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Monday, April 30, 2012

Habañero Sausage/Asparagus-Gruyere Ravioli ~ My Pillow ~ Mary & Gil and April

Good 56º drizzly morning. 60% chance rain today. Shoulda mowed yesterday! Dang. Heard 10 minutes of rain on the patio roof at midnight. Some radar over us. We'll see......


Ever wonder about the number of states starting with the alphabet letters???

A-4 B-0 C-3 D-1 E-0 F-1 G-1 H-1 I-4 J-0

K- 2 L-1 M-8 N-8 O-3 P-1 Q-0 R-1 S-2 T-2

U-1 V-2 W-4 X-0 Y-0 Z-0

Ike Saben sent me a little deallie on state flowers. I'm always surprised that the state flower of Oregon isn't cannabis.

Dinner last night ....
1. Aidells Habañero/Pepper Jack sausage, cut and even though it's cooked I like to brown their buns a little.. and this sausage, even though it says it contains 'habañeros' it's not that hot... a teeny tiny bite. But very GOOD!!!

2. roasted carrots and broccoli

3. La Pasta Asparagus and Gruyere cheese ravioli

4. Philadelphia Savory Lemon & Herb cooking cream
(Both the sausage and ravioli came from Costco)

5. roasted (425º coated with olive oil, garlic powder, sea salt, pepper for 30 minutes) broccoli and carrots (cut in half lengthwise)

The lemon/herb cooking sauce is awesome! I did, however, add a few drizzles of lemon juice.

A week or so ago I was watching a TV commercial for "My Pillow" and decided to try it. I have used several different kinds of pillows and not really happy with any of them for any length of time. So, I went to and ordered one. I got the size "white" (white is the tag not the pillow color, although they are all white in color) .... they also come in "green" "yellow" "blue" and "red" depending on your size (child, female med, female large, long neck, man med, man large, etc). Check the site, watch the video. I have used the pillow for 4 nights now and slept really GOOD! I get comfy and don't move all night! No tossing and turning and adjusting the pillow. Amazing!

A special anniversary today... Mary (Fancher) and Gil Zavala... Wilsonites. Celebrating 46 years!

And April Frey, Kristen's buddy, and the BEST massage therapist, wife of Brian the awesome skilled dry wall putter upper who did my living room.... and  is celebrating her big 40 + 1 birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY APRIL!

Historically this date...
1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.

1803Louisiana Purchase: The United States purchases the Louisiana Territory from France for $15 million, more than doubling the size of the young nation.

1812 – The Territory of Orleans becomes the 18th U.S. state under the name Louisiana.

1900 – Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.

1927 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.

1947 – In Nevada, the Boulder Dam is renamed Hoover Dam a second time.

And births this date include....
1877Alice B. Toklas, American companion of Gertrude Stein (d. 1967)
... a very interesting read!

1908Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)

1926Cloris Leachman, American actress


1933 – Willie Nelson, American musician

1938 – Gary Collins, American actor
.... the boy has racked up quite a few of mug shots over the years for DUI and dine and dash....

1943 – Bobby Vee, American singer


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Pay Day! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 30th

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Silliness ~ Tucker's Baseball Game ~ Shrimp Scampi Day


Good 40º sunny Sunday! Hit 73º yesterday! What a beautiful day. I got some of the herbs I bought planted in planter boxes for the porch. Jason came up and picked up dead fall and weed-eated. He'll be back today to do more.


A few puns from my friend Ike Saben... :o)

"I changed my iPod's name to Titanic. It's syncing now."

"When chemists die, they barium."

"Jokes about German sausage are the wurst."


(Laughing) one comment of only two re my smoking rant on Friday.. and it was Debbie that asked if she still smokes will I still love her. Of course~! I just worry and am concerned for my friends who have ignored all the warnings and signs. I still think the world of my friends. After all, I loved Jerry, and he smoked. (and ... it did contribute to his death!) So......
here's a Maxine on the lighter side....

Historically this date...
1945 – World War II – Fuehrerbunker: Adolf Hitler marries his longtime partner Eva Braun in a Berlin bunker and designates Admiral Karl Dönitz as his successor. Both Hitler and Braun will commit suicide the next day.

1945 – The Dachau concentration camp is liberated by United States troops.

1945 – The Italian commune of Fornovo di Taro is liberated from German forces by Brazilian forces.

1967 – After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.

1986 – A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.

1992Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.

2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.

And births this date include....
1917 – Celeste Holm, American actress


1951Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)

1954 – Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian

1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress

1958 – Eve Plumb, American actress

1970Andre Agassi, American tennis player


Yesterday was Tucker's baseball game....

As usual, he played awesome! Sami enjoyed 'snacks' and playing with her friend ... Brian snacked too. Jen took pictures.

There is one little girl on this little league team, Emily. She is a pistol! Plays as well as the boys! And is a real cutie!

After the game I went over to Bill and Jeannie's for a visit. Took Chaka some treats and enjoyed a wine in their little gazebo by the bubbling pond and they even have some "ribbitting" frogs in the pond! Didn't see them, but we chatted. LOL. Nice day!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 29th
National Shrimp Scampi Day