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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.
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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
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Chicken Pyes with Mushroom Gravy
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Hot Potato Pyes
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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)
cinnamon buns



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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Updated September 6, 2021: Recipes from a 1956 Chinese Cookbook!
“The Art of Chinese Cooking”

 

 

 

 

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Professional Cooking Tips!

Professional Cooking Tips! (ripped from the Interweb)

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“To be a good cook you have to have a love of the good,
a love of hard work, and a love of creating.”
– Julia Child

And so, here are some great professional cooking tips and tricks
that we have collected from the interweb. We love to cook!
NOTE: We learned at an early age. We had a cooking class in junior high.
We chose apartment-style living at UCSC (with a kitchen so we
could cook for ourself) instead of dormitory living and “dining-hall” food.
We are not a professional chef, but some of our cooking is pro quality.

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And away we go….

ALWAYS WASH YOUR HANDS! (and wash them frequently while cooking)
CLEAN AND SANITIZE YOURSELF, YOUR KITCHEN, AND YOUR FOOD!
Learn about kitchen safety/sanitation and safe food storage and preparation.

Drink Coffee. Drink Water. (stay awake and alert, and always stay well hydrated)

Prevent the cutting board from slipping – place a wet paper towel underneath it.

ALWAYS USE A SHARP KNIFE!
Sharpen your knives before, clean your knives after.
Use a vegetable peeler for ultra-thin cuts and shaving.
Learn how to hold the knife properly!
Learn the proper knife technique for the type of food you are cutting!
(and there are great YouTube vids on “how to” cut up everything)

Heat your pans before cooking (so they are already HOT).
Preheat your oven for 20 minutes at temperature before cooking and baking.
Constant heat and proper temperature are necessary for professional cooking.

Baker’s Tip: Put a bowl of water inside the oven when baking.
The steam will help make a nice crispy bread crust.

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Use eggs and butter at room temperature when making dough.
Take the eggs and butter out of the fridge the night before.

Caramelized sugar for baking.
Slightly frying the sugar will add a note of caramel to baked goods.
Heat sugar for one hour for a hint of caramel flavor,
or heat for up to five hours to create a deep and unique aroma and taste.

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Try to eat healthy, well-balanced meals.
Add healthy fats, cut sodium, bump up your fiber,
and aim for a variety of colors on your plate.
(but never sacrifice good food for a bad “diet”)

Cook your aromatics first. 
Cook onions with salt. Add salt to reduce the smell. It will also cook them faster.
Add onions while the food is cooking.
Onions need time to develop their sweet flavor profile,
so they are one of the first ingredients to add to the pan.
NOTE: Garlic burns easily and the taste will turn bitter, so don’t add it early.

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Know when to add the herbs. 
Add dried herbs while cooking to enable the flavor to infuse the dish.
Fresh herbs should be added after the food is done cooking.
Fresh herbs will turn bitter if overcooked.

Use both salt and acid when seasoning.
Add the salt to your dish while you cook,
not before (and taste frequently) to avoid over-salting.
Use sugar as a seasoning.
It counteracts sour taste and will add a pleasant and rich flavor.

“The more you know, the more you can create.
There’s no end to imagination in the kitchen.” – Julia Child

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Add a dash of high-quality extra virgin olive oil to enhance your dish.
But don’t use olive oil in everything. Use pure vegetable oil for cooking.
Olive oil burns easily! It is not good for high-temp cooking and frying.

Brine your Meat! Brining makes for juicy meat.
Create a juicy texture and infuse rich flavor, and minimize
the chance of the meat drying out or being overcooked.

Marinate meat or fish in a plastic bag.
This ensures the meat or fish is coated evenly.
(also makes for an easy cleanup)



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“Life, like a cookie jar, would soon be empty
if you continued to accept the good things it offers
and put in no good things in return.”
– Sou Chan (from The House of Chan) 1952

Cook steaks that are at room temperature and they will cook more evenly.
And not all cuts of meat take the same time to cook!
For quick cooking, choose tenderloins and steaks.
For longer and slower cooking, use a roast, brisket, or shoulder cut.

Cook steak without oil by placing it on its side when cooking.
Cooking meat on the side renders the fat and will add more flavor.
It will also create a nice crust for the edges.

Make burgers juicy by placing ice cubes in the middle of the patties.
Right before grilling, press a small piece of ice into the center of patty.
This prevents it from drying out while cooking.

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Heat the saute pan to a high temperature before searing meat or fish.
Pre-heat your pan and Don’t crowd the food when searing.
High heat is needed for perfectly seared meat and fish.
Do not to crowd the pan because it will lose the high cooking heat.
Place fish in pan with the skin side down first.
The high temp will quickly sear the skin and prevent it from sticking.

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Use mayonnaise on fish to get a nice tasty crust.
Paint a small amount of mayo onto the fish with a pastry brush
and then season with salt before grilling. This will make a nice golden crust.

Make scrambled eggs creamy by adding mayonnaise.
Just add a teaspoon of mayo, it won’t change the flavor of the eggs.

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Use sour cream to make great pancakes.
Add 2 tablespoons of sour cream to the pancake mix.
It will make the pancakes tasty and fluffy.

Peel hard boiled eggs fast and easy!
Just add a little baking soda before you boil them.
You can also use vinegar.
Both ingredients get inside the eggshell, and will make them peel faster.

Use a large frying pan instead of a big pot when cooking pasta.
The wider area of the pan will heat the water faster.
Pick the right size pan for the amount of pasta being cooked.
Add a little olive oil and salt the pasta to taste after the water is boiling.
The salt will season the pasta.
The oil prevents the pasta from sticking and adds flavor.
Cook pasta in the sauce to finish.
The sauce will coat the noodles and they will absorb the flavor.
If the sauce is too thick, just add a little pasta water to create the thickness desired.

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Dry boil potatoes before mashing.
After boiling, remove potatoes from water and place in a clean heated pan.
Make sure they don’t cook anymore. Once dry, mash them.

Make Roasted Garlic in the microwave.
Place a whole bulb of garlic in a small bowl with a little oil and water.
Wrap the bowl in plastic wrap before microwaving. Cook until the garlic is soft.

To cook a perfect egg, you will only need three things: 
a thick-wall frying pan, a 1/2 tablespoon of butter, and an egg.
Cook for 4-5 minutes over a low heat. Don’t forget to add a pinch of salt.
Remember, eggs will continue to cook after being removed from the pan!

