"Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world." Hillary Clinton
Vasco da Gama encounters the most savage tribe of all: "I can't really understand what they're saying, but I think they call themselves "lawyers".
A couple was invited to a swanky masked Halloween Party. She got a terrible headache and told her husband to go to the party alone. He, being a devoted husband, protested, but she argued and said she was going to take some aspirin and go to bed, and there was no need for his good time to be spoiled by not going. So he took his costume and away he went.
The wife, after sleeping soundly for about an hour, awakened without pain; and, as it was still early, decided to go to the party after all. In as much as her husband didn’t know what costume she’d be wearing, she thought she’d have some fun by watching her husband to see how he acted when she wasn’t around.
She joined the party and soon spotted her husband cavorting around on the dance floor, dancing with every chick he could, getting a little kiss here and a warm squeeze there. His wife went up to him and being rather seductive herself, he left his current partner high and dry and devoted his time to this new babe who had just arrived.
She let him do whatever he wished, naturally, since he was her husband. Finally he whispered a little proposition in her ear and she agreed, so off they went to one of the cars and they did it all! Zowie! Just before unmasking at midnight, she slipped away and went home, put the costume away and got into bed, wondering what kind of explanation he would have for his behavior.
She was sitting up reading when he came in. She asked how the evening had been? He said “Oh, the same old thing. You know, I never have a good time when you’re not there.” Then she asked, “Did you dance much?”
He replied, “You know, I didn’t dance even one dance. When I got there, I met Pete, Bill Brown and some other guys, so we went into the den and played poker all evening.
But I’ll tell you…from what I heard, the guy I loaned my costume to, sure had a real good time!”
It's Houseplant Appreciation Day! Take this day to give extra care to your plants, maybe even pick up a new one. They add so much to the home especially during the winter months when it's too cold for outdoor gardening.
--League of Nations Day: the League was an intergovernmental organization founded on 10 January 1920 as a result of the Paris Peace Conference that ended the First World War; it was the first international organization whose principal mission was to maintain world peace; while it didn't fully succeed, it did set a precedent of nations working together for peace and security and, in fact, the United Nations, which replaced the League of Nations, will have its first meeting this day in 1946.
--National Bittersweet Chocolate Day: a salute to a form of dark chocolate; dark chocolate is minimally 35% cocoa solids, 35%-65% is semi-sweet, 65%-80% is bittersweet; healthy dark chocolate should be at least 70%, so bittersweet is a match for some health benefits such as lowered blood pressure, improved vascular health and improved cognitive function.
--National Cut Your Energy Costs Day: we all love to save money and we can do it even with our heating and lighting costs; turn down the thermostat, replace old-style bulbs with the compact fluorescents or LED's; besides saving money, you will also help the environment.
--National Oysters Rockefeller Day: a salute to a special recipe that was created by Jules Alciatore in 1889; while other restaurants serve similar dishes, only historic Antoine's, founded in 1840 by Alciatore's father, serves the original Oysters Rockefeller.
--Peculiar People Day: a salute to some very special people in the world; we all have that person in our lives who walks to the beat of a different drummer and this is their day; today encourages us to celebrate all the originality in the world.
--Save the Eagles Day: a salute to some very majestic birds; throughout history, eagles have appeared in mythology and heraldry; besides the bald eagle being associated with the United States, eagles are on the coat of arms of Germany and Egypt, as well as Albania's flag and coat of arms; though no longer on the endangered list due to all of the hard work of conservationists, the eagle still needs our work to protect their habitat and young; they are still protected by the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Lacey Act.
-- In 1863, the Metropolitan Railway opens in England as the world's first subway, with steam engines pulling wooden carriages lit by gas lamps. Called the Underground, the subway would soon be known as The Tube.