11/12/13, Chicken Soup for the Soul Day, Pizza With Everything Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~


 ★~ Today’s Quote:  “Our job is not to figure out the ‘how’. The ‘how’ will show up out of the commitment and believe in the ‘what”  ― Jack Canfield

★~ 11/12/13: 

consecutive numbers

Today is the next to the last sequential date of this century. The last sequential date of will be 12/13/14.

If numbers make you feel lucky, the Mega-Millions drawing is Tuesday night and lottery experts at LotteryGuy.com say the chances of sequential numbers coming up in lottery drawings are actually better odds than non-sequential numbers. Back in March of 2011, the Florida Fantasy drawing resulted in all sequential numbers, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18. The only problem was that 47 different people picked those numbers so the jackpot what diluted considerably.

It’s estimated that more than 2,000 people will tie the knot on this mid-week iconic date, according to a report in the New York Daily News.

Numerological speaking: Eleven is a doorway into higher consciousness; the number 12 is balance, with ‘1’ being masculine and ‘2’ feminine, in a year that adds up to six — it’s all about love….which is probably why so many people plan to get married today. But it would also be love-ly to win the lottery!

★~ Chicken Soup for the Soul Day:

We’re all aware of the magical healing powers of chicken soup. Co-authors and motivational speakers Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield wanted to capitalize on that warm and fuzzy feeling by sharing the inspirational stories of others in their book, “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”

Dear Friend of Chicken Soup for the Soul,

We owe most of our success to writers like you for the wonderful contributions of inspiration, hope, overcoming life’s challenges and realized dreams.

We hope that this letter finds you well and sitting atop a plethora of stories that you just don’t know what to do with. We welcome stories from contributors of any age. Click here to read more and find out how to submit your inspirational story. 

I’m going to breach Holiday protocol and also throw in a recipe for Chicken Soup because it seems so wrong that Chicken Soup is not the food of the day.

Simple Chicken Soup Recipe 

★~ National Pizza With Everything Day (Except Anchovies): 

Another pizza day? Lets start with Vickie’s recipe for Pizza Pot Pies, that I posted about last week.  Pizza pot pies can be made with the toppings of your choice with or without anchovies.  I know, some of you don’t like anchovies, some of you love them, and I seem to recall they remind someone of their parents.

In case you are wondering why you’re discouraged from adding anchovies to your pizza it is because the saltiness of the anchovies can mask all of the other delicious pizza flavors. Which is a good enough reason for me to skip them.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1859 – Jules Leotard,  the designer of the leotard, made his first public appearance as the world’s first flying trapeze artist.

♥~ 1936 – The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge opened to vehicular traffic. Total cost was $77.6 million. Tolls paid off the construction loans within twenty years.

♥~ 1966 – The Monkees,  number-one album in the U.S.

♥~ 1984 – Spacewalker Joseph Allen became the first astronaut to rescue a satellite. The Discovery space shuttle made the thirty-five million dollar rescue.

♥~ 1988 – Rattle and Hum, U2, started a six-week run at the top of the U.S. album charts.

♥~ 2006 – Ang Chuang Yang, a 16-year-old student in Singapore, broke the Guinness World Record for shortest time needed to type a 160-character SMS (short message service) message. Yang whizzed through the task in less than 42 seconds, beating the previous mark of 42.22 seconds set in July 2006 by an American.

★~ Born Today:

Nadia Comaneci

♥~ 1840 –  Auguste Rodin, the progenitor of modern sculpture. Rodin’s most original work departed from traditional themes of mythology and allegory, modeled the human body with realism, and celebrated individual character and physicality.

♥~ 1929 – Grace Kelly (Princess Grace of Monaco) Academy Award-winning actress: The Country Girl [1954]; To Catch a Thief, High Society, High Noon, Rear Window, Dial “M” for Murder; singer:True Love [w/Bing Crosby]

♥~ 1945  Neil Young singer, songwriter, musician: Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Heart of Gold, Philadelphia; group: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: LP: Deja Vu; Buffalo Springfield: For What It’s Worth

♥~ 1948 – Errol Brown songwriter [w/Tony Wilson]: Think About Your Children, Bet Your Life I Do; singer: group: Hot Chocolate: Give Piece a Chance, Love is Life, I Believe in Love, Brother Louie, Cicero Park, Emma, Disco Queen, You Sexy Thing, So You Win Again, I’ll Put You Back Together Again, Every 1’s a Winner, Girl Crazy, Chances

♥~ 1958 – Megan Mullally actress: Will & Grace, The Pact, Stealing Harvard, Monkeybone, Best Man in Grass Creek, Anywhere But Here, Winchell, Queens Logic

♥~ 1961 – Nadia Comaneci Olympic Gold Medalist: gymnastics [1976]: 7 perfect 10s.

