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March 2, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “If you never did you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.” ~ Dr Seuss
★~ Banana Cream Pie Day:
People have been making pies filled with cream, pudding, and custard since the Medieval times. Similar inventions from that era include Napoleons, cream puffs, and éclairs. Bananas arrived in the United States in the 1880s. By the early 1900s, banana recipes appeared in every major cookbook across the country. Traditional banana cream pie recipes call for a crust made out of graham crackers or pastry dough; a layer of sliced bananas; a custard filling made with eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla; and a topping of whipped cream or meringue. Common embellishments include pecans or drizzles of chocolate and caramel. Old Fashion Banana Creme Pie.
★~ Same Old Stuff Day:
One of the biggest reasons people get stuck in a rut, bored by their lives and doing the same old thing instead of taking action to change their lives for the better, is simply that the process is uncomfortable. Today we are invited to push the “old stuff” in our lives to the side and try something new.
And what will happen when you try something new? I am so glad you asked….“You’ll be on your way up! You’ll be seeing great sights! You’ll join the high fliers who soar to high heights….Oh the places you’ll go! And “Will you succeed? Yes, you will indeed. (98¾% guaranteed.)” Dr. Seuss—sort of.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1962 – Wilt ‘The Stilt’ Chamberlain scored 100 points and broke an NBA record as the Philadelphia Warriors beat the New York Knicks 169-147.
♥~ 1965 – Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Eleanor Parker starred in the film adaptation of the popular Broadway hit, The Sound of Music. The musical, about the Trapp Family, was a hit for over three years and one of the most popular motion pictures of all time. What did you think of Lady’s Gaga’s singing the Julie Andrew’s tribute at the Academy Awards?
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1904- Geisel, Theodor (Dr. Seuss) – Dr. Seuss, books have sold more than 200 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. His career began with And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, which was turned down by 27 publishing houses before being published by Vanguard Press.
♥~ 1917 – Desi Arnaz (Desiderio Alberto Arnez y De Acha III) bandleader, singer: Babalu; actor: I Love Lucy; married to Lucille Ball; co-owner of Desilu Productions; introduced 3-camera sitcom technique; died Dec 2, 1986
♥~ 1950 – Karen Carpenter drummer, singer: Grammy Award-winning group: The Carpenters: Best New Artist, Group w/Vocal: Close to You ; We’ve Only Just Begun,Top of the World, Please Mr. Postman; died Feb 4, 1983
I love Dr. Seuss! I can still recite most of Green Eggs and Ham by heart. Not exactly a life skill unless you are stuck in traffic with a cranky 3 year old. BUT when that does happen, it’s one of the most important life skills you ever learned.
Happy March! Rabbit Rabbit! I know, I’m a day late. The story of my life, these days. But I am here, you are here, Monday is here (oh god, lets go back to bed!) and that is all that counts, right? Right! Have a most wonderful day!
Odd Loves Company,