I danced with the Angry Birds

“This is the best game ever!” my friend exclaimed as she pulled out her iPhone and started to show me how to play Angry Birds.

“That’s the best game ever?” I thought to myself, “you’re just flinging birds at pigs!”

Fast forward two months and I finally purchased the iPod Touch, one more month and I finally downloaded Angry Birds — the free version.

Then I downloaded the paid version.

Flinging birds at pigs has never been this fun! And I’m not the only one who thinks so! Angry bird is popping up all over the place! Let’s see, there is …

Playable Angry Birds Cake:

Edible Angry Birds Cake Toppers:

Real life Angry Bird game from Mattel:

Angry Bird Plush Toys:

And of course, the most recent Oatmeal Comic: The Likability of Angry Birds.

And the Oscar goes to …

Today is the Oscars, and I’m going – for the first time – to an Oscar “party”. That “party” part is stretched, after all, it will be 4 of us, flicking back and forth between the basketball game and the awards, though, cheese might be on the menu. Yes, we can party.

I don’t really care about the Oscars, to be honest, I’ve never cared about any award shows, but I do love hanging out with close friends. However, since we are having an Oscar party and I am competitive I created a form where we can input our answers before the awards to see who guessed the most correctly.

My Hopeful Winners

Not really sure how those will work out, but if I were to go by Mashable’s predictions and their voice of the people via Twitter then I have 50% correct. If I were to go by Foursquare’s checkins then I’m only good with my Inception choices.

In any case, I will enjoy the the companionable night and the cheese.


Vanilla Rooibos Tea is Heavenly

According to its Wiki page, the rooibos bush looks like a broom. The plant is used to make herbal tea. It has high levels of antioxidants.

Rooibos is pronounced ROY-boss. Rooibos is naturally caffeine free.

This week I discovered the Vanilla Rooibos Tea at Starbucks. A few of us were out to see movies (yes, plural) and someone wanted a decaffeinated drink, so we went to Starbucks and the barista suggested the Vanilla Rooibos Tea. Apparently it was good, so I decided to give it a try.

Starbucks describes it as, “an herbal blend of botanicals including rooibos, vanilla, sweet blackberry leaves, apples and peaches.” I think it’s heavenly.

Even the tea bag is pretty … I’m usually a fan of the Refresh Tea, but, if you want to change things up a bit, a little less minty, a little smooth, then the Vanilla Rooibos is the tea to drink. What’s a smooth drink you ask? Well, give it a try and you’ll see.

[this post is not sponsored by Starbucks, though, I’d gladly accept free drinks!]

Are those fries in my sandwich?

biting the bullet has never been so delicious!

The Bullet consists of chicken cutlets, bacon and french fries with some wonderful sauce. This was my sandwich of choice at the Cherry Valley Deli and Grill this past weekend.

The deli is open 24 hours and has more sandwich choices than you could ever think to eat. They are efficient and you are out of the door in no time.  They put french fries in your sandwich.

It was delicious.

They have two locations, one in Whitestone and one in West Hempstead.

In case you missed it, those were french fries in my sandwich and it was delicious.

Vanity Plates

This showed up in my RSS reader today, 20 Hilarious Vanity License Plates. Which made me think immediately of the pictures of vanity plates that I’ve seen around NYC. Some are funny, some are … strange; so here goes (and excuse the poor cellphone quality) –

10 Vanity Plates from around my city!

We have our hobby plates.

I'm going to guess that this person loves to knit.

Our positive plates.

Enjoy it? What?

A heart of gold? Did you just cut me off?

The religious Plates

I get the Yes Lord, but why the 1?

The name plates.

I wonder, what's that driver's name?

This category I like to call the snooty Prius owners plates.

Is this really necessary?

I hope the Prius stays around for a long time

The confusing plates

Are you a telemarketer? Or a phony?

The random “huh?” plates.

Company? Or misspelled three headed dog?

Then, there is my personal favourite!

I really hope you're not a librarian!

Now, for a bonus, this is one I saw just before I posted this, it’s almost like serendipity!

showing up in THAT car? You sir are a Playa indeed.