Good 42º pouring rain morning.
And the gloom continues.....
Turkey having fun standing up on the downed tree....
Happy Friday the 13th!
Considering the full moon was yesterday and today it's 98%... it's crazy out there!!!
Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition. It occurs when the 13th day of the month in the Gregorian calendar falls on a Friday, which happens at least once every year but can occur up to three times in the same year – for example, in 2015, the 13th fell on a Friday in February, March, and November. 2017 through 2020 will all have two Friday the 13ths, and the years 2021 and 2022 will have just one occurrence each.
A Friday the 13th occurs during any month that begins on a Sunday.
The superstition surrounding this day may have arisen in the Middle Ages, "originating from the story of Jesus' last supper and crucifixion" in which there were 13 individuals present in the Upper Room on the 13th of Nisan Maundy Thursday, the night before his death on Good Friday. While there is evidence of both Friday and the number 13 being considered unlucky, there is no record of the two items being referred to as especially unlucky in conjunction before the 19th century.
According to the Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute in Asheville, North Carolina, an estimated 17 to 21 million people in the United States are affected by a fear of this day, making it the most feared day and date in history. Some people are so paralyzed by fear that they avoid their normal routines in doing business, taking flights or even getting out of bed. "It's been estimated that [US]$800 or $900 million is lost in business on this day". Despite this, representatives for both Delta Air Linesand Continental Airlines (the latter now merged into United Airlines) have stated that their airlines do not suffer from any noticeable drop in travel on those Fridays.
BBQ Beef Casserole
2 lbs ground beef
1/4 t. salt
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 18oz jar barbecue sauce
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1 8oz can Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
Place oven rack in lower third of oven, heat to 350º.
In skillet cook beef, add salt, cook over medium heat 3 minutes. Add onion and cook 3-5 minutes longer, until onion has softened and beef is thoroughly cooked, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and add barbecue sauce, stir until well combined. Spoon beef mixture into ungreased 2 quart baking dish. Stir in 2 cups shredded cheese.
Unroll crescent rolls. Place sheet of dough over beef mixture to cover, tucking in sides of dough. Place baking dish on sheet pan or cookie sheet.
Bake on lower oven rack 30-35 minutes or until top is golden brown. Let cool 5 minutes before serving.
Historically this date......
1636 – The Massachusetts Bay Colony organizes three militia regiments to defend the colony against the Pequot Indians. This organization is recognized today as the founding of the United States National Guard.
2000 – The "Texas 7" escape from the John Connally Unit near Kenedy, Texas and go on a robbery spree, during which police officer Aubrey Hawkins is shot and killed.
2003 – Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his home town of Tikrit(see Operation Red Dawn).
And births this date include....
Interesting.... he's 94. He got married the first time in 1948 and after 38 years got divorced. Then he married again in 2012 at age 87!
All I know. Nuff said. Happy TGIF (er maybe). Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo