March 9, 2012: Middle Name Day, Panic Day, Crabmeat Day!

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March 9, 2012

Post updated: March 9, 2013


★~ Today’s Quote: “Don’t Panic.”  ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy

★~  Middle Name Pride Day: 

Share your middle name with pride! The name your parents gave you but didn’t want to call you by.

Middle names were “essentially unknown in Europe until the late Middle Ages, and even then the practice was limited to a few distinct cultural groups. … They remained quite rare for another century or so, and did not become common until well after the American Revolution,” according to Robert W. Baird of Bob’s Genealogy Filing Cabinet.

Celebrate today by sharing your middle name with pride!  Someone has to honor Uncle Egbert or Aunt Birdie after all and if not you then who?

What is your middle name? I don’t have one. Really.

★~ Panic Day:

What?! Today is National Panic Day? We didn’t know! We’re not prepared! What are we gonna do? Batten down the hatches! Get some hot water and a towel! Someone order a pizza! Follow that taxi and step on it! Panic!

Say Hello to the God Pan. The mischievous god of the woods and fields who is the source of strange sounds and caused a contagious fear in herds and crowds, or in people in lonely places (dense forrest, cave, home alone at night)  Pan loves to frequent those places. The best way to handle Pan is to greet him.  Most often he just wants to be included in your experience because once he is acknowledged he often disappears.

National Crabmeat Day:

Crabs of all sizes and varieties are feeling a bit used today. Sure we appreciate crabs for their meat, but they have so much more to give. The Maryland Blue crab feeds scores of hungry tourists, but it also keeps the harmful Green Crabs out of Chesapeake Bay. And the Red King Crab absorbs melted butter splendidly, but the males have also been known to travel more than 100 miles annually. And when you’re walking sideways, that’s no easy task. With such gross oversights, it’s no wonder they’re crabby.

★~ Today in History:

♥~1832 – Abraham Lincoln of New Salem, IL announced that he would run for political office for the first time. He sought a seat in the Illinois state legislature. ‘Honest Abe’ was not successful. Less than thirty years later, however, he become President of the United States.

♥~ 1942 – Construction of the Alaska Highway began. It was completed eight months, 1523 miles, 133 major bridges, five mountain ranges, and $115,000,000 later by 18,000 workers.

♥~1954 – This was the day that critics called “TV’s coming of age.” Edward R. Murrow presented his report on the controversial Wisconsin Senator, Joseph R. McCarthy.

♥~ 1954 – WNBT-TV (now WNBC-TV), New York, broadcast the first local color television commercials — for Castro Decorators of New York City. Castro were the folks who made the Castro convertible sofa beds. The TV commercial featured a little girl (a member of the Castro family) opening a big couch into a bed.

♥~ 1959 – Barbie made her debut into the world.

♥~ 1985 – The most requested movie in history, Gone with the Wind, went on sale in video stores across the U.S. for the first time. The tape cost buyers $89.95.

♥~ 1964 – The first Ford Mustang was produced on this day.

♥~1971- Chart Topper–Me and Bobby McGee-Janis Joplin~

★~Born Today:

♥~1934 – Joyce Van Patten actress: Monkey Shines, The Goodbye Guys, Bad News Bears, Breathing Lessons; sister of actor Dick Van Patten

♥~1936 – Mickey Gilley country singer: Academy of Country Music Top New Male Vocalist [1974]

♥~1948 – Jimmie Fadden singer, musician: harmonica, guitar: group: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

♥~1960 – Linda Fiorentino (Clorinda Fiorentino) actress: Unforgettable, Bodily Harm, The Last Seduction, Vision Quest, Men in Black

♥~ 1964- Juliette Binoche Actress:  Binoche was selected as the heroine of France’s most expensive ($35 million) movie ever: The Horseman on the Roof (1995).  The English Patient (1996), for which she won an Oscar for ‘Best supporting actress’ and Chocolat (2000)

♥~ 1986 – Brittany Snow actress: Hairspray, John Tucker Must Die, On the Doll, The Pacifier, Murphy’s Dozen, From the Earth to the Moon

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ ♥~ Barbie® full name is Barbie Millicent Roberts. She is from Willows, Wisconsin, and went to Willows High School. Barbie® was named after the daughter of Mattel founders Ruth and Elliot Handler. Their son’s name is: Ken.

♥~ Over 800 million Barbie® dolls have been sold.

♥~More than 105 million yards of fabric have gone into making the fashions of Barbie®  and her friends, making Mattel one of the largest apparel manufacturers in the world. Her signature color is pink and her clothes include designs by Givenchy, Versace, Dolce & Gabana, Vera Wang and Gucci.

♥~Barbie® has had more than a billion pair of shoes and over one hundred new additions to her wardrobe annually.

♥~Barbie® has had more than 80 careers — everything from a rock star to a paleontologist to a presidential candidate.

♥~ Barbie® currently a $2.5 billion dollar-per-year industry including licensed products under Barbie Consumer Products.


Not sure what today will bring. Cole does not start school until 3pm so I guess I need to get all my running around done before he takes off in my van.  In any case, I better get high behind and make hay while I still have a car! Car shopping for Cole this weekend!

TGIF! If you have a morno moment leave a comment! What is your middle name?  Odd Loves Company!


14 thoughts on “March 9, 2012: Middle Name Day, Panic Day, Crabmeat Day!

  1. TGIF! Great day. Might have a crab dinner over the weekend. My sister had Barbies. I was aways being accused of running over one of her high heels with a truck.

    Have a good one.

  2. Okay, so Barbie was named after the daughter of Mattel’s founders and her LOVE INTEREST was named after their son?? That’s just wrong on so many levels!
    You’ll be glad you’re buying a car for Cole — no more taxi-ing will free up a lot of your time (but how I miss all the conversations we used to have when we doubled up). I worried less then, too, because I knew where Domer was, ha!

    • I have never thought of Barbie and Ken that way but you are so right! I will miss the car conversations and will to try and make up for them by cooking more often so we can have “family dinners.” I think buying Cole a car will work out well…I won’t be stranded at home!

  3. My middle name is Elaine. I don’t think that is a bad name. There were 4 Carol’s in my class at school, so it was a popular name back then and we all had a different middle name . There was a Jean, a Rae, a Ann and me. We are all good friends and have begin to have a Carol Lunch ever so often since one has now developed cancer and we love her and want to spend as much time with each other as we can now with us getting older. How come everyone ignored your request for a middle name??

    • Elaine is a lovely middle name. My mother has friends like that…through thick and thin and forever and ever!
      I was originally name Carole Elizabeth but I was always called Katybeth. As time went on it was very clear I was never going to be a Carole Elizabeth so we made Katybeth legal. My family is very odd about names. 😀

  4. Middle name? Louise. Never liked it, have no idea where it came from. Ignore it totally if I can.

    Picking out a car this weekend! Cool! Husband is still in AL but he’s got internet down there now, so will be interested in what Cole buys!

    • Oh Dawn we are still hemming and hawing. Told Cole to take a friend, take the van and go look at cars–and show me the one’s he is interested in. I think this kid is enjoying the process of buying a car so much he does not want to settle on one. Which is fine with me….We will keep you posted! More than likely in a blow by blow way…Thank you!!

      • That is probably true, and makes it all the more fun. I hope he enjoys the process, it will be something he will remember forever…his first car.

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