~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
April 13, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: Palindrome as well. My sister’s name is Hannah. Father liked word games. He was fourteen times World Scrabble Champion. When he died, we buried him at Queenzieburn to make use of the triple word score. ~Jasper Fforde
★~ Scrabble Day:
The official game of rainy days spent stuck in the hotel during a beach vacation, Scrabble is sold in 121 countries, with 29 different language versions. There are 101 accepted two-letter words and 1015 three-letter words in the English language. I always wondered about that…Really. Play a game of scrabble today and may the word quixotry be with you.
~ Scrabble is a real word. It means “to scratch frantically.”
~ Scrabble sets are found in one out of every three American homes
~ If all the Scrabble tiles ever produced were placed end to end they would reach the equivalent of eight times around the earth.
~ Top ten scrabble winning words
★~ Peach Cobbler Day:
If you eat cobbler in the United States more than likely you will be eating a dessert made from peaches and batter. When it is baked, the batter rises into a dumpling. If you order cobbler in Europe you will be treated to a meat dish made into a type of casserole. Good to know don’t you think?
Did you know that the world’s record for the largest peach cobbler (so far) was 11 by 5 feet and 8 inches deep? It was made out of 90 pounds of butter, 150 pounds of sugar, 150 pounds of flour, 32 gallons of milk, and 75 gallons of peaches! This gigantic cobbler was made for the Georgia Peach Festival in 2007 and every year they try and out-do the previous year. I bet they call each other precious, peachy, and bless each other hearts a lot during that event: “We just love Mary Jo to death but she kain’t make a peach cobbler worth giving to the dawgs…Bless Her Heart.”
★~ Today in History:
♥~1954 –Hank Aaron debuted for the Milwaukee Braves. In his first ever major-league baseball game, Hammerin’ Hank went 0-for-5 against Cincinnati. Aaron’s first major-league homer came 10 days later.
♥~1958 –Van Cliburn of Kilgore, TX earned 1st prize in the Soviet Union’s Tchaikovsky International Piano Contest in Moscow.
♥~1963 –Pete Rose got his first major-league hit for the Cincinnati Reds. Twenty one years later to this day, ‘Charlie Hustle’ collected his 4,000th hit. Rose was playing for Montreal when he achieved the feat
♥~1976 – The Federal Reserve issued a bill as United States currency. After a great deal of fanfare at the time, the bills are virtually uncirculated today.
♥~1987 – The Population Reference Bureau reported that the population of the world had surpassed five billion.
♥~1743 – Thomas Jefferson 3rd U.S. President [1801-1809]; married to Martha Skelton [one son, five daughters]; nickname: Man of the People; died July 4, 1826
♥~1866 – Butch Cassidy: Notorious outlaw who robbed banks and trains throughout the American West during the late 1800s. Born Robert LeRoy Parker at Beaver, UT, Cassidy formed “the Wild Bunch”—a gang that teamed him with Harry Longabaugh (“the Sundance Kid” ). Under pressure from Pinkerton agents, Cassidy and Sundance fled to South America in the early 1900s. Details of Cassidy’s death are uncertain, but many believe he was killed in San Vicente, Bolivia, in 1909, while attempting to rob a mine station.
♥~1899 – Alfred M. Butts architect, scrabble game inventor; died Apr 4, 1993
♥~1906 – Samuel Beckett author, critic, playwright: Waiting for Godot, The Unnameable, Eleutheria, Malone Dies, Malloy, Endgame; died Dec 22, 1989
♥~1950 – William Sadler actor: Die Hard 2, The Shawshank Redemption, Hard to Kill, Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey, Rocket Man, Roswell, The Green Mile
♥~1970 – Rick Schroder actor: NYPD Blue, Crimson Tide, Texas, Lonesome Dove, Hansel and Gretel, Earthling, The Champ, Silver Spoons
★~ Good to Know: Odds and Ends
♥~ Interesting Reading:
~ The Truth About What It Would Cost Us All If Walmart Paid A Living Wage
– Why UPS Trucks Don’t Turn Left
– The Most Trafficked Mammal You’ve Never Heard Of
– How to put a stop on reply all e-mails
♥~ Clever Products:
~ Clever spaghetti container.
