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Friday, August 5, 2011

Shopping ~ Cucumber Martini ~ Shrimp Stir Fry ~ Clouds

Good 57º cloudy morning. UGH>......... the humidity is 85%!

This cup of hot coffee is makin' me sweat! There is really no forecast for any kind of weather, except for "cloudy" on and off for a week. Highs in the 80's.

LOL, my friend Dan Patz, in Texas sent me the following yesterday...
"We've said it for years, and it's actually OFFICIAL!!!  Texas IS hotter than

The predicted high temperature for Fort Worth, Texas, today is 109.
The predicted high temperature for Hell, Michigan (a small unincorporated community in southeastern Michigan) is 81."

Here it hit in the high eighties, but the humidity was up so it felt like 100's. Melted all day...........................

Drove to Medford...

I had a meeting with some committee members re the basket we are putting together for auction at the Ronald Reagan BBQ this month. Then off to The Grange 

for birdseed and a deer lick... then to 7 Oaks Farm    for corn, bell peppers (50¢ ea), Anaheim peppers, and banana peppers. My total was $4.50.

And I couldn't wait for dinner! Then after 7 Oaks, to the market (fresh mushrooms, 2 Asian dressings to experiment with, bananas, raw shrimp, and Lay's French Onion Dip to be used as a sauce) .. then to Ace to pay my bill and get cracked corn. Home. Ahhhhh...cooool.

So, prior to cooking dinner, news on, I made a cucumber martini.

Dinner was Gigli pasta, sauteéd shrimp, mushrooms, grape tomatoes, garlic and onion, banana peppers, bell pepper, jalapeño, all tossed with Lays' French Onion dip......

Really good!

Historically this date....

1620 – The Mayflower departs from Southampton, England on its first attempt to reach North America.
1861 – The United States Army abolishes flogging.
  .. well, YEAH! I bet all you former Army guys were happy about that!!!
1914 – In Cleveland, Ohio, the first electric traffic light is installed.
 ... wow, just 9 short years after my Mother's birth in that city they go modern!
1949 – In Ecuador an earthquake destroys 50 towns and kills more than 6,000.
1957American Bandstand, a show dedicated to the teenage "baby-boomers" by playing the songs and showing popular dances of the time, debuts on the ABC television network.
1981Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 striking air-traffic controllers who ignored his order for them to return to work.
   Go Ronnie!!!

And births this date include....
1911Robert Taylor, American actor (d. 1969)

1930Neil Armstrong, American astronaut

1935John Saxon, American actor


1946Loni Anderson, American actress

All I know. Must mow today. Mr. Mole has taken up residence in my front yard so pest control will be contacted for his riddance. Nuff said. Happy Fryday! <g>
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
August 5th
(....stand by for this.....)
International Beer Day
National Waffle Day
National Oyster Day!
So, lets start with waffles for breakfast
and then later move into
the beer mode
and add a  big plate of oysters on the half shell!