Friday, June 3, 2011

Mainly Mozart

I try mainly to put up free events, but those don't come too often. However, I also try listing events that are not too expensive. Such is the case with Mainly Mozart. This is a series of concerts taking place on Sundays. There one coming up on June 6.

The cost is $20 per concert, per person. And they are held at:

At the Westin Colonnade Hotel, 180 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Jim the Anchorman #5

"Where did Arnold hide his child conceived out of wedlock without anyone knowing? Easy. Pakistan." - Jim the Anchorman

Jim the Anchorman #4

"After erroneously predicting the end of the world once again, Harold Camping the 89-year-old former engineer, is now blaming his miscalculation on his abacus." - Jim the anchorman

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Free movie screening at the beach

Unfortunately, I work every Wednesday until 8 p.m. and I can't make it to this event. But who knows, maybe one day I'll go to a different branch and when I become a bestselling author and have my own schedule, then I can certainly attend.

Every Wednesday at the SoundScape at New World Center located in Miami Beach there are free screening of movies, ranging from classics to contemporary. Tonight, you get to see Casablanca. If you do attend, please don't be shy and let me know about your experience.

Here's the info:

Miami Beach SoundScape ExoStage, corner of 17 Street and Washington Avenue. Movies begin at 8:00 p.m. Visit their Website

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Sunday Market

This Sunday and every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, you can enjoy a wonderful open air market at Mary Brickell Village. There will be many products featured, including, french baked good, empanadas, local honey, fresh cut flowers, jewerly and so much more.

For more info, check it out here

Coral Gables Cinema

I really love the City of Coral Gables. The old Spanish construction and the century-old trees make it a magical city. One of the wonderful places to visit is the Coral Gables Cinema. Located right in front of my favorite bookstore, Books & Books, the cinema many times offers free screening of indie and art house films. Check the ratings, but otherwise enjoy the movies!

Friday, May 27, 2011

South Beach Local Food Tour

On Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays from noon to around 2:30 can, "Take this edible journey as an introduction to our diverse culinary scene while getting a crash course on the magnificent Art Deco architecture while learning about the history that made Miami Beach what it is today."

In other words, you can sample food from up to 7 different restaurants and enjoy the diversity in tastes found in this lovely city of Miami. It costs 59 dollars per person, but if you think about it, it's certainly worth it.

Check it out: Sobe food tour (They also have one for Little Havana)

Jim the Anchorman #3

"Now that Bin Laden is dead, his formers wives have pitched the idea for the following reality show, The Real Housewives of Kabul." - Jim the Anchorman

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Free Fridays at the Wolfsonian

Fridays are my day off! My wife and I can enjoy the exhibits at The Wolfsonian Museum for free after 6 p.m. The museum is located at 1001 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139. 
Don't miss out! It's free!

Jim the Anchorman #2

"Sad news today. After 25 years Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver are separating. According to court documents she said, "I just had enough. For 25 years I never understood a word he said." - Jim the Anchorman

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Coral Gables Restaurant Week

Hi there! Thanks for checking out your resource to all cool things happening in Miami and surrounding areas. My wife and I are really looking forward to the Coral Gables Restaurant Week starting on June 6 and ending on the 19th. There are a great number of wonderful restaurants participating! The amazing thing is that there is a fixed price for three course meals during lunch and dinner. Enjoy!

Jim the Anchorman #1

This character is named Jim the anchorman. Since I love the one liners delivered by late night show hosts, I figured I'll create my own morning show host: Jim the Anchorman. He'll have his "show" every day at 7 in the morning and sometimes more than once a day. Keep reading!

"In another story, when Donald Trump heard that Osama had been killed, he said, "I only asked for his birth certificate."

Monday, May 23, 2011

A little direction

Thanks to the stats available by Google, I know that no one reads this blog. Of course, except for my lovely wife. You're awesome honey! And to the rest of you who will read this months from now, thank you.

"Little Comment," started as a blog filled with random ideas. Although I love random ideas, I like structure when writing, I like order. So I need to give this blog a direction. I also like to think that I'm funnier than what I am, so with that said, I will now tell you what this blog will be about.

In this blog I will write one liners, political satire, create characters, maybe even whole funny stories. I will also periodically update you with things to do in Miami. I wish I could do all the things I will alert you about, but if you get to go please share in the comments. I won't be jealous. Plus comments will alert me to the fact that maybe someone out there is reading this blog. So that's it for now! Come back soon!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Why Boston teams are awful and why the Miami Heat are awesome

Lately, I've been watching the Miami Heat play the Boston Celtics. So far, the Heat are 2-1 in the series and I'm hoping that they beat those Celtics pronto! When I watch a basketball game, I get into it. I yell, I jump and I clap. It's quite a show I put on. This got me thinking of how much I hate Boston teams. I truly despise the Boston Red Sox. So yes, I'm a New York Yankees Fan.

