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Tuesday, February 3, 2015

KIST ~ Aqua Net ~ Tiger Mom & Baby ~ Dude ~ Carrot Cake


Good 50º raining like mad morning. Got another 3/4" from yesterday. 1½" now and rising. Good thing I have a boat! Strange when the weather predictors are right.
 

Today is KIST. Keeping It Simple Today.
 

Historically this date..
1690 – The colony of Massachusetts issues the first paper money in America.

1913 – The Sixteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified, authorizing the Federal government to impose and collect an income tax.

1918 – The Twin Peaks Tunnel in San FranciscoCalifornia begins service as the longeststreetcar tunnel in the world at 11,920 feet (3,633 meters) long.

1947 – The lowest temperature in North America is recorded in Snag, Yukon.
.... -81º !!!!

1959 – A plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa kills Buddy HollyRitchie ValensThe Big Bopper, and pilot Roger Peterson and the incident becomes known as The Day the Music Died.

1961 – The United States Air Forces begins Operation Looking Glass, and over the next 30 years, a "Doomsday Plane" is always in the air, with the capability of taking direct control of the United States' bombers and missiles in the event of the destruction of theSAC's command post.

1971 – New York Police Officer Frank Serpico is shot during a drug bust in Brooklyn and survives to later testify against police corruption. Many believe the incident proves that NYPD officers tried to kill him.


And births this date include....
1894 – Norman Rockwell, American illustrator (d. 1978)
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1904 – Pretty Boy Floyd, American gangster (d. 1934)
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1907 – James Michener, American author (d. 1997)
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1918 – Joey Bishop, American entertainer, member of the Rat Pack (d. 2007)
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1943 – Blythe Danner, American actress
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1950 – Morgan Fairchild, American actress
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Yesterday I braved the rain and went to Safeway for some needed groceries. I buy canned food for Dude, he eats for dinner because he has chicken thighs and chicken stock and healthy kibble for breakfast.... Anyway, they were having a sale on the dog food (ended today) ... My hairbrush broke, got a new one. Out of hairspray, got some Aqua Net. When I worked for Fabergé it looked like this:

Now the brand is owned by Lornamead and  it looks like this:

I still have a couple of the travel size Aqua Nets from back in the day...
 
PICTURE OF THE DAY...... awwwww.......


Here is a short (8 second) video of Dude coming back from his trip into the trees....
 


All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 3rd

National Carrot Cake Day

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2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup vegetable oil
eggs
2 cups flour, sifted
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 can (8oz. size) crushed pineapple, drained
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups grated carrots
***Cream Cheese Frosting***
box powdered sugar
1 package (8 ounce size) cream cheese
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter


This is hands-down the best carrot cake you will ever eat!

Beat the sugar oil and eggs together in a mixing bowl. Add the dry ingredients and mix well. Add in the pineapple, walnuts, vanilla, and carrots. Stir until well blended. Bake at 350º for 35-40 minutes if you use three 8" round pans that have been greased and floured. If you used a greased and floured 9x13 cake pan, you will need to extend the baking time.

Cream Cheese Frosting :
Mix all together until smooth and creamy. You may need to add a tiny bit of milk or cream to get the consistency right. Spread on cooled cake.