Monday, February 23, 2009

Fighting Back, Drop That!, -and- Get Thee Behind Me Satan!

Fighting Back - holdup victim grabs knife, kills robber
Drop That! - collect a rock on Federal land, forfeit your car
Get Thee Behind Me Satan! - MTV to air new reality show featuring teenage Wiccans

On this day in history: February 23, 1885 - The British hangman at Exeter Gaol tries three times to hang John Lee of Devonshire, for the murder of Emma Keyse. The trap refused to open. His sentence was commuted to life, and he was eventually released.

Born on this day in history: February 23, 1965 - Michael Dell (1965 - ) Born in Houston, TX, entrepreneur Michael Dell founded Dell Computers as a college student, with the idea of selling custom-made PCs directly to customers. The company now brings in about $18 billion a year. Dell's breathtaking success made him, at age 27, the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company in history.

Scripture of the Day: Your right hand, O LORD, was majestic in power. Your right hand, O LORD, shattered the enemy. - Exodus 15:6

Video of the Day: Huge Street Racing Bust - submitted by Darin

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

Recommended New Site: Ishi Archery Club I just completed the construction of this new site and invite all to visit and see what the club offers!

The Weather: The weather Saturday was beautiful. I should have grilled the enormous London broil upon which I applied a wonderful dry rub! As it happened, however, we watched several episodes of "Boston Legal" on DVD from Netflix, lounged, had a backgammon tournament (ending in a tie!), snacked on specialty cheeses, salami, Triscuits, and sliced Jalapeños. We snacked a bit too fiercely and did not find ourselves harboring sufficient hunger to warrant grilling. Since the weatherpeople had been incorrect when forecasting Saturday's weather, I offered that their forecast for Sunday would be incorrect, as well. It was not! Sunday's weather featured non-stop rain and incredible winds. There was not the remotest possibility of grilling on Sunday. I made potatoes O'Brien, New York style breakfast sausages, and fried eggs for brunch, following the service at Harvest Christian Center. The London Broil will bide its time in the refrigerator and will get tossed onto the grill Tuesday. The weather today is still most foul, but forecasts show sunshine and dryness returning tomorrow.

The Academy Awards: Laura said that she wished to watch the Academy Awards last evening. I graciously allowed her to do so. I perched in my recliner and putted the comforter over my head. I napped through the majority of the program.