TryerOuter
We try stuff

Jun
09

That’s something I tried several times today, when I wanted to access Twitter for various reasons and got either a ricockulous wait-time or, simply, this.

Seriously, these a-holes need to get their act together before someone with less self-control than me goes all Unabomber on their asses.

(And yes, I know… maybe I should try “calming the fuck down about imperfect technology” for my next post, right? Yeah, yeah.)

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Jun
01

When we saw “Les Simpson” appear on our channel guide in our hotel room in Paris, we knew we had to give it a shot. Would the multilayered comic genius break the language barrier?

Verdict: …not so much. *however,* the French voice casting is so spot-on that it doesn’t matter… hearing a perfect Homer voice saying frenchie gibberish like “je suis blah blah haw haw D’OH!” is its own kind of comic genius.

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–John

May
31

There’s no picture with this post because the idea is so RADICAL that I couldn’t find an image of it. A side of fries is more like garnish sometimes anyway, and today I just decided, why not replace it with something I’d actually plan on eating?

Like a second sandwich?

When I ordered a grilled cheese with tomato on rye and a BLT on toast with mayonnaise, the waitress looked at me funny. “Yup, it’s weird,” I said.

I alternated halves. The hearty cheesiness of the one nicely complemented the crisp salady-ness of the other, whereas fries would have just been ballast in my stomach. And it still only ended up costing 10 bucks, which is what you pay for a “deluxe” sandwich or burger in most joints anyway. That’s a better ROI whatever way you slice it.

–John

May
30

I’m a dessert person. So my life consists of figuring out the best way to indulge without actually “looking” like I ate an entire pie for breakfast. Strolling through the grocery store, I find the dessert-esque Yoplait Yogurt flavors. Yummy concoctions like Lemon Cream Pie and Boston Cream Pie. You mean, I can have a healthy snack that tastes like sugar, fat, and calories? Brilliant!

Or not so much.

Frankly, it tastes like vom. Well, not literally. But the next worst thing-it tastes like I’m putting Bath and Body Works Crème Brulee lotion in my mouth. Blargh. It tastes the way tween girls smell. So unless you’re a pedophile, I recommend sticking to the edible whipped or fruity flavors such as cherry or blueberry. -emily

May
30

Winnie Couture as seen on The KnotMy latest TryerOuter tryout was The Knot wedding web site; from what I’ve heard, the online mecca for all things bridal.

Um, nu-uh.

Yes, I spent a solid two hours on it, but the entire above-the-fold area of the homepage is taken up with videos I for one couldn’t care less about: tips from their fashion editor, runway video, chefs talkin’ about cakes. Know what I (and I’d imagine most other newly engaged women) want first from a wedding web site? Pictures of pretty dresses, pictures of pretty rings, pictures of pretty cakes and where to buy all of that stuff in my area. Period.

Turns out the site did have all of that…they just buried it in favor of their “on demand” videos. I’m all for internet video, but I found the Knot’s treatment frustrating. Maybe they need new video gurus? –Sunny

Pic: Winnie Couture

May
29

Wouldn’t recommend it. Almost fell into a crevasse while doing this funny crab walk you’re supposed to do when walking sideways over steep areas. The fiancé loved it (the hike, not me almost falling), but he’s a man and seems to need that sort of adrenaline rush.

Was the gray/black/white/blue ice beautiful? Mos’ def. Is it fun to tell people that we did a five-hour glacier hike in Iceland? Fo’ shizz. But the next time you’re, you know, just taking a quick trip to the Land of Fire and Ice or Alaska or something, maybe just stick with looking at the pretty nature around you, rather than trying to conquer it. –Sunny

May
19

…as opposed to, for HIM?

I recently got my hands on this beautiful bottle of pink perfume–which, on closer inspection turned out to be a brand new girly booze: NUVO L’esprit de Paris, For Her

It’s a pink sparkling liqueur, and it looks gorgeous in a personalized glass from West Elm, don’t it?

But it tasted like poo. If only it had been more like a cava sparkling rosé and less like melted cotton candy infused with rose petals it would’ve been my new signature drink. For rilz. –Sunny

May
01

Like, fitness equipment, monkey chow, life hacks, Brawndo…