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April 16, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He’s going to be up all night anyway.” – Mary C. Crowley
★~ Stress Awareness Day:
The real problem with stress is that, for such a well understood and universally experienced condition, as a society we deal with it so poorly that it leads to many of our most lethal illnesses and long-term health problems. High blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, stroke, obesity, and insomnia are all medical conditions across the spectrum that can be related to or directly influenced by high stress as an environmental condition.Here is a great article about: What Stress Actually Does to You and What You Can Do About It.
★~ Librarian Day:
I would tell you more but they asked us to keep in quiet. Shhhh. Check out this really cool library: Library Love NCSU Style.
★~ National Eggs Benedict Day:
How did Eggs Benedict come to be? Lemuel Benedict, a New York stockbroker stumbled into the old Waldorf Hotel on Fifth Avenue in 1894, hungover from the night before, and ordered two poached eggs, bacon, buttered toast, and a pitcher of hollandaise sauce. The maitre d’hotel loved the combination and added it to the menu, but substituted ham for bacon and English muffins for toast. Lemuel’s cousin (well, technically first cousin once removed), Jack, dedicated most of his life to ensuring that everyone knew that his family legacy was known. He even opened a restaurant in Colorado, L.C. Benedict Restaurant and Tavern, which he filled with eggs Benedict memorabilia. There is another version of the Eggs Benedict story but this is the one I am sticking too. Eggs Benedict Recipe
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1900 – The first book of U.S. postage stamps was issued. The two-cent stamps were available in books of 12, 24 and 48 stamps.
♥~ 1968 – Baseball’s longest night game was completed — after 24 innings. The game took six hours, six minutes to play. The winner? The Houston Astros (over the NY Mets 1-0).
♥~ 1972 – Two giant pandas arrived in the U.S. from China. The National Zoo welcomed China’s pandas, Hsing-Hsing (pronounced Shing-Shing) and his longtime female den mate, Ling-Ling who died in 1992). The pandas were gifts to the U.S. from Chairman Mao Tse-tung in commemoration of President Nixon’s trip to China in 1972.
♥~ 1977 – David Soul one half of TV cop show “Starsky & Hutch”, went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Don’t Give Up On Us’, his only US hit. Also No.1 in the UK.
♥~ 2006 – Lance Nesta of Waukesha, Wisconsin, found a fruitcake in his mother’s attic his aunts had sent him in the Army in Alaska in 1962. Nesta didn’t like fruitcake so he shipped it back home and forgot about it when he left the Army. Still in its original tin, he said the 44-year-old fruitcake hadn’t changed at all, fresh as ever. I’m not surprised are you?
♥~ 1889 – Sir ‘Charles (Spencer) Charlie’ Chaplin ‘The Little Tramp’: producer, actor: The Tramp, The Gold Rush, City Lights, Modern Times, The Great Dictator, Limelight; formed United Artists Corporation [w/Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks, D.W. Griffith]; died Dec 25, 1977
♥~ 1917 – William ‘Billy’ Benedict actor: Computercide, The Dead Don’t Lie, The Over-the-Hill Gang, Let’s Go Navy!, Bowery Bombshell, Janie, Perils of Nyoka; died Nov 25, 1999
♥~ 1924 – Henry Mancini (Enrico Nicola Mancini) Academy Award-winning composer
♥~ 1947 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Lew Alcindor) Basketball Hall of Famer: LA Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks: NBA career record: games played [1.560], points [38,387], field goals [15,387], blocked shots [3,189] cameo role: Airplane!
♥~ 1971 – Selena (Quintanilla Perez) singer: My Love, I Could Fall in Love, Captive Heart, I’m Getting Used to You, God’s Child, Dreaming of You, Missing My Baby; shot to death Mar 31, 1995 by Yolanda Saldivar [head of Selena’s fan club]
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ The Library of Congress, which was established in the 1800’s, is the oldest federal cultural institution in the nation.
♥~ The largest library in the world is the Library of Congress. It hosts 745 miles of book shelves.
♥~ 58% of adults in the U.S. have public library cards
♥~ There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the U.S.—a total of 16,766 including branches.
♥~ The world’s “greatest lover” Giacomo Casanova spent the latter part of his life as a librarian for Count Waldstein of Bohemia.
♥~ Children’s materials account for 35% of all circulated transaction in US public libraries.
♥~ During his undergrad years, Edgar Hoover supported himself by working nights at the Library of Congress.
♥~ Outside the New York Public Library are two library statues whose names are Patience and Fortitude.
♥~ The Guinness Book of Records hold the record for being the most stolen library book.
I haven’t checked the news this morno, or trending topics, so I have no idea about the lastest in Boston. My first thought when I heard about Boston was, please, plesae let it be an accident. I’m now past the point where I assume these kinds of tragedies are an accident. Hard to swallow.
Comedian Patton Oswalt reaction to the tragedy on his Facebook page provide a poignant take on the bombing. Oswalt writes that while violence such as Monday’s tragedy exemplifies the worst of humanity, it’s easy to lose track of the bigger picture. . .
