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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Oddly Marked Animals ~ Bicycle Seat ~ Spencer ~ Marie ~ Bruiser ~ BLT Crab Salad ~ Saving Mr. Banks ~ Coyote & Turkeys

Good 60º clear but smokey morning. Smoke coming from the south, from the fire near Ashland and the one by Yreka in California.

Ok, after posting the link for 33 perfectly timed photos, Vivia wrote me and said to take a look at these animals with odd markings. What a riot. Thanks Vivia! (Hey, Ann and Gabe, does your new little "Yoda" have a heart on her butt?)


SPECIAL birthdays today...My friend Erika's hubby Spencer is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY SPENCER!

And my former Temple City neighbor, Marie Vincent is also celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIE! (with her hubby Bob)

Also today I am celebrating Bruiser's 6th birthday. Just a guess as to his age and the date of his birth, from seeing him in my pasture way back in 2008. HAPPY 6th BIRTHDAY BRUISE!!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Gonna spoil you today (like that never happens) and you get tuna for breakfast!



1776 – The signing of the United States Declaration of Independence took place.

1790 – The first US Census is conducted.

1939 – Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan project to develop a nuclear weapon.

1990 – Iraq invades Kuwait, eventually leading to the Gulf War.

And births this date include....
1905 – Myrna Loy, American actress (d. 1993)

1924 – Carroll O'Connor, American actor (d. 2001)'connorMA29045252-0007.jpg'connor2MA29045252-0008.jpg

1932 – Peter O'Toole, Irish actor (d. 2013)

1943 – Kathy Lennon, one of the original Lennon Sisters

1945 – Joanna Cassidy, American actress

Yesterday was a "get nothing done" day. Just hung out and stayed cool. Dinner was that BLT Crab salad from Elmer's...

Fresh avocado, tomatoes, bacon, lettuce (natch), carrots, crab, black olives, spinach, and ranch dressing! YUMMMMMM!!!!!

Then since nothing good is on TV during the summer I watched the movie Saving Mr. Banks.
Wow. As always Tom Hanks is good (even though his politics suck!) He played Walt Disney. Emma Thompson was the author of Mary Poppins and the movie basically was a trip back into her life and how/where she was raised and the result was the book Mary Poppins. It certainly has some moments where you want to strangle Emma's character, P L Travers! Next movie on the line up is Mary Poppins! Been 50 years since I've seen it!

Yesterday early evening a flock of Jakes and Toms were in my driveway. Well, they had been there all day laying in the shade, but there was this coyote in the pasture down by the gate...
... and this guy was making the turkeys nervous... I called to him and he looked my way. Soon he was gone. I called Frank and Cindy (house just outside my gate) to warn them a coyote was coming that way. They sometimes leave the door open so Lucy (Jack Russell pup) can go in and out and they also have a cat that wanders outside. They weren't home, so I left a message.

All I know. Paperwork day and clean off desk day. Joy. Tacos for dinner.

Happy Saturday. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 2nd
National Ice Cream Sandwich Day