October 13, 2012: Skeptics Day, Yorkshire Pudding Day

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October 13, 2012


★~ Today’s Quote: “I don’t believe in astrology; I’m a Sagittarius and we’re skeptical.” -Arthur C. Clarke

★~  Skeptics Day:

Hmm, we must ask ourselves, is it really Skeptics Day? IS IT? Today, you have to be skeptic and question everything! Don’t trust a soul.

A skeptic is a person who questions and doubts facts, theories, and just about everything else. If you find yourself questioning motives and stories, this is the day for you!

I’ve become more skeptical than I used to be. For example, I now doubt that you can kill yourself by tripping over untied shoelaces, or that anyone’s eye is going to be poked out with a stick, I don’t think you can work your butt off, and I am very skeptical of clicking the blinking message on my computer that says I’ve won a free trip to Disney. What about you? What raises your eyebrows a little higher these days?

★~ Yorkshire Pudding Day:

Yorkshire pudding is an iconic British pastry similar to a popover. The first recipes for the dish appeared in the 1700s, but the exact origin is unknown. Yorkshire Pudding is made by combining flour, eggs, salt, milk, and pan drippings from prime rib or roast beef. The result is a light, doughy roll with a small well in the center that is usually filled with gravy.

Yorkshire Pudding is still a very popular dish in modern-day Britain, and often makes an appearance at big Sunday dinners. In fact, culinary historians refer to it as the national dish of England. Click for Yorkshire Pudding Recipe

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1792 – The cornerstone of what was termed the President’s House was laid by George Washington in Washington, DC. The name,White House, was not officially adopted until 1902. Click for more White House Facts.

♥~ 1884 – Greenwich, England was accepted as the prime meridian of  world time calculations. The decision was made at the International Meridian Conference in Washington DC.

♥~ 1951 – A football with a rubber covering was used for the first time, as Georgia Tech whipped Louisiana State 25-7. The game was played in Atlanta, GA.

♥~ 1963 – Beatlemania hit the London Palladium. The Beatles made their first appearance on a major TV show — for the BBC. Thousands of delirious fans jammed the streets outside the theatre to voice their support of the Fab Four. A few months later, Beatlemania would sweep the U.S. as well. Yeah, yeah, yeah!

♥~ 1971 – ‘Little’ Donny Osmond received a shiny gold record for his rendition of the Steve Lawrence hit, Go Away Little Girl. He went on to garner million-seller success with Hey Girl and Puppy Love. Donny was only 13 years old.

♥~ 1973 – The Rolling StonesGoat’s Head Soup was number one album in the U.S.

♥~ 1983 – The first cellular telephonesin the U.S. were introduced in Chicago, Illinois by Motorola.  Dr. Marty Cooper’s groundbreaking invention: The Motorola DynaTAC 8000X was invented while  he was working as general manager for the systems division at Motorola, The phone became affectionately knows as “The Brick”–the world’s first commercial handheld cell phone. To celebrate conception of his invention, Cooper became the first person in history to make a call on a portable cell phone to the corporate offices of his rival at Bell Labs

♥~ 2010 – The 33 miners in Chile who had been trapped for 69 days after their mine caved in climbed into a rescue capsule and made a smooth ascent to the surface. All the miners were pulled up through a narrow escape chute from nearly a half-mile down in just under 23 hours.

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1754 – Mary Ludwig Hays McCauley, was nicknamed Molly, by her husband, William Hays.  During the American Revolution, and specifically at the Battle of Monmouth, Molly helped out as a water carrier and was given a new nickname, Molly Pitcher. Her husband, William, was wounded during the battle. and so Molly dropped the water pitcher and picked up her husband’s job of loading and firing a cannon. General George Washington appointed her a noncommissioned officer; and Mary Ludwig Hays garnered a new nickname, Sergeant Molly.The name, Molly Pitcher, became a synonym for a heroine. Her nickname was given to another famous woman, Harriet Tubman, rescuer and heroine of abolitionist times.

♥~ 1873 –  L.L. (Leon Leonwood) Bean founded L.L. Bean mail-order/retail company which specializes in clothing and outdoor recreation equipment; died Feb 5, 1967

♥~ 1925 – Lenny Bruce comedian He said: “All my humor is based upon destruction and despair. If the whole world were tranquil, without disease and violence, I’d be standing on the breadline right in back of J. Edgar Hoover.” And, “I won’t say ours was a tough school, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: ‘What I’m Going to Be if I Grow Up.’”

