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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Glow In The Dark Paint ~ Rooster Crow Parade ~ Debbie ~ Corn Chip Chicken Casserole

Good 56º sunny clear morning. Don't know the high, must have been around 96º yesterday. I feel for all of you in the triple digit heat areas, but it's coming here too. Hydrate hydrate hydrate AND don't take you pets in the car with you! (Thanks for finding this again Nancy!)


I shared and posted this on FB, but thought a few of you don't go there so here it is...

Buy a flower pot that you really like and use Rust-Oleum's  Glow-in-the-dark paint to paint the pot. During the day, the paint will absorb the sunlight and at night the pots will glow.
After reading the instructions on Rust-Oleum's site it says for indoor use only, but I would imagine summer time would be perfect to use it outdoors. There is some technical info that you should read before moving forward on this...
Specialty -Glow In The Dark Product Page
Rust-Oleum Specialty Glow In The Dark Paint glows for up to 2 hours and can be applied to wood, metal, plaster, masonry or unglazed ceramic. ...

... TECHNICAL DATA SPC-24 DESCRIPTION AND USES Rust-Oleum® Glow in the Dark paint is designed to make any surface glow in the dark. ... 
Yesterday was the Rooster Crow festivities in Rogue River. The parades was at 10am.... Here is a Smilebox of the pictures I took. Nancy Perry and I went early, got our 'spot', drank iced coffee, and enjoyed people watching and talking to our friends,neighbors, and new acquaintances. Dennis Richardson, our district's House Representative, was in the parade. Dennis born and raised in the Los Angeles area, enlisted in the Army and was a decorated pilot in Viet Nam. He went to college at BYU and later earned his law degree, opening a law firm here in Central Point until his retirement in 2010. Good to see him, and I even got a hug! Pals PJ, Debbie, and PatC were in the parade with the Ruffles & Rogues Walking Society. All of the Ace/Main employees were there.. along with all the fire and police, search and rescue, and mounted detail.
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After the parade Nancy and I met up with Jeannie and Bill at the VFW for a 'cocktail'. A lot of the Old Guard vets were there as well as some of the Marine Corps League honor guard, including Steve Robertson, who carried the American Flag in the parade. Nice chat time.

I found this recipe and had to try it... easy.
Corn Chip Chicken Casserole
   Serves 4     
2 cups diced cooked chicken (I cooked 3 big chicken thighs in boiling chicken broth until tender)
1 cup cooked white rice (used regular rice, not instant)
1 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 (4.5oz) can chopped green chilies, undrained 
(I used 1 can of Rotel diced tomatoes & green chilis and 1/2 can of regular diced tomatoes)
1 (10 3/4 oz) can condensed cream of chicken soup
2 t. taco seasoning
1 cup frozen corn (I used drained canned whole kernel)
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
1 cup Frito chips, coarsely broken (put in plastic bag and just press them down)
Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9x9 baking dish with cooking spray. Using a large bowl combine all the ingredients except corn chips and 1/2 cup cheese. Mix well and spoon into baking dish. Bake 30-35 min, sprinkle with remaining cheese, return to oven for 5 min, until cheese is melted.

I served mine with a dollop of sour cream on top. EXCELLENT!!!!!

Our former Temple City neighbor, Debbie (Mehl) Taylor (mom of Lindsay, Heather, and Heidi) is celebrating her birthday today.  HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBBIE!
Historically this date...
1864U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation".

1971 – Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, reducing the voting age to 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect.
1990East Germany and West Germany merge their economies.
1991Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kansas, starts "The Great Gage Park Decency Drive" picketing the park, starting their notorious picketing campaign that would later include funerals of AIDS victims and fallen American military.

And births this date include...
1917Susan Hayward, American actress (d. 1975)
1917 – Lena Horne, American singer, dancer, and actress (d. 2010)

1959Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor
1966 – Mike Tyson, American boxer and actor
   Creepy creepy creepy!

