Good 53º smokey morning.
Yesterday the smoke started off less than it had been for a few days...I could see my mountain!
Tucker's Grants Pass High School Band is practicing constantly now for their trip to the NY Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but with the smoke so heavy they are busing the band up to Roseburg, about 90 miles away for daily practice.
Breakfast was two eggs (drizzle a little olive oil or water into the bottom of a microwave safe bowl .. I use a cereal size one... break two eggs into bowl, prick yolk with a sharp pointed object, i.e. knife. Cover dish with saucer or upside down other bowl. Microwave 1 minute or for harder yolks, 1:10 seconds. After out of the microwave I added mozzarella cheese... Served with plain yogurt, a chicken thigh (sweet and sour sauce on top), and mozzarella sticks. Perfect!
West coast fire maps.....
You can go to this site and expand the map, move the map with your mouse .. and then run your mouse over the fires and it will give you the name of the fire, then click on it for more information..
Picture of the Day .... Avalon, Catalina Island
Interesting about Elvis Presley....
On August 16, 1977, the King of Rock n' Roll took his last breath. Elvis Presley, just 42 years old, was found unconscious on the bathroom floor of his Memphis mansion, Graceland. Here are shocking facts you probably didn't know about Elvis Presley...
Elvis Aaron Presley was born on January 8, 1935, just a half-hour after his mother gave birth to his twin brother, Jesse Garon. Sadly, Jesse was stillborn and buried the next day in an unmarked grave. Though Elvis never met Jesse in life, he spoke of his brother frequently. His mother, Gladys, often said Elvis had the energy of two people.
The Memphis estate that would be his home throughout the entirety of his career was originally built as a 500-acre farm dedicated to the owner's daughter, Grace. When Elvis acquired the home in 1957 at the young age of 22, he kept the name but made a number of upgrades including a "jungle room" with a working waterfall and a wall of televisions so Elvis could watch multiple broadcasts at once. Today, more than 600,000 fans flock to Graceland each year to tour the King's castle, but almost no one has ever seen his bedroom.
Rumor has it that the heavily guarded room where Elvis spent his final hours remains in the exact condition it was in the night he died. Clothes remain in the drawers, sheets on the bed, and nothing touched. It's the holy grail for any Elvis fan, but almost no one has ever walked through the plush double doors. Only Elvis's family and the estate manager have keys to the padlocks, and when President Clinton toured the facility in the 1990s, he was denied access. Rumor has it there's only been one non-Presley to cross the threshold into the King's domain: actor Nicolas Cage. Cage married Elvis's daughter, Lisa Marie, and as the story goes, got a personal tour of the bedroom as his wedding present.
No stranger to extravagance and a glutton for greasy food, Elvis spared no expense when it came to getting what he wanted—food included. And one night, after waxing nostalgic about a $50 sandwich he once had at a restaurant in Denver, Elvis and his entourage hopped on his private plane to go get one. The trip cost a whopping $16,000. Oh, and the sandwich? A full loaf of Italian bread sliced lengthwise, scooped out and filled with margarine, an entire jar of grape jam, an entire jar of peanut butter, and a pound of bacon, deep-fried.
From Mr. Food.... Jalapeño Chicken Casserole
The powerful flavor kick coming from the chopped jalapeno peppers make our Jalapeno Chicken Casserole really pop. The ease of using pre-cooked rotisserie chicken means one less step to getting this one on the table in a flash.
Today is a special day... my friend Erika is celebrating her birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIKA!
This is Erika with her late pup Jake and her daughter Cathy's pup Brandy.
Historically this date............
1907 – Pike Place Market, a popular tourist destination and registered historic district in Seattle, Washington, opened.
...............I love going here!!!
1969 – Category 5 Hurricane Camille hits the U.S. Gulf Coast, killing 256 and causing $1.42 billion in damage.
1998 – Lewinsky scandal: US President Bill Clinton admits in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. On the same day he admits before the nation that he "misled people" about the relationship. (such a POS!!!!)
2008 – American swimmer Michael Phelps becomes the first person to win eight gold medals in one Olympic Games.
And births this date include...
...Interesting, Fess Parker who played Davy on TV was born the date before, on 8-16!
1929 – Francis Gary Powers, American pilot (d. 1977)
...born in El Monte!
1960 – Sean Penn, American actor and director
Here is the sunset last night................
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo