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16 Jan 22:48

Blind Items Revealed #2

by ent lawyer
Kristen

HMMM

January 3, 2019

Have you noticed the sheer volume of celebrities working in this one genre of entertainment/place of employment who have had photos "hacked," that create tons of buzz. Not every leak, but the vast majority of them are just part of the whole package. Stories are created all the time for the genre, and this just adds to it. Have you noticed that no one has ever been arrested or charged for any of these leaks, which is different from other leaks of different celebrities.

WWE
18 Dec 21:06

Blind Items Revealed #1

by ent lawyer
Kristen

I'm on team Ms. Ross here.

December 5, 2018

This permanent A++ list singer got into an argument in the grocery store about 35 cents. It lasted about five minutes before the store backed down. I mean she goes there just about every day she is in town, so give her a break. She said the store changed containers to a heavier material so they could charge more for food to go that is sold by the pound.

Diana Ross
15 Dec 00:12

A few days in Hamilton.

by noreply@blogger.com (Merlesworld)
Kristen

I love Molly

We are off to visit the twins cousin and his parents.
Pretty flowers.




This is one great fire engine
Who wouldn't want one in their back yard.
I'm off and racing.
This is Molly a very old cat who has been missing for a day or two, she may not like all these people staying at her place but she must of decided that we were not so bad.
A nice sunny afternoon.
I'm still getting over all the flowers on the lawns everywhere around here.



The little old puppy who lives here  too, answers to the  name of poppy.
Molly again she needs a good brush but I don't think she would let you.
There is a local zoo I only took a few photos there, the twins running down the hill.
and these fellows


04 Dec 15:49

A New Pasadena Soup Dumpling Shop Contends With Din Tai Fung’s Dominance

by Euno Lee
Kristen

hmm...

Dan, Pasadena

Pasadena gets a worthy home for dumplings, handmade noodles, and fried rice at Dan

Dan, a modern Chinese eatery specializing in dumplings and noodles, opened last week in Pasadena next to the Sunlife Organics in The Commons on South Lake, recently adding dinner hours.

The modern, bright woods and modern furnishings of the interior at Dan feel right at home at The Commons’ collection of slick eateries, but it’s the food where the restaurant might make a serious mark on the SGV dining landscape.

Unlike the typical SGV-area Chinese restaurant where menus can span multiple pages and dozens of items, the menu at Dan is brief and focused. Owner James Kim is intent on playing some of Chinese cuisine’s greatest hits for his Pasadena audience, with an attention to detail that would do the dishes justice.

“One thing with Chinese restaurants: [The belief is] when you want one thing, you go to one restaurant, and if you want another thing, you go to another,” Kim said. “The goal [at Dan] is to bring everything under one roof.”

Traditionalists might cry foul at the notion that one place could possibly have good versions of everything it serves; the notion of “one place specializing in one dish” is a persistent narrative.

Kim is determined to break through those old assumptions with the requisite care and attention to detail, starting with the xiaolongbao. The miniature steamed soup dumplings are the subject of lively debates among Angelenos, and Kim isn’t afraid to step into the fray. Kim’s reference point isn’t the tried, true and fully-scaled version at Din Tai Fung, but a local favorite from the East Coast.

“I always thought xiaolongbao was something I wanted to do,” Kim said. “I always liked Joe’s Shanghai [in Flushing, New York] because it was fatty, comforting and really good.”

 Euno Lee
The xiaolongbao at dan are larger and contain more soup than the ones at Din Tai Fung, resulting in a more comforting dish.

The distinction between Din Tai Fung and Joe’s xiaolongbao is in the details. Din Tai Fung’s xiaolongbao employ those incomparable dainty, delicate wrappers that are just thin enough that one can see the soup through the skin. Joe’s on the other hand is a bit bigger, more substantive and yet no less challenging to balance.

