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Struggleville Shrimp

Posted by AllieB on September 26, 2011

I am having a blog-related identity crisis. Whenever people ask me what my blog is about, the answer with which I usually respond is, “nothing.” Now there’s a glowing recommendation. Please, everyone, read my blog about absolutely nothing! For this reason, I think I might take some time and figure out what Baxter Bark Twice is all about. I’m not eschewing BBT altogether – I mean, there’s some good stuff here – but I need some direction.

Mel: I’d like to see you have a little direction.
Cher: I have direction!
Josh: Yeah, towards the mall.

Cher and I are totes on the same page…

Meanwhile, here’s what I think about some stuff:

READ: Girls in White Dresses. If you are a dude, skip to the next item. This book is about 20-30 year olds in New York City just doing stuff that normal people of that age do. It’s funny and relevant and a legit page turner. It’s kind of a fresh take on the whole Everyone I Know Is Getting Married thing, but it also talks about first jobs, first homes, first loves, and my soul mate this guy who is very wealthy, suffers from a severe case of OCD and, once a week, cooks up a box of Kraft mac n’ cheese and eats it straight from the pan, mauling it like a lion might its prey. It’s not quite as strange when read in context. This is a quick and easy yet somehow still poignant read.

WATCH: 2 Broke Girls. It was funny. The two main characters are funny, and I think there’s great potential. Tonight @ 8:30 – CBS.

WATCH: Revenge. Ok, I’m hooked. I have no idea how this show could possibly last longer than one season, but that is fine with me so long as it’s a season full of episodes like last week’s pilot. I mean, it’s obviously trashy, but it’s filmed in the lovely setting of the Hamptons, and the main character (Rebecca from Brothers and Sisters) doesn’t annoy me that much. The story line is rife with scandal, extra-marital affairs, addiction, secrecy, blackmail, and a really cute yellow lab named Sam…basically it has all the makings of good, quality television. Wednesdays @ 10 p.m. – ABC.

DO NOT WATCH: Whitney. In a word: AWKWARD. Actually, I’ll probably watch it a couple more times before I ditch it completely, but I don’t do well with live studio audiences.

DRINK: Bleasdale Broad-Side Shiraz Cabernet Malbec. It is a blend, according to Captain Obvious, and it’s one of the more delicious reds I’ve had recently: very drinkable with any of a number of things, I’m sure – I had it with pizza. It retails for about $15 in stores, give or take, and sells for $24/bottle at Treehouse. Warning: don’t actually drink it at Treehouse because they will serve it to you piping hot and in a 3 oz glass – take it home to chill and enjoy in a more reasonably sized glass, like this one.

So, I’m a work in progress.

Over-thinking it in Atlanta,


Sidebar – re: today’s heading, do you remember the Struggleville Shrimp from Last Resort?? Good food; good times.

5 Responses to “Struggleville Shrimp”

  1. too much satc. said

    me no likey this break. but it may give you time to visit your neighbor! and we can hypothesize on the direction bbt can go. come ova!

  2. mc said

    Seinfeld was a show about nothing and people loved it…BBT is the Seinfeld of the internet (fyi: that was praise)!

  3. Char said

    BBT has very clear themes! Several favorites came up in this entry alone:

    -affordable wine recommendations
    -cute puppy dogs
    -funny TV recommendations (just aast night SRM and I used your spreadsheet to program the TiVo!)
    -Treehouse’s inability to do anything involving food or drink correctly (so maybe that’s my opinion)
    -References to classic movies and TV shows that somehow seem far better than what is on offer today
    -mac ‘n cheese and other culinary delights

    All of that means there has to be a better Elevator Pitch (Value Proposition?) than “Nothing.” Try some out on your loyal readers!

  4. Y said

    Friends? Show about nothing. Seinfeld? Show about nothing. As long as BBT provides me daily delightful nothings I will really think it is something! (Did you like the way I did that???)

  5. a fun trick said

    Getting someone to order the Struggleville Shrimp instead of Strooogleville Shrimp. ha. Some people are so easy.

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