February 22nd

NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY

George Washington’s Birthday

Popcorn Day

Boy Scouts Day

Malcolm X Assassination

My Windy Day

Today the winds are moving at 60 mph. I hope that I will be able to get this done and not have any problems. The sky is overcast and the wind is howling. I don’t like wind. I hope that my trailer is prepared for this.  However, I believe in faith and I am going to continue with my day as normal although I can see the light pole swaying outside my window.

My friends on Facebook asked if I was waiting for the wizard, another asked if I felt like Dorothy, the truth is I feel more like Toto and want to run.

My cats have finally settled down. They hate storms of any kind. Needless to say last night they were terrors. I don’t know what has gotten into them but they have been fighting for a week. I finally had to get the water bottle out and spray both of them last night after they woke me up twice.

They truly do love each other but every once in a while they get this love hate relationship going on for about a week and it drives me crazy. Tonight if they do it they might find themselves getting a bath. That always seems to calm them down.

Well I’m praying they wore themselves out last night and mom’s warning was enough for them to know I mean business.

Once they get over this they will be loving each other and cleaning each other’s fur. I swear it’s like raising two kids. They have to have their spats.

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February 22nd is George Washington’s Birthday

George Washington was born February 22, 1732 in Virginia. He was the 1st president of the United States and honored as the “father of his country.”

Popcorn Introduced to Colonists
On February 22, 1630, Native American Quadequine brought popcorn in deerskin bags to the English colonists

Robert Baden-Powell’s Birthday
Robert Baden-Powell was born in Paddington, London, England on February 22, 1857 and died on January 8, 1941. Robert Baden-Powell was a British army office who founded the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides.

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For those of you following African American History Month

he Twenty-Third National African American Read-In

Sponsored by the Black Caucus of NCTE and NCTE

In February 2012, you may hold an African American
Read-In event any day of the month
Wednesday, February 1-Wednesday, February 29, 2012

African American Read-In

Schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations, and interested citizens are urged to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting and coordinating Read-Ins in their communities. Hosting a Read-In can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book, or as elaborate as arranging public readings and media presentations that feature professional African-American writers.

On February 21, 1965, the black leader Malcolm X was assassinated as he started to address a rally in New York City.

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NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY

How’s about a celebration today. I may just be in order for this with the wind we’re having.

On Monday, February 22, America will celebrate NATIONAL MARGARITA DAY and, in honor of America’s favorite mixed drink, we’d like to share with you some fun factoids about the popular cocktail and its consumption.

Named after a lady named Margarita. The original Margarita was invented in 1948 by socialite Margarita Sames. According to the legend it was during a party at her cliff side hacienda in Acapulco that Margarita began experimenting with ‘the drink’. Looking for something to cut the dust of a hot afternoon, she mixed Tequila Herradura, Cointreau and fresh lime juice. Her cocktail kept the party going for two weeks and today the Margarita is the #1 most popular cocktail in the U.S.

Try this Frozen Margarita recipe.

Tops in 2008. The Margarita was the most popularly ordered drink in 2008, representing 18 percent of all mixed drink sales in the U.S., followed by the Martini, Rum and Coke, Vodka and Tonic, and the Cosmopolitan (Cheers On-Premise Handbook 2008)

We must really be thirsty. On average, Americans consume 185,000 Margaritas per hour (Brown-Forman, 2008)

Margarita-Mad Metropolises. Atlanta, Miami, St. Louis and Nashville are among the best major metro cities for the Margarita (Cheers On-Premise Handbook 2008)

Vanilla, Chocolate, or Margarita? The first frozen margarita machine was invented in 1971 and it was based on a soft-serve ice cream machine

We’re Number One! The U.S. is the number one tequila market – larger and more important than Mexico (Cheers On-Premise Handbook 2008)

Data provided by Tequila Herradura, one of the oldest and most respected producers of tequila.


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2 Responses

  1. Hope you survived the wind and that you cats sleep peacefully tonight.

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