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Monday, June 30, 2014

Fire Hydrant ~ Simon's Cat ~ RR Rod Show ~ Debbie

Good 47º clear and gonna be hot today morning.

This is hilarious. From LASD's Lomita Station posted by Chris Miller (ret LASD and LASD Museum Director)

Did you know that section 22514 of the California Vehicle Code states that you cannot park within 15 feet of a fire hydrant? Regardless of weather or not the curb is painted red you still cannot park your vehicle within 15 feet of a hydrant. The reason for this is if your vehicle is parked close to a hydrant, you create an obstacle for the firefighters and their hoses in the event of a life threatening emergency. So if you see a fire hydrant, steer clear and find another parking spot...even if the fire hydrant is dressed like a minion.

OMG, saw this on Bob Klamm's FB page. THIS is Bruiser! I was laughing soooooooooooooo hard! Thanks for sharing Bob! I LOVE Simon's Cat!!!

PJ and I were off to the  Rogue River to the hot rod show at noon .... We had a great time. Music from the '50's and '60's was playing. Lots of memories with both the cars and music. Had fun talking to folks there and saw our friend Joan (works at the vets) and she entered her late husband's truck. Her friend was there with their new Australian Shepherd pup. OMG. So fluffy and sweet.  Here is the Smilebox of some of the cars.... if you want to stop any of the pictures just put your cursor over the picture and click the pause button that will show up.... There is one car that is a combo of cars and had an explanation, so you might want to stop the slide show and read it.....
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After the Rod Show we went to Grants Pass to Safeway and did a bit of shopping. Stopped at Taco Bell and PJ bought us "mango iced teas". OMGOOOOOD!!!!! I told her they would be great with a little added rum. She went home and did that and I added vodka to mine! ZOWIE! Will get another one of those again soon!

Special birthday today... my former Temple City neighbor, Debbie (Mehl) Taylor. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBBIE!!!!
Debbie and her girls...l-r Heather, Debbie, Lindsay, and Heidi. Beautiful! Awesome smiles!!!! xo

Historically this date....

1864 – U.S. President Abraham Lincoln grants Yosemite Valley to California for "public use, resort and recreation".

1882 – Charles J. Guiteau is hanged in Washington, D.C. for the assassination of U.S. President James Garfield.

1953 – The first Chevrolet Corvette rolls off the assembly line in Flint, Michigan.

1971 – Ohio ratifies the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, reducing the voting ageto 18, thereby putting the amendment into effect

An births this date include.....
1917 – Susan Hayward, American actress (d. 1975)

1917 – Lena Horne, American singer and actress (d. 2010)

1959 – Vincent D'Onofrio, American actor

1966 – Mike Tyson, American boxer
.......what an ass.

1985 – Michael Phelps, American swimmer

All I know. Happy Monday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 30th
National Ice Cream Soda Day

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Ramen Burger ~ RR Rooster Crow

Good 55º cloudy morning.

So... dinner on Friday was the Ramen Buns and burger...
Cook the Ramen 3 min in boiling water, drain, cool at least 15 min. I sprinkled on lemon garlic powder. One Ramen pacakge makes 2 bun halves.   

When the Ramen has cooled, spray two narrow but deep bowls with Pam, split the noodles between both, lay Saran Wrap over them and weigh them down with something heavy. Put in fridge for at least 30 min.

Heat a skillet with olive oil and slide out the flattened Ramen. Cook both sides until lightly browned.

Drain on paper towels, top with cheese slice if desired.

Then I cooked the patty made from the turkey zucchini recipe (yesterday's blog)...

I topped it with the bacon dip/Ro-Tel mixture....

OMGOOOOOD! I could only eat half. So...... reruns today for lunch!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAVID SMAIL! David was an Explorer Scout at Temple Station, worked at the Coroner's Office, and then became a Deputy.

Historically this date...
1974 – Mikhail Baryshnikov defects from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour withBolshoi Ballet.

1995 – The Sampoong Department Store collapses in the Seocho-gu district of Seoul,South Korea, killing 501 and injuring 937.

2006 – Hamdan v. Rumsfeld: The U.S. Supreme Court rules that President George W. Bush's plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law.

2007 – Apple Inc. releases its first mobile phone, the iPhone.

2012 – A derecho strikes the eastern United States, leaving at least 22 people dead and millions without power.

And births this date..
1919 – Slim Pickens, American actor (d. 1983)

1944 – Gary Busey, American actor  (PIG!!!! CREEP!!!)

1962 – George D. Zamka, American colonel, pilot, and astronaut

PJ and I headed into town about 2pm to check out Rooster Crow. We walked through the booths.

Went across the street to have our pictures taken with the Rooster Crow Bear and Rooster...

On the side of Ace Hardware a mural is being painted... on the far right side you can see a forest fire is burning..

Then to the VFW where we had a glass of wine and chatted with a group of old Jar Heads! Fun.

