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Friday, August 11, 2017

Smoke/Clouds ~ El Sereno ~ Gail Harris ~ Chuck & Linda Kuehl ~ Desktop Wallpaper Site ~ Parmesan Garlic Roasted Asparagus ~ Presidential Joke Day


Good  60º smokey morning.


Had some clouds, but still lots of smoke, so not much sun yesterday ... Hit triple digits.. made it to 100º but super humid! We were supposed to get more thunderstorms, but they skirted us here. Had some in Grants Pass.



For you former Wilsonites (Woodrow Wilson High School... Los Angeles) here is some interesting information about our old town..

I used the Google map and went to street views. OMGOSH, nothing there, except Wilson, looks the same! Sad. That above is the new library.


Special birthday, "Just Plain Bruce" Harris' (LASD ret) wife Gail is celebrating today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GAIL!



And wedding anniversary today is celebrated by Chuck and Linda Kuehl. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!



Historically this date...
1929 – Babe Ruth becomes the first baseball player to hit 500 home runs in his career with a home run at League Park in Cleveland, Ohio.


1934 – The first civilian prisoners arrive at the Federal prison on Alcatraz Island.


1942 – Actress Hedy Lamarr and composer George Antheil receive a patent for aFrequency-hopping spread spectrum communication system that later became the basis for modern technologies in wireless telephones and Wi-Fi.


1965 – Race riots (the Watts Riots) begin in the Watts area of Los Angeles, California.


1972 – Vietnam War: the last United States ground combat unit leaves South Vietnam.




And births this date include...
1923 – Stan Chambers, American journalist (d. 2015)
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1933 – Jerry Falwell, American pastor and evangelist (d. 2007)
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1950 – Steve Wozniak, American computer scientist and programmer, co-founded Apple Inc.
Two Steves! Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak!
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1953 – Hulk Hogan, American wrestler and actor
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Here is a neat site. If you like something new as your desktop wallpaper, go here. They have thousands of photos!



Do you like asparagus? Here is a super recipe (instructions written out and also on a short video)

Not only is it good just to eat with a dip but you could also make a sandwich out of it, using toasted (or not) sourdough bread coated with some mayonnaise.

Best Foods Balsamic is awesomely good!!!


Yesterday I had leftovers I dug out of the freezer for dinner.


Chair, wine, TV....


All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 11th
Presidential Joke Day

Presidential Joke Day - presidents have a sense of humor, too.  Many people believe this is a day to make jokes about the president. On the contrary, this day is for presidents to make a joke. On this day in 1984, President Ronald Reagan made a doozie.

On August 11, 1984, just before his regular Saturday radio address, President Ronald Reagan was doing a voice test with the microphone. He thought the microphone and the feed was not live. He joked into the microphone: "My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes." To his surprise, he was speaking to a live feed!

This incident led to the creation of "Presidential Joke Day". However, we do not think American presidents will make it a habit to perform jokes on, or to, the American public on this day, or any other.

The Origin of Presidential Joke Day:
Presidential Joke day began on August 11, 1984.
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