Bomb Pop Day, Handshake Day, Beautician Day, Chocolate Pudding Day

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June 26, 2014

Stormy day

★~ Today’s Quote: Weather is a great metaphor for life — sometimes it’s good, sometimes it’s bad, and there’s nothing much you can do about it but carry an umbrella. ~Terri Guillemets

★~ Bomb Pop Day: 

Bomb Pop Day, Handshake Day, Beautician Day, Chocolate Pudding Day

The USA is playing Germany on Bomb Pop day. It could be a sign. Maybe.

Wrap up your week with a grand slam celebration: National Bomb Pop Day! For more than 50 years, Bomb Pop has been America’s favorite frozen treat, and it is time to celebrate.  From the ice cream truck to the ballpark, no summer day is complete without the cool, fruity blasts of cherry, lime and blue raspberry flavors of Bomb Pop.

Fun to know….The makers of the Bomb Pop is Wells Enterprises, Inc. the largest privately held, family-owned ice cream and frozen treat manufacturer in the United States. The company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Le Mars, Iowa, the Ice Cream Capital of the World. Wells produces more than 1,100 ice cream and frozen novelty products, including its signature brand, Blue Bunny®, super premium brand, 2nd St. Creamery™ and the iconic Bomb Pop®. Wells also manufactures licensed frozen treat brands including Yoplait® frozen yogurt and Weight Watchers® frozen novelties. Visit

★~ Handshake Day: 

Handshakes have been practiced since at least the 2nd century B.C.? Many researchers believe that the handshake originated in the Western world. It was a gesture of peace, demonstrated by the fact that the hands held no weapons.

Today, a handshake is offered upon meeting or parting. It is an expression of goodwill, gratitude and congratulations. Many people believe that a handshake reveals something about the character of the person who gives it. A firm handshake reflects a confident personality while a floppy handshake reveals a shy one.

★~Beautician Day:

Bomb Pop Day, Handshake Day, Beautician Day, Chocolate Pudding Day

Today we celebrate the beauticians, barbers, and color techs who understand and appreciate our endless whining about our hair and try so hard to bring us closer to the illusive, perfect hair style.

★~Chocolate Pudding Day:

Bomb Pop Day, Handshake Day, Beautician Day, Chocolate Pudding Day

Vanilla pudding and butterscotch pudding also have their own holidays, but if chocolate’s your favorite flavor (and really, isn’t it everyone’s?) then today is your lucky day. In addition to being a popular dessert, at the turn of the century chocolate pudding was also served to the sick because it was a good source of calories for people with no appetite.  In Australia  pudding is baked and is has a similar texture to cake.  It is typically made from flour, baking powder, sugar, eggs and cocoa powder.

Chocolate Black Out Pudding 

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1819 – The bicycle was patented by W.K. Clarkson, Jr. of New York City.

♥~ 1964 – A Hard Day’s Night was released by United Artists Records. The album featured all original material by The Beatles and became the top album in the country by July 25, 1964.

♥~ 1965 – Mr. Tambourine Man, by The Byrds, reached the number one spot on the pop music charts. The song was considered by many to be the first folk-rock hit. The tune was written by Bob Dylan, as were two other hits for the group: All I Really Want to Do and My Back Pages.

♥ ~ 1985 – You’ve heard of players, managers and owners being ejected from baseball games, right? But have you ever heard of an organist being given the heave-ho? It happened at Jack Russell Stadium in Clearwater, Florida (the home of the Philadelphia Phillies during spring training; a Class A League team uses the stadium the rest of the season). Wilbur Snapp played Three Blind Mice following a call by umpire Keith O’Connor. The umpire was not amused and saw to it that Mr. Snapp was sent to the showers.

♥~ 1974 – The first Universal Product Code (UPC) was scanned at a Marsh’s Supermarket in Troy Ohio. The first item scanned was a pack of Wrigley’s Juicy Fruit Gum. The pack of gum is on display at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.

♥~ 1999 – A 2-year-old rooster named Henry crowed 42 times in 30 minutes to win 46th annual Rooster Crow in Rogue River, Oregon.

