★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
August 1, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: Rabbit Rabbit!
Happy Lammas/Calan Awst/Lughnasadh. Lammas Day is one of the oldest medieval festivals/feasts. It is a celebration of the end of the growing season and the gathering of the harvest.The Celts celebrate this festival from sunset August 1 until sunset August 2. It is a celebration in honor of God Lugh, the Sun-King, whose light begins to dwindle after the summer solstice. The Saxon holiday of Lammas celebrates the harvesting of the grain. The first sheaf of wheat is ceremonially reaped, threshed, milled and baked into a loaf. The grain dies so that the people might live. Eating this bread, the bread of the Gods, gives us life.
Lammas is a festival of regrets and farewells, of harvest and preserves. Let go of your regrets, say farewell to what no longer serves you well, and harvest any seeds that you have planted. Make bread, preserve fruits, plant bulbs. Share a loaf of bread or even popcorn with a friend and toast the passing summer with your favorite beverage. One popular Lammas custom is to feed your loved one a piece of bread while saying, “May you always be nourished.”
★~ Girlfriend’s Day:
Happy Girlfriend’s Day! Where would we be without our girlfriends? Simple put–Girlfriends just get it — no matter what it is. The girlfriend golden rule is: What happens with your girlfriends stays with your girlfriends!
★~ Raspberry Cream Pie Day:
I love this easy peasy, light and breezy Chilled Raspberry Cream Pie recipe. Did you know a single raspberry is actually 50 to 150 tiny fruitlets that grow together.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1873 – The first cable streetcar in America began operation on Clay Street Hill in San Francisco, CA.
♥~ 1962 – . Stan Lee and Steve Ditko introduced a new superhero for Marvel Comics in issue #15 of Amazing Fantasy that hit newsstands in August: Spider-Man. Nerdy teen Peter Parker is bitten by a radioactive spider and soon discovers that he has the proportionate strength and agility of the spider—as well as web-shooting talents and “spidey sense.” The arachnid crime fighter got his own comic book in March 1963 and quickly became the center of a multimedia empire.
♥~ 1981 – MTV debuted in some two million homes. The first music video was “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles.
♥~ 2002- Pizza dough spread across Chippewa County, Wisconsin, after hot weather caused yeast to rise and pop open the back of a Tombstone delivery truck. The truck driver didn’t notice for 25 to 30 miles. Police said it “was quite a mess.”
♥~ 1818 – Maria Mitchell, the 19th century astronomer who discovered a comet which came to be named Miss Mitchell’s comet. Mitchell discovered the comet C/1847 T1 on October 1st, 1847 before reaching her thirtieth birthday. She was a pioneer in the field of comet study and a pioneer among women in science. Despite being an American, King Frederick VI of Denmark gave Mitchell a gold medal for her discovery. Google has transformed its logo into a Google Doodle honoring Maria Mitchell and her discovery.
♥~ 1770 – William Clark explorer: Lewis and Clark Expedition;
♥~ 1939 – Robert James Waller author: The Bridges of Madison County, Slow Waltz in Cedar Bend; professor of economics, business management
♥~ 1942 – Jerome John Garcia was born at San Francisco, CA. Country, bluegrass and folk musician and a guitar player of remarkable ability, Garcia was the leading force behind the legendary Grateful Dead, the band that sustained a veritable industry for its legion of followers. He died Aug 9, 1995, at Forest Knolls, CA, ending a musical career that spanned more than three decades.
★~ Good to Know:
♥~ Charging: Switch your phone to “airplane mode” before you charge it. Your phone won’t search for a signal while its charging and you’ll get to full bars much more quickly.
♥~ Red is Sexy: It’s science! A Study for the University of Northern Brittany in France discovered that men are more attracted to women who wear the color red.
♥~ Pop Out: Right-click a YouTube video and select “pop-out”. The YouTube video then pops out into it’s own re-sizable window complete with TV controls.
♥~ Google Search: There’s a faster way to search Google for what you’re looking for in Chrome. Highlight a word or phrase in any text. Right click and choose “Search Google for…”. A new window will pop up with the results.
♥~ Gas Leaks: Even leaks that are too small to smell can be dangerous. To check for trouble before it occurs, spray soapy water on your gas connections. If the soapy water starts to bubble, you have a leak on your hands that you need to get fixed.
♥~ Perfect “Hard-Boiled” Eggs: No water necessary. Place the eggs in a muffin tin in an oven heated to 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Next dip the eggs in ice water and they will peel perfectly.
♥~ Fuel Door: Don’t want to drive up to the pump the wrong way? Check your gas gauge. You’ll find a small arrow that points to the side the fuel door is on.
♥~ Super Glue: It’s great to keep in an emergency kit. Use it to close a wound or cut. It stops the bleeding, reduces scarring and holds things together until you can get help.
♥~ Driver’s License: If you find someone’s driver’s license on the street, just drop it in the mailbox as-is. The post office will send it to the owner with postage due upon delivery.
♥~ Keep Safe: See a clearly drunk driver on the road? Get their license plate and call 1-800-GRAB-DUI to report them.
♥~ Gambling with Gas: Once your gas meter reaches “E” you should get to a gas station ASAP. But keep in mind that most car and truck models are designed to drive roughly another 30 miles before they officially run out of gas.
♥~Marker Ink: Is your marker dry when you really need it? Revive the tip. Place the marker tip in rubbing alcohol for 15 minutes. Moisture will return to the tip and the marker will work if there’s ink inside.
♥~ Fill Up: Buy gas early in the morning. Gas is stored underground and in the early AM it is at its most dense and will give you more gas for your dollar.
Celebrate the first day of August 1st! by putting some gladiolus in a vase (August flower). Gladiolus symbolize remembrance, sincerity and strength of character . Plus they are real purty.
If you are shopping, August is a great month to buy Linens & Storage Containers, Office Furniture, Kids’ clothing, and swimsuits.
Wishing you an Awesome August and a Terrific Thursday!
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