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★~ Today’s Quote: Life is an endless struggle full of frustrations and challenges, but eventually you find a hair stylist you like. ~Author Unknown
★~ Celebrating Beauticians:
How much would you be willing to pay a master hair stylist to design a hair style that would prevent you from ever having another bad hair day? Would you waste one of your three wishes on a “perfect hair”? Would you put achieving your own perfect hair style before world peace? Today we celebrate the beauticians, barbers, and color techs who understand and appreciate our endless whining about our hair and try so hard to bring us closer to the illusive perfect hair goal…never once mentioning that the problem might not be our hair.
★~ Log Cabin Day:
‘I was born in a log cabin,’ is a pretty cool way to start out a story, but I would still rather live in a house with rooms, plumbing, central cooling and heating and Internet. So how can we celebrate log cabin day? We could, of course, find a log cabin to visit, reminisce about the good old days when times were simpler and people lived without Google and had to haul out 80 pounds worth of encyclopedias for outdated but once-accurate information. We could play with Lincoln Logs or watch a few reruns of Little House on the Prairie. (Didn’t you just hate that Nellie Olson?)
★~ Chocolate Pudding Day:
My little pudding pops, today is your day to indulge! It is Chocolate Pudding Day! Chocolate pudding is a dessert full of a rich, chocolate flavor and a smooth texture. Back in the old days, puddings were actually savory, not sweet. Sometime around the 17th century, sweet puddings were produced. These versions contained flour, nuts, and sugar and often resembled cakes. It was not until the mid-19th century that an English chemist, Alfred Bird, developed egg-free custard powder, which is used to make modern day pudding.
If you like pudding, open up box of chocolate pudding mix and whip up a batch, or of course you could pretend to be Little House on the Prairie mom, Caroline Ingalls, and make chocolate pudding from scratch…..
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1819 – The bicycle was patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr. of New York City.
♥~ 1964 – A Hard Day’s Night was released by United Artists Records. The album featured all original material by The Beatles and became the top album in the country by July 25, 1964.
♥~ 1965 – Mr. Tambourine Man, by The Byrds, reached the number one spot on the pop music charts. The song was considered by many to be the first folk-rock hit. The tune was written by Bob Dylan, as were two other hits for the group: All I Really Want to Do and My Back Pages.
♥ ~ 1985 – You’ve heard of players, managers and owners being ejected from baseball games, right? But have you ever heard of an organist being given the heave-ho? It happened at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater, Florida (the home of the Philadelphia Phillies during spring training; a Class A League team uses the stadium the rest of the season). Wilbur Snapp played Three Blind Mice following a call by umpire Keith O’Connor. The umpire was not amused and saw to it that Mr. Snapp was sent to the showers.
♥~ 1974 – The first Universal Product Code (UPC) was scanned at a Marsh’s Supermarket in Troy Ohio. The first item scanned was a pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Gum. The pack of gum is on display at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
♥~ 1999: A 2-year-old rooster named Henry crowed 42 times in 30 minutes to win 46th annual Rooster Crow in Rogue River, Oregon.
♥ ~ 2006 – Warren Buffett, the world’s second-richest person, donated $37 billion to foundations run by his family and by Bill Gates. The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation received billion.
♥ – El Morno wishes Nancy Leahy our El Morno-Facebook friend a very Happy Birthday! Nancy is a domestic goddess that loves God, family, cooking, politics, people who can make up their minds, protecting the under dog, bible quotes, and in case you think she is a goodie two shoes she can make you blush and giggle uncontrollable with her stories of sex in in the city.
♥~ 1819 – Abner Doubleday Civil War Union Major General: known for the myth that he invented modern baseball; died Jan 26, 1893
♥ ~ 1956 – Chris Isaak actor: Little Buddha, Silence of the Lambs, Married to the Mob, Twin Peaks; singer, songwriter: Wicked Game, Blue Hotel, LP: Silvertone
♥~ 1970 – Sean Hayes Emmy Award-winning actor: Will & Grace ; Martin and Lewis, Pieces of April, The Cat in the Hat, The Bucket List; Broadway: Damn Yankees ; TV M.C./host of 2010 Tony Awards
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Historically most “Log cabins” were a simple one- or 1½-story structures,
♥~ A “log cabin” was usually constructed with round rather than hewn, or hand-worked, logs, and often it was the first generation home building erected quickly for frontier shelter.[
♥ ~ Log cabin construction required stuffing available items, such as leaves, moss and dried manure, between the logs for insulation and filler. This stuffing was then covered with mud, both inside the cabin and out, to create “chinking” and thus seal out the elements.
♥~ The log cabin has been a symbol of humble origins in US politics since the early 19th century. Seven United States Presidents were born in log cabins, including Abraham Lincoln, Andrew Jackson, and James Buchanan.
♥~ Lincoln Logs, named after President Abraham Lincoln, original sales slogan was “Interesting playthings typifying the spirit of America.”
★~ Today’s Giggle:
A Sunday school teacher said to her children, ” We have been learning how powerful kings and queens were in Bible times. But, there is a higher power. Can anybody tell me what it is?” One child blurted out, “Aces!”
Let’s do hair? Have you found the perfect hair stylist. Do you love your hair? Hate your hair? Are you resigned to just living with your hair for now? Are you growing your hair out? Considering cutting it? Changing the color? The conversation around this topic is endless…so comment away….because Odd Loves Company!