Saturday, November 26, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
It doesn't get much better than having your birthday on Halloween. And that's exactly when Mike's birthday is - Halloween. Lucky devil!
This year with Halloween on a Monday, the celebrating was all weekend long. Starting Saturday with celebratory raman noodles, shinkansen drink specials (shot of Japanese vodka, shot of sake, and a shot of Kirin beer; done one right after the other), Japanese beers and the biggest cream puffs we have ever eaten. We then partied down and danced the night away to all our favorite Talking Heads songs.
Sunday was family dinner with requested birthday meal of Nem Nuong Ninh Hoa and a pie.
On Halloween we celebrated in a cemetery discovering the historical figures of Portland and their Untimely Departures. Then off for stiff mixed drinks at a favorite bar before ending the night with cognac toasts. A great Birthday/Halloween weekend! So much so we're including our travel video "Tuk Tuk Ride to Nowhere in Bangkok, Thailand" to keep the party going.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
The last movie we saw in a theater was back in April, before that we're not sure. We used to go to movies all the time, but lately we can't even find the time to watch the DVDs we get from the library. That is until we came across this little gem just sitting on the shelves. We kept renewing and renewing this movie until finally we plopped it into the DVD player and was blown away by what was coming out of our tv. All the old school rockers & dub songs we have on heavy rotation in our house was playing in this movie.
The movie is about a Roots Rock Reggae drummer named Horsemouth who decides to set up his own business selling Jamaican records via his motorcycle when a band of theives steals his cycle and Horsemouth decides that justice must prevail. This movie is seriously stylish!
Thankfully there are subtitles because that Jamaican patois was heavy! For those of you who love Roots, Rock, or Dub (ode to Portlandia's Mayor played by Kyle Mclaughlin) or for those of you who just love Jamaica this movie is a must see! REMOVE YA!