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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Happy Camp Complex Fire ~ Musashi with Family ~ Sami & Tucker ~ Great Card ~ George B ~ Cultural Divide ~ Skyscrapers

Good 46ยบ clear and sunny morning. I am praying for rain, along with everyone else. That fire in Siskiyou county just south of the Oregon border, the Happy Camp Complex, has grown to nearly 73,000 acres!

Yesterday evening I met Brian Jen Tucker Sami and Jean at Musashi for dinner. 

It was WONDERFUL! Brian Jen and I each had a 'roll'... mine is called a "spider roll" (unk why) and has cooked crab, avocado, and cucumber.  It's the one closest. 

... and I had a seaweed salad (scrumptious!)

Sami and Tucker are proficient with chop sticks!

One the wall are some of my friend Donna Walsh's paintings. I LOVE this tiger...

THANK YOU Brian and Jen! And until you are formally thanked, THANK YOU SAMI AND TUCKER for your gifts!!! AND JEAN for yours!
More pictures later.......

Yesterday was also the first day of school up here. Sami now in 1st grade and Tucker in 5th grade...

I have to share with you the card I got from Nancy and David and Skeeter.... LOL!!

YEP, that is Bruiser!!!!! Only thing missing is the white nose.... and he LOVES tuna!

Speaking of tigers...............
A great friend is celebrating his birthday today.. George Bachmeier (LASD ret). HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE!
(George a few years ago... playing with a tiger!)

1944 – Holocaust: diarist Anne Frank and her family are placed on the last transport train from the Westerbork transit camp to the Auschwitz concentration camp, arriving three days later.

1976 – Viking program: The American Viking 2 spacecraft lands at Utopia Planitia on Mars.

2004 – Beslan school hostage crisis – day 3: the Beslan hostage crisis ends with the deaths of over 300 people, more than half of which are children.

And births this date include....
1875 – Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian automotive engineer (d. 1951) of my most favorite vehicles was my 1969 912 Porsche... what a RIDE!!

1913 – Alan Ladd, American actor (d. 1964)

1942 – Al Jardine, American guitarist (The Beach Boys)

1965 – Charlie Sheen, American actor
   Total weirdo.

Then .....

All I know. Happy Hump Day. Nuff said. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 3rd

Skyscraper Day is a day to appreciate and admire the world's tallest skyscrapers.
Skyscrapers are truly engineering and architectural marvels. In many crowded cities, space is in short supply, and real estate prices are ever increasing. Building "up" becomes more and more logical. As technical capabilities in construction improved, skyscraper buildings have become taller and taller. In addition, there is a certain prestige to have one of the tallest buildings in the world in your city and country.

World's Tallest Buildings
# Floors
Year Built
1. Burj Khalifa Dubai 2,717 163 2010
2. Shanghai Tower Shanghai, China 2,073. 121 2014
3. Makkah Royal Clock Toewr Hotel Mecca, Suadi Arabia 1,971 120 2014
4. One World Trade Center New York City,  NY, USA 1,776 104 2014
5. CTF Finance Centre Guangzhou, China 1,740 111 2016
Taipei 101
Taipei, Taiwan
7. Shanghai World Financial Center Shanghai, China 1,614 101 2008
8. International Commerce Cnetre Hong Kong, China 1,588 118 2010
Petronas Tower 1
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
9.. Petronas Tower 2 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 1,483 88 1998
11. Zifeng Tower Nanjing, China 1,476 89 2010
Willis Tower (formerly The Sears Tower)
Chicago, Il
13. KK100 Shenzhen, China 1,449 100 2011
14. Guanzhou International Finance Center Guanzhou, China 1,440 103 2010
Trump International Hotel and Tower
Chicago, IL., USA
Empire State Building
New York, New York