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January 19th, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. Edgar Allan Poe
Americans eat about 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year (about 51 quarts per person), which makes it one of the most popular snacks in the country. It is also one of the oldest.
Popcorn has been around for centuries. It is one of six main varieties of corn. (The others are pod, sweet, flour, dent, and flint.) Popcorn originated in Mexico, but eventually made its way north. In 1948, archaeologists in the state of New Mexico discovered ancient popcorn ears that were at least 5,600 years old! The Native Americans (in both North and South America) popped their corn by throwing it on hot stones over a fire.
I usually, pop popcorn on the stove in oil, using our designated popcorn pan. I like tossing two popcorn kennels into the oil and guessing which one will pop fastest. Naturally, popcorn is served in our popcorn bowl with melted butter and salt. It’s the little things in life.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1915 – George Claude of Paris, France patented the neon tube advertising sign.
♥~ 1937 – Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.
♥~ 1953 – Sixty-eight percent of all TV sets in the U.S. were tuned to CBS-TV, as Lucy Ricardo of I Love Lucy gave birth to a baby boy — Lucy’s real life son was born the same day as her TV son. The program had more television viewers than the inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower the following day.
♥~ 1991 – Janet Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Love Will Never Do’, her 5th US No.1
♥~ 1923 – Jean Stapleton (Murray) Emmy Award-winning actress: All in the Family
♥~ 1935 – Johnny O’Keefe, singer known as “Australia’s King of rock ‘n’ roll”. He co-wrote and had the 1958 Australian hit with, ‘Real Wild Child’, which was covered by Iggy Pop in 1986. Other hits included ‘Shout!’, ‘Don’t You Know Pretty Baby’ and ‘She’s My Baby.’
♥~ 1943 – Janis Joplin singer: with Big Brother and The Holding Company: Piece of My Heart, How Hard It Is; formed Kozmic Blues Band, then Full Tilt Boogie Band:Pearl, Me and Bobby McGee; died Oct 4, 1970. Click for Great Janis Joplin pictures
♥~ 1946 – Dolly Parton songwriter, singer: ACM Entertainer of the Year , CMA Entertainer of the year : Jolene, Coat of Many Colors, Here You Come Again,9-to-5, You’re the Only One, [w/Kenny Rogers]: Islands in the Stream; Grand Ol’ Opry member; actress: 9-to-5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,Steel Magnolias; owns Dollywood amusement park in Tennessee
♥~ 1947 – Paula Deen, TV chef
♥~ 1953 – Desi Arnaz Jr. entertainer, singer: group: Dino, Desi and Billy: Through Spray Colored Glasses;
★~ Odds and Ends
High Post University: To see the pretty pictures and list of amenities click on the Huffington Post article, to learn more about the university academics click on the college web site, High Point, North Carolina. The Huffington Post article drew a lot of snarky comments probably because they didn’t give any information about the academic and degree programs. The college was labeled a “Disneyland college.” I posted a comment that said—You know, Disney is a pretty successful model, just sayin’ . . .
The Wikipedia entry for “Mistakes were made” features a list of 13 instances the phrase has been used in the past when it’s clearly obvious that mistakes were made, but come on, how could anyone be at fault for those mistakes! The use of the passive voice is supposed to remove responsibility for the mistakes. The latest entry: “On January 14, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, during his State of the State address, said “mistakes were clearly made” in reference to the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.”
The Elephant Sanctuary Elecams: This is very FUN. Last week I watched Sissy and Winky hanging out together.
This Man Saw A Skunk With A Cup On His Head Walking Through Traffic. What He Did Next Blew My Mind- this video made me so anxious for the skunk! But it ends well for both of them.
I wouldn’t see the movie if you paid me, but I love the marketing.
Storehouse – Visual Storytelling. This is a very cool app and it’s FREE!
Come on I was just horsing around! (horse spit on her)
Cat by surprise!
This is Our Life:
(And yes, I did appreciate that he put away the left-overs. 😀
My teen sent me this text after the NOLO rehearsal dinner…
Obviously, he is doing fine. I can’t wait to hear all about the wedding.
Hope you have a popping good Sunday!
Odd Loves Company!