Mind – Fighter pilots love to play a game known as Crud. Crud is played on a snooker or pool table with two balls and is a cross between pool, baseball, and hockey. The point of the game is to sink or make the object ball come to rest on the table before the opposing team can do the same. If successful at sinking the object ball in a corner pocket, or killing it on the table, the other player loses a life. Each player has three lives and once the other team has expended all of their lives, the game is over. There are many rules, but blocking, body checks, and taunting are fully legal and encouraged. Players must go in order of their listed turns, hence it is kind of like baseball, and players may not touch the object ball. There are rules about where you can stand to throw the shooter ball at the object ball, namely only from the ends of the table, and more specifically your groin area must be behind an imaginary 45 degree line extended out from the corner pockets. If this rule is violated, the referee calls “balls” and takes a life from the offending player. Because the game is fast paced referees watch closely, but where a player was standing when the shooter ball is released is often highly contested. In other words the 45-degree line is judgment call. This leads me to my final point, mustaches are allowed, but dress and appearance regulations strictly state the mustache must not extend beyond the corner of your lip. This is where I say it is a judgment call…where does the line extend from the corner of your lip? Fighter pilots often find themselves on the receiving end of this debate during the month of March. Day 3.
Body – Rest
Recipe of the Day
Buffalo Meat Loaf
By Gourmet, February 2000
1 cup chopped onion
2 celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 carrot, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 tablespoon chopped garlic
3 teaspoons vegetable oil
3/4 cup fine fresh bread crumbs
1/2 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 large egg
2 tablespoons ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 3/4 lb ground buffalo
6 shallots, cut into 1/3-inch wedges
6 plum tomatoes, each cut into 6 wedges
1/3 cup water
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Cook onion, celery, carrot, and garlic in 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over moderate heat until onion is softened. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in bread crumbs, parsley, egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper. Stir in buffalo (do not overmix) and form mixture into a 10- by 4-inch oval loaf in a large shallow metal baking pan. Toss shallots and tomatoes with remaining teaspoon oil and salt and pepper to taste, then scatter around meat loaf. Bake in middle of oven 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until a thermometer inserted 2 inches into center registers 160°F. Transfer meat loaf and vegetables to a platter and let stand 10 minutes.
3. While meat loaf is standing, deglaze baking pan with water over moderate heat, scraping up brown bits, and pour through a fine sieve into a bowl.
Serve meat loaf with shallots, tomatoes, and sauce.
Spirit – Acts 17:26-28 “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’”
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