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November 27, 2012
★~ Today’s Quote: Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny. —Lao-Tze
★~ Pin’s and Needle Day:
Today has a dual meaning: It refers to feeling anxious or nervous and it is also the anniversary of the pro-union play “Pins and Needles.” (1937). The actors in the play were from the International Ladies’ Garment Workers’ Union, hence the name of the political satire.
“Sing me of wars and sing me of breadlines, Tell me of front-page news. Sing me of strikes and last minute headlines. Dress your observation in syncopation. Sing me a song with social significance. There’s nothing else that will do. It must get hot with what is what, Or I won’t love you.”
Perhaps the best way to celebrate “Pins and Needles” day is to do what you can, with what you have, where you are, with kindness and consideration
★~ Bavarian Cream Pie Day:
Bavarian cream pie is a delicious chilled dessert made with a cooked egg custard in a pie shell and layered with whipped cream and toppings. Cream, custard, and pudding pies have been around since the Middle Ages. After the technological advances in cornstarch extraction in the 1900s, instant pudding and custard mixes helped popularize these kinds of desserts.
If your Thanksgiving desserts are all gone, and your heart desires more sweet you could make a Bavarian cream pie or if you have had your fill of desserts, just take a pie pass until sometime late January. A nice compromise might be a Bavarian Cream donut.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1977 – It was a big day for sweat hog Vinnie Barbarino, formerly of TV’s Welcome Back Kotter. His new character, Tony Manero, set box office records as Saturday Night Fever made a superstar of John Travolta. The soundtrack album, by the Bee Gees and others, sold more than 11 million copies.
♥~ 1983 – 1983 – Stores across the U.S. were inundated by eager shoppers trying to buy Cabbage Patch Kids — dolls with computer-designed faces.
♥~ 1940 – Bruce Lee (Lee Jun Fan) actor: martial arts cult star; The Green Hornet, Game of Death, Return of the Dragon, Fists of Fury, Enter the Dragon, Chinese Connection,Marlowe; subject of the movie, Dragon
♥~ 1957 – Caroline (Bouvier) Kennedy American author, attorney, Ambassador to Japan, and daughter of U.S. President John Fitzgerald “Jack” Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Lee “Jackie” Bouvier
♥~ 1960 – Kevin Henkes children’s author and illustrator He’s best known for his mouse books, featuring a cast of spunky, colorful mice, like Lilly, the main mouse in Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse (1996). His picture books are about things all kids deal with, like anxiety and pride and getting teased. His newest book is My Garden (2010). Kevin Henkes said: “I want my characters to be believable. I want the story to be convincing. And I want to write good sentences. It’s as simple and difficult as that.
★~ Did You Know:
How many times has this happened to you? It’s Tuesday night, late, and you’re fresh off your shift at the diamond factory with a hankering for $1,500 caviar. You pull up to your favorite local beluga slinger and—blasted!—it’s closed. With a heavy sigh, you return home to bust out those old white truffles from the freezer. Night. Ruined.
Well, no longer! Just in time to ease the pain of Holiday shopping, Beverly Hills Caviar has launched a trio of high-end caviar vending machines throughout Los Angeles and are expect to expand to other upscale malls soon. Inside these vending machines you’ll find everything from a pink mother of pearl spoon for $4 to Imperial River Beluga Caviar for $500 an ounce.
I guess no one has told the innovators of the Cavair ATM machine that we are are teetering on a edge of a fiscal cliff….
Speaking of fish eggs…Did I tell you we’ve been gifted two new Koi for our fish aquarium? They were hand netted from my brother-in-law and sister-in-laws pond, and delivered on Thanksgiving day. We appropriately named them, Thanks and Giving, and love watching them swim and frolick in their aquarium! Cole and I hope, Thanks and Giving, live long and happy lives. The emphasis on LIVE. Wish us luck and perhaps offer up a prayer for their well being. Isn’t there something in the bible about God loving all the little fishes-he didn’t turn them into loafs of bread did he? ,. A picture of Thanks and Giving will be forthcoming soon.
Tuesday’s is always Rant Day on El Morno so if you have a rant you want to get out of system please feel free to share. Odd Loves Company?