Monday, April 28, 2008

Freedom of Speech, The Kids Are Alright, -and- Just the Fats

Freedom of Speech - last day to save Christian radio?
The Kids Are Alright - Guinness names teen youngest professor
Just the Fats - 300-pound inmate complains jail doesn't feed him well

On this day in history: April 28, 1789 - In the middle of the South Pacific, the crew of the HMS Bounty mutinies, setting Captain William Bligh and 18 other crewmen adrift in an open boat.

Born on this day in history: April 28, 1974 - Penelope Cruz (1974– ) Born in Madrid, Spain, actress Penelope Cruz trained in classical ballet in New York City, and parlayed her dancing into an acting career, landing a role in "All the Pretty Horses" (2000) and "Sahara" (2005). Cruz has been romantically linked with actors Matt Damon, Tom Cruise and, most recently, Matthew McConaughey.

Scripture of the Day: They did what your power and will had decided beforehand should happen. - Acts 4:28

Video of the Day: Cooking with Christopher Walken - submitted by Danica

Hillary shows her masculine side! Click to enlarge.

HOT! Yesterday was HOT! At 2:45 PM, Mr. Nitro's exterior temperature probe displayed 93 degrees, as Laura and I journeyed to a meeting at Harvest Christian Center! Today is considerably cooler. It is forecast to be 81 degrees this afternoon. It is forecast to drop significantly—to the low 70s—Tuesday and Wednesday.

One of my brothers came to dinner Saturday and Sunday. Saturday, I grilled New York strip steaks (marinated for four hours in extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, Cabernet Sauvignon, and minced garlic), giant shrimp (marinated for four hours in extra-virgin olive oil, minced garlic, grated ginger, rice wine vinegar, and lime juice), and asparagus (poached lightly then tossed onto the grill and spayed with a mixture of extra-virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar. It was delicious.

Sunday, Laura grilled boneless, skinless chicken breasts (I marinated them for four hours in extra-virgin olive oil, grated ginger, garlic powder, brown sugar, lime juice, and soy sauce) and Johnsonville hot Italian sausage. I sautéed cubed baby red potatoes (I pre-cooked in boiling water for 5 minutes), green beans, thinly sliced red bell pepper, thinly sliced white onion, and a head of peeled garlic (roughly chopped) in extra-virgin olive oil—seasoned with Tony Chachere's More Spice, ground black pepper, and sea salt. It was wonderful.