The Ravonettes

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

May: National Hamburger MONTH

I had to do a bit of research, you know...the kind where you only have to type a couple words into http://google.com and WHALAH! endless information. Really difficult. I don't know how we do it.
Anywho~ Here is the article that tells ya all about "Hamburger Month". Being the beef lover that I am, I had to fully represent. Have a Beefy night!!

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White Castle Kicks Off 85th Anniversary by Celebrating National Hamburger Month

White Castle logo. (PRNewsFoto) COLUMBUS, OH USA
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- 2006 marks a monumental
anniversary for White Castle with 85 years of serving one-of-a-kind burgers
to Cravers everywhere. Since the company's founding in March of 1921, over
16 billion signature steam-grilled-on-a-bed-of-onions hamburgers have been
sold. Many events are scheduled throughout 2006 to mark the anniversary
including being the official sponsor of National Hamburger Month,
celebrated each May 1- 31. Team members from the home office can be found
working in select White Castle restaurants during the month of May in
celebration of employees working on the front lines. White Castle
celebrates National Hamburger Month in honor of America's favorite food.
(Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20030828/WHITECASTLELOGO)
Several anniversary events are planned throughout the year that allow
customers to be continually involved with the brand. The 15th annual Crave
Time Cook Off competition held in August encourages customers to submit a
unique recipe using 10 White Castle hamburgers and the chance to win a
Crave Case (30 burgers) a week for one year. A new recipe book, By the
Sackful: A Scrapbook with Recipes from 85 Years of Craving, has been
published with recipes from 15 years of Crave Time Cook Off recipe entries.
The book is available online at http://www.whatyoucrave.com and on http://www.Amazon.com.
Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to the non-profit group,
Turkeys 4 America, Inc. All Cravers are encouraged to tap into their
inspirational energies and invent a great new recipe. 2006 entries are due
by July 6.
Customers can also submit their ultimate Crave story in the 6th annual
Cravers Hall of Fame competition. They'll vie for the chance to come to
Columbus and be inducted into the hallowed Hall along with the likes of
members of the rock group The Smithereens and Harold and Kumar Go To White
Castle stars, John Cho and Kal Penn.
White Castle team members get steamed up for regional and national
Fastest Griddle Contest events to determine who can cook and sack 30
quality burgers in the least amount of time. This event lets White Castle
team members test their skills and become faster and even more quality
focused when making those one-of-a-kind hamburgers!
To learn about these events and more planned for the White Castle 85th
Anniversary, visit White Castle's website at http://www.whatyoucrave.com. In
addition another new website, http://www.truecastlestories.com, launched the
beginning of April as a forum for Cravers to come together to share their
White Castle experiences, talk together on message boards and browse other
Cravers profiles.
White Castle was founded in 1921 in Wichita, Kansas. The company owns
and operates 398 units in 11 states and is considered to be the first fast
food hamburger restaurant."
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I woke up this morning and all I am able to do is quote, "Ground Hog Day" Because...you know what? " I got you babe." This day is the exact replica of yesterday, and I KNOW I am headed down the path of insanity since the definition of Insanity is...in so many words of course...doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different end result. Admit it, you are insane too.

I picked up that cool little pic above here from a couple of the blogs I read. Seemed like a great idea to randomly post shit on a Tuesday...because nothing GOOD ever happens on a Tuesday (Thanks Ang!), so why the hell not be random?

I am eating soup while I type this. It sucks. C'mon skinny...

NO I am not dieting. The Hubs STILL isnt working so our food intake is pitiful. Im kidding. We eat fine. I am just lazy and do not want to go to the store or shove another damn hamburger into my hole.

It is national hamburger month. Go on, plug one down...you know you want to!

I am counting down the days till I am sitting in the lounge chair on Friday in sunny Palm Springs. Thank you to the Tennis Club for 19 years of letting me lay down on said lounge chairs. We go every Memorial Day weekend. It doesn't suck. The recently installed misters above the lounge chairs, so I am TOTALLY looking forward to THAT! Hell...maybe I will be so relaxed I will actually put the 4 years of Memorial Weekend tennis lessons to use and play a game or two.

It is amazing how that last paragraph makes me sound like a Yuppy. SO NOT A YUPPY! No offense to any Yuppies out there reading this. Who am I kidding? I have three followers? HA!

*If I happen to have more than 3 people who read this...please leave a comment and maybe I will put some effort into being amusing :) baaahhh prolly not! But, I would love to check out your blogs if I already do not and say hello!

Have a great day!

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Little bit of this, Little bit of that...









I woke up this morning extremely disoriented from a dream I had last night. Seemed like it started when I closed my eyes and continued until I begrudgingly opened them. I love vivid dreams that make you blink several hundred times to figure out if it was real or not. 
I expected to wake up next to Hugh Jackman, fully exposed and lavishly happy. Instead, I woke up alone and fully clothed. Maybe in my next life :)

Last night I joined my two Aunts and my Grandma in seeing 
the Musical, 'Dirty Dancing'. 

