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  1. July 25th - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Christian feast day: Anne (Eastern Christianity) Christopher (Western Christianity) Cucuphas Glodesind James the Great (Western Christianity) John I Agnus Julian of Le Mans (translation) Magnerich of Trier July 25 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Father's Day can fall, while July 31 is the latest; celebrated on last Sunday in July. (Dominican Republic) Earliest day on which National Tree Planting Day can fall, while July 31 is the latest; celebrated on last Sunday in July. (Australia) Earliest day on which Navy Day can fall, while July 31 is the latest; celebrated on last Sunday in July. (Russia) Guanacaste Day (Costa Rica) National Baha'i Day (Jamaica) National Day of Galicia (Galicia) Puerto Rico Constitution Day (Puerto Rico) Republic Day (Tunisia) Observances (click on the day or week for details) Wine and Cheese Day Parents’ Day Carousel Day Hot Fudge Sundae Day Thread The Needle Day Fun Observances Culinarians Day July 25 is Cullnarians Day, an unofficial holiday that honors all cooks and chefs who bring good taste and great food in people's lives. Culinarians are experts in the art and science of cooking and serving food. They can be chefs, cooks, home cooks, bakers, and anyone else who is involved in the process of preparing and serving meals. Professional culinarians tend to work in restaurants and commercial kitchens. While the origins of Culinarians Day are unknown, we can all safely assume that the holiday was invented as a way to thank all the culinarians who make our experience of eating out fun and special. How to Celebrate? If you personally know a chef or a cook, send them a thank you note and a thoughtful gift. Make a special dinner for the person who cooks for you every day. Go out to eat and thank the chef and the cooks for laying out a good meal for you. Did You Know... ...that the hat chefs wear is called a toque blanche (white hat in French)? It is believed that the height of the toque represents seniority and rank in the kitchen and the folds in the hat represent the qualification of the chef. *** A man told a friend about taking his wife to dinner for their anniversary. He described how the food was made in front of them. The friend said, “I’ve heard of places like that, what is the name of the restaurant?” The man replied, “Subway.” *** “My great-grandma gave me this money,” said my three-year-old, happily clutching a $20 bill he’d 
gotten as a present. “That’s right,” I said. “How did you know that?” Pointing to Andrew Jackson’s face in the middle, he said, “Because her picture is on it.” *** My sister felt she was well prepared for her in-depth interview with several members of the police-academy board who would determine her suitability as a candidate. The first situation they presented to her was: "On routine patrol you see a car traveling at excessive speed, with undue care and attention. You pull it over and discover that the driver is your brother. What do you do?" Without hesitation she replied, "Tell Mom!" She was accepted. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** sandrewn
  2. July 24th - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Carnival of Awussu (Tunisia) Children's Day (Vanuatu) Christian feast day: Charbel (Maronite Church/Catholic Church) Christina the Astonishing Christina of Bolsena Declán of Ardmore John Boste Kinga (or Cunegunda) of Poland Martyrs of Daimiel Menefrida of Cornwall Sigolena of Albi July 24 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Pioneer Day (Utah) Police Day (Poland) Simón Bolívar Day (Ecuador, Venezuela, Colombia, and Bolivia) Navy Day (Venezuela) Observances (click on the day or week for details) Tequila Day Drive-Thru Day Pioneer Day Tell An Old Joke Day Fun Observances Cousins Day Cousins are fun to be with – they are almost like your siblings but you don’t have to share all your prized possessions with them all the time. Celebrate them on Cousins Day, an annual celebration of the special bond you share with your cousins. Celebrated every year on July 24, the unofficial holiday is also sometimes known as National Cousins Day. Shared Ancestors In general, cousins are relatives with whom we share an ancestor, though in many cultures the term is commonly used to refer to the children of our aunts and uncles. In genealogy, which is the study of families and their history, a relationship between cousins - two people who have a common ancestor - is named after which generation they belong to. The Many Different Types of Cousins When cousins are from the same generation, they are known as first, second or third cousins. For example, first cousins are children of siblings - your uncle and aunt's children will be your first cousins. The children of first cousins are second cousins, and the children