Saturday, December 27, 2008

kiva microfunds.

also know as, kiva is an organization that allows people to lend money via the internet to micro-finance institutions in developing countries which in turn lend the money to small businesses. it is a non-profit organization that is supported by donations from its users and through partnerships with businesses and other institutions. kiva captures the entrepreneurial spirit of muhammad yunus, the bangladeshi banker and economist that singlehandedly introduced the idea of micro-loans to the modern world.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

charles shaw.

the wine. also known as two-buck-chuck; but due to inflation, now known as three-buck-chuck. it's the best "juice" (as my dad calls anything with an alcohol content) that money can buy. i usually feel like 'you get what you pay for,' but chuck defies that rule. it's absolutely fabulous wine for a mere $3.29/bottle. trust me, i know. i just drank a bottle and a half. it's available exclusively at trader joe's. get some. you know you want to.

Sunday, October 5, 2008


no coffee tastes better than the first cup out of a fresh pot. with that being said, being a serious coffee addict, i don't know how i ever lived without my keurig. with the keurig, or car-ig as i call mine, every cup is the first cup. piping hot and delicious. green mountain coffee roasters has a bunch of different keurig models, as well as a gazillion different types of coffee available in k-cups.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

cherry republic.

is there anything more delicious than _______ (fill in the blank) AND cherries? i didn't think so. cherry republic has everything from candies to salsas and sodas to soaps... all made of the "deliciousest" fruit on earth- the humble cherry. might i recommend the sour cherry patches, they are divine.

check out their website at!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

del's lemonade.

frozen deliciousness unlike any other. other than barbecue chicken pizza from via~via IV, it's what i miss most about rhode island. not quite slurpee, not quite italian ice; del's is a frozen delight packed with bits of real lemon. that's right, peel, rind, seeds, even a sticker or two once in a while. with a spoon or a straw, it's delicious and refreshing. i used to catch the truck in newport. ahh, those were the days.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

heinz ketchup.

as far as i'm concerned, if it doesn't say heinz, it's only 'catsup.' and not just any heinz ketchup, but this awesomely innovative upside-down bottle. all of the annoying things about ketchup: the crust around the lid, that nasty juice you get before the ketchup actually comes out and of course, the wait... all deleted like a bad term paper thanks to heinz. frankly, i don't know how we ever lived without it.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

boxed wine.

i'm not talking franzia, though i'm not dissing it either, i'm talking about good wine that just happens to come in a box. well, actually it's called tetrapak, and it's not only 100% recyclable, but it also stores wine in the same optimal conditions as glass bottles and costs less. many brands are offering lines 'bottled' in tetrapak, one worthy of mention is 'french rabbit,' and may i reccommend the pinot noir. behold the power of innovation.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

a cappella pop songs.

the purity of a cappella music is intriguing to me. there's no chance of being over-produced, and the feeling of the lyrics and music really come through with a cappella tunes. to hear pop versions of great songs like 'such great heights' by the postal service, performed here by green envy from tulane university, is refreshing.

green envy
the achordants

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

bud light lime.

bud light is seriously low on my list of 'favorite beers.' as a matter of fact, it's in my bottom three, along with schlitz and st. ides. ab made a ballsy move trying to out-do the not-so-successful miller chill. this feat should not be difficult being that miller chill tastes like the sweaty bathwater of yokozuna. their ballsy move paid off. bud light with lime is uber-refreshing and delicious. summer 2008 beverage of the season, checkmate.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008


i came across because of my newly found obsession with aol music sessions as i spoke about HERE. it offers awesome lists about all aspects of music, including:
killer b-sides
worst lyrics ever
best protest songs
iconic rock songs
mean love songs
and plenty of other gem-like lists to keep you entertained for hours.

Friday, May 2, 2008

obscene cuisine.

the rants & scribbles of chef jimmy jazz are the best comics on the internet. funny, sarcastic and true to life in the restaurant industry. he publishes a new strip weekly. you can check out his site HERE.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

deadliest catch.

my recent televisonic obsession has been on the discovery channel, watching 'deadliest catch.' because season 4 just started last week, the good people at discovery supplied me with my fix of reruns from previous seasons for the two weeks prior. i am not complaining, as deadliest catch is by far my favorite reality show on all of television. although it's not the typical 'reality show,' it's real. let's call it real reality. and it's great. tuesday nights at 10pm on the discovery channel.

Friday, April 18, 2008

aol music sessions.

if you agree with me about the fact that no music is better than live music, then you will understand my love for sessions @ aol. it's the best 'live' music you can get outside of a venue. crisp, clear and full of the emotion that live music brings. aol music sessions is the ideal venue where there are no cheap seats.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008


i'll have to seperate this as my favorite blog (other than my own, of course) from my favorite website. stuffwhitepeoplelike is an ingenious collection of just that... stuff that white people really, really like. stereotypical perhaps, but most often the truth is just that. one of a select group of blogs that i read on a regular basis and my vote for blog of the year.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


my obsession with butter can easily be blamed on the beauty of plugra. plugra is everything that butter should be. rich & creamy with all the 'flavor' that butter is known for, to the um-teenth degree. it's the divine creamy blend of 80% butterfat (fat means flavor) and 20% milk solids... i DO believe it's the BEST butter.

Monday, March 24, 2008

one of the most creative websites on the internet, besides of course; is a tribute to the anti-green, gas guzzler that is the hummer h2. now that you know what the 'h2' part of the website stands for, i'm sure you can figure out the 'f-u' part on your own. this was my contribution to their glorious site; the clown that drives this beast even has her stupid face plastered on the side of it.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

excedrin migraine.

by far the best, and for me, the only thing that works. i chew them like candy.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

clear advance chapstick.

i often said that i appreciate a tube of chapstick more than the average joe, but it really is the truth. and blistex clear advance is the bomb as far as chapstick goes. not greasy, no nasty flavor and excellent staying power. perfection in a twist-up tube.

Saturday, March 8, 2008

grand marnier.

cramp up next to my barstool at one of my favorite watering holes, and i typically have one of two things in front of me; a heineken and a grand marnier. you can tell my mood by whether my 'grand ma' is straight up or on the rocks. straight up, and i'm just chillin.' on the rocks, then watch out, i'm probably stressed out or drinking my cares away. (you'll usually find me drinking it this way after a long day at work.) either way, grand ma gives you that toasty buzz feeling that very few things in life can beat. and on those extra special occasions, there's always the 'cuvee du centenaire,' the 100-year old grand ma that's hotter than ever. definately my favorite booze.

green mountain coffee roasters.

without a doubt the most delicious coffee in the world. my favorite coffee by far. if i were oprah i'd give everyone a year's supply. but i'm not, so get your own HERE. my top picks: 1) lake & lodge, 2) fair trade wild mountain blueberry and 3) fair trade island coconut.