Celebrating: Smiles and Lobster!

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June 15th

★~ Today’s Quote: Today, give a stranger one of your smiles.  It might be the only sunshine he sees all day.  ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You

★~ Smile Day:

Smile and the whole world smiles with you! Today, just flash everyone you meet and greet (or just passes your path) a great big, friendly smile. You never know, your warm, bright smile just might turn someone else’s frown into a great, big, happy smile.

Smiling is infectious,
You can catch it like the flu.
Someone smiled at me today,
And I started smiling too. (Unknown)

★~ National Lobster Day:

Boil ’em, grill ’em, steam ’em or bake ’em. No matter how you decide to cook ‘em, lobster is very tasty.  The largest American lobster ever caught weighed over 44 pounds and was about 3.5 feet long. Wonder who picked that one out of the tank.

If you would rather plan your lobster dinner for the weekend, I don’t think the Odd Day police will mind at all.

★~ Strawberry Moon:

This months full moon (June 15) was named by Native American tribes of New England and the Great Lakes because at this time of the year the strawberry ripened.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1752 – Benjamin Franklins kite meet lightening proved  lightning is electricity.

♥ ~ 1911 – IBM was incorporated in Endicott, New York, as the Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation

♥~ 1909 – Benjamin Shibe patented the cork-center baseball. A baseball stadium (Shibe Park in Philadelphia) was named for him.

♥~ 1956 – Sixteen-year-old John Lennon of the music group The Quarrymen met 14-year-old Paul McCartney and invited him to join the group. In a few years, the group became The Beatles.

♥~ 1963 – Kyu Sakamoto from Kawasaki, Japan, reached the number one spot on the pop music charts with Sukiyaki. The popular song captivated American music buyers and was at the top of the Billboard pop chart for three weeks.

♥~ 1965 – Bob Dylan recorded Like a Rolling Stone, the first of his recordings that featured electronic instruments. Dylan’s smash made it to number two on the Billboard chart Sep 4, 1965.

♥~ 1969 – Hee-Haw, made it’s TV debut on CBS

♥~ 2007 – Bob Barker ended his 35-year run as host of the CBS game show “The Price Is Right.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1949 – Jim Varney actor: The Beverly Hillbillies, Ernest Goes to Jail, Ernest Saves Christmas; died Feb 10, 2000

♥~ 1954 – Jim Belushi actor: The Defenders, Saturday Night Live, Trading Places, The Man with One Red Shoe, Little Shop of Horrors, The Principal, Who’s Harry Crumb?, Diary of a Hit Man, Destiny Turns on the Radio, Mighty Ducks the Movie: The Face-Off, Retroactive, Wag the Dog, K-911, According to Jim; John Belushi’s brother

♥~ 1963 – Helen (Elizabeth) Hunt Academy Award-winning actress: As Good As It Gets [1997]; Mad About You; Swiss Family Robinson, It Takes Two, The Fitzpatricks, Amy Prentiss, Twister, Kiss of Death, Next of Kin, Peggy Sue Got Married, Quarterback Princess, Desperate Lives, The Spell, My Life and Times

♥~ 1972 – T-Bone Willy, Rock musician (Save Ferris)

♥~ 1973 – Neil Patrick Harris actor: Doogie Howser, M.D., Clara’s Heart, Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story, My Antonia, Starship Troopers, The Next Best Thing

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ Smiling even if you don’t feel  like it will often improve your own mood.

♥~ Endorphins are released when you smile, even when you fake it. This may help ease stress.

♥~ It is easier to smile than frown- Scientists have discovered that your body has to work harder and use more muscles to frown than it does to smile.

♥~ Babies are born with the ability to smile.

♥~ Smile researchers have identified 19 different kinds of smiles and put them into two categories: polite “social” smiles which engage fewer muscles, and sincere “felt” smiles that use more muscles on both sides of the face.

★~ Todays Giggle:

In a small fishing village, a Newfoundlander was walking up the wharf carrying two – at least three pound live lobsters – one in each hand. It was three weeks after the season closed!

Whom should he meet at the end of the wharf but the Fisheries Officer who, upon viewing the live and wiggling lobsters, says, “Well me laddie, I got you this time – with two live lobsters three weeks after the season closed!”

The Newfie says, “No my son, you are wrong! These are two trained lobsters that I caught two weeks before the season ended.”

The Fisheries Officer says, “Trained… like how?”

“Well my son, each day I takes these two from my house down to the wharf and puts them in the water for a swim. While they swim I sits on the wharf and has me a smoke, or two. After about 15 minutes I whistles and up comes me two lobsters, and I takes them home!”

“Likely story”, the Fisheries Officer says! “Lets take them on down the wharf and see if it’s true.”

So, the Newfie goes ahead of the Fisheries Officer to the end of the wharf where, under supervision, he gently lowers both lobsters into the water. The Newfie sits on a wharf piling and lights up a smoke, then another!

After about 15 minutes the Fisheries Officer says to the Newfie, “How about whistling?”

The Newfie says, “What For?”

The Fisheries Officer says, “To call in the lobsters.”

The Newfie says, “What lobsters?”


I did not have lobster for dinner last night but I did have fish and chips! I am off to share a few Ireland pictures, muse a little, and smile a whole lot. Hope your Wednesday is Wonderful and you will drop me an El Morno comment if you have a  moment.

Big Smile!


5 thoughts on “Celebrating: Smiles and Lobster!

  1. A smile really can make a difference. I can remember really having a crappy day when a lady at the supermarket gave me the kindest smile…and it just made me feel like everything was going to be just fine.

    Love lobster! Look forward to hearing about your trip.

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