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June 23, 2012
★~ Today’s Quote: Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.– Ann Landers
★~ Let It Go Day:
There’s baggage piled on every life,
forever in the one’s way.
Today’s a chance to let it go,
and have a perfect day.
Today, take a past grievance that you have been hanging onto, put it in a balloon, let it go, and watch it fly far, far away. It’s a tall order. Most of have a lot we need to let go of, but for today, just choose one thing, big or small, that is bugging you, and let go. Someone once told me that getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars; you have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
★~ Pink Day:
Today you are in the Pink! Pink is a fabulous summer color! Pink flip-flops, pink bows, pink shorts, shirts, or skirts – even a pink flower tucked behind your ear! And pink is not just for girls! Fashion savvy men know how to turn heads by rocking some pink. Did you know that before the 1940s, pink was actually assigned to boys because it was related to red, which was thought to be a masculine color? I might suggest that the guys skip the pink flip-flops, but a flower behind their ears could be kind of cute. Click here to find out more about the color pink!
★~ Typewriting Day:
Before computer keyboards, and way before touch screens, the typewriter was king. The sounds of its signature clackity clacking rang through offices and homes, and as the typist hammered away all that racket gave a certain importance to the document being typed. Yet technology marches on and we know, deep down, computers are way better because, well, how would we get through the workday without social networking and viral videos?
★~ Great American Camp Out Day:
My Odd Family friend and blogger Dawn often pitches a tent and sleeps under the stars with her Sheltie Katie. Rascal and I love campfires, s’mores, the big bed, and reading about Dawn and Katie’s adventures!
This annual event is a fundraiser hosted by the National Wildlife Federation. If you want to celebrate pitch a tent in the backyard tonight or head to your nearest campground for some classic, outdoor fun. Just make sure to watch out for bears! If you want to aid the National Wildlife Federation’s efforts, learn more about how you can join the Great American Backyard Campout.
★~ Pecan Sandie Day:
Once dubbed “sand tarts” for their appearance, pecan sandies are a nutty interpretation of the simple sugar cookie, differentiated only by the presence of chopped pecans. If you are whiny about nuts, then go ahead and have a simple sugar cookie today; Odd excludes no one. Celebrate by making some pecan sandies, or just stop by the store and pick up a special bag made by elves.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1868 – Christopher L. Sholes of Wisconsin patented his type-writer. A Mr. Remington later turned it into a more practical typewriter. Christopher’s version was a little cumbersome. It was about as big as a desk. And it didn’t have any correcting ribbon. The writer didn’t need any since the huge type-writer hid the paper inside itself so one couldn’t see any typos until after the fact … a lot like when you forget to use the spell-checker on your computer.
♥~ 1979 – Disco queen Donna Summer captured the #1 and #5 positions on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with Hot Stuff and Bad Girls. In the following weeks the two singles jockied for #1, #2 and #3 at various times, as Summer became the first solo entertainer to hold two of the top three positions simultaneously. (Her Bad Girls double-album sold over four million copies in 1979.)
♥~ 1987 – The first celebrity cover girl to grace Cosmopolitan magazine since Elizabeth Taylor in 1969 was Madonna and she did it on this day.
♥ ~ 1992 – Actress Susan Lucci of TV’s “All My Children” received a standing ovation at the Daytime Emmy Awards when she did not win an Emmy after being nominated for the 13th straight year
♥~ 2009 – The International Whaling Commission (IWC), meeting in Madeira, Portugal, reported that whale watching generates far more money than whale hunting. Worldwide, the industry generated about $2.1 billion per year, it says. And the group that commissioned the report, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (Ifaw), said whaling countries would gain from a switch to whale watching.
♥~ Alan Turing — British mathematician, codebreaker, computing and artificial-intelligence pioneer — is a genius for all time. His age would have been 100 today. Google UK’s engineering director, calls Turing “the father of modern computing” on the tech company’s official blog. “It’s no exaggeration to say,” Eland writes, “he’s a founding father of every computer and Internet company today.”
♥~ 1927 – Bob (Robert Louis) Fosse Oscar Award-winning director: Cabaret ; Tony Award-winning choreographer: Big Deal , Dancin’ , Sweet Charity , Little Me , Bob Fosse , Damn Yankees , The Pajama Game ; director/choreographer: Pippin ; Emmy Award-winning director: Singer Presents Liza with a ‘Z’ [1972-73]; autobiographical film: All That Jazz
♥~ 1929 – June Carter Cash Grammy Award-winning country singer [w/husband, Johnny Cash]: Jackson, If I were a Carpenter; songwriter: Ring of Fire
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ William Austin Burt manufactured the typographer, a predecessor to the typewriter in 1829.
♥~ In 1886, George K. Anderson of Memphis, Tennessee patented the typewriter ribbon.
♥~ The name of the first electric typewriter was the Blickensderfer.
♥~ IBM entered the typewriter industry in 1944. IBM designed the first typewriter with proportional spacing.
♥~ Mark Twain was the first author to submit a typewritten manuscript to his publisher.
♥~ Most modern keyboards use the “qwerty” layout. This name comes from the first five letters on the top row. The qwerty layout was designed for manual typewriters initially by Christopher Sholes in 1872.
♥~ The longest common English word that can be typed using only the left hand is stewardesses.
♥~ The longest English word that can be typed with the right hand only is johnny-jump-up (a type of flower).
♥~ The word typewriter can be typed entirely using the top row of keys. It has been speculated that this may have been a factor in the choice of keys for ease of demonstration.
Yesterday, I wrote about how much I liked it when family and friends shared odds and ends with me and this morno Cosmo’s 44 Most Ridiculous Sex Tips showed up in my in-box. Very Funny!
What will be great about your Saturday? Odd Loves Company!