Thursday, June 19, 2008

Fighting Back, New Sheriff in Town, -and- Slow Down

Fighting Back - armed customer foils bank robbery
New Sheriff in Town - Orange County to review concealed-weapon permits
Slow Down - speeders to pay extra for police fuel

On this day in history: June 19, 1999 - While taking a walk, horror author Stephen King is struck by a van piloted by a distracted Bryan Smith. King's extensive injuries (broken leg, broken hip, lacerated scalp and collapsed lung) remanded him to a hospital bed for three weeks. Smith would later die in his sleep on Stephen King's birthday.

Born on this day in history: June 19, 1962 - Paula Abdul (1962-) Born in Los Angeles, CA, dancer, singer and choreographer Paula Abdul began as an L.A. Lakers cheerleader and choreographer for Janet Jackson. She started recording in 1990, winning a Grammy. After dropping out of the limelight, Abdul re-emerged in 2002 as a judge on Fox’s popular "American Idol" series.

Scripture of the Day: Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body. - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Video of the Day: Can You Dance Like a 1st-grader? - submitted by Frank

I encountered this scene while passing Corning Lake on the way to my office
this morning. Click to enlarge.

For dinner last evening, we had a user-configured pizza—created from a Red Baron thin-crust pepperoni pizza. I sautéed sliced mushrooms, sliced red onion, and sliced Jalapeños. I sliced cluster tomatoes. I cut cooked bacon into 1-inch sections. Laura removed the pepperoni from the pizza. She spread the mushrooms, onion, and Jalapeño and seasoned with Tony Chachere's More Spice and garlic powder. She added the tomatoes and pepperoni. She covered the pizza with sliced Provolone cheese and scattered the bacon atop it. It was wonderful. Two sliced remained after dining and followed me to my office for breakfast this morning.

Laura documented the creation of the pizza photographically. Tomorrow, I shall feature images of the production of this delightful pizza.