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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Deer & Turkeys ~ Alex & Jack's Alaska Trip ~ Spaghetti Zucchini/Shrimp/Mezzaluna ~ New TV Shows ~ Vanilla Ice Cream Day

Good 59º clear sunny morning. Thunderstorms possible late afternoon early evening. Probably east of us.

It warmed to 95º yesterday.

Yesterday was exciting... watered, vacuumed, dusted, washed Dude's "kanji" off the glass doors, washed towels, and put together something for dinner.....

Breakfast/Lunch consisted of a layer of baby spinach, some shredded cooked chicken thigh, tomatoes, and a dressing of mayonnaise, lemon juice, and olive oil. And a Franz cheesy bagel half, heated and sprayed with butter.

The two does and one fawn were out in the shade.... watching the turkeys!

Later they came in the front yard and munched on grass, grapevines, and the apple tree leaves.

Alex and Jack are off on a cruise to Alaska with their dad.  Itinerary...
I hope they have a great time!!! Gonna be a long one!

Historically this date.............

1903 – The Ford Motor Company sells its first car.

1984 – Vanessa Williams becomes the first Miss America to resign when she surrenders her crown after nude photos of her appeared in Penthouse magazine.

and births this date include...

1918 – Pee Wee Reese, American baseball player (d. 1999)

1936 – Don Drysdale, American baseball player (d. 1993)

1938 – Charles Harrelson, American convicted murderer; father of Woody Harrelson (d. 2007) Interesting read....

1961 – Woody Harrelson, American actor (same birthday as his father)
............very strange man.

1973 – Monica Lewinsky, American White House intern
Interesting how just one blow job can make you a movie star!

Later my concoction for dinner consisted of spiral cut spaghetti zucchini, Alfredo sauce, pesto, Schwans garlic shrimp, and straight from Italy... Mezzaluna!  

First I sauteéd the zucchini with some olive oil and garlic... Next add in the Alfredo sauce and pesto...

According to instructions, I thawed the shrimp in the microwave...

 The pasta was cooked per directions, and all added together. OMGOOOOOOOD!!!!

Then it was chair, wine, and TV. Saw a couple new shows.... Wilderness Vet (on the Animal Planet

which was very interesting. Then They Voyager with Josh Garcia (on the public television channel ).. he traveled to Florence Italy
and America's Test Kitchen ( ).

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 23rd

Five Food Finds about Vanilla:

  1. Vanilla is the only edible fruit of the orchid family, the largest family of flowering plants in the world.
  2. It’s a tropical orchid, and there are more than 150 varieties of vanilla, though only two types – Bourbon and Tahitian — are used commercially.
  3. Vanilla grows within the 20-degree band either side of the Equator and is native to the Americas.
  4. The Olmeca people on the Gulf Coast of Mexico were perhaps the first to use vanilla as a flavoring in beverages.
  5. The Totonaca people of the Gulf coast of Mexico were probably the first people to domesticate vanilla.
1904 The Ice Cream cone was invented. Charles E. Minches invents the ice cream cone for his customers convenience at the St. Louis World’s Fair (The Louisiana Purchase Exhibition). This is only one account, there are several other candidates.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Dude ~ Wimer ~ World's 10 Amazing People ~ Jon Harting ~ Linda Kuehl ~ Hammock Day

Good 51º clear sunny morning. Hit 90º yesterday. Not too shabby.

Yesterday morning I took Dude to the vets to have his stitches removed.
He's doing fine with that, but still a limping problem with his back leg, so will make an appointment for an x-ray next week. The doc checked it out and watched him walk. We'll see what is causing the problem.  Then a    stop at the Post Office to pick up a package. A stop at friend Pat's to drop off my old shredder. She said she wanted it, too small for me, since I shred almost everything I get in the mail.

I had not been up our road to Wimer in a very long time. The Wimer Covered Bridge had collapsed a few years back, 2003,  and Brian and Jen had ridden across it on my old Harley the day before! Boy were they lucky!!!

Anyway, going up that road there are lots of changes, mostly run down places and old junk cars. There is a HUGE marijuana grow up there too. Acres and acres and lots of buildings (assuming for growing in winter and also packaging) being built.

Ok now, here is a short video of 10 of the world's most amazing people .... for one reason or another... mostly weird stuff!!

Two special birthdays today.... high school pal Jon Harting. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JON!!!
   When he and his Linda came up here to buy Jerry's John Deere.

And also celebrating is pal Patty K's daughter in law, Linda Kuehl. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA!!!

I hope you guys both have a special day!!!

Historically this date....
1933 – Wiley Post becomes the first person to fly solo around the world traveling 15,596 miles (25,099 km) in 7 days, 18 hours and 45 minutes.

1934 – Outside Chicago's Biograph Theater, "Public Enemy No. 1" John Dillinger is mortally wounded by FBI agents.

1991 – Jeffrey Dahmer is arrested in Milwaukee after police discover human remains in his apartment.

... creepy and crazy like that guy who killed all those people in Colorado Friday! Beaten to death by fellow inmate!

2011 – Norway is the victim of twin terror attacks, the first being a bomb blast which targeted government buildings in central Oslo, the second being a massacre at a youth camp on the island of Utøya.

And births this date include...
1890 – Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, American Kennedy family matriarch (d. 1995)

1908 – Amy Vanderbilt, American etiquette authority (d. 1974)
.... Etiquette? No such thing anymore!!!!!!!! Kids and adults alike are rude, crude, and unrefined! Not manner one!

1923 – Bob Dole, American politician, 1996 Republican Presidential candidate

1943 – Bobby Sherman, American singer and actor
....LAPD reserve officer

1947 – Albert Brooks, American comedian

1955 – Willem Dafoe, American actor

Later it was a quiet evening. Just chair, wine, and TV. I am getting frustrated with Family Feud. The questions they ask "100 people" or "100 men" or "100 women" come back with some super stupid answers! So, naturally the players don't get them right. Ah well....

Have a good weekend everyone!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 22nd
Hammock Day

Summer is in full swing. It's time to slow down and to relax. During the Dog Days of summer (and all of the other summer days, too), there is no better place to slow down and relax, than on a hammock under a shady tree.
Hammock Day is appropriately celebrated right in the middle of the Dog Days of summer (July 3 though August 11th).
Hammock Day exists to enjoy summer as it should be enjoyed. People celebrate Hammock Day by spending as much time relaxing on it as possible. Getting out of your hammock to get a snack, or your favorite summer beverage is okay. But, it is not a day for work. Cutting the lawn is forbidden on this day.

Origin of Hammock Day:
Hammock Day was created by Bob Matthews, of Holiday Insights in 2008. Bob says that our lives are normally busy and hectic. Summers is a special time to lay back, enjoy the weather and re-charge our batteries .What better way to do this, than from the comfort of a hammock under a shady tree!?
Some websites have erroneously reported this as a "National" According to Bob Matthews, the creator of Hammock Day, this IS NOT a "National" day.