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October 25, 2011
★~Today’s Question: What good comes from suffering?
★~ Sourest Day: (yes this is a do over and no I do not want to talk about it)
To emphasize the balance of things in nature. A day for sour (Sauer) people.
If you got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, congratulations! You are already celebrating Sourest Day. Today is a day for the grumps of the world. The curmudgeons, the cranky pants, the sourpusses. Who says you have to be cheery all the time? On Sourest Day we see the balance in life and nature. Without the sour, there’d be no sweet. Life giving you lemons? Today’s the day to shout about it. Reserve the right to be grumpy, irritable, and sour about the world and everything in it.
★~ Greasy Foods Day:
Everyone loves the taste of greasy food. From pizza and nachos to burgers and French fries.Did you know that fried chicken is the most ordered meal in sit-down restaurants in the U.S.? Even if it’s just for today, allow yourself to indulge in a little greasy good to celebrate National Greasy Food Day!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1955 – The microwave oven was introduced in Mansfield, Ohio at the corporate headquarters of the Tappan Company. The manufacturer put a $1,200 price tag on the new stove that could cook eggs in 22 seconds, bacon in 90 seconds.
♥~ 1979 – A black and beige collie named Jessie was elected homecoming queen at Tarleton State University in Texas.
♥~ 1984 – John Cougar Mellencamp reached the two-million-dollar sales mark with his album, Uh-Huh. Also, country group Alabama went tothe three-million-dollar mark with two albums this day: Feels So Right and Mountain Music.
♥~ 1400 – Geoffrey Chaucer: The best-known English writer and poet of the Middle Ages, Chaucer was born at London, England, probably about 1340. His greatest work, Canterbury Tales, consists of some 17,000 poetic lines. Unfinished at his death, it tells the stories of 23 pilgrims. Among his lesser-known prose writings was a treatise on the astrolabe titled Brede and Milke for Children (1387), written for “little Lewis, my son.” Chaucer died at London and is buried at Westminster Abbey.
♥~ 1818 – Picasso Pablo – Called by many the greatest artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso excelled as a painter, sculptor and engraver. He is said to have commented once: “I am only a public entertainer who has understood his time.” C
♥~ 1912 – “Howdee!” Minnie Pearl – Comedian, Grand Ole Opry star born at Centerville, TN.
♥~ 1941 – Helen Reddy singer: One of the most popular mainstream singers of the 1970s, Helen Reddy transcended simple stardom with her 1972 signature song “I Am Woman,” which became an iconic expression of the women’s liberation movement.Born into a prominent Australian show-business family, Reddy began performing when she was 4. After moving to the U.S. and settling in Los Angeles, she was signed by Capitol Records. The Grammy-winning “I Am Woman” was the first of three No. 1 records (“Delta Dawn” and “Angie Baby” were the others), and her recording success led to a summer variety TV show in 1973 as well as several guest appearances as a singer and an actress. Reddy, who has Addison’s disease, retired from performing in 2002 and became a clinical hypnotherapist and motivational speaker in Sydney, Australia.
♥~ 1963 – Tracy Nelson actress: Father Dowling Mysteries, Square Pegs, Glitter, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Yours, Mine & Ours
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Picasso’s Full Name Has 23 Words: Picasso was baptized Pablo Diego José Francisco de Paula Juan Nepomuceno María de los Remedios Cipriano de la Santísima Trinidad Martyr Patricio Clito Ruíz y Picasso. He was named after various saints and relatives. The “Picasso” is actually from his mother, Maria Picasso y Lopez. His father is named Jose Ruiz Blasco.
♥~ When Picasso Was Born, The Midwife Thought He Was Stillborn: Picasso had such a difficult birth and was such a weak baby that when he was born, the midwife thought that he was stillborn so she left him on a table to attend his mother. It was his uncle, a doctor named Don Salvador, that saved him:
♥~ Picasso’s First Word: Pencil: Picasso was born an artist: his first word was “piz,” short of lápiz the Spanish word for ‘pencil.’
♥~ At the tender young age of 9, Picasso completed his first painting: Le picador, a man riding a horse in a bullfight.
♥~ Did Picasso Steal the Mona Lisa? No, but in 1911, when the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre, the police took in Picasso’s friend, the poet Guillaume Apollinaire. Apollinaire fingered Picasso as a suspect, so the police hauled him in for questioning. Both were later released.
♥~ Picasso was a Playboy: Being a famous artist certainly helped Picasso get the girl. Girls, in fact – many, many girls.
It’s Helen Reddy Birthday, let’s all get out there and ROAR today!!! Here is a little inspiration!
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