A friend of mine always says "Bouncing makes everything better." I saw this video today and thought of her.
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
If you've looked/stepped outside, you'll know the conditions are nasty! Safety is among my first concern. Donating food and having drinks is a close second.
The Celebration of Winter is STILL ON for today-- so my st paul neighbors, feel free to come by. For those far away-- if you feel safe making the trek, that's great. If you don't-- no worries. I'm thinking of doing another celebration soon.
The point of the celebration is two-fold. 1. I like to get people together to celebrate each other. 2. I want to raise food/supplies for the Hallie Q Brown foodshelf.
Some of you, I will see tonight. Others, soon in the future I hope.
Be safe, wherever you are and wherever you are heading.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
The time has come for the 6th annual "Celebration of Winter." Please join me this Sunday, February 20th (anytime between 6-11pm) at Costellos Bar for an evening of food, drinks, and mild debauchery. Family, friends, kids, lovers, neighbors, and anyone with a good energy is invited.
Each year, I like to give a lil back to the community. Last year, we gathered 96 pounds of food to donate to a food shelf in frogtown. This year, I am gathering donations for the Hallie Q Brown food shelf in Saint Paul. Below, you will see a list of their needs. Please feel free to bring one or more of these items. If you are unable to donate, no worries, all are welcome regardless. (If you are able to donate, you will recieve modest discounts on drinks for the night).
Hallie Q Brown Food Shelf Needs
Fruits and Vegetables:
Jack fruit, mandarin oranges and mango
Peaches, pineapple, applesauce and pears
Whole kernel corn and green beans
Straw mushrooms and baby corn
Green chilies (canned and dry) and jalapenos
Dates, raisins and dried fruit
Peanut butter, peanuts and cashews
Dry black-eyed and cow peas
Dry pinto, red, black, soy and mung beans
Green, brown, and red lentils
Canned tuna, chicken, pork or beef
Beef stew and chili
Pastes, spices and sauces:
Curry paste (yellow, red or hot)
Beef and chicken paste
Minced or chopped garlic
Fish, oyster, chili and soy sauce
Salsa, green sauce (tomatillo) and molé
Cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, cumin, curry,
ginger and red pepper
Spaghetti and angel hair pasta
Bean thread and rice sticks
Mac and cheese
Ramen and Mama noodles
Cooking oil, olive oil, Crisco
Flour, maseca (corn flour) and sugar
Salt and pepper
Coffee and tea
Tortillas and taco shells
Jiffy mix and yellow cake mix
Hot and cold cereal
Pancake mix and syrup
Shampoo and conditioner
Laundry, bath and dish soap