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Saturday, January 9, 2016

Rain ~ Los Angeles 1949 ~ Robins ~ Passed Away in 2015 ~ Saturday/Sunday Football Playoff Games ~ Back Therapy ~ Spaghetti Et. Al. ~ Shades of Blue

Good drizzling dark cloudy morning. Rain started in the night and so far 1/5".

On this date in 1949 Los Angeles got snow! I remember it well. Our Christmas tree was in the backyard and covered with snow. I got up from my nap and was amazed. Played in the front yard happily until a neighbor boy came and threw a snowball at me! I cried. I was only 3 at the time! Daddy told him to "go home!". His name was Matthew!

Yesterday there were dozens and dozens of Robins in my pasture. Hard to get their pictures...

Are they confused? It's not Spring yet!!!

Died in 2015:
Rod McKuen, poet, d. January age 81
Jackie Collins, novelist, d. September age 77
Rod Taylor, actor, d. January age 84
Anita Ekberg, actress, d. January age 83
Leonard Nimoy, actor, d. February age 83
Christopher Lee, actor, d. June age 93
Omar Sharif, actor, d. July age 83
Wes Craven, director, d. August age 76
Maureen O'Hara, actress, d. October age 96
Robert Loggia, actor, d. December age 85
Lesley Gore, singer, d. February age 68
Ben E. King, singer, d. April age 76
B.B. King, singer/guitarist, d. May age 89
Paul Prudhomme, chef, d. October age 75
Mario Cuomo, NY Governor, d. January age 82
Ernie Banks, Chicago short-stop, d. January age 83
Frank Gifford, NY Giant, d. August age 84
Yogi Berra, NY Yankee, d. September age 90
Today and tomorrow are NFL playoff games... schedule:

Super Bowl is Sunday February 7th.
Historically this date...
1788 – Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.
1857 – The Fort Tejon earthquake strikes California, registering an estimated magnitude of 7.9.

1858 – Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide.
1947 – Elizabeth "Betty" Short, the Black Dahlia, is last seen alive.
2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone.
And births this date include....
1915 – Fernando Lamas, Argentine actor (d. 1982)
1925 – Lee Van Cleef, American actor (d. 1989)
1935 – Bob Denver, American actor (d. 2005)
1940 – Jimmy Boyd, American actor and singer (d. 2009)
"I saw momma kissing Santa Claus..."
1951 – Crystal Gayle, American singer
(Too much hair. Too long. Yuck)
1955 – J. K. Simmons, American actor
Yesterday was so filled over the top with excitement. Dishes, vacuuming, cleaning out the fridge, etc. Then my back therapy appointment with Stacy Thetford in RR. First she does an ultrasound massage, then a deep tissue massage then electrical nerve stimulation....
Afterwards I feel soooooooooooooooooo relaxed.
Last night I wanted to be creative in the kitchen.
Angel hair pasta, artichoke hearts, reconstituted dried mushrooms, fresh tomatoes, olive oil, baby spinach, shallot, garlic spread, celery..... butter and cream cheese!
Cooked and drained pasta. In the large pan I heated olive oil and garlic sauce. Sautéed the mushrooms, celery, and shallot. Added in the diced tomatoes, artichoke hearts. Stirred in the pasta and added in baby spinach. Then topped that with a couple pats of butter and some cream cheese...

Everything was stirred together and heated well...
   Oink oink oink.... AWESOMELY GOOD!
Later it was chair, wine, TV. I had recorded a new show, Shades of Blue two nights previous (there are several listings for the pilot at different times and channels) so watched it.

Jennifer Lopez plays the main character and Ray Liotta is her boss. It's all about police corruption and not following the laws.  I was very unhappy with the show. Now is not the time for showing police in a bad light!! And as far as Lopez's acting goes... not great, mediocre to fair. Will not waste my time with any more of the episodes.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
January 9th
National Apricot Day

January 9th is National Apricot Day. We’re not sure why, since apricot season in the U.S. is from May through August (any fresh apricots found in the winter months have made a long trip from the southern hemisphere).
Yet, you can toast the day with an apricot brandy sour, have apricot jam on your toast or sandwich (cream cheese, goat cheese, ham, turkey), make a pork roast with dried apricots, or use the jam as filling in a Sacher Torte.