PLEASE STAND BY – We’ll be right back.

PLEASE STAND BY – We’ll be right back.

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We’ll be right back…..

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The “WELCOME TO FABULOUS LAS VEGAS NEVADA” Sign at night

UPDATED Sunday, June 9, 2019: AND WE ARE BACK!
Coming Very Soon: Las Vegas, Nevada and Ashland, Oregon 2019 Road Trip Blog Posts!

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ASHLAND CITY LIMITS – Ashland, Oregon

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Dim Sum Sunday Brunch at Shanghai Rose in Studio City!

Dim Sum Sunday Brunch
at Shanghai Rose in Studio City!

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Shanghai Rose Chinese Cuisine & Dim Sum in Studio City

Sunday Dim Sum Brunch! Party time with Chinese food!

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On Ventura Blvd, Sunday street parking is FREE. The restaurant has a parking lot and they validate, so parking is pretty easy.

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Black and red lacquer design (is that traditional?) with lots of cool gold accents. There is a long bar area with a cool aquarium attached to the large dining room. Table and booth seating is available. For the Dim Sum Brunch there was a steam cart circulating and a big menu with lots of other choices available for “made to order” plates.

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The spicy chicken wings were our favorite thing, and the soup dumplings were nice and juicy! We ordered a lot of food, tried tastes of many dishes, and it was good, but not great. So, if you don’t want to make a trip to Chinatown or Alhambra for serious foodie Dim Sum, this is an option in the San Fernando Valley.

Shanghai Rose12229 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604
818-762-2542 http://www.ShanghaiRoseDimSum.com

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Headspace 2: The Search for Something

Headspace 2: The Search for Something
Just a Blog Post, nothing to see here.

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HELLO. HOW ARE YOU?
When you are asked “How are you?”
DO YOU REALLY ANSWER TRUTHFULLY?

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DON’T WORRY. BE HAPPY.

Good (Monday) morning!
One year. Missing my father.
Rough weekend for me.

Dad 1

Lee Weisel RIP

May 1st is May Day!
Laugh, Dance and Sing, it’s May Day!
Celebrate Springtime!🌷🌷🌷🌷

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REAL QUOTES FROM CONFUCIUS:
“It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.”
“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.”
“Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.”
“The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.”

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Happy Birthday to the Little Boy!

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Such a Good Dog, Big Boy!

The Little Boy had his first birthday last week.
He is so full of energy and a fireball of Love.
The Big Boy is getting older and is such a good dog.
And The Little Girls are just the sweetest creatures.

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And the two Little Girls make four!

MAKE SOME ART!
CREATE SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL!

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WOOF! A Dog Doodle (ink on paper)

ART: (noun) the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power

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ART: something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings

Happy Cinco de Mayo! (Fifth of Tequila May)

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TEQUILA SHOTS FOR EVERYONE!

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The Battle of Puebla during the Second French intervention in Mexico (the French-Mexican War 1861-1867), took place on May 5th, 1862, near Puebla City, Mexico. The outnumbered Mexican Army of Benito Juárez defeated the invading French forces of Napoleon III. France controlled Mexico until 1867, until Mexican troops overthrew the government. The Mexican victory at Puebla is celebrated every year on the fifth of May.

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The Soup du Jour!

DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE!
HAVE A DESIGNATED DRIVER!

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Jose Cuervo, you are no friend of feline!

AND NOW SOME PICTURES OF SUSHI!

Pickup some Sushi and your Monday will be better.

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Rainbow Roll and a Spicy Tuna cut roll for dinner

Sushi cut rolls yum!
Pick it up, eat it at home.
Thursday night dinner

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California and Spicy Tuna cut rolls “To Go” for dinner

Ahi Tuna Poké (hybrid Hawaiian style)
Recipe: Ahi tuna (cut into cubes), chopped onion, chopped celery, avocado, soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, garlic powder, red pepper, and red pepper flakes
Mix ingredients together in a bowl, adding avocado last. Enjoy!

And Tuna Sashimi too

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Tuna Sashimi, rice, avocado, carrots and celery for dinner

And Look, Funny Cutting Boards:
A Kitchen Tribute to Lionel Ritchie, Jessie from “Breaking Bad”,
“The Guardians of the Galaxy”, and “The Walking Dead”

DO YOU NEED HELP?
I’ll just leave these numbers here just in case.

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And in the very near future…
HBO’s “Deadwood” The Movie premieres on May 31st!

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From W Earl Brown: “You might own playing cards, but I know damned well you don’t own a set of Deadwood cards signed by the cast because there is only one of those in existence. And it could be YOURS if you bid enough.”

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Read the Blog Post> Warhol Wednesday!
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BE HAPPY NOW!

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“The man who asks a question is a fool for a minute,
the man who does not ask is a fool for life.”
– Confucius

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The Mirage Hotel and Volcano – Las Vegas, Nevada

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I want to party in Vegas with THIS GUY!

The 145th Kentucky Derby 2019

The 145th Kentucky Derby – May 4, 2019
“May the Fourth Be With You!”

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The Kentucky Derby is a horse race for three-year-old thoroughbreds, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, on the first Saturday in May. The race is one and a quarter miles at Churchill Downs.  The race is known as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” for its approximate duration, and is also called “The Run for the Roses” for the blanket of roses draped over the winning horse.

“I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it’s cold outside, I’ve got the month of May….”

Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Horse racing in Kentucky began in 1789, at the first race course in Lexington.
In 1875, Churchill Downs “Home of the Kentucky Derby” opened in Louisville.
The Kentucky Derby is the  longest continually running sporting event in the USA.
The racetrack occupies 147 acres and features a one-mile dirt racetrack and a seven furlong turf racetrack.

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The Twin Spires, the symbol of the racetrack, on top the grandstands, are the most recognizable architectural feature of Churchill Downs. The spires were built in 1895, designed by architect Joseph Dominic Baldez.

“The sun shines bright on my ol’ Kentucky home….”
“My Old Kentucky Home” became the official state song of Kentucky in 1928.
In 1986 the word “darkies” was changed to “people”.

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The Kentucky Derby 2019 – Churchill Downs, Louisville, Kentucky

In 2015, American Pharoah won the ‪Kentucky Derby‬, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes to complete the ‪Triple Crown‬!

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American Pharaoh Wins the Belmont Stakes and the Triple Crown!

RUN FOR THE ROSES
Jerry Garcia

Run, run, run for the roses
Quicker it opens, the sooner it closes
Man, oh, man, oh, friend of mine
All good things in all good time
Reach for the sun, catch hold of the moon
They’re both too heavy but what can you do?
Reach for the stars, smack into the sky
You don’t want to live but you’re chicken to die
Oh, you’re chicken to die
Run, run, run for the roses
Quicker it opens, the sooner it closes
Man, oh, man, oh, friend of mine
All good things in all good time
Run for the money, caught short on the rent
Big ideas but the cash’s all spent
The trouble with love is its other face
You just want the club but you don’t want the race
No, you don’t want the race
Run, run, run for the roses
Quicker it opens, the sooner it closes
Man, oh, man, oh, friend of mine
All good things in all good time

 

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CURRENT ODDS (as of Saturday 1:30pm)

Maximum Security 9-2
Improbable 5-1
Tacitus 5-1
Game Winner 6-1
Roadster 9-1
Code of Honor 12-1
By My Standards 15-1
Win Win Win 15-1
War of Will 17-1
Vekoma 22-1
Cutting Humor 25-1
Gray Magician 31-1
Tax 37-1
Long Range Toddy 49-1
Master Fencer 50-1
Spinoff 51-1
Plus Que Parfait 55-1
Country House 64-1
Bodexpress 99-1

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THE RACE IS ON
Don Rollins

I feel tears wellin’ up
Cold and deep inside
Like my heart’s sprung a big break
And a stab of loneliness sharp and painful
That I may never shake
Now, you might say that I was takin’ it hard
Since you wrote me off with a call
But don’t you wager that I’ll hide the sorrow
When I may break right down and bawl
Now the race is on
And here comes pride up the backstretch
Heartaches are goin’ to the inside
My tears are holdin’ back
They’re tryin’ not to fall
My heart’s out of the runnin’
True love’s scratched for another’s sake
The race is on and it looks like heartache
And the winner loses all
One day I ventured in love
Never once suspectin’
What the final result would be
How I lived in fear of wakin’ up each mornin’
And findin’ that you’re gone from me
There’s ache and pain in my heart
For today was the one I hated to face
Somebody new came up to win her
And I came out in second place

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“I’m having a very good day!”

“Let It Ride” (1989) – directed by Joe Pytka
Starring Richard Dreyfus, Teri Garr, David Johansen, Jennifer Tilly
with an amazing performance by Robbie Coltrane!
“Nothing ventured, nothing ventured”

Betting on horse racing is just as historic as the sport of horse racing itself!

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“Even when you know, you never know”.

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The Mint Julep, an iced drink consisting of bourbon, mint and a sugar syrup, is the traditional beverage of the race. The historic drink can be served in an ice-frosted silver julep cup, but most Churchill Downs patrons sip theirs from souvenir glasses (first offered in 1939 and available in revised form each year since) printed with all previous Derby winners. Also, Burgoo, a thick stew of beef, chicken, pork and vegetables, is a popular Kentucky dish served at the Derby.

“I must….descant a little upon the mint-julep, as it is, with the thermometer at 100 degrees F., one of the most delightful and insinuating potations that ever was invented, and may be drunk with equal satisfaction when the thermometer is as low as 70 degrees.”
– 
Captain Frederick Marryat’s diary (1838)

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Derby Day! Have a Mint Julep!



HOT TIP:
Watch the Horses! (from the Churchill Downs website)

As with any athlete, physical appearances are an important factor in sizing up competition. Horse racing is no different, and what your eyes tell you about the horse can be a helpful tool in betting. Here’s just a few tips on what to look for as the horses come into the Paddock, but remember that, like your mom always said, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” It’s difficult to make judgments based solely on appearance.

  1. Ears – If the horse’s ears are pricked, meaning they are large and pointed up, and its head is high and confident, you can assume that the horse is alert, aware of their surroundings, and ready to race. You don’t want to bet on a horse that’s ears are flattened back, or hanging its head low and inattentive.
  2. Hair – Like humans, a good hair day goes a long way! While the horses are in the Paddock, take a good look at their hair. A nice shiny coat is an indication that the horse is in good condition; it’s a general sign of the horse’s health and well-being.
  3. Muscle Definition – Most super-star athlete have prominent muscles and horses are no different. Be sure to look for nice, toned muscles around the horse’s chest and rib cage area. You want to bet on a horse that has defined muscles near their rib cage, and isn’t overweight or carrying too much fat.
  4. Nerves – It’s natural to have some nerves before competition, but over anxious horses aren’t necessarily a good bet. Look at the horse’s behavior in the paddock, and look closely at the sweat on his/her coat. If the horse is too fidgety or sweating too much, then the horse may be wasting too much energy before it has even hit the racetrack.

