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October 8, 2014
★~ Todays Quote: “If you want something you never had, you have to do something you never did.” — Unknown
★~ Blood Moon – Lunar Eclipse
Today’s lunar eclipse takes place beginning at 5:25am Wednesday morning and will run through 6:24 am (NASA). Its proximity with sunrise contributes to the “blood red color” for which it is named. The moon’s orbit places it closer to earth than usual which should lead to the disc of the moon appearing 5.3% larger than during the last blood moon eclipse in April.
The Draconid meteor shower, which is expected to peak between October 8-9.
★~ American Touch Tag Day:
You’re It! RUN!
★~ Fluffernutter Sandwich Day:
A Fluffernutter is a yummy sandwich made with bread, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff.
Marshmallow candy can be traced back to ancient Egypt when people first began to harvest the marshmallow plant (Althaea officinalis). During the 19th century, French pharmacists extracted the juice from marshmallow plants and heated it with egg whites and sugar, creating a marshmallow cream.
Then, in 1917, Archibald Query of Somerville, Massachusetts created the special formula for the marshmallow fluff we know and love today. The city of Somerville celebrates with the famous “What the Fluff” festival every year!
Have a fluffernutter sammie for lunch and find out what all the fluff is about.
Pierogis originated sometime during the 13th century and were a common peasant food. Probably the most popular variety is the potato pierogi, but you can also find them filled with cheese, sauerkraut, mushrooms and sometimes even fruit.
Most grocery stores carry good quality pierogi in their frozen foods section. If you have the time, however, here is the traditional pierogi recipe to try out.
★~ Today in History:
Now, more than 125 years later, a history buff, Richard Bales, says it may not have been Mrs. O’Leary’s cow, after all. It seems that Daniel ‘Peg Leg’ Sullivan, a neighbor of the O’Leary’s, was in the barn feeding his mother’s cow. He either kicked over a lantern or dropped a match or pipe, setting the famous fire. Sullivan, who had been questioned about the fire, said he was across the street when he saw the fire break out. A two-story building would have blocked his view. So, Bales theorizes that Sullivan lied and was the cause of the fire, rather than Mrs. O’Leary’s cow.
And then of-course there is the camp song commemorating the event. . .
♥~ 1952 – The Complete Book of Etiquette was first published.
♥~ 1956 – Live from New York, baseball fans saw and heard history being made, when Game 5 of the World Series was broadcast from Yankee Stadium. Don Larsen of the Yankees became the first man to pitch a perfect game during a World Series, defeating the Brooklyn Dodgers 2-0.
♥~ 1984 – Anne Murray won the Country Music Association’s Album of the Year Award for A Little Good News. Murray was the first woman to win this award.
★~ Famous Birthdays:
♥~ 1943 –Actor-comedian Chevy Chase (Cornelius Crane Chase)
♥~ 1943 – Author R.L. [Robert Lawrence] Stine, R.L. quit his job as a social studies teacher to author books for young adults. By the early 1990s, hie books were selling about a million copies per month. To keep up with demand, he had to write 20 pages a day, finishing a book every two weeks. His Fear Street series was the first modern book series for children that sold equally well to both boys and girls. Stein answers critics that say his books are aren’t good for children by saying “I believe that kids as well as adults are entitled to books of no socially redeeming value.”
♥~ 1949 – Actress Sigourney (Susan) Weaver actress
♥~ 1950 – Singer Robert “Kool” Bell of Kool: Kool and the Gang
♥~ 1970 – Actor Matt Damon actor
Lunar Eclipse Gallimaufry:
Early today we will be treated to a heck of a show courtesy of our moon and sun: a total lunar eclipse.
A total lunar eclipse is when a full moon is completely in the shadow of earth, meaning the sun, the earth, and the moon are in line, in that order.
Octobers lunar eclipse is special because it is the second of four straight total lunar eclipses (called a “lunar eclipse tetrad”)—the last one happened in April. If you live in the eastern portion of the United States, the sun will be rising as the moon is setting, which will create what’s known as a “selenelion” event. Because the sun and the moon are on exact opposite sides of the Earth during a total eclipse, you shouldn’t be able to see the moon at the same time as the sun. But, due to our atmosphere, the light will refract and an image of the moon will briefly appear on the other side of the sky from the rising sun
We came home late from a family birthday party last night, and I guess that I forgot to shut my garage door, because our neighbor called me at 3am (on his way to work) to tell me know the door was open. I crawled out of bed to head out to shut it and whilst I was outside decided to do a little Moon gazing. I’m not exactly sure what part of the eclipse that I witnessed, but it looks like the sun is eating the moon. I woke up Cole at about 4:30am to take a look. He agreed it was cool, he just wished it had happened at 7am. He’ll thank me later. I’m sure of it.
Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday.
Odd Loves Company!
Update: I was going to read cards today. A headache nailed me late morning and still hasn’t loosened it’s grips. I’m still reading later in the month and will insert another date in the next couple of days.