TIP: Use an egg slicer to cut and slice fruits.

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Fruit! Fruit! Fruit!

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“Eat, drink, and be merry!
For tomorrow we diet.”
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“Fat gives things flavor.” – Julia Child

“The only time to eat diet food is while you’re waiting for the steak to cook.”

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“Learn how to cook! Try new recipes!
Learn from your mistakes! Be fearless! And above all have fun.”

“The only real stumbling block is fear of failure.
In cooking you’ve got to have a what-the-hell attitude.”
– Julia Child

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“Your body is not a temple, it’s an amusement park.
Enjoy the ride.”
– Anthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain RIP (June 25, 1956 – June 8, 2018)
May his memory be a blessing!

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CV! Part 182 – “The Mandalorian” (Wednesday-Thursday)

CV! Part 182 – “The Mandalorian”  (Wednesday-Thursday)

“If you never do, you’ll never know.”
– wisdom from a Taco Bell hot sauce packet

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Wednesday, July 14, 2021 – It’s Bastille Day!

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Vive La France! – French Flag

1:10pm: We fell asleep and woke up at Midnight. We took the dog outside.
And now we’re awake again.

NOTE: If there is a Mike Lindell MyPillow commercial on during a show….
we will CHANGE THE CHANNEL. We are done watching your program.

One thousand dollars?
And one hundred for Brandt too?
Savin’ my money
(Lebowski haiku)
HAPPY HUMPDAY! (What hump?)
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8:50am:
We woke up and took the dog outside.
We went into the kitchen to feed the dog.
And now we are SO FUCKING MAD AGAIN. WTF?
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We’re up for 10 MINUTES! We told you we didn’t sleep.
That’s your cue. Distract the dog. Pick a fight. Bang the dishes.
TIME OUT. Fuck. Fuck. Fuck.

We made and drank a double espresso and ate a piece of poundcake.
And now we are fuckin’ done with Wednesday before 9:00am.

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9:40am: We aren’t going back to bed right now….but we should.

Was amused this morning and played a little game.
The multi numeric-alphabetical title is a Disney Recipe.
Which Country Was Reading Which Blog Post?
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2:55pm: We did go back to bed and we took a nap with the dog.
We needed to sleep. And then we woke up. Still Wednesday.
We took the dogs outside. We drank a cup of espresso.
We took the dogs outside again. The gardener is here. It’s HOT.
We drank another cup of espresso and made/ate some lunch.

The Hawk (there’s a pair) in the tree has been screeching and squawking a lot.
So, today we got lucky and got a pic of it “diving for lunch”
Perched in the tree, and then in flight with our cheapo cell phone.

Lunchtime!
On The Menu:
a chicken and cheese sandwich on toasted French bread,
dill pickle, celery, cherries, and watermelon
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6:45pm: There was a very short pursuit in Commerce earlier,
it was over before we tuned in, and now there’s a suspect in custody.
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8:25pm: We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs.
We took the dogs outside. We drank an iced espresso.

It’s 7-14-21 today. And that is very cool numerically.
It’s a ONCE IN A LIFETIME kinda day. Celebrate it.

On The Menu: Chicken flautas with guacamole-sour cream-salsa verde dip
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And some fudge (chocolate with San Juan sea salt caramel)
***Here comes the fudge. Here comes the fudge.***
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We took the dogs outside. And now they’re sleeping in the Home Office.


Thursday, July 15, 2021

“You will be happy to find some quiet moments
to enjoy some peace and quiet to relax”

2:30am: We decided it was time to finally watch “The Mandolorian” on Disney+.
NOTE: We watched episode 1 twice and then fell asleep with the dogs.

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The Mandalorian and The Child

7:20am: We woke up. We took the dogs outside.
We set up their breakfast. We got the newspapers.
And The Hawk was screeching from the top of a telephone pole out front.
We made an iced espresso and ate a toasted sesame bagel with cream cheese.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water. – “This is the way.”
We watched episode 2 and 3 of “The Mandalorian” and drank the iced espresso.

9:00am: We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs.
We took the dogs outside again.
9:40am: Okay, we wasted enough of the morning…..
10:10am: We took the dogs outside. We made another iced espresso.
The housekeeper is here to clean up after the family party and long week.
So, we are back to chillin’ in the Home Office with the dogs again.

11:20: tick tock, tick tock

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3:05pm: We took a nap with the dogs and missed a pursuit!
There was a pursuit that ended on the side of the 138 out in the boonies.
Suspect in custody after trailing that bumper for miles.
We waited for the housekeeper to go.
And we watched episode 4 of “The Mandolorian”.
We took one dog outside and then we gave him lots of love.
Big Dog is still sleeping and we are chillin’ once again in the Home Office.
But we are hungry now, and it’s time to eat some food,
and also maybe run an errand or two.

3:35pm: We just made an iced espresso to drink,
and we put some chicken flautas in the oven to cook for lunch.

On The Menu: Chicken flautas with salsa verde
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9:00pm: Recapping Thursday.
And we took a nap with the dogs.
And we woke up and went back to bed.
And we took another nap…. and woke up after 8:30pm!
We took the dogs outside and fed the dogs. Late supper.
And we took the dog outside again.
Now we’re back in the Home Office. The dogs are sleeping again.

11:45pm: We watched more episodes (5,6, and 7) of “The Mandalorian”. 
And we made some dinner. We don’t want to waste food.
And there was a lot of food leftover from the dinner party.
Besides the Cornish game hens, there was chicken taco meat,
and there’s still a whole Costco rotisserie chicken in the fridge.

On The Menu: Chicken taco with salsa verde
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And this happened today:

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The return of the MASK. – WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK again!
Masks will be required indoors again in the County of Los Angeles
beginning. Saturday night at midnight (and why not immediately?)
Los Angeles County cannot protect the public.
They have fucked it up repeatedly.

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COVID-19 (the Delta Variant) is spreading
and case numbers are rising in all 50 states.

Olympic athletes arriving in Tokyo may have issues.
Another one tested positive.

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607000+ Reported Deaths in the United States from COVID-19
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53150+ Reported Deaths in New York from COVID-19 as of today
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It was previously known as the “Indian variant”
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NOTE: SIX MONTHS AGO, TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS
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The day is January 6, 2021 …
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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

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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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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

Seek immediate help if you feel overwhelmed or unsafe!
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, get professional help immediately!
If your distress impacts your daily life for any length of time (a couple days or many weeks),
talk to a clergy member, counselor, or healthcare provider.

