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Monday, September 20, 2021

Full Moon ~ Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ NFL Carolina Panthers ~Shrimp Fried Rice ~ Tucker Pendleton ~ Steve Voors ~ Pepperoni Pizza Day

 

Good 43º foggy morning. 
 
Be careful out there with the full moon! Crazy people and crazy drivers!!
 
 
Yesterday we had rain on and off during the morning and then we got some sunshine... we topped at 74º.


 
 
Picture of the Day ... an interesting street name!
 

 
 
 
Interesting about the Carolina Panthers NFL Football Team....
 

The Panthers joined the NFL as an expansion team in 1995 along with the Jaguars. With the league currently a tidy 32 clubs, it is unlikely expansion will ever occur again.

In 1987, Jerry Richardson submitted his interest in obtaining an NFL expansion team. The NFL had announced that the league would expand to two more teams and Richardson wanted to be at the front of the line. A stadium site was then selected, and in 1989, Richardson unveiled plans for a privately funded venue in uptown Charlotte.

In 1992, the NFL cut their expansion list from 11 prospective cities to seven. In May, the list was reduced to five cities: Memphis, Baltimore, Jacksonville, Charlotte and St. Louis. Finally, on October 26, 1993, the NFL awarded Charlotte the first of two expansion teams.

In only the fourth season, the team won their division. In 2003, the Panthers won the NFC crown and subsequently lost to the Patriots 32–29 in a tightly played Super Bowl XXXVIII.

Richardson’s son Mark is responsible for the selection of the team name "Panthers." Mark felt that there should be some “synergy” between the name and the team colors and also suggested the team colors of black, blue and silver.

Origin Facts:

Established: 1995

Original Owner: Jerry Richardson

Original Colors: Black, blue, silver & white

First Stadium: Memorial Stadium, seating 80,301

 


The team is headquartered in Bank of America Stadium in Uptown Charlotte; the stadium also serves as the team's home field.

 


The Carolina Panthers support a variety of non-profits in North and South Carolina through the Carolina Panthers Charities. Four annual scholarships are awarded to student athletes through the Carolina Panthers Graduate Scholarship and the Carolina Panthers Players Sam Mills Memorial Scholarship programs. Carolina Panthers Charities also offers grants to non-profits that support education, athletics, and human services in the community. The Panthers and Fisher Athletic have provided six equipment grants to high school football teams in the Carolinas each year since 2010. Carolina Panthers Charities raises funds at three annual benefits: the Countdown to Kickoff Luncheon, the team's first public event each season; Football 101, an educational workshop for fans; and the Weekend Warrior Flag Football Tournament, a two-day non-contact flag football tournament. Another annual benefit is Taste of the Panthers, a gourmet food tasting which raises funds for Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina.

 

The Panthers have developed heated rivalries with the three fellow members of the NFC South (the Atlanta Falcons, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and New Orleans Saints). The team's fiercest rivals are the Falcons and Buccaneers.

The Falcons are a natural geographic rival for the Panthers, as Atlanta is only 230 miles south on I-85. The two teams have played each other twice a year since the Panthers' inception, and games between the two teams feature large contingents of Panthers fans at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium and large contingents of Falcons fans at Bank of America Stadium.

 

The Panthers' rivalry with Tampa Bay has been described as the most intense in the NFC South. The rivalry originated in 2002 with the formation of the NFC South, but became particularly heated before the 2003 season with verbal bouts between players on the two teams. It escalated further when the Panthers went to Tampa Bay and beat them in what ESPN.com writer Pat Yasinskas described as "one of the most physical contests in recent memory". The rivalry has resulted in a number of severe injuries for players on both teams, some of which were caused by foul play. One of these plays, an illegal hit on Tampa Bay punt returner Clifton Smith, sparked a brief melee between the teams in 2009.

 

The Panthers mascot....

 

 
 
 
 
From Mr. Food


 

Just because we have our weeknight routines, well, that doesn't mean they have to be boring. Sure, there are a lot of delicious shrimp fried rice recipes out there, but the secret that makes ours stand apart is chilling the rice before we cook it. It makes the fried rice lighter, and it won't get mushy later on. Our Weeknight Shrimp Fried Rice is anything but routine, and it's absolutely irresistible.

 

  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil, divided
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 3 cups cooked long grain rice, chilled
  • 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 pound raw medium shrimp, peeled and tails removed
  • 3 scallions, sliced

 

  1. In a large skillet or wok over medium heat, heat 1 tablespoon oil until hot. Add eggs and scramble 1 to 2 minutes or until fluffy; remove from skillet, chop eggs slightly, and set aside.
  2. Heat remaining oil in skillet over high heat. Add rice and stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes or until hot. Stir in peas and carrots, garlic, soy sauce, and pepper and cook 3 minutes. Stir in shrimp and cook 5 minutes or until shrimp turn pink and mixture is cooked through. Stir in scallions and chopped eggs and serve.

