Dinner at Lotus of Siam in Las Vegas!

Thai Food Dinner at Lotus of Siam in Las Vegas!

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And we went back to Las Vegas last week! SUPRISE!
A fast drive on Sunday night, a free room, and good friends waiting to have fun!
How could we refuse the invitation?
We stayed until Thursday, so on Tuesday night we went out for delicious Thai food at the famous Lotus of Siam restaurant.  Word has been out on this restaurant for years and we’ve always wanted to try it. The original location is being renovated, but they recently opened a second location in the “Chinatown Strip”, and we drove over for an early meal.

On The Menu: Chicken satay, mee grob noodles, shrimp pad Thai, beef panang, steamed rice, and a few tiki cocktails!

Everything was great! We were seated without having to wait. The service was good. The food was delicious and well timed. We ordered just enough and there were no leftovers. We left full and happy. Always a good way to start the night in Vegas.

NOTE: When we left every table was seated and there was a line out the door waiting to get in. So, HOT TIP Go Early if you don’t want to wait!

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The Bar at the Lotus of Siam Restaurant in Las Vegas

And then after dinner went over to The Golden Tiki for more cocktails and fun.

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“Trader Vic’s” Mai Tai at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas

Lotus of Siam – Las Vegas, Nevada

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2019!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2019!

We are extremely grateful! Thank You!
Thank You Loyal Readers! Thank You Friends! Thank You to Our Family!
We wish you HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Turkey Day!

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“And in the master’s chambers,
They gathered for the feast
They stab it with their steely knives,
But they just can’t kill the beast”
– The Eagles’ Hotel California

We are hosting The Thanksgiving Feast again this year, as we do every year. There will soon be 15-20 people in our kitchen, living room, dining room and big den enjoying fabulous food and wonderful desserts. The last couple days have been prep for the party and early this morning we baked our (make it every year or get ready for guilt) Grandma’s Cherry Cheesecake. The recipe is available in a previous Blog Post if you are interested, link below or use the Search Box at the top of the page.^^^^^scroll up^^^^^

NOTE: Our “Guest coming from the furthest place” was my sister’s good friend, who came from Stratford-upon-Avon, England this year to party with us!

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A woman was looking over the turkeys at the grocery store,
but she couldnt find one that was big enough for her family.
She asked the stockboy…”do these get any bigger?
The stockboy said “no ma’am, they’re dead.

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“EAT ME!”

 

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NFL FOOTBALL! Tradition!
Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions
Buffalo Bills at Dallas Cowboys
New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons

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Last Minute Interception! Game Over! Da Bears Win 24-20!

 

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Buffalo beat Dallas 26-15

 

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New Orleans beat Atlanta 26-18

 

HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2019!

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This is from last year, but it happened again!
Our food supply is not safe. (sorry to bum you out)

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And then there’s the food for Thanksgiving ….

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A Big Bird! Turkey Time 2019!

On The Menu: Turkey with gravy and 2 kinds of stuffing/dressing, garlic mashed potatoes, candied yams, corn pudding, cranberry sauce, creamed spinach, green bean casserole, roasted veggies & yams, deviled eggs, fresh baked challah bread, fruit plate,
Grandma’s cherry cheesecake, chocolate cake, apple pie & pumpkin pie with whipped cream, homemade cookies & fudge, wine, vodka, tequila, coke, egg nog, and coffee/espresso

 

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Just Desserts!

Grandma’s Cherry Cheesecake 2019:

 

Enjoy it.

A Quick Warning for Our Friends:
USE CAUTION! Your mental health may be severely impacted by the holidays!

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TIME TO MAKE THE CHEESECAKE! GRANDMA’S CHERRY CHEESECAKE!

