Good 36º foggy/cloudy morning.
Yesterday about noon it started drizzling. By then it was a whopping 39º. We got a magnitude 1/10" of the wet stuff!
I had gone outside to fill the bird feeders, and a young turkey was in the yard. Dude scared the poop out of it and I had to call him off, as he had it cornered and it was going nuts. I opened the gate, and backed off so it could escape. He lost two feathers in the process of attempted escape!
It kept trying to get through the fence. Cat can do that, but the turkeys are too big. And dumb! Oh well, it's safe now.
This is interesting...
Hummingbirds fly backwards, and they are the only birds capable of doing so. The hummingbird has a unique muscle and wing structure that gives them a level of flight control unlike any other bird. Like a helicopter, the hummingbird can hover, fly right to left, left to right, diagonal, forwards, and even backwards. You may notice that their wings move so quickly that they are just a blur. This blurred effect is a result of their wings flapping between 15 to 100 times per second to maintain the kind of agility to allow them to fly backwards.
Sadly yesterday another famous Hollywood icon passed away.
The toll keeps rising for those who do drugs! George Michael also was heavy into drugs in prior years and died too young also.
Today is a special birthday... "Uncle Bud" aka Captain Hansen of Temple Station fame and later Chief Hansen.... This at Wayside Chili Cook Off....
HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE BUD!!!! ox Miss you!
Historically this date....
.... LOVE riding those!!!
1958 – "Greatest Game Ever Played" – Baltimore Colts defeat the New York Giants in the first ever National Football League sudden death overtime game at New York's Yankee Stadium.
..... wow, Johnny Unitas vs Frank Gifford and Pat Summerall!
...........sad sad sad day!! "Monkey Wards" a fav place to shop!
And births this date include....
1856 – Woodrow Wilson, American politician, 28th President of the United States, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1924)
My High School named after him! Our school mascot was a Mule~! LOL.Of course Sue Shewealter and I were inside the mascot running around on the football field, but did anyone get a picture? No.
1934 – Dame Maggie Smith, British actress
1954 – Denzel Washington, American actor
1972 – Adam Vinatieri, American football player
...only kicker to win 5 Super Bowl rings... 4 with Patriots and 1 with Colts. (Brian and I shared!)
No kidding!!! TWICE electing Ovamit and an attempt to elect Hill-liary!!! Wednesday Thursday Friday!!!
Dinner was a super good concoction. I first put the rest of the rice/veggie casserole I made on the 23rd (http://oregonsue.blogspot.com/2016/12/rain-housework-leak-algebra-jim-forbus.html ) into a pie plate. I cut up a yam and shredded a couple boneless skinless cooked chicken thighs on top....
Then I smoothed a can of Cream of Chicken/Mushroom soup over the top....
Next was grated cheddar/Jack cheese.....
Baked at 350º for an hour.....
OMGOOOD! Super tasty and creamy. Perfect!
Watched a rerun of Chicago Fire, tried watching the Kennedy Center Awards (ICK!!!), played solitaire on my iPad and drank a wine.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo