Archives for December 2018

New Years is just around the corner . . . literally. Which means, I’m not gonna waste this blog sharing stories of my days being a  lush on such said holiday. Nooo, not at all. Instead, what I’m going to do is share 3 New Years drinks that “on point” and I suggest you give a try to ring in 2019.

So let’s do this, enough time has been wasted.

First Up . . .

CARAMEL APPLE SPARKLING SANGRIA: Yeah, I haven’t tried this drink yet . . . but it damn sure looks D-E-L-I-O-U-S, doesn’t it? This tempting temptation is made with sparkling apple cider with caramel syrup. And I tell yah’, it’s sure a sweet way to bring in the New Year. To create this perfect drink, check out  recipe below which is provided by ‘Thanksgiving.com’. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS: 
1 bottle sparkling apple cider
1 bottle white wine (Riesling or slightly sweet white wine) or white grape juice
1/4 cup caramel syrup
1 apple, cored and cut into thin slices
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Place the apple cider, white wine, caramel syrup in a large pitcher and mix well.
2. Add apples.
3. Pour into glasses and serve.
4. Garnish with a few apple slices in each glass.
Second . . .
SPARKLING PEAR COCKTAIL: I want to note, that my favorite drinks for New Years 2018 are fruit themed. So that should count as being somewhat healthy, right? However it’s being seen, this sparkling pear cocktail has a fantastic floral, fruity typed taste, that everyone of ‘legal age’ should try.  And if you want to fancy it up a bit, avoid those “jelly jars”  you probably have and use “champagne flutes” instead to dress it up a bit. Again, a big “thanks” goes to ‘Thanksgiving.com’ for this great recipe. See below.
INGREDIENTS:
1 glass sparkling wine
1-ounce pear brandy
1/2 teaspoon lemon
4 sugar cubes
1 small pear, sliced very thinly
Honey (for rim)
Small plate of green sugar (for rim)
INSTRUCTIONS:
1. Dip tops of 4 champagne flutes in honey, then in sugar.
2. Pour sparkling wine into champagne flutes.
3. Add 1/4 ounce pear brandy,  1/2 teaspoon lemon juice and one sugar cube to each glass.  Stir well.
4. Garnish each flute with 1 thin pear slice.
5. Add a straw to each flute.
6. Serve immediately.
And FINALLY . . .
APPLE CIDER AND RUM PUNCH: You can’t bring in the New Years with out some type of “punch“. So why not have it be ‘Bon Appetit’s’ Apple Cider and Rum and Punch. With rum being the staple of this fine drink, a next day hangover is worth the pain. Check out recipe below.

INGREDIENTS
1 cup aged rum
1 cup sweet vermouth
½ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ cup simple syrup
4 dashes Angostura bitters
½ red apple, very thinly sliced, plus more for serving
3 3×1-inch strips orange zest, very thinly sliced, plus more for serving
1 12-ounce bottle dry hard apple cider

RECIPE PREPARATION

Combine rum, vermouth, lemon juice, simple syrup, and bitters in a large pitcher. Add 2 cups ice and stir until the ice has mostly melted and punch is very cold. Stir in apple slices and orange zest; gently stir in cider.

For a jazzier appeal, fill glasses with ice and garnish with apple slices and orange zest.

HAPPY NEW YEARS!!!

Ruff Ruff is in the da house!!

What’s up, peeps? Today is a good day! This morning I woke up (Thank ya Jesus) had my breakfast. Then I had no idea that I was getting a haircut today, but I was happy.

Now your dog here could hear one of his favorite songs playing in his head. Once that water hit me. That was it. Your boy was singing “Ain’t no dog that’s dope as me, my cut’s so fresh and clean. Yeah, I changed it up. I gotta make it mine. Ya heard!

Let me say your dog, was enjoying his blow out and next would come my cut. I swear my groomer could hear the song that was running through my head. Yo, I couldn’t stop my jam. It became my theme song for the day. Well, considering it was kind of a long day. Your boy is ‘bout ta take a nap. And rest my voice up.

One more thang, y’all have a Happy New Year and be safe out there! Peace

Today’s entertainment news starts off with . . . Tyra Banks reportedly leaving a show that I didn’t know she was on because “I” don’t watch it. How’s that for ya’?!

Since the “entertainment news” has been pretty slow around these here blog streets lately, Tyra Banks’ departure from this particular show made “gossiping” headline news. Yep, according to Page Six, The American Next Top Model (Again, a show I never watched) creator, hosted the NBC’s talent show called “America Got Talent” since 2017 (Really, who knew?) is leaving this particular gig to produce TV and movies (What, now she’s Shonda Rhimes or Jordan Peele? Whatever).

That’s right, Ms. Banks currently dropped hints that she might be leaving the “AGT” to focus on “massive projects“. In November (And this is news now? Yep slow day), Tyra told Access the following . . .

“I don’t know [if I’ll be coming back]. I think I had a really nice run with AGT. I had a lot, a lot of fun. I’m really focusing on Life-Size – I’m going to be producing TV and I have a massive project starting next year. I’m not so sure, but if I don’t come back, I had a lot of fun.”

Umm . . . yeah . . . I knowboring.

Look, this year is about to wrap-up, so folks are either nursing their hang-overs or still enjoying the new trailer that Jordan Peele dropped of his new movie called “Us” (On loop) for next year. In other words, these blog streets is a little dry at the moment. That’s why my choices of blogging topics were either on Tyra’s departure or about celebrities engagements and/or marriage that “I” could care less about, or Trump’s pathetic attempt this past weekend to lay blame on the Democrats . . . heck, “America” for his consistent screw-ups. I figured, with that situation (Trump), we are going to be inundated soon enough once the new administration gets sworn-in with Sheriff Pelosi and her posse the Dems in January of 2019.

Sooo. . . why not blog about “Tyra Banks” and “I” admit, not so exciting news. Hey, it’s Thursday, give me a break will ya‘. Peace.

 

 

Hey fam,

We all know how much “Black Panther” has affected many people. It was the highest grossing films. Black people were crossing their chest and saying “Wakanda Forever”, like greetings. I’ve even seen it make its appearance during many sporting events including the US Open!

Why am I bringing this up? Forever 21 thought it would be funny to add this picture to sell their “Wakanda Forever” shirt. As usual, they took it down along with some comment. Yadda yadda yadda. Why is this the norm? With all the people that are to sign off on this picture, everyone thought this was okay? Surely someone felt it was kinda weird? If you have that feeling, you should go with the feeling tells you to stop.

I have to say I am getting really tired of companies doing these things and following it up with the company apology. If they would do right the first time…well, let’s be honest they won’t. I’m not trying to be a negative nelly but it seems that if it’s too much like right, it won’t be done. Talk to you Saturday

What does Kim Zolciak and Kim Kardashian have in common? Well, they both have “big butts” but that Kim Zolciak’s “butt” is used as lips.

Look, the only reason I know this chick is because of her ridiculous lips. Now, I’m not a fan of those reality shows out in TV land; unless it’s “The RuPaul Drag Race” (Hey don’t judge me). So, I had to “go back” to an old photo of Kim, just to check on how her lips once looked”, to the now “monstrous limbs” that are hanging off her face. And apparently, as Page Six reports, her Instagram follows agree with me as well and the roasting began.

Zolciak’s posted selfies of her “hideous” lips on Instagram this past Sunday with the caption saying “I’m so ready for 2019”!  And boy, was that a sight to see. For the record, Kim has always been very upfront about her previous plastic surgery but there this thing called “overdoing it” or “being addicted“. And Lordy, looking at Kim’s lips, I believe she’s the later. So does some of her fans, see below . . .

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I’m so ready for 2019! 🔥

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Question . . . Is it so hard out in “celebrity world“, that folks are now disfiguring themselves and calling it “beautiful”?  If so, this chick claims she’s 40 now, so I can’t imagine what she’ll look like at let’s say . . . the age of 43. Umm . . .  I believe it will only be downhill from there.