~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
April 13, 2012
★~ Today’s Quote: One does a whole painting for one peach and people think just the opposite – that particular peach is but a detail. Pablo Picasso
★~ Scrabble Day:
The official game of rainy days spent stuck in the hotel during a beach vacation, Scrabble is sold in 121 countries, with 29 different language versions. There are 101 accepted two-letter words and 1015 three-letter words in the English language. I always wondered about that…Really. Play a game of scrabble today and may the word quixotry be with you.
★~ Peach Cobbler Day:
If you eat cobbler the United States more than likely you will be eating a dessert made from peaches and batter. When it is baked, the batter rises into a dumpling. Today we are using a Peach filling but you could also make an apple or cherry cobbler. If you order cobbler in Europe you will be treated to a meat dish made into a type of casserole. Good to know don’t you think?
Did you know that the world’s largest peach cobbler has ever been baked was 11 by 5 feet and 8 inches deep? It was made out of 90 pounds of butter, 150 pounds of sugar, 150 pounds of flour, 32 gallons of milk, and 75 gallons of peaches! This gigantic cobbler was made for the Georgia Peach Festival in 2007 and every year they try and out-do the previous year. I bet they call each other precious, peachy, and bless each other hearts a lot during that event: “We just love Mary Jo to death but she kain’t make a peach cobbler worth giving to the dawgs…Bless Her Heart.” Why not make a peach cobbler for dessert tonight?
★~ Today in History:
♥~1954 -Hank Aaron debuted for the Milwaukee Braves. In his first ever major-league baseball game, Hammerin’ Hank went 0-for-5 against Cincinnati. Aaron’s first major-league homer came 10 days later.
♥~1958 -Van Cliburn of Kilgore, TX earned 1st prize in the Soviet Union’s Tchaikovsky International Piano Contest in Moscow.
♥~1963 -Pete Rose got his first major-league hit for the Cincinnati Reds. Twenty one years later to this day, ‘Charlie Hustle’ collected his 4,000th hit. Rose was playing for Montreal when he achieved the feat
♥~1976 - The Federal Reserve issued a $2 bill as United States currency. After a great deal of fanfare at the time, the bills are virtually uncirculated today.
♥~1987 - The Population Reference Bureau reported that the population of the world had surpassed five billion.
♥~1743 – Thomas Jefferson 3rd U.S. President [1801-1809]; married to Martha Skelton [one son, five daughters]; nickname: Man of the People; died July 4, 1826
♥~1866 - Butch Cassidy: Notorious outlaw who robbed banks and trains throughout the American West during the late 1800s. Born Robert LeRoy Parker at Beaver, UT, Cassidy formed “the Wild Bunch”—a gang that teamed him with Harry Longabaugh (“the Sundance Kid” ). Under pressure from Pinkerton agents, Cassidy and Sundance fled to South America in the early 1900s. Details of Cassidy’s death are uncertain, but many believe he was killed in San Vicente, Bolivia, in 1909, while attempting to rob a mine station.
♥~1899 - Alfred M. Butts architect, scrabble game inventor; died Apr 4, 1993
♥~1906 - Samuel Beckett author, critic, playwright: Waiting for Godot, The Unnameable, Eleutheria, Malone Dies, Malloy, Endgame; died Dec 22, 1989
♥~1950 - William Sadler actor: Die Hard 2, The Shawshank Redemption, Hard to Kill, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Rocket Man, Roswell, The Green Mile
♥~1970 - Rick Schroder actor: NYPD Blue, Crimson Tide, Texas, Lonesome Dove, Hansel and Gretel, Earthling, The Champ, Silver Spoons
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ 100 million Scrabble sets in 29 different languages have been sold in 121 countries, making it the world’s biggest-selling word game.
♥~ The original name of Scrabble was “Criss-Crosswords.”
♥~ The original Scrabble didn’t include a board. It was played with just the tiles.
♥~ Scrabble is a real word. It means “to scratch frantically.”
♥~ There is just one Q in a Scrabble game.
♥~ Scrabble sets are found in one out of every three American homes.
♥~ Each hour, at least 30,000 Scrabble games are started.
♥~ If all the Scrabble tiles ever produced were placed end to end they would reach the equivalent of eight times around the earth.
Do you like to play Scrabble? If you like to play Scrabble, do you like board games? I do not like Scrabble, and I do not like board games. I do not think they are fun. Not in a boat, not on a train or in a plane. No Scrabble, Parcheesi, Monopoly or whatever that game is with the plastic apples on the tree and certainly no cooperative friendly games where you go endlessly around a board trying to help others, and no one every wins and no one ever loses . . . and the point would be what? To bore yourself to death? Ok. Sorry. This was about you! Do you like to play Scrabble? Do you like board games?
Speaking of words, a great word is Paraskevidekatriaphobia which, of course, is the fear of Friday the 13th. The word “paraskevidekatriaphobia” was devised by Dr. Donald Dossey who told his patients that “when you learn to pronounce it, you’re cured!”
I am drinking warm lemon juice this morning to jump start my day. Diane over at Tangled in Kudzu wants to have her belly button pierced and feels the first step towards her goal is exercise and lemon juice water. I do NOT want to have my belly button pierced but I could not resist trying some lemon juice this morning to jump start my day. It’s ok but truthfully it could use a lot of sugar and a ice.
Happy Friday the 13th! What’s up with you today? Odd Loves Company!