Monday, November 03, 2008

Death Takes a Holiday, Armed and Dangerous -and- Family Feud

Death Takes a Holiday - Miami has first murder-free month since 1966
Armed and Dangerous - teen girl sues police for ruthless interrogation
Family Feud - man sues to evict his 88-year-old mother

On this day in history: November 3, 1913 - Income tax law signed.

Born on this day in history: November 3, 1952 - Roseanne Barr (1952– ) Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, comedian and producer Roseanne Barr began in stand-up comedy in the 1980s, and is best known for her realistic TV sitcom "Roseanne" (1988?97). She has written two autobiographical books.

Scripture of the Day: By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible. — Hebrews 11:3

Video of the Day: Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger for John McCain

Selfish! Click to enlarge.

The Weather: I prayed for a respite from the rain for Friday evening, so that the Harvest Festival at Harvest Christian Center could be enjoyed by thousands of local youth. My prayer was answered! It rained earlier in the day, and there was a light sprinkling late in the afternoon, but the rain abated completely during the festival, there was no wind, and the temperature was pleasant. 18 gallons of chili was enjoyed—along with hot chocolate, several hundred cookies, popcorn, and an incredible quantity of candy. It was a wonderful event. I shall have a slide show available for viewing soon and will alert readers when this is ready.

Saturday was extremely wet and uninviting. I made Barilla thick spaghetti with Italian sausage, mushrooms, and Classico marinara sauce. I also made garlic toast. My brother came to dinner.

Sunday, the sun returned, and it was sufficiently warm that I was able to open several doors and windows. The cats thoroughly enjoyed lounging by the open front door, relaxing and sniffing at the great outdoors.

My brother came to dinner Sunday. Most likely, he shall be returning to Southern California Tuesday or Wednesday. I marinated three large, thick New York strip steaks in extra-virgin olive oil, granulated garlic, lemon pepper, Italian seasoning, and Merlot. I marinated huge prawns (deveined, tails removed) in extra-virgin olive oil, rice wine vinegar, granulated garlic, lemon pepper, ground ginger, lime juice, and powdered wasabi. I grilled the steaks and prawns over a very high flame—charring the steaks nicely on the outside, while leaving the center nice and rare. The prawns were succulent and wonderful, not unlike small lobster tails. Laura baked a quantity of steak fries in the conventional oven. It was a delightful meal.

VOTE! If you have not already voted (Laura and I have. We vote absentee always.) do not neglect voting tomorrow! It is important that you exercise your right to vote—unless, of course, you intend not to vote for John McCain. In this case, it would be best that you stay home!