Monday, November 24, 2014

Public Service Announcement: If you haven't taken your turkey out of the freezer, do it NOW!

It takes quite a while to defrost that bird. Take it out of the freezer today! Here's a handy chart for figuring out how long it takes: 

So, if you have a 20-24 pounder... You're screwed! 

Happy Thanksgiving!

We now return you to your holiday breakdown, already in progress...

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Throwback Thursday; New Slide Scanner Edition

Mr B came home last weekend with a slide scanner, which I have been wishing for for some time, and I went right to work. Here are some of the first scanned items. My attorneys are Wynn & Wynn...

Birthday party for Bob at The Bee Hive Tavern, c. 1994

Frenchy at a wedding in Jamestown, RI c. 1987

Sarah Holl's wedding to (I don't remember his name), Dr. Lord's Beach, Dennis.

Mary Kaye Maxwell and Sarah Bassett at Hedge House, Christmas, late 1980's.

Frenchy & Tobin, same Christmas dinner

Cocktail party at David olearcek's. David, Frenchy, David J, Christine, Joanne and Keith Miller

Slumber Party at Frenchy's House Party, 1994. We did Queen Helene facial masks, made fudge, froze our underwear... the works!

Judy Welch mixing up some refreshemnts

Beth Gilmore and Tracey Sossell at our holiday party c. 1993

Kevin Nolan. Same holiday party

Susan, Gina, Mary Bunnie and Chris. Same holiday party

Cilla and Roy Dreier.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

And the problem is??

Maybe if he'd included old male drivers too...
A New Jersey police officer was arrested Monday on suspicion of exposing his genitals to several young male drivers during late-night traffic stops.
Jason Miller, a 37-year-old officer with the Newton, N.J. Police Department, was charged with two counts of official misconduct and a count of lewdness, according to a statement from Chief Michael Richards and the Sussex County prosecutor's office.
Miller was released on $35,000 bail and is suspended without pay pending the outcome of thecriminal case, according to the statement.
A probable cause affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun shows that investigators had looked into five alleged encounters between Miller and men ages 18 to 26 that took place over a seven-month period.
A 22-year-old identified as A.B. sparked the investigation when he called the Newton Police Department with an anonymous tip alleging that an officer exposed himself during a traffic stop and made him feel "sexually harassed," according to the affidavit.
A.B. then led investigators to others who had unusual encounters with Miller, the document states, including one man who A.B. said was asked "several disturbing questions and one was about his sexuality." Authorities said in the affidavit that they had video evidence corroborating the men's statements.
Miller did not issue any tickets during the five stops investigators reviewed, either, even though one driver had expired insurance and registration and another admitted to drinking alcoholbefore driving.
Miller's lawyer told that his client, a father of two and a member of the police force since 2001, "is an excellent officer who vehemently denies these allegations, as they are false and baseless."
Image via Newton Auxiliary Police Department

Friday, November 14, 2014

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Shopping for a nice Chocolate Babka?

I recently decided that I wanted to have a nice piece of chocolate babka and not wanting to go through the whole 'patshken zikh mit' of making one myself, I thought "why not order from Zabar's?" Why not, I discovered?  Because they make a dry, dry, heavy babka that you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy, that's why. What we got was just awful. 

I was listening to my friend Anne Levine's radio show (The Anne Levine Show on WOMR) and she was talking about babka on her show 'Where's the Pickle?'. She was talking about shopping online (she has a Black Belt in online shopping) and mentioned Zabar's and babka. As I was driving while I was listening to her show (podcast) I only heard every other word and I thought I should tell her of my experience with Zabar's babka, so I texted her immediately upon arriving at the office. She agreed that they were not the best babka (by any means) and that I should shop for my babka at Barney Greengrass instead. I haven't ordered from them yet but I will and let you know. In the meantime here's a nice photo of what I should expect to receive. 

Chocolate Babka
541 Amsterdam Avenue, NY, NY 
Maybe I should try the sturgeon too... Thanks for the tip Anne!

Dump Day

Here are some fun photos that don't necessarily fit into any particular post..

Don't ask for a pastrami with cheese here...

Glorious Liz

This is exactly the way this guy should eat a hot dog

Redneck Fire Alarm

Stephen Carrington

Swallowed by a leopard?

Swiss(h) Guard

A dreamy Rumpus Room

Robin, 3am


Step away from the XBox and get yourself some exercise gurl!


Vivian Vance