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Monday, March 11, 2019

Burrrrr ~ Sunshine ~ Temps ~ Clouds ~ Picture of the Day ~ Burt Reynolds ~ Toad In The Hole ~ Joan Petitclair ~ National Napping Day

Good 25º clear skies morning.
Yesterday the clouds and sun came and went, and then the sun stayed until late afternoon. We went from 20º to

I love looking at the clouds and picture things.... like this one looks like a pig to me....

Picture of the Day .... shoe shop in Amsterdam....
Interesting about Burt Reynolds....

Actor Burt Reynolds, who passed away on Sept 6, 2018 at the age of 82, played his college football at Florida State University. Reynolds was a running back for the Seminoles in 1954 after a stellar career at Palm Beach High School.
Reynolds ran for 134 yards and 2 touchdowns on 16 carries in his freshman season, and also had four catches for 76 yards. But he suffered a knee injury that cut the season short, and he missed the 1955 season after surgery.
Reynolds came back to the team in 1957, but an automobile accident cost him his spleen and ended his football career.
Current ESPN College Game Day host Lee Corso was Reynolds' roommate at Florida State and they remained life-long friends.
Reynolds had remained close to the FSU program throughout the years, often donating money and purchasing equipment for the team.
Although he never graduated from Florida State, Reynolds received an honorary degree from the school in 1981.
Reynolds went on to make such box-office smash films as "Deliverance", "Smokey and the Bandit", and "Cannonball Run". He also won Emmy Awards and Golden Globe Awards for his television show "Evening Shade."

Spouses: Judy Carne (m. 1963 div. 1965)
              Loni Anderson (m. 1988 div. 1994)
Partner:  Sally Field (1976-1980)
In the late 1970s, Reynolds opened Burt's Place, a nightclub restaurant in the Omni International Hotel in the Hotel District of Downtown Atlanta, and briefly operated a second version at Lenox Square.[73] He was a lifelong fan of American football, a result of his collegiate career, and was a minority owner of the Tampa Bay Bandits of the USFL from 1982 to 1986. The team's name was inspired by the Smokey and the Bandittrilogy and Skoal Bandit, a primary sponsor for the team as a result of also sponsoring Reynolds' motor racing team.
Reynolds co-owned a NASCAR Winston Cup team, Mach 1 Racing, with Hal Needham, which ran the #33 "Skoal Bandit" car with driver Harry Gant. He was awarded an honorary doctorate from Florida State University in 1981 and later endorsed the construction of a new performing arts facility in Sarasota, Florida.
He also owned a private "dinner theater" in Jupiter, Florida, with a focus on training young performers looking to enter show business. The theater was later renamed to the Burt Reynolds Jupiter Theater and closed in 1997 after Reynolds declared bankruptcy.
In 1984, he opened a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale, "Burt & Jacks", which he co-owned with Jack Jackson.

Reynolds died of a heart attack at the Jupiter Medical Center in Jupiter, Florida, on September 6, 2018, at the age of 82. His ex-wife Loni Anderson issued a statement saying that she and their adopted son Quinton would miss him and "his great laugh". On September 20, 2018, the two held a private memorial service for Reynolds at a funeral home in North Palm Beach, Florida. Those in attendance included Sally Field,[89] FSU coach Bobby Bowden, friend Lee Corso, and quarterback Doug Flutie.
Toad In The Hole Breakfast by Mr. Food....

If you've never heard of toad-in-the-hole, well, let us enlighten you! It's a recipe that is perfect for breakfast, dinner, or even brinner -- that's breakfast for dinner! Our Sheet Pan Toad-in-the-Hole comes together with all the flavors you love, without any of the mess of a traditional big breakfast. Once you try it, you're gonna wonder how you lived without it! 
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 (1/2-inch-thick) slices country-style bread
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt for sprinkling
  • Black pepper for sprinkling
  • 1 scallion, thinly sliced (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400º. Place bacon in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until crispy. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate, let cool slightly, then coarsely crumble.
  2. Meanwhile, coat another baking sheet with cooking spray. 
  3. Using a 2-1/2-inch biscuit cutter or the rim of a drinking glass, make a hole in the center of each bread slice. Butter one side of each slice and place on baking sheet, buttered side down. Lightly butter top side.
  4. Gently crack an egg into each bread hole. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  5. Cook 12 to 15 minutes or until eggs are cooked to your desired doneness. Sprinkle with bacon and scallion, if desired, and serve immediately.
Special birthday today... my travel pal, Joan Petit-Clair is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOAN!

Back in 2008 I went on a cruise, Cyndi & Pete (LASD ret) Moreno's Deputies On The Go. I had met Joan and she was friends with Cyndi & Pete. We were "cruise partners". We went from NY to Boston, Nova Scotia, St. John, New Brunswick. Joan, having lived in New Jersey was very familiar with NY and gave me a super personal tour of that city. It was fantastic!
Historically this date......
1945 – World War II: The Empire of Vietnam, a short-lived puppet state, is established with Bảo Đại as its ruler.

1946 – Rudolf Höss, the first commandant of Auschwitz concentration camp, is captured by British troops.

2011 – An earthquake measuring 9.0 in magnitude strikes 130 km (81 mi) east of Sendai, Japan, triggering a tsunami killing thousands of people. This event also triggered the second largest nuclear accident in history, and one of only two events to be classified as a Level 7 on the International Nuclear Event Scale.


And births this date include....
1934 – Sam Donaldson, American reporter
1936 – Antonin Scalia, American Supreme Court Justice (d.2016)

1956 – Joey Buttafuoco, American criminal
An interesting read about Buttafuoco, then click on his gf's name and read about Amy Fisher and what she became and then about is wife Amy shot, Mary Jo. Click on his name above and their links are on there.
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Napping Day is observed annually the day following the return of daylight saving time.  National Napping Day provides everyone with the opportunity to have a nap and catch up on the hour of sleep they lost due to the spring forward time change.
Mid-afternoon naps are an integral part of most cultures, and scientifically proven to be good for you.
A needed rest can make you feel better and also improve your mood. After having the extra amount of sleep, a person will notice that they will be more productive and energetic.
Numerous studies have shown that short 10-20 minute naps are the most effective when midday fatigue hits.  Improvements in alertness, productivity and mood have all been shown to improve with this type of snooze.  
Though there are some of us who are just not the napping kind, if you can reap those benefits, find a cozy spot for 10 minutes or so on National Napping Day.
William Anthony, Ph.D., a Boston University Professor and his wife, Camille Anthony, created National Napping Day in 1999 as an effort to spotlight the health benefits to catching up on quality sleep.  “We chose this particular Monday because Americans are more ‘nap-ready’ than usual after losing an hour of sleep to daylight saving time,” Anthony said in B.U.’s press release.