Monday, May 07, 2007

Spider-Boy, Hot Air, -and- I Put a Spell on You

Spider-Boy - boy has spiders alive in his head
Hot Air - environmental group says children "bad for planet"
I Put a Spell on You - couple burned alive for black magic

On this day in history: May 7, 1959 - Boxing promoter Don King is arrested in Cleveland on suspicion of drug dealing. His criminal record includes a 1955 arrest for arson, a 1954 arrest for murder, and others.

Born on this day in history: May 7, 1919 - Eva Peron (1919 - 1952) political leader. "Evita" was the second wife of Argentine president Juan Peron; she "co-governed" during his first term as president, 1946-52.

Today's Video: Why Men Have Sheds - submitted by Frank

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Paris Hilton Goes to the Slammer!

One of my brothers was here over the weekend. He will return home to Fullerton, CA today. He was our dinner guest during his stay. Friday evening, we had sushi. Laura ordered a vast array of sushi items from Raley's in Chico and picked up the order on her way home. We ate until we could eat no more, and there was sushi remaining. I devoured the leftovers Saturday morning.

Saturday evening, we had cheeseburgers and margaritas. Laura added minced garlic, poached mushroom slices, and seasonings to ground beef and formed oblong patties to approximate the dimensions of the sourdough buns. When the patties had nearly completed grilling, she added mozzarella cheese slices to them and toasted the buns. Sliced tomato, red onion, and pickle—along with wasabi mayonnaise, spicy brown mustard, and spicy catsup—completed the delicious half-pound burgers. They were delightful.

Sunday, we had grilled rib eye steaks and steamed asparagus. The rib eyes were huge and incredibly thick—weighing well over a pound each. Laura applied a spicy dry rub several hours before grilling them with great precision. It was a wonderful meal.

We watched "Happy Feet," "Garfield: A Tale of Two Kitties," and "Charlotte's Web." All three movies were excellent, and I highly recommend them.