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June 4, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: Curiosity is the very basis of education and if you tell me that curiosity killed the cat, I say only the cat died nobly. Arnold Edinborough
★~ Hug Your Cat Day:
Hug Your Cat Day is one of those pleasingly straightforward holidays. Cat owners everywhere are encouraged to hug their cats. The more dedicated amongst them will not need this encouragement, of course.
The obvious downside to the day is that people without cats may be left out. However, don’t despair just Hug Someone Else’s Cat.
★~ Old Maid’s Day:
Old maid, otherwise known as a spinster, is a woman whose grown old and never married. Typically they’re thought of a being bitter and cranky, and victims of their own fussiness. But I’m not so sure, as our good friend and old neighbor, Mary Newman Mary Newman, use to say, “there are far worst things than being alone.” Celebrate Old Maids day by playing the card game, count un-popped popcorn kernels, which are called Old Maids or check out Old Maids and Grumpy Old Men Names, just for fun
★~ Cheese Day:
Say ‘Cheese: Why? Because it is Cheese Day of course, and EVERYONE loves Cheese Day. Even skunks. Here is a good to know cheese fact; it is the favorite food of skunks. Put a piece of cheese in your pocket and a skunk will follow you anywhere. .
★ National Cognac Day:
Why are you putting on that big hat and dark sunglasses? Silly you! It’s not incognito day. It’s Cognac Day. Easy mistake to make. Just put down the hat and sunglasses, and pick up a snifter (a glass, not a Kleenex!) of Cognac instead. Cognac is a sophisticated spirit hailing from the Cognac region of France. Cognac is actually a type of brandy that is double distilled and processed according to strict guidelines. A grade is assigned to Cognac to indicate its quality. Examples include VS for ‘very special’ and XO for ‘extra old.’ Cognac connoisseurs are currently at work on a new grade called OMG!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1896 – In a tiny workshop behind his home on 58 Bagley Avenue, Henry Ford put the finishing touches on his gasoline-powered motor car. After more than two years of experimentation, Henry Ford at the age of thirty-two, had completed his first experimental automobile. He dubbed his creation the “Quadricycle,” so named because it ran on four bicycle tires. The success of the little vehicle fueled Ford’s automobile ambitions, leading ultimately to the founding of Ford Motor Company in 1903.
♥~ 1919 – Congress approved the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the vote.
♥~ 1937 – The Humpty Dumpty supermarket in Oklahoma City introduced the first shopping carts. Store manager Sylvan Goldmandecided to boost trade by putting an extra-large shopping basket on wheels. It doubled the store’s business.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1928 – Dr. Ruth Westheimer (Karola Ruth Siegel)sex therapist; author; TV celebrity. ” Yes, I was trained as a sniper in the Israeli armed forces. This was after the Holocaust. I was a very good shooter. I once went with my grandson to a county fair where you shoot a water pistol at the clown’s mouth. We came home with twelve stuffed animals and a goldfish.”
♥~ 1937 – Robert Fulghum was born in Waco, Texas. In 1989 he became the first author in history to have both the #1 and #2 books on the New York Times best-seller list: It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It and All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten.
♥~ 1975 – Angelina Jolie (Voight) Academy Award-winning supporting actress: Girl, Interrupted; Gia, George Wallace, Cyborg 2, Foxfire, Playing by Heart, Tomb Raider, Original Sin; daughter of actor Jon Voight
★~ Good To Know: FUN!
Of all the field rushers to ever interrupt a sporting event, this furry interloper is the only one every fan present wanted to adopt.
The NCAA baseball tournament matchup between Arizona State and Cal State Fullerton was interrupted last Saturday night when a rogue Siberian husky wandered on to the field, according to SportsGrid.
It was the bottom of the second when Fullerton catcher Chad Wallach noticed something strange going on behind the pitcher. He stepped away from the plate, holding up a hand in a way that said “Whoa, bros. There may or may not be a husky in the outfield.”
Sure enough, the cameras turned to show a big beautiful Siberian husky trotting happily around the infield, which raised the game’s adorability levels by nearly 10,000,000.
The general consensus among viewers was “Ahhh!! Puppy!!”
No worries. The pup was chipped and returned to his owner.
I loved this comment: “oh sure, this guy runs around the field, during a game, completely naked, and gets a friendly usher out the door. I do the same thing and I get chased, tased, and beat down. Speciesism at its most blatant.”
This sums of the weather in Chicago the past couple of days. Sing it with me….
Have terrific Tuesday! And remember is it makes you If it makes you smile, giggle or laugh…Do it again!
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