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August 10, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: You can’t teach people to be lazy – either they have it, or they don’t – Dagwood Bumstead
★~ S’mores Day:
Our saucy Aussie Facebook friend wondered what a S’more was, and we all gasped. How could someone grow up without knowing about S’mores? It’s just not right! So, first we shared a little S’more history: The first official S’more recipe was published in 1927 in a book created by the Girl Scouts. They are made by sandwiching a toasted marshmallow and a piece of chocolate in between two graham crackers. Since our Aussie friend eats gluten free, we suggested she make her S’more with a homemade graham cracker. Brown rice flour lends a nice “grain” flavor to the graham crackers without being overwhelming and will give her a perfect gluten free graham cracker for her S’more.
We assured her that after her first one she would be asking for S’more!
★~ Lazy Day:
Go forth and goof off, put off, and let slide. “It can wait” should be your motto for today as you read another chapter of your book or day dream as you munch a S’more and sip some lemonade. Indulge your inner child, who does not want to do another load of wash, or unload the dishwasher, or fix dinner; and instead do something you both want to do — which might be nothing at all.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1846 – The famous Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. was established on by the United States Congress as an institute of learning. Often referred to as America’s attic, the Smithsonian has a little something for everyone from every era and pertaining to all subject matter. You’ll even find Archie Bunker’s chair at the Smithsonian Institution.
♥~ 1869 – O.B. Brown of Malden, MA patented the motion-picture projector. Unfortunately, there were no films yet available. Popcorn was around, however.
♥~ 1974 – John Denver went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Back Home Again’.
♥~ 1985 – Madonna’s album Like a Virgin became the first solo album by a female artist to be certified for sales of five million copies.
♥~ 1987 – A Chorus Line celebrated its 5,000th performance. It was estimated that 25 million theatre goers had seen the musical since it opened in 1975. An estimated 16.7 million people had seen the show on Broadway, with another 8.3 million taking in the touring production. A Chorus Line became the longest-running show on The Great White Way on September 29, 1983 and ended its Broadway run in 1990.
♥~ 1997 – A grandmother in Avia, Spain, announced that her family had agreed to approve her 100th birthday celebration on board a hot-air balloon if she would give up her plans to paraglide. Romona Safont said she always liked to be daring on her birthday.
♥~ 1928 – Jimmy Dean (Seth Ward) Grammy Award-winning singer: Big Bad John ; P.T. 109, I.O.U.; TV host: The Jimmy Dean Show; actor: Daniel Boone, Diamonds Are Forever, Fantasy Island, J.J. Starbuck; sausage mogul; died Jun 13, 2010
♥~ 1928 – Eddie Fisher singer: Oh! My Pa-Pa, Anytime, Dungaree Doll, A Man Chases a Girl, Wedding Bells, Heart, On the Street Where You Live, Cindy, Oh Cindy, Song of the Dreamer; TV host:Coke Time with Eddie Fisher; actor: All About Eve, Bundle of Joy, Butterfield 8; father of Carrie Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher; died Sep 22, 2010
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Americans buy 90 million pounds of marshmallows each year, about the same weight as 1,286 gray whales
♥~ The marshmallow capital of the world is in Ligonier, Noble County, Indiana. Ligonier is also the home of the Annual Marshmallow Festival.
♥~ Each summer more than 50% of all marshmallows sold are toasted over a fire
♥~ The largest s’more ever made weighed 1,600 lbs. and used 20,000 toasted marshmallows and 7,000 chocolate bars. The record was set on May 23, 2003
♥~ Americans spend nearly $125 million dollars on marshmallows each year
★~ Odd To Know: Lazy commandments:
♥~ We live to rest.
♥~ Love thy bed. It is your Temple.
♥~ If you see someone resting, help them
♥~ Rest all day, in order to sleep better at night.
♥~ Work is Sacred. Go nowhere near it.
♥~ Don’t do anything tomorrow, if it can be done the day after tomorrow.
♥~ When you have the urge to work, lie down until it’s gone.
Have a wonderful,lazy sort of day!
Odd Loves Company,