, DJ'd Event, Drink Specials, Free - No Cover, Light Food Included, Open Bar

Cost: No Cost 

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