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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Gtano's ~ Gator ~ Tidbits ~ Vegetarian Paella ~ Hooray For Nurses!


Good 35º ice on the barn roof clear morning. Didn't warm up too much yesterday. Windy and cool.
Yesterday Mike got here about 11:30 to weed eat.  I went into Grants Pass for a lab test.... potassium levels. Then to Safeway and the car wash. The line for the car wash was way out to the street, so I passed that up. Potassium levels came back normal. YEAH!
Later I met up with Bill and Jeannie, Dee and Dale, and Kathy to celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Margarita at Gtanos .... 

218 SW G Street, Grants Pass. In the Papa Murphy's Pizza shopping center.
I had the Peruvian Margarita which is my FAVORITE!!! So good with a hint of spice from the Peruvian yellow pepper.

Tom didn't join us (at the gym) and was missed. The gang ordered quesadilla and Gtano's homemade guacamolé... which is soooooooooooooooooooo good!

We had a good chat. Came home and Mike was finishing up with the weed-eating... along the creek bed and around obstacles that the brush-hog guy, Rick, would hit if he didn't see them.
A retired Navy guy, daily drivel friend, Florida resident, father of RCMP daughter, grandfather, ..... George Hill aka Gator,
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 is celebrating his birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GATOR!!
 ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥HAPPY♥BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUU♥¸¸.•*¨♥†♥†♥ ♥†♥†♫♪ ♪♫•♥♥†♥†♥ ♥†♥†♥ ♥♪♫•*•♫♪ ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥♥†♥†♥
Gator and his bride June....

Here Gator...  find out how many days, weeks, months old you are, click here:
Historically this date...
1937 – Hindenburg disaster: The German zeppelin Hindenburg catches fire and is destroyed within a minute while attempting to dock at Lakehurst, New Jersey. Thirty-six people are killed.
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1941 – At California's March FieldBob Hope performs his first USO show.

1954 – Roger Bannister becomes the first person to run the mile in under four minutes.

1998 – Kerry Wood strikes out 20 Houston Astros to tie the major league record held byRoger Clemens. He threw a one-hitter and did not walk a batter in his 5th career start.


And births this date include....
1895 – Rudolph Valentino, Italian actor (d. 1926)
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1915 – Orson Welles, American film director and actor (d. 1985)
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1931 – Willie Mays, American baseball player
... go Willie go Willie go Willie go!!!
That was for my sis, she was a BIG SF Giants fan!!!
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1955 – Tom Bergeron, American game show host
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Dinner was a can of Progresso Southwestern Chicken soup! Was not in the mood to cook and really full from lunch and a couple bites of the guacamolé at cocktail time.
Some interesting tidbits from Brooklyn Vivia:
THE WHOLE NINE YARDS
American fighter planes in WW2 had machine guns that were fed by a belt
of cartridges. The average plane held belts that were 27 feet (9 yards)
long. If the pilot used up all his ammo he was said to have given it the
whole nine yards.

BUYING THE FARM
This is synonymous with dying. During WW1 soldiers were given life
insurance policies worth $5,000. This was about the price of an average
farm so if you died you "bought the farm" for your survivors.

VEGETERIAN PAELLA
(A great side dish for chicken or beef or whatever!)

2 T. olive oil
2 cups chopped onions
2 cups green bell pepper, sliced
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 cups brown rice, uncooked
2 cups vegetable broth
1 cup water
1 t. ground turmeric (if you like it)
1/2 t. dried thyme
2 cups tomatoes, chopped
1 cup peas (or green beans)
1/2 cup olives, chopped
2 T. fresh parsley, chopped (or cilantro)
1/4 t. black pepper
1 (14oz) can artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
DIRECTIONS:
Heat olive oil in stockpot over med-high heat. Add onion, bell peppers, mushrooms, and garlic. Saute for 5-6 min. Stir in rice, broth, water, turmeric, and thyme. Bring to boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10-15 minutes. Stir in tomato, peas, olives, parsley, pepper, and artichokes. Cook 3-5 minutes, or until rice is tender and mix is heated through.
Serves 6
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao
xo Sue Mom Bobo
May 6th - 12th
National Nurses Week

National Nurses Week, and a number of specific Nurses Days during this week, provides recognition to nurses for their contributions and commitment to quality health care. It brings awareness to the importance of nurses in the care , comfort, and well being of all of us, and especially our children and the aging, and those in poor health.