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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Kristen ~ Candy Corn Martini ~ Soapbox

10-31 (Request unit and frequency)
Good 42ยบ cloudy morning. Happy Halloween!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my 'baby girl' Kristen!

Some "Tootie" pictures ... Her 2nd birthday (and first time trick or treating) .. 5 years old... then high school track team... then in college and a trip to Japan to teach English at Mrs. Watanabi's church during the summer ... with her 'baby girl' Alex .. and finally a Halloween with her trick or treaters, Alex and Jack (11 years ago!)

Kristen I am so Blessed to have you! I wish I could be there to celebrate with you!    Next year!  

Acronym for the day....

Sigh.... yesterday my Patriots lost to the Steelers 17-23. Made me sad with all that is griping on me as of late. Just didn't need one more thing! Ratz. 
Do you realize the cost of peanut butter is going up 40% !!! What are mothers going to do?? Outrageous. Well, I guess with the drought in the South it killed off the peanut crops. Sad. The peanuts went from $450 a ton in 2010 to $1200 a ton this June. The "average" kid eats 1500 peanut butter jelly sandwiches before he/she graduates from high school!

You know how there are commercials on TV that really grate on your soul... one that won't go away is the Progressive Insurance one with that black haired bimbo with the blood red lipstick.
I'd like to smear that lipstick all over her goofy face! And, at least the Sally Field commercial for osteoporosis is off the air! Thank goodness! Talk about irritating!

Then tonight on Two and A Half Men....apparently Kutcher
(gag) sleeps with Alan's mom
(double gag).
And all the while the big fat ugly rude housekeeper
 is making comments re Kutcher's manhood and staring at him... Come on people. Who is writing this junk????? I refuse to watch the show since the first one of the season had Kutcher running around naked. Pure unadulterated sleaze.

Ok, off the soapbox!
Rain started in ernest last night about 8:30. Was still raining at 11pm. We got, according to my trusty little digital weather station, 9/100ths of an inch. It's a start!
Yesterday I made that candy corn martini...
The infusion of the candy corn and the vodka started 3 hours prior. Then the candy corn was strained out. The vodka was mixed with triple sec, lemon juice, and egg white. Shaken vigorously for 30 seconds and deposited into an icy cold glass.....

I had 4 sips. It was soooooo sickening sweet I dumped it out! You know that was a stretch for me, since my adventurous spirit is heavily into food and drink! I mean, I liked the bacon infused vodka! So, now the remaining vodka is being infused with red pepper flakes and black peppercorns in hopes to revive it to a sweet/hot drink.... We'll see...

**A REMINDER** If you want more information re an occurance or about one of the birthday people, the blue type is a link that will take you to the info.....

Historically this date....
1864Nevada is admitted as the 36th U.S. state.

1913 – Dedication of the Lincoln Highway, the first automobile road across United States.

1941 – After 14 years of work, Mount Rushmore is completed.

1984Indian Prime Minister Indira Gandhi is assassinated by two security guards. Riots soon break out in New Delhi and nearly 10,000 Sikhs are killed.

And births this date include...
1860Juliette Low, American founder of the Girl Scouts (d. 1927) (How about that Kristen!!! And you were a GS Leader!)

1912Dale Evans, American singer and actress (d. 2001)
... I wanted to be her when I was small!

1922Barbara Bel Geddes, American actress (d. 2005)
.... "Miss Ellie" !

1927Lee Grant, American actress

1936Michael Landon, American actor (d. 1991)
I have one of the hats he wore in "Little House..." with his autograph inside.

1943 – Brian Piccolo, American football player (d. 1970)

1947 – Frank Shorter, American runner

(...How about this too, Kristen ... you are a runner!)

1950John Candy, Canadian comedian and actor (d. 1994)
He was sure a funny guy. Loved him in Uncle Buck!

1963 – Dermot Mulroney, American actor
My Best Friend's Wedding.... loved him in that!

1963 – Rob Schneider, American actor

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Halloween! Ciao.
xo Sue-Mom-Bobo
October 31st
National Caramel Apple Day