– Things I would wish upon my enemies
~ What a disappointment!
♥~ For your viewing pleasure:
~ I’ve always wanted a Duckbill Platypus
~ What It Would Cost Us All If Walmart Paid A Living Wage?
~ Unsung Hero:
~ I’m showing this to Cole he can do better….
~ A-Z of Dance:
~ True Facts About the Owl:
Our Deer Antler Domain (Deer Antlers For Pups) was highjacked in a Google Heist. So for the time being if you are looking for our website Deer Antlers For Pups this is the temporary web site . Yesterday, I bought a new domain name and will pull together a simple website over the next couple of days. Annoyed does not even begin to cover it, but after 6 weeks and countless hours of trying to sort it out, it’s time to chill, deal and move forward.
This weekend Cole and I are working on a few Spring Cleaning projects around the house and a god awful sound was coming from his room….
Me: Cole what are you doing?
Cole: Just sharpening my axe. Why?
Me: Just curious.
Speaking of Cole….I sent him a text….
Me: Just thinking about what a great kid you are – Love you.
The response a few seconds later….
Followed about a minute later
Cole: Oh. Sorry. I Love You too.
Off to let out my pups, and whip up some Cinnamon buns in my EZ Doh…
What are your plans for the day?
Odd Loves Company!
10 thoughts on “Scrabble Day, Peach Cobbler Day, Odds and Ends”
Peach Cobbler sounds good or maybe a Peach Pie.
Weather is windy and threatening to rain so no golf today. I need to take a day off since I played Friday and yesterday. Catching up at home and you’ve have given me plenty to watch and read.
Walmart greedy stockholders are insatiable and the among the worst humanity has to offer. We turned down a contracting job with them. The job wasn’t worth they way they would treat my people and the money could be made up with two more jobs. Off my soapbox now.
A platypus would be an interesting pet. Looks friendly.
Have a good one.
Peach pie–yum. A day off is good from time to time even from something you enjoy.
Totally agree about Walmart. All greed.
A Platypus would be very cute. . .I think they can be friendly but not always.
Hope you enjoy your quiet day.
There’s a nicely built tree house Nik & I pass along the hike & bike trail. Kids enjoy shouting out I like your dog.
Even I had a spaghetti tower that held x amount of measured spaghetti! Of course, mine did not have the nifty red rooster on top.
Props to the unsung hero! Good man.
Last day of tracking class today. Too bad….we need lots of work!
We always talked about a tree house but it never happened. I think they are very cool.
Will there be more classes? Or has it ended until after summer? I suspect tracking in the humidity and heat would be brutal.
I have never had a spaghetti tower without with a rooster. Sigh.
Hope you got the website problem resolved to your satisfaction. I always remind clients that renewing domains and hosting is THEIR problem, not mine — but that hasn’t kept me from coming to their aid when they forget!
I don’t like warm peaches. Not one bit. Peaches are meant to be eaten fresh or cold!
That platypus reminds me of the woodchuck we had in our yard last summer. Now, owls? They’re so CUTE! And I love how they look like they know more than they’re saying!
Nothing beats a cold peach. I like peach everything.
I knew about the renewal. I have been working for over 6 weeks to try and renew but was caught in an issue between the old and new. Deer Antlers was on blogger, the domain held with Google. It’s an ancient site. Lots of people with the same issue. No resolution. No help. Unfortunate, but time to move on.
A pet Owl would be fun too!
I love peach anything!One year a friend and I went to Fredicksburgh during peach season. We had everything they made with fresh peaches and it was all wonderful.
Walmart is just SOOOOO greedy.
i am hungry for peach now. Will it never end.
Will you mind sharing the upstairs bathroom with a Duckbill Platypus? A small one.
It has been non-stop all day and now that I can finally stop I’m wide awake. I’ll watch the videos and click on the links and hopefully in an hour I’ll be ready to say El Nighto. We have generous friends with several peach tree who have a tree picking party every year. Needless to say we all attend. Right off the tree is my favorite but I wouldn’t say No to peach pie or cobbler.
Glad you made it and hope you get a good nights sleep. Peach picking sounds like fun especially if you have someone who can turn the peaches into pie!
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