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Tuesday, August 23, 2016


On this day 3 years ago I lost my Maggie. She was a love. A sweetheart. I miss her every day. 

Maggie was a Scottish McNab. She lived to be 15 years old. Jerry and I loved her so much! She was his all time favorite. He got a post office box just so he had an excuse to take her for a ride every day to pick up the mail! Her ashes are commingled with his at the National Cemetery. 
RIP both my loves!

Sue Mom Bobo

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Throw Back Thursday ~ Jo Co Fair ~ Bad Poetry

Good 64º clear sunny morning. Topped at 98º yesterday but we are in for triple digits for the next few days.
Happy Throw Back Thursday....
Here's Tucker 7 years ago at the beach!

Breakfast yesterday included a fruit tartlet from Omaha Steaks. You keep it frozen and put in the microwave for 1 minute 10 seconds. OMGOOOOOD!!!! That and two eggs microwaved for the same amount of time and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. OINK!!!

I got my electric bill.. I LOVE the Mitsubishi Heat and AC units. I have been running the AC 24/7 and the bill is only $110.01 !

Yesterday was fun. I met up with my pal, Karen at the Josephine County Fairgrounds at 11. It was a good day to go, as it will be lots warmer now. I tried making a Smilebox of the photos I took, but having one problem after another, so it will have to wait. Here are a few of the photos I took. 

At the Republican booth I took Karen's picture with her son's picture, Herman our state senator:

The art and photography building:
(Love this cat!)

The "house on the dunes" is a painting Karen's friend Marilyn entered...

Historically this date..
1917 – A Great Fire in ThessalonikiGreece destroys 32% of the city leaving 70,000 individuals homeless.

1965 – Vietnam WarOperation Starlite begins – United States Marines destroy a Viet Cong stronghold on the Van Tuong peninsula in the first major American ground battle of the war.

1983 – Hurricane Alicia hits the Texas coast, killing 22 people and causing over USD $1 billion in damage (1983 dollars).

And births this date include....
1587 – Virginia Dare, first English child born in North America

1904 – Max Factor, Polish-born cosmetics entrepreneur (d. 1996)

1936 – Robert Redford, American actor

1952 – Patrick Swayze, American actor (d. 2009)
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 18th
Bad Poetry Day



My name is Sue.

In the past I've had the flu.

I pay my bills when due.

I've heard a cow moo,

and never lost a shoe.

My cat will give out a mew.

For cheese I like bleu.

I have a great view.

My friends and family, I love you.

OMG, that sucked! Let's hear what you've got!

Thursday August 18

Words cannot describe my frustration. I was at the Josephine Co Fair yesterday with pal Karen and took a ton of pictures. This morning I made a Smilebox and tried to preview it and upload it, but it won't upload and the preview was too big for my screen! THIS DARN COMPUTER has taken it's toll on me lately.

I am still working on the photos and will, hopefully have the blog up and running soon. Sorry to be late today. xo 

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

30 Best Hamburgers ~ Couch Cover ~ Erika ~ Filet Mignons & Cheesy Hash Browns ~ Wine Sign

Good 55º clear sunny morning. Topped at 101º yesterday. Full moon.... be careful.
Here are 30 Food and Wine's best burgers.... my all time fav is #10, In-N-Out cheeseburger....

Yesterday I ordered a love seat cover for Dude's "couch"... it has dogs all over it!

Today is a special birthday... my pal Erika. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPECIAL FRIEND!!! Hope your day is GREAT!!!
Erika and I at her daughter Cathy's (LASD ret) with one of Cathy's dogs a few years back....

Historically this date..........

1907 – Pike Place Market, a popular tourist destination and registered historic district inSeattle, Washington, opened.

...............I love going here!!!

1969 – Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the U.S. Gulf Coast, killing 256 and causing$1.42 billion in damage.

1998 – Lewinsky scandalUS President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about the relationship.

2008 – American swimmer Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games.

And births this date include...
1786 – Davy Crockett, American soldier and politician (d. 1836)
 ...Interesting, Fess Parker who played Davy on TV was born the date before, on 8-16!

1893 – Mae West, American actress (d. 1980)

1920 – Maureen O'Hara, Irish actress and singer (d.2015)

1929 – Francis Gary Powers, American pilot (d. 1977)

1933 – Glenn Corbett, American actor (d. 1993)
   ...born in El Monte!

