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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Cold Weather ~ Cold Me ~ Kirks ~ Hot Buttered Rum

Good 28º foggy morning. Still too cold for me. It's that screaming I hear when someone's bottom hits the toilet seat or when the deodorant is applied to the underarm! Oh wait, that's me! It was still just 37º by 1:30 yesterday afternoon. Come on sunshine!!!

A year ago today we had snow in downtown Rogue River...

Today is a stupendous noteworthy especial monumental 5th Anniversary of pals Joe (LASD ret) and JoAnn Kirk! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!


Historically this date...
1899 – The United States takes possession of Wake Island in the Pacific Ocean.

1917 – The United States pays Denmark $25 million for the Virgin Islands.

1950 – The Great Brinks Robbery – 11 thieves steal more than $2 million from an armored car Company's offices in Boston, Massachusetts.

1969Black Panther Party members Bunchy Carter and John Huggins are killed during a meeting in Campbell Hall on the campus of UCLA.

1989Cleveland School massacre: Patrick Purdy opens fire with an assault rifle at the Cleveland Elementary School playground in Stockton, California, killing five children and wounding 29 others and one teacher before taking his own life.

.... and where were the big mouth liberals when that happened?????

1991Gulf War: Operation Desert Storm begins early in the morning. Iraq fires 8 Scud missiles into Israel in an unsuccessful bid to provoke Israeli retaliation.

1995 – The Great Hanshin earthquake: A magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits near Kobe, Japan, causing extensive property damage and killing 6,434 people.
.....6000+ dead!!!! WOW.

And births this date include...
1899Al Capone, American gangster (d. 1947)

1922 – Betty White, American actress

1931James Earl Jones, American actor

1933 – Shari Lewis, American ventriloquist, puppeteer, comedian and children's television host (d. 1998)

1942Muhammad Ali, American boxer

1962 – Jim Carrey, Canadian actor and comedian


... that would be "Moochelle" ~
....just exudes charm and class and makes us proud. Not.

Yesterday I spent nursing this "thing" I caught. Throat scratchy, coughing, sneezing and sneezing, and nose is a runaway.
Zicam, chewable Vitamin C, gargling with apple cider vinegar (1 T to 1/2 cup very warm water), and Bill's hot apple pie (apple cider, cinnamon, cloves, and Everclear!) ... and I made more chicken soup yesterday. (Really good, recipe later) I haven't gotten any worse, but I haven't gotten any better. Staying home and away from everyone.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 17th
Hot Buttered Rum Day

Serves 4


4 ounces (1 stick) room-temperature unsalted butter
1/2 cup packed dark-brown sugar
1 teaspoon finely grated orange zest
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
6 ounces dark rum
3 cups boiling water
Fresh orange juice
  1. Beat butter, sugar, orange zest, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg with a mixer on medium speed until combined, about 1 minute.
  2. Combine 2 tablespoons spiced butter with 1 1/2 ounces (3 tablespoons) dark rum in each of 4 heatproof glasses. Pour 3/4 cup boiling water over each, and stir. Top each with a squeeze of fresh orange juice.