Thursday, January 10, 2008

Weapons of Choice, Mommy Dearest, -and- Beep! Beep!

Weapons of Choice - court rules against San Francisco handgun ban
Mommy Dearest - woman sells teen son's car after finding booze
Beep! Beep! - Tata Nano, $2,500 car, unveiled in India

On this day in history: January 10, 1998 - German psychologist Heidi Fittkau-Garthe was charged in the Canary Islands with a plot of murder-suicide in which 31 cult followers, including five children, were to ingest poison. After the suicides they were to be picked up by spaceship for an unspecified destination.

Born on this day in history: January 10, 1945 - Rod Stewart (1945– ) Born in London, singer-songwriter Rod Stewart began as a soloist, then joined The Faces (1969-75). In 1971, he topped both UK and U.S. music charts with album, "Every Picture Tells a Story" and single "Maggie May." Stewart has gone on to numerous hits. His 1975 song "Sailing" has become the unofficial British Navy anthem.

Scripture of the Day: "My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them." - Proverbs 1:10

Video of the Day: The Death and Life of Ice Cream - submitted by Danica

Great Scott! It is Frankenhillary! Run for the hills! Click to enlarge.

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More rain! It is raining once again—albeit very gently. It began raining lightly as we left Bible class at Harvest Christian Center, and it appears (based upon the quantity of standing water) that it rained throughout the night. It is not particularly cold, however, there is almost no wind, and the rain is very light. There are still many thousands in the area without power, and the damage to buildings and trees was great during the recent storm. I pray that the rain continues to fall gently and that the 70+ MPH wind does not reappear!

For dinner last evening, we had the enchiladas and guacamole I described in yesterday's blog entry. It was a delicious meal. Leftovers from this delightful repast shall entertain us Friday evening. A quantity of enchiladas remains, but the guacamole was completely consumed. I shall make more guacamole. The local market (Sav-Mor Foods—a mere block from our house) is featuring beautiful, ripe avocados for $ .88 each. This is a great bargain, and I intend to take full advantage of it. Avocados are wonderfully nutritious and delicious!