Was everybody at the office nice today like they were at my office? The holiday does that sometimes. Don't worry. Things will be back to normal by the end of the week, if not sooner. Here's your evening Sift.
A- Beached Miami is holding an Art Basel photo contest.
This year we want you to share your Basel experience with us by posting photos on Instagram with the hashtag #beachedbasel. The photos can be of anything that is Basel-related, from a celebrity spotting at the main fair to a graffiti artist tagging a wall in Wynwood to a private party on an island in the middle of Biscayne Bay to a surprise LCD Soundsystem set in an abandoned warehouse to a pop-up performance by a no-name artist on a deserted downtown street corner. Any photo that epitomizes your Basel experience is welcome.B- Burger Beast shares his experience judging the BBQ at the Pigs in Paradise contest held in Immokalee this weekend.
The smell in the air was intoxicating and I’d never seen anything like this. There were 6 BBQ vendors doing their thing and 2 other folks selling Lemonade, Corndogs, Corn and all that festival type food.C- Roy Black wants to cross-examine like a psychopath.
The key traits to psychopathic success are: ruthlessness; intense capacity to focus, excluding all distractions such as fear; powerful reward motivation; a disposition to action; acute ability to read emotions in other people, without being moved by them; charisma; mental resilience; and mindfulness, the ability to live in the present moment. Include in that “the refrigerated heart of a ruthless, glacial predator.” Sounds a lot like a trial lawyer conducting a cross-examination.D- Relaxing and falling in love is okay, says Sex and the Beach.
Assuming his diagnosis is true, I am ready to embrace my inner Hannibal Lecter. In Thomas Harris’s books, Lecter possesses an extraordinary mental radar system to size up his victims and then destroy them. If only I had that psychopathic, serial killer sixth sense, imagine what I could do.
I decided then and there to just let go of my fears and insecurities. No more protective bubble, no more la la land. I said yes to the universe. I took the risk. It was scary as hell. And wonderful as all that.E- Eater Miami's question today indicates to me that they've never heard of Miamism.
F- South Florida Food and Wine experiences the very opulent Jet Set Dinner.
Granted this tony experience is not for everyone as the price tag begins at a cool $5000, yet this is one of those instances where you get what you pay for. Aura Jets, a private jet company based out of Boca Raton acts as your personal concierge arranging the entire evening; one phone call does it all. Aura Jets has partnered with Latitudes Restaurant on Sunset Key, and together they have created a dynamic evening-escape package, Jet Set Dining where you, as a guest can fly from any airport in Florida to Key West/Sunset Key for dinner and back the same night, a slight step up from dinner and a movie. The experience is impressive, whether you live a lifestyle according to private jets and such or you have a very special occasion to celebrate, this exclusive dinner and a jet just might fit the bill.G- Thoughts about yesterday's Dolphins win over the Seahawks are posted at Phin Phanatic.