Thursday, December 18, 2008

Cool Cool Sand, Pay the Piper, -and- Look Out!

Cool Cool Sand - Dubai hotel to have world’s first refrigerated beach
Pay the Piper - German politician says poor should catch rats for the bounty
Look Out! - Chico woman drives car into eye doctor’s office

On this day in history: December 18, 1940 - Hitler formulates plans, issued today as Directive 21, for the invasion of Russia. The intent of Operation Barbarossa was to destroy the Red Army. Fighting on two fronts eventually caused Germany's defeat.

Born on this day in history: December 18, 1963 - Brad Pitt (1963-) Born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, actor Brad Pitt got noticed in a bit part in "Thelma and Louise" (1991). Stardom followed with later films, including "Interview with the Vampire," "Seven," and "Ocean's Eleven."

Scripture of the Day: But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body. — 1 Corinthians 12:18-20

Video of the Day: Funny Crazy Dog - submitted by Darin

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Recommended Site:
David Louis Harter Photography - a showcase for the photography of David Louis Harter

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BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR! It is COLD! The low last night/early this morning was 25°! When I arose this morning at 5 AM and began researching news articles for today's blog, the temperature had crept up only to 28°! When I arrived at my office at 7 AM, the temperature had reached 32°. Yikes! Fortunately, it is very dry, so frost is not an issue. It is definitely cold, however, and it appears that this cold will continue for the next several days.