of second cousins are third cousins. On the other hand, when two people are not from the same generation, their relationship is described by adding the word removed. First cousin once removed, for example, is used to describe the relationship between a person and the children of his or her first cousin - your first cousin's child will be your first cousin once removed. First cousin once removed can also be used to refer to a parent's first cousin. Confused? One easy way to remember is that once removed means that there is a separation of one generation between the two relatives. Twice removed means there are two generations between them. The same logic applies to other degrees of cousinhood. How to Celebrate? Send a note or message to your cousins wishing them a happy Cousins Day. Tell them that you love them and you care about them. If you live close to your cousins, why not get together with them and their families and do something fun? If your cousins live far away, you could video chat with them or talk to them over the phone. Did You Know... ...that a genogram is a type of a family tree that includes medical, hereditary, and psychological information about the members of the family? *** If you think 
eggplant is good, you should try any other food; it’s much better. *** Dear Charlie, We’ve been neighbors for six tumultuous years. When you borrowed my snowblower, you returned it in pieces. When I was sick, you blasted Metallica. And when your dog decorated my lawn, you laughed. I could go on, but I’m not one to hold grudges. So I am writing this letter to tell you that your house is on fire. Cordially, Harry *** A judge tells the defendant, “You’re charged with attacking your boss with a hammer.” “You jerk!” yells a voice from 
the back of the courtroom. “You’re also charged with attacking a bartender with a hammer,” 
says the judge. “Jerrrrkkkk!” bellows the same man. “Sir,” says the judge, “one more outburst, and I’ll charge you with contempt.” “I’m sorry, Your Honor,” says the man. “But I’ve been this jerk’s neighbor for ten years, and every time I asked to borrow a hammer, he said he didn’t have one.” *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** sandrewn P.S. I'm not sure why the sudden cold shoulder, regardless, I will carry on.
  3. July 23rd - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Birthday of Haile Selassie (Rastafari) Children's Day (Indonesia) Christian feast day: Bridget of Sweden Heiromartyr Phocas (Eastern Orthodox) John Cassian (Western Christianity) Liborius of Le Mans Margarita María Mercè Prat i Prat Rasyphus and Ravennus July 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) National Remembrance Day (Papua New Guinea) Renaissance Day (Oman) Revolution Day (Egypt) Observances (click on the day or week for details)Moon Day Peanut Butter and Chocolate Day Sprinkle Day International Yada, Yada, Yada Day Gorgeous Grandma Day Fun Observances Vanilla Ice Cream Day July 23 is Vanilla Ice Cream Day. Celebrate this unofficial holiday of unknown origins by eating as much vanilla ice cream as you want without any guilt. Made by freezing a custard of cream or milk, sugar, eggs, and vanilla beans or flavoring, vanilla ice cream is the most popular flavor of ice cream in the United States and Canada according to some surveys. Recognizable Flavor Vanilla is a flavoring that comes from the pods of the fruit of the vanilla orchid. A native plant of Mexico, vanilla was unknown to the world outside Central America until the late 1600s. Today, it is one of the world's most recognized flavors. The expression, plain vanilla, is used to refer to something that is commonplace and does not have any special or distinguishing characteristics. Vanilla Ice Cream Day is also sometimes known as National Vanilla Ice Cream Day in the US. How to Celebrate? Do we need to say anything else other than it's Vanilla Ice Cream Day! Eat as much ice cream as you can possibly eat. Having pancakes for breakfast? Add a dollop of vanilla ice cream with it. Brownies for dinner? Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Smoothies for an after workout snack? Add a few scoops of vanilla ice cream. Well, you get our point. Did You Know… …that vanilla is thought to be the world's second most expensive spice? The most expensive spice in the world is saffron. *** When I was born I was so surprised, I didn’t talk for a year and a half. *** It’s my wife’s birthday tomorrow. Last week, I asked her what she wanted as a present. “Oh, I don’t know,” she said. “Just give me something with diamonds.” That’s why I’m giving her a pack of playing cards. *** Forget about the past, you can't change it. Forget about the future, you can't predict it. Forget about the present, I didn't get you one. *** *** *** I still have the album, loved that song. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** sandrewn
  4. Hi everyone,

