Posts tagged "drinking"

The Drunk Girl’s Battle Cry: I Made Bad Choices Last Night

As of late, I feel as though my friends and I are in a Doors song, specifically “Riders On The Storm.” We are making the poor decision to ride into a the perfect storm of broken hearts and alcohol, combined with the fact that we’re in our mid- to late-twenties and freaking out about it.

By: Almie Rose / October 16, 2012

Your Definitive Presidential Debate Butt-Chugging Drinking Game!

Will you be watching the presidential debate tonight? If so, play along with this butt-chugging drinking game we’ve helpfully created.***

***Please don’t play along with this game. Butt-chugging is stupid.

By: Julie Gerstein / October 3, 2012

Maybe I’m Old, But The New York Times Makes College Bars Sound Super Douche-y

The New York Times‘ Style Section inhabits a parallel universe in which wearing dresses during the hot summer months spawns a “trend piece.” For what’s supposed to be the most stylish, fashionable section of the newspaper, they’re delightfully behind the times on, oh, everything. So it is with an ugh in my chest that I read…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 27, 2012

Swedes Try, Fail To Make Wine In A Box Classy With Booze Purse

It is a truth universally acknowledged that wine in a box can never be classy. Ever. But the Swedes, bless their hearts, made a damn good attempt with their wine-in-a-box purse. Allow me to explain: Vernissage Wines created a boxed wine which is shaped like a handbag, including a strap for easy carrying. If you’re…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 10, 2012

Weekend Project: Trophy Wine Corks For Champion Winos

If you’re anything like us, your wine-drinking skills probably merit a trophy or two (examples: Most Improved Pallet and Best Balancing of Wine Glass On The Edge Of The Bathtub), so why not give yourself that trophy you deserve, in the form of a quirky DIY wine cork? If you still have your t-ball participatio…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / September 1, 2012

Married Women Drink More Than Married Men, Study Finds

New research has found that married women are drinking more than married men after tying the knot. Presented at the American Sociological Association meeting in Denver, the findings were derived from one long-term survey that provided information on more than 5,000 Wisconsin residents’ alcohol habits, gathered four times during a 47-year period. The research suggested that while…

By: Daley Quinn / August 23, 2012

The Soapbox: An Open Letter To All Breweries About Women, Beer & Branding

This post is cross-posted with permission from the blog A Girl’s Guide To Beer.

Dear Brewers, Brewsters, Marketing People and Art Departments,

I love our industry, I really do. I feel blessed every day to work in, what is undoubtedly, the warmest, most welcoming and fun business in the known cosmos.

By: Melissa Cole / August 22, 2012

Why Your Lazy Bartender Doesn’t Want To Make You A Mojito

Once upon a time, I had a Dumb Idea. I decided to make mojitos, my favorite cocktail. They look so tasty and delicious in the bar, but come to find out they are a pain in the ass to make. The rum/mint/sugar/lime juice ratio is a delicate balance. And muddling the mint — “muddling” mea…

By: Jessica Wakeman / August 8, 2012

Which Of The Seven Dwarfs Of Drinking Are You?

If you’ve ever attended a girls’ night out or a bachelorette weekend,then you know that women tend to have distinct drinking personalities. Female drinking personas are developed early (usually in college) but lifestyle, city and financial situation can greatly influence how a woman acts when she drinks. But ultimately, if you provide a woman shots,…

By: Claudia Maittlen-Harris / July 24, 2012

Please Explain: How To Cure A Hangover

On some unfortunate Sunday mornings, as we stare into the depths of our toilet bowls after a long hurl session and put a palm to our throbbing heads, most of us repeat the mantra, “I am NEVER drinking again!” Though temperance would be the global cure for our perpetual hangovers, drinking also seems to give…

By: Kate Hakala / July 21, 2012

Bar Installs Pregnancy Test Vending Machine In The Ladies’ Room

I don’t know what else is going on in Pub 500 in Mankato, Minnesota, but apparently it’s enough to warrant the installation of the “first ever” pregnancy test vending machine in the ladies’ room. I’m kidding, actually: it was not Pub 500 that installed the pee sticks for their lady patrons — they came courtesy…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 20, 2012

Drinking And Driving In France? Better Have Your Breathalyzers!

Breathalyzers aren’t just for the po-po any more: In France, a new law requires every driver to carry two breathalyzers in their car. The intent to decrease the amount of drunk driving accidents by having drivers test themselves with breathalyzers before they decide to drive home inebriated.

By: Daley Quinn / July 2, 2012

Girl Talk: Don’t Judge Me For Not Drinking

I ran with a pretty tame crowd as a high schooler. We considered it a wild night if  we’d wrapped a musical theater production and all piled into someone’s basement to watch the entire Star Wars trilogy on VHS and surreptitiously make out with each other. I liked it that way, and never sought out anything…

By: Sally McGraw / April 13, 2012

Care For A Nice Frothy Glass Of Santorum?

Rick Santorum suspended his GOP presidential campaign yesterday, but we all know more anti-gay, anti-woman asshattery is probably still forthcoming. Who would be surprised if he ends up with his very own gig on Fox News a la Sarah Palin? Not us! Obviously we’re going to need a good amount of booze to deal with…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 11, 2012

Evening Quickies: Amanda Bynes Busted For DUI After Hitting Cop Car

Lindsay Lohan wet herself with glee this morning as Amanda Bynes was arrested for a DUI after hitting a cop car. TMZ reports Amanda tried to pass a West Hollywood police car, but ending up swiping it. She was released on a $5,000 bail. We’re glad no one was injured.  [TMZ]
Courtney Stodde…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 6, 2012

On The Rocks

As springtime comes, it’s time to start thinking about all the parties you’ll be throwing and the booze you’ll be consuming. We’re thinking frozen margaritas with no salt, please.  Grab a pack of 20 Jonathan Adler cocktail napkins — they come in pink for  margaritas, blue for martinis and green for scotch — and you’ll…

By: Jessica Wakeman / March 15, 2012

My Carnival: Blue Body Paint, Blood Poisoning & Beenie Man

Every year, my sister and I go to Carnival in Trinidad and Tobago. For years I have tried to to explain the concept of “carnival” to my American friends. I’m slowly understanding that the idea is ridiculously foreign: replace cotton candy for endless top-shelf liquor, Ferris wheels for huge trucks blasting music throughout…

By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 5, 2012

Evening Quickies: Daniel Radcliffe Filmed “Harry Potter” Drunk

Daniel Radcliffe used to be drunk was filming “Harry Potter” scenes. In the British celeb mag Heat, the sober alcoholic confessed that “I can point to many scenes where I’m just gone. Dead behind the eyes.” Daniel also says he drank “nightly” and was very adept at hiding it. He’s so lucky he got control…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2012

Dear Prudence Advice Columnist Suggested Possibly-Date Raped Woman Is “Trying To Ruin Someone Else’s Life”

“Trying to ruin someone else’s life is a poor way to address one’s alcohol and self-control problems.”

This is true. But is this really the most intelligent — to say nothing of compassionate — thing for an advice columnist to say to someone whose friend was possibly date raped?

No, Dear…

By: Jessica Wakeman / February 3, 2012

Rachel Maddow Does Shots With Jimmy Fallon

Rachel Maddow isn’t just good at looking cute and making politicians look like idiots. She is also an amateur mixologist. (Good skill to have if that whole MSNBC hosting gig falls through.) Last night on “Late Night,” Rachel taught Jimmy Fallon how to do “pickleback” shots, which is one shot each of Jameson and pickle…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2012