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January 7, 2012
★~ Today’s Quote: A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral. ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery
★~ Old Rock Day:
The rocks on Canada’s Baffin Island are so old. / “How old are they?” / They’re so old that dinosaurs once used them as marbles. They’re so old they were rocking out when the moon was just space dust in its mother’s eye. No, but seriously, these rocks have been around for 4.5 billion years, back when the earth was a fiery magma ball.
Acknowledge a rock today … and encourage it to rock on . . .or maybe turn it into a pet!
★~ I’m Not Going to Take It Anymore Day:
It’s easy to say, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore,” but as you confront that no-good dirty rotten low-down scoundrel, boss, Chase banker, AT&T or Comcast operator, or the smug genius at the genius bar, you might need a little motivational encouragement.
When Mae West was asked to give more than she was willing to give, she was known to recite this little ditty in her deep sultry voice …
I ain’t gonna do it for a dime no more.
It hurts my back and makes me sore.
Fifteen cents is my regular price.
Give me a quarter and I’ll do it twice.
Read it twice and you won’t forget it.
Nothing beats music for a little motivation:
Arron Tippin–You have to stand for something
Dixie Chicks—Goodbye Earl
Johnny Paycheck—You Can Take This Job and Shove It
And if all else fails … just get the hell out of Dodge … there has to be a beach somewhere …
Some Beach Somewhere
My sweet mother has been talking about how good tempura shrimp are and encouraging me to make them for weeks. Today, I will take her suggestion and we shall tempura!
I mean, really, how bad can anything be after you dip it in tempura batter and deep-fry it? In fact, I may have to batter up some mushrooms to go with those shrimp.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1896- Fannie Merritt Farmer published The Boston Cooking-School Cookbook, later renamed The Fannie Farmer Cookbook. It was the first cookbook to use accurate measurements.
♥~ 1927 – The first 31 transatlantic telephone calls were made between New York and London transatlantic telephone service. The calls cost .00 (equivalent to about $900 today) for five minutes.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1745 – Jacques Montgolfier inventor [w/brother Joseph]: hot air balloon
♥~ 1912 – Charles Addams. He had a normal, happy childhood and went on to draw macabre cartoons. He created The Addams Family.
♥~ 1908 – Estée Lauder cosmetics mogul: started Estée Lauder Companies with a jar of skin cream developed by her chemist uncle;
♥~ 1957 – Katie Couric (Katherine Anne Couric) TV news anchor (and managing editor): CBS Evening News with Katie Couric; TV host: Today
♥~ 1964 – Nicolas Cage (Nicholas Coppola) actor: The Best of Times, The Rock, Leaving Las Vegas, Vampire’s Kiss, Raising Arizona, Racing with the Moon, Moonstruck, Peggy Sue Got Married, The Cotton Club, Birdy, Valley Girl, Con Air, Face/Off, The Family Man, Windtalkers; nephew of director Francis Ford Coppola and actress Talia Shire
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ The oldest type of all rocks is the igneous rock (IG nee us). The word “igneous” comes from a Greek word for fire
♥~ An expanse of bedrock along Hudson Bay, Canada, may be a chunk of crust that formed not long after the solar system was born nearly five billion years ago, according to a new study.
♥~ The diamond is the hardest natural substance found on earth
♥~ The biggest pure-gold nugget was found in Australia in 1869 and weighed 156 pounds
♥~ The Taj Mahal built between 1632 and 1654 in India is made entirely out of marble
In case you were wondering my pet rock was named, Rocky Road. He was such a good rock; very low maintenance and very smart. I taught Rocky Road to sit and stay in one quick training session. Rocky met his soul mate fossil one day and I had to let him go….last I heard they had one little boy-called pebbles. Did you have a pet rock?
Wishing you a wonderful Saturday and remember dadgumrockthrowingdamit you are not going to take it anymore! Now get out there and do El Morno proud. If you have an El Morno Moment leave a comment…cause Odd Loves Company!
13 thoughts on “January 7: Old Rock Day, I’m Not Gonna Take It No More Day,Tempura Day”
Johnny Paycheck great guy. My neighbor keeps letting his pooch go on my side yard. I don’t care that the dog uses the side yard, I do care that it takes my neighbor days to clean it up. I mentioned it once, guess it is time to mention it again.
I have a bunch of running around to do today. Time to fix some things around the house.
Have a good one.
That’s awful Mike–I would say something and perhaps hand him bag–in case he does not have one. Did you get your chores done? It is always something isn’t it?
I had a pet rock and you are right…she was so loving and easy to train. Her name was Ruby. Love tempuraed anything. I think you just answered my dinner reservations question.. Japanese!!
Great music selection. I am returning shoes with a vengeance. They better not ask me about a receipt!!
Have a great day!
Ruby such a nice name for a rock! Hope your sure return went with well!
Tempura shrimp, hmm, hmm, hmmmmmm! One of my favorites.
We loved tempura shrimp! Wish you had told me earlier–why do you keep these things from me?
Never had a pet rock, but I did, at the last WW meeting, receive a small stone that the leader had painted the word “believe’ on…which was very sweet.
What a motivating idea. And the flip side–believing can be rock hard some times…or with some work you will have rock hard abs. All kinds of possibilities. 🙂
Tempura Day, huh? Oops! I had Italian, including really yummy tiramisu.
Thanks for the birthday wishes, Girlfriend. Old Rock Day, huh? Could be worse, I suppose. 🙂
You know what they say-It can always be worse. I bet you have a wonderful birthday year, tho!
When Domer was doing T-ball, he’d often load his pockets with “special” rocks and bring them to me as presents. Why are they special, I’d ask. Look at them — don’t they look special to you? he’d reply. Ah, the good ole days!
How sweet. Yes, when they are little things are so easy but when they are older they are such fun 🙂
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