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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Monarch Birth ~ Mom & Dad ~ Chicken Patty Tacos ~ Brandy Alexander

Good damp cloudy 39º morning.

My friend Lydia has a blog and on this installment her son and husband made a video of time-release photography of the birth of a Monarch Butterfly. Amazing. Fun to watch...

Hang on tight guys, this one is going to go by too fast also...only 334 days left until the end of 2013~!

Historically this date....
1926 - Leslie and Margaret Laney were married in Tombstone Arizona.

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad. I miss and love you! ♥♥

1945US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.

1950President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.

1953 – A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands and over 300 in the United Kingdom

1957 – Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.

1958Explorer program: Explorer 1 – The first successful launch of an American satellite into orbit.

1971Apollo program: Apollo 14 – Astronauts Alan Shepard, Stuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on the Moon.

2001 – In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
and then the dummies let him go ... !!

And births this date include....
1872Zane Grey, American novelist (d. 1939)
We always loved staying at his 'house' The Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel in Avalon...

1921 – Carol Channing, American actress and singer

1929 – Jean Simmons, English American actress (d. 2010)

1934James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)
.... he was SOOOOOO yummy to look at!

1937 – Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)

1959Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor

If you are nervous about opening emails... read this.

Yesterday I took Maggs into the vets for her pedi/mani and I went to the grocery store. Bought the supplies for the Superbowl menu for Brian's party... I'm taking taquitos, guacamole, salsa dip, "Butt-ta-lo" wings (my grandson Jack always called buffalo that!), and a blue cheese dip. Stopped at Ace to inquire about critter poison for my car's engine compartment. Still deciding about that.

I saw my friend Joan in town. Her darling Gary passed away in December. We had a good (((HUG))) Her sister is up here staying with her and she had a mouse problem get into her car and it's costing her $$ to get hers fixed too! Brent did call me yesterday and said my car would be done today and it's $200 less than quoted! Yeah. He said it was only $647. I laughed and said, "647F... drunk in public." LOL. Hard to forget that.

Dinner was Jeannie inspired (she made tacos night before) so I cut up a chicken/cheese/spinach patty and slowly sauteéd it with leek until done. Heated flour tortillas, added the meat leek some cabbage and tomato and some Chipotle sandwich sauce.


All I know. Happy Thursday. Meeting up with PatT today to stuff envelopes for JCRW. Then to pick up my "de-crittered" ride! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 31st
Brandy Alexander Day


The Brandy Alexander is a luxurious, creamy cocktail that has been popular throughout the 20th Century. This is the Brandy version of the gin-based Alexander cocktail, it's warmer and silkier and absolutely perfect for winter afternoons. The Brandy Alexander is also a luscious after dinner drink that pairs best with chocolate desserts.

1 oz cream
1 oz brandy
Ground nutmeg for garnish

Pour ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake well.
Strain into chilled glass and garnish with a dusting of nutmeg.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Car Broke! ~ Stork Alternative ~ Quinoa & Salmon ~ Mom

Good 38º cloudy morning.  Supposed to stay somewhat clear, fog, and no rain for a few. The sky here about 3:30 yesterday and then about 5:30....

Wow, yesterday was a PAIN IN THE NECK! I had my computer loaded in my truck ready to take it to Turk and my truck wouldn't start! I called the car dealer and told them what it was not doing/and doing. Said it might be battery or some electrical problem. Called AAA to get a jump and take the truck in. Said I'd get a car to drive and they'd keep it over night to check it. Well, Clyde, from Precission Towing showed up and the danged engine would not turn over! I noticed this mess in the engine on the alternator .... hmmmm.....

He left to get the flatbed to take my baby into Grants Pass.

FYI, Precission Towing in Rogue River (a AAA tow) is run by Clyde and Joann. SUPER nice neat folks. Retirement age but still working hard. Highly recommend!
 30 Minthorne Rd, Rogue River, OR 97537
                                          (541) 582-3722

So, after depositing my truck at Roe Motors in GP I was given a brand new GMC Terraine, only 104 miles! ,  to drive while the beast is removed from the engine and a new "wiring harness" is in place, due to excessive critter chewing on the wires! Groan...Gonna be $$ !

Here is a couple's idea to an alternative to the stork theory... thanks Pat Kelly for this! So funny. Photographer Patrice Laroche, a Canadian photographer, created this series of photos of his wife Sandra throughout her pregnancy, taking the pictures in the exact same setting. So funny! Ingenious!

Here's an interesting how the Catholic Church will be a big stumbling block in the White House's ACA (Arrogant Contemptuous Asshole) and his plans for a nation of socialism !! (thank you Castros for this!!)

The Bruiser was back yesterday, lounging in my rocking chair, but then left again late in the afternoon. He'll be back.....

Historically this date....
1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.
1847 – Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.
1969The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.
1971Carole King's Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.
And births this date include...
1882Franklin D. Roosevelt, American politician, 44th Governor of New York & 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)

1922Dick Martin, American comedian (d. 2008)

1925 – Dorothy Malone, American actress
she retired to Texas so there don't appear to be any recent photos of her.

