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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Rain Total ~ San Gabriel Mtns ~ Male or Female? ~ Snowing ~ Bruiser ~ Cupcakes

Good 33º cloudy morning. Another 1/4" of rain yesterday. So, out of this past storm, starting December 2nd, we got about 9½" !!! Amazing.  None in sight for a couple of days now...

I love my view here of  "my mountain" (Fielder Mountain) but when we lived in Temple City we had a view of the San Gabriel Mountains. Loved that....  Here is a picture of the San Gabriel Mountains from Santa Anita Racetrack
   Ahhhh...... great memories!
From pal Rod (and a bunch of other people too! It's making the rounds!)

Male or female? (Thanks Karen Baertschiger!)
You might not have known this, but a lot of non-living objects are actually either male or female. Here are examples:Freezer bags are male, 

because they hold everything in, but you can see right through them.
Sponges are female, 

because they are soft, squeezable and retain water.
Tires are male, 

because they go bald easily and are often over inflated.
Remote control is female. 

Ha! You probably thought it would be male, but consider this: It easily gives a man pleasure, he lost without it, and while he doesn't always know which buttons to push, he just keeps on trying!
Yesterday did a quick run into town to the Post Office to pick up an order I needed to get shipped with UPS. It had actually stopped raining. I also unloaded the rest of my Costco items that had been in the truck for a few days due to the rain. Anyway, got the packages finished and back to town to UPS. Boy, what a busy store!!!! Came back home and it started snowing! It was warm, 37º, so not sticking...but mesmerizing to watch those flakes fall...

Bruiser wanted to go out! Fine...

Historically this date...
1973 – John Paul Getty III, grandson of American billionaire J. Paul Getty, is found alive near Naples, Italy]], after being kidnapped by an Italian gang on July 10, 1973.
After the trauma of his ear being cut off, he suffered emotionally and was in a self induced drug coma and later suffered paralysis.

2001 – The Leaning Tower of Pisa reopens after 11 years and $27,000,000 to fortify it, without fixing its famous lean.

And births this date include....
1892 – J. Paul Getty, American oil tycoon (d. 1976)
Interesting his son was found on this date.

1918 – Jeff Chandler, American actor (d. 1961)
His death stemmed from a tragic accident during an operation.

1933 – Tim Conway, American actor and comedian

1949 – Don Johnson, American actor

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 15th
National Cupcake Day

Cupcakes are small, individual-portion cakes. They originated in the U.S. in the 19th century. The name is derived from the teacup: Before the advent of muffin tins, cupcakes were often baked in individual tea cups (as well as ramekins). Cupcakes became popular because cupcakes baked more quickly and, before the advent of the modern oven in the 20th century, a long-baking item like a cake could burn easily. Muffin tins became popular by the beginning of the 20th century, and provided an easier baking receptacle. Paper and foil liners were created for easier removal of the cupcakes from the pan.
Today’s cupcakes are works of art: They are frosted and often decorated with sprinkles, candies, rosettes, coconut and other toppings. In recent years, cupcakes have moved beyond children’s party fare and have become popular with pastry chefs and consumers as sophisticated alternatives to large cakes at weddings and other celebrations. Cupcake “trees” stack the cupcakes in the shape of a large, tiered cake.


Anonymous said...

LOL I too have seen that card from Moochelle Obama on FB. You KNOW that's what she really thinks!

Sad about the way Jeff Chandler died. My Aunt Zora was so in love with him. Love Tim Conway. I have never laughed so hard as when I watched his skit on Carol Burnett's show when he was a dentist. OMG so funny!

We see the San Gab. Mountains from our front yard. With the rain and cold we have had you would think they would be full of snow. No they aren't. Weird.

Funny about the TV remote. :)

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Have a happy day, Trish! Hope all the sickies are better!!! xo

Lydia said...

Good morning. Mountains are such a lovely way to know which direction to drive. I don't know that I could ever be happy some place flat.

We have a tiny bit of snow in local mountains- but I wouldn't use the word "pack".

Those cupcakes look tempting. When I want to lick the screen, it is time to eat breakfast.

Oregon Sue said...

Know what you mean L, Mt. Wilson was a defining driving direction point! xo