Other Factors to Consider:
The odds of winning, race history, work-outs, the jockey, the trainer, expert advice, statistical records, post position, track condition, weather, and even the horse’s birthdate.

Have Fun!

Not every wager has to be a brain teaser! Plenty of fans win big by randomly picking a horse. Some people choose their lucky number, others draw a number out of a hat, and some select their favorite color jockey silk or favorite horse name. There are lots of fun ways to handicap a horse race, so choose the best method that works for you!

OUR EXPERT PICKS (for amusement only, gamble at your own risk):
WIN: #7 Maximum Security
PLACE: #17 Roadster
SHOW: #3 By My Standards
LONGSHOT/Superfecta/Upset: #14 Win Win Win

GOOD LUCK!



UPDATED 4 MAY 2019 18:30 – THE RESULTS!
Maximum Security won the race, but was disqualified for interference….
so COUNTRY HOUSE WINS at 65-1!

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The Winner is Maximum Security! Country House!

Payouts:
Country House: $132.40 (Win), $56.60 (Place), $24.60 (Show)
Code of Honor: $15.20 (Place), $9.80 (Show)
Tacitus: $5.60 (Show)
$2 Exacta: (20-13) $3,009.60
$1 Trifecta: (20-13-8) $11,475.30

Until next year!

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Nyquist wins the 2016 Kentucky Derby!

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2017 Kentucky Derby – Always Dreaming! (Lookin At Lee, Battle of Midway)



 

Lebowski Fest 2019 at the Wiltern Theatre in Hollywood

Lebowski Fest 2019
at the Wiltern Theatre in Hollywood
Friday, April 19, 2019 at 7pm

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Ticket to Lebowski Fest 2019 at the Wiltern Theatre in Hollywood!

LebowskiFest Time!
At the Wiltern in L.A.
With Jeff Bridges too!

Lebowski Fest 2019
with Jeff Bridges and The Abiders!
and Trainwreck featuring Kyle Gass
and a 35mm screening of “The Big Lebowski”

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We’ve always wanted to go to LEBOWSKI FEST! So when tickets went on pre-sale in February, we grabbed a seat in the front section at The Wiltern for $50+fees and made plans to attend in April. We didn’t know when we bought the ticket that it was also the first night of Passover (a Jewish ritual holiday). “Shomer Shabbos” does not apply here.

 

We drove over the hill into Hollywood and then south on Vine Street to Wilshire Blvd (in Koreatown, not quite Downtown LA). Hollywood construction is OUT OF CONTROL! Everything has changed. It’s not even recognizable and so much traffic.

We made our way to the theatre and drove around for a bit until we found FREE street parking across from the Starbuck’s. And we got an iced mocha with whipped cream and walked around the park and adjacent neighborhood until we were ready to stand in line.

Welcome to the Wiltern Theatre at Wilshire Blvd and Western Ave in Hollywood!

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Lined Up On Wilshire Blvd – “The Waiting is the Hardest Part”

The Wiltern Theatre in Hollywood (actually now it’s Koreatown)

Built in 1931, the Pellissier Building and Wiltern Theatre is a twelve story, 155 foot Art Deco landmark, an example of French Zig-Zag Moderne styling with blue-green glazed architectural terra-cotta tile, named after the family that owned the land it was built on.

The Wiltern Theatre and the Pellissier Building are on the National Register of Historic Places and are City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments.

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Joined the line on Wilshire Blvd, and waited on the sidewalk for the doors to open with a few hundred other “The Big Lebowski” fans. Some folks came in character costumes too!

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The Wiltern is such a beautiful building! We watched the sunset down Wilshire Blvd, as the temperature dropped and the wind picked up, and they opened the doors after 7pm and the line moved quickly through the security checkpoint at the front.

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The Wiltern Theatre in Hollywood

Once inside the theatre, there was a fun scene happening in the lobby! There were backdrops for photos & selfies, artwork from the film, the bars were decorated with bowling pins and trophies, a vendor booth selling t-shirts and posters, and costumed bartenders waiting to serve you “caucasians” ($14 for a single, $21 for a double!).

Bottled Water $5.00!
There was also some snack food available for purchase: popcorn, pretzels, etc.

NOTE: A “Caucasian” is a White Russian cocktail with vodka, coffee liqueur and cream.

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The restrooms were upstairs on the balcony level or downstairs in the cool basement bar area. And the real “Mind if I do a J?” party crowd was just outside on the smoking patio.

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We wandered around and eventually went inside the actual theater space, with a bar in each of the back corners and no one waiting in line there. We checked out our seat in the front of the house, then we returned to the bar and ordered a double caucasian  from our bartender Roxanne, dressed in a Valkyrie costume, with slides from the film flashing on the tv screen/menu board beside her. We sipped on our beverage and then went back out to the lobby, sat and people watched until the first band came onstage.

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And then the show began. Trainwreck rocked the house! Never heard of them before we bought the ticket and Kyle Gass was mysteriously absent from the band….

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Then there was an intermission, and more wandering around, looking at all the weirdos, checking out the costumes, chatting with other Dudes, waiting for the next band….

JEFF BRIDGES and THE ABIDERS took the stage and opened with some Creedence. They played a full set of rock, country, blues and mellow music. It was a happy jam with Jeff Bridges sharing anecdotes and telling stories about film and the projected slides (black and white photographs he shot with his panorama camera during the production) on the big screens.

