Off to L.A....
So I’m going on my first real trip to Los Angeles today (as my only other visit was a brief drive-through/lunch with an uncle when I was 16). Staying at the Luxe on Sunset Blvd, which should be….luxe, of course. I’m a little overwhelmed by the city’s sheer magnitude - sprawling highways and strange locales that seem close to one another, but on second glance are hours...
The Miracle Fruit, a Tease for the Taste Buds →
This New York Times article in today’s Dining Section describes what may be the new coolest edible around - a berry that makes your taste buds trip. Turning lemons and limes sweet like candy and Guiness into a chocolate shake, this “Miracle Fruit” has earned a cult following. The fruit’s proteins bind to taste buds, turning everything sour into sweet for hours on end. ...
Young New Yorkers Make a Brand New Start of It, on... →
This article’s great, but some of it is pretty unbelievable. Exaggeration much? Well, although I love it to death, it is the New York Times…
whokilled: Well maybe it is just the time of year, or maybe its the time of man, I don’t know who l am. But, you know, life is for learning. - Joni Mitchell, Woodstock.
Adam Platt Fears the Gaze of the ‘Top Chef’ Gorgon →
Check out this video from the Oyster Fest! These guys were out of their minds and it took them over an hour just to eat their first oyster. But Mike and I are famous!
French, but Fun! →
Endless colorful entertainment. Drag the pics.
Listen; there’s a hell of a good universe next door: let’s go.– e e cummings
He added, archly, that the money spent in the United States on liposuction to...– Pradeep S. Mehta, secretary general of the center for international trade, economics and the environment of CUTS International Indians Find U.S. at Fault in Food Cost - New York Times
The Real World: Brooklyn. For Real. →
Norah at National
What a lovely birthday week this is starting out to be. Saw a surprise set by Norah Jones and two of her girl friends last night at National Underground. They called themselves Dixie Fried and played a little taste of country for us. Norah’s voice is absolutely mesmerizing. It’s so beautiful. She also rocks out great solos on the electric guitar. Scored a front row spot in the...
You've got to be kidding.
I just walked in the rain to get green tea from Le Miarge, a nearby deli. Get back to my desk to find that I paid $2 for nothing more than hot water, since they forgot the tea bag! Oh, I am not happy. Not happy at all.
Word Problems for Future Hedge-Fund Managers. →
On McSweeny’s, By Bob Woodiwiss. My favorite, hands-down, is: Your middle-class parents have a combined household income of $115,000. You receive an allowance of $20 per week. If you save all your allowance for two years, how much debt will you have to finance to hostilely take over your family? How will you structure the debt?
6th Annual Stone Street Oyster Fest this Saturday! →
I’ve recently come to appreciate the wonderful gooeyness that is the oyster. I love oysters and frequently find myself craving them. Lo and behold, there is an oyster fest downtown this Saturday! This makes me incredibly happy. I almost didn’t believe Maddy Madison’s GuestofaGuest post. However, she confirmed that there indeed will be “shucking, eating, frying, eating,...
Cinco de Mayo at El Nuevo Amanecer →
Was fiending for the obligatory Mexican comida for Cinco de Mayo yesterday. After stopping by at least four packed-to-the-brim LES Mexican eateries, we finally found an open table at El Nuevo Amanecer. I was a little hesitant about diving in for some grub, since the place is only known for its famous to-go Margaritas. However, as my alternative was the oh-so-familiar San Loco, I decided to risk...
Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.– Evelyn Waugh
Skin Deep: Cosmetic Safety Database →
Want to know if your health and beauty products are toxic? After scanning through Skin Deep’s extensive database of products, ingredients and toxicity levels, I’m not so sure I do. Turns out the basic “necessities” we take for granted might be causing us serious harm. Surprised? Not really. According to the Web site, “the FDA doesn’t require companies to...
Things We Actually Like: Text Messaging Your Way... →
Worth the six minutes to watch this ultra-hilarious Supernews guide that breaks down the text romance. Complete with funny-looking cell phone people, office hangovers and the obligatory 80s party.
There is a tragic flaw in our precious Constitution, and I don’t know what...– Kurt Vonnegut