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Friday, January 1, 2016

Sun! ~ Dude Running ~ Ravioli Sole Dinner ~ Frank Mize ~ Bloody Mary Day

Good 26º clear and icy morning.
Yesterday was a New Year's Eve miracle with SUN!!!! Started at 31º and by 9am cooled off to 29º. The we had a heat wave ...
warmed to 57º! We started to see a little blue sky early..

OMG then there was more....

Total blue sky and lots of SUN!!!!

It sure helped get rid of the winter blahs.....
By 3 o'clock it got quite windy! And again last evening... blowing and howling. 
I took a quick trip into town to mail some stuff. Back home I opened the back end of the car and let Dude out. He loves to run.... can you see him up there???

By 2pm yesterday it was "wine o'clock"... 5pm in NY!
Yesterday for dinner I fixed some spinach & ricotta ravioli with my homemade marinara sauce (tomatoes, garlic, jalapeño, spinach, chipotle, olives, mushrooms, and cheesy Alfredo sauce), and a can of artichoke hearts. 

... and an Omaha Steak's Stuffed Sole... with scallops and crabmeat. OINK~!!! 
Today is my neighbor Frank's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY FRANK!!!
Love this...taking Lucy for a ride on the quad taking' the trash can to the road!
I really am Blessed to have such great neighbors!!!!!
Historically this date...
1890 – The Tournament of Roses Parade in PasadenaCalifornia, is first held.

1902 – The first American college football bowl game, the Rose Bowl between Michigan and Stanford, is held in Pasadena.

1908 – For the first time, a ball is dropped in New York City's Times Square to signify the start of the New Year at midnight.

1934 – Alcatraz Island becomes a United States federal prison.

1962 – United States Navy SEALs established.

1971 – Cigarette advertisements are banned on American television.

And births this date include....
1735 – Paul Revere, American patriot (d. 1818)

1752 – Betsy Ross, American seamstress (d. 1836)

1895 – J. Edgar Hoover, American FBI director (d. 1972)

1930 – Ty Hardin, American film actor

1935 – B. Kliban, American cartoonist (d. 1990)
"Love to eat them mousies. Mousies what I love to eat. Bite they little heads off, nibble on they tiny feet."
Later after a few incoming phone calls re HAPPY NEW YEAR I settled in my snuggy chair with the blanket Brian and Jen got me (electric!)

More wine, TV ... New Years Shows... which all turned out to be not of my genre, the music and musicians I had not heard and did not know who they were. I miss the old days when Dick Clark hosted. It was a lot more fun.
The Rose Parade will be on soon. Geared up to watch that. Have a great day! 2016. Wow.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy January oneth. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 1st
Bloody Mary Day

Pete Petiot’s “Original” Bloody Mary

Pete Petiot is the bartender who claimed to have invented the Bloody Mary at Harry’s American Bar in the Roaring 20’s. Credit actually goes to comedian George Jessel in the 1950s—read the history of the Blood Mary. But Petiot, who became head barman at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City, served this recipe:
Shake with ice and strain into a short glass.

Different Alcohol

If your favorite spirit isn’t vodka, try one of these:
  • Ruddy Mary: Replace vodka with gin.
  • Red Eye: Replace vodka with beer, also replacing tomato juice with Clamato
    (see also Michelada Clementina)
  • Snowball, Bloody Snowball: Replace vodka with Bourbon
  • Virgin Mary: Made without alcohol