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Friday, August 25, 2017

Sky/Clouds ~ Wine Chair ~ Wine Walker ~ White House ~ Yangon Burma ~ Whiskey Sour Day

Good 48º smokey morning. Yesterday was a nice break. We're back to health advisory for unhealthy air....

I couldn't believe we actually had blue sky and some clouds visible yesterday!

The smoke did move in, but
and we topped at 85º.

My friend/hairdresser Leah posted this chair she wants on FB.

I told her that this was my next purchase...

Historically this date....

1933 – The Diexi earthquake strikes Mao CountySichuan, China and kills 9,000 people.

1944 – World War II: Paris is liberated by the Allies.

1989 – Voyager 2 spacecraft makes its closest approach to Neptune, the outermost planet in the Solar System.

And births this date include....
1913 – Don DeFore, American actor (d. 1993)
... "Thorny" in Ozzie & Harriet and "Mr. B" in Hazel.

1916 – Van Johnson, American actor (d. 2008)
.... one thing I remember about him is that he always, always, wore red socks!

1930 – Sir Thomas Sean Connery, Scottish actor
....One of my favorites... between Sean and Tom Selleck! Mmmmmmmm.......

1933 – Tom Skerritt, American actor

1949 – Gene Simmons, Israeli-born musician (Kiss) Interesting read about his life...

1958 – Tim Burton, American film director
.... He directed on of Kristen's favorite films... The Nightmare Before Christmas....

1961 – Billy Ray Cyrus, American singer, songwriter, actor and philanthropist (Shudda done a better job raising that nutcase half naked bootie wiggling tongue wagging daughter of his!)

1968 – Rachael Ray, American chef and television personality
(....if only she could keep her open palms in her pockets instead of waving them all over and in front of her face when she's talking and brushing back her hair! But, I guess it's impossible since she's Italian, but also she NEVER stops talking. Even interrupting special guest (all guests!) Tom Selleck! She cooks great, but wish she'd shut up and keep her hands DOWN! Also, she needs to quit saying (in lyrical style) "I know.")

I was reading about the modifications that President Trump is doing to the White House... some out of necessity.
(taken with my brownie camera in 1955, and one of those upstairs windows President Eisenhower raised up and waved to us)

Mom and I waiting for the tour to begin...

Jackie Kennedy gave the White House the most extreme makeover, President Truman added a bowling alley, FDR installed a swimming pool, President Nixon had it covered to create a press briefing room, President Carter added solar panels. What made me laugh, and not surprising, the White House during the Obama's residence there, had been troubled by an infestation of flies. Really? I am not surprised.  That President was a 

This is interesting about the capital of Burma, Yangon... 

it's 6 times bigger than New York... has roads with 6, 8, and 10 lanes, but hardly any traffic!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo
August 25th

Here are today’s five thing to know about Whiskey:
  1. Pure ‘malt’ whiskey is produced only from malted barley.
  2. After opening, a half-full bottle of whiskey will remain good for five years.
  3. A closed bottle of whisky can be kept for more than 100 years and it will still be good to drink.
  4. A whiskey stops maturing after it is bottled. It ‘ages’ in wooden barrels not glass.
  5. Around 90 percent of Single Malt Whisky comes from Scotland.