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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Hosting Scavenger Hunt 425

Oh, my!  I am hosting Scavenger Hunt 425 http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1390728 this nine days.  It started on October 20.  I usually post my list late the night before for Ai in Thailand and anyone else that is far ahead of the USA.  I just forgot . On Tuesday (October 20) I signed into wetcanvas.com to get the list and realized I should have posted the list.  I did so very quickly.

I didn't get any complaints.  I will do better next time.  It usually comes up about a week before on my calendar.  My i-calendar works a bit differently with my updated software and I guess I dismissed it instead of clicking for it to come up the next day again.  Old habits die hard!  Come on over and sketch with us.

Sometimes I don't mind using clichés like that one.  Sometimes it is very irritating.  Must be the mood.  You may be the irritated one.  Ha.

So, here are my first 5 items from the list:

Number 1, aluminum foil
Number 2, measuring cup
Number 3, old fashioned - a scraper that uses the old double edged razor blades.  It must be more than 50 years old.  It belonged to my brother, Powder, and I use it to sharpen pencils.  I've posted about it before.
Number 4, footstool
Number 5, cereal box - I substituted a bag of cereal

It is fun to see what the other artists come up with.  WP, a fairly new addition to our group, sketched the bar drink, Old Fashioned.  Clever.  My mom used to like them.  They have bourbon and ?? with a slice of orange and a maraschino cherry.  Well, now I am curious so looked it up for you:

    The Old Fashioned is a cocktail made by muddling sugar with bitters, then adding alcohol, such as whiskey or brandy, and a twist of citrus rind.
     WikipediaMain alcoholWhiskyIngredients1 1/2 oz Bourbon or Rye whiskey, 2 dashes Angostura bitters, 1 Sugar cube, Few dashes plain waterPreparationPlace sugar cube in old fashioned glass and saturate with bitters, add a dash of plain water. Muddle until dissolved. Fill the glass with ice cubes and add whiskey. Garnish with orange slice, and a cocktail cherry.ServedOn the rocks; poured over iceStandard garnishOrange slice, Cocktail cherryDrinkwareOld Fashioned glass
    Photo from the wikipedia entry. 
    One of the recipes I saw used simple syrup instead of the sugar cubes.  We always had sugar cubes on hand in our kitchen and now I know why.  No one used sugar in coffee.  Ha.  I fed them to the horses.


Bag Blog said...

We used never had sugar cubes, but we had lots of sugar. My mom used sugar in everything including Fosted Flakes. And you wonder why I have a weight problem :)

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, my smile for the day. My dad ate sugar on canned tomatoes for dessert, otherwise not much extra sugar around, made up for that with biscuits and gravy. Ha!

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

^ well tomatoes are a fruit so sugar on them doesn't sound too far fetched

never seen the scraper before, looks dangerous for the fingers ;)

Bag Blog said...

Good grief! Who typed my earlier comment. Maybe I should ask who proofread it.

Jo Castillo said...

Bag Blog, you can always blame the spell check/ automatic fill in on your phone! We know what you mean anyway. :-)

Jo Castillo said...

Jennifer Rose, actually it opens all the way back and you tighten the wing nut so it is solid for scraping sort of like an ice scraper. I sketched it only part way open. Sometimes in our sketches any knife ends up looking very dangerous, weird to me.

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