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Friday, February 24, 2017

Freezing ~ Maxwell's Bar ~ Old Age ~ Bruiser ~ Filet & Veggie Cakes ~ Corn Chip Day


Good 26º everything frozen and foggy morning...



LOL.... watching Chicago PD last night and they made an arrest in "my bar" !!

Old age....
    (thanks Ike!!)
Bruiser likes to tear up his "box bed" sometimes... Usually he naps inside the box on the soft packing, but he wanted to try something different....


Later for dinner I fixed a filet in the Air Fryer and some of Costco's Veggie Cakes that I heated in the oven...

 (gluten free and all the ingredients listed here: http://www.gardenlites.com/club/superfood-veggie-cakes ... on their site there is a store locator for your area) These are sooooo good.
I served them atop fresh baby spinach with a drizzle of olive oil... and some garlic mayo on the veggie cakes....
   OMGOOOOOD!!!

Historically this date...
1863 – Arizona is organized as a United States territory.

My aunt was born in 1907 in Cananea Mexico when my grandfather was working down there as a mining engineer. Later she could have said she was born in Arizona, since it was a Territory and they didn't start keeping birth records until 1912. But, she was honest and became a 'naturalized citizen' in later years, but did grow up in Arizona in Bisbee. My grandparents were still Scottish citizens, not American. He was a mining engineer for the Lavender Pitt copper mine in Bisbee after Pancho Villa's men told them they had to leave Mexico since they weren't citizens of Mexico. 

1942 – The Battle of Los Angeles, one of the largest documented UFO sightings in history; the event lasted into the early hours of February 26, 1942. Interesting.

1968 – Vietnam War: The Tet Offensive is halted; South Vietnam recaptures Hué.

1980 – The United States Olympic Hockey team completes their Miracle on Ice by defeating Finland 4-2 to win the gold medal.

1989 – United Airlines Flight 811, bound for New Zealand from Honolulu, Hawaii, rips open during flight, sucking 9 passengers out of the business-class section.


And births this date include...
1921 – Abe Vigoda, American actor (d.2016)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-P3bF3NENm6A/T0euoRDJljI/AAAAAAAAS4c/SJWQZvHBHCc/s1600/abeMA28949256-0009.jpg


1938 – James Farentino, American actor (d. 2012)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kFYwNrfy3iM/T0euuODcWzI/AAAAAAAAS4k/lcAE-NZfQ1g/s1600/jamesfMA28949256-0010.jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2MTXtZBQ2HY/T0euvgmaWwI/AAAAAAAAS4s/PlwPCvJPN10/s1600/jamesf2MA28949256-0011.jpg


1940 – Pete Duel, American actor (d. 1971)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-78FEyuGL00s/T0eu0MHre-I/AAAAAAAAS40/eCNIxGjVeQE/s1600/duelMA28949256-0012.jpg


1941 – Joanie Sommers, American singer and actress
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-U5-pHkumP2g/T0eu3Q1dAKI/AAAAAAAAS48/9UFVQRZlkiE/s1600/Joanie-Sommers-Johnny-Get-Angry-459315MA28949256-0013.jpg


"Voice of the 60's ".... 'Johnny Get Angry'
and here she is in 1999 singing....

1955 – Steve Jobs, American computer pioneer (d. 2011)
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-lxgNQENcsVc/T0eu8sbsmcI/AAAAAAAAS5E/F4qZOwDGx1o/s1600/steve-jobs-holding-iphoneMA28949256-0014.jpg

1970 – Kienast quintuplets, American quintuplets
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-7XQSVmR2yvs/T0evCTI0TuI/AAAAAAAAS5M/TEz4EtmLTmY/s1600/Kienast-QuintupletsMA28949256-0015.jpghttp://2.bp.blogspot.com/-C1jRwkXnUwo/T0evEB9xU3I/AAAAAAAAS5U/w_C8Sd9RtHQ/s1600/quintsMA28949256-0016.jpg

.......no public appearances in years, except for the following photo taken off the Oprah show ... The father committed suicide in the 80's.
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-rTj9HIVTyn0/VOyfCZ8ndtI/AAAAAAAA8PY/TT_LNboi3r8/s1600/19960119-tows-kienast-quintupletstodayonOprahMA29568878-0006.jpg

Yesterday stayed cold gloomy all morning, then the sun came out a bit..

As I have said Dude loves laying in the sun on the porch.When the sun would go behind the clouds (and the temps never got over 46º) he'd stand at the door. When the sun came back out, he wanted outside again. In and out, in and out, in and out.... call him "hamburger" !!!         

