August 27,2011 Just Because Day, The Duchess” Who Wasn’t Day, Banana Lover’s Day,Pots de Creme Day

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August 27,2011

Post updated here: August 27, 2012


★~  Today’s Quote: Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it ~ Confucius

★~  Just Because Day:

Today is the day to create some “just because” time — a day to do things for no apparent reason. We spend so much time doing stuff because we need to do it and have to do it. Wouldn’t it be fun to do something just because? Go crazy and buy yourself something you normally wouldn’t splurge on; say hello to someone you’ve never had the nerve to speak to; snort when you laugh; howl at the moon; skip rather than walk; give a fake name to your Starbucks; sing with the car windows down; make faces at a crying kid in a shopping cart; ask someone if they know why you love them; and most of all, when they ask, answer, “Just because!”

★~ “The Duchess” Who Wasn’t Day:

At least once today, slip the famous quotation “beauty is in the eye of the beholder” into your conversation. This day celebrates the life of Margaret Wolfe Hungerford, a novelist who often wrote under the pseudonym “The Duchess,” which was the title of her most popular novel. Margaret is responsible for the popular phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” which appeared in her book Molly Bawn

★~  Banana Lover’s Day:

The average person eats about 33 pounds of bananas a year. Holy bananas! People don’t just love bananas, they LOVE bananas. The obvious way to celebrate Banana Day is to sing the “banana-fanna-fo-fana” name game song everywhere you go. Sing it to your kids, your spouse, your friends, and the person checking you out at the supermarket (after you check his or her name tag). Or perhaps you would like offer a toast to bananas with a Chocolate Monkey, Scooby Snack, or June Bug banana liqueur drink? Ok, I will quite monkeying around . . . I’m sure you will find the perfect way to show your love and appreciation for the banana. Click here for a my collection of  banana tips and trivia. Cole demonstrates how to peel a banana correctly

★~  Pots de Creme Day:

The French know cream sauces, and they know their desserts. Today, we celebrate the perfect combination of the two — National Pots de Crème Day! What are pots de crème? Pots de crème refers to both the custard dessert as well as the small lidded pots this dessert is served in. Pots de crème, or pot-au-crème, translates to English as “pot of cream”. The French do not have a word for “custard”; the dish is simply referred to as “crème”. Today is the perfect day to make a Pot de Crème with Banana Caramel Sauce. Ooo la la, un peu plus, s’il vous plait!

 ★~ Today in History

♥~ 1859: Petroleum was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania. It’s been called “the most important oil well ever drilled” because it marked the beginning of the modern petroleum age.

♥~ 1912 – Tarzan was born, or rather, came to life on this day. Tarzan of the Apes was published by writer Edgar Rice Burroughs.

♥~ 1938 – At a poetry reading by Archibald MacLeish, another poet, in a fit of jealousy, set fire to some papers in order to disrupt the recital. That jealous poet, incidentally, was Robert Frost.

♥~ 1955 – The Guinness Book of World Records was first published. Six months later, it was a best-seller. It has sold more than 70,000,000 copies, more than any other book but the Bible.

♥~1965- The Beatles met Elvis Presley at his mansion in Beverly Hills. It was an awkward meeting, leaving The Beatles with the impression that Presley’s personality was decidedly “un-magnetic.” John Lennon remarked soon after, “Where’s Elvis? It was like meeting Engelbert Humperdinck.”

♥~ 1988 –  ‘Monkey’ gave George Michael his eighth US No.1 single of the 1980s, a record only beaten by Michael Jackson

♥~ 1988 – Tracy Chapman went to No.1 on the US album chart with her self-titled album.

♥~ 1994 – From the Fantastic Feats Department: The 1998 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records notes that the world’s largest balloon release was accomplished by Disney Home Video. They let 1,592,744 balloons go at Longleat House, England.

♥~ 1997 –  Animal humane officer Bob Warren of Kenosha, Wisconsin, rescued his seventh skunk of the summer with its head stuck in a Yoplait yogurt container. Warren said it’s not that difficult as long as you keep the skunk’s tail down.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 551 B.C. – Confucius (K’ung Fu-tzu) philosopher; died in 479 B.C.

♥~ 1910 – Mother Teresa (Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu) Nobel Peace Prize-winner [1979]: missionary, humanitarian; died Sep 5, 1997

♥~ 1943 – Tuesday Weld (Susan Kerr) actress: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, Author, Author, Falling Down, Rock, Rock, Rock

♥~ 1949 – Jeff Cook singer, musician: guitar: group: Alabama: Love in the First Degree, Feels So Right

♥~ 1952 – Paul Reubens aka Pee-wee Herman comedian, actor: Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Batman Returns, Pee Wee’s Big Top; TV host: You Don’t Know Jack

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ Mother Teresa said,” Being unwanted is the worst disease that any human being could ever experience.”

♥~ Mother Teresa was born to an Albanian family in Skopje (now in Macedonia) on August 26, 1910. She had one older sister and one older brother.

♥~ Mother Teresa was the smallest nun in her convent.  She was 5’ tall.

♥~ When she was 18 years old, Agnes left home and joined the Sisters of Loreto in Rathfarnham, Ireland. Although she lived to be 87 years old, she never saw her mother or sister again after the day she left for Ireland.

♥~ Mother Teresa was the smallest nun in her convent.  She was 5’ tall.

♥~ In 1979, Mother Teresa was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitutes a threat to peace.”  She refused the conventional ceremonial banquet given to laureates, and asked that the $192,000 funds be given to the poor in India

♥~  One of her first projects was to teach the children of the poor . She didn’t have any equipment or supplies so she taught them to read and write by writing in the dirt with sticks.

♥~ Mother Teresa’s philosophy and implementation have faced some criticism. Catholic newspaper editor David Scott wrote that Mother Teresa limited herself to keeping people alive rather than tackling poverty itself. She has also been criticized for her view on suffering.  She felt that suffering would bring people closer to Jesus.

♥~ When Mother Teresa received the Nobel peace  prize, she was asked, “What can we do to promote world peace?” She answered “Go home and love your family.”

★~ Confucius say: 

Man who run in front of car get tired.

Lady who run behind car get exhausted.

Man that is stuck in pantry has his ass in jam.

Man who drink alcohol does not solve any problem but then…neither does man who drink milk

Man who has bad breath is luckier than man with no breath at all

House without toilet is uncanny.

Man who reads while sunbathing, becomes well-red

Lady with cookie in both hands has balanced diet.

Confucius say: Lady who slide down bannister,get slivers by cracky.

Confucius say: Man who walk through airport door sideways going to Bangkok.


Hope everyone had a Spectacular Saturday. I would write more but I suspect Confucius would say blogger who goes on and on gathers few readers. But don’t worry I will be back soon to muse soon. If you have a morno moment leave a comment because Odd Loves Company!


13 thoughts on “August 27,2011 Just Because Day, The Duchess” Who Wasn’t Day, Banana Lover’s Day,Pots de Creme Day

  1. I don’t know what to celebrate first. Love banana’s. Love Pots de Creme. Maybe I will have both today. Just because! 😀

  2. Funny about the Duchess who wasn’t. I had no idea where that saying came from. Mother Teresa and Confucius born on the same day! I would say that is amazing.

    Have a super Saturday.

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