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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Fog/Rain ~ Crazy Bruiser ~ Gtanos/Blondies/Bohemian ~ Grandpa Graham's Blackberry BBQ Sauce ~ Kahlua Cake

Good 40º foggy morning.
Yesterday the sun did come out for a bit, but by 9:30am it was gone behind dark clouds. By 10am we were getting rain. It drizzled on and off all day. We ended up with 1/4".
In the morning a usual is Bruiser and Dude go out for their morning 'thing'. Then they come back in while I finish my blog. Bruiser is the wild child and loves running madly through the house and jumping up on the hutch and seeing what he can knock off! I keep a spray bottle close and spray him, and he gets down. But he will do it again and again. So, finally tired of his game I took everything off the hutch.. photos and a few nicknacks (or knicknacks, however you spell it) So, what does he do? He gets up there and just looks around! (All the pictures are sitting on the dining room table)

Lunch with the 'girls', Nancy, Jennifer, and Micol, at Gtanos, or so we thought...

I LOVE their food, South American, and their Peruvian Margaritas are the BEST. They make fresh guacamolé at your table. BUT............. their FB page said they are open at 11. NOT. They don't open til 3pm! DANG. Micol got there and so we went next door to Blondies. Nancy and Jennifer showed up. We sat there being ignored...

Got irritated and left. We went across the street to The Bohemian. Apparently the girls liked what they had, but I didn't like my Chicken Thai Lettuce Wraps. Too little, too late!
Anyway, the wine was good! And we jibber jabbered away...
           Jennifer, me, Nancy, Micol....      xoxox

I had a back therapy appointment in RR so left for that. Ahhhhh....... Stacy and her magic hands!!! Then to ACE to buy some of Grandpa Graham's Blackberry BBQ Sauce. It's made in Grants Pass. I got the Hickory Smoke, but they have other flavors.... regular & chipotle. It tastes GREAT. Berry BBQ sauce was featured on Dr. Oz recently.

I will find out where else this is sold and let you know.
Historically this date...
1951 – The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limitingPresidents to two terms, is ratified.

.... lets see how long it will be before the baboon in the White House gets that changed to unlimited!

1964 – The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.

2010 – An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale strikes central parts of Chileleaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured. The quake triggered a tsunami which struck Hawaii shortly after.
And births this date include....
a bunch of people .... and.....
1930 – Joanne Woodward, American actress


1932 – Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress (d.2011)


1934 – Van Williams, American actor
"Williams, the Green Hornet, said goodbye to Hollywood around 1970 and followed his interests into a job in the actual world of law enforcement, spending 25 years as a reserve officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and also working at the San Diego Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department."


1940 – Howard Hesseman, American actor

1980 – Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton
She's just as butt ugly as her mother!

1981 – Josh Groban, American singer
Later dinner was reruns, chair, wine, and Blue Bloods.
Tomorrow night is one of the seasons in California, Oscars, ... "Pat Me On The Back Because I Am An Actor"... (the other 3 seasons in California are Fire, Floods, and Riots. No doubt I will be on my soapbox about the Hollyweird I Love Me award show on Monday!!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 27th
National Kahlua Day

Make a White Russian, Black Russian, Mudslide,  Kahlua Sour, or any of the following:
Kahlua Dream Cake:

2 eggs
1 box German chocolate cake mix with pudding in the mix
1 12oz pkg semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 16oz tub sour cream (light or fat free is fine)
1/2 cup Kahlua liquor
powdered sugar for dusting
Combine all ingredients except powdered sugar and chocolate chips in a mixer. Fold in the chocolate chips. Pour batter into greased (or use cooking spray) Bundt pan. Bake 350º for 40-45 minutes, until cake springs back when touched.
Cool 10 minutes, put pan upside down on serving plate, and allow to cool completely. Dust with powdered sugar.  



Lydia said...

Your hutch is GORGEOUS! The shot is dark- is that a mica shade on the lamp? Your house has a soul- a beautiful one with lots of Scottish smiles about it.

The best was to watch the Oscars is to record the red carpet then fast forward- stopping at the fashions which catch my eye- in only the good way.

Oregon Sue said...

Why thank you L!!! I wouldn't say my house has "soul", more like "character" .. like me!!! Yes, a mica shade on the lamp. I have a floor standing one in the living room. Yes, I record the Hollyweird night, so I can fast forward too!!!! ox

Anonymous said...

YES, what a lovely hutch! When I saw it I thought Lydia would love it too. Antique, right? Where did you get it?
Bruiser makes me laugh so much. He seems to love to sit up high.

Poor Chelsea didn't have a chance with parents looking the way they do.
Liz Taylor was my all time favorite actress for most of my life but then it seemed that she started "over acting". More drama than necessary I thought.

LOVE Josh Groban's singing. John and I went to one of his concerts at The Honda Center. I was ticked! For a solid hour he had a black African musical group performing. Then when he finally came out his show was all about Nelson Mandella. Even the backdrop had his picture on it. Groban has a foundation for him and was raising money! The next day I wrote to the OC Register where they were reviewing his show and told them I didn't pay all that money to see a political rant!! I did enjoy his singing tho!

XO Trisha

Oregon Sue said...

Thanks T! It is antique, but don't know it origin. A guy Jerry worked with at the range had a girlfriend and I bought it from her when she was trying to raise money. ox