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Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Rain/Snow ~ Picture of the Day ~ Hole In Airplane Windows ~ Italian Garlic Knots ~ Bill Patterson ~ Al Rodriguez ~ National Hat Day 

Good 31º dark cloudy morning. 

Yesterday the rain was melting off the snow and then the fog moved in. Then........ it started snowing again!!! Then it stopped and rained. On and off rain... I did get to see my mountain for a few minutes...

Picture of the Day .... another odd named city police 😆


If you’ve ever had a window seat on a flight, you have probably noticed a tiny hole at the bottom of the window.
You don’t have to be an aeronautical engineer to know that an airplane cabin is pressurized to keep us from passing out as we soar through the skies, 36,000 feet) above sea level.
It also stands to reason that – to keep that pressure contained – the cabin can’t have any holes in it. So why, you might be wondering, is there a scary-looking small hole in every airplane window? Well, in short, despite what it seems, it’s there for your safety.
Most airplane windows are made up of three panels of acrylic, so when you look through the plane window, you are actually peering through three different panes. The exterior window works for keeping the elements out and maintaining cabin pressure. If something happens to the exterior pane, the second pane acts as a fail-safe option.

The tiny hole is in the middle one and is called the “bleed hole”. Its primary purpose is to balance air pressure. There’s a small gap between the middle and the outer panes. The “bleed hole” allows pressure to balance between the passenger cabin and the air gap.
The “bleed hole” plays an important role in keeping us safe, it also helps keep the window panes from fogging up or frosting over – the result of the temperature difference between the inside and the outside of the cabin – allowing us to stare out into the clouds.

Italian Garlic Knots

Serve these with your favorite pasta dish.
3-4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 T. butter
2 T. olive oil
1 t. chopped fresh basil leaves
1 t. chopped fresh parsley
1 11oz can Pillsbury refrigerated bread-sticks
salt and pepper

Heat oven to 375º.

In small microwavable bowl put garlic, butter, and oil. Cook on high 30 seconds, or until butter is melted. Stir in basil and parsley. Set aside.

Twist and tie each bread-stick into a "knot-like" ball, place in ungreased 9" round cake pan.

Spoon butter-herb mixture over the top of each know. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Bake 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm.

**You can use 1/2 t. of dried basil and parsley leaves if you want.
Grated Parmesan cheese can also be sprinkled on the knots before baking.
Use warmed marinara sauce for dipping.

Two special birthdays today....
Bill Patterson (LASD ret) is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BILL!!
Al Rodriguez (LASD)
A super guy, worked at ELA when I worked there. Came by to give me a hug after Jerry passed away! HAPPY BIRTHDAY AL!!!

Historically this date....

1943 – The world's largest office building, The Pentagon, is dedicated in Arlington, Virginia.

1947 – The brutalized corpse of Elizabeth Short ("The Black Dahlia") is found in Leimert Park, Los Angeles.

1967 – The first Super Bowl is played in Los Angeles, California. The Green Bay Packers
defeat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10

It's possible these two teams could play in the Super Bowl this year! We'll see how the playoff games go.

2009 – US Airways Flight 1549 makes an emergency landing in the Hudson River shortly after takeoff from LaGuardia Airport in New York, New York. All passengers and crew members survive.

And births this date include...
1906 – Aristotle Onassis, Greek shipping magnate (d. 1975)

1913 – Lloyd Bridges, American actor (d. 1998)

1929 – Martin Luther King, Jr., American civil rights leader, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (d. 1968)

1968 – Chad Lowe, American actor

1979 – Drew Brees, American football player

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

Hang on to your hats and celebrate in style on National Hat Day. Celebrated each year on January 15th, don your favorite fedora, cap, cloche, derby or sunhat. Dig out your ceremonial best and tell the story behind it. Wear your warmest tuque, stocking cap, beanie and share the name you give it. There are so many hats, fashions and names we give them. Certainly, we could wear a hat a day and never get through them all. 
  • Hats may be worn for safety and protection, religious reasons, ceremonial reasons, warmth or fashion.
  • In the Middle Ages, hats were an indicator of social status.
  • In the military, hats may denote one’s nationality, branch of service, rank and/or regiment.
  • A Thebes tomb painting depicts one of the first pictorials of a hat.  The painting shows a man wearing a conical straw hat.
  • Structured hats for women began to be worn in the late 16th century.
  • Millinery is the designing and manufacture of hats.
  • The term “milliner” derived from the city of Milan, Italy.  The best quality hats were made in Milan in the 18th century.
  • Millinery began as traditionally a woman’s occupation, as the milliner not only created hats and bonnets but also chose lace, trim and accessories to complete an outfit.
  • In the middle of the 1920s, to replace the bonnets and wide-brimmed hats, women began to wear smaller hats that hugged their heads.
Depending on where you live, if you are outside in the middle of a cold January, you may definitely want to wear a hat on National Hat Day! 


Since at least 1983, National Hat Day has been observed in libraries, schools, and museums across the country. They invited students and patrons to wear their favorite hats or hats of their occupation. People of all ages show up in pirate hats and football helmets. Patrol officers, postal workers, restaurant servicers also wear their hats to various events.