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Bars of the jail and restaurant variety

Posted by AllieB on October 19, 2011

Lindsay Lohan Is Being Forced to Work at the Morgue

Idiot. She’s such a hot mess she makes Tara Reid look like Jackie O. I’m not even following this story anymore, but I saw the headline on Twitter, and I had to click through. Oh, this just in: she’s going back to jail. Nevermind, she can be bonded out. WHATEVER I don’t care anymore.

Go.to.the.dentist. Or maybe just brush every once in awhile. SOMETHING! (People)

Moving along to less manic/more hygienic subjects: Elise shared with me this gold mine of a resource, and I was almost tempted to keep it to myself for awhile but that goes against my oath as a blogger, so…here it is: GoBYO. This nifty website tells you, within a specified zip code and range, all of the restaurants that offer BYOB, as well as their corkage fees. I don’t know how accurate it is, because – por ejemplo – I’m pretty sure Thai Silk doesn’t charge anything, and they say they charge $10. I don’t think I’ll be the one marching into Antica Posta with my $9 bottle and checking what their fee is, as they would probably shove me out the side door before anyone in the restaurant saw such a ragamuffin clientele.

The good news is that it’s not just Atlanta! Other regions included are: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, NYC, LA, Philly, San Fran, South FLA, and DC/Baltimore.

Like I said, I cannot attest to its accuracy, but they got their info on Houston’s right, so that’s something.

 Revenge comes on tonight at 10 on ABC! Record it. You really might want to catch up on previous episodes before you dive in, not so much because you’ll be lost, but because you really want to watch every minute of this program.

ALSO, correction: Homeland comes on at 10 on Sundays, not 9. It’s after Dexter. I’m not sure I can even delve into the twisted world of Dexter.

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Why don’t you have a seat, Encyclopedia Brown

Posted by AllieB on September 7, 2011

Oh, hello. Time for some Q & A.

Are the Dawgs going to disappoint us all season?

I don’t know, but Saturday sucked. Royally. And the uniforms of both teams were eye sores – let’s keep the fashion statements off the field, shall we boys, and I won’t try to discuss a topic about which I know nothing. Next question.

Is it time for an eggtervention?

Yes. I love eggs. I just made an accidental and surprisingly healthy french toast by putting slightly runny scrambled eggs on a bagel round then going on a fit of tidiness and cleaning my kitchen. By the time I got to my breakfast, I had a borderline french toast situation that was a-mah-zing. If I talk about this anymore I will lose 99% of my readers (Mom, you’ll still read, right? You love eggs!), so, self – consider this an intervention. INTERVENED.

Does the phrase, “clear as a crystal, sharp as a knife” have new meaning?

Unfortunately. It’s the Billy Joel lyric that the sad-and-getting-sadder Lindsay Lohan tattoed on herself. She might as well have gotten, “I am begging you, please do not take me seriously” inked on her torso and called it a day. Or maybe, to keep things short and sweet, a simple “hot mess.” I’m going to stop talking about her, it’s just too pathetic.

Is writing BBT sometimes a pain?

Pass.

What restaurants have you been to recently of which you are especially fond?

One Eared Stag in Inman Park. I went with BP to a swanky cocktail thing there a few weeks ago. Like: bar treats are not your standard bowls of nuts, but mason jars of cured bacon. Like: their Moscow Mules. Like: they had lard. I have a special fondness for all places that offer lard on their charcuterie plate. It’s got a very cool yet chill ambiance, and – AND – perhaps the best thing of all: it is directly across from the Marta station. I’m not sure which one, but how’s that for convenient!

Also, all things in the Westside Provisions District. I dined with Pants and Pal at Taqueria del Sol yesterday, then we continued our binge at Star Provisions. I want to live in Star Provisions. And I want to dress my non-existent child in things exclusively from B. Braithwaite. And myself in things from Anthro and Ann Mashburn. Christiane Celle, founder of Calypso clothing was in Atlanta recently on a scouting trip and she – the taste maker herself – declared the Westside to be a very “chic” neighborhood.

Remarkable: my crap Blackberry camera makes even Star Provisions look unappetizing. Also not helping: Sister and Allison’s mauling of the treats.

Molly, I think you’re very wise to suggest my B’berry to shoot our Bootlegz post. Molly is the founder of Bootlegz – you can read all about them here and BOLO for our upcoming post. This pleasantly fall-esque weather reminds us that fall is around the corner…! I.E., time to purchase an accessory that ensures our jeans stay put beneath our boots. More on that later.

Just to highlight the difference between my camera and, say, an iphone – enjoy this dramatic image I swiped from BP’s instagram images. My life is sad.

The skies are angry!

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Hope all is well.

Posted by AllieB on August 22, 2011

Today is not a bad Munday. I bet this is because Kim Kardashian got married on Saturday and I am just beside myself waiting for the exclusive photogs she sold to People for $2.5 million. That, or the two-part E! special for which she raked in $15 million. Kim Kardashian is a jerk, for the record – her engagement ring is 21 carats; she REGISTERED for gifts (oh really, Kim? Which place setting do you need? How about some monogrammed dish towels?); and all three of her Vera Wang dresses were a “gift.” Like I said – she’s  a jerk…a lucrative businesswoman, but a jerk nevertheless.

