Wednesday, January 17, 2007

But Your Honor..., Animal Kingdom, -and- Tall People

But Your Honor... - attorney found naked in courthouse with 14-year-old girl
Animal Kingdom - dog buried alive saved by neighbor
Tall People - model thrown off bus because of height

On this day in history: January 17, 1950 - Seven men wearing Halloween masks rob the Brink's office in Boston of $1.2M cash and $1.5M securities. One of the robbers confesses to the job in 1953, eleven days before the statute of limitations was to expire.

Born on this day in history: January 17, 1706 - Benjamin Franklin (1706 - 1790) statesman, diplomat, inventor, printer. He published "Poor Richard's Almanac", 1732-57; invented bifocal glasses and the lightning rod.

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Today's Video: Cheerleaders Gone Wild

Interesting Web Site: Parkiing Perfection - hone your parking skills!

We had leftover rigatoni and shrimp in garlic-ginger sauce last evening. I made a side dish that was particularly delightful: I poached cauliflower in salted, boiling water for 3 minutes, drained, immersed in cold water for 3 minutes, and drained. In a stainless steel mixing bowl, I combined the cauliflower, 3 Roma tomatoes (cut into bite-size pieces), and an avocado (cut into bite-size pieces), extra-virgin olive oil, rice wine vinegar, grated ginger, and seasonings. I stirred this mixture and refrigerated for 3 hours. It was wonderful.