Old  March 9th, 2016, 2:58am     #661
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Happy birthday Barbra Millicent Roberts
Should we celebrate Barbie's birthday or panic when we realize that she'll soon reach retirement age?

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  Old  March 9th, 2016, 7:04am     #662
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I'll probably do both.

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  Old  March 9th, 2016, 7:32am     #663
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Happy Birthday Barbie and I probably will have a panic attack today!

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  Old  March 9th, 2016, 5:26pm     #664
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There is a total solar eclipse which will be broadcast live tonight about 7pm. NEAT! I'm hoping to visit Tennessee next year for a live event. http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/path....htm#Tennessee

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I thought solar eclipses happened during the day. It seems like 7 pm would be kind of late, but I'm no scientist.

Today's holidays:

Middle Name Pride Day

Popcorn Lover's Day

Both are applicable to me. I was called by my middle name and I have always loved popcorn and eaten it as an afternoon snack.

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The eclipse was in Indonesia which is several time zones away from EST.


Enjoy popcorn day:

http://www.examiner.com/article/happ...opcorn-recipes

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Okay, that makes more sense that it was in a different time zone. I clicked on your link and briefly read about the eclipse, but I missed the part about it being in a different part of the world.

Thanks for the popcorn recipe ideas.

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thanks for the popcorn recipes, love popcorn!!

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Other notable observations today:


International Bagpipe Day
International Day of Awesomeness
Land Line Telephone Day
Mario Day
National Blueberry Popover Day
National Pack Your Lunch Day
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
Salvation Army Day
U.S. Paper Money Day
World Kidney Day

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World sleep day
What in the world am I doing up at this hour?

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If this is World Sleep Day, I sure didn't celebrate it well.

Today is also:

Johnny Appleseed Day http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreh...pleseedday.htm. We should celebrate by having some homemade apple pie today, and some vanilla ice cream would go well with that.

Worship of Tools Day http://www.holidayinsights.com/moreh...iptoolsday.htm. I think I'll skip that celebration.

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Pumpkin Dutch Apple Pie
Speaking of apple pie, this is IMHO the best ever (I may have posted this before but it is worth repeating):

https://www.verybestbaking.com/recip...tch-Apple-Pie/


Note: calls for green apples but we always look forward to jonagolds in season.

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That pie sounds really good! It would be nice for Thanksgiving, especially for those who can't decide if they want to have an apple pie or a pumpkin pie.

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Today is:

Girl Scouts Day

Plant a Flower Day

I was a Girl Scout and I love to plant flowers, so this is a good day for me. Now I want cookies.

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To my dismay, the girl scouts did not accept me.

I do enjoy seeing flowers come into bloom this time of year.

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