Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Queerly Beloved, Something Wicked This Way Comes, -and- Rock On

Queerly Beloved - South African Parliament okays same-sex marriage
Something Wicked This Way Comes - widows sue over Wicca symbols
Rock On - amazing T-shirt plays air guitar

On this day in history: November 14, 1993 - Michael Jackson checks into a drug rehabilitation program in order to treat his addiction to painkillers, taken in response to media allegations that he is a homosexual pedophile. According to his publicist, Jackson was "barely able to function adequately on an intellectual level."

Born on this day in history: November 14, 1900 - Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990) composer. He was one of America's best-known composers whose works include "Billy the Kid," 1938 and the Pulitzer-winning "Appalachian Spring," 1944.

Today's Video: Submitted by Laura. Family Walks on All Fours

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We had intended to grill last Sunday, but the weather did not permit it. The rain ceased yesterday afternoon, and we planned to grill last evening. It was simply too windy and cold when Laura returned from a meeting at Harvest Christian Center at 7:15 PM. The top sirloin steaks were marinated in teriyaki sauce, extra-virgin olive oil, grated ginger, minced garlic, Cajun seasoning, ground black pepper, and crushed red peppers. The giant shrimp were marinated in extra-virgin olive oil, rice wine vinegar, grated ginger, minced garlic, seasonings, lime juice, and crushed red peppers. I pan-seared the steaks. They were wonderful—charred on the outside and rare in the center. I sautéed the shrimp. They were delicious. The marinade reduced to a delightful nectar that was so tasty we drizzled it on our baked potatoes.