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Friday, November 30, 2012

Apple Sage Old Fashioned Cocktail Recipe!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup fresh sage leaves
  • 2 ounces Calvados apple brandy
  • 1/2 ounce sage simple syrup
  • 2 dashes Fee’s Whiskey Barrel Aged Bitters (or Angostura, if you can't find the Fee's)
  • Apple slice, for garnish

Procedures

  1. Make the simple syrup: Add sugar and water to a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. When sugar dissolves, remove from heat. Add sage leaves and stir. Cover and let steep for 15 minutes. Strain into a jar (discard sage leaves) and refrigerate. Will keep for one month.

  2. Add apple brandy, sage simple syrup, and bitters to an Old Fashioned glass. Fill with ice, and stir to combine. Garnish with apple slice.

Official Photos from the Media Grand Opening of The Indiana Jones Exhibit at The Discovery Science Center!

Just got the official photos from the Media Grand Opening of The Indiana Jones Exhibit at The Discovery Science Center!




 







This was such an awesome event! Thank you to the amazing people at The Discovery Science Center for putting on a world-class event! As you can see from the photos we all had a great time!

Monsters University International Poster!


Monsters University Teaser #2 Poster!


Walt Disney Studios 2012 Animation Celebration Photos!



Images from The Walt Disney Studios' 2012 Animation Celebration honoring BRAVEFRANKENWEENIE, PAPERMAN and WRECK IT RALPH. The event was hosted this evening by studio chairman Alan Horn at the Beverly Hills Hotel. 


  






Rye Maple Fizz Cocktail Recipe!

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces rye (such as Michter's)
  • 3/4 ounce freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 ounce Grade B maple syrup
  • 1/2 egg white
  • 2 dashes Old Fashioned Bitters (such as Fee Bros.)
  • ice
  • 1/2 ounce soda water
  • 1 cinnamon stick

Procedures

  1. 1
    Place rye, lemon juice, maple syrup, egg white, and bitters in a cocktail shaker. Shake for 10 seconds without ice.
  2. 2
    Fill shaker with ice and shake vigorously. Pour into a fizz glass.
  3. 3

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Giveaway: The Discovery Science Center Holiday Blogger Event!

Here is your chance to hang out with Sasaki Time himself! Or for at least a little while before you go and explore all of The Discovery Science Center!

Here you will check out the amazing gingerbread house creations, check out the unbelievably cool Indiana Jones Exhibit, take a photo with Santa and much., much more!

Typically the event is catered but I do not have confirmation of that!

The event takes place at The Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana, CA on Wednesday December the 12th from 6pm until 8pm!

The winner will get two tickets! There will be two winners! I didn't want you to go by yourself after all!

The giveaway begins today and ends on December the 7th! Winners will need to email me their name and their Guests name as well. The tickets will be at the will call table or booth depending on what they have set up!

Thanks to the awesome team at The Discovery Science Center for offering this giveaway!
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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Giveaway: Karate In The Garage shirts and Demo CDs!

Some great giveaways from my favorite new band Karate In The Garage! They were kind enough to send me some shirts and some demo CD's to giveaway to you! There will be four winner! I have two women's shirts and two men's or unisex shirts! The women sizes are small and medium and the men's sizes are medium and small!
They also gave me demo CD's and each winner will get one as well! It is only three of their songs but three of my favorites! you will be able to listen to: Shatter, Mac N Chi (my favorite) and Speakeasy (my next favorite)!

The giveaway begins today and ends on December 5th!

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"The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" just a test for Shanghai's Pirates attraction?

So here is my long awaited theory on "The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" show that just opened at Disney Hollywood Studios in Florida. After looking at some of the patents that came out for a Pirates style attraction awhile ago, it wasn't hard to imagine why the Pirates boats were able or would want to do some unique things like what you see below.
You see how the pirates boat is able to turn around a show scene? Now why would it want to do that? After all the Pirate boats at Disneyland do not do that! They simply float right past the show scenes. Now you would be able to have multiple boat and Guests watch the same show scene while moving slowly or being momentarily stopped.

But what will Guests be looking at? The all familiar audio-animatronic figures like in Disneyland's Pirates? No, they will be looking at high definition video of their favorite characters from the movies like Captain Jack Sparrow.

How good can video be instead of looking at audio-animatronic figures you ask? Well after watching the video of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow for "The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" show, it will be impressive! You can create a life-like experience using the actual actors instead of audio-animatronic figures. Plus, you greatly reduce the cost of maintenance on such an attraction.
Also, the Shanghai Pirates boats appear to be on simulator type track so that could allow for movement such as being rocked from an explosion or rough seas or being attacked by mermaids a in the fourth Pirate movie!
The ideas are intriguing to say the very least!

Will this Shanghai Pirates attraction be like the one I just described? We will have to wait to find out! Until then, bring me that horizon!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

"The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow" Pirates of the Caribbean show at Disney's Hollywood Studios

Watch the complete show! Thanks to Inside The Magic for this great video!

