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Liquid lunch

People magazine is all about the ‘boozy popsicle‘ today —

watermelon mojito pops‘Boozy’ as in popular popsicle flavors spiked with alcohol — like the watermelon mojito pops garnished with mint pictured at the left.

Looks cool and refreshing, yes…and perhaps a bit lethal for the younger set.

But, I’m sorry.

Every time I hear the phrase ‘boozy popsicle,’ I think —

What a perfect stripper name.

Or maybe even the name of a band (depending on what kind of music they play). Let’s not forget that one, folks.

It’s a keeper.

Backyard brew

A cold beer after you’ve cut the lawn sounds good to most people.

But a beer with that ‘real lawn mower experience?’

lawn mower ad












I think something got lost in translation back in Sweden…



Truly bizarre holidays are colliding!!

It’s Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent on the Christian calendar, so you’ll be hearing — and seeing — a lot about that today.

It’s also National Margarita Day.  So those of you who are thinking about giving up liquor might want to pause and reconsider.

Actually, it’s International World Thinking Day, Be Humble Day, and Walk the Dog Day, too…

Might I suggest the following order of events?

  1. Walk the dog.
  2. Think hard about what you’re giving up for Lent, if anything. (Hey — Downton Abbey is off the air for months…isn’t that penance enough?)
  3. Be humble about your decision. (Translation: no need to mention it every day.)
  4. Have a drink.

Happy Wednesday, everyone!


I follow @ohbeautifulbeer on Twitter.

Not because I’m a big beer lover — I’m allergic to hops and have trouble drinking most of it.

No, I love @ohbeautifulbeer because they focus on a beer’s stage presence — the graphic design of its labels, packaging and artwork.  And many of the lesser known brews excel in this department.

Just look at the label for 400 Pound Monkey IPA from Left Hand Brewing. I would order it for its looks alone, it’s so frickin’ cool.

(I’d be sick as a dog later, but it would be worth it.)

And check out this poster for the Pan American Coaster Tossing Championships that took place earlier this month in Raleigh, North Carolina.

I love so many things about this.  The retro-Olympic styling.  The subdued color palette.  The great tagline “Drink Beer, Throw Stuff.”  And the fact that the event exists at all.

I mean, tossing coasters?  How hilarious is that?  I suppose it is safer than darts, but someone must have been pretty drunk when they came up with that idea.

Wonder what they were drinking?  Perhaps…this beer?

It’s called Moo Brew. That’s a cow on the label…a really cool, stylized cow. And the bottle is such an interesting, elongated shape.

Funny — I never knew beer could be so inspiring (and I’m not even drinking it).

One more time

Is there ever too much of a good thing?

I say ‘yes’ when it comes to food.  I’ve definitely eaten too many Cheetos in one sitting, and they are pretty much my favorite thing in the world.  Same goes with candy.  Too many Hot Tamales or Milk Duds or Whoppers at one time, and it can turn me off of them for, gosh, almost a week.

And I think we all know that too much of the demon brew can turn on you with painful results in less than 24 hours.

But can you ever watch a really good movie too many times?

I say a loud, resounding ‘no.’

And I’m not talking about the often dark, depressing Oscar winners.  Films like “Million Dollar Baby” and “The English Patient” — while very deserving of the award — are just too painful to sit through the second time around.

No, I mean the “B level” films — the ones made without awards in mind.  They simply entertain the audience with a great story…those films I can watch again and again and again.

And I have.

This morning, for instance, I watched “The Rookie” with Dennis Quaid for the umpteenth time…and cried for the umpteenth time.  I have “Sense and Sensibility” and “Pride and Prejudice” (the Knightley/MacFadyen version) saved on my DVR for lunch time viewing.  I can watch “Just Friends,” “Notting Hill,” “The Namesake,” “The Princess Bride,” and “Elf”  — just to name a few — time and time again, and they just keep getting better.

And no hangover — bonus.