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UPDATED Saturday, November 30, 2019: Leftovers Day 1

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Leftovers Day 1: Hot Turkey sandwich (open face) with stuffing and gravy on challah bread, creamed spinach, cranberry sauce, and a dill pickle

On the way to the Las Vegas Sign

On the way to the Las Vegas Sign (an add-on to our Las Vegas Blog Post)

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Legal Cannabis in Las Vegas! There’s a dispensary on every street now! There are FREE UBER and FREE LYFT and other car services that will pick you up and take you to a legal dispensary (for medical and recreational use) and then they will take you back to wherever after you make a purchase. There are many, many choices if you want to visit.

3am Saturday Night/Sunday Morning – F*ck Planet 13 These Guys!

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F*ck Planet 13 Las Vegas!

Rude Security Guy at the Planet 13 check-in desk:
“You have to move your car”

JoshWillTravel
(suprised by the rude tone/power trip):
Okay, I’ll move it across the street.

THE REEF Dispensary!
So we walked back to our rental truck and drove it literally across the street.

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THE REEF Dispensary – Las Vegas, Nevada

And we found the Whiz Khalifa at THE REEF dispensary! This place was very cool!

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No pretense or bulls*t here like the place across the street.
Walk right in. They have retail merchandise and photo op cutouts as you enter. And they have the products ready for purchase. There’s a paper menu of their current inventory and deals, and you order at the counter. The Cashier window was closed, so you pay at the counter too. It was a good “no hassle” experience, the choices were many and the prices were cool (for Vegas), and we would absolutely return here next time.

NOTE: We gifted the Whiz Khalifa to our gracious Host and the Birthday Boy!

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“Vegas Baby! Vegas!”

 

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“Words of Wisdom”

“Words of Wisdom”

Wisdom:
-the quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment;
-the quality of being wise.
-the soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of experience, knowledge, and good judgment.
-the body of knowledge and principles that develops within a specified society or period.

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Be kind.

Let it go.

Wait to worry.

Abide.

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Don’t sweat the small stuff. (and it’s all small stuff)

Smoke ’em if ya got ’em.

Never sh*t where you eat.

Buy low, sell high.

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He who has the gold, makes the rules.

Haste makes waste.

Drink water.

Life is short.

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Everything in moderation, including moderation.

Push and believe!

Let it be.

This too shall pass.

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Live long and prosper.

Don’t play leapfrog with a unicorn.

Eat, drink, and be merry.

Risk is better than regret.

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Don’t forget your towel.

Never give up. Never Surrender!

Don’t eat the yellow snow.

Don’t worry. Be happy.

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Always have dessert.

Don’t let anyone steal your joy.

Socks first, then the shoes.

Have a nice day.

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The early bird gets the worm.

Wax on. Wax off.

Get the money up front.

Be excellent to each other and Party on Dude!

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Laughter is the best medicine.

Don’t blink.

Safety third.

Enjoy it.

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From Wikipedia: Wisdom, sapience, or sagacity is the ability to think and act using knowledge, experience, understanding, common sense and insight. Wisdom is associated with attributes such as unbiased judgment, compassion, experiential self-knowledge, self-transcendence and non-attachment, and virtues such as ethics and benevolence.

NOTE: Memes and Quotes are just here to help. If you require real inspiration or serious psychological help, we are not responsible or liable for anything. Your results may vary.

If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, get help right away!
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and SHUT THE F*CK UP DONNY!



 

NOVEMBER 2019

NOVEMBER 2019

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“Bladerunner” The Future is NOW!

Silence is the sound
Cold night, First of November
Waiting for the Sun

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Feliz Dia de Los Muertos!

November the third,
Did you fall backwards last night?
Daylight Savings time!

FALL BACKWARD! Get an extra hour…. daylight savings sucks.

BBQ Dinner at the Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, California

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BBQ Dinner at the Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA

On The Menu: BBQ baby back ribs, beer battered onion rings, fried mac’n’cheese, baked beans, pickled onion, bread (& mini cornbread muffins) and butter and a coke to drink.

