I was talking to some friends of mine here in the backyard about how it would be better if we had a little warning about what was going on. After all, it’s a little difficult to celebrate ‘Stop Bullying Day’ if you don’t know about it until the day is over. And I, for one, would never forgive myself if I missed out on a good hunk of ‘moldy cheese’. How about you?
So as of today, I have revamped ‘On This Day’ to become….(drum roll please)… ‘What’s Going on Tomorrow?’
I hope you enjoy it.
Dad Joke of the Day: A scarecrow told me, “This job may not be for everyone, but hay, it’s in my jeans.”
Quote of the Day: “Never take more than you need or give more than you can afford.”
Today in History: 1973 – Vice President Spiro T. Agnew resigned from office and pleaded no contest to the charge of failing to report $29,500 in income while governor of Maryland.
Born on This Day: 1969 – Gulf Port, Mississippi – Brett Lorenzo Favre (pronounced Farv), a former American football quarterback. Favre began his career with the Atlanta Falcons where he played five plays, (two interceptions, two incomplete passes and an 11 yard sack). During the trade negotiations with the Green Bay Packers, Favre was diagnosed with Avascular Necrosis of the hip. A degenerative disease that should of ended his career. But Green Bay general manager Ron Wolf had faith in Favre’s ability to play and proceeded with the trade. Throughout the rest of his career, Favre became the first NFL quarterback to pass for 500 touchdowns, attempt 10000 passes and complete 6000 passes. Favre was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame and was selected to the Pro Bowl 11 times in his 20 year career. Talk about overcoming adversity.
Died on This Day: 1985 – George Orson Welles, American motion-picture actor, director, producer, and writer. Well known for his 1938 radio adaptation of H.G. Wells’ novel ‘The War of the Worlds’ in which he caused wide spread panic among those listeners who believed they were hearing events about an alien invasion as they were really happening. Although several historians now believe that many of the stories of panic were false or overstated they still propelled him to national fame. Orson Wells went on to make 12 Hollywood movies, most notedly, ‘Citizen Kane’.
Curves Day – Launched in 2015, the second Wednesday of October is synonymous with National Curves Day. Created to recognize plus sized women and men across the country and stop ;body shaming’ while encouraging people to embrace all things plus positive. To get more information please visit http://www.NationalCurvesDay.com. So let’s get dress up in red before heading out the door to show some support to all those curvy bombshells and dapper bombers.
Handbags Day – Hand bags come in as many shapes and sizes as we have the imagination to create. From those so small they can fit in a pocket to ones large enough to carry everything you might need for a weekend getaway. National Handbag Day was created in 2012 to celebrate the ultimate fashion accessory. No matter what style you might prefer, just mix or match it with your best outfit and go have some fun.
Cake Decorating Day – If you’re anything like me, you’ve often oohed and awed over those fancy decorated cakes on the display shelf and secretly wished you possessed the talent to create something that resembled them. Well, you know what they say, “practice makes perfect”. In fact, many professional cake decorators started their careers as hobbyist and now, are so adept with the uses of icings and food coloring that their masterpieces sometimes rival those of Monet of Van Gough or magnificent feats of architecture that even Frank Lloyd Wright would envy.
Most cake decorating can be done with just 5 basic types of icing:
• Butter Cream – This soft and very spreadable icing is tasty and preferred by bakers. It’s made with sugar and either lard, butter, or margarine.
• Cream Cheese Frosting – By combining Butter Cream frosting and cream cheese, this rich and soft frosting pairs well with cupcakes and red velvet cake.
• Fondant – Made with gelatin, glycerine, shortening, and other ingredients, this sculptable and moldable frosting builds a variety of designs on cakes.
• Meringue – Egg whites, cold water, and granulated sugar beaten to a frothy consistency create a beautifully light and airy frosting. The final product may be served chilled or cooked to a crisp. This frosting often will be found on top of tarts or pies.
• Royal Icing – A paste-like frosting, Royal Icing dries to a hard shell. Made from egg whites, icing sugar, and lime juice, this icing readily accepts colors.
So get out your cake mix and icing, invite over a few friends and let’s get this day started with a theme decorated cake. Remember, if you have more cake left over and don’t know what to do with it, I may not be a good cake decorator but I am certainly a good cake eater. Or, you could just freeze it.