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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Weather ~ Picture of the Day ~ Longest Word In German Language ~ Sailfish ~ Twist on Chinese Pork Spareribs ~ National Sunglasses Day

Good 55º scattered clouds morning. 

Yesterday clear blue sky and we topped at 103º! 

Picture of the Day ...

The longest word in the German language...
Donaudampfschiffahrtselektrizitätenhauptbetriebswerkbauunter-beamtengesellschaft  (79 letters)                                                            (meaning: Association for subordinate officials of the head office management of the Danube steamboat electrical services) – this word is listed in the Guinness book of records. It allegedly was a suborganization of the Donaudampfschiffahrtsgesellschaft in pre-war Vienna (Austria) a shipping company for transporting passengers and cargo on the Danube. The DDSG still exists today in the form of the now private companies DDSG-Blue Danube Schiffahrt GmbH (passenger transport) and the DDSG-Cargo GmbH. However, there is no evidence that the suborganization ever existed.

Interesting about sailfish....

Clocked at speeds in excess of 68 mph, some experts consider the sailfish the fastest fish in the world ocean. Easily recognized, sailfish are named for the spectacular sail-like dorsal fin that extends for nearly the entire length of their silver-blue body. Additionally, the sailfish's upper jaw is far longer than its lower jaw, forming a distinctive bill that looks like—and sometimes acts like—a spear.
Often working together in groups of two or more, swift sailfish thrash at and disrupt schools of smaller fish such as sardines and anchovies, thus allowing each sailfish to more easily snag its meals. The sailfish's spear-like bill also comes in handy for slashing at larger prey fish, which stuns them into submission. Together, sailfish engage their huge dorsal fins, creating a fence around their prey to prevent their victims from escaping their clutches.
Sailfish are a type of billfish, which also includes marlins, swordfish, and roundscale spearfish. Billfish are pelagic and prefer the warmer waters of the Atlantic and Pacific. They are often found in groups, feeding on smaller fish, crustaceans, and cephalopods (octopus, squid, and cuttlefish).

From Mr. Food

Money-saving chicken thighs are the key to this twist on traditional Chinese pork spareribs. This dish, made with boneless skinless chicken thighs, tastes amazing and comes together fast, so it's the best of the best when it comes to dinner! This is a homemade Chinese takeout recipes with something for everyone. 


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch


  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Add chicken and brown on all sides, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine 3/4 cup water, the soy sauce, brown sugar, ketchup, vinegar, garlic, and ginger; stir into chicken.
  3. Bring to a boil, cover, then reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes, turning occasionally.
  4. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and remaining water. Stir into chicken and cook until sauce has thickened. Serve immediately.


****Be sure to serve over a bed of white rice to soak up all that yummy, sticky sauce!

Historically this date.......
1950 – The United States decides to send troops to fight in the Korean War.

1957 – Hurricane Audrey makes landfall near the Texas-Louisiana border, killing over 400 people, mainly in and around Cameron, Louisiana.

1982 – Space Shuttle Columbia launched from the Kennedy Space Center on the final research and development flight mission, STS-4.

1985 – U.S. Route 66 is officially removed from the United States Highway System.

And births this date include....
1927 – Bob Keeshan, American actor (d. 2004)
Captain Kangaoo!

