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November 6, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: Life is a lot like jazz… it’s best when you improvise… —George Gershwin
★~ Marooned without a Compass Day:
A few years ago, I went on a field trip to a wilderness center with Cole’s class. The field trip leader asked the kids what they would do if they were lost in the woods. The immediate answer was to call someone for help. When the leader suggested their phones might not work, my kid announced that if he could not call for help, he would try to use his GPS on his phone to map his location.
Perhaps Marooned without a Compass Day is best celebrated by making sure we are prepared for life’s emergencies. For example, always make sure your phone is charged, your GPS app is updated, and you are within Internet range.
★~ Saxophone Day:
Charlie Parker and John Coltrane are jazz legends. Parker was quoted as saying, “Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.” He was a musical genius and a huge part of the history of jazz. John Coltrane is another musical genius. As his website states, “Merely mention the name John Coltrane and you’re likely to evoke a deeply emotional, often spiritual response from even the most casual jazz fan.” So, take a moment today to pay tribute to these two jazz greats, as jazz wouldn’t be the same without their contributions.
★~ Chicken Wing Day:
Today is National Nacho Day, but since we just celebrated International Nacho Day, Emily and I made an executive decision and dubbed today Chicken Wing Day. Impressive, don’t you think? We’re 124 days into our goal to eat the Food of the Day for one year, and we are already taking charge and making appropriate changes.
Whether you like them spicy, sweet, mild, fried, or smoked, there’s no denying Americans love their chicken wings.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1981 – A small population of black-footed ferrets was found near Meeteetse, Wyoming. The black-footed ferret was previously thought to be extinct.
♥~ 1993 – Pearl Jam’s album Vs. rose to #1 in the U.S. The tracks on the smash (number one for five weeks) album: Go, Animal, Daughter,Glorified G, Dissident, WMA, Blood, Rear view mirror, Rats, Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town, Leash and Indifference.
♥~ 1931 – Mike Nichols (Michael Igor Peschkowsky) Academy Award-winning director: The Graduate ; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Silkwood, Postcards from the Edge, The Day of the Dolphin; comedian: [w/Elaine May]
♥~ 1946 – Sally Field (Sally Mahoney) Academy Award-winning actress: Norma Rae , Places in the Heart ; Gidget series, Steel Magnolias, Mrs. Doubtfire, Smokey and the Bandit series, Hooper, Forrest Gump, Absence of Malice; Emmy Award-winner: The Big Event/NBC World Premiere Movie: Sybil ;The Flying Nun, Gidget, The Girl with Something Extra, Alias Smith and Jones
♥~ 1955 – Maria Shriver TV news correspondent: 1986, The American Parade, Today; news anchor: NBC News; married to actor and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ The first annual National Buffalo Wing Festival was held over labor day 2002 in (where else but) Buffalo, NY. Approximately 45,000 people attended the two day event which featured a chicken wing eating contest, various chicken wing cooking competitions, and the crowning of the first ever “Miss Buffalo Wing”.
♥~ It is widely believed that the first ever buffalo wing came from the kitchen of the Anchor Bar and Grill in 1964 in Buffalo, NY.
♥~ Not only can you order wing sauce from the Anchor Bar, but you can also have wings sent overnight to any location in the United States. Order them at the following website: http://www.buffalowings.com
♥~ Sonya Thomas, a 100 pound competitive eater from Virginia, holds the record for competitive wing consumption. During the qualifying round of the National Buffalo
♥~ Wing Eating Championships in Buffalo, NY in September 2003, Sonya consumed a record breaking 134 wings in 12 minutes.
♥~ If you lined up the wings that Hooters sells every year (30 million pounds) it would encircle Earth at the equator.
So does everyone feel more rested? Have a wonderful Sunday and I will see you in just a little bit with a very special muse…..If you have a Morn moment leave a comment…Odd Loves Company!