★~Born Today:

Abner Doubleday

♥~ 1819 – Abner Doubleday Civil War Union Major General: known for the myth that he invented modern baseballdied Jan 26, 1893

♥~ 1909 – Colonel Tom Parker (Andreas van Kuijk) carnival barker, show business promoter: manager of Elvis Presleydied Jan 21, 1997

♥ ~ 1956 – Chris Isaak actor: Little Buddha, Silence of the Lambs, Married to the Mob, Twin Peaks; singer, songwriter: Wicked Game, Blue Hotel, LP: Silvertone

♥ ~ 1957 – Patty Smyth singer: Sometimes Love Just Ain’t Enough, Look What Love Has Done, No Mistakes, River of Love, One Moment to Another, Wish I Were You; married to former tennis pro John McEnroe

♥~ 1970 – Sean Hayes Emmy Award-winning actor: Will & Grace [2000]; Martin and Lewis, Pieces of April, The Cat in the Hat, The Bucket List; Broadway: Damn Yankees [2008]; TV M.C./host of 2010 Tony Awards

★~ Good to Know: 


It’s not nice to laugh at other people, but I couldn’t help myself. And since I can parallel park  my van in a spot half this size I also felt a little bit smug. I would have offered to help her, tho. (Brief  NSFW language)  


Cole and I went to see the movie The Fault in Our Stars yesterday. The only thing I cried over was the price of my SMALL popcorn – -$6.50. I know movie concessions are expensive, but I can never resist movie popcorn and I never expected my popcorn to cost $1.50 more than the movie. I could have popped popcorn, buttered it and salted it for the whole theater for the cost of one small bag. The movie was ok. I liked the book better, of-course. However, so many of my friends on facebook were aghast that we did not cry all the way through it that I promised to rent it and cry when it comes out on Netflix. Maybe too much sad overwhelmed us (Cole didn’t cry either and feels like the dying scenes in the movie 50-50 are more genuine).

And now since what little parking karma I had is now gone…… I have to go and spend the day finding a way to appease the parking gods. Hope you have a terrific Thursday.

Odd Loves Company,

8 thoughts on “Bomb Pop Day, Handshake Day, Beautician Day, Chocolate Pudding Day

  1. Yes, the prices of popcorn are CRAZY in the US. But forget that–should have had Cole bring peaches and cream for BOTH of you!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  2. I wonder if the person trying to park was drunk,handicapped, or just plain stupid! Something definetly wrong with said person. Are we sure it was a person? I’ve seen dogs driving lately.

    • Too funny. I bet it was a dog. A lot of people are challenged when it comes to parallel parking but that spot was so big she could have just pulled into it.

  3. Ha, got a kick out of the organist playing “Three Blind Mice” during the game and getting ejected — bet those in attendance got a chuckle, too!
    In a teeny-tiny way, I’m glad I can’t eat popcorn (no temptation to spend megabucks on it at the movies). Domer, however, loves popcorn and generously lets me take a few deep sniffs of his, just to appease me!
    I’ve never had a bomb pop, but I love chocolate pudding (and my hair stylist ranks up there, too!)

  4. That would have been a lot funnier if I hadn’t looked just like that trying to park in Old Town! A guy finally did get out of his car and help me, however, in my defense the spot was much smaller. My daughter is the parelle parked champ of the world

  5. I admit I need space to parallel park. Good thing I don’t mind walking……
    Ha-Ha! Bomb Pops look exactly like those uniforms! Didn’t bring much luck today though.
    Could go for some chocolate pudding although I prefer vanilla.
    Nik will spend a few days at her farm while I head to PA. I’ll catch as catch can!
    Good afternoon!

    • Most people who have problems parallel parking overthink the process. When you live in Chicago you never give up a potential parking spot.
      No but I was surprised to hear the USA team was still in. Thanks to Portugal’s 2-1 victory over Ghana. The results left the U.S. tied with Portugal at four points apiece, but the U.S. had the edge in goal differentials. Skeptics had doubted the U.S. would survive round one in a group with German and Portugal — both ranked in the world’s top four. Next the U.S. faces Belgium on Tuesday Don’t look at me that way–The internet screamed this information at me.
      I’m sure Nik will have miss you but have a good time! Wishing you a fun trip and cool weather.

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