Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tax Dollars at Work, What Am I Bid?, -and- Sleeping with the Enemy

Tax Dollars at Work - sex offenders receive financial aid
What Am I Bid? - man auctions entire life on eBay
Sleeping with the Enemy - Switzerland to sign huge gas deal with Iran

On this day in history: February 18, 1980 - A significant percentage of the Soviet space program's scientists are killed when a Vostok rocket explodes on the launch pad. Fifty people die at the Plesetsk Space Center.

Born on this day in history: February 18, 1970 - Queen Latifah (Dana Owens) (1970-) Born Dana Owens in Newark, N.J., rapper, record producer and actress Queen Latifah issued her first album in 1989, "All Hail to the Queen," which sold over one million copies. In 1991, she became CEO of her own record company, and went on to star in films like "The Bone Collector" (1999), with Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie, and in "Chicago" (2002).

Scripture of the Day: May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. - Romans 15:13

Video of the Day: Nolia 888 Concept Phone - submitted by Amber

The "Hero of Chappaquiddick" speaks on why he supports amnesty for those sneaking across the Rio Grande. This just may be the quote of the century!! Click to enlarge.

We had intended to grill steaks for dinner last evening. Yesterday was a "normal day" on our food calendar, and Laura said she hungered for a steak. I stopped at Sav-Mor Foods on the way home and bought two huge, thick top sirloin steaks.

When Laura arrived at home, prior to attending worship practice at Harvest Christian Center, she said that she had an upset stomach. I suggested we wait until the following evening to grill the steaks—switching the two days on the food calendar. She agreed.

I produced a marinade from extra-virgin olive oil, Cabernet Sauvignon, minced garlic, ground black pepper, and Tony Chachere's More Spice. I placed the steaks in a large zip-lock bag, added the marinade, and placed the bag in the refrigerator. The steaks shall be tossed upon the grill this evening—along with Jalapeños, large white mushrooms, a quartered red bell pepper, and halved red potatoes. It shall be a tasty meal!