When I was a little “m,” it was a big deal to go to the fair. At school, we used to sing a silly song ” We’re going to the country, we’re going to the fair, we’re going to see the bearded lady dressed in purple underwear…” I know, I know … “?huh?” Continue reading
Let the smiles and fun from the man performing this piece put a smile on your face! The interplay with the audience is one of my favorite aspects. Really good stuff right here!
Well it seems the video in the reblog isn’t working, here it is again.
Last weekend I took a quick get-away weekend vacation to Phoenix, Arizona. I know what you’re thinking, Phoenix of all places?! Well, let me tell you, I would do it again. And a big reason for that is the Phoenix Art Museum! Coming from the Bay Area, I would put the Phoenix Art Museum right up there with SFMOMA and the de Young museum!
The hamburger originated in Hamburg, Germany and has become an American
favorite. I bet you there isn’t a place in the US of A that someone can’t get a good burger.
Today is National Lemon Chiffon Cake Day. In 1920, an insurance salesman named Harry Baker invented this light and fluffy cake. Harry sold his cakes in LA to the Derby restaurant. Guarding this gem of a recipe for over twenty years, Harry decide to finally sell the recipe to General Mills.
Photo courtesy of Cdkitchen.com
It is my dream to one day go to Paris. To take in all the sights and sit at a cafe and sip on espresso while I sketch the scenery. But… for now I can have a moment in Paris on a winter’s night Par l’assiette(la plaque.) ” by the plate.” Continue reading
Hey northern hemisphere folk! It’s finally starting to get cold, so you know it’s starting to get a little hot ‘down unda’! Take a break and warm your toes at Melbourne’s queer arts and culture festival Midsumma!
They’ve got tons of events happening at tons of venues, so click here for more details!
Alright everyone! I’m what you might call am Amtrak Aficionado. I love to take Amtrak every opportunity I get. So naturally, when going to see some family in Santa Barbara for Thanksgiving, I took the train. It’s about a nine hour ride from the start at Oakland, which considering it’s a seven hour drive, wasn’t a bad deal. Also it’s an easy two tanks of gas, and my ticket down to Santa Barbara the day before Thanksgiving was only $65. I’ve done longer (26 hour) and shorter (2 hour) train rides, so I believe I am qualified to give some tips.
For those who don’t know, parrots make wonderful pets. In this blog I”l be talking about African Grey’s specifically. They’re super-smart, trainable, and as loyal as German Shepards. They love copying sounds, words, and will dance to music. African Grey’s (or any parrot really) will also most likely outlive you, so you don’t have to go through the heartbreak of losing a pet.
Okay, I also might be a little biased because I grew up with an African Grey (named Grant), who is still alive and kicking.
African Greys will pick up pretty much any sound they hear repeatedly, like your phone, doorbell, or part of the theme song to your favorite show. They’ll nuzzle their beak against your fingers, and want you to scratch their feathers. They really are super fun animals to have as companions. You can watch a video of Whiskey the Pirate talking your ear off after the jump (you should really watch it, he’s totes-adorbs).