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Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday the 13th ~ Alex (Pooblie) Corsaro ~ Tammy & Gary ~ My Grammy Rant ~ Puttanesca ~ Costco ~ Tortellini Broccoli Bacon Salad


Good 43Âș VERY foggy morning. Almost can't see the barn!
 
 
OMG... Friday the 13th!!!

 
Tried something new with my coffee... whole wheat bagels and Philly Cream Cheese... the pineapple flavor and the brown sugar cinnamon one. Like them both!




Today is the birthday of my Italian son, Alex.
A former Marine, of course! And an all around good guy!
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Happy Birthday Pooblie!!!! ♥ U !!
 

 
And.... today is the 37th anniversary of two very special people... Gary and Tammy. They 'adopted' Mr. Big Stuff
  
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(the black lab PJ found on the freeway off ramp and  Janie and I took him to Redding ....half way to their house in Modesto) to Tammy & Gary... see how their other lab, Jaco, has his rear leg resting on him!.... and renamed him Sideways.... Dog Lovers... all good!

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY kids! ♥

 

As for the Grammys.... I am too old I guess to be interested in most of that junk. Very little of the "new" music is worth listening to.
LL Cool J stupid in that hat.
Tom Jones older than dirt.
Pharrell Williams, no hat (until he sang) BUT wearing shorts??? Oh come on. And yellow shoes???
How sad Miley Cyrus and her tongue didn't win.
Hmmmmmm.... Madonna.
Megan Trainer and "All about that bass" is so irritating I hope I don't have to be subjected to it again!
OVamit on video talking about abused women? Thought this was an awards show.
The victim they chose to expound on her abuse was QUITE the actress!
Lady Gaga ..... Gag. Singing is OK, but the makeup, tattoos, and outfits make me gag. Tony Bennett is still alive!
I like Usher's voice. The trouble with good singing the music TOO loud. Let's hear the artists!
The stage set-ups sucked. There wasn't enough light. Everything was dark.
Sia? Bunch of women in stupid looking blonde wigs ?????? Acting stupid an a messy room ????? Acting ?????
Taylor Swift, groan.
Sam Smith.  .??Who is he?
Music Activism ????
All political now...."
Civil Rights song by Beyoncé???
 

Historically this date...
1970 – Black Sabbath, arguably the very first heavy metal album, is released.

1971 – Vietnam War: Backed by American air and artillery support, South Vietnamesetroops invade Laos.

2011 – For the first time in more than 100 years the Umatilla, an American Indian tribe, were able to hunt and harvest a bison just outside Yellowstone National Park, restoring a centuries-old tradition guaranteed by a treaty signed in 1855.

 
And births this date include....
1919 – Tennessee Ernie Ford, American musician (d. 1991)
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1923 – Chuck Yeager, American fighter and test pilot
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1933 – Kim Novak, American actress
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1934 – George Segal, American actor
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1942 – Carol Lynley, American actress
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1942 – Peter Tork, American musician and actor (The Monkees)
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YIKES!

1944 – Stockard Channing, American actress
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On Monday when I took my computer to Turk I stopped in at Gooseberries. I have been buying Cucina & Amore Puttenesca from Amazon for a while. Found out they now carry that brand at Gooseberries.


I had given some of this to Jeannie a while back and she loves it too. Gooseberries has several kinds of Cucina & Amore sauces. Should have bought one of each!  http://www.cucinaandamore.com/index.html

Here is the locator site for Cucina and Amore so you can find it in your area:
Spaghetti alla puttanesca (literally "spaghetti of the whore" in Italian) is a tangy, somewhat salty Italian pasta dish invented in the mid-20th century. The ingredients are typical of Southern Italian cuisinetomatoesolive oilolivescapers and garlic.
 
Yesterday was a trip into Medford (or as we call it...Methford!) I saw Dr. Sanchez. He is soooooooooooo nice and a joy to talk to. The crackling in my ear has stopped and at his suggestion I am taking a melatonin/serotonin inducing natural herb. I wore my cat sweatshirt 
and the doc liked it. Dr. Sanchez said he loved cats. He was raised with them when he lived in Spain. The gal at the front desk in the medical building, Carla, is also a cat lover and we talked about her cats and my Bruiser. Also earlier at the gas station the attendant (can't remember his name!) noticed my shirt also and told me about the momma cat and kittens dropped off at his house. They found homes for all of them and they decided to keep two of the kittens. He says when he goes into the bathroom and fills the tub with water one of the cats comes in, jumps into the tub, and swims!!! OMG. Never heard of a cat liking water that way!


Then off to Costco. They had avocados for the first time in a while and I got lots of vegetables and a Valentine's cake. It's a red velvet with cream cheese frosting. YUMMMMM..........................

I also got a Cranberry Walnut bread round...

And, I didn't know it but today is National Tortellini Day and I bought some cheese filled tortellini

Look Alex, it's an Italian food day on your birthday!!!
 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 13th
 
TORTELLINI
Tortellini (tor-teh-LEE-nee) is a small pasta stuffed with a variety of fillings, and a favorite pasta dish worldwide. It is also served in soups, as in the classic dish,tortellini in brodo. Tortellini originated in Bologna and is accompanied by a legend: When the goddess Venus stayed in a tavern on the outskirts of the city, the innkeeper spied on her through the keyhole of her room, but could catch only a glimpse of her navel. Spellbound, he went to the kitchen and, to capture this vision, shaped freshegg pasta into the navel-sized tortellini.

Recipe for Tortellini Broccoli Bacon Salad: