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Saturday, July 25, 2020

Heat ~ Picture of the Day ~ Odd & Profanity Named Places ~ Cheesy Pepperoni Chicken ~ Ember The Cat ~ National Day of the Cowboy

Good 48º clear sunny morning. 

Yesterday we topped at 95º. 

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

Interesting about unusually odd named places.....
Profanity, humorous words, and highly charged words
A number of settlements have names that are offensive or humorous in other languages, such as Rottenegg or Fucking in Austria. Although as a place name Fucking is benign in German, in English the word is profane. Similarly, when they hear of the French town of Condom, English speakers will likely associate it with condoms, a form of barrier contraception. Hell, Norway, comes from the old Norse word hellir, which means "overhang" or "cliff cave". In modern Norwegian the word helvete means "hell", while the Norwegian word hell can mean "luck". One can also cite the mountain named Wank in Bavaria, Germany, which in German derives from Middle High German wanken, which means "to stagger".

Conversely, a number of place names can be considered humorous or offensive by their inhabitants, such as the Italian town of Bastardo ("Bastard") and Troia ("Slut", literally the female of the pig; the same name is used in Italian for the ancient city of Troy), or the German towns Affendorf ("Monkey Village"), Faulebutter ("Rancid Butter"), Fickmühlen ("Fuck Mills"), Himmelreich ("Kingdom of Heaven"), which appropriately lies at the edge of the Höllental ("Hell's Valley"), Katzenhirn ("Cat Brain", nearest to Mindelheim), Lederhose (Lederhosen, leather trousers), Plöd (blöd means "stupid", renamed in 2009), Regenmantel ("Raincoat"), and Warzen ("Warts").

The US also has the unincorporated community of Hell, Michigan, the unincorporated city of Intercourse, Pennsylvania, the historic community of Penile, Louisville in Kentucky, and Pee Pee Township in Ohio. Dildo is a town in Newfoundland, Canada, and off the coast there is a Dildo Island. In the United Kingdom, there are towns called CockermouthPenistone, and Pett Bottom, the last of which is located 5 miles (8 km) south of CanterburyKent. According to the novels of Ian FlemingJames Bond lived there with his aunt after his parents died.

From Mr. Food
When it comes to pizza, we all want that yummy pepperoni and cheesy taste, without all the extra carbs that comes from the crust. So, we decided to take that classic pepperoni pizza taste, and team it up with chicken breast! It's an ooey-gooey, cheesy, pepperoni-perfect recipe that we know you're gonna love.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, lightly pounded
  • Salt for sprinkling
  • Black pepper for sprinkling
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 16 slices pepperoni
  • Dried oregano for sprinkling


  1. Preheat oven to 375º.  Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Sprinkle chicken evenly with salt and pepper.  
  2. In a shallow dish, combine bread crumbs and garlic powder; mix well. Dip chicken into bread crumb mixture, coating evenly on both sides. Place on baking sheet.
  3.  Bake 15 minutes. Remove chicken from oven, top evenly with pizza sauce, mozzarella cheese, and pepperoni. Sprinkle lightly with oregano. Place back in oven and bake 8 to 10 minutes more or until no longer pink in center.  Serve immediately.


  • If you want, serve this up with a green salad and some garlic rolls, for a fully authentic Italian dinner treat!

Historically this date.......
1866 – The United States Congress passes legislation authorizing the rank of General of the ArmyLieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant becomes the first to be promoted to this rank.

1868 – Wyoming becomes a United States territory.

1946 – At Club 500 in Atlantic City, New JerseyDean Martin and Jerry Lewis stage their first show as a comedy team.

1956 – Forty-five miles south of Nantucket Island, the Italian ocean liner SS Andrea Doria collides with the MS Stockholm in heavy fog and sinks the next day, killing 51.

1978 – Louise Brown, the world's first "test tube baby" is born.

2010 – WikiLeaks publishes classified documents about the War in Afghanistan, one of the largest leaks in U.S. military history.

And births this date include.....
1894 – Walter Brennan, American actor and singer (d. 1974)

1915 – Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr., American lieutenant and pilot (d. 1944)

1923 – Estelle Getty, American actress (d. 2008)

1967 – Matt LeBlanc, American actor and producer

My friends Jeannie and Mike just got a new pet.... this cat. Her name is Ember..... so colorful!!

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

National Day of the Cowboy on the fourth Saturday in July recognizes the stoic, hardworking symbol of the American West. 
The era of the cowboy began after the Civil War in the heart of Texas. Cattle were herded long before this time, but in Texas, they grew wild and unchecked. As the country expanded, the demand for beef in the northern territories and states increased. With nearly 5 million head of cattle, cowboys moved the herds on long drives to where the profits were.
The draw of riches and adventure mixed with tales of violence. Among the grand backdrop of the Great Plains, the mythological image of the cowboy emerged. 
Where the dust settles reveals much of the stoic truth of the American cowboy and cowgirl. The life of a cowboy required a particular ability to live in a frontier world. To do so requires respect, loyalty, and a willingness to work hard.
In the words of former President George W. Bush, “We celebrate the Cowboy as a symbol of the grand history of the American West. The Cowboy’s love of the land and love of the country are examples for all Americans.”



According to the National Day of the Cowboy Organization, this day “…is a day set aside to celebrate the contributions of the Cowboy and Cowgirl to America’s culture and heritage.” The NDOC continuously pursues national recognition of National Day of the Cowboy. Currently, 14 states recognize this day. The first celebration was in 2005.