February 17: Random Acts of Kindness, My Way Day, Cabbage Day, Cafe Au Lait Day

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February 17,2012

Post updated: February 17, 2013


★~ Today’s Quote: Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true.  ~Robert Brault

★~ Random Acts of Kindness Day:

Want to be happier? More fulfilled? Practice acts of kindness. Being kind to someone else is one of the keys to feeling good inside. The universe almost always rewards an act of kindness with a happy feeling. What’s even cooler about this kindness kick is that not only will you feel better, but so will people watching the act of kindness. How extraordinary is that? Kindness is the gift that just keeps on giving.

★~ My Way Day:

I’ve loved, I’ve laughed and cried
I’ve had my fill, my share of losing
And now, as tears subside, I find it all so amusing
To think I did all that
And may I say, not in a shy way,
“On, no, oh, no, not me, I did it my way!” My Way~ Frank Sinatra

Express your ideas today, stand up for what you believe in, and do everything your own way!

★~ Cabbage Day:

Cabbage doesn’t often get the spotlight. It’s not elegant like asparagus, or earthy like potatoes, or brilliantly dark green like chard. Sure it gets some annual attention as the sidekick of corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day, but usually it just usually it just lingers alone in the grocery store with little hope  of ever sharing in the excitement of a good stir fry. Well, all that’s about to change, because now cabbage has a day to shine: World Cabbage Day!

There is historical and botanical evidence that cabbage has been cultivated for more than 4,000 years and domesticated for over 2,500 years. Although they look very different, cabbage, kale, broccoli, kohlrabi, cauliflower, and Brussels sprouts are all the same species of plant. With it’s ancient and distinguished heritage, Cabbage may be viewed as a symbol of the natural order of life. In the fairy tale of Little Otik,  those who thwart mother nature are punished by the crone who patiently nurtures her cabbage patch.

Celebrate Cabbage day with some a Napa cabbage salad, delicious cabbage-filled spring rolls, pre-packed ready-to-go coleslaw, or even a hunk of tart sauerkraut on top of your hotdog of choice.

★~ Cafe Au Lait Day:

Cafe au lait  means coffee with milk in French. In The Netherlands they call it “koffie verkeerd” which means “wrong coffee”. In Poland they call it “kawa biała” which means “white coffee”. In Germany they call it “Milchkaffee” which means “milk coffee”

A Cafe Au Lait is made with strong, quality dark roast and whole milk. If it is made with half and half, it is not a Cafe Au Lait but a Cafe Creme and if you serve it to an Aussie she is not going to be happy—just saying.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1897 – The National Congress of Mothers was founded in Washington, D.C. Later, it became the National PTA.

♥~ 1933 –Blondie Boopadoop, the title role and flapper in the comic strip Blondie, married Dagwood Bumstead. The marriage took place three years after Chic Young’s popular strip first debuted in U.S. newspapers. Later, Blondie became a hit on radio, television and in films, as well.

♥~ 1933 –Newsweek magazine was first published.

♥~ 1976 –The Eagles album Their Greatest Hits (1971-1975) was released. It would eventually sell more than 25 million copies in the US, second only to Michael Jackson’s Thriller.

♥~ 2003 – A Tauranga, New Zealand, man was sentenced to 200 hours of community service for speeding semi-naked on a motorized barstool with his backside on fire — while intoxicated — without a license and registration. The flames involved a rolled up newspaper and a cigarette lighter.

♥~ 2007 –8,962 people flapped their arms and legs making snow angels on the state Capitol grounds in Bismarck, ND in a successful attempt at reclaiming the Guinness snow angel record

♥~ 2008 –Police in Midland, Michigan arrested a 32-year-old man for stealing 217 cases of Pepperidge Farm stuffing: street value $8,749. Police said the suspect worked for a distributor and had access to a trailer where the stuffing was stored. Police recovered 157 cases of stuffing at the man’s home.