 

 
 
 
Special birthdays today.........
My grandson Tucker Pendleton is 17 today! Happy Birthday sweetheart!! xo
 

 
Also, good friend, he was Jerry's BFF, and LASD ret.... Steve Voors is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY 10-30 Dude! xo
 
 

Interesting that Steve's middle name is Scott and so is Tucker's!
 
 
 
Historically this date....
1881 – Chester A. Arthur is inaugurated as the 21st President of the United States following the assassination of James Garfield.


 

2011 – The United States ends its "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, allowing gay men and women to serve openly for the first time.
 

2017 – Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Puerto Rico as a powerful Category 4 hurricane, resulting in 2,975 deaths, US$90 billion in damage, and a major humanitarian crisis.
 
2019 – Roughly 4 million people, mostly students, demonstrate across the world against climate change. 16-year-old Greta Thunberg from Sweden leads the demonstration in New York City.
 
 


And births this date include....
1934 – Sophia Loren, Italian actress

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1967 – Gunnar Nelson, American musician (Nelson)

1967 – Matthew Nelson, American musician (Nelson)


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Way back when I was working for UPS and delivered a package to Ricky Nelson's house, the boys came to the door with the butler. They were so nice!
 
 
 
 
All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

 

On September 20th, Pepperoni Pizza Day recognizes the most popular pizza ever created. The day celebrates the pizza enjoyed by young and old alike.

While pizza comes with many different toppings, pepperoni is the single most popular pizza. Whether you like your pizza Chicago Style or New York Style, thin and crispy or deep dish, top it with pepperoni!

According to legend, Raffaele Esposito created the first pizza in June of 1889. The Queen of Italy, Margherita of Savoy, inspired the pizza maker so much, he created the pie-shaped delicacy. In the queen’s honor, he named it Pizza Margherita and topped the pizza with tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella. The colors represent the Italian flag.

Since then, pizza has evolved. It includes a multitude of toppings from anchovies and pineapple to sausage and bacon. However, pepperoni remains the most popular.

Italian-Americans developed the ever-popular topping through time-honored sausage-making techniques. Seasoned pork and beef sausage are smoked and cured. Once the product is ready to be sliced, it’s placed on a delicious pie and baked.

HOW TO OBSERVE 

Enjoy a slice of Pepperoni Pizza at your favorite pizzeria. Invite friends and family to share their recipes and make your own at home. Either way, the meal will be fantastic!  You can also give a shout-out to your favorite pizzeria or buy a gift card for another pizza celebration. And who doesn’t like breaking world records, especially when it involves pizza? Check out these 5 Amazing Pizza Records! Can you break one of them?

 

 

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Weather/Rain ~ Picture of the Day ~ Eastern Goldfinch ~ Pull-Apart Cheese Bread ~ Wife Appreciation Day

 



Good 52º super dark cloudy raining morning. 
 
Yesterday the rain started in the night and it POURED. It stopped about 10:30 yesterday morning.....


We topped at 72º.


 
Street Sign Picture of the Day.... want to live on this one? 😁
 

 
 
Interesting about the Eastern Goldfinch...
 

 

Also known as the wild canary or American goldfinch, the Eastern goldfinch was named Iowa's official state bird in 1933. The males are bright yellow with black and white wings while the females are more of a gray and pale yellow.

The Eastern Goldfinch is also the official state bird of New Jersey also. It was adopted officially on June 27, 1935 by New Jersey legislature.

They are small and vibrant in color. They eat seeds from flowers like dandelions, ragweed, and sunflowers. Goldfinches are unique amongst other insect-eating birds in that they almost always select an entirely plant-based diet.

 

This species merely passes over the State of Louisiana in the beginning of January, and at that season is seen there for only a few days, alighting on the highest tops of trees near water-courses, in small groups of eight or ten, males and females together. They feed at that period on the opening buds of maples, and others that are equally tender and juicy. In the month of November they are again seen moving southwards, and for a few days only.

A few breed in Kentucky and the State of Ohio, but the Middle Districts are their principal places of resort during summer, although they extend their migrations to a high latitude. They arrive in the State of New York about the middle of April; and as they become very abundant in that State during the summer.

