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Wild Turkey Thirsty: American Honey Whiskey Review

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“I feel like a man’s man with this over the rocks.”

So, as of late my palate has been changing it’s tastes when it comes to liquor. I have found myself leaning more towards the darker ones than lighter and ordering more manly drinks when I go out. While I may appear to be a young, twenty-something city dweller who orders fruity drinks, I am truly a Ron Swanson at heart.

I noticed that I was running low on liquor and so on my most recent trip to purchase alcohol I decided that I would keeping and eye out for a decent whiskey to start off my little transition. A friend of mine suggested to me that I try Wild Turkey American Honey. According to the the company, the bourbon is infused with a mixture of orange, honey and caramel. I don’t know about all that, but I will tell you that it did have a sweet undertone to it, that offset what could have been a harsh liquor. Also, it goes down pretty easily, which was great, you’re not going to catch me complaining about that. Here are the specs on it:

*750 mL

*71 proof

*Golden Hue

*Retails for appx. $20.00 (give or take)

*Good as Hell

The awesome thing about this whiskey is that for around 20 bucks, depending on where you purchase it, you’re getting a decent drink that sounds ridiculously fancy and doesn’t make you want to crawl out of your skin like Svedka, which is, quite possibly, a sulfuric acid masquerading as an alcoholic beverage. Terrible.

College students, you need to get on this. It’s great. I feel as though most college students think that more is better. It is not. You are better off coughing up a couple extra dollars and getting something that is a  higher grade than keeping this ridiculous mindset of “LET’S GET FUCKING WASTED!” I think if you are rather new to whiskey or want to try out a darker liquor without shelling out tons of dollars, this is the way to go. I made a good whiskey sour with this drink and I also enjoyed throwing it back straight. Whether I go classy or trashy, I know that I will buy this whiskey again.

 

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Talking to the Ladies

In this age of reality television, I find that with many women I have trouble relating when talking about favorite t.v. shows. The Kardashians and all of those Housewives have completely taken over, and those of us who like television shows with a true plot come off as weird when discussing our Wednesday nights.

Friend: What did you do last night?

Me: Oh, just stayed in and watched some television.

Friend: Ooh did you see Real Housewives of New Jersey last night? Soooo good. Omg hahaha that fight was crazy, but she knew she was wrong, I mean stop butting into her personal life! Like if she wanted to buy last years Chanel bag, like it’s okay, the family is going bankrupt anyway. I mean, right?!

Me: I was watching Sons of Anarchy.

Friend: Oh isn’t that the biker show with Jesse James?

Me: No.

Ladies, there is nothing wrong with television shows that are scripted! Some brilliant people are behind the writing of these shows. While I do have my guilty pleasures (Yes I sadly watched of Flavor of Love, and I still watch re-runs of Dating in the Dark), it’s great to have conversations about shows with a beginning, middle, and end. I love shows that can make me cry or step into a life that is completely fictional. Also, guys watch these shows, and if you sometimes find yourself having trouble finding a good conversational topic when talking to a guy, complicated prime-time shows are a good start. I bet you they’re watching Sons, Breaking Bad, Dexter, or the Walking Dead. They might be watching all of them!

So, I’m not saying give up your reality shows, or watch gruesome shows to talk to guys. I’m saying diversify your interests, because I have yet to see two reality shows that are vastly different from one another. Just saying.

P.S. These shows tend to have gorgeous guys.

Here’s a list of some of my favorite shows:

  1. Sons of Anarchy
  2. The Walking Dead
  3. American Horror Story
  4. Dexter
  5. Parks and Recreation
  6. Criminal Minds
  7. Freaks and Geeks
  8. Being Human (Both the U.S. and U.K. versions)
  9. Dark Angel (what happened to you Jessica Alba? I miss when you kicked ass!)
  10. New Girl and Happy Endings (I mean honestly it’s like they’re both the same show with different actors.)

Enjoy!

