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Monday, February 28, 2011

~ Rain ~ D*mn Computers! ~ Smokin' Good Steak Dinner ~

Good 38º morning! 
♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸    WE'RE HAVIN' A HEAT WAVE....♪♫• A TROPICAL HEAT WAVE......  ♫•*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*THE TEMPERATURE'S RISIN'...•.¨*•♫♪ IT ISN'T SURPRISIN....... ♪♫• SHE CERTAINLY CAN, CAN CAN!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪
Yesterday it warmed to 55º. The sun was out.
Nice day, but still on the cold side. Windy.
After I took this picture I looked up the hill and my
neighbors Gerard, Maria, and Shiloh were taking
a walk along the fence line. After I snapped the
picture, Shiloh turned and looked, I waved,
and she sat down facing us. I am sure she was
thinking about digging out under the fence
(like that hasn't happened before!!) and coming
down here for a dog cookie! She is the
SWEETEST little dog!
 Right now, 8:am, it's sprinkling.......
Historically this date.......

  • 1854 – The Republican Party of the United States is organized in Ripon, Wisconsin.

  • 1935DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents Nylon.

  • 1954 – The first-ever color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.

  • 1991 – The first Gulf War ends.

  • 1997 – The North Hollywood shootout takes place, resulting in the injury of 19 people and the deaths of both perpetrators.

  • 2001 – The Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the Seattle, Tacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington.

    And births this date include....
    1906Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)
    1923Charles Durning, American actor
    1930 – Gavin MacLeod, American actor
    1940Mario Andretti, Italian-American race car driver
       He makes good wine too!!! His winery is in Napa.
    1948 – Bernadette Peters, American actress and singer
    1948 – Mercedes Ruehl, American actress
    and the following are leap year babies, born on Feb 29th
    1904Jimmy Dorsey, American bandleader (d. 1957)
    1916Dinah Shore, American singer and actress (d. 1994)
    1944 – Dennis Farina, American actor
    He so irritates me. Maybe because he reminds me of someone I know and don't really like very much! A rather cocky ba*tard!
    1960 – Tony Robbins, American motivational speaker
    Yesterday afternoon I went to Patty and Cliff's. Their computer is out of whack. She was on the phone with AOL for about 5 or 6 hours the other day while some non-English speaking East Indian chick who remotely screwed with her computer to the tune of $270!!!! Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa............. She didn't fix it, it's worse. Her supervisor came on and Patty gave him an earful and then the dumbo broad went back to doing the same things and then telling Patty to stop pushing buttons, and Patty wasn't! Patty needs to call a supervisor, with English as his/her FIRST language and get her money back. My next suggestion was for her to get a new computer, as this one is too old to sustain any of the new programing. That decided, after tinkering and trying to load newer versions of her programs, we had a toddy.
    Patty fixed dinner, twice baked potatoes, green beans with bacon, a yummy salad, and Cliff barbecued beautiful heavenly NY steaks perfectly!
    OMG that was good!
    Now tonight I will have to cook for me. I have been spoiled, dinner with P&C on Friday, Republican dinner Saturday at Red Lion, and last night again at P&C's. I could get used to that!
    Well, kids, it's Monday again. Can't believe March is tomorrow!
    Have a good one! Nuff said. Ciao.
    xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
    February 28th
    National Chocolate Soufflé Day

    Sunday, February 27, 2011

    Reno Snow! ~ Mr. Big Stuff ~ Kahlua Day!

    Good 28º morning. (Heat wave!)
    This morning, no ice. Hummers happily eating away when I got up. (late, 7:am!)
    Been whining about the cold here.... and then my niece, Melinda, posted a picture of her front door....
    LOL, she thought she wouldn't have to shovel
    snow in Reno after they moved from Tahoe!
    So, remember it was Banana Bread Day on the 23rd? Well when I went to Patty and Cliff's for dinner two nights ago, he had a loaf of banana bread for me that he made. OMG, it is soooooooooooo good. He said he put in extra walnuts and extra banana. That's all I want .. banana bread and butter. Oink oink oink......


