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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Hump Day ~ Picture of the Day ~ Dryer Sheets ~ Corn Pudding ~ Linda (Watterlond) Terror ~ Sunset ~ National Cheese Pizza Day

Good 48º hazy little smokey morning. 
Yesterday it stayed clear until afternoon when it got a little hazy and we hit 97º.

Picture of the Day
1930 construction workers napping on a beam on a skyscraper they were building! YIKES!

Interesting what you can do with dryer sheets...

1. Repel rodents: Believe it or not, rodents cannot stand the smell of dryer sheets! If you’re trying to keep mice and rats at bay, just tuck a few scented dryer sheets in the spots in your home where they like to lurk.
2. Remove deodorant stains: There are few things more annoying than pulling on a clean shirt and accidentally covering it with your deodorant. Luckily, a few swipes with a dryer sheet should remove those powder marks in no time flat.
3. Clean your car: After driving long distances, the front of your car can look like a bug graveyard. Wipe it clean with a wet dryer sheet to rid yourself of all those guy guts without harming the nice finish on your ride.
4. Clean dry spills: Because of their fibers, dryer sheets are great for wiping up dry messes, like flour. The spill will have no problem adhering to the sheet and your mess will be gone with barely any effort!
5. Dusting: Dryer sheets weren’t made to dust your home, but they should have been! Not only can they clean up dust in a thrice, but they can also help keep dust from settling on surfaces for weeks at a time.
6. Sharpen scissors: Don’t waste a lot of money on an expensive knife-sharpening stone when dryer sheets work just as well—and they cost a fraction of what you’d pay otherwise! Just wipe your scissor blades (or other knives) carefully on the sheet.
7. Clean glass: If your computer screen is a mess or your TV screens are looking dingy, just wipe them down with dryer sheets. They will quickly and safely leave your screens clean and scratch-free to boot!
8. Remove pet hair: If you own a pet, then you know how much their fur can be the bane of your existence. To remove it from your clothes and couch cushions, simply swipe a dryer sheet over the area.
9. Scent filter: Do you notice a stale smell from your air conditioning or heating vents? That’s really easy to fix with dryer sheets. Just tuck one inside of the vent for fresh-smelling air in a snap!
10. Clean your toilet: If your toilet’s due for a cleaning but you’re fresh out of toilet bowl cleaner, don’t worry. Simply drop two dryer sheets in your toilet instead. Let them sit a while, then remove and scrub for a pristine pot.
11. Swiffer refills: We all dread the moment we run out of Swiffer refills, but dryer sheets can help in a pinch. Strap on a few dryer sheets to your Swiffer sweeper and be amazed at how quickly and cleanly they pick up dirt!
12. Freshen shoes: Our shoes do us the great favor of protecting our feet every single day. Go ahead and return that favor by stuffing them with dryer sheets when you aren’t wearing them to help keep them smelling nice and fresh.
13. Remove burned food: This one is so good! If you left a pot on the stove too long and it has burned food stuck to it, ditch the sponge and try scrubbing with a dryer sheet instead. Watch all that burned-up gunk fall away.
14. Reduce frizz: If you struggle with little hairs that just can’t be tamed, try rubbing a dryer sheet over your brush before tackling your mane. You’ll be impressed by the silky smooth results!
15. Clean your shower: Soap scum is such a tough thing to get rid of, but it doesn’t have to be! Just use a moist dryer sheet and watch that soap scum melt away. Your shower will be sparkling before you know it.
16. Freshen your car: Even if you keep your vehicle clean and tidy, you can still get stuck with weird odors from time to time. Tuck dryer sheets underneath the front seats and your car will smell just divine!
17. Keep luggage smelling fresh: After unpacking from a long trip, put a few dryer sheets in your empty luggage before storing it. That way it will have a pleasant scent when you open it up again for your next trip!
18. Repel mosquitoes: Stuck with a serious case of bug bites after your last summer stroll? Next time, tuck a dryer sheet or two inside of your pockets or tie one to your belt; mosquitoes hate the scent!
 ** It works super keeping mosquitoes away!

Corn Pudding
3 10oz pkgs frozen corn, thawed
3 cups milk
4 large eggs
1/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 t. ground nutmeg
coarse salt
1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh chives
Preheat oven to 350º. In a blender, puree half the corn with 2 cups milk until almost smooth. In a large bowl, whisk eggs with sugar, flour, nutmeg, and 2 teaspoons salt; whisk in pureed corn mixture, along with remaining corn and 1 cup milk.
Pour mixture into a 9-by-13-inch (or other shallow 4-quart) baking dish; sprinkle with chives. Bake until golden brown around edges and very loosely set, 40 to 45 minutes. Let cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.
** This pudding can be baked up to 2 days in advance. Cool completely, then cover and refrigerate. Reheat in a 400-degree oven until a pairing knife inserted in center comes out warm, 25 to 30 minutes.
Special birthday today..... Linda (Watterlond) Terror, friend from Kindergarten through high school. HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA!!!
We were in Brownies, Girl Scouts, and this is us as grammar school safety monitors.

Historically this date....

1836 – Sam Houston is elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas.
1945 – Iva Toguri D'Aquino, a Japanese-American suspected of being wartime radio propagandist Tokyo Rose, is arrested in Yokohama.
... really interesting read.
1960 – The boxer Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay) is awarded the gold medal for his first place in the light heavyweight boxing competition at the Olympic Games in Rome.
1972 – Munich Massacre: A Palestinian terrorist group called "Black September" attack and take hostage 11 Israel athletes at the Munich Olympic Games. 2 die in the attack and 9 die the following day.
1975 – Sacramento, CaliforniaLynette Fromme attempts to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford.

And births this date include.....
1846 – Jack Daniel, Distiller (d. 1911)
Mmmmmm, Jack in the Black!
1847 – Jesse James, American outlaw (d. 1882)

1937 – William Devane, American actor

1939 – George Lazenby, Australian actor
1939 – John Stewart, American musician (The Kingston Trio) (d. 2008)
1940 – Raquel Welch, American actress
1951 – Michael Keaton, American actor
Later with the smoke moving back in, the sunset......

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

On September 5th, one of the most popular varieties of pizzas gets its day of honor.  Hold the toppings, please. It’s National Cheese Pizza Day!
  • In ancient Greece, the Greeks covered their bread with oils, herbs, and cheese which some believe is the beginning of the “pizza”.
  • In Byzantine Greek, the word was spelled “πίτα”, pita, meaning pie. 
  • A sheet of dough topped with cheese and honey, then flavored with bay leaves was developed by the Romans.
  • The modern pizza had its beginning in Italy as the Neapolitan flatbread.
  • The original pizza used only mozzarella cheese, mainly the highest quality buffalo mozzarella variant which was produced in the surroundings of Naples.
  • It was estimated that the annual production of pizza cheese in the United States in 1997 was 2 billion pounds.
  • The first United States pizza establishment opened in 1905 was in New York’s Little Italy. 
  • Pizza has become one of America’s favorite meals.
Order up or bake up your own cheese pizza to celebrate National Cheeze Pizza Day!