I don’t remember the last time I ate this many burgers in such a short period of time. Normally, I eat a burger every few months when I get a cravings. As a kid, I actually didn’t even like hamburgers. It wasn’t until I was a teenager and my friends introduced me to the Jr Bacon Cheeseburger at Wendy’s did my appreciation begin.
As an adult, I can really appreciate a great burger. Thick, juicy, and medium well is how I like it. And with cheese. And bacon. Because we all know that I love bacon.
So how about that Adam Scott?
Mmm. Mmm. Mmm. Did you know that Adam Scott won THE PLAYERS in 2004? It’s true. Unfortunately, I wasn’t there for his 2004 victory, as I went to THE PLAYERS for the first time in 2010. Then again in 2011. It’s always a good time – sunshine, beer, hot golfers. What more could a girl ask for? Oh right. Food.
The only part that has been lacking has been the food selection. This year, the PGA Tour and TPC Sawgrass (with the help of Prom Catering) are stepping it up a notch (or ten) with some great new dining options throughout the grounds. I was lucky enough to be invited to taste some of the goods the other night.
We need to talk.
I know – it’s never good when someone says those words. But I promise this isn’t what it looks like. I was just playing around in the kitchen, drinking wine with Liz, innocently baking cupcakes for Aliera’s birthday, and it just happened. I didn’t mean to cause any harm, but now? I’m not sure I can go back to living life the way I did before.
Last night, I had the pleasure of joining Lisa at Spank! The Fifty Shades Parody, presented by the Artist Series. It’s the first time I’ve gone to one of their shows, and holy crap – it was a stellar start.
When I read Fifty Shades of Grey last year, I rolled my eyes HARD. I mean, 28 year-old billionaire? 22 year-old virgin who is instantly into S&M? Helicopters? Secret sex rooms? Non-disclosure agreements? Stalking? Oh, COME ON. It was beyond ridiculous.
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I sat down at Spank! The show opened with a Magic Mike-style dance number by the wicked hot Hugh Hanson (Christian Grey character). I loved that the plotline revolved around E.B. Janet’s (E.L. James, the Fifty Shades author) thought process while writing the book. The actress who played E.B. Janet was amazing at throwing in local references throughout the show. She was witty and sharp. I also loved how Tasha Woode’s (Anastasia Steele character) involvement with the crowd. The castmembers are masters at improv.
After the show, we had the pleasure of a little face time with Hugh Hanson.
Ladies, that man is HOT. And he’s also taken. By a woman. Cause I know some of you were going to ask.
Anyway, Spank! is at the Times Union Center until Saturday, so go see it! It’s a hysterical good time.
Time for me to admit a truly shameful confession: I’ve been working Downtown since October, and I finally went to Olio Market for the first time just this week. I know. I should be publicly flogged or something for my sins (but not really cause that’s just creepy and this is ‘Merica and not Singapore).
I’ve heard so many wonderful things about Olio, and it’s been on my list for a long time. Adam Richman even featured their duck grilled cheese on his Best Sandwich in America show on Travel Channel:
Today is my awesome friend Liz’s birthday!
Yay! I pink puffy heart Liz. She’s definitely the best work bestie ever. And because I love to bake (especially for my friends), I wanted to make Liz something special for her birthday. She’s constantly sending me recipes with Nutella to make for her, so of course her birthday cake needed to include it.
After some brainstorming, I decide that a Boston Cream Cake with a Nutella-based glaze was the way to go. And boy, it was a good idea.