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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Frost ~ Donna the Jockey ~ April/Mary&Gil ~ Salmon&Eggs ~ Willie ~ Slipper ~ Cary's

Good 33º ice on barn roof morning! Welp, turned on the heater! The moon is out.......

The wind turbines are running in the vineyard up the road. NOISY! Sound like helicopters and one is landing in the yard!
This April/May weather is the reason you don't put your frost sensitive (tomatoes) in the ground before the 1st of June!

Yesterday I wrote Donna Walsh and asked her about her mom. She told me, Joan Barclay, was in about 65 movies...
Here she is... a beauty!

Not only was her mom famous, but Donna has her own acclaim right up there too .... one of the first female jockeys! Wow, Donna, you are amazing.

Today there are a couple of events... Kristen's pal April Frey, the BEST masseuse ever, (her hubby Brian did the dry wall fixing my ceiling) is celebrating her special day today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY APRIL!!!

And a couple of high school pals, Mary (Fancher) and Gil Zavala are celebrating wedding year number 47!!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!!! You both look GREAT!

Historically this date....
1789 – On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington takes the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.

1900 – Casey Jones dies in a train wreck in Vaughn, Mississippi, while trying to make up time on the Cannonball Express.

1927 – Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford become the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

1945 – World War II: Führerbunker: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun commit suicide after being married for one day. Soviet soldiers raise the Victory Banner over the Reichstag building.

1993 – Monica Seles is stabbed by Günter Parche, an obsessed fan, during a quarterfinal match of the 1993 Citizen Cup in Hamburg, Germany

And births this date include...
1877Alice B. Toklas, American businesswoman (d. 1967)
... if you ever wondered where that term for marijuana laces brownies came from... read this

1908Eve Arden, American actress (d. 1990)


1926 Cloris Leachman, American actress
Interesting about her life and family.....

1933 – Willie Nelson, American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, and activist

1938 – Gary Collins, American actor (d. 2012)

1944 Jill Clayburgh, American actress (d. 2010)

1945 – Michael J. Smith, American astronaut (d. 1986)

1975 – Johnny Galecki, American actor


Canned salmon, ricotta cheese, eggs...

In the hot pan with a little olive oil went the salmon, when warm scoop some ricotta cheese on top, add the beaten eggs, mix and scramble. Top with sea salt, pepper, or your fav. Plate and add some grated cheese. Voilá. The bread is Safeway's Artisan Jalapeño & Cheese. YUMMMMMM

Funny... me! Ha ha ha... eat like a bird!

Yesterday afternoon I met up with Jeannie and Bill at Shenanigans for cocktails. Dawn, the bartendress is such fun and she was happy to see me! Our dear friend from the Elks, Willie, was there too! Sure good to see him.
This one gentleman, also an Elk, was there...Curt, and he was buying all of our drinks! Nice man. But, no, don't get any ideas! The music was raging and made you want to dance......I have pictures, but not for publication. Jeannie and Cathy were rockin' out!!! Shenanigans is a very friendly place and will go back.

Dude is so funny.... now when I go away and leave he and Maggie in the house...he gets one of my slippers and brings it out to the living room. I guess he lays by it... has my scent, so he can remember his 'mom'!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 30th
(How'd this happen? It was just April Fools! Groan.....)
National Oatmeal Cookie Day

(Mmmmmm... I can do this!!! Make a batch and add a cup or so of Cary's Trail Mix! Sensational "soft crunch" English Toffee is mixed with toasted almonds, dried cranberries and raisins....

Monday, April 29, 2013

More Mowing ~ Watcher ~ Donna Walsh ~ Shrimp Scampi

Good 49º (heat wave!) morning. Cloudy but no rain predictions. Weird, since I did have my truck washed!

Here we go.... the 4th day in a row I haven't had to turn on the heater in the morning this year! Norm for Oregon is heater on in the morning, AC on in the afternoon. You dress for the weather .... warm jacket and shorts! Interesting part of the country... weather will change as soon as you get used to it. People here dress sort of like this little girl...she must be an Oregonad!

 The first 5 days after the weekend, are the hardest.

Yesterday I mowed.... and mowed..... before and after pictures....


Probably too hard to tell the difference...
....from where I was mowing ... to the house...

.... and I think this is a lilac bush.... ???

Historically this date.....
1967 – After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.

1986 – A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.

1992Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
............ IDIOTS!

2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.

........LOL, when I was doing 911/Calls for Service I would get a call of a vehicle but no description, so I'd put out that it was an "OldsmoBuick".

2005Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.

