Friday, December 20, 2013

Pump Up The Volume

I’m the kind of person that can’t run without music.  I usually do about an hour of cardio so my workout playlist includes 100+ songs of random genres so that I could drown the sound of me huffing and puffing.  Here are a few of my favorites:
  1. Animals – Martin Garrix
  2. Anna Sun – Walk The Moon
  3. Bad Girls – M.I.A (Barbaric Merits ChainBangin Remix)
  4. Birthday – Selena Gomez
  5. Bombs Over Baghdad – Outkast
  6. Boneless – Steve Aoki, Chris Lake, Tujamo
  7. El Baile Del Beeper – Oro Solido
  8. KNAS – Steve Angello
  9. Lay All Your Love on Me – Abba
  10. My Sharona – The Knack
  11. Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock
  12. Pump It – Black Eyed Peas
  13. Right Here, Right Now – Fatboy Slim
  14. That Power – feat. Justin Bieber
  15. Where Have You Been – Rihanna

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Popcorn, Indiana

The following is a tale of the most annoying, (and to the average human) most unnecessary quest to satisfy my sweet tooth:

A few weeks ago, I went to a movie party at a friend’s house where an array of random foods were made available such as spaghetti and tomato sauce, peanut butter Oreos, and apple ale.  But the one snack that really caught my attention was a bag of Indiana, Popcorn Drizzled Cinnamon Sugar Kettlecorn.  Oh…my…gosh.  If magic had a taste, this would be it.  It wasn’t too sweet, it didn’t get stuck in my teeth, and it was just divine.  After about the third handful, I noticed melted drizzled cinnamon sugar in my hands.  At this point I was so hooked that I shamelessly licked it off.  Judge me. I don’t care.  It was so good.

Days went by and I thought about this kettle corn.  I searched and searched and it was nowhere to be found.  I even looked online and there were a only a select few places that I could get it from but I don’t care how delicious something is, I refuse to pay $9 shipping and handling for a $3 bag of popcorn.  I’m a fat ass not a lunatic.  So I texted my friend to ask him where he bought it and he simply said, “The deli down the street”.  Ughhh. Traveling to Manhattan (from Long Island) for a small bag of food is just as dumb as paying a shipping and handling fee that is three times the product. 

Fortunately, I’m not a quitter. I kept searching and I saw an article online about how someone bought a bag at Whole Foods.  Eureka!  There was a Whole Foods less than ten minutes from my house.  I arrived at the store, fingers crossed, and right at the entrance…various flavors of Popcorn, Indiana.  The treasure hunt was over.  However, there was a catch.  They didn’t have the Drizzled Cinnamon Sugar.  As a tear rolled down my face, I grabbed a bag of Drizzled Black & White Kettlecorn and a bag of White Fudge Hot Cinnamon Drizzlecorn as it was advertised as 2 for $6.  I also grabbed a larger bag of Aged White Cheddar popcorn.  I reached the register and lo and behold, another problem.  It didn’t ring up as 2 for $6.  One of them rang up as $4.19.  The cashier then calls what I can only assume was a manager and asks her and she said that if I don’t buy two of the same flavor then it is not 2 for $6.  I never heard of such a thing in the history of grocery shopping-dom.  Two of the same kind?  I knew she was lying and just didn’t want to help a customer because she refused to come read the sign.  I gave up and just bought the bags at the incorrect price because at this point I just wanted this to be over.  I mean its popcorn, not a one night stand with Brad Pitt for goodness sake. 
I went home thinking the hot cinnamon would be disgusting just to put the icing on this crap mission.  But it was fantastic.  Even better than the cinnamon sugar.  It surprised me because I actually hate those Red Hots cinnamon candies.  I think it was because the sweetness of the white fudge balanced the spicy cinnamon. 
As for the Drizzled Black & White, absolutely marvelous.  But that’s a no brainer.  It’s chocolate!
I was so pleased.  It was all worth it.  I can’t wait to try the rest of the flavors especially the Chocolate Peanut Butter Kettlecorn.

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Carrie Diaries

Well Thanksgiving was eh and Black Friday was blah.  I promised by brother that I would accompany him on his shopping spree and it was slightly horrible.  Shopping is very unappealing when you aren’t buying things for yourself.  I did not buy (nor planned on buying) anything as I am on a limited budget this year.  The only thing that could have salvaged this day was a brand new episode of Carrie Diaries but like most holiday weekends, new episodes aren’t aired.  Instead of The Carrie Diaries tonight, they are giving “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer” *rolls eyes*. Ugghhh.  I’ll just have to wait until next week but in the mean time I’ll share what I think of this surprisingly entertaining American teen drama.

So the prequel to Sex and the City is…so far so great!  Especially the second season now that Samantha’s been introduced. BT-dubs Lindsey Gort, the actress who plays young Samantha, is doing an incredible job. The faces, the attitude, the voice, everything is pretty spot on.  All great things have cons though. The inconsistencies kind of bum me out.  I think writers should respect that we or (maybe just I) will remember everything about the Sex and the City episodes and that when it differs in The Carrie Diaries, I (or maybe we) will be annoyed. 

1. In SATC, Carrie says that her dad walked out on her and her mother when she was a toddler. However her young, lawyer father is not only present but really great to her and her younger sister, Dorrit.
2. Speaking of Dorrit, I don’t remember Carrie mentioning a younger sister in SATC.
3. In SATC, Carrie says that she lost her virginity to Seth Bateman in a “smelly rec room on a ping pong table” but in Carrie Diaries she loses it to Weaver not on a ping pong table but still in a rec room.
4. An episode of SATC was dedicated to a boy she dated in high school named Jeremy (played by David Duchovny).  They have not once mentioned any kid by that name yet in TCD and I don’t think they will. It’s all about Sebastian.
5. One of the SATC movies said something about meeting Charlotte first or something but Samantha is the first one introduced to the viewers in TCD.

I am sure there are more but those are the ones that I caught quickly and can remember. I never read the books but apparently they aren’t inaccuracies and Candace Bushnell in fact wrote them with these weird loopholes but either way it is odd and annoying.  Nonetheless, I’m used to it. I grew up watching sitcoms like Boy Meets World, Family Matters, and Saved by the Bell where characters would disappear or lose/gain a sibling out of nowhere without an explanation.  I can deal with the dual life of Carrie Bradshaw because I enjoy the show. I heard it is on the verge of being cancelled but it better not be.  Whenever I like something it gets cancelled.  Don’t do this to me CW.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Blogging Rookie

I'm new to this blogging thing so bare with me.  Hopefully my blog will improve and be better and look nicer with time. On that note, I will like to jump right in with my first post which will be dedicated to none other than Thanksgiving since it is around the corner.  This year, (like all years) there will be a massive amount of food.  My mom will cook a turkey, a ham, rice, lasagna, and pretty much anything that isn't exactly good for your heart but I don't care because it will be very tasty.  I love Thanksgiving.  Family, food, wine, and football.  Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving all and I'll see you in my next post!