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April 18, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: Don’t be afraid to give up the GOOD to go for the GREAT! John D Rockefeller (Thank you Kelley Carpenter Conijn for sharing one of your favorite quotes!)
★~ National High Five Day 2013 is dedicated to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings:
National High Five Website: “Each April, the Boston Marathon and National High Five Day are celebrations of community and the joy of achievement — but on Monday the Marathon was shattered by an act of unspeakable violence. For this year’s National High Five Day — on April 18 — let’s all reach out to help Boston. After tragedies like this, two critical services are often not covered by victims’ insurance companies — mental-health counseling and physical therapy. We’re partnering with Boston-area providers and starting a fund to pay for those two services for victims. Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy (six locations city-wide) will donate one free hour of service to victims for every hour that the fund can pay for. Our mental healthcare partner is Thriveworks Counseling (Cambridge/Boston).” Let’s high five for Boston!
Nobody knows who invented the high five. NBA player Derek Smith claimed that he created the high five while playing for the University of Louisville basketball team in 1979. According to another story, a man named Mont Sleets popularized the gesture. While Mont was growing up in Kentucky, his father’s old army friends would greet each other by extending their arms straight up in the air and saying the name of their division: “Five.” As a young boy, it was difficult for Mont to remember all of the names of his father’s friends, so when he saw them he would just say “Hi, Five!” This childhood greeting stuck with him and he started to greet others with high fives.
Want to know the trick for the perfect high five? Look at the other person’s elbow as you are about to high five them. You’ll have a perfectly accurate high five every time. Happy National High Five Day!
Here is one way to virtually hi-five ^_^/ someone.
★~ International Jugglers Day:
Cole juggles. Last year he juggled cookie dough, this year he is juggling little coke bottles.
International Juggling Day is a great opportunity for everyone to get out there and give it a try! Though juggling with torches or wild animals for your first time may not be the best idea…
★~ National Animal Cracker Day:
Lions and tigers, and bears and elephants… OH MY! Who doesn’t love the crunch and sweetness of an animal cracker?
~ Nabisco first produced Animals Crackers in 1903.
~ ‘animal crackers‘ real name ‘Barnum’s Animals Crackers’. The latter is a little more difficult to say (especially with the ‘s’ on animals) so feel free to to call them animal crackers.
~ Lions, Tigers and Bears have always been a part of the animal cracker family. A total of 37 different animals have been featured over the years.
~ Nabisco sells over 40 million boxes of animal crackers each year
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1775 – Listen my children and you shall hear ,Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; At about 10 p.m. three men took to their horses to ride from Boston to Concord, MA to warn the citizens of the approaching British army. In honor of this midnight ride, get out your Revereware and make a pot of tea.
♥~ 1906 – The Great San Francisco Earthquake occurred at 5:12 a.m. It was responsible for some 3,000 deaths and catastrophic damage.
♥~ 1923 – Yankee Stadium opened in the Bronx, the NY Yankees, hosted the Boston Red Sox. A record crowd of 74,000 fans saw the action at the first three-level stadium in the U.S.
♥~ 1974 – James Brown, the ‘Godfather of Soul’, received a gold record for the single, The Payback. Of the 44 hits that Brown would put on the charts over three decades, he received only one other gold record — for Get on the Good Foot – Part 1 in 1972.
♥~ 1857 – Clarence Darrow attorney: famous Scopes ‘monkey trial’
♥~ 1947 – Dorothy Lyman actress: All My Children, Mama’s Family, Camp Cucamonga: How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Ruby in Paradise
♥~1953 – Rick Moranis actor: Little Giants, The Flintstones, My Blue Heaven, Parenthood, Honey I Shrunk the Kids series, Ghostbusters series, Spaceballs, Little Shop of Horrors, Brewster’s Millions, SCTV; writer: Strange Brew
♥~1961 – Jane Leeves actress: Frasier, Throb, Miracle on 34th Street, Mr. Write
♥~ 1963 – Conan O’Brien TV talk show host: Late Night with Conan O’Brien; Emmy Award-winning writer: Saturday Night Live ; The Simpsons; producer: Lockwell; comedian: Not Necessarily the News,The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien
♥~ 1979 – Kourtney Kardashian, Reality TV star
♥~ 1984 – America Ferrera, Actress (“Ugly Betty’)
★~ Good To Know:
♥~ On Wednesday (4/17/13), reports of the “arrest” of the Boston Marathon Bomber were reported at 1:42pm and ended with “no one in custody” a short while later. I found this to be a fascinating account of how me first, reporting has undermined the media’s ability to report accurately. Here is how the time line unfolds. . .
Follow the rest of the timeline here….. Media Melts Down Over Reports Of Boston Suspect (the entire timeline is too long for El Morno, so I used my spam/advertising free Evernote account for the rest of the timeline)
I’m waiting for the sun and the itsy-bitsy spider to show up, Chicago had torrential storms yesterday, and I woke up to more of the same. It was so bad yesterday, it rained out the Cubs vs Rangers baseball game. My yard looks like a lake, and my washer and dryer can’t keep up with my muddy towels. This weeks campers, include a Lab that loves the rain and a Yorkie, I’m pretty sure is part fish. Of-course, that doesn’t mean they want to go outside alone, so as the designated lightening rod, I’m short on dry shoes and look a little like a drowned rat. Ohhh well, no use complaining about the rain; after all there’s nothing we can do about it; probably in July we’ll be wishing for rain; it could be a lot worse; we’re all safe, we have our health; at least we don’t have to shovel rain; the moisture is good for my skin; it’s so delightful to sleep on a rainy night; my lilacs will be something else in May! Nope, you’ll never hear me complain, much.
Hope everyone has a high-five Thursday!