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Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Clydesdales ~ Bruiser Twin ~ Artichokes ~ Geese ~ Hummer

Good 41ยบ clouds sitting right down on top of us morning! No rain predicted for today, but for tomorrow.

Nice yesterday. Had doors and windows open, some clouds, lots of sun. Nice because Jeannie's brother and wife are out here from Philly. Glad she could show him we don't rust every day!

Here is a video about the Clydesdale horses that is so easy to watch. Beautiful animals!!!

I found this picture on line when I searching for a video of rapid weapon fire..... (posted on the blog 4-2) :

Now is that Bruiser's twin or what??? Slight variation on the nose ... but so close.

I cooked artichokes for dinner last night. Was wondering if any of you ever cut off the stem at the bottom of the choke, cut the very end off the stem, and cook the stem with the artichoke?

It's the same inside when you peel off the outer skin as the heart. Sooooo good!!!

Yesterday the flurry of exhilaration fervor and high spirits along with verve was unmatched. I balanced my checkbook, paid bills on line, and 'tried' to organize a bunch of stuff on my desk! Such a titillation! (gadz.....)

Historically this date...
33 – Generally agreed-upon date for the historical crucifixion of Jesus of Nazareth, the central figure of Christianity.

1860 – The first successful United States Pony Express run from Saint Joseph, Missouri to Sacramento, California begins.

1973Martin Cooper of Motorola made the first handheld mobile phone call to Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs, though it took ten years for the DynaTAC 8000X to become the first such phone to be commercially released.

1996 – Suspected "Unabomber" Theodore Kaczynski is arrested at his cabin in Montana, United States.

1996 – A United States Air Force airplane carrying United States Secretary of Commerce Ron Brown crashes in Croatia, killing all 35 on board.

2000United States v. Microsoft: Microsoft is ruled to have violated United States antitrust laws by keeping "an oppressive thumb" on its competitors.

And births this date include.... (there's a LOT of them!)
1893Leslie Howard, English actor (d. 1943)

Scarlett: Oh, Ashley, I can't let you go. Ashley: You must be brave Scarlett: No. Ashley: You must. How else can I bear going? Oh, Scarlett, you are so fine and strong and beautiful. Not just your sweet face, my dear but you. Scarlett: Ashley, kiss me. Kiss me goodbye! Ashley: No, Scarlett. Scarlett: Oh, Ashley, I love you. I've always loved you. I've never loved anyone else. I only married Charles just to hurt you. Ashley, tell me you love me. I'll live on it the rest of my life. (giggle.... it was how she said Ashley ... it was "Ashhhhhleeee")

1907Iron Eyes Cody, American actor (d. 1999)
..........can you believe it he was full blood ...ITALIAN!!

1922Doris Day, American actress, singer and animal rights activist

1924Marlon Brando, American actor (d. 2004)

1926 – Virgil "Gus" Grissom, American astronaut (d. 1967)
... a tragedy I still feel very sad about.

1934Jane Goodall, English zoologist

1941Jan Berry, American musician (d. 2004)
Jan and Dean came to my high school. I was sitting in an aisle seat and could almost touch them as they walked to the stage. Sigh.......................... So sad Jan's death.

1942Marsha Mason, American actress


1942 – Wayne Newton, American singer

1949Lyle Alzado, American football player (d. 1992)
.... sad how his life ended....

1953Sandra Boynton, American greeting-card designer, illustrator, and author
I love her drawings. In fact, I just bought a Sandra Boynton calendar.

1958Alec Baldwin, American actor
..........what a donkey!

1961Eddie Murphy, American actor and comedian

1971Picabo Street, American alpine ski champion

I have a couple of returning yearly geese who have returned to the front yard. The others sit on the barn roof or gather by the pasture fence behind the house. I'm sure these are the same ones who used to perch on the crossbar of the telephone pole, when we had a crossbar! So, I have been taking out cracked corn to them. Here they are, very comfortable...


And while I was photographing them Mr. Hummer dive bombed on me~! LOL. Then he ate, keeping an eye on what I was doing.....

Today is the law enforcement luncheon. I may be the only LASD holding down the fort. Everyone off to golfing in the deserts of So. Cal, headed to Laughlin for the big LASD reunion, or have something going on at their homes they can't leave for. (Bill has to entertain his bro-in-law with wii games ... LAPD will be out in force (lol) as usual. It's tough being #1 in the county with only me/myself/and I to back it up! Oh wait, Carolyn will probably be there, she was an LASD Dispatcher ... she drives Walter, the 90 year old ret. LAPD to the lunches.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 3rd
....two things today ... go well with each other...
National Cold Cuts Day


National Mulled Wine Day