Monday, April 10, 2006

Down Fido!, Vacancy, -and- Queerly Beloved

Down Fido! - killer dog refused to die
Vacancy - "Norman Bates'" property for sale on eBay
Queerly Beloved - San Francisco is world's gayest city

POSER: (Congratulations to Cindy for solving!)
Q: What do you call a serial gratuity leaver?
A: Jack the Tipper!
POSER: (Congratulations to Cap'n Jack for solving!)
Q: What do you call the process of lobster reproduction?
A: Crustacean gestation!

Friday evening, Laura and I were watching A&E Biography "Hairdos and Heartache: Women of Country Music" and saw Linda Ronstadt singing with Dolly Parton and Emmylou Harris, and she was wearing the SAME DRESS and NECKLACES she was wearing when I photographed her at Hughes Stadium, Sacramento, in 1974! (See March 30 and 31 posts for images of Linda wearing the dress and necklaces!)

Although rain was forecast for Saturday, it was sunny and warm all day. We snacked, sipped Sierra Nevada Summerfest, and played several games of Trivial Pursuit. I was victorious. We took advantage of the unexpectedly wonderful weather and tossed a huge London Broil on the grill. Laura put a spicy dry rub on the meat and grilled it over a high flame--charring the outside nicely while keeping the center rare. Prior to the grilling, I prepared a salad with diced cooked potatoes, sliced radishes, sliced black olives, diced white onion, fresh cilantro, fresh grated ginger, sliced Jalapeños, spicy seasonings, red pepper flakes, and honey mustard dressing. The meal was wonderful.

Saturday evening, we watched Left Behind: World at War (excellent) and Red Eye (wonderfully suspenseful).

Sunday after church service at Harvest Christian Center, the rain returned briefly. The balance of the day was dry and windy. Today is sunny and warm, despite forecasts calling for rain!