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July 15, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: “May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night and a smooth road all the way to your door.” Irish Blessings
★~ Buck Moon:
Say hello to July 2011’s full moon, the Full Buck Moon, which also might be called Thunder Moon or Full Hay Moon. July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads, in coatings of velvety fur. The energies surrounding this full moon are ones of success, happiness, and fulfillment Opportunities for self-reliance and confidence, unity, and balance abound.
This booming, behoofed moon will unveil its full self Thursday night at 2:40 a.m.
★~ Tapioca Pudding Day:
When I mentioned it was Tapioca pudding day, both Carol and Erica (Odd Friends) shared that they loved Tapioca pudding. Erica ate Tapioca snack packs growing up – she had them in her lunches. I had never heard of such a thing! Erica’s mom also made Tapioca from pudding mixes from time to time. Carol’s mom made Tapioca from scratch and Carol shared that she always imagined that the little round tapioca balls were eyeballs. Thank you for sharing, Carol! Carol’s mom would add orange pieces and pineapple to the pudding to make up for the creepy feeling you felt when your pudding was staring up at you. Carol’s topping of choice was a good whipped cream. I am not at all sure that I like Tapioca pudding, but plan to give it the old Odd try….If it rolls its eyes at me though…it’s over!
★~ Gummi Worm Day:
Gummi means rubber in German so we are celebrating today by eating colorful, slimy, rubber worms. Perhaps this is appropriate, since today is the opening of the last Harry Potter Movie. Cole and I are seeing the movie this afternoon and will dine on…Gummi Worms.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ ad 852–862- SAINT SWITHIN’S bishop of Winchester. Little is known of his life, but his relics were transferred into Winchester Cathedral July 15, 971, a day on which there was a heavy rainfall. According to old English belief, it will rain for 40 days thereafter when it rains on this day. “St. Swithin’s Day, if thou dost rain, for 40 days it will remain; St. Swithin’s Day, if thou be fair, for 40 days, will rain nea mair.”
♥~ 1922 – The duck-billed platypus arrived in America, direct from Australia. It was exhibited at the Bronx Zoo in New York City. This unusual mammal, has webbed feet, a duck’s bill, a beaver’s tail; is seal-like, yet hairy and it lays eggs.
♥~ 2003 – 96 degrees F, was the overnight low in Phoenix, Arizona — breaking the previous all time high minimum temperature record of 93°F which was set on June 27, 1990, July 20, 1989 and July 14, 2003.
♥~ 2009 – Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opened in U.S movie houses.
♥~ 2011 – Movies debuting in U.S. theatres: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, starring Ralph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Alan Rickman, Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson; Winnie the Pooh, featuring the voices of Craig Ferguson, John Cleese and Jim Cummings; Salvation Boulevard, with Jennifer Connelly, Pierce Brosnan, Marisa Tomei, Isabelle Fuhrman, Ed Harris and Ciarán Hinds; Snow Flower and the Secret Fan, starring Bingbing Li, Gianna Jun, Vivian Wu, Hugh Jackman and Archie Kao; and the Sarah Palin biopic, The Undefeated.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1606 – Rembrandt Van Rijn artist: 300 etchings, 1,400 drawings, 600 paintings: The Night Watch, Man with a Magnifying Glass, The Anatomy Lesson of Professor Tulp,Descent from the Cross, Rape of Ganymede; died Oct 4, 1669
♥~ 1779 – Clement Clarke Moore poet, author: “Twas the night before Christmas…..” begins his famous verse. “Clement Clarke Moore is credited as the author of “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” sometimes called “The Night Before Christmas.” Read it aloud to commemorate his birthday, July 15, 1779. It will be like Christmas in July.
♥~ 1939 – Patrick Wayne actor: Chill Factor, Young Guns, McClintock, Big Jake; John Wayne’s son
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ There is an old folklore belief that rain follows the full moon and moon phases. In an Oct. 6, 2010 article, Science Now confirmed that researchers have found this to be true. The full moon and moon phases “do seem to account for 1 to 2 percent of the total changes in rainfall or stream runoff. ‘It’s a real effect, but it’s a real small effect.’”
♥~ The names for the Full Moon were made up by the Algonquian tribes of Native Americans. The names they had for the Moon are related to nature & the seasons, hunting & fishing, and farming.
♥~ The second full moon occurring within a calendar month is called a Blue Moon. The last blue Moon was on 31st May 2007. This phenomenon occurs once every three years on average.
♥~ According to superstition a male child is more likely to be conceived at full moon.
♥~ The Moonlight Sonata, by Ludwig von Beethoven, left, is probably the most widely recognized classical work associated with the full moon. The name comes not from the composer but from a critic who compared the piece to the effect of moonlight on Lake Lucerne.
♥~ The honeymoon is named after the full moon in June. As it fell between the planting and harvesting of crops this was traditionally the best month to get married.
★~ Today’s Giggle:
The other blonde answers, “Helloooooooooo, can you see Florida …?”
We are off to see the last Harry Potter movie today. I’m excited and a little sad. I discovered the first Harry Potter book from a very small blurb written in the Chicago Parent Magazine. Cole was much too young for the books, but I bought the first one and never looked back. When Cole was older, Joe read each book and of-course we all saw all the movies together. I’m told the final movie does not disappoint.
Are you off to see Harry Potter this weekend? Leave a comment if you have a Morno moment—Odd Loves Company!