Tuesday, April 14, 2009

You All Right?, Cleared for Landing, -and- Animal Kingdom

You All RIght? - David Buckner Faints on Glenn Beck's show
Cleared for Landing - passenger safely lands plane after pilot dies
Animal Kingdom - Spokane parks detonating ground squirrels

On this day in history: April 14, 1865 - President Abraham Lincoln receives a cranial gunshot wound from the nation's most famous actor, John Wilkes Booth. Lincoln dies the following day, primarily from ill-advised attempts to extract the bullet lodged in his brain.

Born on this day in history: April 14, 1977 - Sarah Michelle Gellar (1977-) Born in New York City, actress Sarah Michelle made her first TV movie in 1983. In 1993, she joined the cast of soap "All My Children," earning an Emmy, and then moved into leading films roles. In 1997, Gellar landed her star-making role on TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer." She is now pursuing a film career.

Scripture of the Day: Ill-gotten treasures are of no value, but righteousness delivers from death. - Proverbs 10:2

Video of the Day: Cat Yawning - submitted by Cindy

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

The Wind: The fierce wind that plagued us earlier in the month has returned! It would be a beautiful day—as was yesterday—were it not for this foul wind. The sun is shining brightly, but the birds are unable to maintain a perching posture on the telephone wires because of the wind. Consequently, they are not singing.

For dinner last evening, I made lemon chicken. I cooked jasmine rice in the electric rice cooker. While the rice cooked, I sautéd Tyson boneless, skinless chicken breasts (cut into 1"-wide slices), bevel-sliced celery, and sliced white onion. I made a sauce with a large Meyers lemon that was given to Laura by a coworker, cornstarch, sugar, and red pepper flakes. I spread the rice on a serving platter, positioned the chicken and vegetables atop the rice, and drizzled the lemon sauce over the dish. It was a delicious meal.