Inane Answering Machine Day, Croissant Day

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January 30, 2013

Cold Reflection

★~ Today’s Quote: The bathtub was invented in 1850 and the telephone in 1875.  In other words, if you had been living in 1850, you could have sat in the bathtub for 25 years without having to answer the phone.  ~Bill DeWitt, 1972

★~ Inane Answering Machine Day:

In honor of the day here are a few inane answering machine greeting you might want to use as your outgoing voicemail message. The one up above it one of my favorites.

– Hi, We’re not in right now to take your call, If you would like to leave a message please press #, press 3 then dial your name, then press 6 then dial your number, then press * then 69, ask for extension 4443 then leave your name and message. If you would like to leave your number enter the time you called please press * twice, bark like a dog, spin in a circle, press 1 26 times, then wait for the beep.

– Hello and welcome to the mental health hotline…If you are obsessive compulsive press 1 repeatedly. If you are co dependent ask someone to press 2 for you. If you have multiple personalities press 3, 4, 5 and 6. If you are paranoid, we know who you are and what you want so stay on the line and we will find you. If you are delusional press 7 and your call will be transferred to the mother ship. If you are schizophrenic listen carefully and a small voice will tell you what number to press. If you are dyslexic press 696969. If you have a nervous disorder please mess with the pound key until the beep. If you have short term memory loss please try your call again later. And if you have no self esteem hang up because no one wants to talk to you.

– You’re growing tired. Your eyelids are getting heavy. You feel very sleepy now. You are gradually losing your willpower and your ability to resist suggestions. When you hear the tone you will feel helplessly compelled to leave your name, number, and a message.

★~ Croissant Day:


Although it is most likely just a myth, the history of the croissant is a colorful tale full of adventure. In 1683, the Turkish Empire laid siege on Vienna, Austria. The Turks made several attempts to enter the city by force but were unsuccessful, so they decided to dig an underground tunnel. The bakers of Vienna, who worked in basement storerooms, heard the sound of digging and alerted the army.

The bakers received high honors and thanks for their assistance in outwitting the Turks. In celebration, they baked their bread in the shape of a crescent moon—the symbol of the Ottoman Empire. After the Turks were defeated, it became customary to serve morning coffee with the crescent-shaped pastry!

The legend goes on to say that over a hundred years later, Marie Antoinette introduced the pastry to the French, who dubbed it a “croissant.” To celebrate National Croissant Day, warm up a delicious croissant and enjoy it with a generous helping of butter. Yum!

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1649 – The British monarchy came to a temporary end on January 30th, 1649, when King Charles the First was beheaded by opponents of royalty. Oliver Cromwell led England as Lord Protector for several years afterward. When the monarchy was restored, after Cromwell’s death, royalists dug up his body and beheaded him in retaliation on January 30th, 1661.

♥~ 1894 C.B. King of Detroit, MI interested in all things pneumatic, earned himself a patent for the pneumatic hammer, the heavy jackhammer that runs on air and makes quite a racket.

♥~ 1933 – The famous radio western, The Lone Ranger, was heard for the first time. The program ran for 2,956 episodes and came to an end in late 1954.

♥~ 1982 – Hall and Oates went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘I Can Go For That, (No Can Do)’ the duo’s fourth US No.1, a No.8 hit in the UK.

♥~ 1986 – The popular Love Stamp that pictured a little dog, went on sale this day. The U.S. postal stamp was the fifth in the continuing series. As of that date, more than 302 million Love Stamps had been sold.

★~ Trending Right Now: 

♥~ Coachella 2013: Ticket woes and a quick sell-out for Weekend 1

♥~ Jason London Arrested: ‘Dazed and Confused’ Actor Charged With Assault Over Bar Room Fight

♥~ Ray Lewis denies using banned deer antler spray

★~Born Today:

Vanessa Redgrave

♥~ 1882Franklin Delano Roosevelt 32nd U.S. President [1933-1945], only President elected 4 times [died 83 days after 4th inauguration], only President to serve more than two terms; died Apr 12, 1945

♥~ 1930 – Gene Hackman Academy Award-winning actor: The French Connection [1971], Bonnie and Clyde, Hawaii, Mississippi Burning, The Poseidon Adventure,Postcards from the Edge, Superman, The Firm, Crimson Tide

♥~ 1937 – Vanessa Redgrave Emmy Award-winning actress: Playing for Time [1981]; Academy Award-winner: Julia [1977]; Mary Queen of Scots, A Man for All Seasons

★~ Odd News: 


♥~ The doggy Om:  A New Jersey dog-training school is offering classes in dog yoga, or “doga.” As sitar music plays, dogs sit quietly while their owners do yoga over them and beside them, and then the owners stretch their pets’ limbs into relaxing poses. Instructor Karin Stoetzer says most dogs like the classes because “they feel the calming energy.”

