July 30th, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Memphis Travel. All opinions are 100% mine.
B.B. King stands for Blues Boy King, who, God Bless’Em, is still touring at the age of 85. What will I B. in Memphis? I can B. someone who is surprised that if I want to see Elvis Impersonators, I am barking up the wrong tree. They’re in Vegas. Memphis is where Barbecue and Blues rule, and where I can B.a pig, I suppose. Even if you are a vegetarian, there is sure to be something on Beale Street for you. Just check of the Memphis-savvy travel guide at itinerary.memphistravel.com to root around.
I personally would probably come back with a stomach ache and a camera full of pictures of hokey or novel pun filled signs and plenty of stores to tell. Right now can enter to win a trip package. There are packages for singles, single with a friend, couples and families. Weekly winners have already been chosen, why not you?
One tour package includes a night at the historical Peabody Hotel (yes, the ones with the ducks in the fountain), carriage rides and dinner at the Majestic Grille. Singles with friends dine at B.B. King’s and most packages include one “flip side” excursion including the Farmer’s Market, Jerry’s SnoCone, and even a Roof Top Party. Yeah, if the barbecue doesn’t agree with me, I’ll fill up on SnoCones. There are no calories to them, right?
July 20th, 2010
Where have I been? Here I am. After a terrifying software update, I am back to scorching brownies like I ought to be. I was terrified of updating WordPress. In full disclosure, I was running the same version that I was since maybe 2008…or was it 7? In computer years, it dates to somewhere between Lot’s wife turning into salt and the invention of sliced bread. Doesn’t sound too tasty, does it? However, I have met many folks who would say, “That sounds great…but where’s the butter?”
I digress. This is really an important service announcement for People Who Should Pay Attention to Software Updates. When you update regularly, you only have to press one button, but when you delay it for years, it involves much tedious copying and holding your breath. I had to be brought back to life because the changeover process was so involved that I turned blue. Not really. But it was like starting over. So…welcome to the brand new SnackHound.com. But not really. It just works a lot more smoothly and hopefully Commentluv and all the other gizmos will finally work now.
Stay tuned for a few more dysfunctional recipes and more.
Photo comments of Emmealcubo.com and is used under the Creative Commons license.
July 1st, 2010
This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of FriendGiftr. All opinions are 100% mine.
What if your friends buy you a gift card for a restaurant that you hardly ever go to because its way on the other side of town. Of course, you wouldn’t mind trying it, but its such a “make a day of it” and you can’t think of what you want to do over there. In the meantime, you go out to other places a bazillion times. I am guilty of being that type of gifter because I tend to choose places that are just near me, and I forget that they don’t have a franchise near my friends. Then, if I pick a national franchise, OF COURSE, they will be in their state, but maybe six hours away.
Over at FriendGiftr, you need not worry about that any longer. You can buy one gift card, and before its in their hot little hands, the friend can swap it out for another. It’s nothing personal! You can even give it to them over Facebook or other social media. They’ll receive a informing them of your gift. There are restaurants as various as Cadillac Bar, Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Bahama Breeze) and even Domino’s and Papa Johns if they don’t want their rear end to leave the sofa. The cards can be split so if they only use $12.00 on pizza, they can convert the rest of the card into something else. If they prefer to dine at the snack kiosk at Blockbuster or swipe beef jerky from the check out area of Bass Pro, they can knock themselves out with that, too.
Why not just give cash? Well, some people think cash is tacky unless you are giving it to your nephew who is in high school, or for a graduation. My take is that I never go out and treat myself to dinner…the cash will just end up going in the gas tank, and sometimes that’s not the giver’s intent. They want me to have dinner “on them.”