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July 1, 2012
★ ~ Today’s Quote: Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. ~ Sam Keen
★ ~ First day of the Second Half of the Year!
★ ~ Happy Birthday Canada:
O Canada! will celebrate it’s 145 birthday today. marking the anniversary of Canadian Confederation in 1867 and the birth of Canada as a nation. We can help celebrate our friendly neighbors to the north by eating Canadian bacon for breakfast. Pop Quiz: How many of Canada’s most populous cities can you name? Click for more ‘Did You Know’ about Canada.
★ ~ International Joke Day:
Are we all giggling?! Good! Today is all about silly jokes and laughter. Most of the time we tell jokes too fast, our timing is off, and we forget the punch-line—but really, that is part of the fun. So, celebrate today by sharing your favorite joke—even if it’s so old the Dead Sea was just getting sick the first time someone told it!
★ ~ Create Your Own Ice Cream Flavor Day:
July is Ice Cream Month, officially designated by Ronald Reagan in 1984. To kick the month off, we are invited to create our own ice cream flavor or try a new flavor combination.
★~ Today in History:
♥ ~ 1847 – The first adhesive postage stamps went on sale. Ben Franklin graced the nickel stamp while George Washington was pictured on the ten-cent stamp. Prior to 1846 all United States mail was sent without postage affixed and was either prepaid or paid by the recipient with the markings and cancels indicating the method of payment and the method of transportation.
♥ ~ 1874 – The first zoo in the United States opened in Philadelphia, PA. Over 3,000 visitors paid 25 cents (adults) or 10 cents (children) to see the 1,000 animals housed in the Philadelphia Zoological Society zoo
♥ ~ 1910 – Black and Decker was founded by Duncan Black and Alonzo Decker. They started in Baltimore, with milk bottle cap machines and candy dippers. The partners introduced their first major tool in 1917 – a portable 1/2-inch electric drill with patented pistol grip and trigger switch, with can now be viewed at the Smithsonian.
♥ ~ 1941 – Bulova Watch company sponsored the first TV commercial. Remember “It’s Bulova Watch Time?” It was broadcast over WNBT-TV in New York City, and was a familiar advertising message on TV, radio and in print for many years. That first TV ad, incidentally, cost the watchmaker $9.
♥ ~ 1989 – Playboy magazine founder Hugh Hefner and former Playmate Kimberly Conrad were married in Los Angeles. He was 63 and she was 26.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1908 – Estée Lauder cosmetics mogul; died Apr 24, 2004
♥ ~ 1934 – Sydney Pollack director: The Firm, Out of Africa, Tootsie, Absence of Malice, They Shoot Horses Don’t They, Three Days of the Condor, The Way We Were; died May 26, 2008
♥ ~ 1934 – Jamie Farr (Jameel Joseph Farah) actor: M*A*S*H, The Blackboard Jungle, Scrooged, Cannonball Run, With Six You Get Egg Roll
♥ ~ 1951 – Daryl Anderson, Actor (“Lou Grant”)
♥ ~ 1952 – Dan Aykroyd comedian, actor: Driving Miss Daisy, Sneakers, Coneheads, Saturday Night Live, Dragnet, Ghostbusters, The Blues Brothers, Pearl Harbor
♥ ~ 1961 – Princess Diana (Spencer) Princess of Wales; killed in car crash in Paris, France, August 31, 1997
♥ ~ 1963 – Mr. Zip of the United States Post Office. He’s the familiar character seen on the sides of mailboxes and on posters. Mr. Zip was introduced to help educate people to use the 5-digit ZIP (Zone Improvement Program) code. Mr. Zip now has new members of the family. There are four digits after the original five, to get that mail to you even faster. No matter what you call it it’s still snail mail to us.
♥ ~ 1977 – Liv Tyler model, actress: Silent Fall, Heavy, That Thing You Do!, Armageddon, Cookie’s Fortune, Lord of the Rings series
★~ Did You Know July is…
♥~ National Hotdog Month: I learned to spiral cut my hotdogs from this video and they will never be the same!
♥~ National Grilling Month: Grilled Summer Fruit
♥~ National Ice Cream Month;
♥~ National Horseradish Month:
♥~ Park and Recreation Month: Wild deals will be happening everywhere.
♥~ July is the best month to buy- “Older” computers: As in not just arriving. Intel and AMD and system makers start ramping up for new stuff now, discounting old stuff. Furniture: Stores make an inventory push, so if you like something, make an offer. Broadway tickets: It’s off-season for NYC tourism, so now’s the time to snag those half-off tickets. Grills (after July 4th): Wait for it, wait for it … now, grab that grill, while stores shift toward back-to-school and yard gear.
Happy July 1st! Cole and friend are finishing up the fence and I’m on my way to store to buy some hamburgers to grill…we want to get the month started off on the right foot. What are your plans for the day?
Odd Loves Company,
10 thoughts on “July 1, 2012: Canada Day, Joke Day, Create Your Own Ice Cream Flavor Day”
Happy July 1st. Happy Birthday Canada. July is going to be a great month I even remembered to say Rabbit Rabbit!
Golfing and then grilling
Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Ottawa, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Hamilton, Quebec, Surrey…Let me think about the rest.
Doing good…only a few more to go…
Good Luck for you all Month, for sure!
Thanks for the shout out Katybeth. We always have a family picnic on Canada Day at my brothers house–everyone has a great time and there are always a few stories to tell afterwards. Let me help Mike out by adding another popular Canadian city-Halifax.
Enjoy your day!
Halifax–of-course!! Hope you had a super picnic. I love Canada especially there peanut butter!
I actually remembered to say Rabbit Rabbit this morning — I’m looking forward to a fabulous month!! Alas, I had ice cream (with chocolate syrup) yesterday. I’d never heard of cutting a hot dog into spirals — how pretty! Think I’ll have to give that one a try.
Good for you!! I bet it’s even better than a fabulous month!! We love the hot dog trick. Watch them on the grill tho–they cook fast.
Grilled fruit. ALways sounds so yummy, but I never do it. Probably because it doesn’t last long enough around here to get to the grill. Also ice cream is my favorite thing in the whole world! Thank you Pres Regan!!
In the whole world? Well then you will be celebrating all month and I think ice cream sandwich day is in August!!
I just viewed your camp Run a Pup pictures…..can I come and live with you? I would feel like I had died and gone to doggie heaven. Oh how I love dogs. They are the best people in the world and I feel like there are no problems in the world when I am with dogs. My son has 2 golden’s and they are just so much personality running around, and of course my Millie. I truly envy you, Katybeth. Zella is a love too. I can never have too many doggie friends. I walk around my subdivision and ALL the dogs know me and come running to get their treats. I am known as the “sucker lady” to the kids and the “treat” lady to the dogs.
The “treat lady” that is so FUN. My campers would love for you to come for a visit. I really do have the best job–great pups and great owners…and the best part is my campers like to come to camp and then go home to forever families that love them to pieces.
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