♥ – A loyal customer ’til the end:  When longtime Burger King patron David Kime Jr. of Pennsylvania passed away at the age of 88, the mourners in his funeral procession wanted him to have it his way — so they passed by the local Burger King drive-thru window for one final bite on the way to the cemetery. Kime was laid to rest with his final meal, a Whopper Jr., placed atop his casket.

♥~ Fowl Play: Two men in Doraville, Ga., were arrested and charged with theft after they allegedly stole $65,000 worth of Tyson frozen chicken wings from a cold storage facility where they worked. Chicken prices are on the rise, notes Chris Morran at The Consumerist, so perhaps the men were “hoping to cash in if the hometown team made the Super Bowl.” Sadly, police have yet to locate the missing wings.

♥~  A stretch of highway in Exeter Township, Pa., was closed for nearly five hours during the morning commute after hundreds of gallons of soda spilled from a truck and instantly froze on the roadway. “Everyone knows soda can be bad for your teeth,” said The Associated Press. But who knew it could threaten your morning commute, too?

♥~ Faced with playing four games in five days in November, the coach of the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs decided to have his best players sit out one game against the Miami Heat. Lawyer Larry McGuinness, who attended that game, is now suing the Spurs for damages. “It was like going to Morton’s Steakhouse and paying $63 for porterhouse and they bring out cube steak,” said McGuinness.


I found the story about San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich sending his top players home to rest instead of playing them against Miami Heat interesting. Good coaching vs ticket pricing.  I understood the fans disappointment, despite the fact that it was a great game the  fans didn’t get what they paid for.  On the other hand shouldn’t a coach be allowed to call the shots and make decisions in the best interest of the team. Tough call? If you have a chance click the link and share your opinion.

This pretty much sums up our weather forecast.

Weather in IL


Have a Wonderful Wednesday!


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12 thoughts on “Inane Answering Machine Day, Croissant Day

  1. Good Morno-
    Ha. First again. In case any of you are wondering Mike and I go way back. Love Croissants with chicken salad. Dog yoga is interesting. It took me a minute to figure out the picture. I think Pops did the right thing. His job is to worry about the team-management can worry about the ticket holders.
    Hope your weather is less manic today. Enjoy your day!

    • First again. You do love to tickle the tail of the dragon.It’s been raining and snowing off and on all day….I think our weather is bi-polar.
      I agree that Pops should coach the team but management should find away to the sooth the fans.
      Enjoy your day.

  2. Oh my that greeting is so funny. Those croissants look yummy. I love chocolate croissants and will treat myself to one from Whole Foods every now and then.
    Off to have my hair done. The color needs “refreshing.” The rest of me needs refreshing too but all I can afford is my hair.
    I think the weather has gone crazy everywhere. Enjoy your day.

    • Whole foods does have yummy Chocolate croissants! Good luck with your hair–I’m sure you will look grand!

  3. Love buttered croissants or face up with egg, tuna, or chicken salad. Such a perfect lunch.
    The phone greetings are super clever. I think our greeting is short and to the point which is a good thing since we never change it. I imagine people could become tired of clever after a few years.
    I guess it would be hard to explain to a kid set on seeing a star player at a sports game that he wasn’t going to play. Especially since it was all the top players. Hard to explain to adults why they just paid a premium for the tickets. I understand the coaches point of view but I do think the fans should have been offered some sort of compensation..since the “good game” could have gone either way. Again, I think it is different if one star player is pulled or all of them.

    • Good point about the pulling multiple players. Too bad they could not have planned to give everyone free popcorn or had a give away. Sounds like a last minute decision without much thought for the fans.
      If your greeting is clever you do have to change it often because people become hostile when they hear it over and over.

  4. I love your graphic on weather in Illinois — yep, it really was just like that!!
    Dog yoga? Really? Hmm, I think I’d be willing to try DD on it, but I doubt he’d feel “the calming energy”!
    Good recorded messages. Mine’s pretty boring, but it gets the point across (and isn’t that the idea?!)

    • And now it is snowing….or is it sleet…Oh who even cares anymore. Rascal isn’t much for Yoga…it reminds her of Vegans—Don’t ask me why.
      A straight forward message is my preference and I heart people who leave their phone number twice.I do change my message on occasion just for fun but for a short time.

  5. Croissants with Chicken, egg or tuna salad(white tuna only)three of my favorite lunches.
    I think if you want a clever message on your phone, great. What I hate is when a generic person comes on and says you have reached 666-666-6666 and then asks you to leave your name and number. Please state the persons name who owns the number your calling!!

  6. i enjoy clever answering machine greetings. mine is not.
    the lawsuit against the spurs is ridiculous. fans are just that… we don’t get to make team decisions. seems as though the draw to see the game would lie in the heat’s lebron james, etc. this attorney needs to get over his supreme disappointment & move on.
    deer antler spray……a banned substance! good thing nik does not play football!

    • I am going to have to make sure my mom is making sure my dad isn’t taking a hit off those deer antlers….one never knows.
      Supreme disappointment…laughing out loud.

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