Booze Mail Party People, Samurai Swords, Parking Meter Parks, Dragonboats, and Hot Hot Sauce
September 19, 2007
|Renkoo Tip of the Week
Featured Drinks of the Week: Highly Requested Boozes. Everyone deserves to have an opinion. Thankfully, Facebook provides a soap box where you can voice your thirst quenching desires. We’ve listened and the bartender has responded: Alabama Slammer, Fuzzy Navel, Singapore Sling, Vodka Red Bull, and good ol’ Whiskey Sour. Other new drinks include: Boxed Wine, Fruit Smoothie, Grappa, Port.
Wednesday is the new Thursday
Fun things to make plans to do this week…
Who? Renkoo. What? A Booze Mail cocktail party! (No brainer.) When? Tonight, because Wednesday is the New Thursday. Where? At the San Mateo County History Museum in Redwood City. Why? To celebrate millions of users sending millions of booze mails. How? With grub, reggae beats and booze, as in mojitos, Jack and Cokes, Manhattans, Red Bull Vodkas, Absolut Powers and beer, glorious beer.
Bugu: The Spirit of the Samurai Warrior is an exhibit hosted by the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center in Los Angeles. It contains traditional Japanese arms and armor from feudal Japan. Visitors can try on replica armor and watch video of kendo (fencing), sumo (wrestling) and yabusame (archery). Maybe after attending this exhibit, quotes like this from the 17th century will make more sense: “By the Way of the warrior is meant death. The Way of the warrior is death. This means choosing death whenever there is a choice between life and death.” (Yamamoto Tsunetomo).
National Park(ing) Day is a day where you can turn a metered parking spot into a public park! Yes you! Little old you can do this by going to a public art project nationwide and supporting The Trust for Public Land in its quest to promote more green space in the cities. If you’re really ambitious, “lease” a spot yourself and throw down some plants, seating and fresh lemonade and invite folks over to enjoy your claim to nature.
Do you have to know that dragonboat racing started 2,300 years ago after a sensitive poet and public servant committed suicide rather than serve his corrupt government? No you don’t. You just need to know how to get to Treasure Island in San Francisco for the International Dragon Boat Festival. Watch more than 100 teams navigate a 500-meter course. And if that’s not exciting enough for you, the variety of foods (Asian and otherwise) should be, and the kids will love visiting Dragon Land. Still not enough? Since Kaiser is sponsoring, you can get your blood pressure checked or challenge someone to a pull-up contest.
Do you know someone who ruins every gourmet meal you prepare by dousing it in hot sauce? Is Tabasco banished from the pantry because it’s “weak” sauce? Then you will fit right in at the Houston Hot Sauce Festival this weekend. This annual September event features hot sauce, hotter sauce and hottest sauce. Okay there’s also jams, marinades and more. Calling all Chiliheads to the Houston Farm and Ranch Club!