Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Monterey, Murder, Mustaches

Suddenly it's gotten cold. Thusly, I just had to make another pot of the Knitty Otter's Vietnamese Lemongrass soup last night to warm the bones. This time, I got a photo. Mmmmm, now doesn't that look good?

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A couple of highlights from Monterey included getting to sing five songs about murder at Monterey Live - what a lovely stage, and a fine lineup of entertainment put together by the talented ladies otherwise known as Vermillion Lies. These ladies really know how to put on a show, and I strongly recommend you discover that fact for yourself. They will not disappoint!

The theme of the evening was "Murder and Mustaches". When I explained that I prefer to murder my mustache with hot wax and that I wish I could wear it proudly like Frida Kahlo but that I just can't, the ladies proceeded to draw both a uni-brow AND a mustache on me. And then I sang tales of murder, one after the other...

The best food experience was at The Red House Cafe in Pacific Grove - what a cute little place with top quality food - the fresh fruit with honey cream is worth the trip alone...yum!

And then there was the Monterey Bay Aquarium. This place is wonderful for kids of all ages. I think I could stand in front of the Sea Otter tank for endless hours - what joyful, hilarious beings. But they never stay in one place long enough to take a photo!

And oh, the jellyfish.


There's something about just looking at these beautiful creatures that gives me the same feeling I get when I listen (as I have been repeatedly lately) to Aretha Franklin singing the blues - it's this warm, ethereal comfort that is perfect for a chilly, overcast day. A day like today.

Just add a steaming bowl of soup, and life is complete. Thank you, Mother Nature!


MissNoNo said...

stop bragging about your soup.

Soup and Song said...

If you want some, all you have to do is ask...