June 30, 2012: Social Media Day, Handshake Day,Meteor Day, Ice Cream Soda Day

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June 30, 2012

Meadow of wild Iris among aspen

★~ Today’s Quote: “You can’t shake hands with a clenched fist.”– Indira Gandhi

★~ Rabbit Rabbit!

Rabbit ! / Kaninchen!

Today is the last day of the June and you know what that means don’t you?  It’s time to prepare for the first of the month and all that can be yours by simple saying  ”rabbit, rabbit!” The first words out of your mouth on the first day of July must be “rabbit, rabbit.”

★~ Social Media Day: 

Mashable’s launched social media day in 2010 as a way to recognize the digital revolution happening right before our eyes. I guess this means you should spend more time on your favorite social media site today.

★~ Handshake Day:

One of the most common greetings between two people—a warm, friendly, firm, handshake. The handshake originally meant, I come in peace, and offered reassurance to the other person that the hands did not conceal any weapons. Today, a handshake is a simple and polite gesture of goodwill, gratitude, affection, and congratulations. The best way to celebrate today is to step out and greet someone with your best handshake.

★~ Meteor Day:

The word “meteor” refers to the visible streak of light produced by fallen debris from space—”meteoroids.” We also call these beautiful sights “shooting stars” or “falling stars.” Tonight, make sure you look up and, if you see a meteor, don’t forget to make a wish.

~ Ice Cream Soda Day:

Your confused aren’t you? We celebrated Ice Cream Soda Day and Vanilla Milkshakes on June 20 and now we are celebrating Ice Cream Soda once again.But Hey, who doesn’t love a good old fashion Ice Cream Float. Certainly not El Morno friend Carol who just couldn’t decide between an Ice Cream Float and a Milk Shake on June 20 so she pass on either but never fear Carol, El Morno is here to make you another offer. . .Today is  Ice Cream Soda Do-Over Day! Here are 5 Unique Ice Cream Sodas.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1936 – Margaret Mitchell’s book, Gone with the Wind, was published in New York City.

♥~ 1953 – The first Corvette rolled off the Chevrolet assembly line in Flint, MI. That early ’Vette sold for $3,250.

♥~ 1994 – The temperature at Death Valley, California reached 128 degrees (Fahrenheit). The only other time it has been that hot (since 1961 when weather data was first recorded) was on July 14, 1972. In case you are wondering, the coldest day was at Death Valley was January 30, 1988, when it reached zero.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1917 – Susan Hayward (Edythe Marrender)Academy Award-winning actress: I Want to Live [1958], I’ll Cry Tomorrow, Valley of the Dolls; died Mar 14, 1975

♥~ 1917 – Lena Horne singer: Love Me or Leave Me, Stormy Weather; actress: The Wiz; died May 9, 2010

♥~ 1934 – Harry Blackstone Jr. magician, actor: Mandrake, Santa Barbara; his father was magician Harry Blackstone; died May 14, 1997

♥~ 1971 – Monica Potter actress: Boston Legal, The Young and the Restless, Without Limits, Patch Adams, Along Came a Spider

★~ Did You Know:

Queen Elizabeth II shakes hands with Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness

♥~ In Japan it is normal to shake hands frequently. Sometimes a bow is included or substituted.

♥~ In Europe you shake hands whenever you meet someone even if you know them well.

♥~ Russians tend to shake hands frequently but never while wearing gloves.

♥~ A strong handshake and good grip are appreciated in South Africa.

♥~ A vigorous, pumping handshake is normal for the Chinese.

♥~ Men in Arabian cultures encourage a long and limp handshake along with a specific verbal greeting.

♥~ People in Panama greet each other with eye contact combined with shaking hands.

♥~ The French always shake hands in business meetings but all other greetings involve kissing the cheeks.

♥~ In Kuwait shaking hands is only used for male strangers who meet the first time. Shaking hands with an unrelated female is considered inappropriate.

♥~ Residents of Indian and Pakistan shake hands by grasping your hand in both of their hands and holding your hand briefly.


Cole came home from a movie at about 12:30am last night and called me from the alley to tell me that when he opened the garage a possum ran into the garage. He wanted me to come and get rid of the possum so he could park his car and exit safely.  I will be back later to share more….

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Odd Loves Company!

5 thoughts on “June 30, 2012: Social Media Day, Handshake Day,Meteor Day, Ice Cream Soda Day

  1. I’m going to skip the float and stick with beer but I will shake a few hands on the golf course. Out of here early–it’s going to be hot.

    Possum? I’m sure this will be a good story.

  2. Love the Queen’s matching green ensemble — so appropriate for Ireland, don’t you agree?! A possum in your garage — yikes, that’s almost worse than the wasp that got in ours last night! Ice cream again, huh? Works for me, especially in this heat!!

    • Debbie, what a great observation! I didn’t really think about it when I posted the picture. Very appropriate! Wasp’s aren’t good either! Be mindful. Opossums are very mild mannered.

  3. It could be ice cream float day every day of summer and I would be happy. Fat but happy. Interesting information about handshakes and different cultures. I guess I assumed we all just shook on it.

    Rabbit! Rabbit! I am on it!

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