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Friday, January 8, 2016

Being A Cat ~ Couple On Safari ~ Sunshine ~ Birds ~ Bruiser ~ LA River ~ Looting ~ Toffee

Good 36º very foggy morning.

I got this from high school pal, Mary (Fancher) Zavala... OMGOSH! The husband and wife are on an African safari and they see a cheetah chasing down a small antelope. The husband remarked that the antelope might escape. The wife answers, "If that antelope survives this one, I'll give you sex every day for the rest of your life." For the results, click on the link ...  only 20 seconds long!
Yesterday stayed gloomy and foggy til about noon... and then SUNSHINE!!!

And the birds were out and happy...

We warmed to 57º by 2:15. Heat wave! Turned off the heater. Bruiser came in for a nap on my printer/scanners....

And then the sun went away at 2:30! Clouds came in....
Historically this date...
1935 – The United States national debt is 0 for the only time.

1981 – A local farmer reports a UFO sighting in Trans-en-Provence, France, claimed to be "perhaps the most completely and carefully documented sighting of all time".

1994 – Russian cosmonaut Valeri Polyakov on Soyuz TM-18 leaves for Mir. He would stay on the space station until March 22, 1995, for a record 437 days in space.

2011 – An attempted assassination of Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and subsequent shooting in Casas Adobes, Arizona at a Safeway grocery store kills 6 people and wounds 13, including Giffords.

And births this date include....
1911 – Gypsy Rose Lee, American actress and entertainer (d. 1970)

1912 – José Ferrer, Puerto Rican actor (d. 1992)
Married to Rosemary Cloony and had 5 children.

1926 – Soupy Sales, American comedian (d. 2009)

1935 – Elvis Presley, American singer (d. 1977)

1942 – Yvette Mimieux, American actress

1947 – David Bowie, English musician
Here is some history of the LA River. If you grew up there like I did, this is interesting. ..... and a picture of it today, filled up from all the rains ...

When the Spanish government decided in 1777 to construct its first agricultural settlements in California to feed the missions and presidios, they picked a site on high ground west of the river they called El Río de Nuestra Señora La Reina de Los Ángeles de Porciúncula.
The namesake settlement of Los Angeles became the second city in California after San Jose, with a water ditch — the zanja madre — diverting flow to the city.
The river, its tributaries and artesian wells made Los Angeles County one of the biggest cattle and food producing centers in the nation. Fishermen caught steelhead trout in the pools, and waterwheels ran flour mills in the currents.
But as Yankee newcomers poured in during the 19th century and settled on lower-lying areas, they suffered catastrophic floods.
After epochal rains in 1862 turned much of the basin into a lake, residents began clamoring to raise the banks of the river and build upstream dams.
What made the river so tempestuous was topography. Pacific storms stall against the San Gabriels, some of the steepest mountains in the world, with sparse vegetation to slow down the rainwater as it plummets down granite canyons.
Water from 834 square miles of rugged terrain, some higher than 7,000 feet, drains into the L.A. River. Excluding the mountain washes that feed it, the main river drops 800 feet from its source in Canoga Park to its mouth in Long Beach, 51 miles away. The Mississippi drops that much over 2,300 miles.
Shared by Cyndi! LOL!!! True.

Later it was reruns for dinner... chair, wine, TV.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 8th
National Toffee Day

Who would think, to look at a cup of sugar and a bar of butter, that combining the two at high heat would produce wonderful toffee! Thank goodness for adventurous cooks.
Toffee is basically caramelized sugar and butter...but follow the trail after that and the story gets confusing. Read all about it in The ABC’s of Toffee (including the difference between toffee and buttercrunch).

A favorite is Cary's Of Oregon for toffee. They make a trail mix that is fabulous!!! Made with toasted almonds, dried cranberries, raisins, and large chunks of their toffee.

Cary's is located in Grants Pass on Union Street behind Three Rivers Hospital. You can purchase their products in person on on line at the above website.