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Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Rain (!) ~ André Rieu & The Bull ~ Cathy Norman ~ Popcorn

Good 43º morning. And guess what? IT'S RAINING! How shocking. Looks like California is getting more too!
Yesterday the rain stopped. Here is some blue sky!

OMGOSH, you will love this. I was laughing out loud, and still am giggling over it. André Rieu and orchestra and an hilarious happening at the concert!!! Thanks Ike Saben (LASD ret) for sharing this with me. xo

This reminds me of 'back in the day' when I was in high school, Woodrow Wilson, and the mascot was a mule (natch!) and Sue Shewalter and I were the 'insides' of the mule. I was working the head and she the rear! I'd back her up and she'd sit on a football players lap! Ahhh... the good old days! And to think not one picture was taken of the mascot at any football game by any annual staff or school newspaper photographer! DANG!

Today is a special birthday... my friend Cathy Norman (LASD ret). She was at ELA when I worked there. Her mom, Erika, is a pal also..... This taken July 1998. Cathy worked patrol and I worked 911 and Calls for service at the desk.

Historically this date...
1883 – The first electric lighting system employing overhead wires, built by Thomas Edison, begins service at Roselle, New Jersey.

1915 – Georges Claude patents the neon discharge tube for use in advertising.

1935 – Coopers Inc. sells the world's first briefs.

1937 – Howard Hughes sets a new air record by flying from Los Angeles, California to New York City in 7 hours, 28 minutes, 25 seconds.

1953 – 71.7% of all television sets in the United States are tuned in to I Love Lucy to watch Lucy give birth.

1978 – The last Volkswagen Beetle made in Germany leaves VW's plant in Emden. Beetle production in Latin America continues until 2003.

1981 – Iran Hostage Crisis: United States and Iranian officials sign an agreement to release 52 American hostages after 14 months of captivity.

1986 – The first IBM PC computer virus is released into the wild. A boot sector virus dubbed (c)Brain, it was created by the Farooq Alvi Brothers in LahorePakistan, reportedly to deter piracy of the software they had written.

1991 – Gulf WarIraq fires a second Scud missile into Israel, causing 15 injuries.

And births this date include...
1807 – Robert E. Lee, American Confederate general (d. 1870)

1809 – Edgar Allan Poe, American writer and poet (d. 1849)

1839 – Paul Cézanne, French painter (d. 1906)

... I really like his paintings...


1922 – Guy Madison, American actor (d. 1996)

1923 – Jean Stapleton, American actress (d.2013)

1930 – Tippi Hedren, American actress

1939 – Phil Everly, American musician (d. 2014)
"wake up little Susie, wake up" !!

1943 – Janis Joplin, American singer (Big Brother and the Holding Company) (d. 1970)

1944 – Shelley Fabares, American actress

1946 – Dolly Parton, American singer and actress

1947 – Paula Deen, American chef and restaurateur]
.... that phoney Southern drawl is sickening.... ya'll!

1953 – Desi Arnaz, Jr., American actor
.... sh*t... he looks like Perry Como!

1958 – Thomas Kinkade, American painter (d. 2012)
Back therapy yesterday. Ahhhh...... Stacy is magical the way she makes the pain go away!
Later.... dinner was reruns of the mini pizzas, chair, wine, TV.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 19th
National Popcorn Day (YES!)

Corn was first domesticated in Mexico 9,000 years ago from a wild grass.
During the Great Depression, popcorn was fairly inexpensive at 5–10 cents a bag and became popular. Thus, while other businesses failed, the popcorn business thrived and became a source of income for many struggling farmers, including the Reddenbacher family, namesake of the famous popcorn brand. During World War II, sugar rations diminished candy production, and Americans compensated by eating three times as much popcorn as they had before.
At least six localities (all in the Midwestern United States) claim to be the "Popcorn Capital of the World;":Ridgway, IllinoisValparaiso, IndianaVan Buren, IndianaSchaller, IowaMarion, Ohio; and North Loup, Nebraska. According to the USDAcorn used for popcorn production is specifically planted for this purpose; most is grown in Nebraska and Indiana, with increasing area in Texas.
As the result of an elementary school project, popcorn became the official state snack food of Illinois.
January 19 is National Popcorn Day in the United States.

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