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Friday, December 7, 2012

Shopping ~ Wine Bar ~ Crazies ~ Cotton Candy Cocktail

Good 32º morning. BURRRRR..... It's supposed to warm to about 48º today and stay somewhat cloudy. Last year on this date it was 23°.
Pearl Harbor Day! Today was my mother-in-law, Evelyn Pendleton's birthday ... 1909-1999. HAPPY BIRTHDAY NANA!

Yesterday Jeannie and I had a shopping day ... and we acted like tourists!

We got a lot accomplished.... Hallmark, JCPennys, Elegance (where she had given me a gift cert. for my birthday) and got some really interesting goodies! (will share later), and finally ended up at The Twisted Cork Wine Bar.
Our waitress was Jocelyn and she was charming. We had:
"Mama Mia Flatbread with mozzarella, oven roasted tomatoes, garlic, spinach, grilled chicken, pesto, and drizzled with a balsamic. GOOD! (If you bring a cup of balsamic vinegar and about 2 T of brown sugar ...or don't add the sugar and it will be sweet without, to a simmer, cook and reduce for about 20 minutes you will have a great sauce to drizzle over chicken, salad, or fruit. It reduces to about half. Make a salad with spinach, strawberries, and feta cheese and drizzle on the reduced balsamic...OMGOOD!)

We also had a hot spinach/parmesan spread with toast rounds and fried ravioli with a spicy tomato sauce. ALL EXCELLENT!

We sat at a window table and enjoyed the passersby.... this gentleman was trying to parallel park across the street, must have been taking too long and the guy behind him honked, so this guy drove off. Then he came on our side of the street to park. His wife was holding her head, then it looked like she was yelling STOP STOP with her hands out if front. Finally he did it!

Then................ this guy was walking by outside and Jeannie made eye contact. So he came in the restaurant!!! OMG. He was promoting a "smile day" for December 21st .... he wants everyone in town to stand on corners with signs that say "SMILE". ??? Odd fellow. He says he's on FB, but I don't want to go there.

Ok, so historically this date.....
1869 – American outlaw Jesse James commits his first confirmed bank robbery in Gallatin, Missouri.

1917World War I: The United States declares war on Austria-Hungary.

1941World War II: Attack on Pearl Harbor – The Imperial Japanese Navy attacks the United States Pacific Fleet and its defending Army Air Forces and Marine air forces at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, causing a declaration of war upon Japan by the United States. Japan also invades Malaya, Thailand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, and the Dutch East Indies at the same time (December 8 in Asia).

1987Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 1771 crashes near Paso Robles, California, killing all 43 on board, after a disgruntled passenger shoots his ex-boss traveling on the flight, then shoots both pilots and himself.

1993 – The Long Island Rail Road massacre: Passenger Colin Ferguson murders six people and injures 19 others on the LIRR in Nassau County, New York.

And births this date include...
1915Eli Wallach, American actor

1923Ted Knight, American actor (d. 1986)

1932Ellen Burstyn, American actress

1947Johnny Bench, American baseball player

All I know. Nuff said. TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 7th
National Cotton Candy Day