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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fielder Mountain ~ Roe Motors ~ Bought The Farm ~ Global Warming ~ Eggs Florentine ~ Gross Kimmel ~ Blue Eyes ~ Fat Tuesday

Good 35º scattered cloudy last day of the month!

More snow on my mountain!

Yesterday I made a run into Grants Pass to sign some more paperwork for my new ride at Roe Motors ...
I had a nice chat with Lori Bouquet.
I ordered some mud flaps for the back tires, and sadly the step that unfolds when you open the door is too close to the wheel well on the front to install mud flaps. What the heck were the GM engineers thinking????? Sigh. Then to Safeway for a couple things, Ace for cracked corn and to pay my monthly bill, vets for dental kibble for Dude, and home! Raining then.

Like the "shot of whiskey" yesterday here is another phrase with it's origin:
BUYING THE FARM - This is synonymous with dying. During WW1 soldiers were given life insurance policies worth $5,000. This was about the price of an average farm so if you died you "bought the farm" for your survivors.


Do you have a microwave? Here is a GREAT breakfast egg recipe, Eggs Florentine:

1 egg, 1 T water, 2 T thinly sliced baby spinach, 2 T chopped mushrooms, shredded mozzarella  cheese, sliced grape or cherry tomatoes, 1 t. oil.
Coat an 8oz custard or ramekin or porcelain coffee cup with the oil. Beat the egg, water, spinach, and mushrooms until blended. Microwave on high 30 seconds, stir. Microwave until egg is almost set, 30-45 seconds. Top with cheese and tomatoes.
This is good and easy and I make it often.

When I was watching TV on Sunday I was going through the channels and there was Jimmy Kimmel talking at the Oscars.

He was saying something about the envelope being read, the winner coming to the stage, and thank you speeches. Then he said "Trump will be tweeting about it during his morning bowl movement." WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA??????????????
HOW GROSS. What an IDIOT! Disgusting!!! Of course I changed the channel immediately! As for Kimmel, so like most Hollyweirdos, he thinks he's the funniest guy ever! NOT!

Historically this date....

1935 – DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invents nylon

1954 – The first color television sets using the NTSC standard are offered for sale to the general public.

1991 – The first Gulf War ends.

1993 – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agents raid the Branch Davidian church in Waco, Texas with a warrant to arrest the group's leader David Koresh. Four BATF agents and five Davidians die in the initial raid, starting a 51-day standoff.

1997 – An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 in Armenia and Azerbaijan kills around 1,100 people

1997 – An earthquake in northern Iran is responsible for about 3,000 deaths.

1997 – The North Hollywood shootout takes place, resulting in the injury of 19 people and the deaths of both perpetrators.

2001 – The Nisqually Earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter Scale hits the Nisqually Valley and the SeattleTacoma, and Olympia area of the U.S. state of Washington.

And births this date include....
1906 – Bugsy Siegel, American gangster (d. 1947)

1931 – Gavin MacLeod, American actor

1934 – Willie Bobo, American jazz percussionist (d. 1983)
........good thing I didn't marry him!! for more than one reason.

1940 – Mario Andretti, Italian-American race car driver
His winery in Napa makes awesome wine!!!

If you like cats, you will LOVE the pictures of this one. OMGOSH, such a beauty! 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 28th
Fat Tuesday

It's time to party it up, and!!

Fat Tuesday is the day before Ash Wednesday. It is also known as Mardi Gras Day or Shrove Day. It is a day when people eat all they want of everything and anything they want as the following day is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of a long fasting period for Christians. In addition to fasting, Christians also give up something special that they enjoy. So, Fat Tuesday is a celebration and the opportunity to enjoy that favorite food or snack that you give up for the long Lenten season.
Nowhere on the planet is Fat Tuesday celebrated more than on Bourbon Street in New Orleans. The day is celebrated with festivities and parades and of course much food and drink. While in New Orleans, a big tradition is in wearing Mardi Gras beads and giving them to others. And tradition requires that if a guy gives a girl some beads, she has to do something for him.....this can be just loads of fun.........

Did You Know? On Bourbon street in New Orleans, store owners coat poles and columns with Vaseline to keep  wild and rowdy revelers from climbing them (and perhaps falling).

Monday, February 27, 2017

Snow ~ Shot of Whiskey ~ Mr Big Stuff aka Sideways ~ Dutch Bros ~ Kahluá

Good 32º it snowed last night morning.
We had rain and then combined with snow yesterday afternoon, but nothing stuck except up on my mountain....

Then in the night we got more, maybe 1/4-1/2" and it stuck. 

Every hear this...'A SHOT OF WHISKEY'  - In the old west a .45 cartridge for a six-gun cost 12 cents

 so did a glass of whiskey
 If a cowhand was low on cash he would often give the bartender a cartridge in exchange for a drink. This became known as a "shot" of whiskey.

Eight years ago my pal PJ was off house sitting/pet sitting and called me from an off ramp on the freeway in Gold Hill. She said there was a black lab there that had been waiting at the off ramp for the last 2 days and he needed to be rescued. I drove over and picked him up. He was the MOST beautiful black lab ever! I called him Mr. Big Stuff (like the song... )

He stayed here for a week. I called every vet around to see if they knew who he was. He had no chip.  I really couldn't take on another dog, as my back surgery was imminent. I ended up in touch with a couple, Tammy and Gary, down in Modesto. They had recently lost one of their dogs and wanted to have Big Stuff. We met half way on this date and they took Big Stuff.  

