Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds cream cheese 1 cup granulated sugar 2 eggs 2tsp vanilla 1 pound Kunzler thick sliced bacon 1/2 cup chopped pecans 4 shortbread cookies 2 egg whites 4 tablespoon brown sugar melted chocolate for drizzling
- Crust – Put 1/2 of the pecans in a food processor and pulse 6 times. Add shortbread cookies and pulse until crumbly. Add 1/2 bacon and pulse. Press into the bottom of a 9 inch spring-form pan.
- Topping – Chop pecans finely, mix with leftover bacon and put on parchment paper. Whip egg whites until frothy, add brown sugar and pour over top of the bacon / pecan mixture. Bake in 250 degree oven for 10 minutes, allow to cool.
- Cake – Beat cream cheese with 1 cup sugar until mixed. Add the eggs, vanilla and lemon juice and beat until smooth. Pour over crust and bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until set. Chill in refrigerator. After cool, crumble topping over cheesecake and drizzle with chocolate.
Vincent Willem van Gogh was a Post-Impressionist painter. He was a Dutch artist whose work had a far-reaching influence on 20th-century art. His output includes portraits, self portraits, landscapes and still lifes of cypresses, wheat fields and sunflowers. He drew as a child but did not paint until his late twenties; he completed many of his best-known works during the last two years of his life. In just over a decade, he produced more than 2,100 artworks, including 860 oil paintings and more than 1,300 watercolors, drawings, sketches and prints.
Van Gogh was born to upper middle class parents and spent his early adulthood working for a firm of art dealers. He traveled between The Hague, London and Paris, after which he taught in England at Isleworth and Ramsgate. He was deeply religious as a younger man and aspired to be a pastor. From 1879 he worked as a missionary in a mining region in Belgium, where he began to sketch people from the local community. In 1885 he painted The Potato Eaters, considered his first major work. His palette then consisted mainly of somber earth tones and showed no sign of the vivid coloration that distinguished his later paintings. In March 1886, he moved to Paris and discovered the French Impressionists. Later, he moved to the south of France and was influenced by the strong sunlight he found there. His paintings grew brighter in color, and he developed the unique and highly recognizable style that became fully realized during his stay in Arles in 1888.
After years of anxiety and frequent bouts of mental illness, he died aged 37 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The extent to which his mental health affected his painting has been widely debated by art historians. Despite a widespread tendency to romanticize his ill health, modern critics see an artist deeply frustrated by the inactivity and incoherence wrought through illness. His late paintings show an artist at the height of his abilities, completely in control, and according to art critic Robert Hughes, “longing for concision and grace”
I did not sleep all of Friday and was a zombie on Saturday. I met with the guys to see if they wanted lunch before going to America, but they decided that they were too tired and it was time to go home. I had a blast with them and then got paid (which always makes me feel guilty, but hey… it is a business!)
With cash on my pocket and since I had already gotten published and money was on the way, I got lazy for the rest of the weekend and did not work but instead watched Netflix, EVO2015 and party. I got wasted and passed out in a closet on Sunday at Pedro’s birthday bash, a party with all them cool cats from TJ, free Kokopelli tacos and DJ Chucuchu playing on the rain (Pedro is your neighborhood Mr. Nice Guy). This made me a complete zombie again for Monday and did not published here in my blog… oops!
Now, I have plenty of work to do and the rest of week to do it (and run errands! how fun). I feel like doing nothing and enjoying my momentarily success, this is barely a scratch of my potential, pero… la hueva! Anyway, during my awesome moments of laziness, I got to watch two movies with Julianne Moore. Julianne became a favorite immediately after watching Children of Men. So much talent and guess what, she was awesome every time I saw her in person. The first movie was “Don Jon,” where she plays a cougar that went back to community college and seduces Joseph Gordon-Levitt, I don’t even like redheads, but you can’t help but feel jealousy for Gordon-Levitt’s character….
The second was the award winning “Still Alice,” though a slow movie with shitty actress Kristen Stewart (she was ok in it) and Alec Baldwin (who is sort of a dick), the movie was still AWESOME because of Julianne Moore. I’m a shitty movie critic since I am bias to the people I saw, but hey, here are pictures of Moore smiling at the camera at LAX. No special memories from her, just that she was always super nice and did not care about her picture taken.
Pictures from October 20, 2009 late at night. Her smile is pretty much the same in every set, yet looks completely genuine.
January 14, 2010 again at night (since picture is flash, which I do not prefer). February 10, 2010, arriving from Paris late at night and she still is a super nice person and smiles.
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True Detective – Episode 6 Church in Ruins
Spoiler Alert – Don’t bring knives to an Orgy
What a comeback from last week’s boring episode of True Detective. This episode had everything you wanted in an episode of TD. For example, it had Frank being what he hates being called a gangsta, Ray being his old wild threatening abusive self again, and tons of T & A. Plenty of people were disappointed including me with last week’s episode after that insane standoff that killed a shit load of people but TD followed it up with a so-so episode that made a lot of people wonder if the writers blew their load early in the season but once again I was happy to be proved wrong again. True Detective is back on track being one of best shows on tv because they aren’t afraid to kill a man with a butter knife in a middle of an orgy.
