Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Chocolate Twist

The dog days of summer have been getting to me. So here's a chocolate twist to look at until I can come up with a proper post.

Chocolate Twist on a Plate


Monday, August 10, 2015

Lazy Summer Links

I get so lethargic in the summer. Today is National Lazy Day here in the US, by the way. Most days are Lazy Day for me, it seems. But, it's been ages since I posted, and longer since I posted links, so let's dive in!

The movie "Straight Outta Compton" has caused quite the buzz with its wonderful poster. And thanks to this Straight Outta Somewhere generator, you, too, can have that iconic look for a photo of your choosing. Here's one I made.
Straight Outta Time & Space (the 11th Doctor of "Doctor Who")
10 Former Internet Trolls Explain Why They Quit Being Jerks is fascinating reading and a look inside the motivation of many types of internet trolls.

In case you missed it, which I now know is ICYMI in internet-speak, here's Jon Stewart's last Daily Show episode.

Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Stewart conduct an awkward interview that reveals the sexism of too many celebrity interviews.

Kevin Bacon wants more male nudity in Hollywood and I couldn't agree more. :)

GiveDirectly sounds like a charity that really works.

Some very cool kitchen gadgets.

This superhero training camp is a wonderful library program for kids.

This interview with Arthur Darvill has me more eager for the upcoming TV show "Legends of Tomorrow" than ever.

Stephen Colbert has found many ways to entertain us until his new Late Show starts in September. This game is my favorite so far.

This "Marvel Agents of SHIELD" vs "Agent Carter" dubsmash battle is beyond awesome. I linked to the battle before, but this should be an updated version.

And.... that's it for now!


Monday, July 27, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookies

While I'm a total Oreos addict, and therefore, can't keep them in my home (I could eat a box a night that way), I also have a great love for chocolate chip cookies, so when these showed up in a gift basket, I had great anticipation.

Package of Lily O'Brien's Cookies

One Small Chocolate Chip Cookie
These cookies from Lily O'Brien's were okay, perfectly fine, actually. But not... they were not great. I expect greatness from chocolate chip cookies. Aside from home made, I currently love Linden's Chocolate Chippers, especially for the bite-size variety cookie. Lily O'Brien's cookies didn't have the same crispness, the same overall chocolate quotient of goodness. So, not a cookie I would seek out, but if another package came my way, I'd probably eat the contents.


Sunday, July 26, 2015

All Their Heart

It's been a mostly quiet July, as I dealt with picky stuff like an ongoing bathroom repair. But all seems to be fixed, now.

Saw a couple of great movies: "Ant-Man" and "Far from the Madding Crowd."

Last night, after an amazing Mets game, one they won 15-2, hubby and I saw Heart in concert at Citi Field. They really rocked the stadium!



Tuesday, July 14, 2015


Yup, it's time for another round of links! Some fun stuff, as usual.


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Cookies for the Win

Been dealing with all sorts of nonsense lately, including a couple of annoying medical issues (nothing serious) and a leaky bathroom ceiling. So until I can come up with some real content, enjoy some yummy chocolate chip cookies, at least vicariously. They're small cookies, from my favorite kosher bakery, Moishe's Bake Shop.

Yellow Cookies with Chocolate Chips on Top


Monday, July 06, 2015

Sky Light

There were fireworks over the weekend. Out of 200 plus photos, I ended up with two dozen or so decent ones. Here's one of them.

Fireworks over Manhattan