Friday, May 30, 2014

Water a Flower Day, In the News, and Enjoy

Water a Flower Day - Today is Water a Flower Day!

Flowers are one of the many ways in which God shows us His love for us.

Flowers need water. Flowers depend upon us to provide water for them.

Celebrate the day! Water all the flowers in your care!

In the News - They walk among us!

  • New Regulations Bring English-Only Requirement to Sacramento Taxicabs
  • City Suspends "Bike Share" Program After Thieves Steal 40 Bicycles
  • NASA: Humans on Mars by 2035 is "Primary Focus"
  • Disabled Man Is Killed; Estate Billed Nearly $12M
  • Man Accused of Stealing $350,000 Worth of Human Skin From Hospital

    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!

  • Thursday, May 29, 2014

    End of the Middle Ages Day, In the News, Enjoy, and Juicing

    End of the Middle Ages Day - Today is End of the Middle Ages Day!

    May 29, 1453 is considered by many historians to be the end of the Middle Ages and the Beginning of the Renaissance.

    On this day, the city of Constantinople fell to the Ottoman Empire after being under siege for almost two months.

    Because of the fall of Constantinople, the Byzantine (Greek) scholars migrated away from Constantinople. It had been their political center. This scattering encouraged studies of Greek culture outside of the Byzantine Empire and began a revival of learning based on classical Greek sources. This was the beginning of the Renaissance.

    In the News - They walk among us!

  • Officer's Gun Goes off During Safety Talk at School
  • Woman Issued Citation for Comments on Facebook
  • London's Pollution Worse than Beijing's
  • Indian Court Asked to Rule Whether Hindu Guru Dead or Meditating
  • Snapchat Founder Mortified over Leaked Emails He Wrote

    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!

    Juicing - Laura and I shall begin a juicing regimen Saturday.

  • Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    National Hamburger Day, In the News, and Enjoy

    National Hamburger Day - Today is National Hamburger Day!

    Nothing is more American than a big, juicy hamburger.

    Hamburgers and cheeseburgers have been a staple of the American diet for decades. In 2001, over 8.2 billion burgers were served in commercial restaurants in the United States. This number does not even take into account the number of burgers people eat at home! This is another 15 billion!

    Although hamburgers originated in Hamburg, Germany, eating the burger in a bun is actually an American innovation.

    The hamburger sandwich was most likely invented in Seymour, Wisconsin. Each year the city hosts a hamburger festival called Burger Fest. That is where the world's largest hamburger made its debut in 2001. It weighed 8,266 pounds!

    To celebrate National Hamburger Day, enjoy dining upon burgers—be they made in restaurants or at home!

    In the News - They walk among us!

  • Event Planners See Growing Demand for Divorce Parties
  • Boozing DA Candidate Arrested Twice in 24 Hours
  • Pilots Fly Plane Simulator Using Thoughts Alone
  • NYC Launches New War Against Rats
  • Unprecedented Number of Young Illegal Immigrants Pouring over U.S. Border

    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!

  • Tuesday, May 27, 2014

    National Grape Popsicle Day, Weekend Meals, and Enjoy

    National Grape Popsicle Day - Today is National Grape Popsicle Day!

    National Grape Popsicle Day is celebrated on May 27 in the United States. The food holiday commemorates the taste, history, and culture of grape-flavored popsicles. Grape popsicles are typically sold with other flavors, including cherry, orange, banana, and root beer. They are available in slow melt and sugar-free alternatives as well.

    Grape popsicles are frozen treats which are made using water, a popsicle stick, grape-flavoring (typically Jello or Kool-Aid) and sugar.

    Weekend Meals - Laura and I enjoyed some splendid meals over the Memorial Weekend!
    Laura and I enjoyed a delicious dinner at Casa Ramos Friday evening.

    Saturday, Laura produced some wonderful burger patties. I shredded two large Jalapeños and gave a third of this to Laura. She added this to minced garlic, ground sirloin, and various spices and herbs and formed four excellent burger patties.

    I mixed the balance of the shredded Jalapeños to shredded white and red cabbage and shredded carrots. I produced a spicy, creamy dressing and mixed well, creating an outstanding cole slaw.

    Sunday following service at Harvest Christian Center, friends accompanied us to Casa Ramos. We enjoyed an excellent meal, as always.

    Casa Ramos is one of our favorite restaurants. The Corning restaurant is the first Casa Ramos family-owned chain of restaurants.

    Monday morning, Laura created some awesome breakfast burritos. She combined grilled and chopped Johnsonville brats, chopped Jalapeños, oven fries, and various spices. She warmed some flour tortillas and rolled them into burritos.

    One of these wonderful creations followed me to my office this morning.

    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!