National Filet Mignon Day, Lefty Day

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August 13, 2013


★~ Today’s Quote: “There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.”  ― Alfred Hitchcock

★~  National Filet Mignon Day:

National Filet Mignon Day, Lefty Day

Filet mignon is French for “dainty fillet,” and recognized by its melt in your mouth tenderness. It is sliced from the tenderloin muscle of the steer or heifer and is most often cooked by grilling, broiling or sauteeing.

Marinated Filet Mignon With Flavored Butter

★~ Lefty Day:

National Filet Mignon Day, Lefty Day

Give a big hand to all the Left Handers you know because today is there day to celebrate and be celebrated. No-one has come up with a definitive reason for WHY some people are left-handed, but about 15% of the population around the world are, and it is thought to be genetic.

★~ Today in History:

Li’l Abner, National Filet Mignon Day, Lefty Day

♥~ 1889 – German Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin received a patent for a “navigable balloon,” which would later become known as a blimp or a “zeppelin.”

♥~ 1934 – Cartoonist Al Capp began his famous comic strip, Li’l Abner. In those early days, the cartoon strip was carried in eight newspapers. Eventually, it would be in more than 500, and would be the basis for a Broadway play and a Hollywood movie.

♥~ 1948 – Cleveland Indians rookie pitcher Satchel Paige threw his first complete game in the major leagues. He allowed the Chicago White Sox only five hits in the 5-0 shutout.  The rookie pitcher was 42 years old

♥~ 1952 – Big Mama Thornton recorded “You Ain’t Nothin’ But A Hound Dog,” almost four years before Elvis did it. In 1953 Big Mama’s version hit #1 on the R&B charts.

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1860 – Annie Oakley (Phoebe Anne Oakley Mozee) sharpshooter, performer: Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show; died Nov 3, 1926

♥~ 1899 – Alfred (Joseph) Hitchcock ‘The Master of Suspense’: director: Psycho, Vertigo, The Birds, Rear Window, Rebecca, To Catch a Thief, Frenzy, Notorious, Suspicion, The Thirty-Nine Steps; TV host: Alfred Hitchcock Presents; died Apr 29, 1980

♥~ 1951 – Dan Fogelberg singer: Hard to Say, Longer, Leader of the Band, The Language of Love, Same Old Lang Syne, Run for the Roses; died Dec 16, 2007

♥~ 1959 – Danny Bonaduce actor: The Partridge Family, H.O.T.S., America’s Deadliest Home Video; disc jockey

★~ Good to Know: 

National Filet Mignon Day, Lefty Day

♥~ University of Kansas researchers recently determined the handedness of ancient humans by studying — oddly enough! — their teeth. The study, which was published in the journal Laterality, found that when our great-great-great-great-(you get the point)-grandfathers would process animal hides, they would hold one side of the carcass in their hand and the other in their mouth. By locating the wear and tear on those prehistoric chompers, scientists were able to determine whether our prehistoric ancestors were using their left hand or right hand more dominantly.

♥~ Sinistrophobia is the fear of all things to the left

♥~ Famous left-handed people include: Presidents George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama; Prince Charles and Prince William of England; musicians Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Paul McCartney; actors Charlie Chaplin, Robert Redford, Tom Cruise: scientists Isaac Newton, Marie Curie and Benjamin Franklin; artists Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci; and historical figures Alexander the Great, Charlemagne and Julius Ceasar.

♥~  Left hand taboos: In India, Tibet and Nepal it is considered to be taboo to eat, shake hands, wave or point with the left hand.

♥~ Most left-handers draw figures facing to the right.

♥~ There is a high tendency in twins for one to be left-handed

♥~ Left-handers excel particularly in tennis, baseball, swimming and fencing

♥~ 4 of the 5 original designers of the Macintosh computer were left-handed

♥~ Left-handers adjust more readily to seeing underwater.

♥~ Left-handers are generally more intelligent, better looking, imaginative and multi-talented than right handers – based on discussions among members of the Left-Handers Club!

★~ Tuesday Tip:

grilled cheese


Do we have any El Morno Lefties that we need to shake hands with today?

Last night, I was searching the archives of Odd and found this Voice Mail Accident from last year and it made me laugh all over again.

My back is feeling much better, thanks for all the suggestions!

Hope you all enjoy a terrific Tuesday!

Odd Loves Company!


15 thoughts on “National Filet Mignon Day, Lefty Day

  1. Glad you are feeling better today!! Yay!!! Must have been all that wonderful care Cole was giving you, right? My mother in law was a lefty and it always looked so uncomfortable to me when she wrote things. The paper was all cockeyed and her hand all contorted but it was natural to her. Lifting my left hand high to all the lefties in the world who remained lefties despite societal pressure to conform!!!

    • Yep cause boys are such good care givers. Not. Oh, well, sort of and now that is back is hurting from pushing the bug I see a little more empathy developing.
      Good idea, A cheer to Lefties everywhere!

  2. Morno,
    My daughter is a Lefty. I don’t think she minded much or as she put it, I’ve never known any different. Some pressure to use her right hand in kindergarten but we put an end to that at a parent meeting.
    That toaster tip is a good one and would work with my toaster. I prefer a t-bone but I would not turn down a filet with a big baked potato.
    Glad your up and at it again. Have a good one.

    • Did you try the toaster tip? I have a toaster oven so I can’t try it but I’ve heard it works great.
      I think they’ve backed off trying to change the hand a kid writes with, ridiculous to begin with. Happy Lefty day to your daughter.

    • Fire away! With baked potatoes—and I have heard it is nippy in your state so grilling is twice as good.

  3. Morno,
    YUM. Steak sounds so good. If not tonight maybe this weekend. My oldest daughter is a lefty. I’ll have to wish her a happy day–naturally she will wonder what presents come with the holiday. Maybe ice cream cones.
    Glad your back is better. Hard to manage when your back hurts.

    • Hope your daughter had a lovely lefty day! Ice cream cones is always a good way to celebrate.
      It is hard to manage especially when your in my biz but I am just about back to my old self.

  4. Domer’s dad is a lefty AND a twin, so the research must be right! It did look odd to see him write things down, though, because everything looked backward to me.

    Filet mignon sounds perfect — thanks for the recipe. I doubt I’ll have steak tonight, but any day’s a good one for grilling, don’t you agree?!

    Glad your back isn’t ailing you any more. Best be careful the next time you have to tote a camper!

    • Good to know you have proof that the research is accurate—funny about the twin part!
      Yes, grilling a steak is always a worthwhile endeavor. Especially, when you have a son who agrees to eat the huge t-bone and slice off the perfect fillet for his mother.
      I know, I have to stop zigging when my campers zag!

  5. good news concerning your back! whatever you’re doing, keep it up.
    out of our family of 7, no left handers.
    filet mignon would be a great meal indeed.
    will need to play the funny recording later. not appropriate where i am now!
    good day!

    • Thanks. I’ve been hanging upside down on the inversion table and have decided bats have the right idea–I bet they are very flexible and well adjusted. AND I have been stretching!
      Hope you heard the recording….

      • yes, i’ve heard this before & it is very funny! what a contagious laugh this guy has! i go back & forth between whether or not this is legit. the guy provides detailed description on the fly. i guess people could do that. nonetheless, it’s a great recording!

  6. Well, there is always BroJoe, the lefty. Hmm. I’m trying to picture how he uses a camera. I never thought about it before.

    Al Capp’s comic strip characters had funny names, like the scraggly guy named B. O. Plenty.

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