Beer Can Appreciation Day, Compliments Day, Belly Laugh Day,Peanut Butter Day

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January 24, 2013

Winter Suns

★~ Today’s Quote: The crowd is always wrong. The crowd wants bread and circuses; it wants lions and gladiators; it wants The Beverly Hillbillies and Justin Bieber. You can do better than the crowd. You can seek your own approval. ~ Seth Godin  

★~ Beer Can Appreciation Day: 

beer can house

National Beer Can Appreciation Day commemorates the date the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company became the first brewer to sell beer in cans. Perhaps you were out sick the day they taught that fact in 9th grade history class?

Most people appreciate beer cans by drinking the beer and recycling the can. However, some clever people turn the beer cans into hats (maybe for your Superbowl party) lanterns, and model airplanes and other miniatures. However, no one repurposed and appreciated  beer cans like the late John Milkovisch of Houston, Tex. In 1968, Milkovisch began covering and adorning his house as well as his yard with flattened and sculpted beer cans.  About 18 years and 50,000 beer cans later, Milkovisch completed what is now officially known as “The Beer Can House,” a protected work of art that you can visit in Houston and online. When asked what brand of beer he preferred, his “canned” response was, “Whatever’s on special.”

★~ Compliments Day:


To celebrate Compliment Day, simply launch sincere flattery attacks on random people throughout the day, especially those who wouldn’t expect it. To give yourself a challenge, try to compliment people that you don’t like. The key, of course, is sincerity (which is no problem for you, since you’re a truly genuine person; that’s what I like about you).

★~ Belly Laugh Day;


A day to celebrate the gift of laughter. Smiling and laughing are permitted, encouraged and celebrated. How? Smile, throw your arms into the air and laugh out loud. Join the Belly Laugh Bounce ’Round the World, as people from Fiji to Alaska and Hawaii in kitchens, schools, hospitals, offices, plants and stores stop at 1:24 PM (local time) to bounce a smile and a laugh around the world. Click for some fascinating laughter facts! 

★~ Peanut Butter Day:


Peanut butter is a staple in over 90% of American households and the average person consumes more than six pounds of peanut products each year. Women and children prefer creamy peanut butter, while most men go for the chunky variety.

A doctor in St. Louis created peanut butter in 1890 as a remedy for bad teeth. It became very popular with the doctor’s patients, but the oil often separated from the grainy solids. In 1933, a California packer was able to homogenize the peanuts into a spreadable butter.

It takes 550 peanuts to make a 12 ounce jar of peanut butter? Peanuts are cholesterol free and an excellent source of protein. In fact, it’s the high protein content that causes peanut butter to stick to the roof of your mouth. Click for more fascination peanut butter facts.

Peanut butter cookies, peanut butter sandwiches. Decadent Peanut Butter Pie…..or  Peanut Butter Cheesecake Pie…. just sayin’

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1908 – The first Boy Scout troop was organized in England by Robert Baden-Powell.

♥~ 1922 –  Christian K. Nelson patented the Eskimo Pie.

♥~ 1935 – Krueger Brewing Company placed the first canned beer on sale -. The American Can Company and the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company collaborated to package 2,000 cans of Krueger’s Finest Beer and Krueger’s Cream Ale. It was an immediate success, and by the end of 1935, most major breweries had begun using cans. More than 200 million cans sold that first year.

♥~ 1989 – The world’s oldest sheep died in England a week before her 29th birthday. She had given birth to her 40th lamb only months before.

♥~ 1998 – The soundtrack album from Titanic hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and kept that position for 15 weeks.

