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★~ Today’s Quote: “If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.” ― Albert Einstein
★~ Absurdity Day:
Celebrate this day in an absurd manner. Don’t sit back waiting for something absurd to happen. Rather, seek out things to do that are somewhat, if not wholly, illogical. Have fun with it. But, whatever you do, don’t try to make sense with it.
★~ Peanut Butter Fudge Day:
Peanut butter has been a staple of U.S. families for more than a century. It can be served in a sandwich, mixed with ice cream, combined with chocolate, or as fudge! Peanut butter fudge is a divine treat for anybody who loves peanut butter.
One claim of origin for this dessert dates back to the 1800s when people used the word “fudge” to mean “cheat” or “mess up.” One day, a chef accidentally “fudged” a batch of caramel he was trying to make, inventing fudge as we know and love it today.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1929 – Leo Reisman and his orchestra recorded Happy Days are Here Again for Victor Records. The classic was recorded just three weeks after the stock market crash plunging the nation into the Great Depression. Timing is everything.
♥~ 1947 – Britain’s future Queen, Princess Elizabeth, married Philip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, at London’s Westminster Abbey. The world listened on radio.
♥~ 1982 – Actress Drew Barrymore became the first 7-year-old to host Saturday Night Live.
♥~ 1984 – “You deserve a break today…” 35 years and 11 months after the very first McDonald’s hamburger was sold, the 50 billionth burger was made by Edward Rensi, president of McDonald’s
♥~ 2008 – An Australian ‘political’ party, the Sex Party was launched at Sexpo, an annual sex exhibition in Melbourne. The party had already gathered the required 500 members and planned to register with the electoral commission (which approved it in Aug 2009).
♥~ 1889 – Edwin Powell Hubble astronomer: pioneer in extragalactic research; died Sep 28, 1953;
♥~ 1947 – Joe Walsh musician: guitar, singer: groups: James Gang; The Eagles: Hotel California, New Kid in Town, In the Fast Lane, Heartache Tonight; solo: Life’s Been Good, A Life of Illusion, All Night Long
♥~ 1956 – Bo Derek (Mary Cathleen Collins) actress: 10, Bolero, A Change of Season, Tarzan, the Ape Man, Ghosts Can’t Do It, Shattered Image; married to producer/director John Derek
★~ Good to Know:
And speaking of absurd…
Every year, Oxford Dictionaries names a Word of the Year, the word “that is judged to reflect the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of that particular year and to have lasting potential as a word of cultural significance.” The winner for 2013 is “selfie.”
Selfie has certainly had a big year. Suddenly everyone seems to be spreading the news about haircuts, vacations, engagements, or even just the weather outside by posting self-snapped photos of themselves on social media. According to Oxford Dictionaries Editorial Director Judy Pearsall, there has been “a phenomenal upward trend in the use of ‘selfie’ in 2013.” Though the word has been around for a while – they have traced the first use back to an Australian web forum in 2002 – it didn’t come into widespread use until 2012.
In the early days, selfie was often spelled “selfy,” but it later settled into the arguably cuter -ie ending. Pearsall points out that “the use of the diminutive -ie suffix is notable, as it helps to turn an essentially narcissistic enterprise into something rather more endearing.” Nothing nefarious going on here. Just cuties being sweeties taking selfies.
I think the only selfie I’ve ever taken is one to show my sweet Mother my hair cut. And it was a nothing mucher. A lot of the selfies I see leave me wondering, what were you thinking? I guess beauty is in the eyes of the beholder of the camera. Or not.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Wednesday!
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12 thoughts on “Absurdity Day, Peanut Butter Fudge Day”
Oh my, first time I have been”first”..The peanut butter fudge sounds wonderful..I must make some.
Absurdity Day describes almost everyday in this country lately..just watch 15 minutes of network news to know what I mean..good grief..if I hear one more word about obamacare or Bengahzi, , I will just die..also, how absurd to open retail stores for Christmas shopping on Thanksgiving ..no one will see me shopping on Thanksgiving or Black Friday..pure torture.
Well I think you spoke out for a lot of people on Odd–lots of Ditto below your comment. Don’t die tho, throw something at the television instead!
It is pure torture, I hate shopping on the weekend and love that I can do it during the week.
I could have left that comment above ^ so I don’t mind being second.
Fudge should be chocolate in my opinion.
You know, Kb you’re one of the few people I know that actually takes the bull by the horn and tries to change the things you think need to be changed. The fb no shop page is excellent. If one person stays home (and I am sure many more) then you have made a difference. Remarkable job.
Donut stop for the office–love listening to the groaning.
I agree about Chocolate Fudge. It’s superior to just about anything. Donuts are good tho, very good!
Ditto to both Sue and Mike. Agree completely. I’ve liked the fb page and shared. Can you add the link back to this El Morno, btw?
Selfies. I’ve been know to take a few and post them. Just to show everyone how darn cute I am. 😀
Have a good one!
Thanks for liking and sharing. I am sure that your are worthy of selfies! The link is: https://www.facebook.com/thanksgivingistherealdeal
So let me get this straight — “ie” is inherently cuter than “y.” Hmm, guess a name like Debbie with an “ie” is better than Debby, then, right?! Where am I going with this? No matter, it’s Absurdity Day, ha!
Where were the Queen’s Corgis in that photo of her and Philip?? I want to see Corgis! Don’t tell Dallas!
Yes, you’ve done a GREAT job with the fb page — keep it up!
Love those corgi’s! They are such a fun dog. Yes Debbie is much better than Debby. Much.
Thanks, you’ve been a part of it all!
It’s raining here today and snow is expected for later. Yes, blessed moisture.
I’m in complete agreement, NO shopping on Thanksgiving Day. Have we become so greedy we can’t even sit one day of shopping out?
Snow? Do you remember when you went to extreme lengths to trick your Grandson about your big blizzard? i’m sure it will come up in therapy!
mmmm….peanut butter fudge! i’m happy the chef messed up his carmel. fudge trumps carmel!
yeah. when i hear the word selfie, it’s a picture i do not exactly desire to see. exactly…what is the matter with you? cute pooch though!
interesting to see where this no shopping on thanksgiving movement goes.
I agree fudge is so good. I can only imagine if Rascal could take selfies she loves to have her picture taken.
Well, it’s going slowly, but it’s going!
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