    Some of you may have noticed (booing & hissing) the title change & color under my name: Author. It was more of a shock to me, than any of you. I immediately checked the date to see if it was the 1st of April (due to a rip in the space time continuum). Nope, so I contacted our admins and yes (I can hear the cheers) it was a glitch. It will be corrected asap.

    To all the real authors, apologies. To the membership, I'm baaack. Okay, please stop with the booing & hissing!!

    All is back to normal,

    sandrewn :cowboy:

  5. July 22nd - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Birthday of the Late King Sobhuza (Swaziland) Christian feast day: Abd-al-Masih Joseph of Tiberias (or of Palestine) Markella Mary Magdalene Nohra (Maronite Church) July 22 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Parents' Day can fall, while 28 July is the latest; celebrated on the fourth Sunday in July. (United States) National Press Day (Azerbaijan) Pi Approximation Day, see also March 14 Ratcatcher's Day Revolution Day (The Gambia) Sarawak Self-government Day (Sarawak, Malaysia) Observances (click on the day or week for details)Moon Day Hammock Day Crème Brûlée Day Mango Day Penuche Fudge Day Bubblegum Day (again) Fun Observances Pi Approxmation Day July 22 is Pi Approximation Day. Also known as Casual Pi Day, the day is dedicated to the mathematical constant pi (π). Pi denotes the relationship between a circle’s circumference and its diameter and is denoted by the fraction 22/7 which calculates approximately to 3.14. One of the most widely recognized mathematical constant, π, is an irrational number, the digits of which repeat in a random fashion and are never ending. Depends on Date Format People in countries that write their dates in the date/ month format celebrate Pi Approximation or Casual Pi Day on 22 July or 22/7. On the other hand, those who write their date in month/ date format celebrate Pi Day on March 14 (3/14 or 3-14) because the first three digits of the date correspond to the first three digits of pi - 3.14. Move to Replace Pi In recent years, some mathematicians and physicists have argued for the replacement of the π by tau and to celebrate Tau Day on June 28 instead of celebrating Pi Day or Pi Approximation Day. How to Celebrate? Here are some ways you can celebrate this irrational, but fun holiday: Celebrate the day with lots of pie – remember a pie is also a circle so not only are you learning something about math, but also having fun while eating it! Have a pi contest. Whoever knows the most digits in the number takes home a pie. Did You Know... ...that the sequence 123456 does not occur in the first million digits of pi? *** I was once a legal secretary to a young law clerk who passed the bar exam on his third try. This fledgling attorney worked hard on his initial pleading, which should have read "Attorney at Law" at the top of the first page. After I submitted the finished document for his review and signature, I was embarrassed when he pointed out a critical typing error. "Must you rub it in?" he asked. I had typed: "Attorney at Last." *** As a judge, I was sentencing criminal defendants when I saw a vaguely familiar face. I reviewed his record and found that the man was a career criminal, except for a five-year period in which there were no convictions. "Milton," I asked, puzzled, "how is it you were able to stay out of trouble for those five years?" "I was in prison," he answered. "You should know that—you were the one who sent me there." "That's not possible," I said. "I wasn't even a judge then." "No, you weren't the judge," the defendant countered, smiling mischievously. "You were my lawyer." *** As a potential juror in an assault-and-battery case, I was sitting in a courtroom, answering questions from both sides. The assistant district attorney asked such questions as: Had I ever been mugged? Did I know the victim or the defendant? The defense attorney took a different approach, however. "I see you are a teacher," he said. "What do you teach?" "English and theater," I responded. "Then I guess I better watch my grammar," the defense attorney quipped. "No," I shot back. "You better watch your acting." When the laughter in the courtroom died down, I was excused from the case. *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** Adios amigos, sandrewn
  6. Yay, your blog is working. :2thumbs: Now all the other people who enjoy the info and the jokes just need to follow your blog. I do, and I get a notification when you post a new entry. Or perhaps it's because I follow you ? :unsure:

    1. sandrewn

      sandrewn

      Thank you, I think of it more as a work in progress. Still figuring things out, trial and error, day by day.

      One of the positive points of following a person on GA is, as you mentioned, the notification of a new entry.

