“North By Northwest” Becomes Possible!

Today in 1941, Mt. Rushmore was completed after 14 years of work. Roll cameras! Cue Cary Grant!

Sorta like “hell”-oween!

Today in 1923 was the first of 160 consecutive days of 100 degrees in Marble Bar, Australia. I’d be trick-or-treating for ice cubes.

Halloween birthdays!

–          Writer Neal Stephenson was born today in 1959. I highly recommend his CRYPTONOMICON and his BAROQUE CYCLE, but be warned…settle in for while, Mr. Stephenson tells epic tales and takes his time doing so. It’s always quite a ride.

–          Poet John Keats (1795) was born today, as was a raging poet of the saxophone; Illinois Jacquet (1922).

–          Juliette Low was born today in 1860. Ms. Low founded the Girl Scouts, some of whom could have grown up to be cowgirls like Dale Evans (1912), another of today’s birthdays.

–          Songwriter Tom Paxton was born today in 1937. Mr. Paxton asked us “What did you learn in school today, dear little boy of mine?” The answers were clever but not much to our credit.

Drink 4cast 4 2day

I have bunch of ghoulish concoctions from which to choose, but I’m going back to Dale Evans.

Cowgirl Quencher Cocktail

1 oz. Malibu Coconut Rum

1 oz. Peach Schnapps

Orange Juice

Pineapple Juice

1 splash Grenadine

Pour the rum and schnapps into a margarita glass filled with crushed ice.

Fill the rest of the glass with equal parts of orange juice and pineapple juice.

Add a splash of grenadine.

Top with an orange slice and a cherry and serve.

Happy trails to you.

Cheers!

Roger

10/31/12.

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