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Tidbits and Pieces – The year 2007
Chrysler is sold by Daimler Chrysler to a private equity fund; the Tesla Roadster is shown at car shows prior to 2008 full production; Liberty of the Seas, the world’s largest cruise ship goes into service; the United Kingdom bans smoking from public places.
The first iPhone is announced by Apple Computer; The Storm botnet, created by the Storm Worm, sends out 57 million e-mails in one day; hashtag on Twitter invented by Chris Messina debuts; AOL announces plans to focus on the advertising business.
Nancy Pelosi is elected as the first female Speaker of the US Congress; Gordon Brown becomes the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom; Dalai Lama receives the US Congressional Gold Medal; Queen Elizabeth II is the oldest living Monarch of the United Kingdom.
Tornadoes with 200 mph winds destroyed the town of Greenburg, KS; wildfires destroy 400,000 acres and 2000 homes in Southern California; a 6.8 quake and 6.6 aftershocks occur off the coast of Japan damaging a nuclear power plant; an 8.0 quake shakes Peru causing fatalities and injuries; Hurricane Dean hits Costa Maya, Mexico with 165 mph winds.
Music and Culture
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in a series by J.K. Rowling, is published worldwide selling 11 million copies in 24 hours.
Word of the week-
Calamity-an event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster. synonyms: disaster, catastrophe, tragedy, cataclysm, affliction, misfortune, misadventure.
Words that rhyme: apathy, bashfully, candidly, drastically, fallacy, gallantry, happily, lazily, magically, nastily, panicky, rackety, sanity, tapestry, validly.
Tuesday, November 28, 2017, is French Toast Day-blend up a great beginning to the day and indulge yourself with a savory treat. French toast is a great way to use up day-old bread because it soaks up your egg and milk mixture without falling apart. Once it is fried to your liking, top it with your favorite sweetness and/or lots of butter.
Basic French Toast
1/4 cup milk
1 tablespoon sugar
4 slices bread
1 cup pancake syrup
Beat eggs in a shallow dish, Add milk and sugar. Dip each slice of bread in egg mixture, coating each side evenly. Place coated bread on a lightly greased griddle or skillet. Use medium heat and brown on both sides. Pancake syrup can be heated in a microwavable bowl for 30 seconds. Top with butter, pancake syrup or toppings of your choice
By the way, please share your French Toast recipes! I’m sure there are many delicious ways to prepare French Toast.
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Being a cad isn’t a fad
Yep, read between the lines
Is the daymare or nightmare
a sign of the times?
Nonetheless, it pays to be nice
Don’t stand in the wrong place
When they roll social dice
Mindsets off-kilter must be recast
Ridding the woes of a secret past
Does the compass lose its way
As campaigns start to sway
Liar, liar pants on fire
A calamity so dire
Has it become a new trend
To exist as a loose end?
Time to retune the forks
When we’re out of sorts
Jeepers creepers go the extra mile
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