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March 28, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “Don’t do it for the money.Don’t do it for no money.” — Oliver Reichenstein
★~ Eggsibit Day:
Eggsibits (art exhibits of beautifully decorated eggs) take place each spring all around the world. At the annual Eggsibit in Phillipsburg, New Jersey, judges from the National Egg Art Guild award prizes for the most original, the most beautiful, and the most humorous egg designs.
People have been decorating eggs for centuries. One of the traditional forms of this ancient art is the wax-resist method, which is popular in eastern Europe. Artists use a stylus to create a design on the egg with melted beeswax before dipping it in the dye. The wax seals that section of the design so it doesn’t absorb the color. They adjust the wax and repeat the process with different colored dyes to create an intricate pattern. This technique is call Pysanky.
★~ Something on a Stick Day:
It’s common, I know, but one of my favorite things on a stick is a Corn Dog. Of-course the choices is left only to your imagination. If you would like a little inspiration Buzz Feed shares the 20 Best/Worst foods to eat on a stick.
★~ National Black Forest Cake Day
Chocolate, cherries and whipped cream, oh, my!
Calling this traditional German dessert a Black Forest cake, is a lot easier than the original moniker: Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte.
This cake boasts layers of chocolate cake, whipped cream and cherries, with additional whipped cream, cherries and chocolate shavings liberally slathered on top. A tart cherry liqueur is also included in the mixture to amp up the sour cherry flavor. in Germany, the liqueur is a mandatory ingredient – otherwise the cake can’t be sold under the Black Forest name. You don’t mind, do you?
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1881- Greatest Show on Earth – P.T. Barnum and James A. Bailey merged their circuses to form the “Greatest Show on Earth.”
♥~ 1907- Irving Lazar “Swifty” _ Hollywood talent agent whose clients included Ernest Hemingway, Lillian Hellman, Cole Porter, Richard Nixon and Humphrey Bogart (who nicknamed him “Swifty” after Lazar met Bogart’s challenge to make him five film deals in one day in 1955)
♥~ 1930 – the city of Constantinople was given the more Turkish name Istanbul. The change inspired a popular song, “Istanbul (Not Constantinople),” which was a hit for the Four Lads in 1953 and later covered by They Might Be Giants.
♥~ 1968 – Hair Broadway Opening – The controversial rock musical Hair, produced by Michael Butler, opened at the Biltmore Theatre at New York City, after playing off-Broadway. For those who opposed the Vietnam War and the “Establishment,” this was a defining piece of work—as evidenced by some of its songs, such as “Aquarius,” “Hair” and “Let the Sunshine In.”
♥~ 1974 – A streaker (i.e.: someone running around naked), ran onto the set of The Tonight Show starring Johnny Carson. The clever NBC censors decided to blackout the lower half of the TV screen on the videotape to prevent an ‘X’ rating. The streaker was arrested, but released, for “lack of evidence,” said Johnny.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1947 – John Records Landecker, popular radio DJ really was born, with the middle name “Records.” Landecker is best known for working at Chicago station WLS in the ’70s and ’80s.
♥~ 1948 – Dianne Wiest Academy Award-winning actress: Hannah and Her Sisters ; Bullets over Broadway, Radio Days, Edward Scissorhands, Little Man Tate, Footloose
♥~ 1944 – Ken Howard actor: The White Shadow, The Thorn Birds, Country Girl, Oscar
♥~ 1955 – Reba (Nell) McEntire multi Grammy, CMA, ACM Award-winning singer: [30 #1 singles, 14 #1 albums]
♥~ 1970 – Vince Vaughn actor: The Lost World: Jurassic Park, A Cool, Dry Place, Return to Paradise, Clay Pigeons, The Sky Is Green, No Place Like Home, The Wedding Crashers, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie
♥~ 1986 – Lady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta) better known by her stage name Lady Gaga, American singer, songwriter. 2008 single US & UK No.1 single ‘Just Dance’, 2008 single “Poker Face”, reached number one in twenty countries.
★~ Good to Know:
I know, I know these on-line engagements are a bit tacky and certainly have the potential of going very wrong but I thought this one was very FUN.
“When a firefighter loves a teacher, he just does what he’s gotta do. Justin Deierling and his buddies at the fire department in Greentown, Ohio, arranged for the local school to stage a fire drill. That was his opportunity to propose to Melissa, a teacher at the school, in front of all her students and co-workers. And the firemen had rings for all the kids, too! They got ring pops, and a thrill out of seeing their teacher so happy.”
First, take a roll of toilet paper and start by cutting down the length of the inner-tube, removing it from the center.
Take a square tissue box and cut three sides along the bottom, pull the inner most sheet through the top of the box and seal the bottom shut.
Finally, flip over the box and stash in a handy spot.
And on the fifth day my teen sleeps in….today is starting out slower. Yesterday, we hit three stores by noon, and since I had a gift card we enjoyed lunch at the Brazilian steak house, Texas de Brazil. The dinner menu is pricier but lunch was reasonable and included: cheese puffs, fried plantaie, a wonderful salad bar, and a tasty selection of meat. Cole loved the lamb. The afternoon included more mall wandering and then we came home and my kid even stuck around to watch a movie with me. It was a slow friend day. We watched (my choice) the movie Deliver Man. It was the perfect “renter.” I’m not sure what is on today’s agenda, or if I am on the agenda today. I suspect the teen will suggest we “do lunch” and then meet up with friends. I’ll take it.
Wishing everyone a Fabulous Friday. TGIF.
Odd Loves Company,