I expected it to be an adaptation from the movie, much like Grease was, but they actually followed the movie to the T. I was slightly disappointed in this, but the set made up for it, as well as the actors. We took Gram to the bar we go to before every show and had a couple of Margs on the Rocks to pass the time before the show started. It was fun!

Been taking a lot of pictures lately. How could you not when you have the best camera in the world? Can you tell I really love it? If not...I LOVE MY CAMERA! Here are a few pics... 
Abstract is really appealing to me lately...


So many things in life provide inspiration. It is weird to think that an object can make you so happy but, I feel more light and free when I am taking pics. I'm quickly running out of memory space before I am ready to be done taking pics! 

Been staying with my Grandparents the last couple weeks. Home life is kinda rocky. And, while I will not go into details about that, I bore myself with what is going on. Lots of soul searching and delving into what I want and who I am and where I am in my life. Some things I am happy about, and some things...not so much. Working on changing that. 
Turns out...hope is not a strategy! 

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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

New Music Monday!

Yea yea... Lots has been going on. I feel like I have not even posted lately. Other than pics and stuff. Which I will do as soon as I tell you about this one song, by...The Airborne Toxic Event, "Sometime After Midnight". I even will post the lyrics below...It is awesome. Touches on that one person...you know...that ONE person. Listen to it. Below are the lyrics.
Hope your day is going well :)
Enjoy!

Sometime After Midnight
And it starts...Sometime around midnight
Or at least that's whenYou lose yourself For a minute or two
As you stand...Under the barlights And the band plays some song About forgetting yourself for a while

And the piano's this melancholy soundcheck To her smile
And that white dress she's wearing
You haven't seen her For a while
But you know...

That she's watching
She's laughing, she's turning
She's holding her tonic like a crux
The room suddenly spinning
She walks up and asks how you are
So you can smell her perfume
You can see her lying naked in your arms
And so there's a change...In your emotions And all of these memories come rushing

Like feral waves to your mind Of the curl of your Bodies
Like two perfect circles entwined And you feel hopeless, and homelss
And lost in the haze Of the wine
And she leaves...With someone you don't know

But she makes sure you saw her
She looks right at you and bolts As she walks out the door
Your blood boiling
Your stomach in ropes
And when your friends say what is it You look like you've seen a ghost
And you walk...Under the streetlightsAnd you're too drunk to notice
That everyone is staring at you
And you so care what you look like
The world is falling Around you
You just have to see her

You just have to see her
You just have to see her
You just have to see her
You just have to see her
And you know that she'll break you In two

Monday, May 4, 2009

New Camera Extravaganza!


I did it. I got the camera I have been dreaming about. After much back and forth between the Cannon Rebel and Nikon D40, I went for the Nikon D60!! I absoulely LOVE it. I don't know what I have been doing all of these years with a point and shoot. Check out some of the photos I took this weekend...

Of course, I have to start with the Nephew :)

The crispness is awesome. No editing was done on this at all. After a trip to McDonald's and the play place, we all piled in the car back to San Diego. We had to stop on the way to play at the beach of course!

BFF takin in the waves. Again...NOT EDITED! This is in Carlsbad
The foam touching the rocks. I made this black and white ON the camera. The contrast is amazing.
The Kid's work of art. Had to document!

A little blurring of the edges was all that was applied to this one. Blurred it on the iPhoto program.

One last look and back in the car we go. Bye Bye Solana Beach!
After playing with the kids a bit, I wanted to catch the Sunset while driving on the 5 North. It really is an awesome drive. So I got in the car and waited for the perfect place...Cardiff by the Sea. If you have never been there, make sure you make it a point to sometime in your life. It is like heaven has been nestled into the hills and ocean. The town is so quant and amazing. You can see people in the waves all the time and the little stores and cafe's becon you to come in and watch the Sun extinguish itself in the blue beyond. I pulled off with a bunch of other cars and sat on my hood to watch. And, of course...took some photos to share :)

Lifegaurd tower closer to the water...I needed a higher perpective though, so I drove up the hill a bit to feast my eyes on this:


The tracks go thru the whole town. Makes for a pretty picture!
Up on the hill. I have yet to get a zoom lens, but those little specs out in the water are surfers. I antiqued this one a little bit in iPhoto. I thought it looked cool!
and now the show begins...
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I faded the color on this...pretty cool how you can take the color out a bit and it still looks warm and inviting.
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What a perfect end to a perfect day...
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New Music Monday...

Loving this band: Silversun Pickups. Kinda a cross between Death Cab for Cutie and Smashing Pumpkins. I got their new album today, and I can not stop listening to it. I am sure I will play it out soon, but it seems like it will have a long shelf life. Hope you enjoy it!

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