so thanks to a radio contest on hot 97, yours truly snagged herself two tickets to see kanye west at revel on December 28th as well as a room for the night. I do enjoy watching him perform live, even if he is only on stage for 12.87 minutes. just kidding, it was more like an hour and a half. but enjoy the pics! revel is a very very cool place. you should check it out before it drowns in debt completely.
according to TMZ, after all of the custody battles between halle berry and her ex beau – gabriel aubry – have been taking its toll on their precious nahla. the nanny insists that gabe isn’t the best daddy around, but you know … he said, she said and then he fired her anyway.
the couple is in court today to finalize their custody issues, but with halle’s demand of an investigation of child endangerment on her baby daddy, I’m not so sure how long it will take.
so it’s time for the baby to have her own therapist because at age 3, that’s totally normal.
now that I’m back from vacation, it’s time to *yikes* D-I-E-T. dieting is the worst for someone like me who loves fast food, candy, and bacon. but as I sit here, munching on special k, I thought I would share some insight with you, like how I eat a diet frozen lunch almost every single day. these little 5 “helpers” make it all so much better:
1. sriracha – not only is The Oatmeal obsessed with this asian fire sauce, I am too. I put this on sandwiches, vegetables, pizzas, ANYTHING. but in reality, any kind of hot sauce will do. it adds flavors without adding many calories. hot sauce also boosts your metabolism, allowing you to burn calories faster. double win.
2. ranch dressing – (sidenote: I MEAN LIGHT RANCH OR FAT FREE) ranch adds that creamy texture that’s usually missing on those rather plain dishes. I find that ranch works best with quesadillas or paninis. it’s also my favorite condiment for a plain turkey or veggie burger.
3. frank’s red hot chili sauce – this is my secret for marinading everything from steak to shrimp. granted it has a few more calories than the rest, so use wisely. but this sauce literally goes with everything: stir it into pasta, dip your sandwich in it, pour it over your meats and veggies. and don’t be fooled, it barely has any spice at all.
4. grey poupon mustard – mustard is one of the most diet-friendly items out there. it’s literally made out of vinegar and seeds. but grey poupon goes that extra mile and gives that extra kick we all need to jump start those frozen entrees. try it with flat bread sandwiches or even dunk your steak into it.
5. I can’t believe it’s not butter! spray – omg, I would spray this sh*t on everything if I could. it’s like no calories per spritz and who honestly doesn’t like the taste of butter? it’s great to spray on breads and veggies and even a little into the creamy sauces of pasta to give it that extra pow! of flavor. it makes it seem like you’re almost eating full calories.
let’s travel back to our toddler days for a minute. when eating cereal was the coolest thing you could do before school. and when you got to school, all you did was talk about the cool cereal you just ate. well, here lies some of our most beloved cereal that no longer is with us today:
giggle away, my little monsters.
lying to children is incredibly questionable. will you actually put your child in time out if all of that spinach isn’t gone? are you seriously going to remember to buy that hot wheels car set for Christmas? the moral of this article was more like, to shut kids up.
I’m not saying I have lied to children I’ve babysat for about how if they don’t brush their teeth now, the boogie monster will come out later. but I don’t think I’d feel right just constantly always having an answer. and I know when I was little, I never stopped asking my mom things and eventually, she’d tire out and just tell me she didn’t know.
do you think it’s okay to tell little white lies to children? or do you think it’s time to come clean about what actually happened to fido?
Now I’m not Irish in the least bit – I have *naturally* dark hair and eyes, tan skin, and zero freckles. But that doesn’t stop me from having a beer with the leprechauns every March 17th.
And I have to say, I do support holiday parades whether it’s in front of Macy*s or just a few kids in baseball uniforms on Memorial Day. Either way, my point is clear: there should be a St. Patty’s Day Parade. Don’t get me wrong, there is a parade every March where people dress up in green and paint their faces and get drunk, which, hey, that’s cool, it makes a TON of money for those local pubs. But to shut down the one parade in Hoboken, the kid sister to New York City, that’s just downright cruel.
Hoboken is home to thousands of 20-somethings and drinking is their middle name. Whether its a glass of pinot with lunch or a one-way ticket to blackout city, Hoboken – no jokin’ – oozes with bars and pubs and all sorts of places to get your drink on. And now, come the first weekend in March, it’s just going to be another weekend. No green party beads or wannabe leprechauns duking it out on the street. Granted, these post-grads get way too drunk and things get out of control, but it’s their own faults and that’s what the police are for. However, Hoboken mayor, Dawn Zimmer, and the parade committee have said no more.
Click here to read the full letter from the city.
On the bright side, there will be an Irish Mass on February 25th. Woop-dee-friggin-do.