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Sunday, December 30, 2018

Rain/Fog/Cold ~ Grandson Jack in Rose Parade ~ Difference Between California & Idaho ~ Picture of the Day ~ Hands ~ Spinach Artichoke Dip Pizza ~ Dan Cermak ~ Gabe Ramirez ~ Bacon Day

Good 37º raining foggy morning.
The fog yesterday was sooooooooooooo gloomy. Come on sunshine!!!

By noon we had only warmed to 36º. Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....... I kept hand warmers in my pockets!!! We topped at 42º. 

Kristen said that my grandson Jack will be playing the "tenor" drums (5 drums)
in the PCC Honor Band for the Rose Parade on New Year's Day (televised)
Towards the back of the band there is a row of big cymbal players, then a row of single drum players, then Jack's row of 5 drum players, with tuba players on each end of the row. Jack is in the middle of the 7 players....

Ha ha ha.... this shared by Phil Santisteven (LASD ret and living in Idaho) .....

Picture of the Day.... if you are on the street and it's pouring rain, this is how to stay dry....

Interesting about "hands"....
The hand is a prehensile, multi-fingered appendage located at the end of the forearm forelimb of primates such as humans, chimpanzees
, monkeys, and lemurs

A few other vertebrates such as the koala
(which has two opposable thumbs on each "hand" and fingerprints extremely similar to human fingerprints) are often described as having "hands" instead of paws on their front limbs. The raccoon is usually described as having "hands" though opposable thumbs are lacking.....
Some evolutionary anatomists use the term hand to refer to the appendage of digits on the forelimb more generally — for example, in the context of whether the three digits of the bird hand
involved the same homologous loss of two digits as in the dinosaur hand.

All of the flavor of spinach and artichoke dip in the form of a pizza; pure pizza heaven!
  •  pizza dough
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 5 ounces cooked fresh or thawed frozen spinach (squeezed of excess liquid), and coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup mozzarella, shredded
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, grated
  • 1 14oz can drained quartered artichoke hearts
  1. Shape the pizza dough into the desired form and place on an oiled baking sheet.
  2. Brush the entire pizza with the combination of the garlic and the olive oil, sprinkle on small chunks of cream cheese followed by the spinach, mozzarella, Parmesan and artichokes making sure to get some of the Parmesan onto the crust edges as well.
  3. Bake in a preheated 500º oven until cheese is melted and crust is crispy and golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
     ** notes...
      Sprinkle some cornmeal onto the oiled baking sheet to help prevent sticking.
    Add 1 cup cooked and shredded chicken.
      A Add sliced bacon.
Special birthday today.... Dan Cermak, Ace Hardware in Rogue River, is celebrating today........ HAPPY BIRTHDAY BIG D!!

Also celebrating today is Gabe Ramirez (LASD ret)... HAPPY BIRTHDAY GABE!!

Historically this date....

..... the deadliest single building fire in US history!

1924 – Edwin Hubble announces the existence of other galaxies.

And births this date include...
1920 – Jack Lord, American actor (d. 1998)
He had Alzheimers.... so sad. He was GREAT in Hawaii Five-O. A favorite show of mine!

1934 – Russ Tamblyn, American actor, dancer, and singer
(West Side Story)

1935 – Sandy Koufax, American baseball player

1942 – Michael Nesmith, American singer and musician (The Monkees)

1945 – Davy Jones, English singer (The Monkees) (d.2012)

Interesting that they were both born on the same day! 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Sunday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Everything is better with bacon. Someone said that once. Within our research, we have found very little to dispute this assertion.
In the United States and Canada, bacon is made from the pork belly. Elsewhere in the world, the side and back cuts of pork are used. The meat is cured in either a salt brine or in a salt pack. It is then either dried, boiled or smoked.
Bacon is a very popular food in the USA.  You can find many items also flavored or scented with bacon including popcorn, soap, candles, air fresheners and much more.
According to the founders of Bacon Day, we are encouraged to eat a variety of bacon while watching Kevin Bacon movies, or movies with bacon in the title.  Since Bacon Day was created before the Discovery Channel show How It’s Made debuted, it’s safe to say, we can eat our bacon and watch those, too.  Giving and receiving gifts of bacon is also recommended.  Other suggested traditions such as bacon toasts and kissing under pork fat mistletoe are mentioned as well.