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CV! Part 193 – August Week (Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs)

CV! Part 193 – August Week  (Sat-Sun-Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs)
Masks are required indoors again in the County of Los Angeles!
DO NOT TRAVEL! DON’T STOP SOCIAL DISTANCING! 
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ACROSS THE UNITED STATES!
Still President Joe Biden. Say it LOUD.

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DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD!

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TRUMP WAS IMPEACHED FOR INCITEMENT OF INSURRECTION!
TRUMP WAS IMPEACHED FOR ABUSE OF POWER!
TRUMP WAS IMPEACHED FOR OBSTRUCTION OF CONGRESS!

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THE GOP TRAITORS ARE LYING TO YOU!
DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES!
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!
YOU SAW IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES!

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SEVEN MONTHS AGO, TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS
TRIED TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES!

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FUCK RUSSIA! Fuck Vladimir Putin! FUCK MOSCOWMITCH!
FUCK TUCKER CARLSON! FUCK FOXNEWS! 

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WE WANT JUSTICE! WE WANT ARRESTS! WE WANT EXPULSIONS!
TRUMP, Trump’s Family, Trump’s Stooges, AND THE GOP TRAITORS
ARE ALL GUILTY OF SEDITION AND TREASON! ARREST THEM NOW!
THEY ARE ALL GUILTY OF GENOCIDE AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!

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TRAVEL ALERT! DO NOT TRAVEL!
WARNING! COVID-19 (the Delta Variant) is spreading 
and case numbers are rising in all 50 states.
THE NEW LAMBDA VARIANT IS SPREADING IN THE UNITED STATES!
“highly infectious, may also be able to evade vaccine antibodies”

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DO YOU TRUST THE GOVERNMENT? WHO DO YOU TRUST?
WHY IS THERE SO MUCH CONFLICTING INFORMATION?

Are you FULLY VACCINATED*?
GET VACCINATED if you haven’t yet!

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Saturday, August 14, 2021
Happy International Tiki Day!
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12:15am: We took the dogs outside again.
And then we put them to bed.
We ate a slice of ice cream cake.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

5:45am: We woke up early. Still dark out. We drank an iced espresso.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

6:30am: We prepped the dog’s breakfast. We got the newspapers.
We put in a load of laundry. And now it’s time to feed the dogs.

12:40pm: Recapping Saturday morning. We took the dogs outside.
The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside. We drank a double espresso.
We got the mail. We took the dogs outside again.
We ate three slices of cold leftover pizza for breakfast.
We took the dog outside. We drank an iced espresso.
And we just published our weekend Blog Post.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

5:40pm: We are awake again. Recapping Saturday afternoon.
We prepped the dogs’ supper. We drank an iced espresso.

AND WE FAILED TO BLOG ON SATURDAY NIGHT, Sorry.

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Sunday, August 15, 2021 –
Happy birthday Julia Child!
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It’s National Relaxation Day!
“Whatever you do today will expand your world.”

Indian Independence Day!
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On this day in 1947, India became a free and independent nation.

12:15am: Recapping Saturday night. One more Saturday night.
Hey Saturday night! And we didn’t do sh*t. We stayed home.
We didn’t go to the beach. We didn’t go out to dinner.
We didn’t go anywhere. BORING. We may have taken a nap too.
We watched TV, we surfed the interweb, we worked on Blog Posts.
We played with the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
They were very good dogs and we chilled all night.

My Sunday feeling is coming on over me,
Now that the night is over.
Got to clear my head so I can see.
– “My Sunday Feeling”
by Jethro Tull

2:20am: We fell asleep for two hours,
we woke up, we took the dogs outside.
We ate two slices of cold leftover pizza.
We drank an iced espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

5:00am: Oh, we’re awake again. Good morning. Whatever.
We ate a piece of ice cream cake for breakfast.

7:25am: We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs.
We took the dogs outside again. We got the newspapers.
And now we’re chillin’ in the Home Office on Sunday.

It’s World Honey Bee Day!
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The Honey Bee (Apis Mellifera
European Honey Bee/Western Honey Bee
and there are as many as 29 known subspecies

9:01am: And the dogs are sleeping. 
We are watching: “Chasing Mavericks” on HBO. 
(a film that we have not seen before, which is rare)
We have seen the “Mavericks” documentary surf film before.
Some great ocean photography and cinematography!
Spoiler Alert! EPIC WIPE OUT! Great cameos by famous surfers too.
And it’s corny and clichéd, but the waves are monstrous.

It’s V-J Day! Victory over Japan Day!
On this day in 1945, Imperial Japan surrendered ending World War II.
On September 2, a formal ceremony and signing of the surrender
was held aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay, Japan.

On this day in 1969, WOODSTOCK! in Bethel, New York
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National Leathercraft Day

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

Recapping Sunday afternoon, evening, and night.

We had some weird sciatic nerve pain from sleeping in a weird position….
and we had major pain in our leg. And it required some special attention.
So we weren’t in the mood to sit and write much. And nothing happened.

Another BIG EARTHQUAKE in HAITI…. 7.2 total disaster
And Tropical Storm Grace is coming! HURRICANE time.

On The Menu: Frozen banana with chocolate syrup.
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Monday, August 16, 2021
Remembering Elvis Presley today.
Elvis died at the age of 42, on this day in 1977.

EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING TODAY IN LOS ANGELES!
Extreme Drought Warning in the Western United States!

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On this day in 1896, GOLD was discovered in the Klondike 
by George Carmack, at Bonanza Creek in the Yukon Territory of Canada. 

It’s ROLLER COASTER DAY!
On this day in 1898, Edwin Prescott patented the first “roller coaster”

5:50am: The morning after.
Monday, Monday…. Read our previous Blog Post “A Case of the Mondays?”

Oh, we didn’t sleep well last night. And yesterday kind of sucked too.
We had some weird sciatic nerve pain from sleeping in a weird position….
and we had major pain in our leg. And it required some special attention.
So we weren’t in the mood to sit and write last night.
And we did not want to cook. So we were going to have dinner delivered again,
but that didn’t happen, so we just made a quesadilla with salsa for dinner.

And we were awake and not able to sleep this morning. Until we crashed hard.
But we woke really early and we’re wide awake on Monday now.

On this day in 1962 Ringo Starr joined The Beatles.
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PEACE AND LOVE!

“Everything’s gonna be alright”
“It’s going to be a good day”
“BE AN ADULT. GROW THE FUCK UP!”
“It’s a beautiful day!” “Be a WINNER!”

7:30am: We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
We got the newspapers. We did a load of laundry. We drank an iced espresso.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water. We ate a toasted bagel with cream cheese.
Our leg is better and the pain is almost gone this morning. 

11:45am: Monday. We made breakfast.
The housekeeper is here. We took the dogs outside.
Now were all chillin’ in the Home Office. And we got the mail.

On The Menu: 2 eggs over medium, bacon, toasted bagel with cream cheese,
cherries and an iced espresso to drink 
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JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZ

2:00pm: We fell asleep. We woke up. We took the dogs outside.

Recapping Tuesday afternoon, evening and night.
SUPRISE! Your day is f*cked. Okay whatever. 
The housekeeper cleaned and left. The roofers are still working across the street.
The “blinds guy” came and picked up the window covering that needs repair.

We ordered an early pizza delivery. We took the dogs outside. The dogs got fed.
We finished watching “The Mandalorian” season 2 on Disney+ and
we watched a good show, “Fake Famous” on Showtime, about Interweb celebrity.

On The Menu: Extra-large pizza w/sausage & meatball and an antipasto salad
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We ate dinner and fell asleep. We woke up and watched TV,
surfed the interweb, and eventually fell asleep again.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021 – TikiTuesday!
DON’T STOP SOCIAL DISTANCING! DO NOT TRAVEL!

7:11am: Do Not TravelTuesday! StayTheFuckHome!
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7:45am: We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

9:15am: We took the dogs outside. We drank an iced espresso.
The newspapers were gotten, the dogs were fed. 
Now we’re chillin’ in the Home Office again.

1:35pm: We haven’t done anything. We just made another iced espresso.
We reheated and ate two slices of leftover pizza for lunch. We got the mail.

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FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK.

5:20pm: Impossible. That’s how our day was going.
And now everything is fine again. FUCK. The dogs got fed early.
We ate a slice of cold leftover pizza. 

10:00pm: Just more nothing. We took the dogs outside.
We watched a short “slow speed” pursuit for about 10 minutes.
The suspect hit a spike strip, tires went flat, he finally pulled over,
and surrendered. Suspect in custody. Not even a little exciting.
We took the dogs outside again. We made some quick food.
We were hungry all night long, and we ate something at Midnight.

On The Menu: Popcorn shrimp with Korean BBQ sauce
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Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – National Fajita Day!
It’s the 230th day of the year. 135 days until 2022.

It’s Wednesday! Have a nice day.
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“You are not open to hearing input from others
because your mind is made up.
In fact, you want others to listen to what you have to say
and to your way of doing things.” 
– today’s horoscope

5:55am: We were up past midnight. We fell asleep. We woke up before 5:00am.
We’ve prepped the dog’s breakfast. We got the newspapers.
We made an iced espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water. 
We ate a toasted bagel with cream cheese.

NOTE: This Blog Post was originally only going to be for the weekend….
but not much is happening, except the Delta Virus Surge.
So, we decided to make this a “week long” Blog Post.

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6:30am: We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs.
We took the dogs outside. And the Little Babygirl didn’t want to eat…..

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZ

11:40am: We went back to bed for an hour. We woke up.
We took the dogs outside. We scooped the poop. We got the mail.
We took the dogs outside again. It’s gray and drizzly out. Not hot today.
We haven’t done anything…. how is it almost noon? WTF?

NOTE: THERE IS ANOTHER WORDPRESS BUG IN THE EDITOR NOW.
THE MARGINS ARE OFF. SOMETHING NEW AND FUCKED UP HERE.
NEVER GOING TO PAY THEM FOR THIS.

3:35pm: We took the dogs outside again. And we made some lunch.
The gardener is here, so the dogs are in the bedroom napping now.

On The Menu: Steak Fajitas (for National Fajitas Day) for lunch.
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5:25pm: Okay, the pool guy came and went.
We took the dogs outside before he arrived.
And we just prepped the dogs’ supper.
And we drank an iced espresso and made another…..
we almost took a nap today, but too much stuff interrupting it.
Amazing, that there’s nothing happening,…. right?

AND THE FUCKING MOSQUITOES ARE KILLIN’ US!!!!
We keep getting new bites, and we’re using repellent with DEET at home now.
And the dogs are getting bit and they keep scratching at their bites.

6:50pm: We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs.
We took the dogs outside again. It’s been that kind of a day.

7:35pm: We got dressed and went out to pick up dinner.
On The Menu: Sushi. Spicy tuna cut roll and a California roll. 
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8:20pm: And we did our “good deed for the day” just now.
The neighbor’s dog got out and was in our front yard.
So we went out front and the dog ran back into the garage.
And then we called the neighbors and told them. Dog is okay.
And our evening of nothing continues….

