Lots of stuff to get through this evening so without further ado, here's your Sift...
A- Eye on Miami tells you where you can safely stash $100K, if you had it.
Crunching all the numbers, I picked out Northern Trust N.A. as my bank for my non-existent money. Their star rating is 4. “A” is at .2% and “B” is at 231.8%. Someone told me Northern is known as the "Rich People's Bank."B- Some Cranky Guy almost burns the house down.
There is a high minimum balance at Northern Trust N.A. They wouldn’t tell me what it was over the phone but when I read $100,000 from my article, they said that would qualify. You get a personal banker there. They have a few branches in Miami. I heard they gave you coffee, pedicures, etc. but apparently the person I spoke to said that wasn’t true. Bummer.
So, I decided to fry up some eggs, over easy, along with the sausage. As I was cooking the sausage, I decided to make more coffee. That meant I had to put more water in the teakettle, and clean out the french press. Being a man, I only know two settings on the stove - full on or full off. Naturally, it was full on. I turned back to the stove when the smoke alarm went off. Not a tiny little battery operated smoke alarm either - but a Brinks smoke alarm. The Whooop! Whoooop! Whoooping alarm.C- Jaded in Paradise cleans up her mobile phone and cleans up her life.
Our four cats were in the dining area, and all four leaped straight into the air, then without even landing, blasted off into the bedroom, their 16 legs moving in a total blur like little air propellers. I fought my way through the smoke to the front door where the alarm panel is located, entered the secret code and stabbed the cancel button. Then remembered I hadn’t taken the sausage off the stove yet…..smoke poured out of the kitchen in waves.
I took out my mobile phone and scrolled through the address book to do a little cleaning up.D- Flablog will be in Coral Gables next week signing his new book. Stop into Books & Books and say hello!
The bad boy is no longer appealing but rather seen as a headache not some dream machine. Delete. The prissy female friends who were impossible to please are out of my network, freeing me to enjoy the simple things in life. Like a day at the beach without having to wait 3 hours for Ms. Princess to do her makeup. It is SoFla, but who cares, it’s the friggin beach, get the straightening iron out another day. Delete.
E- Is MIA getting better? Maybe, according to 305.
I just have to say guys, that the new US Air wing at the Miami International Airport is PIMP.F- MacBeth will be performed in Peacock Park in the Grove this January, according to Coconut Grove Grapevine.
There is both a Starbucks and an Illy cafe (Illy being one of my favorite brands of coffee, BTW.) There is also a small food court, several stores and a place to get a quick manicure.
There are also the round docking stations for phones, laptops, etc and flat screen TVs.
Super awesome. Oh yeah, and did I mention that getting into the airport didn't make me want to tear my hair out? That the employees were actually nice?
G- The Chowfather revises his best SoFla burger list to include Five Guys.
As you may recall, I posted my top Burgers in Miami/Broward a few months ago and indicated that I was underwhelmed by my first Five Guys experience. That sounds perverted, I know. Anyway, I have been back to the Midtown Miami and Ft. Lauderdale locations a few times since and have changed my tune.H- Miami, bro. links to a New York Times article that praises La Carreta.