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September 13, 2011
★~ Todays Sunrise: Nag’s Head N.C. taken by Merrilymarylee’s BroJoe. Isn’t it magnificent?
★~ Today’s Quote: If you don’t get everything you want, think of the things you don’t get that you don’t want. ~Oscar Wilde
★~ Positive Thinking Day:
Positive people focus their feelings on joy, happiness, health, prosperity, harmony, and love. They seek successful outcomes and take positive actions to create that reality. Positive thinkers live in solutions, not problems.
Ok—now back to the real world. Some days suck. A lot of rain falls in your life, and even though you start the day feeling happy and harmoniousness, a big old bus comes barreling by and splashes mud and rainwater all over you and your clothes. Some people might remind you with a positive smile that at least the bus did not hit you….Those people are not your friends. Poke them hard with your umbrella. Feeling a little better, you should now go and buy your cuppa and a muffin and spend some time glowering at the whole world. A little while later, when the sun comes out and your zip-a-dee-doo-dah returns, you will naturally become more positive and radiate joy…but just in case, keep the poking end of your umbrella close at hand.
★~National Defy Superstition Day:
If a black cat crosses your path today, look him straight in his beady little eyes and say, “You’re not my mom!”
★~ Peanut Day:
Found a peanut, found a peanut, found a peanut just now. Just now I found a peanut,
found a peanut just now. I could not resist. Ok, fine; I can resist.
The peanut started off in South America, but now its crunchy shells can be found littering the floors of sports bars all over the world. That’s one well-traveled legume. And without peanuts there’d be no peanut butter. Can you imagine such a world?
Speaking of legumes, that is technically what peanuts are. Legumes are simple dry fruits in the same family as peas and beans. But much better!
Celebrate the peanut with the obvious—a peanut butter sandwich—or bake up a batch of peanut butter cookies, watch a ballgame with a bag of whole peanuts, or enjoy a sprinkling of peanuts on an ice cream sundae. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, you can follow in the footsteps of George Washington Carver, who discovered over 300 practical uses for peanuts. Carver, a graduate of Iowa State University, discovered ways to use peanuts in shampoo, fuel, dyes, and flours.
★~ Snack a Pickle Time:
I’m considering frying pickles today. For my whole life I have always wanted to tried fried pickles, and so today I might just fulfill a lifetime dream. And you can say, if asked, that you were one of the first to know!
Don’t let the pickle play second fiddle to your sandwich today. Give the pickle a chance to stand alone and be enjoyed as a snack.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1922 – The mercury climbed to 136 degrees (Fahrenheit) in El Azizia, Libya, the highest temperature ever recorded on Earth. We sure hope they had plenty of lemonade on hand.
♥~ 1954 – The cover of LIFE magazine was adorned with Judy Garland’s picture, with the caption, “Judy Garland takes off after an Oscar.” Garland had been nominated for her role in A Star is Born.
♥~ 1963 – Mary Kay, the direct-sales cosmetic company, was founded by nine people gathered around Mary Kay Ash’s kitchen table.
♥~ 1997 – Mariah Carey’s Honey debuted on the Hot 100 at number one — her third single to do so. The others wereFantasy (Sep 30, 1995) and One Sweet Day (Dec 2, 1995). Carey was the first artist to have three singles debut at #1.
♥~ 1924- Chester “Zeke” Cieslak. Awesome father, lover of books and baseball and all things Polish. “Pops” to El Morno friend Teresa Cieslak.
♥~ 1939 – Neil Sedaka, singer, songwriter, (1959 UK No.3 single ‘Oh Carol’ plus over 30 US & 14 UK other Top 40 singles
♥~ 1944 – Jacqueline Bisset actress: Rich and Famous, The Deep, Airport, Bullitt, Wild Orchid, Murder on the Orient Express, Choices
♥~ 1952 – Randy Jones singer: group: The Village People: Y.M.C.A.
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Collect seven or nine different flowers on midsummer eve and place them under your pillow and it is said that you will dream of your future spouse. (Sweden)
♥~ An acorn should be carried to bring luck and ensure a long life.
♥~ Before traveling a person should sit on their luggage to ensure safe travel. (Russian)
♥~ Placing a hat on the bed is, bad luck. (South Carolina)
♥~ According to an age old custom, carrying a dead shrew in your pocket wards off rheumatism!
I have my fingers crossed that you have a terrific Tuesday. If you have a morno moment leave a comment…Odd Loves Company. I will be back to muse later this morno with a terrific recipe to share!