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**GIVE BLOOD!***
THE RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD AND PLASMA DONORS!

redcrossblood.org 1-800-RED-CROSS Blood Donor App

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.

Be thankful. Be grateful.
THANK YOU LOYAL READERS! And thank you FAMILY!
“Be excellent to each other and PARTY ON DUDES!”

and love one another, right now – support everyone*.
Peace and Love! ❤️

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CV! Part 174 – FRIDAY! And Saturday JUNETEENTH and Sunday too. (Fri-Sat-Sun)

CV! part 174 – FRIDAY! And Saturday JUNETEENTH and Sunday too. (Fri-Sat-Sun)

Friday, June 18, 2021

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9:30am: We woke up at 5:30am. We were up and then went back to bed.
Did not sleep well. Woke up several more times before getting out of bed.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed.
And FUCK, the afternoon can’t get here fast enough.

10:45am: Our shoulder is f*cked up and we’re in pain. Pain hurts.
Today is just starting off real sh*tty.

3:00pm: Our day is a little better. We drank an iced espresso.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water. Feel Better.
Our shoulder was really bad, so we iced it for a little bit, and now it’s a little better.
It’s a beautiful day and really hot outside. The dogs are napping in the bedroom.
We are sitting here in silence on Friday afternoon, and it’s just real quiet right now.
The exterminator came to spray around the house earlier,
and there was a lot of gardener noise in the neighborhood this morning,
We stayed in the Home Office most of the morning, moaning about our shoulder.

4:10pm: We took the dogs outside. It’s HOT. And it’s a dry heat.
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Now we are chilling’ in the Home Office with the dogs, and it’s nice and cool.
And we haven’t eaten any real food today…. so we’re kinda hungry.
FUCK. The gardeners across the street are here.
And they have really loud lawnmowers and leaf blowers….and they suck.
SO, we’re going to eat early supper now. Yeah, that’s the ticket.

11:50pm: Recapping Friday. We fell asleep instead of supper.
We woke up and it was time to feed the dogs. We took them outside too.
We made breakfast for dinner.
On The Menu: 2 eggs over medium, bacon, twice cooked potato,
toasted bagel with cream cheese, plum, nectarine, banana,
cran-raspberry-orange juice and an iced espresso to drink
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We took the dogs outside again. Now they’re sleeping in the Home Office,
Our shoulder still hurts. And it hurts a lot when we lay down.

We stopped, took the little dog outside again, put the dogs in the bedroom,
and made an icepack for our shoulder. So Ice on, Ice off now.

Remembering our old friend, poet Pagan Neil, today on his birthday.
He passed over on March 3, 2016. May his memory be a blessing!

Should we celebrate?
A birthday for a dead man?
What would Pagan do?
Write a poem for him!
Toast his blessed memory!
Hold him in your heart!
NOTE: We included a pic of Pagan and credited the owner.
He previously gave us permission to use his pics with credit given.
He reported us to Facebook and we got our first “copyright strike”.
He was on our Friend list and there wasn’t any bad blood between us….
But really? He didn’t message us. SO WE BLOCKED HIM!
YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT! AND FUCK HIM TOO!
GOODBYE! WE DON’T DO FACEBOOK DRAMA!
AND FUCK HIM AGAIN FOR BEING A NARC!
This was a picture of a DEAD MAN.
Pagan Neil RIP – May his memory be a blessing.
One Old A**hole Blocked. BUH-BYE. Oh, and “karma’s a bitch” too.

Saturday, June 19, 2021 – JUNETEENTH!

HAPPY JUNETEENTH!

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I’m not shopping the Juneteenth “White Sale”, sorry.

Juneteenth is a celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States.
Now it is an official Federal Holiday, signed into law by President Joe Biden just this week.
On June 19, 1865 (156 years ago), over two years after President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas and declared that slavery was over.
The Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, freed the slaves in Confederate states,
but had no effect on the states under Confederate control where slavery still existed.

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10:00am: We didn’t sleep well last night.
Mostly because for our shoulder. We finally took a prescription pill.
(we never take them because they make us feel groggy all the next day)
We woke up and took the dogs outside. Then we fell asleep again.
We woke up and took the dogs outside and then we fed the dogs.
We made an iced espresso and yes, we feel groggy/sleepy tired….
And our shoulder is still sore this morning, but improving.

2:30pm: We went back to sleep, and woke up at12:30pm. We took the dogs outside.
Then we went back to bed. We slept for another two hours and just woke up.
We took the dogs outside and made an iced espresso. And now it’s time for lunch.

On The Menu: peanut butter and raspberry jam sandwich on toasted Hawaiian bread.

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9:50pm: Recapping our exciting Saturday…
We ate the sandwich. We took a nap. We woke up and took the dogs outside.
We drank an iced espresso. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
We ran some errands…. they’re still locking the Post Office Lobby Area with the PO Boxes.
NOTE: the Lobby area used to be open 24 hours before Louis DeJoy f*cked up the USPS

We went home and took the dogs outside and now we’re chillin’ in the Home Office.
One More Saturday Night! And we need to eat something now.

On The Menu:
Mac’n’Cheese with bacon, and a dill pickle, and an iced espresso to drink.
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And we took the dogs outside again and gave them love.
Now they’re sleeping in the bedroom.


Sunday, June 20, 2021 – Father’s Day!

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Sunday 2:15am: Well,
it’s a redneck tough guy classic Saturday Night double feature marathon tonight.
“Every Which Way But Loose” with Clint Eastwood and
“White Line Fever” with Jan Michael Vincent

7:45am: We slept a little. We woke up and took the dogs outside.
We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside. We got the newspapers.

SQUIRREL!
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10:10am: We went back to bed. We woke up pretty quick.
We took the dogs outside. We made an iced espresso.
Choreboy did the dishes and a load of laundry, More stuff to come today.
It’s Father’s Day. We are not attending a party in Ventura County this morning….
Too far to travel. We are bummed we can’t attend the celebration for our Stepfather.
And we miss our Dad. He passed in 2018. May his memory be a blessing.
So, today is a sh*tty day on social media. We are “standing by” today.

3:35pm: Well we took the dogs outside again. Then we had a little siesta.
We woke up and made another iced espresso. Now we have to eat something.

