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October 25, 2013
★~Today’s Quote: “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” ― Bill Watterson
★~ Sourest Day:
To emphasize the balance of things in nature. A day for sour (Sauer) people.
If you got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, congratulations! You are already celebrating Sourest Day. Today is a day for the grumps of the world. The curmudgeons, the cranky pants, the sourpusses. Who says you have to be cheery all the time? On Sourest Day we see the balance in life and nature. Without the sour, there’d be no sweet. Life giving you lemons? Today’s the day to shout about it. Reserve the right to be grumpy, irritable, and sour about the world and everything in it.
★~ Greasy Food Day:
Take a break from all those wheatgrass shots, fiber cereals and bowls of quinoa you have eaten to stay healthy. Today, fat-loving friends, is National Greasy Foods Day. Would you like to start with a Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza Perhaps your greesy pallet it a little more sophisticated and would enjoy Fried Deviled Brie and what shall we have for dessert? I know…a deep fried snickers bar! Yum! I had sweet potato french fries at lunch.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1955 – The microwave oven was introduced in Mansfield, Ohio at the corporate headquarters of the Tappan Company. The manufacturer put a $1,200 price tag on the new stove that could cook eggs in 22 seconds, bacon in 90 seconds.
♥~ 1960 – The Bulova Watch Company introduced its high-tech Accutron electronic wrist watch. Ten years after it was introduced (as the watch the astronauts wear), it sold in jewelry stores for about $200.
♥~ 1818 – Picasso Pablo – Called by many the greatest artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso excelled as a painter, sculptor and engraver. He is said to have commented once: “I am only a public entertainer who has understood his time.”
♥~ 1912 – “Howdee!” Minnie Pearl – Comedian, Grand Ole Opry star born at Centerville, TN.
♥~ 1941 – Helen Reddy singer: One of the most popular mainstream singers of the 1970s, Helen Reddy transcended simple stardom with her 1972 signature song “I Am Woman,” which became an iconic expression of the women’s liberation movement.Born into a prominent Australian show-business family, Reddy began performing when she was 4. After moving to the U.S. and settling in Los Angeles, she was signed by Capitol Records. The Grammy-winning “I Am Woman” was the first of three No. 1 records (“Delta Dawn” and “Angie Baby” were the others), and her recording success led to a summer variety TV show in 1973 as well as several guest appearances as a singer and an actress. Reddy, who has Addison’s disease, retired from performing in 2002 and became a clinical hypnotherapist and motivational speaker in Sydney, Australia.
♥~ 1963 – Tracy Nelson actress: Father Dowling Mysteries, Square Pegs, Glitter, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Yours, Mine & Ours
★~Good to Know:
The microwave was invented 58 years ago, and we have used to defrost and heat up quickly ever since. However, never before has there been a gadget that does just the opposite — cooling without the long wait. That is, until now.
A product of Enviro-Cool Limited, V-Tex is an environmentally-friendly, efficient system that cools beverages in a matter of seconds. From wine bottles to soda cans, the unit is able to chill drinks in all types of containers without disturbing carbonation. How? V-Tex uses a “start stop rotational sequence” to create a Rankine vortex, which essentially keeps a drink in its original state while quickly bringing down the temperature.
The reverse microwave requires nearly 80% less energy than many standard drink chillers, allowing consumers to save money and keep things green. It also frees up standard refrigerator space, since most beverages can be stored at room temperature elsewhere until right before serving.
I wrote El Morno very early this Morno and then went full steam ahead into my day. It wasn’t until about 10 minutes ago that I realized that I forgot to publish El Morno. It’s just been one of those weeks. I’m looking forward to a mellow weekend. What about you?
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