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06/11/19 Character

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

"People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character." Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The presidential candidates put us chameleons to shame."

This blonde decides one day that she is sick and tired of all these blonde jokes and how all blondes are perceived as stupid. So, she decides to show her husband that blondes really are smart. While her husband is off at work, she decides that she is going to paint a couple of rooms in the house.

The next day, right after her husband leaves for work, she gets down to the task at hand. Her husband arrives home and smells the distinctive smell of paint. He walks into the living room and finds his wife lying on the floor in a pool of sweat. He notices that she is wearing a heavy parka and a leather jacket at the same time.

He goes over and asks her if she if OK. She replies yes. He asks what she is doing and she replies that she wanted to prove to him that not all blonde women are dumb, and she wanted to do it by painting the house. He then asks her why she has a parka over her leather jacket. She replies that she was reading the directions on the paint can and it said… “FOR BEST RESULTS, PUT ON TWO COATS.”

It's Corn on the Cob Day! A salute to a summer staple! Whether you steam, roast, or grill them, these sweet corn delights are sure to please.
--Call Your Doctor Day: an annual reminder for women to get those annual checkups such as mammograms; they're not a ride in the park but they make a big difference in catching problems early and while they're treatable.
--Cousteau Day: commemorates the birthday of Jacques Cousteau (1910); Cousteau was not a trained scientist but became involved in underwater exploration because of his love of underwater diving and the ocean. He was a French naval officer during World War II, and began experimenting with underwater filmmaking at that time, and continued underseas investigation and research afterward. Throughout his work, he educated the public and sparked their interest in sea life and its preservation. He was an ecologist who participated in environmental activism, a photographer, a filmmaker who produced over 120 documentaries, and an author who wrote over 50 books; today can be celebrated by wearing his signature red knit cap.
--German Chocolate Cake Day: from "The first thing you should know about this cake is that it is not from Germany, nor does it have anything to do with Germany! It is named after Samuel German, who came up with a dark baking chocolate for Baker’s Chocolate Company in 1852, which was named Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate. Over a hundred years later, on June 3, 1957, Mrs. George Clay’s recipe for “German’s Chocolate Cake” appeared in The Dallas Morning News as the “Recipe of the Day”. This recipe used Baker’s German’s Sweet Chocolate, and General Foods, which owned Baker’s, disseminated the recipe to newspapers around the country. Soon after, the cake gained popularity all over the country, and the “‘s” was also dropped from the name “German’s”, simply making it German chocolate cake. The cake is a layered chocolate cake with a caramel topping with pecans and coconuts. Sometimes chocolate frosting is put around the sides and the circumference, and maraschino cherries may be put on top."
--King Kamehameha Day: celebrated in Hawaii, honors the monarch of Hawaii who established an unified Kingdom of Hawaii in 1810.
--Making Like Beautiful Day: explores the many ways that life can be made beautiful, recognizes the beauty in everyday life, and is for encouraging and celebrating men and women who work to make life beautiful.
--Yarn Bombing Day: a day for the street art employing colorful display of knitted or crocheted yarn; a couple of examples are shown.
--In 1986, "Ferris Buellar's Day Off" premiered.

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