Happy International Jazz Day!

In honor of this day, here are some more of my favorite jazz tunes!

If you aren’t like Billie when Lester plays his sax at the 1:28 mark, something is wrong with you.

Also worth your time is Ken Burns’ Jazz documentary. Most of the episodes happen to be on YouTube (for now), but the juicy parts (IMO) are in the missing segments. It’s all on the PBS app, though, so if you’re a jazz fan but aren’t yet supporting your local PBS station, do so right away and go watch that doc!

Because I Love Myself The Most

My Valentine’s Day treats to myself this year:

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Homemade low-carb treats! The sweet thing on the left is a Chocolate Almond Butter Keto Fat Bomb that’s actually pretty easy to make. (As long as you can find coconut butter. Not oil–butter. Vitamin Shoppe is your friend with that.) I added some chopped pecans for some crunch. To the right is a muffin I made from this keto cinnamon sugar donut recipe. Why didn’t I turn that into a donut? I could only make six donuts in my pan, and I had leftover mix. Instead of me running back to Target to get another donut pan, I put the rest in a heart-shaped muffin tin, which I also used to make the fat bomb. As I said last year, the way to my heart is through my stomach. (And a naturally-pretty brunette with a sweet smile, but I take what I can get.)

If you’re wondering, the powdered “sugar” is actually monkfruit sweetener in powdered form. Good shizz.

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Taking a hike around Lime Ridge Open Space! It’s been a while since I hiked around this lovely park. It was windy today, but good thing I had a hat and sweater with me. The hilly parts of the park have some slopes that will work out your buns and thighs, but I like the challenge. Plus, the views from the top are superb!

Re-watching old episodes of Married With Children! I don’t know how many times I watched Season 8 (it’s one of their best seasons), and I don’t care because that’s the season that has the show’s only Valentine’s Day-themed episode! That fight scene for that lone card still has me in stitches.

Happy MLK Day

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day today, stand up for voting rights for all, give back to your community, and, if you need a laugh, enjoy this vintage funny bit from Chris Rock (sporting one of the most solid flat-tops I’ve seen) who rants on Arizona’s choice back in the early 90s to not celebrate the national holiday. Also, TIL there was a time when Arizona once chose to be racist fucknuts by voting to not celebrate MLK Day (and lose hosting the Super Bowl).

And LOLOL at Rock’s take on Columbus Day!

Listening To… (12/31)

…what New Year’s celebrants in the UK were jamming to 25 years ago. Get out yer pacifiers, glow sticks, and platform shoes, for it’s a mid-90s NYE party! This mix is a BIG one; it’s over 5 hours! (And you also get to “explore” the roads of So-Cal. I often traveled some of the roads shown in the vid when I use to frequent So-Cal. Memories!)

Party safely, everyone!

Getting Gifts Rule

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I may have gifted myself just a tad bit for the holidays (and there was more that I bought for yours needy since then), but there’s still nothing sweeter than getting gifts from others. Sure, all that would barely fill 1/9th of Santa’s gift sack, but who cares when a long-time friend of yours gifted you a C-note? And that Target gift card, given by another friend, is worth $25, I should add. Now I can buy more presents that would overflow Santa’s gift sack. (Heh-heh-heh, sack.) Merry Christmas, everyone!