Monday, December 18, 2006

What Are You?, You're in the Army Now!, -and- Grrrrr!

What Are You? - silver medalist loses medal over failed gender test
You're in the Army Now! - Tucson military recruiters ran cocaine
Grrrrr! - pit bull sends U.S. Postal Service packing

On this day in history: December 18, 1940 - Hitler formulates plans, issued today as Directive 21, for the invasion of Russia. The intent of Operation Barbarossa was to destroy the Red Army. Fighting on two fronts eventually caused Germany's defeat.

Born on this day in history: December 18, 1916 - Betty Grable (1916 - 1973) actress She was a WW II pin-up girl; her marriages included Jackie Coogan and Henry James.

VIDEOS: The videos are now available via the link "Amazing and Amusing Videos" in the Links section, below the visitor counter.

Laura submitted this great Web site: Elf Yourself - visit this Web site, supply a photograph of yourself (or someone else), and prepare to be amused!

Saturday morning, Laura and my mother journeyed to the Abbey of New Clairvaux a few miles from here, where they engaged in wine tasting. Laura bought two bottles of Zinfandel.

The weather yesterday was sunny and (relatively) warm. The barbecue cried out to us to be put into service! We went shopping at Safeway after attending the 8:30 AM service at Harvest Christian Center and snatched a large London broil to toss upon the grill. Laura did a spicy dry rub on the beast and grilled it perfectly—charred on the outside and rare in the center. I made a salad with Romaine lettuce, red bell pepper, white mushrooms, celery, and pear tomatoes. We enjoyed one of the bottles of Zinfandel from New Clairvaux. The meal was delightful.