Saturday, June 26, 2010

Grafton Street

Tonight we went to Grafton Street, located at 1230 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, just right in Harvard Square.  We  perused the menu and decided first on the appetizer of clam chowder with smoked bacon, which was nice and creamy with a very good thick consistency with plenty of clams and potatoes with the essence and taste of smoked bacon.  I really enjoyed the chowder, which was very filling.  We asked the waitress if they had ice tea, which they did, but they didn't have any variations, i.e., peach, raspberry, etc.  I was really surprised that they didn't have lemonade and I am still shocked as I sit here blogging.  I am thinking maybe the waitress didn't hear me or she just didn't know,  oh well.

For the entree I selected the lobster macaroni and cheese(orecchiette pasta, four cheese sauce with herbed bread crumbs, light truffle oil and lobster)  and my dinner friend had the special, which was the lobster ravioli.  The lobster ravioli was really nice and soft, with plenty of lobster.  I wasn't to pleased with my baked macaroni, because it had to much cream and wasn't cohesive enough to have that firm consistency, which I am used too.  I've had their macaroni and cheese in the past without the lobster and it was very good.  They serve nice rolls and butter, which are very filling.  The atmosphere is very eclectic and busy, with a nice pleasant aura.  I would recommend Grafton Street, if you want a nice quick dinner. The one thing I will say about them is that they don't have you waiting hours for your meal, so if you are really hungry and want something good fast.  Grafton Street is your place.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

New anti-rape female condom, Rape-axe, debuts at South Africa's World Cup

By Joe Tacopino

Sunday, June 20th 2010, 11:28 AM

A South African doctor has developed a new female condom that she hopes will combat rape in the most painful way possible. Dr. Sonnet Ehlers has invented Rape-axe, a female device with jagged hooks that latch onto a man's penis during penetration.

The doctor is distributing 30,000 of these condoms in South Africa during this year's World Cup.
"It hurts," Ehlers told CNN. "He cannot pee and walk when it's on.  If he tries to remove it, it will clasp even tighter."

South Africa has one of the highest rape rates in the world, according to Human Rights Watch. It is also believed that 16 percent of the population is living with HIV.

Rape-axe is inserted like a tampon and when embedded to a man the device can only be removed by a doctor. Some have accused Ehler of creating nothing more than a new-age chastity belt.

"It not only presents the victim with a false sense of security, but psychological trauma," said Victoria Kajja, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Uganda. Burt Ehlers said that she had taken the proper research and development steps before launching the product.  "I consulted engineers, gynecologist and psychologists to help in the design and make sure it was safe."  she said.

Ehlers also pointed out how women take extreme measures such as placing razor blades in their nether regions to prevent rape in South Africa.

"I believe something's got to be done," she said. "This will make some men rethink before they assault a woman."


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Dancing in the Street

Hey everybody you should be dancing yeahhhhh!....This is one event you don't want to miss. It's Cambridges' Annual Dance Party. The date is June 25th, this Friday from, 7pm - 11pm. in front of Cambridge City Hall - 795 Massachusetts Ave. Only in the People’s Republic.  Don't forget to put your dancing shoes on and partayyyyyyyy -- See you there!!

Monday, June 21, 2010

I'mmmmmm Baaaaaackkk!!!!

Wow it feels so good to be back blogging. I have been on a hiatus just doing me, working hard and just "chilllaxing" (chilling and relaxing) after getting my Master's and figuring out what I want to do when I grow up. Well I just want to share some tidbits that I have been biting to blog about. I will start off with Trader Joe's. I was in there last week and they had some of their specials. I tried the Low Calorie Lemonade, Low Calorie Pink Lemonade and the Pomegranate Green Tea, which was the bomb! The low calorie lemonades were really good, they were made with organic lemon juice and organic cane sugar...yummy. The Pomegranate Green Tea, now that was delicious.  Really who would of thought of such a combination, because you know green tea can be strong and with the sweet kick of the pomegranate and pear juice was just the right balance.

The customer service at Trader Joe's is really pleasant. I was at the counter and I asked one of the cashiers where did they have the chocolate chip cookie dough, which I actually tried last year and just had a taste for some. Lo and behold this woman took me right where they were, in the freezer section, let me tell you I was impressed. Oh Oh Oh...don't let me forget. This is the Trader Joe's on Alewife Brook Pkwy..whew!

Tell me about your Trader Joe's experience...........