Tuesday, February 24, 2009

National Pancake Day

I love the holidays and in case you didn't know today is National Pancake Day, as declared by The International House of Pancakes. Why it isn't International Pancake Day I do not know. Couldn't I.H.O.P. pull some strings at Pancake NATO? Anyway, you're supposed to enjoy a free stack of pancakes at IHOP and donate to The Children's Miracle Network. So in case you read this and it is too late to participate in National Pancake Day, I say we still enjoy some flap jacks, waffles, crepes, what have you and still donate to the The Children's Miracle Network until the end of February. Make Feb National Pancake Month! Happy NPD ya'll!
-The LM

The Parker Palm Springs Follow Up

Check out my girlfriend's blog http://lasangelenas.blogspot.com/ to see some pics of the funky decor and fabulous food at the Parker. Notice the sign (aka "art") in the lobby that blatantly says "DRUGS". Nice.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Welcome to The Parker Palm Springs

Hello and welcome to The Parker Palm Springs. Please take your mind altering drugs now. Ok, now please have a lemonade while you wait to check in and for your hallucinogenics to kick in. Designed by Jonathan Adler, the Parker has lots of cool modern-grandma-70s-acid trip decor to check out. This post is mainly about the Leisure activities one can enjoy there. Also, not featured here is our visit to the Spa oddly named The Palm Springs Yacht Club, a very nice facility.
This is the sign for the fine French cuisine restaurant on the property called, Mr. Parker's. It's a magical mystery tour, but I'm getting ahead of myself.

After we checked into our spacious and cool room, we hit the Lemonade stand. I got a Hefewizen and Lemonade concoction, very tasty, like a beer lemonade. LG had the muddled and spiked Lemonade. They love their Lemonade here.
Next to the Lemonade Stand is a French Bocce Ball court. The French version is called Petanque. We had lunch next to the court. I had a $15 Kobe Beef Hot Dog. What's the French word for "sucker"?
Choose your own Leisure: Giant Chess or out door Ping Pong in the sand.

Of course, one could just lounge by the pool with a good book. The Parker has two.

Also, on property is a Croquet Court. I skate board surf-style. I croquet golf-style. Deal with it, Europe!

Leisure, thy name is Parker.

All this leisure business is making me exhausted!

We finished off the evening at Mr. Parker's, a fun place with good food in the French tradition, but without the attitude. Although expensive, the resort is still within reach and less than 2 hours driving distance from Los Angeles. Take your lady. She'll love you for it.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Slum Blog

The Oscars(TM) are this Sunday and Slum Dog Millionaire is http://www.sportsbook.com/ favorite to win. Has anyone else seen this movie? It reminded me of City of God (another great flick). Also, check out this article on yahoo. Apparently, they used real life 1st time child actors from Mumbai.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

I Love My Job!

We did a Keystone Light commercial recently and had like Fifty 12 packs, 30 packs and tall boys by the case left over for for the taking. Needless to say, I will be reliving my college days this weekend. Holler!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Opera

Okay, well, it wasn't the Opera, but I was lucky enough to be invited to see the Chinese National Acrobat Troop perform at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The show was amazing. The things these folks can do will blow your mind.The craziest thing happened before the show. I got a drink from the Patina Group owned bar and the nice bar tender asked me if I wanted to pre-order a beverage to enjoy during intermission and I said [hell] yes! So in between acts, in the lobby, there it was waiting for me at a table with a name tag in front of it. An incredibly honest lot, these OC patrons of the arts are. Cheers!

Andy Sandberg Shares his Love of Yachting

Ahoy M#%&er F*$%ers!!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Saint Diego

In the late 1700s, when the Missionaries were tired of doing it in that one position and looking for a sweet town near the Mexican Border with great surf and killer fish tacos, they settled upon San Diego. The city is named after a man who dug the weather and maintained a laid back attitude, Manuel Diego, who became Saint Diego after a crazy weekend in Las Vegas with Pope Duderonomy the III, but we won't get into that here. I highly recommend California's Southern most major city to all my friends and family to visit or live permanently. For the kids there's an awesome zoo and Sea World. For the adults there's Pacific Shores, a fine bar in Ocean Beach with $2.50 cocktails. Thanks to A-dub and RJ for hosting another stellar weekend and Happy B-day RJ!

Check out Leisure Girl's blog, Las Angelenas, for other fun highlights from our trip.

Leisurely yours,


Friday, February 6, 2009

Kids First Teed

Of Course this happened in Florida...to a Gator Fan's Kid...

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

That is a Tasty Burger!

Voted by The Today Show a few years ago as "The Best Burger in America" local LA favorite restaurant Father's Office has two convenient west side locations (Culver City and Santa Monica). Topped with caramelized onions, blue cheese, Gruyere cheese and served on an oblong roll, the burger is quite tasty. I'm going to go on the record and say it is the best ever (sorry Village Idiot, really sorry 25 Degrees, sorry In and Out). Plus they serve like 20+ beers on tap and boast a great wine list too. Get a basket of sweet potato fries or shoe string potatoes that come with garlic aioli for dipping. DO NOT ask for ketchup! It is not allowed in the restaurant and anyone caught smuggling in the contra ban will be removed from the premises. So I ask you to try this meaty masterpiece for yourself and let LM know what you think.

The Gun - SNL's Moment of Football History

Let us pay homage to those who have paved the way to greatness before us.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sunday Super Sunday

Say it ain't so, another Ra-Fed match up in the Australian Open and the American football finals game known stateside as Super Bowl XLIII on one glorious day?!?! Both matches were very close. Just in case you didn't see the Australian Open at 3:30am or Tivo(TM) it, Rafael Nadal defeated Roger Federer in the 5th set (in 4hrs and 24 minutes time) to win his 6th major tournament. There was a very touching exchange at the trophy presentation ceremony between Rog and Rafa, aw.Later on this sport filled Super Bowl Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers scored a touchdown in the final minute to beat the AZ Cardinals 27-23, but alas, they didn't cover the spread of -7. Well, if you didn't bet on the Steelers to win, it was at least an interesting game. Maybe at the end of it all Kurt Warner cried and hugged Ben Roethlisburger.

Oh, and some guy name Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band played for 12 minutes at half time. I'm not sure what Sylvio from The Sapronos was doing there, but I bet that "The Boss" did "Born to Run" and "Glory Days", but for some reason that proposition bet was thrown out of our pool. What's up with that MTH?
So ends another football season and a begins another golf and tennis season, a time of being less glued to ESPN, unless you're into basketball...hmm basketball...?