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Monday, October 24, 2016

Devillary ~ Nova ~ Hawaii Day #3 Smilebox ~ Sunday Football Scores

Good 41º cloudy morning.

No radio coded for 10-24, 10-25, or 10-26....

Are you ready for Halloween? I know Devillary is!

Yesterday I worked on more Smileboxes and photos. It stayed cool and cloudy. By noon it was only 51º. Then we warmed to 60º. There was a visitor in the backyard, a pup named Nova. I brought her in and I called the number on the tag.  

Dude is really a sweet dog and they got along well. Chased each other and played.
I didn't get any response from the number, I called twice, so did some investigating. Texted with two of the girls who work at my vet's office if the dog, Nova, sounded familiar. No. Then I called my plumber, Mike Artoff, as he had told me his friend sold the property just north of me and I asked him how to get onto the property. I drove up there, with Dude and Nova. First house they said the dog wasn't theirs, but belonged to the lady farther up the road. Success!!! Nova is home! Lila gave me her house phone, said her cell didn't work up there.

On Friday, our day #3 in Hawaii, we had a rental car and drove to the Kualoa Ranch to see the animals, petting zoo, and movie sets. Then we boarded a bus and Charis was our driver and guide. We went to the shore and took an ocean ride on a catamaran tour boat. There is one photo of Brian,Tucker, & Sami, and Jen taking their photo on the bow of the boat. Not long after that a wave came over the bow and drenched the man sitting by the window (you can see his hat in the photo)
Sometimes you just get a feeling about people, and I had this one about Charis. He sat next to me on the ocean ride and we chatted. I told him about my stint with LASD and showed him my retired badge. He then showed me his badge, Hawaiian Federal Marshal:

After the boat ride we went to the Boyodo-In Temple and Cemetary.
Sami, Tucker, and Brian rang the gong. There was Buddha. There were many cats there. We were told that lots of people come there and feed the cats.
Here is Hawaii Smilebox #3
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Historically this date.....
1861 – The First Transcontinental Telegraph line across the United States is completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express

1901 – Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. ***

1977 – Veterans Day is observed on the fourth Monday in October for the seventh and last time. (The holiday is once again observed on November 11 beginning the following year.)

2005 – Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Florida resulting in 35 direct 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.

And births this date include....
1838 – Annie Edson Taylor, American Adventuress (d. 1921)
*** see above. Interesting story.

1905 – Fran Zwitter, Slovenian historian (d. 1988)
... I wonder if Fran was here today, would he (yes, a "he"!) 'Twitter'? Just think, a Twitter from Zwitter! Just being silly.

1936 – David Nelson, American actor and director (d. 2011)

1947 – Kevin Kline, American actor

1960 – B.D. Wong, American actor

1961 – Mary Bono, American politician
She is working on husband #4 at present!

Football scores from yesterday...

I put a sirloin steak drizzled with olive oil and pepper into the Air Fryer for 6 minutes at 400º then added in some olive oil drizzled and garlic salted artichoke hearts and a piece of buttered bread for another 6 minutes... PERFECT!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 24th
National Bologna Day

Sunday, October 23, 2016

10-23 ~ Looters ~ Hawaii Smilebox #2 ~ Boston Cream Pie

Good 39º ice on the barn roof again morning. We warmed to the high 60ºs yesterday.

"10-23" = stand by....('just wait a second. cool your heels!')
This was shared by a couple friends (Ike and Ron W).... "A truck crashes and looters show up. When will it ever end!"

Here is Smilebox #2   A day hanging out at the Aulani Disney Resort... Meets with Donald Duck and Chip, Marie and Grandma Jean's birthdays celebrated.....
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Historically this date..

42 BC – Roman Republican civil warsSecond Battle of Philippi – Mark Antony andOctavian decisively defeat Brutus's army. Brutus commits suicide.

1915 – Woman's suffrage: In New York City, 25,000-33,000 women march on Fifth Avenue to advocate their right to vote.

... Unimaginable the thumb that men put women under and forbade their input in elections! ... As well as many many jobs!! Grrrrr.... don't get me started!

1929 – The first North American transcontinental air service begins between New York City and Los Angeles, California.

1942 – All 12 passengers and crewmen aboard an American Airlines DC-3 airliner are killed when it is struck by a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber near Palm Springs, California. Amongst the victims is award-winning composer and songwriter Ralph Rainger ("Thanks for the Memory", "Love in Bloom", "Blue Hawaii").

2001 – Apple announces the iPod.

And births this date include...

1766 – Emmanuel, Marquis de Grouchy, French marshal (d. 1847) LOL, a good name for Bill Patterson!!!!