I think that's where it all started, the old Yankees-Red Sox rivalry. In Cuba, I grew up watching and liking the Yankees play, illegally of course (American TV channels are banned). And then here in the states, my love for the Yankees continued and my hate for Boston increased.

And of course this wonderful love for sports teams of Miami and New York is something I hope to pass on to my children one day. It'd be so much fun to cheer together and of course, boo the opposing team!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


I said I would update more frequently, so here it is. Recently, my wife Elena and I went to the cozy French café I mentioned on the previous post. Since I'm learning French on my own, finding this café was quite an amazing discovery and I plan to practice what I learn with them. Yes, the owners, a husband and wife, are the real deal.

The last time we went, we were there for a wine tasting. The ambiance was welcoming, as always. The sound of melodic French music playing, the final lights of the day dissipating outside the door, the display of tasty delicacies and the usual, "Bonjour!" when entering. The café is owned by Loic (sounds like Louie) and Dorothée, husband and wife, but she was not there. Instead, there was a younger guy, who I'm assuming is family or a close friend. I will eventually find out.

Elena and I were seated in a long communal table, with four bottles of wine next to us. There was also a wine glass that showed evidence of being used recently. Apparently, our host had a wine tasting party of his own. We were there early, so we just sat there by ourselves, savoring the moment and exchanging small talk and big smiles. My wife looked beautiful, she looked radiant. I didn't mind waiting in such great company. After nearly a half hour, some people came in, two ladies. But they weren't there for the tasting. Elena and I had never been to a wine tasting before, at least not this private, so we were hoping for other people to show up to establish some rapport.

Not long after that, an elderly couple walked in. They were browsing the shelves, which are filled with all kinds of French products and art. I heard them speak Spanish and immediately told Elena, "those are my people," meaning that they were Cuban. They sat in front of us and slowly but surely, we sparked a conversation about Cuba, about how Elena and I met and all kinds of things. Funny thing is, turns out that this lady happens to know my boss! What a small world!

More "Bonjours," were said, when another couple came in. They were young. We briefly talked to them as well and discovered that they too had randomly found the café and that it had become a favorite place of theirs. They said they usually go once a week, which is what Elena and I decided to do. At this moment, the wine tasting commenced. There were four kinds of wines. One white, a Chardonnay and the rest were red, with the Bordeaux being the best. The elderly couple agreed with this assessment. Elena and I bought a lovely bottle of Chardonnay at the end of the evening. But before that happened, more people came in. First, two young girls came in and cordially greeted the owner, but decided to have their own private table. However, after our elderly friends left, these two girls joined the communal table. Later, a young guy came in, but he stood next to girls the whole time, declining to sit down. I found that a bit strange.

The atmosphere was jovial, but it got a bit louder not long after. A whole French family came in, or so I thought. A husband and wife, another lady, and two beautiful children, boy and girl. The little girl kept going about underneath the table, while the older boy, maybe 4, sat at the table listening to the different conversations that took place at the same time.  It turns out that the man that came in, speaking fluent French, was actually Cuban. When I asked where from, he said, "Marianao," in a very, very Cuban accent. It was awesome (Marianao is suburb of Havana).

I wanted to find out more about them, but I didn't want to look rude. I did find out that they met in a school near Paris when they were teenagers, but their families moved and they never saw each other until four years ago. Now, they are married and have a lovely family. Although Elena and I weren't sure if the children were from their union, they didn't look like them much.

We also had some delicious quiche as the night went on. It was a huge plate, but I felt like I ate most of it. It was very good and I was very hungry. Elena was really hungry too, so we decided to buy that bottle of Bordeaux and find a restaurant in the beautiful Miracle Mile area. It was a wonderful night and a great wine tasting experience.

As we walked out the door, I couldn't resist and I said, "Au revoir!" causing my beautiful wife to laugh, and then hand in hand, we strolled down the beautifully and irresistible streets of Coral Gables.

Saturday, April 30, 2011


I've always been in love with Paris. It's such a magical and enchanting city, or at least it's that way in my head, that I've often wanted to pack my bags and leave. I regret not going some years ago when I had the chance through college. Fortunately, my lovely wife has also a deep affection for the City of Light. Our dream is to go soon, and perhaps, one day live there for a while. Who knows?

Right now, I'm learning French. Through Podcast and books, I'm teaching myself French. So far so good. Of course, I'm only in the very beginning of my self-taught studies. I can greet you, ask how you are doing, and wish you a good day. Oh, I can also ask where you're from. It's a bit tricky, since the Podcast is completely separate from the lessons found in the book, so while I may know how to pronounce and ask certain things, I don't know how to spell them yet. Yet, being the key word.

