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Monday, August 26, 2019

Mowing ~ Temps ~ Picture of the Day ~ World Populations/Cities Populations ~ Eggs & Hash Brown Skillet ~ National Dog Day ~ My Dude

Good 50º clear sky morning. 

Yesterday, before it got hot (74º then) I mowed my front lawn, what little of it that is left.  By late afternoon we heated to 96º. 
Picture of the Day.... shared by my pal, Nancy Perry.

Interesting about population.......
The ten countries with the largest population in the world today
are China, India, United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan,
Nigeria, Bangladesh, Russia and Mexico.
China:                    1,420,062,022
India:                     1,006,300,297
United States:            329,093,110 
Indonesia:                 269,536,482
Brazil:                       212,392,717
Pakistan:                   204,596,442
Nigeria:                     200,962,417
Bangladesh:              168,065,920
Russia:                     143,895,551
Mexico:                    132,328,035

Total world population: 7,716,223,209

Top most populated cities in the world:
1.  Tokoyo, Japan         37,832,892
2.  Deli, India              35,454,000
3.  Shanghai, China     34,865.252
4.  Jakarta, Indonesia  31,689,592
5.  Seoul, So. Korea      25,514,000
6.  Guangzhou, China    25,000,000
7.  Beijing, China          24.900,000
8.  Manila, Philippines   24,650,000
9.  New York, USA        23,876,155
10. Shenzhen, China    23,300,000
And a little more comparison....
Los Angeles:    3,990,456
Chicago:          2,705,994
Houston:         2,325,502
Phoenix:         1,660,272
San Francisco: 883,533
Las Vegas:      644,644
Pasadena:      141,371
Lakewood:     104,157
Rogue River:     2,131

Eggs & Hash Brown Skillet is perfect for a big family or entertaining. Whether for breakfast or brunch, this one-pan egg and potato dish is a rise-and-shine hit.

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups frozen country-style hash brown potatoes
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and coarsely shredded
  • 1 large zucchini, coarsely shredded
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 6 eggs
  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add potatoes, carrots, zucchini, onion, salt, and pepper; mix well. Cover and cook 8 to 10 minutes, or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
  2. Press 6 indentations (each about 2 inches in diameter) into vegetable mixture with the back of a spoon. Break and place an egg in each indentation. Cover and cook 5 to 8 minutes, until whites are set.

Historically this date........
1818 – Illinois becomes the 21st state in the union of the United States.

1883 – The 1883 eruption of Krakatoa begins its final, paroxysmal, stage.

1920 – The 19th amendment to United States Constitution takes effect, giving women the right to vote.

1942 – Holocaust in Chortkiav, western Ukraine: At 2.30 am the German Schutzpolizei starts driving Jews out of their houses, divides them into groups of 120, packs them in freight cars and deports 2000 to Belzec death camp. 500 of the sick and children are murdered on the spot horrible and disgusting. Too bad a Jewish man/woman didn't' get the chance to terrorize, brutalize and slowly kill Hitler!

1980 – After John Birges plants a bomb at Harvey's Resort Hotel in Stateline, Nevada, in the United States, the FBI inadvertently detonates the bomb during its disarming.

2009 – Kidnapping victim Jaycee Dugard is discovered alive in California after being missing for over 18 years.

2015 – Two U.S. journalists are shot and killed by a disgruntled former coworker while conducting a live report in Moneta, Virginia.

2017 – The Mercedes-Benz Stadium opens in AtlantaGeorgia, replacing the Georgia Dome that was demolished on November 20.

And births this date include...
1864 - my paternal grandmother, Emma Laney. Unfortunately I never got to know her... she would have been 81 when I was born, but she passed away before that.

1910 – Mother Teresa, Macedonian-born Indian missionary; Nobel Peace Prize recipient (d. 1997)
1970 – Melissa McCarthy, American actress, comedian, producer, and screenwriter

1980 – Macaulay Culkin, American actor
    .........can you say 'drugs' !!!

All I know. Nuff said. Happy Monday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

National Dog Day on August 26th encourages dog ownership of all breeds. While seeking a new companion, be sure to consider the mutts, mixes, purebreds, and everything in between. 
Whether mixed or purebred, embrace the opportunity for all dogs to live a happy, safe, and abuse-free life. They all give us companionship. Additionally, they keep us safe, and they aid those in need. Dogs play. Well, they play many roles in our lives, too! They keep us healthy, both physically and mentally.
While many days aim to find loving homes for dogs, this day expands that consideration to look beyond the breed. Look into the heart of the animal. The purpose of the National Dog Day Foundation is to rescue 10,000 dogs each year.
A dog is man’s best friend.
Purebreds are animals whose parents were both of the same breed. While the American Kennel Club (AKC) recognizes official breeds, not all dogs with parents from the same breed are considered official by the AKC. One benefit of purebred animals is that characteristics such as behavior and size are predictable.
With mixed breed animals, the genetics becomes uncertain, and some of the predictability is lost. However, when it comes to choosing a dog to add to your family or for training one to join a team, both purebred and mixed breeds may still fit the bill. Both types of dogs, young and old, find their way to shelters.
Many popular breeds fill shelters due to recent films or television shows. Families buy an animal imagining they will make the perfect pet but are unprepared for the training, care, and other responsibilities that come with canine care. Regardless of their genetics, all dogs require care and training. If there’s a particular breed that has captured your heart, check the shelters. You might be surprised to find either a purebred or one that is a mix of the kind you’re fond of.
When dogs find a forever home, their companionship creates lifelong benefits. They bring with them joy, loyalty, and devotion. Eventually, no matter the breed, these pets become family.


When considering adoption, adopt, don’t shop. If you have your heart set on a purebred companion, consider visiting a website like or to find one at a shelter. Learn how organizations like these are changing the way we adopt. As you search for your new family member, get prepared. Keep in mind the needs of a small versus large dog. Until you find your forever companion, consider volunteering at your shelter or becoming a foster parent.
Post photos of your dog on social media.  Take your dog for a walk.  If you do not have a dog, ask to take your neighbor’s dog for a stroll, or volunteer at a shelter. 


Colleen Paige, pet lifestyle expert, founded National Dog Day in 2004. boy Dude....