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July 1, 2012
★ ~ Today’s Quote: Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. ~ Sam Keen
★ ~ First day of the Second Half of the Year!
★ ~ Happy Birthday Canada:
O Canada! will celebrate it’s 145 birthday today. marking the anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 1867 and the birth of Canada as a nation. We can help celebrate our friendly neighbors to the north by eating Canadian bacon for breakfast. Pop Quiz: How many of Canada’s most populous cities can you name? Click for more ‘Did You Know’ about Canada.
★ ~ International Joke Day:
Are we all giggling?! Good! Today is all about silly jokes and laughter. Most of the time we tell jokes too fast, our timing is off, and we forget the punch-line—but really, that is part of the fun. So, celebrate today by sharing your favorite joke—even if it’s so old the Dead Sea was just getting sick the first time someone told it!
★ ~ Create Your Own Ice Cream Flavor Day:
July is Ice Cream Month, officially designated by Ronald Reagan in 1984. To kick the month off, we are invited to create our own ice cream flavor or try a new flavor combination.
★~ Today in History:
♥ ~ 1847 – The first adhesive postage stamps went on sale. Ben Franklin graced the nickel stamp while George Washington was pictured on the ten-cent stamp. Prior to 1846 all United States mail was sent without postage affixed and was either prepaid or paid by the recipient with the markings and cancels indicating the method of payment and the method of transportation.
♥ ~ 1874 – The first zoo in the United States opened in Philadelphia, PA. Over 3,000 visitors paid 25 cents (adults) or 10 cents (children) to see the 1,000 animals housed in the Philadelphia Zoological Society zoo
♥ ~ 1910 – Black and Decker was founded by Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker. They started in Baltimore, with milk bottle cap machines and candy dippers. The partners introduced their first major tool in 1917 – a portable 1/2-inch electric drill with patented pistol grip and trigger switch, with can now be viewed at the Smithsonian.
♥ ~ 1941 – Bulova Watch company sponsored the first TV commercial. Remember “It’s Bulova Watch Time?” It was broadcast over WNBT-TV in New York City, and was a familiar advertising message on TV, radio and in print for many years. That first TV ad, incidentally, cost the watchmaker $9.
★~ Born Today:
♥ ~ 1934 – Jamie Farr (Jameel Joseph Farah) actor: M*A*S*H, The Blackboard Jungle, Scrooged, Cannonball Run, With Six You Get Egg Roll
♥ ~ 1951 – Daryl Anderson, Actor (“Lou Grant”)
♥ ~ 1952 – Dan Aykroyd comedian, actor: Driving Miss Daisy, Sneakers, Coneheads, Saturday Night Live, Dragnet, Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Pearl Harbor
♥ ~ 1963 – Mr. Zip of the United States Post Office. He’s the familiar character seen on the sides of mailboxes and on posters. Mr. Zip was introduced to help educate people to use the 5-digit ZIP (Zone Improvement Program) code. Mr. Zip now has new members of the family. There are four digits after the original five, to get that mail to you even faster. No matter what you call it it’s still snail mail to us.
♥ ~ 1977 – Liv Tyler model, actress: Silent Fall, Heavy, That Thing You Do!, Armageddon, Cookie’s Fortune, Lord of the Rings series
★~ Did You Know July is…
♥~ National Hotdog Month: I learned to spiral cut my hotdogs from this video and they will never be the same!
♥~ National Grilling Month: Grilled Summer Fruit
♥~ National Ice Cream Month;
♥~ National Horseradish Month:
♥~ Park and Recreation Month: Wild deals will be happening everywhere.
♥~ July is the best month to buy- “Older” computers: As in not just arriving. Intel and AMD and system makers start ramping up for new stuff now, discounting old stuff. Furniture: Stores make an inventory push, so if you like something, make an offer. Broadway tickets: It’s off-season for NYC tourism, so now’s the time to snag those half-off tickets. Grills (after July 4th): Wait for it, wait for it … now, grab that grill, while stores shift toward back-to-school and yard gear.
Happy July 1st! Cole and friend are finishing up the fence and I’m on my way to store to buy some hamburgers to grill…we want to get the month started off on the right foot. What are your plans for the day?
Odd Loves Company,