Friday, August 27, 2010

Free-Form Friday: My Favorites

For my first Free-Form Friday I've decided to let you all (all 8 of you) know what my favorites are, based on these limited questions. Enjoy!


The Beatles and Blink-182....Honorable mention goes to Muse.

Currently. it's that "Billionaire" song, but all time it's "Moonlight Serenade" by Glenn Miller.

Genre of music
Honestly, Classic Hip-Hop.

Dodger Blue

TV Show
Futurama/Daily Show/Colbert Report/Family Guy/The Office

Forgetting Sarah Marshall/I Love You, Man

Steak Fajitas



Non alcoholic: Coffee Frappucino
Alcoholic: Old-Fashioned

Clothing Brand
Banana Republic

Shoe Brand


Pizza Topping
Mushroom and Bell Pepper

Winter (California Winter)


Christmas/New Years Eve

I actually have one. The Calla lily.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Thirsty Thursday: Bloody Mary

And now for the inaugural Thirsty Thursday blog. Our first drink is first for a reason, as it is the very first thing you should drink in the morning: The Bloody Mary.

We've all been there: Saturday or Sunday morning, massive headache and laying in bed vowing to never drink again (which usually lasts until later that evening). Many home made "cures" have surfaced over the course of the centuries. One of the famous Mexican cures that my family used growing up was eating Menudo the morning after drinking like a fish. That works for some, but not all.

The Bloody Mary surpasses all as not only the perfect hangover drink, but also the perfect before work pick me up when you need to be alert, but calm, at work.

So take this recipe, make yourself a Bloody Mary, cook up some bacon and eggs, and drink that hangover away!

2 oz Vodka (preferably Kettle One or Grey Goose)
1/2 Cup Tomato Juice
1 and a half Teaspoons Lemon Juice
Tabasco to taste
Worcestershire Sauce to taste
Black Pepper to taste
Celery Stalk
Lime Wedge

Combine ingredients in a shaker (Start with two dashes of tabasco and Worcestershire and a pinch of pepper). Shake and pour into a tall glass filled with ice. Complete with the celery stalk and lime wedge. Taste and add additional Tabasco, Worcestershire, or pepper as desired.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I saw this and HAD to add it. Hilarious!! I wonder if this dog belongs to Bananas....Lol!

Wacky Wednesday

Hello Everyone,

Today is my inaugural Wacky Wednesday, where I post a video or 2 that made me laugh or appalled me.

The first one is from a guy named Basil Marceaux, who is running for Governor of Tennessee. He reminds me of a more intelligent Sarah Palin...

He's got my vote (If I lived in Tennessee, I probably wouldn't be a whole lot smarter than this guy anyways).

This is just hilarious because I'm apparently a 12-year old at heart.

Have a great Wednesday everyone!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Best Sporting Event Memory - 1988 World Series, Game 1

I'm going to cheat a bit and put my best sports memory.  I wasn't at the game, but I was watching it at a restaurant.

It was October 15, 1988 and I was at a Mexican restaurant called Veracruz (a place I still frequent.) with my dad, little brother and a few of my dad's buddies. I was six years old, but already a sports nut, just like my dad. Of course, the Dodgers were (and still are) my team, so being in the World Series was the pinnacle of success.

The Dodgers went into that 1988 World Series against the Oakland Athletics as HUGE underdogs. The Dodgers weren't even supposed to be there as the mighty New York Mets were supposedly the only team with a chance of beating Oakland that year. The A's had a great pitching staff, a bunch of guys who could knock the crap out of the ball (later revealed to be because of steroid usage) and a hall of fame manager in Tony LaRussa.

The Dodgers had the NL Cy Young winner in Orel Hershiser (best pitching award), and the NL MVP in Kirk Gibson as well as a hall of fame manager of their own in Tommy Lasorda, but outside of that, little else. All they really had was a bunch of guys who were thought of as mostly bench or utility players.

Well, as expected, the A's blew through the Red Sox in the playoffs undefeated and looked every bit the future World Champs. The Dodgers on the other hand, shocked the world by beating the Mets in 7 games. In game 7, Kirk Gibson, already hobbled by hamstring and knee injuries, tore something in his uninjured knee on a slide into second base. Thus, the Dodgers went into the World Series without their MVP and with little hope of winning.

The game was pretty close. For the A's, Jose Canseco hit a grand slam home run in the middle innings to put the A's on top, 4-3. The game stayed this way until the bottom of the 9th (and final) inning.

The A's brought out their closing pitcher (a hall of famer and at the time, the best in baseball) named Dennis Eckersley. He had one of the best sliders the league had ever seen and was pretty much lights-out. Once he was in the game, it was almost an automatic victory. he easily recorded the first 2 outs of the ninth and Oakland looked to take a 1-0 series lead.

Here's where it gets really interesting.

The next batter was Mike Davis. Davis had been a Home-run hitter for the A's the year prior, which was why the Dodgers signed him as a free agent. However, he had only 1 home run all year for us and was a major disappointment.

Still, Eckersley, remembering him from the 1987 season as a teammate, pitched very cautiously to him and walked him. At this point, Kirk Gibson, walking with a terrible limp, came out of the dugout to pinch-hit. The crowd went nuts. Gibson hadn't even been at player introductions. He was in the trainers room all game long trying to walk to see if he could do anything. He mustered up the strength to come to the plate and bat, with 2 outs, bottom of the ninth, game 1 of the World Series, down by 1.

Gibson worked the count to a full 3 balls and 2 strikes. 1 more ball and he would walk, 1 more strike and he'd be out. Before the last pitch was thrown, Gibson stepped out of the batter's box and asked for a second to gather his thoughts. He recalled remembering his hitting coach telling him that Eckersley liked to throw a pitch called the backdoor slider on a full-count. He went back to the batters box and was looking for it.

The pitch came, Gibson swung...

and hit it into the Right Field Pavilion!!!

Home run! The Dodgers won! The crowd went nuts! The announcers went nuts! All of us at the restaurant went crazy, jumping up and down and yelling! A bunch of adults, a six year old (me) and my 3 year old brother, all of us going crazy!

That was Gibson's only at-bat of the World Series, but it was a memorable one. The Dodgers won the series in 5 games that year to claim their sixth World Championship.

As I was typing this, I got goosebumps. The memory of that home run always does that to me. The best sports moment I've ever experienced.

The beginning of the Theme...

I've finally decided to structure this thing.

I'm announcing the beginning of themed blogging days, but hopefully less girlie than what most of the bloggers are doing. =)

So here's the preliminary list, with a small explanation:

Monday Madness -  No better way to start off the week than with a rant about something in the world that is pissing me off. It will no doubt more than likely be political in nature or possibly celebrity-related, not sure yet. Either way, you can bet on 2 things: I'll be pissed, and I'll be ranting.

Tuesday's Charity - This is going to be a day in which I feature a charity or an organization who I feel is doing their part to make this world a better place. I'm all about compassion.

Wacky Wednesday- I'll be posting videos I come across that are funny. Everyone needs a laugh once in a while.

Thirsty Thursday - This is going to be fun. Every Thursday, I'll review a different alcoholic drink, tell you a little about it's origin, taste and an occasion at which you should drink it. Then, i'll give the drink recipe so you can make it at home.

Free-Form Friday - Free-form Friday is exactly what it sounds like: Open-forum. I'll do blog spotlights, sports previews, talk about my weekend plans, attempt to instate the Reign of Terror, or just outline my world domination plot. Regardless, should be fun.

Hope everyone continues to stop by. If not, i'll have to hunt you down. Just sayin'. =)