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Bread, mini cornbread muffins and butter

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BBQ baby back ribs, beer battered onion rings, fried mac’n’cheese, baked beans, pickled onion, bread (& mini cornbread muffins) and butter and a coke

MONDAY! Read our previous Blog Post “Someone’s Got a Case of the Mondays”

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The Boys say “Good Morning!”

They erected a new statue on Santa Monica Boulevard in Beverly Hills and Ringo Starr was there for the dedication! “PEACE AND LOVE!”

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“PEACE AND LOVE!” Statue in Beverly Hills, California

And here in Los Angeles we remember the Borderline Saloon mass shooting and the Woolsey Fire that burned everything all the way to Malibu last year in November 2018.

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One Year Later – Remember The Things We Lost In The Woolsey Fire!

NOTE: Please read our previous Blog Posts about the Paramount Ranch and the fire.

We are WORLDWIDE! Here are all the places we’ve been Nov 3-7, 2019:

November 9, 2019 – (One More Saturday Night) Went to the WisDome in downtown Los Angeles for a VIP Experience “Dead in the Dome 2.0” with Melvin Seals, the Jerry Garcia Band, Steve Kimock and DJ Logic with art projections by Jerry Garcia.
Coming Soon to a Blog Post near you!

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“Dead in the Dome” 11-9-19

Veteran’s Day 2019 – We thank all those who have served their country.

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Veteran’s Day 2019! Wave That Flag!

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And it’s only the 12th…. TUESDAY! TUESDAY MORNING! TUESDAY AFTERNOON!

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“When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday, cash me out.” ~ Frank Sinatra

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“Enjoyin’ My Coffee”

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“I Am The Pumpkin King!”

PUMPKIN TIME! 

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Pumpkin and Pumpkin Seeds

Q: Is Pumpkin a vegetable or fruit?

A pumpkin is a winter squash plant. Cucurbita pepo is the most common pumpkin.
They are round with a smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and most often they are orange.

A: Pumpkin is a FRUIT because it’s an edible seed-bearing structure of a flowering plant. Many fruits that are not sweet, like tomatoes, beans, green peppers, avocados, etc. are mistakenly called vegetables.

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Hollowed Out Pumpkin (with seeds and pulp removed)

Pumpkin, when sliced and cut, can be roasted, puréed into soup or baked into pies.
The pumpkin seeds are also edible and highly nutritious.

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds!
Separate seeds from pulp using a colander and a bowl. The seeds float. Clear the pulp. Rinse seeds and pat dry (as dry as possible). Combine in a bowl with olive oil and salt.
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Place seeds on foil or on a sheet. Bake for 20-30 minutes.
Spice as desired. (We used curry-ginger-cayenne-salt-brown sugar on these)

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Pumpkin is high in vitamins and minerals and low in calories. It’s a great source of beta-carotene, a carotenoid that is converted into vitamin A. Pumpkin also contains the antioxidants alpha-carotene, beta-cryptoxanthin and many others, which may protect cells against damage by free radicals. These compounds are linked to lower risks of stomach, throat, pancreas and breast cancers. Pumpkin is high in vitamins A and C, which can help boost the immune system. It is also a good source for of vitamin E, iron and folate which strengthen immunity as well. Pumpkin also has potassium, vitamin C, fiber and antioxidants, which have been linked to heart and other health benefits.

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“I Am The Pumpkin King!”

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HALLOWEEN 2019

HALLOWEEN 2019 (Still on October 31st, for now)

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TRICK OR TREAT?

“When hinges creak in doorless chambers
And strange and frightening sounds echo through the halls
Whenever candlelights flicker where the air is deathly still
That is the time when ghosts are present
Practicing their terror with ghoulish delight”

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Halloween, also known as Allhalloween, All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve is still on October 31st for now.

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen,
the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween.”

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Try carving a Pineapple!