1985 – Michael Phelps, American swimmer

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Tomorrow is JULY!!!
Christmas is less than 6 months away!!! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 30th
National Ice Cream Soda Day

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Dude ~ Brian ~ Artichokes ~ Swallow House ~ Camera Day

 Good 58º clear gonna be another hot one! Yesterday we hit
96º and it was very uncomfortable. Cooled off in the night though, thankfully.

Thursday morning about 8:30.....
Friday morning about 10:30...
Looks the same this morning.

Boy, yesterday was a lost day. Haven't had an upset tummy in a long long time. Took it easy. Ate light. Rested. Had AC on and the dogs were enjoying that.  Especially because the temp hit
96º. UGH.
Dude LOVES to go for a run, so I rode in the golf cart and he ran all the way down and back our road. 3/10ths of a mile one way.... so it was a good run. Now only if I could do that! We did this early, 9-ish, before it got hot. By 10:30 it was 81º already. A couple of ground squirrels ran out in front of him and he caught one! OMG. I sternly told him to "COME" ! I didn't want him to eat it or have it bite him. He minds so well! What a good boy! Once Maggie was chasing a ground squirrel and I got there just in time to see her swallow it ! LORDY!!! Then as soon as it went down, it came back up! YUCK!!!!  Anyway, good run and then nap time~!
Yesterday was Insurance Awareness Day and I didn't put my favorite insurance agent on my blog... shame on me. So here he is, a day late....
I ♥ you B!
Thursday night I tried a new way to cook artichokes...My idea because the ones I got were so BIG and took forever to cook, so I cut them in half, stem off, and laid them in a deep frying pan, covered with water, added olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder, and sea salt. Cooked them the average 45 minutes at a boil.
The choke came out easy and then I had 4 halves to munch on...

The birdhouse with the swallows is just about to be empty.. those birdies are getting big...

(Sorry................. the following historical data and births occured on June 28th, not the 29th. Since I didn't write a blog yesterday I was dazed and confused! )

Historically this date....
1902 – The U.S. Congress passes the Spooner Act, authorizing President Theodore Roosevelt to acquire rights from Colombia for the Panama Canal.
1950Korean War: Seoul is captured by North Korean troops.
1950 – Korean War: Suspected communist sympathizers, argued to be between 100,000 and 200,000 are executed in the Bodo League massacre.
1950 – Korean War: Packed with its own refugees fleeing Seoul and leaving their 5th Division stranded, South Korean forces blow up the Hangang Bridge to in attempt to slow North Korea's offensive.
..... ABSOLUTELY one of the most disgusting war related stories I ever read!
1997Holyfield–Tyson IIMike Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece off Evander Holyfield's ear.
And births this date include....
1926Mel Brooks, American actor, director, producer, and writer

1932Pat Morita, American actor (d. 2005)
1946 – Gilda Radner, American comedian and actress (d. 1989)
1960John Elway, American football player
1966 – John Cusack, American actor
1966 – Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress
All I know. Rogue River Rooster Crow today. Parade at 10. Meeting up with Nancy Perry. Considering iced coffee today! Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 29th
Camera Day
LOL, me on the ferry to Victoria BC... with Brownie close (1954)! Then the pictures I took with that same camera from the top of the Washington Monument in Washington DC in 1955.  And, then me Thursday after getting my hair all cut off short... camera in hand, the baby camera.

But.... this is my camera of choice, the big gun!
George Eastman is the "Father of Photography". He didn't invent photography. He made many photographic inventions, and created the mass production that brought cameras into everyday use by millions, if not billions of people. His most famous slogan "You take the picture, we do the rest." Celebrate Camera Day today in a memorable way. Use your digital camera and click the day away!

Friday, June 28, 2013

TGIF June 28

Good morning. It's 64º and will be mucho hot today. Yesterday it hit 86º.

