Gelato Super Fan

RDP Sunday – ICE CREAM

I don’t like Ice Cream.

I am not a fan.

In a pinch I’ll grab a cone if Bubblegum is available, but it’s usually not.

I am here to say that I am proud be a Gelato Super Fan.

Photo: Fainting Goat FB

The difference between Ice Cream and Gelato are basic- Gelato has less milk fat, it’s served at a warmer temperature and has a denser, smoother texture a result of churning less air into the mix while it’s freezing.

Plus the taste of the cone isn’t a player in the game, like when you eat ice cream you notice it. With gelato you don’t. All it does is hold the gelato and gives it a little crunch.

I usually don’t eat Gelato from a cone, I want to dive in and cones get in the way.

My favorite is Honey Lavender- I actually enjoy Rose too. I know that sounds funky, but if it’s done right ( like the way it’s made at The Fainting Goat ) you don’t taste the flower flavor- but when you’re done eating it you’ll catch the fain scent of flowers and on a nice Spring or Summer day that’s a really neat sensation.

Photo: Fainting Goat- behold my FAVORITE flavor!

I haven’t been back to the Fainting Goat for awhile and because I don’t live in King County, I probably won’t be back until the State is opened back up. But I rain or shine, Summer or Fall the minute that happens I am making a bee line for the Fainting Goat…The best place ever for Gelato Super Fans Everywhere- well, if you live around Seattle anyway.

If not, it will be worth your while to find your go to spot. It is WORTH IT to have one.

Photo: Fainting Goat

Visit FAINTING GOAT HERE

The Skinny

RDP Tuesday – What If

What if I gave you the skinny on some pictures I took, stripped away the distractions ( like color ) and told you a little story about each one?

I’d be glad to.

amm

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Fox Lake, Wisconsin– I thought this would make a great opening shot for a horror movie. Why? Because that’s how my mind works. That’s why.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Here’s the skinny. Someone died next to the tracks and when I took the picture I had no idea that had happened. I just saw a bunch of police cars and was going to send the picture to my friends who used to scam free parking down here and freak them out into thinking they were all going to get towed.

LOL on me I guess.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Anubis at the King Street Station in Seattle. He was there for the King Tut exhibit a few years ago. Anubis is gone and in his place is something called a ” sanitation station ” for the homeless people so they can have a place to clean up a bit and try to avoid spreading the coronavirus among their community.

I thought you’d rather see the picture of Anubis instead of one of a well maintained port-a-potty and a hand washing station. If not, well. Ugh on you.

amm

In Whitefish, Montana

RDP Tuesday – Distinction

In Whitefish Montana two people met on a corner and in that moment they each had a decision to make.

One person made the decision to stand on that corner with grace and dignity.

The other made the decision and now has distinction of joining the ranks of Racists and Domestic Terrorists that have plagued this country and pushed us to this terrible point in time.

In Whitefish, Montana two people had a decision to make.

amm

In Whitefish, Montana, a young woman named Samantha Francine is confronted by a large white man with balled fists, shouting, “Black Lives Matter? Fuck you! Fuck you! Fuck you!” She does not look away.

This is America, 2020.

(Photo by Grace Jensen
)

A Good Laugh Right Here

RDP Monday: BELLY

Do you know why I love the FX series ” What We Do In The Shadows “?

Do you want to know when the exact moment I decided this was the BEST SHOW EVER?

It was when we find out that Vampires believe in Werewolves, Babadooks and even Pyschic Vampires ( are those even really a thing?).

But not ghosts.

Why?

Well. Because they believe in science.

I know.

Awesome answer right?

Darn straight it’s a good answer and it is hilarious.

So if you want some artery poudning belly laughs

watch this show…watch it watch it watch it!

Theme song from ” What We Do In The Shadows “

Further Reading:

In Praise of the Absurd, Chaotic ‘What We Do in the Shadows’

F/X Page- What We Do In The Shadows

Interview with the vampires: the return of What We Do in the Shadows

It’s Five O’clock- Do you Know Where Your President is?

RDP Tuesday: Curfew

Ahead of Trump Bible photo op 6-1-2020

This is how ” BunkerBitch ” readied the stage for his Photo Op where he was photographed standing in front of a Church he doesn’t attend, whose tenets he does not hold to waving around book he doesn’t read.

Rev. Gini Gerbasi

This is the Reverend Gini Gerbasi, she was one of the people who had every right to be where they were and they had every right to do what they were doing when BunkerBitch ordered the military to attack US citizens who were in the midst of a peaceful protest BEFORE curfew.

Not only did we witness the ” President ” aka BunkerBitch attack US Citizens so that he could get a campaign ad queued up- what he did on that day can only be best described by a former Bush Advisor:

Trump’s Bible walk to church was an act of ‘sacrilege,’ says former Bush advisor

Among the pictures fires and looting this picture of Trump should always and I mean forever and always be connected with the worst aspects and behaviors that the destructive individuals brought to what are peaceful protests for a George Floyd whose life was taken from him in the most brutal of ways.

