The Three ???

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Henry here, guest blogger on sanseilife.  Mom caught us cavorting in the snow earlier this week and took this photo, I’m the one in action.

She wanted to call us The Three Stooges…  Well as you know I  have been watching a little TV lately so know who the Three Stooges are and that’s not us.

I was thinking of The Three Musketeers or Les Trois Mousquetaires here at Chez Matsumoto.

  • D’Artagnan, the young wannabee Musketeer, that’s me.  I am fitting into the pack but it ain’t easy.  I have to prove I deserve their respect.
  • Athos strikes me as an uncle figure and that is what Monty is to me.  He has really taken me under his paw and is showing me the ropes.
  • Aramis handsome and loves the women and so that would be my human brother Nick.  Mom will do a sketch of the 2 of us some day soon.
  • Porthos is the strong and stubborn Musketeer, Roscoe to a tail wag.  If I get scared I stand right under him for his strength.

The only other other option is the Three Little Pigs and Mom just better not go there.

The Denver Voice

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The Denver Voice is a local nonprofit newspaper providing a unique source of income for Denver’s homeless and unemployed.

Venders purchase newspapers for fifty cents and sell them for $2 or whatever you wish to pay.  Venders keep the difference.  This is not a charity.  Venders must purchase the papers they sell.   They are not panhandlers.  You are purchasing a newspaper filled with information about Denver and stories from around the country and around the world.

Venders work hard and are trying back on their feet.  They have earned the respect and friendship of their regular customers.

This months issue was especially fun as the center pages were wrapping papers designed by a variety of Denverites.

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Seedstock Brewing Company, Denver, Colorado

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Colorado is blessed with an abundance of breweries.  I especially like the smaller ones.
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Where the owners cater to their unique clientele.

Chile cook offs, Geeks Who Drink Tuesdays and rotating food trucks.  Children and dogs welcome (both must be well behaved).

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Had to try both the Bohemians.  The awesome Ale, pleasantly a little hoppy.  The Dunkel dark, malty, yummy smooth.

Seedstock is another of these jewels.  So small you can watch the owner work his craft.

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Extreme Dessert, Prohibition Treats’ Liq-Creme Alcohol Infused Ice-Cream, This Weekend’s Tasting

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Extreme Dessert?  Ice cream infused with alcohol.

Current seasonal favorite? Pumpkin cheesecake.  Sensuous creamy yumminess infused with Bourbon, cream cheese, pumpkin and graham crackers!

This weekend’s tasting location?  Big Liquor Warehouse in Aurora, Colorado on Saturday 11/19/2016 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

Address: 100 S Abilene St., Aurora, Colorado

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Brian Fashaw, our ingenious creator, who personally makes each signature blend to insure a unique taste experience.

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An amazing taste that won’t disappoint!

Molly Brown House Victorian Horrors

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For my birthday my friend Judy surprised me with an adventure to the Molly Brown House.  It’s great being an almost Halloween baby.

This year’s spooky entertainment: Gaston Leroux’s The Phantom of the Opera; H.G. Wells’ The Invisible Man; Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s The Yellow Wallpaper; Sarah Orne Jewitt’s Lady Ferry; and Edgar Allen Poe’s The Cask of Amontillado.

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I wish I could have taken pictures of the actors and decorations but no pictures allowed.

The three story house is over 100 years old and many people have lived there. Margaret Brown (who became known as the “Unsinkable Molly Brown,” after surviving the sinking of the Titanic in 1912) would rent her house to wealthy families when she was out of town and she also had boarders during the lean times.  After her death the house was briefly a gentlemen’s boarding house and a home for wayward girls.

Walking through this home filled with thousands of vintage treasures you are able to lose yourself in the Victorian love of macabre and celebration of the chilling stories told this night.  The floorboards creaked during the readings and narrow steep stairways threatened to pull you down.  Faded wallpaper caress shoulders and banisters touched by hundreds now gone send shivers to your core.

I was able to take this picture of my favorite ghoul Emma.  She silently slinked around the edges of the group keeping us all herded together.

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But not all was grisly as the ghosts of the Molly Brown house only laughed at our foolishness on holding our breaths during the story telling.  The real ghosts of the Molly Brown house are former inhabitants that love the house and don’t want to leave.  They made the experience pleasantly spooky but did nothing to truly terrorize us!

I felt a warm connection with Margaret Brown and was an amazed to discover the source of that connection is that she helped found the Denver Dumb Friends League and thus my search for my next rescue puppy, Henry!

Today’s Extreme Dessert, Prohibition Treats’ Liq-Creme Alcohol Infused Ice-Cream

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Today’s Extreme Dessert?  Ice cream infused with alcohol.

My current favorites?  Chocolate Raspberry and Caramel Apple.

The Caramel Apple cannot be described in writing, you have to taste it! Puréed apples give this ice cream a once in a lifetime flavor.

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Meet Brian Fashaw, our ingenious creator.

Personally making each signature blend to insure a taste that will amaze.  Rotating flavors seasonally, what is in the works?  A pumpkin cheesecake any day.

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The Total Beverage (Westminster Total Beverage, 9359 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster, CO 80031) is hosting Brian at their free tasting area.  You can try four flavors tomorrow October 15th between 4 and 7 which include the two I brought home plus White Russian and Grasshopper.  Must be 21 years of age to indulge.img_2994 img_2996

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I also picked up some great wine.  The box wine was recommended to me by Mary who always remembers exactly what I like.  She thought of this immediately because it is organic and delicious.

Denver woman who needed more than 30 gallons of blood meets the donors who saved her life

DENVER, CO - AUGUST 18: Joyce Gottesfeld, MD, center, hugs Cassidy Smith during a Bonfils Blood Center banquet at Seawell Ballroom in Denver Performing Arts Complex, August 18, 2016. Gottesfeld delivered Cassidy's daughter, at DenverÕs St. Joseph Hospital in 2012, and help save her life. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post)
DENVER, CO – AUGUST 18: Joyce Gottesfeld, MD, center, hugs Cassidy Smith during a Bonfils Blood Center banquet at Seawell Ballroom in Denver Performing Arts Complex, August 18, 2016. Gottesfeld delivered Cassidy’s daughter, at Denver’s St. Joseph Hospital in 2012, and helped save her life. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post)

My first blood donation was a trip to a Bonfils Blood Center with my Dad and I never looked back.  Donating platelets and blood regularly for 40 years made me a pro and the staff at my center always warmly recognized me and knew little bits about my life.

This heart warming story is about a woman who received over 270 units of whole blood and blood products collected from more than 300 people.  A celebration was arranged so she could meet some of those wonderful donor.   Read her story here.

I was recently contacted by Bonfils who needed a donation of blood, I am somewhat rare at A+.  With a heavy heart I told them about my breast cancer diagnosis and that I would not be able to donate.  They asked me to keep in touch.

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, please consider donating blood or platelets to help those battling breast cancer.

I hope I am able to become cancer free long enough to donate again before I reach the age limit!

 

Osaka Ramen

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And a beverage to enjoy with our Ramen? Infinite  Monkey Theorem Pear Cider from Denver.  Not too sweet and thoroughly enjoyable.

Yup a great meal and we’ll be back. Bento Boxes!