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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Binocular Flask/Lens Cup ~ Smoke Mask ~ LE/Fire Lunch ~ Zucchini



Good 50º morning.  We did get some thunder and 10 or 6 drops of rain yesterday afternoon after 3pm. The rain just wet the ground, barely. Took this about 5pm yesterday.. my mountain is behind the smoke somewhere!
.... and this morning it's better, but it won't last ...


Here is the bounty that Jeannie and Bill gave me from their garden .. tomatoes, heirloom tomatoes, cukes and peppers. YUMMMM!



This is a riot. I ordered one from www.PrankPlace.com 

It's a flask! Holds 16 oz!

And of course I have one of these...

 
A camera lens cup!
This came from www.nomorerack.com

 
 

Law Enforcement/Fire lunch was yesterday. We had some new LASD folks join us. Always fun. Tammy Allgood (LASD ret...Norwalk Stn) told me about a mask for the smoke at Amazon, so I ordered some.




Jeannie said her neighbors gave her and Bill each one of these. 
 

 The lunch was fun, we had a good group and the new folks all knew my Jerry!

 
 
 

Henry Buschke turned 97 years old yesterday. He hired on with LAPD in 1946. He's been retired over 40+ years! His son Mike, also ret. LAPD.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY HENRY!!
 


 

On my way into Grants Pass for the luncheon I stopped at Rogue River High School when I saw a gaggle of geese on the baseball field...
 


Historically this date...
1908Wilbur Wright makes his first flight at a racecourse at Le Mans, France. It is the Wright Brothers' first public flight.

2008 – The 2008 Summer Olympics officially opened with the opening ceremony at National Stadium, Beijing, China.


And births this date include....
1921 – Esther Williams, American actress and swimmer (d.2013)
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1922Rory Calhoun, American actor (d. 1999)
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1937Dustin Hoffman, American actor
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1938 – Connie Stevens, American singer and actress
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1949Keith Carradine, American actor
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All I know. Happy Thursday. Tree trimming guy, Chris, will be here today to take down that tree out front. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 8th
                                                 National Zucchini Day

 

Though technically a fruit, zucchini are prepared like vegetables. The emerald green squash, if left to its own devices, can grow up to 3 feet long. In fact, the longest zucchini ever grown was 6 feet 4 inches long!
Courgettes, as zucchini is known in some parts of the world, are a good source of dietary fiber nutrients. They can be prepared in a variety of ways. If you’re tired of the simple squash sauté, try making zucchini boats. Split the zucchini in half lengthways, and scoop out some of the flesh. Fill the hollowed out shell with whatever you’d like: Sausage, goat cheese and peppers are a popular combination. You can even incorporate the scooped out zucchini into your mixture. Top the boats off with breadcrumbs and bake in the oven until golden brown.
 

Some other fun preparations for zucchini:
Bake zucchini bread, or cut it into thin ribbons and make zucchini pasta. You can also pickle zucchini slices then dredge and fry them.



Zucchini really is a versatile ingredient. The same holds true for the zucchini flower, or blossom. They can be stuffed and fried and add a crunchy element to any dish. And yes, they’re completely edible.