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April 28, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: It takes a lot of experience for a girl to kiss like a beginner. ~ Ladies Home Journal, 1948
★~ Pinhole Photography Day:
On the last Sunday in April, a strange and wonderful phenomenon takes place. *Every* object around you transforms into a camera. Let Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day redefine your idea of what a camera can be. From your own fist to a saltine cracker, Photojojo has rounded up astounding pinhole cameras with tips for your own camera creations. Click for more about Pinhole Photography Day
★~ Kiss Your Mate Day:
This holiday is pretty self-explanatory. Very little direction is needed. If you don’t have a mate, perhaps you can borrow someone else’s. Just be sure to ask first and maybe offer a bit of an explanation in case they forgot to put Kiss Your Mate Day on their own calendar.
Polls consistently list the kiss between Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant in the 1946 film Notorious as one of the sexiest kisses in cinematic history. Because the Hays Code allowed on-screen kisses to last only a few seconds, Alfred Hitchcock directed Bergman and Grant to repeatedly kiss briefly while Grant was answering a telephone call. The kiss seems to go on and on but was never longer than a few seconds.
★~ National Blueberry Pie Day:
Americans have been filling their pies with delicious, fresh-picked berries since the colonial era. Today, blueberry pie is one of the most popular pie flavors in the United States. Blueberry season begins in May and ends in the late summer, so blueberry pie is a perennial favorite at Fourth of July celebrations.. Classic Betty Crocker Blueberry pie recipe.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1939 – Small cars were offered for sale in the U.S. for the first time. The Crosley one of the first small cars sold had a list price of $325.00, was 10 feet long and had an 80-inch wheelbase and a four-gallon gas tank.
♥~ 1973 – The Dark Side of the Moon, by Pink Floyd, topped the U.S. album chart for one week before settling in to become the longest-running U.S. chart album of all time. Though it was only number one the first week, The Dark Side of the Moon stayed on the chart for 741 weeks.
♥~ 1985 – The little town of Parker, TX, not far from Dallas, reported a 2-to-1 edge in the ratio of tourists to residents. The small town was visited by 2,100 tourists each day as they flocked to Parker to visit Southfork Ranch, the home of the Ewing family (CBS-TV hit, Dallas).
♥~1994 – Northwestern University announced that the so-called biological clock, that gene governing the daily cycle of waking and sleeping called the circadian rhythm, had been found in mice. Never before pinpointed in a mammal, the biological clock gene was found on mouse chromosome 5.
♥~ 1878- Lionel Barrymore (Blythe)Academy Award-winning actor: A Free Soul [1930-31]; Camille, Captains Courageous, Duel in the Sun, It’s a Wonderful Life, Key Largo, The Little Colonel;died Nov 15, 1954
♥~ 1926 – Harper Lee (Nelle Harper Lee) wrote just one novel, To Kill A Mockingbird (1960), but it has sold more than 30 million copies. She hates interviews and speeches, and prefers to live quietly in Monroeville, where she is known as Miss Nelle. She wrote: “I arrived in the first grade, literate, with a curious cultural assimilation of American history, romance, the Rover Boys, Rapunzel, and The Mobile Press. Early signs of genius? Far from it. Reading was an accomplishment I shared with several local contemporaries. Why this endemic precocity? Because in my hometown, a remote village in the early 1930s, youngsters had little to do but read. A movie? Not often — movies weren’t for small children. A park for games? Not a hope. We’re talking unpaved streets here, and the Depression. […] Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books. Instant information is not for me. I prefer to search library stacks because when I work to learn something, I remember it.” (Writers Almanac)
★~Week End Odd and Ends (abbreviated this week)
♥~ In this crazy video, 30 Canadian skiers hit the slopes at Mont St. Sauveur in Quebec to attempt a backflip—hand in hand—last Sunday. Don’t try this at home . . .
♥~ The Best of Cat agility…
♥~ How the smart car evolves (good for a giggle!)
♥~ 22 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Really Exist.
♥~ In Chicago. This is effen nuts. Really: Teacher Sues School over Suspension for ‘Weapons’ Charge: Showing Students Garden Tools
♥~ This guy reading the newspaper on the subway is Keanu Reeves.
♥~ We are the land of the free. Maybe some freedoms shouldn’t be afforded. (Thank you El Morno friend Julianne)
♥~Hand in Hand asked some of fiction’s finest artists, editors, and writers to write advice on their own hands and send them a picture for Shared Worlds 2013, Click the green arrow to move through the slide show.
Having a wonderful time in New Mexico! So glad to be here! Cole and Vickie (our friend and camp helper) are doing a wonderful job keeping everyone at home tail wagging happy. I did have one funny conversation with Cole today – The gate leading to our gangway has been on it’s last post for the past couple of weeks, but we haven’t be able to fix it because of the wet weather. Right before I left for New Mexico, unbeknownst to Cole the side post fell off the gate….When he noticed he sent me a text message…
Cole: Mom, what in the world happened to the side post on the gate?
Kb: I pushed the gate open, and the side part fell off.
Cole: It just fell off?
Cole: Side posts just don’t fall off.
Kb: Fine, I kicked it really, really hard.
Cole: I knew it.
Later….he sends a picture of the gate.
Cole: I fixed the gate.
Kb: Great Job, looks good as new. Thank you.
Cole: Your welcome. Please don’t kick it open or closed.
Kb: I won’t, I promise.
Sometimes it’s best to just go with the flow….
If you haven’t already, click over and read the final shoe review. I think everyone one of our reviewers has done a shoependous job and I love that so many of you have stepped up to play! FUN.
I’m not sure what our plans for the day are, but you know I will keep you posted. What are you up too?
Wishing you a stellar Sunday!
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