1930 – Gene Hackman, American actor

1937 – Vanessa Redgrave, English actress

My Mother, Margaret Laney, passed away 19 years ago today. She never got to know any of her precious great-grandchildren! I love and miss you Mom ♥

This taken in about 1974 with Kristen and Brian.
Dinner was easy... Quinoa, water, seasonings, canned salmon, broccoli, tomatoes, and a drizzle of mayonnaise and lemon sauce...

Everything but the tomatoes and sauce went into the rice cooker. I added some garlic powder, sea salt, and fresh pepper, and a little extra water than the directions called for. Whisk together lemon, lemon zest, and mayonnaise and drizzle over all. REALLY GOOD!!!
All I know. Nuff said. Maggie gets a 'mani/pedi' today and I have to grocery shop. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 30th
National Insane Answering Machine Day
"Hello. You have reached the Maxwell's, but we are avoiding someone we don't like. So, leave your name and number and if we don't call you back ..... it's YOU!"

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Summit Mess ~ Bobcat Rescue ~ Alfredo, Tom, Frank & Cindy ~ Breakfast Saute

Good 39º dark and cloudy and windy all night morning.

The Bruise is back. Came yesterday afternoon. Happy everytime he returns. He likes to sleep by my head next to the headboard. He is so close I can hear/feel his soft purring. Whatta guy.

I had trash can duty this past weekend. Take 'um out on Sunday and bring 'um back on Monday.... mine, Frank & Cindy's, and PJ and Dave's....

The summit is a mess. As of yesterday morning still nothing moving up there.... here are three pictures, Sat Sun & Mon

and here is this morning... not a good travel time....

                                          What a face!!! Love it.

This wild bobcat rescue came from my friend, Carolyn Taylor (wife of Ollie!0)


Today is a special friend's birthday. Alfredo Cobar our former neighbor in Temple City is celebrating today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ALFREDO! Wow, 82! Good job!!

Today is also the birthday of new found friend, Tom Corso. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM!

And today is my neighbors, Frank and Cindy Mize's 36th Anniversary. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!

chopped cabbage, chopped leek, chopped tomato... 2 eggs...

Sauteéd in a little olive oil.... eggs poached.......


Historically this date...
1916World War I: Paris is first bombed by German zeppelins.

1936 – The first inductees into the Baseball Hall of Fame are announced.

1963 – The first inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame are announced.

1979 Brenda Spencer kills two people and wounds eight at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School shootings.
WOW.... whack job! And only 17 years old at the time.


And births this date include.....
1913Victor Mature, American actor (d. 1999)
... and as my high school pal Adelle (Easton) related to me her dad was an officer on a Coast Guard ship and Mature was one of his underlings. When he had given Mature an order and someone said, "Don't you know who that is??? It's Victor Mature!" Del's dad remarked, "Mature, manure, I don't care what his name is!"

1918John Forsythe, American actor (d. 2010)

1942Claudine Longet, French singer and dancer
    no recent photos of this beauty... she must be shy...

1944 – Katharine Ross, American actress

1945 – Tom Selleck, American actor, screenwriter and film producer
.... interesting read.... my sister knew his family. They had a place at Tahoe and she said they were the NICEST family!

1960 – Greg Louganis, American diver

1970 – Paul Ryan, American politician

All I know. Nuff said. Taking my computer into Turk so he can take a look at it and figure out why it's so danged slow.

xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 29th
National Corn Chip Day

Monday, January 28, 2013

Trains ~ Crab Feed ~ Mister Low ~ Chaka

Good 36º raining morning. Rained all night. Got another 1/2". Clouds really different yesterday noon....

This came from my pal Patty. It is beautiful and if you haven't seen it, take a couple minutes to enjoy...

It's been years since I was on a train. So enjoyed the ride... Last one I was on was the subway train in NY City ... fun!

This is just soooooo nice. . . &gt;:D< big hug
Just wait for the pictures to come on and have your volume turned on....

Ok, here's the smilebox from the crab feed..... lol, fun.

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Historically this date...
1887 – In a snowstorm at Fort Keogh, Montana, the world's largest snowflakes are reported, 15 inches (38 cm) wide and 8 inches (20 cm) thick.

1915 – An act of the U.S. Congress creates the United States Coast Guard.

1956 – Elvis Presley makes his first US television appearance

1958 – The Lego company patents the design of its Lego bricks, still compatible with bricks produced today.

1980USCGC Blackthorn collides with the tanker Capricorn while leaving Tampa Florida and capsizes killing 23 Coast Guard crew members.


And births this date include....
1936Alan Alda, American actor, screenwriter, and director

1980 – Jesse James Hollywood, American drug dealer and fugitive

1981Elijah Wood, American actor

And yesterday was friend Wayne Low's birthday. Sorry I missed it Wayne. Hope it was happy!! Wayne is ret LASD SEB Motors... "Ahhhhh Missa Row, how row can you go?" (lol .. a Jerry thing!)

All I know. Catch up day.

Yesterday had a visit and wine with my pals Jeannie and Bill. Played with Chaka yesterday for a bit. Sweet dog!

Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 28th
National Blueberry Pancake Day