I am not Moses and don’t cross the Red Sea. However, I have friends who do and one in particular who would save all the red condoms to use during the 5 days a month to make sex less—obvious. I thank goodness that I always had partners who did not get down with the red-light special and was willing to wait until “Aunt Flow” left town.
It’s not that I look down on it–okay that’s a lie, I do…but with cause–afterall how unsanitary is that? I can wait but I know some people can’t. First of all, it’s messy, you shower before, shower after, lay down a towel, clean towel–too much damn work and I am aware of the “myth” that it eases cramps.Then again, in college I had a really bad experience that scarred me for life and may have contributed to may thought process.
So what are your thoughts, I mean even TLC sung about it? Do you engage in sexual activity during that time of month? Fellas, do you cross the sea during this time? If so, why?
Go Oodles for Noodles
Bao Noodles, Vietnamese sensation located in the heart of Gramercy NYC, will leave you wanting for of this Asian delight. The Saigon-centered cuisine specializes in home-style noodles, salads, yucca, and stir-fries.
The cozy open layout with wooden décor adds charm to this small, inviting space, while the friendly staff welcomes you with a smile. Cozy up to a steamy bowl of crab noodle soup or the popular Pho-rice noodles mixed in an oxtail and beef broth that offers up classic Asian comfort food. The succulent dishes are with its zesty dressings that liven-up the grilled shrimp or unique Lemongrass to Lollipop chicken dishes.
Bao Noodles has a spectacular Saturday and Sunday brunch special for $9.99 that includes one entrée with a choice of one Bloody Mary, Bao Bellini or Mimosa. Try the traditional Vietnamese omelet with yucca fries, Vietnamese Congee with deep fried bread with seafood, chicken, pork, or duck or the Braised honey tripe with poached egg.
Finish up your meal with pure Vietnamese coffee, made with condensed milk and fantastic desserts like the chocolate pudding with banana.
Great spot for a date or evening out with friends, this hidden gem is simple and tasty!
Who doesn’t love Tequila! In the true spirit of Mexico, this liquor has caused many mornings of pounding migraines and loose morals. Aside from that, what makes this agave-spirit so popular, not only in its homeland of Mexico but in restaurants and bars all over the world—from Los Angeles to Tokyo.
Discovered in the 16th century, tequila has a long history and tradition but what is it about tequila that turns the average man into a beast? Maybe it’s the 80-100 proof (40 – 55% alcohol content) found in most bottles—now that’s a lot of forgotten memories.
Most people are familiar with the more popular brands like Patron, Jose Curevo and Don Julio but there are two basic categories of tequila: mixtos and 100% agave. Mixtos use no less than 51% agave, with other sugars making up the remainder. What’s an agave? Agaves are large, spikey plants that resemble cactus or yuccas. The taste of agave nectar is comparable to honey.
Tequila is usually bottled in one of five categories below:
Blanco (“white”) or plata (“silver”): white spirit, un-aged and bottled or stored immediately after distillation, or aged less than two months in stainless steel or neutral oak barrels.
Ever felt tense and irritable and don’t know why? Well let me tell you, it’s hard being a single gal in NYC over the age of 30! Why? Well you are no longer in the mood for casual sex but at your peak with no one to put it on. Now, this doesn’t mean you’re out the game or no longer have the urge–it’s just more controlled.
I was speaking to some friends, who are all at different stages in their relationships–or lack of and one made the funniest statement ever, “Damn girl I put a sexual connotation to everything lately. I seriously want to give this $%!@ away, but not just to anyone.” Like many of my single sisters, months can go by without the “Vitamin S.” How does one deal with the shortage crisis–lots of ice cream, chips, chocolate, and hitting the gym.
Baby Cham- “Vitamin S”
The “Vitamin S” is real and can make someone climb the walls if its been too long. Unfortunately, it can be a process meeting someone you want to share your goodies with, especially when you know with one single caress, your pants will drop.
So what’s a girl to do next? I guess we grin and bear it and hope that the drought doesn’t last long enough for every dude to start looking good. How long have you gone without some good loving? What did you do to take your mind off it?
The wonderful avocado, with its green-skinned, and pear-shape is often mistaken as a vegetable due to the taste and many uses on salads and dips but alas—the avocado is indeed a fruit.
Depending on your origins, there are many names—such as Aguacate or Palta if you’re Spanish or pear, to Caribbean’s. Grown within warmer climates, there is more to this large seed than meets the eye or taste buds. Pear is sometimes mixed with rice, in soups, salads, or on the side of protein, but is food recipes all this fruit is good for—I think not!
