Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Book 'im Dano!, Mama Mia!, -and- Hic!

Book 'im Dano! - 14-year-old boy impersonates Chicago cop
Mama Mia! - woman gives birth to 8 babies in 5 minutes
Hic! - trapped man survives by drinking whisky

On this day in history: January 27, 1992 - Prostitute Aileen Wuornos found guilty after she killed seven "johns." She claimed self defense but was still sentenced to death.

Born on this day in history: January 27, 1948 - Mikhail Baryshnikov (1948 - ) Born in Riga, Latvia, dancer Mikhail Baryshnikov trained with the Kirov Ballet in St Petersburg, and in 1974, defected to the West, joining the American Ballet Theatre, and later the New York City Ballet. He also appeared in Hollywood films.

Scripture of the Day: He [the one who delights in and meditates upon the Law of the Lord] is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever he does prospers. - Psalm 1:3

Video of the Day: Trucking Duck - submitted by Frank

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene while driving to my office this morning.

Cold and dry. It was a mere 31° this morning as I drove to my office at 7 AM. It was very dry, however, and there was no ice on Mr. Nitro's windshield. Yesterday morning, it was necessary to wait for 5 minutes while Mr. Nitro's defroster melted the carapace of ice from his windshield. Looking at all that ice made it seem much colder than it was.

For dinner last evening, I made a simple, hearty dish that is a favorite of ours: I placed a half-head of cabbage (cut into 2" wedges, several small red potatoes (quartered), a small red onion (cut into 6 sections), a handful of baby carrots, and a package of Johnsonville brats in a large Corning casserole dish. I seasoned this with sea salt, ground black pepper, dried parsley flakes, and red pepper flakes. I cooked this in the microwave for 18 minutes on power level 5. Laura stirred the ingredients and cooked for another 8 minutes on power level 5. At the table, we used spicy brown mustard as a condiment for the vegetables and brats. It is a delicious, hearty, and very easy-to-make meal.

UPDATE - 8 AM: I received a surprise visit at my office from Pastor Rob Kee—a very dear friend and former pastor of Harvest Christian Center. What a wonderful surprise it was to visit with my dear friend and brother in Christ! 11 months ago, he answered a call from the Lord and passed the mantle to Pastor Mike Sharp and moved to Lompoc, CA, where he is now pastor of Riverview Church of God. It was a glorious visit!