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June 2, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So. . . get on your way. Dr. Seuss
★~ Bubba Day:
National Bubba Day celebrates anyone named Bubba, whether it is their given name at birth or just a nickname. If you don’t currently have a Bubba in your life, here are a few you can celebrate.
William ‘Bubba’ Clinton: 42nd President of the United States
Gerry ‘Bubba’ Watson Jr.: Golfer Watson, — and a lefty, no less – incited “Bubba” mania in April with a Masters victory two years after a nail-biting, sudden-death playoff win at the same Augusta, Ga., tournament, his first major title.
Charles ‘Bubba’ Smith: Before landing acting roles such as Moses Hightower in the “Police Academy” movies, Smith welcomed fans’ chants to “Kill, Bubba, Kill” as a dominating defensive lineman in the NFL, mostly for the Baltimore Colts.
Al ‘Bubba’ Baker: The former NFL star, is back with a second act, and you might have caught it on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in December when he persuaded a panel member to invest in the Baker family’s QueenAnn Inc., purveyors of, what else, “Bubba’s-Q Boneless Ribs.” So the defensive end whom Sports Illustrated included among the greatest pass rushers in NFL history has pivoted from his patented football moves to patented deboned baby back rib steaks.
Richard ‘Bubba’ Crosby: The former major league outfielder, once told ESPN that his efforts to shake the “Bubba” moniker failed miserably as a boy in Texas. “I tried to change it in school, call myself Richard, but kids would call for me and ask for Richard, and my parents would burst out laughing and say, ‘You mean Bubba?'”
William Bubba Paris:The motivational speaker, who once laid down 6-foot-6-inches, 300-plus pounds of “Bubba” Sunday after Sunday as an NFL lineman, counts three Super Bowl rings from his years with the San Francisco 49ers.
★~ Rocky Road Ice Cream Day:
Here is the scoop on this delicious ice cream treat. Rocky Road ice cream was invented in 1929, after the stock market crash, when the founder of Dreyer Ice Cream, William Dreyer, calmed his Black Thursday nerves by creating the Original Rocky Road. Mixing chunky almonds, mini marshmallows and delicious milk chocolate ice cream, he created a flavor of ice cream that would make people smile during the tough economic times of the Great Depression. It instantly became an American favorite and its fame soon spread to the rest of the world.
Did you know that in Australia, people add jam to their Rocky Road ice cream? And in the United Kingdom, people add cherries and raisins? Rocky Road is mostly associated with ice cream, but you can also make….
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1897 – Responding to rumors that he was dying or perhaps even dead, humorist Mark Twain, 61, was quoted by the New York Journal in London as saying that “The report of my death was an exaggeration.
♥~ 1928 – Kraft’s Velveeta processed cheese (“Digestible as milk itself!”) was introduced. It was wrapped in tinfoil and packaged in a wooden box. When melted, it became smooth as velvet.
♥~ 1996 – The Mt. Vernon Ladies’ Association, which owns George Washington’s Virginia estate, insisted that the cellular telephone relay tower being built on the property disguised as a tree. Cellular One agreed to erect a white fir “treepole” with plastic needles and bark.
♥ ~ 2005 – 13-year-old Anurag Kashyap won the U.S. spelling bee championship by correctly spelling the word appoggiatura (an embellishing note or tone preceding an essential melodic note or tone and usually written as a note of smaller size)
♥~ 2007 – In Tempe, Arizona, U.S. hot dog eating champ Joey Chestnut surpassed the record of 53 3/4 hot dogs — held for six years by Takeru Kobayashi of Japan — by wolfing downing 59 1/2 wieners in 12 minutes.
♥ ~ 1904 – Johnny (Peter John) Weissmuller swimmer, actor. Born in Freidorf, near Timisoara, Romania. From the age of three, he was raised in the asphalt jungle of Chicago, but reached the pinnacle of his fame in a tropical jungle. Johnny Weissmuller played the role of Tarzan more than any other actor in a decade of Tarzan films. Weissmuller was a star athlete, however, way before he became a Hollywood star. An Olympic Gold Medalist, Johnny Weissmuller won a total of five gold medals in swimming in the 1924 and 1928 Olympics. He also collected 52 U.S. and 67 world swimming records. The first  Tarzan movie was Tarzan the Ape Man; the last together was in 1942, titled, Tarzan’s New York Adventure.
♥~ 1941 – Charlie Watts musician: drummer: groups: The Rolling Stones: [I Can’t Get No] Satisfaction, Honky Tonk Women; solo: LPs: Live at Fulham Town Hall; Charlie Watts Quintet: From One Charlie, A tribute to Charlie Parker with Strings, Warm and Tender, Long Ago & Far Away
♥~ 1944 – Marvin Hamlisch Academy Award-winning pianist, composer: for adapted score: The Sting ; original score and song: The Way We Were ; Grammy Award-winner: The Way We Were & Best New Artist; Tony Award-winner: A Chorus Line 
★~ Good to Know:
The Washington Post asked six dancers of the Washington Ballet to perform their most difficult dance moves in their repertoire.
Originally founded as The Washington School of Ballet in 1944 by legendary ballet pioneer Mary Day, The Washington Ballet (TWB) was incorporated as a professional company in 1976 and is one of the pre-eminent ballet organizations in the United States.
I heard from my teen a couple of times this weekend and Maui is still beautiful and awesome. I’ve snagged a few pictures that I’ll post a little later today. It looks like a rainy Monday which will be wonderful for my newly plants and it’s perfect weather for working on the graduation slide show all day.
Have a Merry Monday!
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