Good 49º dark cloudy morning.
Yesterday started off like most days recently.... today is predicted to be sunny and in the 80ºs. Hopefully!!!
Picture of the Day ... :o)
Interesting about "extra eyelashes"...
It is incredible to believe that the words ‘genetic mutation’ could have been uttered at the birth of the film star regarded by many as the world’s most beautiful woman. Yet those were the words heard by Elizabeth Taylor’s parents at her birth on February 27, 1932, in a tactless remark by the doctor who delivered her. It soon transpired that the ‘mutation’ in question was nothing more sinister than an extra set of eyelashes, a rare medical condition known as distichiasis, (pronounced dis-tic-key-i-asis).
While the cause of the extra lashes is indeed a mutation - a result of an abnormal development of the FOXC2 gene - the effect of the luxurious lashes, also known as an ‘accessory row’, was entirely captivating, framing Taylor’s deep violet eyes, and only adding to what admirers called her ‘incandescent’ beauty.
A distichia is an eyelash that arises from an abnormal spot on the eyelid. This abnormality, attributed to a genetic mutation, is known to affect dogs and humans. Distichiae (the abnormal eyelash) usually exit from the duct of the meibomian gland at the eyelid margin.Distichiae usually cause no symptoms because the lashes are soft, but they can irritate the eye and cause tearing, squinting, inflammation, and corneal ulcers and scarring. Treatment options include manual removal, electrolysis, electrocautery, cryotherapy, and surgery.
Eyelashes normally grow on the outside edge of the eyelid and they may not always grow in one straight row, explains Dr. Aaron Fay, an ophthalmic plastic surgeon at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. "What happens in distichiasis is that a hair grows where there is supposed to be an oil gland on what's considered the wet part of the eyelid."
When hairs grow on the thin ledge of skin nearer to the eye, the lash can rub against the eyeball, creating three potential problems, says Fay. It can cause eye irritation as well as more frequent tearing in the eye, and it may even break down the surface cells on the eye and reduce vision.
Sometimes these problems can be easily treated with eyedrops or an ointment, Fay explains. For some people, the answer may be wearing contact lenses, which can protect the surface of the eye, since the extra lashes will rub the lens rather than the eye itself.
From the Slow Roasted Italian...
BLT Pasta Salad is bursting with flavor and so easy and quick to throw together. This simple but so delicious twist on your favorite sandwich is always a hit at potlucks and parties!
- 16 oz package pasta
- 12 oz sliced bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 2 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved
- 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce
- 1 tablespoon chopped chives
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- Cook pasta according to directions on the package. Rinse with cool water and drain, then add to a large bowl. Set aside and let cool for 10-20 minutes.
- In the meantime, make the dressing. In a mixing bowl add mayo, sour cream, apple cider vinegar, salt and pepper. Whisk until combined.
- Add crumbled bacon, cherry tomatoes, and half of the lettuce to the cooked pasta. Pour dressing over the salad and toss gently to combine. Stir in remaining lettuce.
- Serve garnished with chopped chives.
And today is a special anniversary... Joe & Lori Roe Bouquet are celebrating their 31st Anniversary! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!
They both work at Roe Motors in Grants Pass. Great family run business!!!
Historically this date......
1927 – At 07:52 Charles Lindbergh takes off from Roosevelt Field in Long Island, New York, on the world's first solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic Ocean. He touched down at Le Bourget Field in Paris at 22:22 the next day.
1932 – Amelia Earhart takes off from Newfoundland to begin the world's first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean by a female pilot, landing in Ireland the next day.
2012 – At least 27 people are killed and 50 others injured when a 6.0-magnitude earthquake strikes northern Italy.
2013 – An EF5 tornado strikes the Oklahoma City suburb of Moore, killing 24 people and injuring 377 others.
And births this date include....
1908 – James Stewart, American actor (d. 1997)
1919 – George Gobel, American comedian (d. 1991)
Late yesterday afternoon the sun came through the clouds and twice for about 3-4 minutes we had pouring rain. The second time I went out to take a look and saw this double rainbow over the mountain behind my house.... sending the picture to our local news station and hopefully they will put it on tonight's news.....
All I know. Nuff said. Happy Hump Day. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo