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Kill Your (American) Idols

Strange that two NYC newspapers would both print articles about women and whiskey drinking within two days of each other: Strong Drink is Not for Men Alone and Whiskey Chicks (guess which one belongs to the NY Times). I suppose two writers could’ve had the same idea at the same time (one is more of a first person account, the other a newsier reported piece) but this is the kind of thing that makes me wonder about press releases, insider events and the like. Who knows, there was probably some recent bourbon tasting with brands geared towards ladies like that horrible (in concept—I’ve never actually tasted it) White Lie wine (whose website seems to no longer exist), or a study released about an increase in female whiskey drinking (I thought there was an upsurge in the Atkins era because hard liquor contains less carbs than girlie cocktails, duh). Anyway, I’m a whiskey drinker, myself, so I didn’t mind seeing two articles.

The world has gone weird. Today I interviewed at Fox News (yes, they have a library) and next week I interview a former American Idol contestent for an article I’ve been assigned. I’m so not about Fox News or American Idol. Sometimes I don’t know how these things happen to me.

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  1. lisa #

    I must admit to a fondness for whiskey, too. However, like wine, I don’t understand the differences between that and bourbon. I suppose I should look it up in Wikipedia or something. Tallullah Bankhead was a devotee of Old Grandad, whose name I love. If I didn’t have a toddler, I’d probably love it, too…

    September 29, 2006
  2. Offtopic to this entry, but have you heard of this new show called Gourmet’s Diary of a Foodie? Has a website too, The 1st episode is about Chinese food.

    September 29, 2006
  3. Yeah, I read about this show. I’m dying for Sichuan food this very second so the thought of Chinese food is only making me hungrier. I just got DVR (or whatever it’s called) and will put it to good recording use.

    September 29, 2006
  4. lisa #

    Because I’m juvenille, I always found Mount Gay Rum to be a funny name.

    What does cock-a-leekie soup do for you, chuckles-wise?

    October 1, 2006
  5. lisa #

    next week I interview a former American Idol contestent for an article I’ve been assigned.

    Please, oh please, let it be Mary Roach

    October 3, 2006
  6. I only wish it was Mary Roach (do you think having a surname like that makes you demented? I had a temp job years ago at a photo lab that was run by a Roach family. I got fired after only a month or so). I would much rather interview the rejects than the successful kids.

    October 3, 2006

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