Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Fighting Back, Pet Me! -and- Brave New Schools

Fighting Back - woman kills man who returned to rape her second time
Pet Me! - cat and dog owners must provide "entertainment" and "mental stimulation" for their pets under new government advice
Brave New Schools - bus driver threatened to stop on railroad tracks to quiet unruly children

On this day in history: November 5, 1979 - Ayatollah Khomeini declares the US to be "The Great Satan." In return, Time Magazine later selects the ayatollah "Man of the Year."

Born on this day in history: November 5, 1911 - Roy Rogers (1911-1998) Born Leonard Franklin Slye in Cincinnati, Ohio, singing cowboy Roy Rogers, with trademark horse Trigger, appeared in nearly 100 films from the 1930s through the '50s, often with second wife Dale Evans. In 1988, Rogers was elected to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

Scripture of the Day: [In response to John the Baptist's question as to whether Jesus was the Messiah, Jesus said to tell him] "The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is preached to the poor." — Matthew 11:5

Video of the Day: Boston Legal: Hired Guns Clip - submitted by Frank

This is Cookie Girl—a photograph taken at last Friday's Harvest Festival. Click to enlarge.

For dinner last evening, I made an Ahi salad. I filled a large stainless-steel bowl with spring mix assorted greens and topped with sliced red bell pepper, sliced white mushrooms, sliced cucumber, and sliced tomatoes. I pan-seared a large Ahi fillet until it was lightly charred on both sides and beautifully rare in the center. When the Ahi had cooled, I sliced it thinly and arranged the slices atop the salad. I made a dressing of extra-virgin olive oil, rice wine vinegar, lemon pepper, ground black pepper, celery salt, ground ginger, granulated garlic, and lime juice. It was a delightful meal.