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October 24, 2012
★~ Today’s Quote: “When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on Earth. So what the hell, leap.” ~ Cynthia Heimel
★~ Punk Day:
Throw on a British/Irish punk accent, dress like a punk rocker, and go forth and punk. Being punk means being bold, unique, and original. Crank up the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, the Dead Kennedys, the Dead Milkmen, the Clash, or the Cramps. Walk around singing “Punk for a Day” by L. A.’s Wasted Youth. Give the kids something to wonder about. Keep in mind though, Odd is not responsible for any anarchist activity you engage in today.
★~ Bologna Day:
Does anyone really like bologna (pronounced ba-lone-y)? I have always wondered . . . I guess there are more kinds of bologna than Oscar Meyer, including German bologna and kosher bologna. But it still blows my minds that Americans eat 800 million pounds of bologna annually. I mean what part of the cow, pig, chicken, or turkey is the bologna? One site says it is cooked and smoked with a wonderful bouquet of spices that add to its delicious flavor. Frankly I think that is a bunch of baloney. However, if you are so inclined, add a slice or two to your sandwich today to celebrate Bologna Day!
★~ Good & Plenty Candy Day
Bologna Day and Good & Plenty Candy Day — does it get any better? God, I hope so. Am I just being a sourpuss? I’m sorry. To make it up to you, I will share a Good N’ Plenty cocktail recipe. Good N’ Plenty is a pink and white, soft and chewy licorice candy — just in case you have forgotten.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1959 – Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain launched a pro basketball record streak. Not only did he play in 799 consecutive games; he didn’t foul out in one of them.
♥~ 1976 – ABC’s Pro Bowler Mark Hill of Lawton, OK bowled a perfect 300 game. Hill’s dad rolled a perfect game on February 15, 1975 and his mom bowled a 300 game on August 4, 1975. I guess bowling runs in the family.
♥~ 1982 – EPCOT (experimental prototype community of tomorrow) Center was dedicated by Disney Chairman, E. Cardon Walker at Walt Disney World, Florida: “May EPCOT Center entertain, inform and inspire, and above all, may it instill a new sense of belief and pride in man’s ability to shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere.”
♥~ 2010 – Lady Gaga became the first singer to reach 1 billion views on YouTube. The singer had this to say on her Twitter account, “We reached 1 Billion views on youtube little monsters! If we stick together we can do anything. I dub u kings and queens of youtube! Unite!”
♥~ 1915- Bob Kane American cartoonist; creator of Batman and Robin.
♥~ 1936 – Bill Wyman musician: group: The Rolling Stones: [I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction, Get Off of My Cloud, Paint It, Black, Ruby Tuesday, Honky Tonk Women,Brown Sugar, Angie; solo: LP: Stone Alone; songwriter: Downtown Suzie, In Another Land; London restaurant owner: Sticky Fingers
♥~ 1939 – F. Murray Abraham Academy Award-winning actor: Amadeus ; Surviving the Game, Last Action Hero, Nostradamus, Scarface, Serpico, The Sunshine Boys, All the President’s Men
♥~ 1979 – Ben Gillies, Silverchair, 1997 Australian No.1 & UK No.34 single ‘Freak’, 1995 Australian No.1 album ‘Frogstomp’ plus three other Australian No.1 albums
★~ Did You Know:
Many women feel that Claire Fisher of HBO’s Six Feet Under articulate there feelings about panty house best when she stood atop her cubicle desk and belted out “You Ride Up My Thighs” (sung to “You Light Up Life”) in ode to her ill-fitting nylons.
In 1937, a group of scientists at DuPont led by Dr. Wallace Carothers invented nylon. A DuPont team subsequently created nylon hose, unveiling them at the 1939 New York World’s Fair. In their first year on the market, DuPont sold 64 million pairs of hose. By the 1950s, seamless stockings hit the scene.
In 1959, DuPont scientist Joseph Shivers invented spandex, bringing forth the next generation of hose. (DuPont’s brand name for this product is Lycra; all Lycra is spandex, but not all spandex is Lycra.) Because spandex boasts soft and rubbery segments, its fiber can stretch to as much as 600 percent of its original size and then snap back into shape. Since you now didn’t have to worry about stretching your hose, they could last—in theory—a lot longer. According to the United States Patent and Trade Office, Allen Gant Sr. of Glen Raven Mills invented what we call “pantyhose”—an opaque nylon top that is sewn on to a pair of stockings—that same year. ( Do you notice that all of these people are men?)
If like me, it’s been forever you’ve jiggled and wriggled your body into what was once referred to as “nylon time bombs” – or if perhaps you missed the trend altogether and this is all brand new to you – here are few tips for getting the panty hose fit right without feeling like 10 pounds of sausage in a five pound casing! Not that I ever plan to wear them again unless I am invited to Prince Williams wedding and even then I’m not sure. . .
♥~There is no such thing as one size fits all. No matter how thin, short, tall, wide, fat or slim you are, you will never feel comfortable in pantyhose that say one-size fits all.
♥~ The more spandex in the hose, the tighter the fit; the more nylon, the scratchier the texture.
♥~ Cheaper brands tend toward the fake ‘n’ bake end of the color spectrum; to find a color that more closely matches your own requires some spending.
♥~ Look for hose with a formed heel and shaped foot. While they may cost you a bit more, the comfort and fit will make every penny more seem like a worthwhile splurge.
♥~The more sheer the pantyhose, the greater than chance that you will put your finger through them before they are past your knees. To keep this from happening- remove all jewelry from your hands, put them on slowly and resist the urge to tug straight up- that’s when most rips occur.
♥~To reinforce the strength of your hose, give them a light spritz of hair spray before putting them on, and let air dry for 2 minutes.
♥~ Carry a bottle of clear nail polish. The only real way to stop a run – and if you catch it at the top of the hose, where it can’t be seen, you could prevent it from “running” all the way down your leg. Wite-Out, also has the same sealing effect.
♥~ Hand washing pantyhose after every wear will help them keep their shape which in turn will reduce slippage and bunching on the next wear.
Cole’s presentation went great. He was a first class communist. Thanks for asking! Tonight is the construction of the LIM (Liner induction Motor) I see a nap, a search for a 24 hour hardware store and a prayer for strength in my near future.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!
Odd Loves Company