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March 2, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “Why fit in when you were born to stand out?” ~ Dr Seuss
★~ Same Old Stuff Day:
One of the biggest reasons people get stuck in a rut, bored by their lives and doing the same old thing instead of taking action to change their lives for the better, is simply that the process is uncomfortable. Today we are invited to push the “old stuff” in our lives to the side and try something new.
And what will happen when you try something new? I am so glad you asked….“You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights….Oh the places you’ll go! And “Will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed. (98¾% guaranteed.)” Dr. Seuss—sort of.
Celebrate “Same Old Stuff Day” by making an effort to try something new this weekend.
★~ Banana Cream Pie Day:
People have been making pies filled with cream, pudding, and custard since the Medieval times. Similar inventions from that era include Napoleons, cream puffs, and éclairs. Bananas arrived in the United States in the 1880s. By the early 1900s, banana recipes appeared in every major cookbook across the country. Traditional banana cream pie recipes call for a crust made out of graham crackers or pastry dough; a layer of sliced bananas; a custard filling made with eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla; and a topping of whipped cream or meringue. Common embellishments include pecans or drizzles of chocolate and caramel. Old Fashion Banana Creme Pie.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1962 – Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain scored 100 points and broke an NBA record as the Philadelphia Warriors beat the New York Knicks 169-147.
♥~ 1965 – Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker starred in the film adaptation of the popular Broadway hit, The Sound of Music. The musical, about the Trapp Family, was a hit for over three years and one of the most popular motion pictures of all time.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1904- Geisel, Theodor (Dr. Seuss) – Dr. Seuss, books have sold more than 200 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. His career began with And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, which was turned down by 27 publishing houses before being published by Vanguard Press.
♥~ 1917 – Desi Arnaz (Desiderio Alberto Arnez y De Acha III) bandleader, singer: Babalu; actor: I Love Lucy; married to Lucille Ball; co-owner of Desilu Productions; introduced 3-camera sitcom technique; died Dec 2, 1986
♥~ 1950 – Karen Carpenter drummer, singer: Grammy Award-winning group: The Carpenters: Best New Artist, Group w/Vocal: Close to You ; We’ve Only Just Begun,Top of the World, Please Mr. Postman; died Feb 4, 1983
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) honors include: two Academy awards, two Emmy awards, a Peabody award, the Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, and the Pulitzer Prize.
♥~ Geisel married twice but never had any children. When people commented about this, he used to say ’You have ‘em; I’ll entertain ‘em.’
♥~ The Lorax it’s widely recognized as Dr. Seuss’ take on environmentalism and how humans are destroying nature. Loggers were so upset about the book that some groups within the industry sponsored “The Truax,” a similar book — but from the logging point of view. The book also used to contain the line, “I hear things are just as bad up in Lake Erie,” but 14 years after the book was published, the Ohio Sea Grant Program wrote to Seuss creator Theodore Geisel, and told him how much conditions had improved and requested that he take the line out. Geisel agreed and said that it wouldn’t be in future editions.
♥~ Geisel’s threaten a law suit when an anti-abortion organizations added the line “A person’s a person, no matter how small,” from “Horton Hears A Who” to their letter head. He was was very clear that he would not speak to the subject of abortion.
♥~ If I Ran a Zoo published in 1950, is the first recorded instance of the word “nerd.”
♥~ Geisel’s editor, bet him that he couldn’t write a book using 50 words or less. Geisel started writing and came up with “Green Eggs and Ham” — which uses exactly 50 words. The 50 words are: a, am, and, anywhere, are, be, boat, box, car, could, dark, do, eat, eggs, fox, goat, good, green, ham, here, house, I, if, in, let, like, may, me, mouse, not, on, or, rain, Sam, say, see, so, thank, that, the, them, there, they, train, tree, try, will, with, would, you.
When people speak of “the classics,” the books that come to my mind are Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, and To Think that I Saw It On Mulberry Street! I loved Seuss when I was a dumb little kid and enjoyed reading them all over again to Cole.
My favorite Dr. Seuss book is And to Think That I Saw it on Mulberry Street but I also loved The Cat in The Hat. Do you have a favorite Dr. Seuss book? What you don’t like Dr Seuss?!! How can that be? Well…maybe, you would like him in a car? In a boat? On a train?
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