February 2017 archive

Feb 22

The Music Man

    TCM is currently doing 31 Days of Oscars.  I first sort of noticed this when I looked ahead in the scheduling and noticed that all TCM shows were alphabetized.  At first, I thought maybe that this scheme was some sort of placeholder before I realized what they were doing. Personally, I preferred when 31 …

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Feb 20

President’s Day

Today is President’s Day, a combo of holidays for George Washington’s and Abraham Lincoln’s birthdays, making a new Monday holiday. These days people don’t seem to celebrate much except for having car and furniture sales. When I was a kid, we lived in a small town (Pawcatuck, CT and Westerly, RI are sister towns, virtually …

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Feb 19

Hot Cross Buns

  My husband came home from the grocery store last night with Hot Cross Buns.  I was surprised because they had never had them before Ash Wednesday in past years.  I almost refused to eat them because they were “seasonally incorrect”.  Of course, I did try one to be sure that they weren’t mislabeled or …

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Feb 08

An Oldie but Goodie

  This video just came up on my Facebook feed this morning but I hadn’t seen it before.  Even though Washington is misspelled, this is still a fantastic performance for Sean Connery in 1999. Sean Connery is honored at the Kennedy Center for lifetime achievements. The music consists of the Washington Pipe Band, Alasdair Fraser, …

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Feb 02

Who Knew?

  Interesting factoid from the Who Knew category… (1732) Italian anatomist Antonio Maria Valsalva was born. He is credited with developing the Valsalva maneuver, the process of trying to blow air out of your nose while it is plugged in order to clear the airways of the ears. He also coined the term Eustachian tube …

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