Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Come Fly with Me, Stupid Criminals, -and- Somebody's Watching You

Come Fly with Me - Air Canada to permit pets as hand luggage
Stupid Criminals - man breaks into Maine restaurant, eats lobster, drinks wine, falls asleep
Somebody's Watching You - FTC plans to monitor blogs for claims, payments

On this day in history: June 23, 1611 - Believing there to be a secret stash of food hidden aboard ship, the mutinous crew of Henry Hudson's fourth voyage sets Henry, his son, and seven loyal shipmates adrift in an open boat on the Atlantic Ocean. They are never heard from again.

Born on this day in history: June 23, 1929 - June Carter Cash (1929-2003) Born in Maces Springs, VA, daughter of Ezra and Mother Maybelle Carter, June Carter belonged to the first family of country music. She and sisters Helen and Anita performed as the Carter Sisters. Carter performed with Johnny Cash and the two married in 1968. After semi-retirement, she began recording again in 1999, winning two Grammys. Carter died in Nashville, TN.

Scripture of the Day: For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. - Romans 6:23

Video of the Day: Digital TV Converter Hack - submitted by Jay

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

New Grill

Our grill is very quickly approaching the end of its usefulness. I replaced the burner a few years ago, and it is due to be replaced again. Since the grill is eight years old and is literally falling apart in every area, I believe the most efficacious thing would be to replace it.

I have decided that the new grill must have an all stainless-steel intrior—the grill, burners, etc., must all of be high-grade stainless-steel construction. The exterior may be stainless steel as well, but this is not a necessity.

We have recently seen infra red grills on the Food TV Network. We have no knowledge of these other than what we saw there. I shall investigate them further, of course, but any input from readers would be greatly appreciated. My inclination leads me toward a Weber stainless-steel unit. I am, however, eager for input from others!