Thursday, August 28, 2008

Armed and Dangerous, Save the Last Dance for Me, -and- Nabster

Armed and Dangerous - cops issuing tickets for messy yards, unmowed lawns
Save the Last Dance for Me - man stabs woman for refusing dance invitation
Nabster - man arrested for leaking Guns N' Roses online

On this day in history: August 28, 1968 - U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala John Gordon Mein is shot to death after guerrillas force his car off the road in Guatemala City. It is the first assassination of a U.S. Ambassador in the line of duty.

Born on this day in history: August 28, 1965 - Shania Twain (1965-) Born Eileen Edwards, in Windsor, Canada, country singer and songwriter Shania Twain was performing by age 10. In 1987, her mother and stepfather were killed in a car accident, leaving Twain to care for three younger siblings. In 1993, she went to Nashville and released "The Woman in Me" in 1995, which sold 12 million copies, becoming the bestselling country album by a female artist in history.

Scripture of the Day: And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. - Romans 8:28

Video of the Day: 40ft Robot Elephant - submitted by Danica

Obama and his pals. Click to enlarge.

Hot and windy! That is the forecast. It reached 110 degrees yesterday, although the fierce wind that plagued us during the early morning subsided by late morning. Hopefully, the wind will abate similarly today. It is currently 86 degrees at 7:14 AM! It is predicted to be 108 degrees today, 110 degrees tomorrow, and drop to a relatively cool 99 degrees on Saturday and a frosty 89 degrees on Sunday.

I had an interesting photographic assignment yesterday: I was commissioned to photograph fraternal twins. I am not nearly as adept at guessing age as the people who do this on the midway at carnivals, but I estimate these twins were six months of age. The mother commissioned the shoot in order to have photographs to submit to a baby contest—the top prize for which is $50,000. It shall be interesting to see how these twins fare against the competition.