Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Odds and ends on Independence Day

No, beer-butt chicken isn't on the menu today. This was taken last weekend and I'm just gettin around to postin it. It's the Zigster's specialty...well, one of 'em...and it was awesome, as usual.

Today's menu? Shrimp cocktail, grilled rib-eyes smothered in butter/garlic sauteed mushrooms, baked potatoes, fresh corn on the cob. Heart attack on a plate. Don't get much more American than that, huh?


Since the river level has gone down a bit, it's revealed a pretty good sized sandbar about half-way across. This sandbar has become home/nesting ground to a humongous flock of
  • American White Pelicans
  • . They normally aren't found much around here, but it seems like in the last few years, they've decided that the midwest is a pretty good place to be during the summer.

    I know. The photo isn't that great. Best we can do with a 10x zoom on the camera...and without a boat. We do go out and watch 'em a couple times a day with the binocs, though, and there are a bunch of babies.


    Well, I was gonna post a couple shots of Screwie...uh...I mean Stewie, the Wonder-Weenie...uh, I mean cat. But Blogger musta decided that there were enough cute cat pics floatin out there. Maybe some other time.


    And finally, go on over to the
  • Peoria Antipundit's joint
  • and wish him a happy birthday, too. And be sure to read his "It's My Birthday!" post. He does such a gooooood job of summing up my own thoughts. And he does it waaaay better than I could.
    "The only witness to this shooting appears to be Stevie Wonder again. No one saw anything." heh


    Happy Birthday, America!

    (Be careful with those'll put an eye out!)


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