Hola mi amigo, como esta? Mi muy bien. That’s as much Spanish as I know, if you know more, please don’t email me in Spanish. Well actually, there’s google translate now so I guess go ahead and email me in Spanish, I’ll figure it out.
Settle in, while you do, I’ll whip us up a couple of these Salted Caramel Espresso Martinis! Do those sound amazing or what? A shot of rum, a shot of espresso and a shot of espresso liquor comprises the base for this drink from a blog I just discovered called A Pair and A Spare.
And then I’ll make this popcorn recipe from Imperial Sugar for us to snack on.
Have any of you joined @Periscope yet? It’s a new social sharing site that streams live video. Frankly, I see a lot of cleanup ahead for Periscope, which is part of Twitter. I joined today. I don’t have any plans to do live streams yet but if I do you’ll be the first to know. I listened to just one @Periscope chat and it was quite a slice of life. It was held by a man in Imperial, Mo. who was telling the Ferguson rioters to get jobs, among other things. He was also trying to recruit people for a militia he belongs to.
Here’s a snippet of what I heard:
“If any of you are interested in joining a legitimate organized militia. hit me up, I’m a commandant. The chatter was sitting outside in the sun also babysitting his children or someone’s children who were swimming.
The next thing to come out of his mouth was: “Hey, hey, hey don’t hold him underwater like that. Jesus Christ.”
I do believe he was yelling that at a child and not a Ferguson rioter.
Anyway, there are @Periscopes for every interest so search around. You can search for people you know on Twitter or by geographic region.
It’s still scorching hot in much of the U.S.
How does a no-bake margarita cheesecake sound?
Or No-Bake Homemade Twix Bars?
Who’s got zucchini yet?
That zucchini in photo above is not one that I grew, I’m not growing any zucchini. I think there are enough people growing zucchini because I always have way more zucchini than I want to eat/freeze/store/craft with just from my coworkers. One of my coworkers brought in the zucchini in the photo. It was so big I could barely lift it with one hand.
Do you need zucchini recipes?
Do you share my fondness for the late comedian Chris Farley? There’s a new documentary about Farley that aired this week on television. We cut the cable cord and I don’t think it’s come to Hulu or Netflix yet but I’m looking forward to seeing it. A couple of journalists have reviewed the documentary. I think The New Yorker did a good job.
Was this the earliest form of match.com or Tinder? I’ve heard of calling cards from the old days but never “flirtation cards” from circa 1870.
Speaking of sugar, here’s an update on the colony collapse disorder bees have been suffering.
My friend Karen at the Makeup and Beauty Blog recently posted an Easy Winged Eyeliner for Beginners tutorial. I suggest you check it out. I haven’t tried it yet but she breaks it down just enough to give me hope that I can have success.
How about nautical mani ideas?
Did you know that the light on your smartphone screen is the biggest battery suck? I just spent about five minutes lengthening the life of the battery on my iPhone by doing the tips outlined here.
Your turn, tell me what I’ve gotta see.