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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Bruiser 5 Years Ago ~ Tyrannosaurus Rex ~ NFL Sunday ~ Dennis Richardson ~ Champagne Day

Good 30.5º dark gloomy foggy/cloudy morning.

I posted this 5 years ago on this date:

At one point the rain started coming down really hard and I saw the feral kitty run like mad towards the barn and the opening under one stall to get out of the rain. Then a little later the rain subsided and out came kitty .... on the hunt...
He was one tough little guy to survive out there for almost 5 years! Now he's spoiled and can come in get warm and dry whenever he wants.

This is interesting....
The Tyrannosaurus Rex was one of the largest meat eating dinosaurs that ever lived. A TR weighed about 9 tons (18,000 pounds), was between 15 - 20 feet tall, and measured 40 feet in length. He was also one of the largest dinosaurs ever lived and was a fierce carnivore. Scientists believe this predator could eat up to 500 pounds of meat in one bite. The TR lived in forested river valleys in North America during the late Cretaceous period. It became extinct about 65 million years ago in the *Cretaceous-Tertiary mass extinction.  

Here is the lineup for tomorrow's NFL games....

Historically this date....

1862 – American Civil WarAbraham Lincoln signs an act that admits West Virginia to the Union, thus dividing Virginia in two.

1879 – Thomas Edison demonstrates incandescent lighting to the public for the first time, in Menlo Park, NJ.

1907 – The first New Year's Eve celebration is held in Times Square (then known as Longacre Square) in New York CityNew York.

1909 – Manhattan Bridge opens.

1960 – The farthing coin ceases to be legal tender in the United Kingdom.
................OMG, I first thought this said "farting" coin!

1983 – The AT&T Bell System is broken up by the United States Government.

1999 – Boris Yeltsin, the first president of Russia, resigns as President of Russia, leaving Prime MinisterVladimir Putin as the acting President.

And births this date include...
1920 – Rex Allen, American actor, singer, and songwriter (d. 1999)

1930 – Jaime Escalante, American teacher (d. 2010)

1943 – John Denver, American singer and songwriter (d. 1997)

1943 – Sir Ben Kingsley, English actor

1947 – Tim Matheson, American actor

1958 – Bebe Neuwirth, American actress

1959 – Val Kilmer, American actor

1965 – Nicholas Sparks, American author

1974 – Tony Kanaan, Brazilian racing driver

Yesterday my friend Dennis Richardson was sworn in as Oregon Secretary of State. That office has been held by a Dem for the last 30 years! YEAH Dennis!!!

Dennis swearing in with his wife Cathy. Dennis was born in Los Angeles, grew up in Southeast LA, Viet Nam veteran, and has 9 children. Great guy!!! And his wife Cathy is a doll!!! 

Later after the excitement of paying bills and vacuuming, dinner was reruns, chair, wine, and TV.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy New Year! Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 31st
Hope your New Years Celebration is fun!
National Champagne Day

I have a bottle of it in the fridge, so I may open it later and have some just to celebrate the passing of 2016 and the election results!

Celebrating New Year's Eve was something Jerry and I normally didn't do as we usually worked the Rose Parade and had to be at the command post at 3am! UGH!

Friday, December 30, 2016

Moon & Gloom ~ Errands ~ NY Crystal Midnight Ball Drop ~ Rose Parade/Game ~ Gabe Ramirez ~ Dan Cermak ~ Mike Wilma Nelson ~ NFL Black Monday ~ Stuffed Mushroom & Steak

Good 34º dark gloomy cloudy foggy morning. COME ON........... I want some SUN!!!!!
Yesterday's gloom:

Yesterday was errand day. I was going to wait until today, but wanted to get it over with. Post office for package and mailing envelopes 
.... vets for dog dental kibble
, Ace for cracked corn
3 Rivers Hospital lab for blood test

, and Safeway for groceries
. So exciting. Oh, and also gas station for liquid push....
I just can't believe it's the end of the year. Whoppppen????? Zoom!

For tomorrow night I have my TV set to record the 9pm (west coast time) ball drop in Times Square NY for the midnight thingy.

Then Monday morning I have the Rose Parade ready to record.

Yes, Monday. A tradition of the Rose Parade (and Rose Bowl Game) has been "never on Sunday" as  when it was established back in 1893, concerns that commotion from the event could frighten horses hitched outside of Pasadena churches. Not the issue these days, but tradition is tradition! So mark your calendars for January 2nd.

Tomorrow I will list the NFL games being played on Sunday.
Special birthdays today... Gabe Ramirez (LASD ret) HAPPY BIRTHDAY GABE!
                                   With his wife Ann (also LASD ret)

Another is Dan Cermak (Floor mgr at RR Ace) HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG D!
Here's Dan leading the line dance and the guys all wearing their team's helmet! Front to back Dan, Tall Paul, Biff, Jeb, and Brad. Lookin' good guys!

And Mike Nelson (LASD ret..worked Temple with Jerry) and his bride Wilma are celebrating their anniversary today. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY kids!

Historically this date....

..... the deadliest single building fire in US history!

1924 – Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies.

And births this date include...
1920 – Jack Lord, American actor (d. 1998)
He had Alzheimers.... so sad. He was GREAT in Hawaii Five-O. A favorite show of mine!

1934 – Russ Tamblyn, American actor, dancer, and singer
(West Side Story)

1935 – Sandy Koufax, American baseball player

1942 – Michael Nesmith, American singer and musician (The Monkees)

1945 – Davy Jones, English singer (The Monkees) (d.2012)

Interesting that they were both born on the same day!

This happened 3 years ago:
Results of NFL Black Monday:
Jets fire head coach Rex Ryan (yeah) (he was a JERK! and now the Bills have fired him too!!)
Bears fire head coach Marc Trestman
Falcons fire head coach Mike Smith
Jim Harbaugh leaves the 9ers

Later dinner was a stuffed mushroom (from Safeway) baked to perfection and an Omaha steak cooked in the Air Fryer. Yummmmm.....

Spinach with a drizzle of olive oil and garlic salt....

I did make the mistake of biting into one of the jalapeños on the mushroom and it lit me up!!!!! WOW~!

Then it was chair, wine, and Rookie Blue on the TV.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
December 30th

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day, or Baking Soda Day, celebrates the many benefits and uses of Bicarbonate of Soda.
Just how does Baking Soda work and what, specifically, does it do? Few people seem to know. It's quite simple. We will skip the chemistry lesson and how Baking Soda is made. Let's just talk to what it is, and what it does. Bicarbonate of soda is a chemical compound - sodium carbonate or sodium bi-carbonate. When heated, it creates carbon dioxide, a gas. The gas aids a variety of bakery products to rise as they cook.
Many people just think of Bicarbonate of Soda as something you use for baking. But, it has so many more uses. Here are just a few of them:
Baking- helps baked goods, like bread, to rise
Relieve stomach indigestion and heartburn when mixed in water
Removing odors in the refrigerator, vents, storage areas, and closets
Removing odor in kitty litter
It is used in fire extinguishers for grease and oil fires
It is often used as a cleaning agent
It can be used as a meat tenderizer
Put it in water with beans to minimize flatulance from eating beans
Polish Silverware
Remove burned food from a pot or a pan

And, the list goes on, and on, and......