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November 8th, 2014
★~ Today’s Pun: What do you do when chemists die? Barium.
★~ Cappuccino Day:
The Cappuccino was created in Italy in the 1600’s. It got its name from an Italian order of monks known as the Catholic Capuchins—a group of friars that wore dark brown hoods, similar to the color of the drink.
Prepared with espresso, hot milk, and a cap of foam, cappuccino is the customary way to jumpstart your day in Italy. In Western Europe, it’s just the opposite: cappuccino is most popular as an after-dinner drink.
Last week my teen stopped by Eataly and visited the espresso bar which also serves up cappuccinos. In case you are wondering….
Eataly is an original “marketplace” model inviting consumers to be active participants in an innovative food and beverage experience where they shop, taste and savor high-quality, traditional, Italian food products and beverages along with local produce and artisanal products. This multifunctional marketplace includes a premier retail center for Italian delicacies and wine, a culinary educational center and a diverse slate of boutique eateries. Eataly ambassadors are here to provide a high-quality experience to all of our guests, whether you are here to shop or enjoy a meal.
We mostly looked and sampled. We did buy some bread, chocolate milk, and two Italian sandwiches.
★~ Abet and Aid Punsters Day:
Abet and Aid Punsters Day encourages you to laugh not groan at the punsters around you. The furniture store keeps calling me to come back…but all I wanted was one night stand.
★~Harvey Wallbanger Day:
No drink screams 1970s shag-carpeted, orange-swag-lamped, Holidome cocktail lounge quite as loudly as the Harvey Wallbanger. Invented in the 1950s, the Harvey Wallbanger is kin to other era cocktail marvels such as the White Russian and Rusty Nail. The drink is basically a Screwdriver with Galliano (a liqueur of yellowish hue and sugared herbal notes). The drink was supposedly named after a California surfer–Harvey–who liked this concoction so much that he had way too many and ran into a few walls.
Celebrate Harvey Wallbanger Day by digging that dusty bottle of Galliano out of the liquor cabinet, mixing up this recipe, and toasting to a drunken surfer.
1 1/2 ounces vodka
4 oz. orange juice
1/2 oz. Galliano
Orange slice for garnish
In a highball glass almost filled with ice, combine vodka and orange juice. Float Galliano (pour slowly over the back of a spoon) on top and garnish with orange slice.
★~ Cook Something Bold and Pungent:
Chop some garlic! Slice the Limburger cheese and peel the horseradish! Add onions to your favorite burger, and don’t forget the sauerkraut and garlic! Garlic Chips, anyone?
1 1/2 cups peeled plump garlic cloves, thinly sliced
2 cups canola oil
Set a coarse strainer over a heatproof bowl. In a small saucepan, combine the garlic slices with the canola oil and cook over moderate heat, stirring frequently, until the garlic is golden, about 15 minutes. Drain the garlic in the strainer, shaking off any of the excess cooking oil. Spread the garlic chips on a paper towel–lined baking sheet and let them cool. Reserve the strained garlic oil for another use.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1308 – Duns Scotus of Duns, Scotland (died today) was a medieval scholar and inventor of the Dunce Cap. Duns Scotus believed that cone shaped hats increased learning potential and that knowledge would flow from the point of the cap, down and into the head of the wearer, making that person smarter.
♥~ 1895 – Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen (Röntgen), a scientist, took the first X-ray pictures on this day in 1895. Roentgen may have been a clever scientist; but he had no business savvy. He never patented his X-ray machine and never received any money for it.
♥~ 1965 – “Like sands through the hourglass, these are the days of our lives…” The voice of McDonald Carey introduced the popular soap opera, Days of Our Lives, which debuted on NBC-TV
♥~ 1969 – 45 years ago today, Americans got their first taste of Sesame Street. A half-hour preview episode called “This Way to Sesame Street” aired on NBC on Saturday, November 8, 1969 at 5pm. Two days later, the show began its regular run. If you’re curious what that looked like, check out 10 classic Sesame Street moments we wouldn’t show today’s kids, examining the early show through video clips. And keep in mind that just one year later, Big Bird was on the cover of Time magazine.
♥~ 1971 – The album “Led Zeppelin IV,” which included the song “Stairway to Heaven,” was released.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1847 – Bram Stoker, the Irish novelist and short story writer best known as the creator of Dracula.
♥~ 1884 – Hermann Rorschach, was a Swiss Freudian psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, best known for developing a projective test known as the Rorschach inkblot test.
♥~ 1949 – Bonnie Raitt – Grammy Award-winning singer : Runaway, The Boy Can’t Help It, Something to Talk About, Sweet Forgiveness; actress: Urban Cowboy; musician: guitar; daughter of actor, John Raitt
♥~ 1952 – Christie Hefner magazine executive: Playboy; daughter of magazine’s founder Hugh Hefner
♥~ 1977 – Tiffani Wood, Australian singer, songwriter, Bardot, winners of the Australian Popstars reality show, (2000 Australian No.1 single ‘Poison’, and 2000 Australian No.1 self-titled album). Now solo.
♥~ 1985 – Jack Osbourne, son of Ozzy and star of MTV The Osbournes TV Show.
National Purebred Dog Day celebrates the diversity, heritage and contributions of the purebred dog, and it needs a home.
America’s Top Dogs (in someone elses opinion)
Lost art of sign spinning.
This story amuses me. Alex from Target is a reasonably attractive Target employee whose picture has gone viral with teenage Twitter users (There were rumors this was a viral marketing ploy, but it seems those rumors are false — )
I WANT ONE!
Taylor Swift’s smash hit “Shake It Off” mashed up with video of the 1989 Aerobic (this may be pulled by the time you watch it)
Top Dog Names…
My teen demonstrates the correct way to pronounce Jag – FYI you could drive a JAG too…this 2003 X-Type Jaguar is for sale! Mint condition.
Wishing everyone a wonderful and punny day. Any fun weekend plans? Remember, you can always add fun to your weekend by blowing up a bar of Ivory soap!
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