We will get to the awesome sex party orgy in a second but we have to start off where the last episode left us, which was with Frank and Ray being “Friends” having a normal cup of coffee where they were about to kill each other because Frank gave the wrong information to Ray about his wife’s rapists. But the two men came to an understanding that they didn’t want to die in Frank’s breakfast nook in Glendale. Both men showed their sensitive and violent sides this episode as they acted like nurturing fathers as well as calculating killers. As Frank consoles a young kid, who’s father has recently died. It was nice to see this other side of Frank being nice to a kid, who wasn’t his. Maybe it will change his mind about adoption but his main concern this whole season is gaining back his empire as it leads him to a girl, who might know where that video recorder is but in Frank’s desperation he gets mixed up with the wrong kind of crowd as the Cartel kills the girl because she was working with the cops. Speaking of desperation Ray is finally had enough being on the straight and boring path.
As the old Ray that we loved in the beginning of the season comes back in full force this episode. After finding out that he killed the wrong rapists, Ray decides to find the real rapists in jail already, which he tells him that he his lucky that he’s behind bars because he was going to fuck him up in a hot minute. Ray was so pumped up that he was going to kill another rapists that he needed to celebrate to let off a little steam. After he came down, he had a bit of clarity about his son, which he thought it was better for the kid that Ray wasn’t doing to be in his life because it was having a negative effect on the kid. So, he comes to understanding with his ex that he would stay away if she doesn’t tell the kid the truth about his real dad, which is probably the guy from Harry Potter. Speaking of whores and wizards, Ani gets caught up in an undercover operation with Ray and Woodrugh, where she pretends to be a high price hooker in a sex party.
First off, Ani cleans up nicely after a scene with her sister playing with knives looking tougher than Taylor Kitsche. She gets to the party looking like hot dime piece but people always forget that she was a Mean Girl back in the day. Security drugs Ani along with the other girls in order to put them in the mood for the weird sex orgy. Ani tries to stay focus but the drugs start to take effect but not before she finds her missing persons and the boys find clues about land deals with Vinci. The Three Amigos getaway unharmed but unfortunately Ani had to kill a man, which wasn’t the worse part as we could see that she has some underlying issues with her past with a guy that looked like Gallagher the comedian, who murders watermelons. This episode totally killed the last episode, which I hope it continues to rock.
I super glad that True Detective is back on track and with ONLY TWO EPISODES LEFT, I hope it all goes down with a BANG!!!
- Who do you think would actually win in a staring contest between Ray & Frank?
- Ray isn’t Whistling Dixie. That rapists has a cheese grader to his balls in his future.
- I love how Ray’s son watches Friends. Ray is totally Ross and his bitch wife is Rachel.
- That was a huge mount of blow. People forget you can have a moment of clarity about your life after you drink, sort all the drugs and destroy your apartment.
- Mexican Standoff with actual Mexicans
- Does Frank’s Bucket List include avocado trees and Fuck You grilles?
- Pure MDMA spray? That’s on my Bucket List. I need that my life ASAP Rocky!!!
- Ani doesn’t get Art but ass play she’s all about it.
- Ani was totally turned on at the weird sex orgy party right?
- I wouldn’t be happy in that party because I couldn’t stay focus because there is too much T & A!!! That’s a titty and ass overload for anyone, high or sober!
- Ani had better knife work when she was high as fuck. That dude did die under 3 mins or less.
- Great outro song tonight with the band Black Angels “Black Grease”
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BLW Limited Edition T-Shirt Art Piece from Charles Postell Contest Giveaway – Why you LOVE Life Contest?
BLW is proud to present to our fans a chance to win a one of a kind art piece from up and coming artists Charles Postell. Charles has been a media and abstract artist for the last ten years, which you have seen one of kind art pieces in many different publications.
This Limited Edition t-shirt design called “Numchucks” from Postell is made out of fabric paint and is totally all hand made. It’s a Men’s Large and made out of Cotton. If you’re a fan of old school martial arts movies, you’d totally love this t-shirt, which Postell only made one of these pieces making it valuable and unique.
If you want this amazing t-shirt art piece, you must submit an art piece or a story or a poem about why you love life. It can be short or long but it just has the message on why you love life.
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A little Haiku I wrote for the occasion: by Teresa Dean Smeigh 2015
Tigger or Eeyore,
Never know who it will be,
In control each day.
Today’s Assignment: publish a post you’d like your ideal audience member to read, and include a new-to-you element in it.
To my children,
I know our lives haven’t gone as you wished. Early in your lives you found out your mother had BiPolar Disorder. A mental disorder that you were too young to understand at that time. I didn’t even understand it at first. I was just a young child when it surfaced.
I lived this way all my life and it was a lot milder so you weren’t subjected to a lot of craziness you didn’t understand. I thank God that he waited until you were old enough before things started getting really messy and your understanding and help was needed.
I know you needed a mom who was there for you through thick and thin and I did my best to be that person. It wasn’t easy. I had to put aside the feelings inside of me, my dear children, in order to help you grow up and into productive adults. Unlike your mother who suffers constantly from Bipolar Disorder.
I feel that I wasted my life because I couldn’t cope with a regular life. I didn’t go for my dreams, too scared. I didn’t make you my priorities like some moms because I was taking care of myself. I was falling apart little by little.
I do my best to attend family get togethers even if I am not feeling up to it and would rather isolate in my bedroom. I love that you guys try to get me out of the house and into doing something with you and my well-loved grandchildren. Believe me I love you all even if sometimes it doesn’t seem that way since I am nurturing myself.
I know some of you do not understand mental health, but I also know that you love me and wouldn’t leave me to struggle alone if I needed up. You guys are there for me when needed.
And I want to make you a promise. I promise to never, ever try to take my life again. I saw the terrible hurt and pain in your faces and the tears and I can’t do that to you. I promise to seek help if ever I feel that way again.
Thank you very much for being my beloved children, I love each and everyone of you.
Love, Your Mom (Teresa E Dean)