Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Fighting Back, Occupied, -and- Hot Air

Fighting Back - victim shoots, kills home invader
Occupied - man locked in restroom for four days
Hot Air - skeptical scientists urge world to "do nothing" at UN climate conference

On this day in history: December 12, 1989 - Leona Helmsley fined $7 million and sentenced to jail for 21 months for tax evasion. She was also made to serve 900 hours of community service.

Born on this day in history: December 12, 1915 - Frank Sinatra (1915–1998)Born in Hoboken, New Jersey, singer and actor Frank Sinatra rose to prominence with Tommy Dorsey's orchestra. He quickly emerged as a teen idol, and grew into a global superstar, expanding in film roles, including an Oscar-winning performance in "From Here to Eternity" (1953). Marriages to film stars Ava Gardner and Mia Farrow were widely publicized. Sinatra is the only singer in history to have hit records in five consecutive decades.

Scripture of the Day: "But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons." (Galatians 4:4-5)

Video of the Day: The Vegetable Orchestra - submitted by Amber

LED ZEPPELIN returned to the stage Sunday night with their first full set in 19 years — and younger members of the crowd had heard nothing like it. Click to enlarge.

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For dinner last evening, I made a very delightful meal: I baked two medium, quartered red potatoes in the microwave oven and set aside. I sliced a large white onion and coarsely chopped a head of peeled garlic cloves. I sautéed the onion and garlic in extra-virgin olive oil until caramelized. I tossed in a package of baby spinach. As the spinach cooked down, I moved the spinach, onion, and garlic to the side of the sauté pan and placed the potato quarters on the open surface of the pan. After 3 minutes, I added thick slices of leftover grilled London Broil and cooked for 2 minutes. The meal was wonderful. Nothing remained when the final bite was chewed.