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July 8, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” ― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross
★~ Savor the Comic, Unplug the Drama (SCUD) Day:
Save the drama for your mama, because today we are going to let life tickle our funny bones. We are going to stop acting out Shakespeare and turn the dial to Saturday Night Live or a Seinfeld rerun. Life is absurd and funny almost every step of the way; our mission is to find the humor and let go of the drama. Today we are invited to lighten up and give our inner diva a much-needed rest.
★~ Chocolate Almond Day:
Oh Almond Joy! Today we celebrate the kinship between chocolate and almonds. Almonds add a satisfying crunch to chocolate and provide a nutty, buttery flavor. A Hershey bar with almonds is my all-time favorite candy bar. To make your own almond chocolate, gently melt your favorite type of chocolate in a double boiler, then lay it out on a wax-papered tray to cool. Immediately drop in the desired bits of almonds and let it cool until firm. Or, if you’re feeling particularly ambitious, make your own Almond Joy Chocolate Bark…or just buy an Almond Joy and savor each bite.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1865 – Charles E. Barnes of Lowell, MA patented the machine gun
♥~ 1977- A copy of Marvel Comics #1 sold at a New York City convention of comic book collectors for $7,500. Shazam!
♥~ 2000 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire generated record-breaking sales. The fourth book in the Potter series quickly sold all 3.8 million first- edition copies and publisher Scholastic Inc. was ‘forced’ to quickly print two million additional copies.
♥~ 2009 – Australian residents of rural Bundanoon, hoping to protect the earth and their wallets, voted to ban the sale of bottled water, the first community in the country to make the move. Environmentalist Jon Dee said, “Huge amounts of resources are used to extract, bottle and transport that bottled water, and much of the package ends up as litter or landfill.” And he said he believed Bundanoon to be the first town in the world to ban bottled water entirely.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1951 – Anjelica Huston Academy Award-winning actress: Prizzi’s Honor ; The Witches, The Grifters, The Addams Family
♥~ 1952 – Anna Quindlen,American author, journalist, and opinion columnist whose New York Times column, Public and Private, won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1992. She began her journalism career in 1974 as a reporter for the New York Post.
♥~ 1961 – Toby Keith (Covel) songwriter, singer: Should’ve Been a Cowboy, When We Were in Love, I’m So Happy I Can’t Stop Crying, How Do You Like Me Now?, You Shouldn’t Kiss Me Like This, I’m Just Talkin’ About Tonight, I Wanna Talk About Me, My List, Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue [The Angry American], Who’s Your Daddy?, Beer for My Horses, I Love This Bar; actor: Broken Bridges; also raises quarter horses; restaurant chain owner: I Love This Bar & Grill
★~ Good to Know
We celebrated World UFO Day on July 2nd. But Google has unveiled an interactive Doodle to mark the 66th anniversary of the Roswell UFO incident. In early July 1947, witnesses reported seeing flying saucers and unidentified material on the ground in Roswell, N.M. Conspiracy theories about aliens visiting earth became widespread following a July 8 news report in The Roswell Daily Record. Headlined “RAAF Captures Flying Saucer On Ranch in Roswell Region,” the article said the Roswell Army Air Field’s intelligence office recovered a “flying saucer” after a local rancher found it on his property. Click to check out the Doodle game.
Recovering from the 4th and a little under the weather on a Chicago Rainy Day. Hope your Monday is Merry!
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