The xiaolongbao at Dan tends toward the latter, with warm soup on a pork and blue crab rendition bursting with savory porcine and sweet crab flavor. It’s all encapsulated in a substantive wrapper that’s basically the picture of perfect winter comfort food.

Kim is also rolling out handmade noodles in soups, and the oxtail noodle soup is a showstopper. The broth is reminiscent of Korean kkori-gomtang (an oxtail soup with a thin broth similar to sullungtang), and is skimmed of fat to let the clean, savory and gently iron-inflected taste of oxtail broth to really come through. The meltingly tender oxtail meat and springy handmade noodles are also worth a look.

 Euno Lee
Dungeness crab fried rice at dan in Pasadena, CA.

Dan might stand for “dumplings and noodles,” but there’s another component to be considered seriously: the fried rice. Dungeness crab fried rice arrives generously peppered with bits of crab meat. But the overall effect is a clever play between the sweet-and-savory Dungeness crab and an airy fried rice that showcases the back-of-house’s considerable finesse. Despite the impeccable quality of most of the dishes, Kim is being careful to avoid being called “chef-driven.”

“My goal was to really provide good food that people could come in in a casual settings, that’s not chef-driven at all,” Kim said. “It’s the process that takes more time.”

And Kim is married to the process, testing new methods, constantly seeking feedback from diners, and paying close attention to the way the line moves back-of-house. One could argue that generating consistent food is more a matter of careful planning and process than it is vision and creativity. And though the belief is that the current plans at Dan will be in a perpetual state of improvement, the fruits of Kim’s process are more than prepared for their close-up.

Dan. 146 S. Lake Ave. Pasadena, CA 91101
Open Tuesday to Friday 5:30 to 9 p.m., weekends 12:00 to 9:00 p.m. Closed Mondays.

 Euno Lee
A training menu (prices subject to change) at dan in Pasadena, CA.
24 Oct 19:43

Blind Items Revealed #2

by ent lawyer
Kristen

Some golf gossip!

October 3, 2018

Apparently this A list athlete found out that his "teammate" was trying to make the girlfriend of the A lister one of his conquests. The guy just can't keep his hands off wives and girlfriends of other athletes.

 Dustin Johnson/Brooks Koepka/Paulina Gretzky
04 Oct 17:58

The One Trader Joe's Buy That's Not Worth the Hype — Shopping

by Lauren Masur
Kristen

"I bought something that looked gross and I am shocked to report that is was indeed gross."

Last night, after I successfully swiped the very last Butternut Squash Pizza Crust from my local Trader Joe's frozen aisle (a new offering!), the cashier checking me out asked, "Oooh what's this? Is butternut squash the next cauliflower?"

Well-versed in the store's cult-favorite frozen items, I did some amateur trend forecasting: "We'll only know for sure once they come out with Butternut Squash Gnocchi, right?"

I then proceeded to go home to crank up my oven to 45o degrees in attempts to see if the team behind all of TJ's sneaky, plant-based swaps is really on to something with this new item (it's $4.99, if you're wondering).

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30 Sep 01:26

Blind Items Revealed #3

by ent lawyer
Kristen

Can you blame her?

September 19, 2018

It is interesting to me that this A+/A list mostly movie actress who does not have an Oscar nomination always spends the night with this A+/A list mostly movie actor but never with the a-hole late night guy.

Scarlet Johansson/Chris Evans/Colin Jost
24 Sep 19:20

Blind Items Revealed #5

by ent lawyer
Kristen

again, the universe keeps trying to get me to watch bond films. I guess the upside is he's been in the far superior Mission Impossible and The Man From UNCLE spy movies.

September 13, 2018

The producers of this long running franchise don't care at all about the cloud swirling around the head of this foreign born former superhero. They want to cast him as their next replacement.

Henry Cavill/James Bond
17 Sep 19:37

Blind Items Revealed Revisited

by ent lawyer
Kristen

I'll be the first to admit I thought this was all bullshit.

