Don't Ice Me Bro

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


There is some serious icing going on around the country. No, I’m not talking about the weather and this does not involve hockey. The latest epidemic sweeping the nation is Bros Icing Bros - a drinking game that forces people to chug a bottle of Smirnoff Ice.

Brady told me about this about a few weeks ago, but I just read about it on a New York-based blog this week, so I decided to do some detective work.

Internet research shows that no one really knows where this drinking game originated, but basically if you are presented a Smirnoff Ice at a bar, party, picnic or even on the street, someone tells you that “You’ve been iced, bro” and you are forced to drop to one knee (the bro pose) and chug the bottle.

The New York Times even did a story about “Icing” earlier this month. Apparently there was a lot of “icing” going on over Memorial Day.

Oh and if you happen to be a douche that is drinking a Smirnoff Ice by choice, someone can still “ice” you by giving you another bottle and forcing you to get on your knee and chug both.

I started writing this post on Tuesday and there was a website up to explain this phenomenon, Bros Icing Bros, but it since has been taken down. Could it have something to do with the fact that Smirnoff doesn’t want to (or isn’t legally allowed) associate itself with this drinking game!? Then again, bottles of Smirnoff Ice are flying off the shelf. Who started this? You be the judge.
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Tiny Bubbles

Thursday, June 03, 2010

From a bar who’s walls bare murals of Pittsburgh sports stars and a sign that says “If you ain’t a Steelers’ fan, you ain’t shit,” comes today's Thirsty Thursday feature.

You’re probably expecting this to be some form of shitty draft beer, aren’t you?

Well it’s not.

Last Thursday, I visited the Bronze Hood in Robinson Township, Pennsylvania, with my parents for dinner. Sue and Joe are regulars at this small-town establishment, and Dan the bartender goes out of his way to ensure his patrons are being served. In fact, he even drove my mom home from the bar one night to avoid a DUI checkpoint.

I digress.

If you visit the bar and aren’t sure what you feel like drinking, just consult with Dan. Last week he mixed my mom up a fruity drink and for me – a Bubblegum Vodka and Sprite! Who knew!

Three Olives Vodka makes a number of flavors to please the most pickiest drinker. On its website, Three Olives describes “Three-O Bubble” as “seriously fun” and “a dynamic fusion of classic fruit flavors.” While I didn’t taste the fruit, I would agree that this is a fun vodka.

I would recommend serving this during a girl’s night out or a candy-themed party. This is one drink that the guys won’t enjoy.
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Rest in Peace Sophia

Sophia Loren Bonkowski passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 1, 2010. She was 10 years old.

Rescued from an Animal Shelter in Pittsburgh, Pa., Sophia is survived by Joe, Sue, Brandi, Jillian, Penelope and Tali Bonkowski.

Sophia was a shy cat who enjoyed sleeping, being brushed and chatting with the gals (she was super shy around guys!).

En lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society.
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