Julie Driscoll sings “Must Be the Season of the Witch!” with Brian Auger in 1968>

The Halloween traditions originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. During Samhain the souls of those who had died wold return to visit their homes, and those who died during the year were believed to journey on to the otherworld. When the Romans conquered the Celts in the first century, they added some traditions (like bobbing for apples) from the festivals of Feralia and Pomona, celebrating the passing of the dead and the goddess of the harvest respectively, to the ancient holiday.

“Trick or treat, bag of sweets, ghosts are walking down the street.”

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Chuck Barris! The Gong Show!

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“There is something haunting in the light of the moon.”

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
(always a classic, but extra fun for Halloween)
“Let’s do The TIME WARP Again!”

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“Hey Riff, show us your mother!”

It’s astounding
Time is fleeting
Madness takes it’s toll
But listen closely
Not for very much longer
I’ve got to keep control

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I remember doing the Time Warp
Drinking those moments when
The blackness would hit me
And a void would be calling
“Let’s do The TIME WARP Again!”
“Let’s do The TIME WARP Again!”

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It’s just a jump to the left
And then a step to the right
With your hands on your hips
You bring your knees in tight

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But it’s the pelvic thrust
That really drives you insane……
“Let’s do The TIME WARP Again!”
“Let’s do The TIME WARP Again!”

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It’s so dreamy
So fantasy free me
So you can’t see me, no not at all
In another dimension
With voyeuristic intension
Well secluded, I’ll see all

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With a bit of a mind flip
You’re into the time slip
And nothing will ever be the same
You’re spaced out on sensation
Like you’re under sedation!
“Let’s do The TIME WARP Again!”
“Let’s do The TIME WARP Again!”

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Well I was walking down the street just-a havin’ a think
When a snake of a guy gave me an evil wink

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He shook me up, he took me by surprise
He had a pick-up truck and the devil’s eyes
He stared at me and I felt a change
Time meant nothing, never would again

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“Let’s do The TIME WARP Again!”
“Let’s do The TIME WARP Again!”

“In this 1975 cult classic, sweethearts Brad (Barry Bostwick) and Janet (Susan Sarandon), stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter (Tim Curry), a transvestite scientist. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker (Meat Loaf) and a creepy butler (Richard O’Brien). Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named Rocky.”

“Be afraid … Be very afraid.”

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HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

“Listen to them, the children of the night. What music they make!” – Bram Stoker

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It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!

Q: “Why are vampires like false teeth?  A: They all come out at night.”

Do you like scary stuff? Halloween is the perfect time to break out the horror films and spooky stories. Lots of good television too. Halloween holiday classics!

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Monster Chiller Horror Theater with Count Floyd! OOOOOOOOHHHH, Very Scary.

It’s a TOTALLY FUN HOLIDAY!
Costumes and PARTIES and CANDY!

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Musical genius Warren Zevon should be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!

“Every day is Halloween, isn’t it? For some of us.” – Tim Burton

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“By the pricking of my thumbs, something wicked this way comes.”

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“Where there is no imagination, there is no horror.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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“Are you a good witch, or a bad witch?”

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Barbara Eden as Jeannie “Bewitched”

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“WANT SOME CANDY?”
What’s your favorite treat?

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“Double, double toil and trouble; Fire burn and caldron bubble.”

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“If you need me I’ll be in my coffin.”

Universal Pictures’ Classic Monsters
The horror-fantasy-thriller-science fiction films made by Universal Pictures 1920 – 1950. They were the first shared universe in the history of Hollywood. Beginning with The Hunchback of Notre Dame and The Phantom of the Opera (both silent films) starring Lon Chaney. Universal produced the monster franchises Dracula (with Bela Lugosi), Frankenstein (with Boris Karloff), The Mummy, The Invisible Man (with Claude Rains who also starred in the sound remake of The Phantom of the Opera), The Wolf Man (with Lon Chaney Jr.) and the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

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“I am wicked in many ways.”