This was originally revealed on December 20, 2017


December 15, 2017 

This foreign born superhero is sweating bullets that two of his exes are going to spill what they know about his sex life. He needs the superhero gig. He should also be worried about this A- list mostly movie actor from an acting family who wants to be a superhero and is talking smack about him behind the scenes because the A- lister thinks the superhero is the easiest to replace.

Henry Cavill/Jake Gyllenhaal
23 Aug 23:14

Could the half-built Hollywood Target finally be finished?

by Bianca Barragan
Kristen

I doubt it

A new court ruling indicates the city and Target can turn this sad, blighty corner into a functioning Target

Could the half-built Hollywood Target finally be finished? A court ruling issued today sided with the city against neighborhood groups that sought to stop the project, and paves the way for the retail development to start construction again.

Judges for the Second Appellate District Court of Appeals today reversed an earlier ruling from the Los Angeles County Superior Court, which found that the city did not fully study the effects of new zoning rules created to make the 74-foot-tall Target allowable on a site where the height limit had previously been 35 feet.

In a hearing for the case on Tuesday, attorney Robert Silverstein argued something along those lines on behalf of the La Mirada Neighborhood Association.

Silverstein said the city’s new rules created “an opportunity” for more tall developments like the Target to be built in the neighborhood, and that the city was “actively pursuing” those types of projects. If that were true, the new zoning rules should have been subject to their own, additional environmental review, Silverstein said.

But in his written judgment on the case, Court of Appeals Judge Brian Hoffstadt found that the city complied with laws and regulations when it examined the effects the taller Target store would have on the neighborhood.

Hoffstadt noted there was “substantial evidence” supporting the city’s claim that the change to the zoning code that permitted the store to be taller than normally allowed “would not have any reasonably foreseeable environmental consequences” for the neighborhood beyond the Target itself.

The saga of the Target goes back to 2012, when the the La Mirada Neighborhood Association (again, represented by Silverstein) sued the city for building a 74-foot-tall Target on a site where heights were supposed to be capped at 35 feet tall. A judge agreed, causing construction to stop on the development, and creating the husk visible at the property today.

Then in 2016, the City Council decide to alter height limits for projects in a segment of the neighborhood that included the Target project site, a move that, in theory, made the building’s height permissible.

But then the La Mirada group disagreed and sued againsuccessfully. The ruling of the judge who found in favor of the association was reversed today.

Councilmember Mitch O’Farrell, whose district includes the Target site, said in a statement today that the ruling was a win for everyone, including local residents who would “soon have visual relief from the blight” of the incomplete project.

“With this path forward, we can complete the project and bring this long, unfortunate saga to a close,” O’ Farrell said.

Robert Silverstein and the city attorney’s offices have not been returned messages seeking comment.

16 Aug 15:01

Blind Items Revealed #5

by ent lawyer
Kristen

Bill - how do you feel about this?

March 8, 2018

This diminutive A+/A list mostly movie actor is the front runner to portray the lead in a new superhero movie. The thing is though, the script calls for the superhero to be killed. The actor wants no part of that and says if he is playing the role, that part of the script needs to be changed.

Tom Cruise/Green Lantern
13 Aug 04:55

Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie tease Flight Of The Conchords' return to HBO

by Sam Barsanti on News, shared by Sam Barsanti to The A.V. Club
Kristen

I'm pumped.

As Jemaine Clement teased at the very beginning of the year, Flight Of The Conchords really is returning to HBO later this year for an hour-long special with him and Bret McKenzie. The duo confirmed the return in a predictably low-key and jokey teaser video, which features the two of them deciding which of them is…

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09 Aug 14:41

Blind Items Revealed #1

by ent lawyer
Kristen

hmmm...

July 31, 2018

Publicly, this A- list entertainer/reality star is saying the right things about taking time for herself and this and that. The thing is though, she has already been doing that for six months and has a co-worker she has been seeing for about two months. Same company, but way different job description than the last co-worker. This one is an executive. They are both trying to keep it hush hush.