NOTE: My phone’s camera ran out of memory, and wouldn’t focus properly because of the lights and music stand, and we were seated so close that the sound over-modulated the phone’s microphone in the music videos we shot of the performance. We still got pics and video, but it should have been easier and the pics should have been better.

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Jeff Bridges is a talented musician, and his backing band was made up of very skilled professionals. They played a long set peppered with a few anecdotes in-between songs.

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Following the performance there was another intermission, then a short Q&A Session with Liam (Jesus’ bowling partner), the Cab Driver, and the Supermarket Checkout Girl.

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“F*ck you man.
You don’t like my f*cking music,
get your own f*cking cab!”

Ajgie Kirkland, the actor who played the Cab Driver, said he had only worked one day on the film long ago as a day player, and it changed his life in a positive way.

And then, once he had recovered from the musical portion of the night, Jeff Bridges came back onstage and did a longer Q&A with the host and then was joined by The (real) Dude, Jeff Dowd. It was already after 11pm and they still had to show the film!

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Fun Q&A with Jeff Bridges and the Host

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The Dude laid hands on The (real) Dude and he rose up out of his wheelchair!
It was a Dudely Miracle! Not really a miracle, but it was still pretty fun to watch.

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The Dude and The Dude – Together Again!

The Dude and The Dude
At Friday’s Lebowski Fest
Together again

Following the Q&A, and after 11pm, they showed a 35mm print of “The Big Lebowski”.

It was great to see it on the big screen again! Everyone knows all the lines. Might have seen it once or twice (or over a hundred times) before. Such a great film, with a great cast, and great performances! So much fun and still funny every time!

We eventually made our way out of the theatre and back to the car, and then motored home well after midnight. It was a mighty fine evening out and we hope you enjoyed it.

Pellissier Building & Wiltern Theatre3870 Wilshire Blvd, LA CA 90010 (at Western)

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HEADSPACE. What’s up Doc?

HEADSPACE.
What’s up Doc?

This Blog post is culled from recent Facebook posts and some other random thoughts.
Please enjoy it.

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“How about a nice game of Chess?”

“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” ~Japanese Proverb

That anyone is surprised by the College bribery scandal is the real surprise! Money buys access, grades, and forgiveness from crimes at all the top universities, and has since they were founded. (just like our government)

I’m too hot! (hot damn!)
Called a police and a fireman!
I’m too hot! (hot damn!)
Make a dragon wanna retire man!
I’m too hot! (hot damn!)
Say my name you know who I am!

HAPPY BICYCLE DAY! Bicycle Day is an international holiday that commemorates the date that Dr. Albert Hofmann first bicycled home from his lab after dosing himself with LSD in Basel, Switzerland on April 19, 1943. (“Buy the ticket, take the ride.”)

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Fantastika! Bicycle Day is April 19th! 

“Once in awhile you get shown the light, in the strangest of places, if you look at it right.”
~ The Grateful Dead

TravelTuesday! Dear Friends, before you book a cruise PLEASE read about Cruise Safety and emergency preparedness! The giant cruise ships don’t have enough lifeboats for all the passengers and crew! Many of their emergency drills are conducted on calm seas, and in an emergency many are not prepared for a real disaster at sea!

“Not everything that counts can be counted,
and not everything that can be counted counts.”
~ sign hanging in Albert Einstein’s office at Princeton

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Someone shared this.
BEST PHOTOBOMB EVER!

“I always feel like somebody’s watching me. And I have no privacy.
Woh, I always feel like somebody’s watching me. Tell me is it just a dream?”

(Las Vegas) RESORT FEES AND PARKING CHARGES ARE BULLSH*T!
DON’T STAY AT HOTELS THAT CHARGE THEM!

Las Vegas’ Top Ten Values
1. Steak Dinner • Ellis Island • 24 hours • $7.99
2. Buffet • Palace Station • Daily • $8.99-$16.99
3. Mac King • Harrah’s • Tues.–Sat. • $14.98
4. Hot Dog • South Point • Daily • $1.25
5. Beer • Stage Door • 24 hours • $1
6. Shrimp Cocktail • Skyline • Daily • $2.25
7. Breakfast • Club Fortune • Daily • $1.99/$2.99
8. $1 Blackjack • Hooters • 24 hours • $1.20
9. Lunch • Planet Hollywood • Daily • $4.99
10. No Resort Fee • Four Queens • Daily • $39 and up

“We asked for Mojo Nixon, they said he don’t work here
We said if you don’t got Mojo Nixon then your store could use some fixin’!”
The Dead Milkmen “Punk Rock Girl”
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0m2ImnAEqSw

HEY Van Nuys Airport VNY WTF! THERE WAS A LEAR JET ON SUNDAY 4-7-2019 AT 10:37AM FLYING OVER MY HOUSE THAT SOUNDED LIKE A TRAIN IN MY LIVING ROOM! WTF! YOUMUST STOP THESE OVERFLIGHTS IMMEDIATELY! THESE JETS ARE TOO LOW AND ARE A HEALTH AND SAFETY RISK TO EVERYONE IN THE VALLEY! I DEMAND AN IMMEDIATE RESPONSE TO THIS PROBLEM!
ANOTHER JET 12:45pm on Sunday 4-7-2019! TOO LOW AND TOO LOUD!

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FlashbackFriday! Such A Beautiful Car!

