On my Delta flight back to NYC from Toronto today, I was flipping through Sky magazine, and an article on the Mississippi Delta caught my eye.
Where to go. What to do. All the summer festivals, food and drink.
As I skimmed the recommendations, one bolded phrase caught my eye:
Pull up a chair and have a helping of barbecue at Kentucky’s Fancy Farm Picnic – – the world’s largest picnic – – held in August.
Look at that, friends and family! We’ve got another publication to add to the list!
I almost grabbed the PA from the flight attendant to get everyone to read page 83…but decided to let them discover it for themselves.
It’s more fun that way.
Posted in Entertainment, Family, Food, Friends, Humor, Magazine, Travel
Tagged article, Delta, family, Fancy Farm Picnic, festivals, friends, Humor, Kentucky, Mississippi Delta, SKY magazine, summer, Travel
This article in your latest edition of Bulletin arrived just a bit too soon after the “60 is the new 40” story…
Let me have my illusions, okay?
(Or should that be ‘geezer?’)
Posted in Commentary, Family, Humor, Magazine, Relationships
Tagged 60 is the new 40, AARO, AARO Bulletin, age, article, commentary, family, geezer, Humor, magazine, nursing home, Relationships, sex
I read a great article today —
How to Turn Your Favorite Snack Food into Seasoning
The author recommends buying a cheap grinder at your local grocery store — perhaps when buying salt or pepper — and when it’s empty, placing small, broken-up chunks of your favorite snack foods inside. Then use them as seasoning over appetizers, main dishes, desserts — you name it.
Voila — junk food seasoning.
Of course, my first thought was Cheetos.
(If you’ve read this blog before, this should come as no surprise.)
We already know that Cheetos dust is super yummy eaten right off your fingers. Imagine it sprinkled on any of your favorite foods that already pair well with cheese…like popcorn.
Now you can take your Cheetos seasonings with you. It’s certainly more portable than regular cheese since it doesn’t require refrigeration.
There’s enough preservatives in Cheetos to outlast us all.
Posted in Cooking, Food, How to, Humor, Magazine
Tagged appetizers, article, cheese, Cheetos, Cheetos dust, desserts, food, grinders, grocery store, how to, Humor, junk food, main dishes, pepper, popcorn, portable, preservatives, refrigeration, salt, seasonings, snack foods
Wow. Crack me up.
Posted in Comedy, Comics, Commentary, Dieting, Food, Health, Humor, Life, Magazine
Tagged butt, butt crack, comedy, comics, commentary, crack me up, diet, eat butter, fat, food, Health, Humor, life, magazine, this just in, time
To the methodology and the terminology, and I demand an apology for Kansas City.
Travel + Leisure recently published their annual ‘America’s Favorite Cities’ survey, where readers rate major destinations in a number of categories.
“Worst Dressed City in America” is one of them.
Now, poor Anchorage has the most to be offended about — they earned the top spot — but Kansas City got punched at number ten.
Having travelers judge how well-dressed people are in a city is like judging a city’s cuisine by the offerings at the airport. Tourists typically see other tourists when they visit anywhere. Why?
Because they hit the tourist spots recommended by magazines like Travel + Leisure, which are congested with folks who don’t live there, and are dressing for comfort, not style.
“Worst Dressed Tourists in America” — perhaps.
But don’t judge a city by its gawkers.
Posted in Commentary, Fashion, Humor, Internet, Life, Magazine, Magazines, Travel
Tagged Anchorage, commentary, cuisine, dressing for comfort, Fashion, Humor, Internet, Kansas City, life, magazines, readers poll, sightseeing, tourist traps, tourists, Travel, Travel + Leisure, travelers, Worst Dressed Cities in America
My first memory of actor Alan Rickman is in the Bruce Willis movie Die Hard. He played the evil villain Hans Gruber.
His voice and unique intonation made a lasting impression.
While I have loved Alan’s performances in romantic roles in Truly Madly Deeply and Sense and Sensibility –– and his wonderful comedic turn in GalaxyQuest — I think Alan is at his best playing the villain.
Or, at the very least, having all the surface qualities of one.
But as any Harry Potter fan knows, his character Severus Snape — who appeared to be a very bad guy for a majority of the series — turns out to be okay. (Hope I’m not ruining anything for you non-readers…but seriously, if you don’t know by now, that’s just sad.)
And it’s no surprise that Alan himself is a pretty stand-up guy as well. He wrote a heartfelt thank you note to JK Rowling in a recent issue of Empire magazine.
I think there’s an entire Harry Potter nation that couldn’t agree more.
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Tagged Alan Rickman, books, celebrities, commentary, Die Hard movie, Empire magazine, entertainment, family, GalaxyQuest movie, Hans Gruber, Harry Potter, Harry Potter books, Harry Potter movies, Harry Potter nation, Harry Potter series, Humor, JK Rowling, life, movie villains, Movies, Sense and Sensibility movie, Severus Snape, Truly Madly Deeply movie