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August 15, 2012
★~ Today’s Quote: If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there would be peace. ~John Lennon
★~ Relaxation Day:
You can bend, stretch and Ommmm your way to Nirvana but Yodeling is also an excellent way to let it all out and relax! The throaty singing style, used for years as a means of communicating across mountains and valleys, can help you master your breathing, which aids in releasing stress and calming nerves.
The best way to learn to Yodel is to buy a ticket to Zurich, Switzerland and study with the masters at the Zurich Conservatory of Music but travel is expensive and classes are often booked so you might just want to train closer at home using an on-line video.
To Celebrate Relation Day this all give yodeling a try…are your ready?
Do you feel more relaxed now?
★~ Lemon Meringue Pie:
Pucker up, sweet stuff — today is Lemon Meringue Pie Day!
Since Medieval times, we’ve had an affinity for lemon pies and custards, but meringue didn’t start rearing its pillowy head until the 1600s. Alexander Frehse had the bright idea of combining this tangy-sweet duo into a pie in the nineteenth century.
I’ve never tangled with making a lemon meringue pie, but I have heard that the lemon curd and cornstarch filling can be a fickle feat to pull off. However, I do have it on good authority that the recipe on the side of the cornstarch box works like a charm, and if you’re ever unsure about the consistency, cook it just a minute longer. I know taking cooking tips from the blogger who doesn’t cook might not seem like a good idea, but I’m masterful at befriending good cooks, so give the tip a try and enjoy some lemon meringue pie!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1877 – Thomas Edison wrote the president of the Telegraph Company in Pittsburgh, PA. The letter stated that the word, “hello” would be a more appropriate greeting than“ahoy,” as suggested by Alexander Graham Bell when answering the telephone. And so it is that we pick up the phone anywhere in the world and say: “Allo. Alo. Bueno. Pronto. Hallo. Aloha. Mo simosi. Hello.”
♥~ 1943 – Because of his special talent to use food scraps in both unusual and appetizing recipes, the War Department awarded Sgt. Edward Dzuba the Legion of Merit.
♥~1969 – Three Dog Night (Danny Hutton, Cory Wells and Chuck Negron) was awarded a gold record for the album, Three Dog Night. Where’d the name of the group come from? In Australia, the aborigine tribes of several regions slept outside all year. As the temperatures got colder, the tribesmen would sleep with a dog to keep warm. In colder weather, they would huddle with two dogs. It must have been an extremely cold night when the group was formed…
♥~1969- Woodstock Anniversary – The Woodstock Music and Art Fair opened on this day in an alfalfa field on or near Yasgur’s Farm at Bethel, NY. The three-day rock concert featured 24 bands and drew a crowd of more than 400,000 people. Click for more fascinating Woodstock facts.
♥~ 1977 – 8-year-old Rebecca Chase sank a hole-in-one on the 125-yard par-3 fifth hole at Oak Knoll golf course in The Dalles, Oregon. It was the first hole she ever played
♥~ 2002 – Authorities in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, charged a 30-year-old man for public drunkenness after the slowest police chase on record. The man was cruising down the street at 3 miles an hour on a child’s Fisher Price Power Wheels car.
♥~ 1912 – Juiia Child – America’s beloved food authority, who didn’t take a cooking lesson until she was in her 30s, was born at Pasadena, CA. Child’s cookbooks and television shows (most famously, “The French Chef”) encouraged Americans to cook and eat well and to be skeptical of food fads and diet strictures. “Cooking is not a chore; it is a joy,” Child believed. She died at Santa Barbara, CA, Aug 13, 2004.
♥~ 1968 – Debra Messing actress: Will & Grace, N.Y.P.D. Blue, Ned and Stacey
♥~ 1972 – Ben Affleck actor: Pearl Harbor, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Glory Daze, Good Will Hunting, Armageddon, Forces of Nature, Reindeer Games
★~ Did You Know: This week is Sharks week…
Here is your opportunity to be surrounded by real live sharks all day! Virtually! No need to thank me but if you want to bake me cookies please put nuts in them.
Discovery has a crazy 360-degree Shark Cam streaming from the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. You can click and drag within the video window to see sharks and other sea creatures lazily swimming around you…all around you…you cannot escape…must close browser window…without…angering…sharks….
Q: why did the shark cross the great barrier reef?
A: to get to the other TIDE
And on that note…BYE!