Make A Friend Day, Clean Up Your Computer Day, White T-Shirt Day

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February 11, 2013


★~ Today’s Quote: A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.  ~Arnold Glasow

★~ Make a Friend Day: 

odd friends

Make new friends,
but keep the old.
One is silver,
the other is gold.
A circle is round,
it has no end.
That’s how long,
I will be your friend.

★~ Clean Up Your Computer Day (second Monday of each month)

clean computer

Computer maintenance has gotten really confusing over the years. Between defragging, cleaning up temporary files, and other tasks, it’s almost like trying to maintain a car. Luckily, it’s gotten a lot easier in recent years: you only really need to do one or two things to keep your computer running fast and smooth. Check out Lifehackers guides to Windows maintenance and Mac maintenance for more info and keep your PC running like new. And if your phone’s feeling a little sluggish, check out  guides for iOS and Android.

★~ White T-Shirt Day;

Some say that today is White Shirt Day, while others say it is White T-Shirt Day. Do I look like I care if you wear a white t-shirt or a white turtleneck?  Of course I care!  I live for you to celebrate the holidays as they were intended to be celebrated.  OK, here is what I found out: This holiday commemorates the General Motors strike of 1937. As a result, General Motors recognized the United Auto Workers Union. As a symbol of their unity, the autoworkers all wore white shirts or blouses. Over time, the type of shirt included a white t-shirt, which means the appropriate dress for today is a white shirt, white blouse, or white t-shirt.

★~ Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day: 

 spilled milk

Cry over spilled grape juice — because that stain is never coming out — but there is no reason to get yourself all worked up over a glass of milk. The saying “don’t cry over spilled milk” is an age-old proverb that has been around for hundreds of years. The first historical reference to the phrase appears in a document written by British historian James Howell in 1659. The saying most likely comes from European folklore. According to the old tales, fairies were particularly fond of milk and would drink up any spills left behind.

To celebrate Don’t Cry Over Spilled Milk Day, let bygones be bygones. Don’t worry; be Happy! Focus on the wonderful things that are headed your way!

★~ Peppermint Patty Day:

peppermint patty

A peppermint patty is a tasty confection made with a rich, creamy peppermint filling covered in semisweet chocolate. The York Cone Company, which was based in Pennsylvania and originally produced ice cream cones, invented the York Peppermint Pattie in 1940. Unlike the existing chocolate-covered peppermint candies, York’s product was firm and crisp. It soon became the premier candy of its kind.

Peppermint patties also gained notoriety after the debut of Peanuts, Charles M. Schultz’s famous comic strip, in 1966. One of the main characters is “Peppermint Patty.”

Peppermint Patties go great with coffee!

★~ Today in History:

Archie Comics

♥~ 1808 – Judge Jesse Fell  of Pennsylvania tried a different way of heating his home and became the first American to use anthracite coal in his home fireplace.

♥~ 1861 – President-elect Abraham Lincoln and his wife left Springfield, IL by train for Washington, DC (and their new gigs as president and first lady). About 400 miles into the trip, Mary Lincoln reportedly turned to the new President and said, “Did you lock the back door, Abe?” and “I think I left my makeup bag on the counter…”

♥~ 1905 –  James Blackstone of Seattle set a world record by bowling 299½. On the last roll, one pin broke in half and half of it remained standing. Honest.

♥~ 1942 – The Archie comic book debuted, featuring Riverdale High’s Archie Andrews, Jughead, Betty, Veronica, and the rich, conniving Reggie. Archie had debuted two months earlier in Pep comics. Spinoffs included a long-time radio show, two TV cartoon series, and a rock group called The Archies.

♥~ 1950 “Shovel all the coal in, gotta keep it rollin’” is a famous rhyme from the song “Chattanooga Choo Choo.” Glenn Miller received a gold record for “Chattanooga Choo Choo” on a live radio show during the second week of February, 1942.  And on this date in 1950, a record with a similar title, “Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy” by Red Foley, topped the Billboard chart of songs played most often in jukeboxes.

♥~ 1975 – The movie, Shampoo, opened. Warren Beatty, Julie Christie, Goldie Hawn, Jack Warden, Lee Grant (who won an Oscar for Best Supporting Actress), Tony Bill, William Castle and Howard Hesseman starred. And, making her film debut a year before Star Wars made her famous: Carrie Fisher.

♥~ 1977 – History’s fattest lobster was caught off the Nova Scotia coast. It weighed 44 pounds 6 ounces and measured 3½ feet from claw tip to tail fan.

★~Trending Right Now:

♥~ Grammys 2013 celebrate a whole new generation

♥~ Grammy Awards 2013 Best-Dressed Celebrities

♥~ Grammy Awards 2013 Worst Dressed Celebrities

♥~ Pope Benedict XVI Is Resigning (maybe they will chose a women this time!!)

★~Born Today:

Burt Reynolds Centerfold
(because it is Monday..and for El Morno Friend Carol 😀 )

♥~ 1847 – Thomas Alva Edison inventor:  The man who gave us the phonograph, the light bulb, and the movie camera,  along with 1,097 patents.

