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January 12, 2013
★~Today’s Quote: I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me. Hunter S. Thompson
★~ A Fresh Start- A New Year!
Good intentions often fall to the wayside by the second week in January and, 4 out of 5 of us — which equates to millions of individuals –won’t keep the promises we made to our hopeful selfs now that the New Year has started. Click here to read 16 ways to stay motivated and beat the New Years Resolution slump. Sometimes all we need is a little help from our friends.
★~ Feast of the Fabulous Wild Man Day:
Dionysus, a Greek god born from the thigh of Zeus is often celebrated in January. He is the god of wine and drunken revelry, a patron of the theater and an agricultural/fertility god in Greek mythology. Some consider him one of the original wild men. So, men, drink up, feast and be merry in the spirit of Dionysus, just keep in mind that while Dionysus was considered wild he was never considered wise.
★~ It’s Curried Chicken Day!
Curried chicken is a popular dish in Asia, the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean. The word “curry” is an anglicized version of the Tamil word “kari,” which means “stir-fried.” While we usually associate curried chicken with a hot Indian dish served over rice, there are many other recipes that call for both key ingredients. In England, curried chicken salad is called Coronation Chicken. Constance Spry and Rosemary Hume created the dish for Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation banquet in 1953. It has been a popular sandwich filling ever since. I have enjoyed Sir Lanken Chicken Curry but have not made it…a reliable resource assures me this recipe is very tasty.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1773 – The first public museum was organized — in Charleston, South Carolina.
♥~ 1966 – Batman debuted — on ABC-TV. Adam West starred as Batman and Burt Ward was the Bat-Boy, Robin. Pow! Zork! Crunch! Holy hot cakes, Batman!
♥~ 1971 – All In the Family Based on the success of the British comedy “Till Death Us Do Part,” Norman Lear created CBS’s controversial sitcom “All in the Family.” The series was the first of its kind to realistically portray the prevailing issues and taboos of its time with a wickedly humorous bent.
♥~ 1991 – Janet Jackson’s Rhythm Nation 1814 became the first album to generate seven top-five singles on the Billboard Hot 100 (four went to number one). Love Will Never Do (Without You) reached #4 this day and it hit #1 the following week.
♥~ 1999 – Mark McGwire’s 70th home run ball was sold at auction in New York for million to an anonymous bidder. It was the most money ever paid for a sports artifact. McGwire’s ball was retrieved Sep 27, 1998 by 26-year-old research scientist Philip Ozersky, who had been attending the game with a group of office friends from Washington University in St. Louis when the ball came flying at him.
♥~ 2001 – A Missouri man was arrested for dropping his pants and taking a picture of his buttocks on a photocopier — in the crowded lobby of a St. Louis courthouse. The man told police he wanted the copies of his backside as a practical joke for his girlfriend. He was still making copies when police arrived.
♥~ 1981 – Dynasty premiere: The popular ABC prime-time serial focused on the high-flying exploits of the Denver-based Carrington family.
♥~ 1876 – Jack London (John Chaney) author: The Sea Wolf, The Call of the Wild, White Fang; died Nov 22, 1916
♥~ 1951 – Kirstie Alley Emmy Award-winning actress: Cheers ; Look Who’s Talking
♥~ 1952 – Ricky Van Shelton, Country singer
♥~ 1954 – Howard Stern, Radio talk show host
♥~ 1964 – Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com founder and CEO
♥~ 1992 – HAL, computer in 2001: A Space Odyssey, by Arthur C. Clarke, “born” Urbana, IL.
★~ Did You Know: Not everyone achieves their goals the same way…..
Hunter S Thompson was an American journalist and author.
Not sure yet what today will bring. I may finally make the banana nut bread I’ve been talking about making for a week. The good news is the bananas are ripe. Do you have any wild and crazy plans to share?
Odd Loves Company,