Thursday, January 17, 2008

Oh Brother!, Law of the Land, -and- It's Alive!

Oh Brother! - siblings divide house with barbed wire
Law of the Land - judge sues his own courthouse
It's Alive! - first animal-human embryo trials to go ahead

On this day in history: January 17, 1977 - After refusing appeals and demanding his death sentence, double murderer Gary Gilmore is given a hood and shot by a Utah Firing Squad in the first U.S. execution in ten years.

Born on this day in history: January 17, 1917 - Betty White (1917-) Actress. Born January 17, 1917 in Oak Park, Illinois. White moved with her family to Los Angeles at the age of two, and got her start in television in the 1950s, performing in a variety of comedic sketch acts for local TV programs. She starred in her first sitcom in 1953 called "Life with Elizabeth," which was a spin-off of a sketch she performed earlier in her career. In 1954, the actress headlined her own variety show, joining forces with co-star Bill Williams a few years later for Date with the Angels. After spending more than a decade making guest appearances, including stints on such TV game shows as Password and Hollywood Squares, White landed a regular role on the Emmy-winning series The Mary Tyler Moore Show. She stayed with the show until its final episode in 1977. White spent two years on the Carol Burnett spin-off "Mama's Family" until it was cancelled by NBC in 1984. She then joined the ensemble cast of the sitcom "The Golden Girls" as grief counselor Rose Nylund. The show lasted seven seasons. Throughout the 1990s, White continued appearing on television series and made-for-TV movies. In 1996, she won an Emmy award for her guest appearance on NBC’s "The John Larroquette Show." White has been married three times; to Lane Allen from 1947 until 1949, to Dick Barker in 1945, and to Allen Ludden from 1963 until his death in 1981.

Scripture of the Day: Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow. - Isaiah 1:17

Video of the Day: Carrot Pan-flute - "Old Casti's Moon" - submitted by Danica

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The Wind The wind appears to have abated! The gale-force wind that has plagued us for days did not greet me this morning when I exited our house. Hopefully, it will not soon return. It was fierce indeed, and I greatly enjoy its departure.

For dinner Tuesday evening, we made tri-color rotini with chicken breast: I cooked a package of tri-color rotini until al denté and set aside. I sliced white onion, red bell pepper, white mushrooms, and two large Tyson boneless, skinless chicken breasts. I added four tablespoons of minced garlic, Tony Chachere's More Spice Seasoning, and ground black pepper. Laura sautéed the chicken and vegetables in extra-virgin olive oil. When done, she incorporated the rotini and took the dish to the table. We added DiGiorno Parmesan cheese and crushed red peppers at the table. It was a delightful meal. Leftovers followed Laura to work this morning.

Last night, following Bible class, we had intended to have a Freschetta pepperoni pizza. It was late, and we were tired, so I had a deli ham and pepperjack cheese sandwich on whole-wheat bread and a Pepsi Max. Laura nibbled on pepperjack cheese.