 

The flight of the American Goldfinch is exactly similar to that of the European bird of the same name, being performed in deep curved lines, alternately rising and falling, after each propelling motion of the wings. It scarcely ever describes one of these curves without uttering two or three notes whilst ascending, such as its European relative uses on similar occasions.In this manner, its flight is prolonged to considerable distances, and it frequently moves in a circling direction before alighting. Their migration is performed during the day. They seldom alight on the ground, unless toprocure water, in which they wash with great liveliness and pleasure, after which they pick up some particles of gravel or sand. So fond of each other’s company are they, that a party of them passing on the wing will alter its course at the calling of a single one perched on a tree. This call is uttered with much emphasis: the bird prolongs its usual note, without much alteration, and as the party approaches, erects its body, and moves it to the right and left, as if turning on a pivot, apparently pleased at shewing the beauty of its plumage and the elegance of its manners. No sooner has the flock, previously on wing, alighted, than the whole party plume themselves, and then perform a little sweet concert.

The only finch in its subfamily to undergo a complete molt, the American goldfinch displays sexual dichromatism: the male is a vibrant yellow in the summer and an olive color during the winter, while the female is a dull yellow-brown shade which brightens only slightly during the summer. The male displays brightly colored plumage during the breeding season to attract a mate.

 



If you want to read a lot more about this bird, go here:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_goldfinch

 

 
 
From Mr. Food


 
I published this a couple of years ago. It's good and easy!
 
 

Our Pull-Apart Cheese Bread is great for a movie night at home with some friends and family. That's 'cause this pull-apart bread is made with delicious and irresistible ingredients, like two kinds of melted cheese and yummy buttermilk biscuits. Just don't blame us if this recipe steals the show!

 

  • 2 (16.3-ounce) packages refrigerated buttermilk biscuits
  • 1/4 cups shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese blend
  • 1/4 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chilies, drained

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350º. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Separate biscuit dough into 16 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into 6 pieces and place in a large bowl. Add cheeses and chilies; toss until well mixed. Place in baking dish.
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until golden and cooked through. Pull apart and serve.

 

***When tossing the biscuits with cheeses, make sure to separate any biscuits that stick together. This will help make sure that there is cheesy deliciousness in every bite!
 
 
 
Historically this date....
1796 – George Washington's farewell address is printed across America as an open letter to the public.

1881 – U.S. President James A. Garfield dies of wounds suffered in a July 2 shooting.


1952 – The United States bars Charlie Chaplin from re-entering the country after a trip to England.

1957 – First American underground nuclear bomb test.

1959 – Nikita Khrushchev is barred from visiting Disneyland.

1961 – Betty and Barney Hill claim that they saw a mysterious craft in the sky and that it tried to abduct them.

1985 – Tipper Gore and other political wives form the Parents Music Resource Center as Frank Zappa and other musicians testify at U.S. Congressional hearings on obscenity in rock music.
 

And births this date include....
1926 – Duke Snider, American baseball player (d. 2011)
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1928 – Adam West, American actor (d.2017)
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1933 – David McCallum, Scottish actor
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1940 – Bill Medley, American singer and songwriter (The Righteous Brothers)
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1941 – "Mama" Cass Elliot, American musician (d. 1974)
 
1960 – Mario Batali, American chef and restaurateur
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

 

Wife Appreciation Day on the third Sunday in September provides an opportunity for spouses to show appreciation to their wives.  

The relationship between two people takes balance. Every day, spouses do things for each other, sometimes without thinking. Other times, work and responsibilities get in the way. This observance offers a reminder to show a little appreciation to your wife. 

This particular observance sets aside time for couples who have no children. Not every woman is a mother, either by chance or choice. Since so many holidays celebrate families with children, this day offers a day for those who remain childless.

HOW TO OBSERVE 

Couples may choose to celebrate the day traditionally with a gift of flowers, perfume, jewelry or clothing. However, other options include a day at a spa, tickets to a show or dinner at a nice restaurant.  A foot massage and cooking breakfast or dinner at home can also say, “Thank you for all the things you do every day. I appreciate them.” 

NATIONAL WIFE APPRECIATION DAY HISTORY

While National Day Calendar research did not uncover the source of the day, we did identify the underlying meaning of Wife Appreciation Day. Even though it honored married women, the focus is on honoring those who didn’t have children. The day makes up for Mother’s Day when there are no children in the marriage. 

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Weather/Rain ~ 918 ~ Picture of the Day ~ Massachusetts History ~ Tuscan One Pot Italian-style Stew ~ Air Force Birthday

 

Good 58º raining morning!
 
Yesterday after a lot of wind the clouds moved in...

We topped at 92º.


 
Ha ha ha..... having a birthday today, especially if you are/were LE in California, is funny. 918 is a radio code for "insane person" !! (Got it, Deeewayne Honneee! 😆)
 
 
 
Picture of the Day ... USAF
 

 
 
 
Interesting about Massachusetts
 

 
Boston built the first subway system in the United States in 1897.
 
