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Monday, January 10, 2011

Clouds ~ Super Soup ~ Oregon Ducks ~

Good 26º morning. Fog. Imagine. Whodda thought!
Late afternoon yesterday the sky was strange.... sun and some awesome clouds trying to come out from behind the fog...

I spent the day doing New Years cards in place of Christmas cards.  I had some great conversations... Jim, old high school buddy, Candy, a new acquaintance .. her hubby former LASD, and BFF Linda.

I made some 'super' soup. Used Harry and David's dry chicken/vegetable mix (thank you Jean!), used water and chicken base and then added Imagine creamy chicken soup. The 'chicken' was two cans of chunky chicken, Kirkland brand, from Costco (which is really tasty and tender), a can of olives, a can of sliced mushrooms, sliced garlic, and onion of course, and a bag of broccoli slaw. Very hearty and GOOD!

I was going to add a can of quartered artichoke hearts, but ended up
snacking on them instead!

The news out of Arizona on the shootings is so emotional to me, don't know why. I guess it brings back 9-11 and all the innocent senseless deaths. So many hearts are broken.

Maggs, Harley, and I had a snuggy fire and caught up on some of my Tivo'd shows and periodicals that are stacking up.

Tonight is a birthday celebration for my friend PatC. It will be at the Homestead in town. Most of the lounges and sports bars in Oregon will be hosting "game night" as the Oregon Ducks play the Auburn Tigers this evening. Big deal for Oregonads.  The Ducks  have dominated opponents this season with a 16-0 record.  Some Ducks history:
The Ducks won their only Rose Bowl in 1917 against the University of Pennsylvania and have been to four Rose Bowls since, losing all four.[84] However, the Ducks did play in and won the 2002 Fiesta Bowl against the Colorado Buffaloes which took the Pac-10 champions in years where the Rose Bowl is reserved for the national championship game like 2002.[85][86] Since the two Rose Bowls in 1917 and 1920, the Ducks have had little success in making bowl games until 1989, with the exception of a sparse string of bowl games between 1949 and 1963. Under head coach Rich Brooks, the Ducks went to four bowl games including the 1989 and 1992 Independence Bowls, the 1990 Freedom Bowl, and the 1995 Rose Bowl.[84] During Mike Bellotti's tenure as head coach between the 1995 and 2008 seasons, the Ducks have been to a bowl game every year with the exception of the 1996 and 2004 seasons. In 2009 the Ducks earned a berth in the 2010 Rose Bowl, losing to the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Historically this date.........
1810Napoleon divorces his first wife Joséphine. 1861American Civil War: Florida secedes from the Union. 1870John D. Rockefeller incorporates Standard Oil. 1901 – The first great Texas oil gusher is discovered at Spindletop in Beaumont, Texas. 2005 – A mudslide occurs in La Conchita, California, killing 10 people, injuring many more and closing the Highway 101, the main coastal corridor between San Francisco and Los Angeles, for 10 days.

And births this date include.....
1836Charles Ingalls, father of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1902)

1865Mary Ingalls, sister of Laura Ingalls Wilder (d. 1928)

1904Ray Bolger, American actor and dancer (d. 1987)

1927Gisele MacKenzie, Canadian singer (d. 2003

She was funny!!!!

1939 – Sal Mineo, American actor (d. 1976)


1943Jim Croce, American singer (d. 1973)

1944 – Frank Sinatra, Jr., American singer


1945 – Rod Stewart, Scottish singer

1949George Foreman, American boxer

   I LOVE his grill!!!!

1949 – Linda Lovelace, American pornographic actress (d. 2002)

 otherwise known as 'deep throat' ... from whence came the term Deep Throat , the pseudonym given to the secret informant who provided information to Bob Woodward of The Washington Post in 1972 about the involvement of United States President Richard Nixon's administration in what came to be known as the Watergate scandal.

1953Pat Benatar, American singer

1957Greg Walden, American politician, United States Congressman from Oregon

♥†♥†♫♪ ♪♫•♥♥†♥†♥ ♥†♥†♥ ♥♪♫•*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♥†♥†♥  (I love this guy! A real hero to Oregon!)
....and today is PatC's birthday.

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥HAPPY♥BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUU♥¸¸.•*¨♥†♥†♥ ♥†♥†♫♪ ♪♫•♥♥†♥†♥ ♥†♥†♥ ♥♪♫•*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♥†♥†♥ ♥HAPPY♥♪♫•♥BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUU†♥†♥ ♥†♥†♥ ¨*•♫♪♥HAPPY♥♪♫•♥BIRTHDAY DEAR PATTTTC...♥*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ ~ ♥ ♥;)♥†♥†♥ ♥†♥†♥♥†♥¨*•♫♪♥HAPPY♥♪♫•♥BIRTHDAYTO YOUUUUU♥*¨†♥ ♥†♥†♥

All I know. Nuff said. Off to get things done. Ciao.
xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
January 10th
National Clean Off Your Desk Day

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