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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Machu Picchu ~ Umpqua Oats ~ Critters ~ Mr. Graves

Good 48º (summer?) foggy morning. 15º warmer than it's been in the  morning. Must be the cloud cover keeping the heat in. Or as Al Bore said, global warming. Or... as PJ says "globalwarmingmyass" ~!! LOL

So far I've taken 1000 pictures with my new camera. There are still so many things I don't know about it yet. Complicated and lots to read in the instruction book. Just found out how to change the time... and how to take rapid photos of action. Still working on the lighting.


PICTURE of the day (Just for you Linda Nantz! Her bucket list travel spot)
Machu Picchu Peru...
Notice the llamas resting on the grass...


I found a new hot oat cereal at Costco. Called Umpqua Oats. I thought it was a local product, as we have Umpqua Oregon, Umpqua River, Umpqua Bank and Umpqua National Forest... it's an Indian word. But, this company was started in Las Vegas! You shake the box, add hot water, put on the lid, and let it steep for 2-3 minutes. YUMMMMY!!! I had some this morning with my Greek yogurt w/spinach & kale on a rice cake, and coffee.
For a quick and easy 270 calorie breakfast, the oats are great. Check your Costco or... 


LOL..... (thanks Ron Wisberger ... LASD ret. for this)


Then................. Lynn Helbing (ret LASD) sent this. What a riot. I watched, sang along, and am still chuckling.. "long in the tooth", eh Lynn?

"Enjoy this to the max, even though El Presidente may not! Little did the Platters know in 1955 that this song would be so popular and appropriate in 2013, 58 years later. You folks of longer tooth will remember the words and will probably be singing along with the Platters.

Jeannie and I were talking about run-ins with critters that make us cringe or scream. She had a mouse climb up on the bed in a motel once. SCREAM! When I first moved here I kept my bread in a bottom drawer in the kitchen. Not knowing anything about country living or critters and didn't know they can get inside your house......well, I opened the drawer and there was a mouse eating on a hamburger bun, INSIDE the bag! SCREAM! I think he screamed too. He ran. I picked up the bun and sprayed it with a clear polyurethane coating. Still have it. (19 years!)
Jeannie thinks I'm weird. Probably so. It was just one of those things I kept! I can still see the little mouse munching away!

Today is my high school pal's hubby's birthday.... Tom Graves, infamous husband of the amazing Adele Easton W'63 Wilson High School. (started dating 52 years ago? !)  HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM!

Historically this date...
1860Abraham Lincoln, the former Illinois congressman defeated three other candidates for the U.S. presidency.

1935 – Parker Brothers acquires the forerunner patents for MONOPOLY from Elizabeth Magie. you can see I have a MONOPOLY board collection. My original was our family's with wooden 'hotels' and 'houses' and metal playing objects...

1944Plutonium is first produced at the Hanford Atomic Facility and subsequently used in the Fat Man atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki, Japan.

And births this date include....
1854John Philip Sousa, American composer (d. 1932)
1946Sally Field, American actress

1955 – Maria Shriver, American journalist
1988 – Emma Stone, American actress
All I know. Happy Hump Day. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 6th
National Nachos Day