Monday, April 09, 2007

Never Too Old, Good Scouting, -and- Of Mice and Men

Never Too Old - 102-year-old woman scores hole in one
Good Scouting - boy earns all 122 merit badges
Of Mice and Men - stem-cell measures set for vote in Congress

On this day in history: April 9, 1992 - Former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega convicted of drug trafficking, money laundering, and racketeering by a federal court in Miami.

Born on this day in history: April 9, 1821 - Charles Baudelaire (1821 - 1867) poet, critic, translator. He was noted for his powerful expressionistic poetry and translation of the tales of Edgar Allan Poe.

Today's Video: Bruce Lee - High-speed Painting

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Weatherpeople forecast thunder showers for Saturday and rain for Sunday. Both days were sunny and dry. This morning, however, the sky appears troubled. Dark clouds fill the sky, and the potential of rain is great. If it does rain today, I am thankful that it waited until today to do so. The weekend was beautiful, and Easter Sunday's weather provided a perfect environment for the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus.

For Easter dinner, we had game hens, asparagus, and rice. I cut the game hens open at the back and splayed them in a Pyrex baking dish. Laura applied a spicy dry rub and grilled them perfectly—charring them on both sides over high flames then moving away from the flames to continue cooking for 45 minutes. She sprayed the birds each 15 minutes with a mixture of one part extra-virgin olive oil and three parts balsamic vinegar. I steamed asparagus by placing moist spears in a casserole dish, seasoning, covering, and cooking in the microwave on high for 5 minutes. I placed 2 cups of brown rice, 3 cups of water, 2 tablespoons of I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, four large white mushrooms (thinly sliced), and seasoning in a large sauce pan and cooked until done on the stove. The food was delightful. We enjoyed a bottle of champagne with our meal.