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HUMPDAY HOTTIES: Vladislav Doronin

Humpday Hotties: Vladislav Doronin

“Huh, what was that? Sorry, I was too busy gazing out and looking phenomenal.”
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Naomi Campbell is one lucky lady. Her boyfriend of several years, Vladislav Doronin makes this weeks edition of Humpday Hotties for obvious aesthetic reasons. He’s gorgeous. In addition, this beautiful man is a very successful billionaire, being dubbed the “Russian Donald Trump,” (although clearly better looking.) His net worth has been estimated to be around $1 billion (whaaaa…?) and he looks like a real life James Bond. Is 50 supposed to look that good? Oh Naomi, you lucky woman, you! By the way, I did mention that he’s gorgeous? Did I? Hmm… wasn’t too sure. Well, he is.

Happy Humpday!

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January 9, 2013 · 10:54 pm

New Music: Zebra Katz

The song’s name is W8WTF and I have to say I had that very reaction while watching the video: then I loved it. This song is not that new in terms of how fast songs come and go in the music industry, having been released in August 2012, but Zebra Katz is incredibly underrated and forurbanchix had to bring this song to its readers. W8WTF has a low key tone and feel to it. It’s definitely not a song that you will jump up and down to, but the that is a part of the appeal. Njena Reddd Foxxx makes another appearance in this video, although not a lyrical one, her presence is felt. Also, while there isn’t an overt sexual element as in their first video together (see the link below) there is most certainly an underlying sexual element to it, which is most appreciated. Zebra Katz and producer Boyfriend have given the video a dark feel, without being over the top with demonic and assaulting elements (do you hear that Tyler the Creator? It’s getting to be a bit much now. You can stop. Seriously.) I have to say I really do like this song and I hope that Zebra Katz makes another appearance in 2013 because he is full of potential.

Here is a link to his song with Foxxx titled “Ima Read.” Which, in case it confuses you, has borrowed elements from vogue and vogue culture, producing a beautifully gritty video and a catchy song.

Here is Azealia Banks Remix:

And here is some awesome choreography, by House of Mo, to the remix:

Enjoy!

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January 7, 2013 · 7:10 pm

New Music: Azealia Banks

Azealia has been on the rise since 2009 and her new song BBD is reaching UrbanChiX ears. Yes, here at UrbanChiX, Azealia’s latest song is being played at it’s loudest. Now excuse while I go play this and strut like I’m on a runway for the next 3 hours. No big deal.

Enjoy BBs!

*Fun Fact, Azealia and UrbanChiX hail from the same hometown.

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January 4, 2013 · 6:30 pm

Kimye and the Baby Devil

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Kidding. I have to say that I will not be posting this rapidly in the future, hopefully a post every day or other day. However, recent news in gossip has dragged my hands to my keyboard again. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are having a baby? Are we prepared for this? According to TMZ, on December 30, 2012, Kanye made the announcement during a concert in Atlantic City. He stated “God brought us a whole new plan baby. ‘Cause now you’re having my baby.”

Ignoring the cheesy lyrics this is huge news for Kimye fans, and means diddly squat to those of us who are indifferent. However, I thought that this was an interesting development considering Kim’s highly publicized relationship disasters. In my last post I talked about women feeling inadequate because they are of X age and still haven’t found love or the right job, etc and so forth. It makes me wonder if Kim has this fear as well. She’s in her thirties, unmarried, previously without any kids and sandwiched between two sisters who have relatively successful relationships. Pressure much?

Kim hasn’t even been with Kanye for a year. As a matter of fact, the gossip world is still reeling from her 72 day marriage and the jokes about it haven’t even died down yet. Now she’s in another world-wind romance that has led to a baby in less than a year. Well, at least she didn’t do anything permanent like get married again. Holy shit, wait, BABIES ARE AS PERMANENT AS IT GETS!!!!!!

Hmmm… I guess we’ll have to wait this one out. Best of luck Kimye…?

Here’s the link to TMZ’s original report on the announcement. What do you think? Will they make good parents?

http://www.tmz.com/2012/12/30/kim-kardashian-pregnant-kanye-west-baby-announcement/

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