Friday, November 15, 2013

Rincon Sunrise


Earlier this morning I stepped outside and snapped a couple of shots of the sun rising over the Rincon Mountains in the East. This is how the first one of them came out.


Here is another one


When I came back inside I was greeted by Eva inviting me to play fetch with a tennis ball.


As I tried to get the ball from her, she took off and sped around the area from room to room. I managed to catch a part of her in full gallop.



Did You Know . . .?

Coca-Cola was originally green.


On November 15 in 1965 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, 28-year-old Californian Craig Breedlove set a new land-speed record -- 600.601 miles per hour -- in his car, the Spirit of America, which cost $250,000 and was powered by a surplus engine from a Navy jet.

Breedlove held the title for nearly five years, until Gary Gabelich coaxed his rocket-powered Blue Flame to an average speed of 622.4 mph. In 1997.

Britain's Andy Green in 1997 set a new land-speed record of 763 mph, faster than the speed of sound.


-  as good as; equivalent in effect to; his statement was tantamount to an admission of guilt.
-  equivalent in effect or value: a request tantamount to a demand.



Samuel Atkinson "Sam" Waterston
(born November 15, 1940)
Sam Waterston is an American actor, producer and director. Among other roles, he is noted for his Academy Award-nominated portrayal of Sydney Schanberg in The Killing Fields (1984), and his Golden Globe-nominated and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning portrayal of Jack McCoy on the NBC television series Law & Order.

Shailene Diann Woodley
(born November 15, 1991)
Shailene Woodley is an American actress. She is best known for portraying Amy Juergens in the ABC Family series The Secret Life of the American Teenager and for co-starring alongside George Clooney in the critically acclaimed 2011 film The Descendants. For her performance in the film The Spectacular Now, she won the Dramatic Special Jury Award for Acting at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.

Curtis Emerson LeMay
(Nov 15, 1906 - Oct 1, 1990)
Curtis LeMay was a general in the United States Air Force. He is credited with designing and implementing an effective systematic strategic bombing campaign in the Pacific theater of World War II. During the war, he was known for planning and executing a massive bombing campaign against cities in Japan and a crippling minelaying campaign in Japan's internal waterways. After the war, he reorganized the Strategic Air Command (SAC) into an effective instrument of nuclear war.
General LeMay served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force from 1961 until his retirement in 1965.

Petula Sally Olwen Clark
(born 15 November 1932)
Petula Clark is an English singer, actress, and composer whose career has spanned seven decades. Clark's professional career began as an entertainer on BBC Radio during World War II. During the 1950s she started recording in French and having international success in both French and English, with such songs as "The Little Shoemaker", "Baby Lover", "With All My Heart", and "Prends Mon Cœur". During the 1960s she became known globally for her popular upbeat hits, including "Downtown", "I Know a Place", "My Love", "Colour My World", "A Sign of the Times", and "Don't Sleep in the Subway". She has sold more than 68 million records throughout her career.


Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.


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