Good 52º clear sunny morning.
Bruiser is doing really well. His foot seems fine. He came in and got on top of my printer/fax (that is why I have a towel over them) and decided to take a nap........
Yesterday Mike Artoff of Artoff Plumbing came by and changed the filter in my well pump.
^Mike with his dad, who passed away a number of years ago. Mike's dad and Jerry were friends. Mike was here with his assistant Steve, whose dad is a cop locally and also a firearms instructor, like Jerry was. Such nice guys!
Picture of the Day ... African male lion with his cub
Speaking of African animals... Interesting about elephant ears.......
An elephant's large ears have thick bases with thin tips. The ear flaps, or 'pinnae', contain numerous blood vessels called capillaries. Warm blood flows into the capillaries, helping to release excess body heat into the environment.
This process occurs when the pinnae are still, and the elephant can enhance the effect by flapping its ears. Larger ear surfaces contain more capillaries, and more heat can be released. Of all the elephants, African bush elephants live in the hottest climates and have the largest ear flaps. They are listed as vulnerable by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Another unique characteristic of elephants is their capability to hear at low frequencies- as low as 1 kHz. The hertz symbol Hz (named after the German physicist Herz) is the derived unit of frequency in the International System of Units (SI).Elephants can live up to 70 years in the wild. They communicate by touch, sight, smell, and sound; elephants use an infrasound and seismic communication over long distances. They appear to have self-awareness and show empathy for dying or dead animals of their own kind. As shown in the picture, they also can care for other animals in the wild.
More Info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elephant
Some foods are all about comfort and feel-good memories, like macaroni and cheese. This Chicken Mac 'n' Cheese recipe is meant to be shared with friends, family, or even neighbors who need a little extra comfort in their lives. Besides, this extra-cheesy, chicken-stuffed, and buttery cracker-topped dish is too good not to share!
- 8 ounces elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions
- 2 cups chunked cooked chicken
- 2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
- 1 (10-1/2-ounce) can cream of chicken soup, undiluted
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 3/4 cup milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 cup coarsely crushed butter crackers
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
Two special birthdays today.... JoAnne Webb, wife of the infamous Arlon (1959 Wilsonite) is celebrating today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOANN!!
Also celebrating is Brooklyn NY pal Vivia Dennis. HAPPY BIRTHDAY VIVIA!!
Historically this date.......
1900 – Empress Dowager Longyu of China orders all foreigners killed, including foreign diplomats and their families.
1983 – Space Shuttle program: STS-7, Astronaut Sally Ride becomes the first American woman in space.
And births this day include....
1942 – Paul McCartney, English singer-songwriter, musician, and producer (The Beatles, The Quarrymen, and The Fireman)
1976 – Blake Shelton, American singer-songwriter and guitarist
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo