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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Rain/Snow ~ Grouchy Girl ~ Computer! ~ Steve Geon ~ Bedtime Prayer ~ Monday Football ~ Boyfriend for Christmas ~ Baklava

Good 42º cloudy gloomy morning. Rained on and off yesterday. Stayed cold, only warmed to 44º. Snow on the Siskiyou Summit...

This is funny! A grouchy little girl with squeaky shoes...
I think I need a pair of these!!
Yesterday I worked on my computer most of the day. I had a heck of a time uninstalling the AOL. Would NOT cooperate. It would not uninstall! Then I finally got it reinstalled. Pain in the whoo whoo!! Then I had to find all my "favorites" to put back on the toolbar for easy access. Was worn out. Sure wish you were closer, Turk!!!!
Today is Steve Geon's birthday. Wilsonite and friend. We worked on the Annual Staff together. He retired from LAPD.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY STEVE!! You travelin' man, you! What country are you in now?

Historically this date
1947 – The U.S. Screen Actors Guild implements an anti-Communist loyalty oath.

1970 – Douglas Engelbart receives the patent for the first computer mouse.2004 – KmartCorp. announces that it is buying Sears, Roebuck and Co. for $11 billion USD and naming the newly merged company Sears Holdings Corporation.

And births this date include...
1925 – Rock Hudson, American actor (d. 1985)

1942 – Martin Scorsese, American film director

1943 – Lauren Hutton, American actress
I just never did get the 'tooth gap' with her. Soooo unattractive! Could have been fixed! She has the $$ ! BTW, these pictures in order of her age.

1944 – Danny DeVito, American actor

1949 – John Boehner, American politician

1951 – Dean Paul Martin, American singer and actor (d. 1987)
This is my Bruiser!

.... and he does exactly this to Dude! BIG Dude, 100 pounds, and RUNS from Bruiser!

Last night's football:
Bengals lost so now only two teams are 9-0 .... Panthers and my Patriots! Zowie!

Later it was reruns for dinner, chair, fire in wood stove, wine, TV (Blue Bloods 3 episodes and part of a Hallmark "Boyfriend For Christmas" movie... 
I'm half way through it and it's really cute!

I sat under the electric throw (Brian and Jen gave me for Christmas last year) and I think that helped my shoulder. It's not quite as bad as it's been. Thankfully. Still careful with using the right hand/arm to do stuff!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesady. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
November 17th
National Baklava Day (OH be still my heart! Some Baklava and a glass of Greek Restina..... HEAVEN!)

The History Of Baklava

The earliest form of the pastry was made in the 8th century B.C.E. in northern Mesopotamia, when the Assyrians layered very thin pieces of dough with nuts and honey, and baked them in wood-burning ovens. Greek seamen brought the concept home.*
Athenian artisan bakers created phyllo, the leaf-thin layers of dough; and as early as the 3rd century B.C., the modern prototype of baklava was served in wealthy Greek households for special occasions. Other nations adapted the recipe: Armenians added cinnamon and cloves, Arabs added rosewater and cardamom. The pastry spread to the households of wealthy Persians and Romans; in the 4th Century C.E., when the Roman Empire expanded to Byzantium (modern Turkey), so did baklava. A Mediterranean favorite, it is easy to see why every country would want to claim baklava as its own!
We know that baklava was baked in the kitchens of the The Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, Turkey—the residence of the Ottoman Sultans from 1465 to 1853. The pastry is part of the cuisines of many of the 25 former Ottoman Empire countries, which included Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Crete, Cyprus, Greece, Herzegovina, Hungary, Moldavia and Serbia. The Empire was finally dissolved in 1922, but delicious baklava remains for all to enjoy.


Lydia said...

Ohm be still my scale. I haven't made baklava in eons. Once upon a time, a very long time ago, girlfriend who learned to bake when she lived in Iran ( as a newlywed before the Shah's fall) spent the day teaching me how to make. How did I end up with a kitchen best suited for making reservations?

May your shoulder continue to heal quickly.

Oregon Sue said...

At least baklava isn't that hard to make. If there was someone here to share it I might make some. Otherwise I'd eat it all!!! xo