Monday, September 29, 2008

Fighting Back, All Wet, -and- Hot Stuff

Fighting Back - homeowner kills naked sex offender caught in daughter's room
All Wet - Utah man billed for using 1.4 million gallons of water
Hot Stuff - chef dies after eating hot chile on bet

On this day in history: September 29, 1989 - Zsa Zsa Gabor, a person famous for no apparent reason and with no visible means of support, is convicted of slapping a Beverly Hills police officer. Gabor later complains that she was denied a jury of her peers, saying "It was not my class of people, There was not a producer, a press agent, a director, an actor."

Born on this day in history: September 29, 1907 - Gene Autry (1907-1998) Born in Tioga, Texas, actor Gene Autry was a popular radio figure in the early 1930s. Credited with creating the musical Western, Autry is the only entertainer who boasted five stars on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

Scripture of the Day: Moses replied, "When I have gone out of the city, I will spread out my hands in prayer to the LORD. The thunder will stop and there will be no more hail, so you may know that the earth is the LORD’s." — Exodus 9:29

Video of the Day: Talking Cat - submitted by Cindy

Separated at birth? Click to enlarge.

The hot weather returned over the weekend. It was in the low-to-mid 90s throughout the weekend. It is forecast to be 94 degrees today.

We had a Scrabble tournament Saturday. It resulted in a tie. We snacked upon guacamole, made with salsa I made earlier in the week, and Mission tortilla chips. For dinner, I grilled 24 enormous prawns, steamed some cauliflower, and made toasted garlic bread. I have no idea how we managed to eat all those prawns, but we did! They were indescribably succulent and delightful. They marinated in a mixture of extra-virgin olive oil, rice wine vinegar, powdered wasabi, Tony Chachere's More Spice, sea salt, granulated garlic, and ground ginger.

Sunday morning—following the early service at Harvest Christian Center—I produced a wonderful frittata. Laura taught in the nursery during the late service, and she was very pleasantly surprised to find the frittata awaiting her.

For dinner, I grilled two large top sirloin steaks and steamed whole kernel corn, peas, and salsa. It was excellent.