Good 30º cloudy morning.
The last day of 2012. Thinking back, this seemed so far in the future it wasn't funny! Now we're here and rapidly moving on... Sigh...
Here is a 'live' earthcam .... NY Times Square
They are getting ready for the count down!
Yesterday was excitement beyond belief. Put new ink in my printer and got notes and cards done. Not even creative in the kitchen, as I had reruns. Watched some football. Maggie and I took the trash to the road for pickup.... The sun did come out!
The Bruise was out "hunting" and when he saw us in the golf cart he came running. He jumped in the back and I thought at first he was ready for a ride, but no. He jumped out...
I posted the following on my blog a year ago...
"At one point the rain started coming down really hard and I saw the feral kitty run like mad towards the barn and the opening under one stall to get out of the rain. Then a little later the rain subsided and out came kitty .... on the hunt..."
He's so funny, now he sleeps on my bed with me and Harley!!!
My daily drivel friend Judy sent me some "Mandarin Martini Mix" so I tried it. It calls for citron vodka, didn't have any, but it was good anyway! Thanks Judy!
Historically this date...
1879 – Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, New Jersey.
.... yeah, well that lasted a long time!
1999 – First President of Russia, Boris Yeltsin, resigns from office, leaving Prime Minister Vladimir Putin as the acting President and successor.
2004 – The official opening of Taipei 101, the tallest skyscraper at that time in the world, standing at a height of 509 metres (1,670 ft).
And births this date include....
1937 – Sir Anthony Hopkins, Welsh actor
1943 – Sir Ben Kingsley, English actor
1947 – Tim Matheson, American actor
1959 – Val Kilmer, American actor
..... toooooo sad!
1974 – Tony Kanaan, Brazilian racing driver
In 2012, we said goodbye to many iconic figures — the first man to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong and the first American woman in space, Sally Ride. We lost writers such as Ray Bradbury, Maeve Binchy, Maurice Sendak, and Nora Ephron. We said farewell to musicians and singers who left an indelible mark on the soundtrack of our times — among them, Whitney Houston, Davy Jones, Donna Summer, Etta James, Robin Gibb, Kitty Wells, Adam Yauch, and Ravi Shankar. We lost great actors such as Ernest Borgnine, Larry Hagman, Michael Clarke Duncan, Jack Klugman, and Sherman Hemsley, as well as TV personalities such as Andy Griffith, Phyllis Diller, Dick Clark, and Don Cornelius.
For a complete list of those who are famous and died this year:
And yesterday's football...
Texans 16 Colts 28
Patriots 28 Dolphins 0 (sorry Alex!)
Ravens 17 Bengals 23
Packers 34 Vikings 37
Cardinals 13 49ers 27
Seahawks 20 Lambs 13 (yeah!)
Bears 26 Lions 24
Eagles 7 Giants 42 (BOOOOOO!)
Browns 10 Steelers 24
Bills 28 Jets 9 (sorry Tootie!)
Redskins 28 Cowboys 18
Chiefs 3 Broncos 38
Raiders 21 Chargers 24 (yeah!)
All I know. Happy New Year's Eve Day. I will party with some friends early and be home to watch the ball drop in NY by Pacific time! Enjoy this last day of 2012 and I wish you all the blessings of good health and happiness for 2013. I understand that those of you who lost loved ones this year, it won't be easy, but I understand and send you love.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Champagne Day
The Benedictine Monk Dom Perignon is reputed to have exclaimed, when drinking champagne, "It's like drinking the stars!" Champagne's magic comes as much from its bubbles as from its taste. This wine of romance and special occasions is worthy of constant acquaintance and not just for use at weddings.