Thursday, August 07, 2008

He's Alive!, Slap!, -and- The Midnight Cowboy Opens His Eyes

He's Alive! - "dead" man awakens before autopsy, asks for glass of water
Slap! - woman attacked husband with frozen lasagna
The Midnight Cowboy Opens His Eyes - Jon Voight praises McCain, repudiates his own Vietnam protests

On this day in history: August 7, 1882 - Ellison Hatfield is stabbed 26 times and shot in the back by Tolbert McCoy and two of his brothers. Two days later, the Hatfield clan captures the three McCoys and executes them by firing squad. Thus begins generations of bloodshed between the families, ultimately causing about 100 casualties.

Born on this day in history: August 7, 1975 - Charlize Theron (1975-) Born in Benoni, South Africa, actress Charlize Theron studied dance and moved to New York to join the Joffrey Ballet. In 1995, a knee injury led to acting. Her first starring role was in the Disney remake of "Mighty Joe Young" in 1998. In 2004, Theron won an Oscar for her work in "Monster."

Scripture of the Day: When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her [the woman caught in adultery]." - John 8:7

Video of the Day: Iron Chef Sushi Battle 2/5

This is not surprising. Click to enlarge.

The weather appears to have returned to "normal." It was a high of 102 degrees yesterday, and it is forecast to reach 99 degrees today. The rain that lasted a few seconds early yesterday morning did not return, the storm clouds disappeared, and the lightning strikes ceased. There were no reports of new fires from the lightning strikes. All appears well.

UPDATE: I was mistaken! SEVENTEEN new fires resulted from the lightning strikes! For the most part, these new fires are under control.

Maui, on the other hand, is suffering the worst cold spell in the history of that island!

For dinner Tuesday evening, I cut vegetables and made rice, and Laura stir-fried sliced chicken breasts and the vegetables. Laura dusted the chicken slices with cornstarch, Tony Chachere's More Spice, ground black pepper, and powdered ginger. She stir-fried the chicken until it was browned and added the vegetables—sliced white onion, sliced garlic, sliced mushrooms, sliced celery, and sliced Serrano peppers. When the vegetables were nearly done, she added a package of sugar snap peas and stir-fried for another minute. It was a delicious meal. I added Chinese hot sauce to my rice, topped with the stir-fry, and placed a dollop of wasabi paste on my plate. Laura added teriyaki sauce to her rice and vegetables.