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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

~ Rain ~ Bob the phone guy ~ Popcorn Day

 Good 40º morning. It's a full moon kids! Be careful out there. As for the "chance" of rain predicted.... well that "chance" turned into 1/4" of the liquid sunshine! It was after dark last evening and Maggie went outside. When she came back in she was all wet! Hmmmm..... OMG, rain! At 3:15 the sky looked like this.....
Yesterday morning the sky was awesome....
Bob, the phone guy, got here just after 9 yesterday morning. He found a coupling (whatever it's called) on the pole and took it apart. It had turned upside down and was full of water and corrosion. 
Thought that was the problem, but it wasn't. He went back down to the main road to the 'box' and found a cable problem. YEAH!!! Bob is today's hero. Phone is working perfectly and so is the modem. This picture is for Bob's wife, so she can see him in his working mode.....
What a treat to have the phone line clear and the computer running smoothly for a change. This has been going on for some time with the modem going on and off. Big sigh...... Thanks Bob!
(Remember, if you click on the names in today's birthdays or the names or places or incidents in the historically haps, they are links and will take you to more information.)
Historically this date....
1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.
1935Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs.
  LOL... "tighty whiteys" ...
1937Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.
1953 – 68% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.
1977 – Snow falls in Miami, Florida. This is the only time in the history of the city that snow has fallen. It also fell in the Bahamas.
And births this date include...
1807Robert E. Lee, American Confederate general (d. 1870)
1809Edgar Allan Poe, American writer and poet (d. 1849)
(certainly odd looking man!)
1839Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)    
I like his stills and scenery ....     but so many of his paintings are strange...
1917John Raitt, American singer and actor (d. 2005)
1922Guy Madison, American actor (d. 1996)
 Wild Bill Hickcock
1923 – Jean Stapleton, American actress
1930Tippi Hedren, American actress
1939Phil Everly, American musician
1943Janis Joplin, American singer (d. 1970)
1944Shelley Fabares, American actress
1946 – Dolly Parton, American singer and actress
1947 – Paula Deen, American chef and restaurateur
  (Her over the top southern accent, ya'll, makes my stomach turn and then she always has to stuff her face with something she's made and chews with her mouth open and talks at the same time! UGH)
1953Desi Arnaz, Jr., American actor
 With his sister Luci .. and now we're chunk-o !
1954Katey Sagal, American actress
(Never impressed me)
1955 – Paul Rodriguez, Mexican/American actor and comedian
(and yet another big whooppee)
1965 ...and Erika and Spencer's baby girl, Cathy.
So, dinner last night.... I cheated and didn't make a white sauce for the lobster ravioli (from Costco) ... I used jarred sauce....
So I drained the tomatoes and added them to the Alfredo sauce ....
Then I added some dried onion, sliced garlic, Sonoma pepper, lemon sea salt, and red chili flakes....
In the meantime I cooked the ravioli and also some broccoli and mini carrots....
Then I added it all together...
Taaaa daaaa....
Really really good!!!!  That and a glass of chard... wonderful dinner.
Ok, Maggs has to go to the vets to day for a blood test.. still drinking a lot of water! And I need to pick up prescriptions for me, drop off pig ears and light bulbs to Brian, (pig ears for Atlas!), and something else I can't remember at the moment. Have a great Wednesday~ Ciao.
xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
January 19th
National Popcorn Day
Mmmmmmmm...... with butter and garlic and cheese.....