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So there was police action last night,
someone got shot in the leg but got away.
They thought he was hiding in an auto repair lot,
so the LAFD was called to saw open the gates.
The police dog was released
and they found a guy sleeping in a Rolls Royce,
but no criminal…….
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Thursday, August 19, 2021

7:45am: And it’s Thursday morning again.
We slept a little and now we’ve been up for a couple hours.
We took the dog outside. We prepped the dogs’ breakfast.
We got the newspapers. We took the dogs outside.
We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside again.
We drank a cup of espresso. We made an iced espresso.
We ate a toasted everything bagel with cream cheese.
And the morning routine is done…. 

12:20pm: We took the dogs outside again.
The housekeeper is here again. We had the dogs in the Home Office.
And we took the dogs outside again. Now they’re napping in the bedroom. 

1:35pm: The housekeeper finished and left. We took the dogs outside.
We took a shower and got dressed. And now we have to go do stuff….

5:50pm: And we’re back. We went to the dentist for a cleaning.
And then we drove around and made a quick stop at Goodwill.
We bought five PYREX cups because we wanted to buy them.
And they were on sale for 25% OFF too. 5 for $10.50 – DEAL! 
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And we came home and took the dogs outside.
Now it’s time for the dogs to eat supper.

10:00pm: The dogs are making me crazy tonight.
So we went to the dentist and had a deep cleaning today.
And they told us not to eat anything hard or crunchy.
So we scrounged up, cooked, and ate an easy (and soft) dinner.

On The Menu: Spaghetti with a garlic vodka sauce
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“Maybe you had too much too fast.”


Are you FULLY VACCINATED*?
GET VACCINATED if you haven’t yet!

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Unvaccinated Tourists were not allowed to board a Royal Caribbean cruise yesterday.
And there was a COVID-19 Outbreak on a Carnival Cruise Ship that departed from Texas.
According to reports, the Carnival Vista didn’t report the 27 NEW CASES (26 Crew, 1 Passenger – ALL VACCINATED!), but the Government of Belize did. The other passengers were not notified! The ship has since returned to Galveston, Texas, and the passengers returned to the general public of the United States. 
The crew members were cleared to return to work. No problem. 

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Bad weather? Missed Flight? Travel Emergency? COVID-19?

The TSA just extended the Mandatory Mask Mandate until January 18, 2022.
Airline passengers and travelers on public transportation are required to Wear A Mask.
And Texas Governor Greg Abbott has tested positive for COVID-19. HAHAHA.

Los Angeles County Public Health:
Masks are already required indoors, and now at large outdoor “mega events”
Some venues are already requiring proof of vaccination or a negative rapid test.
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WARNING! COVID-19 (the Delta Variant) is spreading
and case numbers are rising in all 50 states.

COVID-19 is still the leading cause of death in the United States.
624000+ Reported Deaths in the United States from COVID-19
as of Wednesday.
64770+ Reported Deaths in California from COVID-19 as of Wednesday.
53520+ Reported Deaths in New York from COVID-19 as of Wednesday.
(these are the reported numbers, the true numbers are much higher)

THE NEW LAMBDA VARIANT IS SPREADING IN THE UNITED STATES!
“highly infectious, may also be able to evade vaccine antibodies”

And the United States abandoned Afghanistan this week, TOTAL FAIL!
and the Taliban seized controlled of the country this weekend. 
US Troops withdrew and the Afghan puppet state collapsed immediately.
The Afghan army, the US paid $87 Billion Dollars for, said “No thanks.” 
The Afghan President fled the country. Reports of Abductions, Rape, Executions!
And we left all our military equipment behind, so now the Taliban has that too.
So now the US is sending troops in to cover their own evacuation. TOTAL FAIL!
The US Military Command is to blame. After 20 years, the pullout was a disaster.
President Joe Biden was set up. Trump and the GOP Traitors caused this. TOTAL FAIL!
And it’s all about the OPIUM, baby….

MORE GOOD MEDIA DISTRACTION
FROM TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITOR’S TREASON!
And suddenly Afghanistan is a major media story again…..
after 20 years of BULLSH*T! War for the military-industrial complex.
BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WASTED.
THOUSANDS OF AMERICAN LIVES LOST, AND THOUSANDS WOUNDED.
TRUMP SOLD OUT THE UNITED STATES MILITARY (and the Corporations too).
President Joe Biden FAILED. The US Military FAILED. 
COMING SOON: CIVIL WAR. Civilian Atrocities. And more US “LIP SERVICE”.

The Japanese Formula One Grand Prix cancelled for the second year in a row today.

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HAPPINESS IS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN GOAL!
DON’T WORRY! BE HAPPY TODAY!
The three key aspects that will lead to our well-being and happiness:
an end to poverty, a reduction of inequality, and the protection of our planet.

Mental health problems are common.
Seek help if you feel overwhelmed or unsafe!
If distress impacts your daily life for several days or weeks, talk to someone!
Talk to a clergy member, counselor, or your healthcare provider.
If you, or someone you know, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, seek professional help immediately.

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away!
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
You can also chat with them online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.

NOTE:  if you TEXT 741741 when you are feeling depressed, suicidal or anxious, a crisis worker will text you back and continue to text with you? Many people, especially younger folks, do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It’s a free service to ANYONE: teens, adults, etc. who lives in the U.S. It’s run by The Crisis Text Line and is legit.

Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health has a collection of FREE guided meditations to reduce stress, and also FREE sleep and movement exercises at headspace.com/lacounty or contact them at DMH.LACounty.gov
Phone number: 800-854-7771

How many of these WARNING SIGNS are you experiencing?
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There is still no end in sight today.




CV! Part 190 – “The Days Between” part two (Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon)

CV! Part 190 – “The Days Between” part two (Fri-Sat-Sun-Mon)
EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ACROSS THE WESTERN UNITED STATES!
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
DO NOT TRAVEL! DON’T STOP SOCIAL DISTANCING! 

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The Grateful Dead early 70s

August 1st is Jerry Garcia’s birthday.
August 9th is the anniversary of his death in 1995.
The nine days from August 1st to 9th, are known as “The Days Between”
named for the Grateful Dead’s song on “So Many Roads” released in 1999.
CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF JERRY GARCIA!

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First LIVE performance of “So Many Roads”:
February 22, 1992, at the Oakland Coliseum Arena.

Thought I heard a blackbird singing
Up on Bluebird Hill
Call me a whinin’ boy if you will
Born where the sun don’t shine
And I don’t deny my name
Got no place to go, ain’t that a shame?
“So Many Roads” by the Grateful Dead
written by Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter

Grateful Dead – “So Many Roads”
From the last Grateful Dead concert: – July 9, 1995, at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois

 

Friday, August 6, 2021 – “Puff puff, give.”
“’cause it’s Friday; you ain’t got no job… and you ain’t got shit to do.”
Happy birthday Lucille Ball!
(“I Love Lucy”)
Happy birthday Andy Warhol!
– “Art is what you can get away with.”

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Andy Warhol’s Campbell’s 32 Soup Cans at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)

Read our previous Blog Post “Warhol Wednesday”

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The Grateful Dead at Watkins Glen Raceway, New York July 28, 1973

8:30am: And TGIFriday! It’s Friday!
We were up all morning long, and we laid down after sunrise.
And then the dogs were awake and barking.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. 
We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We just published Part One of “The Days Between” Blog Posts.
We worked on future Blog Posts this morning too.
But TRAVEL MUST WAIT AGAIN, so we are in LIMBO right now.
There are ROOFERS on our street, and they start too early.
They are replacing the wood shake roof across the street this week.
(Can’t even imagine how HOT it must be up there in August!)

Today’s SECRET WORD is HELP:
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-make it easier by offering one’s services/resources
-serve someone with (food or drink)
-improve (a situation or problem); be of benefit to
-aid, assist, improve, remedy, support
-the act of helping someone to do something; assistance
-a person or thing that helps, a domestic employee
-giving assistance to
-an appeal for urgent assistance
– a song title and the fifth studio album by the Beatles

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The Beatles’ “HELP!” was released on August 6th, 1965.
(WOW! We did not know that, and that’s a really weird coincidence!)

10:55am: We made another iced espresso.
Watching TV: “Flight of the Conchords” in concert on HBO.
+Surfing the interweb, and working on this Blog Post for a couple hours.
12:00Noon: We did a little dog grooming, and brushed out all the dogs.
We do a little bit everyday of course, but they all got brushed this morning.
We took them outside and now they are happy in the kitchen.
And we might be hungry.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.


It’s HIROSHIMA DAY! (aka “A-BOMB DAY”)
The anniversary of the first World War II Atomic Bomb attack on Japan.
Hiroshima Heiwa Kinen Kōen is a public park in the center of Hiroshima, Japan. It is a memorial dedicated to the first city to suffer a nuclear attack, the memory of the victims (as many as 140000), and to WORLD PEACE. Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park is visited by more than one million people every year. The annual August 6th Peace Memorial Ceremony is sponsored by the city of Hiroshima.

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The A-Bomb Dome is the former Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall.
The building is the nearest building to the bombing that remained partially standing.
It’s now another memorial to the August 6th, 1945, 8:15am nuclear explosion.

“the Peace Memorial Ceremony has never once been cancelled since the Cenotaph for the A-Bomb Victims was built in Peace Memorial Park in 1952, the Peace Memorial Ceremony will be held this year in a similar manner as last year with strict COVID-19 infection prevention measures.”


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JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

10:22pm: Recapping Friday afternoon. We made some lunch.
TV, interweb, YouTube, podcasts. We were mildly entertained.
We fell asleep with the dog and slept.
We woke up and then we went back to bed and slept some more.

On The Menu: Fried chicken breast, quesadilla with salsa verde,
and a dill pickle. With an iced espresso to drink.
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We woke up again. The dogs got fed and went outside.
We made and ate some dinner at 10:00pm. GOOD SHABBOS!

On The Menu: Double helping of Mama’s homemade lasagna. And a coke.
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NOTE: We were invited to Friday night dinner again.
We don’t feel it is safe to eat and party
with people not inside your bubble again….
WE DON’T KNOW: WHO IS FULLY VACCINATED?
WE DON’T KNOW: WHO IS INFECTED AND CONTAGIOUS?
Is it really safe to party indoors with people who are vaccinated? 
Do you know where they’ve been and who’ve they’ve contacted?
Are they being honest about their status and contacts?
So, we didn’t go the party and we ate our dinner alone.
And then we had a little dessert.

On The Menu: Chocolate Cake from Benes Bakery with Haagen-Daas
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Thought I heard that KC whistle
Moaning sweet and low
Thought I heard that KC when she blow
Down where the sun don’t shine
Underneath the Kokomo
Whinin’ boy got no place to go

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Jerry Garcia and John Kahn – Old & In The Way 1975

TRAVEL ALERT! DO NOT TRAVEL!
Spirit Airlines cancelled over 2000 flights this week!!!!! 
with more cancellations coming this weekend.
Passengers have been left stranded at airports across the country for days.
TOTAL FAIL. And there won’t be any penalties of course. 
Can you even imagine being stuck in line with hundreds of strangers
for hours with the Delta Variant spreading?


