Monday, October 12th, 2009

Amy Tucker

Amy Tucker

As the quintessential underachiever, Amy dropped out of college and left her medical school ambitions to marry her college sweetheart and move with him when he joined the Navy. Now, with two young children, Amy calls herself a mom and a freelance writer. She writes for her personal website TasteLikeCrazy.com along with Sims Gamer at EveryJoe. She also writes about cocktails, beer, cigars and more gaming for EveryJoe as well.

Pinky Vodka & What a Pair Team Up

October 8, 2009 by Amy Tucker  
Filed under Spirits

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Pinky Vodka is the official drink sponsor for What a Pair’s musical event that’s been held for the past six years out in California. This year marks the seventh year of the event and a percentage of Pinky Vodka sales will go to supporting the What a Pair Foundation. In celebration of the partnership and to help spread awareness about breast cancer, Natalie Bovis-Nelson of LiquidMuse.com fame has come up with the drink: Perfect Pair [get it?] Perfect Pair Ingredients: 1 1/2 parts Pinky Vodka 3/4 parts pineapple juice 1 part pomegranate juice 1/2 part lime juice 1/2 part simple syrup pink rimming sugar ice Directions: Rim a martini glass with the pink rimming sugar and set aside. Half... [Read more]

My Wii Epiphany

October 7, 2009 by Amy Tucker  
Filed under Gaming

I had a bit of an epiphany today while I was sitting on the couch watching TV. One reason Nintendo has done so phenomenally well with the Wii is that they have accepted that their target market isn’t comprised of hardcore gamers. They have embraced the casual gamer and Nintendo is cool with that and so cool in fact that they are taking their strategy strait to the bank. The light-bulb moment – if you will – happened as I watched a commercial for the Wii Fit Plus. I’ve searched YouTube for the video and can’t find it so you’ll have to make do with my description of it. The commercial takes a woman through her entire day from the time she gets up in the morning to when she gets home after work and you see how... [Read more]

Bulldog Gin Fall Cocktail Recipes

October 2, 2009 by Amy Tucker  
Filed under Spirits

A couple of awesome gin cocktails to warm up those chilly nights from Bulldog Gin. Plumdog Millionaire Ingredients: 2 oz. Bulldog Gin 1 oz. Japanese Plum Wine 1 oz. Lavender Soda Black Plum Half Wheel for garnish Lavender Sugar ice Directions: Fill a martini glass with ice and set aside. Add ice to a cocktail shaker along with your liquid ingredients. Shake until well chilled. Dump ice out of martini glass and turn glass over into lavender sugar to coat rim. Strain contents cocktail shaker into martini glass and garnish with half wheel of black plum. Born to be British Ingredients: 1 ½ oz. Bulldog Gin 4 Red Apple Slices 2 Lemon Wedges 2 oz. Apple Juice ¾ oz. Simple Syrup ¼ oz. Triple sec Directions: In a mixing glass, muddle the apple... [Read more]

Play Burn Zombie Burn Go to Europe

October 1, 2009 by Amy Tucker  
Filed under Gaming

If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting Paris and Egypt and you are addicted to Burn Zombie Burn then I have the contest for you. Starting next Tuesday [Oct. 6th], you need to head over to Playstation’s site to sign-up for your chance to win a sweet trip for two across the pond. Your goal is to play the Secret Lab level on Freeplay mode from October 6th until November 2nd [with as few breaks as possible cause you don't want to get beaten] and whoever has the highest score at the end of it all will win the cool ass eight-night vacation prize. Three nights will be spent in Paris where you’ll explore the very scary Catacombs de Paris and the Pere Lachaise Cemetery where Oscar Wilde [who wrote The Picture of Dorian Gray] and Jim Morrison... [Read more]

Exclusive Sneak Peek of Uncharted 2

October 1, 2009 by Amy Tucker  
Filed under Gaming

Playstation has announced four exclusive pre-release “sneak peaks” of Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. Actually, there are eight sneak peaks but four of them are VIP and four are for everyone else and the everyone else part is what you’re interested in. Each event will be held in a movie theater and in addition to getting to see the demo on a HUGE screen, there’s also promises of gift bags, a raffle entry and a Multiplayer Tournament which gives you the chance to win the Uncharted 2: Among Thieves Fortune Hunter Edition. The even kicks off at 6pm on October 6th at these locations: Lincoln Square Cinemas Bellevue, WA Landmark Embarcadero San Francisco, CA Muvico Theater Thousand Oaks,CA Muvico Theater Rosemont,IL And here’s... [Read more]

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