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Saturday, January 9, 2021

Fog/Sun ~ Picture of the Day ~ Venus de Milo ~ 25 Minute Skillet Dinner ~ Dave & Pam Clark ~ National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

 




Good 34º dark foggy morning. 
 
Yesterday started off with super dense fog...
 

Then, it started lifting....

The blue sky and sunshine came and went.... along with rain sprinkles. 
 
 
We topped at 54º.
 
 
 
Picture of the Day....
 

 
 
 
 
Interesting about the Venus de Milo statue....
 

The Venus de Milo is an ancient Greek statue and one of the most famous works of ancient Greek sculpture. Initially it was attributed to the sculptor Praxiteles, but based on an inscription that was on its plinth, the statue is now thought to be the work of Alexandros of Antioch.

Created sometime between 130 and 100 BC, the statue is believed to depict Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love and beauty. However, some scholars claim it is the sea-goddess Amphitrite, venerated on Milos. It is a marble sculpture, slightly larger than life size at 6 ft 8 in high. Part of an arm and the original plinth were lost following the statue's discovery. It is currently on permanent display at the Louvre Museum in Paris. The statue is named after Aphrodite's Roman name, Venus, and the Greek island of Milos, where it was discovered. It was found in pieces there on April 8, 1820, and was subsequently presented to Louis XVIII (who then donated it to the Louvre in 1821). Though it was reconstructed to a standing posture, the statue’s arms were never found.

The general composition of the statue derives from a 4th-century-BCE Corinthian statue. The twisting figure and modernized drapery give the Venus great nobility. The statue is a conspicuous example of the Hellenistic sculptural tradition’s academic traits and close reliance on older masterpieces.

If you want to read more... go here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_de_Milo

 

 
From the Slow Roasted Italian....
" This skillet dinner is the ultimate comfort food, combining gooey cheese with sausage and pasta. Make this easy recipe in only 25 minutes!"

 
 
  • 1 lb hot Italian sausage, removed from casings
  • 1 (14.5-oz) can fire roasted diced tomatoes with garlic
  • 1 (8-oz) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 (6-oz) can tomato paste
  • 1 Tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 16 oz whole milk ricotta cheese
  • 4 oz fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lb dried pasta (ziti or penne are best)
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 (8-oz) package shredded Italian cheese blend
  • basil, for garnish
 
  1. In a large (12-inch) skillet over high heat, brown sausage, about 10 minutes. Add tomatoes, sauce, paste, Italian seasoning, dried pasta, and water. Stir to combine, cover and bring to a boil. Boil until pasta is al dente (has a little bite to it).
  2. Meanwhile; combine ricotta, Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Stir until well incorporated.
  3. Stir ricotta mixture into pasta. Preheat oven to broil. Top skillet with shredded cheese and place in oven. Broil until cheese is bubbly and golden brown. Keep a close eye on it or you will have crispy cheese pretty quick.
  4. Garnish with basil. Serve and enjoy!
 
 
 
Special anniversary today, Dave (LASD ret) and Pam Clark are celebrating their 39th. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!! You certainly got married on a special national day!
 
Jerry and I got married on a special one too...National Flag Day. 
 

 
 
 
Historically this date....
1788 – Connecticut becomes the fifth state to be admitted to the United States.

 
1857 – The Fort Tejon earthquake strikes California, registering an estimated magnitude of 7.9.
 


1858 – Anson Jones, the last President of the Republic of Texas, commits suicide
 
 
2007 – Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveils the first iPhone.
 

 
And births this date include....
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1915 – Fernando Lamas, Argentine actor (d. 1982)
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1925 – Lee Van Cleef, American actor (d. 1989)
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1935 – Bob Denver, American actor (d. 2005)
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1940 – Jimmy Boyd, American actor and singer (d. 2009)
"I saw momma kissing Santa Claus..."
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1951 – Crystal Gayle, American singer
 
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1955 – J. K. Simmons, American actor
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All I know. Nuff said. Hope you have a good Saturday. Ciao.
xo Sue Mom Bobo

Across the country on January 9th each year, citizens take the lead to show support on National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day.
Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have chosen a profession that puts their life on the line every day for their communities.  They’ve answered a call to public service that is demanding and often unappreciated.
From local, state and federal, their duties command dedication. The jobs are often thankless and take them away from their families for long hours. Rarely do they know what their days have in store for them. Often law enforcement are the only paid emergency resource a community has. More often they work in coordination with other local, state, and federal organizations to make communities safer.
On National Law Enforcement Day, we have an opportunity to thank them for their service and offer a token of respect.

HOW TO OBSERVE

There are several ways to show your support. Send a note of thanks to your local, county or state police agency. Wear blue, turn your social media channels blue or shine a blue porch light to show your support. Find more ideas at Concerns of Police Survivors and share your support using #NationalLawEnforcementAppreciationDay to share on social media.

NATIONAL LAW ENFORCEMENT APPRECIATION DAY HISTORY

Several organizations came together to create National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day in 2015 to thank officers across the country for all the daily sacrifices they make for their communities. Some of the organizations supporting the observance include:
  • Concerns of Police Survivors
  • FBI National Academy Associates
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • International Association of Chief of Police
  • Officer Down Memorial Page
  • Law Enforcement United
  • National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
  • International Conference of Police Chaplains
  • National Troopers Coalition
Since then the inaugural celebration, nationwide many more organizations have joined forces to support National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day (L.E.A.D.) to spread encouragement and respect to these dedicated men and women.
 


 
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