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Thursday, September 10, 2015

TBT ~ Egg-Tastic AGAIN! ~ Frozen Carburetor ~ UPS Dave & Dude ~ New Printer ~ Wine & Trish ~ Feeling Icky ~ Tom Brady

Good 50º hazy smokey morning. A "flow" coming south to north is bringing the smoke back up here from the California fires.
Yesterday it was hotter than heck in Ca. Here by 3:30 it was 100º and today will be the same or hotter.
Happy Birthday Jeannie. Hope it is a good one!
Throw Back Thursday:
1981 Mr. Grant and me!!!! Loved this man! This was at a Fabergé  sales meeting. SUCH a gentleman!!! 

Breakfast.... 2 Egg-Tastic scrambled eggs with cheese and the last of my melon. Going to have to get more!

Yesterday Gator shared this story of a biker with a frozen carburetor.... thanks Gator. LOL!

People often complain about the police, but you rarely hear about the positive things they do, such as this incident involving a biker and a frozen carburetor.

Last January on a bitterly cold winter's day, a North Dakota State Trooper on patrol came upon a motorcyclist who was stalled by the roadside. The biker was swathed in heavy protective clothing and wearing a full-face helmet to protect the face from the cold weather.

“What’s the matter? asked the Trooper

"Carburetor's frozen," was the terse reply.

"Pee on it. That'll thaw it out."

"I can't," said the biker.

"OK, watch me closely and I'll show you." The Trooper unzipped and promptly warmed the carburetor as promised.

Moments later the bike started and the rider drove off, waving.

A few days later, the local State Troopers’ office received a note of thanks from the father of the motorcyclist.

It began: "On behalf of my daughter Jill...."
Yesterday Dude's dad, UPS Dave, dropped off a package for me... I remembered to take my camera outside this time ...

              Oh boy, oh boy I got a cookie!!! Thanks Dad!!!!
Historically this date...
1776 – American Revolutionary WarNathan Hale volunteers to spy for the Continental Army.

1846 – Elias Howe is granted a patent for the sewing machine.

1946 – While riding a train to Darjeeling, Sister Teresa Bojaxhiu of the Loreto Sisters' Convent claimed to have heard the call of God, directing her "to leave the convent and help the poor while living among them". She would become known as Mother Teresa.

1972 – The United States suffers its first loss of an international basketball game in a disputed match against the Soviet Union at MunichGermany.

And births this date include...
1918 – Rin Tin Tin, German shepherd dog (d. 1932)
   .... What a legacy he left. Long line of beautiful smart dogs! Loved the Rin Tin Tin show back in the '50's. "Lt. Rip Masters", James Brown, sent me an autographed photo of he an 'Rinty'! (It's somewhere......)

1929 – Arnold Palmer, American golfer
LOL, Brian's favorite drink is an "Arnold Palmer".... ice tea and lemonade!

1949 – Bill O'Reilly, American television host, author, and political commentator

1953 – Amy Irving, American actress
..... stick with the brown hair, Amy!
Yesterday I hooked up my new printer/copier/fax. Well, I tried to. What a zoo. Much more technical than any other I have had. Then they didn't send a computer cable with it! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....... Luckily Brian said he had one.

Yesterday on FB my friend Karen Baertschiger  had this "Who You Should Get A Drink With This Week?" so I played and it came up with Trish! Shared it on her FB page....

I was really feeling lousy most of the afternoon, and only had a few sips from my wine. Imagine! Dinner wasn't appealing so I fixed some Progresso creamy chicken soup. 
That helped the tummy. Later I started getting intestinal cramps. Then I read an email from Patty. She is at the coast. She had intestinal cramps all night Tuesday and didn't get any sleep. Odd that then I got them. Must be something going around. I had them all night and only got a little sleep. Somewhat better this morning. Thankfully!!!!
Tonight my Patriots play the Steelers!~ WOOOOOOT. Football season has begun! Love you Tommy~! The naysayers have no credence!    

Tommy's daughter, Vivian! How cute is that! I'll be wearin' my jersey tonight too!
Tommy with John, Ben, and Vivian...
Tommy's dog... looks sweet.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TBT. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
September 10th
National TV Dinner Day

* The first variety was turkey, peas and sweet potatoes with cornbread dressing.
The TV Dinner tray design was adapted from trays then used for airline meals, with each food item in a separate compartment. Just remove the tray from the box and place it in the oven: a convenient way to get dinner on both the airline tray table and the kitchen table.
There are different versions of the origin of the name, TV Dinner. Some say that the arrangement of the tray compartments was similar to that of the front panels of 1950s television sets. Another explanation, which we prefer, is that families would eat TV Dinners in front of the TV set (as ours did).
TV Dinners were introduced as television sales were skyrocketing. Before the War Production Board halted manufacture in April 1942, a mere 8,000 television sets were made in the U.S. After the war ended, a combination of war-related technological advances, the expansion of television networks and the drop in prices due to mass production enabled the television set to replace the radio as the source for daily family entertainment and news.
Families sitting around the television eating TV dinners: To quote Walter Cronkite, “And that’s the way it was.”
FOOD NOTE: The term “TV Dinner,” which became a generic product reference (like Kleenex), was dropped by Swanson as times changed. The category become known as “frozen meals” or “microwave meals.” And the oven and aluminum trays were ditched for the microwave and microwaveable plastic.


Anonymous said...

No one seems to remember this but me. When TV dinners first came out the front of the box looked like a TV screen with knobs on either side of the bottom of the front. Yea I'm just OLD!

I am so sorry you were having tummy problems yesterday and into the night It really wasn't a good day to have our 4:00 wine sipping together. It was a cute idea tho. :)

Dude's dad must always carry doggie treats or he packs them when he sees he will be delivering a package to you.

You are such a smart gal to be able to hook up your printer, etc. I wouldn't know where to begin!

Love that pic of Brady's little girl. Adorable. I have heard that he is one of the nicest guys in sports.

Feel better today my friend!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

I don't remember those TV dinners, because we never ate them. Mom was a cooker!!! Most of the UPS/FedEx guys carry treats for dogs. At any drive-up window here, bank, they always have doggie treats if you pull up with your dog int he car!

Smart re electronics? HA. I try. And yes, Tom is a super nice kind person! His children are darling. Of course he had his oldest with Bridget Moynahan (DA on Blue Bloods) and then the younger ones with Gisele. xo

Lydia said...

Football season?)- I feel like Rip Van Winkle. thank you for waking me up.

That Gator joke is precious.

It was steaming hot yesterday- today feels slightly better- but when the air turns on at 7AM, that indicates the heat wave isn't over.

Time for me to check in with headquarters. To work, to work I go. But can't complain about commute, when for the most part that means just shifting my brain.

Hope you feel better,