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January 22, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: Every adventure requires a first step. Trite, but true, even here. ~ Cheshire Cat
★~ Answer You Cat’s Question Day:
Cats and humans have a long and illustrious history of cohabitation. Historians believe that cats were domesticated as early as 12,000 years ago, but we still don’t fully understand each other. Today, be prepared to answer their questions: Why is a slobbered-on ball more appreciated than the mice I drop at your feet? (UH???) Why can’t I sun myself on the kitchen counter? Why do you label me a picky eater when I am really just a discerning gourmand? Have you ever considered matching your decor and wardrobe to me instead of constantly complaining about my hair? Why do we have a dog?
★~ Blonde Brownie Day:
No. A brownie is not called a Blonde Brownie because a blonde forgot to add the chocolate to the recipe. Firstly, this dessert is not a brownie at all. It’s a Blondie trying to pass itself off as a Brownie and I object. It’s not an awful dessert if you use it as a base for your ice cream sundae add a few chocolate chips, or drench it in carmel but it’s not a Brownie. It’s just not. If you want to make a pan of Blondies I used this recipe last year
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1959 – The Coors Brewing Company of Golden, Colorado, began offering its beer in aluminum cans. Coors was the first American beverage company to manufacture and market its product in the new container.
♥~ 1968 - “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” premiered on NBC. The first 14 shows earned Laugh-In 4 Emmys. And “you bet your bippy,” Nielsen rated it #1 … for two seasons. “Say good night, Dick.” “Good night Dick.”
♥~ 1976 - A bank robbery in Beirut netted a world record haul. Boxes of cash and other valuables taken from the British Bank of the Middle East in Bab Idriss were estimated to be worth some $50 million.
♥~ 1990 - A jury in Syracuse, NY convicted graduate student Robert T. Morris of federal computer tampering charges for unleashing a ‘worm’ that crippled a computer network. Morris was the first person to be convicted under a U.S. law designed to protect computer systems from malicious break-ins and viruses.
♥~ 1990 – Nairobi police arrested a Greek nun for trying to smuggle 6,000 bees into Kenya under her habit. She said she wanted to use the bees’ wax to make candles.
♥~ 2010 – Police in Mexico City rescued 150 ferrets from armed robbers after a high speed chase. 14 boxes of ferrets imported from the U.S. had been taken from a truck by robbers after it left the Mexico City airport.
★~ Trending Right Now:
♥~ Michelle Obama Wears a Second Inaugural Ball Gown by Jason Wu
♥~ ‘One Today’: Full Text of Richard Blanco Inaugural Poem
♥~ The Following’ premiere review: Kevin Bacon, Edgar Allan Poe, violence, vodka, and regret
♥~ 1934 - Bill (Wilfred Bailey) Bixby actor: My Favorite Martian, The Courtship of Eddie’s Father, The Incredible Hulk, Fantasy Island, Rich Man Poor Man; died Nov 21, 1993
♥~ 1940 - John Hurt actor: Wild Bill, Rob Roy, Spaceballs, 1984, The Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express, A Man for All Seasons
♥~ 1959 - Linda Blair actress: The Exorcist, Airport ’75, A Woman Obsessed, Bail Out
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ The oldest cat is Cream Puff as recorded by the Guinness World Record. Cream Puff, was born on August 3, 1967 and died in 2005 in Austin, Texas, at the age of 38 years and 3 days. Many have claimed they have older cats over the years, but without substantial proof, Guinness World Record will not accept their cats age as record.
♥~ The world record for the cat with most toes belongs to Jake who has 28 toes, with 7 on each paw. (Cats with more than 5 toes on a paw is called polydactyl cats)
♥~ The longest whisker on a cat measured 17.4 cm (6.8 in) on July 30, 2004 and belong to Mingo, a Maine coon (also the biggest breed of domesticated cats), who lives with her owner, Marina Merne in Turku, Finland.
Shout out to Dawn whose Sheltie Katie just earned her Rally Novi Advanced Title. The video shows GREAT teamwork. Dawn did you ever find your Mom’s ‘Blondie’ recipe? If so please share!
It’s cold out there. Chicago Winter woke up this weekend with a blast of arctic air.. This Morno the temp is about 4 degrees. Brrrrr.
I’m in a quandary about my ringtone right now…I’m so tired of it…but I can’t decide what to change it too. Yes, I know on the scale of world problems my ring tone quandary is not terribly important, so if you’re solving World Hunger, in line for a Noble Peace Prize, or are upset because Michele Obama wore a second Inaugural ball gown by Jason Wu, please don’t give my ringtone another thought, BUT if you’re not in the midst of solving more important problems and want to share what your ring tone is and make a recommendation for mine…I would appreciate it.
These have been the suggestions so far:
Ride Of The Valkyries (Richard Wagner)
Bold As Love (Hendrix)
Elton John in general
Little Wing (Hendrix)
Who Let the Dogs Out (Done this one…)
Sugartime (McQuire sisters)
All good suggestion but none of them are quiet right. BTW, I am not a Hendrix fan but the suggestor is….just sayin’.
Odd Loves Company!