And births this date include...
1936 – April Stevens, American singer (Nino Tempo & April Stevens)

1951Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
          ........his death was tragic and so sad.
1954 – Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian
1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress
1968Carnie Wilson, American singer (Wilson Phillips)
... she had struggles with her weight but now is thin, married, has children, and is happy. I was a HUGE Beach Boys fan and even named my son after Carnie's dad, Brian Wilson! Greg Lundell (Wilson '63) and I would do the surfer's stomp at school dances together, while everyone else was doing the 'corrido rock' !!! (Hi Greg!)

1970Andre Agassi, American tennis player

Ok, now this is FUN! Sent to me by Ike Saben..... Thanks Ike!

Last evening I met with Donna Walsh, artist, to purchase one of her paintings, the black wolf, titled "Watcher". This painting hypnotized me. You can stand at any angle and he is looking at you, his eyes follow you....

For now he's sitting atop the wood stove. By winter I will have to figure out where to hang him! Will have to name him too. Suggestions?

Donna is a really neat gal. Liked her right away! She will have a website up soon, will let you know when. Apparently her mom was an actress and had been in 80+ movies. I have to ask her what her mom's name is! Duh. I was too involved with the painting and the brain was turned off!! Maybe we can meet for a glass of wine sometime!


Came home and had a can of Progresso Light Zesty Santa Fe Style to which I added diced celery and fresh tomato. Always good and low in calories but filling.

Today is my former neighbor, Bill Hilton's, birthday. He lived up the hill here from me, but sold his place and moved to a smaller less upkeep home. He was in Hitler's Youth Corps and the German Army. When he found out the Germans killed all those Jews and not the Americans, he left Germany at the end of the war and came to America, never to go back! Good man. Good American. He is 88 years old today.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 29th
National Shrimp Scampi Day

Here is a great recipe...

...and here....

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Quail/Ground Squirrel/Elk ~ Twinkies! ~ Stupid California ~ Transformer Owl ~ Savanah ~ Frogs

Good 38º morning. Yesterday it was 85º again. Today is supposed to only be in the high 70ºs. I hope so. I have a ton of mowing to do!
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Yesterday since Tucker was sick I didn't attend the baseball game. Went shopping at Safeway. Lots of goodies on sale.. one of my favs... Progresso Lite Soup. Yes! And skinless/boneless chicken thighs on sale. YEAH. Got some in the crockpot cooking for Maggie as we speak. On the way up my drive there was a covey of quail...
And watching me watching them was a ground squirrel.....
This morning the elk were back.... apparently walking out in front of the house when Dude started barking at them and they ran up the hill....
And another of the shortest books of all time.....
By Rev Jesse Jackson & Rev Al Sharpton
Interesting... Twinkies will be back~!
Ok, how stupid is California? I'll let you read this for yourself... Apparently to the Dems in California, being a citizen of this country is not important! Tell that to our releatives who came here, took the tests, and swore their allegience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SACRAMENTO, California (AP) -- The California Assembly passed a bill on Thursday that would make the state the first in the nation to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on jury duty.
Assemblyman Bob Wieckowski, D-Fremont, said his bill, AB1401, would help California widen the pool of prospective jurors and help integrate immigrants into the community. The bill passed 45-25 largely on a party-line vote in the Democratic-controlled Assembly and will move on to the Senate. One Democrat - Assemblyman Adam Gray, of Merced - voted no, while some other Democrats did not vote.
If you have never seen this Transformer

After I got home from shopping Dave called. He had the sprayer ready to test. He'd taken the flat tire to the tire store and had a new inner tube put in it. He cleaned off the connectors to the fuse and it started right up! YES. Thanks Dave. You are a BIG help and a good friend! .... until you are better paid! (check is in the mail!)

Came back home and dinner was a mini meatloaf stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese, drizzled with sweet hot chili sauce, and rice with veggies.

Today my friend Liz Duncan (Sgt. LASD) is celebrating her daughter Savanah's 5th birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAVANAH!! Pretty girl!!!

Historically this date....
1789Mutiny on the Bounty: Lieutenant William Bligh and 18 sailors are set adrift and the rebel crew returns to Tahiti briefly and then sets sail for Pitcairn Island.

1869 – Chinese and Irish laborers for the Central Pacific Railroad working on the First Transcontinental Railroad lay 10 miles of track in one day, a feat which has never been matched.

1988 – Near Maui, Hawaii, flight attendant Clarabelle "C.B." Lansing is blown out of Aloha Airlines Flight 243, a Boeing 737, and falls to her death when part of the plane's fuselage rips open in mid-flight.

1994 – Former Central Intelligence Agency counter-intelligence officer and analyst Aldrich Ames pleads guilty to giving U.S. secrets to the Soviet Union and later Russia.

And births this date include...
1941 – Ann-Margret, Swedish actress

1950 – Jay Leno, American comedian and talk show host
(wife Mavis)

1974Penélope Cruz, Spanish actress

All I know. Gotta go out and mow before it gets hot. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Save The Frogs Day