Saturday, August 31, 2013

Time for fruit from the Pindo Palm

We have a Pindo Palm tree
and it bares fruit around this time of year.

Fruit of a Pindo Palm is often called Palm Dates.
These weren't quite ripe yet when I took this picture.
These below aren't even yellow yet.
People like to make Pindo jelly out of this fruit.
They even refer to the tree as a Jelly Palm.

A few days later Elvis smells the scent of the Pindo.

Not the most pleasant smell...  
The fruit is ripe.
I've tried to like the Pindo fruit.
I try a tiny bite each year, the first flavor
is a very tropical fruity taste maybe
like pineapple followed by an aftertaste
of rot and decay....not very pleasant at all.
After a few days this is usually what happens 
to the fruit every year...a big smelly mess.

Cher thinks "What is that stink?"

Here a is a pic of someones Pindo Jelly
Watch this "making of" Youtube video here.
Maybe it's just the age of my tree,
at 13 years the fruit isn't good yet.
Or maybe Vegas Pindos aren't good for consuming.
Or perhaps they should not be eaten raw...
I just can't imagine eating it and enjoying it.

"Keep it away from me"

"Me too."
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Early Halloween At T.J. Maxx 2013

Wandered through T.J.Maxx yesterday and
found Halloween creeping onto the shelves!

mercury glass pumpkins
There was a switch on the bottom of this 
and LEDs in the skull's eyes, but no batteries
not sure what it does.

Can't wait till it's all on display!
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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Early Halloween at HomeGoods 2013

Just browsing HomeGoods today and was happy to 
wander into their Halloween section!
A lot of cool stuff!
Let's take a look!
Some nice fall offerings!
But I like the real Halloween stuff.
Lots of terracotta jack-o-lanterns.

Beware the witches!

snow globes and glitter everywhere.
and owls too!

Lots of plug in pumpkins!

I think that giant skull had light up eyes.

I liked a lot of the this year's selection but didn't
buy anything....yet!
Thanks for stopping by & happy hunting!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


(Thumbs pointing inward)
I'm the proud new owner of a 2013 Scion xB
The "B" stands for
(not really)
It just makes me want to sing....
I'm a model, you know what I mean,
And I do my little turn on the catwalk,
Yeah on the catwalk, on the catwalk yeah,
I do my little turn on the catwalk....
I'm not as sexy as my car, not as sexy as my car,
not as sexy by far....
Okay I'll stop now.

Scion is the young hip branch of Toyota.
Funny thing is,
the xB was designed for the young crowd,
but a recent survey showed
the average xB driver is age 46!

New to the line this year is the color
"Absolutely Red"
 And these cool new LED accent lights
next to the lower front grill on the bumper
they turn on with the headlights.
(Sam says it looks like a little space ship) 

Sadly After 22 years of loyal service
my 1991 VW Vanagon blew a hole in its engine
on my way home from work.
Thus knocking us to a one vehicle family.
The time had come for a new car.

I needed a vehicle with room enough
to haul big items if ever that need arises.
I considered a Toyota Tacoma truck
So Sam and I headed over to Findlay Toyota
to check them out. 
While I was out on a test drive
with the salesman,
Sam investigated the
cabin capacity of a Scion xB.
She showed me how there was plenty of room.

And my attention quickly shifted to the xB.
Scion has a no haggle policy so the price is
what you see plus tax and fees.
It wasn't long before I was driving this baby home!

Here it is in front of Home Depot

I think it's a good looking car,

some people call it a toaster
for its square shape.
No different then my Vanagon being a breadbox

I was happy that the xB gets along nicely
with our VW Jetta.

Scion's Absolutely Red is almost a match
to Volkswagen's Tornado Red.
How cool it that?
It's good to have matching cars right?

All I know is I have one sexy car by far,
It's too sexy for Milan
Too sexy for Milan
New York and Japan.....
Alright I'll Stop.
Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

A New Tiki Mug

I just got a new tiki mug!
call 877-560-6477 to get yours.
Let me introduce you to
the goddess of the East wind,
She is one of the tiki statues that stand
in the tiki garden at Disneyland's
Enchanted Tiki Room.
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 Designed by Rolly Crump in 1962,
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after Walt asked him to come up with 
some pre-show tikis to be placed in the garden 
"to set the mood"
for the singing bird attraction.

Now to commemorate the 50th anniversary
of The Enchanted Tiki Room,
Jody Daily and Kevin Kidney 
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have sculpted some wonderful tiki mugs,
based on Rolly's designs,
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for the 50th event that happened on
Saturday, June 29th.

Tangaroa-Ru and Pele
As well as the Rongo Bowl
I couldn't make it to the anniversary event, 
so I called the Disneyland Merchandise 
Guest Services at 877-560-6477 to get mine.
If you want the Tangaroa-Ru tiki mug
for some reason it's called the "Rongo Mug"
not to be confused with the Rongo Bowl.
Don't worry about supply, they are an open edition
so they should be available for some time.
Here's Jody signing about 3000 items for the
Merchandise release.

Here's my Tangaroa-Ru
I think she looks right at home in my
growing Disney tiki mug collection.

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Hunting!
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