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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Clouds ~ Dude ~ Bruiser In A Box ~ Alex ~ Lemon Martini

Good 59º cloudy morning...

11:15 yesterday ...
UGH... then it got to 94º and humid...................
.... and this morning 0700 hours...

So yesterday I'm out there thinking "it's tooooooooooo hot" and Mr. Dude lays down in the sun! ??

Those of you who like Downton Abby will get a kick out of this...

I got the boxes finally ready to send to Casey in Afghanistan. The customs forms are a pain. Here they are... Those who contributed are certainly angels!
BUT before I got them taped up... Mr. Bruiser decided to take a nap in one of the boxes!

Lunch was tomatoes with garlic/onion/red pepper olive oil and balsamic vinegar.... avocado with balsamic mayo on rice cake.

Historically this date...
1966The Beatles perform their last concert before paying fans at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
1970Chicano Moratorium against the Vietnam War, East Los Angeles, California. Police riot kills three people, including journalist Ruben Salazar.
2005Hurricane Katrina devastates much of the U.S. Gulf Coast from Louisiana to the Florida Panhandle, killing more than 1,836 and causing over $80 billion in damage
20072007 United States Air Force nuclear weapons incident: six US cruise missiles armed with nuclear warheads are flown without proper authorization from Minot Air Force Base to Barksdale Air Force Base.

And births this date include...
1916 – George Montgomery, American actor (d. 2000) 
Jerry and I met him once at the Pomona Fair. He was into woodworking and made some beautiful furniture. Nice man. Big/tall.
1923Richard Attenborough, English film director
1936John McCain, American politician
... sure was a handsome young man!

1938Elliott Gould, American actor
... weird.....
1940James Brady, American White House Press Secretary and gun control activist
1958 – Michael Jackson, American pop singer (d. 2009)
Ok, so today I will mail boxes, go to Safeway and get a few items, see about getting my glasses fixed (where Dude chewed the temple) and see about a watch band... I may go to Jeannie's and see how her  tomato/onion/marinara caper is going ....  
My granddaughter Alex has filled out the paperwork to register for the 2013-2014 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Court. HOW exciting!!! She is tall, pretty, and smart... she could be Rose Queen or on the Rose Court. We'll all make the trip to Pasadena for New Years if Alex gets picked!!!
All I know. Off to the Post Office to mail boxes early. Nuff said. Happy Thursday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 29th
Lemon Juice Day
Mmmmm.... lemon martini!
Basic Lemon Drop Martini:
4 oz vodka
2 oz lemon juice
fine sugar on a plate to sugar the rim of the glass, if you like that...I don't
lemon slices
With a generous amount of ice, shake the vodka and lemon juice  in a martini shaker. Shake vigorously for a few seconds. Rub rim with lemon slice, dredge in sugar. Strain the "libation" into the glass and garnish with lemon slice.
Or... shake the vodka so it's cold and just add a lemon peel...
Lemon Martini 
Taste: Fresh, Fruity, Sour, Sweet


3 Parts Lemon Juice
1 Part Triple Sec
1 Part Simple Syrup
1 Peel Lemon

How to mix

Fill a shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients. Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with lemon.