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October 6th, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: Hello, Monday. May I ask you a question? Why are you always back so quickly? Don’t you have a hobby?
★~ Mad Hatter Day:
Celebrate Mad Hatter Day by embracing the absurdity of Lewis Caroll’s Mad Hatter in the book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Mad Hatter Day is celebrated each year on October 6 because the Mad Hatter wears a top hat labeled “In this style 10/6” in the book’s illustrations.
The real spirit of Mad Hatter Day is turnabout: The nonsense we usually have to pretend is sane can be called madness for one day in the year; the superficially crazy things that really make sense can be called sane on Mad Hatter Day.
Do you have a crazy hat you can wear to celebrate the day? Or just go out and be a little crazy! I plan to.
★~ Noodle Day:
In the categorical blanket of all things pasta, one might guess the main difference between noodles and, say, macaroni is shape — but one would be mistaken to assume such. Although all pastas uses a base of water and flour, noodles by definition must also contain eggs or egg yolks.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1889 – The Moulin Rouge in Paris first opened its doors to the public. It was in the Montmartre district of Paris, a district that had been historically outside the city limits, where the local nuns made wine and Paris taxes did not apply. It evolved into a center of entertainment and drinking, the home of artists, and a popular locale for nightclubs like the Moulin Rouge. Moulin Rouge means “red windmill,” because the building itself had a giant red windmill on top.
♥~ 1863 – The first Turkish bath was opened in Brooklyn, NY. Dr. Charles Shepard was the proprietor.
♥~ 1956 – Dr. Albert Sabin discovered an oral polio vaccine. It was put into use in 1961 and by 1965 was widely used.
♥~ 2007 – 40-year-old British adventurer Jason Lewis completed a13-year trip around the world, powered by only his arms and legs. Lewis crossed the Atlantic and Pacific oceans in a wooden pedal boat; roller bladed across North America; kayaked from Australia to Singapore; biked from Singapore to the Himalayas, etc. etc. etc.
★~ Famous Birthdays:
♥~ 1846 – George Westinghouse inventor: railway braking systems; developer: alternating current [AC] electricity; founder: Westinghouse Electric Company; died March 12, 1914
♥~ 1906 – Janet Gaynor, one of the most popular actresses of the silent film era, in 1928 Gaynor became the first winner of the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performances in three films: Seventh Heaven (1927), Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927) and Street Angel (1928).
♥~ 1936 – Anna Quayle Tony Award-winning actress: Stop the World, I Want to Get Off ; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Mistress Pamela
♥~ 1963 – Elisabeth Shue actress: The Trigger Effect, Leaving Las Vegas, Blind Justice, Heart and Souls, Back to the Future: Part 2 and Part 3, Cocktail, Adventures in Babysitting, The Karate Kid Call to Glory
♥~ 1964 – Matthew Sweet musician: guitar, singer, songwriter: Girlfriend
★~ Crazy Gallimaufry:
Polyphonic overtone singing is when a human sings multiple notes at the same time. Anna-Maria Hefele is a master of this technique. Not only can she sing two notes at the same time, but she can also control them. Both of them. At points, it doesn’t even sound like a human singing (but it is). And I think it’s a little mad!
Ba Humbug Monday! The perfect day to do battle with the utility companies and meet with Bubba. I’m kind of anxious. I keep telling myself: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think but I’ll sure be glad when the water problem is solved or I least know what the problem is. It’s all just a little overwhelming, doncha know.
Odd Loves Company,