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February 24, 2015
★~ Today’s Quote: What would our world look like if more people started projects, made a ruckus, and took risks? ~Seth Godin
★~ Ruckusmaker day
Celebrated all over the world, for the first time, Ruckusmaker Day. Appropriately on what would have been Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday. Steve’s contribution wasn’t invention. Technology breakthroughs didn’t come out of his basement the way they did from Land or Tesla. Instead, his contribution was to have a point of view. To see something and say ‘yes’ or ‘no’. To not only have a point of view, but to change it when the times demanded.
Most of all, to express that point of view, to act on it, to live with it.
There’s a lot to admire about the common-sense advice, “If you don’t have anything worth saying, don’t say anything.”
On the other hand, one reason we often find ourselves with nothing much to say is that we’ve already decided that it’s safer and easier to say nothing.
If you’ve fallen into that trap, then committing to having a point of view and scheduling a time and place to say something is almost certainly going to improve your thinking, your attitude and your trajectory.
A daily blog is one way to achieve this. Not spouting an opinion or retweeting the click of the day. Instead, outlining what you believe and explaining why.
Commit to articulating your point of view on one relevant issue, one news story, one personnel issue. Every day. Online or off, doesn’t matter. Share your taste and your perspective with someone who needs to hear it.
Speak up. Not just tomorrow, but every day.
A worthwhile habit.
★~ Tortilla Chips Day:
Rebecca Webb Carranza invented tortilla chips in the 1950s. Carranza and her husband owned the El Zarape Tortilla Factory in Los Angeles and were among the first to automate the production of tortillas. The machine often produced misshapen tortillas, and Carranza decided to try and use them instead of throwing them away. She cut the rejected tortillas into triangles, fried them, and sold them for a dime a bag. Tortilla chips soon became a nationwide sensation, served alongside salsa, chili, guacamole, and a variety of other appetizers. In 2003, the state of Texas made the tortilla chip the official state snack! To celebrate Tortilla Chip Day, dip a chip in your favorite salsa while you tune into the Academy Awards.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1905 – The National Ski Association was formed in Ishpeming, MI. The organization has been going, um, downhill ever since…
♥~ 1938 – The first nylon bristle toothbrush was made in Arlington, NJ. It was the first time that nylon yarn had been used commercially. Two years later, nylon hosiery was introduced
♥~ 1973 – Roberta Flack’s Killing Me Softly with His Song hit #1 in the U.S. on the Billboard Hot 100.
♥~ 1989 -A fossil egg was found in Utah that was 150 million years old.
★~ Born Today:
♥~1921 – Abe Vigoda, Actor (“Fish,” “Barney Miller”)
♥~ 1922 – Steven Hill, Actor (“Law and Order”)
♥~ 1931 – Dominic Chianese, Actor, singer (“The Sopranos”)
♥~ 1947 – Barry Bostwick, Actor (“Spin City”)
♥~ 1951 – Debra Jo Rupp, Actress (“That ’70s Show”)
♥~ 1954 – Steve Jobs , American businessman and inventor (Apple Co-founder).
♥~ 1966 – Billy Zane, Actor, (Bloodrayne)
Not especially politically correct…but funny if taken in the spirit intended and I took it that way!
I’m off to make a ruckus. Where I land nobody knows…just keep bail money handy in case I call.
If you need ruckus making motivation I suggest reading The Wild Things [Dave Eggers].
Have a terrific Tuesday!
Odd Loves Company!