March 9, 2011: Middle Name Pride Day, Panic Day

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March 9, 2011

★~ Today’s Quote: “It isn’t the mountain ahead that wears you out; it’s the grain of sand in your shoe.” Rodan of Alexandria

★~  Middle Name Pride Day: 

Share your middle name with pride! The name your parents gave you but didn’t want to call you by.

★~ Panic Day:

What?! Today is National Panic Day? We didn’t know! We’re not prepared! What are we gonna do? Batten down the hatches! Get some hot water and a towel! Someone order a pizza! Follow that taxi and step on it! Panic!

★~Today In History:

♥~ 1832 – Abraham Lincoln of New Salem, IL announced that he would run for political office for the first time. He sought a seat in the Illinois state legislature. ‘Honest Abe’ was not successful. Less than thirty years later, however, he become President of the United States.

♥~ 1954 – This was the day that critics called “TV’s coming of age.” Edward R. Murrow presented his report on the controversial Wisconsin Senator, Joseph R. McCarthy.

♥~ 1985 – The most requested movie in history, Gone with the Wind, went on sale in video stores across the U.S. for the first time. The tape cost buyers $89.95. The film, starring Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh, cost $4.5 million to produce and has earned over $400 million, making it one of the biggest money-makers in motion picture history. GWTW is now the cornerstone of the massive MGM film library owned by Ted Turner.

♥~ 1971- Chart Topper–Me and Bobby McGee-Janis Joplin

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1934 – Joyce Van Patten actress: Monkey Shines, The Goodbye Guys, Bad News Bears, Breathing Lessons; sister of actor Dick Van Patten

♥~ 1936Mickey Gilley country singer: Academy of Country Music Top New Male Vocalist [1974]

♥~ 1948 – Jimmie Fadden singer, musician: harmonica, guitar: group: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

♥~ 1960 Linda Fiorentino (Clorinda Fiorentino) actress: Unforgettable, Bodily Harm, The Last Seduction, Vision Quest, Men in Black

★~Did you know:

♥~ Barbie® full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts. She is from Willows, Wisconsin, and went to Willows High School. Barbie® was named after the daughter of Mattel founders Ruth and Elliot Handler. Their son’s name is: Ken.

♥~ Over 800 million Barbie® dolls have been sold.

♥~ More than 105 million yards of fabric have gone into making the fashions of Barbie®  and her friends, making Mattel one of the largest apparel manufacturers in the world. Her signature color is pink and her clothes include designs by Givenchy, Versace, Dolce & Gabana, Vera Wang and Gucci.

♥~ Barbie® has had more than a billion pair of shoes and over one hundred new additions to her wardrobe annually.

♥~ Barbie® has had more than 80 careers — everything from a rock star to a paleontologist to a presidential candidate.

♥~ Barbie® currently a $2.5 billion dollar-per-year industry including licensed products under Barbie Consumer Products.


Did you have a favorite Barbie when you were a kid and if you are guy what was your relationship with Barbie?

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 Post Updated: March 9, 2012

8 thoughts on “March 9, 2011: Middle Name Pride Day, Panic Day

  1. Good morning! I was a big fan of Barbie and pals back in my youth. I used to play Barbie for hours with my little friend Brenda. 🙂

  2. Good morning!
    I bought barbies galore for my two girls and even refused to let them open some of the boxes….some silly notion that they would be valuable and a collector’s item. When they outgrew them I still wouldn’t part with them and I’ve put them all in storage for the day that they have their own children (hopefully girls, I think there’s only one Ken in the collection)

    • Will your grandchildren be allowed to play with them? Well!! I can’t help but wonder…I have my Barbies and a handmade collection of fabulous clothes a great aunt made me….hope Cole has a daughter someday.

  3. Loved my astronaut Barbie. I think my Barbie owned most of those shoes and she wore them all on her trips around the moon.
    My brother loved to do Barbie’s hair and was good at it. It served him well….I have three nieces and their daddy can to an up-do or a french braid that is the envy of their friends!

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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