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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Rain ~ Summit Snow ~ Shear Perfection ~ Lunch At Musashi ~ Jim Forbus ~ Tamale

Sorry to be so late today. Been having phone problems and then the modem went out. The phone company guy, Greg, was here at 8:45. He just left (9:45) and fixed everything. Found a broken line. He amazed me. Super efficient and super nice. So, back in business!!!

Good 37º drizzling snow on my mountain morning.
Rain continued from Monday night mostly drizzling light rain on and off all day and then some hard rain last night. Another 3/4" of the wet stuff.... 


Not a good day to drive south from here or north from Ca... our Siskiyou summit is looking pretty forbidding...


Yesterday was haircut day with my fav gal Leah.....

Lots of fun chatting while she worked on my hair. She told me about a cauliflower recipe that absolutely made me drool. She promised it email it to me so I can share.
Next was lunch at Musashi ( http://musashisushi.com/ ) in Grants Pass with Jennifer and Mike, and Micol and Bob.
Jennifer & Micol:

My sushi lunch.:

"Spider Rolls" shared by the others:

Really nice time with good friends. At Mike's suggestion I tried the "Tomodachi" which is hot saké and plum wine:



OMGOSH! That was soooooooooooo good. I am addicted! I had two!
A good friend from back in the early Temple City days, Jim Forbus, is celebrating his birthday today. Jerry nicknamed him "The Busses".  HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIM!! Jim is former LASD, former Washoe Co Lt, and now a Reno real estate entrepreneur!
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Historically this date....
1823 – A Visit from St. Nicholas, also known as The Night Before Christmas, is published anonymously.

1968 – The 82 sailors from the USS Pueblo are released after eleven months of internment in North Korea.

1970 – The North Tower of the World Trade Center in ManhattanNew York City is topped out at 1,368 feet (417 m), making it the tallest building in the world.

1972 – A 6.5 magnitude earthquake strikes the Nicaraguan capital of Managua killing more than 10,000.

1972 – The 16 survivors of the Andes flight disaster are rescued after 73 days, having survived by cannibalism.

1986 – Voyager, piloted by Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager, lands at Edwards Air Force Base in California becoming the first aircraft to fly non-stop around the world withoutaerial or ground refueling.

And births this date include....
1918 – José Greco, Italian-born flamenco dancer (d. 2001)

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1946 – Susan Lucci, American actress
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1971 – Corey Haim, Canadian actor (d. 2010)
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Dinner....a tamale with guacamole (from Costco) .... Simple and good!

Chair, wine, TV, Hallmark Christmas movie...
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 23rd
National Pfeffernüsse Day

PFEFFERNÜSSE or PFEFFERNUESSE

Pfeffernüsse (pronounced FEH-fehr-NEE-suh—the word means “pepper nuts”) are hard, spicy cookies, often dunked in wine during a visit (think of a tea party with wine). The “nuts” refer to the nut-like hardness of the cookie; there are no nuts in the recipe, which includes gingerbread spices (anise, cloves, nutmeg), pepper and citron. The black pepper adds to the spiciness without adding heat. Here’s a recipe.