Las Vegas Livestream on Friday night!
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Saturday, August 7, 2021
Happy B
irthday Ralph Bunche! Born in 1904 in Detroit, Michigan.
He was the first African-American to receive the Nobel Prize in 1950.
BLACKLIVESMATTER!

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3:50am: Still awake. Working on Blog Posts, watching TV, surfing the interweb,
and watching YouTube vids and Livestreams. Sleepy time soon.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZ

7:15am: We are awake again. The dogs got fed and went outside.
We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

8:00am: We took the dog outside again. Now it’s nappy time for the dogs.

Today is the midpoint of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere
and Winter in the Southern Hemisphere.

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9:10am: The gardeners are here.
They’re going to work in the backyard today.
We did a little dog grooming. And we thought about some food.
But we don’t know what we want to eat right now.
And we’ve had our coffee already, and we don’t want to drink more right now.

10:00am: Okay, we made an iced espresso. Still no food.
We’re chilling’ in the Home Office with the dog again.

Thought I heard that KC whistle
Moaning sweet and low
Thought I heard that KC when she blow
Down where the sun don’t shine
Underneath the Kokomo
Whinin’ boy got no place to go

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZ

12:25pm: We woke up and took the dogs outside.
We ate some food. Then we fell asleep again.
On The Menu: Leftover lasagna for lunch
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JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZ

7:30pm: We woke up again. Crashed hard. 
And the gardeners were just finishing up in the backyard for the day.
It’s Saturday night. We got the dogs. The dogs got fed.
The dogs went outside. Now we’re chillin’ in the Home Office again.
BORING. So BORING.
We put on some music and the dogs are napping now.

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8:40pm: ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT.

So many roads, I tell you
So many roads I know
So many roads, so many roads
Mountain high, river wide
So many roads to ride
So many roads, so many roads

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Recapping Saturday night. We worked on our future Blog Posts.
We watched TV, surfed the interweb, watched YouTube vids and livestreams, 
and we were entertained, occupied, and distracted into the early AM hours.

Criminal Complaint filed against New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Sexual harassment and retaliation? The Democrats are giving him up.
Albany, NY Police press conference today. Not good for him.
The NY Attorney General’s press conference was also not good for him.
THIS IS JUST MORE GOOD MEDIA DISTRACTION
FROM TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITOR’S TREASON!

The Senate is meeting today to vote on the “Bi-Partisan” Infrastructure Bill.
And 700000 Bikers are still gathering in Sturgis, South Dakota, this week!
They didn’t learn their lesson from last year, of course.
YES, PEOPLE ARE REALLY GREEDY AND STUPID.
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United Airlines will require ALL EMPLOYEES get vaccinated.

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THE NEW LAMBDA VARIANT IS SPREADING IN THE UNITED STATES!
“highly infectious, may also be able to evade vaccine antibodies”

The SARS-CoV-2 Lambda variant, also known as lineage C.37, is a variant of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It was first detected in Peru in December 2020. On 14 June 2021, the World Health Organization named it Lambda variant and designated it as a variant of interest – wikipedia

Investigators in Chile conclude that the lambda COVID-19 variant is not only more infectious than standard SARS-CoV-2, but could also possibly shrug off vaccines. The first case in the United States has been spotted at Houston Methodist Hospital. – July 30, 2021

120000 New COVID-19 Cases in the United States yesterday.
The highest daily number in six months! Delta Variant is spreading fast.
619900+ Reported US DEATHS from COVID-19 as of this morning!
Hospitalizations are rising. Children are being infected.
And so, LET’S SEND THE KIDS BACK-To-SCHOOL. WTF?
Deaths are increasing again. The unvaccinated are dying.
And so, LET’S REMOVE MASK MANDATES and RESTRICTIONS. WTF?
And only 50% of the US population is Fully Vaccinated.
And so, WTF? Are they just waiting for the vaccine-resistant variant?
WE WANT TO GO OUT! WE WANT TO TRAVEL! WE DON’T WANT TO WORRY!
WHO THE FUCK IS IN CHARGE OF THE PANDEMIC RESPONSE?
WHY ISN’T THERE A NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANDATE?
WHY AREN’T THERE DOMESTIC TRAVEL RESTRICTIONS?
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THERE NEEDS TO BE A 40 DAY TOTAL SHUTDOWN.
QUARANTINE EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE, except for actual essential workers.
NATIONAL GUARD/LAW ENFORCEMENT if necessary to enforce the shutdown.
REQUIRE EVERYONE GET VACCINATED IF THEY WANT TO GO OUT IN PUBLIC.
EVERYONE. And Rapid Testing for EVERYONE EVERY WEEK until it is eradicated.
ARREST AND PROSECUTE ANYONE SPREADING MISINFORMATION AND LIES!

The Delta Variant is VERY CONTAGIOUS and it might kill you.
4,304,980 Reported Deaths from COVID-19 Worldwide!
(the actual number is much higher)
COVID-19 is currently affecting 220 countries and territories.

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If it was just the “vaccine-deniers” that were dying, that would be okay.
THEY ARE THE ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE AND THE STATE NOW!
Hospitals should refuse to accept patients who have not been fully vaccinated.
The unvaccinated should be restricted from ALL PUBLIC SPACES.
Masks that cover the nose and mouth should be required EVERYWHERE.

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One More Saturday Night!
JER
 

Sunday, August 8, 2021 – the 220th day of the year!

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“Dear Jerry” Envelope Art (copyright 2015 JoshWillTravel)

2:30am: We finally made some dinner at 1:00am.

On The Menu: 2 beef soft tacos with avocado and salsa verde
And an iced espresso to drink.
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Thought I heard a jug band playin’
If you don’t who else will?
From over on the far side of the hill
All I know the sun don’t shine
And the rain refused to fall
And you don’t seem to hear me when I call

7:15am: SUNDAY! SUNDAY! Sunday morning. And we’re awake early.
We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

8:05am: We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.

9:10am: We made an iced espresso and played with the dog.
Now he’s napping under the desk.
The other dogs are sleeping in the bedroom.

11:45am: We just made and ate Sunday Brunch.
On The Menu: Toasted bagel with lox and cream cheese; dill pickle,
pita chips, and cherries
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JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

9:10pm: We fell asleep and really slept.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed.
We woke up and thought it was morning, but it was actually sunset.
Wait, it’s Sunday night. We took a shower. We made an iced coffee.

10:15pm: We drank our iced coffee. We played with and groomed the dog.
We haven’t eaten since Brunch, so we’re thinking about food again now.

BOB and JER

Wind inside and the wind outside
Tangled in the window blind
Tell me why you treat me so unkind
Down where the sun don’t shine
Lonely and I call your name
No place left to go, ain’t that a shame?

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We miss Jerry! We think about the music he could have made. RIP

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Monday, August 9, 2021
Remembering Jerry Garcia today (and everyday).
May his memory be blessed!

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Jerry Garcia

So many roads, I tell you
New York to San Francisco
So many roads I know
All I want is one to take me home
From the high road to the low
So many roads I know
So many roads, so many roads

1:20am: And we still haven’t eaten yet. 
Time to watch “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” on HBO.
FUCK TUCKER CARLSON! FUCK FOXNEWS! 
The Olympics are over? Yeah, we gave up on NBC last week.
FUCK RUSSIA! Fuck Vladimir Putin! FUCK MOSCOWMITCH!
FUCK THE RUSSIAN OLYMPIC COMMITTEE!
AND FUCK THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE TOO!
LOVE John Oliver! Brilliant! Mindblowing! The Voice of TRUTH!

3:00am: The dogs went outside.
Still no food. But we made and drank a mocha milkshake.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water. Eat Chocolate. Eat Ice Cream.

POP Funko Jerry Garcia:
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“Don’t cry now, don’t you cry, don’t you cry anymore.
Sleep in the stars, don’t you cry, dry your eyes on the wind.”

9:15am: We woke up very early, but didn’t really sleep at all.
We took the dog outside. The dogs went outside.
The dogs got fed. We made and drank an iced espresso.
We ate a piece of leftover lasagna for breakfast.
We watched “Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse” on Amazon Prime.

And it’s Monday morning. 
The roofers are working across the street again today.
They arrived at 6:45am and started at 7:00am….

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Mondays only happen once a week!

10:45am: We made another iced espresso.
The housekeeper is here today to clean.
We took the dogs outside. It’s a beautiful day in the SFV.
Now we are all chillin’ in the Home Office. It’s going to be HOT.
Watching “VAL”, the Val Kilmer documentary on Amazon Prime.

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZ

We took a nap.

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The Grateful Dead Movie 1977 directed by Jerry Garcia

JoshWillTravel: ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

9:21pm: Recapping Monday.
The gardener came and worked in the backyard all afternoon.
Making a change to the landscaping and the “rock garden”.
So we had the dogs in the Home Office all afternoon too.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed.
And we fell asleep again. 

Recapping Monday night on Tuesday morning again.
We woke up and made dinner. NO SALAD TONIGHT.
On The Menu: Toasted bagel with lox and cream cheese, dill pickle,
potato chips and cherries with an iced espresso to drink.
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John Belushi and Jerry Garcia
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From the land of the midnight sun
Where the ice blue roses grow
Along those roads of gold and silver snow
Howlin’ wide or moaning low
So many roads I know
So many roads to [unverified] my soul

Get your Jerry Merch!
Get your Garcia Hand Picked Brand Cannabis!
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Aloha Jerry!
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DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in Summer of 2021!

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THE GOP TRAITORS ARE LYING TO YOU!
DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES!
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!
YOU SAW IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES!

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SEVEN MONTHS AGO, TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS
TRIED TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES! 

Breaking News from the State Department: (Why isn’t Mike Pompeo in prison?)
A $5,800 bottle of Japanese whiskey gifted to former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by the government of Japan in 2019 is missing. Pompeo said he never received the bottle of whiskey and had no idea it was missing, or what happened to the gift. Pompeo’s lawyer, William Burck, told the Wall Street Journal that the former secretary of state had “no recollection of receiving the bottle of whiskey and does not have any knowledge of what happened to it.”
Earlier this year, the State Department’s independent watchdog group, Project on Government Oversight, found that GOP Traitor and Trump stooge Pompeo and his wife Susan “violated federal ethics rules by making over 100 personal, non-work related requests to department employees” (including ordering gifts, booking salon appointments, and taking care of their family dog).

FIRE AND ARREST TRUMP STOOGE
AND GOP TRAITOR LOUIS DEJOY NOW!

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and she’ll xxxx xxxx xxxx for a thousand dollars.

Masks are required indoors again in the County of Los Angeles!
WARNING! COVID-19 (the Delta Variant) is spreading 
and case numbers are rising in all 50 states.

