Jan
20
2011
0


Thank You.
Written by: WhyDid | Uncategorized

Okay, so someone learned how to use Photoshop. Yes, this looks like a collage a la 9th grade, but I just wanted to thank all of the very special people in my life who have always made my birthday (and everyday) so very special for me.  I love and appreciate you all. Thank you for being a part of my special day and part of my life!

xx,

WhyDid

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Nov
19
2010
2


The List Volume XXVIII
Written by: WhyDid | The List

Seeing as Thanksgiving is right around the corner and I do spend quite a bit of time bitching about things sucking, I figured I would make a list of things that I am incredibly thankful for. Here are ten (in mostly no particular order) of the many things I have to be thankful for:

  1. This guy. I do not know how I would function every day without him.
  2. My incredibly wonderful and supportive family… though now I’ve noticed we are long overdue for a family portrait.
  3. Prosecco.
  4. Living in a country where I can say, do, or wear anything I want all while turning on a faucet for clean water.
  5. Having some of the world’s best friends (who don’t mind a theme).
  6. Having had the opportunity to live in one of the best cities in the world (NY, obvi). The experiences are irreplaceable.
  7. Love. Real, true, pure, magical love.
  8. Thongs. No, I’m serious. Can you imagine a lifetime of VPL (visible panty lines)?
  9. Technology: cell phones, computers, TV’s, the INTERNET! How else would you be able to keep up with WhyDid?
  10. Most importantly, everyone who is reading this. A bored at work hobby has turned into more than I ever could have imagined. Couldn’t do it without you.

Count your blessings!

xx,

WhyDid


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May
05
2010
1


WhyDid Does Cinco De Mayo

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Well, happy Cinco De Mayo, little lovebugs. Who doesn’t love a “holiday” that includes tacos, tequila, and perhaps some maracas? We had a little fiesta pre-Cinco, but we were just practicing. We gathered together a fun bunch of friends, wrangled our own personal chef, and stocked up on props. You can put together your own pinata filled party by following a couple of fun recipes and tips.

Jessi’s Amazing Enchiladas:

Ground Turkey

White Onion

Taco Seasoning

Soft Tortillas

Red or Green Enchilada Sauce

Shredded Mexican Cheese

Dice onion and toss  into a frying pan with the ground turkey and taco seasoning. Cook until browned. Place a small amount of Mexican shredded cheese in the center of each tortilla, add a scoop of meat and onions and roll it up. Put either red or green enchilada sauce on top of rolled tortilla and toss on the cheese. Bake in oven for 15 – 20 minutes at 350 degrees. **Note: be sure to grease the pan!! (You’ll see why in the video).

Classic Margarita:

1 1/2 ounces of tequila (blanco

1 ounce freshly squeezed lime juice

1/2 ounce Cointreau (not triple sec)

Cayenne salt for rimming glass (optional)

Moisten rim of glass with water and rim with salt. Fill glass with ice. Add tequila, Cointreau, and lime juice with ice in a shaker and mix. Pour into glass. Enjoy.

We attempted a normal “how to” video, but margaritas, maracas, and sombreros tend to make that a bit difficult. Below is a sort of tutorial/trainwreck Mexican montage.

xx,

WhyDid

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Mar
07
2009
0


Why Did You Eat That: Barrio Chino

She may be new to New York, but Miss Scene It is always able to find the real hidden gems.  She found me the perfect spot for my birthday dinner (I’ll let her tell you about that one) and always discovers fun new places to try.  Unlike me, she’s not a neighborhood snob and can be found gallivanting all over the city from the Upper East Side to Tribeca.

She’s like the modern day Christopher Columbus, sometimes stumbling upon  foreign lands on a whim.  However, she does keep some of her secret hide outs secret (good thing I’m her friend!).  Ladies and gentlemen, Miss  Scene It!!!

Even though I’m still rather new to the city, one thing I know for sure is a great place to eat. I may actually be the small 30% of girls who eat in this city. My love for Mexican food runs deep and I could probably eat it everyday for the rest of my life (sometimes I wonder if my mom didn’t have a torrid love affair with a man named Juan Carlo). So if you are looking for great atmosphere, great drinks and food, and relatively cheap eats, this is for you. I’m a little nervous to share it with you because it is my go to spot and I don’t want to increase the wait for my table. But I’m feeling generous so here goes…

Barrio Chino on the LES is a small dig with no sign on the door; you’ll know it by the Chinese lanterns hanging inside. They don’t take reservations so I suggest catching a spot early because they are always packed. Their margaritas are to die for, but beware those little guys are strong! I’m a fan of the elderflower margarita or if you are feeling a little sassy, go for the jalapeno grapefruit. Don’t say I didn’t warn you though, that sucker is spicy!

On to my favorite part, the food. Always start with the guacamole and fresh chips. I usually order the same thing on the menu and I’m kinda in love- the chorizo quesadilla. I am a girl who rarely eats red meat or anything besides fish but it combines the perfect combo of cheese and spice. Also, try the enchiladas verdes or the bistek a la casa (for all you manly  men).

You won’t walk away hungry or with a hole in your pocket. At times they are a little short on staff so service can become a bit slow (not optimal for a “quick” meal). Don’t be surprised when you become a regular after one visit.  I’ll save you a seat at the bar!

xx,

SceneIt

Barrio Chino

253 Broome Street (b/t Orchard and Ludlow)

212-228-6710

www.barriochinonyc.com

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Dec
31
2008
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Why Did You Wear That: The WORST Trends of 2008
Written by: WhyDid | Why Did You Wear That?

With the end of 2008 just around the corner, it is time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the year ahead. With this comes time to make New Year’s resolutions to better ourselves and hopefully to resolve from wearing ugly clothing.

Clearly, I have quite a few that I would like to never see again.. ahem.. Leggings as Pants… But, I have asked some of my savvy and stylish girlfriends which trends of 2008 they  hated the most: (more…)

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