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November 9, 2012
★~ Today’s Quote: “You must have chaos within you to give birth to a dancing star.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
★~ National Chaos Never Dies Day:
Chaos Never Dies Day takes the stance that the perfect, quiet moment we’re all striving for and anticipating doesn’t – and likely never will – exist, and that we should make the most of now, chaos-and-all, and embrace the moment. Good to know because I embrace Chaos several times every day.
★~ Scrapple Day:
If you look at the picture above ^, you’ll see a pile of a substance sitting next to the egg. What you see there is a Pennsylvania Dutch product known as scrapple. As you can guess, it’s fairly popular in Pennsylvania, and can be found throughout surrounding states and the Mid-Atlanitc region with only a minimal amount of searching. But once you end up west of say, Cincinnati, it’s near impossible to locate. Scrapple, or pon haus, is one of those farm products made to use every bit of a downed pig. is made of “scraps” of pork combined with cornmeal and spices. It is typically eaten at breakfast in place of other pork products (such as bacon or sausage). It is often cut into thin slices, and fried until the outsides forms a crust. I have been told it tastes like bacon and sausage mixed with corn meal.
★~ Today in History:
♥~1967 – The first issue of Rolling Stone was published. It was started by 21-year-old Jann Wenner, who dropped out of Berkeley and borrowed $7,500 from family members and from people on a mailing list that he stole from a local radio station, and with that money he managed to put together a magazine. The cover of the first issue featured John Lennon, and in it, Wenner wrote, “Rolling Stone is not just about music, but also about the things and attitudes that the music embraces.” Today Rolling Stone has a circulation of about 1.4 million
♥~ 1961 – The Metropolitan Museum in New York obtained Rembrandt’s Aristotle Contemplating the Bust of Homer for $2.3 million. The Metropolitan raised the money from special contributions and funds given or bequeathed by friends of the museum.
♥~ 1984 – Donna Reed joined the cast of Dallas as J.R. Ewing’s new mamma, on CBS-TV. This was Reed’s first return to television since her own successful show ended in 1966. However radiantly beautiful, Reed would not score well with viewers who had become attached to Barbara Bel Geddes as Miss Ellie. Reed was written out of the script and Bel Geddes returned in 1985.
♥~ 1989 – The 27.9-mile-long Berlin Wall, the symbol of the Cold War that separated East and West Germany for 28 years, was opened. Both East and West German citizens celebrated their freedom as they once again were able to walk freely between the two states.
♥~ 1934 – Carl (Edward) Sagan Pulitzer Prize-winning author: The Dragons of Eden ; Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors, Broca’s Brain, Cosmos; astronomer: “Billions and billions of stars…”; died Dec 20, 1996
♥~ 1936 – Mary Travers singer: Mary of Peter, Paul and Mary: Leaving on a Jet Plane, Blowin’ in the Wind, Puff the Magic Dragon, I Dig Rock ’n’ Roll Music; solo: LP: No Easy Walk to Freedom; died Sep 16, 2009
♥~ 1941 – Tom Fogerty musician, songwriter, singer: group: Creedence Clearwater Revival: Bad Moon Rising, Down on the Corner, Proud Mary, Lookin’ Out My Back Door, Up Around the Bend; solo: Goodbye Media Man, Lady of Fatima, Beauty is Under the Skin, Joyful Resurrection; died Sep 6, 1990
♥~ 1984 – Delta Goodrem, Australian singer, actress, (Nina Tucker in TV soap opera Neighbours). 2002 Australian No.1 and 2003 UK No. 3 single ‘Born To Try’ plus six other Australian No.1 singles.
★~ Did You Know:
When it comes to stats, math, and counting change, I’m without a doubt challenged. Nonetheless Nate Silvers fascinates me. He has, correctly predicted the winner of 50 of 50 states this election, using a model that combines Bayesian probability with polling data. Some say Nate Silver is in the same class as Chuck Norris.
♥~ When Alexander Bell invented the telephone he had 3 missed calls from Nate Silver.
♥~ Nate Silver doesn’t call the wrong number. You answer the wrong phone.
♥~ Nate Silver can speak French… In Russian.
♥~ Ghosts sit around campfires and tell Nate Silver stories.
♥~ Nate Silver beat Halo 1, 2, and 3 on Legendary with a broken Guitar Hero controller.
♥~ Nate Silver can unscramble an egg.
♥~ Some magicians can walk on water, Nate Silver can swim through land.
♥~ Nate Silver can set ants on fire with a magnifying glass. At night.
♥~ Nate Silver can build a snowman out of rain.
♥~ Nate Silver beat the sun in a staring contest.
♥~ Nate Silver can slam a revolving door.
Chaos Day? Cole doesn’t come home from school and ask, “What’s new?” he asks, “What happened.” Chaos is just the way we roll. As my sister-in-law is found of saying, ‘If You Want to Make God laugh, Tell Him Your Plans‘ or as my sweet mother would say, “The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men…” Speaking of Shakespeare.. .ok so Shakespeare did not say that, it’s a Robert Burns quote, but it would have been such a nice segue if it was a Shakespeare quote. Don’t you just love a good segue?
Last night I helped Cole memorize 10 lines of Shakespeare for a monologue he is presenting at school. It was bard. The man should have employed a proof reader, and tried rhyming on occasion. Just sayin’.
Have you entered the Frosty Paws Odd Contest? Drawing tonight.
TGIF. What are your plans for this glorious day? Odd Love Company!