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February 9, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: I breathe together with all life and all life breathes with me. I remind myself of the sacred truth that what is in one, is in the whole. Let me make this small world that I share with so many a better place today. ~ Caroline Myss
If you have a toothache and are waiting for your dental appointment, you might want to pray (if you’re so inclined) to Apollonia, the “patroness of all those employed in alleviating dental pain.” The story of Apollonia is not for the faint of heart, so I’ll let you explore the link on your own (Georgetown University). Odd hopes that after your trip to the dentist, you are flashing your pearly whites and smiling ear to ear.
★~ Read in the Bathtub Day:
Break out the rubber ducky, turn on the water, and soak up the suds and subplots. I’m the kind of person who folds back pages and uses books for coasters, so I’ve never worried about a few splashes on my books or even dropping them in the tub — a blow dryer straightens those pages right out (I know you just took me off your library lending list). However, a waterlogged Kindle is a whole other story, so if you’re using your Kindle to read in the tub, you might want to protect it with a waterproof case and don’t drop it, ok?
★~ Pizza Pie Day:
Chicago is famous for deep-dish pizza, which is a combination of traditional pizza, pie, and casserole. A cast-iron pan, usually about two inches deep, is lined with dough, forming vertical outside edges, and then filled with tomato sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings make your heart happy. By tradition, Chicago is a meat-centric former stockyard city, and all forms of meat rule here, especially sausage. Some people think deep-dish pizza is heavy and hard to eat, but it’s not. When done right, it has a light, flaky, buttery crust, which is just thick enough to hold all the sausage, a pound of cheese, and the tomato.
From last years comments on Pizza Pie Day, I know you all have your favorite Pizza, and even tho many of your choices are lacking in Chicago taste and style I will be generous and support your right to have your inferior pie.
★~Bagels and Lox Day:
What are you waiting for? Schlep over to the deli and order a bagel schmeared with cream cheese, and have them add lox (a thinly sliced salmon fillet that has been cured) and top it off with red onion and capers. Now you have a delicious bagel sandwich that is sweet, smooth, and a little bit salty. Nosh on!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1889 – It took 100 years after the adoption of the U.S. Constitution for the agriculture secretary to become a member of the president’s cabinet. On February 9th, 1889, President Cleveland signed a bill to make the USDA an official Cabinet department.
♥~ 1963 – The very first Boeing 727 took off. It became the world’s most popular way to fly. 1,832 of the aircraft were built before production stopped in 1984.
♥~ 1964 – Several days after their arrival in the U.S., the Beatles made the first of three record-breaking appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show. The audience viewing the Fab Four was estimated at 73,700,000 people in TV land. The Beatles sang She Loves You and I Want to Hold Your Hand. One could barely hear the songs above the screams of the girls in the audience.
♥~ 1997 – The Simpsons became the longest-running prime-time animated series. The record was previously held by The Flintstones.
★ Born Today:
♥~ 1914 – Gypsy Rose Lee (Rose Hovick) actress, dancer, stripper: You Can’t Have Everything, The Trouble with Angels, The Stripper, My Lucky Star; subject of Broadway show & film:Gypsy; sister of actress, June Havoc
♥~ 1943 – Joe Pesci Academy Award-winning actor: Goodfellas ; Raging Bull, My Cousin Vinny, Hey, Let’s Twist!, Star Time Kids, Half Nelson
♥~ 1945 – Mia Farrow (Maria de Lourdes Villers) actress: Peyton Place, Hannah and Her Sisters, Rosemary’s Baby; ex-Mrs. Frank Sinatra; ex-Mrs. Woody Allen
♥~ 1949 – Judith Light actress: Light became famous on the soap opera “One Life to Live” before starring with Tony Danza on “Who’s the Boss?”
♥~ 1963 – (James) Travis Tritt Grammy Award-winnning singer: vocal collaboration w/Marty Stuart ; Anymore, Can I Trust You with My Heart, Help Me Hold On; appeared in: Rio Diablo, The Cowboy Way, Sgt. Bilko, Tales From The Crypt,
★~ Good to Know: Odd and Ends
♥~ Pay It Forward: Why Generosity Is The Key To Success, by Sean Blanda
♥~ Woody Allen v. Dylan Farrow, The Court of Public Opinion is now in session:
Investigative journalism is one thing. But the Court of Public Opinion is what we used to call villagers with flaming torches. It has no rules, no arbiter, no mechanism at all for separating truth from lies. It allows everything into evidence and has no mechanism to separate facts about the case from the experiences and political leanings of the millions of us who are all acting as witnesses, judges, and jurors.
♥~ Drive-thru prank: “Did somebody just call my name?”
♥~ So I make more pancakes by making each one smaller?
♥~ What’s the Fuss:
♥~ Check out our videos: Peel Hard Boiled Eggs by Blowing – Easy or Not?
I think the problem with the fifth ring at the Olympic opening ceremony was it afraid to come out. And of-course the root of the problem was we put heterosexuals in charge of interior design and elaborate displays of pageantry. Yes, I amuse myself. What is your favorite event?
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