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The Bay Lights, Bridge Art Installation Nears Grand Lighting Ceremony. Eight times the scale of the Eiffel Tower’s 100th Anniversary lighting, The Bay Lights spans 1.8 miles, consisting of 25,000 energy-efficient white LEDs, individually designed and programmed, sparkling in an array of never-repeating designs each evening for two years.
★~ Today’s Quote: “Home is the nicest word there is.” ― Laura Ingalls Wilder
★~ Wave All Your Fingers at Your Neighbor Day:
Not one, not two, not even three! Make sure you wave all your fingers at your neighbor today. That’s right, turn to the person on your right, put on a big smile and… jazz hands!
★~ Fettuccine Alfredo Day:
Fettuccine Alfredo was first created by Alfredo de Lelio in Rome in 1914. Though it was an instant success in Italy, it did not become popular in other parts of the world until after World War II.
Fettuccine noodles are wider and flatter than linguine. They also have flat edges, unlike round spaghetti noodles. The translation of the word “fettuccine” in English is “little slices” of pasta. Pasta was designed in various shapes and textures in order to hold sauces differently in certain dishes? Wide noodles (like fettuccine) work best with cream sauces.
To celebrate National Fettuccine Alfredo Day, Cook your fettuccine in boiling water with a little bit of salt until al dente. Drain. Add melted butter, grated parmesan cheese, heavy cream and toss it all with a bit of seasoning. Sprinkle with a bit more parm and serve. Add broccoli or chicken for a contemporary twist!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1827 – Ballet was introduced to the US by renowned French danseuse Francisquy Hutin with a performance of The Deserter, staged at the Bowery Theater, New York, NY. A minor scandal erupted when the ladies in the lower boxes left the theater upon viewing the light and scanty attire of Mme Hutin and her troupe. Click to learn more about the Ballet
♥~ 1962 – The U.S. began an economic embargo on Cuba, which remains in effect today. The embargo came in response to Cuba’s allegiance with the Soviet Union in the Cold War.
♥~ 1964 – More than 3,000 fans jammed JFK Airport in New York City as Beatlemania invaded the U.S. The Beatles, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr arrived for their first U.S. visit (including an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show). The ‘Fab Four’ controlled the top spot on the pop music charts for the next 15 weeks and owned the top of the album charts for 10 weeks. Meet The Beatles, indeed!
♥~ 1985 – New York, New York became the official anthem of the Big Apple. The announcement was made by then New York mayor, Ed “How’m I Doin’?” Koch. Sinatra fans rejoiced at the honor.
♥~ 1986 – History’s most productive duck died in Princes Risborough, Great Britain. The Aylesbury duck laid 457 eggs in 463 days, including 375 days in a row.
♥~ 1987 – Madonna’s Open Your Heart hit #1 in the U.S. It was the third straight number-one single from her True Blue album.
♥~ 1990 – The Soviet government made a major policy change, when the Communist party gave up its monopoly on power in the nation. Less than two years later, the Soviet Union would be disbanded.
♥~ 1867 – Laura Ingalls Wilder writer: Little House series including Little House on the Prairie and Little House in the Big Woods; died Feb 10, 1957…..”Once upon a time, sixty years ago, a little girl lived in the Big Woods of Wisconsin, in a little gray house made of logs….
♥~ 1960 – James Spader Emmy Award-winning actor: Boston Legal [2004, 2005, 2007]; The Practice, Crash, Wolf, Stargate, True Colors, sex, lies and videotape, Wall Street, Mannequin, Endless Love, The Family Tree
♥~ 1962 – (Troyal) Garth Brooks Grammy Award-winning singer: In Another’s Eyes [1998 w/Trisha Yearwood]; Friends in Low Places, The Thunder Rolls; LPs: Ropin’ the Wind[first LP in history to debut at #1 on Billboard’s pop and country charts], The Chase, In Pieces, Fresh Horses, Sevens, Double Live; has sold over 80 million albums — second only to The Beatles
♥~ 1962 – David Bryan musician: keyboard: group: Bon Jovi
★~ Did You Know: Cat in, iron out as Monopoly token!
Yep, it’s true! On Wednesday Hasbro announced that Monopoly fans had voted in an online Facebook contest to add a cat token to the game (much to Scottie’s dismay), replacing the iron. The Scottie dog was the most popular of the classic tokens and received 29 percent of the votes. The shoe, wheelbarrow, and iron were neck and neck for elimination in the final hours of voting, but in the end the iron got the lowest number of votes and was kicked to the curb.
El Morno friend Julianne: SEE! I knew it! Ironing is losing popularity! A big HA HA HA. I have been on the cutting edge of this want-a-be trend my whole life. I do not iron—ever. I choose my fabrics carefully and have learned to remove clothing from the dryer promptly. If I forget to remove the clothes from the dryer, I do not pass go, but return to the rinse cycle on the washing machine. I also have a dry cleaner’s three blocks from home, and the owner—who loves me—will iron one of Cole’s shirts for me on the spot. Is it embarrassing to show up at the dry cleaner’s with an ironing emergency? Nope. In case you’re wondering, I grew up with pressed clothes and ironed bed sheets. My sweet mother irons. In fact, she doesn’t leave home without an iron. Joe could iron, and I’m sure Cole could figure out how to iron. If he ever wants to give it a try, he can watch a YouTube video. We have an ironing board and an iron somewhere in the basement.
Ironing is such a huge topic. When I asked the question “Do you iron?” a few years ago on Facebook, it generated over 500-comments-worth of discussion.
Recently, two fellow bloggers wrote posts about ironing:
But the trend is clear—ironing is on the decline. One down … cooking left to go.
Do you iron?
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