Nikki Bella
18 Jul 23:35

Blind Items Revealed #5

by ent lawyer
Kristen

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLL

March 20, 2018

Back in the day when this permanent A list mostly movie actress who has been married to a permanent A list mostly movie actor with very little acting ability and a former A list mostly television actor with very little acting ability was married to the former she was going to cheat. With who? This permanent A list mostly movie actor who is an Academy Award winner/nominee. The first husband was away making a movie and our actress was going to hook up with the still quite young actor. Apparently he couldn't stand to attention and our actress laughed at him. They have not spoken since.

A list mostly movie actress: Demi Moore
Permanent A list mostly movie actor with very little acting ability: Bruce Willis
Former A list mostly television actor with very little acting ability: Ashton Kutcher
Permanent A list mostly movie actor who is an Academy Award winner/nominee: Leonardo DiCaprio
18 Jul 03:41

Cops Shut Down LA Bar After Ruckus with Far Right Proud Boys

by Farley Elliott
Kristen

You don't have to click through to read this one so sharing instead. Happy birthday, Bill!

Beer

The Griffin in Atwater Village is under fire for how they handled things

Atwater Village bar The Griffin is under fire for an incident involving well-known far right men’s group the Proud Boys over the weekend. The Los Feliz Boulevard watering hole was reportedly the site of a local Proud Boys chapter meet-up on Saturday night, but things escalated quickly when protesters against the group arrived. Someone called the police when a verbal and physical fight broke out, and now The Griffin is dealing with the fallout from it all.

On Saturday night a group of just less than ten Proud Boys members showed up to The Griffin unannounced, and word of their presence quickly broke on social media. A counter-group soon gathered at the bar, with the intent of getting the Proud Boys kicked out entirely. Instead, bar employees at several points seemed to defend the presence of the “Make America Great Again”-hat wearing group, with one bouncer reportedly saying “the only color I see is green,” indicating that anyone was welcome as long as they spend money.

LA Taco has a thorough collection of details and social media posts along with video from the incident. They spoke with LAPD officer Rosario Herrera who confirmed that a scuffle took place at The Griffin, adding that the police didn’t arrest anyone.

Comedian Josh Androsky, who was at the bar during the incident, shared one particularly prominent video (below) that showed one of the Proud Boys in a heated argument outside. The unnamed man attempts to argue that white people — in this case, the Irish — have also been historically persecuted and subjected to slavery. This is a commonly debunked refrain among far-right groups.

For hours after the incident, The Griffin offered no comment on the Saturday night scuffle, even as users on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook lambasted the company and called for a total boycott. There is currently an “active cleanup alert” on the bar’s Yelp page after a deluge of one-star reviews flooded in. Eventually ownership posted a lengthy note to its own social media, saying in part:

I’m Jewish and finding out that my bar was overrun by a hate group has had a legitimate emotional impact on me and has made it hard for me to function. Neither I nor my business partner support any Nazi or white supremacist groups and this is not a Nazi bar. We didn’t have any advance notice that they would be showing up, this wasn’t a meeting that was supported or condoned.

The post goes on to apologize for not having a plan in place to deal with such incidents, while acknowledging that the Proud Boys were allowed to stay in the bar even after employees notified management of their presence:

A post shared by The Griffin Bar (@griffinbarla) on

Many still found fault with that statement, saying the well-known group should have been immediately barred from The Griffin because of their hateful rhetoric and penchant for violence. The Griffin then announced that they would be closed on Sunday because of the incident, and that they would be posting “no tolerance” signs at the front door to advise patrons that the company does not tolerate discrimination of any kind. Eater reached out to The Griffin to find out what further steps the bar may be taking, but so far has not heard back.

This isn’t the first time the Proud Boys have made their way to the heart of Los Angeles to stir up trouble. The group also held a meet-up last month at Highland Park Brewery, forcing co-owner Bob Kunz to disavow the group after LA Taco broke the news.

