Battery Day, Drink Wine Day, Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day

by on February 18, 2014

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February 18, 2014

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 ★~ Today’s Quote: Time Enjoyed Wasting Is Not Wasting ~ Patrick Cabral

★~ Battery Day:

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Today, we include batteries in our daily holiday celebrations and give them our full appreciation for giving our gadgets some get-up-and go.

★~  Drink Wine Day:

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The first wino was Dionysus: the god of the grape harvest, winemaking and wine, of ritual madness and ecstasy in Greek mythology. People have been producing wine since at least 6000 B.C. There are dozens of ancient legends about humans who accidentally consumed fermented grapes and became intoxicated, which is probably how wine was first conceived. Eventually, people began experimenting with the fermentation process. The methods for making wine spread from the region of Mesopotamia to Egypt, Greece, Rome, France, Spain, and eventually the New World. Today, over 20 million acres of the earth’s surface are dedicated to growing grapes for wine. Studies have shown that drinking a glass of wine a day improves heart health, reduces forgetfulness, boosts immunity, and increases bone density.  Cheers!

 ★~  Crab-Stuffed Flounder Day:

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Is it summer yet? Stuffed flounder is a meal usually enjoyed during the summer months. After a long night of floundering, you get up the next morning, prepare the crab stuffing and stuff the flounder. That night you bake it in the oven and serve it with lemon wedges.  Another option be crab stuffed chicken breasts.

Of-course, If you are not up to floundering yourself you can make a  reservations at a sea food restaurant and sit back, sip wine and let them stuff the flounder and serve it to you  That would work best for me. 

Crab Stuffed Flounder Paula Deen

★~ Today In History:

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♥~1735 – The first opera performed in America, known as either Flora or Hob in the Well, was presented in Charleston, SC.

♥~ 1856 –  The Know-Nothing Party nominated its first and only presidential candidate, former president Millard Fillmore. He carried only the state of Maryland in the November election.

♥~ 1930 – Elm Farm Ollie became the first cow to fly in an airplane. Elm Farm Ollie was a Guernsey who took to the air and as a special added attraction, got a milking in flight  while over St. Louis, MO. The milk was sealed in little paper containers and then parachuted over the city.  Charles Lindbergh reportedly received a glass of the milk.

♥~ 1930 – Pluto, the ninth planet in order from the sun, was discovered this day. Clyde W. Tombaugh stumbled across Pluto using the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. (The announcement of the discovery wasn’t made until March 13, 1930.) Note: In 2006 Pluto was reclassified as a ‘dwarf planet’ by the International Astronomical Union. However, a number of scientists continue to hold that Pluto should be classified as a planet

♥~ 1953 – The new fad in America was 3-D, as demonstrated in the movie, Bwana Devil. The 3-D feature opened at Loew’s State Theatre in New York City. Arch Oboler directed the movie which starred Robert Stack and the three-dimensional Barbara Britton.

♥~ 1970 – The Chicago 7 were acquitted. The seven anti-war protesters had been tried for conspiring to incite riots during the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago.

★~ Born Today:

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♥~ 1848 – Louis Comfort Tiffany artist and designer best known for his work in stained glass, including lampshades, jewelery, tiles and vases; son of Charles Lewis Tiffany, founder of Tiffany and Company; died Jan 17, 1933

♥~ 1898 – Enzo Ferrari auto racer, auto manufacturer; died Aug 14, 1988

♥~ 1922 – Helen Gurley Brown feminist; publisher: Cosmopolitan; author: Sex and the Office; died Aug 13, 2012

♥~ 1933 – Yoko Ono Lennon singer: Walking on Thin Ice; artist; John Lennon’s widow

♥~ 1950 – John Hughes film writer, producer, director: Sixteen Candles, Maid in Manhattan, Just Visiting, Reach the Rock, Flubber, Miracle on 34th Street [1994], Baby’s Day Out, Home Alone, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off; died Aug 6, 2009

♥~ 1950 – Cybill Shepherd actress: Cybill, Moonlighting, The Last Picture Show, The Long Hot Summer

♥~ 1964 – Matt Dillon actor: My Bodyguard, Drugstore Cowboy, The Outsiders, There’s Something About Mary

♥~ 1968 – Molly Ringwald actress: Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, The Facts of Life, Requiem for Murder. Interesting Side Note: John Huges ^ and Molly Ringwald were born on the dame day. Hughes became a popular movie director and featured Ringwald in three hit films, including “Sixteen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club.” Most of Hughes’ movies are set in and around Chicago.

★~ Good to Know:

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~ A handy money saving battery hack.

♥~ 9V Emergency Battery Hack

♥~ The first battery was created by Alessandro Volta in 1798. Volta was an Italian professor in physics and chemistry and was made a count by Napoleon in honor of his work.

♥~ There is no such thing as a battery that doesn’t die. You can get some that are longer lasting, or are rechargeable.

♥~ Battery problems are the No. 1 cause of road service calls.

♥~ Battery efficiency decreases with failing temperatures.

♥~ A fast charge cannot fully re-charge a battery; follow up with a slow charge for 3 or 4 hours.

♥~ A common,  cause of battery failure is overcharging.

♥~ A hot battery charges {and also overcharges) faster than a cold one. A problem in hot weather
during long trips.

♥~ All batteries have a normal self-discharge rate that increases with temperature.

