April 25, 2012: Administrative Professional Day, Plumber Day, Zucchini Bread Day

by on April 25, 2012

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April 25, 2012

★~ Today’s Quote:  “There are two kinds of truth; the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery.” Raymond Chandler

★~ Administrative Professional Day:

It’s Administrative Professionals Day! Where would we be without our administrative professionals? These are the dedicated individuals who take notes, answer phones, remember all the little details, and keep everyone in the office organized.

In 1952, the International Association of Administrative Professionals organized the first Administrative Professionals Day. This holiday is a worldwide celebration that brings millions of people together to honor secretaries, receptionists, and administrative assistants. It is one of the largest workplace observances of the year, and with good reason. There are over 4.1 million Americans that have the job title “administrative assistant,” and another 8.9 million Americans that work in administrative support roles. To celebrate Administrative Professionals Day, show your appreciation for the admins at your office today.

★~ Plumbers Day: 

Without ’em, we’d be in deep you-know-what

Most people take plumbing for granted. It works so well we never think about it. But that’s no accident. It’s a testament to America’s hardworking, highly skilled plumbers – from the industrial hydraulic engineer to the guy who turns the wrench.

Of course, it wasn’t always thus. People hand-carried water from rivers. Did their business in the bush, or in cesspools, outhouses and chamber pots they’d toss into foul, unsanitary streets. Think about all the squalor and disease that plumbers have. Need I say more? Today we say Horrah For Plumbers!! For those who want to take the extra step and hug a plumber please watch the How To Hug a Plumber Video First.

★~ World Penguin Day:

Odd celebrated Penguin Awareness Day on January 20th.  So just click the link and it will whisk you back to January 20, 2012 and share all kinds of fascinating Penguin facts.  If you want to celebrate Penguins  today I would suggest heading over to the park and sliding down the slide on your belly and then have fish for lunch.

★~  Zucchini Bread Day:

We celebrate Zucchini Bread in April because it’s a nice way to greet the gardening season and we aren’t all sick to death of Zucchini. I use this recipe for my Zucchini Bread and if I do say so myself it is very tasty

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1850 – Paul Julius Reuter founded the news agency that bears his name. He got things rolling by using 45 pigeons to carry news and stock prices between Brussels, Belgium and Aachen, Germany.

♥~ 1928 – Buddy, the first seeing eye dog, was presented to Morris S. Frank

♥~ 1901 – New York became the first state to require automobile license plates. The fee was $1. Owners of automobiles were required to register their names and addresses, along with a description of their vehicle, with the office of the secretary of state. The state sent each owner a small license plate, which bore the owner’s initials. New York received $954 in registration fees that year.

♥~1982 – Jane Fonda released her first workout video.

♥~ 2003 – Southwest Airlines fired two pilots for “inappropriate conduct” after they removed all or most of their clothes mid-flight in the cockpit of a Boeing 737. The pilots claimed they spilled coffee on their clothes, but the airline ruled the prank went too far. The US Federal Aviation Administration said though rules forbid behavior that distracts crew members, there was no specific ban on flying naked.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1873 – Howard R. Garis, author,  His most famous character is Uncle Wiggily, a gentlemanly old rabbit who always wears a suit and a silk top hat. Garis was a reporter for the Newark Evening News and he wrote hundreds of children’s books, many of them as a ghostwriter. He published his first Uncle Wiggily story in a newspaper in 1910, and it was so popular that he ended up publishing an Uncle Wiggily story six days a week for more than 30 years. By the time he retired, he had written more than 10,000 stories about the rabbit. (Writers Almanac)

♥~ 1917 – Ella Fitzgerald Grammy Award-winning singer [12]: Bill Bailey Won’t You Please Come Home, Mack the Knife, A-Tisket, A-Tasket; died June 15, 1996

♥~ 1940 – Al (Alfredo James) Pacino Academy Award-winning actor: Scent of a Woman [1992]; Scarface, Serpico, The Godfather, Dick Tracy; Tony Award-winning actor: Does a Tiger Wear a Necktie [1969], The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel [1977]

★~ Did You Know:

♥~  The word “plumber” is derived from the Latin word for lead – Plumbum. Lead use to be the primary material used in the creation of pipeworks used to carry water into cities and towns, before it was found to be a cumulative poison.

♥~ Since, time immemorial, the world has, in one way or another, been populated by plumbers.  It is believed by historians that opulent palaces in ancient Egypt were using indoor plumbing systems as far back as 2,500BC! What’s more, the visionary Egyptians also used copper piping, which is still used today.

♥~ Albert Einstein was named an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union after saying, “If I had my life to live over again, I’d be a plumber.”

♥~ The two most famous plumbers in the world are the fictional brothers Mario and Luigi, stars of hundreds of Nintendo video games

♥~ Since 1963, over 25 billion feet of copper plumbing has been laid in the United States. This is enough to circle the earth 200 times.

♥~ At 140 degrees, it takes five seconds for water to burn skin. At 160 degrees, it takes only half of a second. Your water heater should be set to no hotter than 120 degrees.

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Do you remember Josephine the plumber? She showed up last night to fix a leak in my basement for $1.00 and she brought me some Comet! Hope Madge the manicurist shows up tonight….I need dishwashing liquid. I’m out the door early today. I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday. Leave a comment if you have a morno moment…Odd Loves Company!

 

 

 

 

{ 2 comments }

Mike

Feel much better today although I am still going to take it easy one more day. I don’t want to screw up my golf plans for the weekend by being sick!
Pacino one of my favorites.
I do remember Josephine the plumber, and Madge!

Have a good one!

Geri

Seems early for Zucchini bread but I like it all year around. Penguins are so cute. I might have to black and white today in their honor.

Glad you are feeling better Mike! Have a good one.

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