Norfolk County is the birthplace of four United States presidents: John Adams, John Quincy Adams, John Fitzgerald Kennedy and George Herbert Walker Bush.





In Holyoke, William G. Morgan, created a new game called “Mintonette” in 1895. After a demonstration given at the YMCA in nearby Springfield, the name “Mintonette” was replaced with the now familiar name “Volleyball.”
 
The Fig Newton was named after Newton, Massachusetts.


 
The visible portion of Plymouth Rock is a lumpy fragment of glacial moraine about the size of a coffee table, with the date 1620 cut into its surface. After being broken, dragged about the town of Plymouth by ox teams used to inspire Revolution-aries, and reverently gouged and scraped by 19th-century souvenir hunters, it is now at rest near the head of Plymouth Harbor.

 
The Basketball Hall Of Fame is located in Springfield.

1891: The first basketball game was played in Springfield.
 
Massachusetts holds the two largest cites in New England, Boston, the largest, and Worcester.
 
Quincy boasts the first Dunkin Donuts on Hancock Street and the first Howard Johnson’s on Newport Ave.


The birth control pill was invented at Clark University in Worcester.
 
Harvard was the first college established in North America. Harvard was founded in 1636. Because of Harvard’s size there is no universal mailing address that will work for every office at the University.
 
The Boston Tea Party reenactment takes place in Boston Harbor every December 16th.


 
The first Thanksgiving Day was celebrated in Plymouth in 1621.
 
The official state dessert of Massachusetts is Boston cream pie.

 
 
 
 
 

From Mr. Food


 

Chock-full comforting, healthy ingredients, this hearty, flavorful Tuscan One Pot Italian-style stew is sure to brighten up dinnertime. Savor every last drop of this easy one pot and know that, when you're done, clean-up will take no time at all! Just in time for cooler weather, our Tuscan One Pot is here to save the day.

 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound turkey sausage, casing removed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 (15-1/2-ounce) cans great northern beans, undrained
  • 1 (14-1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups fresh spinach, washed

 

  1. In a soup pot, heat oil over high heat. Add sausage, onion, and garlic, and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until no pink remains, stirring frequently to break up the sausage.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, except spinach; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, 30 minutes, or until thickened.
  3.  Right before serving, stir in spinach and serve.

 


 
Historically this date.....
1793 – The first cornerstone of the Capitol building is laid by George Washington.
 
1895 – Daniel David Palmer gives the first chiropractic adjustment.
.... interesting read....
 
1947 – The United States Air Force becomes an independent branch of the United States armed forces.
 
1975 – Patty Hearst is arrested after a year on the FBI Most Wanted List.
 
2009 – The 72 year run of the soap opera The Guiding Light ends as its final episode is broadcast.
 
 

And births this date include...
1905 – Greta Garbo, Swedish actress (d. 1990)
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1924 – J. D. Tippit, American police officer shot by Lee Harvey Oswald (d. 1963)
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1933 – Robert Blake, American actor
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1933 – Jimmie Rodgers, American singer and composer (d.2021)
.... lots of drama and problems in his life...
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1939 – Frankie Avalon, American musician
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1971 – Lance Armstrong, American cyclist
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All I know. Nuff said. Have a good Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

The Air Force Birthday on September 18th commemorates the establishment of The United States Air Force.

Almost from the moment the Wright brothers found a way to soar with the birds, the military incorporated aeronautical pursuits into their missions. However, the Air Force did not become a separate branch of the Armed Forces until September 18, 1947.

The military established the Signal Corps as the first aeronautical force in the United States. During the Civil War, the first missions provided visional communications via flags and torchlight from aerial balloons. Even so, the Signal Corps didn’t become an official branch of the Army until 1863. Its creation made way for more aeronautical training and study.

Since then, military air service has gone through many names and commands. A few examples are the Air Service of the US Army, the Air Corps, and the Army Air Force. Finally, in 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act establishing the United States Air Force as a separate branch of the military.

As a result of pursuing advanced technology and superior airmen, the US Air Force emerged as the swiftest tactical force ready to deploy anywhere at a moment’s notice. On September 18, celebrate the airmen and women who are on watch every day.

 

AIR FORCE BIRTHDAY HISTORY

The 1947 National Security Act restructured The United States military and intelligence agencies in the aftermath of World War II.  On September 18, 1947, President Truman signed the National Security Act establishing the U.S. Airforce on board the first Air Force One, a VC 54C.

 

Air Force FAQ

Q. Does the U.S. Airforce have a reserves component?
A. Yes. In fact, the U.S. Airforce has both Air Force Reserves and Air National Guard components.

Q. How many Air Force bases are in the United States?
A. Currently, there are 59 active Air Force bases in the United States.