We were on our way back to the car when my friend John (last name should be Law!) Foster came by... We joke about Baca. He went to school with him.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
June 29th
Camera Day

Camera Day is best celebrated with pictures. Pictures are invaluable memories of our lives and of the world. They tell stories. Our memories and stories are captured by a camera. With digital technology, using a camera has never been easier. Cameras are now built into cell phones, so you always have a camera with you, ready to record the moments of your life.
To many people, a camera is a vital tool to record important events in the family and in the world.  It captures the moment.....forever. It creates the memories that we share and look back upon. From the birth of a baby, to high school graduations, people take pictures at a fast click. Year after year, the camera records family vacations, holidays and Christmas. The camera takes pictures of good times, and occasionally bad time. 
George Eastman is the "Father of Photography". He didn't invent photography. He made many photographic inventions, and created the mass production that brought cameras into everyday use by millions, if not billions of people. His most famous slogan "You take the picture, we do the rest."
Celebrate Camera Day today in a memorable way. Use your digital camera and click the day away!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Clouds ~ Sister ~ Chicken Zucchini Poppers ~ New TV Show ~ 5 Miles Run ~ Goats

Good 54º cloudy morning.

Interesting, today is my oldest sister's birthday. Hmmmm... don't even know if she's still alive. Never hear from her children or her! Long story. Anyway, if she's still above ground she's 85.

This picture taken in 1951...
Betty Mom (d 1994) me (still above ground!) Marion (d. 2004)

I saw this recipe for "Chicken Zucchini Poppers" and decided to make it with ground turkey. Original recipe: 1# ground chicken, 2 c grated zucchini, 2-3 green onions sliced, 3-4 t. cilantro minced, 1 clove garlic, 1 t salt, 1/2 t. pepper, optional 3/4 t cumin, olive oil for cooking. Mix all (will be wet). Heat pan, drizzle in olive oil. Use small scoop and cook meatballs 8-10 minutes at a time, turning to brown. Serve with guacamole, salsa, or fav dip.

I made the meatballs two nights ago ... used, as I said, ground turkey, added minced canned garlic, dry cilantro leaves, dried chives, and TJ's 12 Spice... and of course the grated zucchini....

I mixed it all up and put it in a zip bag until time to cook...

When I cooked the turkey mixture I added in a few leftover mushrooms that were in the fridge...

While they cooked I mixed up some Ro-Tel and some Ruffles Bacon Dip...

When I plated it I spooned the dip around the edges.

WONDERFUL!!!!!! Moist and very tasty!

Last night I made a hamburger with this mixture and Raman "buns"... pictures of that later....

Got caught up on a couple things yesterday. Today is Rogue River's National Rooster Crow. People from all over bring their roosters and also participate in the "I can crow like a rooster" contest. The parade is at 10. Later this afternoon PJ and I will go into town and look at the booths and art work.

Yesterday afternoon I ran 5 miles. (giggle) I drove the golf cart and Dude ran...

Down  by my gate the neighbor has put two goats. They are new and "chat" (baaaa baaaa) with me but are afraid of Dude... so they stand way back when he's out there.. and watch him! Don't know their names yet. Tried giving them a dog cookie but they didn't eat it. Surprised me. Thought goats ate EVERYTHING!

Such a pretty day yesterday... got REALLY windy in the afternoon though. But after hearing about all the giant hail, tornados, and flooding elsewhere, I'm happy.

Watched a new show I had recorded called Brooklyn Taxi. Interesting. This NY cop gets her driving privileges suspended, arrests a taxi driver, believes his story and promises to get him released. He promises to drive her anywhere when she's on duty. Different.

Historically this date...
1846 – The saxophone is patented by Adolphe Sax in Paris, France.

1997 – Mike Tyson vs. Evander Holyfield II – Tyson is disqualified in the 3rd round for biting a piece off Holyfield's ear.

2005 – War in Afghanistan: Three U.S. Navy SEALs, 16 American Special Operations Forces soldiers, and an unknown number of Taliban insurgents are killed

And births this date include...
1926 – Mel Brooks, American filmmaker

1948 – Kathy Bates, American actress

1960 – John Elway, American football player

1966 – John Cusack, American actor

1966 – Mary Stuart Masterson, American actress

Another of Lynn's blonde man jokes:
A blonde man spies a letter lying on his doormat.
It says on the envelope "DO NOT BEND ".
He spends the next 2 hours trying to figure out how to pick it up.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
Insurance Awareness Day
(That's my boy!)

Insurance Awareness Day has got to be one of your top holidays, right!? Now, at this point, one must be asking... Why Insurance Awareness Day? Good question.
Insurance, be it home, auto or life insurance, offers you peace of mind that if something happens, you will be financially protected. Of course when it comes to life insurance, if something happens, you won't be around to worry about the outcome.  
Insurance is a gamble. If you buy it, you're gambling that something will go wrong. If you don't buy it, you're gambling that something will not happen.
Were not sure what you should do to enjoy and appreciate this day. We are certain what the insurance companies would like you to do today........

The Origin of Insurance Awareness Day:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. But, you can be certain that insurance companies had a little something to do with the origination of this day.