Monday, November 24, 2008

Fighting Back, I Right the Wrongs, -and- Don't Take a Knife to a Gunfight!

Fighting Back - carjacking suspect hit with frozen turkey
I Right the Wrongs - judge sentences teens to Manilow music
Don't Take a Knife to a Gunfight! - Guard fatally shoots man armed with swords at Scientology building

On this day in history: November 24, 2003 - After his BMW struck a Toyota Camry, country singer Glenn Campbell is arrested with an impressive blood alcohol level of .20 on charges of "extreme" drunk driving, hit and run, and assaulting a police officer, in Phoenix AZ. He is freed on $2000 bond. While in custody, Campbell hummed his hit "Rhinestone Cowboy" repeatedly.

Born on this day in history: November 24, 1888 - Dale Carnegie (1888 - 1955) Born in Maryville, Missouri, writer and public speaker Dale Carnegie began in the 1930s with a radio program and books, notably "How to Win Friends and Influence People" (1936). His name became synonymous with the self-help-to-success he promoted.

Scripture of the Day: He [Barnabas] was a good man, full of the Holy Spirit and faith, and a great number of people were brought to the Lord. — Acts 11:24

Video of the Day: Plane-to-Plane Skydive - submitted by Cap'n Jack

Here is a 360° panorama of Hometown Christmas, taken in front of my office. Click to enlarge.

I have a new Web site: David Louis Harter Photography. This will be a site dedicated to photography. If you are interested in photography, by all means visit this new site!

The weather on Saturday was beautiful, and the annual Corning Hometown Christmas benefited greatly from the spring-like weather. The attendance was excellent, and the lighted parade was easily the best ever. I took 850 photographs of the event and shall alert readers when a select group of these photographs is ready for viewing. By all means, take a look at the panorama above. I created it from photographs I took while standing in front of my office and turning in a circle. It is a full 360° panorama! To view it properly, maximize the image and scroll from left to right. I believe you will be impressed!

It was a busy weekend. Saturday—following the lighted parade—I grilled cheeseburgers. I toasted whole-wheat buns on the grill while the burger patties cooked. At the table, we added sliced red onion, sliced cluster tomatoes, and green leaf lettuce. Laura used mayonnaise and catsup for condiments. I used mayonnaise, mustard, and wasabi paste. The burgers were delicious.

Last night, we enjoyed enchiladas I had made and refrigerated earlier. I sautéed sliced onion, minced garlic, chopped Jalapeños, and ground sirloin—seasoned with Tony Chachere's More Spice, ground black pepper, ground cumin, ground Cayenne, and ground Chile de Arbol. I made sauce with tomato sauce, Gebhardt's Chili Powder, ground Cayenne, ground Chile de Arbol, ground cumin, granulated garlic, and sea salt. I coated a large Pyrex baking dish with sauce, rolled meat mixture in flour tortillas, and placed them in the baking dish. I covered the enchiladas with sauce and topped this with extra-sharp cheddar cheese. We baked this in the microwave until the cheese was melted and bubbling. I made a batch of guacamole—using salsa I had made earlier in the week. It was an incredible delight. We have another meal awaiting us in the refrigerator, another meal awaits us in the freezer, and a small portion shall follow Laura to Chico today and provide her with a wonderful lunch.