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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Battery Causes Fire ~ Football Lineup ~ Deputy James ~ Crab Salad

Good 35º foggy morning. Looks like "they" are still predicting rain this week...

Yesterday the sun came out here..... but not in Grants Pass!
Jennifer said it was sunny in Medford and Brian said it was in Ashland (they all went there for the festival) for a short time and then got cloudy and cold.

Can you believe it tomorrow is December!!! Gadz... this year sure slipped away fast.

PICTURE of the day....

Here is a story sent by Jon Austin (LASD ret) and it's something everyone should look at... how a fire can start with a AA or 9 volt battery... tossed in a junk drawer with other metal pieces in there (keys .. paperclips .. screwdriver). It can destroy a home. Please share this with everyone you know.


OK, football Sunday tomorrow... Here's the lineup... Again, should be interesting...


Historically this date..
1902American Old West: Second-in-command of Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch gang, Kid Curry Logan, is sentenced to 20 years imprisonment with hard labor.

1954 – In Sylacauga, Alabama, United States, the Hodges Meteorite crashes through a roof and hits a woman taking an afternoon nap in the only documented case of a human being hit by a rock from space
1982Michael Jackson's second solo album, Thriller, with producer Quincy Jones was released worldwide and became the biggest-selling album worldwide and still is to this day.
2004 – Longtime Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings of Salt Lake City, Utah finally loses, leaving him with US$2,520,700, television's biggest game show winnings.


And births this date include...
My friends Olga and Jimmy's son, James, is celebrating his 23nd birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JAMES!!! You are in good company on this date.  Last year you were Mr. Paramedic... and now this year, after just graduating from the LACO Sheriff's Academy you are a Deputy! Congratulations!
.... and with your dad, Sgt. Duran.
I worked with Jimmy at ELA and became friends with his wife Olga and he and my Kristen were in the same academy class together. Great family!
James, Amanda (gf), Olga, Aidan, Jimmy, Michael
1835Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens), American writer (d. 1910)

1918Efrem Zimbalist Jr., American actor

1926Richard Crenna, American actor (d. 2003)

1927Robert Guillaume, American actor

1929Dick Clark, American television host (d. 2012)

1952 – Mandy Patinkin, American actor and singer

1965 – Ben Stiller, American actor
Yesterday I ran a few errands. Turk (my computer go to guy) said I should share the peanut butter fudge, so I took him some. Turns out it was something his mom used to make. I hope mine was close to being as good as his Mom's!  Then to Brian's to drop off a cd with photos of Thanksgiving for Sandy. She and Paige, Zack, and Zoe are heading back to CA today. Then to Elmer's to use my $20 coupon I paid $10 for. Got a Dungeness crab salad to go and a cup of chowder.
Crab, avocado, bacon, hard-boiled egg, tomatoes, and olives. YUMMMMM!!!!
Came back to RR and picked up an 11 pound turkey at the market, stuffing mix, celery, mushrooms, and a few other fixin's for the meal. Will cook the turkey tomorrow. Today I clean the house. UGH. Oh, and will make cranberry sauce today.

Happy Saturday. All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 30th
National Moose Day

oops..... I mean, National Mousse Day!



Friday, November 29, 2013

~ T-Day Parade Football Friends Family Food ~

Good 32º very foggy morning. Foggy in spots coming home from dinner at Jean's last night. Hate driving in the fog, especially on a holiday with all the drunk and nut cases on the road. Saw a few! Wished I'd had my whooo whoooo and blinky blinky!!!

Coming up....

As for football yesterday....

Your WD-40 tips of the day:
  • Erase marks caused by chair backs on wall running boards (just spray on a rag and wipe)
  • Lubricate stubborn hinges on folding tables and chairs
  • Remove tough grease stains from tile countertops


    PICTURE of the day...
    This is the current picture on my desktop....

    On line when you want to read a news item and instead it's a video, irritating to say the least, but then there is a commercial proceeding the news... and usually it's been that red-lipped beeeotch, "Flo" from Progressive (liberal left-wing conservative hating owned company) insurance. GAWD I can't stand her! ... and the company!!! I equate her face with that of Miley (gag) and Lady Gaga (gag)

    And..... while I'm on this rant, I was watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and ON THE SESAME STREET float a rapper was rapping! OMG! Come on! Rap? Really? I wouldn't let my trustees at ELA play rap on the radio in the carwash area!!! GAG!!!!!  The US Marine Band was AWESOME! The best! OOOOH RAH!


    Historically this date.....
    1877Thomas Edison demonstrates his phonograph for the first time.
    1929 – U.S. Admiral Richard Byrd becomes the first person to fly over the South Pole.
    1990Gulf War: The United Nations Security Council passes two resolutions to restore international peace and security if Iraq did not withdraw its forces from Kuwait and free all foreign hostages by January 15, 1991.

