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November 30, 2012
★~ Today’s Quote: Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. ~ Mark Twain
★~ Rabbit Rabbit:
Today is the last day of November and you know what that means don’t you? It’s time to prepare for the first of the month and all that can be yours by simple saying ”rabbit, rabbit!” The first words out of your mouth on the first day of December must be “rabbit, rabbit.”
★~ Computer Security Day:
Security is an important consideration when working with computers, the Internet or indeed any electronic devices. Use Computer Security Day to ensure that your passwords are regularly updated, that your personal information is safe and secure, and that your systems are protected.
★~ National Mousse Day:
The secret to great mousse is incorporating air bubbles to give it a light texture. Depending on the amount of air that gets whipped in, it can be thick and creamy or downright fluffy. The base begins with eggs, cream, sugar and whatever way you want to flavor it.
This creamy creation was once only found in French restaurants, but it started appearing on the tables of British and American families in the 1960s. The word mousse itself means “lather” or “foam” in French, which helps explain why you can also tame your hair with mousse – just a different kind.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1931 – The Joy Of Cooking 80th anniversary was self-published by Irma Rombauer (1877–1962). Rombauer was a comforting voice for cooks during the Depression, and the book grew into an institution. The first commercial edition of the book appeared in 1936, and it offered a revolutionary “action format” (chronologically ordered ingredients followed by instructions) now commonplace in cookbooks. The numerous editions overseen by Rombauer and later her daughter and grandson sold more than 14 million copies.
♥~ 1887 – The first softball game was played — in Chicago, IL. The game was really called indoor baseball; it used a broomstick for a bat and a boxing glove for a ball.
♥~ 1985 – The world’s largest beer mug was unveiled by the Selangor Pewter Company of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The 6-foot tankard holds 615 gallons.
♥~ 1835 – The man who said: “Writing is the easiest thing in the world. … Just try it sometime. I sit up with a pipe in my mouth and a board on my knees and I scribble away.” That’s American writer Samuel Clemens, who wrote under the pen names Thomas Jefferson Snodgrass, Sergeant Fathom, Rambler, and W. Epaminondas Adrastus Blab. But his most famous pen name of them all, and the one we know him by today: Mark Twain. He 176 years ago in a log cabin in Florida, Missouri (1835). Mark Twain loved the story of Joan of Arc, and he hated the writings of Jane Austen. He once said that every time he read Pride and Prejudice,he wanted to dig up Austen and “beat her over the skull with her own shin bone.” He was famously cantankerous and famously witty, he’s sometimes referred to as “America’s first stand-up comic.”
♥~ 1874 – Lucy Maud Montgomery, Canadian children’s author, born in Clifton, Prince Edward Island.She wrote more than 500 short stories and poems, and 20 novels. Nineteen of these novels were set on Prince Edward Island, including her first, Anne of Green Gables(1908), about an old farm couple who think they have arranged to adopt a boy to help out with their farm in rural Prince Edward Island, and instead end up with Anne, a spunky red-headed orphan girl
♥~ 1874 – Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, British statesman and the first man to be made an honorary citizen of the US (by an act of Congress, Apr 9, 1963), was born at Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England. Dedicated to Britain and total victory over Germany, Churchill as minister of defense and prime minister was a strong leader during WWII. A stirring public speaker, Churchill said upon becoming prime minister in 1940, “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears and sweat.”
♥~ 1929 – Dick Clark, Producer, TV personality (“American Bandstand”),
♥~ 1955 – Billy Idol (Broad) musician: guitar, singer: Mony, Mony, Eyes Without a Face, Dancing with Myself, White Wedding, Rebel Yell, To Be a Lover, Speed, Cradle of Love; songwriter: Hot in the City
★~ Did You Know: Speaking of Computer Security Day here are a few things you want to avoid.
Yes, passwords are the bane of our existence.But it’s still probably best to avoid buying this type of book. I mean really do you want someone to discover all your passwords and the sites you have passwords to? No.
SplashData, which makes password management applications, has released its annual “Worst Passwords” list compiled from common passwords that are posted by hackers. The top three — “password,” “123456,” and “12345678″ — have not changed since last year. New ones include “jesus,” “ninja,” “mustang,” “password1,” and “welcome.”
Here are the 25 most common passwords of 2012. Did your’s make the list? Wait, don’t tell me that!
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TGIF everyone! Can you even believe November is over? I think, Cole and I are going to head out tomorrow and buy Oh Christmas Tree! We may even harvest our own. I’m researching it. . .Cole and I, in the forrest together, with an Axe…could make for an interesting blog post. Stay Tune. I’m planning to buy an ‘Elf On The Shelf’ today. I will tell you why a litter later …it will give you something to look forward too….
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