~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
October 14, 2012
★~ Todays’ Quote: The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. ~ e. e. cummings
★~ national lower case day:
It’s time to pay homage to those tiny little letters that get us from one capital to the next — the beloved lower case alphabet
turn off that auto-correct and celebrate lower case day!
★~ Be Bald and Be Free Day:
Do bald people have bad hair days. Of course one would assume not . . . but I’m sure the bald head has rough spots on occasion or patches of fuzz that refuse to be tamed. Would those be bad bald days?
If your bald, today is your day to shine and be beautiful right along side Magic Johnson, Bruce Willis, Kelly Slater, Cal Ripken Jr, Seal, Patrick Stewart, Michael Chiklis,Andre Agassi…click for the GQ Most Powerful Bald men in America.
★~ Chocolate Covered Insect Day:
Chocolate is one of the most popular flavors in the world and people will eat it on anything—strawberries, pretzels, peanuts, even bugs! This holiday honors anyone brave enough to try a bite of chocolate-covered insect.
For this exotic snack, insects are roasted to perfection then coated in chocolate. Crickets and ants are the most popular variety, and most people think they taste like chocolate-covered popcorn. You can find an impressive selection online.
In some countries, like China and Thailand, chocolate-covered insects are a delicacy. In Southern Africa, caterpillars (without the chocolate!) are an important source of protein for the indigenous people.
Test your bravery on National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day, invite your friends over for a fear factor party, and sample this unusual treat! Thank you for the invite. Really. But I have other plans. XX Recipe for Chocolate Covered Ants.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1926 – A.A. Milne book, Winnie-the-Pooh, made its debut.
♥~ 1964 – The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Martin Luther King, Jr. He was the youngest person to ever receive the $54,000 award. He donated the money to a civil rights group.
♥~ 1972 – Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Ben’, his first solo No.1. A No.7 hit in the UK
♥~ 1979 – Hockey Hall-of-Famer Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers scored the first of his record 894 goals in a home game against the Vancouver Cancucks.
♥~ 1987 – A media frenzy occurred when hundreds of rescuers came to the aid of little 18-month-old Jessica McClure. At 9:30 a.m. on this day, Jessicafell 22 feet into an abandoned well in her backyard in Midland, Texas. She was brought out of the well 58 hours later and was rushed to the hospital, where she underwent minor surgery.
♥~ 1939 – Ralph Lauren (Lifshitz) fashion designer: Polo clothes, cologne, linens, etc.
♥~ 1946 – Justin Hayward guitarist, singer: group: The Moody Blues: Nights in White Satin, Tuesday Afternoon, Question, Your Wildest Dreams; solo: Forever Autumn, LP: Songwriter, Moving Mountains, Other Side of Life, Sur la Mer
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ William Levin has been documenting signs in which the letter L is written in lowercase, while the the other letters are uppercase on his blog, lowercase L , since 2005. Williams, commentary under each of the pictures he posts is amusing and fun.
♥~ Try to solve this lower case puzzle:
When written in lower-case cursive,
what common four-letter word
requires three additional short lines
(not dots) after the initial stroke?
I couldn’t even begin to solve this puzzle but I bet you will figure it out! Scroll down for the answer.
Speaking of writing, have you checked out the BIC pen for Ladies? A pen made just for women, in pretty colors and everything. The perfect pen for dotting our i with hearts and smiley faces. The product description explains that the pens have a “sleek pen silhouette and jeweled accents [to] add style.” Naturally, there is a pretty pen premium. A normal pack of 10 Bic crystal pens is $.32 per pen, while the Bic for Her pack of 16 crystal pens is $.47 per pen. But they are worth it! Ellen Degeneres shares her thoughts about the new Bic. . .
Give us strength!
Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!
THE SOLUTION: “text.” When written in cursive, you have to add short lines for the x and both t‘s.