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02/24/20 Worrying

Monday, February 24, 2020

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles, it empties today of its strength."

Too many cooking shows spoil the broth: "Bourdain would keep it simple but super flavorful." "Julia would insist on more butter and wine." "Rachel would probably go for a boxed soup." "Ramsay would reduce the soup--and my ego."

A married couple was in a terrible accident where the woman's face was severely burned. The doctor told her husband that they couldn't graft any skin from her body because she was too skinny.

So the husband offered to donate some of his own skin. However, the only skin on his body that the doctor felt was suitable would have to come from his buttocks. The husband and wife agreed that they would tell no one about where the skin came from, and requested that the doctor also honor their secret. After all, this was a very delicate matter.

After the surgery was completed, everyone was astounded at the woman's new beauty. She looked more beautiful than she ever had before! All her friends and relatives just went on and on about her youthful beauty!

One day, she was alone with her husband, and she was overcome with emotion at his sacrifice. She said, "Dear, I just want to thank you for everything you did for me. There is no way I could ever repay you."

"My darling," he replied, "I get all the thanks I need every time I see your mother kiss you on the cheek.


It's Twin Peaks Day! It's this day Special Agent Dale Cooper spoke, "Diane, 11:30 am, February 24th; I am entering Twin Peaks." And the rest is history of a quirky TV series that became cultish.
--National Cupcake Day: observed in Canada on the last Monday of February; an annual event in Canada as a nation-wide cupcake sale for the support of the animal groups SPCA and the Humane Society; we in the US should get on the bandwagon and do the same.
--National Tortilla Chip Day: a salute to a snack made from pieces of corn tortilla, baked or fried, white or blue corn; so many ways to be enjoyed as a snack and as an ingredient to southwestern fare.
--National Trading Card Day: a salute to a fun hobby; trading cards are made of cardboard or thick paper, has a picture of a person or object, real or mythical; the early trading cards were of sports figures with the first baseball cards coming out in the 1860's; nowadays we have Pokémon cards and magical cards; some of the different cards have become quite valuable depending upon scarcity.
--Play More Cards Day: observed on the last Monday in February; a salute to a great source of great entertainment for friends just who just want to hang out and spend some time together, laughing and relaxing; Play More Cards Day was created in 2013 by Bicycle Cards, the biggest producer of playing cards in the United States; the company began producing their cards in 1885, and they have since had sizable roles in various important historical events, such as during World War II, the deck was designed as a puzzle, which when put together, became a map; this map was supposed to help potential prisoners make their way to safety once they escaped.
--Shrove Monday: observed 48 days before Easter; part of the Shrovetide Week, the week before Lent; shrove is the past tense of shrive which is to obtain absolution from sin by confession and penance.
--World Bartender Day: a day for those special people who can be best friend and therapist, rolled up into one; they have to be very flexible as they deal with all kinds of people and varying situations; the role of bartender goes back to ancient times but it was usually the innkeeper who poured the drinks
--Today is the birthday of Wilhelm Grimm (1786) who wrote, with his brother Jacob, the Brothers Grimm fairy tales. Snow White, Cinderella, the Frog Prince and many more are based on their works which were, sometimes, very dark.
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