Monday, April 20, 2009

Fighting Back, Bill Please, -and- Weapons of Choice

Fighting Back - man bites snake in hour-long battle to survive
Bill Please - bogus waiter fools diners at 2 NJ restaurants
Weapons of Choice - shortages of ammo and gun accessories cropping up nationwide

On this day in history: April 20, 1999 - After their homemade timebombs fail to detonate in the school cafeteria, the heavily-armed duo of Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold decide to prowl through Columbine High School, indiscriminately gunning down classmates. A total of 15 are killed in their shooting spree.

Born on this day in history: April 20, 1951 - Luther Vandross

Born in New York City, singer-songwriter Luther Vandross first worked as backup singer for artists like David Bowie and Barbara Streisand. In 1981, he released debut album "Never Too Much," which sold more than a million copies, and went on to success and Grammys in the early 1990s. In 2003, Vandross suffered a stroke; the singer died on July 1, 2005.

Scripture of the Day: Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting? — 1 Corinthians 15:55

Video of the Day: Terry Tate Office Linebacker - submitted by Chris

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

The weather was excellent throughout the weekend. It was very warm (high 80s) and sunny, and there was a gentle breeze. The birds sang with great abandon and obvious mirth.
Saturday morning, I made a marinade with teriyaki sauce, garlic powder, lime juice, brown sugar, molasses, and ground Cayenne pepper. I placed two thick top sirloin steaks, whole white mushrooms, sliced squash, and sliced red onion in a large, zip-seal bag, covered with the marinade, sealed, and placed in the refrigerator. Throughout the day, Laura turned the bag—ensuring that all was marinated well. Click images to enlarge.

Sunday evening, I grilled Tyson boneless, skinless chicken breasts that had marinated all day in Jack Daniels barbecue sauce, garlic powder, ground black pepper, and Crystal hot sauce. I made corn and diced red bell pepper and garlic mashed red potatoes for side dishes. Click images to enlarge.

Sunday evening, after dinner, we watch "The Case for Christ." [In this thought-provoking program, Lee Strobel—a former legal editor for the Chicago Tribune and a self-described atheist who became a Christian—shares the details of his spiritual quest and asks tough questions of a wide range of experts. Is the New Testament a reliable source? Did Jesus Christ in fact exist? Was he really the Son of God? And could Christ's resurrection have actually occurred?] I highly recommend this movie.