Friday, February 01, 2008

Seller Beware, Semper Fi, -and- Never Too Young

Seller Beware - woman faces $10 million fine for eBay business
Semper Fi - Berkeley gives Marines the boot
Never Too Young - West Virginia considers hunter training in schools

On this day in history: February 1, 1964 - Governor Matthew Welsh of Indiana declares "Louie, Louie" as recorded by The Kingsmen (originally by Richard Berry & The Pharaohs) "pornographic." And while the FCC couldn't figure out the lyrics, the governor's move backfires by making the song one of the most covered titles in existence.

Born on this day in history: February 1, 1968 - Lisa Marie Presley (1968-) Born in Memphis, TN, daughter of Elvis Presley, singer Lisa Marie Presley was sole heir and inherited Graceland, the King of Rock’s legendary estate. She has been married and divorced three times, including to superstar Michael Jackson. Presley now pursues a singing career, and debuted her first album in 2003.

Scripture of the Day: My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense -- Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world. - 1 John 2:1-2

Video of the Day: Pancakes II - submitted by Amber

It is dry today! It was foggy earlier this morning, but the only moisture on the ground is from the fog. Hopefully, today will be dry. Yesterday, the rain and wind were relentless. Laura reported that the power went off in Chico yesterday. Sierra Nevada, where she works, has its own power, so the company was not affected by the outage. Many others in Chico remained without power for extended periods. Some still are without power. We did not suffer any outages here in Corning. Hopefully this respite from the storm will last through the weekend.

For dinner last evening, we had chicken fajitas. I made a quantity of guacamole, with two large avocados and salsa. I sliced a large white onion, 16 garlic cloves, a large red bell pepper, two large Jalapeño peppers, and two grilled chicken breasts. Laura sautéed the vegetables in extra-virgin olive oil and seasoned them with Tony Chachere's More Spice seasoning and ground black pepper. When they were cooked but still crisp, she added the chicken, stirred, covered, and removed from the heat. She warmed flour tortillas, and we dined. It was delightful. We ate it all!