Boston. Fucking horrible
I remember, when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, “Well, I’ve had it with humanity.”
But I was wrong. I don’t know what’s going to be revealed to be behind all of this mayhem. One human insect or a poisonous mass of broken sociopaths.
But here’s what I DO know. If it’s one person or a HUNDRED people, that number is not even a fraction of a fraction of a fraction of a percent of the population on this planet. You watch the videos of the carnage and there are people running TOWARDS the destruction to help out. (Thanks FAKE Gallery founder and owner Paul Kozlowski for pointing this out to me). This is a giant planet and we’re lucky to live on it but there are prices and penalties incurred for the daily miracle of existence. One of them is, every once in awhile, the wiring of a tiny sliver of the species gets snarled and they’re pointed towards darkness.
But the vast majority stands against that darkness and, like white blood cells attacking a virus, they dilute and weaken and eventually wash away the evil doers and, more importantly, the damage they wreak. This is beyond religion or creed or nation. We would not be here if humanity were inherently evil. We’d have eaten ourselves alive long ago.
So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, “The good outnumber you, and we always will.”
God Bless Boston, Peace be with us all.
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17 thoughts on “Stress Awareness Day, Librarian Day,National Eggs Benedict Day”
Thanks for the library love!!! And Happy Library love to you!!! Thanks for posting the last little bit—-it is so true. There may be evil in the world but this girl chooses to believe that there is so much more good–there are so many more people who care and provide and help than there are people who destroy and threaten. Thank you for the reminder. I think there might be a blog post in that for me. Thank you Patton Oswalt.
Go for the blog post…we will come :-D!
Funny, I said the same thing, “I hope it’s an accident.” Sad to think of the future and yet you have to keep the faith.
Sorry to admit, but I have not been to a library in years. The library I went to as a kid had a librarian that was as mean and scary as a witch and I never wanted to venture through the doors again.
The golf course gets rid of stress. I like a good game, but mostly I like the game, being outside and out of touch for awhile. My golf buddies and I have an unspoken rule about leaving the cell phones off.
Better get a leg on, I’m moving slow today. Have a good one!
Gotta keep the faith, Mike.
A mean librarian or teacher can really influence how you feel about things later in life.
If you keep it in perspective, I bet the golf course is a great stress reliever!
Fascinating article about stress — thank you for providing the link. The acute stresses, I think, are bad enough, but the chronic ones are the ones that do the most damage.
Interesting closing paragraphs, too. I tuned in late to the news and my first thought was “terrorists.” The more I listened, the worse I felt. For the injured and their families, of course, but also that someone (or a group of someones) felt the need to try ruining a tradition like the Boston Marathon. You’re right, though. Evil might be in the world, but it won’t win in the long run!!
Good point about chronic stress. Living on the edge had to put more wear and tear on the body. I was following twitter when the Boston news broke and it’s true what they saw about twitter…it’s great the first 5 minutes after something happens and then awful for the next 24 hours. Wrong information flies everywhere, and even the press picks it up in the race to be first rather than accurate. Wish we could hold on to the feeling of solidarity, that brings us together after tragedy pulls us down.
Love your Eggs Benedict demo..I must have one of those poached egg makers..maybe that will inspire me to make your recipe..
God bless the people of Boston and God bless America !
Let me know how it works! Cole likes Eggs Benedict. BTW I smell especially lovely lately! 😀
boston. i had the honor to run boston & experience the fantastic crowds & hoopla. that is America. i had a few friends running yesterday & they’re all unscathed thankfully. my heart is filled with sorrow for the victims & their families whose lives will never be the same. i also feel bad for the runners who trained so hard to qualify yet had this celebration ripped away from them. class act of solidarity from NYC. that’s what Americans do. stay strong.
I’m sure it hit the running community hardest. A Chicago Tribune columnist wrote a great column about the symbolic meaning of the finish line https://www.evernote.com/shard/s1/sh/974be6cf-76f8-411f-83d0-ba62c09fd6d1/e28c1a0b5fefa96d96d088b6d156eaae (the link is to my Evernote account–where I copy and pasted the article, I’m not sure the Chicago Tribune will share the article without insisting you subscribe)
thanks for the article. the finish line. very true.
Our youngest daughter graduated from NC State, as did her husband. Thank you for sharing that post about the library. I sent it to them so they can show their sons that there is more there than football and basketball. 🙂
I want to take a field trip! Maybe your daughter could say it was a like a Disneyland for readers!!
Goodness and mercy will follow us all the days of our lives, and evil WILL NOT win this battle. We will over come any evil that comes before us. You can be sure of that. God Bless America!!!
Well said Carol. ♥
I simply don’t understand acts like the Boston bombs. I mean, why? Just to randomly place bombs to hurt and kill as many as you can, why? The shooting in Newtown,why?
Who are all these sick people who kill and hurt people they’ve never met?
My heart goes out to all the runners and their families and to all of Boston.
I don’t think it’s possible to understand, beyond knowing that evil exists. ♥
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