Monday, August 31, 2015

Ridley's Believe It Or Not August 31 History Motorists Consideration Day

Ridley’s Believe It Or Not—August 31, 2015 Trust your Monday is off to a great air conditioned start with your batteries totally recharged to face any challenges you may face in the work week and as always I hope you enjoy Monday’s holidays and observances,  factoids of interest, a music video  by Bobbie Gentry, a relevant quote by Jarod Kintz, looking forward to enjoying some slices of bacon, blessed with a positive attitude and secure in the knowledge that if you want to find a gift for any memorable event like birthdays, weddings, or anniversaries, you know that the Alaskanpoet can provide you with a unique customized poem at a great price tailored to the event and the recipient. You need only contact me for details. 
       1. Motorists Consideration Monday—a day to while in the car commuting or on errands to express patience, avoid texting and above all avoid any symptoms of road rage no matter how idiotic the drivers in front of you or behind you might appear. 
       2. National Trail Mix Day—promoting a great snack of raisins, chocolates and nuts that was popularized by Horace Kephart in 1910 as a light weight energy solution while hiking in the outdoors.
       3. 1967 Number One Song—celebrating the number one song in 1967 on a run of four weeks in that position Ode To Billie Joe by Bobbie Gentry.  Here is a link to Bobbie Gentry performing Ode To Billie Joe:
     4. International Bacon Day—celebrating not those workers who bring home daily the bacon, but rather this highly evolved omnivore’s favorite meat.  
       5. A Pearl Not In A Shell But On A Stringcelebrating not the beauty of pearl necklaces but rather the birthday of the master of the bow, Itzhak Perlman, violinist par excellence.
On this day in:                                           
       a. 1803 Lewis and Clark left Pittsburgh to start their expedition to explore the Louisiana Purchase.
       b. 1842 the U.S. Congress authorized the creation of the U.S. Naval Observatory   
       c. 1887 Thomas Edison patented the kinetograph(motion picture camera). Justice.
     d. 1910 President Teddy Roosevelt in Kansas made his speech advocating a “square deal” for American consumers.     
     e. 2012 Samsung in Japan took a big bite out of the Apple in winning a patent infringement lawsuit brought by Apple.
Reflections on road rage on our streets and highways: The middle finger is a great body language tool for letting people know you’re upset. Poetry isn’t quite as effective in a fit of road rage.” Jarod Kintz, This Book Is Not For Sale   As a poet sadly I have to admit that he is right.
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