How do you spell BLT?
Seamless.com, my favorite delivery folks, are discussing all the ways to make the tasty sammie with the three-letter name in their blog, The Delivery Bag.
Now, maybe I’m just starving because I’m on day three of a three-day cleanse — yes, I am starving — but the idea of bacon, lettuce and tomato in any configuration is a fun way to pass the time.
When I make a BLT at home, I transform it into a BTCC — bacon, tomato, and cream cheese on whole wheat toast. I’m not a big fan of lettuce, and the cream cheese just makes the sandwich that much more decadent.
Plus ‘CC’ are my initials — how cool is that?
So, how do you BLT?
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Tagged bacon lettuce and tomato, blogs, BLT, BLT sandwich, cleanse, commentary, cream cheese, food delivery, Foods, Health, Humor, Internet, life, party of three, restaurants, sammie, seamless.com, starving, The Delivery Bag blog, whole wheat toast
And it’s a good one.
Did you hear that Queen Elizabeth was hospitalized for gastroenteritis? As a “precautionary measure,” she was admitted today at King Edward VII Hospital in London.
Funny…where have I heard that news before?
Wasn’t Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cornwall, admitted to the same hospital in early December? For similar tummy troubles? As a “precautionary measure” right before they announced her pregnancy?
The Queen must be having a baby, too!!
Just remember — you heard it here first (unless the royal family is after me, and then I’m just repeating something I read on Page Six).
That woman just won’t give up the throne.
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Tagged celebrities, comedy, Duchess of Cornwall, England, gastroenteritis, get in line, having a baby, Humor, Kate Middleton, King Edward VII Hospital, life, London, Page Six, pregnancy, Queen Elizabeth, royal family, rumor, the throne, Travel, tummy troubles
Seems like we spend a lot of time these days debating what’s in the food we eat….and depending on the day, landing on different sides.
It almost kills the taste.
Photographer Caren Alpert takes a different — or should I say much closer – view. She uses an electron microscope to look at the foods we eat to reveal different landscapes, textures and patterns.
She makes the ordinary exotic. And maybe it’s just lunchtime…
But she’s making me hungry.
Posted in Art, Commentary, Design, Foods, Health, Life, Photography
Tagged art, cake sprinkles, Caren Alpert, celery leaf, come closer, commentary, design, electron microscope, Health, hungry, life, patterns, photography, table salt, taste, texture
I spent my Saturday morning in the dentist chair.
I lost a filling. My dentist had a replacement.
This is notable only because my dog Rory is scheduled for dental surgery on Friday. He has an abscess, and has been dealing with it for a few weeks because the doggy dental surgeon was booked.
I felt bad for him before, and after having a sore, sensitive mouth for only three days, now I feel worse.
My dog is a much better person than I am. This isn’t the first time I have been painfully aware of the fact.
We’ll make it all better soon, bubba.
Posted in Animals, Dogs, Family, Health, Life, Relationships
Tagged dentist, Dogs, family, Health, life, Relationships, teeth
I took a late train to Hartford tonight.
I was sleep-deprived. I had two seats to myself. I was gonna stretch out and get a nap.
But I couldn’t get comfortable lying down. So I sat back up and stared into space….and woke up 30 minutes later, head pitched forward practically in my lap.
Why is falling asleep sitting up so easy for me?
I do it more and more on the couch watching TV. I awake to find my dog staring at me, a look of concern on his face (or he could just want a treat).
Luckily, I’m not the only one with this habit.
Hope I look that cute.
Posted in Health, Humor, Life, transportation, Travel
Tagged Humor, life, photography, sleep, sleep sitting up, sleep-deprived, train, transportation, Travel
Reason #2,643,188 to love Ty Burrell:
More reasons are sure to follow.
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Tagged advertising, advertsing campaign, celebrities, entertainment, Health, Humor, Mastercard, Stand Up to Cancer, Television, Ty Burrell
Denzel Washington’s new movie Flight is about a plane crash. It is shot in brutal detail, and for this frequent flyer, difficult to watch.
But the pilot’s personal crash is even more gut wrenching.
Washington’s character is an alcoholic and a coke addict. And ultimately, that’s what the movie is really about. The plane crash is just a frame for this crystal clear picture of addiction.
I think it’s important for moviegoers to know this. How many times have I gone to a movie that marketed itself as a lighthearted comedy and found myself confronted instead by an unwelcome terminal cancer storyline?
So be prepared to watch a man hit rock bottom, if you go see Flight. It is a brilliant performance.
Posted in Airplanes, Celebrities, Commentary, Entertainment, Health, Life, Movies
Tagged addiction, airplane crash, airplane pilot, airplanes, alcoholism, celebrities, commentary, Denzel Washington, entertainment, Flight movie, frequent flyer, Health, life, Movies, rough air, terminal cancer
My back and I just can’t seem to agree these days.
I stand too much — like I did on Friday, some 10 hours on concrete during a commercial shoot — and it screams like a little girl.
That’s understandable. I was screaming too, both inside and out, by the time I left that set.
But then today it was equally upset with me for sitting too long on my ride to Boston — over five hours this time in one spot. By the time I got to the station, standing up was an event and an effort.
Is my back trying to tell me something? Like stop overdoing? Live life at an even keel instead of at extremes?
Well, that’s not gonna happen.
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Tagged back, back pain, bus, Health, Humor, life, overdoing, sittng, standing, strike back, Travel
A lot of famous folk have been talking eating disorders lately.
Demi Lovato appeared on Katie Couric’s new talk show to discuss hers, which prompted Katie to spill the beans about her own bulimia. Lady Gaga used to have one, too. So did Stacey London of What Not to Wear.
It’s like eating disorders — or admitting to having had one — has become the fashionable thing to do.
Well, call me trendy — I have one, too!
I like peanut butter…a bit too much.
I like it for breakfast on toast. I like it for lunch on bread or crackers. I like it with chili (on the aforementioned crackers) for dinner. Or if there’s no chili about, I’m good with the peanut butter and crackers again.
And if there’s no bread or crackers, it’s pretty great right out of the spoon.
Some people might consider this an eating disorder. I think of it as dedication to a childhood friend who has proven himself again and again.
(But I’m not sure that is on trend right now.)
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Tagged breakfast, bulimia, celebrities, chili, Demi Lovato, eating disorders, fashionable, Foods, Health, Humor, Katie Couric, Lady Gaga, on trend, Peanut butter, peanut butter and crackers, Stacey London, toast, What Not to Wear