Good 35º super foggy morning.
A couple of the road cams on I-5....
The sun tried hard to get through all that heavy fog yesterday and it worked..
Mike was here yesterday working on the barn project again. He's got most of it finished..... mud removed from up next to the side of the barn, trench dug, rocks in trench, drain pipes in, more rocks on top. Just a little left to finish.
Dude is always sooooooooooo happy to see Mike!
Picture of the Day ..... baby geese leaving the nest for the first time
Interesting about Johnny Carson..........
John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer. He is best known as the host of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson (1962–1992). Carson received six Emmy Awards, the Television Academy's 1980 Governor's Award, and a 1985 Peabody Award. He was inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame in 1987. Carson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1992 and received a Kennedy Center Honor in 1993.
During World War II, Carson served in the Navy. After the war, Carson started a career in radio. Although his show was already successful by the end of the 1960s, during the 1970s, Carson became an American icon and remained so even after his retirement in 1992. He adopted a casual, conversational approach with extensive interaction with guests, an approach pioneered by Arthur Godfrey and previous Tonight Show hosts Steve Allen and Jack Paar.
Carson joined the United States Navy on June 8, 1943, and received V-12 Navy College Training Program officer training at Columbia University and Millsaps College. Commissioned an ensign late in the war, Carson was assigned to the USS Pennsylvania in the Pacific. While in the Navy, Carson posted a 10–0 amateur boxing record, with most of his bouts fought on board the Pennsylvania. He was en route to the combat zone aboard a troop ship when the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended the war. Carson served as a communications officer in charge of decoding encrypted messages. He said that the high point of his military career was performing a magic trick for United States Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal. In a conversation with Forrestal, the Secretary asked Carson if he planned to stay in the Navy after the war. In response, Carson said no and told him he wanted to be a magician. Forrestal asked him to perform, and Carson responded with a card trick. Carson made the discovery that he could entertain and amuse someone as cranky and sophisticated as Forrestal.
Despite his on-camera demeanor, Carson was shy off-camera. He was known for avoiding most large parties and was referred to as "the most private public man who ever lived." Dick Cavett recalled, "I felt sorry for Johnny in that he was so socially uncomfortable. I've hardly ever met anybody who had as hard a time as he did." In addition, George Axelrod once said of Carson, "Socially, he doesn't exist. The reason is that there are no television cameras in living rooms. If human beings had little red lights in the middle of their foreheads, Carson would be the greatest conversationalist on Earth."
His lavish Malibu beachfront residence, valued at $81 million in 2017, contained only one bedroom. Friends and family members staying over would sleep in the guest house across the street.
In 1948, Carson married Jody Wolcott. The marriage was volatile, with infidelities committed by both parties, and ended in divorce in 1963.
Carson married Joanne Copeland the same year, on August 17. After a second protracted divorce in 1972, Copeland received a settlement of $6,000 per month in alimony until she remarried or until Carson's death (she received it until his death in 2005). She also received "a pretty nice little art collection." She later had a second marriage that also ended in divorce, and died in California, aged 83, in 2015. She had no children.
At the Carson Tonight Show's 10th-anniversary party on September 30, 1972, Carson announced that former model Joanna Holland and he had been secretly married that afternoon, shocking his friends and associates. On March 8, 1983, Holland filed for divorce. The divorce case finally ended in 1985 with an 80-page settlement, Holland receiving $20 million in cash and property.
On June 20, 1987, Carson married Alexis Maas. The marriage lasted until his death in 2005.
Carson reportedly joked, "My giving advice on marriage is like the captain of the Titanic giving lessons on navigation."
Carson had three sons with his first wife: Christopher, Cory, and Richard. His middle son, Richard, died on June 21, 1991, when his car plunged down a steep embankment along a paved service road off Highway 1 near Cayucos, California.
On March 19, 1999, Carson suffered a severe heart attack at his home in Malibu, California, and was hospitalized in nearby Santa Monica, where he underwent quadruple-bypass surgery.
Carson was a heavy smoker for decades, and in the early days of his tenure on Tonight, often smoked on-camera. It was reported that as early as the mid-1970s, he would repeatedly say, "These things are killing me." His younger brother recalled that during their last conversation, Carson kept saying, "Those damn cigarettes."
At 6:50 am PST on January 23, 2005, Carson died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles of respiratory failure arising from emphysema. He was 79, and had revealed his terminal illness to the public in September 2002.
The legendary Bob Hope appeared on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson" 131 times -- more than any other guest in the history of the show. Viewers of The Tonight Show might have assumed that Bob Hope was one of Johnny Carson‘s favorite guests. However, despite his numerous appearances on the show, Bob Hope was allegedly Carson’s least favorite guest. “Johnny admired Hope’s place in show business,” said Tonight Show producer Peter Lassally, “but he was not a great admirer of his work.” He never warmed to Hope, either personally or professionally.
Buffalo Chicken French BreadPrep Time:10 minutes Cook Time:30 minutesTotal Time:40 minutes Servings: 16Buffalo chicken dip stuffed into a hollowed out loaf of bread, topped with plenty of cheese and baked until the cheese is all melted, ooey, and gooey!
- 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- hot sauce to taste (I use 1/4 cup Franks Red Hot)
- 2 teaspoons ranch seasoning* (optional)
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups chicken, cooked and diced or shredded
- 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled (optional)
- 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
- 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 large French loaf, top cut off and hollowed out (gluten-free for gluten-free)
- 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
- Mix the cream cheese, sour cream, mayonnaise, hot sauce, ranch seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper before gently mixing in the chicken, blue cheese, mozzarella and cheddar.
- Place the mixture into the hollow of the loaf of bread, top with the cheddar cheese.
- Bake in a 350F oven until the cheese has melted and the top is lightly golden brown, about 20-30 minutes.
Note: Replace the ranch seasoning with 1/2 teaspoon parsley, 1/2 teaspoon dill, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, and 1/2 teaspoon onion powder.
Option: Add cooked bacon to either the mixture or sprinkled on top!
Option: Add cooked bacon to either the mixture or sprinkled on top!
Historically this date.....
1835 – In the first assassination attempt against a President of the United States, Richard Lawrence attempts to shoot president Andrew Jackson, but fails and is subdued by a crowd, including several congressmen.
1994 ... today marks the 25th year my Mother, Margaret Laney, has been gone. So miss her still today. She never got to know my grandbabies; Alex, Jack, Tucker, and Sami. Such a shame! She was a beautiful person inside and out. LOVE YOU MOM! ♥
And births this year include....
1882 – Franklin D. Roosevelt, American politician, 44th Governor of New York, and 32nd President of the United States (d. 1945)
1914 – John Ireland, Canadian actor (d. 1992)
1914 – David Wayne, American actor (d. 1995)
1925 – Dorothy Malone, American actress (d.2018)
1930 – Gene Hackman, American actor
1937 – Vanessa Redgrave, English actress
1941 – Dick Cheney, American politician, 7th White House Chief of Staff, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Wyoming, 17th United States Secretary of Defense and 46th Vice President of the United States
Leon made my Schwans delivery....
NY Style Cheesecake
Breaded Chicken Fries
Vegetable Fried Rice
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo