Monday, August 29, 2011

Monday Morning Facts

In conjunction with Seams Inspired's Blogfest, I give you my Monday Morning Facts, for what shall we say? For your enjoyment, entertainment, encouragement, curiosity, concern, comprehension, snoopiness, wonder, amusement, to tickle your funny bone, and or your inquisitivness!

FACT:  Dropped my Buick off at Stirling Buick Honda body shop for a repair. A shopping cart rolled off the dock at Habitat for Humanity causing a small crater in the right fender. Holy Cow! 3 days to repair and 763.00 dollars. H. H. was great and their insurance took care of making things right. Thanks Habitat for Humanity!

FACT:  America's Got Talent was incredible Tuesday night! I wrote down the five acts I felt would go through to the top ten. I also picked a "dark-horse that I thought could derail one of the selections I made.

FACT:  Didn't get the Buttermilk Baked Chicken prepared. Oldest daughter Shannon and granddaughter Madilynn came over for dinner along with Irene's close friend Nancy. I lightly salted and peppered then prepared a homemade dry rub for boneless skinless chicken breasts and grilled them to perfection. We had corn of the cob, potato salad, baked beans, lemonade, and Creedence Clear Water Revival along with loads of fun. You guys should have dropped by! (L to R Madilynn, Shannon -the year on the camera is wrong)

FACT:  Watched the results show this morning on HULU from Wednesday's results show. I listed 5 selections along with a "dark-horse"  (WSDT) that I thought would knock out one choice (Daniel Joseph Baker). Four of my selections were put through and to my disappointment, my dark-horse selection did in fact knock out my final pick. In essence I picked all five acts that were put through this week. (Left - one of the selected acts, POPLYFE)

FACT:  Well, I tried and I failed! I lasted 10 days and couldn't go any further today. I tried to break a 44 year habit of coffee. This morning I brewed some fresh ground French Vanilla coffee and oh my gosh! If heaven, fantasies, love, greatness, and pleasure could be reduced to a cup, it would be a cup of hot, strong, and black COFFEE!

FACT:  No offense intended at all toward Welcome to My World of Poetry and other British friends but I am glad we won the Revolutionary War and secured Independence. First, I couldn't do the accent and second, I couldn't become a tea drinker. I must have my coffee rather than a spot of tea, even with milk and cookies!

FACT:  Since 1600, the British East India Company had a monopoly on importing goods from outside Europe, and it is likely that sailors on these ships brought tea home as gifts. But the first dated reference to tea in this country is from an advert in a London newspaper, Mercurius Politicus, from September 1658. Catherine of Braganza - she made tea fashionable in BritainIt announced that 'China Drink, called by the Chinese, Tcha, by other Nations Tay alias Tee' was on sale at a coffee house in Sweeting's Rents in the City. The first coffee house had been established in London in 1652, and the terms of this advert suggest that tea was still somewhat unfamiliar to most readers, so it is fair to assume that the drink was still something of a curiosity.
It was the marriage of Charles II to Catherine of Braganza that would prove to be a turning point in the history of tea in Britain. She was a Portuguese princess, and a tea addict, and it was her love of the drink that established tea as a fashionable beverage first at court, and then among the wealthy classes as a whole. Capitalising on this, the East India Company began to import tea into Britain, its first order being placed in 1664 - for 100lbs of China tea to be shipped from Java.
FACT:  Desiderius Erasmus one said, "When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left I buy food and clothes.  Marcus Tullius Cicero believed, "A room without books is like a body without a soul." Sidonie Gabrielle said, "Real poverty is lack of books." Today I chose to forgo filling the gas tank and bought The Portable Seminary: A Master's Level Overview In One Volumfrom Christian Book Distributors (CBD) I will wear last years clothes, my body has a soul, and I AM RICH!

FACT:  Had a great time of fellowship, not to mention perfect Braised Hawaiian Pork over rice Saturday night with good friends Josh and Erin Litton. We spent would could be our last night together this side of heaven as they end their ministry in Scappoose, OR Sunday and leave for Chicago on Wednesday. I cooked dinner for us all and we talked about God and His grace and our hopes for the future before we prayed for them and commitment our friends to God and His care.


Larri @ Seams Inspired said...

FACT - You'll have to create a recipe book from all these dishes you've been featuring.

FACT - Your daughter and granddaughter are beautiful!

FACT - I laughed about the books over fuel fact.

FACT - Hope you have a Marvelous Monday!

Thanks for joining me in the Monday Facts bloghop! ☺

Persis said...

You need to share your recipes with us, Gregg.

I love the book quotes. I specifically prayed that the Lord would spare my little library from hurricane damage, and He did.

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I loved this read Gregg, cheered me up.
FACT: I'm glad you won the war too.
I wasn't around at the time but heard alot about on visits.

Have a great day.
It's a Public holiday here, the next one is Christmas.

Petra said...

Fact - You made me hungry!
Fact - You need to write a recipe book!
Fact - I like your book quotes.
Fact - Reading is better than burning fuel, any day. :-)
Fact - I wish you a blessed week!