Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Other Charges May Apply, Calling All Carbs, -and- Animal House

Other Charges May Apply - dirty tricks credit card companies play
Calling All Carbs - dietitian hired to arrest LA cops' obesity
Animal House six fraternities suspended in drug probe at San Diego State University

On this day in history: May 7, 1959 - Small-time boxing promoter Don King is arrested in Cleveland on suspicion of drug dealing. His criminal record includes a 1955 arrest for arson, a 1954 arrest for murder, and others.

Born on this day in history: May 7, 1901 - Gary Cooper (1901–61) Born in Helena, MT, actor Gary Cooper became a star as the laconic cowboy in "The Virginian" (1929). Initially known for off-screen romances, he came to personify the archetypal American, winning Academy Awards for work in "Sergeant York" (1941) and "High Noon" (1952).

Scripture of the Day: Cast all your anxiety on him [God] because he cares for you. - 1 Peter 5:7

Video of the Day: 400-way Skydiving World Championship - submitted by Amber

For dinner last evening, I made a potato and sausage sauté: I pre-cooked quartered baby red potatoes by boiling them for 10 minutes. I sautéed a sliced white onion, sliced red bell pepper, three sliced Jalapeño peppers, and a head of peeled garlic cloves in extra-virgin olive oil. I seasoned with Tony Chachere's More Spice, ground black pepper, and ground cumin. I sliced three Johnsonville hot Italian sausages (previously grilled for Sunday's dinner) into 1/2-inch slices. When the onions became translucent, I added the sausage. Our new GE microwave oven is still in the service center, awaiting a part, so I used a "trick" that impressed Laura greatly: I warmed two flour tortillas by folding them and placing them in the toaster. The meal was delicious. The leftovers will follow Laura to Chico today for her lunch.

We watched "Rattouille." [Brad Bird (The Incredibles) co-directs this Oscar-winning Pixar offering, following the antics of a passionate rat named Remy (voiced by Patton Oswalt) who yearns for a sip of the good life. Growing up beneath a five-star Parisian restaurant owned by a famous chef (Brad Garrett), Remy inherits a taste for fine food. But his culinary ambitions only anger his practical father, who wishes his son could just eat garbage like everyone else.] We had seen this movie before (at the theatre, actually--a very rare thing indeed), but the viewing experience was considerably enhanced by viewing the movie in Blu-ray Disc on our HD system. It is a wonderfully entertaining movie. I highly recommend it.

This weekend is the annual May Madness Corning Car Show. Friday evening, there will be burnouts (in front of the police station!) and a cruise. Saturday will feature burnout finals and a car show. It is an excellent event. If you find yourself near this area, I highly recommend that you attend this event.