Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Fighting Back, Going off the Deep End, -and- Bad Parenting

Fighting Back - homeowner shoots would-be burglar
Going off the Deep End - lifeguard mandated for 2-foot wading pool
Bad Parenting - baby put up for sale on Craigslist

On this day in history: May 28, 1998 - Talented comedian Phil Hartman dies at the hand of his crazy wife Brynne, who then commits suicide after the police arrive. Hartman's corpse is found in bed with multiple gunshot wounds to the head.

Born on this day in history: May 28, 1944 - Rudolph Giuliani (1944 - ) Born in New York City, former Mayor of New York Rudolph Giuliani (1993–2001) was U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York (1983–9), before being elected New York mayor. Giuliani is best known for his leadership in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on New York on September 11, 2001. He was awarded an honorary knighthood by the UK in 2002.

Scripture of the Day: But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. - Matthew 5:28

Video of the Day: Honda ASIMO Conducts The Detroit Symphony Orchestra - submitted by Amber

A family that lives on the outskirts of Anchorage, Alaska decided to build a sturdy, colorful playground for their 3- and 4-year-old sons. They lined the bottom with smooth-stone gravel all around to avoid knee scrapes and other injuries. They finished building it one Friday evening and were very pleased with the end product. The following morning, the mom was about to wake up the boys and have them go out to play in their new play center. This is what she saw from the upstairs window: Click to enlarge.

No storm! The thunderstorm that was forecast for yesterday did not materialize! Thank you, Lord, for the glorious day you gave us in place of the one predicted by man!

It appears that today will be a beautiful day. The sun is shining brightly, the sky is blue and clear, and the birds are singing merrily.

For dinner last evening, I made beef stir fry, with grilled top sirloin, sliced mushrooms, sliced red bell pepper, sliced garlic, sliced white onion, and sugar snap peas—stir-fried in extra-virgin olive oil and seasoned with Tony Chachere's More Spice, curry powder, crushed red pepper, cumin, and ground black pepper. To accompany this, I mad fried rice, with cooked Calrose rice, minced garlic, grated ginger, eggs, and baby peas—stir-fried in extra-virgin olive oil and seasoned with Tony Chachere's More Spice, curry powder, saffron, and crushed red peppers. It was a delightful meal.

I recorded the second half of "The Andromeda Strain." We shall watch it later in the week.