Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Stupid Criminals, Merry Christmas!, -and- The Nays Have It!

Stupid Criminals - woman calls 911 to report herself as drunk driver
Merry Christmas! - CA teacher petitions for ballot issue: Christmas carols to be required in public schools
The Nays Have It! - Maine voters reject same-sex marriage

On this day in history: November 4, 1993 - A series of fires rage in Southern California, destroying 300 very expensive homes in Malibu and 700 homes scattered elsewhere. Damage totals $500M to $1B. Half of the large fires were arson.

Born on this day in history: November 4, 1969 - Matthew McConaughey (1969 - ) Born on November 4, 1969, actor Matthew McConaughey grew up in the small Texas town of Uvalde. Known for his good looks and easy-going personality, McConaughey soon achieved leading man status with A Time to Kill (1996). Sometimes compared to Paul Newman, McConaughey has received praise for his on-screen charisma.

Scripture of the Day: We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. - 1 Thessalonians 4:14

Video of the Day: BlondeStar - submitted by Amber

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

Food For dinner last night, we had tacos. I made the meat filling for the tacos by browning 1.5 pounds of ground sirloin, draining, and adding a package of taco seasoning, a cup of water, Gebhardt's chili powder, Pappy's seasoning, ground Cayenne pepper, ground black pepper, and Crystal Extra-hot Pure Louisiana Hot Sauce. This simmered for 30 minutes. It made a wonderful base for the tacos. There was a quantity of this remaining following our taco feasting, so this morning I made breakfast burritos: I heated the meat mixture in a small sauté pan and tossed in two eggs. I stirred the meat and eggs until the eggs were fully cooked. I spooned this into flour tortillas, atop pepperjack cheese that I had placed on the tortillas. I folded in the bottoms and rolled the tortillas tightly. Laura's burrito followed her to Chico, and mine followed me to my office. The burritos were indescribably delicious.

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