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February 9, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: I wasn’t naked, I was completely covered by a blue spotlight. Gypsy Rose Lee
If you have a toothache and are waiting for your dental appointment, you might want to pray (if you’re so inclined) to Apollonia, the “patroness of all those employed in alleviating dental pain.” The story of Apollonia is not for the faint of heart, so I’ll let you explore the link on your own (Georgetown University). Odd hopes that after your trip to the dentist, you are flashing your pearly whites and smiling ear to ear.
★~ Read in the Bathtub Day:
Break out the rubber ducky, turn on the water, and soak up the suds and subplots. I’m the kind of person who folds back pages and uses books for coasters, so I’ve never worried about a few splashes on my books or even dropping them in the tub — a blow dryer straightens those pages right out (I know you just took me off your library lending list). However, a waterlogged Kindle is a whole other story, so if you’re using your Kindle to read in the tub, you might want to protect it with a waterproof case. Holding a book at sea level can also be hard on the arms, so you might want to invest in an Aquala bamboo bathtub caddy from Umbra. The caddy not only holds your book but also has a wine glass or little Coke holder. The only thing left to make Read in the Bathtub Day even more perfect is a piece of cake. Eating a piece of cake while reading in the bathtub sipping on a little Coke or a glass of wine will float the fiction right out of your life. Really.
★~ Pizza Pie Day:
Chicago is famous for deep-dish pizza, which is a combination of traditional pizza, pie, and casserole. A cast-iron pan, usually about two inches deep, is lined with dough, forming vertical outside edges, and then filled with tomato sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings make your heart happy. By tradition, Chicago is a meat-centric former stockyard city, and all forms of meat rule here, especially sausage. Some people think deep-dish pizza is heavy and hard to eat, but it’s not. When done right, it has a light, flaky, buttery crust, which is just thick enough to hold all the sausage, a pound of cheese, and the tomato.
If you don’t live in Chicago or aren’t lucky enough to be visiting on Pizza Pie Day, we feel a little sorry for you (if you live in Albuquerque, we weep for you) because you are pizza pie handicapped, and there is not a whole lot we can do to help you. We are hopeful that you have a favorite pizzeria where you can order up some pizza to celebrate the day. Or maybe you should just skip the pizza and have bagels and lox instead.
★~ National Bagels and Lox Day:
What are you waiting for? Schlep over to the deli and order a bagel schmeared with cream cheese, and have them add lox (a thinly sliced salmon fillet that has been cured) and top it off with red onion and capers. Now you have a delicious bagel sandwich that is sweet, smooth, and a little bit salty. Nosh on! Click to learn more about Bagels.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1889 – It took 100 years after the adoption of the U.S. Constitution for the agriculture secretary to become a member of the president’s cabinet. On February 9th, 1889, President Cleveland signed a bill to make the USDA an official Cabinet department.
♥~ 1942 – America was at war with the Land of the Rising Sun (Japan) because of the invasion of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. To help industry meet supply demands for wartime, the U.S. began year-round daylight saving time on February 9th, 1942, and kept it in effect until the end of the war.
♥~ 1963 – The very first Boeing 727 took off. It became the world’s most popular way to fly. 1,832 of the aircraft were built before production stopped in 1984.
♥~ 1964 – Several days after their arrival in the U.S., the Beatles made the first of three record-breaking appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show. The audience viewing the Fab Four was estimated at 73,700,000 people in TV land. The Beatles sang She Loves You and I Want to Hold Your Hand. One could barely hear the songs above the screams of the girls in the audience.
♥~ 1987 – Twenty years after the first woman was admitted to the New York Stock Exchange, the Exchange Luncheon Club decided to install a ladies restroom!
♥~ 1997 – The Simpsons became the longest-running prime-time animated series. The record was previously held by The Flintstones.
♥~ A Fish, Er, Storm Named Nemo
♥~ Kate Upton’s ‘Sports Illustrated’ cover: Chilling!
♥~ Powerball Jackpot Winner In Virginia To Claim $217 Million Prize
♥~ 1914 – Gypsy Rose Lee (Rose Hovick) actress, dancer, stripper: You Can’t Have Everything, The Trouble with Angels, The Stripper, My Lucky Star; subject of Broadway show & film:Gypsy; sister of actress, June Havoc
♥~ 1942 – Carole King (Klein) songwriter, singer: Loco-motion, It Might as Well Rain Until September, It’s Too Late, Jazzman
♥~ 1943 – Joe Pesci Academy Award-winning actor: Goodfellas ; Raging Bull, My Cousin Vinny, Hey, Let’s Twist!, Star Time Kids, Half Nelson
♥~ 1945 – Mia Farrow (Maria de Lourdes Villers) actress: Peyton Place, Hannah and Her Sisters, Rosemary’s Baby; ex-Mrs. Frank Sinatra; ex-Mrs. Woody Allen
♥~ 1949 – Judith Light actress: Light became famous on the soap opera “One Life to Live” before starring with Tony Danza on “Who’s the Boss?”
♥~ 1963 – (James) Travis Tritt Grammy Award-winnning singer: vocal collaboration w/Marty Stuart ; Anymore, Can I Trust You with My Heart, Help Me Hold On; appeared in: Rio Diablo, The Cowboy Way, Sgt. Bilko, Tales From The Crypt,
★~ Did You Know: This Weeks Odd and Ends
♥~ The Paperman- Full Animated Short Film. My favorite share this week.
♥~ The car was small, but the road was narrow. A motorist in Naples, Italy, tried to turn around and avoid parked cars on both sides, but became stuck sideways in the street. Cars wanted to pass both ways. Then a motorcycle gang showed up. Then a church procession. Then the police. Then everyone in the neighborhood, all laughing and loudly offering their opinions. A good time was had by all -except for the driver stuck sideways.
