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May 21, 2014
★~Today ‘s Quote: “However small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance was there.” ― Roald Dahl
★~ Strawberries and Cream Day:
The simple combination of fresh sliced strawberries and homemade whipped cream has been a popular dish for centuries. In fact, in medieval England it was customary for newlyweds to enjoy strawberries and soured cream for their wedding breakfast.
★~ Waitress and Waiters Appreciation Day:
The only way to properly celebrate this day is to go out for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I always appreciate the restaurant server that does not refill my ice tea immediately after I have determined it has just the right amount of sugar; Cole appreciates it when the waiter brings a side of napkins when he orders a rack of ribs; and we both appreciate it when they don’t assume Pepsi will do when we ordered Cokes. Eating out and adding a little extra to the tip is a nice way to say “thank you” to the person filling your bread basket for the fourth time.
★~ Memo Day:
The news in memos is The Justice Department will release a classified 2011 memo that provided legal justification for using Drones to kill American terrorist suspects overseas, according to unnamed U.S. officials who spoke to the Washington Post and the Associated Press.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1932 – Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly across the Atlantic solo, from Newfoundland to Ireland.
♥~ 1945 – Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart were married. Legend has it that the couple fell in love in 1943 during making of the film, To Have and Have Not. Theirs would become one of Hollywood’s most enduring marriages.
♥~ 1990- In a classic final episode of the Newhart TV series, Bob Newhart woke up in bed with Suzanne Pleshette, his wife on a previous series, The Bob Newhart Show. He had been dreaming since 1978.
♥~ 1998 – Frank and Shirley Capaci of Streamwood, Illinois announced they were the holders of a winning Powerball ticket worth $195 million (they actally got $104.3 million because they chose a lump-sum payment). Frank said, “First thing I’m gonna do is buy a Harley-Davidson. I ain’t gonna buy nothin’ else but a Harley-Davidson.”
♥~ 2006 – 62,000 runners participated in the annual Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco. Gilbert Okari (27) of Kenya won in 34 minutes and 20 seconds. The women’s winner was Ukrainian Tetyana Hladyr won in 39:09. S.F. Mayor Gavin Newsom (38) finished the 7.46 miles in 59:04.
♥~ 1916 – Harold Robbins (Francis Kane) writer: One of the best-selling novelists of all time, perhaps best known for his novel The Carpetbaggers (1961), which is loosely based on the life of eccentric businessman Howard Hughes.
♥~ 1917 – Raymond (William Stacy) Burr actor: Perry Mason, Ironside, Rear Window, A Place in the Sun, The Defense Never Rests, Godzilla; died Sep 12, 1993
♥~ 1944 – Janet Dailey novelist: At the age of 30, Dailey and her husband sold their construction company and set off to see America in a trailer. While on the road, Dailey read romance novels and soon remarked to her husband that she thought she could write one herself and that’s just what she did. Six months later, her first book became a Harlequin romance. To her great surprise, No Quarter Asked (1976) sold more than one million copies.
♥~ 1952 – Mr. T ( Lawrence Tureaud) actor: The A-Team, Rocky III, The Magic of the Golden Bear: Goldy 3, Spy Hard, Inspector Gadget
★~ Good to Know: Memes
McDonalds what are you thinking? First a creepy clown and now your lastest Mascot – a red genderless box with sharp teeth, gumby-like arms, and eyes that pop out out of it’s head dubbed “happy”. How did you get it so wrong? Unless, of-course, as Oscar Wilde once said, ‘There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” If McDonald’s wanted to spread the word about “Happy” — then it’s mission accomplished.
By Tuesday morning, Happy was the internets favorite terrifying meme. What next a creepy clown?
Until Saturday night my life is all about the Senior play Charlie and The Chocolate Factory and last night I watched the seniors run through it. When it comes to FUN this play has everything. The set is amazing, the costumes are adorable, and the kids are talented.
My kid has found his calling – Oompa Loompa.
I’ll share ONE picture and the rest after opening night. They will be worth waiting for. I promise. I may even dress up as an Oompa Loompa!
If you live in the Chicagoland area – -come see the performance. More information here
Wishing everyone an Oompa Loompa Wednesday!
Odd Loves Company!