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October 27, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: I’ve done the calculation and your chances of winning the lottery are identical whether you play or not. ~ Fran Lebowitz
★~ Mother-In-Law Day:
An occasion to honor your mother-in-law for their contributions to your family and for their good humor in enduring bad jokes.
★~ American Beer Day:
“Of all my favorite things to do,
The utmost is to have a brew.
My love grows for my foamy friend,
With each thirst-quenching elbow bend.
Beer’s so frothy, smooth and cold–
It’s paradise–pure liquid gold.
Yes, beer means many things to me…
That’s all for now, I gotta pee!” (anonymous)
Beer is the most popular alcoholic drink in the United States, where over 1,400 breweries produce more than 6 billion gallons annually. Breweries across America include large, well-known brands, regional beers and increasingly popular craft breweries.
Celebrate American Beer Day with a nice, cold pint of your favorite American beer
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1873 – Farmer Joseph F. Glidden applies for a patent on barbed wire and is generally considered the inventor of barbed wire.
♥~ 1922 – The Navy League of the United States organized the first Navy Day. because it was the birthday of the navy-fan President Theodore Roosevelt. The Navy’s official birthday is October 13, 1775.
♥~ 1963 – Peter, Paul and Mary were #1 and #2 on the U.S. album chart with Peter, Paul and Mary and In the Wind.
♥~ 1982 – China announced its population had reached one billion people plus. By July 2004, China’s population had increased to 1,298,847,624.
♥~ 1975 – Bruce Springsteen appeared on the cover of both TIME and Newsweek.
★~ Famous Birthday’s
♥~ 1728 – Captain James Cook, British explorer.
♥~ 1811 – Isaac Singer, inventor of the sewing machine.
♥~ 1858 – Theodore Roosevelt, 26th president of the United States (1901-1909). married to A. Lee, E. Carow [four sons, two daughters]; nickname: TR, Trust Buster; first president to ride in a car, submerge in a submarine and fly in a plane; initiated the National Monument System; died Jan 6, 1919
♥~ 1872 – Emily Post (Price) etiquette authority: author: Etiquette: The Blue Book of Social Usage; syndicated newspaper columnist. Emily Post has been dead nearly half a century and many believe good manners died right along with the woman who gave us the ultimate book on etiquette in 1922. But would she be shocked by the boorish behavior — from rampant cellphone abuse to undie-less celebrities — we see around us today? “No,” says Peggy Post, her great-granddaughter-in-law. “She’d be fascinated.” “Etiquette is such a funny topic,” Peggy Post ( says. “Even in Emily’s day, everyone thought everyone was rude. It just seems more in the spotlight today.”
♥~ 1923 – Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet.
♥~ 1939 – Sylvia Plath, poet and novelist.
♥~ 1940 – John Cleese, actor-writer best known for comedy productions (Monty Python, Fawlty Towers).
♥~ 1950 – Fran Leibowitz, writer (Metropolitan Life, Social Studies).
★~ Good to Know: Congrats to America on “Nobel laureates and being killed by lawnmowers.”
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Sometimes you just have to take your victories wherever you can get them. A new map tracks the crowning achievements of each country around the world, even though in some instances the honor is dubious.
Australia: deadly animals and melanoma
Canada: maple syrup and asteroid impacts
Ecuador: endangering plants
Finland: drinking coffee
Greece: olive oil consumption
Ireland: quality of Life
Jordan: large falafel balls
Kyrgyzstan: walnut forests
Netherlands: tall people
Portugal: graduating high school
Russia: raspberries and nuclear warheads
Serbia: water polo
Uganda: young people
USA: falling off beds and chairs, getting killed by lawnmowers, nobel laureates and eating hot dogs
Venezuela: Miss Universe
Zambia: rhodesian giraffe
I’m helping a friend with an estate sale this week and in the throws of making signs and filling my legendary blue bin with the essentials. My blue bin travels to every event that I’m a part of from school auctions, to dog shows, to estates sales. Duct tape, twine, push pins,a stapler that has a note attached explaining what will happen if it is not returned to the blue bin when it’s job is complete, a sharp scissors with a similar note, needle and thread, 2 garbage bags, a few zip lock bags, hammer, picture hangers, hot glue gun, crazy glue, a small white board, crayons, markers galore and a few squirt guns. Along with everything that might be needed for the specific event. It’s a happy sale, my friend is looking forward to moving into a lovely town home but has a lot of antiques, furniture and conversation pieces in great condition that simple won’t fit in her new abode. If you’re in the Chicago area and in the mood to do a little treasure hunting, contact me for the Elkgrove address. The sale is October 31-November 3rd.
Wishing you a terrific day!