★~ Trending Right Now:


♥~ Apple (AAPL) Announces it Sold 47.8 Million iPhones But Investors Disappointed

♥~ Kate Upton’s sexy car commercial ruffles some feathers [Video]

♥~ Student office vandalized at Boston College Law School

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1939 – Ray Stevens (Harold Ray Ragsdale) singer, entertainer: Everything Is Beautiful, Mr. Businessman; #1 novelty recording artist: Ahab, the Arab, Gitarzan, The Streak

♥~ 1941 –  Neil Diamond started singing and writing songs while a young premed student. Sunday & Me was his first hit [1965]. He wrote it for Jay and The Americans; then I’m a Believer and A Little Bit Me, A Little Bit You followed for the Monkees [1966]. Neil wrote and sang: 36 hits from 1966 through 1983; the first,Cherry, Cherry; three #1 smash hits, Cracklin’ Rosie [1970], Song Sung Blue [1972], and You Don’t Bring Me Flowers with Barbra Streisand [1978]. By 1973, Neil Diamond had gone from being a poor premed student to composing soundtracks for seven figures (Jonathan Livingston Seagull andThe Jazz Singer, in which he also starred and which also yielded three hits: America, Love on the Rocks and Hello, Again).

♥~ 1949 – John (Adam) Belushi comedian: Second City improvisational troupe, original cast: Saturday Night Live; actor: 1941, The Blues Brothers; older brother of actor Jim Belushi;died Mar 5, 1982

♥~ 1968 – Mary Lou Retton gymnast: Olympic Hall of Fame medalist [1 gold, 2 silver, 2 bronze: Los Angeles: 1984]; first American woman to win an individual medal in gymnastics

★~ Did You Know: Just for Fun…



Last night while I was wandering around the web I came upon a video for cutting bottles with string, nail polish remover and fire. I showed it to Cole, and he immediately wanted to set aside his homework for the good of Odd and try it, so I trudged out into the cold night, drove to Walgreens and bought nail polish remover and cotton twine and then returned to my warm abode where Cole and I practiced cutting glass bottles in half for about an hour. We quickly found out that just like recipes lie about serving sizes, craft videos are often deceiving about the finer nuances of a project. However, we figured it out without cutting or burning ourselves despite a few tense moments. I will post the video a little later.  After I have a chance to edit it a bit and warn my sweet Mom that the video is rated NGM (No GrandMarcie).

I hope your wonderfulness is acknowledged often today, and you enjoy at least one belly laugh….I bet this video brings at least a giggle to your lips… and here is a the companion compliment….You’re smarted than Google and Mary Poppins combined!


14 thoughts on “Beer Can Appreciation Day, Compliments Day, Belly Laugh Day,Peanut Butter Day

  1. Wish I bought a peanut butter pie yesterday I could have covered two holidays with one food purchase. Did you know you can shave with creamy peanut butter. I guess it is a pretty good shaving cream if you don’t mind smelling like peanut butter.
    That beer house is cool. Bet that guy wasn’t married, tho.
    Not a Neil Diamond Fan.
    Bottle cutting, it will be interesting to see the video.
    Enjoy your day. Stay warm, it’s been cold in Chicago.

    • Good to know Mike! Cole just informed me he is out of shaving cream. I now have a solution for him! It is very cold in Chicago! It’s 2pm and only 18 degrees.

  2. You are wonderful KB! Wonder is a great thing…you bottle cutter you! Thanks for being such a great camp leader too! Did that compliment make you smile? Hope so!

  3. excellent quote this morning.
    i love peanut butter……skippy creamy! a spoonful keeps me happy.
    not able to view videos here so it’ll have to wait. oh well.
    someone thanked me for a compliment i made earlier this morning before i knew it was compliment day. here’s another one: your blog is fun! thank you for your time & effort in making this a go!

  4. Did you know I love peanut butter?! Yep, this Irish chick who can’t tolerate actual peanuts loves peanut butter. Go figure!! It’s the same thing with oranges (which I love) and orange juice (which upsets my tummy every time). Odd, isn’t it??

    I didn’t know Neil Diamond was a premed student. Bet his folks weren’t happy when he switched careers, though he’s probably made way more money writing/singing — and had more fun along the way!


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    • You are Odd Debbie! In the nicest way!! I think Neil may have made the better choice….but I bet you are right about his parents…There is a story that circulates about Bill Gates…at a party his mother was complimented on the success of her son and she said, “he is a wonderful boy…I only wish he had finished college.”

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