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January 15, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “Some hats can only be worn if you’re willing to be jaunty, to set them at an angle and to walk beneath them with a spring in your stride as if you’re only a step away from dancing. They demand a lot of you.” ― Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys
★~ Hat Day:
Be it cloche or wide-brimmed, knit or straw, today is the day to wear your most chic chapeau.
El Morno Friend, Carol Smith shared that she wears a “Red Hat on the 2nd Wednesday of the month when it is my red hat outing day with the other gals. I have some very stylish ones to say the least and have spent a few bucks on them. I had 25 at one time. Winter walking hat is one with ear flaps that come down when the winter wind is blowing out here. It is a cozy, warm and soft one, made out of those soft throws you see now. Nice and warm.”
Doesn’t red hat day sound FUN? I think we should all have a red hat day! Carol, El Morno tips its hat to you and all the red hat gals.
★~ Strawberry Ice Cream Day:
The ice cream we know and love today evolved from ancient flavored ices. As early as 3000 BC, people in China served their guests sweet juices mixed with ice or snow.The average American eats a whopping 23.2 quarts of ice cream. According to a survey conducted by the International Ice Cream Association, strawberry is the third most popular ice cream flavor, favored by 5.3% of the population; vanilla and chocolate are the favorites. Here’s an interesting tidbit, should you need to defend your strawberry cone choice: Dolley Madison served strawberry ice cream at President Madison’s second Inaugural Ball in 1813.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1919 – A huge holding tank ruptured in Boston, flooding a large area with over 2-million gallons of molasses. Waves of molasses 10 to 20 feet high killed 21 people. The flood was described at Wired Science . “Odorous molasses formed a sticky tsunami that started at 25 or 30 feet high and coursed through the streets at 35 mph. Victims couldn’t outrun it. It knocked them into buildings and other obstacles, it swept them off their feet, and it pulled them under to drown in a viscous, suffocating, brown death. “
♥~ 1943 – The world’s largest office building was completed, just outside of Washington, DC, in Arlington, VA. The massive structure covers 34 acres of land and has 17 miles of corridors, plus, a whole lot of secret places that we’ll never know about. Why? Because it’s the Pentagon, the headquarters of the United States defense effort.
♥~ 1947 – The mutilated remains of 22-year-old aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, known as the ‘Black Dahlia’ (for the dark outfits she wore), were found dumped in a vacant lot in Los Angeles. The Black Dahlia murder case remains unsolved even though some 500 hundred men have confessed to the murder.
♥~ 1967 – Ed Sullivan told The Rolling Stones to change the lyrics AND the title to the song, Let’s Spend the Night Together, or “be off my riiiillly big shew!” So, the Stones gave in… changing the tune to Let’s Spend Some Time Together
♥~ 1981 – Hill Street Blues premiered on NBC-TV. It ran through May 19, 1987.
♥~ 2001 – 12 year anniversary of Wikipedia, a web-based encyclopedia.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1939 – Martin Luther King, Jr. . His dream was to bring about social, political and economic equality for blacks. In the quest for his ideals, he became one of the greatest civil rights leaders of the 20th century. A Baptist minister (as were his father and grandfather before him), he preached ‘nonviolent resistance’ to achieve full civil rights for all. Leading the African-American struggle for equality through nonviolent demonstrations was what earned King the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.
♥~ 1913 – Lloyd Bridges actor: Sea Hunt, Roots, High Noon, Airplane!, Airplane 2, The Grace Kelly Story, The Rainmaker, The Great Wallendas, Joe Versus the Volcano; Jeff & Beau’s dad; died Mar 10, 1998
★~ Did You Know:
Mary Krupa is a freshman at Penn State who loves squirrels. She feeds peanuts to the squirrels on campus, and they’ve come to know her well enough that they allow her to place tiny hats on them. Her favorite one is named Sneezy, and she has a Facebook page all about him and his delightful hats. Yes, she knows it is a bad idea to pat and put hats on wild animals but the results are pretty adorable. Until someone gets bitten of-course and then signs every where will warn us, Don’t Put Hats On The Squirrels! Frankly, I think Sneezy could rival any royal when it comes to wearing a hat. . .What do you think?
My fellow squirrels, 4 nuts and 7 years ago….
Greased pole wrangler
Squirrels just want to have fun.
The Steller aren’t going to the Super Bowl? That’s nuts!
Do you want a side order of nuts to go with that?
Sometimes I feel like a nut.
I’ve been going to bed around 10pm every night for the last week and rising and shining at 5am, this morno it occurred to me , that between 5 am – 10 pm, I have about 18 hours of “doing time.” Doesn’t that sound like enough hours in the day? Even if I factor in work hours (yes, people who work at home—work 😀 ) and doing things that don’t exactly make my heart sing, I still have 18 hours today….I have no idea if I am trying to make a point or not beyond challenging the myth that there aren’t enough hours in the day. Still mussing on this….any thoughts?
Hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday!!