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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

HB Pete ~ AC/Washer/TV ~ Libby & Chaka ~ Asian Potato Salad

Good 90ยบ afternoon. Hope it's not any hotter!!

Yesterday was another day for .....

Deewayne Honneeee sent another good one..
"Party #1 gets what's coming to him!!!"
A guy calls his buddy and an accident occurs in front of him while he's leaving a message on the answer machine. HILARIOUS~! Infectious laughing!

Thanks Pberger for the laughs!

... and speaking of LASD folks, today is Pete Ramirez's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PETE~ !
Taken in Bar Harbor 4 years ago.... (or as those in "Bastan" call it, "Baaa Habba")

Yesterday and the day before have been stressful. The AC is giving me fits. It works fine for a few hours and then blows warm air! So last night I came home from Jeannie and Bill's and it was blowing warm air again even setting the temp higher in hopes it wouldn't! Got a call into John, my ac guy from Rite-Way Heating can't get here until Friday, unless there is a cancellation. Groan.... Keeping the house closed and ceiling fans on.

Then, when I got home from Patty and Cliff's Sunday the TV was acting up. Dang satellite box wouldn't come on. Geesh. I was so frustrated. After punching enough buttons and taking the card out and back in it finally came on! Yeah. Then last night again........ it wouldn't show a picture. A call to DirecTV and the tech will be here Thursday! Good thing I have two other TV's.

To top everything off, yesterday I was doing laundry and I heard water splashing on the floor. OH GAWD! The drain hose had come loose from the wall. So, I had to move everything and clean the floor and noticed the dryer vent hose was loose from the wall also. I was EXHAUSTED from moving the machines and getting down on the prayer bones to fix everything! Thankfully all working now.

Last night dinner at Bill and Jeannie's to meet her brother Terry and his wife Chris from down in Thousand Oaks, CA. The brought their pup, Libby. So cute!!! and sweet!!

She and Chaka get along great. Terry and Chris are neat. Dan and Donna also joined us.

We had an awesome dinner.... Bill smoked some ribs that fell off the bone and melted in your mouth. Jeannie made an orange Jell-O/Cool Whip 'salad'. She also made the BEST spaghetti salad. Share the recipe please, Jeannie! And, if all that wasn't enough she made a hot dip/spread that was creamy and filled with Parmesan cheese. OH SO GOOD!

I took an experimental salad, 'Asian Potato Salad' that was a hit.

I also made a "Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cream" pie to take. (Recipe tomorrow)

Asian Potato Salad:
1. Cook 3 pounds of red potatoes, cut into bite sized pieces, with salt until fork tender, about 8-10 minutes at a medium boil. Put in colander and let cool. Do not rinse.

(I used the red, white, and purple fingerling potatoes from Costco)

2. Dice 1 large red bell pepper, 4 scallions thinly sliced, and 1 8oz can of sliced water chestnuts... cut into quarters.

3. Mix 1 cup mayonnaise, 1 T soy sauce, 1 T light brown sugar, 1 t ground ginger.

4. Add all ingredients together when potatoes are cool, toss well to coat, and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.

Next time I'm going to add about 1  t. sesame oil also.


Historically this date...
The Northern Hemisphere is considered to be halfway through it's summer and the Southern Hemisphere is halfway through it's winter on this day.

1782George Washington orders the creation of the Badge of Military Merit to honor soldiers wounded in battle. It is later renamed to the more poetic Purple Heart.

1964Prometheus, a bristlecone pine and the world's oldest tree, is cut down.

1970 – California judge Harold Haley is taken hostage in his courtroom and killed during in an effort to free George Jackson from police custody.

2007Barry Bonds of the San Francisco Giants breaks baseball great Hank Aaron's record by hitting his 756th home run.

And births this date include....

1944 – David Rasche, American actor


1960David Duchovny, American actor

Get a hairbrush, dude!


1975 – Charlize Theron, South African actress


This morning I went to see the skin doctor. Never been before and wanted him to check a few things. Really nice guy, Dr. Schultz in Grants Pass... he said he loved 'former Californians' coming in because so many have sun damaged skin. As for me, all OK! Yeah. Another 'perfect checkup'! Then to pick up my new reading glasses. OMG, I can read! YIPPPEEEEEE. Gimme a book.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 7th

National Lighthouse Day
The above is a picture I took of the lighthouse at

Peggy's Cove Nova Scotia in 2008. Peggy's Cove is such a beautiful picturesque town.

On this day in 1789, the U.S. Congress enacted legislation allowing the federal government control over the creation and maintenance of lighthouses. This special day evolved out of this event, and in recent years, through efforts to preserve lighthouses as a important historical symbol in America.


Drivel will be late today. Early appointment. Sorry. Check back after noon (PST)
Sue Mom Bobo