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July 31, 2015
★~ Today’s Quote: Breed a Bulldog with a Shih Tzu and you get a Bullshitz. ~ Good Dog! magazine
★~ Mutt Day:
Tubby on the run!
The word mutt is used to describe a dog that comes from a mix of two or more different dog breeds. Rather than creating a celebration for one type of dog over another type of dog, why not celebrate our own unique, special pups that have value far beyond their breeding (whatever that might be!).
★~ Uncommon Instrument Awareness Day:
Have you ever heard of a wakrapuku, a Javanese bonang or a kaval? As long as there has been music, there have been people creating new, unique, and sometimes just plain odd ways to create sound. I had no idea there were so many strange instruments out there! The mountain dulcimer (video above) is a type of stringed instrument that was common during the 1700s in the mountainous southern United States.
★~ Jump for Jelly Beans Day
Candy-lovers everywhere please stop what ever you are doing and jump for joy and show your appreciation for jelly beans. These tiny candies evolved from an ancient confection called “Turkish delight,” which was one of the earliest forms of hard candy. Our modern-day jelly beans gained popularity during the American Civil War. A candy company in Boston began marketing jelly beans as the perfect treat to send to soldiers, and soon everyone was hooked. One of the most famous jelly bean fans is President Ronald Reagan. He served them at his inauguration! I like the red one’s.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1928 – MGM’s Leo the lion roared for the first time. He introduced MGM’s first talking picture, White Shadows on the South Seas. Leo’s dialogue was more extensive than the film’s, whose only spoken word was, “Hello.
♥~ 1955 – Marilyn Bell of Toronto, Canada, at age 17, became the youngest person to swim the English Channel.
♥~ 1971 – Apollo 15 astronauts David R. Scott and James B. Irwin took a five miles ride on the moon (lunar rover vehicle). Their first stop at the rim of Elbow Crater was televised back to Earth to millions of viewers. The moon ride lasted two hours and the astronauts were heard to exclaim, “There’s some beautiful geology out there!”
♥~ 1985 – Prince was big at the box office with the autobiographical story of the Minneapolis rock star, Purple Rain. The flick grossed $7.7 million in its first three days of release on 917 movie screens. The album of the same name was the top LP in the U.S., as well
♥~ 1958 – Bill Berry musician: drums: group: R.E.M.: Radio Free Europe, Talk about the Passion, So Central Rain, [Don’t Go Back To] Rockville, Seven Chinese Brothers
♥~ 1963 – Fatboy Slim: Rock musician
♥~ 1979 – B.J. Novak, Actor, writer: The Office”
★~ Amusing Gallimaufry
His jumping skills might not work but he’s a real go-getter!
Rabbit Rabbit Reminder! Today is the last day of the July and you know what that means don’t you? It’s time to prepare for the first of the month and all that can be yours by saying ”rabbit, rabbit!” The first words out of your mouth on the first day of August must be “rabbit, rabbit.”
Today is Dave Tucci’s (our bestest family friend) birthday. It would be great if you took a minute and clicked on his “Family Matters Ah Ha” Moment and voted for it. All it takes is one click – no sign-up, no email, no sales pitch. You can click and vote every day until the contest ends on August 7th.
Wishing everyone a Fab Friday. I’ll be back over the weekend to share a few stories (little coke’s and Salmon cakes). El Moro will resume on Monday.
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