1949 – Vera Wang, American figure skater and fashion designer 

1975 – Tobey Maguire, American actor

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

Celebrated each year on June 27th, National Sunglasses Day gains popularity each year. Organizations like The Vision Council is one of the reasons. They inform people about the dangers of UV exposure and why wearing sunglasses should be more than to just make a fashion statement. So in honor of the holiday—and to help you pick out a pair of your own—we present the top 10 sunglasses styles that stand the test of time.
Prada Model SPR07F
National Sunglasses Day June 27
Photo: Mary Evans/Everett Collection
Most known for their appearance in the 1963 Academy Award-winning Italian film 8 ½, these glasses are anything but old-fashioned. Prada first introduced the design as Prada model SPR07F, but the design has undergone some changes since the 60s. Regardless, these sunglasses might be one of the only designs that can not only be worn with a suit, but that makes a suit look so good.
Persol 714
National Sunglasses Day June 27
Photo: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images
The original folding glasses, the Persol 714 sunglasses debuted in the 1960s when the iconic actor Steve McQueen wore them in the film The Thomas Crown Affair. These glasses were based on the Persol 649 model. However, the adaptations included 10 additional manufacturing steps to allow them to fold. In 2006, a pair of Persol 714s from McQueen’s personal collection were auctioned off at nearly $70,000. Get suave with aperhaps less expensivepair for National Sunglasses Day.
Ray-Ban 3138 Shooter
Photo: Raoul Duke
While Johnny Depp was not the first to wear these yellow-tinted aviator shooters, he made them famous the film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. The sunglasses have a small circle between the lenses. Some say the circle aids in hunting or shooting. The style was regularly worn by Hunter S. Thompson, the author of the novel that inspired the film. Shooters also come in different color tints.
Ray-Ban Wayfarer
National Sunglasses Day June 27
At their introduction in 1956, Ray-Ban’s Wayfarers revolutionary plastic frame made the design almost instantly popular. The design was a distinct diversion from the metal-framed sunglasses that were popular at the time. The sunglasses popularity continued throughout the ‘50s and ‘60s but then slumped until the late 2000s when artists like Katy Perry and Bruno Mars wore them in their music videos.
Round and Oversized
Often known today simply as Jackie O’s, these sunglasses were popularized by former First Lady and fashion icon Jackie Kennedy during the years that her husband was president. They are instantly recognizable by their large round shape and still serve to make quite a fashion statement when worn today. It’s hard to wear these sunglasses and not channel some of the grace, style, and elegance that Jackie was so famous for.
Gold-rimmed Aviator
National Sunglasses Day June 27
Photo: Oliver Cheshire
The history of the archetypal Ray-Ban Aviators begins in the 1930s when US Army pilots were reporting that the glare from the sun was giving them headaches and altitude sickness. American company Bausch & Lomb created what was originally known as “Anti-Glare,” sunglasses with plastic frames and green lenses. Just a year later they were remodeled with metal frames and rebranded as “Aviators,” as we know them today.
The Clubmaster
National Sunglasses Day June 27
Clubmasters are a type of browline sunglasses, which gets its name from the fact that the bold upper part of the frames frame the lenses like the eyebrow frames the eyes. Ray-Ban introduced the Clubmaster in the 1980s when Bruce Willis wore a pair of browline Shuron Ronsirs on the series Moonlighting. The Clubmasters gained popularity and quickly became the third best-selling sunglasses of the 1980s, after Ray-Ban’s Wayfarer and Aviator styles.
Oliver Peoples Gregory Peck
Not only did Gregory Peck win an Oscar for his role as Atticus Finch in the 1962 film To Kill A Mockingbird, but he also won a fair amount of acclaim for the glasses frames he wore in the film. These frames are once again popular today, thanks partly to their reintroduction in 2011 when Oliver Peoples released a new model to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the novel that inspired the film. Don these on National Sunglasses Day and channel your inner Atticus Finch.
Oliver Goldsmith Manhattan
National Sunglasses Day
Audrey Hepburn is one of film’s most well-known faces, and it was usually with a pair of Oliver Goldsmith Manhattans framing her eyes. These large, rounded-square sunglasses were first made famous when Hepburn wore them in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, a role that was originally supposed to be played by Marilyn Monroe. The glasses, instantly recognizable today, are still popular.
Rose-colored Glasses
Photo: Allyn Scura
“To see the world through rose-colored glasses” is a phrase that means to view the world in a perpetually optimistic, perhaps naive, and unrealistic way. It remains in question what the origin of the phrase is, though there are some interesting and possible theories. One theory suggests that early mapmakers used rose petals to clean the lenses of the glasses. Not only would the natural oils protect the glass, but they would also leave a rose-colored stain.