1. MEET WINNIE COOPER!: It seems like just yesterday Danica McKellar was chasing after Fred Savage on her bicycle. That is, if you are a child of the 80s. If not, well, you probably have no idea what we are talking about. The star of The Wonder Years didn’t follow the bumpy path most child stars do. She grew up to be a math genius. Meet the actress—and coauthor of a mathematical theorem—Aug. 16 at Barnes & Noble in Carle Place.
2. WATCH “MOTORWAY PRANK VIDEO”: So this guy gets on a parkway behind a giant truck being towed while his wife is sleeping next to him. He speeds up then wakens her by screaming that they are about to be hit by an oncoming truck. In short, if someone did this to us, we’d kill them. But it’s still funny to watch. At least 1.2 million people thought so, anyway. Check it out on www.digitalspy.co.uk.
3. GO TO THE ARTISTS & WRITERS SOFTBALL GAME: The annual game at Herrick Park in East Hampton kicks off August 18. It once featured the likes of Willem de Kooning and Jackson Pollock and now attracts celebrities like Alec Baldwin, Christie Brinkley, Mark Feuerstein and Giada de Laurentiis.
4. GET TIX ON TICKETS.LONGISLANDPRESS.COM: Instead of running around from eBay to StubHub, Craigslist, Ticket Master and everything in between, make one stop here.This site will allow you to search for your artist, team, play, etc. and find the best prices. Unlike those other sites where you only search their inventory, this site will give you prices from multiple sites where people sell their tickets, giving you the best deal. Pretty sweet, eh?
5. TRY SKINNY PIZZA AT ROOSEVELT FIELD MALL: This recently opened restaurant serves up a very thin and crispy crust pizza with your choice of toppings from Greek to Buffalo. The crusts are made with no preservatives or additives, the pizza sauce is 100 percent organic, cheeses are all natural and toppings are antibiotic and hormone free. You can even order online at www.skinnypizza.com.
6. ORDER A CAKE AT TASTE IN SYOSSET: A Dunkin Donuts cup, a pair of Christian Louboutins, SpongeBob, a Louis Vuitton bag, Angry Birds…these aren’t your standard cakes. Check them out at www.cakesbytaste.com or visit in person at 16 Split Rock Road.
8. GOOGLE “FIFTY SHADES OF GREY CLASSICAL ALBUM”: EMI Classics is releasing a 15-track album featuring classical music personally selected by author E. L. James herself and referenced in her bestselling Fifty Shades book trilogy. The album will be available digitally on August 21 and in CD format on September 11. The books’ various references to classical music have spurred sales of these pieces, even going so far as to cause ‘Spem in Alium,’ a 16th century motet by Thomas Tallis, to jump to the top of the classical charts in the UK.
7. BUY A JETSON E-BIKE: It’s hard peddling up those North Shore hills on Long Island, so why not get a bike that peddles itself? New York based Jetson Bike has released a neon bike collection included in their stylish, eco-friendly and affordable electric bike line. Neon pink, purple, yellow, orange and green bikes are now available. Reaching speeds up to 20 mph, a 40-mile range per charge and a 500w motor, LCD digital screen and heavy-duty disc brake system, Jetson is safe and legal for urban and non-urban biking. For more information visit www.jetsonbike.com.
8. TIVO “STORAGE WARS: TEXAS”: A&E’s top-rated non-fiction franchise heads to the Lone Star state to follow teams of bidders on their quest for auction gold. The series returns for a second season with brand-new buys, all-new finds, and a few new faces. In season two, “The Rangers” Ricky and Bubba aim to expand their franchise across the great state of Texas. New buyer Jenny Grumbles enters the fray using her southern wits to revive old furniture for massive payouts. And Dr. Moe Prigoff looks to his old friend Mary Padian to save him from his newfound hoarding problem. Season 2 premieres this week. Tune in.
10. VISIT A YOGURT BAR IN NYC: Greek yogurt giant Chobani recently opened its first yogurt bar in SoHo featuring a menu of creations from the honey drizzled chopped fig & walnut variety to the yogurt with cucumbers. Orders run from $3.75 to $4.75 and come with recipe cards so you can recreate these masterpieces at home. There is no mixing and matching and orders come as they are, created by the experts—so you may want to think twice before you ask for those rainbow sprinkles.