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Sunday, February 27, 2011

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

Good 28ยบ 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