Thursday, December 24, 2009

Happy Holidays

My pen will now rest for a bit, as I'm off tomorrow to the great state of Tennessee to visit with family and friends. SEASONS GREETINGS.
See you in 2010!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Salads...Can Be Sexy

Or so says Carls Jr., who has signed on a new face to sex up its brand. Following in the recent tradition of burger-binging Padma Lakshmi (memorable ketchup licking moments from her lips, chin, and shin bone, etc.), Kim Kardashian will soon be pimping a new line of salads being introduced by the fast food chain.

"Salads can be sexy," Kardashian coos through pouted lips in a promotional video for the ad campaign, which does in fact feature a shot of the star scraping some salad dressing off her chest with a slice of apple. (Hey, easy there on that balsamic vinaigrette, Kim!)

Kardashian says her "favorite pastime" is what she calls a "bed picnic," which is a messy feast usually involving an after-meal bath.

And I'm sure the "booty-licious" little reality show darling just might need one after it's all over. Shredded romaine, radishes, and radicchio... oh, my.

Anyway, catch a sneak peek of Kim's sexy salad ad:

Friday, December 11, 2009

Drinking For The Holidays

Just in time for all that "holiday cheer" we've been sloshing down so far this month, according to new laboratory research, people who drink may want to know that coffee won’t sober them up. Instead, a cup of coffee may just make it even harder for people to realize they’re drunk.

What’s more, popular caffeinated “alcohol-energy” drinks don’t neutralize alcohol intoxication, suggest the findings from a mouse study reported in the journal Behavioral Neuroscience, which is published by the American Psychological Association.

“The myth about coffee’s sobering powers is particularly important to debunk because the co-use of caffeine and alcohol could actually lead to poor decisions with disastrous outcomes,” said co-author Thomas Gould, PhD, of Temple University, in extending the research to what it means for humans.

“People who have consumed only alcohol, who feel tired and intoxicated, may be more likely to acknowledge that they are drunk,” he added. “Conversely, people who have consumed both alcohol and caffeine may feel awake and competent enough to handle potentially harmful situations, such as driving while intoxicated or placing themselves in dangerous social situations.”

Read the rest of this "eye opening" study

Friday, December 04, 2009

Buy A Piece Of Tavern On The Green

In keeping with the sad end of a legendary era, Guernsey’s Auction House has released the details of New York's Tavern on the Green auction, after the landmark restaurant announced it was filing for bankruptcy earlier this year. On offer: everything from the chandeliers to the outdoor topiaries to 1,000 upholstered chairs. Artifacts from the old Russian Tea Room will also be up for grabs.

Can't tell you the number of wedding receptions, anniversary bashes, and company Christmas parties I've attended at this memorable eatery. Central Park will never be the same without it.

In any event, read more here