4:45pm: WE JUST SAVED A LOST DOG!
Hey, look what’s in our driveway! It’s a dog, not one of ours…..
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We went to the front door and it was there waiting for us.
And there was no owner in sight. It’s only 82 degrees out, so it’s HOT.
He was very friendly, and clean, so we brought him inside out of the heat.
He had a harness and collar, but NO TAGS! We got him some water.
We took him into the kitchen and outside.
He was very happy and peed on everything.
We got a leash and took him out front. Still no owner in sight….
so we took him into the Home Office and then outside again.
He was very happy and peed on everything.
We checked his collar and his name and number were embroidered on it.
We called the number, and asked “Did you lose something?”
It was our neighbor on the corner, it was his daughter’s dog,
and then he and his daughter came and got their dog from us.
OUR GOOD DEED FOR THE DAY WAS DONE!
And No Masks were involved….. Nice dog too. And he liked me, it was obvious.
Then we got our dogs and let them sniff up the house, and Home Office.
We took them outside, into the kitchen, and outside again.
So, they sniffed on the other dog inside and out, and they peed and pooped.
Now they’re in the bedroom, and we are going to be Choreboy for a bit.

7:15pm: Choreboy  finished the laundry and cleaned and watered the little yard..
We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside again.
We drank an iced espresso and a glass of juicy juice.
We ordered a pizza delivery. Now Choreboy is going to scoop the poop…

7:56pm: Eating great pizza as we type this!
On The Menu: Pizza delivered! Perfect timing! We are a good tipper.
Extra-Large Sausage and Meatball Pizza and a Coke.
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It’s the SUMMER SOLSTICE!

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

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So this is for all my LGBTQ (and others) friends.

 

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

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

Seek immediate help if you feel overwhelmed or unsafe!
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, get professional help immediately!
If your distress impacts your daily life for any length of time (a couple days or many weeks), talk to a clergy member, counselor, or healthcare provider.

**GIVE BLOOD!***
THE RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD AND PLASMA DONORS!

redcrossblood.org 1-800-RED-CROSS Blood Donor App

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.

Be thankful. Be grateful.
Be kind to each other – love one another – support everyone*.
Peace and Love! ❤️

Dude 2020

The Dude Abides.




CV! Part 170 – Travel Alert! (Mon-Tues-Wed)

CV! Part 170 Travel Alert! (Monday-Tuesday-Wednesday)
DO NOT TRAVEL! STAY THE FUCK HOME AND STAY HEALTHY!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEANO! “The King of Cool”
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There is a NEW CORONAVIRUS VARIANT!
The Delta Variant, previously known as the “Indian variant”
First detected in India last October and now spreading in more than 40 countries!

Vietnam has detected a NEW CORONAVIRUS VARIANT!
A mutation of the Indian and U.K. COVID-19 variants, it spreads by air
and is much more transmissible than the previously known types.

  • Get your COVID-19 vaccine today! (if you haven’t yet)
  • WearAF*ckingMask!
  • Stay 6 feet apart – PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING!
  • Avoid crowds! StayTheF*ckHome!
  • Avoid (poorly ventilated) indoor spaces.
  • Wash your hands
  • Avoid touching your face, eyes, nose, and mouth

Cases of reinfection with COVID-19 have been reported, but are rare​.​
And COVID-19 can spread from people to animals in some situations.
Pet cats and dogs can become infected after close contact with infected people.

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So, we’ve noticed that a lot of people think the COVID-19 Pandemic is over
and everything is back to pre-pandemic normal again….
HEY! IT IS STILL NOT SAFE YET!
We are Fully Vaccinated. We got both Moderna shots and waited two weeks as required.
And we are still wearing a DOUBLE MASK in public. We are still sanitizing our hands.
We are still trying to SOCIAL DISTANCE, (but there is not a lot of attention being paid)
and that is the primary failure of people we encounter. So we are still trying to avoid going out into public, even though there is a lot less stress and anxiety now.
NOTE: TOO MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT FULLY VACCINATED!
There are too many variants and there is no real testing happening at this time…
STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME! STAYTHEFUCKHOME!
ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT. ZERO CONTACT.
WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK! WEARAFUCKING(DOUBLE)MASK!
And we are going to keep repeating it until it is safe to travel again (maybe in 2022).

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COVID-19 is the leading cause of death in the United States.
598000+ Reported Deaths in the United States from COVID-19
as of today.
63560+ Reported Deaths in California from COVID-19 as of today
52890+ Reported Deaths in New York from COVID-19 as of today
(these are the reported numbers, the true numbers are much higher)
INDIA IS STILL COMING BACK FROM THEIR 2nd WAVE.
BRAZIL IS STILL IN TOTAL CRISIS. And now they’re going to host a soccer tournament (that Argentina cancelled because of COVID-19)…….
THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS STILL OUT OF CONTROL IN OTHER COUNTRIES.
NOTE:
People are still arriving in the United States from those countries everyday!

GET VACCINATED if you haven’t yet!
*FULLY VACCINATED means TWO WEEKS after the second dose! 

You are not fully vaccinated after the first dose,
and you are not fully vaccinated until TWO WEEKS after the second dose.
TWO WEEKS AFTER THE SECOND DOSE!
Vaccines don’t stop you from spreading the virus!
Vaccines may protect you from getting really sick,
and may prevent death if you contract COVID-19.
YOU CAN STILL GET SICK AND DIE.
YOU CAN STILL SUFFER FROM LONG-TERM EFFECTS.
YOU CAN STILL GET OTHER PEOPLE SICK.

MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED WHEN TRAVELING.
MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED IN CALIFORNIA
MASKS ARE STILL REQUIRED IN THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

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Do not go to movie theaters, musical performances, shopping malls,
dance parties, sporting events, Las Vegas, or any kind of public gathering!
Attending events and gatherings increases your risk of getting and spreading COVID-19. Stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

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

AND EVERYTHING RETURNS TO NORMAL IN CALIFORNIA ON JUNE 15th….
“capacity and distancing restrictions will be lifted for most businesses and activities”


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“What are all these people doin’ in my livin’ room?”

Monday, June 7, 2021
Happy Birthday Tom Jones!
Happy Birthday Dean Martin!

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12:55am: Good morning it’s Monday.
We just woke up from a short nap after dinner.
Yes, we know it’s ONE A.M…..
Ken Russell’s “LisztoMania” starring Roger Daltrey on TMC right now.
(and it’s still unwatchable…. just too weird a film)

And then…….
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10:00am: MONDAY! MONDAY!

