Our picks this weekend
NADINE KAM / NKAM@STARBULLETIN.COM
Short attention span eater
How many cookies can Santa munch on in one night?
Needless to say, old St. Nick couldn't down all the freshly baked chocolate chip cookies emerging from all 150 Doubletree kitchens across the country, so the properties are gladly sharing the bounty with anyone who needs a post-Christmas pick-me-up.
Locally, drop by the Doubletree Alana Hotel-Waikiki through Saturday for one free cookie per person, while supplies last.
The resort chain is noted for its tradition of greeting guests at check-in with its special-recipe cookies. That adds up to more than 10,500,000 cookies a year, each weighing in at a dense 2-1/2 ounces, with an average of 20 chocolate chips, likely earning those kitchen elves a spot on Santa's "nice" list.
You're on your own to secure a glass of milk.
» Place: 1956 Ala Moana Blvd.
» Call: 941-7275
Burl sez ...
It's the New Year's weekend, and visions of grouting dance in my head. Those tiles I've been laying -- the gray mastic is way better than the white mastic -- won't grout themselves.
Just need a little room, buckets, water, sponges -- wait a minute, there's a Christmas tree in the middle of my work area! Why is this still standing? What are all these recycled boxes of holiday cheer piled up? The holidays are getting in the way of methodical home improvement.
Hmmm. Maybe I can work in the yard instead. Or maybe I could try to enjoy myself for once. 'Tis the season.
With New Year's approaching, there is plenty to choose from, ranging from events geared toward family, friends or couples.
Past New Year's celebrations have been spent watching Dick Clark's countdown show from Times Square with family; admiring fireworks; going to rock concerts; attending small parties, a booze cruise, and, I kid you not, a black-tie affair at a hockey rink (watching the Buffalo Sabres play).
This year I will have a low-key holiday, spending time with my brother and parents, before heading to the early bird comedy show at Sharkey's, followed by dancing at Panama Hattie's.
Hope all our readers have a happy and healthy New Year.