Monday, April 13, 2009

You Want Gastro with That?, Law of the Land, -and- Somebody's Watching You

You Want Gastro with That? - filthy McDonald's caught on video
Law of the Land - Saudi judge upholds 47-year-old man's marriage to 8-year-old girl
Somebody's Watching You - microchip to tell if you have taken your pills

On this day in history: April 13, 1981 - Washington Post reporter Janet Cooke wins a Pulitzer Prize for her story about Jimmy, an 8 year old heroin addict. Strangely, police could find no trace of this boy. And this was one of those investigative journalism Pulitzers, not a fiction Pulitzer, so she was forced to return the award two days later. Cooke later clerked part-time at a department store cosmetics counter in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Born on this day in history: April 13, 1743 - Thomas Jefferson (1743 - 1826) Born in Albermarle Co., VA, 3rd President Thomas Jefferson (1801-9) helped draft the Declaration of Independence (adopted July 4, 1776). In 1789, George Washington appointed him secretary of state, and, in 1796, he was elected vice-president under Federalist John Adams. In 1797, Jefferson won the presidency, narrowly beating Aaron Burr. In his day, Jefferson was charged with everything from godlessness to fathering a child with his black servant girl. Today, he is considered one of America's greatest forefathers.

Scripture of the Day: And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:19

Video of the Day: iPhone OS 3.0

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this sign while walking around the lake this morning! Click to enlarge.

New Site! I created a new Web site over the weekend: Now See This - Random Photographs from My iPhone. This is a site I created with the sole purpose of having fun with my iPhone camera. Visit it, and take a peek into my life!

The Weekend

Saturday morning, we enjoyed a brunch. We had potatoes O'Brien, New York hot Italian sausage patties, and fried eggs.

Saturday evening, we enjoyed a succulent pork tenderloin. I grilled the tenderloin and made a batch of Cajun red beans. It was a delightful meal. Leftovers followed Laura to Chico this morning.

Sunday morning, we attended Easter Sunday service at Harvest Christian Center.

Sunday evening, I grilled giant prawns. I removed the tails and marinated the prawns in extra-virgin olive oil, rice wine vinegar, minced garlic, grated ginger, ground cayenne pepper, lime juice, and sea salt. I then grilled them over a high flame.

I made Asian noodle salad to accompany the prawns. I used four packages of ramen noodles and mixed in chopped green onions, sliced celery, diced red bell pepper, kernel corn, parsley flakes, sea salt, ground black pepper, ground cayenne pepper, ground ginger, granulated garlic, extra-virgin olive oil, rice wine vinegar, and the seasoning packets from the ramen packages. It was a delicious accompaniment to the grilled prawns.

An excellent bottle of Indian Springs Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc accompanied this incredible Easter dinner.