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November 13, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.~H.Jackson Brown,Jr.
★~ World Kindness Day:
Conceptual physics teaches us that the world has a “matching program.” Each time we are kind (the world does not judge big or small) our kindness is repeated somewhere in the world. Celebrate today by being consciously kind, noticing when others are kind to you and paying it forward.
★~ National Indian Pudding Day:
Indian pudding is custard made with molasses, cornmeal, milk, butter, spices, eggs, and sometimes apples. Once baked, Indian pudding looks like an inedible mush, but after one bite rumor has it you will be hooked!
This recipe has been around for centuries. Early American colonists did not have the necessary ingredients to make plum pudding, so they created an alternative using cornmeal. Indian pudding is still a popular dessert around New England and other parts of the country. Today, enjoy some Indian pudding.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1789 – In a letter to a friend, Benjamin Franklin wrote, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”
♥~ 1805 – The people of Vienna (Wien), Austria point to the word wiener to prove their claim as the birthplace of the hot dog. It is said that master sausage maker Johann George Lehner, who made the first wiener this day, got his early training in Frankfurt, Germany. He called his sausage the wiener-frankfurter. But it was generally known as wienerwurst. The word wiener comes from Wien (the German name of Vienna) and wurst means sausage in German.
♥~ 1946 – The first artificial snow was produced — by Vincent J. Schaefer over Mt. Greylock, Massachusetts.
♥~ 1952 – The first press-on fingernails were sold in the U.S.
♥~ 1968 – This was a good day for The Beatles. Their movie, Yellow Submarine, premiered in the U.S. and the single, Hey Jude, topped the pop music charts (it was in its 7th of 9 weeks at #1).
♥~ 1982 – Business as Usual, the smash album by Men at Work, started a fifteen-week run at number one in the U.S. The tracks: Who Can It Be Now?, I Can See It in Your Eyes, Down Under, Underground, Helpless Automation, People Just Love to Play with Words, Be Good Johnny,Touching the Untouchables, Catch a Star, Down by the Sea.
♥~354 – St. Augustine, born in Thagaste, in what is now Algeria. He said, “Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are anger and courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.”
♥~ 1850 – Robert Louis Stevenson author: Treasure Island, Kidnapped, Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, A Child’s Garden of Verses; died Dec 3, 1894
♥~ 1934 – Garry Marshall producer: The Odd Couple, Mork & Mindy, Happy Days; director: Pretty Woman, Beaches; comedy writer: Dick Van Dyke Show, The Lucy Show; actor: A League of Their Own, Lost in America; brother of actress Penny Marshall
♥~ 1954 – Chris Noth actor: The Good Wife, Law & Order, Burnzy’s Last Call, Jakarta, Baby Boom, Sex and the City
♥~ 1955 – Whoopi Goldberg (Caryn Johnson) Academy Award-winning actress: Ghost ; The Color Purple, Sister Act series, Made in America, Jumpin’ Jack Flash, Comic Relief, The Whoopi Goldberg Show, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Bagdad Cafe, Whoopi; Grammy Award-winning comedienne: Whoopi Goldberg 
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ Armadillos can be housebroken.
♥~ One out of ten children in Europe are conceived on an IKEA bed
♥~ More people use blue toothbrushes than red ones.
♥~ Slugs have 4 noses.
♥~ Q is the only letter in the alphabet that does not appear in the name of any of the United States.
♥~ If you know a (male) millionaire who happens to be married, The most likely profession of his wife is a teacher.
Wishing you snoozzzzz kind of Sunday….or at least time to read a book or spend some time exploring my new addiction Pinterest.