Writing a daily blog isn’t always easy.
Sometimes there’s not enough time in the day. Often there’s loads of time, but no ideas rolling around inside my head.
Today was the latter.
But just when my thoughts were beginning to jell, movie critic Richard Roeper posted this photo to his Twitter feed:
I had such a sugar rush, I might as well have really eaten them.
They are from Do Rite Donuts in Chicago. Guess where I’m headed next time I blow into town?
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Tagged blog, celebrities, Chicago, Do Rite Donuts, donuts, empty head, food, Humor, ideas, Internet, isn't enough time in the day, life, Movies, Richard Roeper, sugar on the brain, sugar rush, Twitter feed, Windy City, writing
Thanksgiving was a travel day for Lou, Rory and me.
Train, plane and rental car brought us to Montauk this afternoon. After we settled into our cottage, Lou and I enjoyed a holiday feast at Harvest on Fort Pond.
Yes, I think we’re gonna like it here.
Posted in Family, Food, Holiday, Humor, Life, Restaurants, Travel
Tagged cottage, family, feast, food, Harvest on Fort Pond, Holiday, Humor, life, Long Island, Montauk, plane, rental car, restaurant, Thanksgiving, train, Travel, travel day
Food Network has been the background noise in my house for a long time.
But lately I find myself losing patience with the shows that used to be appointment TV.
Case in point: Chopped, hosted by Ted Allen.
I can’t count the number of hours I have lost watching this program. When weekend marathons come on, my previous plans fall away. This food competition has had a spot on my DVR list since I purchased the technology.
Yet now I find myself hitting fast-forward, impatient for it to be finished. The format has become too familiar, the judges’ comments tired, the visiting chefs look-a-likes.
(And by this point, even I have a pretty good idea what to do with the basket ingredients, no matter how weird.)
I’m not the only one — Jesse David Fox at Vulture has had his own Food Network burn out. It’s an interesting read.
Take a look.
Posted in Blogs, Commentary, Cooking, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Television, TV
Tagged appointment TV, background noise, blogs, burn out, chefs, chop it off, Chopped, Chopped marathon, commentary, cooking, cooking competition, DVR, entertainment, fast forward, food competition, Food Network, Humor, Jesse David Fox, judges, life, reality, review, Ted Allen, Television, TV, Vulture
Lately, I have been craving Pringles.
This vintage TV commercial makes them look even better.
You go, Brad.
Posted in Advertising, Celebrities, Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Television
Tagged advertising, Brad Pitt, celebrities, entertainment, food, Humor, life, Pringles, snacks, Television, TV, tv commercial
Did you know that 93 percent of facts are made up?
Maybe not…but I believe this chart is SPOT. ON.
Anyone else really hungry right now?
Posted in Entertainment, Food, Humor, Life, Movies
Tagged butter, chart, entertainment, facts, food, GraphJam.com, Humor, hungry, life, movie previews, Movies, popcorn, salt
I was sitting at my desk today and wondered –
Does the rebus still exist?
I loved solving this picture puzzle as a kid, so I Googled it…and was relieved to discover that rebuses are alive and well and all over the Internet. In kids games. In artwork. Even in one advice column where the answers are provided in rebus format.
But my favorite rebus discovery was Narragansett Beer — they’re using the rebus as part of their advertising campaign. In fact, they have an entire page on their website devoted to rebuses.
Here are a couple of my favs. See if you can solve them.
The answers — and 62 more rebuses — are on their site.
Posted in Advertising, Art, Business, Food, Humor, Life
Tagged advertising, advice column, art, Business, design, food, Google, Humor, Internet, kids games, life, Narragansett Beer, picture this, rebus, website
Hey Bloomberg, before you go:
Is this size Coca-Cola allowed here in New York City?
Gotcha — it’s chalk art!
Pretty realistic, huh?
Posted in Advertising, Art, Design, Food, Humor, Life
Tagged advertising, art, chalk, chalk art, Coca-Cola, Coke, design, food, Humor, life, Mayor Bloomberg, New York City, the real thing
Well, I did it. I bought a whole watermelon at the store.
And now I have five pounds of regret in my refrigerator.
I usually spring for the over-priced containers of pre-sliced melon. I know they are gouging me, but it’s convenient…and I can eat that much.
Sure, that monstrosity in my frig was a bargain, but once I cut it — I’m gonna have to eat it all…or end up throwing half of it way.
Guess what I’m having for breakfast, lunch and dinner for the next few days?
Posted in Commentary, Cooking, Food, Green, Health, Humor, Life, Nature
Tagged commentary, convenience, cooking, food, fruit, green, Health, Humor, life, melon balls, nature, refrigerator, regret, watermelon
Have you seen this week’s New Yorker cover?
Subtle, it is not.
But magazines are not the only things that are attempting to make a statement about the Anthony Weiner scandal — locally grown produce, for instance.
And a cherry tomato no less…
Posted in Food, Humor, Life, Magazines, News, Photography, Politics
Tagged Anthony Weiner, cherry tomato, Humor, life, locally grown produce, love apple, magazines, New Yorker, news, photography, politics, scandal