August 10, 2012: Lazy Day, S’More, Olympians Who Sold The Gold

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August 10th

★~ Today’s Quote – You can’t teach people to be lazy – either they have it, or they don’t – Dagwood Bumstead

★~ Lazy Day:

The lazy, hazy days of summer are coming to an end, and you’d better make hay while the shine still shines. Goof off, put off, and let it slide. “It can wait” should be your motto for today as you read another chapter of your book, or daydream as you munch a s’more and sip some lemonade. Indulge your inner child – who does not want to do another load of wash, unload the dishwasher or fix dinner – and instead do something you both want to do – which might be nothing at all. Playing a little interactive Google Soccer is a great way to be lazy and have a little downtime! Click:  Commandements for being Lazy.

★~ S’More Day:

The first official s’more recipe was published in 1927 in a book created by the Girl Scouts. S’mores are made by sandwiching a toasted marshmallow and a piece of chocolate in between two graham crackers. But what if you’re nowhere near a campfire? How can you replicate the taste of a chocolate-marshmallow-graham cracker s’more fired up and fashioned en plein air? Autumn Martin has a solution: Smoke the chocolate chips and create a s’more cookie. S’More recipe.  Click: More facts about Marshmallows

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1846 – The  Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. was established on by the United States Congress as an institute of learning. Often referred to as America’s attic, the Smithsonian has a little something for everyone from every era and pertaining to all subject matter. You’ll even find Archie Bunker’s chair at the Smithsonian Institution.

♥~ 1869 – O.B. Brown of Malden, MA patented the motion-picture projector. Unfortunately, there were no films yet available. Popcorn was around, however.

♥~ 1974 –  John Denver went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Back Home Again’.

♥~ 1985 – Madonna’s album Like a Virgin became the first solo album by a female artist to be certified for sales of five million copies.

♥~ 1987 – A Chorus Line celebrated its 5,000th performance. It was estimated that 25 million theatre goers had seen the musical since it opened in 1975. An estimated 16.7 million people had seen the showon Broadway, with another 8.3 million taking in the touring production. A Chorus Line became the longest-running show on The Great White Way on September 29, 1983 and ended its Broadway run in 1990.

♥~ 1997 – A grandmother in Avia, Spain, announced that her family had agreed to approve her 100th birthday celebration on board a hot-air balloon if she would give up her plans to paraglide. Romona Safont said she always liked to be daring on her birthday.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1928 – Jimmy Dean (Seth Ward) Grammy Award-winning singer: Big Bad John [1961]; P.T. 109, I.O.U.; TV host: The Jimmy Dean Show; actor: Daniel Boone, Diamonds Are Forever, Fantasy Island, J.J. Starbuck; sausage mogul; died Jun 13, 2010

♥~ 1928 – Eddie Fisher singer: Oh! My Pa-Pa, Anytime, Dungaree Doll, A Man Chases a Girl, Wedding Bells, Heart, On the Street Where You Live, Cindy, Oh Cindy, Song of the Dreamer; TV host:Coke Time with Eddie Fisher; actor: All About Eve, Bundle of Joy, Butterfield 8; father of Carrie Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher; died Sep 22, 2010

♥~ 1947 – Ian Anderson musician: flute, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, saxophone, keyboards; singer: group: Jethro Tull: Bungle in the Jungle, Living in the Past

★~ Did You Know:  Olympians who sold the gold.

♥~ Mark Wells, 1980 U.S Hockey (Miracle on Ice):  Sold  his gold medal to help pay for medical treatments related to a rare genetic disease that damaged his spinal cord. He sold the medal to a private collector, who in turn sold it through an auction house for $310,700 in 2010.

♥~ Wladimir Klitschko, Ukraine 1996-Heavyweight Boxing : The Atlanta Games marked the first year Ukraine went to the Olympics as an independent country, so the gold medal that the Steel Hammer picked up was pretty special. To Klitschko, though, helping Ukrainian children get involved in sports is even more important. He auctioned off his prize earlier this year, earning $1 million for the Klitschko Brothers Foundation that helps fund children’s sports camps and facilities. The bidder? A mysterious benefactor who immediately returned the medal to the man who earned it.

♥~ Anthony Ervin, U.S. 2000 Swimming: Anthony Ervin won the gold in the 50m freestyle at the 2000 Sydney Games. Despite this success, he retired from the sport in 2003 at the age of 22, saying that he “needed to kind of figure out my own life … unhindered, unfettered from the discipline of being a competitive, professional swimmer.” He put his gold medal on eBay in 2004, donating the $17,101 it earned to victims of the Indian Ocean Tsunami.

♥~ Otylia Jedrzejczak, Poland: 2004 Swimming:  Before she even qualified for the Athens Olympics eight years ago, Jedrzejczak declared that any gold medals she won would be donated to charity. When she found herself at the top of the winner’s stand not long after, she made good on the promise. Her medal from the 200m butterfly went for more than $80,000 and benefited a Polish charity that helps kids with leukemia. “I don’t need the medal to remember,” she said. “I know I’m the Olympic champion. That’s in my heart.”


It a beautiful cool day in Chicago, with the temperature reaching only 72. What a change from just a few weeks ago! Fall is in the air. I even turned on the oven and made popovers and bacon for our houseguests before they headed off to their Harry Potter event. I had no idea that this event is attended by over 4,000 Harry Potter enthusiasts from around the world that pay $200 for a three-day pass. The girls seemed to be having a great time and have certainly entered into the spirit of the event!

I’m spending a lazy day exploring some books I have been wanting to read and enjoying the cool breeze! Will you be lazy today?

Odd Loves Company!

4 thoughts on “August 10, 2012: Lazy Day, S’More, Olympians Who Sold The Gold

  1. TGIF. I have an after work golf game and beautiful weather. I’ll have s’more days like this anytime.

    Have a good one!

  2. Cute girls! My niece would love that conference. She grew up reading Harry Potter and still enjoys all things Potter. The Olympic stories are so interesting.
    Not sure if I will fix a S’more today, I have been pretty lazy.

    Enjoy your day.

  3. Wonder what kind of person spends that much money for an Olympic gold medal that they did not win. it must be like art to them. That is sad about Mark Wells.
    Still hot and dry in our neck of the woods but not as bad as is was in July.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  4. Finally having a cool day, wandered out to the Boone County fair to see old friend AND of course getting a funnel cake that is a yearly must have! Only time I get to enjoy that treat. This fair is known country wide and people come from all over to attend. Just a fun time to meet up with friends you dont see very often. Thank God we got nicer weather.

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