9/2/2009 Wednesday Evening And The Seal Beach Converts Are Underway
Seal Beach free summer concerts titled “9 in 9″ (nine concerts in 2009) continues with an all star line-up. Sponsored by Seal Beach Chamber of Commerce, the event continues to grow in popularity, according to Erik Dryer-Goldman, who helped put the event together. Some people even put their lawn chairs out at 10 a.m. in the morning to save a spot, he said. The free concerts are held Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at Eisenhower Park next to Seal Beach Pier, located at the end of Main Street in Seal Beach.
Matt was representing Old Ranch
A Little Friend Joined Us... Frankie The Wonder Dog
Vicky thought a little beret would be a good addition to his ensemble
Frankie has his seat!
Did You Know? -Did you know? - The Boston Terrier breed originated around 1870, when Robert C. Hooper of Boston purchased a dog known as Hooper's Judge, who was of a Bull and Terrier type lineage. Judge's specific lineage is unknown, however, Hooper's Judge is either directly related to the original Bull and Terrier breeds of the 1700s and early 1800s, or Judge is the result of modern English Bulldogs being crossed into terriers created in the 1860s for show purposes, like the White English Terrier.
Vicky brought the sushi
Did You Know? -In Japanese cuisine, sushi is vinegar rice, usually topped with other ingredients, such as fish. In spelling sushi its first letter s should sometimes be replaced with z when a prefix is attached such as nigirizushi.
Sliced raw fish alone is called sashimi, as distinct from sushi. Combined with hand-formed clumps of rice, it is called nigirizushi Sushi served rolled inside or around nori (dried and pressed layer sheets of seaweed or algae) is makizushi. Toppings stuffed into a small pouch of fried tofu is inarizushi. Toppings served scattered over a bowl of sushi rice is called chirashi-zushi.
The traditional form of sushi is fermented fish and rice, preserved with salt in a process that has been traced to Southeast Asia, where it remains popular today. The term sushi comes from an archaic grammatical form no longer used in other contexts; literally, "sushi" means "it's sour", a reflection of its historic fermented roots.
The science behind the fermentation of fish packed in rice is that the vinegar produced from fermenting rice breaks the fish down into amino acids. This results in one of the five basic tastes, called umami in Japanese. The oldest form of sushi in Japan, Narezushi still very closely resembles this process. In Japan, Narezushi evolved into Oshizushi and ultimately Edomae nigirizushi, which is what the world today knows as "sushi."
Did you know? - The Boston Terrier breed was first shown in Boston in 1870. By 1889 the breed had become sufficiently popular in Boston that fanciers formed the American Bull Terrier Club, but this proposed name for the breed was not well received by the Bull Terrier Fanciers; the breed's nickname, "roundheads", was similarly inappropriate. Shortly after, at the suggestion of James Watson (a noted writer and authority), the club changed its name to the Boston Terrier Club and in 1893 it was admitted to membership in the American Kennel Club, thus making it the first US breed to be recognized. It is one of a small number of breeds to have originated in the United States. The Boston Terrier was the first non-sporting dog bred in the US.
In the early years, the color and markings were not very important, but by the 1900s the breed's distinctive markings and color were written into the standard, becoming an essential feature. Terrier only in name, the Boston Terrier has lost most of its ruthless desire for mayhem, preferring the company of humans, although some males will still challenge other dogs if they feel their territory is being invaded.
"Scratch a little more to the left dad!"
"Yes... that's it! Keep scratching"
One for Frankie???
Did you know? - Hummus (a transliteration of the Arabic: also spelled hamos, houmous, hommos, hommus, hummos, hummous or humus; see romanization of Arabic) is a Levantine Arab dip or spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. It is a popular food throughout the Middle East.
Everyone Gets To Go To The Concert!
Quite a crowd
The band is warming up... The Elm Street Band
Did you know? - They have been referred to as "The World's Greatest Garage/Surf Band", and were written up in the Long Beach Press-Telegram as "the sound track for the City of Long Beach, playing at events all over town." The Elm Street Band has been performing for audiences all over Southern California since 1988.
The four members of the group, Roger Douglass (lead guitar), Roland Misajon (lead vocals and keyboard), Robert Bruce Hirschhorn (bass and founder), and John Navratil (drums) trace their roots back to the '60s. From Stanford Junior High to Millikan High to Long Beach City College and Long Beach State University, these four venerable rockers from Long Beach California have jammed and gigged together in various combinations for over 40 years.
A new friend... Lassie
Yeah Yeah The Gang's All Here
Where is Paul? Behind the camera! James got our space at 6:30 am
Paul & Sue in our concert duds
"Vicky, I cannot lean in any more or I will fall off the chair!"
Vicky caught Paul in the act
A bite for James and a bit for Frankie... Seems fair
Someone gets his coat on... "Daddy can I have a bite.. I won't spill!"
Yes sir that's my baby; No sir don't mean maybe
This is sooooo embarrassing
"It's OK, he doesn't know that pink is a girls color"
They are having a conversation
See the neat table and wine flowing freely
After The Sun Goes Down It Gets WILD.... Not Exactly
The Kids Just Have To Dance
Other "kids" also...
Go guys go!!!
Night Has Fallen
The stage area is surrounded with dancers
Do you see Vicky out there amongst them?
"Yes Dad... My eyes sparkle, I am NOT the Devil Dog"
A little hug my dear?
Sometimes We Dances In Our Chairs !
Go go go... She said she needed her little white Go Go Boots
Did you know? - Go-go boots are a low-heeled style of women’s fashion boot worn since the mid-sixties when fashion silhouettes focused on accentuating the leg.
The term "go-go" is a 1964 back construction of the 1962 slang term "go," meaning something that was "all the rage"; the term "go-go dancer" first appeared in print in 1965.
The term Go-Go is derived from the French expression à gogo, meaning "in abundance, galore", which is in turn derived from the ancient French word la gogue for "joy, happiness".
In 1958, the first Whisky a Go-Go in North America opened in Chicago, Illinois, on the corner of Rush Street and Chestnut Street. It has been called the first real American discothèque. In Paris, the original accented Whisky à Go-Go opened in 1947.
Ya rocks to the right and then ya rocks to the left
New dance step?
No gang signs pleaeeeze
"Am I spoiled or what???"
The Last Dance
Time To Head Out And Wait Until Next Year
The size of the fire flies were amazing
We Headed To The Wine Store For Dinner
Check out the wine jugs over the bar... They belonged to the owners grandfather in Chicago
The window opens onto the street and the evening breeze was great
She knows what she wants.... Paul to sit down!