The Eclipicnic

OK, so in August people went absolutely ballistic for the Eclipse.

On Facebook and Next Door, people were frantically looking for eclipse glasses because they were sold out everywhere.

Well, the week before, I bought a 5 for $15 pack for myself and Mr. Sauce, Esq. I only needed 2 pairs so I sold the other 3 for $15 a pop.

Supply and demand, bitches! Woo-hoo profit! CAPITALISM RULES!

I’m totally keeping them to save my eyes from the fire flash when North Korea decides to nuke us.

It is a Thing That Doesn’t Happen Often, so Mr. Sauce, Esq. and I left work early on the day of the eclipse and had ourselves a poolside Eclipicnic.

I got out my little canape cutters and made a lunar-themed lunch. I made little snackies inspired by some of my hors d’ouerve cook books.

 

(l to r) Roast beef and horseradish sauce toothpick thingies, caprese tea sandwiches, and lox with a caper and red-onion cream cheese (topped with a poppy-seed covered crescent moon)

Liverwurst and mustard tea sandwiches in crescent-moon shapes and another lox sandwich

ECLIPICNIC!!!!

 

I rounded out the luncheon (rounded! ha!) with some sun-shaped melon balls and a bottle of Mooncrest Pinot Grigio:

I am glad that we did something for the eclipse. Even though we weren’t in the swath of the US that saw a total eclipse–it was still pretty cool. And I got to float on pool noodles during it!

To also be filed under Things That Don’t Happen Often:

I SAW CHER!!!

Yes, my mum and I made the trip to the MGM National Harbor Casino to see Cher.

And oh did we see Cher–FROM THE THIRD ROW.

The Cher fans were all kinds of excited.

Check out the woman in the sailor’s hat that says “BELIEVE” on it.

And then she appeared on stage like an exotic, sequined bird. I think the look was vaguely Aztecian, but her dancers were sporting inexplicable gladiator costumes.

SPARKLY TOGA CHER:

Mariah Carey wishes that she could dance this much.

MARDI GRAS CHER:

A little gypsies tramps and thieves for ya

VAGUELY INDIAN ON AN ELEPHANT CHER:

Because “why the fuck not?”

DISCO CHER:

SONNY & CHER SHOW CHER:

My mum is convinced that she regrets leaving Sonny and is still in love with him. I am convinced that those pants are a wardrobe wonder.

CULTURALLY PROBLEMATIC BUT FABULOUS HALF BREED CHER:

It is so worth clicking on this video to hear my mum lose her frickin’ mind.

COMFORTABLE CHER:

I guess that if I were Cher, this would be my lounge wear.

ETHEREAL GODDESS CHER:

This costume was gorgeous. And she wore it to sing “After All (theme from Chances Are) Sadly, Peter Cetera did not appear out of thin air.

IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME CHER:

Although she really doesn’t need to. Bitch is FLAWLESS

Finally, DO YOU BELIEVE IN LIFE AFTER LOVE CHER:

Survey says YES.

 

 

 

 

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