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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Full Moon ~ Passover ~ The Magic Clerk ~ Make Frog Noise ~ Spinach Turkey Lasagna

Good 41ยบ (wow) drizzly morning. Was raining last night at midnight. More expected today (40%) and tonight (60%) and tomorrow (70%).

It's a full moon. Be careful. Yesterday out and about (Post Office, market) I thought this is the kind of day Arnold Schwarzenegger should announce in his thickest and best accent "Stooooopid Driver's Day" !!! What a bunch of idiots out there, from the highway to the parking lots! A time when you wish you had a blinky blinky and a whoo whoo on your car and a BIG FAT TICKET BOOK!!!

My friend Dee gave Bruiser a cat scratch pad.... he likes it all right.... to nap on!

Today is Passover. The Jewish people celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation over 3,300 years ago by God from slavery in ancient Egypt that was ruled by the Pharaohs, and their birth as a nation under the leadership of Moses. It commemorates the story of the Exodus as described in the Hebrew Bible especially in the Book of Exodus, in which the Israelites were freed from slavery in Egypt.

In Israel, Passover is the seven-day holiday of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, with the first and last days observed as legal holidays and as holy days involving abstention from work, special prayer services, and holiday meals; the intervening days are known as Chol HaMoed ("Weekdays of the Festival"). Diaspora Jews historically observed the festival for eight days, and most still do. Reform and Reconstructionist Jews and Israeli Jews, wherever they are, usually observe the holiday over seven days. The reason for this extra day is due to enactment of the Sages. It is thought by many scholars that Jews outside of Israel could not be certain if their local calendars fully conformed to practice of the Temple at Jerusalem, so they added an extra day. But as this practice only attaches to certain (major) sacred days, others posit the extra day may have been added to accommodate people who had to travel long distances to participate in communal worship and ritual practices; or the practice may have evolved as a compromise between conflicting interpretations of Jewish Law regarding the calendar; or it may have evolved as a safety measure in areas where Jews were commonly in danger, so that their enemies would not be certain on which day to attack.

A symbol of the Passover holiday is matzo, an unleavened flatbread made solely from flour and water which is continually worked from mixing through baking, so that it is not allowed to rise. Matzo may be made by machine or by hand; the latter type of matzo, called shmura matzo ("watched" or "guarded" matzo), is the bread of preference for the Passover Seder in Orthodox Jewish communities. The Torah contains a Divine commandment to eat matzo, specifically, on the first night of Passover and to eat only unleavened bread (in practice, matzo) during the entire week of Passover. Consequently the eating of matzo figures prominently in the Passover Seder.

My pal PatT sent HAVE to watch. Hilarious. You really wonder how people can be so blank and/or DUMB!!

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This came from Derry Benedict (LASD ret) and it made me laugh literally out loud!

A six-year-old goes to the hospital with her mother to visit her Grandpa. When they get to the hospital, she runs ahead of her mother and bursts into her Grandpa's room. "Grandpa, Grandpa," she says excitedly, "as soon as my mother comes into the room, make a noise like a frog!"

"What?" said her Grandpa.

"Make a noise like a frog because my mom said that as soon as you croak, we're all going to Disney World!”

Historically this date....
1942World War II: The first female prisoners arrive at Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi-occupied Poland.
1978 – Four days before the scheduled opening of Japan's Narita International Airport, a group of protestors destroys much of the equipment in the control tower with Molotov cocktails.
1982 – A groundbreaking ceremony for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is held in Washington, D.C..
1997 – Thirty-nine bodies are found in the Heaven's Gate cult suicides.
1999 – A jury in Michigan finds Dr. Jack Kevorkian guilty of second-degree murder for administering a lethal injection to a terminally ill man.
And births this date include....
1934Alan Arkin, American actor
1940James Caan, American actor
1940 – Nancy Pelosi, American politician    ... Gag
1944Diana Ross, American singer (The Supremes)
.....She really needs that big hair! Not.
1946Johnny Crawford, American actor
.... Still cute! Nice smile.
1948 – Steven Tyler, American singer (Aerosmith)
.....He makes my skin crawl! Creepy! Weirdo. Strange.
1949Vicki Lawrence, American actress and singer
.......She always seems like the happiest person~ I'd like to meet her.
1950 – Martin Short, Canadian comedian
   .... Very funny guy!
1960 – Jennifer Grey, American actress
...............She was always cute, but now with that little cosmetic surgery she is a beauty!
I picked up some more of those Progresso Starters yesterday, along with replenishments for my fresh produce, some vino, cat treats for the Bruise, over the top exciting stuff like hair spray and bleach for the laundry and canned artichoke hearts that came from Ecuador! Sigh....... Interesting the lady who checked me out the day she shorted me $20 was there, but in the produce department filling bins. ??? Maybe she's off the cash register for some unk (?) reason. I might not have been the only complaint!
We will see what today brings.... hope your Tuesday is a good one and the full moon doesn't affect you or those around you! Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 26th
National Spinach Day (good thing I got some yesterday!)
For a great lasagna dish... filled with yummy ricotta cheese and spinach..... and less calories!