Friday’s Thought For the Day:
If you drive a big red truck and you are not a fireman, you are an asshole.

Saw the first “Deadwood” promo on HBO yesterday! Looks absolutely fantastic, not sure I can wait until the end of May.

The Summer Solstice 2019 in Northern Hemisphere will be at 8:54 AM on Friday, June 21

Is the running length of “Dances With Wolves” considered a full sleep cycle?
Asking for a friend.

“If you are flammable and have legs, you are never blocking the fire exit.”
-Mitch Hedberg

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“It Was A Very Good Beer”
Well, beer, we’ve had some great times
When I was seventeen,
I drank some very good beer
I drank some very good beer
I purchased with a fake ID
My name was Brian McGee
I stayed up listening to Queen
When I was seventeen

Restaurants that received a five-diamond rating in California:
The Belvedere, Beverly Hills
Manresa, Los Gatos
Erna’s Elderberry House Restaurant, Oakhurst
The Kitchen Restaurant, Sacramento
The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena
Addison Restaurant, San Diego
Benu, San Francisco
Gary Danko, San Francisco
Saison, San Francisco
The French Laundry, Yountville

“Some are born great, some achieve greatness,
and some have greatness thrust upon them.”
~William Shakespeare ‘Twelfth Night’

We are experiencing extreme wind conditions this evening. So we repeat this warning for our friends: CAREFUL OF YOUR TREES! After heavy rain & snow broken branches (“Widow Makers”) and/or the whole tree may be ready to fall! Be Careful! SHARE!

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SERIOUSLY! THIS IS THE 21st CENTURY! The BOYCOTT IS BACK!

And the Dodgers Boycott Continues in 2019! We’ve been a Dodgers fan since the early 1970’s and we still can’t watch the regular season games on television! We’ve been boycotting the Dodgers, Time-Warner (now Spectrum) and SportsNet for five years now. Do not spend a penny on any Los Angeles Dodgers’ tickets/food/merchandise until the games are televised!

“Meanwhile scientists are still trying to figure out why a circular pizza
is served in a square box and eaten in triangles.”

WATCH OUT FOR RATTLESNAKES! And watch out for your dogs too!
(this is mostly for my friends in the warm southwest)

“For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone.” Psalms 103:16

The Who!
Then and Then.

Right now I’m hoping for a high speed pursuit. Have a happy weekend!

100000 Hits! Thank You! One Hundred Thousand Hits!
Thank You! 100000 Hits! Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

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Just One More Haiku?

Just One More Haiku?

NOTE: Under Construction! We’ll keep adding to this page. Check back soon!

Live in the present.
Your future is the unknown.
Leave the past behind.

Good (Monday) morning!
One year. Missing my father.
Rough weekend for me.

Tribute to The Dude!
Watch “Barry” on HBO
Episode Seven!

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Tribute to “The Big Lebowski” during episode 7 of “Barry” on HBO

Storm warning today!
Lightning! Loud Thunder! And Rain!
Be careful driving!

Sushi cut rolls yum!
Pick it up, eat it at home.
Thursday night dinner

Back from Las Vegas.
A fun trip to “Sin City”
Happy to be Home!

Friday afternoon.
I’ve been “in a mood” all day.
Can’t even haiku…
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The power went out
Friday night after dinner
Shabbos in the dark

Super Bowl Monday
A National Holiday?
Eat, Drink, Watch TV

May 1st is May Day!
Laugh, Dance and Sing, it’s May Day!
Celebrate Springtime!🌷🌷🌷🌷

Someone calls this ART
Are you uncomfortable?
Say it! “VA-GI-NA”
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LebowskiFest Time!
At the Wiltern in L.A.
With Jeff Bridges too!

Life is like bowling:
Strikes and Gutters all the time.
Let the good times roll!

Care about Nussing!
Are you a nihilist too?
Don’t write a haiku.

The Dude and The Dude
At Friday’s Lebowski Fest
Together again
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MORE TIKI COCKTAIL RECIPES!

MORE TIKI COCKTAIL RECIPES!

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The Original Don The Beachcomber Cafe – Hollywood, California

Fog Cutter

  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) white rum
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) dry gin
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) brandy
  • 1 tablespoon Toasted Orgeat Syrup
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Amontillado sherry
  • Mint sprig
  • Garnish: orchid blossom, fresh orange slice

Combine orange juice, rum, lemon juice, gin, brandy, and syrup in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously until chilled about 30 seconds. Strain into a highball glass filled with ice. Top with sherry. Gently slap mint sprig against your wrist to release oils, and place mint sprig in glass. Garnish, if desired


Blue Hawaiian (Blended)
Created by bartender Harry Yee at the Hilton Hawaii Village in Waikiki in 1957!

  • 1/3 cup (2 1/2 ounces) pineapple vodka
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) blue curaçao
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) coconut rum
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) amaretto
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar, simple syrup, or sugar
  • 4 cups ice

Combine all ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.


Mai Tai

  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) light rum
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) curaçao
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) fresh orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon (about 1/16 ounce) toasted Orgeat Syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon (about 1/16 ounce) Simple Syrup
  • 1/2 tablespoon (1/4 ounce) dark rum
  • Garnishes: fresh mint sprig, lime wedge, pineapple slice

Pour the first 6 ingredients into an ice-filled highball glass. Drizzle dark rum on top. Garnish, if desired.