Visit http://www.InsideTheMagic.net for more about The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow!

Walt Disney World has debuted a new Pirates of the Caribbean show called The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow at Disney's Hollywood Studios featuring special effects, projections, and real props combed in a multi-sensory experience. Johnny Depp makes an extremely lifelike appearance as Captain Jack Sparrow while fighting Davy Jones off in the distance. Also included are mermaids, an army of evil skeleton pirates, and one famous talking skull.

Imagineers Talk Working with Johnny Depp on The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow

The Legend of Captain Jack Sparrow is a walk-through attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios that will allow guests to follow in the footsteps of Jack Sparrow to see if they have what it takes to join his rowdy and daring pirate crew. In this video from Walt Disney Imagineering, Imagineers Jason Surrell, Laura Mitchell, Charita Carter and Jason Roberts take us behind the scenes of the making of this new experience. According to them, creating an entirely new attraction based on the "Pirates of the Caribbean" film franchise was a dream come true, as was working with the film's lead actor, Johnny Depp, who reprised his role as Captain Jack Sparrow for the attraction's film elements. Read more at the Disney Parks Blog: http://bit.ly/SoQv9h

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Monday, November 26, 2012

OKC's Kevin Durant In Thunderstruck! Blu-Ray Giveaway & Basketball Game App!

                                           Enter to win a Combo Pack (Blu-Ray + DVD + Digital Download).

NBA superstar Kevin Durant plays himself in this action-packed family film about a basketball star who switches talent with a klutzy 16-year-old fan. When Brian (Taylor Gray) magically switches basketball skills with his hero, Kevin Durant, he becomes the star of his high school team... while Kevin Durant suddenly can’t make a shot to save his life! But with the playoffs approaching, Brian learns that being a true winner means working hard at your own game, and he tries to make things right in time to prevent a catastrophic end to his hero’s season.

                         
The giveaway begins today and end on December 7, 2012. Good luck!
The prize will be sent via FedEx or UPS. No P.O. Boxes please.
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Awesome 12 Days of Christmas Ornaments!

Check out these great 12 Days of Christmas ornaments on the Frontierland Tower Christmas Tree at The Disneyland Resort! They need to make these available for purchase!












Aren't these great? They totally fit the Frontierland theme and just look really cool! Come on Disney Merchandise! Make these! Or at least just make a set for me!


Photo Update: Disneyland Resort (November 26, 2012)

Happy Holidays everyone! The Holidays are in full win at The Disneyland Resort! I realized that I didn't go over to The Disneyland Hotel to show you some of the Christmas trees there! So we shall start here at the main lobby of The Disneyland Hotel!
Then we shall move over to the Adventureland Tower!
I love that the tree here is themed appropriately!
Here is the tree for the Frontierland Tower!
The tree has these awesome 12 Days of Christmas ornaments that I wish they sold to us! I'll post all of them a little later today!
While taking photos I literally ran into a wedding!
Heading off into DCA now!
 Not that I need a map!
Goofy joined the Five & Dime gang!
Spent the day with my awesome friend Zoe! Red looks happy to see us!
Went on Screaming! Too bad the sun glare blocked Zoe's face! Sorry Zoe!
Stopped off at The Corn Dog Castle for some lunch! They have the best hot link corn dog!
 And I didn't get the chips! I opted instead for the apple slices!
Zoe's favorite movie is The Little Mermaid!
Scuttle is my favorite!
Then we went to go check in at The Hollywood Tower Hotel! For some reason only the service elevators were able to take us up to our rooms!
EPIC Photo Time!
Off to help Mike and Sulley rescue Boo!
Even Roz is in the Holiday Spirit! She liked our ears!
The afternoon sun continues to play havoc with us! This time it's with our friend Santa!
Then it was time to take the long walk over to Disneyland!
Beautiful City Hall!
Not a bad wait for one of my all-time favorite attractions! Time to be a pirate matey!
Now off to another one of my all-time favorites! I love The Haunted Mansion but I love Haunted Mansion Holiday even more! Making Christmas, Making Christmas!
After a couple of perilous journeys on Splash Mountain! Thankfully we didn't get wet! Zoe lucked out on this one! Heading over to visit Winnie The Pooh and then riding the runaway train on Big Thunder, we finally made it to night and to see this! Small World Holiday all lit up!
Off to Pizza Port for some dinner!
Took Zoe to see Captain EO since she had never seen it before!
Then it was time to head back to DCA and get our racing on in Cars Land!
Have I mentioned before how much I love the Christmas decorations in DCA?
Just a fun beauty shot of Cars Land!
And while it isn't always about winning, it is about how you enjoyed the ride! That's all for now! Look for more photos soon! If you have any requests or have any questions please leave a comment below! Thank you and hope you enjoyed your visit!

Oh and make sure you get your hand stamped on the way out!
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