1943 – Robert De Niro, American actor

1960 – Sean Penn, American actor and director

Dinner was another Power Air Fryer meal. I had  Omaha Steaks bacon wrapped filet mignons and some cheesy hash browns. 
Slathered the meat with olive oil

and into the fryer for 12 minutes.  Then drizzled olive oil on the hash browns and they went in the fryer with the steak for 5 more minutes. 

The steak was super tender and soooooooooooo good, and I love those cheesy hash browns. (leftovers for tonight!)

Friend Val Smullen shared this with me:

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 17th
National Vanilla Custard Day

Custard information:

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Moon ~ Clouds ~ Happy Dog ~ Chicken Queso ~ Olympics Motto ~ Rum Day

Good 55º sun just coming over the mountain clear morning. Yesterday we topped at 102º. Hope it's cooler today.

Last night at 8:30 the moon was up........

This morning at 6:55 the clouds were hiding the sun.

Had to share this from friend Morene... One happy dog!!! Will put a smile on your face.

Yesterday UPS came before I got dressed so told him just to leave by the gate to the front yard. Dude got a cookie, so he was happy! I had ordered from Amazon the dry cat food Bruiser likes that has been taken off the shelves at Safeway (said they are changing a lot of things!) and our local Rays. Grrrrr.... actually it was cheaper than at the market!

Here's a good recipe for summer... easy and in the crock pot! Chicken Queso:

1 rotisserie chicken from the market... shredded
1 16oz jar fire-roasted salsa
3 cups Monterey Jack cheese, cubed or shredded
1 4oz can diced green chilies
Tortilla chips for dipping
Celery, carrots, bell peppers, etc... cut and for dipping
Mix shredded chicken and salsa in a 3.5 qt slow cooker. Top with cheese and green chilies. Cook on low for 2 hours or high 1 hour.
Serve with veggies and chips.

Something you might not know...
The Olympic motto is made up of three Latin words: Citius, Altius, Fortius, which is Latin for "Faster, Higher, Stronger." The motto was proposed by Pierre de Coubertin on the creation of the International Olympic Committee in 1894. Coubertin borrowed it from his friend Henri Didon, a Dominican priest who, amongst other things, was an athletics enthusiast. Coubertin said "These three words represent a programme of moral beauty. The aesthetics of sport are intangible." The motto was introduced in 1924 at the Olympic Games in Paris.

Historically this date...
1927 – The Dole Air Race begins from Oakland, California, to Honolulu, Hawaii, during which six out of the eight participating planes crash or disappear.

1942 – World War II: The two-person crew of the U.S. naval blimp L-8 disappears without a trace on a routine anti-submarine patrol over the Pacific Ocean. The blimp drifts without her crew and crash-lands in Daly City, California.

2010 – China Overtakes Japan as World's Second-Biggest Economy

And births this date include...
1924 – Fess Parker, American actor (d. 2010)

1928 – Eydie Gormé, American singer (d. 2013)

1930 – Robert Culp, American actor (d. 2010)

1930 – Frank Gifford, American football player and sportscaster (d.2015)

1933 – Julie Newmar, American actress, singer, and dancer

1946 – Lesley Ann Warren, American actress and singer

1953 – Kathie Lee Gifford, American talk show host, singer, and actress   ....same birth date as her husband!!

1958 – Madonna, American singer-songwriter, actress, producer, and director of her in a show, without makeup, and with her tattoo... (!) The singer went on to voice her adoration for First Lady Michelle Obama, according to The Hill, saying, "Thank god for Michelle Obama." Later, that love was aimed at President Obama, "Tonight I'm not going to show my a--. I'm going to show my feelings. How's that for living dangerously?"
The 54-year-old then ripped off her shirt to reveal an "OBAMA" tattoo painted across her lower back. (good grief)

1960 – Timothy Hutton, American actor

1962 – Steve Carell, American actor, comedian, voice artist, producer, writer, and director

Later in the afternoon it was Dude's mani/pedi so off to the vet's we went. Now he's quiet again walking on the linoleum!

Nothing else special. Reruns for dinner. Tonight I'll cook something new. Chair, wine, TV, nap!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 16th
National Rum Day

When Jerry and I were in Jamaica (for a Fabergé sales convention) we toured the Appleton Rum Estate. On the bus there we were all served rum. Had more at the Estate, and on the way back to the hotel most all of the men and women were napping!!