17 Jul 16:51

The Griffin Will Reopen With 'No Tolerance' Signs After Proud Boys Incident in Atwater Village

by LAist Staff
Kristen

We made the news.

On social media, some people called for a boycott of the bar, with many accusing the owners of accommodating members of a hate group.
13 Jul 05:07

Blind Items Revealed #1

by ent lawyer
Kristen

My guess of RBG was WAY off

May 9, 2018

They don't have to be long to be juicy. This permanent A+ list celebrity who has been the subject of books and documentaries and movies based on her life has a secret. Knowing her, she will take it to her grave. Way back in the day, when she was just beginning her career, she hooked up with this foreign born permanent A++ lister. Our A+ lister became pregnant and went on sabbatical the final two months of her pregnancy. She then gave the baby to a distant family member to raise. Apparently that baby, now a grown person was having some health issues and that is how they found out who were his real parents. Amazing. This is a legitimate jaw dropper.

Anna Wintour/Bob Marley
10 Jul 02:17

Blind Items Revealed #1

by ent lawyer
Kristen

I'm cackling!

February 28, 2018

This former Teen Mom hooked up with a guy she thought was a rich Russian oligarch but was an Uber driver from New Jersey who can do a really good Russian accent.

Farrah Abraham
09 Jul 23:19

Blind Items Revealed #34 - Himmmm

by ent lawyer
Kristen

BITCH MY FAMILY'S HERE

March 5, 2018

Oscars

This (A+ list mostly movie actress who is an Academy Award winner/nominee) approached this (married A list mostly movie director) during the ceremony, backstage.  She seemed a little "off", but was very pleasant.  Without any small talk, she was almost hovering over him, gently stroking his arm.  She said she really wants to work with him, and would be MORE THAN HAPPY to meet with him anytime…anywhere, to discuss it.  She's just such a big fan of his work she said, and knows that "working under (him)" would be a experience for them both.  "I'm fearless in my acting, and there is NOTHING I won't try.  Nothing", she said softly.  After clearing his throat, the director said that his next project was very similar to one she's already done and so she'd likely not want to repeat it. (Which is total b.s. but thought it would deter her).  Contrary, she said. "I could do that in my sleep.  You're welcome to watch me sleep if you want." She laughed, and asked him to please call or message her – not her agent.  He said he'd think about it, excused himself quickly, and tried not to explode laughing.  She's subtle.  Real subtle.

Jennifer Lawrence/Paul Thomas Anderson
09 Jul 22:25

Blind Items Revealed #15

by ent lawyer
Kristen

David O. Russell was directing Hillshire Farm commercials?!!

January 3, 2018

I am just going to leave this tip as is from the source, just because it seems perfect as is.

I had just moved to L.A. for a new advertising gig. This was back in 2010 or so. I was put on a  packaged food account and sold a fun campaign that was basically one big snark on the Harriet Homemaker type. I figured it was going to be a fun shoot since shooting comedy always is, right?

It got even more fun when we managed to snag a very kind and down to earth actress/comedian as the star of the spots. She'd been on a show on a cable show that I found hilarious but the reason people were really excited was she'd just been in an girl-ensemble comedy film that was a box office success so it was a big deal.

What was even a bigger deal was who we got to direct it. Now this person was a big deal in that A, he makes great movies and B, is a seriously loose cannon. We know this because of some leaked audio of him yelling at a comedian during a filming of one of his other films. Somehow we decided to roll the dice and ride the crazy train.

The first thing I noticed that was off about him was the fact he wore the same seersucker suit every day. For weeks. From the pre-production to the day of shoot. It got more bedraggled as it went along. He had seriously manic energy and the crazy vibe was so strong. He cost his production company about ten grand during one day because he sat in his SUV talking on his cell phone and eating a bowl of cereal an hour into our shoot time. Our producer just about blew out a lung yelling at the production company's producer.

