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16 July Friday Movie Night

Been a while since we saw a movie together.

19:00 BBQ
21:00 the sun goes down

Not without My Handbag  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Not_Without_My_Handbag
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/9_(2009_animated_film)
Spy  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spy_(2015_film)

A couple of animated films and an action comedy film.

Racer X
Racer X

Come grill something beforehand if you’d like.  Certainly arrive before sunset to get a spot on the grass for the movies.

What to bring?
Seating:  Camping chair, blanket, or similar.  I have many to share.
Food:  There is a grill available.  I’ll make popcorn.  If you have any special kitchen needs, send Jimmy a message or ask here.
Bevs:  If you can sip it, it’s good.  Share if you’d like.
Friends:  Cool friends are great.
Pets:  My cat has total dominion over the yard and is restricted by a 28 foot retractable leash.  Fucking with the cat is a no-no.  That is the most important pet rule.
Money:  The show is free but you will likely want to donate to the Me (and I’m ok as I’m employed).  We did have a new bulb fundraiser once.
Love:  Bring it!  Bring it all!

Remember, there is a 20f difference between day temps and night temps.  Wear long pants, bring a jacket, do the layers.  I do have several blankets but plan accordingly.

Definitely dress for chilly weather for when that sun goes down tomorrow evening.

If you plan to come for the pre-bq, let me know so I can plan accordingly.  If you want to roast weenies, maybe ask here for someone to bring buns.  “We’re all in this together, kid.”  Ask me all the questions.

Things I hope to cook:  a few sausages, a few ribs, a few chicken thighs, country scones, and a rice dish.  And popcorn.  Lots of popcorn.

Busy day… Scones, pie, sausages, chicken.  Dishes.

Country Scones
Country Scones
Filet Mignon and Sausages with Sage
Filet Mignon and Sausages with Sage
Chicken Thighs with Rosemary and Lemon
Chicken Thighs with Rosemary and Lemon
Boysenberry Pie
Boysenberry Pie

Strange things happen in my kitchen, to be sure, but this is the first spontaneous cake.

Cake
Cake

Thanks to everyone for coming.  Excellent movie conditions.  We ended up skipping 9 (due to some technical difficulties after delays related to new equipment) and jumped from Not without My Handbag into Spy.  Very much fun.  Good friends, good food, good films.  See you all at the next one!

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2021 Big Boom Bash 3 July

Another Peavine day of freedom!

An all new lineup of returning musicians for this Welcome Back! show.  The usual good times available for all.

Schedule listed below (times are estimates).

As usual it’s your basic picnic bbq potluck grassy gnoll sort of rock and roll show.  All donations go to the musicians.  We recommend $20 per person.  Probably they will have stuff you can buy as well.  I’ll post some links here and there below.

I will be making my usual (unusual) pork loin.  Please do make comments here about what you are bringing so not everyone brings kale and quinoa salad.  I mean, many of you COULD bring salad.  But someone should probably bring something to go with it.  What’s your preferred potluck portable comestible?

Questions?  Ask them below or message one of the moderators!I’ll put together a schedule soon, but let’s name-drop for now:  Jeffrey Martin Sheryl Wiser Jared Mitchell Earl Brooks

Welcome back, Earl Brooks!  Tell us how many punk rock songs per unit of time.
Welcome back, Earl Brooks!  Tell us how many punk rock songs per unit of time.
Welcome back, Sheryl Wiser!  We will listen with our eyes open.
Welcome back, Sheryl Wiser!  We will listen with our eyes open.
Welcome back, Jared Mitchell!  Where them wingtips?
Welcome back, Jared Mitchell!  Where them wingtips?
Welcome back, pork loin!  You wonderful magical one.
Welcome back, pork loin!  You wonderful magical one.
Welcome back, Harry Oesterreicher!  And all the hardworking helper monkees.
Welcome back, Harry Oesterreicher!  And all the hardworking helper monkees.
Welcome back, Box of Discarded Sunglasses!  How you came is a mystery.
Welcome back, Box of Discarded Sunglasses!  How you came is a mystery.
Welcome back, climate control!  We missed you most of all!
Welcome back, climate control!  We missed you most of all!
Welcome back, all of you.  You make this all happen.
Welcome back, all of you.  You make this all happen.

What to bring?

Seating:  Camping chair, blanket, or similar.  I have some to share.

Potluck:  Can you make that thing you always love to make?  That would be great for sharing!  There is a grill available.  If you have any special kitchen needs, send Jimmy a message or ask here.

Bevs:  If you can sip it, it’s good.  Share if you’d like.  I always make iced-tea.

Friends:  Cool friends are great.  You want to invite a posse?  Talk to Jimmy.

Pets:  My cat has total dominion over the yard and is restricted by a 28 foot retractable leash.  Fucking with the cat is a no-no.  That is the most important pet rule.

Money:  The show is free but you will likely want to donate to the musicians (usually $20 per person and maybe buy some merchandise).

Love:  Bring it!  Bring it all!

Shirts and shoes required?  They’re not even recommended!

Schedule Roughly Approximate
15:00 Peavine Gates Open (bring your goodies to the table and get a spot on the grass).
16:00 Earl Brooks will dazzle us
16:45 Jeffrey Martin will amaze us
17:30 Sheryl Wiser will sparkle our eyes
18:15 Jared Mitchell will wing us into the evening
19:00 whatever we want to do time
(We can do a movie after dusk if there is enough interest.)

Pork loin brine: lime juice and salt.
Ribs: sous vide 24 hours at 137f.
Ribs: salt, white pepper, cayenne, paprika, cloves, cinnamon.
Loin: salt, white pepper, cayenne, sumac, cardamom, mustard, cumin, nutmeg.

Loin Brined and Spiced
Loin Brined and Spiced
Sous Vide Ribs with Spices
Sous Vide Ribs with Spices
Loin of love.
Loin of love.
Loin of love.
Loin of love.
Loin of love.
Loin of love.
What a crowd!
What a crowd!

All event day donations go to the musicians!  https://www.gofundme.com/f/peavine-alley

Thank you thank you thank you!  Thanks to everyone who participates in these events.  This was our best Independence Day celebration yet.  At least fifty-five humans in attendance.  Excellent food.  Supreme music.  Perfect weather.  Who could ask for a better holiday?

JamesIsIn