Sunday, February 26, 2012

A Tip From Down Home

A local gentleman wants you to remember, especially if you are heading to church this morning as we are, the following:

If your mouthwash and aftershave or skin toner are the same shade of electric blue, keep them on different shelves. Otherwise, you may end up with skin that feels minty fresh, and you won't want anyone to ask about your breath.

Have a beautiful and restful Sunday.

Today is:

Ayyam-i-Ha (Intercalary Days) -- Baha'i, through March 1

Burgbrenne -- Luxembourg (traditional burning of special bonfires on the first Sunday of Lent)

Cheesefare Sunday -- Orthodox Christian

Dance of the Known Places -- Fairy Calendar

Day of Nut -- Ancient Egyptian Calendar

For Pete's Sake Day -- Wellcat Holidays asks us, who is Pete, and why do things for his sake? think about that as you celebrate this today

Levi Strauss Day -- his birthday

Liberation Day -- Kuwait

National Personal Chef Day -- heaven knows we all have one of those; some websites list it today, some on July 16

National Pistachio Day

Rooks Nesting Day -- Olde England (12 days after Candlemas on the Julian Calendar, the day rooks were said to begin nest building)

St. Alexander's Day

St. Isabella's Day (Patron of the sick)

St. Porphyrius' Day

Tell a Fairy Tale Day

The Man In Black Day -- Johnny Cash's birthday

Thriller Day -- Michael Jackson's album "Thriller" hit #1 today, and stayed there for 37 weeks

Birthdays Today:

Erykah Badu, 1972
Mark Dacascos, 1964
Michael Bolton, 1953
Johnny Cash, 1932
Fats Domino, 1928
Betty Hutton, 1921
Tony Randall, 1920
Jackie Gleason, 1916
Margaret Leighton, 1922
Tex Avery, 1908
Madeleine Carroll, 1906
William Frawley, 1887
Herbert Henry Dow, 1866
John Harvey Kellog, 1852
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody, 1846
Levi Strauss, 1829
Victor Hugo, 1802

Today in History:

Origin of the Epoch of Ptolemy's Nabonassar Era, BC747
An earthquake in Lisbon leaves 20,000-30,000 dead, 1531
Christiansborg Castle, Copenhagen burns down, 1794
The Bank of England issues its first banknotes, 1797
Vice-admiral William Bligh ends the siege of Fort Amsterdam, Willemstad, 1804
Napoleon Bonaparte escapes from Elba, 1815
In New York City a demonstration of the first pneumatic subway opens to the public, 1870
HMS Britannic, sister ship to the Titanic, is launched at Harland & Wolff, Belfast, 1914
The Original Dixieland Jass Band records the first jazz record, for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York, 1917
Robert Watson-Watt carries out a demonstration near Daventry which leads directly to the development of RADAR in the United Kingdom, 1935
British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announces that his nation has an atomic bomb, 1952
Vincent Massey is sworn in as the first Canadian-born Governor-General of Canada, 1952
National Public Radio incorporates as a non-profit corporation, 1970
Egypt and Israel establish full diplomatic relations, 1980
The Sandinistas are defeated in Nicaraguan elections, 1990
On Baghdad Radio Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein announces the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from Kuwait, 1991
In New York City, a truck bomb parked below the North Tower of the World Trade Center explodes, killing 6 and injuring over a thousand, 1993
The United Kingdom's oldest investment banking institute, Barings Bank, collapses, 1995
Mount Hekla in Iceland erupts, 2000
Republic of Macedonia President Boris Trajkovski is killed in a plane crash near Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2004


  1. Ugh.. my friend's mother whose vision is failing took a big gulp of Herbal Essence mouthwash the other day..

  2. Hilary, that does sound awful. Just another reason to be careful, isn't it.

  3. That's good advice! I intend to remember it.