MONDAY’S NUMBERS:
COVID-19 is still the leading cause of death in the United States.
617000+ Reported Deaths in the United States from COVID-19
as of today.
64780+ Reported Deaths in California from COVID-19 as of today
53350+ Reported Deaths in New York from COVID-19 as of today
(these are the reported numbers, the true numbers are much higher)

NOTE: THERE IS ANOTHER REPORT THAT COVID-19 NUMBERS
IN THE US MAY HAVE BEEN UNDER-REPORTED BY AS MUCH AS 60%!
The University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
reports the number of COVID-19 DEATHS in the US at more than 900000
(that’s 57% higher than the official data according to their analysis)

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“This is The End , my only friend The End”
And so we now end “The Days Between” 2021

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



More Recipes for Summer 2021

More Recipes for Summer 2021

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NOTE: We may be repeating some of these recipes,
we know most are new, and we aren’t too sorry about duplicates,
because we know they are good ones to use.
Please check out our previous recipe Blog Posts, there are a few.
Use the pages in the sidebar, or search “recipes” in the SEARCH BOX.


SALAD?
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1/2 head of Romaine lettuce (trimmed)
slice of tomato
slice of onion (sweet, white, or red)
garbanzo bean
salad dressing of choice


Vegetable Creation:
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Rainbow Fruit Plate
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Raspberries,
Strawberries (or watermelon),
Mango (or orange),
Pineapple (or banana),
Kiwi or (honeydew melon
or green grapes),
Blueberries,
Red Grapes,
Blackberries

 



Gazpacho (cold soup)
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Falafel
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Toad-In-A-Hole (Stuffed Puffed Pastry)
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Q.G. CHoNG’S MONGOLIAN BEEF
Copycat recipe for P.F. Chang’s Mongolian Beef

Sliced flank steak and green onions in a sweet and savory sauce 
served with steamed rice and steamed broccoli. 

Prep Time: 15 minutes – Cook Time: 15 minutes
Makes 3 – 4 servings

Ingredients:
1 pound of flank steak
1/4 cup cornstarch
vegetable oil, for serving and sauteeing
1/2 teaspoon minced ginger
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup dark brown sugar, not packed
vegetable oil, for frying

2 large green onions, sliced on the diagonal into one-inch lengths
cooked rice, for serving
steamed broccoli, for serving

Instructions:

  1. Slice the flank steak against the grain into 1/4″ thick 1-inch long slices. Add the cornstarch to a wide, shallow bowl and coat the steak with the cornstarch. Set aside and allow the cornstarch to soak into them meat while you make the sauce.

  2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-low heat in a wok or large cast-iron or stainless steel frying pan. Add the ginger and garlic, saute until fragrant about 2 minute, stirring often.

  3. Add the soy sauce and water then whisk in the brown sugar. Turn heat up to medium-high, bring to a boil and cook 2-3 minutes (not longer – the mixture will thicken up when you add it to the steak) whisking often. Remove to a bowl and set aside.

  4. Add 1/2 to 3/4-inch oil to the same pan and heat over medium heat until the oil shimmers. You can test it by adding a piece of steak – it should sizzle and start cooking immediately.

  5. Add the beef to the oil and cook for about two minutes turning the pieces over so they brown on both sides. Remove with a slotted spoon or spider to a paper towel lined plate.

  6. Let oil cool down – then drain off.

  7. Heat the same pan over medium heat and add the meat back in along with the sauce and green onions. Cook for 2 – 3 minutes, stirring to coat the meat all over with the sauce.

  8. Remove the meat and leave the excess sauce behind. Serve over rice with broccoli, if desired.

cut the sugar to 1/3 c. and increase the ginger to a tsp. I also don’t fry the meat in that much oil. I just use a couple TBSP, like a stir fry. Instead of adding the scallions with it, I cut a medium onion into eight wedges and fry that after the beef, then toss it all together in the sauce. The scallions go on top raw, as garnish.


Cheewits (from the original Renaissance Faire)
cheezewits recipe


Hotel Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients:
2 Slices of Bread (butter optional)
2 Slices of Cheese
Optional: add other ingredients like sandwich meat, onions, etc.
Directions:
Tinfoil – make a cheese sandwich, wrap it in tinfoil
Heat the Hotel iron provided in your room to high heat.
Use the hot hotel iron to “grill” the sandwich.
Do not use uncooked meats! If using butter, use it lightly.
Do not use the ironing board or any flammable surface for “grilling”
CAUTION: Make sure you have ventilation, or are using the bathroom fan,
and avoid burning the sandwich. Do not trigger the SMOKE/FIRE ALARM! 
Be sure to unplug and let the iron cool completely before storing it away.
NOTE: The hot iron will toast the bread and melt the cheese,
but will not be hot enough to cook uncooked meats.
Use extreme caution when using an iron in a Hotel/Motel room!


Tomato Sauce
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Stacie’s Tart Rhubarb Apple Sauce  

Ingredients:
2-4 apples (depending on the size of the apples)
Use your favorite type of apple (with sweeter apples, don’t add sugar)  
2-4 ripe pears
4 cups rhubarb
3-4 bananas
Container of strawberries (cleaned, cored, and sliced)
Tablespoon of vanilla extract
Teaspoon of cinnamon (powder)
1/4-1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg and cloves
3-4 cups of water

Directions:
Peel and cut apples and pears. 
Want a smooth sauce? Peel the apples and pears.
Cook about 20 minutes with spices
before adding in the rest of ingredients
Simmer until ready to blend
Blend (or mash by hand for a chunkier texture)
Serve warm, or chilled.


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Beef Pies
Beef Pyesbeef pye pastry


Chicken Pyes with Mushroom Gravy
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Hot Potato Pyes
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EggNests!
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Homemade Pita Bread

Ingredients:
4 Tbsp active dry yeast
4 cups (1liter) warm water
2 Tbsp sugar
5 pounds (2.25 kg) flour
2 Tbsp sea salt
2/3 cup (150 ml) neutral tasting oil, such as safflower oil 

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine the yeast with the 2 tablespoons of sugar and the warm water. Cover the bowl and allow the mixture to start activating. Yeast activation should take about 10 minutes; it will be bubbling and foamy.

Set 1 cup (125 g) of flour aside. Sift the remaining flour, and salt into the bowl. With a spatula, combine the ingredients. Once the ingredients come together as dough, it is time to knead. At this point, you can remove the dough from the bowl and knead on the kitchen counter if it’s easier for you, or directly in the bowl.

To knead the dough: Grab the side of the dough furthest away from you and fold it toward yourself. Fold the dough in half and use your body weight to push the dough into itself. If you find that the dough is sticking too much to the surface and preventing you from kneading properly, dust some flour on the dough. Give the dough a quarter turn (90 degrees). Grab the other side and fold it in half. Again, with a lot of weight behind it, push the newly folded half into itself. Repeat this process for 10-15 minutes or until the dough is smooth, silky, elastic, and does not stick to the surface.

After the dough is thoroughly prepared, grease the large bowl with a fine layer of oil, turning the dough in the oil several times so that the dough is greased lightly on all sides. 

Cover the bowl with a large plastic garbage bag or kitchen towel and allow it to rise for 40 minutes. 

Knead the dough again for a few more minutes and then divide the dough into 30 balls. Use the remaining flour, for the surface area and hands to prevent sticking. Roll each piece into a 6-inch (15 centimeters) pancake. Cover with kitchen towel and let them rise again in a warm place for 20 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 500°F with a cookie sheet on the oven’s bottom rack.
The hot cookie sheet will facilitate the pita baking process. 

Place approximately six pitas on the hot cookie sheet, separating each pita by 2 inches (5 centimeters). Bake on the bottom rack for 3-4 minutes, flip over and then bake for another 2 minutes. You want the pitas puffed and lightly colored, not browned. Continue this process in batches until all pitas are baked.

If the pita puffs up once out of the oven, gently pierce it with a fork. Wrap the pitas in a towel till they are cool, then store in plastic bags until ready for use. You can store in the freezer for up to 2 months to retain freshness.


Carrot Poppy Seed Bread
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Cinnamon Buns! (aka Cinnamon Smyles)
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PIE? – My, oh my, how ’bout these pies?
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Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie
(with Crunchy Pecan Topping)
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Fudge and Panocha
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Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes – Cook Time: 15 minutes
Makes ~24 cookies

Ingredients:

1-1/2 cups (6.6 ounces) all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups (5.6 ounces) bread flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon fine sea salt
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1-1/4 cups packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 large eggs plus 1 egg yolk, at room temperature
2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350ºF.
Line baking sheets with nonstick baking mats or parchment paper.

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

Use an electric mixer.
Beat the butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until creamy, about 2 minutes.
Add eggs (one at a time) beating well after each addition.
Add the vanilla
Gradually beat in the flour mixture.
Stir in the chocolate chips.
Wrap dough in plastic wrap, refrigerate for at least 24 hours but no more than 72 hours.

Let dough sit at room temperature just until it is soft enough to scoop.
Divide the dough into 3-tablespoon sized balls and drop onto prepared baking sheets.

Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until golden brown.
Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.


Coconut Almond Spice Cake
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Cocoa Brownies 

Ingredients:

4 large eggs
7 ounces granulated sugar
6 ounces light brown sugar
5 3/4 ounces natural cocoa powder (not Dutch process)
2 1/2 ounces all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
8 ounces unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F.
Grease an 8-inch square baking pan with non-stick spray.
Trim a piece of parchment paper so that it fits just inside the baking dish
with overhang on two sides and place it inside the pan.
Beat eggs with stand mixer fitted w/paddle attachment at medium speed until fluffy and light yellow, 2 to 3 minutes.
In a separate bowl, combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, flour and salt.
Drop the mixer speed to low and slowly introduce the sugar mixture.
Follow with the butter and vanilla. Continue mixing until you’ve got a nice, smooth goo.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake the brownies for 15 minutes, then remove them from the oven for 15 minutes.
Put them back in the oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the middle of the brownie, reads 195 degrees F (about 30 minutes).
Cool in the pan for 3 minutes, then lift the brownie out using the parchment paper as a sling.
Cut the brownies into 9 pieces using a pizza wheel and move to a rack to cool completely.


Haschich Fudge
from The Alice B. Toklas Cook Book published in 1954

Take 1 teaspoon black peppercorns, 1 whole nutmeg, 4 average sticks of cinnamon, 1 teaspoon coriander. These should all be pulverised in a mortar. About a handful each of stoned dates, dried figs, shelled almonds and peanuts: chop these and mix them together. A bunch of cannabis sativa can be pulverised. This along with the spices should be dusted over the mixed fruit and nuts, kneaded together. About a cup of sugar dissolved in a big pat of butter. Rolled into a cake and cut into pieces or made into balls about the size of a walnut, it should be eaten with care. Two pieces are quite sufficient.

Obtaining the cannabis may present certain difficulties, but the variety known as cannabis sativa grows as a common weed, often unrecognized, everywhere in Europe, Asia and parts of Africa; besides being cultivated as a crop for the manufacture of rope. In the Americas, while often discouraged, its cousin, called cannabis indica, has been observed even in city window boxes. It should be picked and dried as soon as it has gone to seed and while the plant is still green.


