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October 25, 2012
★~Today’s Quote: “I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore, and I know too much to go back and pretend.” Helen Reddy
★~ Sourest Day:
To emphasize the balance of things in nature. A day for sour (Sauer) people.
If you got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, congratulations! You are already celebrating Sourest Day. Today is a day for the grumps of the world. The curmudgeons, the cranky pants, the sourpusses. Who says you have to be cheery all the time? On Sourest Day we see the balance in life and nature. Without the sour, there’d be no sweet. Life giving you lemons? Today’s the day to shout about it. Reserve the right to be grumpy, irritable, and sour about the world and everything in it.
★~ Greasy Food Day:
Take a break from all those wheatgrass shots, fiber cereals and bowls of quinoa you have eaten to stay healthy. Today, fat-loving friends, is National Greasy Foods Day. Would you like to start with a Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Perhaps your greesy pallet it a little more sophisticated and would enjoy Fried Deviled Brie and what shall we have for dessert? I know…a deep fried snickers bar! Yum!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1955 – The microwave oven was introduced in Mansfield, Ohio at the corporate headquarters of the Tappan Company. The manufacturer put a $1,200 price tag on the new stove that could cook eggs in 22 seconds, bacon in 90 seconds.
♥~ 1960 – The Bulova Watch Company introduced its high-tech Accutron electronic wrist watch. Ten years after it was introduced (as the watch the astronauts wear), it sold in jewelry stores for about $200.
♥~ 1818 – Picasso Pablo – Called by many the greatest artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso excelled as a painter, sculptor and engraver. He is said to have commented once: “I am only a public entertainer who has understood his time.”
♥~ 1912 – “Howdee!” Minnie Pearl – Comedian, Grand Ole Opry star born at Centerville, TN.
♥~ 1941 – Helen Reddy singer: One of the most popular mainstream singers of the 1970s, Helen Reddy transcended simple stardom with her 1972 signature song “I Am Woman,” which became an iconic expression of the women’s liberation movement.Born into a prominent Australian show-business family, Reddy began performing when she was 4. After moving to the U.S. and settling in Los Angeles, she was signed by Capitol Records. The Grammy-winning “I Am Woman” was the first of three No. 1 records (“Delta Dawn” and “Angie Baby” were the others), and her recording success led to a summer variety TV show in 1973 as well as several guest appearances as a singer and an actress. Reddy, who has Addison’s disease, retired from performing in 2002 and became a clinical hypnotherapist and motivational speaker in Sydney, Australia.
♥~ 1963 – Tracy Nelson actress: Father Dowling Mysteries, Square Pegs, Glitter, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Yours, Mine & Ours
★~ Did You Know:
How about a joke today? It amused me. Actually it made me laugh out loud and I’m easily amused. Are you ready….
The Bacon Tree
Two Mexicans are lost in the desert, wandering aimlessly and starving.
They are about to just lie down and wait for death, when all of a sudden Luis says:
“Hey Pepe, do you smell what I smell. Ees bacon, I theenk.”
“Is, Luis, eet sure smell like bacon.”
With renewed hope, they struggle up the next sand dune, & there, in the distance, is a tree loaded with bacon.
There’s raw bacon, there’s fried bacon, back bacon, double smoked bacon, every imaginable kind of cured pork.
“Pepe, Pepe, we ees saved! Ees a bacon tree!”
“Luis, maybe ees a meerage?
We ees in the desert don’t forget.”
“Pepe, since when deed you ever hear of a meerage that smell like bacon?
Ees no meerage, ees a bacon tree!”
With that, Luis staggers towards the tree.
He gets to within 5 yards, Pepe crawling close behind, when suddenly a machine gun opens up, and Luis drops like a wet sock.
Mortally wounded, he warns Pepe with his dying breath:
“Pepe, go back man, you was right, ees not a bacon tree!”
“Luis, Luis miamigo, what ees it?”
“Pepe ees not a bacon tree. Ees…
Ees… a ham bush.”
And I bet you tried to do the accent didn’t you?
I know you did!
You’re grinning aren’t you? Thank you El Morno friend Carol for the share.
Guess what I was helping work on last night?
My feelings exactly….
I will let you know, tomorrow, if the motor hummed or fizzled. Have a terrific Thursday!