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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 35ยบ 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).