Monday, March 31, 2008

The Sky Isn't Falling, The Kids Are Alright, -and- Don't Call

The Sky Isn't Falling - world doesn't end, doomsday cult gives up
The Kids Are Alright - 3-year-old girl can swim over 400 meters
Don't Call - cell phones more dangerous than smoking

On this day in history: March 31, 1889 - Eiffel Tower completed.

Born on this day in history: March 31, 1943 - Christopher Walken (1943– ) Born in New York City, actor Christopher Walken made his Broadway debut at 16. His first big film role was in "The Anderson Tapes" (1971), and he won an Oscar for "The Deer Hunter" (1978). With an ability to play both sinister and comic roles, Walken has appeared in an enormous range of roles.

Scripture of the Day: Do not envy a violent man or choose any of his ways, for the LORD detests a perverse man but takes the upright into his confidence. - Proverbs 3:31-32

Video of the Day: US Navy SEALS Combat Swim

The storm that was forecast for Friday did not materialize. It was a sunny, warm weekend—although the wind was fierce. Had it not been for the wind, the weather would have been ideal.

Saturday afternoon, we snacked upon garlic Triscuits and artichoke-Parmesan dip and played a rousing game of Scrabble. We then watched "Transformers" on our new HD video system. The special effects were staggering, and we thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

Saturday evening, we enjoyed a grilled London broil, grilled Jalapeños, and grilled red potatoes. Laura grilled Johnsonville hot Italian sausage, also. This will be used to produce a pasta dish later in the week. Grilling the sausage significantly enhances the flavor.

Sunday—following service at Harvest Christian Center, we had a delightful brunch: I dry-rubbed tri-tip steaks with Tony Chachere's More Spice and ground black pepper, sprayed with olive oil Pam, and grilled on the indoor grill. Laura made potatoes O'Brien and sunny-side-up fried eggs. At the table, we added Tony Chachere's Louisiana hot sauce and crushed red peppers.

Sunday evening, we enjoyed BLTs, made with toasted garlic-cheddar sourdough bread.