Friday, August 01, 2008

Fighting Back, Whoa!, -and- Armed and Dangerous

Fighting Back - 88-year-old foils gun-bearing robber
Whoa! - 60-year-old man postpones marriage to 10-year-old girl
Armed and Dangerous - police taser boy with broken back 19 times

On this day in history: August 1, 1996 - Former Eagle Scout and United States Marine Charles Whitman carries a sniper rifle onto University of Texas at Austin. There he climbs to the top of UT tower and begins firing indiscriminately at dozens of people, killing 13. Whitman is finally taken out 96 minutes later by three Austin PD officers.

Born on this day in history: August 1, 1942 - Jerry Garcia (1942–95) Born in San Francisco, guitarist and songwriter Jerry Garcia began playing in local clubs. In 1965, he formed The Grateful Dead band, which performed psychedelic rock. Fans of the band, known as "Deadheads" would follow The Grateful Dead from concert to concert.

Scripture of the Day: O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens. - Psalm 8:1

Video of the Day: "Vanishing Point" (1997) - submitted by Darin

Just when I thought I had "seen it all"! Click to enlarge.

For dinner last evening, we had grilled pork loin chops, steamed broccoli, and potatoes O'Brien. I steamed and chilled the broccoli. Laura made the potatoes O'Brien, using OreIda Potatoes O'Brien and adding Tony Chachere's More Spice and granulated garlic. I dry-rubbed three very thick pork loin chops with Tony Chachere's More Spice, granulated garlic, Italian seasoning, ground cumin, and Gebhardt's chili powder. After dry-rubbing both sides, I topped them with a generous amount of homemade salsa. I grilled them for 5 minutes over medium flamesnicely charring the bottoms. I then turned off the flame under the loin chops and continued to cook over medium indirect heat for 30 minutes. I did not turn the meat. The salsa juices oozed into the meat and flavored it and kept it moist. It was a wonderful meal.

Laura has departed and is driving to the Sacramento airport. She will fly directly from there to Tucson, AZ. The cats are resting—I have no doubt. They know well that there will be cavorting in store for them tonight!

As Carl Perkins once said, "Put your cat clothes on."