Lindsay Lohan, a guest to the nuptials, made the egregious error of copying Pippa Middleton’s green dress she wore to the Royal Wedding in April. FAIL. Lindsay Lohan isn’t looking doing so hot these days…I’m still convinced that a turn on Dancing with the Stars could revive her fledgling (and that’s being generous) career, but she seems oblivious to my repeated suggestions, so I’m throwing in the towel. I can only do so much.

If someone wore that white dress to my wedding, I’d pour a glass of red wine down the front without a moment’s hesitation. SO inappropriate.

Technological humor!!! BBM betwixt Boof and BBT referencing my profile photo:

Boof: Want to come to Bocado?

BBT: I do love that place. What time?

Boof: Just let me know camel?

BBT: Did you mean to say ‘camel?’

Boof: 8:30. WTF is your pic?

BBT: It’s a hippo?

Boof: No. It’s a camel.

BBT: Hippo.

Obviously a hippo. Ok, that video is actually really cute…

This week, BOLO for: a rundown of fall TV, and I have no idea what else. BOLO for awesomeness – we’ll just leave it at that. Four days til Friday!!

Dear Leila,

Hope all is well.

-BBT

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Do ugly people know they’re ugly?

Posted by AllieB on March 28, 2011

The quiet ones do.*

BOOM. I had a nice weekend – fairly standard with a side of really fun. I hung out with my peeps, ran a few errands, did a little cleaning, some dart throwing, a LOT of laughing…I also managed to hang on to both my first and last names (‘Allie’ & ‘Baxter’), which is more than I can say for this celebrity kook:

Diddy did it. So did Madonna and Prince, and now you can add Lindsay Lohan to the list of celebrities who are opting for a single moniker, with the troubled star’s mom, Dina, confirming to me that Lindsay plans to remove “Lohan” from her official name. “So many of the greatest people in showbiz are known by just their first name. Look at Oprah and Beyonce. Now you can add Lindsay to that list…” (source: Popeater.com)

[Sigh of defeat] Well, I guess we can all just be relieved that she’s finally been able to pinpoint the source of her struggles: the two syllables of her last name. Problem: solved! This is some solid science, Lindsay Lohan – some very solid science.

I did a good bit of shopping on Saturday, and I had a few observations which I will share with you now:

  • don’t go shopping on Saturday
  • choose a day besides Saturday to do your shopping
  • Monday – Friday and Sunday are your best days for shopping

Le mis. However, I was able to ascertain that I want everything that every store is selling right now. I did some buying, but I still need all of these things (Miriam, this is not an invitation to go out and purchase the whole lot. AHEM Christmas Wishlist.)

  1. Free Dance Top – Anthropologie (that’s what they call it, to me it is a ‘fun shirt’)
  2. Nude Pump – Pour la Victoire
  3. White Flare Jeans – J Brand
  4. Blouse, Shorts, and Belt – J. Crew
  5. Leather Carryall – American Apparel (copying Atlantic-Pacific – my obsession grows daily)
  6. Turquoise Necklace – Kenneth Jay Lane

I wonder why I have such an aversion to color… Sidebar: is anyone else totally fed up with the red haired shopbop model!? I’ve had beef with her since ’06 and it really irks me that she’s still around, like, get another job or something. She’s so…smug.

*source: Texts From Last Night – All The Ones No One Remembers Sending – credit: Tina

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What did I say.

Posted by AllieB on March 1, 2011

Stupid Lindsay Lohan. I was Team LiLo for so long – why, I don’t know, I have this unfailing need to believe in even the most under of underdogs. But even underdogs prevail at some point – Lindsay is just an idiot. Had she managed to not steal a necklace a month after she got out of rehab, perhaps she could’ve been on this season of Dancing with the Stars. Like a gazillion people watch that show, and I guess I haven’t really seen it jump start any careers, but it certainly hasn’t hurt any. Anyway, due to her inability to not take what isn’t hers, LiLo got passed over and now we (or those who watch it – seriously, I seriously don’t) are forced to handle KIRSTIE ALLEY tango-ing her way across the dance floor in not enough clothing, trampling her poor partner in the process. And Hines Ward is on it?! That seems odd. Although the football players do tend to fare fairly well. Other dancers include Lil Romeo, Kendra, and I don’t know I got bored reading the list.

Last night I cleaned my apartment from top to bottom/wall to wall/nook to cranny and it is positively gleaming. I washed my sheets, fluffed my feather bed, FLIPPED MY MATTRESS (yeah I did), dusted, mopped, vacuumed, Windexed, Febreezed…and, to reward myself, I had a grilled cheese sandwich for dinner. I slept so well that getting up this morning was borderline impossible, and I think I’m a little cranky as a result.

To wrap things up on a more positive note, the Fur Bus is fur-tastic, un-fur-gettable, fur-bulous…, and I’m going to go write a testimonial on their website right now. I don’t know why we don’t do this more often – it is really fun and also practical! For the 24-seater it was only $40/person for four hours, plus the driver was very accommodating and there are these railings on the ceiling so you can move around and stand up without falling all over the place. It just makes good sense. Plus, I got to wear some of my Jabroni gear – I mean, what’s not to like.

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