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August 31, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: On cable TV they have a weather channel – 24 hours of weather. We had something like that where I grew up. We called it a window. ~Dan Spencer
★~ Rabbit Rabbit Reminder:
Today is the last day of August and you know what that means don’t you? It’s time to prepare for the first of the month and all that can be yours by simple saying ”rabbit, rabbit!” The first words out of your mouth on the first day of September must be “rabbit, rabbit.”
★~ Eat Outside Day:
Can you believe August is over? The summer days are dwindling fast and soon we will be saying, Cold enough for you? But not yet. Today is the perfect day to eat lunch on your patio, plan a picnic dinner in the park, enjoy a popsicle on your porch. Some picnic favorites are fresh fruit, grilled perfect- picnic chicken or vegetable kabobs, don’t forget the crusty bread and cheese.
★~National Trail Mix Day:
Trail Mix and I have a sordid past together. So I’ll just stick to my Hershey bars and encourage you to munch on the same snack that the Ancient nomads, and Natives Americans enjoyed for many moons according to Foodtimeline. Try Hit the Trail Mix, or Blaze-a-Trail Mix . I wonder where the Nomads and Native Americans found the M&M’S?
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1963 – Walter Cronkite began anchoring the CBS Evening News .
♥~ 1976 – Carallyn Bowes became the first woman to run across Canada when she arrived in Burnaby, B.C., after a 3,841-mile jog from Halifax. In 133 days she lost 15 pounds and wore out 13 pairs of shoes.
♥~ 1985 – The Dire Straits album, Brothers in Arms, rose to number one in the U.S. The album was a smash, remaining on top for nine weeks. The tracks: So Far Away, Money for Nothing, Walk of Life, Your Latest Trick, Why Worry, Ride Across the River, The Man’s Too Strong, One World and Brothers in Arms.
♥~ 1870 – Maria Montessori educator: first woman to attend medical school, first female Doctor of Medicine in Italy, worked with handicapped and socially deprived children, developed unique educational method known as the Montessori method; Montessori Schools named for her; died May 6, 1952
♥~ 1949 – Richard Gere actor: An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman, American Gigolo, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, The Cotton Club, Days of Heaven, First Knight, The Jackal
★~ Weekly Odd News:
♥~ Colonel Meow Sets World Record: Internet cat star Colonel Meow is now going to be enshrined in the Guinness Book of World Records as the cat with the longest fur. The Himalayan-Persian crossbreed has fur that reaches nine inches long! His owners, Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario, have no trouble believing his record-setting fur, and they say it is all over the house. The newest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records will be published next month.
♥~ Potty Talk: Colorado transportation officials are trying a new approach to discourage drunken driving – The bar urinal. A motion-censored sits at the bottom of the urinal and is triggered to play a 15-second ‘Drink and Don’t Drive’ message when someone starts to go. The PSA is targeting directly to their main target audience, young men from the ages of 21 to 34 who according to statistics are most likely to drive while impaired, and cause the most fatalities. The Interactive Urinal Communicators will roll out in bars across Denver, Fort Collins and Boulder ahead of the Labor Day weekend.
♥~ All In A Days Work: A teenage girl in Forest Grove, Oregon, called 911 to report a giant spider on the couch. She described it as a “massive freaking creature.” She estimated it to be about the size of a baseball. A police officer responded and reported that the spider was about two inches in diameter. He took care of the problem with a rolled-up newspaper. Th
♥~ Funeral Interrupted: Friends and family of Brendan Duffy had gathered at St Edward’s Church in Windsor, Berkshire, to pay their final respects after the Dublin-born grandfather. But as his nephew Joe Duffy was reading the eulogy, a voice from above suddenly told to ‘fasten their seat belts’ and ‘prepare doors for landing’. Best guess, the gaffe happened because the church’s wireless microphone and an overhead plane’s radio were on the same frequency.Brendan’s daughter, said her father had a wonderful sense of humor and would have found it amusing.
♥~ William Tell Wasn’t a Pot Head: A man took a bow out of his pickup truck at the Whatcom County Courthouse in Bellingham early Tuesday, attached a baggie of marijuana to an arrow and fired the arrow at the second-floor recreation area of the county jail. A 36-year-old man was later arrested, and he claimed he had been aiming at a squirrel, the Bellingham Herald reported late on Wednesday. “He had no explanation as to why squirrel hunting requires attaching marijuana to an arrow,” Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo told the newspaper .
♥~Wantabe Criminals Do Your Research: When they get out of jail in 5 years or so, these two kidnappers might want to consider another line of work. Their hearts just don’t seem to be in it. Police in China say two men kidnapped an 11-year-old girl and planned on asking her family for a reward of about $160,000, reports the Shanghai Daily. Problem: The girl’s family has no money. When this became clear, the kidnappers gave the girl about $80 of their own cash and set her free. What’s more, they had shelled out about $1,600 on their kidnapping plot—including masks and a rental car. Police caught up with the pair in Fujian Province, and they got 4- and 5-year sentences. Cops say they took good care of the girl.
We had an amazing storm whip through here last night bring torrential downpours accompanied by wind; followed by hail; branches cracked off our trees, but fortunately they stayed firmly rooted. Cole and I stood outside watching from a respectful distance under the protection of the porch roof. Perhaps, the thing I like best about weather is humankind hasn’t found a way to tame it, yet. Thankfully, we’ve learned to the best of out ability to protect ourselves from weather , but when it’s going to storm, it will storm.
Speaking of the forces of nature, my dear Dad, sent Cole and I this video about the Awesome Osprey:
Wishing you a Super Saturday,
Odd Loves Company!