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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Christmas repeat ~ Horney Frogs ~ Cream Puffs

Good 26ยบ morning. Everything out there is frozen!!!

Yesterday I watched the Rose Parade, reliving a lot of memories of being a small child and watching it on the TV in front of a TV tray with my grandmother's cherry cake and egg nog, marching in the parade playing the glockenspiel 

with the LA Sheriff's Boy's Band

(I don't think I wanted my picture taken!), to working the parade as a deputy. My corner was Orange Grove and Colorado. I escorted Sheriff Block to his seat on a couple of those occasions, pulled chained together demonstrators off the parade route who sat down in front of the Queen's float (getting my 15 seconds of fame on TV with my nephew calling my sister and yelling, "I JUST SAW AUNT SUE ON THE TV!) Each memory special. Well, except that in the band we marched behind the Sheriff's Mounted (Eugene Biscailuz, then retired, and US and Sheriff's flags) and the horses left those wonderful little 'surprises' for us to step in! White boots were brown!

Noonish I went over to Jen and Brian's for present opening. Tucker and
Sami had fun,

 while Brian put together the new wazoo barbecue I gave them.

And even Atlas opened his own package (rawhide chews) ....

Sami entertained us dressed in her "princess" outfit  with her Groucho Marx glasses and trumpet....

Jen, Tucker, Sami, and I played "Sorry". Been a long long time. Jen won, Tucker was second, Sami lost interest, and Bobo came in last.

Came home after some grocery shopping and plopped in front of the TV. Found the Rose Bowl Game on ESPN and enjoyed it. Great game!
YEAH for Texas Christian University and the Horned Frogs!!!!! Way to go!!!
TCU 21 and the Wisconsin Badgers 19.

Andy Dalton a great quarterback for the Frogs and a handsome boy, undoubtedly made his mama proud, will probably go far.

 While not exactly intimidating at first glance, the horned frog provided some intimidating competition in the 2011 Rose Bowl. A horned frog isn't a frog at all.   It is actually a horned lizard found in the Southwestern United States and in northern Mexico.   It is commonly referred to as either a horned frog or a horned toad depending on which part of the country you happened to be visiting.  The amphibian nicknames come from its facial resemblance to both the frog and the toad.  When you add on some wicked looking horns, it becomes one tough reptile!  It uses those spikes to fend of predators and can even spray out blood from its eyes to confuse its potential attackers.  The Texas horned lizard (aka the horned frog) is the official state reptile for the state of Texas. 

Historically this date....
1974President Richard Nixon signs a bill lowering the maximum U.S. speed limit to 55 MPH in order to conserve gasoline during an OPEC embargo
1999 – A brutal snowstorm smashes into the Midwestern United States, causing 14 inches (359 mm) of snow in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and 19 inches (487 mm) in Chicago, where temperatures plunge to -13 °F (-25 °C); 68 deaths are reported

And births this date include....
1909 –Barry Goldwater, American politician (d. 1998)

1936Roger Miller, American singer (d. 1992)

"Dang me, dang me.... they ought to take a rope and hang me. HIGHHHHH from the highest tree... Oh woman will you weep for me?"

"You can't roller skate in a buffalo herd..."

Great songs!!!

1947Jack Hanna, American zoologist

and my friend Ann down in Hiouchi California. Happy Birthday!!!

Ok, all I know. Need to get organized now after all this hoopla. Have a great Sunday. Ciao.
xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
January 2nd
National Cream Puff Day