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September 2, 2012
★~ Beheading Day:
I was curious about the origin of Beheading Day. I could understand an Off with Their Heads Day or a Don’t Lose Your Heads Day, but a Beheading Day was too odd not to explore a little further. Most sites state that the origin is unknown, but that was not good enough for this El Morno researcher, so I came up with my best guess. The day was probably created in conjunction with a holy day called The Beheading of Saint John the Baptist (also known as Decollation of Saint John the Baptist or Beheading of the Forerunner) that is observed by various Christian churches that follow liturgical traditions. The day commemorates the martyrdom, by beheading, of Saint John the Baptist on the orders of Herod Antipas through the vengeful request of his begrudged daughter Salome. It seems like this holiday can fall anywhere between August 29 to September 11.
Celebrate Beheading Day by using your head and not losing it — no matter what. Also feel free to shout, “Off With Her Head” a few times if you are so inclined.
★~ Blueberry Popsicles Day:
The flavorful explosion of blueberries at the end of summer has never tasted better. Whip up some frozen blueberry popsicles and you’ll be a card-carrying member of the blue tongue society.
Mix up ingredients and freeze.
* 1 Cup Frozen Blueberries – Thawed
* 1/2 Cup Water
* 1/4 C. Sugar Free Raspberry Syrup
* Juice of 1/2 of a Lime
* Pinch of Lime Zest
Freeze in a popsicle mold or pour into a paper cup, add stick, freeze and pull off the paper when you are ready to eat.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1901 – Speaking at a state fair in Minnesota, Vice PresidentTheodore Roosevelt offered the advice, quoting a West African proverb, “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.
♥~ 1962 – Ken Hubbs of the Chicago Cubs set a major-league baseball fielding record. ‘Hubbs of the Cubs’ played errorless ball for his 74th consecutive game.
♥~ 1995 – Dangerous Minds, the soundtrack album from the movie starring Michelle Pfeiffer, hit #1 on Billboard.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1964 – Keanu Reeves actor: Chain Reaction, A Walk in the Clouds, Johnny Mnemonic, Speed, Little Buddha, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, My Own Private Idaho, Parenthood, Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Dangerous Liaisons, River’s Edge , Youngblood, Brotherhood of Justice, Babes in Toyland, Act of Vengeance, Dream to Believe
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ The name September comes from the old Roman word ‘septem’, which means, seven, because on the Roman calendar it was the seventh month.
♥~ The Romans believed that the month of September was looked after by the god, Vulcan. As the god of the dire and forge they therefore expected September to be associated with dire, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes.
♥~ September begins on the same day of the week as December every year, because there are 91 days separating September and December, which is a multiple of seven (the number of days in the week). No other month ends on the same day of the week as September in any year.
Odd friend Joann shared this super fun video, and I can’t wait to try it later today. I can’t embedded it in this post but it’s worth a click! Promise.
How to remove a yolk!
Not sure what we are up to today. I imagine a little of this and a little of that. Cole mentioned something about a trip to Ikea to look for a cardboard table he needs for a project. I’m not sure if I’m up to Ikea on a Sunday, but it’s a possibility. What are your plans for the day?
Late breaking news—I was just informed that Curple rhymes with purple. A curple is a strap under the girth of a horses saddle to stop the saddle kicking forward. Curple? Really? We can do better…even Gurple is better than purple.