    Hard to believe it's been 2 years since PJ found Mr. Big Stuff at that Gold Hill off ramp where he'd been for at least two days.... waiting for someone or something...., he stayed here a week, and then Janie and I took him half way to Modesto, meeting up with Tammy and Gary who became his adoptive parents.  Tammy and I met on MySpace and she wrote that her beloved lab had died and she would like to have Big. I checked with the Animal Control, all the local vets, put ads in paper and at the market and on the radio. Nobody claimed this beauty. Imagine! So he became a California dog!
    Here we go on a road trip. What a beautiful dog he is!
    Gary's first meeting with Big. He later renamed
    him 'Sideways', because of the way he sits!
    This dog is so devoted to Gary and Tammy.
    And today with his buddy Jaco.
    See how Jaco's foot is touching Sidesy!
    Ok, historically this date... 
    1974People magazine is published for the first time.
    1991Gulf War: U.S. President George H. W. Bush announces that "Kuwait is liberated".
    2010 – Central Chile is hit with an 8.8 magnitude earthquake.
    And births this date include...
    1807Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet (d. 1882)
    1892William Demarest, American actor (d. 1983)
    1902 – John Steinbeck, American writer, Nobel laureate (d. 1968)
    1905Franchot Tone, American actor (d. 1968)
    1930 – Joanne Woodward, American actress
    1932Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress
    1934 – Van Williams, American actor
    1940Howard Hesseman, American actor
    1980 – Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clintoon
    1981 – Josh Groban, American singer
     The following is an intelligence test and it's fun, actually. Well, you might
    hate yourself afterwards. LOL
    Click here: How Smart Are You? 
    And then, if you haven't seen the video of the Black Lab and the deer, you have to watch this. You are guaranteed to smile.
    Last night I picked up Ruth (our Jackson County Republican Women's President) and her husband, Shelly.  We went to the Red Lion for the Jackson County Republican Central Committee's Lincoln Day Dinner.  What a nice evening. Our US Congressman Greg Walden was a speaker, also attended by our state Senator Jason Atkinson (he and I belong to an exclusive club... GSW with injury! More on that later...) and Dennis Richardson, my  district's  State Representative. Dinner of a wonderful salad, wine on each table (red and white), chicken breast with a creamy parmesan sauce, vegetables and mashed potatoes. Really good! And a chocolaty raspberry cake thingy. Mmmmm...   I dropped Ruth and Shelly off at home and got back here after 10pm. Maggie and Harley hungry and happy to see me. Although, when I put Maggie's food in her dish, Harley helped himself! Gaaaaaa....  He did leave most of it for Maggie. What a guy!
     More on the JCRCC dinner later with pictures.
    All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday.
    xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
    February 27th
    Today is one of the four seasons in California
    "Hollyweird Pats Itself On The Back Day"
    (the Oscars)
    It's also
    National Kahlua Day

    Saturday, February 26, 2011

    ~ 14* !! ~ Ain't No Thang But A Chicken Wang! ~

    Good 14º morning. YIKES. All three hummer feeders frozen. Brought them in and thawed them for the little guys. It was 24º last night about 8pm when I was talking to Linda in Woodland. She said it was cold there, but not THAT cold. Burrrrr....  
    Oh look, it's warming up.
    By 10:15 yesterday the snow had pretty much melted.
    I worked on making birthday/anniversary cards and fought with my printer ALL DAY!! Dang that machine. I guess I'm just going to have to bite the old proverbial bullet and take it to the repair shop and find out what is wrong. It starts printing and half way through, stops. Grrrrr....... So it's the un plug, re plug routine until it finally starts working again. It's not that old, 3 years maybe....
    Mr/Mrs (?) Robin was back again...
    And my little hummer, not the baby, the guy who "owns" the hummer feeders, was back and buzzing my head while I was taking pictures....
    Interesting how the light catches his head and throat and
    the red pops!
    Historically this date...
    1870 – In New York City a demonstration of the first pneumatic subway opens to the public.
    1980Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations.
    1984 – US troops withdraw from Beirut. President Ronald Reagan had sent the troops as a peacekeeping force in August 1982.
    1991Gulf War: On Baghdad Radio Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announces the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait.
    1993World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand.
    And births this date include....
    1732Francis Marion, American Revolutionary War officer (d. 1795)
       Just think... if my sister had married him,
    she would have been
       Marion Marion!!   LOL
    1829Levi Strauss, German-born clothing designer (d. 1902)
    My Darling's "uniform" was 501 Levis
    and a white JC Penny t-shirt!
    1846William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, American frontiersman (d. 1917)
    1852John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon, advocate of dietary reform (d. 1943)
     He has a nice face. He must have
    been a kind man.
    1887 – William Frawley, American actor (d. 1966)
    You know exactly what he is saying, "Now Ethel!"
    1912Dane Clark, American actor (d. 1998)
    1920 – Tony Randall, American actor (d. 2004)
    1932Johnny Cash, American singer (d. 2003)
    1958 – Susan J. Helms, astronaut
    1981 - Desiree Cook, baby girl of Tom and Debbie, turns the big 3-0!
    (Guess where she works!!!!)
    Yesterday, just when I was contemplating what to fix for dinner with some leftover chicken and Quinoa, the phone rang. It was Patty and Cliff inviting Maggie and I up for cocktails and dinner! Whhooooooo hooooooo. I had a dirty martini and we chatted. Dinner was
    'Wangs', ranch dressing, and coleslaw from The Colonel! Mmmmmm!
    We came home 3 hours later, and by then it was time to bring in the brass monkey! Snuggy fire, down comforter, cat on lap, chatted on the phone, and watched some TV then snoooooozzzz time!
    Tonight I will be going to the Jackson County Central Committee's Lincoln Day Dinner. My favorite Congressman Greg Walden will be a speaker. Should be fun. Pictures to follow. Remember, at the Ronald Reagan BBQ last September I got to "arrest" Greg and we put him in the hoosegow and folks had to bid on his bail.
    All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
    Happy Saturday everyone!
    xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
    February 26th
    National Pistachio Nut Day