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Sunday, August 13, 2017

Weather Break ~ Brian ~ Unusual Animal Friends ~ Chuck Norris ~ Patrick Reardon ~ Greek Pasta Salad & Dressing ~ Horse Hoofs ~ Diamondbacks Brandon Drury ~ Filet Mignon Day

Good 52┬║clear morning.

We got a little break yesterday in the heat and the smoke... Got quite windy. We topped at 99┬║.

Yesterday Brian came over to drop off his tent trailer to store it in my barn...

He took his air blower and blew out leaves and dust and dirt from the barn floor. He also tossed a bunch of "trash" items in his truck and took them to the dump. Thank you Bri!!!! ox

Picture of the day.... unusual animal friends... a cat and a fox.... 

This is interesting about Chuck Norris:

Before he was the Texas Ranger, Chuck Norris joined the United States Air Force as an Air Policeman (AP) in 1958. While stationed at the Osan Air Base in South Korea, he began studying martial arts. He left the service in 1962, and started working as a karate instructor. He founded 32 martial arts schools, and was actor and fellow veteran Steve McQueen’s karate teacher. It was McQueen that encouraged Norris to go into acting. Norris has used his success to give back to the military community, serving as a spokesman on behalf of the Veterans Administration
(and YEAH, another Hollywood Republican!!!)

Special birthday today... my pal Pat Reardon (LASD ret) and husband of the awesome Alice is celebrating today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY POOPS!!!

(With Dude...)
And here you are Pat, wayyyyy back in 1981.... young Deputy!

Historically this date....
1918 – Women enlist in the United States Marine Corps for the first time. Opha Mae Johnson is the first woman to enlist.    LOL, "BAMS" ! If that is the case then female deputies should be called "BADS" !!!

1969 – The Apollo 11 astronauts are released from a three-week quarantine to enjoy aticker tape parade in New York, New York. That evening, at a state dinner in Los Angeles, California, they are awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by U.S. President Richard Nixon.

2004 – Hurricane Charley, a Category 4 storm, strikes Punta Gorda, Florida and devastates the surrounding area.

And births this date include...
1860 – Annie Oakley, American target shooter (d. 1926)


1895 – Bert Lahr, American actor (d. 1967)

1912 – Ben Hogan, American golfer (d. 1997)

1920 – Neville Brand, American actor (d. 1992)

1926 – Fidel Castro, Cuban lawyer and politician, 15th President of Cuba

1929 – Pat Harrington, Jr., American actor

1930 – Don Ho, American singer and pianist (d. 2007) you realize that if Ho Chi Minh had married Don Ho he would have been Ho Ho!

In this warm weather you want something cool and refreshing to eat. Here is a great Greek Pasta Salad (compliments of Mr. Food..Howard). Serve it along side a grilled steak (it is National Filet Mignon Day!) or fish filet.

1 12-16 oz box radiatore pasta
1 10 oz bag fresh spinach, coarsely chopped
8 oz feta cheese, crumbled
1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
½ cup pitted Kalamata olives, drained
1 cup Greek dressing (buy bottled or see easy recipe below)
¼ t. salt
¼ t. pepper
1. Cook pasta according to package directions, drain, rinse, drain.
2. In large bowl combine remaining ingredients, add pasta, toss gently until evenly coated. Serve or refrigerate until ready.
Greek Dressing:

¾ cup olive oil
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 T. dried oregano
½ t. garlic powder
½ t. salt
¼ t. pepper
Shake all together in jar.

Chair, wine, TV.... watched several food shows and this one had a parade and fair food... these Clydesdales caught my eye, as it doesn't look like the "normal hoof's" looks like they have toes and are wearing flip-flops!

Then I watched the Cubs vs Diamondbacks game. Our local Brandon Drury (Grants Pass High grad and friend of my Brian... was playing right field. The score was 0-0 until the 6th inning. The D's scored 2 runs and then Brandon hit a double and two more runs came in. They ended up winning 6-2.  
Brandon at bat:

Hitting that double:


And then he caught a high fly to put the Cubs out in the 9th:

His last at bat:

And I watched the end of the Dodgers/Padres game and the D's won 6-3!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 13th

Here are today’s five thing to know about Filet Mignon:
  1. “Filet Mignon” is just a fancy name for a beef tenderloin steak.
  2. Famous author O. Henry coined the term filet mignon in his book, The Four Million in 1906.
  3. A French derivative, the literal meaning is small (mignon) boneless meat (filet).
  4. Filet Mignon is the cut from the small end of the beef tenderloin.
  5. Filet mignon is a steak cut of beef taken from the tenderloin, or psoas major of the steer or heifer.

Always laughed because my Darling always called them "figgly miggly" !