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May 14th, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: You can’t do it unless you can imagine it. ~ George Lucas
★~ Dance Like a Chicken Day:
Dancing like a chicken, jumping like a frog . . . What next- Hopping like a kangaroo? El Morno has more moves than Richard Simmons these days.
A Swiss accordion player named Werner Thomas wrote the melody for the Chicken Dance song in the late 1950s. In 1963, he began performing it at his restaurant. The people who bravely stood up and danced along to the tune often used sporadic movements that reminded Thomas of ducks and chickens. By the time the Chicken Dance arrived in America in the 1970s, it had acquired set choreography with repetitive beak, wing, and tail motions.
Fact about Katybeth: I have never once in my whole and entire life danced liked a chicken on purpose. And up until I learned about Dance Like a Chicken Day, I had never even heard that upbeat oom-pah song that gets everyone out on the dance floor to dance like a chicken.
When I shared this with a friend, she gasped and clucked, telling me this is not possible and rattled off some of the other names I might have heard the chicken dance called. “The Birdie Dance,” “Tchip-Tchip,” or “The Song of the Chicken.” Nope. My friend then informed me I must be the only person left on the face of the earth who has not heard of—or done—the chicken dance. Is that true? Should I ask for the gifts that I have taken to all the weddings and bar mitzvahs back? After all, I have been denied my right to look like a dressed-up fool having fun dancing like a chicken. . .Or shall I give the chicken dance a try….. or tell a chicken joke…..
A waiter approached the man studying the menu carefully at the fancy restaurant. “May I take your order, sir?” he asked.
“Well, I was wondering how you prepare your chickens.” The man replied.
“Oh, it’s nothing too special, sir,” the waiter confided. “We just tell them straight out that they’re going to die.”
★~ Buttermilk Biscuit Day:
Whether you use a recipe passed down through the generations, crack open a Pillsbury dough can, or follow the directions on the Bisquick box, enjoy your biscuits with butter straight from the oven. Cover them with your favorite jam, whipped cream, or berries and get a yummy start to your day. If you missed haveing biscuits this morning, take a do-over during the week or have biscuits and gravy with dinner.
Homemade Buttermilk Biscuits
Rosemary & Gouda Buttermilk Biscuits
Onion & Herb Buttermilk Biscuits
Extra-Flaky Southern Buttermilk Biscuits
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1804 – Captain Meriwether Lewis and Lieutenant William Clark set out from St. Louis, Missouri, set out on their journey.
♥~ 1878 – The trademarked name Vaseline (for a brand of petroleum jelly) was registered by Robert A. Chesebrough. You have probably heard of his Chesebrough-Pond’s company
♥~ 1969 – The last Chevrolet Corvair rolled off the Willow Run assembly line in Ypsilanti, Mich. The last Corvair (the 6000th produced) was an ‘Olympic Gold’ Monza coupe with a black interior. It was also the last car Ralph Nader condemned as “unsafe at any speed.”
♥~1989 – Moonlighting, the comedy crime drama starring Cybill Shepherd and Bruce Willis, last aired on ABC-TV. The show had been on the air since March 1985.
♥~ 1988- Gloria Estefan and Miami Sound Machine started a two week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Anything For You’, a No.10 hit in the UK.
♥~ 1998 – The last episode of the sitcom Seinfeld was shown after nine years on NBC-TV. Commercials in the final show cost sponsors for $2M for 30 seconds.
♥~ 1686- Gabriel Fahrenheit, The Fahrenheit temperature scale is named after him.
♥~ 1944 – George Lucas (George Walton Lucas Jr.) film producer, director: Star Wars series, Indiana Jones series, American Graffiti
♥~ 1952 – Robert Zemeckis Academy Award-winning director: Forrest Gump ; Death Becomes Her, Back to the Future trilogy, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Romancing the Stone, Used Cars, I Wanna Hold Your Hand; script writer [w/Bob Gale]: 1941; executive producer: Tales from the Crypt. (Is it a coincidence that Gump Worsley , Hockey Hall of Famer: goaltender: is also celebrating his birthday today?)
♥~1984 – Mark Zuckerberg, American internet entrepreneur, co-founder of CEO of Facebook
★~ Good to Know:
When we visited Ireland, I drove and Cole navigated, each time we approached a roundabout, I would say, “Oh God why does there have to be another round-about, I hate roundabouts and Cole would say “Mom, follow that red car, no I mean the blue car, not that blue car…..” The fact that we didn’t crash was because of Irish hospitality – they moved out of the way of crazy tourists.
I can’t even imagine (Too awful to even attempt to imagine) what driving the Magic Roundabout would be like….Two roundabouts in one – the first the conventional, clockwise variety and the second, which revolved inside the first, sending traffic counter- clockwise. Keep in mind that you meet the Magic Roundabout by driving on the left side if the road.
