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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Pickled Carrots ~ Turkeys Sky & LBB ~ Lobster Tail ~ Bell Pepper Nightmares ~ Grilled Chub

Good 40º drizzly morning. Rained on and off again all night! We'll see what today brings. So far with this storm we've gotten 1 1/2". This morning:

I had dumped out the gauge after the first 1/4"....

I had to laugh at my friend Edda's remark on her email this morning...."Watched some of Fox & Friends.....the E-Vile One is simply pretending he hasn't been Prez for 4 yrs. and is running against himself and Dubya....can't stand it!" 
                        I love your 'take' on it E!!!

Yesterday I pickled some baby carrots with garlic and onion. When you chop onion, put a small votive candle on your chopping block and it will burn off the onion fumes and your eyes won't water!


The turkeys are coming back around. Have only seen a few hens, mostly Toms and Jakes.

The clouds were pretty yesterday afternoon:

... and this little birdie noticed me after I took his first picture... cute!

BTW, we have always referred to the sparrows as LBBs. Little Brown Birdies!

This morning when I went to let Maggie out first thing, there was Bruiser sleeping on Maggie's "princess bed" (2 dog beds stacked on top of each other. Maggie loves it. Used to be 3 beds, but I gave one to Atlas, granddog, since he seemed to love it too!) Bruiser was comfy comfy comfy!!

Got this from ret LASD Charlean Allen... Thanks Charlie, funny. I was smiling all the way through! A take off on "You Picked A Fine Time To Leave Me Lucille". A couple of Buckeye boys. Over 2 million hits!

Dinner last night was not creative... a lobster tail I had cooked previously when I bought two on sale at Costco, and leftover angel hair... heated with butter. OMGOOD!

I was a good mom and let Harley and Maggie have a couple bites each. Happy campers! Especially Harley!!!


Historically this date....
1861 – The First Transcontinental Telegraph line across the United States is completed, spelling the end for the 18-month-old Pony Express

1901Annie Edson Taylor becomes the first person to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel. ***

1977Veterans Day is observed on the fourth Monday in October for the seventh and last time. (The holiday is once again observed on November 11 beginning the following year.)

2005Hurricane Wilma makes landfall in Florida resulting in 35 direct 26 indirect fatalities and causing $20.6B USD in damage.

And births this date include....
1838Annie Edson Taylor, American Adventuress (d. 1921)
*** see above. Interesting story.

1905Fran Zwitter, Slovenian historian (d. 1988)
... I wonder if Fran was here today, would he (yes, a "he"!) 'Twitter'? Just think, a Twitter from Zwitter! Just being silly.

1936David Nelson, American actor and director (d. 2011)

1947Kevin Kline, American actor

1960 – B.D. Wong, American actor

1961Mary Bono, American politician

OMG, this is fantastic.... from Leanne's blog, Healthful Pursuit...
Carve up a few bell peppers, make spaghetti and add a sauce. Stuff them with meat and cheese and any kind of noodle... so it looks like the guts coming out! She serves them cold, but I'd bake them in the oven in a pan with about 1/2" of water at 375º for 15-20 minutes. How fun!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
October 24th
National Bologna Day

Some of the best bologna I ever had .... Jerry got a 'chub' or 'horse-cock of bologna' from the butcher.. he had to order it special. Then he smoked it. Sliced it and it was HEAVENLY!

(Don't get weird, the butchers used to call the "chubs" of bologna just that .... probably back before the '70's) and it was a Navy term, "United States Navy for bologna...
"I'm heading down to the mess deck to pick up a horse c*ck sandwich for mid-rats"

Here is a guy who grilled a chub of bologna...