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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Weather ~ Bruiser ~ Wild Animals ~ My TV ~ Maggie ~ Daylight Savings Time ~ Rice/Tabouli/Asparagus/Spinach

Good 37º cloudy morning. Looks like no rain for a couple days, here anyway...
We actually got some sun for a bit yesterday and it warmed to 50º. Not long after that it was POURING again!!! Then the sun, then the wind, then more rain. All day! What crazy weather. The wind blew hard so all the windows and doors were full of raindrops! Every time Dude and Bruiser went out they came back in all wet. I thought for sure we'd get quite a bit in the rain gauge, but alas only 1/4" !!

While I was working at my desk... I was being watched...

Got this from pal Ike Saben (LASD ret)... it's mind blowing. Don't blink as you will miss something. I LOVED the baby monkey kissing it's mom!!
I was on the phone with DirecTV FOREVER! After doing what was suggested with the unplugging the box and rebooting it... still nothing. So called again and said I want a tech out here!!!! So, Thursday ....... the soonest. The gal I was talking to was in Mississippi. Then I needed to talk to customer service about the DTV website. Waited and waited some more. Then finally.... and got that straightened out. The guy I was talking to about that was in the Philippines!! ???????  So, I moved my chair from the living room to the dining room where a TV works! Grrrrrr........ Dude is confused why I was in here since "his couch" is in the living room! Bruiser didn't care, he slept on my lap anyway!


This was my Maggie's birthday... 1999. She passed in 2013. Still so missed every day! She was a Scottish McNab. She had red hair, my mom was Scottish and had red hair, ergo... her name Maggie (Mom's was Margaret!)

....doing her favorite thing with Jerry as a puppy and loved it throughout her life....

... and with Alex......

Historically this date....
The Ides of March (LatinIdus Martii or Idus Martiae) is a day on the Roman calendarthat corresponds to March 15. It was marked by several religious observances, and became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE.

...............see, even my dog was born on a special day!

1916 – President Woodrow Wilson sends 4,800 United States troops over the U.S.-Mexico border to pursue Pancho Villa.

1985 – The first Internet domain name is registered (

2011 – Beginning of the Syrian civil war.

And births this date include....
1767 – Andrew Jackson, 7th President of the United States (d. 1845)

1941 – Mike Love, American musician (The Beach Boys)

1970 – Derek Parra, American speed skater

1975 – Eva Longoria, American actress
Like Brian said and I agree, quit whining over daylight savings time!!! It happens EVERY year! Get over it. It's just an hour!!! Here is the history behind it....

Dinner, another concoction. Brown rice, Tabouli, asparagus, spinach...

The rice was cooked in the rice cooker. The asparagus steamed with olive oil and a little water and garlic salt. Everything mixed together along with fresh spinach.

 Boneless skinless chicken thigh went into the pan to heat...
Some fresh tomatoes and Sriracha mayonnaise on the chicken...

I like Tabouli. It's ingredients include: bulgar wheat, parsley, onion, sea salt, citric acid, garlic, canola oil, lemon .... mix it in a bowl with 1½ cups hot water and 1/3 cup olive oil. Mix and let sit for an hour. Refrigerate if you are going to eat it cold as a salad.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
March 15th
National Agriculture Day

National Agriculture Day is a salute to American Agriculture and everyone who plays a role in it.
According to the Agricultural Day website, the purpose of National Agriculture Day is to "celebrate the abundance provided by agriculture".
Every year, producers, associations, universities and other groups recognize and celebrate the contributions of agriculture.
On this day:
Spend a little time to better understand agriculture.
Learn about how food is produced and distributed
Encourage people to enter agriculture as a career.
Eat well today. As you do, think about all that goes into bringing the food you eat to your table.

The date of this special day can vary. It is often, but not always on the first day of spring.