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This weekend I am heading back to college! No, not to stay and take classes again, unfortunately, but just to visit. Needless to say, I am beyond excited for this. I get to relive the parts of college that I liked the best…the hangout with friends, stay up all night, Sunday Funday, talk about any and everything, and do ridiculous crap, parts. True, I did graduate from college six years ago so I might be a little older than the median age of kids in the college town bars, and my bedtime is now about five hours earlier than it was back in the good old days, but I’m sure it will still be an awesome time. I think it’s always fun to go back and hangout with people that you were friends with in college because I believe that the age you became friends with someone is the age you act around them. (True story…one of my friends said this to me once and if you think about it, I bet you’ll realize how true it really is) I don’t really know how much we have in common anymore, as one of my friends is married and one is in a serious relationship, but I’m really looking forward to the reminiscing and the trying to drink as much as we did and trying to stay up as late as we did back in college parts. I hope you all have something awesome planned for the weekend as well!
I’m trying to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day throughout the entire week – not just on Parade Day, or on the actual St. Patrick’s Day, but ALL week! I had lunch at my favorite local Irish pub today, and boy was it fantastic. It got me thinking about all of those things I like to do during that St. Patrick’s Day time of year, so I thought I’d share them with you, so you too can benefit from my generosity AND wisdom all at once! (Wearing a cool St. Patrick’s Day t-shirt isn’t even on this list because – well, DUH!)
Here are my favorite things to do during the week of St. Patrick’s Day – these are just my suggestions, but I think you might enjoy too!
- Listen to a real Irish band/singer. Hey, nothing against Flogging Molly or Dropkick Murphys if you’re into that – that’s totally cool, BUT check out some artists from Dublin, for example. This band, The Mighty Stef, just played our town, and they rocked it pretty hard.
- Order french onion soup at an Irish pub. Listen – I don’t know why this seems to be the case, but for some reason, I find Irish pubs have the best french onion soup, as some sort of unwritten rule. One time at an Irish pub in Philly (not Paddy’s Pub), I saw a grizzled old dude ordering french onion soup, and it looked amazing, and he looked very happy, and lo and behold, that was a pretty good tip off that Irish pubs know a thing or two about making that soup, for whatever reason!
- Watch The Fugitive. Traditional wisdom holds that Boondock Saints makes for good St. Patty’s Day movie-watching, and that’s true (just don’t watch the sequel – horrible), but that scene in The Fugitive where Harrison Ford is sneaking through the St. Patty’s Day parade, eluding Tommy Lee Jones, is pretty bad ass!
- Do a Guinness bottle hunt! You fill empty bottles of Guinness with notes that have prizes on them, or instructions to do embarrassing things, and scatter them throughout the house. Whoever finds the most wins – or loses if they get all the embarrassing ones!
- Eat a crapload of Lucky Charms. But that’s just plain solid life advice right there – that applies ANY time of year!
With seemingly endless ways to enjoy the St. Patty’s Day festivities this weekend, it’s enough to make your head spin! Yes, I am excited to wear one of these St. Patrick’s Day t-shirts and hit up some fun Irish-themed parties. But sometimes though, I get overwhelmed when there’s so much going on, and it just makes me yearn for the days when life was so much simpler, and Saturday nights meant one thing and one thing only – SNICK.
Any child of the 90s knows exactly what I’m talking about! On Saturday nights, Nickelodeon transformed into SNICK – or Saturday-Nick I guess is what that stood for? Either way, it was a magical time in my life. Mom and dad would head out to see a show, or go to the movies, or whatever it was they did on Saturday nights. But before they left, Ma would fire up some mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, and if we were good, my bro and I got to have some Sour Cream n Onion Pringles as an appetizer while we waited!
And then came the SNICK magic. Clarissa Explains It All, Pete & Pete, Are You Afraid of the Dark….ahhh, the memories. They all beamed into our living rooms from a magical land that we thought was far, far away – only to find out later on it was just Orlando. Regardless though, it was still amazing and will always hold a special place in my heart.
