Reason To Love NYC #82,774

Only in NY do you walk home with your arms full of groceries & a bouquet of flowers… and stop to watch a very random 20 minute full-on fireworks show. The neighborhood was scratching its collective head on this one… once it figured out these weren’t gunshots. Such a nice treat for Tuesday!…



Look At This Beautiful Mess You Made!

This UPS truck carrying lots and lots of printer ink crashed yesterday morning in Massachusetts. No one was seriously injured but about 500 feet of ground needs to be replaced. The ultimate street graffitti…that Banksy strikes again!…

Gosh, Snow is So Beautiful Sometimes…

Breads’ Plastic Tags State the Baking Day

I don’t buy enough bread to verify this.. is this true? And why is bread not baked on Wednesday? I can understand why baking is not done on Sunday (I figure it’s the When Harry Met Sally excuse: “Because of God.”) God, I love that movie…

Engagement Chicken

Glamour Magazine is putting out a cover-headline-story-worthy new cookbook, 100 Recipes Every Woman Should Know: Engagement Chicken and 99 Other Fabulous Dishes to Get You Everything You Want in Life, on April 5. No, I’m serious. The magazine claims the recipe for Engagement Chicken is responsible for 60 marriages:

Engagement Chicken

1 whole chicken (approx. 3 lb.)
2 medium lemons
Fresh lemon juice (1/2 cup)
Kosher or sea salt
Ground black pepper

Place rack in upper third of oven and preheat to 400 degrees. Wash chicken inside and out with cold water, remove the giblets, then let the chicken drain, cavity down, in a colander until it reaches room temp (about 15 minutes). Pat dry with paper towels. Pour lemon juice all over the chicken (inside and outside). Season with salt and pepper. Prick the whole lemons three times with a fork and place deep inside the cavity. (Tip: If lemons are hard, roll on countertop with your palm to get juices flowing.) Place the bird breast-side down on a rack in a roasting pan, lower heat to 350 degrees and bake uncovered for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and turn it breast-side up (use wooden spoons!); return it to oven for 35 minutes more. Test for doneness—a meat thermometer inserted in the thigh should read 180 degrees, or juices should run clear when chicken is pricked with a fork. Continue baking if necessary. Let chicken cool for a few minutes before carving. Serve with juices.

Other really silly recipe names include:

  • He Stayed Over Omelet Skinny Jeans Scallops
  • Hers and His Cupcakes
  • No Guy Required Grilled Steak
  • Let’s Make a Baby Pasta
  • Forget the Mistake You Made at Work Margarita
  • Bribe a Kid Brownies

I’m biting my tongue on this one, ladies!….

Split the Rent Calculator

Often with roommates there are rooms in a home that are of different value — bigger, better location, worst sound insulation, has a bathroom, doesn’t have closets… How do you figure out how much rent each room is worth? That’s where the Split the Rent Calculator comes in handy. The creater even has lots of charts and graphs to explain his algorithms. Btw.. SO happpy I don’t live with roommates anymore — although, I loved each and every nutcase I co-habitated with when I did “split the rent”. [No, this is not an invitation for you to reach out and reconnect with me — remember: I refered to you as a nutcase!..]

Sorry I Can’t Attend Your Wedding.. Because I Have No Idea How to Dress in “Morning Coat” or “Lounge Suit”

Here’s the wedding invitation for Prince William and Kate Middleton that was sent to about 1,900 peons, I mean peasants people. Of these 1,900 close friends & family, 600 are invited to the Queen’s reception immediately following. And of these 600 people, only 300 are invited to Prince Charles’ dinner at Buckingham Palace. I wonder if they are registered at Amazon Wedding

Diet Sodas for Dudes

Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper and Pepsi have all created diet sodas for guys: Coca-Cola Zero, Dr. Pepper Ten, Pepsi Max. With strong sports-oriented marketing campaigns, darker masculine packaging and a vieled attempt to distract from the diet benefit with claims of “extreme” flavors, no one will notice he’s drinking the Nutrisystem/Curves/Spanx of soda! Nope! So, “No girls allowed”? No problem — I don’t drink/eat diet-anything. Those things are for wussies!….

PS. Just in case you were wondering, I’m also not interested in Diet Pepsi’s new “skinny” can, debuted during NYC Fashion Week last week with much controversy

39 Wives

Ziona Chana lives with his 39 wives, 94 children, and 33 grandchildren in a four story, 100-room house located in the hills of the Baktwang village. He must have a serious Man Cave. (via)

Make Yourself At Home

Relax. Take it easy. Take your shoes off and kick your feet up. Please, make yourself at home.