1925 – Johnny Carson, American television host (d. 2005)
Boy, he was a favorite! Funny man.

1956 – Dwight Yoakam, American singer

Keep the hat on, boy!

1959 – Nancy Grace, American former prosecutor
 .... she's a little "out there"....weird. Read about her!  What a big mouth! "Grace" is not her tude!

1962 – Doug Flutie, American football player
..played for a lot of different NFL teams and is now a drummer in the "Flutie Bros Band". !!!

1976 – Ryan Reynolds, Canadian actor hacks 10.jpg?attredirects=0
Later it was reruns for dinner, chair, wine, and TV.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao. Go Patriots! 
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 23rd
Boston Cream Pie Day
(really, it's a cake!)

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sunset ~ 10-22 ~ Sunday/Monday Football ~ New Shirt ~ Duct Tape Use ~ Stroopwafels ~ Revived Corn on the Cob

Good 39º ice on the barn roof morning!
The sunset last night was beautiful... 

"10-22" = cancel  (or... 'forgetaboutit!)

NFL schedule for tomorrow and Monday:

I just ordered this shirt...
Colin Kaperass and the rest of the ungrateful Adam Henrys can just stuff it!!!!!

Oh, and I just found a GREAT use for duct tape!!!

Historically this date......
1836 – Sam Houston is inaugurated as the first President of the Republic of Texas.
.... I so wanted to have a son with Jerry (a Texan) and name him Sam Houston Maxwell! I know. I'm weird.  But, as it turns out I have a granddaughter named Samantha....  Sami! So, got my Sam finally!

1879 – Using a filament of carbonized thread, Thomas Edison tests the first practical electric incandescent light bulb (it lasted 13½ hours before burning out).
.... what a brilliant (smile) man. Thank you Mr. Edison!

1962 – Cuban Missile Crisis: US President John F. Kennedy, after internal counsel fromDwight D. Eisenhower, announces that American reconnaissance planes have discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba, and that he has ordered a naval "quarantine" of the Communist nation.

1976 – Red Dye No. 4 is banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it is discovered that it causes tumors in the bladders of dogs. The dye is still used in Canada.

1983 – Two correctional officers are killed by inmates at the United States Penitentiary inMarion, Illinois. The incident inspires the Supermax model of prisons.
... And births this date include....
1734 – Daniel Boone, American pioneer and hunter (d. 1820)

1903 – Curly Howard, American actor and comedian, member of the Three Stooges (d. 1952), he died in San Gabriel and is buried in a cemetery in ELA.

1917 – Joan Fontaine, American actress (d. 2013)
Sad, a life long feud with her sister, Olivia de Havilland. 

1938 – Christopher Lloyd, American actor

1942 – Annette Funicello, American actress (d. 2013)

1943 – Catherine Deneuve, French actress
I always thought she was one of the world's MOST beautiful women!

1948 – Lynette Fromme, American attempted assassin of Gerald Ford 
Smilebox #2 will be on Sunday's blog....
On the plane we were given a "Sroopwafel" to go with our coffee.
OMGOOOOOD!!! I just ordered some from Amazon. They are made in the Netherlands. "Soft toasted waffle filled with caramel (or some have honey), cinnamon, and real bourbon vanilla." Pour your coffee and set one on top of the cup and it will warm. 

Dinner last night was an Omaha Steaks Sole Almondine and a stuffed baked potato both cooked in the Air Fryer.

I had found an ear of corn in the fridge that had been there since before I had left for Hawaii. It was wrinkled and looking not so good. So, I put about 1/4 cup vinegar in a pot of water and brought it to a boil. Dropped in the corn and let it boil about 2 minutes, turned off the heat and set it aside until my dinner was ready. Miracle.... the corn puffed out and tasted perfect!!

I have said this before, I always put vinegar in the water to cook the corn, as it never has a vinegar taste, but it keeps the corn crispy and never mushy.  

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 22nd
National Nut Day


National Nut Day is today. It's a little kooky and crazy if you ask me.
One can go a little bit batty contemplating the meaning of this day. Research came up empty on information about this day. So, we can't be certain as to the meaning of this very nutty day. There are two very obvious possibilities:
1. This day honors (???) all of the nutty people in the world. It gives recognition to all the kooks, loony birds and daffy people in your life. Show them you care today.
2. This day celebrates nutritious and healthy nuts (food) of all kinds. Celebrate today by eating lots of nuts, either as a snack, or in baked goods. 
Of course it is always possible that this day celebrates the "Nut" that screws onto a bolt for fastening things.
A couple of nutty facts:
Peanuts are not really nuts. They are Legumes, a member of the "Pea" family.

The center of seeds, like pumpkins and squash, is called a "nut".