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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Frozen ~ Snow ~ Picture of the Day ~ Grand Central Station NY ~ Kitchen Sink Macaroni Salad ~ Michael Duran ~ Jerry/Super Bowl Game ~ Homemade Soup ~ My Soapbox ~ National Weatherperson's Day

Good 26º everything is frozen morning!!!! Looks like it snowed, but it's all just frozen. 
The snow was predicted to hit the valley floor at elevations of 1000 feet and 500 feet Sunday night. We didn't get any, but my mountain did....
Our summit on I-5 was loaded....

Then yesterday about 8:45am it started snowing. It wasn't really cold, 35º, and the flakes were good size. Nothing was sticking. It lasted a whole 5 minutes! 

Picture of the Day....

Interesting about Grand Central Station in NY....
New York’s Grand Central Terminal is the world’s largest station in terms of platform capacity. Grand Central covers 48 acres and has 44 platforms, more than any other railroad station in the world. Its platforms, all below ground, serve 30 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower, though only 43 tracks are currently in use for passenger service. The total number of tracks along platforms and in rail yards exceeds 100 as most previous tracks that are not in regular use are used for the rail yard. The station serves commuters travelling in New York State on the Metro-North Railroad to Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess counties, as well as Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut.
The station replaced the original Grand Central Station, which was demolished in phases between 1903 and 1913.
The distinctive architecture and interior design of Grand Central Terminal's station house have earned it several landmark designations, including as a U.S. National Historic Landmark. The terminal is one of the world's most visited tourist attractions, with 21.9 million visitors in 2013, excluding train and subway passengers.

I took this photo when I was there in 2008.....

From Mr. Food....
It's a picnic any time you serve Kitchen Sink Macaroni Salad! Chock full of so many flavors, textures, and colors, it's a chilled pasta salad that does double duty as a side dish or a main dish.
  • 1 (16-ounce) package elbow macaroni, cooked according to package directions, rinsed, and cooled
  • 1 cup diced salami
  • 1 cup diced Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 (6-ounce) can pitted black olives
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup diced dill pickles
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
In a large bowl, combine pasta, salami, cheese, peas, olives, celery, onion, and pickles.

In a small bowl, combine mayonnaise, dry mustard, salt, and pepper; mix well. Stir into pasta mixture; cover.

Refrigerate at least 2 hours, or until ready to serve.


Yup, it's got everything but the kitchen sink, which is why this is a great recipe to make when you're cleaning out your fridge
Pals Olga and Jimmy (LASD Lt.) Duran's son Michael is celebrating his 19th birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY MICHAEL!!!! xo He's also a Patriots fan!!! xo

Historically this date....

1917 – The Congress of the United States passes the Immigration Act of 1917 over President Woodrow Wilson's veto. Also known as the Asiatic Barred Zone Act, it forbade immigration from nearly all of south and southeast Asia. on the act title...interesting text in this ....
1918 – Stephen W. Thompson shoots down a German airplane. It is the first aerial victory by the U.S. military.
1958 – A hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb is lost by the US Air Force off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered.
And births this date include....
1848 – Belle Starr, American outlaw (d. 1889)
.........My God, what a life. Totally wild and out of control. Her son suspected in her murder, but never proven. Daughter was a trollop like her mother. Interesting read.
1906 – John Carradine, American actor (d. 1988)
1908 – Daisy and Violet Hilton, British conjoined twins (d. 1969)'s another OMG. Poor things. 60 years conjoined and a very sad death.
1919 – Red Buttons, American actor (d. 2006)
1934 – Hank Aaron. American baseball player
1942 – Roger Staubach, American football player

 I know Jerry is around me. When I think about him and look at the clock the time shows something related to him, like his badge number 909, or his licence plate number 417, or codes 10-4, 10-23. So, watching the game Sunday I spoke to Jerry asking him to please make sure my Patriots win! Immediately the Patriots caught an interception! The game stopped and the time on the screen showed 4:17 left to play!!!!😁

Since yesterday was National Homemade Soup Day I made some soup! Not totally "homemade", as I used a package of soup mix from Harry and David.......

It has the noodles, soup base you add water to, and dried vegetables. I added in a couple of shredded cooked boneless skinless chicken thighs. It was GREAT!!!!!

I was so very disappointed at all the nasty remarks so many people on line said about the Patriots win. Such bad sports!!! Now, if one of my friend's teams played, Bears..Packers...Jets....etc, I would have congratulated them! One "friend" said a lady in a restaurant was wearing a "Cheatriots" shirt. He wanted to ask her to turn around so he would't have to see it! Sigh.......... Then another "friend" posted "way to go patriots, cheating another year" ! He also posted people praying and it said, "Sweet Baby Jesus, please don't let the Patriots win another Super Bowl." Long game? Yes, but they both fought hard. Rams and Pats were amazing at how they defended. Ok, off my 
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Tuesday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Always celebrated on February 5th, National Weatherperson’s Day, which is also known as National Weatherman’s Day, is a day to honor all individuals in the fields of meteorology, weather forecasting, and broadcast meteorology.  Volunteer storm spotters and observers are also recognized on this day as well as any others that work in the weather field.
This annual holiday commemorates the birthday of John Jeffries who was born on this day in 1744.  Dr. Jeffries, a scientist and a surgeon, is considered to be one of America’s first weather observers.   He kept weather records from 1774 to 1816.  Jeffries took his first balloon observation in 1784.
Those being honored on National Weatherperson’s Day work hard to accurately forecast and report the always changing, and often unpredictable, weather.   With all of the new technological advances, forecasting the weather is still a challenging business.  Predicting “Mother Nature” and what path she may choose, is a very daunting task even with the most state-of-the-art technology.
Knowing the weather forecast is valuable to us in so many ways.  We often look to the forecast to plan our activities for upcoming days.  It affects what we do, how we dress, where we go or even if we go at all.   Being prepared for upcoming storms, hurricanes or tornadoes can save lives.
“The primary mission of the Weather Service (NWS) forecast office is to provide the American public with the best possible warning service to save lives.  Recent severe weather statistics show that we continue to improve our capability to warn the public of impending hazardous weather.  Nationally lead time for flash flood warnings improved from 22 minutes in 1993 to 78 minutes in 2008.  Accuracy over the same time period increased from 71 percent to 91 percent.  Lead time for tornado warnings has increased from 6 minutes in 1993 to 13 minutes today.  Tornado warning accuracy increased from 43 percent to 72 percent.  Winter storm accuracy in 2008 was 89 percent with an average lead time of 17 hours.  Since 1990, the Tropical Prediction Center’s 24 to 72 hour tropical storm forecast track errors have been reduced by more than 50%.  These more accurate and longer lead time warnings help communities  stay safe.”