      Tak igen.

      sandrewn :cowboy:

  7. July 21st - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Christian feast day: Albert John Luthuli (Episcopal Church) Arbogast Barhadbesciabas Carlos of Brazil (Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church) Daniel (Catholic Church) Lawrence of Brindisi Praxedes Victor of Marseilles July 21 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Liberation Day in 1944 (Guam) Belgian National Day (Belgium)[28] Racial Harmony Day (Singapore) Summer Kazanskaya (Russia) Observances (click on the day or week for details)Moon Day Lamington Day Fun Observances Junk Food Day On July 21, let go of your diet and indulge in all your favorite unhealthy snacks without any guilt because it is Junk Food Day. Junk food is a term used to refer to food that has a lot of calories but very little or no nutritional value. Popularized in the United States in the 1950s, the word is widely used for foods that are heavily processed, and have high amounts of sugars, fats, and salt. Studies have shown that consuming junk food once-in-a-while does not have a negative effect on health - it is only when one eats junk food for a majority of their meals that their diet can be considered unhealthy. Consuming large amounts of foods considered to be junk, can lead to several health problems, including a high risk of obesity, diabetes, and heart issues. Different Definitions Different cultures have their own different definition of what constitutes junk food - what may be junk food in one culture, may be considered nutritional food in another. Many people believe that fast food is usually junk food, though some kinds of fast food are prepared in a healthy way and can be very nutritional. How to Celebrate? Have junk food for all your meals! Start the day with your favorite junk food – may we suggest several slices of bacon and an egg omelet wedged between two slices of a glazed donut washed down with a big glass of orange soda? If someone questions your choice, you can always point out to the fact that eggs, bacon, donuts, and orange juice are all breakfast items. Have a potato chip sandwich for lunch and a waffle burger – a burger between two waffles – for dinner. Did You Know... ...that the first cotton candy (candy floss or fairy floss) machine was invented by a dentist? Dentist William Morrison and confectioner John C. Wharton created the machine in 1897 and introduced it to the public at the 1904 World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. Made out of pure sugar and some flavorings, cotton candy is widely considered to be a junk food. *** What's the difference between love and marriage? Love is blind. Marriage is an eye-opener. *** Relationships are a lot like algebra. Have you ever looked at your X and wondered Y? *** This man was really lonely, so he posted an ad on a popular website. The ad said, simply: "Wife wanted." He was surprised the next morning to find he had over a hundred replies in his inbox. Unfortunately, they all said the same thing: "You can have mine." *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** That's all folks, sandrewn
  8. July 20th - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Birthday of Crown Prince Haakon Magnus (Norway) Christian feast day: Ansegisus Apollinaris of Ravenna Aurelius Ealhswith (or Elswith) Elijah Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Amelia Bloomer, Sojourner Truth, and Harriet Ross Tubman (Episcopal Church (USA)) John Baptist Yi (one of The Korean Martyrs) Margaret the Virgin Thorlac (relic translation) Wilgefortis (cult suppressed) July 20 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Día del Amigo (Argentina, Brazil) Engineer's Day (Costa Rica) Independence Day, celebrates the independence declaration of Colombia from Spain in 1810. International Chess Day Lempira Day (Honduras) Tree Planting Day (Central African Republic) Observances (click on the day or week for details) Moon Day World Jump Day Lollipop Day Fun Observances Space Exploration Day On July 20, look up at the sky and think back on all the advances humankind has made in exploring and understanding space because it is Space Exploration Day. The annual holiday commemorates the anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon. On July 20, 1969, Americans astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to step foot on the surface of the Moon. In 1984, the day was proclaimed a holiday by United States President Ronald Reagan. The fifth manned mission of NASA's Apollo program, Apollo 11 was launched from Florida on July 16. It returned to Earth with the 3 astronauts - Armstrong, Aldrin, and Michael Collins on July 24. Moon Day The holiday, which is also sometimes called Moon Day, encourages people to learn more about space exploration. It attempts to inspire young adults to consider space sciences and space exploration as careers. Everything you need to know about the Moon How to Celebrate? Visit your local space and science museums and spend the day there learning about space and our astronomical neighbors. Join an astronomy club and participate in their Space Exploration Day activities. If you have young children in your life, get them interested in space and related fields by reading them books about space and space technology. Did You Know... ...that 12 people, including Armstrong and Aldrin, have walked on the surface of the Moon? *** Spouse #1: Honey, this coffee tastes like dirt. Spouse #2: That's not surprising, dear, it was just ground this morning. *** Q: What’s the technical name for a pot of coffee at work? A: Break fluid *** Football finally makes sense. A guy took his girlfriend to her first football game. They had great seats right behind their team's bench. After the game, he asked her how she liked the experience. "Oh, I really liked it," she replied, "especially the tight pants and all the big muscles, but I just couldn't understand why they were killing each other over 25 cents." Dumbfounded, her date asked, "What do you mean?" "Well, they flipped a coin. One team got it, and then for the rest of the game, all they kept screaming was, 'Get the quarter back! Get the quarter back!' I'm like, Hello-o-o? It's only 25 cents!" *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** That's for now, goodnite sandrewn
  9. I think I almost have it down pat.

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    sandrewn :cowboy:

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    2. sandrewn

      sandrewn

      @sixxone @Drew Payne

      I have been doing updates for several years now. I think this last joke was the exception to all those others that I have done. I try to make you happy, feel good and hopefully laugh a little. Causing sadness was never my intent. Sorry, I will be more careful from now on. Thanks in advance.

      sandrewn

    3. Drew Payne

      Drew Payne

      @sandrewn, I love a good and sick joke (Which says a lot about me). I loved this one, it made my laugh, like some many of the jokes you post. Please keep posting them.

    4. sixxone

      sixxone

      Tears of laughter here....it's all good 😉

  10. July 19th - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Christian feast day: Arsenius (Catholic Church) Bernold, Bishop of Utrecht Justa and Rufina Kirdjun (or Abakerazum) Macrina the Younger, Sister of St. Basil the Great Symmachus July 19 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Martyrs' Day (Myanmar) Sandinista Day or Liberation Day (Nicaragua) Observances (click on the day or week for details) Daiquiri Day Get Out of the Doghouse Day Fun Observances Sticking Out Your Tongue Day July 19 is Stick Out Your Tongue Day. It is unclear whether the anonymous inventor of this made-up holiday intended it to be a day for people to stick out their tongues at everyone they come across or for them to visit their doctors to get a general check-up. It is also possible that the creator of this unofficial holiday created it to encourage people to defy odds and attempt things that they find difficult to do. Many cultures consider sticking out the tongue at someone as a childish, rude, and insulting gesture. In these cultures, when children stick out their tongue at adults, it is seen as an act of disobedience. In Tibet, however, sticking out one's tongue is considered to be a polite form of greeting. Perfectly Fine at the Doctor's Office There is one place where sticking out one's tongue is not only considered ok, but can be sometimes essential - in a doctor's office. The tongue, which is a muscle that helps humans in eating food and speaking, is also one of the many organs in the human body that doctors check to detect signs of illness. Today, sticking out one's tongue over the Internet or through text (or SMS) is done through emoticons, and seen as a way to express a point that should not be taken very seriously. The emoticon is written by typing a colon, followed by a dash, and a capital (:-P). How to Celebrate? Stick out your tongue at people. Just let them know why you are doing it, lest they think of you as a terribly rude person. If there are things that are bothering you, take this day to stick your tongue out at them. If you are overdue for a general check-up, perhaps today is the day to visit the doctor and get a clean bill of health. Did You Know... ...that the human tongue can have anywhere from 2,000 to 8,000 taste buds? *** *** Q: What did the SNAIL say while riding on the turtles back? A: Wheeeeeeeee *** A snail named Samuel just got a raise working as a realtor. He decided since he got this money he will get a custom sports car with a big "S" on the side to show everyone the car is his. While he's flexing his new car down the streets of Los Angeles, he passes an elderly couple sitting on their porch. As he passes the man exclaims to his wife, " Look at that S-Car-Go!" *** A dog walks into a butcher shop and the butcher asks, “What do you want?” The dog points to steak in a glass case. “How many pounds?” The dog barks twice. “Anything else?” The dog points to some pork chops and barks four times. So the butcher wraps up a two-pound steak and four pork chops, and places the bag in the dog’s mouth. He then takes money from a purse tied around the dog’s neck, and sees him out. A customer, who has been watching in amazement, follows the dog to a house several blocks away, where it rings the doorbell to be let in. As the owner appears at the door, the customer says, “What a remarkable dog!” “Remarkable?” snorts the owner. “This is the second time this week he’s forgotten his keys.” *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** sandrewn
  11. I hope this last one (Try 6) works. Cause the spirit is willing, but the flesh is getting fed up.

    Thank you all for

    your well wishes

    and support.

    sandrewn :cowboy:

  12. July 18th - Holidays and Observances (click on the day for details) Christian feast day: Arnulf of Metz[52] Bruno of Segni[53] Camillus de Lellis (optional memorial, United States only)[53] Eadburh (or Edburga) of Bicester[54] Elizabeth Ferard (Church of England)[55] Frederick of Utrecht[56] Maternus of Milan[57] Pambo[58] Philastrius[59] Symphorosa[53] Theodosia of Constantinople[60] July 18 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Constitution Day (Uruguay)[61] Nelson Mandela International Day[62] Observances (click on the day or week for details) Moth Week Fun Observances (3) Insurance Nerd Day Insurance Nerd Day on July 18 celebrates the insurance industry and helps raise awareness about the importance of insurance in our daily lives. It was created in 2016 by an insurance company in the United States as a way to showcase the profession and dispel general misconceptions about how staid and boring the field can be. Risk Management Insurance is a form of risk management, where a person or company agrees to pay out financial compensation in case of accidents, disability, natural disasters, ill health, or death. To receive the payouts, the insured has to buy the insurance by paying the insurer premiums, usually monthly. There are different kinds of insurance, including life, health, automobile, business, home, travel, and credit insurance. While insurance does not reduce risks, it can help mitigate the financial losses and hardships that accompany unexpected adverse events Complicated Calculations The cost of insurance depends on the number of insured entities—the more people pay into the pool, the lower the premium. The calculations of how much to charge people are so complicated that it is a field of study known as actuarial science. Actuarial scientists calculate the premiums based on a variety of statistical factors. For example, the amount a company can charge for automobile insurance depends on the age and health of the driver, the condition of the car, and their history of driving. Not a Boring Profession Due to the complicated nature of the industry and the strict educational requirements for entering it, many people think that an insurance company is a boring and staid place to work. It is this image of insurance workers that this holiday is trying to change. Insurance professionals play an important role in society and help people during some of the worst times of their lives. How to Celebrate? If you know an insurance agent, use this day to thank them for all the work they do. If you know a mathematically-inclined young person, encourage them to learn more about actuarial science as a field of study and future profession. Take the day to make sure you are adequately insured so that in case of an accident, you and your loved ones are covered and protected. Did You Know... ...that ancient Greeks and Romans had a form of health and life insurance? Thiasoi or benevolent societies were set up to help the sick and the bereaved. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Caviar Day On July 18, take out your best vodka and pair it with some top-of-the-shelf caviar because it is Caviar Day. The unofficial holiday of unknown origins encourages people to try out the delicacy while promoting environmentally friendly and humane fishing practices. Considered to be a delicacy in many parts of the world, caviar is salt-cured roe or fish eggs, usually from sturgeon. Traditionally, the term caviar was used to refer to roe from sturgeons from the Caspian Sea, though in recent years the roe of other fish found elsewhere are also commonly called caviar. From Pig Feed to Luxury Food Derived from the Persian word khaya meaning egg, caviar did not gain its status as a food for the rich and famous until the 1800s. Before that, even though sturgeon was a commonly eaten fish, its roe was considered worthless and routinely used as pig and other animal feed. By the end of the 18th century, however, caviar had found its way on the dinner tables of royals around the world and had become a coveted food item. Today, caviar is considered to be a luxury food. How to Celebrate? If you have never tried caviar before, today is the day to take the plunge and try it. What is the worst that can happen? You may not like it, but at least you will know what it tastes like. If you like caviar, why not have a caviar tasting party for your friends? Did You Know… …that the rarest and the most expensive caviar comes from the beluga sturgeon found in the Caspian Sea? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Ice Cream Day Cool down with a scoop (or two) of refreshing ice cream on Ice Cream Day. Celebrated annually since 1984 on the third Sunday of July in the United States, the unofficial holiday celebrates everyone’s favorite sweet treat. The holiday was created by an official proclamation by President Ronald Reagan in 1984. At the time, the holiday was supposed to be only celebrated once - on July 15, 1984. The ice cream industry, however, decided to continue the tradition every year since. In addition to observing a National Ice Cream Day, the proclamation also designated July as National Ice Cream Month. This too has now become a tradition. Chinese Origin Traditionally made by freezing a mixture of cream or milk, sugar, and some kind of flavoring, ice cream is often eaten after a meal as a dessert or as a mid-meal snack. As a treat, ice cream has a long and varied history, though very little is known about its origins. Some historians believed that the Chinese were responsible for inventing the earliest versions of this dessert, while others suggest that the Romans mixed snow with honey and fruits to create the first prototype of ice cream. Either way, the early types of ice cream were nothing like the ice cream we are familiar with today. Only for Royals In the old days before refrigerators became common kitchen equipment, ice cream was a food reserved for the royals and the rich and it was only eaten during special occasions. The development of refrigeration technology quickly made ice cream a commonly enjoyed dessert around the world. Today, people can easily make ice cream at home with the help of portable ice cream makers. How to Celebrate? Many ice cream parlors and stores have sales and specials on their products on this day. Visit one of them to celebrate this fun holiday. Have ice cream for all your meals. It can be considered as a nutritious food group for this one day. Don’t live in the United States? We suggest that that shouldn’t stop you from celebrating this awesome holiday. After all, ice cream is a delicious treat in every culture. Make your own ice cream and serve it to family and friends. Tired of the usual vanilla or strawberry ice cream? Get creative with your flavorings. What about adding mint to your strawberry ice cream? Or bacon bits to your caramel ice cream? Don't like to have just plain ice cream? What about making some ice cream sandwiches or an ice cream cake instead? Did You Know... ...that some studies have shown that people buy and consume more ice cream on a Sunday than any other day of the week? *** Headlines around America • County to Pay $250,000 to Advertise Lack of Funds (Register-Guard, Eugene, Oregon) • 4-H Training Scheduled for Shooting Instructors (Pine City Pioneer, Minnesota) • Study Shows Frequent Sex Enhances Pregnancy Chances (Winchester Star, Virginia) • Police: DUI Charge for Woman Celebrating End of Earlier DUI 
Suspension (Chicago Tribune) • Federal Agents Raid Gun Shop, Find Weapons (Tulsa World, Oklahoma) *** Here’s the news: A Rhode Island man was arrested for passing a counterfeit $100 bill. What gave him away? Lincoln’s face: It’s supposed to be on the $5 bill. Here’s the laugh: A counterfeiter drives to a small town, enters a store, and hands the rube behind the counter an $18 bill. “Mind making change?” he asks. “Sure,” says the clerk. “Ya want two nines or three sixes?” *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** This is still a test, so no two or three hour efforts. sandrewn
  13. Now I am very upset with myself. I just spent three hours on Bread Crumbs try 5, doing an update for the 15th, 16th and 17th. I had about five min left to go and poof it was all gone, no trace what so ever. I am very close to pushing that button  with the tempting label on it that says take your blog and shove...............

    1. chris191070

      chris191070

      Have you read the article on how to post to blog in frequently asked questions.

    2. Drew Payne

      Drew Payne

      I am so sorry.

      Take care of yourself.

    3. sandrewn

      sandrewn

      @chris191070

      Yes I did, thanks.

  14. If nothing else, I am determined. If this one works, it will be for the 17th of July and redo of the 16th.
  15. I lied and I did. Spent another hour and a half doing a 16th July update. I pressed save AND IT WAS GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Maybe it is true(in my case) that you can't teach an old dog, new tricks.

    sandrewn🗿

     

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