♥~ 1941– Paul Simon, singer and songwriter. Paul and his friend Art Garfunkel recorded a hit record, Hey School girl but the duo rose to fame in 1965, largely on the strength of the hit single “The Sound Of Silence.” Their music was featured in the film The Graduate (1967) propelling their careers forward.

♥~ 1959 – Marie (Olive) Osmond singer: Paper Roses, Who’s Sorry Now, This is the Way That I Feel; TV host: Donny and Marie, Ripley’s Believe It or Not; doll maker and seller

★~ Did You Know:


Your telling me


Remember my post about Cole and his mailbox at school? Well, last night we had a parent evening at school, so I decided to stuff his mailbox with about four pounds of candy. When I arrived at school, I struggled to figure out which mailbox was his because they were lightly labeled in pencil on brown tags, and I was squinting trying to read the nametags in a dimly lit hallway without my reading glasses. I finally found Cole’s mailbox, stuffed it with the candy, and waited for Cole to discover his surprise. Well, he was surprised all right. After school text:

Mom did u mean to leave candy in my mailbox.

I did leave candy in your mailbox.

No Mom you left MY candy in R.L. mail box.

Ohhhh. Did she give it to U?

No.  She was surprised when she found it and shared it with everyone who was around the mailboxs with her. I wasn’t there .

She shared your candy? :-/

Mom it was in her mailbox.

ohhh. So Sorry.

Mom, I want more candy.

k.k. ox

This weekend I will stop by school.and try,try again. I will take my reading glasses.

Hope you have a Super Saturday!

10 thoughts on “October 13, 2012: Skeptics Day, Yorkshire Pudding Day

  1. Morno,
    Just like I like my El Morno bright and early. Sis makes Yorkshire pudding when we have prime rib. Very tasty. I’m off early to get a round of golf in before the rain hits. It’s suppose to rain all day. And then I have a few household chores to do. Going to some movie about time travel tonight.
    Have a good one.

    • Yep…we aim to please. My Sister-In-Law makes great Yorkshire pudding with the drippings. Yum. Stay away from trees if it starts to lightening. El Morno would miss you.

  2. Rainy Saturday. I guess I’m just going to have to spend the day sitting around the house reading and watching movies.
    Skeptic day. I believe in self fulfilling prophecy so I try to be positive about things at least the first time around. People and situations tend to live up to our expectations
    The slide show pictures are funny and sadly true,
    The rain has made me reflective. Hope a good Saturday.

  3. I love the candy story and I am so impressed that Cole would not mind his mother being anywhere within 20 ft. of his mailbox. Even with candy.

    • Cole is a pretty good sport except when I give his candy away. A friend is sending a letter from the court house–which should grab his attention and possibly the schools. Why have kids if you can’t torture them (a little).

  4. this IS a super saturday……nikki is officially clear of mange! it’s been a long, hard, $$$$ road. your sweet mother has been there every step of the way with us. to nik’s negligent previous owner: what goes around, comes around.
    i’ve been known to be skeptical be that good or bad.
    i love everything beatles!
    like the stones & grew into simon & garfunkel’s social commentary.
    i should have kept my brick phone as a weapon if ever needed.
    funny candy & cole story! he will understand about those failing eyes one day. you’ll need to report how the court house letter goes over with cole & school!!!

    • That is good news Irene. My mom has shared the Nikki saga and how you have stepped up to the plate over and over again. What a lucky Dobie. Doberman do pay you back in spades with love and loyalty. Unlike Terriers who figure your owe them :-D. May the previous owner experience full strength karma.
      Remember how those phones had their own bag? I will report back on the letter from the court house…FUN. Have a great day.

  5. I had to laugh over Cole and his candy story — I know just what you mean about the reading glasses, and I’m convinced staring at a computer all day doesn’t help the situation!
    Thanks for the info on Molly Pitcher — I hadn’t heard that before.
    Very skeptical over anybody who wants to give me anything FREE, ha!

    • Cole told me his mailbox was hard to miss and the name tags were not written all that lightly. Really? I guess, I worked at it then. I agree free is suspect unless it’s from a friendly blogger…we never did send you that antler for Keely to try.

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