Yikes. Karma is REAL, folks.
Yikes. Karma is REAL, folks.
Posted by Lisa Yak at 9:29 PM
Wow. No matter where you stand in the current political climate, you have to acknowledge that is a powerful, though-provoking image. It illustrates the cover story, Inside Russia's Social Media War on America. Big props to the artist, Brobel Design, for creating what is sure to be an instant classic.
Posted by Lisa Yak at 7:27 PM
My love affair with cheese has been documented before on this blog, so if you've been a regular reader, you'll understand just how horrified I was to read about the Lone Star Tick.
According to this article on NJ.com, those unfortunate enough to be bitten by the Lone Star Tick suddenly find themselves allergic to meat products and dairy.
If anyone needs me, I'll be ensconced safely indoors, bathing myself in DEET and eating a wheel of parmesan.
Posted by Lisa Yak at 3:48 PM
Well, THIS was unexpected!
At this point, my friends and family have grown accustomed to my penchant for reviewing Limited Edition Oreo flavors as soon as they're available. I'm not even a big cookie eater, but I do love being adventurous and trying unusual foods (or food-like things).
I recently purchased Firework Oreos to review them [see that blog post HERE], and unlike most of the other flavors I've purchased, somehow my family managed to plow through the entire package in just a few days--which is a problem, because I promised my eldest daughter she could try some when she comes to visit on Mother's Day.
So, I took a quick trip to the grocery store to snag some more, and that's when I happened upon ANOTHER flavor that I had no idea was being released: Waffles & Syrup. What?!? WHY WAS I NOT INFORMED!?!
Seriously, whenever a new flavor is announced, I inevitably face an onslaught of tags on Facebook for at least a week. Does no one check my wall first before posting about a new flavor? Nope, I get at least 5 or 6 people tagging me every time a new one is released.
These intrigued me. I was not a big fan of the Lay's Potato Chips "Chicken & Waffles" flavor, but I was curious enough to give them a chance. These have to better, right?
Actually, I found these a little disappointing--definitely a missed opportunity. I'm not sure what part of this cookie is supposed to taste like a waffle, but I didn't detect any waffle taste at all, other than the slightest hint of artificial butter flavoring. On the plus side, the cookie itself did have a noticeable maple flavor that was quite pleasant.
Posted by Lisa Yak at 6:34 PM
Being a child of the '70s, when Pop Rocks popping candy was all the rage, I've been dying to try these Firework Oreos ever since the flavor was announced. For a Limited Edition Flavor, they're fairly simple and straightforward: a regular Oreo cookie with popping candy embedded in the creme filling.
Yay! They're finally here!
I'm not sure who it was over at Nabisco who thought of this one, but HERE, TAKE MY MONEY!
And, spoiler alert: These are pretty darn good!
I followed my usual "scientific" 3-cookie method for trying them: first I pop the entire cookie into my mouth all at once, to see how it tastes as a whole; next, I twist one open and eat just the creme filling, and then the cookie separately, to discern their individual merits; and finally, I take a few bites and eat the cookie more slowly, to reach a final verdict.
Posted by Lisa Yak at 10:24 PM
For years, my youngest daughter was a big fan of the reality show, Dance Moms. I'll admit, I had a tough time watching it with her, because 1) the dance instructor, Abby Lee Miller, was SO mean to the girls, and 2) their moms just stood there and allowed it. Nevertheless, my daughter loved following the drama surrounding dancers like Maddy and her sister Mackensie, Nia, Kendall, and the others, so on Tuesday nights, we'd sit together and watch the screaming matches unfold. She finally outgrew the show about two years ago, but not before we attended a book signing and met with Abby Lee Miller herself.
Posted by Lisa Yak at 9:52 PM
We're still in shock over the death of our beloved dog, Scooter, and our house is definitely not the same without him.
The strangest part has been the lack of things to do now that he's not here--my daily routine has changed so much, so quickly. No more letting him out last thing before I go to bed, standing outside hoping my neighbors have already turned in for the night so they don't catch me out there in pajama pants and an old Brooklyn t-shirt. No more filling his water dish and adding kibble to his food bowl before I've even gotten my own coffee in the morning. No more snuggles on the couch, romps in park, or frantic games of indoor fetch on a rainy day.
To keep myself occupied, I went around the house gathering up all of Scooter's old toys. I couldn't bear to see them just sitting there, knowing he wouldn't ever be playing with them again, so I started to collect them for disposal--but first, I took the time to count them.
The final tally: 81 plush toys, 14 rawhide chews in various states of destruction, 1/4 of what was once a smoked pig ear, 7 tennis balls, 3 frisbees, and 2 stolen catnip toys. Not too shabby.
Scooter's life may have been short, but it was well-lived.
Posted by Lisa Yak at 12:25 PM
Today was an terribly sad day in our household: we said goodbye to our sweet dog, Scooter.
|Our last photo of Scooter, just before we had to say goodbye|
Posted by Lisa Yak at 7:30 PM