I'm sorry, but not in the mood to do a blog today. Tummy not feeling so good. Will make it up to my loyal readers tomorrow.
The news keeps getting worse with the arrests, trials, and stupid stuff people are doing.
I am very sad for my friend Liz Duncan (LASD Sgt)  who lost her mother yesterday. Liz you have my deepest sympathy and love.  xoxo
Ciao for now.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 28th
Insurance Awareness Day (?)

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Politics ~ Comments ~ Pat ~ Tim ~ Wal-Mart Re: Deen ~ Garden Salad ~ Orange Blossom

Good 61º heat wave cloudy some sun morning.


Thanks again!


Just FYI, if you are in a foreign country and your English sucks, don't leave comments. If you comment in a foreign language I will delete it. If you want to promote your website and leave a link on your comments... I will delete it. I don't print comments from people who want to make statements about their site or products....only if they are personal friends of mine. SO stop sending comments.

Here is an example of one I received:  
"If you use these loans sagely and use the money price, for instance the equipoise,
interest charge per unit as advantageously as requital dates.
Others could invest in a business concern that is on a decline with for hunt appropriate lenders." (a link with a "UK" address was included!)   UNLESS you are a friend of mine.........DON'T COMMENT!   Delete Delete Delete!

Today is a special birthday... my Greece travelin' pal, Pat Kelly. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT!!!!

And it's also Tim Goslin's birthday. Tim the son of Avalon's former Fire Chief Jack Goslin.. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIM!!

Historically this date...
1950 – The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.

1957Hurricane Audrey makes landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border, killing over 400 people, mainly in and around Cameron, Louisiana.

1982Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.

1985U.S. Route 66 is officially removed from the United States Highway System.


And births this date include....
1927Bob Keeshan, American actor (d. 2004)
Captain Kangaoo!

1949Vera Wang, American figure skater and fashion designer
1975 – Tobey Maguire, American actor
My friend Trish has written a letter to Wal-Mart headquarters and I think we all should do the same! Not a fan of Paula Deen, but this singling her out for a remark years ago is STUPID. Because she used the "N word" they are dropping her from the Food Network, taking her product out of Wal-Mart and making her feel like she's committed murder. So wrong.

Here is T's letter:
I am a huge fan of Wal-Mart!
I am originally from Arkansas and am so proud of Sam Walton for such a success story.
I am writing today because I learned that you have severed ties with Paula Deen.  I am so very disappointed in your brand for doing that!
Now here is the most important question:  Do you still carry those obscene RAPPER CD's where they use the N word non stop and denigrate women constantly? From what I see on your website you do!  Now where is the fairness of this?
Paula is NOT a racist but those rappers are!  Fair is fair and I don't believe I will be stopping in at your store until I read you are doing business with Paula again!
Thank you,
city, state
To leave a comment with Wal-Mart Corporate Office:

Wal-Mart also carries all the music of Lil Wayne, the creep who stood all over the Stars and Stripes while singing the National Anthem - his version!

Published on Jun 18, 2013:
Rapper Lil' Wayne was filmed stepping on an American flag while shooting a video for his song "God Bless Amerika."
So true......


Dinner last night was a salad.... chopped celery, carrots, green onions, sweet peppers, grape tomatoes, avocado, and hard boiled eggs..... oh, and lettuce!
Dressing was lemon juice (in Mad Housewife bottle), orange sauce with ginger, mayonnaise, garlic seasoning and garlic powder. Whisk all together until right consistency.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Haircut day! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 27th
National Orange Blossom Day

Cultivated from orange trees, fragrant orange blossoms are widely used in cooking, flower arranging, and perfume making. Blossoms are commonly used to make honey, tea, marmalade, and to flavor bakery items. With so many useful applications, one may quickly assume that today’s holiday is a celebration of this multi-faceted flower. However, National Orange Blossom Day actually honors the Orange Blossom cocktail, a bittersweet drink consisting of gin, sugar, and orange juice.


2 oz Gin
1 tsp superfine Sugar
1 Orange slice

Mixing instructions:

In a shaker half-filled with ice cubes, combine the gin, orange juice, and sugar. Shake well.Strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with the orange slice.