I worked on my taxes. So exciting. Couldn't wait for "wine time" !!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 24th
National Corn Chip Day

Today is a holiday with a crunch. One might even suggest that it is a corny holiday. Well, that's okay because today is National Tortilla Chip Day. Just a few decades ago, Americans seldom ate Corn Chips and Salsa. It's popularity has grown immensely. Today is a tribute to that rising popularity of one of America's favorite munchies.
Did you know? The corn chip recipe was brought to the U.S. from Mexico by texas businessman Elmer Doolin. 
(here is an interesting article about Doolin..... https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fdo73 )
Celebrate National Tortilla Chip Day with a handful of crunchy, tasty corn chips and your favorite salsa or dip.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Snow ~ Throw Back Thursday ~ GP Errands ~ Perfectly Timed ~ Sippy Wine Glass


Good 32º cloudy/foggy morning.
 
Weather was strange yesterday. Some sun off and on, some rain, hail storm, and snow on the tip top of the mountains and down in Medford! Pictures of my mountain and the roads in Medford:



The prediction was snow on the valley floor from 800' up and I am at 1200', but it didn't happen. The snow hit Ashland and into No. Cal...




 
 
Throw Back Thursday....
Pictures I took in 1955 with my little Brownie camera out each window of the Washington Monument in DC:

The monument is 555 feet tall with 50 flights of stairs, that we climbed to the top! There is an elevator in it now, but it's closed until about 2019 because of safety problems.
 

Yesterday I ran more errands into Grants Pass. Needed to drop off stuff to Brian, get a couple groceries at Safeway. In Safeway there is a Starbucks and one of the gals was walking around the store handing out free samples. Apparently this is called an Iced Frappuccino.  I don't ever buy from coffee stands, but this was GOOD! It was so cold and almost like a malt with whipped cream on top! Picture is deceiving, the "glass" was the size of a shot glass...

Also when I came out of Safeway there was a young GP cop walking by
and I guess I had that look like I wanted to say something. He stopped and said hi to me. I told him I was grateful for him and his job and told him where I had worked. He asked me some questions. Then I mentioned the slain Whittier officer. He said yes he read about that. We discussed it. I shook his hand and said "God willing you will stay safe". Nice guy. I think we both enjoyed out chat.
 
 
PICTURE OF THE DAY ...
Perfectly timed... (thanks V)
Times Square:



 
Historically this date...
1861 – President-elect Abraham Lincoln arrives secretly in Washington, D.C., after the thwarting of an alleged assassination plot in Baltimore, Maryland.

1896 – The Tootsie Roll is invented.

1903 – Cuba leases Guantánamo Bay to the United States "in perpetuity".

1942 – World War IIJapanese submarines fire artillery shells at the California coastline near Santa Barbara.

1974 – The Symbionese Liberation Army demands $4 million more to release kidnap victim Patty Hearst.

1991 – Gulf War: Ground troops cross the Saudi Arabian border and enter Iraq, thus beginning the ground phase of the war.


And births this date include...


1940 – Peter Fonda, American actor

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-a5kw1CmDvOQ/T0ZKzUnyQOI/AAAAAAAAS2E/Rm3_XVDyGbw/s1600/fondaMA28948603-0051.jpg

 
 

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-lIF9bV-Bkq0/T0ZK0hcxAhI/AAAAAAAAS2M/5jGQZ2qTuAA/s1600/fonda2MA28948603-0052.jpg
Read the section on his politics. Interesting his letter to Ovamit!!
 
 
1951 – Patricia Richardson, American actress
 
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-t0Fx51STqJM/T0ZK9Zt1GtI/AAAAAAAAS2U/Lkg5ZMwfDZ0/s1600/patMA28948603-0053.jpg


1965 – Michael Dell, American computer manufacturer
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-P0K5TNOWz4s/T0ZLCE3A2MI/AAAAAAAAS2c/rAiJjGU6GKI/s1600/michaelMA28948603-0054.jpg


1994 – Dakota Fanning, American actress
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-v9a_TwhxDtU/T0ZLGl_NCeI/AAAAAAAAS2k/dWgxpzs5oTM/s1600/dakotaMA28948603-0055.jpghttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-H3yEJFl3WJQ/T0ZLH6E2UqI/AAAAAAAAS2s/LXD8Kf0QNb8/s1600/dakota2MA28948603-0056.jpg
 
For those of us who like to "sip" wine, here is the perfect glass...

Yesterday breakfast was a piece of that yummy quiche and an egg.

Dinner was reruns.
 
Working on taxes today. UGH.
 

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 23rd
International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day

International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day is a day for the dogs. And, that's because there is no one else who can really appreciate the true value of a dog biscuit. They say "Every dog has his day". And, it will definitely be his day,when you give him some tasty dog biscuits.
 
You might appreciate their value in pleasing your dog, as a reward for behavior, or enticing them to do a trick. But, the dog is the recipient of the treat.
 

Celebrate today by giving your dog a few dog biscuits.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fog/Rain ~ Medford Appt ~ Costco ~ George Washington's Birthday ~ Trish's Special Day


Good 35º foggy morning. Since yesterday we got another 1/2" of rain.


