Good morning. It's somewhat cloudy and 30º.
Last New Year's Day it snowed.
Two birthdays today.... Victoria Kraut, my friend Sandy's daughter-in-law, wife of Matthew, mother of Seveth and Anson.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY VICKY!!
and ..... today is my neighbor Frank's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANK!!!
Love this...taking Lucy for a ride on the quad taking' the trash can to the road!
Last night was a "sit in my chair with wine and snacks" night. I got some good fat shrimp. Made a guacamole and a sweet/hot chili and mayo dip and had pita chips and whole grain chips and wine. Perfect. Even shared some shrimp with Harley Dude.
We watched a few movies. Nothing spectacular. Had the last conversation of the year with Kristen, Brian, Jeannie, Linda, and Patty. Got back to the NBCe feed of the ball drop at 9pm, our time, and missed it by 1 minute! Oh well. The entertainment from NY was so below par in my estimation. Don't like Lady Gaga. She makes me want to ......well, you know. We went to bed at 10. Heard gunshots at midnight.
Historically this date...
1902 – The first American college football bowl game, the Rose Bowl between Michigan and Stanford, is held in Pasadena.
1908 – For the first time, a ball is dropped in New York City's Times Square to signify the start of the New Year at midnight.
1962 – United States Navy SEALs established.
And births this date include....
1930 – Ty Hardin, American film actor
"Love to eat them mousies. Mousies what I love to eat. Bite they little heads off, nibble on they tiny feet."
All I know. Football today. All day. Yippeeeeee.... Then a par-tay at PJ & Daves. She's cooking a ham. I'm bringing Asian Cabbage Slaw and some finger foods. Patty making her Cowboy Beans and potato salad.
Let's hope 2012 is a good year.
National Bloody Mary Day
(What a good idea!)
1 oz. vodka
2 oz. tomato juice
2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
Worcestershire, to taste
Kosher salt and freshly
ground black pepper, to taste
Cayenne pepper, to taste
Lemon wedge, for garnish
This classic version has been the signature cocktail at the King Cole Bar at New York City's St. Regis Hotel since 1934.
1. Combine ingredients in a mixing glass, stir, and pour into an ice-filled collins glass. Garnish with lemon.