Avocado serves more purposes than guacamole dip. Here are a few ways that it’s the greatest thing since slice bread.
Apply directly to the area of upset, stomach for digestive difficulties, directly on skin where there is a fungal infection or persistent skin problems.
In earlier times, avocado pulp was used as a hair pomade to stimulate hair growth. Its oil is still used today in several hair and cosmetic products. Filled with 25 essential oils, including Vitamin E—a perfect hair treatment to hydrant and gives the hair shine and body.
Do you have a bad cough? Try this tea created from the seed of an avocado. It is a natural antibiotic. I had a horrible run in with an antibiotic last year, and I was desperate…so I had her write down the directions. The amber-colored tea is mixed with fresh avocado leaves, boiling water and a hint of sugar. Though kidney cleansing will show improvement in your eczema
A 10-minute Mask
If you think avocado is great for the hair—wait till you see what it does for your face. The vitamins in avocados will also help to moisturize your skin. Try a simple home treatment. Mash some avocado and mix it with a little milk or oatmeal. Apply the mixture to your face and let sit for 10 minutes.
Whenever I feel a connection with someone on all levels (i.e. physical, mental) I literally get weak in the knees. My lips quiver, my body trembles and it’s all I can do to try not to show my real emotions. I feel like a school girl or worse–a virgin (yikes). I was told its cute and feminine but my body never lies.
My homegirl calls this “FIRE”, While Carrie from Sex and the City named this butterfiles-feeling as the “Za-Za-Zu.” Whatever you want to label it–it means that excitement and nervous anticipation you feel in the pit of your stomach when you meet someone you are extremely attracted to. The rush you get, the tingling with a mere look or innocent touch, the racing of your heartbeat, the schoolgirl feeling causes pure fever!
Do men get this feeling or is it strictly a ladies thing? How many of you have had that burning fire when you meet that person? What do you do about it?
A Bit of Italy in Astoria
Have a taste for mozzarella?–then De Franco Ristoranteis where you want to be. Located in the thriving district of Astoria, Queens, the brainchild of Franco Spatola, he uses his own fresh mozzarella on his pizzas and the popular Mozzerrela al Profumo di Basilico, slices of fresh mozzarella cheese, tomatoes, roasted peppers, and olives drizzled with a basil infusion.
Upon first look this hidden gem appeals to those who love the neighborhood eatery but once you taste what DeFranco has to offer you will call it anything but ordinary. Dishes like the Vongole Organate (little neck clams) is seasoned to perfection with breadcrumbs, and baked in a light lemon garlic and white wine.
Is sushi so yesterday? More and more, we are hearing the word ceviche talked about in the same pretentious manner as sushi years back. Although, there is definitely nothing pretentious about either, the word has been flung around Manhattan’s east side to the point of no escape. Therefore, let’s get to the rawness of the matter–what exactly is ceviche and how does it differ from sushi?
Sushi, known as “’vinegary rice” not “raw fish” is Japanese in origin, while ceviche has a Latin origin from South American countries, Peru and Ecuador. Although, many people are more familiar with the Japanese dish, ceviche, generally starts with raw fish and is combined with other ingredients like onions, tomatoes, and peppers, and then marinates it in a very acidic citrus (usually lime) mixture.
For more tasty tidbits on the two, I turned to Jill Hough, food connoisseur, and author of “”100 Perfect Pairings: Small Plates to Enjoy with Wines You Love,” to give us the facts. “Both Sushi and Ceviche have their differences but it comes down to freshness, texture and heat involved.”
One a scale of 1-10, how shallow are you? When I meet a dude I find interesting, my initial reaction isn’t wow check out the personality on him! I want it all–the hot, athletic, educated guy with a great personality on my arm. I make no apologizes for thinking about good genetic genes (in case I ever want kids). I don’t mind a woman checking out my man–cause guess what he’s with me. I love a man with swagger, a bit arrogant and even a tad vain–it keeps me on my toes.
I know a few women and men who only go after the “fugly,” less-attractive mate because it makes them look better. Now which is worse me or them? I have heard the comment, “I don’t want to date someone who draws too much attention because of their looks” or “I want to be the better-looking person in the relationship, it makes them adore me more.”
What’s your take on it? Do you prefer a hottie or a nottie? Must they look just as good as you or not? Is looks the deal breaker?
We apologize for not sending out our weekly Monday post but like so many affected by the storm, we are having technical difficulties. We will send out our Monday post as scheduled next week. Come back during the week for Thursday’s High Fashion on the Low and relationship post.
Have a good week!