October 11: Coming Out Day, Face Your Fears Day, Sausage Pizza Day

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October 11, 2011

★~  Today’s Picture: It’s easy to assume that the entire world is falling into autumn when you live in the Northern Hemisphere….but this beautiful picture shared by our Aussie Friend Antoinette, shows a much different picture as the southern hemisphere blossoms into spring

★~ Today’s Quote: Fear is just your feelings asking for a hug. (character Joy Turner)

★~ Hunters Moon (October Full Moon)

The full moon following Harvest Moon.  Bright evening moon light extends the day’s h for hunters. The October Full Moon.

★~ National Coming Out Day:

Today promotes civil awareness about gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender issues and lifestyles. October 11 is the anniversary of the second March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, which took place in 1987. Over half a million people participated in six days of demonstrations and activities.

★~ National Face Your Fears Day: 

Celebrating  people who have faced and overcome their fears—whether seeking a better job, flying on a plane or pursuing a new relationship. National Face Your Fears Day is all about going for it, and encouraging others to do the same.

★~ National Sausage Pizza Day: 

Sausage and pizza lovers gather ‘round – today we dine on Sausage Pizza Day!  Whether you prefer homemade, frozen, dine-in or carry out, it is hard to resist the perfect combination of  spicy sausage on a steamin’ hot piece of pie loaded with ooey-gooey cheese.  Sausage pizza is the second most popular type of pizza in the United States -Anyone want to guess what tops this list?

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1878 – Outlaw Saturday Night Live, who killed at least a dozen men, was hanged. But it took two tries. On the first try, the rope slipped and Wild Bill’s knees dragged on the ground.

♥~ 1881 –  Roll film for cameras was patented. Was it SNL or Mr. Fuji who patented the stuff? No. That honor belongs to D.H. Houstonof Cambria, Wisconsin.

♥~ 1975 – “Live from New York! It’s Saturday Night!” The late-night comedy show, Saturday Night Live, made its debut — with George Carlin as the first guest host. Also in the cast: the ensemble of Chevy Chase, John Belushi, Dan Ackroyd, Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin and the voice of Don Pardo. SNL would continue — with many changes — to become the highest rated late-night show ever.

♥~ 1988 – Mathematicians used a network of computers in the United States, Europe, and Australia to factor a 100-digit number for the first time.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1844 – H.J. (Henry John) Heinz catsup & pickle mogul: Heinz 57 Varieties; died May 14, 1919

♥~ 1884 – Eleanor Roosevelt First Lady: wife of 32nd U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt; U.S. Delegate to the United Nations; died Nov 7, 1962

♥~ 1906 – Charles Revson died July 29, 1998: founder of the Revlon Co.; Dottie West

♥~ 1918 – Grammy Award-winning singer (Rabinowitz) Academy Award-winning director: West Side Story [1961]; Tony Award-winning choreographer: Fiddler on the Roof [1965], West Side Story[1958], High Button Shoes [1948]; Tony Award-winning director: Fiddler on the Roof [1965], Jerome Robbins’ Broadway [1989]; Ron Leibman

♥~ 1932 – musician (Dorothy Marie Marsh) Earth, Wind and Fire: Here Comes My Baby, Country Sunshine, Is this Me?, Would You Hold It Against Me, Paper Mansions; [w/Don Gibson]: Rings of Gold, There’s a Story Goin’ Round; [w/Kenny Rogers]

♥~ 1937 – Joan Cusack Emmy Award-winning actor: Kaz [1978-79]; Tony Award-winner: Angels in America: Millennium Approaches [1993]; We Bombed in New Haven, Pacific Station, The Hot Rock, Norma Rae

♥~ 1950 – Andrew Woolfolk musician: reeds: group: Earth, Wind and Fire: Shining Star, Sing a Song, Got to Get You into My Life, After the Love Has Gone, Let’s Groove,Boogie Wonderland.

~ 1962 – Joan Cusack actress: Saturday Night Live, Addams Family Values, Broadcast News, Married to the Mob, My Bodyguard, Sixteen Candles, Working Girl, Toys.

★~ Did You Know: 

most expensive pizza

♥~ Pizza comes from the latin root word Picea which means the blackening of crust by fire.

♥~ Over 5 billion pizzas are sold worldwide each year. Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza a day or about 350 slices per second.

♥~ Pizzerias are expected to purchase more than $4 billion worth of cheese annually by the year 2011.

♥~ 36 percent of all pizza orders want their pizza topping pepperoni.

♥~ Saturday night is the most popular night to eat pizza.

♥~ Top 5 pizza sales days are: Super Bowl Sunday,New Year’s Eve,Halloween The night before Thanksgiving, New Year’s Day

♥~ Domino’s Pizza is the world leader in delivery

♥~ Pizza Deliverers claim women are better tippers

♥~ During TV news, pizza is most often ordered during the weather

♥~ The largest pizza ever made was 122 ft. 8 in. in diameter. The pizza needed 9,920 lb of flour, 198 lb of salt, 3968 lb of cheese, and 1,984 lb of tomato puree

♥~ The longest pizza delivery was from Cape Town, South Africa to Sydney, Australia

♥~ Cristian Dumitru of Romania holds the world record for eating pizza, he ate over 200 pounds.

♥~ Most expensive pizza created was made by the restaurateur Domenico Crolla who created a $2,745.00 priced Valentine pizza which included toppings such as sunblush-tomato sauce, Scottish smoked salmon, medallions of venison, edible gold, lobster marinated in the finest cognac and champagne-soaked caviar

♥~ What has been called “the world’s most extravagant pizza” is available at New York’s Nino’s Bellissima restaurant. Topped with six varieties of caviar, chives, fresh lobster and creme fraiche, this 12-inch pie, called the “Luxury Pizza,” retails at $1,000.00 (or $125.00 a slice).


Hope you have a Terrific Tuesday. I will be back to muse a little later.  If you have an el morno moment leave a comment…Odd Loves Company!

4 thoughts on “October 11: Coming Out Day, Face Your Fears Day, Sausage Pizza Day

  1. Sausage pizza is ok but I would rather have pepperoni. SNL since 1975-I was just starting college.

    Have a good one.

  2. El Morno! El Morno! Love Sausage pizza. Grew up with SNL.Come out, Come out where ever you are!

    Have a wonderful day!

  3. I LOVE Pizza, especially loaded with pepperoni and extra cheese! I wouldn’t have been comfortable eating that world’s most expensive pizza, though. How cool is it that the southern hemisphere is just getting ready to welcome Spring?!

  4. Every Saturday is Pizza day for my husband. He has been doing this for years. I love to have a piece or 2, but…my waist line says no way, Hosea. Just too many yummy calories in a slice of pizza with sausage. 👿

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