Renamed him Sideways (because of the way he sits) and he's a love of theirs ever since. Here he is with their other dog Jaco...

Historically this date......
1951 – The Twenty-second Amendment to the United States Constitution, limitingPresidents to two terms, is ratified. (THANK GOD!) if only that could be with Congressmen and Senators!!!

1964 – The government of Italy asks for help to keep the Leaning Tower of Pisa from toppling over.

2010 – An earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale strikes central parts of Chile leaving over 500 victims, and thousands injured. The quake triggered a tsunami which struck Hawaii shortly after.

And births this date include....

1930 – Joanne Woodward, American actress

1932 – Elizabeth Taylor, British-American actress (d.2011)

1934 – Van Williams, American actor (d.2016)
"Williams, the Green Hornet, said goodbye to Hollywood around 1970 and followed his interests into a job in the actual world of law enforcement, spending 25 years as a reserve officer with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, and also working at the San Diego Police Department and the Los Angeles Police Department."

1940 – Howard Hesseman, American actor

1980 – Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton
She's just as butt ugly as her mother!

1981 – Josh Groban, American singer

Later it was phone conversations with pals, chair, wine, and some TV. No Hollyweird stuff!! Blue Bloods and Undercover Boss who was founded in Grants Pass by Dane and Travis Boersma. Dane has since passed away. Travis went undercover. They have 271 locations in Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona, and I think Colorado. The name came from the fact the two brothers were Dutch and they were bros!

Anyway, it was interesting since they were dairy farmers here and started this very successful business and have a very nice family.

COME ON SPRING! I am so tired of this cold cold weather. Stayed in the 30º's most of the morning yesterday. I could not get warm! Later we warmed to 41º and then it got colder again.

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 27th
National Kahluá Day

Kahluá is a coffee-flavored liqueur from Mexico. The drink contains rum, corn syrup, and vanilla bean. Pedro Domecq began producing Kahluá in 1936. It was named Kahluá, meaning "House of the Acolhua people" in Veracruz Nahuati language spoken before the Spanish conquest.
Really good in a Black Russian and in cakes and in frosting.....

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Snow ~ Erika's Rainbow ~ Blonde? ~ Mark Moran ~ Robyn Mullen ~ Porsches ~ California's 4 Seasons

Good 30º everything is frozen AGAIN morning!

The little bit of snow on my mountain yesterday..

My friend Erika down in La Crescenta took this... two rainbows, the one on the right is hard to see... Neat shot Erika!!!

Ok, see who can spot the blonde in this picture....

Today two special birthdays.... friend Mark Moran (former Jackson Co Fire). Husband of the famous Julie (Mgr at Ace in RR) and father of my go to hair girl, Leah.

                                      HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARK!

Also celebrating today is Robyn Mullen, wife of the infamous Moon (LASD ret)
                                        HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBYN!

Historically this date...........
1919 – President Woodrow Wilson signs an act of the U.S. Congress establishing most of the Grand Canyon as a United States National Park (see Grand Canyon National Park).

1987 – Iran-Contra affair: The Tower Commission rebukes President Ronald Reagan for not controlling his national security staff.

1993 – World Trade Center bombing: In New York City, a truck bomb parked below theNorth Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand.

And births this date include...
1829 – Levi Strauss, German-born clothing designer (d. 1902)

1846 – William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, American frontiersman (d. 1917)

1852 – John Harvey Kellogg, American surgeon and advocate (d. 1943)

1887 – William Frawley, American actor (d. 1966)

1916 – Jackie Gleason, American actor, writer, composer and comedian (d. 1987)

1920 – Tony Randall, American actor (d. 2004)

1928 – Fats Domino, American musician
This brings back so many fun memories!.....

1953 – Michael Bolton, American singer

1958 – Susan J. Helms, American astronaut
Were you right about the blonde???

Yesterday I finished my taxes! Yeah! Now to mail them off.

Later dinner was reruns. Chair, wine, and Blue Bloods (natch) and an interesting 30 minutes show about Porsches ... from their inception to today...Barry Perrou (LASD ret) told me about the show so I found it and recorded it. 

This car amazed everyone. Was phenomenal on the race track! Boy did I love driving mine on winding roads.

Ok, stand by, today is one of California's 4 seasons.... 
1. Fires 

2. Floods

3. Riots 

4. Oscars

I don't give a ---- so won't be watching! They all remind me of that song from West Side Story...

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
February 26th
National Pistachio Day

National Pistachio Day is a nutty day. (How apropos today would be the Hollyweird Oscars!!!) You can celebrate National Pistachio Day by eating them, and learning more about them. We're going to help with the learning part........ read on.
Nutty Pistachio Facts:
Pistachios grow on trees. They are native to the Middle East.
Its a long wait to get the first nut. A pistachio tree takes 7-10 years to mature.
California is the major producer in the U.S.
Pistachios are harvested in September by machines that shake the trees. It less than a minute.
Its open hull is unique. The nut is ripe when the hull splits open.
People in the Middle East call it the "smiling nut" and in China its called the "happy nut".
Pistachios are nutritious, so eat them up!
Celebrate today by eating Pistachios. They are great plain as a snack, in ice cream, and in a wide range of desserts.