Chocolate Cake with vanilla ice cream,
chocolate syrup, and whipped cream:
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A slice of chocolate cake
A scoop of vanilla ice cream
Drizzle the chocolate syrup on the ice cream
Top with whipped cream (to taste)
Optional: (get creative!)
add sliced banana, chopped nuts, and a cherry 
or top with sliced strawberries, raspberries. or other fruit  
and/or substitute another flavor drizzle of your choice


John Pemberton’s 1886 Coca-Cola Recipe 

Recipe from a diary owned by Coca-Cola inventor, John Pemberton. 
Revealed just before his death in 1888. – Don’t try this at home.

Ingredients: (US measures)

  • 1 oz (28 g) caffeine citrate
  • 3 oz (85 g) citric acid
  • 1 US fl oz (30 ml) vanilla extract
  • 1 US qt (946 ml) lime juice
  • 2.5 oz (71 g) “flavoring,” i.e., “Merchandise 7X”
  • 30 lb (14 kg) sugar
  • 4 US fl oz (118.3 ml) fluid extract of coca leaves (decocainized flavor essence of the coca leaf).
  • 2.5 US gal (9.5 l; 2.1 imp gal) water
  • Caramel sufficient to give color
  • “Mix caffeine acid and lime juice in 1 quart boiling water add vanilla and flavoring when cool.”
  • Flavoring (Merchandise 7X):
  • 1 qrt alcohol
  • 80 oil orange
  • 40 oil cinnamon
  • 120 oil lemon
  • 20 oil coriander
  • 40 oil nutmeg
  • 40 oil neroli
  • “Let stand 24 hours.”

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Thanksgiving Desserts 2017

 


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Good Advice from an Old Farmer…. and Albert Einstein!

Good Advice from an Old Farmer…. and Albert Einstein!

The best sermons are lived, not preached.

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Homegrown’s all right with me
Homegrown is the way it should be
Homegrown is a good thing
Plant that bell and let it ring
The sun comes up in the morning
Shines that light around
One day, without no warning
Things start jumping up from the ground
“Homegrown” by Neil Young

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein

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“Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist,
widely acknowledged to be one of the greatest physicists of all time.
Einstein is known for developing the Theory of Relativity,
but he also made important contributions to the development of
the Theory of Quantum Mechanics.” – wikipedia

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over
again and expecting different results.”
– Albert Einstein

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.

Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

A bumble bee is considerably faster than a tractor.

Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.

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“A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin;
what else does a man need to be happy?” – Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921
for the discovery of the photoelectric effect.
He received his Nobel Prize for 1921 one year later, in 1922.

Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.

Forgive your enemies; it messes with their heads.

Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.

It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.

You cannot unsay a cruel word.

“Great spirits have always encountered
violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
– Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein
March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955
Albert Einstein grew up in Munich and became a German citizen in 1914.
He renounced his German citizenship for political reasons in 1933.
He emigrated to the United States and took a job as a Professor
of Theoretical Physics at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey.

“Look deep into nature,
and then you will understand everything better.”
– Albert Einstein

Every path has a few puddles.

When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.

Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.

Don’t judge folks by their relatives.

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“Science can flourish only
in an atmosphere of free speech.”
– Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was married twice
and had three children from his first wife.

Live a good, honorable life…
Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.

Don‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain Dance.

If you find yourself in a hole,
the first thing to do is stop diggin’.

“Try not to become a man of success,
but rather try to become a man of value.”
– Albert Einstein

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“Life is like riding a bicycle.
To keep your balance you must keep moving.” 
– Albert Einstein

Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get “got”.

The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with,
watches you from the mirror every mornin’.

Good judgment comes from experience,
and a lotta that experience comes from bad judgment.

Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.

Grow food, not lawns.

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“A happy man is too satisfied with the present
to dwell too much on the future.” – Albert Einstein

If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence,
try orderin’ someone else’s dog around..

Live simply. Love generously.
Care deeply. Speak kindly.

Don’t pick a fight with an old man.
If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.

Most times, it just comes down to common sense.

“The important thing is not to stop questioning.
Curiosity has its own reason for existing.”
– Albert Einstein
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“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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Oh, Mother Earth
With your fields of green
Once more laid down
By the hungry hand
How long can you
Give and not receive
And feed this world
Ruled by greed
“Mother Earth” by Neil Young

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“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity;
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“If you can’t explain it simply,
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E=mc2
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The 86 Rules of the Bar!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The 86 Rules of the Bar!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Bar at the Roof on Wilshire in West Los Angeles, California

First, a very important message for all my Friends:
PLEASE 
DRINK RESPONSIBLY!
GET HOME ALIVE, DO NOT DRINK AND DRIVE!
“KNOW WHEN TO SAY WHEN!”
“FRIENDS DON’T LET FRIENDS DRIVE DRUNK!”

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The Bar at El Torito Mexican Restaurant in Sherman Oaks, California

PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESE read these rules!!!

NOTE: We ripped these rules from the interweb.
“Learn it. Know it. Live it.”

1. If you owe someone money, always pay them back in a bar.
Preferably during Happy Hour.

2. Always toast before doing a shot.

3. Whoever buys the shots gets the first chance to offer a toast.

4. Change your toast at least once a month.

5. Buying someone a drink is five times better than a handshake.

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The Casino Bar at The Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada

6. Buying a strange woman a drink is still cool. Buying all her drinks is really dumb.

7. Never bum more than one cigarette from the same person in one night.
NOTE: DON’T SMOKE CIGARETTES!

8. When the bartender is slammed, resist the urge to order a slightly-dirty,
very-dry, in-and-out, super-chilled half-and-half martini with a lemon twist.
Limit orders to beer, straight shots and two-part cocktails.

9. Get the bartender’s attention with eye contact and a smile.

10. DO NOT make eye contact with the bartender if you don’t want a drink.

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11. Unacceptable things to say after doing a shot:
“Great, now I’m going to get drunk.”
“I hate shots.”
“It’s coming back up.”

12. NEVER, ever tell your bartender they made your drink too strong.

13. If he makes it too weak, order a double next time. He’ll get the message.

14. If you offer to buy a woman a drink and she refuses, she does not like you.

15. If you offer to buy a woman a drink and she accepts, she still might not like you.

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The Bar at the Lakeside Cafe in Encino, California

16. If she buys you a drink, she likes you.

17. If someone offers to buy you a drink, do not upgrade your liquor preference.

18. Always have a corkscrew in your house.

19. If you don’t have a corkscrew, push the cork down into the bottle with a pen.

20. Drink one girly drink in public….
and you will forever be known as the guy who drinks girly drinks.

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21. Our parents were better drinkers than we are.

22. Never talk to someone in the restroom unless you’re doing the same thing:
urinating, waiting in line or washing your hands.

23. Girls hang out, apply make-up, and have long talks in the bathroom.
Men do not.

24. After your sixth drink, do not look at yourself in the mirror.
It will shake your confidence.

25. It is only permissible to shout ‘woo-hoo!’
if you are doing a shot with four or more people.

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26. If there is a DJ, you can request a song only once per night.
If he doesn’t play it within half an hour, don’t approach him again.
If he does play it, don’t approach him again.

27. Learn how to make a rose out of a bar napkin.
You’ll be surprised how well it works.

28. If you can’t afford to tip, you can’t afford to drink in a bar.
Go to the liquor store.

29. If you owe someone twenty dollars or less, you may pay them back in beer.

30. Never complain about the quality or brand of a free drink.

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Drink this.

31. If you have been roommates with someone more than six months,
you may drink all their beer, even if it’s hidden, as long as you leave them one.

32. You can have a shot of their hard liquor
only if the cap has been cracked and the bottle goes for less than $25.

33. The only thing that tastes better than free liquor is stolen liquor.

34. If you bring Old Milwaukee to a party, you must drink at least 2 cans
before you start drinking the imported beer in the fridge.

35. Learn to appreciate hangovers.
If it was all good times every jackass would be doing it.

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Altitude Lounge in San Diego, California – Night

36. If you ever feel depressed, get a bartender’s guide
and then browse thru all the drinks you’ve never tried.

37. Try one new drink each week.

38. If you’re the bar’s only customer,
you are obliged to make small talk with the bartender.
Until he stops acknowledging you. Then you’re off the hook.
The same goes for him.

39. Never tip with coins that have touched you.
If your change is $1.50, you can tell the barmaid to keep the change,
but, once she has handed it to you, you cannot give it back.
To a bartender or cocktail waitress, small change has no value.

40. If you have ever told a bartender, “Hey, it all spends the same”
– You are a cheap ass.

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The Bar at Kaleidoscope Pizzeria in Medford, Oregon

41. Anyone on stage or behind a bar is fifty percent better looking.

42. You can tell how hard a drinker someone is
by how close they keep their drink to their mouth.

43. A bar is a college, not a nursery. If you spill a beer, clean it up.
If you break a glass, wait for the staff to clean it up, then blame someone else.

44. Being drunk is feeling sophisticated without being able to say it.

45. It’s okay to drink alone.

George Thorogood LIVE – “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”
with Elvin Bishop at the Capitol Theatre on 7/5/1984

46. After three drinks, you will forget a woman’s name right after she tells you.
The rest of the night you will call her “baby” or “darling”.

47. Nothing screams ‘Gay’ louder than swirling an oversized brandy snifter.

48. Men don’t drink from straws. Unless you’re doing a Mind or Face Eraser.

49. If you do a shot, finish it. If you don’t plan to finish it, don’t accept it.

50. Never brood in a dance bar. Never dance in a dive bar.

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The Bar at The Brickroom in Ashland, Oregon

51. Never play more than three songs by the same artist in a row.

52. Your songs will come on as you’re leaving the bar. (EVERYTIME!)

53. Never yell out jukebox selections to someone you don’t know.

54. Never lie in a bar. You may, however, grossly exaggerate and lean.

55. If you think you might be slurring a little, then you are slurring a lot.
If you think you are slurring a lot, then you are not speaking English.

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56. Screaming, “SOMEONE BUY ME A DRINK!” has never worked.

57. For every drink, there is a 5% better chance you will get in a fight.
There is also a 3% better chance you will lose that fight.

58. Fighting an extremely drunk person when you are sober is HILARIOUS!

59. If you’re broke and a friend is “sporting you”,
you must laugh at all his jokes
and play wingman when he makes his move.

60. If you’re broke and a friend is “ragging on you”,
you may steal any drink he leaves unattended.

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The Bar in Hollywood (that is no longer there)

61. Never rest your head on a table or the bar top.
It is the equivalent of voluntarily putting your head on a chopping block.

62. If you are trading rounds with a friend
and he asks if you want another, always say “YES”.
Once you fall out of sync you will end up buying more drinks than him.

63. If you’re going to hit on a member of the bar staff,
make sure you tip well before and after, regardless of her response.

64. The people with the most money are rarely the best tippers.

65. Before you die, single-handedly make one decent martini.


Classic Vodka Martini

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Ingredients:
2-1/2 oz Vodka (a premium brand)
1/2 oz dry vermouth
Ice
Green olives or lemon peel for garnish

Directions:
Chill a martini glass in advance.
For a stirred martini: 
Pour vodka and vermouth into a mixing glass or shaker filled with ice.
Stir vigorously until chilled (about 20 seconds).
Strain into a martini glass, garnish with olives or lemon peel
For a shaken martini:
Fill a shaker with ice. Add vodka and vermouth. Shake until chilled.
Strain into a martini glass, garnish with olives or lemon peel

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66. Asking a bartender “what beers are on tap?”
when the tap handles are right in front of you, is just like saying “I’m an idiot.”

