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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Sunshine ~ Highest IQ ~ Asian Chicken Linguine ~ Soy Vay Hoisin Sauce ~ Some of LA's Top 100 Meals ~ Cops At Mardi Gras ~ National Yellow Bat Day

Good 36º sunny scattered cloud morning.
Ahhhhh.... yesterday the sun was wonderful~!!  HEAVEN!

When I was out taking pictures, Mr. Woodpecker was watching me!

Later in the afternoon the clouds moved in. Still stayed warm, 72º.


William James Sidis was quite possibly the smartest man who ever lived. Sidis had the highest IQ ever recorded with a score estimated to be 50 to 100 points higher than Albert Einstein's. Born in Boston in 1898, William James Sidis made headlines in the early 20th century as a child prodigy with an amazing intellect. He could read the New York Times before he was 2. At age 11, he already mastered over 40 languages and entered Harvard University as one of the youngest students in the school's history. He attempted a political career but died young (at age 46), from a brain hemorrhage.
Looking for a new linguine recipe? Try Asian Chicken Linguine! It's a recipe filled with traditional Asian flavor that you can make at home; ginger, garlic, and delicious hoisin sauce make this linguine recipe a one-way ticket to Asia!

  • 1 pound linguine
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 3/4 pound fresh mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/3 cup hoisin sauce (see Note)
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 scallions, sliced diagonally
What To Do:
  1. In a 6-quart soup pot, cook the pasta according to the package directions; drain, rinse, drain again and set aside in the colander. 
  2. In the same pot, heat the oil over medium heat, then add the chicken and sauté for 5 to 8 minutes, or until no pink remains, stirring constantly. Add the mushrooms, garlic, ginger, and cayenne pepper; cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the hoisin sauce and soy sauce, then return the pasta to the pot and toss until well coated. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the pasta is heated through. Add the sliced scallions, toss, and serve immediately.
Test Kitchen Tips
  • Just a friendly reminder that Hoisin sauce can usually be found next to the soy sauce in the ethnic food section of the supermarket!
I bought this hoisin sauce Thursday, but forgot to buy mushrooms!
I will be making this recipe soon!

I was wondering if you ever thought about when you'd need glasses. Do understand how you'd know? I know............
......when I have one of these!
Historically this date....

1918 – World War IGerman fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as "The Red Baron", is shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.
1952 – Secretary's Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) is first celebrated.

1982 – BaseballRollie Fingers of the Milwaukee Brewers becomes the first pitcher to record 300 saves.


And births this date include.....
1889 – Efrem Zimbalist, Russian-born American concert violinist (d. 1985)

1905 – Edmund G. "Pat" Brown, Governor of California (d. 1996)


1915 – Anthony Quinn, Mexican-born American actor (d. 2001)


1926 – Elizabeth II, Queen of the Commonwealth realms


1935 – Charles Grodin, American actor


1951 – Tony Danza, American actor and comedian
1980 – Tony Romo, American football player

There was a story about LA's 100 top meals. I had never heard of most of them, but these were on the list, and my favs.....

Bob's Big Boy Combo (I always had them add "avocado & a side of blue cheese dressing!)
Din Tai Fung soup dumplings
In-N-Out burger and animal fries
Hollenbeck Burrito at El Tepeyac
Prime Rib dinner at Lawry's
Dodger Dog at Dodger Stadium
and Phillipes French Dip
All of these are soooooooooooo good. I miss them! At least we do, finally, have 2 In-N-Outs here in So. Oregon!

I was watching COPS on TV and this particular show was about the cops in New Orleans at Mardi Gras. OMGOSH! 

What a horrible huge rowdy crowd. No thank you, I would never want to be in that mess!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

April 21st honors National Yellow Bat Day. On this day in 1967, the 265th Army Security Agency Company (Airborne) with the 101st Airborne Division was activated at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
The official insignia of the 265th is a bat with outstretched wings on a full moon rising with the motto Through the Night below. Symbolically the bat represents mystery and secrecy due to its nocturnal nature, which well describes the intelligence support provided by the Army Security Agency Battalion.
Before deploying, all the military vehicles and equipment were painted with a yellow bat symbol which was clearly visible from a distance and aided in the identification of all unit equipment.
On November 19th of the same year, they were deployed to Vietnam with the designation 265th Radio Research Company (Airborne) to provide intelligence support to the 101st Airborne Division. Arriving a few weeks ahead of the Viet Cong Tet Offensive, they soon learned of the of the North Vietnamese campaign, but few commanders would believe the intelligence.
January 31st on the Vietnamese calendar, Tet, is the celebration of the lunar new year and is considered a most important holiday. During the conflict between North and South Vietnam, there had been a long-standing, informal truce on this day.
General Vo Nguyen Giap, commander of the North Vietnamese, was prepared to ring in the lunar new year with a series of coordinated attacks, to break the informal truce.
Doug Bonnot, who was assigned to the 265th RRC (ABN) Operations NCOIC in the spring of 1970 and author of The Sentinel and the Shooter says,”The offensive would come as a surprise to many but personnel of the 265th RRC (ABN) were manning their sector defensive perimeter of Bien Hoa Air Base, along with the very few small units that believed their intelligence reports, some 12 hours before the Tet Offensive was launched.”
The Viet Cong never breached these positions, and the Battle Flag of D: 275th Viet Cong Battalion hangs in the Sentinel Museum today.
D: 275th VC Bn flag which hangs in the Sentinel Museum. The text reads that their mission is to liberate the citizens of Long Binh and Bien Hoa.
D: 275th VC Bn flag which hangs in the Sentinel Museum. The text reads that their mission is to liberate the citizens of Long Binh and Bien Hoa.
The Sentinel Museum is a traveling museum which is designed to provide insight into the Vietnam conflict and awareness of the contributions of the 265th Radio Research Company. The 265th’s activities were highly classified, and the sacrifices of these honorable men cloaked in secrecy until decades after the end of the war. Even today the general public is unaware of these men who worked in the shadows providing silent and ceaseless support to the infantry soldier during the Vietnam War.  The Yellow Bat is a symbol of their secrecy and their service, through the night.