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FULL Performance of Disneyland’s “The Cadaver Dans” during Mickey’s Halloween Party. This performance from Oct 8, 2013 on the Rivers of America in Frontierland at Disneyland Park in Anaheim, CA> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hc_jcAEvsE

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THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! (1975)

And then “DO THE MONSTER MASH!” (Boris Karloff on Shindig 1965):

“He did the mash. He did the monster mash!
The monster mash. It was a graveyard smash.
He did the mash. It caught on in a flash!
He did the mash. He did the monster mash.”

The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band do “The Monster Mash!”

“Hurry back…Hurry back… Be sure to bring your death certificate if you decide to join us. Make final arrangements now. We’ve been…dying…to have you!”
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“Beware of Hitchhiking Ghosts!” Phineas, Ezra & Gus

“There was a lot more to magic, as Harry Potter quick found out,
than waving your wand and saying a few funny words.”

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A Masquerade Costume Party from the 1870s

 



 

OCTOBER 2019 Taimane in Malibu, Rocktoberfest, and Halloween!

OCTOBER 2019 – Taimane in Malibu, Rocktoberfest, and Halloween!

And so it is ROCK-TOBER again, and Halloween is on the doorstep.
Thanksgiving and “the Winter Holidays” (Christmas) are waiting in the wings.
Where does the time go? What happened to this year? Tempus Fugit! Time flies.

A Blog Post in three parts: first, some LIVE MUSIC Taimane in Malibu, second, a review of the month of October, and third, a little fun with “The Big Lebowski” and “Office Space”.

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US 101 North – Ventura Highway

Thursday’s sunset on the 101 freeway on the way to Pepperdine University in Malibu.

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Taimane LIVE at Pepperdine University 10-17-19

NOTE: Taimane is pronounced Tie-mane-ee

Taimane and her Quartet – Elemental Tour
with special guest Polynesian Dancers
in the Smothers Theatre at 8pm
2019 Nā Hōkū Hanohano Favorite Entertainer of the Year!
A wonderful showcase and celebration of Polynesian culture.

with added bonus “It’s All Black & White” Contemporary Art exhibit
in the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art next door – FREE Admission!
(see our previous Blog Post for pictures of the art)

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“It’s All Black & White” Art at Pepperdine University

One Ticket to the show: $20+$2 service charge = $22 Total!
and FREE PARKING if you park in the shuttle lot and ride.
(and $7 to park nearby if you don’t want to shuttle)

“She shreds on ukulele and rocks everything from Beethoven to Led Zeppelin. Somehow she manages to not only rock out but connect the audience with meaningful Hawaiian traditions and dances.” – Austin American-Statesman

It was an easy drive from the San Fernando Valley to Malibu. There was only a little stopped traffic caused by the stoplight and left-turning cars at the intersection of Las Virgenes and Mulholland going through the Santa Monica Mountains to the beach. Our destination: Pepperdine University on the Pacific Coast Highway (Route 1) above the Pacific Ocean.

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US 101 Freeway (north/west)- Ventura Highway at Sunset

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View of Malibu and the Pacific Ocean from Pepperdine at night

We parked for FREE in the shuttle lot and after a short ride we were at the Smothers Theatre picking up our ticket at WillCall. It was a beautiful evening at the beach! We arrived early, walked around a little, took some pictures of the campus, and then visited the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art next door and experienced the “It’s All Black & White” contemporary art exhibit for FREE! (pictures of the art in our previous Blog Post)

Lovely fountains, the Palm Court next to the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, steps that lead down to the lower campus and a Starbuck’s, the parking lot and the Smothers Theatre at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts – Pepperdine University in Malibu.

