Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Heat of the Moment, Gun Control. -and- Gun Control 2

Heat of the Moment - blizzard forces Earth Day event inside
Gun Control - deputy accidentally shoots himself
Gun Control 2 - man shoots himself during road-rage incident

On this day in history: April 22, 1915 - The German Army opens 5,700 canisters of chlorine gas upwind of French soldiers at Ypres. It is the first use of poison gas for military purposes.

Born on this day in history: April 22, 1937 - Jack Nicholson (1937– ) Born in Neptune, NJ, actor Jack Nicholson first hit big in a supporting role in "Easy Rider" (1969). His charisma and acute sense of humor have illuminated a wide range of characters in films as diverse as "Chinatown"(1974), "The Shining" (1980) and "Batman" (1989). He has earned several Oscars, notably for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975) and "Terms of Endearment" (1983). Nicholson has also written scripts and occasionally directs.

Scripture of the Day: You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds... - Ephesians 4:22-23

Video of the Day: Funny Cats 2 - submitted by Cindy

Here are photographs from Saturday's red beans and rice and baby back ribs dinner. The first photograph is of the base for the red beans and rice, the second photograph is after the red beans and rice have been added to the base, and the third photograph is of the ribs—just prior to removal from the grill. Laura took these photographs. Click to enlarge.

For dinner last evening, I made a delicious salad: I tore a head of red leaf lettuce into a large stainless-steel bowl. I added thinly sliced red onion, yellow squash, and red bell pepper. I cut 15 strips of cooked bacon into 1-inch lengths and scattered over the salad. I sliced 4 hard-boiled eggs and arranged the slices over the salad. I sliced 4 Roma tomatoes and arranged the slices over the salad. It was a wonderful salad.