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Friday, January 31, 2014

COLD ~ Mom & Dad ~ Garage Security ~ Baked String Cheese Balls ~ Bruiser & Dude ~ Dee

Good 25º somewhat clear morning here. Everything frozen........again. Darn!
The Siskiyou Summit isn't looking too fun....
Neither is downtown Grants Pass....

Today is the anniversary of my Mom and Dad's wedding. Leslie Laney and Margaret Mills eloped to Tombstone Arizona in 1926. 
Tombstone was the county seat. Mother lived in Bisbee Arizona, and worked in a city office. Daddy was with the US  Marshall's office and was passing through the area, met my mom, fell in love.... the rest is history... Here they are at their 50th wedding anniversary at the Huntington Hotel on Oak Knoll in Pasadena....  
"In 1882 the Cochise County Courthouse was built at a cost of about $45,000.
It provided offices for the county sheriff, recorder, treasurer, board of supervisors, and included a well built jail. The courthouse was a comfortable symbol of law and stability in these turbulent times. The county seat remained in Tombstone until voters in 1929 chose to move it to Bisbee, a bustling copper mining town 29 miles away." After they were married they lived in Douglas Arizona for a while and then moved to So. California. They lived in Hollywood and moved to El Sereno (ELA, next to Ahlambra and south of Pasadena) where I was born and grew up.

Got this from George Bachmeier (LASD ret).... some good information for those of you with garages....
Garage Security
The following videos show hot to break into a garage and how to also deter thieves that may try it. Share with your family and friends...
How to get into a garage:

.... and how to prevent it:

My friend Linda Rohrbaugh (she breeds and sells German Shepherds if anyone is interested!) found the following and shared it...
String cheese chopped into bite size pieces, dipped in milk and bread crumbs. Bake at 425º for 8-10 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce. She said she made it for her grandkids but she said there wasn't enough left to share! LOL~ Go Linda!

Historically this date...

1945 – US Army private Eddie Slovik is executed for desertion, the first such execution of an American soldier since the Civil War.

1950 – President Harry S. Truman announces a program to develop the hydrogen bomb.

1953 – A North Sea flood causes over 1,800 deaths in the Netherlands and over 300 in the United Kingdom

1957 – Eight people on the ground in Pacoima, California are killed following the mid-air collision between a Douglas DC-7 airliner and a Northrop F-89 Scorpion fighter jet.

1958 – Explorer programExplorer 1 – The first successful launch of an Americansatellite into orbit.

1971 – Apollo programApollo 14 – Astronauts Alan ShepardStuart Roosa, and Edgar Mitchell, aboard a Saturn V, lift off for a mission to the Fra Mauro Highlands on theMoon.

2001 – In the Netherlands, a Scottish court convicts Libyan Abdelbaset al-Megrahi and acquits another Libyan citizen for their part in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 overLockerbie, Scotland in 1988.
and then the dummies let him go ... !!

And births this date include....
1872 – Zane Grey, American novelist (d. 1939)
We always loved staying at his 'house' The Zane Grey Pueblo Hotel in Avalon...
1921 – Carol Channing, American actress and singer

1929 – Jean Simmons, English American actress (d. 2010)

1934 – James Franciscus, American actor (d. 1991)
.... he was SOOOOOO yummy to look at!

1937 – Suzanne Pleshette, American actress (d. 2008)

1959 – Anthony LaPaglia, Australian actor

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The Bruise is happy happy napping on the keyboard and mouse pad... I can't get anything done....
And Dude just looks at me like, "how come I can't get up there, Mom?"

All I know. My pal Dee in the hospital for surgery today. Prayers for her speedy recovery. Love you girlfriend!  Nuff said. Ciao.

xo Sue Mom Bobo

January 31st.
Brandy Alexander Day

To transition out of Healthy Food Month at THE NIBBLE and gird ourselves for Valentine’s Day carbs, we thought we’d celebrate Brandy Alexander Day.
It’s dangerously good—like a spiked milkshake.
According to the Classic Cocktail Club of Milan, Italy, the Brandy Alexander was created in 1922 in London, “at the time of” the wedding of Mary, Princess Royal and Countess of Harewood to Viscount Lascelles. However happy that marriage turned out, we’re happy the Brandy Alexander is part of its legacy.
Ingredients Per Serving
  • 1-1/2 ounces brandy
  • 1 ounce dark creme de cacao
  • 1 ounce half-and-half
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg

    1. Fill a shaker halfway with ice cubes.
    2. Add brandy, creme de cacao and half-and-half; shake well.
    3. Strain into a martini glass and garnish with grated nutmeg.

    Add a scoop of chocolate or vanilla ice cream and serve in a globe wine goblet or other alternative to a martini glass.

    Thursday, January 30, 2014

    My Mom ~ Budweiser Super Bowl Commercial ~ Hoodie Use ~ Buffalo Chicken Monkey Bread

    Good 40º morning. No more rain. Doesn't look like any on the horizon either. Darn.

    Pretty much looked like this all day yesterday...

    And the Bruise was happy the laptop was gone from my desk...

    My Mom, Margaret Laney, died on this date in 1994. She had Alzheimers. She was 89 years old. A beautiful kind and loving woman.  This taken on her birthday in 1973 with Kristen and Brian.... I love you Mom and miss you so much! ♥

    Yesterday was Ace for cracked corn, the vets for meds which they didn't have,  and the market for tortillas and ground beef to make taquitos for Brian's Super Bowl gathering.... and cheese and beans to make a football field of guacamole dip..... and of course his fav, deviled eggs. I also spent time hooking up my new Canon printer/fax/scanner. It's wireless, associated with the WiFi. Not an easy chore for me, being just a girl! And..... the Bruise likes napping on top of it as much as he did the old one! 

