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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Flicker ~ Hillbilly Motorcycle ~ Corn Toss Side Dish ~ Lovella ~ Paul ~ Alert 1

Good 44º somewhat cloudy morning.

I was by the back door and saw something drinking water from one of the water  tubs back there. Looked strange so I got real close to the curtain and it was a bird just like this ... WoodpeckersIt's a Northern Flicker. Really neat looking. So I looked it up and found a site with the sounds they make. I had heard these and wondered what they were...

This from Trish Bowler:

Here you go Mr. your mokoko friends!
"Mokoko" is what my granddaughter Alex (she's the one who named me Bobo!) called Grandpa Jerry's Harley and Uncle Brian's Harley.

Corn Toss Side Dish:

1 T olive oil, 1 small sweet onion chopped, 1 red pepper chopped, 2 ears corn on the cob kernels removed, 1 large zucchini sliced, 1/4 c chopped fresh parsley, black pepper, 1/4 c grated Parmesan divided.
Heat oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add onions and red peppers, cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in corn and zucchini. Cook and stir 5 minutes or until vegetables are crisp tender. Remove from heat. Stir in parsley, black pepper, and 2 T cheese. Top with remaining cheese.

Two special birthdays today... our past president of the Jackson County Republican Women, Lovella Moore. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVELLA!!!

And Paul Allgood (LASD ret) is celebrating today also. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAUL!!!

Historically this date....
1927 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 60 home runs in a season.

1935 – The Hoover Dam, astride the border between the U.S. states of Arizona andNevada, is dedicated.

1947 – The World Series, featuring the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers, istelevised for the first time.

1955 – Film star James Dean dies in a road accident aged 24.

1972 – Roberto Clemente records the 3,000th and final hit of his career.

1982 – Cyanide-laced Tylenol kills six people in the Chicago area. Seven are killed in all.

And births this date include....
1861 – William Wrigley, Jr., American industrialist (d. 1932)

1921 – Deborah Kerr, Scottish actress (d. 2007)

1931 – Angie Dickinson, American actress

1935 – Johnny Mathis, American singer
I could listen to him sing forever!

1971 – Jenna Elfman, American actress

Picture of the day.... (from Neil Ornstein..LASD ret)
Tons of memories here. All those neat old cars!!! And look, no traffic!!!

So, yesterday.... gadz, after sleeping a little later and then the danged computer (AOL) went haywire... I was in my PJ's til noon! Didn't get a lot done. Too much socialization on one day (Sunday!) Cooked some boneless skinless chicken thighs in the crockpot for Dude. Ordered an Alert 1 system for me.  It's like Life Alert, but a better deal. It hooks to my hard line phone and I will have a bracelet with a button on it and will make me feel better if something should happen...

"Help I've fallen and I can't reach my wine!"

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 30th (ALREADY?)
National Mulled Cider Day
(too early... still too warm... wait til it cools off!)

.... add some rum to it!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Bruiser ~ Brunch w/ Chris ~ Bob K's Birthday Celebration ~ Football Scores

Good 46º morning. A few clouds drifted down and it looked semi-foggy for a few..

Now the sun is out and it's warming up...

1789 – The United States Department of War first establishes a regular army with a strength of several hundred men.

1966 – The Chevrolet Camaro, originally named Panther, is introduced.

2008 – Following the bankruptcies of Lehman Brothers and Washington Mutual, The Dow Jones Industrial Average falls 777.68 points, the largest single-day point loss in its history.

And births this date include....
1904 – Greer Garson, British actress (d. 1996)
She must have shied away from public as there are no pictures of her older.

1907 – Gene Autry, American actor, singer, and businessman (d. 1998)

1924 – Steve Forrest, American actor (d.2013)

1931 – Anita Ekberg, Swedish actress
....she was the HOT HOT HOT Swedish sex pot....whoppen????

1935 – Jerry Lee Lewis, American musician
On December 12th 1957, at age twenty-two, Jerry Lee secretly married for the third time; wedding his second cousin, thirteen-year old Myra Brown, the sister of his bass player, J.W. Brown. Though it was not an uncommon practice in the south for cousins to marry, it was considered somewhat unorthodox by much of the rest of the world. While there were no immediate repercussions in response to his marriage, the action would soon come to haunt him.

1942 – Madeline Kahn, American actress (d. 1999) sad she died so young ... she was cute and fun and funny!

1957 – Andrew Dice Clay, American comedian and actor
....weirdo! and ugleeeee..... ditch the glasses dude!

Yesterday was a busy one. Got up, made tea, turned on computer and there was a note from Brian that they were going to Taprock for brunch and wanted me to join them. 9:30!! YIKES. RUN...................................... So, managed to get blog done and shower and dressed and made it! Before I left here I was backing out and the Bruise was acting like he wanted to go with me!

He jumped up on the fence and looked at me like, "How come you're not takin' me?" LOL.
Actually the other day I pulled in, got out of my truck to check a ground squirrel trap, and along came Bruiser. I picked him up and put him in the car and headed to the carport. He was so interested, being in a vehicle and not being in a cat cage! He stood up on the dash looking out the window. I think he thinks it would be fun to do this more often.

Brian's friend Chris was here visiting from Cal. He is a flight attendant for Southwest Airlines. Of course Taprock right on the river is the place to bring visitors. Saturday they had made the trip to Crater Lake to show Chris where the Rogue River starts. If he had been able to stay longer they probably would have taken him to the coast to see where the river ends! Sadly he had to go back home yesterday. Chris is just a short guy, NOT! Wonder how he fits through those doors on the planes! Here is with one of SW pilots...

Tucker and Sami just love Chris. What's not to, I do too!

We had the buffet...

OMG, oink oink oink!! Turkey wrap, melon, cheese cubes, bacon, scrambled eggs with gravy, egg benedict, blintzes with strawberries, waffle and berries with whipped cream, and baklava! I will never eat again! Topped that with a mimosa.

Brian, Jen, Chris, and the kids headed to Fort Vannoy Farm to get some pumpkins. 

I came home and got ready to leave again to Bob and Micol's for Bob's birthday soireé. It was great. Beer and wine and later pizzas were delivered and Micol made a bunch of different salads. Unfortunately I was still too full to eat!They live up on top of a hill overlooking Grants Pass. You can see the I-5 from up there...

They have these two furry cats who are so cute... look like twins...

Their house is really neat and so is their yard...

Micol had this neat cake for Bob with his picture on it..

Happy Birthday Bob!!! Fun party! Several of his friends retired law enforcement and we had some great conversations. One a Ventura Co deputy and another a DA Investigator from LA.

I know these football scores will make some of you joyous, and some very sad. Sorry... 

My Patriots play tonight!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 29th
National Mocha Day