We woke up before 7:00am. The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed.
We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We snuggled with the dog, but didn’t go back to bed.
And then we made an iced espresso.
The housekeeper is here. So we have the dogs in the Home Office this morning.
We just took them outside and now everyone is laying down and napping.

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12:20pm: Motorcycle Pursuit in the San Gabriel Valley!
So this chase started awhile ago, and we’re watching this idiot speed around on the freeways and surface streets without a purpose for at least a half hour now…. and it’s just stupid.
And there’s no police behind him, so they’re following him from the air, as he’s racing around.
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Chase is finally over, there’s a suspect in custody. Guy drove into a parking structure in Pasadena and got arrested trying to walk out after losing his sweatshirt, we think…..

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

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Dean Martin – The King of Cool!


RECAPPING MONDAY on Tuesday Morning

1:20am: So we woke up about a half hour ago. Yes it’s one in the morning.
Recapping Monday….We made and ate lunch around 3:00pm on Monday.
On The Menu: Turkey and cheese sandwich on toasted sourdough English muffins,
celery and carrot sticks, strawberries, and an iced espresso to drink
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And then we fell asleep. No, the turkey just knocked us out.
We slept all afternoon. The dogs went outside and got fed.
We skipped dinner and slept some more. So tired.
We woke up and made dinner at 10:00pm.
On The Menu: Macaroni and cheese and cran-raspberry-orange juice to drink.
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We took the dog outside.
And then we fell asleep again with the dog.
When we woke up, it was Tuesday morning.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 – DO NOT TRAVELTUESDAY!
It is still not safe to travel…. COVID-19 is not done.

World Oceans Day! And it’s also World Ocean Week (June 5-13)!
A day to inform the public of the impact of human actions on our oceans.

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Venice Beach – Los Angeles, California (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)

1:25am: And then we took the dog outside again.
Now we’re sitting in the dark catching up on episodes of “Top Chef” season 18
and “Last Chance Kitchen” – but it’s making us hungry again.
Watched a lot of YouTube vids too.
Fun stuff. Educational. Good tunes. And Travel …sigh.

Best Friends Day! 
Make a new best friend. You can have more than one, you know!

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10:40am: We woke up. We slept a little with the dog. We took the dog outside.
We fed the dog. The other dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We got the newspapers and the mail.
We drank two cups of espresso and a little orange juice. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.
We played with the dogs and now they’re in the bedroom resting.

11:30am: We took the dogs outside again. then we had them in the Home Office.
And then someone awful nice brought us lunch! Thank you very much!
On The Menu: Chopped Salad w/ranch dressing on the side (delivered) for Brunch.
Iceberg and Romaine lettuce combo with avocado, celery, carrots, cucumber,
BBQ chicken and bacon (we also get cheese and tortilla strips sometimes)
It was good. We ate it all. YUM.
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Recapping Tuesday now….. at 1:00am Wednesday.
After the salad we took a nap. We woke up and ordered dinner delivery.
On The Menu: Sushi time!
California roll, rainbow roll, spicy tuna cut roll, and eel & avocado cut roll.
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NOTE: We didn’t take a pic, so this is a repeat from two weeks ago.
We are very good customers.


Wednesday, June 9, 2021
National Donald Duck Day! – Happy birthday Donald Duck!
On this day in 1934, Donald Duck made his first appearance in “The Wise Little Hen”
short film by Walt Disney. And did you know Donald’s middle name is Fauntleroy?
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8:36am: We woke up before 6:00am…. and we got up at 6:30am.
We took the dogs outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water. Hey! It’s Wednesday!
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NOTE: We just published our previous Blog Post “It’s COFFEE TIME AGAIN!”
Yesterday we published our previous Blog Post “Not Burning Man 2021”
And Sunday we published our previous Blog Post “The Cheese Shop Sketch”
Please read our previous Blog Posts!

3:10pm: Recapping Wednesday morning now.
We had sushi again last night! And there were leftovers too.

So, we were chillin’ with the dogs, and our family was going to the airport.
But the UBER guy showed up driving a really small car for THREE PEOPLE AND THEIR LUGGAGE…. and he left them stranded. So we volunteered to take them to LAX.
Wednesday before lunch, not terrible traffic, but there was traffic.
And we don’t drive very much or very far. And we really hate traffic.
And we don’t drive in traffic. So we got gas and drove the 405 freeway.
And because we had to make a sudden trip to LAX and back, we missed this pursuit!
Had to drive to LAX and back, and thankfully we got off at Mulholland! instead of going down the hill to the 405-101 junction! This guy stole a box truck, had a short pursuit, and parked it on the 101 with the Highway Patrol in tow…..now the suspect in custody and traffic is f*cked.
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We went to the Post Office, mailed some letters, and got our mail.
We ran another errand, and then we went home. We took the dogs outside.
We were chillin’ in the Home Office and now they’re napping in the bedroom.
We scooped the poop. And now the gardener is here.

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We stopped and got Randy’s Donuts on the way home.
On The Menu: Glazed buttermilk, glazed raspberry jelly filled,
and a Chocolate Long John with cream (no shown – it was tasty!)
Tip: there’s too much jelly in the donut, so use the excess on the buttermilk donut!

Well there was NO LINE at Randy’s today. We drove right up, had to wait a couple minutes for the guy and the intercom, and got three donuts for $5, and they were pretty good. There’s a Winchells, a Dunkin’, and a mom & pop Donut Stop near us, but there was an accident on the 405 going back, so we got off at Manchester…. and we had threatened to stop and get Randy’s on the way there, and since there was NO LINE we needed to stop on they way back.

7:30pm: The gardener did a really good job cleaning up the yard.
We took the dogs outside. We fed the dogs. We took the dogs outside.
We drank an iced espresso. We watched the news. We watched TV.
We watched some YouTube vids and now livestreams (while we’re typing).
We ate the donuts, after we ate some leftover sushi – spicy tuna cut roll, yes!
Okay, maybe not exactly in that order, but we have a steak in the fridge for later.
And we still have to go to the market. But we can go for days if we have to….
AND WE HATE WASTING FOOD. Just buy what you’re going to eat, and eat it.
Don’t throw food away. Eat the leftovers. Don’t let food rot, or spoil.
BE GRATEFUL EVERYDAY FOR WHAT YOU HAVE! SO MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT!

