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July 18th, 2014
★~Today’s Quote: A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.” Nelson Mandela
★~ Caviar Day:
It happened that the painter Pablo Picasso lived for many years in the Provence and his friend and neighbor, the British art historian John Richardson, was about to write his biography. After the bullfights in Arles they walked home together with the collector Douglas Cooper and had dinner. “Picasso often showed his gratitude for our hospitality”, reports John Richardson. “He presented us paintings and at a later date he brought Caviar; the prices for his art had gone up so high, he joked, that Caviar has become cheaper!”
Such stories make a unique product like Caviar immortal. And why is that? The moment we start to associate a product with histories and legendary individuals like Pablo Picasso, Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Ernest Hemingway, Sergei Rachmaninoff to name but a few, the product itself becomes charged with magic. That applies especially to Caviar. A perfect product that is recognized for its exacting culinary standards.
Every product, no matter how perfect it is, can only become mystical or legendary if it is comprised of stories and anecdotes around kings, queens, statesmen and other famous individuals.
Peter G. Rebeiz’ book about Caviar.
I know most of us will pass on the Caviar, including me, but you have to admit it has been marketed very well. One of the first spokespersons for Caviar was King Edward who decreed that only royalty had tastebuds refined enough to appreciate caviar. I suspect this may be one of the few times the peasants got lucky. 😀
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 0064 – Rome burned on this day — while Nero fiddled — or sang.
♥~ 1936 – . The first Wienermobile rolled out of General Body Company’s factory in Chicago. The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile was invented by Carl Mayer, nephew of Oscar Mayer. For those of you who have never seen it – it’s a giant hot dog on wheels.
♥~ 1953 – 18 year-old Elvis Presley walked into the Sun Records studios in Memphis to record his to record. For $3.98, Elvis recorded two songs, My Happiness and That’s When Your Heartaches Begin.
♥~ 1976 – Nadia Comaneci, the 14-year-old star gymnast from Romania, stunned those watching the Olympic Games by executing perfect form to collect a perfect score of ‘10’ from the judges. This was the first perfect score ever recorded on the uneven parallel bars. Nadia went on to collect seven perfect scores, three gold medals, a silver and a bronze. She also won two gold and two silver medals in the 1980 Olympics.
♥~ 1980 – Billy Joel held the top position of both the US albums and singles charts. His album Glass Houses contained his first and biggest number 1 hit, ’It’s Still Rock ’n’ Roll to Me.’
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1918 – Nelson Mandela Nobel Peace prize-winner ; South African President
♥~ 1921 – John Glenn Jr. astronaut: first to orbit Earth [Feb 20, 1962]; oldest to fly in space [oldest space-shuttle crew member: age 77: Oct 1998]; U.S. Senator [Ohio: 1975-1999]
♥~ 1961 – Elizabeth McGovern actress: Ordinary People, Racing with the Moon, The Bedroom Window
♥~ 1969 – Elizabeth Gilbert, best-known for her memoir Eat Pray Love, about the time she spent in Italy, India, and Indonesia after her divorce, traveling alone on a soul-searching journey. The memoir became sensationally successful when it was published in 2006. It has sold more than 7 million copies around the world and been translated into more than 30 languages.
★~ Today’s Gallimaufry:
I know, I owe you after that cartoon. Here is a painting tip. Yesterday, we fired up our paint brushes and did a little touch up painting in the basement. We reduced the fumes by putting a bucket of water in the middle of the room to absorb them. It worked, it really worked.
Picnic table update. We painted it red and it is waiting for another coat of paint.
Off and running this morning…Wishing you (fill in the blanket with your words) _____ wishes and _____ dreams.
Odd Loves Company,
12 thoughts on “Caviar Day, Wienermobile, Mandela’s Birthday”
No caviar for me either. I prefer other type fish.
Rain yesterday & more slated for the weekend. We’re ok with it as long as we can walk the dogs. So far so good!
The huge dog show is in town. Will attend tomorrow or Sunday.
Endless wishes & never-ending dreams! There!
Good job with the sentence! The dog show. I can’t breath just thinking about it :-D. At least you won’t be lugging crates. At least, I hope you won’t.
Enjoy the rain and stay dry.
Not a fan of caviar — sorry.
Really? A bucket full of water absorbs that paint smell? I had no idea. Perhaps I need to find something to paint so I can test it out?!
Lots of work awaiting me today, but Domer’s got the afternoon off to play golf. How cool is that?!
There were some fumes, but the bucket of water cut them down.
Good for Domer. That is very cool!
I LOVE caviar. Even have a recipe for Caviar Pie. It’s especially good on blinis with sour cream (as the Russian Tea Room in NY does it). They also serve the caviar blinis with a shot of vodka in chipped ice. Very fancy.
I love the idea of Caviar and it accessories,so well, with beautiful bowls, silver spoons, and gorgeous men. I love everything about it except the taste. Cole loves it. I hope he marries well. 😀
Nope not a fan of caviar. Actually I don’t care for any kind of fish.
Today I was hungry for Steak Tampquena. I said I’d run to Costco and get pick some up or we could go out for lunch. Charlie said he couldn’t afford for me to go to Costco again this week, so we went out.
Going out always works. Our Cosco has served up some wonderful samples lately!
I do like caviar on occasion. Not that I could or would eat a bucket of it but it is a fun treat !
The bucket of water thing is very interesting and helpful.
You know I love the Weinermobile and had hoped to win a ride in it for a day but alas—I was a loser and not a winner in that contest.
Best wishes and sweet dreams is about all I can come up with today!
PS I love that you chose red. It is going to be beautiful!!!
Yes, a bucket full might be a little mich. But a silver spoonful is a nice idea – for you.
I know it was a sad day when your Weinermobile ride was not meant to be. But I have faith that someday your dream will come true.
Caviar ?? ugh , gross, no thanks, yuk ! Can you tell I hate Caviar ??
I must try the bucket of water thing next time we paint something..what a good idea .
I had 2 Oscar Mayer hot dogs yesterday but I really shouldn’t eat them, they are way to salty for me.. 🙁
It really did seem to kill the fumes or at least lighten them.
Hot dogs beat out caviar in my book any day. Especially Oscar Meyer.
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