Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fighting Back, No Granny No!, -and- All Aboard!

Fighting Back - two boys with baseball bat stop man with gun from killing woman
No Granny No! - woman bites granddaughter, blames dog
All Aboard! - man survives being run over by train

On this day in history: January 21, 1992 - Former child star Dana Plato (Diff'rent Strokes) arrested on charges of armed robbery for holding up a video store in Las Vegas. She served 200 hours of community service as sentence.

Born on this day in history: January 21, 1957 - Geena Davis (1957- ) Born in Wareham, MA, actress Geena Davis was a model before making her film debut with a small role in Tootsie (1982). She won acclaim for playing Thelma in the controversial "Thelma and Louise" (1991). Davis also appeared on several TV series, including the 2005 debut of "Commander in Chief," playing the first woman president.

Scripture of the Day: But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans 5:8

Video of the Day: "Boston Legal" Spoof - submitted by Danica

For dinner last evening, Laura brought home two orders of General's Chicken from Sierra Nevada. It was a delightful meal that featured tempura chicken, rice, fried won ton skins, and a sweet and hot sauce. Leftovers followed me to work this morning and shall soon be devoured greedily.

I placed an image of a dragonfly on my photography blog yesterday, and it quickly became the Top Post. Dragonflies are very popular, it would seem—in particular, since previous photographs of dragonflies have met with similar results on the site.

No doubt thinking of dragonflies—daydreaming, actually, about spring and dragonfly photographic opportunities—and eating garlic- and Jalapeño-stuffed olives from The Olive Hut caused dragonflies to dominate my sleep. I dreamed of giant dragonflies that swooped down and clutched dogs, cats, and small children with their gripper hands and carried them off into the sky. I do not recommend eating garlic- and Jalapeño-stuffed olives just prior to retiring.