★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
August 14, 2012
★~ Today’s Quote: You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right; but spelling isn’t everything. There are days when spelling Tuesday simply doesn’t count.
★~ It’s National Creamsicle Day:
Creamsicles are the perfect way to sit back, relax, and cool down on a hot August day. The combination of vanilla cream and fruity ice is pure genius!
If you are in inclined to make your own Creamsicles the recipe is pretty easy: Mix together 3/4 cup of fruit juice (usually orange juice), and one pint of vanilla ice cream in a large bowl. Gradually beat in about 1 1/2 cups of milk and continue to mix. Pour the mixture into small paper cups and place them in the freezer when they are partially frozen, insert popsicle sticks into them and place them back inside the freezer. When the Creamsicles are frozen solid, peel off the paper cups, and ENJOY the cool refreshing taste.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1953 – David N. Mullany and his 13-year-old son, while trying to come up with a ball that would curve every time it was thrown, wound up inventing the Wiffle Ball. The ball had oblong holes on the top half, and a solid bottom. The original Wiffle bat was wood, but for many years it has been a skinny yellow fungo-shaped plastic bat. You can still buy the bat-and-ball set for a few dollars.
♥~ 1979 – Burglars broke into Jennie Martelli’s apartment in Niagara Falls, New York, and stole her kitchen sink. Nothing else was taken or damaged.
♥~ 1982 – Bill Neal became the first person to row a bathtub across the English Channel. In 13 hours and 29 minutes he paddled the 21 miles from Dover, England, to Cap Griz, France
♥~ 1992 – A local health board in Massachusetts briefly closed a Chinese restaurant for the way it drained water from cabbage. They had placed the cabbages in laundry bags between two pieces of plywood in the parking lot and drove over them in a van.
♥~ 1851 – Doc Holliday dentist, gambler, gunfighter of the Old West: usually remembered for his associations with Wyatt Earp and the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral; died Nov 8, 1887
♥~ 1863 – Ernest Thayer writer: Casey at the Bat; died Aug 21, 1940.
♥~ 1945 – Steve Martin Emmy Award-winning comedy writer: The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour [1968-69]; comedian, actor: All of Me, Roxanne, L.A. Story, Parenthood, Father of the Bride, Dead Men Don’t Wear Plaid, The Jerk, The Man with Two Brains, Three Amigos, Planes, Trains & Automobiles, Saturday Night Live, Cheaper by the Dozen series, The Pink Panther series
♥~ 1947 – Danielle Steel (Schuelein-Steel) author: of a romance novelist who has sold nearly 600 million books: Danielle Steel published her first novel, Going Home, in 1972. Her next five novels were rejected, but she kept writing, and she has recently published her 97th novel.
♥~ 1950 – Gary Larson cartoonist: The Far Side
♥~ 1961 – Susan Olsen actress: The Bradys, The Brady Bunch Hour, The Brady Bunch
★~ Did you know: It’s Shark week!
♥~What’s older than sharks: Almost nothing. Sharks have been swimming in the ocean for more than 400 million years. They predate practically everything that has a spine, including humans and dinosaurs
♥~Feel Reassured: As sensational as shark attacks are in newspaper headlines, the reality is that you’re more likely to be bitten by another person than a shark.
♥~Don’t Use Your Words With Sharks. Punching a shark in the nose or poking it in the eye can help to fend it off during an attack. Aim for the sensitive eyes or gills — or, if your aim is off, the much bigger target of the snout. Most sharks don’t want to work that hard for their food and will swim away.
♥~Yuck Human: In the extremely rare event that a shark bites you, it probably won’t take a second taste. In attacks on humans, sharks typically bite, hold on for a few seconds and then let go once they realize they’re not tasting a sea creature.
♥~Do Sharks Eat Lunch? There is a common myth floating around that sharks don’t attack in the middle of the day. The fact is sharks eat when they find food, no matter what time it is.
♥~Fresh Sharks: Think you have to be swimming in the ocean to meet a shark? Think again. Bull sharks have a fondness for freshwater. They’ve been spotted in bays, lagoons and even rivers, sometimes thousands of miles inland.
♥~ Fun Web Site: How to draw a shark
I have a fish story to share with you in a little bit but right now I need to get high behind and pack up a few campers that I am chauffeuring downtown to be washed, dried and poofed up. Ahh the life of a Bouvier des Flandres….
Hope you a wonderful Tuesday and remember If anything makes you smile, giggle or laugh today…..Do it again!
11 thoughts on “August 14, 2012: National Creamsicle Day! Shark Week!”
Morno! Are the push-up ice cream things creamsicles? I use to like those when I a kid. Not sure if they still even make them. My mother make a great creamsicle punch for as a non alcoholic option parties back in the days.
Sharks I try to stay away from them.
Have a good one.
I think push-ups are creamsicles. I love the creamsicle punch. Sharks..good to stay away from :-D….
I hope I’m never close enough to a shark to find out if it thinks I’m tasty.
Creamsicles! The kids and I will make them and then I will make them eat them outside for a few minutes peace. Ha.
Happy Shark Week.
I don’t think sharks have discriminating taste buds so we all probably taste good enough.
Hope your Creamsicles Caper worked!
I know yum, right?!
I love creamsicles! However, today I am hungry for Choc. cake so will eat that instead.
I’m scared to death of sharks and snakes,
Chocolate cake is always good. But you could have both…
But your a killer when it comes to spiders!
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I would never swim in the ocean, no way, no how. I will gladly swim in the nice clorine pool…even though that water rots a suit after a short summer. Creamsicles, haven’t had one in years. Now I will have to round some up, just for the good memories. Glad I was able to give you a giggle or two today with the accident audio I have heard is several times, and it always makes me laugh. I am picturing the scene in my mind as he laughs.
Oh…that voice message was just too funny. It still makes me giggle. The story was great but his laugh was so contagious. A great share!
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