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June 3rd, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. Allen Ginsberg
★~ National Donut Day:
National Donut Day (first Friday In June) has been celebrated annually every year since 1938, when it began to honor the women who served soldiers doughnuts during World War I. I have never met a person who did not like donuts. Have you? What kind do you like best?
★~ Repeat Day:
Did you know that today is Repeat Day? Did you know that today is Repeat Day? Why am I repeating myself? Well, because today is Repeat Day. If I told you once, I told you three times! Watch a favorite movie twice, have a second donut, or call a family member, and then hang up and call them back . . . and start the same conversation with them all over again. Torturing family members is always a fun way to celebrate any holiday.
★~ National Egg Day:
The incredible, edible egg! I’m not sure why this holiday isn’t celebrated closer to Easter. I mean, if you still have hard boiled eggs left over from Easter, may I suggest gently taking them out to the garbage. I guess today would be the day to enjoy an egg dish. What about eggs benedict? Or what about herbed egg crêpes filled with smoked salmon, or poached eggs with baked feta and olives, or a fried egg sandwich . . . or just scramble an egg, and enjoy it with toast and bacon on the side!
★~ Today In History:
♥~ 1888 – There was no joy in Mudville this day , as Casey at the Bat was first published in The San Francisco Examiner. The author was not given a byline in the paper, but he was given $5. Ernest Thayer wrote a series of comic ballads for the San Francisco paper. Casey at the Bat was the last, and the only one to live on through the years. William DeWolf Hopper, the well-known actor, first recited the poem at Wallach’s Theatre in New York City this same year. That five minutes and 40 seconds became part of DeWolf Hopper’s repertoire. It is said that he had told the tale of Mudville some 10,000 plus times.
♥~ 1937 – Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson of Baltimore, MD, the woman who was the cause of King Edward VIII’s abdication of the British throne, was married this day to the former King (The Duke of Windsor). This was the storybook romance; the king in love with the commoner gives up his throne to spend the rest of his life with the woman he loves. They lived happily ever after … in France.
♥~ 1948 – Korczak Ziolkowski began his sculpture of Crazy Horse near Mt. Rushmore.
♥~ 1998 – An 87-foot memorial to Crazy Horse, sculpted into rock near Custer in the South Dakota Black Hills by Korczak Ziolkowski, was dedicated after 50 years of work. The face of Crazy Horse was actually completed on this day. Work continues on the rest of the mountain.
♥~ 2001- Antony Larose of Windsor, England, got a moth trapped in his ear while trying to rescue a cat from under a bush. He said the pain from beating of the moth’s wings against his eardrum was excruciating. It was eventually removed at a hospital. He said, “The noise was unimaginable.”
♥~ 1925 – Tony Curtis (Bernard Schwartz) actor: Some Like It Hot, The Great Impostor, The Defiant Ones, Houdini, Trapeze, The Boston Strangler, Christmas in Connecticut, The Count of Monte Cristo; died Sep 29, 2010
♥~ 1926 – (Irwin) Allen Ginsberg Beat Generation poet: His poem “Howl” is said to have turned America from the 1950s into the 1960s overnight. It begins: “I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking for an angry fix, angel-headed hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night…”
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Can’t remember if an egg is fresh or hard boiled? Just spin the egg. If it wobbles, it’s raw. If it spins easily, it’s hard boiled. A fresh egg will sink in water, a stale one will float.
♥~ The color of the egg shell is not related to quality, nutrients, flavour, or cooking characteristics. White shelled eggs are produced by hens with white feathers and white ear lobes. Brown shelled eggs are produced by hens with red feathers and red ear lobes. Brown egg layers usually are slightly larger and require more food, thus brown eggs usually cost more than white eggs.
♥~ China produces the most eggs, at about 160 billion per year. In the US, about 280 million hens produce more than 65 billion eggs per year. A hen can lay about 250 eggs per year.
♥~ Chicken are descendants of the red jungle fowl (gallus gallus spadiceus) that lives in Asia. The chicken is one of the first domestic animals, appearing in China around 1400 BC. The are some 150 chicken species and hundreds of chicken breeds.
♥~ Egg yolks are one of the few foods that naturally contain Vitamin D.
♥~ Howard Helmer, Senior National Representative for the American Egg Board, is the Omelet King. Helmer holds three Guinness World Records for omelet making – fastest omelet-maker (427 omelets in 30 minutes); fastest single omelet (42 seconds from whole egg to omelet); and omelet flipping (30 flips in 34 seconds).
★~ Today’s Silly:
Chicken walks into a bar. “I’d like a burger and a beer,” he says to the bartender.
“Oh, my God!” the bartender says. “You can talk!”
“Well, look at that,” the chicken replies. “Your ears work!”
“But, you’re a chicken!” the bartender says.
“Ah, I see your eyes work, too,” the chicken says. “Now, can I have my burger and beer?”
“Certainly,” the bartender says. “Sorry about that. It’s just not every day that I see a talking chicken. What are you doing around here?”
“I’m working at the university,” the chicken says. He goes on to explain that he’s helping a professor with research on representation theory and integrable systems, but the bartender clearly has no idea what he’s talking about. So, the chicken enjoys his burger and beer and leaves.
A little while later, the owner of the circus comes into the bar. The bartender says, “You’re the owner of the circus, right? Well, have I got an act for you! I know this chicken who talks, reads, and drinks beer!”
“Sounds great!” says the circus owner. “Have him give me a call.”
The next day, the chicken returns to the bar. The bartender explains that he thinks he can get the chicken a great job at the circus.
“The circus?” asks the chicken. “You mean the place with the big tent, animals, lion tamers and trapeze artists?”
“Yeah!” says the bartender. “The owner would love to hire you!”
“Why?” asks the chicken. “What use would he have for an algebraist?”
Well…what kind of donut are you going to have today? I will have glazed donuts or maybe a French cruller. I do not like donuts filled with custard of jelly. I will more than likely make a fried egg for breakfast.. My, omelet maker, son is still on the road but he returns later TODAY- making this a most eggellent day!
Hope you Friday is Fabulous! Leave mea comment if you have a chance….Odd Loves Company!