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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Pink Clouds ~ Sun/Heat ~ Lunch at River's Edge ~ Picture of the Day ~ A Poisonous Bird ~ Chicken Slaw Wraps ~ Jacque Franco ~ George Bachmeier ~ Birthday Thanks ~ U.S. Bowling League Day

Good 54º pink clouds morning. 

Still another warm clear sunny day yesterday, topping at 96º. 
Today is back to work day for those of you working and it's the first day of school for many also. Enjoy!  :0)
Yesterday at noon I met up with Brian, Jen, Tucker, Sami, and Grandma Jean for lunch at River's Edge Restaurant.

I had the Pacific Cod, seared fresh cod, garlic herb butter sauce, grilled asparagus, and jasmine rice. It was AWESOMELY GOOD!

Then because it was my birthday they gave me my choice of desserts. I chose the tiramisu. OMGOSH, good!!!

I got a big basket of goodies from
Brian/Jen/Tucker/Sami with wine and other yummies...
And Sami made me a loaf of banana bread....
and Jean gave me a gift card.
Thank you guys~~~😍

Picture of the Day ... perfect timing!
Interesting about a poisonous bird!

The hooded pitohui, or Pitohui dichrous, is a beautiful but poisonous bird. It is the first poisonous bird to be officially documented in scientific literature. It is about the size of a dove, averaging about nine inches in length, with black feathers on the head and an orange or red belly. They are members of the family Corvidae (as are crows and ravens) and they are passerines, or songbirds. They have sharp claws on their black legs, and a strong, black beak.
The bright colors of the hooded pitohui, along with a strong odor that it emits, are thought to be aposematic, or meant to ward off predators.
The hooded pitohui inhabits the rain forests and tropical jungles of New Guinea, which is an island located north of Australia. It inhabits the forests from the lower lands to sea level.

The skin and feathers of some pitohuis, especially the variable and hooded pitohuis, contain powerful neurotoxic alkaloids of the batrachotoxin group (also secreted by the Colombian poison dart frogs, genus Phyllobates). These are believed to serve the birds as a chemical defence, either against ectoparasites or against visually guided predators such as snakesraptors or humans. The birds probably do not produce batrachotoxin themselves. The toxins most likely come from the beetle genus Choresine, part of the birds' diets.
Due to their toxicity, Papua New Guineans call the pitohuis rubbish birds as they are not good for eating; in desperate times, though, they can be consumed but only after the feathers and skin are removed and the flesh is coated in charcoal and then roasted. 
(That would never happen!! Eat a small bird? No way.)
From Mr. Food...

Rotisserie chicken is so handy! Use it to make these Chicken and Slaw Wraps, and you'll have a hearty chicken sandwich ready for lunch, dinner or a nutritious snack in minutes.

  • 1/2 cups chopped cooked rotisserie chicken
  • 1/2 cups shredded coleslaw mix with carrots
  • 1/3 cup ranch dressing
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 8 slices deli-style white Cheddar cheese slices
  • 4 sun-dried tomato basil wraps (or use the spinach wraps)

  1. In a large bowl, stir together first 4 ingredients.
  2. Place 2 cheese slices in a single layer on 1 side of each wrap; top each evenly with about 3/4 cup chicken mixture. Roll up jellyroll-style; wrap in plastic wrap, twisting ends of wrap to seal. Chill up to 8 hours, if desired. Cut in half to serve.

Two special birthdays today.......... Jacque Franco (LASD ret.), partner of pal Ike Saben (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JACQUE!!
And friend George Bachmeier (LASD ret.) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GEORGE! xo

 LOL!! Funny shirt, George!!!
Historically this date....
1944 – Holocaust: diarist Anne Frank and her family are placed on the last transport train from the Westerbork transit camp to the Auschwitz concentration camp, arriving three days later.

1976 – Viking program: The American Viking 2 spacecraft lands at Utopia Planitia on Mars.

2004 – Beslan school hostage crisis – day 3: the Beslan hostage crisis ends with the deaths of over 300 people, more than half of which are children.

And births this date include....
1875 – Ferdinand Porsche, Austrian automotive engineer (d. 1951) of my most favorite vehicles was my 1969 912 Porsche... what a RIDE!!

1913 – Alan Ladd, American actor (d. 1964)

1942 – Al Jardine, American guitarist (The Beach Boys)
1965 – Charlie Sheen, American actor (YUCK!)
He has some super weird theories about 9-11 and other things!

A BIG thank you to all of you who sent me birthday wishes and those who posted on my FB page. Love and hugs to you all!!! xoxoxo

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

Each year league bowlers across the United States recognize U.S. Bowling League Day on September 3rd.
Primarily an outdoor sport until around 1840, bowling was called the game of ninepins and popular with gamblers. To snuff out the gambling, the state of Connecticut banned the game in 1841. As a result, indoor lane owners added one pin to their alleys to circumvent the law. 
Clubs tried organizing and creating set rules. However, it wasn’t until 1895 when the American Bowling Congress came together at Beethoven Hall in New York City. The American Bowling Congress established a maximum score of 300 which still stands today. They also determined other rules, such as lane length, widths, and distances between pins. 
The term “turkey” describes when a bowler successfully throws three strikes in a row. Before the lanes became as slick and beautiful like they are today, getting consecutive strikes was difficult. Around the late 1800s at Thanksgiving time, alleys and clubs would offer turkeys to players who bowled three strikes in a row. As the holiday neared, taking home a prize turkey after a fun night of bowling would sure top off the evening. It seems this may be the source of the term for achieving three strikes in the game.
In one particularly rousing account in the 30 Nov 1894 The Standard Union out of Brooklyn, New York, suggested the Lobster Bowling Club could have been mistaken for a “college football game” they made such a ruckus. The two teams celebrated so much during their turkey contest that it carried into the street. In the wee hours of the morning, they carried the turkey up the street dangling from a pole between two teammates as they all sang. The story never reported who won the turkey. 
Today, leagues of men, women and mixed teams of all ages play in bowling competitions around the world. Weekly league bowling provides a fun time as well as great physical activity.