Further Reading:

Trump WALKS to vandalized St. John’s Church as riot police face off with protesters in US capital (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

President Trump’s Big Moment in Front of a Church Shows He Has Missed the Point of the Protests

After Trump’s Photo-Op, Outraged Church Leader Says, “I Am Now a Force to Be Reckoned With”

Biden slams Trump’s response to George Floyd protests: ‘More interested in power than principle’

Can You Read The Sign?

RDP Sunday — FOR OUR GOOD

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Reading signs and following directions is for our own good. Reading signs and following directions keeps us safe.

And sometimes reading signs and following directions isn’t for our own good.

Sometimes what is written on the sign isn’t what the sign is actually saying.

Question them.

Always.

amm

Welcome Back To The Loop

Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: Like a Circle in a Spiral


Do you know what I was looking forward to when my LEAST favorite month of the year ( well, I hate July and I despise August too, but I digress ) rolled in back in 2019?

I was super excited because October was only four months away and then WINTER would show up.

Oh those were simpler times.

This year I’m super excited because our stay at home order expires on May 31st and it’s not going to be extended.

Of course, it doesn’t really change anything because the Virus is still out there and things are going to slowly open up but I hate shopping – so I don’t care about that but some people will get back to work so it isn’t a bad or meaningless thing at all.

I just wish I was as excited for October as I normally am.

I guess I’ll have to find other ways to cheer my favorite month on.

Hell, I’m suppose to be creative so I guess I better hop to it- right? I mean, it’s not like Autumn can be cancelled. Can it?

In Dog I Trust

RDP Friday – Leadership

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Hamish Macbeth 2014

A few years ago I was taking some photos at a cemetery.

The cemetery was- as most are- open to the public. People go to cemeteries to mourn, to remember, to walk their dogs ( not all allow dogs ) to reconnect with the past.

To contemplate.

So as I was taking my pictures and people were around me doing what people do at cemeteries, a police car drove by and then he doubled back, pulled up to the curb got out and made a bee-line for my son and his father.

He asked them how it was going, where they were from and why were they visiting the cemetery that day?

My son was polite. He said his Mom was taking pictures for her blog and how are you today officer?

My son pointed to me and the officer started to raise his hand toward me and put it down. It was a small almost imperceptible gesture. I stood there with my camera in hand and watched this highly unusual situation ( where graveyards are concerned ) play out.

Nothing about my family stood out- unless you count the fact that my son and his father are Latino and not exactly what you would call little guys. But they were dressed like all the other midwestern suburbanites strolling around the cemetery and no they weren’t sitting on headstones or dancing on graves.

They were just not white guys in a place where everyone else was.

Leadership- when there is a lack of it people make things up as they go along- they are overly suspicious of the people and things they don’t understand.

Like the Officer was in the cemetery that day.

In dog I blindly trust, but I think I’m going to keep a sharp eye on the humans around me.

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Hamish Macbeth 2019

Once, Spring Was Here

I was thinking about Spring- and how it’s sort of limping along and I tried to remember if I was ever excited about it making it’s rounds.

Here are pictures of my cat Blitzer, some wildlife and my dog Hamish Macbeth.

I’m thinking I used to like the promises Spring brought, otherwise I wouldn’t have taken these pictures. I think that each one sparkles with life.

Photo A.M. Moscoso
Photo A.M. Moscoso
Photo A.M. Moscoso

RDP Tuesday: bloom

Tired of Singing The Blues

Ragtag Daily Prompt Thursday: The Blues

Photo by Ann H on Pexels.com

My son Nico gave me an Gift Card for Mother’s Day and normally I use those to add to my Gargoyle collection. I do have a neat collection thanks to Nico.

But this year I decided to change it up a bit.

I decided to start working out at home – because unlike some states our Governor isn’t insane and he didn’t open up gyms. Not that I’d go to one, but my point is I know I have to do something because I feel like I am in a rut.

A big, giant rut.

And then it came to me.

In the past I used to work out to Richard Simmons Sweatin’  collection and yes they did work and I did get fit and  yes I did have fun. I still have my DVD collection, but Richard has done a lot more since the Sweatin’ Days so I used my Gift Card to buy some of the more recent work out dvd’s and I only had to buy one accessory  and all of it will be here in June.

YAY.

I am hoping that some exercise helps my wonky knee and I’m hoping it helps my attitude because both are in need of some work. Besides, it would be nice to have some fun while I’m getting fit as opposed to getting fit before I show up in a Yoga Class or whatever it is the all of the kids are doing nowadays.

The long and short of it is, the Coronavirus is here to stay and I need a boost so that I don’t feel so worn down by it all and that when I’m feeling the Blues music is involved

I think that this might be a step in the right direction.

Richard Simmons Youtube Channel HERE