    And births this date include...
    1896Yakima Canutt, American actor and stuntman (d. 1986)
    Interesting how he got his name, it sounds American Indian, not.
    1927Vin Scully, American baseball announcer
    1955 – Howie Mandel, Canadian comedian
    Thanksgiving dinner was at Jen's mother Jean's. (Jean and I became widows within 6 months of each other when Tucker lost both his grandpas!) Anyway, she's a great cook, has a beautiful home, and we had a good time. Company up from CA was Jen's pal Sandy, her daughter Paige, and son Zack. John stayed behind to be with his dad. (Missed you John.) They also brought the DARLING of the family, Zoe!

    I snuck her some turkey periodically! She was my shadow!
    Brian Jen Tucker and Sami.... darling family!!
    Me with my baby girl....
    And of course, we missed you Tootie, Alex and Jack!!! ...And Brian's Italian bro, Alex Pooblie! ... And Jen's brother, Jimmy!  Hope you all had a good day!
    Dinner ... turkey, stuffing, mashed white and mashed roasted sweet, Jell-O salad, cranberry sauce, gravy, green beans, deviled eggs, pineapple, stuffed celery, and my Mother's Rolls.

    LOOK.... Brian actually ate 1 green bean!
    I do know some folks who are actually getting out amongst them and shopping today. (Nutz!) Hope you all have a nice 'day after'. The only thing wrong with not cooking T-Day dinner is NO LEFTOVERS!  :o(
    All I know. Nuff said. Happy 'Black Friday'? Ciao.
    xo Sue Mom Bobo
    Black Friday, or Retail Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving. It is one of the two busiest shopping days of the year. In case you didn't know, the other busiest shopping day is the day after Christmas, when throngs of shoppers, on holiday vacation, mob the stores to use gift certificates they received, and to exchange merchandise.  Why Black?? In the world of accountants, red signifies a loss, and black signifies a profit. For many retailers, the Christmas holiday sales season  represents one half to three quarters of their annual sales. Often, retailers are losing money , until holiday sales begin. Holiday sales formally begin on the day after Thanksgiving. So, Black Friday represents that turning point,. from a loss towards big profits!  We hope you enjoy Black Friday almost as much as the retailers do!   Wild as it may seem, there is another interesting special day, celebrated on the day after Thanksgiving. It is called Buy Nothing Day.

    Thursday, November 28, 2013

    ~ Thanksgiving ~ Peanut Butter Fudge ~

    Good 32º, the hummingbird feeders are not frozen   morning and HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Prayers and thoughts for our troops who are away from home and their loved ones. God Bless them all.
    Love this picture of a K-9 soldier and his best buddy!
    (Dude would do this to me if I let him!)


    Yesterday am.... and today am....

    Since it's Thanksgiving and a lot of us will be doing cooking ....and just sometimes it's hard to get good help!  Here's what George Bachmeier (LASD ret) sent... LOL:

    A caring husband sees that his wife is busy in the kitchen with the turkey, stuffing, gravy, etc. so he offers to help. "My dear, what can I do to help you?" Says the wife, "Take this bag of potatoes, peel half of them, and put them in a big pot to cook."



    Yesterday I made the Peanut Butter Fudge ,soooo soooo easy, that I put on my blog on 11-20 (archives on the left). OMG, I was licking the pan!!! Gonna make this again and again. If you haven't made it, and I know this is not the day for new recipes, but YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT! I used the white chocolate morsels but you could use the chocolate ones... next time!

    Historically this date...
    1520 – After navigating through a strait at the southern end of South America, three ships under the command of Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan reach the Pacific Ocean, becoming the first Europeans to sail from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific.
    ...gee, wonder where the current actress, Anne Hathaway, got her name...

    1909Sergei Rachmaninoff makes the debut performance of his Piano Concerto No. 3, considered to be one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire.

    1942 – In Boston, Massachusetts, a fire in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub kills 491 people.

    And births this date include...
    1933 – Hope Lange, American actress (d. 2003)

    1949Alexander Godunov, Russian ballet dancer (d. 1995)
          sad, only 45 years old when he died...

    1950Ed Harris, American actor

    1962 – Jon Stewart, American comedian, actor, and television host
    Last night I had a phone call from a former Temple Deputy, Bill Riordan, who worked with Jerry. Super nice guy. We had a great long chat. Been years since I have seen him. I'm looking forward to the Laughlin reunion this next year to catch up with a lot of folks.
    All I know. Happy Turkey Day. Nuff said. Ciao.
    xo Sue Mom Bobo
    November 28th
    National French Toast Day
    (Make yours in your waffle iron! So good and so easy.)