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Do as I say, never as I do

Morning time ‘za? Don’t mind if I do

Posted by AllieB on August 31, 2010

For years my favorite morning meal, if I happened to be craving grease, was a breakfast sammy from Panera. I’m pretty sure the main ingredient actually was grease and that the croissant, egg, and bacon were just there to help soak it up.

However, perhaps because of my old age, I can no longer handle the heaviness of the aforementioned morning treat – my stomach does not want.

I was browsing Eater National the other day – it’s a terrific website and I really hope they start one for Atlanta soon – and found a link to an article from the NYPost: “Have A Slice for Breakfast.”

“Who wouldn’t like pizza for breakfast?” asks Robert Berry, chef at Chelsea restaurant Cookshop and creator of a sophisticated bacon and egg version. “It’s got your carbs, your veggies, your protein — it’s really a nutritious breakfast.”

Who wouldn’t, indeed. The five options the article shared are all in NYC, and my favorite was Chef Berry’s: spinach, bacon, egg and goat cheese pizza.

Egg on pizza isn’t really a novel idea, either, but the idea of intentionally seeking out fresh-made pizza for breakfast, I suppose, is. I’ve done some research, and it appears that ATL hasn’t quite caught on to this trend. I’ll be waiting ever so patiently until we do, and, in the meantime, settle for a cold slice of the Fellini’s I had last night.

“Pizza for everybody!”

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Glamour Shots of the Mug Variety

Posted by AllieB on August 30, 2010

Welp, Paris Hilton got busted for possession of cocaine. According to various sources, it was not hers and the only reason it was on her person is because she borrowed her friend’s clutch because it went better with her outfit than the one she had. Oh, ok.

Seriously, whatever – celeb arrests are hardly headline-worthy, and, with this being Paris’s second drug bust THIS SUMMER (her friend wound up pleading guilty to the charges and Paris was off the hook-hmm, a pattern?), I’m kind of like, BFD, ya know?

What is worthy of comment, however, is how good Paris manages to look in her mug shots – all three of them! If you’re gonna end up in the slamma, I guess this is the way to go.

2006 - DUI; 2007 - turning self into jail to serve time for DUI; 2010 - cocaine possession

Some people are not so lucky. Mischa never looks good,  so it’s hardly shocking that’d she’d look sallow and greasy in a mug shot. I’m not sure what Jason Wahler did this time (he’s been arrested on seven different occasions – like, really?), but they might wanna go ahead and book him for mass murder, as I’m pretty sure this is what mass murderers look like.

They actually look like they belong in jail.

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Just sayin’

Posted by AllieB on August 27, 2010

Here’s some good Friday reading material: Hungover Owls – because they definitely feel worse than you do.

“You uh…you need me to move my car?”

“You uh…you need me to move my car?”

The captions are a tad aggressive – even I, condoner of the occasional apropos curse word, feel it’s a bit too mas – but it’s also pretty hilarious and not necessarily inaccurate. Owls: wise and funny. Who knew?

Sidebar: I wonder when restaurants will realize that a sandwich called “The BLAT” is a sandwich no one wants to order. It’s very delicious – bacon, lettuce, avocado, and tomato – but that “A” takes a tasty BLT and makes it sound like a bodily function, or something else equally unappetizing.

“And I will have The BLAT, please.”

“Ohhhh, a BLAT sounds super delish!”

“Wanna split a BLAT?”

Thanks, but no thanks. Although I might get one from Souper Jenny for lunch – when it’s my turn I’ll just point to it instead of saying “I’d like a BLAT.”  I’m very good at gesticulating, and I really do love bacon.

Bacon slip-ons by Keds. I wonder if they come in a 10?

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Today I feel like this

Posted by AllieB on August 26, 2010

Join me, won’t you?

from Liz Lemon

Or maybe we should all just join this guy.

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There are other virtues

Posted by AllieB on August 25, 2010

I’m fairly certain that even the most patient of people have a bout of road rage every now and again. For those of us decidedly lacking in the patience arena, these “episodes” are not infrequent.

I am slightly irked when someone cuts me off then proceeds to travel at a speed that I could surpass on foot. I am somewhat ticked off by random road construction and inconvenient detours. But I am legit furious when some halfwit thwarts my progress through a crowded intersection – that is when I cross over to the dark side.

It happens like this: some jackass decides the NO TURN sign hanging in plain view doesn’t apply to him, and everyone else is forced to just sit there as the traffic piles up, enduring the agony of watching the light change to yellow then red…..AAARGH it just makes me so MAD!!!

I’m a little riled up right now just thinking about it.

While I may not be patient, I am relentlessly optimistic and can find a silver lining on even the darkest of clouds. Today, my sunny outlook on life has reminded me that it’s a good thing I do not live in China, for this simply wouldn’t do.

People were stuck in this SIXTY MILE traffic jam for TEN DAYS. I would off myself.

Monica: Ross, are you okay?

Ross: I’m fine! I saw a psychiatrist at work today.

Monica: Why?!

Ross: On account of my rage.

-The One With Ross’s Sandwich

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