During the shoot the only person he treated with respect was the actress/comedian. The other people who were in the spot were "regular actors." He belittled them, would rhetorically ask them if they really wanted to act for a living and he wasn't getting what they wanted. The vibe was just negative all around and everyone was walking on eggshells.

Now so far it's child's play. Here's the interesting part.

At one point on a break, we've almost wrapped the shoot. He goes over to where our clients are sitting, to chat with them. At one point, he asks the woman if he can speak to her in private. Before we know it, he's pulled her up from her chair and pushed her into a closet. I remember his producer trying to go in with them but he was having none of it. A few minutes later, they come out, she's flustered and he's back on set. The client is so flustered she's wanting a drink and demands one. She insists and doesn't care about rules of drinking on set and a runner is sent out for wine.

What we discovered later-- and this is where it's really disturbing, is that he violated her. But not in the way you'd think. What he did was, he apparently had a pair of tweezers in his pocket, pulled them out and plucked out one of her nose hairs. Apparently, it had been bugging him.

What's even more surprising I remember, is that when we told his long-time editor who was cutting our spots what had happened, she looked at us in disbelief for a moment and then said "That's all that happened? Man he must have really been trying to behave himself."

Oh yeah, and in what came as a shock to no one, shortly after the campaign ran we lost the account. The client was unhappy with us already; the experience with the director just put the final nail in the coffin.

Commercial: Hillshire Farm "Go Meat!"
Actress/comedian: Wendi McLendon-Covey
Cable show: "Reno 911"
Girl-ensemble comedy film: "Bridesmaids"
Director: David O. Russell
Actress he yelled at in other film: Lily Tomlin ("I Heart Huckabees")
09 Jul 18:47

Blind Items Revealed #2 - Old Hollywood

by ent lawyer
Kristen

Almost every Tony Curtis movie has stories about how awful he was on set but I've never heard any about the Sweet Smell of Success because Burt Lancaster was such a prick it overshadowed whatever other shenanigans were going on.

May 4, 2018

This permanent A list mostly movie actor who was a multiple Oscar nominee/winner also had his own production company back in the day. That in of itself was kind of unusual during the studio system. The actor made a movie about the gossip industry. A movie that you should watch if you haven't. Anyway, there was a messed up relationship on screen and the actor told the actress involved in that relationship on screen that they needed to consummate their relationship to make it even more real. The actress refused so the married actor raped her and told her the look on her face after is what he wanted for the entire movie. She barely worked again after the movie and was out of acting within a couple years.

Burt Lancaster/Hecht-Hill-Lancaster Productions/Sweet Smell Of Success
06 Jul 22:26

VIDEO: Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day at Disneyland Resort

by Alex Dunlap
Kristen

I think we've settled this debate and Plaza Inn has better fried chicken.

There’s a tasty (and crispy!) celebration happening at Disneyland Resort this weekend, and you won’t want to miss it! In honor of National Fried Chicken Day on July 6, come on out and chow down on some delicious fried chicken for the inaugural Fried Chicken Celebration, taking place July 6-8. Fried Chicken can be found in two locations at the Disneyland Resort: Plaza Inn at Disneyland park and Flo’s V8 Café in Disney California Adventure park. Both restaurants are fan-favorite dining experiences, serving their unique take on this all-American specialty!

So how do our chefs create these mouthwatering fried chicken dishes? Check out the video below to find out!

Join us throughout this summer—and especially July 6-8 in honor of National Fried Chicken Day—as we celebrate our favorite fried poultry dishes. What’s your favorite spot to enjoy fried chicken? Follow along and join the social media conversation using #FriedChickenCelebration.

15 Jun 19:42

Blind Item #5

by ent lawyer
Kristen

I'm actually pretty shocked by the Chris Hardwick accusations.

The question is not whether this A list podcast host will lose his podcast because he sure as hell should, it is whether all those other television jobs he has will also go by the wayside. Will they do what is right and fire him for what he put six women through or will they ignore them? I'm also curious what his A- list celebrity wife knew and when she knew it. Is she a victim or complicit?
14 Jun 00:34

Blind Items Revealed #3 - Mr. X

by ent lawyer
Kristen

I want this to be the next season of feud.

