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July 21st, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” — Ernest Hemingway
★~ National Junk Food Day:
Holy clogged arteries! Today we are celebrating trash cuisine! For today, and today only, it is absolutely acceptable to shovel deep-fried, chocolate-covered, baby back ribs and gummy bear-encrusted marshmallows-on-a-stick into your face guilt-free.
Celebrate Junk Food Day by enjoying your favorite food that is high-calories and low in nutritional value. Inquiring minds will want to know what food you paired with today! So, be sure to share your favorite junk food indulgence with us.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1873 – The first train robbery in America was pulled off by Jesse James and his gang. They took $3,000 from the Rock Island Express at Adair, IA.
♥~ 1968 – Arnold Palmer became the first golfer to make a million dollars in career earnings after he tied for second place at the PGA Championship. Palmer accomplished the feat in just 13 years and 2 months as a professional golfer. He won 52 golf tournaments during that period.
♥~ 1899 – Ernest (Miller) Hemingway Pulitzer Prize  & Nobel Prize-winning writer : The Old Man and the Sea, The Sun Also Rises, A Farewell to Arms, For Whom the Bell Tolls; died July 2, 1961
♥~ 1951 – Robin Williams Academy Award-winning actor: Good Will Hunting ; comedian and/or actor: Mork and Mindy, Good Morning, Vietnam, Mrs. Doubtfire, Dead Poet’s Society, Popeye, The Fisher King, Hook, Comic Relief, Patch Adams, What Dreams May Come, Jumanji, Jakob the Liar
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Hostess makes 500 million Twinkies a year.
♥~ Cracker Jack originated in Chicago and was the first to use toys to target junk food to children.
♥~ Americans consume approximately 70 million “tator tots” a year.
♥~ Nachos are the most craved food by pregnant women.
♥~ An estimate of 200,000,000 M&M’s are sold in the US daily.
♥~ Cheetle: The orange, powdery residue left on your fingers after eating Cheetos
★~ Today’s giggle:
The first stop on my vacation was my sister’s house in Montana. She’s extremely organized — before she leaves on a trip she always types up address labels for her postcards. This time, I figured I did her one better. The second day of our visit, I boasted, “You’ll be impressed. I’ve already written thank-you notes to everyone I’ll be staying with. They’re all stamped and ready to go.”
My sister was silent for a moment. Then she asked, “You mean those little envelopes I saw in your room and mailed this morning?”
I’m not sure how Cole and I will celebrate junk food day. So many choices for only one day! But count on me to return later and muse about our junk food choice. I hope you will do the same. If you have moment leave a morno comment. Odd Loves Company!