~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
September 6, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: “The place to improve the world is first in one’s own heart and head and hands, and then work outward from there. Other people can talk about how to expand the destiny of mankind. I just want to talk about how to fix a motorcycle. I think that what I have to say has more lasting value.” Robert Pirsig
★~ Another Look Unlimited Day:
Your house, garage, barn, shed, attic or yard. Encourages everyone to look over their possessions and give surplus to charity or reuse in other projects. Lessen the flow to landfills.
★~ Coffee Ice Cream Day:
According to IceCream.com’s flavorology, coffee ice cream lovers are lively, dramatic, and flirtatious. They also say that you are most compatible with those who prefer strawberry ice cream. Very interesting…
Another tidbit about coffee ice cream lovers: approximately one third of coffee ice cream eaters do not drink coffee. Not surprising since the taste can be quite different depending on the brand. One of the most popular brands for coffee ice cream is Haagen Dazs. Pick up a pint today in honor of National Coffee Ice Cream Day!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1958 – Actor Steve McQueen starred on the CBS-TV series, Wanted: Dead or Alive. McQueen played bounty hunter Josh Randall. Randall was a man of few words but sure knew how to use his .30-.40 sawed-off carbine on the bad guys.
♥~ 1959 – The first Barbie Doll was sold by Mattel Toy Corporation. The original Barbie, along with her pals, Ken and Skipper, are now collectors items, although new versions are continually being produced.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1928- Robert Pirsig writer: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) was published, and became a bestseller, selling more than 5 million copies.
♥~ 1947 – Jane Curtin Emmy Award-winning comedienne, actress: Kate and Allie [1983-84, 1984-85]; Coneheads, Saturday Night Live, Suspicion
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Barbie was named after the daughter of Mattel founders Ruth and Elliot Handler.
♥~ The first Barbie doll sold for $3.
♥~ Barbie’s first career was as a teenage fashion model. She has since had other careers including astronaut, rock star, paleontologist, presidential candidate, and Olympic ice skater, as well as many others.
♥~ Barbie introduced a rap group in 1990 called “Barbie, and the Beats.”
♥~ More than 105 million yards of fabric have gone into making the fashions of Barbie, and her friends, making Mattel one of the largest apparel manufacturers in the world.
♥~ Placed head to toe, Barbie dolls, and her friends sold since 1959 would circle the earth more than seven times.
♥~ Every second, three Barbie dolls are sold somewhere in the world.
♥~ Barbie doll has had over 43 pets including 21 dogs, 12 horses, 3 ponies, 6 cats, a parrot, a chimpanzee, a panda, a lion cub, a giraffe and a zebra.
♥~ Barbie doll has had more than a billion pair of shoes and over one hundred new additions to her wardrobe annually
★~ You might be a redneck if:
♥~ You believe you got a set of matched luggage if you have two shopping bags from the same store.
♥~ You got stopped by a state trooper. He asked you if you had an I.D. And you said, ‘Bout What?’
♥~ Fifth grade was the best six years of your life.
♥~ Jack Daniels makes your list of “most admired people”.
♥~ You think that the styrofoam cooler is the greatest invention of all time.
♥~ You consider your license plate personalized because your dad made it in prison.
Have a terrific Tuesday! I will be back to muse with you later today! If you have a morno moment leave a comment. Odd Loves Company.