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August 12, 2013
★~ Middle Child Day:
The oldest kid gets to do everything first, the youngest gets to be babied. But the middle child just gets lost somewhere in between, or at least that’s the thinking of “middle child syndrome.” So for all the middle children out there, lost in a sea of hand-me-downs, shared bedrooms, and babysitting duties, today you get to be the star. A few famous Middle Children are: John f. Kennedy, Princess Diane, David Letterman, Glenn Close, Lisa Simpson, Bill Gates, Julia Roberts,
★~ Julienne Fries Day:
Julienne refers to the cut of most vegetables, but usually potatoes, into a fry-like shape.The term was brought to the forefront of American pop culture by Ron Popeil’s commercials for the Veg-O-Matic, “It slices! It dices! It makes Julienne fries!” Urban legend indicates the word is derived from Julia Child.
~ French fries were introduced to the U.S. when Thomas Jefferson served them in the White House during his Presidency of 1801-1809.
~ Americans eat more than 16 pounds of french fries every year, which comes to over 2 million tons!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1851 – Isaac Singer of New York City patented the double-treadlesewing machine on this day. Although a sewing machine had already been patented, Singer’s sewing machine was revolutionary, having a double treadle.
♥~ 1865 – Joseph Lister became the first doctor to use disinfectant during surgery. Hmm. Joseph Lister. That name rings a bell. Yep. Same Joseph Lister as the one whose name is on those bottles of Listerine mouthwash.
♥~ 1877 – Thomas A. Edison finished figuring out his first phonograph. Edison handed the model of his invention to John Kreusi with instructions on how to build it. Kreusi, a confident man, bet the inventor $2 and said that there was no way that the machine would ever work. He lost the bet.
♥~ 1964 – For the 10th time in his major-league baseball career,Mickey Mantle hit home runs from both the left and ride sides of the plate in the same game — setting a new baseball record. Would this be called ‘am-bat-extrous’?
♥~ 1966 – The last tour for The Beatles began at the International Amphitheater in Chicago; and John Lennon apologized for boasting that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus Christ. London’s Catholic Herald said Lennon’s comment was “arrogant … but probably true.”
♥~ 2007 – A 35-year-old Canadian woman gave birth to rare identical quadruplets. Karen Jepp of Calgary, Alberta, delivered Autumn, Brooke, Calissa and Dahlia by Caesarian section at Benefis Healthcare in Great Falls, Montana.
♥~ 2010 – 10,276 people in Inner Mongolia (China) set a new world record for the longest chain of human dominoes. The previous human domino record was set by 9,234 students in Singapore in 2000.
♥~ 1949 – Mark Knopfler musician: guitar, songwriter, singer: group: Dire Straits: Money for Nothing
★~ Good to Know.
♥~ It’s always good to start off the week with a few Yoga stretches . . .
♥~ And a giggle
♥~ And an Awww…..
I’m odd about pain. Ever since I can remember, when I’m hurt, my first response to the questions Can I help? or Are you ok? is to yell back “Don’t talk to me! Don’t talk to me!” I’ve always believed it is easier to control pain when people aren’t talking to you. I have no idea if this is true or not or where I learned this medical tidbit, but I always say it. My second response is usually to laugh hysterically, and believe me, when your back hurts, laughter is not the best medicine. So with yesterday’s onset of back pain, I alternated between screaming, “Don’t talk to me” at Cole and laughing hysterically. Lucky for me, my kid has a pretty easy temperament and just kept shaking the Alieve bottle and pouring me cups of water. I will also admit to taking a Rymidal, a prescription drug for dogs suffering from aches and pains. When I asked Cole to bring me the bottle of Rymidal, he wondered what to do if I started chasing cars or barking excessively. Smart ass kid—the only side effect is a bit of nausea; it’s about as strong as prescription ibuprofen.
By the way, you can also take Flagel (commonly called metronidazole by vets) for a bad bout of diarrhea. Back in my dog show days, we were at a show when the dad of the gal who showed my Doberman for me shared that he had taken Flagel the night before to cure his diarrhea. Curious, I asked him how it worked, and he shared that while he darn near died from the taste, the medicine quickly cured what ailed him. Although I always have Flagel on hand, this is a cure that I’ll pass on. Shall I tell you about the time I talked my vet into putting a couple of butterfly stitches in my thumb?
I digress—my back feels a bit better, but I may need an adjustment, so I’ll call the chiropractor. Rascal has a great one. In the meantime, I’m slowly trying a few of the suggested stretches, alternating hot and cold compresses, and applying Arnica gel. If you don’t know about this gel, you really should give it a try, and for the record, it’s made to be used by people . . . but works fine on pets.
Merry Monday to you all!
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