June 15, 2012: Smile Power Day, Lobster Day, Duct Tape!

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June 15, 2012

First of the Season

★~ Today’s Quote: She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.  ~Raymond Chandler

★~ Smile Power Day:

Show off your super smile today! Go ahead and flash those pearly whites at everyone you meet. Smiling is powerful because it makes you feel great and the world a happyier place.

★~ Lobster Day:

Boil ’em, grill ’em, steam ’em or bake ’em. No matter how you decide to cook ‘em, lobster is very tasty.  The largest American lobster ever caught weighed over 44 pounds and was about 3.5 feet long. Wonder who picked that one out of the tank.

★~ Duct Tape:

Duct tape- What can’t you use it for? This highly adhesive, fabric-backed, two-inch-wide tape is so beloved of electricians, plumbers and handymen everywhere.  At home, you can use it to repair the remote control that’s lost the plastic bit on the back that keeps the batteries in, the hem of a skirt, the hole in the toe of your beloved sneakers.

Duct tape promotes an old-world virtue of making something last, repairing it rather than throwing it out and buying a new one. Because you don’t bother to duct tape something unless you really can’t live without it, it speaks of love and need. Perhaps for this reason, duct tape confers a special shabby loveliness on things. It makes the patched and mended picturesque.As WB Yeats wrote, things fall apart. But duct tape holds them together. Sort of. Check out Did You Know does below for some great ways to use duct tape.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1752 – Benjamin Franklins kite meet lightening proved  lightning is electricity.

♥ ~ 1911 – IBM was incorporated in Endicott, New York, as the Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation

♥~ 1909 – Benjamin Shibe patented the cork-center baseball. A baseball stadium (Shibe Park in Philadelphia) was named for him.

♥~ 1956 – Sixteen-year-old John Lennon of the music group The Quarrymen met 14-year-old Paul McCartney and invited him to join the group. In a few years, the group became The Beatles.

♥~ 1963 – Kyu Sakamoto from Kawasaki, Japan, reached the number one spot on the pop music charts with Sukiyaki. The popular song captivated American music buyers and was at the top of the Billboard pop chart for three weeks.

♥~ 1965 – Bob Dylan recorded Like a Rolling Stone, the first of his recordings that featured electronic instruments. Dylan’s smash made it to number two on the Billboard chart Sep 4, 1965.

♥~ 1969 – Hee-Haw, made it’s TV debut on CBS

♥~ 2007 – Bob Barker ended his 35-year run as host of the CBS game show “The Price Is Right.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1949 – Jim Varney actor: The Beverly Hillbillies, Ernest Goes to Jail, Ernest Saves Christmas; died Feb 10, 2000

♥~ 1954 – Jim Belushi actor: The Defenders, Saturday Night Live, Trading Places, The Man with One Red Shoe, Little Shop of Horrors, The Principal, Who’s Harry Crumb?, Diary of a Hit Man, Destiny Turns on the Radio, Mighty Ducks the Movie: The Face-Off, Retroactive, Wag the Dog, K-911, According to Jim; John Belushi’s brother

♥~ 1963 – Helen (Elizabeth) Hunt Academy Award-winning actress: As Good As It Gets [1997]; Mad About You; Swiss Family Robinson, It Takes Two, The Fitzpatricks, Amy Prentiss, Twister, Kiss of Death, Next of Kin, Peggy Sue Got Married, Quarterback Princess, Desperate Lives, The Spell, My Life and Times

♥~ 1972 – T-Bone Willy, Rock musician (Save Ferris)

♥~ 1973 – Neil Patrick Harris actor: Doogie Howser, M.D., Clara’s Heart, Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story, My Antonia, Starship Troopers, The Next Best Thing

★~ Did You Know:

♥~  Place a strip of your favorite color of duct tape (Duck® brand duct tape has over 20 to choose from) on your shirt so friends and family can spot you in the crowd at races and parades.

♥~ Keep a secret car key You’ll never get locked out of your car again if you affix an extra key to the undercarriage with duct tape

♥~ Reinforce book binding Duct tape is perfect for repairing a broken book binding. Using a nice-colored tape, run the tape down the length of the spine and cut shorter pieces to run perpendicular to that if you need extra reinforcement

♥~ Mend a screen Have the bugs found the tear in your window or door screen? Thwart their entrance until you make a permanent fix by covering the hole with duct tape.

♥~ Protect your gas grill hose For some reason, mice and squirrels love to chew on rubber, and one of their favorite snacks is often the rubber hose that connects the propane tank to your gas grill. Protect the hose by wrapping it in duct tape.

♥~ Make a duct tape wallet! 

♥~ Check out Duck’s Stuck at the Prom contest. You can vote on this year’s entries! And if you have a promo age kid consider the possibilities and prizes for next year!

Cole is on his first road trip alone-he is heading to Rockford, Il. to hang out with classmates who are spending time with one of the classmates grandmother. I know the grandmother and would enjoy hanging out with her myself; she is fun, gracious, and loves being surrounded by beautiful things. I hugged Cole goodbye, told him to have fun,  be mindful (I stopped saying be “careful” at the suggestion of a friend, years ago, when she pointed out that saying be careful imposed my fear on Cole, while saying be mindful suggested that he is the one in control of the situation) and remind him not to do anything stupid because if anything happened to him my life would be over. It’s always about the Mom.

If it makes you smile, giggle or laugh…Do it again!

Odd Loves Company!

8 thoughts on “June 15, 2012: Smile Power Day, Lobster Day, Duct Tape!

  1. I always have a roll of duct tape with me. I’m pretty handy but in a pinch or away from my tools there isn’t much duct tape can’t offer a temporary fix.
    Funny thing, we are having lobster this weekend. It will be my son’s homecoming meal.

  2. I made duct tape wallets for my nephews years ago and they absolutely loved them. One of them still uses his and is asking for another one. Back when I first made them the only color duct tape came in was silver so it might be fun to make him another one in the color of his choice. Getting everything square was a bit of challenge but it really wasn’t hard.

  3. Date night tonight and I know what I want for dinner! I will tell my DH that we have to celebrate Lobster Day!
    KB you are such a great mixture of New Age and Common Sense-I love what you say to Cole.

    Have a great Day.

  4. I wish I was home in Belvidere,Il. I would love to see Cole again and would treat him to a meal before he headed back to Chicago . I will never forget him and his curls when I saw him at Waldorf when Aidan was there years ago. So adorable.

    • Hope you are enjoying your trip and family. Cole had a lovely time in Rockford…Maybe next time he can take you to dinner! If you promise not to lead him astray! 😀

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