Sunday, June 06, 2010
Sunday Leftovers: Volume 02: Issue 30
Howdy true be-loggers, welcome to Sunday Leftovers! This week we talk about hippie concerts, baseball games, and summertime drinking. Let's open up the fridge and see what's left over.
[The Back Window]
CREDIT: Ryan Adams - Electro Snake
[Appel Farm Concert]
Normally when I do concert reviews, I break it out into it's own article. However, since I stayed at Appel Farms Festival for less than 90 minutes, we can talk about it here. The old saying "the early bird gets the worm" was appropriate for my issues with Appel Farm's annual concert. My wife and I were only really interested in seeing the Avett Brothers play, but I wanted to check out Buddy Miller too. Those acts started at 5 PM, the festival started at 11:30 AM. By the time we got there, the prime blanket areas were well taken.
By itself this is nothing that would annoy me, but the organizers put an enormous tent in the middle of the field ($100 bucks per ticket for those seats) that you could not see around unless you were completely to the left or right of the stage. Of course the sound isn't set up for extreme left or right seating. Due to the following reasons we left early:
1. Poor viability (thanks to the tent and our lateness) - I like to see musicians play - once they become dots - what's the point of being there?
2. The heat
3. The strange mix of drunk hippies and small children running around
While I feel like I wasted my money, I felt like I gained valuable time back.
[Phillies vs. Padres]
Went to a Phillies game with a nine and three year old today. Personally, I find baseball boring - so I encouraged doing all the things I like to do at the stadium: Eating, drinking, and making fun of drunk Phillies fans (it's amazing how many drunk people there are before 3 PM at professional sport events).
My wife informed me a heavy storm might blow into the Philadelphia/South Jersey area around 3 PM and sky was looking dark. We decided to leave at the fifth inning and watch the rest of the game at my cousins. The storm never came (although it rained a bit in the city) but the Phillies did lose in overtime 6-5. The kids didn't seem to care while they consumed the sweet spoils from their half-day at a baseball game. The scotch from my cousin's liquor cabinet certainly eased my troubled mind. Speaking of liquor....
[Recipe of the Week: Irish Whiskey Lemonade]
Courtesy of Esquire Magazine
1. Juice 12 lemons. Strain the juice.
2. Dissolve 2 1/4 cups Demerara sugar or Sugar in the Raw over a low heat in 2 cups water, stirring until sugar has dissolved. Let cool, mix in the lemon juice, and put in a large (at least 1-gallon) pitcher or jug.
3. Add 2 quarts water, season to taste with Irish whiskey (I use at least a liter) and refrigerate.
4. If you've got raspberry bushes and ripe berries, you can mash a cup or two of them into the hot syrup, strain out the seeds and proceed in the normal way.
[DIY of the Week: CD Tray Ipod Dock]
Simple DIY this week....
DVD Drive iPod Dock - More DIY How To Projects
[Video of the Week]
Thank you Japan for continuously giving me odd shit to post on my blog...
I think that is a good mix of topics for today. Check mid-week for my write up on the education system (I know I have been hyping it too much). I also might have a pretty cool announcement this week for fans of my writing, just need to double check a few things before I open my mouth. If you need to reach me, you can do so via email at: "blog at joeylombardi.com". As always, don't take shit from anybody.
Smell You Later,
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