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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