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Monday, April 20, 2020

Clouds ~ Picture of the Day ~ Measuring a Horse ~ Garbage Pasta Salad ~ Mr. Goose ~ National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day 

Good 39º scattered clouds morning. 

Yesterday these clouds were interesting ....

Picture of the Day ..... perfectly timed reflection

Interesting on measuring a horse ....

From the ground to the horse’s withers (the ridge between the shoulders and the highest point above the horse’s shoulder that doesn’t move) is the standard method of measurement of a horse's height in many parts of the world.
The hand measurement is used in the U.S., Canada, Ireland and the UK. In other parts of the world, including continental Europe, and in FEI-regulated international competition, horses are measured in metric units, usually meters or centimeters (FEI - The International Federation for Equestrian Sports (French: 'Fédération Équestre Internationale') is the international governing body of equestrian sports). In South Africa, measurements may be given in both hands and centimeters, while in Australia, the equestrian regulations stipulate that both measurements are to be given.
A hand is four inches, and a horse that is sixteen hands and two inches will be described as “16.2hh” (16.2" hands high) A four-inch hand, unsurprisingly, is roughly the breadth of a man’s hands, with or without the thumb, a unit of length which can be traced to the ancient Egyptians. The palm or hand shows up in texts from Ancient Israel, Greece, and Rome, and continued to be used throughout Europe during the Middle Ages but varied from city to city. Henry VIII standardized the hand to four inches in 1541.
No one really knows why some places stuck with the antiquated measurement system (though it’s notable that the countries still using hands were colonized by Britain).

From Mr. Food

Quick! - Check the pantry and the fridge and grab whatever you've got on hand, 'cause you're going to need it to make a throw-together Garbage Pasta Salad that's potluck-worthy! This is one easy pasta salad that won't ever make it to the garbage.


  • 1 (12-ounce) package twist rainbow pasta
  • 1/2 head fresh cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • 1/2 head fresh broccoli, cut into small florets
  • 1/2 red onion, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 cup 1/2-inch chunks Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup pepperoni slices, cut in half
  • 1 (16-ounce) can black olives, drained
  • 3/4 cup Italian dressing


  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package directions; drain and let cool.
  2. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients; add pasta and toss until evenly coated. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


***This pasta salad is great made in advance, but you may need to add a little extra Italian dressing to moisten it just before serving.

Historically this date.....
1918 – Manfred von Richthofen, aka The Red Baron, shoots down his 79th and 80th victims, his final victories before his death the following day.

1972 – Apollo 16, commanded by John Young, lands on the moon.

1999 – Columbine High School massacreEric Harris and Dylan Klebold kill 13 people and injure 24 others before committing suicide at Columbine High School in Columbine, Colorado.

2007 – Johnson Space Center Shooting: A man with a handgun barricades himself in NASA's Johnson Space Center in HoustonTexas before killing a male hostage and himself.

2008 – Danica Patrick wins the Indy Japan 300 becoming the first female driver in history to win an Indy car race.

2010 – The Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explodes in the Gulf of Mexico, killing eleven workers and beginning an oil spill that would last six months.

And births this date include....
1941 – Ryan O'Neal, American actor
(first hand knowledge of him being an adam henry! When I worked for Fabergé, we had Farrah Fawcett's products. She came to our yearly sales meetings we had and Ryan came with her. UGH! He was so rude and snotty.)
       Went from good to ewwwwwww..................

1949 – Jessica Lange, American actress

1955 – Don Pettit, American astronaut and engineer

1961 – Don Mattingly, American baseball player
    .....dude, you should have kept the sexy moustache!
1970 – Shemar Moore, American actor

Yesterday I filled the water tubs out back for the critters to drink from and Mr. Goose came and sat by one of them all afternoon.....

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

National Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day is observed annually on April 20th. Americans have been enjoying this springtime cake since the early 1900s when many cakes were made in cast iron skillets.
To make a Pineapple Upside Down Cake, line the bottom of a cake pan with pineapple rings. A cherry is then placed in the center of each ring followed by a butter and sugar mixture.  Cake batter is then poured over the pineapples and baked.  When the cake is done, it is turned upside down onto a platter before serving, revealing a delightful and delicious masterpiece.