Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Bad Dad, To Serve and Protect, -and- Queerly Beloved

Bad Dad - man loses visitation rights for taking son to bull run
To Serve and Protect - firefighter charged with making false 911 calls
Queerly Beloved - homosexual activists ask Ft. Lauderdale mayor to quit

On this day in history: July 18, 1969 - Driving home from a party on Chappaquiddick Island, Senator Ted Kennedy's car goes over the side of Dike Bridge and flips over into a pond. Kennedy manages to free himself from the automobile, but his passenger, one Mary Jo Kopechne, drowns. For some reason, Kennedy tells no one about the accident for at least an hour, and waits until the following morning to notify local police.

Born on this day in history: July 18, 1913 - Red Skelton (1913 - 1997) comedian, actor. He was a master of pantomime and slapstick comedy; hosted "The Red Skelton Show" from 1951 to 1971.

Today's Video: Canon

It is raining! It appears that it has been raining for some time. All is wet. The sun is beginning to peer from behind the clouds. Today will be very humid.

Cindy's description of her lunch yesterday prompted me to crave a similar meal last evening. I sliced Claussen dill pickles, a large tomato, and a red onion. Laura toasted sourdough bread. We made sandwiches with mesquite-smoked turkey breast, pepperjack cheese, and the sliced pickles, tomato, and red onion. We also had Jalapeño kettle chips and Caffeine-free Diet Pepsi. Laura put spicy brown mustard and mayonnaise on her sandwich. I used only spicy brown mustard. It was a delightful meal. I decided that we shall dine similarly on Monday evenings. Laura has worship practice on Monday evenings from 6 PM to 8 PM, and such a meal would fit well into that routine—affording a simple, quick meal with minimal cleanup.