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★~ Today’s Quote: “Our job is not to figure out the ‘how’. The ‘how’ will show up out of the commitment and believe in the ‘what” ― Jack Canfield
Today is the next to the last sequential date of this century. The last sequential date of will be 12/13/14.
If numbers make you feel lucky, the Mega-Millions drawing is Tuesday night and lottery experts at LotteryGuy.com say the chances of sequential numbers coming up in lottery drawings are actually better odds than non-sequential numbers. Back in March of 2011, the Florida Fantasy drawing resulted in all sequential numbers, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. The only problem was that 47 different people picked those numbers so the jackpot what diluted considerably.
It’s estimated that more than 2,000 people will tie the knot on this mid-week iconic date, according to a report in the New York Daily News.
Numerological speaking: Eleven is a doorway into higher consciousness; the number 12 is balance, with ‘1’ being masculine and ‘2’ feminine, in a year that adds up to six — it’s all about love….which is probably why so many people plan to get married today. But it would also be love-ly to win the lottery!
★~ Chicken Soup for the Soul Day:
We’re all aware of the magical healing powers of chicken soup. Co-authors and motivational speakers Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield wanted to capitalize on that warm and fuzzy feeling by sharing the inspirational stories of others in their book, “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”
Dear Friend of Chicken Soup for the Soul,
We owe most of our success to writers like you for the wonderful contributions of inspiration, hope, overcoming life’s challenges and realized dreams.
We hope that this letter finds you well and sitting atop a plethora of stories that you just don’t know what to do with. We welcome stories from contributors of any age. Click here to read more and find out how to submit your inspirational story.
I’m going to breach Holiday protocol and also throw in a recipe for Chicken Soup because it seems so wrong that Chicken Soup is not the food of the day.
★~ National Pizza With Everything Day (Except Anchovies):
Another pizza day? Lets start with Vickie’s recipe for Pizza Pot Pies, that I posted about last week. Pizza pot pies can be made with the toppings of your choice with or without anchovies. I know, some of you don’t like anchovies, some of you love them, and I seem to recall they remind someone of their parents.
In case you are wondering why you’re discouraged from adding anchovies to your pizza it is because the saltiness of the anchovies can mask all of the other delicious pizza flavors. Which is a good enough reason for me to skip them.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1936 – The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to vehicular traffic. Total cost was $77.6 million. Tolls paid off the construction loans within twenty years.
♥~ 1966 – The Monkees, number-one album in the U.S.
♥~ 2006 – Ang Chuang Yang, a 16-year-old student in Singapore, broke the Guinness World Record for shortest time needed to type a 160-character SMS (short message service) message. Yang whizzed through the task in less than 42 seconds, beating the previous mark of 42.22 seconds set in July 2006 by an American.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1840 – Auguste Rodin, the progenitor of modern sculpture. Rodin’s most original work departed from traditional themes of mythology and allegory, modeled the human body with realism, and celebrated individual character and physicality.
♥~ 1929 – Grace Kelly (Princess Grace of Monaco) Academy Award-winning actress: The Country Girl ; To Catch a Thief, High Society, High Noon, Rear Window, Dial “M” for Murder; singer:True Love [w/Bing Crosby]
♥~ 1945 – Neil Young singer, songwriter, musician: Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Heart of Gold, Philadelphia; group: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: LP: Deja Vu; Buffalo Springfield: For What It’s Worth
♥~ 1948 – Errol Brown songwriter [w/Tony Wilson]: Think About Your Children, Bet Your Life I Do; singer: group: Hot Chocolate: Give Piece a Chance, Love is Life, I Believe in Love, Brother Louie, Cicero Park, Emma, Disco Queen, You Sexy Thing, So You Win Again, I’ll Put You Back Together Again, Every 1’s a Winner, Girl Crazy, Chances
♥~ 1958 – Megan Mullally actress: Will & Grace, The Pact, Stealing Harvard, Monkeybone, Best Man in Grass Creek, Anywhere But Here, Winchell, Queens Logic
♥~ 1961 – Nadia Comaneci Olympic Gold Medalist: gymnastics : 7 perfect 10s.
♥~ 1970 – Tonya Harding ice skater: involved in attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan, pleaded guilty to obstructing justice, and was subsequently banned from competing in the U.S. for life.
♥~ 1982 – Anne Hathaway actress: Get Smart , Becoming Jane, Brokeback Mountain, Havoc, Ella Enchanted, Nicholas Nickleby, The Other Side of Heaven
★~ Good to Know:
49 Hoaxes People Actually Believed
Yesterday, leaving the grocery store, I did something I never do, I bought a $1.00 lottery ticket and won $25.00. I was so surprised! I’m going to put $5.00 of my winnings on tonight’s Mega Millions. If nothing else it’s a license to dream.
Click over and take a ride in Cole’s Bug if you have a chance. After this week, June will live in a garage at school for awhile while he works on her in Active Transportation club, and this Car Mom will have a bit of a reprieve. I am proud of the work he has done, I just don’t look forward to Sunday morning drives in the ice and snow.
Hope your day is terrific, but if you feel like ranting, Tuesday is always rant day so feel free to rant away…..
Odd Loves Company!