I don't know why I love Paris so much. I think it has to do a lot because I'm a writer, because I have the soul of a poet, because I'm a romantic at the core. Recently, my wife and I discovered a lovely café in the middle of Coral Gables. We plan on going there once and a week. As I learn more French and feel more confident, I shall practice with the owners Torres Loïc et Dorothée, mes amis.

For now, in this random and personal blog, I may muse about my travels to this little part of France in the heart of Coral Gables.

Au revoir!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How to always outbid others on eBay

I know, I haven't written on here in a bit. But here's something. Isn't it pretty cool when you outbid someone on eBay? After being outbid once, I decided that the next time I saw that iPod I liked, I was going to take it! So later on the same night, I closely watched an auction as it came near its end.

I already had the highest bid for most of the night, but with about a minute left, someone came in with a higher bid. Oh, I didn't panic, okay, maybe just a little, but I planned my strategy well. Having learned from my previous experience, I waited until about 14 seconds were left on the timer. Knowing that other potential bidders were doing the same thing, instead of just entering a dollar more (like most people would) I went for the win, I entered about 3 dollars more. And just like that, when none of those other people expected it, I got my iPod.

"I won!!" I yelled to my wife, who lovingly cheered me on.

It was awesome.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Michael Scott on Taking Chances

"What is the most important thing for a company? Is it the cash flow? Is it the inventory? Nuh-uh. It's the people. The people. My proudest moment here was not when I increased profits by 17% or when I cut expenses without losing a single employee. No, no, no, no, no. It was a young Guatemalan guy. First job in the country, barely spoke English. He came to me, and said, "Mr. Scott, would you be the godfather of my child?" Wow. Wow. Didn't work out in the end. We had to let him go. He sucked." - Michael Scott


You shouldn't judge a book by its cover, and you shouldn't judge a person based solely on their skills. Michael Scott took a chance with the young Guatemalan guy. And yes, this was a bad move, but at least he gave the young guy a chance.

Also, Michael ended up being the godfather of the man's child. So that's the main benefit of giving chances to unskilled people. You may end up firing them, and they may hate you forever, but at least you'll be forever linked by a child. It's kind of like a bad marriage.

How many godchildren do you have?

Friday, March 25, 2011

Michael Scott on how to encourage employees

"If Dwight fails, then that is strike two, and good for me for, ah, for giving him a second chance. And if he succeeds, then, you know, no one will be prouder than I am. I groomed him. I made him what he is today. Unless he fails, and we've talked about that already." - Michael Scott

It's always good to give people second chances when they mess up. If they succeed, then you'll take the credit. You were the merciful one, you were their Mr. Myagi, their Yoda or more aptly put, their Michael Scott.

Of course, if your Dwight fails, then he's in trouble. That's strike two. You know, like that songs says, "Cause it's one, two...two strikes you're out..." You can't tolerate that kind of failure in your workplace. The only known remedy is to shun that person for three years. Ironically, I learned that from Dwight K. Schrute.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Michael Scott on Coffee in the Office

Hi there. Welcome to a series of things that Michael Gary Scott has taught me. Yes, the main character from The Office.

"Coffee is the great incentivizer in the office. It's a drug. It is quite literally a drug that speeds people up. It's not the only drug that speeds people up. You hear stories about Dunder Mifflin in the eighties before everybody knew how bad cocaine was. Guh. Man, did they move paper!" - Michael Scott

I'm Cuban by birth, so my veins are filled with sugar and coffee. Oh, and also with hatred for Communism. Café con leche, or coffee and milk is something that I'm used to drinking. Granted, I haven't had that awesome combination of substances in a bit, but I still love it.

I'm also used to having a "Colada," which is a shot of coffee. Of course, such shot of coffee is sweet. Cubans take their coffee sweet. I'm not a big fan of American coffee because it just tastes like boiling water to me. Sorry, honey, but you know that I love my sugar. Also honey, you are my sugar.

So what have I learned from Michael Scott? Well, it's a good idea to keep coffee around in the workplace. If someones' productivity is slowing down because they are tired, then some coffee, Cuban or American, will most certainly wake them up. You can also just splash their faces with coffee. It'll wake them up for sure.

Has Michael Scott taught you anything?


Okay, so the big idea won't be happening soon. Sorry, I know the whole world was anxiously expecting to read this. I'm really busy right now. I'm writing so many things at the same time and the big idea was only going to add stress to my life. I didn't need that. But don't worry, sometime soon I plan on retaking those plans.

For now, you'll be happy to know that I'll be writing on here more regularly.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Awesome idea update

So, I know it's January and I haven't told you about the awesome idea that I have. But don't worry, that will be happening very soon. Hopefully sometime next week. I shall keep you posted. I probably don't even have to write this, since the only person who reads this blog is my lovely wife (thank you honey), but still, I am informing you. In the meantime, I may write a post or two to keep us all entertained.
Thank you!