National Mammogram Day| Evaluate Your Life Day| Seafood Bisque Day

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October 19, 2012

Eye Popping...Sun Up!

★~ Today’s Quote:  “Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves—slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future. Live the actual moment.” Thich Nhat Hanh:

★~ National Mammogram Day:

There probably aren’t many people who haven’t had a close friend or loved one diagnosed with breast cancer. In fact, about 12 percent of American women will develop invasive breast cancer at some time during their lives. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the third Friday in October is “National Mammogram Day.”

The American Cancer Society recommends the following regarding early detection of breast cancer:

* Beginning at age 40, healthy women should have a mammogram and a clinical breast exam every year.

* Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam every three years.

* All women, beginning in their 20s should perform regular self-examinations of their breasts.

★~ Evaluate Your Life Day:

There is no faster, more effective way to fill the gap between where you are and where you aspire to be than having the right passionate and supportive people in your corner. There is no bigger life hack. Environment is everything. And it’s 100 percent in our control.(zen habits)

We can choose to continue to hang around the people who tell us we’re stupid for thinking things could be different. Or we could surround ourselves with the people who inspire possibility. The choice is 100% on us. Either way, one thing is for sure. The people around us will change our world. The question is, will they kill our dreams or make them come true? That’s on us to decide.
Perhaps one of the very best ways to evaluate your life is to take a hard look at the people you are choosing to spend it with and how you allow them to influence you.

★~ Seafood Bisque Day:

Seafood bisque is French soup that includes lobster, crab, shrimp, and crayfish. Some culinary historians believe that the word bisque is derived from the fact that this type of soup is cooked not once, but twice. Others believe that the origin of the word relates to the Bay of Biscay. Regardless of the origin, seafood bisque is fabulous! If you want to make your own seafood bisque, all you need to do is this:  Lightly sauté the crustaceans in their shells, then simmer them in wine. Once cooked, purée them in a food processor. Then add cream to the mixture to thicken the soup to your desired consistency. After that, just add a sprig of parsley and it’s ready to serve! Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s is, of course, another option.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1872 – The world’s largest gold nugget (215 kg) was found in New South Wales, Australia. Click for more gold facts. 

♥~ 1982  – Auto manufacturer John DeLorean was arrested in Los Angeles and charged in a $24 million cocaine scheme aimed at salvaging his bankrupt sports car company. He was tried and acquitted.

♥~ 1985 – Take on Me, by a-ha, reached number one on the pop music charts.

♥~ 1983 –The annual 2-day White Elephant Sale at the Cleveland Convention Center made $427,935.21, most ever raised at a 2-day rummage sale.

♥~ 2003 – In London, magician David Blaine emerged from a clear plastic box that had been suspended by a crane over the banks of the Thames River. Blaine had entered the box on Sep 5 and survived only on water for 44 days and nights.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1850 –  Annie Smith Peck One of the world’s  most renowned mountain climbers.When Annie turned 45, she gained international recognition by climbing the Matterhorn — After the Matterhorn, she climbed the 21,812 foot-high Huascaran, a mountain peak in Peru. She  was the first American to reach this high a pinnacle in the Western Hemisphere. Next she climbed, Mt. Coropuna, also in Peru. It was a mere 562 feet shorter than Huascaran. Not bad for a 61-year-old woman. When Annie got to the top of this mountain she placed a banner there that said, “Votes for Women.”

Why did Annie Peck climb those peaks? Because they were there…

♥~ 1937 – Peter Max (Finkelstein) pop artist: psychedelic best-selling poster; designer: postage stamp: Expo ’74; 1982 World’s Fair official artist

♥~ 1945 – John Lithgow Emmy Award-winning actor: 3rd Rock from the Sun]; Tony Award-winning actor: The Changing Room[1973]; Twilight Zone-The Movie, I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can, The World According to Garp, Terms of Endearment, Raising Cain, The Pelican Brief, Cliffhanger, Twenty Good Years

★~ Did You Know: Speaking Gold….

In November 1992, a farmer living near the village of Hoxne in Suffolk, England, lost a hammer in one of his fields, so he asked Eric Lawes to use his metal detector to search for it. While looking for the hammer, Lawes happened upon something else of interest – 24 bronze coins, 565 gold coins, 14,191 silver coins, plus hundreds of gold and silver spoons, jewelry, and statues, all dating back to the Roman Empire.

As required by British law, the so-called “Hoxne Hoard” was reported to the local authorities, who declared it a “Treasure Trove,” meaning it was now legally the property of Britain. However, the government is required to pay fair market value for a treasure trove, meaning the farmer and Lawes split a cool 1.75 million. The Hoxne Hoard is now on permanent display at the British Museum, drawing thousands of people every year.

Sadly, there is no word on whether or not the hammer was ever found.


I know, I’m twisted but I just think this video is too funny and I’m so relieved it’s not my car because I know full well that there by the grace of God go I….

I am going to buy a very big pumpkin today and a few smaller one’s and carve them. It’s too early to carve them for Halloween but it’s not to early to carve them just for the glow and magic.

It’s Friday!


10 thoughts on “National Mammogram Day| Evaluate Your Life Day| Seafood Bisque Day

  1. Morno!
    TGIF. Life is good. Golf and raking leaves is on my weekend agenda. That video is fun although I’m sure it less funny to the person who owned the car–probably my daughter.

    Have a good one.

  2. TGIF. I’m so ready for it to be Friday. What a long week. Yep, I to need schedule my mammogram. One of those necessary evils.
    The car video was hilarious. It’s like the parking arm just got fed up with it’s job and lost it.
    Hope your day is golden 😀

  3. We all need to know that about 20% of breast cancer does NOT show up on a mammogram..mine did not..that is why self exams and clinical exams are so important, too.

    • I did not know this. I did know about self-exams but had no idea that mammograms did not detect breast cancer by such a large percent. So good to know! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Sue, said it first but it can’t be said often enough the mammogram is not 100%, that important piece of information gets left out of a lot of the communications and my mother-in-law almost died from breast cancer that was not detected on her regular mammograms.
    That video is hysterical in an awful sort of way. I feel bad about laughing at someone else’s misfortune but I have watched several times and laughed hard along with my husband and my parents.
    One more weekend to enjoy my parents before they head home and we are making the most of it. Have a good day.

    • Like i said above ^ I had no idea. Your right that information should be communicated in bold.
      Well we did not cause the parking arm to go ballistic and I’m sure if it was my car I would laugh because dam what else can you do in the moment and I always seem to laugh at inappropriate times.
      I know you will make the most of the weekend!

  5. So that’s where some of the Roman Empire’s treasure ended up — imagine that! I’ve been out of town (miss me??), so I’m playing catch-up on my blog reading — it’s off to your next post now.

    • I did miss you! I did see that you were MB (Missing blogger) last year around this time…Domer had fall break I think, so I wasn’t worried but I did miss you! Welcome back, Debbie!

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