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Monday, June 11, 2018

Gloom & Clouds ~ Cold Hands ~ Ostrich ~ Places to Retire ~ Make Your Own Taco Seasoning ~ Bruiser ~ German Chocolate Cake

Good 54º cloudy morning.
No rain yesterday, but the dark clouds hung around....

and then they lightened up a bit......

Yesterday felt like winter. It was still in the 50ºs outside but I finally had to turn on the heater inside as it was staying at 64º. My hands were frozen so I was using a hand warmer!

The fastest creature on two legs is an ostrich.

Ostriches are superb runners that can sprint at speeds of up to 45 mph on average, with a peak 60 mph during short period, with 12 foot strides. The ostrich is the tallest and heaviest species of all living birds. Although its bulky body means that flying is out of the question, the ostrich has adapted to life on the ground with impressive agility. This also makes the ostrich the fastest animal on two legs. The ostrich is also an endurance runner and can jog at 30 mph for as long as half an hour.

Ostrich egg:

More places to retire:
You can retire to the Deep South where...
1. You can rent a movie and buy bait in the same store.
2. "Y'all" is singular and "all y'all" is plural.
3. "He needed killin" is a valid defense.
4. Everyone has 2 first names: Billy Bob, Jimmy Bob, Mary Ellen, Betty Jean, Mary Jo, Mary Beth, etc etc.
5. Everything is either "in yonder," "over yonder" or "out yonder."
It's important to know the difference, too.
You can retire to Minnesota where...
1. You only have four spices: salt, pepper, ketchup, and Tabasco .
2. Halloween costumes fit over parkas.
3. You have more than one recipe for casserole.
4. Sexy lingerie is anything flannel with less than eight buttons.
5. The four seasons are: winter, still winter, almost winter, and

Ok, make your own Taco Seasoning...

  • 1 tablespoon chili powder (toasted and ground dried chilies)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Mix everything thoroughly.

Historically this date.........

1944 – USS Missouri (BB-63) the last battleship built by the United States Navy and future site of the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender, is commissioned.
I was born the day the "surrender" with Japan was signed aboard. My Brian served as a Marine in the Gulf War aboard the Missouri!

1955 – Eighty-three are killed and at least 100 are injured after an Austin-Healey and aMercedes-Benz collide at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the deadliest ever accident in motorsports.

1962 – Frank MorrisJohn Anglin and Clarence Anglin allegedly become the only prisoners to escape from the prison on Alcatraz Island.

1970 – After being appointed on May 15Anna Mae Hays and Elizabeth P. Hoisington officially receive their ranks as U.S. Army Generals, becoming the first females to do so.

And births this date include....
1933 – Gene Wilder, American actor (d. 2016)
He didn't age well.

1936 – Chad Everett, American actor (d.2012)

1945 – Adrienne Barbeau, American actress
.....I delivered a package to her back in the '70's, when I worked for UPS. She was a real beauty in person, even with no makeup!

1956 – Joe Montana. American football player

Bruiser went down to the neighbor's, Frank and Cindy's, to check on what was going on there. He was gone about an hour... here he is coming back home...

Later for dinner I cooked some rice in my rice cooker, added in some asparagus and baby carrots. Cooked a steak in the air fryer. All yummmmmmy!!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo 
National German Chocolate Cake Day is observed by chocolate lovers annually on June 11.
Although the name may sound like the cake originated in Germany, it did not.   The cake’s roots can be traced back to 1852 when American, Sam German, made a type of dark baking chocolate for the American Baker’s Chocolate Company.  Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate’s brand was named in honor of Sam German.
Over 100 years later in 1957, a recipe for “German’s Chocolate Cake” appeared as the Recipe of the Day in the Dallas Morning Star.  This recipe, created by Mrs. George Clay, used the Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate, and it became quite popular.  During this time, General Foods owned the Baker’s brand and distributed Mrs. Clay’s recipe to other newspapers around the country.  The current name of German Chocolate Cake, as we know it today, came to be as publications started dropping the ‘s.