★~ Born Today:

♥~ 1874 –  Thomas J Watson, Sr- American industrialist who built IBM

♥~ 1925 – Hal Holbrook (Harold Rowe Jr.) actor: Mark Twain, All the President’s Men, Sorry Wrong Number, Midway, Our Town, The Firm, Wall Street, Magnum Force

♥~ 1963 –Michael Jordan , Chicago Bulls,  Basketball Hall of Famer,

♥~ 1972 – Billie Joe Armstrong Grammy Award-winning singer Dookie [1994]; group: Green Day; musician: guitar; songwriter

♥~ 1981 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt actor: 3rd Rock from the Sun, [500] Days of Summer, Inception, 50/50, 10 Things I Hate About You, Manic, Mysterious Skin, Brick, The Lookout,Killshot, Shadowboxer, Havoc, Latter Days, Forever Lulu, Picking Up the Pieces

♥~ 1981 – Paris Hilton actress: Pledge This!, House of Wax, Raising Helen, L.A. Knights, The Cat in the Hat, Wonderland, Nine Lives; Paris and her sister Nicky are heiresses to the Hilton Hotel fortune

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ Cabbage is one the  most nutritious vegetables available today, and is thought to have strong anti-aging and anti-cancer properties, produce blood clotting proteins, lower your risk of stroke, add calcium and beta-carotene to your diet, relieve constipation, and may lower the risk of lung cancer in smokers by as much as 38%.

♥~ The world’s largest cabbage is credited to William Collingwood of County Durham, England, whose prized cabbage in 1865 weighed in at 123 pounds.

♥~ Cabbage is considered Russia’s national food. Russians eat about seven times as much cabbage as the average North American.

♥~ Some believe and tell the story that the Man on the Moon was banished to his remote abode after being caught stealing a cabbage from his neighbor on Christmas Eve.

♥~ Babe Ruth used to wear a cabbage leaf under his hat during games for luck. He would switch out for a fresh leaf halfway through each game.

♥~ Egyptian pharaohs would eat large quantities of cabbage before a night of drinking as they believed that cabbage consumption would allow them to drink more alcoholic beverages and not feel the effects. This is perhaps why many still consider cabbage with vinegar as a good hangover remedy.


Wishing everyone a happy TGIF! Please be amusing while I wash the mascara of my face, and fix a cuppa..I will be back in an hour. Thank God, Cole’s school doesn’t start this morning until 10:45am.

The post is coming soon. Naturally I took lots of pictures and video! Opening night was the best!  Our kids were wonderful, because they are, our kids and they couldn’t be any less….I could not help myself ,I gave a loud, totally unlike me, very proud family. . . .WOOT.

11 thoughts on “February 17: Random Acts of Kindness, My Way Day, Cabbage Day, Cafe Au Lait Day

  1. Wow..Cole sure has pretty classmates! I like cabbage, coffee, doing things my way, and random acts of kindness but most of all I like that today is FRIDAY!

    Have a good one.

  2. Glad the play was such a success. Lots of good stuff to celebrate today. I had no idea that cabbage has som many benefits. Guess, I will have to fix it more often.

    TGIF one and all.

  3. Cabbage is the only member of its family I will eat; I never knew it was kin to broccoli and cauliflower (double yuk!). Looks like Cole’s class play was a hit!

  4. Cole actually looks pretty handsome in that picture! 🙂
    I actually like cabbage, I do agree that it’s under appreciate veggie. I think its one of those veggie that is very versetile, you can do a lot with cabbage. In indonesia we made it into stri fry and serve with fried rice. It’s really good. I personally think I made a mean cabbage salad and egg roll!! Yummy. But my Mom made a really godd friend rice with cabbage, I know it sounds weird you just have to believe me. 🙂 Happy Friday Kb!! 🙂

    • Oh I believe Sendi! I believe. I like cabbage and I like fried rice and I am certain I would like your mother–and one day when I visit Bali..I am going to knock on her door and say HI Mrs. Sendi! I have heard a lot of good things about you!

  5. I love cabbage. Sometimes I make it nice and hot and pour milk over it with butter on top.. Yumm. Or I also love it hot with vinegar and butter. I use a special vinegar that isn’t really tart. Good stuff. Does smell up the house though.

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