Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Fighting Back, Somebody's Watching You, -and- Bah Humbug!

Fighting Back - homeowner takes intruder's gun away, beats him
Somebody's Watching You - citizens operate speed traps
Bah Humbug! - Florida university bans Christmas decorations

On this day in history: November 25, 1987 - Fawn Hall, Oliver North's assistant, removes documents from sealed National Security Council offices inside the White House by hiding them inside her skirt.

Born on this day in history: November 25, 1914 - Joe DiMaggio (1914 - 1999) Born in Martinez, California, baseball player Joe DiMaggio spent his career as an outfielder for the Yankees (1936–51), and was named American League Most Valuable Player three times. Married briefly to screen icon Marilyn Monroe, DiMaggio was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1955.

Scripture of the Day: [Jesus said] "And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins." — Mark 11:25

Video of the Day: Street Legal Ferrari FXX by Edo Competition

Here is an photograph from last Sunday's Corning Hometown Christmas. Click
to enlarge.

The weather remains unusually pleasant for this time of year. The sun continues to shine, the sky is blue and clear, and birds continue their singing. Yesterday morning, the wind was unpleasantly strong. It soon dissipated, however, and did not return today. It is currently 50° and forecast to be a relatively low (it has been in the low 70°s for some time now) 61°. I realize that we need rain, but I certainly enjoy this dry, unseasonably warm weather! If the weather forecast proves correct, Thanksgiving shall present us with grilling weather. Laura and I intend to grill game hens for Thanksgiving dinner. While I can certainly tend to the grill in foul weather, it would be considerably more pleasant not to need hip waders and anorak. I much prefer grilling in shorts, tank top, and sandals!