Good 56º very cloudy morning.
Yesterday about 11am...
Dude was enjoying the sunshine and napped.
I watched Bruiser head down the driveway toward my gate. Just past the creek bed he jumped through the fence into Frank and Cindy's property. He was gone for quite a while, until the rain started......
The rain started at almost 3pm .... by almost 4pm we were getting thunder boomers!
Nice. We ended up with about 1/4".
Boy, yesterday was a trial with AOL. I am not the only one that is getting fed up with them. Doesn't stay on line. Freezes all the time. Need to look into something else, although don't want to, as I have had AOL for 20 years!
Talked to a tech, in Romania!!!, who did help me get back going, but even after uninstalling and reinstalling it still freezes up. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr........... Communicated with a bunch of friends who also have AOL and they had the same complaints. I don't think just because Verizon is buying AOL it will change anything. Wish there was another carrier that was as easy to use as AOL has been all these years. Dang!
Was in a poopy mood too, so not much got accomplished. Dinner was a rerun of the veggie and crab from Wednesday. Awesomely good though! Watched a goofy moive, Sideways, and the Bruise did nothing but sleep after his several hour adventure and running home in the rain!
Historically this date......
1807 – A grand jury indicts former Vice President of the United States Aaron Burr on a charge of treason.
1942 – World War II: Ted Williams of the Boston Red Sox enlists in the United States Marine Corps as a flight instructor.
... interesting read.. perpetuated for insurance fraud....
1972 – Ceylon adopts a new constitution, thus becoming a Republic, changes its name toSri Lanka, and joins the Commonwealth of Nations.
1997 – Kelly Flinn, US Air Force's first female bomber pilot certified for combat, accepts ageneral discharge in order to avoid a court martial.
1998 – Lewinsky scandal: a federal judge rules that United States Secret Service agents can be compelled to testify before a grand jury concerning the scandal, involvingPresident Bill Clinton
2011 – An EF5 Tornado strikes the US city of Joplin, Missouri killing 161 people, the single deadliest US tornado since modern record keeping began in 1950.
And births this date include...
1927 – Michael Constantine, American actor
.... speaking of things Greek~!
My goodness, he's still married to Paula Prentiss since '61!
1942 – Barbara Parkins, Canadian actress
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
National Vanilla Pudding Day
Vanilla Pudding History
May 22 is National Vanilla Pudding Day, but what we enjoy today is far different from the dish’s origins.
Culinary historians believe that the precursor of vanilla pudding originated in earl early medieval Europe, an evolution of an Arab pudding-like dish of rice and . The oldest recipe known dates back to the early 13th century, a translation that is believed to have been based on a manuscript from the 12th century or earlier.
Over the centuries, the recipe turned into blancmange (pronounced blah-MOHNJ), meaning “white dish,” from the Old French blanc mangier. This dish was enjoyed by Europe’s wealthy during the Middle Ages. It appears frequently in recipe collections of the time from all over the Continent, and is called one of “the few truly international dishes of medieval and early modern Europe.”*
The dish is referred to in the prologue to Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales and in an early 15th century cookbook written by the chefs of Richard II. We first came across the reference as a child, in the book Little Women.
Originally a white stew, the key of the original blancmange were milk or almond milk, sugar and shredded capon or fish. In the 17th century, the meat was dropped and the dish evolved into a made with cream and eggs (and, later, gelatin*). In the 19th century, arrowroot and cornstarch were added and the dish evolved into the final, modern blanc mange, known in the U.S. as vanilla pudding (and originally known as cornstarch pudding).