Monday, August 06, 2007

Not Right, Survivor, -and- Watch Your Step

Not Right - left-leaning bloggers consider forming labor union
Survivor - boy rescued from Dead Sea after 6-hour ordeal
Watch Your Step - 400 FL swimmers stung by jellyfish

On this day in history: August 6, 1970 - 750 unkempt Yippies show up at Disneyland, hell-bent "to liberate Minnie Mouse, have free reign of the park and infiltrate Tom Sawyer's Island," according to Youth International Party leaflets. Instead, they wind up scuffling with Disney security and other patrons, eventually prompting Anaheim police to close the park early and forcibly eject the dirty longhairs.

Born on this day in history: August 6, 1917 - Robert Mitchum (1917 - 1997) film actor His films included "The Winds of War," "North & South," "Cape Fear," and "Night of the Hunter."

Today's Video: Trunk Monkey Compilation - submitted by Cindy

My hunting pals and I are preparing for a wild pig hunt. The new hunting vehicle I have rented for the trip should suit us well. Click to enlarge.

Laura brought two Sierra Nevada gourmet pizzas home Friday afternoon. She had nursery duties at Harvest Christian Center. One of my brothers was visiting from Southern California. He visited for several hours. When Laura returned from the church at 9:30, we had some pizza and champagne and watched two episodes of "Walker, Texas Ranger."

On Saturday, I made a frittata for brunch. We ate half the frittata, sipped champagne, and played Scrabble. That evening, my brother came to dinner. He does not enjoy spicy foods (yikes!), so Laura left the Jack Daniels barbecue sauce untreated. She grilled some boneless, skinless chicken breasts and glazed them with the barbecue sauce. I made a potato salad with red potatoes, celery, dill pickles, white onion, red bell pepper, mayonnaise, wasabi powder, brown mustard, dill weed, sea salt, and ground black pepper. It was a delightful meal. Following dinner, we watched "300." It was a violent, dark movie. It was well produced and exciting, but it is not for those easily disturbed by extreme violence.

Following the early service at Harvest Christian Center on Sunday, we enjoyed more of the delicious Sierra Nevada pizza, strawberry margaritas, and Scrabble. For dinner, I made a salad with red leaf lettuce, cucumber, tomato, avocado, and sugar snap peas (blanched and chilled). Laura added a diced habanero to some of the Jack Daniels barbecue sauce and used it to glaze a large pork loin that she had charred then grilled slowly, using indirect heat. It was a delicious meal.

The remaining half of the frittata followed me to the office this morning.