June 6, 2018

These two foreign born acting legends, one of whom actually had a brief affair with this still living permanent A list mostly movie actor back in the day had the longest feud in Hollywood history. It all went back to when the slightly older, but less famous of the two had a torrid romance with the younger alliterate actress and then dumped her. The younger actress never forgave this and threatened to have the older actress killed of she ever tried to talk to the younger actress again.

Marlene Dietrich/Greta Garbo/Kirk Douglas
11 Jun 20:17

Adventures in Cultural Misappropriation: The Bahamas

by uglydudefood
Kristen

That cake looks pretty awesome.

In this post: Bahamian Mac and Cheese

Johnnycakes

Bahamian rum cake

I was excited when the random country generator picked the Bahamas, mainly because I misread it as THE BAHA MEN.

come on everybody, sing along, u know the words!

Difficult to pick fishes from this area. That was a genuine phone typo for “dishes,” but a happy accident, because everything in the effing Bahamas is seafood. So ladies and gentlemen, here is the vegetarian option from the Bahamen!

Bahamian mac and cheese is basically mac and cheese with some veggies chopped into it, and then cooked until you can slice it into bricks. I made the mistake of saying “WELL THIS DOESNT SEEM VERY CULTURALLY RELEVANT” and getting hit across the head by Rachel, who does all of the research on this stuff. Anyway, doubt it all you want: Bahamian macaroni and cheese isn’t just the title some schmo gave on a Cooks dot com recipe, but also something with a cultural tie to the Bahamas as evidenced by Tru Bahamian Food Tours Dot Com! English traditions filtering into the island nations etc etc.

I’m pleased to announce that it’s good as hell!

As a side dish, johnny cakes! Best known in America for that mention in one episode of the Simpsons, these are very simple, and very similar to biscuits in both ingredients and technique. Cold chopped butter, a little hand kneading, and baking. A bit sweeter than biscuits, and cooked as a big block (although certainly these could be portioned before baking).

Ugly by design, works for me

I could have baked these a little longer. I didn’t want them to get too dry, but the middle part had a thin band of doughy/gummy undercooked stuff in the middle. Still tasted great.

So this is the meal, you shits. Bahamian mac and cheese and Bahamian johnny cakes. Suggested wine pairing: Diet Mt. Dew.

For dessert, Bahamian rum cake! I don’t drink, so this recipe caused me to go into the liquor store and feel like a naughty little boy. I usually keep rum in the baking cabinet (I use, like, a tablespoon or two over the holidays every year in pies), but this cake calls for like two cups and a designated driver. Twenty dollars for a bottle of rum!!!! The extra large soda I grabbed at Sheetz while I was out was a buck twenty nine, and it had more liquid!

I’m going to steal a term from those creepy internet pizza blogger assholes: here is the “upskirt.” Gross!

Anyway, it’s a rum-flavored bundt cake with a strong butter rum glaze. It was real good. I took the rest into work but probably ate most of it myself anyway.

As you can see, my running headphones are pink and my counters need a wipedown.

In conclusion, the Bahamen is a country of something.

Rachel is really enjoying learning about all of the countries and making a traveling list. I’m really enjoying making and eating food. My kid is really enjoying Mickey Mouse these days.

Next up: another country I wouldn’t be able to find on a map. Thanks for stopping by, dickwads!

23 May 18:46

Blind Items Revealed #2

by ent lawyer
Kristen

this is bonkers. they don't even live together?!?! I thought Eva never left the house.

April 24, 2018

This foreign born A+ list mostly movie actor might be house hunting with someone, but it doesn't mean they are going to start living together any time soon, despite what they want the world to think, they never have.

Ryan Gosling/Eva Mendes
22 May 22:46

Blind Items Revealed #3

by ent lawyer
Kristen

WHAT?!

