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★~ Today’s Quote: Be not simply good – be good for something. Henry David Thoreau
★~ Different Colored Eyes Day:
Heterochromia, in case you didn’t know, is just a fancy word for different-colored eyes. It comes in several forms – different colored eyes entirely, eyes that are part one color and part another, or even eyes that are a different color around the pupil than at the outer edges. It’s quite rare, but a surprising number of famous people seem to have been afflicted (blessed?) with it. Here are a few of them.
Kate Bosworth: The actress arguably best known for Blue Crush has one blue eye and one eye that’s blue and hazel.
Christopher Walken: As if he needed another reason to be distinctive, Walken shares Bosworth’s blue-and-hazel combo.
Kiefer Sutherland: Back when Julia Roberts was dating him, she referenced her then-fiancee’s blue-and-green eyes in an acceptance speech.
Jane Seymour: Dr. Quinn would have been able to diagnose this heterchromia right away, even though Seymour’s case is a bit more subtle with one brown and one hazel eye.
Dan Aykroyd: has the same colors as Jane Seymour. What, you never noticed?
Simon Pegg : His are blue-grey with brown areas, which he once explained by saying, “I am slightly mutanty.”
★~ Simplicity Day:
We celebrate simplicity day on the birthday of Henry David Thoreau, who wrote of simple living in his book Walden, the memoir of his time spent living at one with nature at Walden Pond. The best reason to keep life simple is so we can focus our time and energy on the things that are near and dear to us.
★~ Pecan Pie Day:
If pies are considered to be a national offering of comfort, pecan pies are the grand dames of Southern hospitality.
Made with simple ingredients, these perfect pies combine an ooey-gooey bliss-inducing base of melted butter, eggs, corn syrup and sugar with the woodsy crunch of pecans. You can also pour some chocolate chips an bourbon into the batter to sass it up even more.We’d like to think this simply divine dessert has been around since before the days of white-columned wraparound porches, but recipes for the pie didn’t surface until 1925. However, New Orleans is happy to take the credit for its creation after Native Americans introduced them to the home-grown nut. Click for the recipe of one of the Best Pecan Pies I have ever tasted…and truthfully I don’t even like Pecan pie.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1873 – It rained frogs in Kansas City. Really. The logical explanation for the odd occurrences is that a tornado or strong whirlwind picked up the frogs from a shallow body of water and carried them – sometimes for hundreds of miles – before dropping them on a Kansas city.
♥~ 1958 – Yakety Yak, by The Coasters, became the number one song in the U.S.A., according to Billboard magazine. It was the first stereo record to reach the top of the chart.
♥~ 1962– Fifty years ago, a band called The Rollin’ Stones played their first gig. Just a couple of months before, guitarist Brian Jones had placed an ad in Jazz News, a local nightclub newsletter, announcing auditions for a rhythm-and-blues band. Two London flatmates named Mick Jagger and Keith Richards joined the band. Jagger and Richards had gone to primary school together in Kent, and had lost touch, but then they ran into each other on a train in 1960 and renewed their friendship. They both loved blues, and had formed a band of their own: Little Boy Blue and the Blue Boys. They had run into Jones a few times at the Ealing Jazz Club, and they’d occasionally jammed together. Jones was the one who came up with the new band’s name. He was on the phone with the Jazz News, who asked him what his band was called. He glanced over at a Muddy Waters album that was lying on the floor. One track was “Rollin’ Stone Blues,” and the band was christened The Rollin’ Stones, then and there.
♥~ 1982 – E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial broke all box-office records by surpassing the $100-million mark of ticket sales in the first 31 days of its opening.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1951 – Cheryl Ladd (Cheryl Jean Stoppelmoor) actress: Dancing with Danger, Changes, The Grace Kelly Story, One West Waikiki, Charlie’s Angels, Poison Ivy
★~ Did You Know: Simple Solutions:
♥~ Sunburn: If you spent a bit too much time in the sun, and now have the pink cheeks and shoulders as a souvenir, use this trick to help soothe that sunburn. Mix whole milk and water in a bowl. Soak a washcloth in the milk/water mixture and apply the cloth to your burn for 10 minutes at a time. The fat in the milk acts as an anti-inflammatory.Then as your burn heals, be sure to keep it hydrated with a light, fragrance-free lotion.
♥~ Let There Be Light: “A liter of light” a 2-liter bottle of water in roof provides as much light as 60-watt light bulb. Brilliant! Video below ‘Did You Know” provides directions.
♥~ Dry Shoes: To dry your shoes without the noise, place the laces on the outside and shut the drawer door. The shoes will stay in one place.
♥~ Drip Free: The next time you paint a room, wrap a rubber band vertically around the can as a place to wipe of excess paint
♥~ Candle Lighter: If you don’t have extra-long matches, use an uncooked piece of spaghetti to light multiple or hard to reach candles.
♥~ Perk Up Coffee FlavorAdd a pinch of Morton® Salt to the coffee in the basket of your coffeemaker. This will improve the coffee’s flavor by helping to remove some of the acid taste.
♥~ Patch Up Walls: To patch small nail holes and fine cracks in plaster or wallboard, mix 2 tablespoons Morton® Salt, 2 tablespoons cornstarch and about 4 to 5 teaspoons water to make a thick, pliable paste. Fill hole and let dry. Sand if necessary, then paint.
I’m watering my lilacs very carefully this morno, because if so much as a drop of water falls on my neighbors sidewalk she will have a major melt down. I simple do not understand people who live in a neighborhood and insist on being such grouches. It’s not like I am flooding her yard or basement. Of-course, It’s simpler to just mind my watering and get along, but I do fantasize flicking water on her each time she walks by and saying, “Gotcha!,” Gotcha again!
Do you have any simple tips or tricks to share….
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