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November 14, 2012
★~ Chicago had the most beautiful sunrise this morno. Cole called me from the car, to encourage me to trek out to the alley to see it in 40 degree weather, it was worth it. Thank you, El Morno friend Kelly, for snapping this pictured and sharing it.
★~Today’s Quote: “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Rumi
★~ Loosen Up Lighten Up Day:
LU-LU Day! is all about celebrating joy and laughter. Don’t worry be happy! Is today’s motto.
★~ Pickle Day:
Pickles have been popular for thousands of years. In fact Cleopatra “attributed her good looks to a hearty diet of pickles” according to the New York Food Museum. Today we honor the pickle as a condiment, snack, or side dish. Whether you like them sweet, half sour or dill pop open a jar of pickles and pucker up. Click for more fascinating pickles facts.
★~ National Spicy Guacamole Day:
I know we celebrated Guacamole Day on September 16th but today is spicy Guacamole Day! Guacamole and Chips are all you need to celebrate. Spicy Guacamole Recipe
★~ Today In History:
♥~ 1851 – “Call me Ishmael. Some years ago — never mind how long precisely — having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world…” Thus begins Herman Melville’s book Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, which was first published in New York City by Harpoon & Brothers (or was that Harper and Brothers?)
♥~ 1987 – The Dirty Dancing movie soundtrack was the number one album in the U.S. It was number one for a total of eighteen weeks.
♥~ 2007 – A sculpture of a stainless steel heart hanging from a golden bow sold for $23.6 million at a Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sale in New York. The piece, by artist Jeff Koons, was the most expensive piece by a living artist ever auctioned.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1907 – Astrid Lindgren, author- She grew up on a farm in southern Sweden, playing with her brothers and sisters and listening to her family tell stories. Eventually she got married, had a daughter, and gave up working at age 24 in order to stay home and take care of her kids. One day, her daughter, Karin, was sick in bed, so Astrid started telling her stories of a spunky, strong, independent girl who mocks adults and manages to get by just fine without a family, caution, education, or the opposite sex. The girls name was Pippi Longstocking, with magical powers, a pet monkey, freckles, and bright red pigtails that stuck out on either side of her head. The book was published as Pippi Långstrump(1945) in Sweden, Pippi Longstocking in English, and it became one of the most beloved children’s books of all time
♥~ 1948 – Prince Charles (of Wales) (Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor Mountbatten) heir to British throne.
♥~ Happy Birthday Wishes to El Morno friend Kathy Jernigan! Hope you have a most wonderful birthday followed by a wonderful birthday year. XX
★~ Did You Know:
Save your checkbook, the White House is, of course, not for sale. Still, by analyzing the real estate market, online giant Zillow.com estimates that the White House would fetch a pretty penny on the open market. What would $287,189,701 buy you? Besides the history of the place, of course. Here’s a list of the amenities:
It has 132-rooms in 55,000 square feet of construction.
It has 16 bedrooms and 35 bathrooms
It sits on a lot that is 784,080 square feet big.
It has an attached garage.
Central cooling, heat and fireplace.
Five different levels, including a sub-basement for storage, a basement for reception, a first floor with meeting rooms, a residence floor with bedrooms, and a third floor with recreation and sun rooms.
Bonus: The East Wing has room for the first lady and an underground protection bunker!
Don’t you just wonder what our nation is coming to when a General starts taking orders from his privates? Does it concern you that our CIA director and a Phd in counterterrorism were too incompetent to secure their own email? MMMM. In case you’re confused about the scandal here is an easy to understand flow chart.. I am too good to you :-D.
What is on your agenda for this wonderful Wednesday? Do you have any juicy gossip to share? Odd Loves Company!