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August 22, 2012
Two of my angels–Rascal and Scooby
★~ Todays Quote: The wings of angels are often found on the backs of the least likely people. ~Eric Honeycutt
★~ Be An Angel Day:
Every act of generosity can make a difference. Extend a helping hand, offer a kind word, or show someone your gratitude. Be a blessing in someone’s life!
★~Tooth Fairy Day:
Forbes Fictional ( The Tooth Fairy has made the list of Forbes 15 wealthiest fictional characters)
Net Worth: $3.9 billion
Marital Status: Single
Education: Harvard University, School of Dental Medicine
Mythological sprite recently gifted multibillion-dollar grant from Santa Claus (who remains off Fictional 15 this year due to volume of letters to Forbes from children insisting that he is real). Endowment sufficient to finance annual tooth collection duties out of interest alone; Claus insisted on legally binding covenant forbidding spendthrift “Toothie” from touching principal, noting she blew through $145 million last year, mostly in very small cash gifts. Rumored to sell baby teeth to gray-market Chinese labs researching human cloning; other theories hold teeth are an ingredient in Colonel Sander’s secret Kentucky Fried Chicken recipe. New member.
Celebrate Tooth Fairy day by buying a new tube of toothpaste, toothbrushes, or by flossing with extra care. Or just toast her outstanding achievements.
★~ Eat a peach Day:
Originally cultivated in China and once the fruit of the emperors, peaches were revered for bestowing good health and prosperity to all who ate them. An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but, if the legend is true, peach eaters live long and prosper!
Pick the perfect peach by GENTLY laying your palm around the fruit to feel whether it is firm or soft. DO NOT squeeze with your fingers and thumbs.
★~ National Spumoni Day: (in case you missed it yesterday :-D)
Slice! Never scoop. t’s National Spumoni Day! This Italian dessert is made from layers of ice cream, whipped cream, candied fruit, and nuts. It is typically made with three layers: chocolate, pistachio, and cherry. Each layer of ice cream is mixed with fruits and nuts. If you worry about confusing Spumoni with Zamboni here is a tip: Spumoni is made with fruit and nuts. Zambonis are made with bolts and nuts. It is also much easier to slice Spumoni than it is to slice a Zamboni.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1938 – Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers appeared, dancing, on the cover of LIFE magazine, published on this day.
♥~ 1880 – George Herriman cartoonist: comic strips: Krazy Kat, and Ignatz, A strip about a cat named Krazy who is in love with its tormentor, a mouse named Ignatz Mouse whose favorite activity is to throw bricks at Krazy Kat, which Krazy Kat interprets as a sign of affection. The police dog, Offissa Bull Pupp, wants to win over Krazy Kat, so he is constantly finding and jailing Ignatz Mouse. Krazy Kat counted among its fans Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, E.E. Cummings, T.S. Eliot, Jack Kerouac, and Charles Schulz.
♥~ 1893 – Dorothy Parker (Rothschild) author: The woman who said, “People are more fun than anybody,” “I don’t care what is written about me so long as it isn’t true.” and “I like to have a martini, Two at the very most. After three I’m under the table, After four I’m under my host.” ~ Dorothy Parker Wrote: News Item: Men seldom make passes/At girls who wear glasses; Enough Rope, Sunset Gun, Death and Taxes, Here Lies; New Yorker columnist; died June 7, 1967
♥~ 1947 – Cindy Williams actress: Laverne & Shirley, Normal Life, Getting By, The Funny Side, American Graffiti, Rude Awakening
★~ Did You Know:
Don’t you hate when you’ve got a hankering for a peach but the one’s you bought are are still a little green. Or you want to slice some avocado into your salad but they’re hard as, well, unripened avocados? Here is a tip that might help.
Place the peach or avocados in a brown paper bag with a ripe apple inside. The fruit will emit ethylene gas, a naturally occurring hormone, which speeds up the ripening process. (It also stimulates flowers to open and leaves to turn colors in the autumn.)
Make sure you use a paper bag because plastic ones don’t breathe well and moisture may build up in the bag causing the fruit to rot.
This classic ripening tip also works well for just about about any fruit…so give it a try.
Cole made this FUN marshmallow roaster. This is his rustic design. Next he wants to make one that is more decorative. As long as it keeps him busy, happy and he does not burn the house down…I say create away.
Odd Loves Company!