Thursday, November 15, 2007

Comin' 'round the Bend, Going Postal, -and- Stop Thief!

Comin' 'round the Bend - Marysville woman "being silly" hit by train
Going Postal - mailman shot for slow delivery
Stop Thief! - man arrested for stealing "virtual furniture"

On this day in history: November 15, 1941 - SS chief Himmler orders the arrest and concentration of all homosexuals in Germany. Excluded were certain top Nazi officials who happened to be homosexuals—including Himmler.

Born on this day in history: November 15, 1930 - J. G. Ballard (1930 - ____) novelist. He writes books of surrealistic fiction with apocalyptic themes; wrote the best-selling novel "Empire of the Sun," 1984.

Scripture of the Day: "Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight." (Psalm 119:143)

Video of the Day: Funny Animal Bloopers - submitted by Darin

This was the sunset that greeted us yesterday at 4:59 PM. It was a very happy sunset! Click to enlarge.

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This Saturday is the 12th annual Hometown Christmas. For details on this event, see the Calendar of North State Events.

My friend and business neighbor, Corey (owner of Corning Auto Parts), gave me a giant jug of hot and sweet Jalapeño slices yesterday. I could not resist the urge to taste them, and so I did. They are wonderful. They are hot, and a sweet under taste soon kicks in and mellows the heat. They will be excellent on sandwiches and nachos. Sunday, I plan to make a large batch of nachos for our snacking delight while playing Scrabble.

This Saturday is the 12th annual Corning Hometown Christmas. For details, see the Calendar of North State Events. There will be a live Nativity scene, craft and food booths, photographs with Santa, a lighted parade, and more. There will be free games for children, provided by Harvest Christian Center. I shall photograph the event and announce the availability of the slide show I produce from the photographs.

Laura took Mr. Nitro to Chico this morning. He needs to have his brake system reprogrammed, and he is due for his first check-up and oil change. While he has only 1365 miles on his odometer, he is past the 6-month check-up period, and the brake reprogramming is a critical issue that must be addressed as soon as possible. So off to Chico Mr. Nitro went, under Laura's aegis. It is the first time we have been separated since I obtained him on February 5, 2007, and I miss him and eagerly await his return.