♥~ 1909 – Max (Maximillian Adalbert) Baer:  ‘The Livermore Larruper’: boxer; father of Beverly Hillbillies’ actor Max Baer Jr.

♥ ~ 1917 – Sidney Sheldon author: Bloodline: The Doomsday Conspiracy, The Other Side of Midnight

♥~ 1919 – Eva Gabor actress: Green Acres, Gigi, The Last Time I Saw Paris; died July 4, 1995

♥~ 1934 – Mary Quant designer: renowned for her 1960s creations: ‘rib jumpers’, mini skirts, dresses, tights, ‘hipster’ belts, sleeveless crochet tops

♥~ 1936 – Burt Reynolds Emmy Award-winning actor: Evening Shade [1991], Gunsmoke, Deliverance, Smokey and the Bandit, Cannonball Run, The Longest Yard,The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

♥~ 1969 – Jennifer Aniston actress: Friends, Microsoft Windows 95 Video Guide, ’Til There Was You, Waiting for Woody, Rock Star, The Good Girl

♥~ 1992Taylor Lautner actor: Twilight film series, Abduction, Valentine’s Day, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D, Cheaper By the Dozen 2

★~ Did You Know: 

The Black Plague killed a third of Europe on a Monday. Since then, people have traditionally hated Mondays. Makes sense now, doesn’t it? I would add, this might also be the reason most of us are a little edgy on Sunday nights!

Did You Know? The Black Plague killed a third of Europe on a Monday. Since then, people have traditionally hated Mondays.


Think of it this way…The bad news it is Monday but the good news is we don’t have a plague epidemic!

I’m starting my day by taking Rosie and Lulu to their grooming appointment downtown and on the way home I see a Starbucks, Grande, Whole Milk, White Chocolate Mocha, stirred with whip in my future! And I am going to stop and buy a dozen bagels because I have been very hungry for bagels ever since Bagel and Lox Day. Not a bad way to start my day. Now if the sun comes out to greet me….Life will be good!

Merry Monday to YOU!

Odd Loves Company!


15 thoughts on “Make A Friend Day, Clean Up Your Computer Day, White T-Shirt Day

  1. Morno,

    Cheery way to start the day knowing we won’t be plagued. I will buy some peppermint patties for the office today. There has been a bit of a food of the day drought. I agree about crying over spilled milk but it might be worth yelling over a carton of milk returned to the fridge with only enough milk to
    moisten one flake of cereal. Did I mention my son has been visiting?
    Have a good one.

    • Yes, I thought that was good news.
      Everyone will love the peppermint patties. Great afternoon snack.
      Ah the joys of living alone..know if you have milk or not!

  2. Well I am glad for Monday and happy we aren’t plagued too ^. I always thought Monday was a grumpy day because it was back to school or work.
    I am wearing a white blouse today so I feel very in step with white shirt day.
    Loved Archie comics when I was a kid. Still have a few tucked away.
    Hope some sun comes your way!

    • So glad you are in sync! No sun yet. I don’t think we will ever see sun again. EVER.
      Yes, not being plagued it very good thing!

    • Oh No….So sorry. Looks like snuggle time wasn’t all that pleasant.
      Did you have the Archie record? I did!!!
      Be well, please!

  3. didn’t wear a white shirt today. oops.
    i did cry over spilt milk recently. the gallon tipped over with an apparent defective cap & got under nik’s crate. P-U!
    york peppermint patties are so good! i could eat one now.
    we had hail earlier this morning. rather nice to see here.
    good day!

    • Good Day! Irene. Milk under a crate just isn’t a good thing..and could be worth shedding a few tears over! Hope you said Hail yes…and had a couple Peppermint patties!

  4. Mmm, had a peppermint pattie for lunch — delicious! I could eat the entire bag, but I restrained myself to just one. Might that count for Lenten penance or something??
    I’m not wearing a white T-shirt today. I didn’t know I was supposed to, so I wore one a couple of days ago. Perhaps that counts?
    “Black Plague” sounds like a horrible way to die.
    Did the sun peek out yet? We’ve had bits and peeks of it, but boy, has it been windy!

    • I’m wishing for a peppermint pattie since I just ate a wonderful garlic herb bagel. Have another for me. I need to buy a bag :-D.
      Yep a white shirt any time in the last 10 days counts.
      So windy! The good news is the slush, ice, and puddles have all been blown out of my yard. The bad news is I have to hang on to Rascal tail–she loves to spread her ears and would take off if I gave her half a chance. Jack Russell’s love motion of any kind (horses, cars, boats, hot air balloons) and Rascal thinks flying around the yard would be so fun NO SUN.
      I agree..the black plague would be an awful way to go.

  5. YESSSSSSS! That’s the Burt I knew. We did a lot of staring at that poster I can tell you and that poster covered a huge part of a large wall. I had a peppermint pattie just a while ago. Yum. No sun here today either. I’ m starting to grt depressed. Wind here like you wouldn’t believe. Will blow your socks off.

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