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1:10am on Thursday: Recapping the evening. We took the dogs out again.
And we didn’t (really) do anything.
Wait, we groomed the little girl’s face & eyes, and that took awhile.
Then we fell asleep, and woke up after midnight.
We took the dogs outside again and we we’re going to put them to bed,
but they wanted to hang in the Home Office with us….
(10 minutes later) And now the little dogs are back in the bedroom.
The Big Boy is in with us and happy napping. And maybe we’re getting hungry?

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

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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

Seek immediate help if you feel overwhelmed or unsafe!
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, get professional help immediately!
If your distress impacts your daily life for any length of time (a couple days or many weeks),
talk to a clergy member, counselor, or healthcare provider.

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.

Be thankful. Be grateful.
THANK YOU LOYAL READERS! And thank you FAMILY!
“Be excellent to each other and PARTY ON DUDES!”

and love one another, right now – support everyone*.
Peace and Love! ❤️


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

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WHY ARE THE GOP TRAITORS STILL IN OFFICE?
WHEN WILL TRUMP AND THE GOP TRAITORS BE INDICTED?
THEY ARE ALL GUILTY OF TREASON, SEDITION, INSURRECTION,
CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN, AND CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY!

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AND JEFFREY EPSTEIN DID NOT KILL HIMSELF.

**GIVE BLOOD!***
THE RED CROSS NEEDS BLOOD AND PLASMA DONORS!

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“This is the end, my only friend, THE END” – The Doors




It’s COFFEE TIME AGAIN!

Good Morning!
It’s COFFEE TIME AGAIN!
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“Wake up and smell the coffee.”
We LOVE coffee! Any time of day.
Drink it hot, warm, cold, or iced!

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Cafephile: The word “cafe” derives from coffee and the suffix “phile” means showing of fondness – therefore, a Cafephile is one who is fond of, or loves coffee very much.

Take another Break with us,
Read this Blog about Coffee and Have A Hot Cup of Joe!
And read our previous Blog Posts about COFFEE!

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Wake up and smell the coffee!
feel less tired and increase your energy level

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“Sleep is a weak substitute for coffee.”
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Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans,
which are the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant.

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Espresso is a type of coffee made using high water pressure and finely ground beans to produce a small, concentrated shot of brewed coffee.
Espresso is a coffee-brewing method of Italian origin, in which a small amount of nearly boiling water (about 190°F) is forced under 9–10 bars of pressure through finely-ground coffee beans.

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Espresso is coffee brewed under pressure and requires a dark roast with a fine grind.
When a shot of espresso is pulled, all of the components of the crushed coffee beans are extracted by the percolation of hot water through tightly packed and finely ground coffee.

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8-ounces = 1 cup.
The exception is the standard (hot) mug-served cup of coffee measuring 6-ounces.
Today’s “cup” of coffee in the US is usually 4-ounces brewed using 5-ounces of water.

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People consume an estimated 2.25 BILLION cups of coffee PER DAY worldwide.

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Coffee improves many brain functions including memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, reaction times and other general mental functions.

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A tall blonde walks into a coffee house.
The barista says, “Hey, we have a drink named after you!”
The blonde says, “You have a drink named Tiffany?”

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Caffeine blocks the inhibitory neurotransmitter adenosine, so the amount of other neurotransmitters (norepinephrine and dopamine) increases, leading to the enhanced firing of neurons in the human brain (a stimulant effect).

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“It is “generally safe” for most people to consume three to four cups of coffee per day,
and that doing so may actually reduce the risk of certain health conditions.”

We are not a medical professional. We just LOVE coffee.
Overwhelming evidence has shown that when consumed in moderation (400mg of caffeine per day) four cups of coffee are safe for the general population. Federal dietary guidelines suggest three to five 8-ounce cups of coffee per day (up to 400 milligrams of caffeine) can be a part of a healthy diet.

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SCIENCE!
Coffee contains nutrients, including riboflavin (B-2), niacin (B-3), pantothenic acid (B-5) magnesium, potassium, manganese, and various phenolic compounds (polyphenols are antioxidants).

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Coffee can reduce the risk of liver cancer, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis.
Italian researchers found coffee consumption lowers the risk of liver cancer by ~40%.
Coffee may help protect against type 2 diabetes.
Coffee may also lower the risk of gallstone disease
Caffeine may help prevent Parkinson’s disease.

Coffee in moderation (two 8-ounce servings per day) may protect against heart failure and may lower the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Several studies show coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Black coffee (without milk/cream) is very low in calories: only ~2 calories.
Of course adding milk, cream or sugar will increase the calories in the drink.

“Coffee is the most important meal of the day.”
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Caffeine can improve mental performance:
focus, alertness, attention and concentration.
Caffeine in coffee is a mild stimulant for the CNS (central nervous system).
It is the best mood-lifting agent due to the antioxidants
and blocks mood-depressing chemicals in the brain.
And it has been associated with a lessened risk of depression.
Caffeine consumption may be associated
with an increase in the availability of dopamine receptors in the brain
Drinking at least two cups of coffee per day
promotes the greatest mental health benefits.

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Barista: How do you take your coffee?
Us: Very, very seriously.

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Q: How did the hipster burn his tongue?
A: He drank his coffee before it was cool.

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Caffeine can boost metabolic rate by 3–11% and can increase fat burning
by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people.
Caffeine can improve physical performance by 11–12%, on average,
and it increases adrenaline levels and the release of fatty acids from fat tissues.

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Coffee has a lot of nicknames:
java, joe, dirt, mud, brew, cuppa, daily grind, morning jolt,
lifeblood, tar, rocket fuel, pick-me-up, and even worm dirt.

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“Why walk when you can stagger? Why stagger when you can crawl?…
Why crawl when you can block the sidewalk?”
Why crawl when you can slither to the bar?
“Why crawl when you can clutch at the grass to keep from falling off the Earth?”
“We can’t help the way you look…but we can help the way you feel!”

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NOTE: Pre-Northern Renaissance Faire in 1987, we worked mobile security during the week and our good friend Dave Coker was rebuilding the alestands that had been left to rot after the Living History Centre ran out of money for teardown in 1986. We had too much fun that summer! May his memory be blessing!

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Colorado Bulldog (a White Russian with Cola)

Ingredients:
1 oz Kahlúa
1 oz Absolut Vodka
1 oz cream
Top with Cola

Instructions
Shake the alcohol and cream with ice. Strain into a short glass with lots of ice, but make sure not to fill it to the brim. Leave some space to top it off with cola.


