Saturday, August 29, 2015

Colorado Cider and Beer Circus

The first ever Colorado Cider and Beer Circus was held at Copper Mountain Resort in Summit County, Colorado on Saturday August 29, 2015. It was fun.

Rocky Mountain Wild Cider, of Firestone, Colorado, was the best I had with the hard Pumpkin Cider.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Big Bone Room

It has bones and such at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Bear cub wanders the big city

DENVER, CO -- An amazingly rare sight in Denver, a bear cub was seen in the area of Evans Avenue and Colorado Boulevard Monday morning August 24, 2015.

It was glimpsed wandering throughout the neighborhood during the day according to police; easily climbing fences and onto shed rooftops.

Around 10pm there was a commotion in the quiet University Park neighborhood. Spotlights, police lights and people were milling about the streets.

Denver Police had responded and it was determined that the bear had hopped a fence and was hiding in the backyard brush and trees of a house on South Monroe Street.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife were called.

Russ Dale, who confirmed the location of the bear in his backyard, said, "The beastie was chilling in the fenced-in area all tired like. Our eyes met. I saw the tiredness gnawing at it's bear mind."

The bear was tranquilized with a 3 drug cocktail via a CO2 powered dart gun at approximately 11:41pm after a trap/cage arrived on scene. Since it was not a threat, had wandered out of it's habitat and not caused problems, the bear will possibly be relocated to an area around Deckers, Colorado.

It was a little bit of excitement in the city!

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Pacific wildfires make for Denver poor air quality

Wildfires in western states are the cause of the smoky haze in Denver Colorado. However the smoke makes for spectacular skies.

Adieu Griff's

Griff's Hamburgers, a piece of Americana in Denver for 50 years, is permanently closed. :(

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Herbal Medicine Making. It's fun!

Call me Geppetto Wildcrafter! Weee for herbalism, botanical medicine/crude medicine! Watch out for that wily herbal alchemist! Yes yes! I have become very fascinated with the wildcrafting arts. Wildcrafting is the harvesting and collection of plants for food or medicine purposes. Herbal alchemy was used for healing purposes and I am focusing on the healing. Call me healer. Drink this tonic.

I am throwing together a medicine “bag” containing 4-ounce hexagon glass jars. Each jar will contain an herb or plant. It will be my homemade herbalist kit! I like learning.

I will get a few things for starters, as basics, a small foundation: peppermint leaf, catnip, slippery elm bark, rosehips, chili flakes, lemongrass, comfrey root, yellow mustard seed, burdock root, damiana leaf, elderberries, dandelion leaf, fennel seed, Hawthorn leaf/flower/berries, rosemary leaf, lemon balm, calendula, kava kava root, skullcap, Echinacea, saw palmetto berries, ginkgo leaf, valerian root, epimedium leaf, yohimbe bark and horse chestnut.

I’ll cure what ails ya yo. I’ll concoct herbal remedies that will relieve stress, and other things like anger and depression, including adding vitamins and nutrients to the body. I’ll whip up some herbal tinctures and salves and infusions and ointments! I’ll wrastle up some curative shit! I’ll use beeswax and lavender oil! I’ll do the practices of the ancient guilds of alchemists proud.

The kit will have the essence of the following flowers: California Wild Rose, St. John’s Wort, Scotch Broom, Scarlet Monkeyflower and Holly.

I’m not joking. I’m serious. I will become quite learned in alternative cures. It’s good stuff to know. Right? I think so. Right? Yes. Why not? Yes. Drink this tonic.

I need more stuff cluttering my brain. Call me Geppetto Wildcrafter.

Elite VIP Hour at Yelp's Merry Marrakesh

Bellies were dancing. Food and spirits were flying into bellies. Belly laughter. Henna on bellies and legs and feets and hands and faces. It was a scrum of goodness for the mind, senses, spirit and belly.

It seems as if each and every Elite Yelp event tops one another. This go around was a Yelp Elite VIP Hour at Yelp's Merry Marrakesh fantastic jubilee of awesome at Space Gallery. The venue is top notch. The perfect space for an event.

DJ Savior Breath knocked out the tunes with flair and wonder as usual.

Hopdoddy Burger Bar with Colorado beef and toasted buns made the taste buds sing. Biker Jim's Gourmet Dogs: wild boar-alicious! Americatus New-World Italian caters if you need it! My belly was full. I needed beverages and the like.

Oh my...beverage galore. The spirits were aplenty! Summer Snow Colorado Shaved Ice piña colada was yums. Not a snow cone yo. Shaved ice! Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka mixed with lemonade was a refreshing summer treat. After three or four you'd not even know the season anymore. Fall is neigh.

Each and every local food and drink provider came out to dazzle. And dazzle they did. I am filled with knowledge about each business, because I ask question after question, and will call upon them in the future whilst entertaining.

Thank you to all who made this event happen. It was truly a night to remember. It was good for the soul. And belly.

Find Summer Snow Colorado Shaved Ice and have the piña colada flavor. You'll be glad you did.

Monday, August 10, 2015