67. Never ask a bartender “What’s good tonight?”
They do not fly Scotch in “fresh from the coast” every morning.

68. If there is a line for drinks at the bar,
get your damn drink and step the hell away.

69. If there is ever any confusion, the fuller beer is yours.

70. The patrons at your local bar are your extended family,
your father, your mother, your brothers and sisters.
Except you get to sleep with these sisters. And if you’re really drunk…. mother.

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Poolside Tiki Bar in Las Vegas!

71. It’s acceptable, traditional, in fact, to disappear during a night of hard drinking.
You will mysteriously reappear, and your friends will understand. If they even notice.

72. Never argue your tab at the end of the night.
Remember, you’re hammered, and they’re sober.
It’s like a precocious five-year-old arguing the super-string theory with a physicist.
99.9% of the time you’re wrong and, either way, you’re going to come off as a jackass.

73. If you bring booze to a party, you must drink it or leave it.

74. If you hesitate more than three seconds after the bartender looks at you…..
you do not deserve a drink.

75. Beer makes you mellow, champagne makes you silly,
wine makes you dramatic, and tequila makes you felonious.

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“Jose Cuervo, you are no friend of mine.”

76. The greatest thing a drunk can do is buy a round of drinks for a packed bar.

77. NEVER preface a conversation with your bartender
with “I know this is going to be a hassle, but . . .”

78. When you’re in a bar and drunk,
your boss is just another guy begging for a fat lip. Unless he’s buying.

79. If you are 86’d, do not return for at least three months.
To come back sooner makes it appear no other bar wants you.

80. Anyone with three or more drinks in his/her hands has the right of way.

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Smuggler’s Cove Tiki Bar in San Francisco, California

81. If you’re going to drink on the job, DRINK VODKA.
It’s the no-tell liquor.

82. There’s nothing wrong with drinking before noon.
Especially if you’re supposed to be at work.

83. The bar clock moves twice as fast from midnight to last call.

84. An engraved flask is one of the best gifts you can ever give.
And make sure there’s something in it.

85. On the intimacy scale,
sharing a quiet drink is between a handshake and a kiss.

86. You will forget everyone of of these rules by your fifth drink.

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The Bar at Osteria Mozza in Hollywood, California

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King Cotton Blues

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King Cotton Blues
Lyrics by Robert Hunter
Music by Malcolm Welbourne (Papa Mali), Bill Kreutzmann, Matt Hubbard
as performed by 7 Walkers

Got the king cotton blues, that I can’t deny
I’ve always been in trouble, but, I never did know why
Some say it’s my attitude, others said my luck
Those that said my just deserts can take a flying fuck

Got the king cotton blues, right down to my core
I can take the licking, boys, stand up and ask for more
It ain’t because of courage, on account of being brave
I never saw much reason to avoid an early grave

[Chorus:]
King cotton blues boys, be it understood
Shotgun is too merciful, hanging is too good
Drowning’s too uncertain, poison is too slow
To snuff a worthless widow’s son whose time has come to go

Got the king cotton blues, reason to complain
All the local prostitutes, spit upon my name
I take out my handkerchief, and dust that shit away
Revenge don’t bring relief, boys, no matter what they say

Got the king cotton blues, price upon my head
A thousand bucks alive, and double if I’m dead
They don’t want to have to feed me, they know my appetite
Let’s head down to the bar afar, and pick another fight

[Chorus]

Got the king cotton blues when shit hits the fan
No shame to duck, boys, any chance you can
Take your absolution, at the whorehouse down the block
For those who disavow you, can wind the devil’s clock

Got the king cotton blues, every dog knows the tune
Every cat has a version, beneath the brightful moon
Take your revolution, and stick it upper class
Be kind to one another, and dip your lights when you pass

[Chorus]

Got the king cotton blues, that’s all I got to say
They done locked up the keys, and threw the house away
I’m just buying my time ’til they pop my red balloon
Feed me to the tigers, throw my leg across the moon

[Chorus]

King Cotton Blues by 7 Walkers with Willie Nelson:

7 Walkers (2009-2012) featured former Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann,
guitarist and singer Malcolm Welbourne aka Papa Mali,
multi-instrumentalist Matt Hubbard, and bassist George Porter Jr.
NOTE: Reed Mathis was an original member of 7 Walkers,
He played on the self-titled debut album (released on November 2, 2010)
He left the band due to touring commitments and was replaced by George Porter Jr..


And now a little King Cotton history:

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“‘King Cotton’ is a slogan that summarized the strategy used before the American Civil War (of 1861–1865) by pro-secessionists in the southern states (the future Confederate States of America) to claim the feasibility of secession and to prove there was no need to fear a war with the northern states.” – wikipedia

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Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll,
or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants.

Genus: Gossyplum – family: malvaceae

India is the world’s largest producer of cotton.
The five leading exporters of cotton in 2019:
(1) India, (2) the United States, (3) China, (4) Brazil, and (5) Pakistan.

The invention of the cotton gin lowered the cost of production,
leading to greater profits, and the expansion of cotton farming and slavery.

SLAVERY AND SLAVE LABOR – The real hands that built America!
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, James Monroe,
John Hancock, and many other “Founding Fathers” owned slaves.

August, 1619 –  First Slaves arrive in Jamestown, Virginia
20-30 enslaved Africans landed at Point Comfort
(now Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia)
Captain Jope and Mr. Marmaduke from the English warship ‘White Lion’
traded captives removed from the Portuguese slave ship, San Juan Bautista
to the Governor and Cape Merchant of Jamestown for food and supplies.

1662 – Slavery officially recognized as the statutory law of the colony.
Legislation passed to define the status of mixed-race (mulatto) children.
Children were considered the same status as their mother.
If the child was born to a slave, the child would be born a slave.

BLACKLIVESMATTER!
Acknowledge the history and legacy of slavery, the slave trade,
the failed reconstruction and post Civil War retaliation, sharecropping,
“The Great Migration”, the Klu Klux Klan, segregation, Jim Crow, and racism!

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“Oh! Isn’t that a Dainty Dish to set before the King!”
by artist John McLenan (1827-1865)

This cartoon depicts General George B. McClellan delivering a live bombshell to the table of the British monarchy. The table top says “Virginia” while the body of it is made of cotton and the supports are “whiskey.” Standing nearby is Lord Palmerston pictured as a whiskey bottle (“Old Rye Prime Minister”). In the background is a slave atop a stack of cotton and a black servant commenting on the instabilty of the cotton stack. This is referencing Great Britiain’s policy of neutrality towards the American Civil War and the belief by many Northerners that it was merely a strategic position taken by the British to maximize their economic benefits. In reality, Palmerston viewed neutrality and the possible success of the Confederacy as lucrative economic possibilites for Great Britiain. This depiction is infering that McClellan and the Union Army will destroy the foundation of this economic plan (portrayed here as cotton) through their military successes.

The Triangular Trade in the 18th and 19th centuries:
Great Britain shipped goods to West Africa.
These goods were used to buy captured Africans.
The African slaves were shipped to the West Indies and the Americas
and exchanged for sugar, rum, and other goods.
And then these goods were shipped back to Great Britain.

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The “King Cotton” March was composed in 1895 by John Philip Sousa
for the Cotton States and International Exposition (1895).

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Lloyd Lambert
(June 4, 1928 – October 31, 1995) from Thibodaux, Louisiana
He pioneered the use of the electric bass in blues, jazz, and R&B.
He was a regular at the famous New Orleans’ Dew Drop Inn.
Bandleader for Guitar Slim, and he had his own orchestra.
He also played with big names like Nappy Brown and Little Richard.

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Lloyd Lambert (and his band) – “King Cotton” instrumental


King Cotton is also the stage name of Dicky Sony,
an American Texas blues singer born in 1945 in Navasota, Texas.
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King Cotton as Roscoe from the film “Tape Heads”


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CV! Part 179 – Business As Usual Now? (Mon-Tues-Wed)

CV! Part 179  (Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday)

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Bad weather? Missed Flight? Travel Emergency? Who ya gonna to call?

WARNING! The COVID-19 DELTA VARIANT IS SPREADING!
Fully Vaccinated people can still get infected, and can still spread the virus.
Is anyone getting tested anymore? What about the vaccinations?
Who is vaccinated? Who isn’t vaccinated? HOW CAN YOU TELL?
DO YOU BELIEVE THE GOVERNMENT? THE NIH? THE CDC? THE SCIENCE?
There are currently at least eleven COVID-19 Variants being watched.
(and a new one from Vietnam that no one is talking about yet….)

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Monday, July 5, 2021 – “Beyond the Fourth of July”
(but not “Born on the 4th of July”… but absolutely “Born in the USA”)

When Independence Day falls on a Sunday,
the following Monday is a Federal Holiday
and a State Holiday in all US states except Texas.

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Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)

7:10am: We woke up. That’s good.

8:25am: We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs.
We took the dogs outside again. We got the newspapers.
We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We scooped the poop. It’s already a beautiful day. The sun is shining.
And it’s still too early.

On The Menu: We baked fudge brownies this morning after midnight.
And we ate one around 3:00am and it was great. Yeah brownies!
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4:30pm: And so it goes. Monday, that is. And it’s already almost evening now.
We took the dogs outside a few times. We played with the dogs.
We slept with the dogs all afternoon. No mail today. No housekeeper today.
And we didn’t mean to sleep the day away, but we were all pretty stressed out.
We woke up. We ate another brownie (in small pieces) and some tortilla chips.
We need to eat some real food. We should do some other stuff too.
And it’s almost time to feed the dogs again.

6:10pm: We have the dogs food set up. And it’s time.
We’ve been watching YouTube…. and stuff. And time is fleeting.

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Recapping Monday night. We took the dogs outside.
We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
We watched TV and surfed the interweb. We wasted another day away.
We played with the dogs. We chilled with the dogs. Nothing happened.
We took the dogs outside. We were uninspired about cooking.
We made some dinner by putting frozen food in the oven.

On The Menu: Frozen lasagna


Tuesday, July 6, 2021
National Fried Chicken Day!

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Happy 86th birthday Tensen Gayatso, the Dalai Lama!

On this day in 1970, California passes 1st “no fault” divorce law.
And for this reason, we are eternally gratefu! to the Golden State!

NOTE: SIX MONTHS AGO, TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS
TRIED TO OVERTHROW THE GOVERNMENT OF THE UNITED STATES! 

THE GOP TRAITORS ARE LYING TO YOU!
DON’T BELIEVE THEIR LIES!
YOU KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED!
YOU SAW IT WITH YOUR OWN EYES!

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9:30am: Do Not TravelTuesday! (Yeah, right, that will work…)
We woke up. We took the dogs outside. We took the dogs outside again.
We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside again. We got the newspapers.
We made a double iced espresso. We have stuff to do today. No, really.
It’s a beautiful day already and we are trying to get motivated to go out.

