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November 3rd, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: “Is “tired old cliche” one?” Rod Schmidt
★~ Clichés Day:
Some say clichés are the old coins of language: phrases that once made a striking impression but have since been rubbed smooth by repeated handling. On the other hand, some clichés are as familiar as old shoes, and as luck would have it, most people can come up with a good cliché at the drop of a hat. Sometimes, at the end of a long day when you are at the end of the rope and you are ready to abandon ship, you just want to communicate using a cliché that can quickly fill out a sentence. And really, when it comes right down to it, there is nothing to get all bent out of shape about because actions in the long run will always speak louder than words.
Use clichés as much as possible today. Hey, why not? Give it a shot! Win some, lose some. You’ll never know ’til you give it a go!.
★~ Domestic Goddess Day: (formally known as Housewives Day)
Today we recognize the Domestic Goddess — a Jill of all trades, handy with the hammer, an iron, and a spade; she is a fabulous mother, carries her husband’s golf clubs, and is a nymphomaniacal vamp in the bedroom.
Why are you staring at me? This doesn’t sound like you? Sigh . . . let me try again.
Today we recognize the modern Domestic Goddess — and Domestic God — who has a sense of humor, keeps the house reasonable tidy, knows making dinner can include take-out and reservations, takes good care of themselves, loves hearth and home, values intuition over the facts and opinions of other people, and most importantly, has a few good friends to help keep them from throwing the baby out with the bath water.
★~ Men Make Dinner Day:
I’m not a sticker for the rules, but if you want to play by them, here are the rules for Men Make Dinner Day. No grilling, no take-out, and no dishes left in the sink. Additionally, any man that makes something using at least four ingredients and a fork will be considered a man among men. Here is a tip: If you want to be a smart cookie and come out of this day a winner, you might want to consider that today is also Sandwich Day.
★~ Sandwich Day:
We are celebrating Sandwiches today because it is the birthday of John Montague, England’s first lord of the admiralty, secretary of state for the northern department, postmaster general, and the man after whom Captain James Cook named the Sandwich Islands in 1778, after he invented the sandwich as a time-saving meal while engaged in a 24-hour gambling session in 1762. Lord Montague, Fourth Earl of Sandwich, may have been a rake and a gambler, but no one can say he was one sandwich short of a picnic.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1930 – The Detroit-Windsor tunnel opened to traffic. It is “the only vehicular international sub aqueous border crossing in the world.” It is also the second busiest crossing between the United States and Canada.
♥~ 1956 – The classic MGM film, The Wizard of Oz, was first seen on television. The film cost CBS $250,000 to show. The movie was shown 18 times between 1956 and 1976, and you can probably catch it again no matter what year it is.
♥~ 1979 – The Eagles started a nine-week run at No.1 on the US album chart with ‘The Long Run’, the group’s fourth US No.1 album.
♥~ 1980 – The teenage “E” gang that had been stealing the letter “E” from signs all over Winnipeg, Manitoba, sent a lawyer to police with a car-trunk full of “E’s” and promised not to do it anymore.
♥~ 1718 – John Montague 4th Earl of Sandwich; inventor: the sandwich; England’s 1st Lord of the Admiralty, Secretary of State of the Northern Dept., Postmaster General; Sandwich Islands [Hawaii] named after him; died Apr 30, 1792
♥~ 1948 – Marie Lawrie, (Lulu), UK singer, (1964 UK No.7 single ‘Shout’ plus over 10 other UK Top 40 singles including 1993 UK No.1 ‘Relight My Fire’ with Take That, 1967 US No.1 single ‘To Sir With Love’).
♥~ 1952 – Roseanne (Roseanne Cherrie Barr) Emmy Award-winning actress: Roseanne [1992-93]; Funny, She-Devil; coproducer: The Jackie Thomas Show; author: My Life as a Woman,My Lives
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ The sandwich is said to have originated over two thousand years ago with various combinations of meats and cheeses placed on bread or in pastry.
♥~ The ham sandwich is the most popular sandwich in the US, and in second place is the BLT.
♥~ It is estimated that Americans eat 300 million sandwiches each day – that’s more than one for every man, woman and child in the nation
♥~ UK consumers consume nearly 11 billion sandwiches per year.
♥~ The average American student will have eat approximately 1,500 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches by the time they graduate high school. .
♥~ According to the Guiness Book of World Records, the record for eating sandwiches is held by Peter Dowdeswell. He ate 40 jam and butter sandwiches (each 6 inches X 3 inches) in 17 minutes, 53.9 seconds on October 17, 1977.
♥~ Nebraska is the birthplace of the Reuben sandwich.
♥~ Assuming a sandwich was eaten for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, it would take 168 days to eat the amount of bread produced from one bushel of wheat.
♥~ Disneyland is credited for introducing the Monte Cristo to thousands of visitors from its Tahitian Terrace restaurant as well as from the Blue Bayou in Disneyland’s New Orleans’ Square.
♥~ The Sloppy Joe was created in 1939 in a Sioux City, Iowa, café. Supposedly the cook named Joe mixed up ground beef, minced onions and green pepper and catsup and served it on a hamburger bun.
Do you have a favorite sandwich? Or cliche? If you have a morno moment leave a comment—Odd Loves Company!