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Saturday, July 2, 2016

Errands ~ Car Wash ~ PJ's Birthday ~ Crisis of Character ~ Artichoke ~ Wedding Bells

Good 51º clear sunny morning.
Yesterday by 3pm it was breezy, some clouds, and the weather station said pressure was dropping with a possibility of rain. It was 90º at that time. Of course we didn't get any rain!

I had errands to do yesterday... pick up dog meds at Vet, get cracked corn at Ace, deposit $ at bank, pick up package at PO, and get a blood draw at the lab in GP. Stopped to visit with Brian at his office. Then to the hospital to meet up with Dracula (Jan) who sucked out some blood. Saw Dee's car at Cary's so I stopped to visit. She's been working full time as someone there is on vacation. We'll get together soon for lunch. 
She gave me a little cup of ice cream with Cary's chocolate & something else crushed and on top. OMGOOOOOOD. 

Then to the drive-through car wash.....

All shiny and sparkly now and no cat paw prints all over!!!  
Home. Ahhhh......
Ok, yesterday the brain wasn't working and it was my pal PJ's birthday. I am 1D10T. I called and she wasn't answering, but drove by and her car was there. Knocked on the door a couple of times, no answer..... so dropped her card and gift certificate through the slightly open window of her car. Here is PJ and I a couple years ago celebrating her special day...
You notice all the glasses. The other "girls" pushed theirs all in front of us! That's why we were laughing!
Historically this date...
1698 – Thomas Savery patents the first steam engine.
.... no wonder the steam engine cartoon was named Thomas!

1881 – Charles J. Guiteau shoots and fatally wounds U.S. President James Garfield, who eventually dies from an infection on September 19.

1937 – Amelia Earhart and navigator Fred Noonan are last heard from over the Pacific Ocean while attempting to make the first equatorial round-the-world flight.

1962 – The first Wal-Mart store opens for business in Rogers, Arkansas.

And births this date include...
1932 – Dave Thomas, American fast food entrepreneur (Wendy's) (d. 2002)

1946 – Ron Silver, American actor (d. 2009)

1964 – José Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player

1964 – Ozzie Canseco, Cuban-born American baseball player

1986 – Lindsay Lohan, American actress
Got a new book to read...
Should be interesting!  Jerry had a friend who was Secret Service who was her "bodyguard" when Bill first became President. He related how crazy, foul- mouthed, and assinine she was. After she threw a heavy crystal ashtray at him he asked to be reassigned as he didn't want to lay down his life for hers! 
Dinner last night was an artichoke. Cut off the stem (cook that too) and wash well under running water, spreading the leaves. Then into the pot of water, drizzled olive oil down through the leaves and sprinkled Lawry's Garlic Salt on top.... Bring to boil and cook 45-60 minutes (depending on size). I always lay a wooden spoon across the top so it doesn't boil over. 

Dipping sauce was OPA Greek Yogurt with feta and mayonnaise...

Chair, wine, and TV. Watched a cute Hallmark movie, Wedding Bells. 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 2nd
National Anisette Day

Anisette is a liqueur made from aniseed... a licorice flavor. Here is a recipe for biscotti using Anisette or Amaretto...

My pal Nancy Perry makes the BEST biscotti in the world!!!! (Hint hint Nancy!!)