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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Heat ~ Picture of the Day ~ UK vs USA Re English Words ~ Greek Tortellini Salad ~ Andy Nantz ~ National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Good 53º clear sunny morning. 

Yesterday we topped at 92º.

Picture of the Day... perfect timing 

Even if you are a native speaker of English, the way your language is used in different parts of the world may surprise you. The differences between UK and US English are a perfect example, and here are some everyday words that have completely different meanings in the two countries.
UK: a jewellery box
US: a coffin
UK: a flat oatmeal snack
US: a pancake
UK: underwear
US: trousers
UK: a colloquial term for woman
US: only an animal
UK: a toilet
US: an area of wet muddy ground
UK: a shopping cart
US: a trolleybus
First floor
UK: the second floor
US: the ground floor of a building
UK: fries
US: thin pieces of deep-fried potato
UK: a cookie
US: a buttery bread roll
UK: a pharmacist
US: a scientist working with chemicals
UK: the trunk of a car
US: a piece of footwear
UK: a knitted sweater
US: someone who jumps off something to end their life
UK: a gym shoe
US: a person who teaches you skills, often in a gym
UK: a butt
US: a homeless person
UK: an elevator
US: to pick up and move something

From The Slow Roasted Italian...

The only 'rules' in Greek salad are tomatoes, olives, feta and olive oil.  I love mine loaded with crunchy veggies; peppers, red onion and cucumbers added to the tomatoes, Kalamata olives and loads of Feta cheese makes this a fabulous salad that I could eat every day!
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into bite-size pieces
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 English cucumber, cut into spears and then quartered
  • 16 ounces cherry tomatoes, halved
  • ½ cup sliced Kalamata olives, divided
  • 4 ounces feta cheese, crumbled
  • ½ (19 ounce) package tortellini
Greek Salad Dressing
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  1. Bring a large pot of water Cook tortellini according to directions on the package (do not add salt to the water).  Drain and set aside once cooked.
  2. Chop vegetables and set aside.  Mince 1 tablespoon Kalamata olives for the dressing, set aside.  Combine remaining salad ingredients in a large bowl.  Set aside.
  3. In a pint size mason jar add salad dressing ingredients and minced olives.  Be sure to crush oregano with your fingers as you are adding it (to release the flavor). Shake mason jar until dressing is combined.  Pour dressing over salad and gently toss with salad tongs until well coated.
  4. Serve and enjoy.


  1. If you are traveling with this salad or making it ahead, layer it in the order listed (the first ingredient goes in the bottom of the bowl, etc).  Travel with the dressing separately and add it once you are ready to serve it to keep salad perfectly crisp.

Special birthday today.... Jerry's pal and Marine Corps buddy Andy Nantz is celebrating. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANDY!! xo

                       ^Andy with his bride Linda, my BFF.

Historically this date...
1927 – The Ford Motor Company ceases manufacture of the Ford Model T and begins to retool plants to make the Ford Model A.

1937 – In California, the Golden Gate Bridge opens to pedestrian traffic, creating a vital link between San Francisco and Marin County, California.

2006 – The May 2006 Java earthquake strikes at 5:53:58 am local time (22:53:58UTCMay 26) devastating Bantul and the city of Yogyakarta killing over 6,600 people.

And births this date include....
1837 – Wild Bill Hickok, American gunfighter (d. 1876)

1909 – Dolores Hope, American singer and philanthropist (d. 2011)

1911 – Vincent Price, American actor (d. 1993)

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

** First, friends Alice and Pat Reardon sent me a card in regards to "staying young and healthy".... It shows and older woman who says "A brisk walk is a great way to stay young and healthy". On the inside of the card it says, "The problem is the wine keeps splashing out of the glass!"... LOL!!!! 

Put on your sneakers for National Senior Health & Fitness Day.  On the last Wednesday in May each year, approximately 100,000 senior adults will participate in activities across the United States for this national observance.
Many organizations offer special events especially for seniors:
  • Banks
  • Health Clubs
  • Area Agencies on Aging
  • Houses of Worship
  • Hospitals
  • Malls/Shopping Centers
  • Park & Recreation Departments
  • Retirement Committee’s
  • Senior Centers
  • State/Local/Aging Departments
Seniors benefit in numerous ways from physical activity. Exercises can be done at home, a community pool, or a local center. And seniors aren’t limited to just one type of exercise either. There are many to choose from. And many activities can be modified to fit any limitations. Yoga, walking, and swimming are all low impact routines that offer a range of benefits late in life and for all abilities. Some of the benefits include:
  • reduce fall risk and increase the ability to live independently
  • maintain strength, healthy joints, and muscles
  • helps reduce or control blood pressure
  • reduces the risk of colon cancer and diabetes
  • eases symptoms of anxiety
  • offers community and companionship when done in groups
  • reduces and prevents arthritis joint swelling and pain


Find an event near you. You can even explore options online and start a fitness routine at home. Pick one that fits your needs. Do you currently have a fitness routine that keeps you going strong? 


The Mature Market Resource Center, a national information clearinghouse for the older adult market, organizes National Senior Health & Fitness Day as a public-private partnership.