~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
February 9, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: I wasn’t naked, I was completely covered by a blue spotlight. Gypsy Rose Lee
If you have a toothache and are waiting for your dental appointment, you might want to pray (if you’re so inclined) to Apollonia, the “patroness of all those employed in alleviating dental pain.” The story of Apollonia is not for the faint of heart, so I’ll let you explore the link on your own (Georgetown University). Odd hopes that after your trip to the dentist, you are flashing your pearly whites and smiling ear to ear.
★~ Read in the Bathtub Day:
Break out the rubber ducky, turn on the water, and soak up the suds and subplots. I’m the kind of person who folds back pages and uses books for coasters, so I’ve never worried about a few splashes on my books or even dropping them in the tub — a blow dryer straightens those pages right out (I know you just took me off your library lending list). However, a waterlogged Kindle is a whole other story, so if you’re using your Kindle to read in the tub, you might want to protect it with a waterproof case. Holding a book at sea level can also be hard on the arms, so you might want to invest in an Aquala bamboo bathtub caddy from Umbra. The caddy not only holds your book but also has a wine glass or little Coke holder. The only thing left to make Read in the Bathtub Day even more perfect is a piece of cake. Eating a piece of cake while reading in the bathtub sipping on a little Coke or a glass of wine will float the fiction right out of your life. Really.
★~ Pizza Pie Day:
Chicago is famous for deep-dish pizza, which is a combination of traditional pizza, pie, and casserole. A cast-iron pan, usually about two inches deep, is lined with dough, forming vertical outside edges, and then filled with tomato sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings make your heart happy. By tradition, Chicago is a meat-centric former stockyard city, and all forms of meat rule here, especially sausage. Some people think deep-dish pizza is heavy and hard to eat, but it’s not. When done right, it has a light, flaky, buttery crust, which is just thick enough to hold all the sausage, a pound of cheese, and the tomato.
If you don’t live in Chicago or aren’t lucky enough to be visiting on Pizza Pie Day, we feel a little sorry for you (if you live in Albuquerque, we weep for you) because you are pizza pie handicapped, and there is not a whole lot we can do to help you. We are hopeful that you have a favorite pizzeria where you can order up some pizza to celebrate the day. Or maybe you should just skip the pizza and have bagels and lox instead.
★~ National Bagels and Lox Day:
What are you waiting for? Schlep over to the deli and order a bagel schmeared with cream cheese, and have them add lox (a thinly sliced salmon fillet that has been cured) and top it off with red onion and capers. Now you have a delicious bagel sandwich that is sweet, smooth, and a little bit salty. Nosh on! Click to learn more about Bagels.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1889 – It took 100 years after the adoption of the U.S. Constitution for the agriculture secretary to become a member of the president’s cabinet. On February 9th, 1889, President Cleveland signed a bill to make the USDA an official Cabinet department.
♥~ 1942 – America was at war with the Land of the Rising Sun (Japan) because of the invasion of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. To help industry meet supply demands for wartime, the U.S. began year-round daylight saving time on February 9th, 1942, and kept it in effect until the end of the war.
♥~ 1963 – The very first Boeing 727 took off. It became the world’s most popular way to fly. 1,832 of the aircraft were built before production stopped in 1984.
♥~ 1964 – Several days after their arrival in the U.S., the Beatles made the first of three record-breaking appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show. The audience viewing the Fab Four was estimated at 73,700,000 people in TV land. The Beatles sang She Loves You and I Want to Hold Your Hand. One could barely hear the songs above the screams of the girls in the audience.
♥~ 1997 – The Simpsons became the longest-running prime-time animated series. The record was previously held by The Flintstones.
♥~ Kate Upton’s ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover: Chilling!
♥~ Powerball Jackpot Winner In Virginia To Claim $217 Million Prize
♥~ 1914 – Gypsy Rose Lee (Rose Hovick) actress, dancer, stripper: You Can’t Have Everything, The Trouble with Angels, The Stripper, My Lucky Star; subject of Broadway show & film:Gypsy; sister of actress, June Havoc
♥~ 1943 – Joe Pesci Academy Award-winning actor: Goodfellas ; Raging Bull, My Cousin Vinny, Hey, Let’s Twist!, Star Time Kids, Half Nelson
♥~ 1945 – Mia Farrow (Maria de Lourdes Villers) actress: Peyton Place, Hannah and Her Sisters, Rosemary’s Baby; ex-Mrs. Frank Sinatra; ex-Mrs. Woody Allen
♥~ 1949 – Judith Light actress: Light became famous on the soap opera “One Life to Live” before starring with Tony Danza on “Who’s the Boss?”
♥~ 1963 – (James) Travis Tritt Grammy Award-winnning singer: vocal collaboration w/Marty Stuart ; Anymore, Can I Trust You with My Heart, Help Me Hold On; appeared in: Rio Diablo, The Cowboy Way, Sgt. Bilko, Tales From The Crypt,
★~ Did You Know: This Weeks Odd and Ends
♥~ The Paperman- Full Animated Short Film. My favorite share this week.
♥~ The car was small, but the road was narrow. A motorist in Naples, Italy, tried to turn around and avoid parked cars on both sides, but became stuck sideways in the street. Cars wanted to pass both ways. Then a motorcycle gang showed up. Then a church procession. Then the police. Then everyone in the neighborhood, all laughing and loudly offering their opinions. A good time was had by all -except for the driver stuck sideways.
♥~ Sculptures made out of the inside of books. Here’s an awesome collection of classic story themed book sculptures for Harry Potter, Alice In Wonderland, Tom Sawyer, The Kingdom Within, Star Wars Millennium Falcon, James Bond, Treasure Island and many more. The sculptures were created by Deviant Art artist wetcanvas.
♥~ Things Fitting Perfectly Into Other Things “Seeing totally unrelated objects perfectly nestle inside of each other provides a certain kind of peace in an otherwise chaotic world.” – Digg.com
♥~ BikeGlow® is a bike safety light that makes any bicycle visible from 500 feet away. If you are a bike rider or know someone who is this product looks like a great idea.
Happy Saturday! I hope you enjoy a Sunshine filled day. I think Cole and I will celebrate being reunited (he has been gone for two days) with Chicago style pizza unless of-course, he already has plans with friends, in which case I may give him the Groupon for Pizza and ask him to bring me a slice.
Speaking of Groupons…Click to read about my shot in the Gluteus Maximums. Just another chapter in my book…I really need to get a life.
Odd Loves Company!