As for Dave, he strung that hammock between two shade trees and put a table by it to hold a frosty drink.
The cards are handy and attractive, with photographs of frosty drinks on one side and the recipe on the other.
"Liquid" doesn't refer only to tall, frosty drinks or to the sweat on the outside of an iced glass - so pleasurable against forehead, temple or wrist when New York's damp sun threatens to enrage you - though both can certainly be sedative.
Tall frosty drinks sat on the tables in front of them, untouched, as if for either of them to take the first sip would be to admit defeat.
To an audience of magazine executives who privately spoke of their willingness to crawl on their naked bellies through the Gobi desert for a dozen paid subscribers, the news came like a long frosty drink of Evian.
Was she on the verge of swapping her Bloomie's mop for a swizzle stick in a tall frosty drink?
"I get nervous if I don't have something to munch on," said Paul Johnson, a 34-year-old computer programmer in Chicago, as he left a convenience store with a bag of fat-free chips and a very large cup of a frosty drink.
Crowds are showing up for frosty drinks at the tiny juice bar, and because it's on a bleak stretch of Lafayette Street, at No. 371 near Great Jones Street, it's far enough from neighbors for music to blast day and night.
On weekdays the frosty drinks are buy-one-get-one-free from 3pm to 7pm.