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February 16, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “We will either find a way or make one.” – Hannibal
★~ Do a Grouch a Favor Day:
One of the best-known grouches of modern history is Oscar, a Muppet character first introduced on “Sesame Street” in 1969. Like all grouches, Oscar’s mission in life is to be as miserable and grumpy as possible. He complains about everything, then wants to pass that feeling on to everyone else. When a visitor knocks on his trash can – invariably interrupting him from a nap or an important task – Oscar greets them with a snarl. He’s a grumpy old fart, always complaining that he wants to be left alone.
Some times the best favor you can do for a grouch is leave them alone to suffer their own company. And sometimes a grouch just needs a hug and a distraction to have a better day.
★~ Almond Day:
You will never go hungry again if you stash a handful of heart-healthy almonds in your purse or gym bag.
Almonds are packed full of vitamin E, magnesium, and fiber, and can help lower cholesterol. While they are native to the Middle East and South Asia, the state of California, produces 80% of the world’s supply of almonds.
The crunchy almond can be served roasted with a little sea salt. Or you can spice them up with cumin and cayenne; enjoy them spicy-sweet in a honey-sesame crust, or cover them with a combination of vanilla, sugar and cinnamon. I like mine cover in chocolate!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1878 – Silver dollars made legal. Strongly supported by western mining interests and farmers, the Bland-Allison Act—which provided for a return to the minting of silver coins—becomes the law of the land.
♥~ 1918 – Lithuania proclaimed its independence. Happy Lithuania Day to Doville and her family (my sister-in-law)
♥~ 1923 – A long-ago king made news on when archaeologist Howard Carter unsealed the burial chamber of Egypt’s King Tut.
♥~ 1937 – Wallace H. Carothers, a research chemist for Du Pont, received a patent for nylon.
♥~ 1968 – The nation’s first 911 emergency telephone system was inaugurated in Haleyville, Ala.
♥~ 1998 – A driver ticketed in Great Falls, Montana, for doing 104 miles an hour in a 45 zone told police he had washed his truck and was just trying to dry it off. He was cited for reckless drying.
♥~ 1959 – John McEnroe, Tennis Hall of Famer, In 1992, at the age of 33, McEnroe became the oldest men’s player ever to win a Grand Slam (Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, and U.S. Open) title of any kind when he and Michael Stich of Germany captured the Wimbledon men’s doubles championship.
♥~ 1971 – Sarah Clarke, Actress, Twilight
★~ Did You Know: Odds and Ends
♥~ 100 Year Old BFFs
Watch Ferrari’s F1 pit crew do a pit stop in a bit over two seconds. Crazy impressive.
♥~ The Crow Fascinates Us Again:
♥~ The Law You Won’t Be Told
♥~ Two of my campers
♥~ I caught it NOW WHAT??
Hope everyone is as fine as frog hair today. I’m not sure exactly what the rest of the day will bring, but the first thing on my list is to say YES to donuts. I must have a donut. Maybe more than one, but less than a dozen. I hope. Thank goodness a Dunkin Donuts is very close to home. I would chat longer, but that donut is calling my name so loudly I can not think.
Have a wonderful Sunday. More snow for us.
Odd Loves Company!