Hot White Russian

Ingredients
2-1/4 cups freshly brewed coffee
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Kahlúa or other coffee-flavored liqueur, or to taste
1/4 cup vodka, or add to taste
Whipped heavy cream for garnish (optional)

Instructions
In a saucepan stir together the coffee, cream, Kahlúa, and vodka.
Heat over moderate heat until it is hot. Pour into heated mugs.
Garnish each drink with whipped cream.


Iced Irish Coffee 

Ingredients
2 oz Tullamore D.E.W. Original
1 tsp ground espresso
2 tsp demerara sugar
2 tsp hot water
3 oz cold brew coffee
Fresh cream

Instructions
Combine whiskey and espresso in a small bowl and let stand for 15 minutes.
Strain through coffee filter into a cocktail shaker.
Stir sugar and hot water until dissolved then add to shaker with cold brew and ice.
Shake, strain and serve in a Collins glass. Top with cream.


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Coffee Old Fashioned

Ingredients
1 double shot espresso (~2 oz), at room temperature
1 oz bourbon or rye whiskey
1/4 oz simple syrup
A dash of (Peychaud’s) bitters
1-inch piece of lemon peel for garnish

Instructions
Combine espresso, bourbon, simple syrup, and bitters in a shaker and then fill with ice.
Stir with a bar spoon for 30 seconds and strain into a rocks glass filled with ice.
Twist lemon peel over drink and rub around the rim of the glass. Garnish with lemon peel.


Hot Boozy Coffee 

Ingredients:
1/2 shot Brandy
1/2 shot Grand Marnier
1/2 shot Kahlua
4-5 oz hot coffee
1 orange peel
1/2 cup whipped cream
1/2 tsp sugar

Instructions:
Whip cream in a bowl with a whisk (or you can use the blender/food processor).
Whip until soft peaks form and add sugar to taste.
Lightly “burn” the orange peel with a lighter. (the oils come out and flavor the coffee)
Pour the brandy, grand marnier, kaluha, and freshly brewed coffee in a mug.
Stir with the orange peel. Spoon whipped cream on top and serve.


El Cafecito

Ingredients
1-1/2 oz Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum
1/2 oz Cuban Coffee Liqueur
1/2 oz Licor 431 dash simple syrup
2 dashes chocolate bitters

Instructions
Combine all ingredients in shaker. Shake vigorously.
Pour into a rocks glass with a large ice cube.


Anatolia Café

Ingredients
1 oz Pierre Ferrand 1840 cognac
1 oz Luxardo Cherry Liqueur
1/4 oz Cinnamon Syrup
Coffee
Whipped Cream (for topping)
Cinnamon powder (for garnish)

Instructions
Mix cognac, cherry liqueur, and cinnamon syrup.
Top with coffee, whipped cream, and powdered cinnamon. Serve hot.


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Irish Coffee
is a cocktail made with hot coffee, Irish whiskey, cream and sugar.
Ingredients:
1-1/3 oz (2 parts) Irish whiskey
1 oz (1½ parts) fresh cream
2-2/3 oz (4 parts) hot coffee
1 teaspoon of Brown sugar (or to taste)
Shaved, powdered, or liquid chocolate for garnish (optional)
Directions:
Make the coffee. Heat the coffee, whiskey and sugar; but do not boil.
Pour into a glass or coffee cup, stir, and top with (whipped) cream.
Garnish with chocolate (optional). Serve hot.

In a footed glass mug, add whiskey (Jameson’s is recommended but any good Irish whisky will do), add the brown sugar and stir, warm it slightly (do not boil), and then ignite the vapors. This will caramelize the sugar as well as warm the mug. Blow out the flame after about ten seconds and then fill the mug with a strong coffee. Leave a finger’s width of space at the top, add heavy whipped cream by laying the cream over the back of a spoon, so it floats on top.
NOTE: Caramelizing the sugar will make the drink taste much better!

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Enjoying my coffee. (copyright 2014 JoshWillTravel)


White Russian (aka “a caucasian, man”)

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“Do I drink White Russians all the time? …
The reason it was White Russians is you could have a lot more fun
with a White Russian than you can with say, a vodka soda.”
– Jeff Dowd, the real Dude inspiration

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White Russian

The traditional cocktail known as a Black Russian first appeared in 1949.
The drink becomes a White Russian – just add fresh cream or half and half.
Neither drink has any known Russian origin.
Both drinks are named for the vodka that is the primary liquor ingredient.

The White Russian was popularized by Jeffrey ‘The Dude’ Lebowski
(aka actor Jeff Bridges), in the Coen Brothers’ 1998 film “The Big Lebowski”
but the drink has been around since the mid 1960’s.

NOTE: Use an 80-proof vodka, mix a White Russian according to the recipe,
and it would be approximately 24 percent Alcohol by Volume (or 48 proof).


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“Careful man! There’s a beverage here!” – The Dude

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“ENJOY IT!”



CV! Part 168 – Another DoNotTravelTuesday! And Wednesday, Thursday too (Tuesday-Wednesday)

CV! Part 168 – Another DoNotTravelTuesday!
And Wednesday, Thursday too (Tuesday-Wednesday)

The United States Navy’s Blue Angels flyover:
(your taxpayer dollars at work….. )
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Tuesday, JUNE 1, 2021 – Yeah, it’s JUNE, man.
Rabbit. Rabbit.

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RABBIT! RABBIT!

12:13am: LAS VEGAS IS 100% OPEN.
There was a 26 mile traffic backup on the I-15 south going home to Los Angeles today!
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Zowie Bowie and the other bands take the stages in Downtown
on The Fremont Street Experience! Las Vegas is rockin’ it at Midnight (Tuesday AM)

We finally watched “Never Surrender”, the “GalaxyQuest” documentary this morning.
AND IT WAS SO GREAT! So much fun and really well done. We highly recommend it.
We also watched “Eye of the Beholder” about the art of Dungeons & Dragons.
And it was also GREAT. They talk about 13 year old white kids playing D&D with their friends in their basements, before the internet and AOL, and before video games (the age of Atari was just beginning), and that was us, but we never had a basement to play in.
AND THE ART! Dragons, Wizard, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs, Barbarians, and MONSTERS!
It was a nice history of the art of D&D, the evolution as the game grew, and the legacy that the artists have left for the next generation. Both documentaries were really interesting to us.

