Thursday, March 30, 2006

Belgium is the New Black!

Why Belgium? Why Not!

6 reasons to hop on a flight today and enjoy the weekend in Belgium:

1) Moules Frites
2) Belgian Waffles
3) Mary's Chocolates at 73 Rue Royal
4) Brugge!
5) 450 different varieties of beer
6) To celebrate your 1 year anniversary!

Interview on The Jim Richards Show

One of P.T. Barnum's best known quotes: I don't care what you say about me, just spell my name right!

I think "Strokes" is close enough to Stoakes, don't you?...Click here for the Jim Richards interview.

Thursday, March 23, 2006

How To Hire A Shoe Cobbler

Ok, here goes. Here are the 3 fool-proof tips you need to know when hiring a shoe cobbler.

1) Does the cobbler's shop look like it has been in business for more than 100 years?

2) Does the hunched over man behind the counter have white hair and look like he has been working in the shop for 150 years?

3) Are the cobbler's hands nubbed to the bone and blackened past his wrists?

If you answered yes to all three of these questions then you found yourself a damn good cobbler and you should do everything in your power to keep this man and his family in business. They are a dying breed to be treasured. And I fear most won't take notice until the best are gone...

Monday, March 20, 2006

Joe Apology

Check out my friend's new site: It's an anonymous site where you can let it all out. Some posts are sad, others hilarious. Have fun...Go to

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Graffiti Project Featured On ABC News

ROSE PALAZZOLO from ABC News wrote an article featuring The Bathroom Graffiti Project yesterday. So many people have been visiting the site that the servers crashed today. We will get the site up as soon as possible! Thanks for your the article here:

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Poem: Butterfly

Butterfly on the window sill
carry me away
lift me to places I can not see
hold me tight
show me the stars and the moon
carry me away
but be careful not to let me burn by the sun
I don't want to ride into the Sun

[I wrote this poem on June 17th 2002; I just came across it so I thought I would publish it on Stoaked!]