♥~You can extend a batteries‘s life, by storing them at low temperatures, such as in the fridge or freezer. This slows the chemical reactions in the battery, allowing it to last longer.

♥~ An old battery myth: A battery on a concrete floor discharges very rapidly. Not true; it will run down just as fast on any other surface.

♥~A fully charged battery freezes at -85T. (50% charge at -15°F and 25% at +5°F).

♥~ A battery left in a discharged.stale will “sulfate” and lose capacity

♥~ Rechargeable batteries work by reversing the chemical reaction. Usually the chemical reaction that spurs batteries is when electrons flow from the negative to positive end of the battery. When recharging a battery, you reverse the chemical reaction using electrical energy.

♥~ Americans purchase nearly 3 billion batteries every year to power radios, toys, watches, laptops, tools and more.

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I posted some fun Camp-Run-A-Pup videos on our Camp Run A Pup Facebook page. My pups had such a good time yesterday, it was hard to curse the snow that fell unrelentingly and  turned our plans upside down for the day. However, we are suppose to have temperatures as high as 40F until the weekend so perhaps we will be able to make up for lost June Bug time. Of-course, there are those pesky thunderstorms predicted on Thursday….

See you later alligators! Hope you have a terrific Tuesday, but if have rants in your pants, feel free to rant away. After all, it is rant Tuesday and we will lend you are full support!

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Cole is updating his blog with car culture and June Bug Posts and asked me if I had “linked to his posts.” 😀  When it is all said and done after his presentation on March 7th, I promise to come back and share some of the background about “My Son The Teenage Blogger.”  For now, I will just say he really appreciates your comments. Thank you ♥

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{ 14 comments }

irene

I’m up for the fish meals noted today. Just a small bit of wine though.
What would we do without batteries? Good facts.
You’re due for some warmer temps.
Will watch camp videos later on since we cannot access FB here.
Enjoy background stories!
Good morning!

Katybeth

Finally someone willing to acknowledge the good in batteries! I thought the hacks were interesting especially in a pinch
I had fish and chips yesterday (Thursday) with a crab bisque that was SO good. No wine tho—A coke on the rocks with a twist.

Mike

Batteries the bane of my existence when the kids were growing up. We never had the right batteries or enough batteries. And everything needed at least 6 batteries. I think that is a rant. Or maybe I’m whining.
Glad your weather is warming up. No golf today but I will be out on the course tomorrow. This weekend is a tournament for old guys. I’m just playing to help out some of those old guys.
Wine and fish work for me. Have a good one.

Katybeth

Or just whining? Ha. Batteries and kids are not a good pairing no matter how you look at it.
A Tournament? Fun prizes?

Liz

I’m with Mike I have a personal vendetta against batteries. I’d like to strangle the Energizer bunny. I’m certain they conspire with the toy companies to increase a toys price. It ridiculous when a toy needs 6 batteries not including the remote. And while I have tons of batteries I never have the right one or enough of the right one. Nope. Refuse to celebrate batteries as anything more than a necessary evil. However, I love wine and fish! Together or apart.
I visited Cole’s blog. He is doing such a great job. His commitment is amazing. I can’t wait to hear your side of the story.
TTFN

Katybeth

Are you planning a hit on the Energizer bunny?? I’m in. I know what it is like to pray that Walgreens will have the battery you need for the toy Santa brought but forgot to include batteries. Have wine!
Thanks. Cole works hard on his blog. He appreciates the comments.

Kathy

Okay, I’m NOW convinced that there is day for literally everything on the planet. Battery Day? Come on universe. I laughed out loud when I saw that one. I’m gonna go leave Cole a comment now. Hope you guys are doing well!

Hugs from Ecuador,
Kathy
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Katybeth

You aren’t in the habit of celebrating Battery Day? Really? How Odd :-D. Thanks Cole appreciates the comments…even when he is slow (as he is now) to acknowledge them (wait, I was slow too…oh dear)

♥~
Kb

Debbie

Flounder with lemon is delicious. As for the crab stuffing, not my favorite.
Interesting facts about batteries. I wondered whether keeping them in the fridge would help them last longer.
Enjoy the “warmup.” Just remember, winter isn’t over yet (boo, hiss!)
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Katybeth

Keeping them in the fridge does help. Winter may come back but each warm day takes us that much closer to complaining about the heat!! Just call me Pollyanna

Sue

Interesting facts about batteries..thanks..but why are there so many types of batteries..too many choices..but I can say that about everything anymore..way too many choices. I have to do research before I buy anything anymore..a phone, a tv, a tablet, etc..my head is swimming.
Glad the pups enjoy the snow..so cute 😀

Katybeth

I know too many choices and never the right battery when you need it. We have a box of batteries right now and a dead remote because we are short one of what it needs.
Cole really likes the web site Wire Cutter for reviews on products. It’s only led us astray once—bad duct tape.
My pups really did have so much fun…snow without the bitter cold.

Pix Under the Oaks

Good Morning Katybeth! I saw Drink Wine Day in your title in my inbox and I clicked over here.. 😀 Have to say that the Crab Stuffed Flounder looks delicious even at 4:20 in the morning. Too cool about the milking of the cow over St. Lou(home for us)and parachuted over the city. Gosh my Mom was a young girl in St. Louis then! Have to go check on June Bug!

Katybeth

I thought the cow milking was cool too! I agree must have crab stuffed flounder someday soon with WINE.
Thanks for hanging in with me!

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