THAT is why I was so excited to read THIS on MTV’s blog, about new Nick at Nite for Twentysomethings programming being on the way! BEST news I’ve heard all week! Can’t wait to relive the good ol’ days with this.
“Beginning this fall, a block of throwback-tastic programming on TeenNick called “The ’90s Are All That” will start airing some of the best old Nickelodeon shows from midnight to 2 a.m. Pretty excellent news to start your Thursday, right?
The shows planned for the two-hour block of retro ’90s programming include: “The Adventures of Pete and Pete,” “Clarissa Explains It All,” “The Amanda Bynes Show” and, yes, “All That.” Well played, Nickelodeon. It’ll be like the ’90s all over again, the only change being that now Kenan dresses up like women on “SNL.” Nothing else has changed.
The new lineup is a response to enthusiasm for the old shows on Facebook and other social media sites. That’s the power of Facebook. How else do you think National Bacon Day began?
Psyched as we are for the old shows to return, we can’t help but long for some of our other favorites like “Salute Your Shorts” and “Hey Dude.” Hopefully those shows and maybe some episodes of “Doug” or “Legends of the Hidden Temple” (Olmec!) will find their way into the block. Tell us in the comments which other shows you would most like to see back on Nick. And then go get a Petunia tattoo to celebrate this excellent news.”
BIG news this week is that the show “This American Life” found the secret recipe for Coca-Cola! All you basement soft drink mixing enthusiasts take note – here is the “secret formula” of Coca-Cola that is supposedly contained in this article:
“So what’s the secret to making Coke? Well, here’s what was written in the notebook:
Fluid extract of Coca: 3 drams USP
Citric acid: 3 oz
Caffeine: 1 oz
Sugar: 30 (unclear quantity)
Water: 2.5 gal
Lime juice: 2 pints, 1 quart
Vanilla: 1 oz
Caramel: 1.5 oz or more for color
The secret 7X flavor (use 2 oz of flavor to 5 gals syrup):
Alcohol: 8 oz
Orange oil: 20 drops
Lemon oil: 30 drops
Nutmeg oil: 10 drops
Coriander: 5 drops
Neroli: 10 drops
Cinnamon: 10 drops”
Excuse me while I run over to Gower Drugs and pick up all those ingredients!!
Well boy are you lucky you stumbled upon our blog today, because with the whole rest of the team out in Vegas for a trade show, I am sharing with you the SECRET recipe to our t-shirts!
- Same amounts of caffeine and sugar as Coke recipe above – but in our mouths, not on the shirts
- Super soft and nice high quality t-shirts
- The finest inks in all of the land
- 10 drops of supercoolawesomeness, AND…
- A dude in the back with big forearms pressing each t-shirt by hand like one of those crafty craftsmen you hear about from the old country
So there you have it! I hope the rest of the gang doesn’t get pissed at me for divulging our secret formula! They’re busy havin a good time there in Vegas though. Speaking of secret Coke recipes and t-shirts and Vegas, they were hanging out with our friends at Junk Food Tees – I wonder if THEY will share the secret formula of their vintage Coca Cola tees!
Wanna get Nucky this weekend? Simple – all you gotta do is wear our new Babette’s Supper Club t-shirt!
If Nucky Thompson ever took a break from wearing those slick three piece suits with a carnation pinned to the lapel, he’d probably slip on this t-shirt from his favorite jazz and supper club:
Nucky is the main character in HBO’s hit new show Boardwalk Empire. It’s based on a true story, and we learn that thanks to Nucky, Atlantic City’s infamous Boardwalk never went dry in the Roarin’ 20s, despite that whole Prohibition thing that was happening!
The Boardwalk hotspot where all the swingin’ and swiggin’ goes down is Babette’s Supper Club. Every evening, into the early morning hours, Babette treats her guests to a night of revelry they will not soon forget!
That’s right, the jazz is hot and the bootlegged whiskey is always flowin’ at Babette’s. Nucky always takes time out of his busy schedule to take his girlfriend du jour out for some supper and a rip-roaringly good time at Babette’s - unless he’s shmoozing and boozing with local politicians, that is.