♥~ Sculptures made out of the inside of books. Here’s an awesome collection of classic story themed book sculptures for Harry Potter, Alice In Wonderland, Tom Sawyer, The Kingdom Within, Star Wars Millennium Falcon, James Bond, Treasure Island and many more. The sculptures were created by Deviant Art artist wetcanvas.
♥~ Things Fitting Perfectly Into Other Things “Seeing totally unrelated objects perfectly nestle inside of each other provides a certain kind of peace in an otherwise chaotic world.” – Digg.com
♥~ BikeGlow® is a bike safety light that makes any bicycle visible from 500 feet away. If you are a bike rider or know someone who is this product looks like a great idea.
Happy Saturday! I hope you enjoy a Sunshine filled day. I think Cole and I will celebrate being reunited (he has been gone for two days) with Chicago style pizza unless of-course, he already has plans with friends, in which case I may give him the Groupon for Pizza and ask him to bring me a slice.
Speaking of Groupons…Click to read about my shot in the Gluteus Maximums. Just another chapter in my book…I really need to get a life.
Odd Loves Company!
17 thoughts on “Toothache Day, Read in the Bathtub Day, Pizza Pie Day, National Bagels and Lox Day”
Reporting sunshine here! The pizza sure looks good. I haven’t had pizza in ages but my son is in town and we are grabbing lunch and a movie so today might be the day. My teeth just had a cleaning and the hygienist said my smile was dazzling. Lord knows it should be after what I have spent at that office.
That video where the guy can’t complete his turn is funny. He was really in a jam.
Enjoy your day.
I remember those narrow busy streets in Italy. I can not imagine trying to turn around like that…he was in a jam!
Hope you and your son enjoyed your day and caught up over pizza!
For some reason I woke up bright and early this morno. Love it when my house is still asleep and I am up happily sipping a cuppa.
Just finished a round of dentist appointments. As you can imagine our dentist is always happy to see us, although this time we got off pretty easy. No fillings, and no problems.
DH and I are going out for dinner with friends. Early Valentines day celebration. Bet the kids would like pizza, tho. Tombstone more than likely.
Love the Paperman video. Such an upper.
Off to grab a quick shower, unfortunately not a bath, before the troops join me in full force.
It is nice to enjoy a quiet morno–once in awhile my campers (especially if it raining) will sleep in and I have an extra 45 minutes before I have to get everyone up and moving and I love it.
I loved the Paperman video too. It made me smile.
Hope you had a “love”ly Valentine dinner.
I like the saber tooth lab. Very funny. Pizza is not a part of my diet anymore unfortunately. The salt makes me very thirsty and uncomfortable but I use to love a good thin (sorry Chicago) crust pizza.
The odds and ends were a real treat. I usually wait for stuff on the internet to come to me which means I miss a lot.
Enjoy your Saturday. I hope sunshine is coming your way.
I like sharing some of the better stuff that comes my way over the course of the week. There are so many talented people out there.
WE HAVE THIN CRUST PIZZA. Sure we are known for deep dish but our thin crust is very good. I know what you mean tho about the salt…I am thirsty all day after I eat a piece of two.
The sun came out for a little while but was overshadowed by the clouds most of the day. Suppose to enjoy more tomorrow.
I’m not a big fan of Chicago-style pizza (sorry!); I prefer a super-thin crust. Domer says he prefers New York style to Chicago (double-oops!)
Sun is shining — sort of — but it’s cold.
That bike-thingy looks pretty handy, especially for those who like to ride at night. Which isn’t a good idea if your streets are snow-covered!
Happy weekend, Kb and Cole!
We have super thin crust pizza!!! And we are a heck of a lot closer than New York! More friendly too! 😀
Not a great time of the year for bike riding but I am always amazed to see the bike lanes full in all weather.
The sun shined here but it wasn’t a steller performance.
Hey. New Yorkers are very friendly…..xoxoxoxo….:) we get a really bad rap….but we are really very nice xoxoxo and not only do we have the best pizza we have been told new york city has the best bread ever too lol…..
I live in Queens New York…sorry Chicago….New York City is the place to come for pizza lol….we had some snow so we are not venturing out for any tonight sadly. I will admit I did take a book into the tub for a little while…..quite relaxing especially when you hear the wind howling outside. Happy Saturday everyone.
Reading in the tub is so relaxing. Hope the weather gives you a break soon! I can’t imagine New York has better Pizza than Chicago…I refuse to imagine it!
Thanks for stopping by Odd.
well to be honest I have never had the pleasure of having chicago pizza however my husband has gone on a few business trips there and he has had it…he claims ours is better. I think what it boils down to is you like what your used to. I have family in goergia who dislike New York Pizza…they claim Dominoes is better…I say WHAT????? LOL….lets just say…all pizza is GREAT!!!!!…….
All those men standing around and they could have fixed that problem in a few minutes by simply picking that little car up and turning it around!!! MEN!! We women should have been in control here.
First and most important—Happy Birthday!! Hope you had a nice day!
You are so right if given half a chance women could have fixed the problem and had everyone on their way speedy quick.
just had my six month cleaning & exam…..no need for toothache day.
i’m always in too much of a hurry for a bath let alone a leisurely soak.
i, too, like the ny style pizza. the best, though, is tomato pie!
what a mess the guy in the fiat got himself into. looks like a driving course is in order here.
Glad your your smile bright. I use to think a bath was the solution to everything but when we redid the bathroom we did away with the downstairs tub and I don’t soak nearly enough these days. . .we did put in a very nice shower tho.
New York has better pizza than Chicago? Heresy!!
Carol is right ^ one has to wonder why they just didn’t pick up that car and turn it around.
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