May 6, 2018

This entertainer/actor has already moved on and is hooking up with one of the stars of this reality show which involves the entertainment part of the actor's career.

John Cena/Becky Lynch
12 May 00:50

Today's Blind Items - The Secret Child

by ent lawyer
Kristen

RBG!!!! She left her husband for a while to live it up in France, I think. I don't know who the father is though.

They don't have to be long to be juicy. This permanent A+ list celebrity who has been the subject of books and documentaries and movies based on her life has a secret. Knowing her, she will take it to her grave. Way back in the day, when she was just beginning her career, she hooked up with this foreign born permanent A++ lister. Our A+ lister became pregnant and went on sabbatical the final two months of her pregnancy. She then gave the baby to a distant family member to raise. Apparently that baby, now a grown person was having some health issues and that is how they found out who were his real parents. Amazing. This is a legitimate jaw dropper.
05 May 00:52

Pixar Fest ‘Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular’ Fireworks From Everywhere at Disneyland Park

by Michael Ramirez
Kristen

FIREWORKS AUTOSHARE

Together Forever – A Pixar Nighttime Spectacular” is lighting up the evening skies above Disneyland park during the first-ever Pixar Fest.

Celebrating the heart of Pixar, this all-new nighttime spectacular takes guests on an emotional journey of friendship with their favorite Pixar pals. Dazzling pyrotechnics, immersive projections, colorful lasers and memorable music are part of the storytelling in this unique multimedia show.

One unique aspect is that you can experience “Together Forever” from different viewing areas throughout Disneyland park. Watch from Sleeping Beauty Castle, ‘it’s a small world,’ Rivers of America or Main Street, U.S.A. for a different perspective of the multimedia spectacular!

Join us as we celebrate Pixar Fest, from now through September 3 at the Disneyland Resort.

30 Apr 23:17

Tom Girl, 1977 – Vintage Cocktail Friday

by RetroRuth
Kristen

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Hello, and welcome back to Vintage Cocktail Friday! Quite possibly the most requested and least posted blog posts on this blog! Sorry about that. This year has been kind of crazy and we just haven’t had time to post the cocktails we are drinking. Plus, it’s hard to take pictures of cocktails if you drink them too fast. But I am going to to better, promise.

In any case, back to the drinks.

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This is Tom Girl!

Tom Girl
Author: 2 in 1 International Recipe Card Collection, 1977
 
Ingredients
  • Beer of your choice
  • Chilled tomato juice
  • Lemon Slices
  • ½ Tablespoon of Angostura Bitters
Instructions
  1. Fill a highball or pilsner glass half-full with tomato juice. Add bitters, then fill the rest of the way with beer. Float a lemon on top of the beer.
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This is another recipe from the very excellent 2 in 1 International Recipe Card Collection (affiliate link). Of all my cocktail recipe collections, this is one of my favorites. It not only has interesting and varied cocktails, but lots of fun vintage recipes to go with them.

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But you can’t just run off and mix tomato juice and just any beer. And so it’s one of Tom’s favorites, PBR.

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And a half a tablespoon of bitters.

Here we go. Half a tablespoon. For one drink. Here we go.

Here we go.

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Fancy pinky.

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“So, how is it?”

“That’s an…odd flavor.”

“Is it bad?”

“I…don’t think so. It’s hard to explain. Sort of meaty. Also, I think my mouth is getting numb. I’m not going to be able to taste anything for the rest of the night.”

The Verdict: Bitters

From The Tasting Notes –

This was an interesting one. It wasn’t bad, but the flavor was a little crazy. You could very much taste the bitters. The lemon was essential to the drink. Without the lemon, it would be undrinkable. If you are from Wisconsin, the taste of this was sort of like drinking your beer chaser at the same time as your bloody mary. If you are going to make this, make sure you use a light beer. If you are going to use a dark beer, you need to cut back on the bitters. Or leave them out entirely.