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Monday, October 1, 2018

October! ~ Clouds/Temp ~ 10th Month ~ Police 10 Code History ~ Brian & Dash ~ Picture of the Day ~ Easy Mediterranean Tortellini Soup ~ Brian's State Farm Anniversary ~ My Rant on Nobel Peace Prize ~ TV Show FBI ~ National Fire Pup Day

Good 47º dark cloudy first day of October morning.

Yesterday started off pretty gloomy too.....

But then by early afternoon it showed some blue sky and we heated to 68º at 1pm.....

The sun came and went behind the clouds, but it was a super fabulous day. We topped at 74º.

October is the month of "10 codes"... these are codes used by our LASD and many other departments/agencies. So, today is 10-1 and that is the code for "receiving poorly". Or in other words, "What did you say?"

It's widely accepted that ten-codes originated during the 1920's or 1930's, as police were beginning to use radios more and more for communications. The need for codes to keep traffic brief was recognized early on, and a series of code numbers for specific incidents was established. By most accounts, Charles Hopper, a communications director with the Illinois State Police, is credited with establishing the first set of codes.

At first, it may seem hard to decipher - even pointless - but police jargon and the use of police codes serve a purpose. Civilians may assume that the reason for talking in codes is so the public can't easily figure out what cops are saying. A quick Internet search for police codes or police jargon, however, shows that most agencies make their codes public.

Yesterday Brian got here about 11am and picked up Dash. Happy boy to see his dad and vice versa! Dash was soooooooooo excited to get into his dad's truck!

Picture of the Day....
A duck flying in front of a contrail! Duck jet!

Get out your soup spoons, 'cause everyone is going to want a taste of this flavorful Mediterranean Tortellini Soup! This cheesy, veggie-filled soup is made with the convenience of some of our favorite frozen ingredients, which means it cooks up in no time and is weeknight-perfect.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup frozen chopped onion
  • 2 (14-1/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • 1 (19-ounce) package frozen cheese tortellini
  • 1 (9-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach
  • 1 (14-ounce) package frozen Italian blend vegetables
  • freshly shaved Parmesan cheese
  1. In a soup pot over medium-high heat, heat oil until hot, but not smoking. 
  2. Saute onions until tender, then add tomatoes, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper; cook 5 to 7 minutes, or until heated through.
  3. Stir in broth and bring to a boil. Add tortellini, spinach and vegetables and cook 6 to 8 minutes, or until tortellini are tender. Garnish each bowl with Parmesan cheese, serve immediately.

Today is the 10th Anniversary of when Brian opened his State Farm office. Good job Bri!!! xo

Historically this date........
1880 – John Philip Sousa becomes leader of the United States Marine Band.

1890 – Yosemite National Park is established by the U.S. Congress.
1908 – Ford puts the Model T car on the market at a price of US $825.

1910 – Los Angeles Times bombing: A large bomb destroys the Los Angeles Times building in downtown Los Angeles, California, killing 21.

1957 – First appearance of In God We Trust on U.S. paper currency.

1979 – The United States returns sovereignty of the Panama canal to Panama.

1987 – The Whittier Narrows earthquake shakes the San Gabriel Valley, registering as magnitude 5.9.
Scary. Everything in my kitchen cupboards rattled. Kristen heading to college classes and Brian to high school felt as if their cars were hit by another vehicle. Sandy's chimney fell down.
And births this date include...

1909 – Sam Yorty, American politician (d. 1998)
... could not say Los Angeles (los an-gel-less) he said "Las Angle-lees". Sheesh. Like my New York friend who says "Ory-gone" !!!! Encyclopedia says "orr-ə-gən " LOL, I'll defend myself with a knife 'OR A GUN' !!!!! But then I knew people who pronounced Sepulveda as 'Spatch-a-doo-la'.  Good grief!

1910 – Bonnie Parker, American outlaw (d. 1934)

1920 – Walter Matthau, American actor (d. 2000)
...Here is just another idiotic injustice of giving out the Nobel Peace Prize. I can't even go there without spewing my lowest thoughts of the most recent President to get one. WHAT the heqq did they do to earn it? Nothing!

1927 – Tom Bosley, American actor (d. 2010)

1928 – George Peppard, American actor (d. 1994)
.... Two pack a day smoker, died young, lung cancer!

1935 – Julie Andrews, British actress and singer

1936 – Stella Stevens, American actress

1945 – Spider Sabich, American skier (d. 1976)
......shot and killed by Claudine Longet.... she had been married to Andy Williams.

1950 – Randy Quaid, American actor
Yikes again!

1963 – Mark McGwire, American baseball player

There is a new show on TV this season. It's called FBI. I saw it the other night and it was pretty good. It has Missy Peregrym as an agent. She was in one of my previous favorite shows, Rookie Blue. That ran from 2010-2015.

She also played on Hawaii 5-0 as James Caan's sister...

I hope the new FBI stays good.

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


National Fire Pup Day on October 1 recognizes the canine firefighters that have long been members of fire departments across the country.
While the Dalmation’s origin is unknown, their use in firehouses began during the 1700s. Trained as a carriage dog, the Dalmatian’s agility transferred quickly to horse-drawn fire engines.  In the days of the horse-drawn fire carts, they provided a valuable service, having a natural affinity to horses.  The Dalmatians would run alongside the horses, in front of or beneath the wagon axles and clear the way for safety.
Long after the red engines replaced horse-drawn wagons, the Dalmatian remains a recognizable tradition in fire stations across the country.  They serve as firehouse mascots, educate the public about fire safety and represent past fire pups in honor of their heroism.