We have this Boardwalk Empire tee in white too! Because white represents purity, and that’s what Nucky Thompson is all about – he’s got the purest of intentions…yeah right!
I’ve regaled you with stories about my sporting achievements before, sharing tales from the baseball diamond, so it should be no surprise to you to hear that my favorite part of hockey practice growing up was the sugary reward at the end of it.
Yep, at the end of practice every week – Thursday nights, to be exact – I’d reward myself with an ice cold orange Slush Puppie and a hard-earned game of Mortal Kombat. Afterward, we’d get home just in time to watch Seinfeld too – what a great night, right?!
When our coach was making us sprint up and down the ice at the end of each practice, he’d tell us it would all be worth it someday. He would remind us that there would be scouts at our next game. Our hard work would be rewarded if we stuck with it, in the form of taking our game to the next level, with the eventual hopes of making the big time.
Well, some of those kids I played with went on to play professional hockey, but I don’t know, to me, a sweet, slushy Slush Puppie after every practice was the only reward I needed.
I’d chug that Slush Puppie down, ignore the painful brain freeze, and dream instead of the day that I might actually make it to the next level of Mortal Kombat. And you know what, one day, me and my little friend Scotty beat the game – well, he beat it, but I supplied the quarters and watched and…we did it together, okay?
Now, every time I see this cool, vintage Slush Puppie t-shirt, it reminds me that some rewards are worth pursuing.
Remember when we told you about Breakfast Utopia? Well, now it appears you’ll be able to turn your closet into a Breakfast Utopia! Among our new arrivals this week are t-shirts featuring Tony the Tiger, Froot Loops, and Pop-Tarts.
These are all sweet vintage tees, but I think I gotta go with Tony the Tiger as my first choice, simply to pay homage to those awesome Frosted Flakes commercials from my youth. They’d always show kids playing t-ball, or roller hockey, or whatever else was popular in the 90s, and their bowl of Frosted Flakes always came through to help them win, with Tony cheering them on all the way.
I would eat five or six bowls of the stuff before my ball games, and I would somehow, almost magically, become both really full of annoying hyperactive energy, but also, really overweight and eventually too slow to even run the bases, according to my coach.
“Whatever ‘Coach,’” I’d say. “You’re not my real coach anyway - I’ve got Tony coaching me over there (motioning to the empty space to my right where a sugar-induced mirage of a large cartoon tiger was standing). I don’t need you! I don’t need any of you (motioning to teammates). I’ve got the TIGER in me!”
And that’s the story of how I got cut from my baseball team. I never really liked baseball anyway, so, whatever.
Tony will still play catch with me whenever I want.
Wow do I love AMC. It’s just one thing after another with them! First of all, Mad Men ended this Sunday with a CRAZY finale, and then, voila, the next night begins their Fear Fest, WHICH culminates on Halloween night with the premiere of their new zombie show, The Walking Dead.
They kicked off Fear Fest last night with a little Friday the 13th I and II action, which I enjoyed whilst wearing my vintage Camp Crystal Lake Counselor tee. I believe they’re showing some more Friday the 13th tonight, and they have a cool Friday the 13th quiz on their website here. The other thing I love is how they’re saying “Gory Matters Here,” in lieu of their regular tagline “Story Matters Here.”
They had some cool interviews too, with the guys that recently played Michael Myers from Halloween and Jason from Friday the 13th. Very cool stuff – I imagine they’ll have a lot of similar features over the next couple weeks, and I will be glued to the couch watching them.
Oh, and did we mention how psyched we are for The Walking Dead?! You know how much we love zombies here, and the previews they’ve been showing look absolutely incredible. AMC is always putting out top-notch programming, and I have no reason to believe that this will be any different.
Well, all this horrorific, Halloweeny goodness has us in such a good mood, that all of our Halloween costumes and accessories are on sale for 20% off, this week only! Visit us on Facebook to check it out!