” The Magic Roundabout in Swindon, England, constructed in 1972, is the most brilliant and at the same time, the most confusing roundabout ever built. The roundabout, named after the popular children’s television series by the same name, is located near the County Ground and consists of five mini-roundabouts arranged in a circle. At first sight, it might appear to confuse or amuse new visitors and certainly baffle tourists but once you understand how the roundabout works you will realize how revolutionary the idea is.” Swindon Tourism
If you make it through the roundabout, there are t-shirts for sale, “I survived the Magic Roundabout T-shirt.” (Good to know, right?)
My sweet mother drove a Corvair. We traveled many a mile between El Paso,Texas and Roswell New Mexico in that car (whose given name eludes me at typing) and she never let us down. “Unsafe at any speed,” seems a little harsh.
Tuesday is errand day, so I better get high behind and get to it…or something like that . . .
Hope every one has a terrific Tuesday. Don’t forget to shake your tail feathers a time or two.
Odd Loves Company!
16 thoughts on “Dance Like A Chicken Day, Buttermilk Biscuit Day”
I have a couple leftover biscuits from the Sunday picnic so those will have to do!!! Roundies—-oh how they vex us!!! I got fairly good at them in Australia because I had to!!! But of course going the opposite way. The Magic Roundabout seems a tad daunting, though. I need to show it to the mister who thinks he is the master of all things roundabout!!! Shaking my tail feathers as I show him, of course!
I bow to anyone who masters the roundie. Shake those tail feathers inquiring minds want to know…Ya know, something tells me you would get out on that dance floor and flap and shake and have the best time! I like that about you!
I am proud that you have never done the chicken dance. I am currently drafting a policy banning it forever.
It appears that your policy would be universally accepted and you might even be awarded a medal for your work in this area…If so many people hate it..one has to wonder why they continue to have it at weddings….TRADITION!! I guess….
I have been pulled out on the dance floor so many times to do the stupid chicken dance. I will two step with a smile, and do the Macarena, make a Y with the best of them for YMCA, but please don’t make me dance like a chicken. Banning it forever ^? People would be indebted to you forever more.
Love buttermilk biscuits with honey. I use my Mom’s recipe and it makes the biscuits perfect every time.
I remember wild bus rides around roundabouts when I was in Europe efficient, but scary!
Well, do share your Mom’s recipe! Everyone needs a tried and true perfect biscuit recipe! Something tells me you are an adorable chicken.
Efficient but scary seems to sum up roundabouts!
Early morning dentist appointment, followed by a meeting with cold coffee, old donuts, and idiots that talk forever. Speaking of idiots… Agree about the Chicken Dance. It has always been outdated.
Wish I had a biscuit. KFC makes pretty good ones, maybe lunch with the Colonel will improve my day.
That roundabout should be off limits to tourists and new drivers at least during rush hour.
Have a good one.
Detouring tourist would probably be a blessing! Hope you had your KFC and your biscuit too!
I remember your Mom’s Corvair…very cute car…we went shopping in that car many times..
Love your recipes..must try one of the biscuit recipes and also an apple pie recipe from yesterday’s post..the one where you cook the apple pie filling on the stove and then put it into a baked pie shell..sounds yummy. 😀
Did you read my Mom’s comment below :-D? It’s your turn to cook and share so let us know how the apple pie turns out—I thought it looked really good. But what do I know….
Ah, the Chicken Dance. What a goofy ritual! Thank Heaven no one initiated that at my wedding. It’s bad enough that many of the weddings I’ve attended since have featured that craziness!
I like biscuits with honey once in a while. I don’t consider them a breakfast food, though — very little in the way of nutrients, ha!
Roundabouts look dangerous — whose crazy idea was it to invent a circular deathtrap for motorists?!
Actually those roundabouts are all over Ireland and a very efficient way to move traffic for the locals…for the tourist they would be more like a death trap except it seems everyone is use to the tourist horror and slows down to accommodate them. They seem to spot us from a mile away. Maybe cause we are moving at snails pace.
I dance like a chicken naturally, so it wouldn’t be too much of a stretch for me. 😀
I loved my Corvair!!! I drove it for years and many, many miles. In fact I’d probably still be driving it if our neighbor, Ronnie, haadn’t told us it was bringing the property value down in our neighborhood!!! LOL
I have never danced like a chicken in my life.
I’m sure you have danced the chicken dance….but you looked like a swan! I think your cars name was Maybell.
i know nothing about a chicken dance or song. i’m good with that.
i like biscuits a lot, but eat them rarely.
corvair is a classic car. my former neighbor still has the family car.
i have driven a minor roundabout & that was enough. it was nothing like that ^!
the only thing i shook today was my fist at incompetent drivers.
Shake your fist, but don’t honk! We don’t want anyone to shoot at you.
The roundabouts are really an efficient way to move traffic, but they sure take getting use too!
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