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April 29. 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: I am so busy doing nothing… that the idea of doing anything – which as you know, always leads to something – cuts into the nothing and then forces me to have to drop everything. ~ Jerry Seinfeld
★~ Shrimp Scampi Day:
“Scampi” in Italian actually refers to a kind of shellfish, but in the U.S., it has come to mean a prep for shrimp — heavy on the garlic, lemon juice or wine, and parsley.
Toss some shrimp, butter, wine and garlic in a skillet and celebrate this ohhh so tasty Shrimp Scampi dish!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1968 – Hair made its way from Greenwich Village to to the Biltmore Theatre on Broadway. The show certainly opened eyes. It was the first time that actors appeared nude in a Broadway musical. Hair ran for 1,844 shows on and off Broadway. It was even more successful in its London run later. Big songs from the show: Hair (The Cowsills) and Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The 5th Dimension).
♥~ 1985 – George Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, fired manager Yogi Berra. Berra was canned after only 16 games into the young baseball season. In his place, Steinbrenner brought Billy Martin back … for the fourth time.
♥~ 2005 – JAG ended it’s ten-season TV run with a flip of a coin – frozen in mid air – that still leaves us wondering if it was Harm, or was it Mac (Sara), who gave up their career in order for the couple to be together.
♥~ 1957 – Daniel Day-Lewis Academy Award-winning actor: My Left Foot ; The Unbearable Lightness of Being, In the Name of the Father, Age of Innocence, Gandhi, A Room with a View
♥~ 1954 – Jerry Seinfeld Emmy Award-winning producer: Seinfeld [1992-1993]; comedian, actor
♥~ 1955 – Kate Mulgrew actress::Star Trek: Voyager, Columbo, Ryan’s Hope, Roots, Daddy, Throw Momma from the Train
♥~ 1958 – Michelle Pfeiffer actress: Dangerous Liaisons, Batman Returns, The Fabulous Baker Boys, Grease 2, Ladyhawke, Scarface, The Witches of Eastwicke, The Age of Innocence
♥~ 1970 – Uma (Karuna) Thurman actress: The Truth about Cats and Dogs, Pulp Fiction, Mad Dog and Glory, Final Analysis, Robin Hood, Henry and June, Dangerous Liaisons,Kiss Daddy Goodnight
★~ Good To Know:
It’s a rainy, chill day in Chicago, but other than a few thunderstorms we haven’t been hit with much weather. I enjoy rainy days if they don’t go on for days at a time.
My teen did get the gate posts in the ground before the rain. But first we had to rent the right tool. After hand drilling several holes my teen came inside and showed me his black and blue swollen wrist. Yikes. I inquired if there wasn’t a better tool we could rent for the job and well, yes, there was indeed. Home Depot rented one for $35.00, but he was trying to keep costs down on the project. I told him we would rent the tool and avoid the orthopedic costs. After we rented the tool and he’s successful drilled the holes in under 10 minutes, he told me, “Mom, I think I just found my soul mate.” Good to know.
Isn’t it interesting that women can turn a butter knife into a screw driver, a heal into a hammer, and conquer the world with a pair of tweezers, but every guy needs the “right tool?”