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June 26, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving” Albert Einstein
Today we celebrate the beauticians, barbers, and color techs who understand and appreciate our endless whining about our hair and try so hard to bring us closer to the illusive, perfect hair style.
★~Chocolate Pudding Day:
Vanilla pudding and butterscotch pudding also have their own holidays, but if chocolate’s your favorite flavor (and really, isn’t it everyone’s?) then today is your lucky day. In addition to being a popular dessert, at the turn of the century chocolate pudding was also served to the sick because it was a good source of calories for people with no appetite. In Australia pudding is baked and is has a similar texture to cake. It is typically made from flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs and cocoa powder.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1819 – The bicycle was patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr. of New York City.
♥~ 1964 – A Hard Day’s Night was released by United Artists Records. The album featured all original material by The Beatles and became the top album in the country by July 25, 1964.
♥~ 1965 – Mr. Tambourine Man, by The Byrds, reached the number one spot on the pop music charts. The song was considered by many to be the first folk-rock hit. The tune was written by Bob Dylan, as were two other hits for the group: All I Really Want to Do and My Back Pages.
♥ ~ 1985 – You’ve heard of players, managers and owners being ejected from baseball games, right? But have you ever heard of an organist being given the heave-ho? It happened at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater, Florida (the home of the Philadelphia Phillies during spring training; a Class A League team uses the stadium the rest of the season). Wilbur Snapp played Three Blind Mice following a call by umpire Keith O’Connor. The umpire was not amused and saw to it that Mr. Snapp was sent to the showers.
♥~ 1974 – The first Universal Product Code (UPC) was scanned at a Marsh’s Supermarket in Troy Ohio. The first item scanned was a pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Gum. The pack of gum is on display at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
♥~ 1999 – A 2-year-old rooster named Henry crowed 42 times in 30 minutes to win 46th annual Rooster Crow in Rogue River, Oregon.
♥~ 1819 – Abner Doubleday Civil War Union Major General: known for the myth that he invented modern baseball; died Jan 26, 1893
♥~ 1909 – Colonel Tom Parker (Andreas van Kuijk) carnival barker, show business promoter: manager of Elvis Presley; died Jan 21, 1997
♥ ~ 1956 – Chris Isaak actor: Little Buddha, Silence of the Lambs, Married to the Mob, Twin Peaks; singer, songwriter: Wicked Game, Blue Hotel, LP: Silvertone
♥ ~ 1957 – Patty Smyth singer: Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough, Look What Love Has Done, No Mistakes, River of Love, One Moment to Another, Wish I Were You; married to former tennis pro John McEnroe
♥~ 1970 – Sean Hayes Emmy Award-winning actor: Will & Grace ; Martin and Lewis, Pieces of April, The Cat in the Hat, The Bucket List; Broadway: Damn Yankees ; TV M.C./host of 2010 Tony Awards
★~ Good to Know:
♥~ Although Leonardo da Vinci drew some rough sketches of a contraption that looked like a bicycle, the Frenchman De Sivrac built the first bicycle-type vehicle in 1690. It was referred to as a hobbyhorse. However, it did not have pedals. Those were added in 1840 by a Scottish blacksmith, Kirkpatrick Macmillan, who is credited with inventing the real bicycle. On June 26, 1819, W. K. Clarkson Jr., of New York, was granted a US patent, possibly the first for a velocipede
♥~ There are about a billion bicycles in the world, twice as many as motorcars. Almost 400 million bicycles are in China. Every year some 50 million bicycles – and 20 million cars – are produced.
♥~ The bicycle as we know it today – with two wheels of the same size – looks almost exactly the same as one from 1900.
♥~ 15 bicycles can be parked in the same space that one car takes.
♥~ Cycling three hours or 18 miles per week halves your risk of heart disease and strokes.
♥~ On average, Americans use their bikes for every one trip out of a hundred trips – the Dutch use their bikes 30 times out of a hundred.
♥~ The bicycle is the most efficient vehicle ever devised; a human on a bicycle is more efficient (in calories expended per pound and per mile) than a train, truck, airplane, boat, car, motorcycle or jet pack. Ducks, however, are still more efficient.
♥~ The fastest man on a bicycle is an American, John Howard who rode his bicycle nearly 155 per hour in the slipstream of a specially designed car. He survived to tell the tale.
♥~ A bicycle can stay upright without a rider as long as it’s moving at about 8 mph or faster. You just need a few ingredients. First, a bicycle needs a freely steerable front wheel. Second, the more relaxed the angle of the fork, the more stable the bike. Third, the distribution of the handlebar and fork mass has an additional effect on how the steering reacts to a change in verticality (wobble). For example, a bike with a handlebar basket full of bricks will be less stable than one whose low-rider front panniers carry the same heavy load.Put these three properties together in the right proportion and the result will be self-stabilizing dynamics.
It has been thundering and raining cats and dogs since about 4am. Its a good steady storm. I love a storm but coaxing my pups outside is a problem in this type of weather. They all seem certain their dog suits will shrink in the rain. I might invest in a few of these umbrellas.
My phone just started screaming a warning about flash floods in the area which did nothing to calm my pups nerves. I’ve been warned to avoid all flood areas. I’m a little insulted my phone doesn’t think I can figure out that on my own. Of-course, I do have an app that reminds me to take my umbrella on rainy days….now if I just had an app that told me where I left my umbrella the last time I used it…that would be helpful.
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14 thoughts on “Beauticians Day, Chocolate Pudding Day”
Ahhhh chocolate pudding. If ever there was a reason for a day, that is it.
Your kidding right? Tell me your dream dessert is not Chocolate pudding!
Yummmm…chocolate pudding. Seems like a good thing to have today!!!
Catching back up on reading blogs I missed for a few days—I’m still here!
The rain missed us last night but it dripped a little off and on in the afternoon. Our yard looks so good but I am a little bit over all the wet.
And since you asked….I am meeting a bloggy friend today to give her some quilts to finish for me! Blog post tomorrow!!! Thanks for asking!
Ok. I really didn’t expect so much excitement over chocolate pudding! It’s hospital food!!
I’ve been clearing my feeds on a daily base for the last three days–I can’t stand to look at how far I’ve fallen behind. Not to mention the sad feeling I get every time google reader reminds me to pack up.
I love quilts! My favorite of-course is the one a friend made for Cole and I out of Cole’s old t-shirts. Now, I want a really beautiful one but it’s not in the budget for awhile.
Have a great day!
Chocolate pudding is the best. Everyone in my house loves it and a dollop of whip cream makes it a “special dessert.”
Finally dug our way out the car, the laundry, and stocked the fridge. The kids have fallen back into playing with the neighbor kids, and riding bikes. I’m looking forward to day camp starting after the 4th. I might get half day to call my own. At this point I would take 5 minutes. Love the song. A Hard Days Night!
Hope a little sunshine finds you today!
Clearly, I am out numbered when it comes to chocolate pudding. Hope you get 5 minutes today and half a day next week!
The sun is not shining yet, but the rain is not falling anymore either which meant I could get my pups outside!
look at that dog go……yeah!
chocolate pudding sounds like a winner!
today, two colleagues will be coming to the house bearing food & good company. nik will make out like a bandit, again, with added attention. she had two kids giggling & wiggling on the floor the other day.
employed a dog walker the 1st two weeks & am now doing the duty. slow, but walking!
send that rain down here, please!
Sounds like a fun day. Company for both you and Nik. Good for you! Out walking your precious fur. It can’t be easy in the heat, with the boot! Big Hurrah for you!
Chocolate pudding is just “meh” for me.
If you are supposed to avoid flood zones, stay away from my backyard. It’s Lake Noyes again!
I think Wilbur Snapp could have made out a first amendment case against that umpire!
Today is Federal Jurisdiction day here at Bar Prep studies land. Tough day to get through after being shocked out of bed by all the loud thunder!
Back to the books for me!
Meh describes it very well. Your going to make such a good lawyer! Watched a little of the Zimmerman trial and then turned it off . .it was depressing watching the witnesses.
I’m baaack! D’ja miss me? Had to take Domer apartment-hunting (post to come). In the meantime, I’m doing my best to wade thru a gazillion old posts and e-mail messages, while avoiding the flash floods roaming our area. I’ve been playing catchup a LOT lately, haven’t I?
Of-course we missed you!! We had the same kind of weather yesterday. Flash flooding warnings until 4:30pm. Today is hot and muggy!
It’s all my fault! I never ever fixed pudding when you were growing up. I’ve never fixed it at all! Pudding and jello just don’t do it for me.
I knew it!
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