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April 10, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “You can safely assume that you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” ~ Anne Lamott
★~ National Sibling Day:
Today is the day for a Sibling Shout Out. Insist that while you will always be Mom’s favorite, you are really glad that your wish that they were never born wasn’t granted.
★~ Golfers Day:
Today in 1916 – The Professional Golfers Association (PGA) held its first championship tournament . This first PGA Championship title went to Britisher, Jim Barnes. Barnes won the match-play event at Siwanoy golf course in Bronxville, NY and was presented with a trophy and the major share of the $2,580 purse
Golfing is such a brilliant sport. It doesn’t involve serious injuries, grueling practices, sweating profusely, or youth. And when the game is over everyone meets at the club house for a cocktails!
★~ Cinnamon Croissant (Bun) Day:
The combination of a croissant and cinnamon is a treat that can’t be beat.
Although croissants were first created as far back as the 13th century, cinnamon has been around even longer. The spice is mentioned in Chinese writings in 2800 B.C. and it has since been used in various cultures around the world.
In Ancient Rome, people valued cinnamon more than silver and gold, and spices remained a highly prized luxury good through the Middle Ages. In fact, you could determine a person’s social rank by the number of spices they could afford. People used cinnamon to preserve meat, flavor their beverages, and cure certain ailments. Today, cinnamon is still one of the most popular spices and is a key ingredient in many baked goods.
To celebrate National Cinnamon Croissant Day, bake a batch by cracking open a can of Pillsbury Cinnamon buns, or heading over to Cinnabon!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1841 – The New York Tribune began publication under editor Horace Greeley,who, some say, was the “single greatest journalistic influence in America.” Greeley edited the paper until his death in 1872.
♥~ 1849- Walter Hunt of New York City patented the safety pin. Mr. Hunt, sold the patent for a $400. Bet he could just ‘stick’ himself for doing that…Safety Pin Tip: Is there one huge, bulging hanging file in your file cabinet? Save space with a safety pin. See the photo here for a clearer explanation.
♥~ 1912 – The Titanic set sail from Southampton, England with 2,228 passengers and life boats for only half that many.
♥~ 1953 – Eddie Fisher was discharged from the Army and arrived home to a nice paycheck of $330,000 in record royalties. Fisher sold 7 million records for RCA Victor while on furloughs. Any Time was just one of several hits recorded during his stint in the Army.
♥~ 1970 – Officially resigning from The Beatles, Paul McCartney disbanded the most influential rock group in history at a public news conference. The Beatles hit, Let It Be, was riding high on the pop charts. The last recording for the group, The Long and Winding Road (also from the documentary film Let It Be), would be number one for two weeks beginning on June 13, bringing to a close one of contemporary music’s greatest dynasties.
♥~ 1847 – Joseph Pulitzer publisher: St. Louis Dispatch, New York World; His will left $2 million to establish the school of journalism at Columbia Univ. and a fund which established annual prizes for literature, drama, music and journalism.
♥~ 1929 – Liz Sheridan, Actress (“Seinfeld”)
♥~ 1932 – Omar Sharif (Michael Shalhoub) Actor (“Doctor Zhivago,” “Lawrence of Arabia”)
♥~ 1936 – John Madden, Pro Football Hall of Famer: San Diego State defensive coordinator; NFL: head coach: Oakland Raiders [103 wins, 32 losses, 7 ties]; TV sports broadcaster: CBS, FOX [11 Emmy Awards as Outstanding Sports Personality-Analyst]; author: Hey Wait a Minute, I Wrote a Book!, One Knee Equals Two Feet (and Everything Else You Wanted to Know About Football), One Size Doesn’t Fit All, All Madden, John Madden’s Ultimate Tailgate Cookbook; video game marketer: John Madden Football; fear of flying puts him on trains and his customized bus
♥~ 1951 – Steven Seagal, Actor, Executive Decision, Under Siege series, On Deadly Ground, Out for Justice, Marked for Death, Hard to Kill, Above the Law
♥~ 1954 – Anne Lamott, American novelist and non-fiction writer. She is also a progressive political activist, public speaker and writing teacher. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, her nonfiction works are largely autobiographical. Interview with Anne Lamott
★~ Did You Know: Craziest Golf Courses in the world
The world’s longest golf course. It stretches across 1,365 kilometres (848 miles), over 18 different towns and roadhouses along the Eyre Highway in Australia. The par 72 course features water hazards, sand traps, and poisonous snakes.
Trivia: The word golf does not mean “Gentleman Only, Ladies Forbidden.” This is an internet myth. 22.8% of golfers are women.
♥~ Lost City Golf Course
This 13 hole golf course boasts a water hazard full of live Nile crocodiles, making this one of the most exciting golf courses in the world.
Trivia: The chances of making two holes-in-one in a round of golf are one in 67 million. Many Japanese golfers carry “hole-in-one” insurance. In Japan if you hit a hole-in-one it is customary to share your good luck by throwing a party complete with gifts for all your friends. The youngest golfer to shoot a hole-in-one was Coby Orr, who was five years old at the time. It happened in Littleton, Colorado, in 1975 on the 103 yd fifth at the Riverside Golf Course, San Antonio, TX.
♥~ The Legend Golf and Safari Resort
The Legend Golf Resort in Limpopo, South Africa is more than just a golf course. It’s also a wild game safari with lions, elephants, rhinos, and leopards that roam about as you take your best shot. On top of that (literally), one hole features a tee box 400m above the green on the edge of a cliff.
Trivia: Americans spend more than $630 million a year on golf balls.
♥~ Himalayan Golf Club
The Himalayan Golf Club features stunning views of the Bijayapur river running through the middle of the course, and the Himalayan mountains all around it. When you’re building golf courses in the middle of Himalayan mountain ranges, you’re bound to be tight on space, so several of the holes actually share greens.
Trivia: 80% of all golfers will never achieve a handicap of less than 18.
♥~ Uummannaq Ice Golf Course in Greenland
Uummannaq, Greenland hosts an annual ice golf championship where players need to avoid both icebergs and hypothermia to compete. There is no formal course per se, but they still manage to host a 36 hole tournament (which takes place over 2 days) every year.
Trivia: 125,000 golf balls a year are hit into the water at the famous 17th hole of the Stadium Course at Sawgrass, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Dubbed “The World’s Most Dangerous Course,” Camp Bonifas is only 2 miles shy of the Korean Demilitarized Zone. The base features a one-hole course with an Astroturf green. Oh, and minefield. Lots of minefields.
Trivia: Golfing great Ben Hogan’s famous reply when asked how to improve one’s game was: “Hit the ball closer to the hole.”
I’m an only child, but I like other people siblings! I don’t golf, but I have a friend who along with a few friends, borrowed a golf cart after having a bit to much to drink and fell out of it. I did not know this person then, but I wish I had!! I do love Cinnamon buns and bought some in a can, to pop open on the counter and eat with gusto!
Cole is still visiting his grandparents and was checking out golf exercises for seniors, but sent me a video about shooting ping pong balls through ping pong paddles at super sonic speeds. I pointed out the video said not to try the experiment at home and mentioned the makers of the gun had five college degrees between them, we have one between us. Missing him? No. A little bit. A very little bit.
Wishing you a winsome Wednesday.
Odd Loves Company!