Monday, June 20, 2011

Try explaining this at the body shop…

The Associated Press reports an investigation into a fatal hit-and-run in Mesa, Ariz. is missing a crucial piece of evidence.

The accident left one man in critical condition, another dead. When officers arrived to investigate, the man who was killed was missing a leg.

Police say the leg may have been imbedded in the vehicle or disposed of by the driver who killed the man and fled.

Deep-fried heaven

Those of you who know me know I have an unhealthy love of all things deep-fried. Especially if it can be put on a stick at a state fair. So, you won't be surprised that the latest sizzling treat I've found is deep-fried kool aid. Yes, kool aid.

This is not your dad's funnel cake, for sure.

I've written stories on every permutation of 'fried food on a stick' you can imagine - Oreos, Snickers, the regular run of meat products, even a cheesecake, skewered and dipped in sizzling fat. I offer no apologies, have
no regrets.

But this one may take the cake, so to speak.

The San Diego Tribune is touting this fat-fried sugar ball as one of the highlights at the San Diego County Fair, where one vendor sold 400 to 600 orders of deep-fried Kool-Aid per day the first weekend of the fair.
That's about double the rate of previous debut items.

"That's because it tastes so darn good," the vendor said of the gooy red snack, which looks like a technicolor doughnut hole.

Hey, Kool-Aid!! Who can argue with that?

Check out the full story here:

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Here's a 'balloon boy' story that will lift your spirits.
Bobby Bradley has become the youngest pilot to solo in a hot-air balloon. And, of course, he did it in New Mexico, home to the heart of ballooning worldwide.
ABC news and the Associated press report the 9-year-old lifted off as the sun rose over the Land of Enchantment for a 26 minute float and a ride of his young lifetime. Bouncing off in Tome, near Albuquerque, he had three other balloons flying tandem, just to keep an eye out. His (apparently confident, but ever-cautious) parents told the press Bobby had only 10 gallons of fuel aboard, limiting the distance of his travel.
Read the full story (with a great photo of a safely-landed, very happy young pilot) here: