Random and Pandemonium.
What life is really all about.
1) Happy 6-0 to my mom! She looks and acts too young to be 60.
2) Penny for your thoughts? You may have heard of a movement to eliminate the penny because it is not cost effective to produce. Interesting fact:
- the "copper" penny is actually made of 97.5% zinc. Due to the soaring prices of metal, it costs 1.7 cents to produce one penny.
3) Birthday traditions in other countries.
Israel- kids do not simply say happy birthday but offer blessings such as, may you have a year of fun and happiness. Another tradition is the birthday child sits in a chair and adults lift her over their head one time for each year.
Scandinavia- The national flag is hung from a top window of the home alerting all the neighbors of the special day and neighbors stop to offer their congratulations
United Kingdom- Instead of birthday cake a scoop of ice cream is placed over a bowl full of JellO
Australia- The birthday food is much easier than baking a cake. They call it fairy bread. It's a slide of white bread smeared with buttered and covered in sprinkles.
** Australians call sprinkles "hundreds and thousands." - I love it!
4) Italian lesson
Fare passegiata- to take a stroll.
Italians often take a walk as a family after a meal to help digest and get exercise.
5) Tid bit
Put a couple of marshmallows in your brown sugar bag. It will help keep it soft.
6) Take my name poll on the right side bar.