3:10pm: FUCK.
We just spent 3 hours trying to decide if we wanted to go to Las Vegas.
Road trip. Comp room. A couple nights on The Strip. Food&Beverage Credit.
We really want to go. And it would be cheap to stay and play.
New hotels and casinos to explore too
(Circa, Resorts World and Virgin are all open now)
But, gas is really expensive. And it’s a long road trip, there and back.
(“arvage” price per gallon today in Los Angeles = $4.33)
It’s really HOT there this week REALLY HOT. 115 Degrees. And we don’t like it HOT.
And there is still a COVID-19 Pandemic in progress. The Delta Variant is spreading.
We know that not everyone is Fully Vaccinated in Las Vegas….
and there’s no mask requirement or thought of social distancing.
And we almost went to Cambria (to stay at the beach),
which would have been only a little more expensive to book,
and probably less expensive as an alternate to Las Vegas. But we didn’t book.
And we looked at Yosemite, but it’s booked solid and would be too crowded right now.
SO, we are staying home this week again. Maybe. We don’t know. Whatever.
We have to run errands and do stuff. And there’s always tomorrow…..
TOMORROW! TOMORROW!

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Recapping Tuesday. We ran our errands, drove around for a little bit, and came home.
The dogs went outside and got fed. We watched TV and surfed the interweb.
We played with the dogs. We took the dogs outside.

On The Menu: Steak (thin-cut top sirloin) and 2 fried eggs (over medium) ,
bacon and cheese sandwich on toasted sourdough, dill pickle, cherries,
strawberries,  and a mango nectar to drink
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Wednesday, July 7, 2021 – PEACE AND LOVE!
Happy Birthday Ringo Starr! “Peace and Love!”

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Ringo Starr (animated from the film “Yellow Submarine”)

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WORLD CHOCOLATE DAY IS TODAY!

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On this day in 1898, the United States annexed Hawaii.
The islands became a US Territory in 1900 and later the 50th state in 1959.

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Duke Kahanamoku Statue on Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)

Remembering Roger Keith “Syd” Barrett RIP (January 6, 1946 – July 7, 2006)
The Co-founder of Pink Floyd – May his memory be a blessing!

Breaking News! President Jovenel Moīse of Haiti was murdered
in his home this morning. The media is calling it an assassination.

12:30am: We guess we were serious about Tomorrow.

4:15am: We woke up too early.

6:45am: We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
7:10am: The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. We got the newspapers.
We made another espresso. We ate 2 mini danish (ooooh, pastry!)

3:40pm: Recapping Wednesday morning. We didn’t do anything.
The dogs got taken care of, and they went outside. We got the mail.
We ate a fudge brownie for lunch. It is World Chocolate Day today!
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16:16 – We drank an iced espresso to chase the brownie.
We just ate some tortilla chips. And then some pita chips.

5:55pm: Okay, the dogs got fed. And we just ordered dinner for pickup.
The gardener came. The pool guy came. Fedex and UPS came.
We scooped the poop before the gardener came.
We did a load of laundry. We worked on a couple new Blog Posts.
(including this one) And now we’re going to go pick up our dinner.

We got dressed and drove there and back. We interacted with 3 people.

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Read our previous Blog Post “Sushi at Okumura!” – We are loyal customers! (copyright 2013 JoshWillTravel)

On The Menu: Sushi time!
Spicy tuna cut roll, California roll, Rainbow roll, and edamame.
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11:55pm: We ate (we just wanted to enjoy our dinner)
and then we curled up in a ball and went to sleep.
We woke up at 10:00pm.
We took the dog outside. We played with the dog.

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TRAVEL ALERT! – Disneyland Summer Discounts for SoCal Residents!
Disneyland is now offering (during the SUMMER peak months)
DISCOUNTS ON ADMISSION for RESIDENTS OF CALIFORNIA!
3-Day ticket packages (one park, one day) are currently being discounted.
And there are also some savings being offered on Disneyland Hotel Rooms.
NOTE: YOU MUST MAKE A PARK RESERVATION ONLINE
AS WELL AS PURCHASE AN ADMISSION TICKET FOR THE SAME DAY!

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EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING ACROSS THE WESTERN UNITED STATES!

HURRICANE AND TROPICAL STORM WARNINGS ALONG THE EAST COAST!


NOTE: We were going to just add Thursday to this Blog Post,
but instead we started a new Blog Post on Thursday morning. See our next Blog Post!

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STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!

ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES!

BLACKLIVESMATTER!

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if we are making errors and it limits our creativity a little…. still very frustrating.

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DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in Summer of 2021!

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THE CORRUPT GOP TRAITORS MUST BE PROSECUTED FOR
TREASON, SEDITION, INSURRECTION, CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN,
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY and GENOCIDE!

DO NOT TRAVEL! JUST STAYTHEF*CKHOME!
And we confess, we made a hotel reservation!
But we are not traveling until after Summer.
NOW GAS PRICES ARE SPIKING! Any chance to gouge the consumer….
Rental car prices are TOO HIGH. Used Car prices are TOO HIGH!
Food costs are TOO HIGH! Blame Trump’s tariffs and COVID-19.
Now the cost of diesel fuel is going to send transport costs higher.
THE RUSSIAN RANSOMWARE ATTACK ON THE SOUTHERN PIPELINE
The cyber-attacks on the United States by our enemies are ACTS OF WAR!
WE MUST PROTECT OUR CYBER SYSTEMS FROM HACKERS!
WE MUST RETALIATE WITH A VENGEANCE!
AND WE MUST REPAIR AND RESTORE OUR CORRUPTED SYSTEMS!

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NOTE: We published the above paragraph in a previous Blog Post (May 15, 2021):
2 months later, the Russian Ransomware Attack continues
(testing President Joe Biden’s response after meeting with Putin)

GAS PRICES ARE THE HIGHEST THEY HAVE BEEN IN OVER A DECADE!
Rental Car prices, hotel prices, used car prices, food prices, lumber prices….
GOUGE THE CONSUMER IS THE PLAN – And there’s no one to protect you.

The SOLARWINDS HACK HAS LEFT OUR COUNTRY VULNERABLE!
TRUMP DID THIS! HE IS A RUSSIAN ASSET! TOTAL FAILURE TO PROTECT US!

AND DO NOT TRUST THE 2020 CENSUS!
OR ANYTHING ASSOCIATED WITH THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION!


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HAPPINESS IS A FUNDAMENTAL HUMAN GOAL! BE HAPPY TODAY!
The three key aspects that will lead to our well-being and happiness:
an end to poverty, a reduction of inequality, and the protection of our planet.

Mental health problems are common.
Seek help if you feel overwhelmed or unsafe!
If distress impacts your daily life for several days or weeks, talk to someone!
Talk to a clergy member, counselor, or your healthcare provider.
If you, or someone you know, are feeling overwhelmed with emotions like sadness, depression, or anxiety, or feel like you want to harm yourself or others, seek professional help immediately.

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away!
Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) to reach a trained counselor and press 1 to reach the Veterans Crisis Line.
You can also chat with them online at suicidepreventionlifeline.org/chat/.

NOTE:  if you TEXT 741741 when you are feeling depressed, suicidal or anxious, a crisis worker will text you back and continue to text with you? Many people, especially younger folks, do not like talking on the phone and would be more comfortable texting. It’s a free service to ANYONE: teens, adults, etc. who lives in the U.S. It’s run by The Crisis Text Line and is legit.

Los Angeles County Dept. of Mental Health has a collection of FREE guided meditations to reduce stress, and also FREE sleep and movement exercises at headspace.com/lacounty or contact them at DMH.LACounty.gov
Phone number: 800-854-7771

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Dandelions!

Dandelions!
(Genus: Taraxacum, family: Asteraceae)

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🌼💛 Hello, I’m a dandelion.
A lot of people call me a weed but I’m a friend and come to help you!
When you see me, remember that I’m the ONLY one who wants and can grow in that particular spot. Because:
Either the soil is too compact / hard / stomped and I want to loosen it for you with my roots.
Or there is too little calcium in the soil – don’t worry, I will replenish that for you with the dying of my leaves.
Or the soil is too acidic. But I will also improve that for you if you give me the chance.
Or a mixture of the above reasons, of course. 😊
I’m here because your soil needs my help so best you let me grow without disturbing me! When everything is fixed, I will disappear again, I promise!
Are you trying to remove me prematurely with my root? However meticulous you are, I will return 2x as strong! Just until your soil is improved.
You can even tell by my growth at which stage my help is at. If my leaves are flat on the ground then I’m far from ready but if they all reach up then I’m already a long way on my way.
Something completely different is that I am 1 of the first bloomers in spring so I will announce spring / summer for you.
During the day when it’s hot, I open my flowers but in the evening when it cools off I close them again quickly. In fact, if it’s not hot enough during the day I won’t open them at all!
My flowers are the first food for insects after hibernation and unlike most other plants, I have pollen AND nectar, not merely one OR the other! And I am generous with them! 🤪😉
My flowers are even delicious for you people by the way, did you know? I used to be called ′′honey (or gold) of the poor′′ because my flowers are so sweet in e.g. jam, sauce or salad! The internet is full of recipes – check them out.
But wait until the end of May or later before you start picking and even then, don’t pick everything yet! The biodiversity and bees will be very grateful!
🌼🌼🌼
Paula Kok – De Boer

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Dandelions are an herb that is native to Europe.
Dandelions can be found in mild climates
in temperate regions across the Northern Hemisphere.

Taraxacum officinale is the most common species.
The common dandelion is a flowering herbaceous perennial plant.
The scientific study of the genus is known as taraxacology.

The English name comes from the French dent de lion  (lion’s tooth) 
referring to the shape the leaves.

Dandelions have medicinal properties used in traditional herbal medicine 

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Nicholas Vachel Lindsay (November 10, 1879 – December 5, 1931)
was an American Poet known as “The Prarie Troubadour”

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“There’s starting to be a lot more argument that they should be kept because of what they can do for pollinators. Ecologically they are becoming very important as a food source for domestic and wild species of bees, particularly in early spring because they grow so soon. Butterflies and moths also feed on them as a source of sugar, and some species of birds feed on dandelion seeds”
– Ken Willis, University of Alberta Botanic Garden Head of Horticulture

Dandelions are edible and high in nutritional value (vitamins, minerals and fiber).
All parts of the plant (flower, leaf, stem, and roots) can be eaten cooked or raw.
The roots can be dried, ground, and used to make tea.
Dandelions are available as packaged herbal supplements
(capsules, extracts, oils, and tinctures).
Dandelions contain high levels of the antioxidant beta-carotene and polyphenols.

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Other Potential Health Benefits from Dandelions:
Reduce cholesterol
Regulate blood sugar
Reduce inflammation
Lower blood pressure
Aid weight loss
Reduce cancer risk
Boost the immune system
Helps relieve mild constipation

Five ways to consume Dandelions:
  1. Dandelion green salad
  2. Sauteed Dandelion greens (cooking eliminates some of the bitter taste) 
  3. Dandelion fritters
  4. Baking with Dandelion petals
  5. Dandelion root tea (and coffee substitute)

Dandelion tea acts as a diuretic and increases urine output.
It has also been used to improve appetite and soothe minor digestive ailments.

