Sunday, December 22, 2013

Now, On To Local News

Cold and snowy, watching The Sound of Music (the Julie Andrews movie) for the hundredth time-- at least, and reading the local news on the 'net.  I will share:

From our newspaper, Amarillo Globe News...
(note from me:  I told you Amarillo does not have the best drivers, but in their defense we did have heavy snow yesterday.)

DPS reports 119 accidents in less than 48 hours 

updated 7:13pm The Department of Public Safety responded to 119 accidents across the region from midnight Saturday to about 4:25 p.m. Sunday, DPS Trooper Chris Ray said. 
“Tell everyone to stay home.”  Snow and freezing rain fell across the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, causing wrecks, road closures and power outages.

From our News Channel 10 website:

(note: I have never made this myself but I have made this recipe except rather than using Kool-Aid you add one small can of pink lemonade--just the concentrate, no water added)

Kool-Aid Pie

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour and 10 minutes
1 (8 oz.) bowl of Cool Whip
1 can of sweetened condensed milk
1 package of any flavor Kool-Aid (lemonade is a really good choice)
1 graham cracker crust
Mix Cool Whip, condensed milk and Kool-Aid.
Pour into crust.
Chill for 1 hour.
We say MERRY CHRISTMAS here...  (from our newspaper's Facebook post)

The salutation "Merry Christmas" on the Toot'n Totum Support Center sign greets motorists passing by on South Taylor Street.  Sean Steffen / AGN Media
Sean Steffen / AGN Media
The salutation "Merry Christmas" on the Toot'n Totum Support Center sign greets motorists passing by on South Taylor Street.  (note from me:  Toot 'n Totum is a local convenience store with 72 locations in Amarillo.  You can't get lost here because there is a Toot 'Totum just down the street from wherever you may be.  About that name, according to Toot 'n Totum "When we were founded in 1950, guests would drive up, toot their horn & we'd tote the order out to the car. Hence, our name!" (another note from me: Unfortunately, Jr High age boys for decades have called it "Fart 'n Fetchum.") 
And remember my October 25th post about Andy Beagle's baby?  Here is Andy tonight trying to put his baby to bed...
Good night and stay warm!


  1. Ok, I cracked up at the teen version.:))
    With that many accidents, staying home sounds super.
    Hoping you have a wonderful Christmas.

  2. Yep, if i had a dime for every time my son said "I'm going down to Fart & Fetchum, you want a Dr Pepper?" I would have a lot of dimes! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas too! Thank you for being my blogger friend.

  3. What a fun post. You left me laughing.

  4. It is a good day when you laugh! have a great Christmas eve. And if you are ever in downtown Seattle there is a Starbucks on the corner of 2nd & Seneca. If you go in please ask for Trey and tell him his momma send a blogger friend to give him a hug. He is a gazillion miles from home, establishing residency so he can attend U of Wa next year. He wants to be a librarian and an author.