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And when they opened the house doors, we went to find our seat. Orchestra Row B, on the side aisle. The show started about 15 minutes late, and then it was magic time! Taimane has a beautiful voice  and she jams on the ukulele (and guitar)! She talked directly to the audience, introduced each section/song during the performance and created a intimate relationship with the audience. Her quartet were also amazing! She was accompanied by a guitar, violin and percussion (actually a trio) and two wonderful dancers who performed hula and haka dances during a few of her pieces. We enjoyed the show very much! We love LIVE MUSIC! And the performance was really fun.

One of the reasons we chose a seat on the side was in case video recording was allowed…. and it was! The lighting and our cheap cel phone camera made it difficult to get good pictures (as you can see, we had the same problem at Lebowskifest), but the videos we shot came out pretty good and did a good job of capturing the musical performance.

A couple interesting points: 1. The theatre space makes the performance different from a club venue or music stage, and the audience response was great, but somewhat subdued.
2. The actual show length was kind of short. They started late and played a short first set, then there was an intermission, and a longer second set.  And done before 10:30. There was time for more music (at least another song), and there could and should have been a little or a lot more music, and maybe less introduction. But for only $22 for the ticket we should just shut up, because it was a fabulous performance that we really enjoyed.

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NOTE: Why does this always happen? The nice (old) couple behind me sat down and started talking…. season ticket holders? They knew nothing about the artist or the music.
And they had a wonderful experience! We know because they talked….

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During Intermission and after the show, Taimane worked the “Merch” table, signing autographs and taking pictures with everyone! The other musicians and the dancers also came and mingled with the crowd and everyone was very friendly.

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Spotted this car in the shuttle parking lot after the show! Lots of vintage stickers too.

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We rode the shuttle back to the parking lot and walked to our car enjoying the view of Malibu and the Pacific Ocean at night from the university heights. We once lived in the Pacific Palisades on the Pacific Coast Highway just south of Malibu with a panoramic view of the ocean and we really miss enjoying it 24/7.  We drove south on PCH and then back to the San Fernando Valley through Topanga Canyon. There was construction and we had to stop twice for traffic when it was just a single lane. There were too many slow drivers and one crazy tailgater, but we got home eventually without incident.

Ukulele virtuoso Taimane Gardner performs
at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJ-_ZO9AlMo
and her page on fb> www.facebook.com/taimanegardner

NOTE: The three Taimane live performance videos we shot have been uploaded to our personal fb page and may soon be available on our YouTube channel, if we can figure out how to upload them from our cheapo camera. Her videos on YouTube rock!

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“So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working,
every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it.
So that means that every single day that you see me, that’s on the worst day of my life.”
– Peter Gibbons, Office Space

Here is our old 2010 commercial real estate office space in West Los Angeles:

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Our CUBICLE in the West Los Angeles Office

As a Hollywood Talent Manager we worked from the Home Office for over 10 years. It was a big change having to wake up, get ready and then drive to work to get to the office and our work desk in our cubicle space. Try doing the 405 Freeway Crawl for a year! It was only 12 miles, but it could take well over an hour to get from the Valley to West L.A. And the drive “over the hill” isn’t much better using the canyon roads, as we found out working at the Century City adjacent Talent Agency. It sucks to arrive at work already stressed out from the drive, and then to still have to be present and accounted for all day. And then stress out on the drive home in horrible traffic again after work…….

Agent, Agent, Agent! Three jobs in a row:
Commercial Real Estate (sales & leasing) Agent – nice cubicle in nice office as seen above.
Hollywood Talent Agent – had our own office, but it really was just a “private” cubicle.
Luxury Travel Advisor/Travel Agent – didn’t even get walls, just got an open desk space.

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Milton: “I believe you have my stapler.”

And at present we are back in the Home Office, Right now, we are finishing this Blog Post in our bathrobe at 4:30am while drinking coffee and watching reruns (that we’ve already seen too many times) of “Two And A Half Men”.
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So OCTOBERFEST!
Rock Out it’s ROCKTOBERFEST!
And INKTOBER too!

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Happy Halloween 2019!

