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Monday, April 29, 2013

More Mowing ~ Watcher ~ Donna Walsh ~ Shrimp Scampi

Good 49ยบ (heat wave!) morning. Cloudy but no rain predictions. Weird, since I did have my truck washed!

Here we go.... the 4th day in a row I haven't had to turn on the heater in the morning this year! Norm for Oregon is heater on in the morning, AC on in the afternoon. You dress for the weather .... warm jacket and shorts! Interesting part of the country... weather will change as soon as you get used to it. People here dress sort of like this little girl...she must be an Oregonad!

 The first 5 days after the weekend, are the hardest.

Yesterday I mowed.... and mowed..... before and after pictures....


Probably too hard to tell the difference...
....from where I was mowing ... to the house...

.... and I think this is a lilac bush.... ???

Historically this date.....
1967 – After refusing induction into the United States Army the day before (citing religious reasons), Muhammad Ali is stripped of his boxing title.

1986 – A fire at the Central library of the City of Los Angeles Public Library damages or destroys 400,000 books and other items.

1992Los Angeles riots: Riots in Los Angeles, California, following the acquittal of police officers charged with excessive force in the beating of Rodney King. Over the next three days 53 people are killed and hundreds of buildings are destroyed.
............ IDIOTS!

2004 – Oldsmobile builds its final car ending 107 years of production.

........LOL, when I was doing 911/Calls for Service I would get a call of a vehicle but no description, so I'd put out that it was an "OldsmoBuick".

2005Syria completes withdrawal from Lebanon, ending 29 years of occupation.

And births this date include...
1936 – April Stevens, American singer (Nino Tempo & April Stevens)

1951Dale Earnhardt, American race car driver (d. 2001)
          ........his death was tragic and so sad.
1954 – Jerry Seinfeld, American comedian
1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer, American actress
1968Carnie Wilson, American singer (Wilson Phillips)
... she had struggles with her weight but now is thin, married, has children, and is happy. I was a HUGE Beach Boys fan and even named my son after Carnie's dad, Brian Wilson! Greg Lundell (Wilson '63) and I would do the surfer's stomp at school dances together, while everyone else was doing the 'corrido rock' !!! (Hi Greg!)

1970Andre Agassi, American tennis player

Ok, now this is FUN! Sent to me by Ike Saben..... Thanks Ike!

Last evening I met with Donna Walsh, artist, to purchase one of her paintings, the black wolf, titled "Watcher". This painting hypnotized me. You can stand at any angle and he is looking at you, his eyes follow you....

For now he's sitting atop the wood stove. By winter I will have to figure out where to hang him! Will have to name him too. Suggestions?

Donna is a really neat gal. Liked her right away! She will have a website up soon, will let you know when. Apparently her mom was an actress and had been in 80+ movies. I have to ask her what her mom's name is! Duh. I was too involved with the painting and the brain was turned off!! Maybe we can meet for a glass of wine sometime!


Came home and had a can of Progresso Light Zesty Santa Fe Style to which I added diced celery and fresh tomato. Always good and low in calories but filling.

Today is my former neighbor, Bill Hilton's, birthday. He lived up the hill here from me, but sold his place and moved to a smaller less upkeep home. He was in Hitler's Youth Corps and the German Army. When he found out the Germans killed all those Jews and not the Americans, he left Germany at the end of the war and came to America, never to go back! Good man. Good American. He is 88 years old today.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
April 29th
National Shrimp Scampi Day

Here is a great recipe...

...and here....