Good 46º clear sunny morning.
Dark clouds in the morning yesterday. Soon we got a breeze and the clouds started dissipating...
We topped at 82º.
Yesterday I got my Schwans order. Mostly the same things I normally order, but this time I added a couple of new items...
Grilled Chicken and Vegetables with Penne in a Marinara Sauce:
and... Family-Size Vegetable Alfredo Lasagna:
Picture of the Day ... hurry up and take my picture!
Interesting about earthquake faults...
In 1906, a massive magnitude 7.9 earthquake ruptured the entire San Andreas Fault in Northern California . That is a huge running crack in the ground.
The San Andreas Fault is the sliding boundarybetween the Pacific Plate and the North American Plate. It slices California in two from Cape Mendocino to the Mexican border. San Diego, Los Angeles and Big Sur are on the Pacific Plate. San Francisco, Sacramento and the Sierra Nevada are on the North American Plate. And despite San Francisco’s legendary 1906 earthquake, the San Andreas Fault does not go through the city. But communities like Desert Hot Springs, San Bernardino, Wrightwood, Palmdale, Gorman, Frazier Park, Daly City, Point Reyes Station and Bodega Bay lie squarely on the fault and are sitting ducks.
What Type of Fault is the San Andreas?
The San Andreas Fault is a transform fault. Imagine placing two slices of pizza on the table and sliding them past one another where they touch along a common straight edge. Bits of pepperoni from one side crumble across the boundary onto the anchovy side. The same thing happens with the fault, and the geology and landforms along the mighty rift are extremely complicated.
Is the Fault visible at the surface?
In many places like the Carrizo Plain (San Luis Obispo County) and the Olema Trough (Marin County), the fault is easy to see as a series of scarps and pressure ridges. In other places, it is more subtle because the fault hasn’t moved in many years and is covered with alluvium, or overgrown with brush. In San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties, many of the roads along the fault cut through great mountains of gouge, the powdery, crumbled rock that has been pulverized by the moving plates.
The hallmark of the San Andreas Fault is the different rocks on either side of it. Being about 28 million years old, rocks from great distances have been juxtaposed against rocks from very different locations and origins. The Salinian block of granite in central and northern California originated in Southern California, and some even say northern Mexico. Pinnacles National Monument in Monterey County is only half of a volcanic complex, the other part being 200 miles southeast in Los Angeles County and known as the Neenach Volcanics.
Japanese Souffle Cheesecake
A light and fluffy Japanese style souffle or cotton cheesecake that is light and air-y, melt in your mouth good and super easy to make!
Historically this date......
1969 – The biggest explosion in the history of rocketry occurs when the Soviet N-1 rocket explodes and subsequently destroys its launchpad.
1979 – U.S. President Jimmy Carter signs the first directive for secret aid to the opponents of the pro-Soviet regime in Kabul.
1994 – The deadliest day in Texas traffic history, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Forty-six people are killed in crashes.
And births this date include...
1956 – Montel Williams, American actor and talk show host
This is amazing.... never knew this:
|Service/ branch|| United States Marine Corps
United States Navy
|Years of service||1974–1976 (U.S. Marine Corps)
1976–1980 (U.S. Naval Academy)
1980–1989 (U.S. Navy)
|Rank|| Lieutenant commander (USN)
Corporal (U.S. Marine Corps)
|Awards|| Meritorious Service Medal
Navy Commendation Medal
Navy Achievement Medal
Navy Superior Public Service Award
1958 – Aaron Tippin, American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer
1962 – Thomas Gibson, American actor
All I know. Nuff said. Ciao.
Happy Hump Day. Last week my Brooklyn NY pal Vivia sent me this:
"What do you call a camel without a hump?"
xo Sue Mom Bobo