Pińa Colada

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) silver or white rum
  • 3 tablespoons ( 1 1/2 ounces) fresh lime juice
  • 6 tablespoons (3 ounces) cream of coconut
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) pineapple juice
  • 3 cups ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) black strap rum (optional)
  • Garnishes: fresh pineapple wedges, fresh mint Sprigs

Combine first 6 ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth. Pour into 2 Collins glasses. Top off  each with additional 1 1/2 teaspoons (1/4 ounce) black strap rum,  if desired. Garnish, if desired.

NOTE: Make your own mix with chopped fresh pineapple, fresh lime juice, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice. The optional black strap rum adds a distinctive molasses note and a complexity to the flavor of this classic tiki cocktail.


Test Pilot

  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) white rum
  • 1 tablespoon falernum syrup
  • 1 tablespoon orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 6 drops of Pernod (anise liqueur)
  • 1 dash of Angostura Bitters

Combine first 6 ingredients in a glass, season to taste with a dash of Angostura Bitters.


Rum Runner

  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) fresh lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) banana liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) light rum
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Chambord
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 ounce) Grenadine
  • Garnish: fruit skewer (pineapple, banana, orange, lime)

Pour all ingredients into an ice-filled cocktail shaker, and shake vigorously. Strain into an ice-filled hurricane glass. Garnish,  if desired.


PainKiller (the official drink of the British Virgin Islands)

  • 1/4 cup (2 oz.) Pusser’s Rum
  • 1/2 cup canned pineapple juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice (from 1 orange)
  • 2 tablespoons well-shaken canned cream of coconut
  • Fresh cracked ice
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • Pineapple wedge

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add rum, pineapple juice, orange juice, and cream of coconut. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into a hurricane glass or a tall Collins glass filled with fresh cracked ice. Sprinkle with nutmeg, and garnish with a pineapple wedge. Serve immediately.


Banana Daquiri

BANANA SIMPLE SYRUP

  • 2 bananas, peeled and cut into 1/2-in.-thick slices (about 1 1/2 cups slices)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

DAIQUIRI

  • 3/4 cup (6 oz.) light rum
  • 6 tablespoons fresh orange juice (from 1 or 2 oranges)
  • 6 tablespoons Banana Simple Syrup
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 2 limes)
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz.) Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur
  • 2 cups ice
Step 1

Prepare the Banana Simple Syrup: Combine banana slices, granulated sugar, and water in a small saucepan over medium-high. Bring to a simmer, stirring often and gently mashing banana pieces slightly, until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer, stirring to remove as much syrup from solids as possible without pressing on solids. Discard solids. Refrigerate syrup in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Step 2

Prepare the Daiquiri: Process rum, orange juice, Banana Simple Syrup, lime juice, bananas, Cointreau, and ice in a blender on high until mixture is smooth and icy, about 30 seconds. Pour into 2 frozen 16-ounce glasses, and serve immediately.


Navy Grog

  • 2 tablespoons dark Jamaican rum
  • 2 tablespoons light Cuban or Puerto Rican rum
  • 2 tablespoons gold Demerara rum
  • 1 tablespoon white grapefruit juice
  • 1 tablespoon ginger-honey syrup or simple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 ice cone
Step 1

Combine the rums, Ginger-Honey Syrup, grapefruit and lime juice in a cocktail shaker. Fill with ice; cover with lid, and shake vigorously 30 seconds. Place frozen ice cone in a chilled rocks glass. Strain drink mixture over frozen ice cone or crushed ice.

Step 2

Ice Cone: Firmly pack finely crushed ice into the bottom half of a 7-ounce plastic-lined paper cone. Pour in just enough water to cover ice. Place, upright, in a narrow freezer-safe glass, and freeze until completely firm, about 8 hours. Tear paper from frozen ice cone and use immediately.

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Tightly pack metal mold with finely shaved “snow” ice. (make snow ice by running crushed ice through a food processor or a Sno-Cone maker) Then run the poking rod through the center to make a hole for the straw. Gently remove ice cone from the metal mold, and place upright in freezer. (Repeat and make as many cones as desired) Let cone freeze for a minimum of 4 hours, until frozen solid. When ready to use, remove a cone from freezer and slide a straw through the hole.

NOTE: Rumor has it that when the Navy Grog was first served in Hollywood, Frank Sinatra claimed it as his favorite drink. Chances are, Frank would’ve liked it even more on the beach. Traditionally made with three types of rum, the Grog is no small drink—but sipping it through a frozen snow cone makes it a little more fun.


Lapu Lapu

  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice (from 1 or 2 oranges)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (from 1 or 2 lemons)
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 oz.) dark rum
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 oz.) light rum
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 oz.) grenadine
  • 1 fresh pineapple, trimmed and hollowed out

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; add orange juice, lemon juice, dark rum, light rum, simple syrup, and grenadine. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into hollowed-out pineapple, and serve with a straw.


Deep Sea Diver

LIME SYRUP

  • 1 lime, cut into 1/4-in.-thick wheels
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup water

COCKTAIL

  • 1/4 cup (2 oz.) dark rum
  • 1/4 cup (2 oz.) overproof light rum
  • 2 tablespoon fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 oz.) light rum
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 oz.) Cointreau or other orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Lime Syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar
  • Fresh cracked ice
  • Lime wheel
Step 1

Prepare the Lime Syrup: Combine lime wheels, sugar, and water in a small saucepan over medium-high. Bring to a simmer, stirring often until sugar dissolves, about 1 minute. Remove from heat, and let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Remove and discard lime wheels, reserving syrup. Refrigerate syrup in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Step 2

Prepare the Cocktail: Fill a cocktail shaker with ice; add dark rum, overproof rum, lime juice, light rum, Cointreau, Lime Syrup, and powdered sugar. Cover with lid, and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a large highball glass filled with fresh cracked ice. Add more Lime Syrup, if desired. Garnish with a lime wheel. Serve immediately.


Nui Nui 

CINNAMON AND VANILLA SIMPLE SYRUPS

  • 2 (3-in.) cinnamon sticks
  • 2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 cups water, divided
  • 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise

COCKTAIL

  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 oz.) gold rum
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 oz.) demerara rum
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice (from 1 orange)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (1/4 oz.) allspice dram or Tuaca spiced liqueur
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cinnamon Simple Syrup
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Vanilla Simple Syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • Cinnamon stick
  • Lemon peel strip
  • Orange peel strip
Step 1

Prepare the Cinnamon and Vanilla Simple Syrups: Combine cinnamon sticks, 1 cup of the granulated sugar, and 1 cup of the water in a small saucepan. Scrape seeds from inside of vanilla bean half into a separate small saucepan; add vanilla bean and remaining 1 cup sugar and water. Place each saucepan over medium-high, and bring contents to a simmer, stirring occasionally until sugar is dissolved, about 1 minute. Remove each saucepan from heat, and let mixtures cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Remove and discard cinnamon sticks and vanilla bean half from syrups. Refrigerate syrups in separate airtight containers for up to 2 weeks.

Step 2

Prepare the Cocktail: Fill a tall Collins glass with ice; add gold rum, demerara rum, lime juice, orange juice, allspice dram, Cinnamon and Vanilla Simple Syrups, and bitters, stirring to combine. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and lemon peel and orange peel strips. Serve immediately.


151 Swizzle

  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • 2 tablespoons simple syrup
  • 6 to 8 drops Pernod
  • Dash of Angostura bitters
  • (1 3/4 oz.) 151 Proof demerara rum (such as Lemon Hart or El Dorado), divided
  • Dash of ground cinnamon

Place 1 cup crushed ice in a Collins glass; add lime juice, simple syrup, Pernod, Angostura bitters, and 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) of the demerara rum, and stir rapidly until frost forms on the outside of the glass, about 30 seconds. Top with remaining 1/2 tablespoon (1/4 ounce) rum, and sprinkle with cinnamon.

NOTE: Serve in a flared metal cup, the 151 Swizzle’s signature vessel for over 40 years.


Planter’s Punch (aka Jamaican Rum Punch)

  • 1 1/2 cups crushed ice or 6 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup (4 ounces) chilled fresh pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) chilled fresh orange juice
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) chilled fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) dark rum
  • Grenadine
  • Garnishes: maraschino cherries, orange slices, pineapple wedge, cocktail umbrella

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, and add juices and rum. Shake vigorously to blend. Strain into a highball glass. Top off with a splash of Grenadine. Garnish, if desired.


Singapore Sling

  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened pineapple juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons (3/4 ounce) gin
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (1/4 ounce) orange liqueur (such as Grand Marnier)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (1/4 ounce) cherry liqueur (such as Heering)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (1/4 ounce) herbal liqueur (such as Bénédictine)
  • 1 dash of homemade peach-vanilla bitters
  • 1/4 cup club soda
  • Garnishes: Orange slices, Maraschino cherries

Combine the pineapple juice, gin, lime juice, orange liqueur, cherry liqueur, herbal liqueur, and bitters in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled, about 15 seconds. Strain into a highball glass. Top with the club soda, and garnish, if desired.


Missionary’s Downfall

  • 1 fresh peach slice, plus 2 for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon peach preserves
  • 1 tablespoon fresh pineapple juice
  • 1 fresh mint sprig, plus 1 for garnish
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 ounces) white rum
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Muddle 1 peach slice, peach preserves, pineapple juice, and 1 mint sprig in the bottom of a cocktail shaker 30 seconds. Add the rum, honey, and salt to cocktail shaker. Fill with ice; cover with lid, and shake vigorously 30 seconds. Strain into a chilled rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and 2 peach slices.


Passion Fruit Zombie

  • 3/4 ounce (1 1/2 tablespoons) gold rum
  • 3/4 ounce (1 1/2 tablespoons) silver or white rum
  • 4 ounces (1/2 cup) Zombie Mix
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1/4 to 1/2 ounce (1/2 to 1 tablespoon) Myers’ dark rum (optional)
  • Garnishes: maraschino cherry, cocktail umbrella

Combine first 4 ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover, and shake vigorously. Pour into a tall glass filled with ice. Top with dark rum, if desired. Garnish, if desired.

Zombie Mix

  • 2 cups pineapple juice
  • 1 cup passion fruit juice or nectar
  • 1 cup apricot brandy
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup grenadine

Combine all ingredients in a large jar; stir until well blended. Prepare up to four days ahead, and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Scorpion

  • 4 tablespoons fresh orange juice (from 1 orange)
  • 4 tablespoons (2 oz.) light rum
  • 2 tablespoons plus 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice (from 1 lemon)
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz.) brandy
  • 2 tablespoons (1 oz.) orgeat syrup (such as Torani Almond Orgeat Syrup)
  • 1 cup crushed ice
  • Orange wedge
  • Fresh mint sprig

Process orange juice, rum, lemon juice, brandy, orgeat syrup, and ice in a blender on high until blended, about 10 seconds. Pour into a wine glass, Collins glass, or a tiki mug; garnish with an orange wedge and mint sprig.