    My high school friend Linda (Watterlond) Terror posted this on her FB page... OMG!!! Get out your Kleenex! Budweiser ad at it's best!!

    Ok, now this is inventive ... a great use for a hoodie!


    Historically this date....
    1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States,Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.

    1847 – Yerba Buena, California is renamed San Francisco.

    1969 – The Beatles' last public performance, on the roof of Apple Records in London. The impromptu concert is broken up by the police.

    1971 – Carole King's Tapestry album is released, it would become the longest charting album by a female solo artist and sell 24 million copies worldwide.

    And births this date include...
    1882 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, American politician, 44th Governor of New York & 32ndPresident of the United States (d. 1945)

    1922 – Dick Martin, American comedian (d. 2008)

    1925 – Dorothy Malone, American actress
    she retired to Texas so there don't appear to be any recent photos of her.

    1930 – Gene Hackman, American actor

    1937 – Vanessa Redgrave, English actress

    Ok, here's a yummy sounding easy recipe for 'game day'...

    Buffalo Chicken Monkey Bread

    All I know. Happy Thursday. Nuff said. Ciao.
    xo Sue Mom Bobo
    January 30th
    National Croissant Day

    A rich buttery, crescent-shaped roll made of puff pastry that layers yeast dough with butter. Stories of the roll being made in the shape of the crescent of the Turkish flag, after the defeat of the Turks in the siege of Vienna in 1683, are a perpetuated myth. Recipes for croissants do not appear in recipe books until the early 1900's, according to the Oxford Companion To Food, and the earliest French reference is in 1853. The croissant is descendant of the Austrian kipfel, a crescent roll that was brought to Paris in 1938 or 1939 by August Zang, an Austrian military officer. The kipfel was ultimately interpreted into puff pastry by the French where it achieved immortality as the croissant.

    Wednesday, January 29, 2014

    New LASD Interim Sheriff ~ National Anthem Rant ~ StarKist Tuna ~ Rice/Veggie/Chicken Stir Fry

    Good 52º raining morning. Looks like since the drizzle started we've gotten a little over 1/4". Yes. Raining harder today. More more more!!!!

    Baca's interim replacement on Friday, picked by board of supervisors... until a new Sheriff of LA Co is elected:
    A good recommendation from my friend and former LASD Captain Joaquin Herran ...

    I received this from George Bachmeier (LASD ret)... and I say "AMEN" to this!!! This is one of my big beefs too!!

    Super Bowl Sunday from a Marine Corps Colonel in Afghanistan:
    "So with all the kindness I can muster, I give this one piece of advice to the next pop star who is asked to sing the national anthem at a sporting event: save the vocal gymnastics and the physical gyrations for your concerts. Just sing this song the way you were taught to sing it in kindergarten - straight up, no styling. "Sing it with the constant awareness that there are soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines watching you from bases and outposts all over the world. Don't make them cringe with your self-centered ego gratification. Sing it as if you are standing before a row of 86-year-old WWII vets wearing their Purple Hearts, Silver Stars and flag pins on their cardigans and you want them to be proud of you for honoring them and the country they love - not because you want them to think you are a superstar musician. They could see that from your costume, makeup and your entourage. Sing 'The Star Spangled Banner' with the courtesy and humility that tells the audience that it is about America, not you. And please remember, not everything has to be sung as a Negro spiritual. We're getting a little weary of that. Francis Scott Key does not need any help."
    Semper Fi!

    StarKist's Charlie the Tuna, a fixture since 1961, says the company is the world's #1 supplier of canned tuna. It's a top producer, distributor, and marketer of shelf-stable seafood products nationwide. Besides water- and oil-packed canned tuna, StarKist's other albacore and regular tuna products include tuna fillets in pouches, ready-mixed tuna salad, and ready-to-eat lunch kits. To add market value to its portfolio, StarKist has introduced ready-to-use marinated tuna in pouches. The company's products are marketed to food retailers and foodservice operators worldwide. StarKist has been owned by South Korea's Dongwon Industries since 2008, when it acquired the business from Del Monte Foods.

    Last night's dinner was popcorn, drizzled with melted butter and sprinkled with grated yellow and white cheese! Sigh...

    Night before last in the rice cooker I put Jasmine rice and red rice and a cut up shallot. In a frying pan I sauteéd mini squash, celery, green beans, mushrooms, and a small onion with garlic olive oil, roasted garlic seasoning, and roasted garlic sea salt. 

    Mixed in the cooked rice and shallot, then I added in some canned chicken (Bruiser was happy happy with the water drained off the chicken!)

    Mixed in some sweet chili sauce and about 1/3 cup orange sauce.....

    You know me, the fewer the pots the better. This was OMGOOD!!!!!

    I sooooo screwed up on yesterday's blog. I put historical facts and birthdays that should have gone on today's. Sorry about that. I'll get it right tomorrow, I promise.

    A year ago today the summit looked like this:

    ..... and today....

    Yesterday was a trip to Medford for an annual rheumatologist appointment. All okie dokie. Then back to Roe Motors because after they worked on my truck last week there was a horrible noise coming from the rear of the vehicle when I put my foot on the break. As it turned out they back brakes were all screwed up and the rotors torn. Apparently the guy who inspected them got his a** chewed out royally! Sigh.... so I sat in the lobby for almost 4 hours while they got fixed. One good thing, there were two gentlemen (one with a super sweet dog... Merlin) and a lady and we all had a great time chatting...... Nice people. She and her husband both officers in the military, a son a US Marshal and one Border Patrol. The gentleman with the dog had sons working for Border Patrol also. The second gentleman was so knowledgeable about several subjects. We were all on the same side with our politics! Former Californians too!! That made it nice.

    All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.  

    xo Sue Mom Bobo
    January 29th
    National Corn Chip Day