♥~ 1970 – Tonya Harding ice skater: involved in attack on fellow skater Nancy Kerrigan, pleaded guilty to obstructing justice, and was subsequently banned from competing in the U.S. for life.

♥~ 1982 – Anne Hathaway actress: Get Smart [2008], Becoming Jane, Brokeback Mountain, Havoc, Ella Enchanted, Nicholas Nickleby, The Other Side of Heaven

★~ Good to Know: 


49 Hoaxes People Actually Believed


Yesterday, leaving the grocery store, I did something I never do, I bought a $1.00 lottery ticket and won $25.00. I was so surprised! I’m going to put $5.00 of my winnings on tonight’s Mega Millions. If nothing else it’s a license to dream.

Click over and take a ride in Cole’s Bug if you have a chance.  After this week, June will live in a garage at school for awhile while he works on her in Active Transportation club, and this Car Mom will have a bit of a reprieve. I am proud of the work he has done, I just don’t look forward to Sunday morning drives in the ice and snow.

Hope your day is terrific, but if you feel like ranting, Tuesday is always rant day so feel free to rant away…..

Odd Loves Company!

9 thoughts on “11/12/13, Chicken Soup for the Soul Day, Pizza With Everything Day

  1. Morno,
    Love anchovies. However, since I usually share a pizza with a anchovies haters I’m compelled to order them on the side.
    I picked up one of Canfield’s books at the airport it was a good read.
    Those videos are good. Sometimes the guy goes too fast, but the information I catch is interesting.
    11/12/13. Congratulations on your lottery win. Buying a lottery ticket today is a good idea.
    Have a good one and welcome back.

    • Nice of you to indulge the haters. Anchovies are sneaky and could easily slither over to the other side of a pizza. I know this for a fact. It wasn’t pretty.
      I bought my ticket, did you buy your ticket?

  2. I applaud people who designate certain numerical dates as their anniversary or the like. My in-laws were married on Halloween. ‘Nuff said.
    I always notice the Chicken Soup books near the pharmacy. Smart marketing when folks are feeling puny.
    Any type pizza day is a great day! Anchovies will always remind me of my mom. She loved them!
    Good luck with the lotto!
    Good day!

    • Some day you’ll have to pass over ‘Nuff said and share a good one! What is said on Odd stays on Odd…well not really cause it’s the internet but you get the drift.
      Very observant of you! I walked by the pharmacy today and after your comment noticed for them for the first time.
      Fun fact about your Mom!
      I bought a Mega lotto ticket, straight from the machine. I did not have any consecutive numbers but three of the numbers were numbers I would have chosen….we shall see.

  3. Congrats on your win! I’m not a big gambler, though, and have never bought a lottery ticket. Domer, on the other hand, is so lucky that if he ever decided to part with his money for a lottery ticket, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least that he’d win big!

    Chicken soup sounds good on a cold day like this. So does pizza (NO anchovies!).

    That little 16-year-old was typing FAST, wasn’t she?!

    • I’m not lucky in a lottery sort of way, but I enjoy the scratch off tickets once in awhile and was so surprised when I won yesterday. I did buy a mega ticket today. Maybe, Domer should just play the big games and use his luck to take care of his sweet mama in the way she would like to become accustomed. . .
      No anchovies! I’ll stand behind that!

  4. So today is rant day is it? Can’t say I really have one today except the grocery store was out of my fav French twists. I love the almond ones and I guess everyone else does too. I am usually at the store by 9:30 and manage to get my 4 bags, but due to the cold weather and snow, I was slow today and didn’t get there until 10:30. If they had any of the almond flavors they were gone, but I don’t think they had any at all. Now you would think that they would know by now that most people like the almond ones best and would make more, wouldn’t cha? I hate the chocolate chip, and wild raspberry ones but that is all that was was left. Not happy!

    • Really, I know it’s not appropriate to laugh at another persons rant, but Cole and I are beating on ourselves thinking of ways we can solve this problem Ok. Here’s what you do— tell that dumb ass store manager he has to put almond French twists aside for you and have them ready when you arrive or some guys from Chicago will be arriving for a little sit-down. There is no way you should be disappointed by twists filling that you hate. And if that doesn’t work, we torch the store!

      • Sounds good to me. Funny thing… The boss looks like Dave Letterman and even walks like him! Dave is still on TV isn’t he?

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