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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Animated Atlas ~ Edda ~ Dead-Eye Dave ~ Coyote ~ Dude ~ Rosemary Olive Oil Quinoa Blend ~ Trail Mix

Good 54º clear and sunny morning.

This came from friend Mike Cipolla. It's fascinating. An animated history of the United States. I really enjoyed it.
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Today is Edda's birthday. She is one of the "Daily Drivel Gals" down in good old So. Cal.... HAPPY BIRHDAY EDDA!!
L-R Lydia, me, Trish, Edda, and Judy.


PICTURE of the day... dogs chase their tails and so do cats (my Bruiser especially!) and the catch them!

Yesterday was filled with excitement beyond words. I caught up on a couple chores, mowed the lawn, watered, went to the market for veggies, and the post office to mail my grandson Jack some sunglasses! Then I made birthday cards and contemplated other mundane jobs. Oh yes, laundry..... whooppeeee.....

Late afternoon PJ and Dead-Eye Dave came over. PJ and I had wine while I plied Dave with José. He loaded the .17 caliber rifle and took aim at the ground squirrel population that is running amok here! The general area was this tree stump in the upper pasture..
Dave counted 23 rounds fired.... and 19 kills~!!! Wow! Good job Dave! The shooting didn't seem to bother Bruiser. He stayed around, but Dude was frightened. Being a city boy before moving here to the country he'd probably never heard much in the way of gunshots. Maybe firecrackers on the 4th, but nothing like this. He stayed in the house!
This morning Mr. Coyote was sniffing around... looking for the bodies! Here he is by the old pump house...

While I was taking pictures of Mr. Coyote I was being watched by Mr. Dude!
Dinner was something I had not tried before... Near East Quinoa ... a blend of quinoa and brown rice. I cooked it in the new rice cooker, adding quartered mushrooms to the quinoa and broccoli in the steamer basket. I wanted something light and this was just the ticket. A little drizzle of my infused olive oil and a bit of sea salt. GOOD!!!!
The quinoa comes in a couple of flavors... this one was Rosemary and Olive Oil... the other one I bought is Roasted Red Pepper and Basil.
Historically this date...
2006 – Stolen on August 22, 2004, Edvard Munch's famous painting The Scream is recovered in a raid by Norwegian police.
And births this date include....
1903Arthur Godfrey, American radio and television host (d. 1983)
1924 – Buddy Hackett, American actor and comedian (d. 2003)
1928James Coburn, American actor (d. 2002)

1945 – Itzhak Perlman, Israeli violinist
............ amazing talent!

1949Richard Gere, American actor
    .... too weird for my taste!
All I know. Happy Saturday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 31st
National Trail Mix Day
National Trail Mix Day features a high energy, tasty treat for the trail or snacks. You can buy packages of trail mix at a store. Or, you can make up your own, using the ingredients you like best.
When you head out to a camp out, a hike or to go biking, take the Trail Mix along with you. It provides the extra energy boost to keep you from tiring along the way, and allows you to reach your destination full of pep. Don't limit trail mix to the trail. It is also good at camp outs. AND for TV snacking!
1 cup combination diced dried fruit... prunes, apricots, pears, apples, banana chips...
1/2 cup raisins and/or dried cherries or cranberries
1½ cups unsalted sunflower seeds
1 cup unsalted dry-roasted peanuts or honey-roasted, chopped walnuts or almonds