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March 28, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: It is still true, no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world it is best to hold hands and stick together. Robert Fulghum
★~ Something on a Stick Day.
Here are a few ideas to help you celebrate Something on a Stick Day: fried butter, peanut butter and jelly, fried ice cream, cheesecake, tiramisu, turtle mousse bars, Twinkie logs (frozen Twinkies dipped in white chocolate and rolled in cashews), octodogs (octopus-shaped hotdogs), chocolate-dipped cake, buffalo chicken, pretzel rods dipped in caramel or chocolate, fried pickles, corn dogs, fried cheese, corn on the cob, cotton candy, hot bologna, shrimp, monkey tails (chocolate-covered bananas), taffy, deep fried Snickers bars, meatballs, fudge puppies (waffles drenched in chocolate syrup and topped with whipped cream), chili dogs, potato lollipops (four thick slices of russet potato deep fried with dipping sauces), fried pineapple (fresh pineapple dipped in funnel cake batter and deep fried), or rock candy.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1960 – On the cover of LIFE magazine: Democratic Senators and presidential hopefuls John F. Kennedy & Hubert H. Humphrey
♥~ 1974 – A streaker (i.e.: someone running around naked), ran onto the set of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. The clever NBC censors decided to blackout the lower half of the TV screen on the videotape to prevent an ‘X’ rating. The streaker was arrested, but released, for “lack of evidence,” said Johnny.
♥~ 1985 – Roger Waters of Pink Floyd made radio history. His Radio City Music Hall concert in New York was broadcast live using a new high-tech sound system called ‘holophonics’. It is said to have recreated the stage experience in amazing detail. Didn’t surround (sound) start out that way?
♥~ 1948 – Dianne Wiest Academy Award-winning actress: Hannah and Her Sisters ; Bullets over Broadway, Radio Days, Edward Scissorhands, Little Man Tate, Footloose
♥~ 1944 – Ken Howard actor: The White Shadow, The Thorn Birds, Country Girl, Oscar
♥~ 1955 – Reba (Nell) McEntire multi Grammy, CMA, ACM Award-winning singer: [30 #1 singles, 14 #1 albums]
♥~ 1970 – Vince Vaughn actor: The Lost World: Jurassic Park, A Cool, Dry Place, Return to Paradise, Clay Pigeons, The Sky Is Green, No Place Like Home, The Wedding Crashers, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
♥~ 1986 – Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, American singer, songwriter. 2008 single US & UK No.1 single ‘Just Dance’, 2008 single “Poker Face”, reached number one in twenty countries.
★~ Did you know:
♥~ In 1797 – Nathaniel Briggs of New Hampshire patented a device we commonly call the washing machine
♥~ The earliest clothes washer was a rock in a stream.
♥~ L’Ossovatore Romano, the newspaper of the Vatican, announced that the washing machine had more to do with women’s liberation than the birth control pill or their right to work. A University of Montreal study agreed, pointing out that home appliances, including the washing machine, freed women’s time, enabling them to enter the workforce.
♥~ The average American family does 8 to 10 loads of laundry each week, for a total of about 50 pounds. Almost 90 percent of laundry is done by women. The average load contains 16 different items and takes just under an hour and half to be washed and dried.
♥~ Washing Machines use about 22% of the total water consumed in the average United States home.
♥~ Clothes Washers can be powered by renewable wind energy. However, climbing to the top of your windmill to add fabric softener can be terribly inconvenient.
♥~ The most popular nick name for a Washing Machine: Oprah Spinfrey
Do you feel as though your kids are secretly selling your laundry services to the neighbors to pick up a little extra cash? I’m suspicious because I cannot figure out—with just Cole and I—how it is possible to always have a load of laundry to do? Oh, and don’t you love it when you wash the laundry, dry the laundry, fold the laundry and put it in your kid’s room for them to put it away, and they don’t! Then you go through the whole spiel—I WASHED IT, DRIED IT,FOLDED IT, WHY CAN’T YOU JUST STUFF IT IN A DRAWER OR HANG IT IN YOUR CLOSET, and they stare at you like you just suggested they empty the dish washer. At moments like this, I want to be a honey badger.
“The Vatican and the University of Montreal has informed us that the washing machine liberated women.” I have some thoughts about these studies, but you tell me your thoughts first! Drop me a comment if you have the time . . . Odd loves Company.