3 Dots and a Dash

HONEY SYRUP

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup water

COCKTAIL

  • 1 cup crushed ice or small ice cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Honey Syrup
  • 3 tablespoons (1 1/2 oz.) AOC Martinique Rhum agricole vieux or dark demerara rum
  • 1 tablespoon (1/2 oz.) aged dark rum
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice (from 1 lime)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh orange juice (from 1 orange)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (1/4 oz.) Velvet Falernum
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons (1/4 oz.) allspice dram or Tuaca liqueur
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 3 maraschino cherries
  • 1 pineapple frond
Step 1

Prepare the Honey Syrup: Microwave honey and water in a small glass measuring cup on HIGH 30 seconds, stopping to stir after 15 seconds. Stir until honey dissolves. Let cool to room temperature, 20 to 30 minutes. Refrigerate syrup in an airtight container up to 2 weeks.

Step 2

Prepare the Cocktail: Place 1 cup crushed ice or small ice cubes in a cocktail shaker; add Honey Syrup, AOC Martinique Rhum agricole vieux, aged dark rum, lime juice, orange juice, Velvet Falernum, allspice dram, and Angostura bitters. Shake vigorously until thoroughly chilled, 30 seconds, and pour entire contents into a Pilsner glass. Thread cherries on a wooden pick, and place in drink with pineapple frond. Serve immediately.


Bahama Hurricane

  • 1/4 cup (2 ounces) 151-proof rum
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) coffee liqueur
  • 2 tablespoons (1 ounce) Irish cream liqueur (such as Baileys)
  • 1 teaspoon orange liqueur
  • Garnishes: orange wedges, cocktail umbrella

Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake vigorously until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled hurricane glass or other tall glass. Garnish, if desired.


(Recipes above ripped from Beach Cocktails by the Editors of Coastal Living.)


Kama’aina
1 1/2 oz Puerto Rican Gold Rum
1 oz Martinique Aged Rum
1 oz Guava Nectar
1/2 oz Lime
1/3 oz Coconut Cream
1/4 oz Orgeat
2 dashes Angostura Bitters
Garnish with a guava flower

Combine all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Cover and shake vigorously until chilled, about 30 seconds. Strain into an ice-filled hurricane glass or other tall glass. Garnish with a guava flower, if desired.


BONUS: Chocolate Easter Bunny Fun!
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Buy hollow chocolate bunnies,
cut off their ears, and turn them into shot glasses!
RECIPE:
1 shot Godiva Dark Chocolate Liqueur
1 shot Salted Caramel Vodka
A splash of half and half


ADDED BONUS! Mint Julep (for Kentucky Derby Day)

Mint Julep

Derby Day! Have a Mint Julep!


 

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Very Special Bonus!
Liquor(dot)com’s HEMINGWAY DAIQUIRI COCKTAIL
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Ingredients:
2 oz White rum
34 oz Key lime juice
12 oz Grapefruit juice
12 oz Maraschino liqueur
2 tbsp Simple syrup

Directions:
Add all ingredients to a blender and fill with ice.
Cover and pulse the blender until the drink has a slushy consistency.
Divide the contents of the blender between 8 wine glasses
Garnish each with a whole lime wheel.


Dirty Pirate Popsicles

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Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups Coke
1/3 cup Captain Morgan Spiced Rum
1/3 cup Kahlua

Instructions:
Mix ingredients in a large glass and stir to combine. Pour mixture into popsicles mold.
Freeze for about 2 hours until mixture starts to solidify enough to hold a popsicle stick upright. Insert popsicle sticks and finish freezing popsicles overnight. To release popsicles run hot water on the outside of popsicle molds for a 2-3 seconds.

*Slightly flat Coke will produce a popsicle that stays frozen longer. To quickly and manually flatten out the carbonation, empty out enough Coke from a 2-liter bottle to leave a 3-inch space from top of bottle to top of coke. Place cap back on and shake vigorously for 10 seconds. Set aside to leave bubbles to subside.

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Vintage Disneyland Posters

Vintage Disneyland Posters

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And here are some vintage Disneyland Posters to remind you this is still a TRAVEL BLOG when it wants to be. Thanks for visiting!

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Vintage Disneyland 1955 Souvenir Guidebook and Postcards

Vintage Disneyland 1955 Souvenir Guidebook and Postcards

Monday morning! Here is a vintage Disneyland souvenir to start the week and remind you that this is a TRAVEL BLOG when it wants to be. Thanks for visiting!

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When Disneyland first opened in 1955, there was a guidebook and postcards for sale to the public. Because there weren’t any photos, they used the artist’s illustrations and the pre-construction design renderings. And you could mail the envelope they came in.

The Guidebook

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Disneyland sold them at a loss for $1.00 (they cost $1.10 to print) in the mailing envelope so that Guests would share their experience with family and friends back home.

The Postcards:

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DISNEY BONUS!

Walt Disney presents ‘Song of the South’ 1946
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Here’s a restored and 1080p version on the Internet Archive!>
(“with Uncle Remus and his tales of Brer Rabbit”)
Photographed in TECHNICOLOR
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Directed by Wilfred Jackson
Screenplay by Dalton Reymond, Morton Grant and Maurice Rapf
Original story by Dalton Reymond
Based on the Tales of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
kindly Uncle Remus tells a young boy stories about trickster Br’er Rabbit

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