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January 22, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” ― James Herriot
★~ Answer Your Cats Question Day:
Cats and humans have a long and illustrious history of cohabitation. Historians believe that cats were domesticated as early as 12,000 years ago, but we still don’t fully understand each other. Today, be prepared to answer their questions: Why is a slobbered-on ball more appreciated than the mice I drop at your feet? (UH???) Why can’t I sun myself on the kitchen counter? Why do you label me a picky eater when I am really just a discerning gourmand? Have you ever considered matching your decor and wardrobe to me instead of constantly complaining about my hair? Why do we have a dog? What do children contribute to the family?
★~ Blonde Brownie Day:
OBJECTION. This dessert is not a Brownie and should not be allowed to use the word Brownie in its title. It’s misleading. The evidence is clear: A Brownie is chocolate. A Blondie is not. The Brownie is officially described as a dessert that consists of melted chocolate bars, cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, salt, baking soda, baking powder, and butter or margarine (urban dictionary). They are also described as small mischievous boy fairy folk who are generally seven inches in height and flightless and of-course there are the Brownies with smiles in their pockets. I digress. the recipe below should keep you out of trouble with the Brownie police. Please note the word Brownie is not mention as part of the recipe and chocolate is included.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1959 – The Coors Brewing Company of Golden, Colorado, began offering its beer in aluminum cans. Coors was the first American beverage company to manufacture and market its product in the new container.
♥~ 1968 – “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” premiered on NBC. The first 14 shows earned Laugh-In 4 Emmys. And “you bet your bippy,” Nielsen rated it #1 … for two seasons. “Say good night, Dick.” “Good night Dick.”
♥~ 1976 – A bank robbery in Beirut netted a world record haul. Boxes of cash and other valuables taken from the British Bank of the Middle East in Bab Idriss were estimated to be worth some $50 million.
♥~ 1990 – A jury in Syracuse, NY convicted graduate student Robert T. Morris of federal computer tampering charges for unleashing a ‘worm’ that crippled a computer network. Morris was the first person to be convicted under a U.S. law designed to protect computer systems from malicious break-ins and viruses.
♥~ 1990 – Nairobi police arrested a Greek nun for trying to smuggle 6,000 bees into Kenya under her habit. She said she wanted to use the bees’ wax to make candles.
♥~ 2010 – Police in Mexico City rescued 150 ferrets from armed robbers after a high speed chase.
♥~ 1940 – John Hurt actor: Wild Bill, Rob Roy, Spaceballs, 1984, The Elephant Man, Alien, Midnight Express, A Man for All Seasons
♥~ 1959 – Linda Blair actress: The Exorcist, Airport ’75, A Woman Obsessed, Bail Out
★~ Good to Know:
It’s official the worlds largest brownie was unveiled on September 17, 2013. It weight 234.2 pounds and was made by Something Sweet Bake Shop in Daphne, Alabama. The previous Guinness world record was 220 pounds, 7 ounces. They sold the 1,200 individual brownie slices as a fund raiser for the local food bank.
I’ve made a 1000 cupcakes but never attempted a 235 pound brownie. I wonder how many of boxes of Ghirardelli brownie it would take…? This is a cool web site IKEA Hackers., an IKEA hack is a modification/repurposing of an IKEA product. Lots of good ideas on the site. And in case you have always wondered here is the best snow shovel and the attachment that makes it even better.
It’s 3 degrees and it feels like 68 or maybe 70. I’m warm and toasty inside and have no real plans to venture out beyond letting my campers in and out.
Wishing everyone a wonderful Wednesday.
Odd Loves Company!