Archive for March, 2009

Did You Know? Countdown to Passover 2009 (03/28)

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Jewish Holiday of Passover

March 28 : 11 days till 1st night Passover

Did you know that in addition to its religious significance, Passover also has an agricultural foundation? The holiday marks the beginning of the spring harvest season, which culminates seven weeks later with the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.

Spring has arrived and with it comes the eight-day Jewish holiday of freedom. It’s time to clean out your chametz, open up a box of matzah and set up for your seder. So join our Passover festivities to learn all about this pinnacle holiday in the Jewish calendar.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the first night of Passover on April 08th (begins at sundown)! So stop by again tomorrow.

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Did You Know? Countdown to April 2009 (03/28)

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Month of April

March 28 : 04 days till April

Did you know that in North America, April is often considered the start of the planting season? But do April showers really bring May flowers?

It depends on whether you are talking about annual flowers or perennial flowers. Perennials like tulips and daffodils usually pop open between late March and the end of May, depending on what part of the country you live in, so it would seem there is some truth to the age-old adage. Of course, too much rain during a perennial’s bloom may cause the buds to shrivel up before they open.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the the month of April! So stop by again tomorrow.

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(March 28) This month we're celebrating . . .  Play The Recorder Month

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

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Play The Recorder Month
Well the month’s almost over, but we couldn’t let March pass without highlighting one of the most painful favorite memories of our early school days. Playing the recorder.

This most useless of musical instruments is hoisted every year on some of the most musically untalented youngsters in the country. Myself included.

Did You Know? Countdown to Passover 2009 (03/27)

Friday, March 27th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Jewish Holiday of Passover

March 27 : 12 days till 1st night Passover

Did you know that the holiday of Passover is celebrated for eight days? In Israel, the holiday is one day shorter- just one week long.

Did you know that the Hebrew word for Passover is Pesach? Like the English name for this holiday, Pesach means passing over, and refers to G-d’s sparing of the firstborn Jewish males during the 10th Plague, which smote all firstborns in Egypt.

Spring has arrived and with it comes the eight-day Jewish holiday of freedom. It’s time to clean out your chametz, open up a box of matzah and set up for your seder. So join our Passover festivities to learn all about this pinnacle holiday in the Jewish calendar.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the first night of Passover on April 08th (begins at sundown)! So stop by again tomorrow.

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Did You Know? Countdown to April 2009 (03/27)

Friday, March 27th, 2009

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Did You Know?
Facts, Figures & Folklore about the Month of April

March 27 : 05 days till April

Did you know that April’s birthstone is the diamond?

Considered the most precious of all stones, diamonds may have been associated with the month of April since Biblical times, when a priest’s breastplate was adorned with twelve different gems — one for each month of the year. The official list of birthstones, however, was not published until 1912, when the Kansas City-based National Association of Jewelers assigned a different stone to each month. Initially criticized for its obvious commercial motivation, the list quickly became widely accepted.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fact each day as we countdown to the the month of April! So stop by again tomorrow.

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(March 27) Today we're celebrating . . .  Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day

Friday, March 27th, 2009

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Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day
Now who can forget those great country music ditties like “Flushed From The Bathroom Of Your Heart” by Johnny Cash? Or “Everytime I Itch I Wind Up Scratching You” by the one and only Glen Campbell? Or how about Kenny Chesney’s “Being Drunk’s a Lot Like Loving You and It’s Sending Me Straight to Rehab!.”

Is there a spring in your step when you hear “Did I Shave My Legs For This?” from Deana Carter or Cledus T Judd’s “Did I Shave My Back For This!

Ahh the memories! And whats up with hairy country singers anyway?

So load up your iPod today and enjoy those quirky country music songs like…

Tim McGraw’s “Do You Want Fries With That?”
Kenny Chesney’s “She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy”
The Dixie Chicks’ “White Trash Wedding”
Tim McGraw again with “Refried Dreams”
Kenny Chesney’s “Someone Else’s Hog”
and of course my personal favorite “Too Much Month (At The End of The Money)” from Marty Stuart.

People Freaken Out Over Lack Of White House Easter Egg Tickets!

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Wow! I am amazed how upset people on Twitter are over the non availability of tickets for the White House Easter Egg Roll! Seems the tickets went real fast.

Maybe a new President equals much interest & much excitement!

BTW – those who got tickets seem very happy!

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