Bakery of the Day - Martino’s Bakery
Where are you going for the Holidays? You probably go to your relatives, begrudgingly. But we have to. It’s usually not good to show up empty handed, especially if you have a greedy little family like mine. So, here is what I propose, instead of bringing another sad looking pot of poinsettia’s, you know the one you stopped to get last minute at the Ralphs by Grandma’s house, you know, you get to the store, thinking you’re doing a good deed, bringing Grandma some flowers and all you see are these pathetic looking, not even complete flowers, mostly wilted plant. Just click here to see what I mean.
Anyway, instead of doing that, bring your gluttonous, ravenous, grabby little family a cake.
I know that we are not always able to escape from the family’s clutches immediately after you eat the ham or turkey or whatever it is your family eats, maybe duck, anyway since you’re probably going to have to be there thru dessert, bring a cake that you wouldn’t mind sitting thru dessert with. And there is no better place than Martino’s Bakery in Burbank. They have fantastic cheese cakes, cup cakes that are square (must try the Coconut ones) and right now they have a Pumpkin Gelato that’s so super. Ya, I know Gelato doesn’t travel well but you can get a dollop to taste when you pick up the Lemon Mirage Pie that you’re taking to Grandma’s, for whatever Holiday it is you celebrate.
Click here to check out Martino's website, click here
Television Remake of the Day – Footballer Wives
And I’m telling you the remake of this show, and lets cross our fingers, better be good. The show was a sensation in the U.K., lasting 5 seasons. I really want ABC to do a bang up job on this. How much of the “bitching, back-stabbing, coke-snorting, champagne-swilling monkey business... not to mention all of the designer labels, nutty nurses, extravagant parties, and truly bizarre weddings,” from the original they can get away with is unclear. But lets just hope that with director Bryan Singer aboard that something just as trashy- cool will be born, and not trashy-cool born like a Britney baby, but trashy-cool born like a Harajuku Girl.
Click here for a picture of a Harajuku Girl
Trend of the Day – Wearing Band Aides
So our dear April hit her head on a pole at work the other day. She had to get invisible stitches, I think she’s lying about that, but she has a band aide in the middle of her forehead. It’s funny.
Well, I sometimes pick the hairs out of my neck and it seems I have follicle irritation. I have an irritated follicle, if you will. The I.F. (irritated follicle) is located right on my Adam’s apple and it feels like a big zit, that I want to squeeze, glory glory, until the liquid comes out. But I can’t, because it’s not a zit. So to prevent myself from touching the I.F. area, I put a band aide on it. The only thing is, it looks like I have a tracheotomy band aide. And people stare.
So, just start wearing band aides above the neck to help ease how awkward April and I feel. It’ll catch on. Ask Nelly.
Check out this band aide site.
Amphibian of the Day – Frog
So in honor of the Amphibian of the Day, the Frog, please enjoy some quotes about them–
“I’d kiss a frog even if there was no promise of a Prince Charming popping out of it. I love frogs.” – Cameron Diaz
“I’m not a diva. I’m a tadpole trying to be a frog.” – Toni Braxton
“Ambition is like a frog sitting on a Venus Flytrap. The Flytrap can bite and bite, but it won’t bother the frog because it on has little tiny plant teeth. But some other stuff could happen and it could be like ambition.” – Jack Handy of Saturday Night Live
Be sure to try to use this old saying sometime this week – Mad as a Box of Frogs
Be sure to check out Frogland!
And if you’d like to color a picture of a frog, go here.
Netflix of the Day – Xanadu
This is in honor of the recent news that Xanadu will become a Broadway show. Ok, so, ya, it’s really bad BUT the music is phenomenal. How can you not like Olivia Newton-John singing Electric Light Orchestra? The soundtrack spawned 2 top 40 hits, suddenly, the wheels are in mo-shun, and eye ah eye…and you have to believe we are magic nothin' can stand in our way… This is great shit. Not to mention there are lots of pastels and roller-skates.
Released on August 8th 1980, the film went on to gross 22 million dollars.
Nominated for Best Picture at Young Artists Awards in 1981. Also Nominated for 6 1981 Razzies, winning for Worst Director Robert Greenwald.
To read more about Broadway show click on Olivia’s face.
Oh, and, just check this out.
To rent this Netflix, click here.