Usually accompanied by Mare Carmody, Michael Carver will perform solo this time with his guitar as the duo. His sound is a bluesy country blend, mixed in with some original tunes and a whole lot of heart.
When Did People Start Saying “Bucket List?” A brief search on Google reveals that this is a new term – believed to have first been coined for the 2007 movie “Bucket List” with Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman. It probably derived from the Old English idiom “to kick the bucket” which means “to die.” So credit for the current use of the term is given to the film’s screen writer, Justin Zackham. A May 29, 2015 article in SLATE magazine confirms the credit and cites a column in the Wall Street Journal in which Vocabulary.com executive editor Ben Zimmer and word researcher Hugo van Kemenade acknowledge this origination. However, Bucket List was not included in the fifth edition of the American Heritage Dictionary because “it needs a few more years in usage before it proves itself worthy of addition to the big book.” Nevertheless, the term has been frequently picked up in contemporary usage and cultural coincidences. Such as on Glee, 17 year old Kurt Hummel, took out his iPhone to make note of the things he intends to do before he dies, one being “arrive at school in a hot air balloon.” Tony DiNozzo on NCIS, shaken by a terrorist attack and worried about his mortality, printed out a list which included “date a Bond girl and/or Miss Universe.” Doofus Andy on Parks & Recreation listed on his bucket list “winning the lottery, making the best grilled-cheese sandwich ever….”. Well whatever is on your bucket list, come and join us at The Brandy Bar + Cocktails for our “bucket list.”
Bucket List Cocktail – Brandy, Absinthe rinse, fresh squeezed lemon juice, honey syrup, cardamom bitters
Harvey Wallbanger – Brandy, hazelnut liqueur, orange juice
Pearl Harbor Cocktail – Brandy, Midori melon liqueur, pineapple juice
Tom Collins – Frost brandy, gin, fresh squeezed lemon juice, simple syrup, club soda
Sex On the Beach –Frost brandy, peach brandy, crème de cassis, orange & cranberry juice
Singapore Sling – Cherry brandy, Frost brandy, gin, Benedictine, simple syrup, lime, club soda (due to the number of ingredients, this drink takes longer to prepare so be patient)
Etter Kirsch (Swiss Cherry) pour
Indonesia is establishing a preserve for the Komodo Dragon on Rica Island, & islanders have been advised that if they decide to stay it will be at their own peril. 10 Facts about the Komodo Dragon everyone should know (Jack Leith-De Graaf, author)
1. Despite their bad rep as vicious man-eating beasts, Komodo dragons are responsible for hardly any fatalities at all. Mortal encounters were documented in 1974, 2000, 2007 and 2009.
2. A Komodo dragon way of smelling carrion is so refined that it can smell something dead over five miles away and pinpoint where it is.
3. Komodo dragons are indeterminate growers, which means that they will never stop growing in length or weight for as long as they live.
4. Komodo dragons are huge eaters – eating as much as 80% of their body weight in one go. To put that into perspective, that’s the same as a person eating about 260 Big Macs in one go!
5. Komodo dragons are venomous and the lore that their saliva contains deadly bacteria is a myth.
6. Komodo dragons are notorious for not being picky about what they eat, including their young. To survive the little ones climb trees and roll around in poop so they smell so bad nothing wants to eat them.
7. President George Bush, Sr. was given a male Komodo dragon by the Indonesian government. Despite the temptation to let him run amok in the Oval Office, Bush Sr. decided to donate him to the Cincinnati Zoo.
8. Komodo dragons experience “parthenogenesis” or virgin births. With no males around, and in lieu of sperm, certain egg cells fertilize each other creating an embryo.
9. Despite being huge beasts weighing up to 198 lbs and 10ft in length, Komodo dragons can run at speeds up to 13 mph when sprinting.
10. Komoto Dragons in captivity are playful and have been seen playing with everyday objects like shoes, shovels, Frisbees and ropes.
KOMODO DRAGON THEMED COCKTAILS
KOMODO BLOODY MARIA, – Brandy, bloody Mary mix
KOMODO HIBISCUS SOUR – Douglas Fir Brandy, Chambord, hibiscus syrup, lime
KOMODO ICED COFFEE – C&K brandy, Coffee, cream, Luxardo, bitters, nutmeg
KOMODO TEARS – Douglas Fir Brandy, fever tree tonic
KOMODO WHITE DRAGON COCKTAIL – Brandy, Cointreau, lemon juice, egg white
FRUIT FLIGHT – Select 4 from our list of 14 $10
Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 5th – 12:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. for 7th Avenue’s first “Pup-Pub Craw.” We will be sending out particulars in the next 2 weeks.