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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Rain!~ Mr. Spock ~ Odd Couple ~ Turkeys So Pretty ~ Top Dogs ~ Bacon Cheese Potatoes

Good 41º foggy morning. So far, with this storm, we have gotten 3/4" of rain! Yeah. This is good and snow expected on Mt. Ashland also.
Yesterday I was going to get a potassium blood test my doc wants, but with the fog and rain I decided to stay home! I can do it another day. Just wasn't in the mood. Put a fire in the wood stove, got snuggy, and took a vacation from doing stuff!
Reading that Leonard Nimoy, aka Mr. Spock, had died yesterday was sad. The total end of an era....again. Star Trek certainly had been a favorite of so many my age.
He was in 80 episodes from 1966-1969. Every time I think about him and Robin Williams I get all teary eyed. Sigh....

I watched The Odd Couple again. The new version with Matthew Perry. Sucked worse than the first episode. It's certainly off my list!

This series was developed by Perry. Thomas Lennon is his roommate and horrible! Well, neither one is funny. You cannot replace Tony Randall and Jack Klugman!!! This was a BAD idea!

I was watching the turkeys, Toms all decked out in feathers galore showing off

and it ALWAYS reminds me of the 1961 movie West Side Story with Natalie Wood singing "I Feel Pretty"!
She was spectacular, singing with a Spanish accent and dancing. Awesome woman!  Another tragedy! 
Only 43 when she died. Another one that still makes me sad.
Historically this date
1935 – DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon

1954 – The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.

1991 – The first Gulf War ends.

1993 – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group's leader David Koresh. Four BATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff.

1997 – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 in Armenia and Azerbaijan kills around 1,100 people

1997 – An earthquake in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths.

1997 – The North Hollywood shootout takes place, resulting in the injury of 19 people and the deaths of both perpetrators.

2001 – The Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the SeattleTacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington.

And births this date include....
1906 – Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)


1931 – Gavin MacLeod, American actor

1934 – Willie Bobo, American jazz percussionist (d. 1983)
........good thing I didn't marry him!! for more than one reason.

1940 – Mario Andretti, Italian-American race car driver
His winery in Napa makes awesome wine!!!

The American Kennel Club has named the Labrador Retriever as the number one dog pick on the list of the top 10 for the 21st year in a row. Also, number 10 is a Rotteweiler. Now, when I got Dude his dad said he was Black Lab and Heeler. This is a Heeler:

I didn't see any of the  in him, so on line I typed in Black Lab/Rotteweiler mix.... This is a Black Lab:

...and this is a Rottweiler:

....this is a Black Lab/Rottie mix:

...and this is my Dude:
What do you think? I think I have a cross of the #1 dog and the #10 dog!!!
Whatever he is, he is sooooooooo special and such a love! 
Here is a good and easy recipe from Taste of Home.
Bacon Cheese Potatoes (what could be better!)

3 pounds potatoes (about 6 medium), peeled and cubed
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 pound process cheese (Velveeta) cubed (or...... use your favorite ... Cheddar, Mozzarella, fresh grated Parmesan, American ... or a combination of your favs)
1 cup mayonnaise
1/2 pound bacon cooked and crumbled (or like I do, get the cooked bacon crumbles at Costco!)
3/4 cup sliced ripe olives (I think even green stuffed olives would be good!)
chopped fresh parsley (optional ... or use fresh snipped chives!)
Paprika (optional)
Place potatoes in a large saucepan with water, cover. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and cook for 10-15 minutes, or until tender. Drain. In large bowl mix potatoes with onion, cheese, and mayonnaise.
Transfer to an ungreased 13x9 baking dish (or your Crock*Pot Casserole) Sprinkle with bacon and olives. Cover and bake 350º for 30 minutes, until heated through. Sprinkle with parsley (or chives) and Paprika if desired. 8-10 servings.
For me, I'll make this in a 9x9 pan after cutting ingredients in half.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 28th
National Tooth Fairy Day


National Tooth Fairy Day celebrates one of childhood's favorite visitors. The Tooth Fairy is an American tradition with European and superstitious roots.
Losing baby teeth is a sometimes traumatic experience for young children. Enter the world of the friendly, smiling and soothing Tooth Fairy. As a young child's first baby tooth becomes lose, the child often fears losing it. The promise of a visit from the tooth fairy and a gift, turns the occasion into something to look forward to. When the tooth finally falls out, mom cleans it off. It is often put it into a "tooth box". At bedtime, the child puts the tooth under his pillow. The tooth fairy comes after the child falls asleep. She takes the tooth and leaves a small gift, usually money. The tooth fairy leaves a gift every time the child loses a tooth.