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August 27, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” Dr. Seuss
★~ Just Because Day:
Just Because Day is a day to do things just because you want to — no rhyme, no reason needed. Celebrate today by doing anything you want . . . just because.
★~ Banana Lover’s Day:
Odd has covered the subject of Bananas a bunch of times
Showed you how to peel a banana with their toes.
For those of you who don’t like bananas, El Morno shared an evil banana story
Happy Banana Day!
★~ Pots de Creme Day:
Before I share with you how to make this magnifique dessert, let’s learn how to say it the correct way: We do NOT pronounce Pots de Crème “Pawts deh Crème” but instead pronounce it “Po de Krehm,” or, if you want to show off and can do a fair imitation of a French accent, “Po de kehm.” Ok, now that we have the pronunciation down, I will share a recipe for this fancy-schmancy dessert that is so easy to make even I can make it! Click here for the promised recipe. Bon Appetite!
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1859: Petroleum was discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania. It’s been called “the most important oil well ever drilled” because it marked the beginning of the modern petroleum age.
♥~ 1955 – The Guinness Book of World Records was first published. Six months later, it was a best-seller. It has sold more than 70,000,000 copies, more than any other book but the Bible.
♥~ 1997 – Animal humane officer Bob Warren of Kenosha, Wisconsin, rescued his seventh skunk of the summer with its head stuck in a Yoplait yogurt container. Warren said it’s not that difficult as long as you keep the skunk’s tail down.
♥~ 1949 – Jeff Cook singer, musician: guitar: group: Alabama: Love in the First Degree, Feels So Right
♥~ 1952 – Paul Reubens aka Pee-wee Herman comedian, actor: Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Batman Returns, Pee Wee’s Big Top; TV host: You Don’t Know Jack
★~ Good to Know:
Much of the country is experiencing a heat wave this last week in August; Chicago temps are in the high 90’s after a mild summer. What does this mean for winter?
If you believe The Farmer’s Almanac, this upcoming winter is going to be pretty brutal for most of the country.
“The ‘Days of Shivery’ are back! For 2013–2014, we are forecasting a winter that will experience below average temperatures for about two-thirds of the nation. A large area of below-normal temperatures will predominate from roughly east of the Continental Divide to the Appalachians, north and east through New England. Coldest temperatures will be over the Northern Plains on east into the Great Lakes. Only for the Far West and the Southeast will there be a semblance of winter temperatures averaging close to normal, but only a few areas will enjoy many days where temperatures will average above normal. …”Significant snowfalls are forecast for parts of every zone.”
The Farmer’s Almanac goes further, saying they forecast a big snow storm just around the time of next year’s Super Bowl, scheduled to be played outdoors at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey’s Meadowlands.
As for the forecast’s accuracy, the AP has this to say:
“Based on planetary positions, sunspots and lunar cycles, the almanac’s secret formula is largely unchanged since founder David Young published the first almanac in 1818.
“Modern scientists don’t put much stock in sunspots or tidal action, but the almanac says its forecasts used by readers to plan weddings and plant gardens are correct about 80 percent of the time.
“Last year, the forecast called for cold weather for the eastern and central U.S. with milder temperatures west of the Great Lakes. It started just the opposite but ended up that way.”
In other words, we had better may hay while the sun shines.
I will be back in a bit to tell you about yesterdays Bug adventure. Wishing you a terrific Tuesday!
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