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Alisa Runs on Ice Cream


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In this new weekly WFUV feature, our staffers pick a trio of their current personal faves that we think you might want to check out too, from TV shows to secret hideaways to under-the-radar restaurants. Our midday host Alisa Ali takes on the very first "Three From Me" picks:

Like a lot of people, I am obsessed with her right now. The first time I saw her was when she opened for Sleater-Kinney during their "No Cities to Love" tour, but I saw her again recently and I am having a renaissance with this queen.

I listen to her music, read her Twitter feed, follow her on Instagram and watch her videos constantly. Her song "Boys" is a fave that was used in an unexpected way in a tweet — and that video leads nicely into my next favorite thing.

Petstablished is a great website that connects you with animal shelters and rescue organizations from around the country. You put in your zip code — I'm using WFUV's in the Bronx — and find adorable cats and dogs that are looking for their forever home. 

A few weeks ago, I found a precious beagle/Border collie puppy named Tauny (who is happily already adopted).  She is so cute, although in my opinion, the name "Tauny" seems better suited to a kitten. Tauny Kitten. Get it? The actress, Tawny Kitaen? Anyway, a fun fact: back in the early '90s, Tawny played a DJ called Mona Loveland on the TV show "The New WKRP in Cincinnati," the reboot of "WKRP in Cincinnati." (Far inferior to the original, but there you have it.)

Baskin Robbins' Oreo Cookies 'N Cream Ice Cream ... on a sugar cone
My neighborhood Baskin Robbins (or "31 Flavors" as my weirdo partner calls it) is great. It's actually one of those 2-in-1 joints, with a Dunkin' Donuts too. I'm less interested in that part, though. In the summertime, I run on ice cream, not coffee.

Anyway, the guy who scoops the ice cream is a real nice fella and he gives us really big scoops. Sugar cones are the way to go too, because you can eat the receptacle. I do it for the environment.

You can listen to Alisa Ali on WFUV, weekdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., on 90.7FM, streaming online and always available on the FUV app.