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July 10th, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: Today I breath, go within, and ask, “What is it I need to know?” Wayne Dyer
★~ Pina Colada Day:
The Pina Colada is the pine-appley, coco-nutty cocktail that originated in San Juan, Puerto Rico,, Ramon ‘Monchito’ Marrero stirred up the first Pina Colada in 1954 . Ola!
★~ Teddy Bear Picnic Day:
Grilled cheese sandwiches and a picnic on the patio with my best bear Fred. Or maybe I’ll just give him a dusting off and a hug. He’s not much of a picnic bear these days. Cole’s Teddy Bear Picnic book made through another year of purging stuff and remains in our “keeper library” along with his Poo Bear. We love our bears. Well, actually, Coles favorite stuffed animal is an alligator but that’s a whole other story and it’s not Alligator picnic day.
Celebrate Teddy Bear Picnic Day by packing a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches or frying up a grilled cheese sandwich and heading to your favorite park or backyard patio table for a bear picnic, or just giving someone you love a big old bear hug.
(El Morno will be delayed at this point because Cole and I have a terrible craving for a coffee cake so we are heading out to the local bakery. We want one like my sweet Mom makes but we’ll have to make do with a bakery coffee cake. Sorry for the delay but these things happen when you write in real time)
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1866 – Edison P. Clark of Northampton, MA patented his indelible pencil
♥~ 1900 – One of the most famous trademarks in the world, ‘His Master’s Voice’, was registered with the U.S. Patent Office. The logo of the Victor Talking Machine Company and later, RCA Victor, shows the dog, Nipper, looking into the horn of a gramophone machine.
♥~ 1913 – The highest temperature ever recorded in the continental United States was 134 degrees which melted thermometers this day in Death Valley, California.
♥~ 1965 – The Rolling Stones, hit the top spot on the Billboard chart. It was their first time at the top. The hit, I Can’t Get No Satisfaction, stayed at number one for 4 weeks.
♥~ 1985 – The Coca-Cola Company announced that the former (regular) Coke was coming back to share shelf space with the New Coke, after a consumer furor. The original formula was renamed Coca-Cola Classic.
♥~ 1875 – E.C. (Edmund Clerihew) Bentley journalist, author of the celebrated detective thriller Trent’s Last Case (1912), but perhaps best known for his invention of a popular humorous verse form, the clerihew. The clerihew consists of 4 rhyming lines of irregular length, and is autobiographical in nature, reminiscent of a eulogy. For instance: / Edmund Clerihew Bentley / Liked poems evidently / And to make them more fun / Just four lines then you’re done
♥~ 1977 – Gwendoline Yeo actress: Desperate Housewives, 24, General Hospital, Grounded for Life, NYPD Blue, JAG, The OC, Broken Trail, The Magic of Ordinary Days, The Jane Austen Book Club, I Do…I Did!, Night Skies, Broken Trail, Code, Perfect Girl
★~ Today’s Gallimaufry
When researchers survey 5000 people from 83 countries, they learned we’re happiest when we’re having sex, exercising, or socializing.
“Using smart phones, Matthew A. Killingsworth and Daniel T. Gilbert of Harvard University collected a large sample of experiences and associated happiness. They also measured “mind wandering.” Their database currently contains nearly a quarter million samples from about 5,000 people from 83 different countries who range in age from 18 to 88 and who collectively represent every one of 86 major occupational categories. Their findings confirm that happiness levels are highest during sex, exercise, or socializing, or while the mind is focused on the here and now, and low during commuting or while the mind is wandering.” [Engineering Happiness: A New Approach for Building a Joyful Life]
In other words if you want to turn a frown upside down: have sex, exercise, socialize, smile, work math problems, take a nap. But maybe not all at the same time.
It’s not my sweet Mom’s coffee cake but it is very good. I wish that I could share a piece with you. Apple, cinnamon and an amazing flakey powdered sugar crust.
I’m off to plunder and purge…We want to make some changes to our camp dorm room. Yesterday, we donated boxes of paper back books that had been hidden away for years to a local hospital library.
Speaking of hospitals, El Morno friend, Carol landed in one yesterday with chest pains. Please think good thoughts for her speedy recovery!
And away I go. Hope your day is marvelous.
Odd Loves Company,