September 29: Happy Rosh Hashanah! Happy Jewish New Year!
(we celebrate for 2 days, and observe the holiday for 10 days)

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Happy Jewish New Year!

October 8 was Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement
(lots of prayers and fasting on the holiest day of the year)
A personal message from JoshWillTravel:
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Remember The Las Vegas Massacre on the Las Vegas Strip?
October 1st was the 2 year anniversary of the Route91 Harvest Music Festival:
58 people killed and 422 wounded.
October 27th is the 1 year anniversary of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life (L’Simcha congregation) Synagogue Shooting: 11 people killed and 7 others injured.

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“Enjoy Every Sandwich”

October is the tenth month of the year
Autumn in the Northern hemisphere
October’s birthstones are tourmaline and opal
Zodiac signs for October are Libra and Scorpio
And it’s National Pizza, Popcorn Poppin’, Pork, and Seafood Month!

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“Callin’ Oates” Your EMERGENCY Hall & Oates Hotline!

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We called it. It is real. “Whoaaaaa, here she comes…..”

October 20 – Remembering Tom Petty on his birthday.
Gone too soon. May his memory and music be a blessing!

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Happy BACK TO THE FUTURE DAY 2019!

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Oct 25 is St Crispin’s Day!
“This story shall the good man teach his son,
And Crispin Crispian shall ne’er go by,
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be rememberèd” – Henry V
The Battle of Agincourt was fought on this day in 1415.

He stomped on the Terra.
Remembering Wolodia Grajonca (aka Bill Graham) today.
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2019!
Still on OCTOBER 31st for now…
Watch for a new Halloween Blog Post coming soon!

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Happy Halloween 2019!

“They did the Mash, They did the Monster Mash!”

The Dude Abides. And where did the year go?
How is it the end of October already?
TIME. TIME. TIME.
“It’s astoundingTime is fleeting. Madness takes it’s toll” – Riff Raff

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“Come join the slowest-growing religion in the world – Dudeism.
An ancient philosophy that preaches non-preachiness, practices as little as possible, and above all, uh…lost my train of thought there. Anyway, if you’d like to find peace on earth and goodwill, man, we’ll help you get started. Right after a little nap.”

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“And even if he’s a lazy man, and the Dude was most certainly that. Quite possibly the laziest in Los Angeles County, which would place him high in the runnin’ for laziest worldwide.”

“Yeah, well, you know, that’s just, like, your opinion, man.”

“Shomer Shabbos!” Friday at dusk until Saturday at sunset!

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“SHOMER F*CKIN’ SHABBOS!”

The Sheriff of Malibu: (a F*ckin’ Fascist!)
“I don’t like your jerk-off name, I don’t like your jerk-off face,

I don’t like your jerk-off behavior, and I don’t like you, jerk-off.”

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“Stay out of Malibu, Lebowski! Stay out of Malibu, Deadbeat! Keep your ugly fuckin’ goldbrickin’ ass out of my beach community.”

“I just dropped in to see what condition my condition was in.”

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The Dude Abides.

“Come, come, leave business to idlers, and wisdom to fools:
they have need of ’em: wit be my faculty, and pleasure my occupation,
and let father Time shake his glass.”
~William Congreve

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.         …I’m dreaming of a White Russian.

“Uh, I am not Mr. Lebowski. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude.
So that’s what you call me. You know uh, that or uh, his Dudeness,
or uh Duder or uh, El Duderino, if you know you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”

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“Truckin’, got my chips cashed in.
Keep truckin’, like the doo-dah man
Together more or less in line, just keep truckin’ on.”
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“For the wind passeth over it, and it is gone.” – Psalms 103:16

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FULL MOON FEVER!

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It’s All Black & White at Pepperdine University!

It’s All Black & White at Pepperdine University!

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Contemporary Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation
at the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University
The exhibit runs through December 8, 2019 and Admission is FREE!

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Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University in Malibu

Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art at Pepperdine University

 

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