Dandelions have low toxicity and are safe for most people.

WARNING! Dandelion can cause an allergic reaction!
People with allergies to other plants like ragweed may also be allergic to Dandelions.
And people with sensitive skin may experience contact dermatitis (a rash or hives).
Other side effects include stomach discomfort, diarrhea, and/or heartburn

WARNING! Dandelions may interact badly with some medications (especially diuretics and antibiotics)! If using prescription medications, consult a healthcare provider before using Dandelions.


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“Let it grow”




CV! Part 178 – 4th of JULY WEEKEND 2021! (Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun)

CV! Part 178 – 4th of JULY Weekend 2021! (Thurs-Fri-Sat-Sun)
ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE CITY OF 
LOS ANGELES!

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USA! USA! USA!

Thursday, July 1, 2021 – Rabbit. Rabbit.
Today is the 182nd Day of the year and 183 Days remain until 2022.
The year is half over or half past, and six months remain in 2021.

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O Canada!

It’s CANADA DAY!
On the 154th anniversary of Canadian Confederation on July 1, 1867
NOTE: Many cities cancelled Canada Day celebrations after the bodies of hundreds of native american children were uncovered in unmarked graves on or near former Indian Residential Schools. The border remains closed and tourists won’t be able to cross until at least July 21. And at least 230 people died from the heat in British Columbia since last Friday.

It’s National US Postage Stamp Day!
The United States issued the first postage stamp on July 1, 1847.
Philately is the study of postage stamps and postal history.
And it’s also National Postal Worker Day!

FIRE AND ARREST TRUMP STOOGE
AND GOP TRAITOR LOUIS DEJOY NOW!

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1:55am: Good morning! Happy (month of) July!
We took the dog outside. We made an iced mocha.

8:08am: We slept a little. We got woken up. We are very awake.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We got the newspapers. We made and drank an iced espresso.
We ate a toasted onion bagel with cream cheese.

Breaking News about the Surfside Collapse in Miami, Florida:
the rescue effort was halted early this morning due to structural concerns.
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A partial collapse occurred at ~1:23am EST on June 24 at the Champlain Towers South condos.
The death toll is currently 18 and 145 people are missing.
And President Joe Biden  is in town to be President at the scene. He is just doing his job.

Oregon health officials blame 63 deaths on last week’s heat wave.
20 deaths in Washington state are linked to the heat, with more expected to come.
More than 230 deaths have been reported in British Columbia, Canada, since last Friday.

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Rapist Bill Cosby was released from prison yesterday. MORE THAN 60 WOMEN!
FUCK THE PENNSYLVANIA SUPREME COURT! Bought and paid for.
AND DON’T THINK THE TIMING IS A COINCIDENCE!
There will be a week of Cosby coverage. Unimportant News that just distracts.
Our Justice System is a total disaster. TRUMP IS A RAPIST TOO!

There is NO JUSTICE in this country. BLACKLIVESMATTER!
Rich celebrities can get away with anything. NO JUSTICE! NO PEACE!
Why are the GOP Traitors still in office and not under arrest?
January 6, 2021 is only seven months ago…. when will they be arrested?
Now Waiting for TRUMP ORGANIZATION INDICTMENTS to be announced.
Jeffrey Epstein didn’t kill himself. Trump lied to you. 600000+ US DEAD!

NOTE: The Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance,
charged the Trump Organization and Weisselberg
with 15 felony counts including grand larceny and tax fraud

DONALD TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS REMAIN
A CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER TO THE WORLD in the Summer of 2021!


NATIONAL GINGERSNAP DAY
NATIONAL CREATIVE ICE CREAM FLAVORS DAY

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6:15pm: Today sucks. We ordered a pizza.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
The pizza came. We ate. We’re not hungry now.

On The Menu: Extra-large pizza with sausage and meatball

11:25pm: We took a little nap. We woke up.
We took the dogs outside. We’re chillin’, and that’s our Thursday.

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FIREWORKS!

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Mark Teich (aka “Teichy”) RIP. Another Good One Gone WAY TOO SOON.
Our good friend and “partner in comedy” died yesterday. Cancer got him. Just terrible news. Our thoughts are for his mom and girlfriend and his many friends.
May his memory be a blessing. This one really hurts. FUCK CANCER!
May the Four Winds blow him safely home. 111
The pic is us together is from his birthday party in 2010
with Vaud and the Villains in the VIP Room at Fais Do-Do:


TRAVEL ALERT! TRAVEL ALERT! TRAVEL ALERT!

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It’s the FIRST POST-PANDEMIC HOLIDAY TRAVEL WEEKEND!
It will be the busiest weekend of travel since Christmas of 2019.
47million+ Americans are expected to travel this weekend according to AAA.
132million+ Americans (51% of the population) will go somewhere this weekend.

If you are traveling this weekend, expect crowds, traffic, and delays.
Everyone is understaffed. Flights and other reservations may be cancelled.
Gas prices are spiking this weekend, the highest since 2014.
Los Angeles gas is going for “arvage” $4.30 per gallon!

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Friday, July 2, 2021 – It’s the first day of the second half of the year.

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Fourth of July Friday! Have a SAFE and INSANE weekend everyone!
ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES!

It’s WORLD UFO DAY! (aka International UFO Day)
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On this day in 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act.
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5:45am: Friday morning. We’ve been awake for a little bit.
We took the dog outside. We made an iced espresso.
We are watching the stupid local news on KTLA. AND IT’S REALLY STUPID!

8:30am: We went back to bed and got woken up. The dogs got fed.
We made another iced espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

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The Los Angeles Dodgers are at The White House this morning meeting with President Joe Biden. And LA Mayor Garcetti is there (of course he is, because NO PHOTO OP IS TOO BIG OR SMALL). Garcetti is lobbying for a Washington gig while the City of Los Angeles remains a total mess. What about the BUSISNESS OF LOS ANGELES?

President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris met with the Los Angeles Dodgers. They gave the President and Vice-President personalized jerseys. Pitcher Clayton Kershaw made a short thank you speech. Joe told a Satchel Page story and made a joke about age, and then rambled on for too long again. And then they took pictures.

5:20pm: We got the newspapers and the mail. We took the dogs outside. We took a nap with the dogs. We made another iced espresso. It was HOT outside. We stayed inside. Nothing happened. We ate the leftover pizza for lunch. And it’s time to feed the dogs again. We’ve already set up their supper. Just going to wait a little bit. We didn’t do anything today again. Friday. Friday.
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4th of July Friday Traffic in Los Angeles at 5:00pm Rush Hour!

11:25pm: We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
We made some food for dinner. Good Shabbos everyone!

On The Menu: Bacon cheeseburger on a toasted onion bagel
with dill pickle and potato chips. And a Dr. Pepper to drink
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Saturday 12:15am: We took the dog outside. We took a nice hot shower.
We are watching TV and surfing the interweb. We just drank an iced espresso.

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Saturday, July 3, 2021

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Five to one, baby. One in five
No one here gets out alive

Jim Morrison RIP
December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971

On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence
was adopted by the Second Continental Congress.

On this day in 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg ended.
The three days of fighting in Pennsylvania finished with a victory for the Union.

ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES!

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EXTREME FIRE DANGER! Just say NO to fireworks this year. 

8:40am: We didn’t sleep well. We slept a little. We woke up.
The dogs went outside and got fed. We made an iced espresso.

11:00am: We drank the iced espresso. We got the newspapers and the mail.
We ate a toasted onion bagel with cream cheese.

3:36pm: We took a nap. We woke up. We took the dogs outside.
We made another iced espresso. We had the dog in the Home Office.
Now they’re in the bedroom. We need to eat. We are listening to music.
Its HOT out. And really bright out. .And we just wasted another hour….

4:20pm.

8:45pm: We made some food. Call it early dinner or late lunch.
We took the dogs outside. The dogs got fed. We took the dogs outside.
Then we took a nap with the dogs.

On The Menu: 2 hotdogs with bacon, cheese, onion and mustard;
dill pickle, carrot & celery sticks, fresh guacamole and salsa verde
with tortilla chips, and a Dr Pepper
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10:55pm: Called the police on the neighbors shooting off fireworks in their backyard again.
Scares the dogs. Annoys the shit out of us. Scares the birds and wild animals.
We are calling everytime from now on. LAPD is overburdened and it’s not an emergency.
And we just spent 22 minutes on HOLD waiting for LAPD Non-Emergency Operator.
CALL 877-LAPD247 to report ILLEGAL FIREWORKS!
ALL FIREWORKS ARE ILLEGAL IN THE CITY OF LOS ANGELES!

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Sunday, July 4, 2021 –
HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!

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12:08am: It’s Independence Day! Happy Fourth!
The alarm next door was going off for about 15 minutes,
There was another loud explosion just before midnight.
Now all is quiet. But random fireworks can still be heard farther away.
LAPD is busy working street racers taking over intersections,
a kidnapping, persons with guns, persons with green lasers,
and the usual robberies, assaults, and other crimes.
AND THEY ARE GOING TO ARREST THE GUY WITH THE GREEN LASER!

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When Independence Day falls on a Sunday,
the following Monday is a Federal Holiday
and a State Holiday in all US states except Texas.

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Putting out Old Glory in the morning:
(and check out our pandemic ponytail)

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Celebrate Liberty and Freedom Today and Tomorrow!

10:05am: WE went to bed before dawn…. we woke up too early.
We didn’t sleep because of the Fireworks….. the dogs went outside.
The dogs got fed. The newspapers were retrieved. We put the flag out.
We drank an iced espresso. We took the dogs outside.

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3:55pm: We took the dogs outside again. We made some food. We ate the food.
We drank a double iced espresso. We took a nap. We just woke up again.
It’s HOT and Bright outside. We turned on the air-conditioner.

On The Menu: Mac’n’Cheese with bacon (and cheese)
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11:30pm: POLICE SCANNERS ARE GOING OFF TONIGHT!
GUNS! FIREWORKS! ASSAULTS! ARSON! Happy Holiday!
Just another 4th of July in Los Angeles.

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We’ve been taking cover with he dogs in the Home Office all night.
The neighbors started with fireworks at 5:45pm. We called the police again.
The dogs got fed. We took the dogs outside.
The fireworks show at El Caballero Country Club has got to be stopped!
TOO FUCKING LOUD! BOOM BOOM BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!
And so many illegal fireworks going off all over the city. Sounds like a war zone.
We took the dogs outside. We made and ate dinner.

On The Menu: Thin cut top sirloin steak and onions
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And we watched the fireworks from New York City, Walt Disney World,
the Hollywood Bowl (with Kool and the Gang), the Rose Bowl,
and Las Vegas, on the TV and on the interweb.

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Walt Disney World Fireworks from 2019:
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New York City Fireworks (Earthcam)
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Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest 2021:
Joey Chestnut! Weiner! Winner 🌭🌭  🌭🌭  🌭🌭
He ate 76 hot dogs in 10 minutes!

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Have a Celebration! Wave that Flag! Have a SAFE Holiday!


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