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June 26, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: Weather is a great metaphor for life — sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella. ~Terri Guillemets
★~ Bomb Pop Day:
The USA is playing Germany on Bomb Pop day. It could be a sign. Maybe.
Wrap up your week with a grand slam celebration: National Bomb Pop Day! For more than 50 years, Bomb Pop has been America’s favorite frozen treat, and it is time to celebrate. From the ice cream truck to the ballpark, no summer day is complete without the cool, fruity blasts of cherry, lime and blue raspberry flavors of Bomb Pop.
Fun to know….The makers of the Bomb Pop is Wells Enterprises, Inc. the largest privately held, family-owned ice cream and frozen treat manufacturer in the United States. The company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Le Mars, Iowa, the Ice Cream Capital of the World. Wells produces more than 1,100 ice cream and frozen novelty products, including its signature brand, Blue Bunny®, super premium brand, 2nd St. Creamery™ and the iconic Bomb Pop®. Wells also manufactures licensed frozen treat brands including Yoplait® frozen yogurt and Weight Watchers® frozen novelties. Visit WellsEnterprisesInc.com.
★~ Handshake Day:
Lebron Handshake w/ Magic & Jalen Rose Vs. White Guy . https://t.co/tqiHTTftbW
— Best Vines™ (@TBVines) June 25, 2014
Handshakes have been practiced since at least the 2nd century B.C.? Many researchers believe that the handshake originated in the Western world. It was a gesture of peace, demonstrated by the fact that the hands held no weapons.
Today, a handshake is offered upon meeting or parting. It is an expression of goodwill, gratitude and congratulations. Many people believe that a handshake reveals something about the character of the person who gives it. A firm handshake reflects a confident personality while a floppy handshake reveals a shy one.
Today we celebrate the beauticians, barbers, and color techs who understand and appreciate our endless whining about our hair and try so hard to bring us closer to the illusive, perfect hair style.
★~Chocolate Pudding Day:
Vanilla pudding and butterscotch pudding also have their own holidays, but if chocolate’s your favorite flavor (and really, isn’t it everyone’s?) then today is your lucky day. In addition to being a popular dessert, at the turn of the century chocolate pudding was also served to the sick because it was a good source of calories for people with no appetite. In Australia pudding is baked and is has a similar texture to cake. It is typically made from flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs and cocoa powder.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1819 – The bicycle was patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr. of New York City.
♥~ 1964 – A Hard Day’s Night was released by United Artists Records. The album featured all original material by The Beatles and became the top album in the country by July 25, 1964.
♥~ 1965 – Mr. Tambourine Man, by The Byrds, reached the number one spot on the pop music charts. The song was considered by many to be the first folk-rock hit. The tune was written by Bob Dylan, as were two other hits for the group: All I Really Want to Do and My Back Pages.
♥ ~ 1985 – You’ve heard of players, managers and owners being ejected from baseball games, right? But have you ever heard of an organist being given the heave-ho? It happened at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater, Florida (the home of the Philadelphia Phillies during spring training; a Class A League team uses the stadium the rest of the season). Wilbur Snapp played Three Blind Mice following a call by umpire Keith O’Connor. The umpire was not amused and saw to it that Mr. Snapp was sent to the showers.
♥~ 1974 – The first Universal Product Code (UPC) was scanned at a Marsh’s Supermarket in Troy Ohio. The first item scanned was a pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Gum. The pack of gum is on display at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
♥~ 1999 – A 2-year-old rooster named Henry crowed 42 times in 30 minutes to win 46th annual Rooster Crow in Rogue River, Oregon.
♥~ 1819 – Abner Doubleday Civil War Union Major General: known for the myth that he invented modern baseball; died Jan 26, 1893
♥ ~ 1956 – Chris Isaak actor: Little Buddha, Silence of the Lambs, Married to the Mob, Twin Peaks; singer, songwriter: Wicked Game, Blue Hotel, LP: Silvertone
♥~ 1970 – Sean Hayes Emmy Award-winning actor: Will & Grace ; Martin and Lewis, Pieces of April, The Cat in the Hat, The Bucket List; Broadway: Damn Yankees ; TV M.C./host of 2010 Tony Awards
★~ Good to Know:
It’s not nice to laugh at other people, but I couldn’t help myself. And since I can parallel park my van in a spot half this size I also felt a little bit smug. I would have offered to help her, tho. (Brief NSFW language)
Cole and I went to see the movie The Fault in Our Stars yesterday. The only thing I cried over was the price of my SMALL popcorn – -$6.50. I know movie concessions are expensive, but I can never resist movie popcorn and I never expected my popcorn to cost $1.50 more than the movie. I could have popped popcorn, buttered it and salted it for the whole theater for the cost of one small bag. The movie was ok. I liked the book better, of-course. However, so many of my friends on facebook were aghast that we did not cry all the way through it that I promised to rent it and cry when it comes out on Netflix. Maybe too much sad overwhelmed us (Cole didn’t cry either and feels like the dying scenes in the movie 50-50 are more genuine).
And now since what little parking karma I had is now gone…… I have to go and spend the day finding a way to appease the parking gods. Hope you have a terrific Thursday.
Odd Loves Company,