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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Errands & Shopping ~ Mini Scrambles ~ Stepford Wives ~ Indecent Proposal ~ Tar Weed ~ Beans Poem ~ Daiquiri Day

Good 49º clear sunny morning. Topped at 89º yesterday.

Yesterday was run errands day and grocery shopping. Stopped in Brian's office and met his new employee, Audrey, super nice. Kitchen Company to drop off some pictures I "played" with of Nicole's cat and dog...

and then to Safeway to get stuff to make that "Asparagus Bacon Popover" I posted on yesterday's blog ... asparagus
 milk, gruyere cheese
... Going to whip up that recipe today!

Breakfast was some Schwans Egg/Bacon Mini Scrambles and topped with a spoon of ricotta cheese. Mmmmmmm..........

These are from the Schwans order page... They have a crust on the bottom, so they are like mini egg/bacon pizzas...

And they also have the larger size, called a Breakfast Pizza....

I watched this Sunday night. OMG!! This was the 2004 remake of the 1975 movie. Just sooooooooo weird!
The Stepford Wives...
Glen Close & Christopher Walken
Matthew Broderick & Nicole Kidman

And then I watched Indecent Proposal...
Woody Harrelson & Demi Moore
Robert Redford & Demi
A very odd movie also.

Historically this date....
1963 – Joe Walker flies a North American X-15 to a record altitude of 106,010 meters (347,800 feet) on X-15 Flight 90. Exceeding an altitude of 100 km, this flight qualifies as ahuman spaceflight under international convention.

1964 – Vietnam War: at a rally in SaigonSouth Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Khanhcalls for expanding the war into North Vietnam.

1979 – The Sandinista rebels overthrow the government of the Somoza family inNicaragua.

1981 – In a private meeting with U.S. President Ronald Reagan, French Prime MinisterFrançois Mitterrand reveals the existence of the Farewell Dossier, a collection of documents showing that the Soviets had been stealing American technological research and development.

And births this date include...
1814 – Samuel Colt, American inventor and industrialist, founded the Colt's Manufacturing Company (d. 1862)
1860 – Lizzie Borden, American accused murderer (d. 1927)

Always loved the poem, "Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her mother 40 whacks. When she saw what she had done, she gave her father 41."

1941 – Vikki Carr, American singer and humanitarian

1962 – Anthony Edwards, American actor

My hills are alive with .... tar weed! Pretty yellow flower.... very very sticky leaves and stems. Pungent smell.

I talked to my "spray guy", Ted Evans and he said it really has to be sprayed before the blooms appear. So, maybe next early June I'll get him out here to do that.

And Dude rests on the porch... He's got several fav places... laying in the shade on the grass, laying in the sun on the grass, the porch, his couch, and my bed!

I was not hungry last night for dinner, so I had some black beans and some mozzarella cheese sticks. According to Dr. Oz for super good fiber input you should have a cup of black beans a day.
Remember the old poem... LOL:

Beans beans, the musical fruit.
The more you eat the more you toot.
The more you toot, the better you feel.
So, let's have beans for every meal!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
July 18
National Daiquiri Day

It's the middle of the Dog Days of Summer. The weather is hot and sultry.  It's time for a cold and refreshing drink. Enjoying a daiquiri on National Daiquiri Day is the perfect solution, to ease the effects of the heat and humidity. 
The original Daiquiri consists of rum, lime juice and sugar, with plenty of ice added to the glass. The Daiquiri was first created in 1898 by Jennings Stockton Cox, an American mining engineer. The Daiquiri was named after the local mining village of Daiquiri, Cuba, at the Venus bar. Needless to say, the local miners loved the sweet summer cooler, and it's popularity quickly spread. As its popularity grew, so did the number of varieties. The original lime based recipe remains the most popular, along with strawberry. The number of different Daiquiri flavors is only limited by the number of berries and other fruit.

In the 1940's Ernest Hemingway conceived the frozen Daiquiri at El Floridita in Havana, Cuba, when he had bartender Constantino Ribalaigua run the drink filled with ice through a blender.