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December 8, 2013
★~Today’s Quote: “Insomnia is a glamorous term for thoughts you forgot to have in the day.” – Alain de Botton
★~ Brownie Day:
Brownies originated in New England during the early twentieth century. One story says that a Boston chef mistakenly added melted chocolate to a batch of biscuits, thus creating the first brownies. Another version claims that a housewife in Bangor, Maine was making a chocolate cake but forgot to add baking powder. The cake did not rise properly and, instead of throwing it out, she served it in flat pieces.
Click to find out why Ghirardelli brownie mix is the best and for some brownie baking tips.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1956 – The Olympic games, which opened Nov 22, closed in Melbourne, Australia. ‘The Friendly Games’, as this Olympics came to be known, was Australia’s first attempt at hosting the Olympics and left “an enduring legacy not only for Melbourne and Australia but for the Olympic movement itself.”
♥~ 1963 – Frank Sinatra Jr was kidnapped at gunpoint from a hotel in Lake Tahoe. He was released two days later after his father paid out the $240,000 ransom demanded by the kidnappers, who were later captured, and sentenced to long prison terms. In order to communicate with the kidnappers via a pay phone the senior Sinatra carried a roll of dimes with him throughout this ordeal, which became a lifetime habit, he is said to have been buried with a roll of dimes.
♥~ 1980 – John Lennon’s death . On the last day of his life…John Lennon posed nude for Rolling Stone magazine. The photo of Lennon curled up and kissing his clothed wife, Yoko Ono, was used for the magazine cover after Lennon was shot and killed on December 8th in New York by an obsessed fan. That same day, Lennon’s new single “(Just Like) Starting Over” was the number 3 song in the U.S. It rose to number 1 by the end of December.
♥~ 1990 – Workers at the Hypermarket in Norwood, South Africa, baked histories largest pizza, 122 feet 8 inches in diameter.
★~ Born Today:
Does this song transport you back to another place and time?
♥~ 1925 – Sammy Davis Jr, singer, actor. Sammy’s career included movies, Broadway, and hit songs like “The Candy Man,” but he’s also famous as a member of the Hollywood “Rat Pack” along with Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.
♥~ 1942 – Bobby Elliott musician: drums: group: The Hollies over 25 top 40 hits since 1963, 1972 US No.2 single ‘Long Cool Woman In A Black Dress’, 1988 UK No.1 single ‘He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother’, first released in 1969.
♥~ 1943 – Jim Morrison, Songwriter, poet, lead singer of The Doors, Jim Morrison is considered to be one of the fathers of contemporary rock.
♥~ 1947 – Gregg Allman musician keyboards, guitar, vocals, Allman Brothers Band, (1973 US No.12 single ‘Ramblin Man’).
♥~ 1953 – Kim Basinger actress: Ready to Wear, Wayne’s World 2, The Real McCoy, The Getaway, Final Analysis, Cool World, The Marrying Man, Batman, My Stepmother is an Alien, Blind Date, 9 1/2 Weeks, The Natural, Hard Country; former town owner: Braselton, GA; married to actor Alec Baldwin
♥~ 1966 – Sinéad O’Connor singer: Nothing Compares to You, My Lagan Love, No Man’s Woman, Emma’s Song, This Is a Rebel Song, Molly Malone, Thank You for Hearing Me
★~ Good to Know:
Ted and Mary in Manitoba made a video to show us what it’s like blowing bubbles at -45°. That’s cool, but what’s really impressive is: Mary doesn’t kill Ted, at least on the video! And Mary is such a good sport, don’t you think Ted (if he is still alive) should buy her a pair of gloves for Christmas?
Our Day Yesterday:
Christmas jams from St. Nick were the perfect gift. Warm and soft. Score one for St. Nick and Target.
A Facebook friend kept posting about making peppermint floats. Finally, I couldn’t stand it any longer and went to the store for peppermint ice cream.
Peppermint ice cream and Sprite, mix well. The key is mixing well. Tasty and a festive treat for my patient.
Last night, I sat on the couch with Rascal who had one too many alligator jerky treats and was making my eyes water (if you know what I mean) and Cole who was coughing up a storm….So I gave them to each other. As long as you can’t smell them or hear them…cute as can be!
Today, I just know Cole is going to wake up and feel well enough to escape to Sally’s our breakfast place. We need to escape for a couple of hours. Yes. We. Do.
What are you up to today?
Odd Loves Company!