Friday, November 01, 2013
Halloween 2013


Had a great Halloween. Tons of Trick or Treating even more visits to our house from our neighbors. Plenty of Grade B Horror. Black Sunday, Twins of Evil, Horror and Party Beach, Curse of the Living Corpse, Mad Monster Party and Munster’s episode Hot Rod Herman. It was a real enjoyable evening.

And now Dickens Fair workshops are tomorrow. Plus I heard a Christmas Carol on the radio. Where did this year go?

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
You Can Find Me

if you don’t already know the only one who is ever here are content spammers


You can find me:

on facebook
on youtube
on flickr
on twitter
or miceland AT gmail DOttt com

i will not be here.

i’m fine, don’t worry.

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

Made a trip to Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. A place I loathe and love both at once. It is a place fraught with contradiction for me.

But instead of discussing all of that I would like to mention that there is a stand along the Boardwalk that sells a right and proper dole whip. That’s right. I said it. I don’t have to wait to be in Disneyland to get a Dole whip. As far as i can tell. It is identical in taste and texture. So awesome. I do have a real weakness for the whips, and Santa Cruz is not that far from me. Just as long as the traffic on 17 is not bad (which it almost always is except fro very late at night and even then someone is invariably riding on my bumper because i’m not going 80 miles per hour down twists and turns that usually have my knuckles white.)

in other beach boardwalk news, the haunted castle has been much improved. there are various rooms or areas with different divertemente creepy themes. please don’t misconstrue my praise. it still is truly horrid. i still cant stand it. but i do love it and it is easily my favorite attraction at the boardwalk.

i don’t like ferris wheels now it seems. same for the sky tram. my kids love them. me? no. nope. no thank you.

i do like sitting on the beach and reading. that is just fine. i like it even if its overcast. no problem. love seeing my sisters, nieces and nephews, parents. very nice.

i like making lattes, drinks, and other bartending-like duties. this is what a husband should do for his wife or significant other.

hope you all are having a similarly enjoyable summer.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Banana Mamacow

I’ve been enjoying these little picture based instructions for recipes i’ve made and enjoy so I thought I’d do another. This is a tiki drink called the banana mamacow. i’m told its a combination of two drinks - banana mama and the banana cow. I believe the credit goes to Martin of the Forbidden Island and more recently of Smuggler’s Cove.

I’ve had the drink frequently at FI and have taken to making it at home. On a hot day like today its refreshing and delicious. Its also a great use for very ripe bananas if you don’t want to make banana bread.

banana mamacow

Start with a handful of ice in the old blender. I only use filtered water in my ice cubes but i am obsessive.

banana mamacow

Next one (or two) bananas in there.

banana mamacow

banana mamacow

2 oz of white rum. i didn’t have any white rum handy so i used a Cruzan Aged which is not a bad substitute. My only rule is no Bacardi in this house. Sorry.

banana mamacow

banana mamacow

next half an ounce of banana liqueur. I use 99 Bananas. It does the trick.

banana mamacow

now one ounce of coco lopez. i cheat and use coco real. It is more convient for me but once i get down to the bottom of the bottle i have to cut open the bottle to get at the remaining bit which is less convenient. so pick your method of hassle.

banana mamacow

blend. my blender has a frozen drinks button which is wayy too easy. blend till it is smooth.

banana mamacow

pour and serve. i apologize my presentation leaves much to be desired. but the drink doesn’t require a lot of presentation to be good. it just IS.

Thank you Martin Cate. You rule.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Geico 13


Casey Mears driving now.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

It’s not just a movie anymore.

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From Not Going My Way
Monday, March 12, 2012


Well after much packing and unpacking i finally had my bags together.  Had my passport, visa, shots. I had liquids and gels in TSA compliant amounts.  Took off for the airport well in advance of my take-off time. Very nice of my wife to not only drive me to the airport but to walk me to the security line as well. Leaving is bad but if there is a good side its that it makes me appreciate Mrs. Mice.

The flight to Frankfurt was long but on the upside we had those on demand in seat entertainment systems. I watched all of Aliens v Cowboys which was tolerable and most of Anonymous which was pretty cool. I slept some but I really was not keeping track of what time it was or what time it was in Frankfurt or what. I didn’t even have time to go to the restroom before I had to board my flight to Bengaluru. Though fewer hours in the air the second leg of the flight seemed much longer. Was it because there was no on -demand movies? Was it because I had less space to stretch my legs? I tried and succeeded in sleeping at least part of the time. We landed in Bangalore at 2am local time. Wow was still kinda warm and very muggy. Was very much like Florida weather. Our driver met us at the airport with a printed sign with our names. One hour drive and we were at our hotel.

It was clear when we arrived that this was a nice hotel. First thing when arriving an employee greets me with a warm Namaste. Ha ha so awesome. I feel very welcome. I must be in the right place.

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