6:15am: And we slept for a little bit. Stay awake until we pass out….
then wake up and smell the coffee. We drank a cup of espresso.
Drink Coffee. Drink Water. FUCK.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
The newspapers were recovered from the driveway. out front.
JUNE GLOOM. It’s gray again this morning, but it’s going to be a sunny day later.
Not unusual weather in the SFV for the first day of the new month.
We drank another cup of espresso. We don’t want to be angry today.

10:30am: We ate a peanut butter, banana and honey sandwich on toasted challah bread.
We cleaned up our desk again. We watched another hour-long documentary about Pink Floyd on AmazonPrime and then took the dogs outside. And now we are all back in the Home Office again on Tuesday morning.

2:05pm: We took a nap. We took the dogs outside. We made an iced espresso.
Tuesday afternoon. And it’s really sunny and HOT outside now. Beautiful day.

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4:40am Wednesday: Recapping Tuesday.
We took a nap. We woke up and ate Mexican food that was delivered.
On The Menu: Cold chicken tacos on corn tortillas with onion and cilantro.
Okay, so we’ve been “intermittent fasting” or just not eating all day.
And we’ve lost some weight. We are even below our pre-pandemic weight!
Next step is our Burning Man weight… and we’re getting there.
But we’re trying not to eat crap, or snack, and it seems to be working.
We eat one big meal a day, and sometimes something for breakfast.
And we usually don’t feel like cooking for one,
since we’ve done a lot of that for 15 MONTHS.
So, IT TOTALLY SUCKS WHEN THAT ONE MEAL IS NOT GOOD.
Half a Hamburger is not dinner. We FUCKING HATE CILANTRO!

The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We took another nap. We woke up.
We watched TV, we surfed the interweb, we played with the dogs.
We fell asleep again, and woke up after midnight.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2021 – The Moon is in Pisces

“There’s a sucker born every minute,”  – P.T. Barnum (1810-1891)
On this day in 1835, P. T. Barnum’s circus began its first tour of the US.
The traveling Barnum & Bailey Circus ran from 1871 until 2017.
Barnum also held office in the Connecticut legislature in the 1860s
and then as mayor of Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1875-76.

4:50am: We’re watching the two-part “Laurel Canyon” documentary.
(EPIX has their Premium Content available for FREE until June 6th)
We drank a cup of espresso. Drink Coffee. Drink Water.

On this day in 1875, inventor/scientist Alexander Graham Bel (1847-1922) makes the first sound transmission which leads to the first patent for the telephone on March 7, 1876.

HAPPY HUMP DAY!
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7:40am: The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
Then we made some breakfast.
On The Menu: Bacon and pepper jack cheese sandwich on a toasted croissant.
And an iced espresso to drink later.
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On this day in 1924, President Calvin Coolidge signed the Indian Citizenship Act (the “Snyder Act”), recognizing all Native Americans as American citizens.

COVID-19 is still the leading cause of death in the United States.
595000+ Reported Deaths in the United States from COVID-19
as of today.
63250+ Reported Deaths in California from COVID-19 as of today
“Health officials in the state of California are tracking at least SIX COVID-19 variants”
DO YOU FEEL SAFE? DO YOU TRUST THE GOVERNMENT?

On this day in 1935, George Herman “Babe” Ruth (1895-1948), “The Great Bambino” announced his retirement from baseball at the age of 40.

Standoff on the 101 north in the SFV today. Backed up the freeway for miles. CHP moved in and removed the occupant. Suspect in custody.

8:05pm: Recapping Wednesday.

On The Menu: Pizza delivery. Extra-large sausage and meatball pizza.
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We ate pizza. Then we took a nap.

On this day in 1953, Elizabeth II is coronated Queen of England! “G-d Save The Queen!” 

11:35pm:

On this day in 1977, the state of New Jersey approved casino gambling in Atlantic City.


Thursday, June 3, 2021

9:30am: Okay, we’ve been up since after midnight…. and we can’t sleep now.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed. The dogs went outside.
We drank two cups of espresso. We ate a toasted croissant with butter.
We ate two slices of cold leftover pizza around 4:30am.

1:40pm: We took a shower. We got dressed.
We went to the bank.
We went to the dentist and had our teeth “deep cleaned”
We went home. We took the dog outside. Now we’re back in the Home Office.


We finished binge-watching “Enslaved” with Samuel L. Jackson, a documentary series about the Transatlantic Slave Trade with a scuba diving twist. Slavery Sucks! And EPIX is FREE until the 6th right now, so we are enjoying their channel’s exclusive content this week.

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“Enslaved” is a six-episode docuseries that explores 400 years of human trafficking from Africa to the New World by following the efforts of Diving with a Purpose, as they search for and locate six slave ships that went down with their human cargo.

Samuel L Jackson traces his ancestry to Gabon, visiting the coastal area in Loango National Park to see where his enslaved ancestors were shipped in their millions to the Americas.

ENSLAVED: made (a human being) a slave.
caused (a human being) to lose their freedom of choice or action.
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Over 2 Million Africans died during more than 45000 voyages and over 400 years of trade.
~1000 slave ships sank to the bottom of the sea with their human cargo.


7:05pm: We took a nap. We woke up.
The dogs went outside. The dogs got fed.
We ordered a Chinese food delivery, and now we’re waiting.
And this came on our Interweb this evening. WHAT AN AMAZING LINEUP!
5th annual Love Rocks NYC benefit concert live from the Beacon Theatre
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So far it’s been pretty incredible. And (Bandleader) Will Lee on bass!
And hosts like Jeff Garlin, BILL MURRAY, and Tina Fey so far.
Playing LIVE in front of a LIVE AUDIENCE of first responders with real passion.
THIS MAKES US SO HAPPY! And they are so happy to be playing live again.

Joe Bonamassa (CGP) LIVE!
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And we ate dinner and really enjoyed the show.
On The Menu: Chinese food. Kung pao chicken and orange peel beef
with steamed rice and a ginger ale to drink.
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11:45pm: We took the dogs outside. We took a nap with the dogs.
We woke up, and the dogs went outside again.
So, we put on the Joe Bonamassa performance from earlier tonight again.
It was smokin’ hot. And then the jam with Joe, Warren Haynes, Robert Randolph,
Jimmy Vivino, Will Lee, and the band “GOIN’ DOWN” was OFF THE HOOK!
Might as well enjoy it again and again. LIVE MUSIC for a LIVE AUDIENCE. Yeah.

No children, but it’s burned into memory….
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