Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Never Too Young, Heat of the Moment, -and- Short People

Never Too Young - 4-year-old attacked teachers, expelled from school
Heat of the Moment - Senator Inhofe calls for Congressional investigation of global-warming "fraud"
Short People - 3-foot-6 man has trouble reaching parking meters

On this day in history: November 25, 1867 - Patent granted to Alfred Nobel for dynamite.

Born on this day in history: November 25, 1914 - Joe DiMaggio (1914 - 1999) Born in Martinez, California, baseball player Joe DiMaggio spent his career as an outfielder for the Yankees (1936-51), and was named American League Most Valuable Player three times. Married briefly to screen icon Marilyn Monroe, DiMaggio was elected to baseball's Hall of Fame in 1955.

Scripture of the Day: The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid? — Psalm 27:1

Video of the Day: How to De-bone a Turkey - submitted by Darin

Imagine my surprise when I encountered this scene at Walmart this morning while on the way to my office! Click to enlarge.

Happy Thanksgiving! If the current weather forecasts prove to be correct, we shall enjoy beautiful weather here tomorrow. Earlier forecasts called for rain on Thanksgiving day, but the rain is now predicted to arrive on Friday.

Laura and I wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. We shall be enjoying a small gathering for Thanksgiving—just the two of us and our cats, Zeus and Thor. We shall have a festive time. We shall have New York strip steaks and eggs for breakfast. The Thanksgiving meal will be turkey breast, stuffing (made with hot Italian sausage, cubed and toasted sourdough bread, mushrooms, white onions, garlic, celery, Jalapeño peppers, seasonings, and chicken stock), mashed potatoes, turkey gravy, Brussels sprouts, cranberry sauce, and champagne. I shall be pleased, should current weather forecasts hold—in particular, since I intend to roast the turkey breast on our Weber grill. I also intend to do the final cooking of the stuffing on the Weber.

Many of you will be traveling to enjoy Thanksgiving with relatives and friends. Please drive with great caution and return safely!

There will be no blog post Thursday or Friday. Enjoy!

Here is a photograph from last year's Thanksgiving meal. Click to enlarge.