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Monday, March 14, 2016

Rain ~ Government Job ~ K-9s ~ Vanette Christensen ~ California's Corporates Moving ~ Lobster Tail

Good 39º raining morning. More predicted, but not as heavy...

So, yesterday we got another 1¼" of rain! Man, you could sail a boat in my seasonal creek!!! Hip deep to a tall indian!!!
Here is one from pal Patty K.....
Having already downed a few power drinks, she turns around and faces him, looks him straight in the eye and says, "Listen here, good looking. I will screw anybody, anytime, anywhere, their place, my place, in the car, front door, back door, on the ground, standing up, naked, or with clothes on. It doesn't matter to me. I just love it."

His eyes now wide with interest, he responds, "No kidding. I work for the government too. Are you Federal or State?"
I got some fun K-9 photos from Ike....

Yesterday with all the rain I stayed in except for putting all the trash in my truck and taking it to the road for today's pickup. Joy. No golf cart in this downpour! I did back up to the back porch and let Dude jump in (dry) and ride down and back with me. He was happy about that as he LOVES going for rides!

Special birthday today... pal Vanette Downie Christensen (LASD ret) A department reunion photo... me, Vanette and Patty Rodriguez...
                                    HAPPY BIRTHDAY VANETTE!!! xo
Historically this date....
1910 – Lakeview Gusher, the largest U.S. oil well gusher near Bakersfield, California, vented to atmosphere.

1951 – Korean War: For the second time, United Nations troops recapture Seoul.

1964 – A jury in Dallas, Texas, finds Jack Ruby guilty of killing Lee Harvey Oswald, assumed assassin of John F. Kennedy.1995 – Space Exploration: Astronaut Norman Thagard becomes the first American astronaut to ride to space on-board a Russianlaunch vehicle.

And births this date include....
1863 – Casey Jones, American railroad engineer (d. 1900)

1879 – Albert Einstein, German-born physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 1955)

1914 – Lee Petty, American race car driver (d. 2000)

Lee Petty is shown here with son, Richard, grandson, Kyle and great-grandson, Adam in a 1999 photo.

Sadly, Lee Petty passed away on April 5, 2000 and Adam died tragically about a month later in a racing incident when he was practicing with a Busch series car at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Racing was in their blood right on down the line from Lee.

1920 – Hank Ketcham, American cartoonist (d. 2001)

1928 – Frank Borman, American astronaut and CEO

1933 – Sir Michael Caine, British actor

1946 – Steve Kanaly, American actor

1948 – Billy Crystal, American actor and comedian
Here is an interesting story about high taxes in California and businesses that are pulling out their corporate offices ..

Yes, let's make the people who have money (and have worked for it) pay the high taxes while we give away money and benefits to lazy pieces of s**t who sit on their butts with their hands out. PUT THEM TO WORK if they want the $$. Give them brooms and bags and let them clean up the trash on the streets. Let them clean off the graffiti. Let them do what there are no jobs for because cities don't have the money to hire it done! Sigh....................

Dinner was lobster tail and steamed vegetables... I steamed the vegetables with a little water, some olive oil, and garlic salt.
Cut the lobster tail down the top back, pull out the meat, set on top of the shell, brush with clarified butter and sprinkle with paprika (or bacon salt!) and bake at 400º 16-18 minutes.
Stir the remaining butter to incorporate the fat and use it for dipping... you could also grate in a little lemon zest! I mixed mayonnaise with lemon juice for my dipping sauce. Mmmmm.......

Then it was the "usual"... chair, wine, and I would have watched more TV but the danged box and controller wouldn't work. Will call DirecTV today. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.....
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 14th
National Potato Chip Day

National Potato Chip Day celebrates the ever popular potato chip. Potato Chips are America's #1 snack food. But, its not just a snack food. Its the potato of choice for many lunchtime and dinner meals. Regular (or plain) potato chips are by far the most popular. Other popular flavors are barbecue, sour cream & onion, oil & vinegar, and ranch.
Did you Know? Potato chips were first made by Chef George Crum in Saratoga Springs, NY on August 24, 1853. Americans have been in love with them ever since.
Make your own potato chips! Its easy to do. The kids will love it, and so will you. Find out how.

Celebrating National Potato Chip Day is easy.... eat potato chips during meals and snacks.