Friday at Five: June 8th 2012

What to Watch

The only reason to watch the NBA this weekend would be if the Heat lost last night and the series goes to a game seven.  Even then the only reason to watch that game would be to watch Lebron James cry.

You should however watch The Hunger Games The European Championships which start today.  Word is the winning country gets a large financial bailout from China and since pretty much every country in Europe needs the bailout it should get pretty interesting.

Also of note is inter-league play in major league baseball going on this weekend, so you should check that out as well.  Johan Santana, coming off of a no hitter, facing the Yankees tonight should be interesting.

Apparently a movie called Prometheus comes out this weekend.  I would recommend going but it costs like twenty bucks to go to a movie these days so I cannot make that recommendation in good conscious.

There is also a horse race this weekend.  The horse named I’ll Have Another will be going for the Triple Crown.  Honestly, even as a Kentuckian who grew up next to Keeneland, I do not care at all about horse racing, and I have never even been to a race.

But please do not spend too much time watching TV this weekend, there are certainly better things to do.

What to Do

Personally I will spend my Saturday fishing on Elkhorn Creek.  Walt Whitman wrote about the Elkhorn in his poem Song Of Myself

A Kentuckian walking the vale of the Elkhorn in my deer-skin leggings

If anyone knows of a good place to locate some deer-skin leggings please let me know.  It would make the trip more authentic.

If you are not into fishing at places written about by one of America’s greatest writers, consider fishing at a regular place which is also fun.

If you live near a professional baseball park you may want to consider going to a game this weekend.  Not only will it be a great early Summer weekend but you will also get the chance to see your hometown team play an opponent that does not come to town often (again inter-league play).  Speaking of baseball, you should follow this link and vote for A.J. Ellis of the Dodgers for the All-Star game.  You can vote 25 times per email address.  It is quick and easy and A.J. is a great guy that you will learn more about sometime soon.  In the meantime, go vote for him.

If you are one of our readers in Azerbaijan, which apparently there are, it is going to be a lovely weekend according to The Weather Underground.  You should go out and enjoy a traditional Mugham performance.

For anyone in either Norfolk, Virginia area or Pittsburgh you should most definitely go check out a Bruce Hornsby concert, as he will be in your area.  If you are in neither of these areas, just watch the following video on repeat:


What to Eat/Drink

I apologize ahead of time for not having any pictures for this recipe, but it is pretty simple so I think just the description will be fine.  If you find yourself to be a cash-strapped young person like myself, you know all about eating Ramen noodles.  Here is a quick way to make them a bit better.  First boil the water and follow the instructions for making the noodles.  I prefer the Oriental flavor, in the blue package.  While the noodles are cooking crack an egg in a separate bowl and mix it up with a fork until the yolk is completely mixed in.  Once you put the noodles in add the egg and stir occasionally to keep it from sticking to the pot.  Right before the noodles are fully cooked add Sriracha to your taste of spice.  Once the noodles are cooked drain the water completely (I hate the water) and add soy sauce (Kikkoman).  To top it off chop up some avocado, mix it in with the noodles and enjoy.
And finally for your drink recipe.  I am a sucker for all things Cuban from Hemingway, to Cigars, revolutionaries to The Afro Cuban All-Stars.  So I give you, the Cuba Libre



-3 ice cubes
-The juice of half a lemon or lime
-White Rum (50ml)
-Coke (100ml)


I think that just about wraps it up for the weekend.  Feel free to share your recipes or plans below in the comments section.


And as always Slainte Mhath

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