Yesterday I left out of here wayyyyy too early, but had a doc appointment in Medford.

Got that over, and by the way, all is good. I had a fasting test so no coffee or tea or food in the morning. I was STARVING!!! I read that coffee on the weekend is "recreational" but on weekdays it's "medicinal" !!! Boy, when you are used to having it and don't get any, wow!
I had a nice chat with a man in the waiting room. On the TV an OLD show was playing, Perry Mason! I couldn't hear the sound, but they showed a view of the LA Co Hall of Justice. That got my attention, then I saw Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale,
I commented about remembering that because I was old! He laughed and asked how old I was. I said 71. He said, you're still a kid and I thought he was going to tell me he was way older. Not. He said he was 69. Then we chatted. He had been a medic in Viet Nam, Army 1st Infantry. He had been exposed to "agent orange" (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agent_Orange#Health_effects)
which had caused him to have both hips replaced and a pacemaker in his heart. Anyway, nice man. Very crippled. Sad.

Then I went to Costco...
Hadn't been for a while so needed EVERYTHING (paper towels, TP, Kleenex, chicken stock, lemon juice)! I also got a quiche (these come 2 to a package...) You can microwave them or cook in the oven. Last night I cooked the spinach artichoke one.

I wanted the Harvest Creek pulled pork again, but they didn't have any so got the Chicken in Buffalo Sauce...

Sounds great and would make super tacos or taquitos, a sandwich, or a wrap! Will let you know.

Today is the 22nd .... George Washington's birthday. This is the day Brian was "due". We had a big earthquake in So. Cal in 1971 on February 9th, called the Sylmar Earthquake. That prompted Brian to show up early... on the 14th and not wait for the 22nd! So, doesn't matter, he was destined to be born on a "special day" ... like his sister Kristen (Halloween baby!)

Historically this date....
1959 – Lee Petty wins the first Daytona 500.
1980 – Miracle on Ice: In Lake Placid, New York, the United States hockey team defeats the Soviet Union hockey
team 4-3.
1997 – In Roslin, Scotland, scientists announce that an adult sheep named Dolly has been successfully cloned.
And births this date include...
1732 – George Washington, First President of the United States (d. 1799)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-YnISh00Wkd4/T0UFy7HJ4PI/AAAAAAAASxs/0fG_WIrpTBY/s1600/bill_washingtonMA28948083-0004.jpg
1857 – Lieutenant-General Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, British soldier, author, and founder of the Scout movement (d. 1941)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-BE7szGfGPq4/T0UF7X9bTQI/AAAAAAAASx0/K__KhN8Kqeo/s1600/robertMA28948083-0005.jpg
1889 – Olave Baden-Powell, English founder of the Girl Guide (d. 1977)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WBAx4acSA90/T0UF_bZpXHI/AAAAAAAASx8/a__ccsiqLs4/s1600/olaveMA28948083-0006.jpg
1907 – Robert Young, American actor (d. 1998)
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ylFVU3DB1d8/T0UGEoO1KSI/AAAAAAAASyE/aguWBk5O6gM/s1600/fatherknowsMA28948083-0007.jpg
1932 – Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, American politician (d. 2009)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-huJhgK1N41M/T0UGRvNfSkI/AAAAAAAASyc/iXLPYnSYKT0/s1600/tedkennedyyoung%20-%20CopyMA28948083-0008.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-X-jcxUBkbG0/T0UGPIUIWnI/AAAAAAAASyU/4wH_06bx5ZE/s1600/kennedy2MA28948083-0011.jpg
1934 – Sparky Anderson, American baseball manager (d. 2010)
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SeiVgUpc0oo/T0UGhr5v12I/AAAAAAAASys/Z5_WoPrWB4E/s1600/andersonMA28948083-0012.jpg
1944 – Robert Kardashian, American lawyer (d. 2003)

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-e2WMVFCNptw/T0UGmBNazWI/AAAAAAAASy0/bcrqIRD-DTI/s1600/kardashianMA28948083-0013.jpg

1962 – Steve Irwin, Australian herpetologist (d. 2006)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-icqWoon8zY0/T0UGzHoFgII/AAAAAAAASzE/wyoauOwwwyA/s1600/irwinMA28948083-0014.jpg

1975 – Drew Barrymore, American actress
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-i5OQG9Nxpr8/T0UG4AsCL0I/AAAAAAAASzM/tJLk2ucLKsc/s1600/drew1MA28948083-0015.jpghttp://4.bp.blogspot.com/-L8T6duulaTg/T0UG5njYlWI/AAAAAAAASzU/01OaoQywLnA/s1600/drew2MA28948083-0016.jpg
She can't seem to stay married.


So, I heated the quiche in the oven. It was really really good. Will enjoy the rest of it.  


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 22nd
National Margarita Day (Just for you Trish! ♥)