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Friday, February 4, 2011

~ Chinese Feast ~ Atlas ~ Homemade Soup ~

Good 24º morning. (Actually now, at 10:45, it's 40*) Burrr.... again, but not like the rest of the country. Actually some the warmest places in the good old US of A were on our coast line where it was in the mid to high 60º's! I think we warmed to 62º, but I'm sure in the LA basin it was warmer. Nice for the kids at Disneyland today. In fact, Brian called from the Disneyland Hotel this morning and said he and Tucker both are wearing shorts and t-shirts. Wow, such a difference from here.

So yesterday, Brian stopped by with Atlas. Maggie was happy to see him. He was sad though when Brian left. He howled. And then he howled some more. I brought him in, gave him a treat, and he seemed good most of the rest of the day. Late in the evening he sat looking out the door. Waiting for Brian to return, no doubt.
While Brian was here I had him take out the third row of seats from my truck so Atlas would have room. Put a dog bed back there. Maggie sits in the front seat (natch!)

We went to town about 3:30 to the Red Dragon Chinese restaurant. I told the proprietor "Happy New Year!" He seemed genuinely happy I did! He laughed and said he couldn't tell me that until January 1, 2012. The "Year of the Rabbit"... but, no thank you, I don't want to eat rabbit! I like them cuddly.... 

I ordered my Chinese New Year take-out and we came back home. I had a FEAST! ....   Pork fried rice, spring roll, orange chicken, lobster puffs, pink sauce, and potstickers. I only ate half of the food, and have plenty for leftovers! AND, very inexpen$ive, really, for two meals!

I was thinking.... (dangerous, I know!) about making a soup from the leftovers. What do you think???

We had a snuggy fire and watched TV.

Check the link below. I was shocked to find
EXACTLY where I am right now on Google
Earth.... NOT a house or street, but where I AM
right now! It's unbelievable, and will find the
exact location of any Internet user in a second,
using a sophisticated algorithm.
Click or copy and paste:
At 9am this morning Maggs had an appointment with Dr. Ron. We (Maggie, me , and Atlas) all went. They stuck an implant into the back of her neck. She has to return in 4 months, then 6 months from that. I will keep records of her water consumption and relay the info to the doc. She also will be on a couple of pills, a couple times a day. Sigh.... Keep thy digits crossed for her.

Historically this date....
1789George Washington is unanimously elected as the first President of the United States by the U.S. Electoral College.
1941 – The United Service Organization (USO) is created to entertain American troops.
1948Ceylon (later renamed Sri Lanka) becomes independent within the British Commonwealth.
1976 – In Guatemala and Honduras an earthquake kills more than 22,000.
1999 – The New Carissa runs aground near Coos Bay, Oregon.

And births this date include...
1677Johann Ludwig Bach, German composer (d. 1731)
1902Charles Lindbergh, American pilot (d. 1974)

1918Ida Lupino, English film actress and director (d. 1995)

1921Betty Friedan, American feminist (d. 2006)

1948Alice Cooper, American musician
Pretty good looking sans makeup!

1962Clint Black, American musician

1973Oscar de la Hoya, Mexican-American boxer

All I know. Nuff said. A'biento.
xo Mom/Soupy/Sue
February 4th
Homemade Soup Day (Hmmmmm......)