Monday, November 03, 2008

big week

So everyone knows that there's a veryveryveryveryvery big day this week.  On this day we need to leave our warm cozy houses, and line up to....get into the Crystal Stilts/Cause Commotion/English Singles show on wednesday at Luigis!!!!! 
Starts at eight pm, five bucks (cheap).  Wednesday, not tuesday even though I pulled that little trick on you.Also, on friday, an excellent pop show at Luigis.  Dreamdate at Luigis.  If you like pretty pop sung by girls then go to this show.  
On Tuesday, Midmo is having an election night party that Th' Losin' Streaks are playing at.  It's at the Press Club, it's free and Th' Losin' Streaks promise to play by ten.

This is going to be a long week and possibly a horrible or wonderful week, so you probably don't want to think about friday, but do you want to think about Orgasmic Birth?  I finally made it out to Movies On A Big Screen for Suspiria and it's an awesome space.  And I was able to fit in a quick meal at Vientiane beforehand.  I'm going to try to attend more movies there.  They have an upcoming Star Trek  movie that has Uhura and Chekhov and Cameron from Ferris Beuller in it?!?! Mikermike are you coming to that with me?

Another poverty dinner yesterday, inspired by an inspiring article on the Auvergne region of France that was in Saveur and a trip to Morants.  I finally tried the bacon at Morants and it's wonderful.  It's kind of like a cross between Canadian bacon and regular bacon.  It is very meaty and barely shrinks when you cook it.  For this dish I sauteed bacon and then added chopped onion, carrot, and celery.  Then I threw in the lentils du puy from the co-op and a couple of bay leaves and some flat leaf parsley.  Simmer for a little over an hour.
Meanwhile, I cooked these two Italian sausages in a cup of wine and a cup of water until the water evaporated, and then I added some oil and browned them on each side. The smell of this was indescribably delicious.  What Heaven probably smells like.
Here's a quick cheesecake shot of Steve in the back yard.
Here's the finished dish.
The side dish were all the vegetables I had sitting around, roasted.  The leaks and cauliflower tasted the best.  Smiller despised the parsnips.  Parsnips are a much-despised vegetable, but I like them.

19 comments:

mt.st.mtn. said...

that Crystal Stilts record is one of the best things Slumberland has put out in awhile. this show will be h-o-t.

Anonymous said...

I only hope English Singles put a littel more energy into this show than they did the last one.

Anonymous said...

I did end up copying you and made lentils last night, paired with some chicken cooked with wine and figs. I'm stoked on the leftovers I'm about to eat.

Parsnips make great fries, if you cook 'em right.

Dani

Anonymous said...

I love a parsnip.
and lentils go without saying.

I am really into crockpot cooking right now. I made some delicious bean soup the other night

-Natalie.

Anonymous said...

Just a warning, we're planning on putting even less energy in to this show.

-miller

beckler said...

Is this the same delightful troll who was leaving all the other witty comments? What a droll troll.

Anonymous said...

Just a littel more, Miller.

-- Patrone

Anonymous said...

I guess it was the cops. Awesome!
http://cbs13.com/local/Police.Pul.Political.2.855286.html

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beckler said...

Man, and I thought for once the Davisyness of Davis was on my side. Usually it's just hurting me in the form of terrible food that college students love.

I just saw a picture of Obama and Springsteen hugging. TIME (tears in my eyes)

Anonymous said...

Did you just invent "TIME"? Because it's the worst/best.

-miller

P.S. it's weird how the word generator for anonymous comments has changed from random letters to nonsense words. As in, it's no longer "gsxxyj" & is now "diasple" or something.

Anonymous said...

No shit! Mine was 'dishums' -- ADORABLE!

-- Patrone

Now quit posting and work on your stage show!

beckler said...

good news-the Singles took this criticism to heart and will now be setting off a crazy fireworks show inside the club. seems like a good idea to generate a "littel energy", no?

Anonymous said...

We'll be introducing a new member to liven things up. A cute little bear named Dishums.

-miller

Anonymous said...

May I request that you don't get all Great White on the club?

AFG

Anonymous said...

Is that a nice way of asking us not to play our power ballad?

-miller

Anonymous said...

Uh, no: That you keep your pyrotechnics under control.

AFG


"fixti" verification

beckler said...

Nope, if indoor fireworks are good enough for No Kill I, they're good enough for the English Singles.
p.s.-they will also mace one lucky club-goer

Anonymous said...

Dishums is a volunteer firefighter so it shouldn't be a problem.

-miller

Anonymous said...

that is mace as in a medieval weapon, not that wimpy spray on stuff.
-Ed C

my confirmation word is exicka