Kev’s Daily Take On 01/04/2023

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands,
One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Celebrate You with…

WEIGH-IN DAY gives the bathroom scales a workout.  All over, people are stepping on the scale to see how much damage was done over the holidays and how serious they should take their New Year’s resolutions.  There is the health factor, obesity can lead to a host of problems.  Outside of that, love yourself and be content with who you are.  You are beautiful.

Education and Information


WORLD HYPNOTISM DAY has come a long way from stage acts and trying to make us sleepy.  Today, this effect is used to treat phobias, stress, help us to overcome bad habits, sleep better and even be able to deal with hot flashes easier. 

CBS News

EARTH AT PERHELION celebrates that day of the year when we are closest to the sun.  Seeing as we set a record high yesterday in St. Louis – 70◦ F – I can believe it.

For Fun

NATIONAL TRIVIA DAY asks for the mundane answers in life.  Such as: How many ridges are on an Oreo cookie? Or who threw the fastest pitch in MLB?  Are you a trivia buff?  If so, then today is the day to show off.  If you want to know the answers to the two trivia questions, they are somewhere on this page – you just have to look.

On Today’s Menu…

NATIONAL SPAGHETTI DAY has us boiling this pasta, making our favorite sauce and getting ready to twirl our forks.  Throw a piece of noodle against the wall to see if it sticks.  If it does, then it’s ready.  Now, I don’t know how true this is, but it is fun to do, you just have to wipe the wall down afterwards.  Put it all together and dig in.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Bird Day

National Screenwriters Day

Whipped Cream Day

National Keto Day

Twelfth Night

The Cincinnati Red relief pitcher, Aroldis Chapman, threw a 105.1 mph fastball on 09/24/2010  

On this day…

1896 – Utah becomes our 45th state

1964 – Patsy T. Mink is sworn in as the first Asian American woman in congress

1974 – President Richard Nixon refuses to hand over Watergate tapes that had been subpoenaed

1999 – 11 nations adopt the same currency as the Euro makes its debut

2001 – Michael Jordan scores his 30,000th point

2004 – NASA lands the Spirit on the surface of Mars.  This rover, has been the only object to take a photo of Earth from another planet

2007 – Nancy Pelosi becomes the first female Speaker of the House

Happy Birthday to…

Famous People
Isaac Newton (1643-1727)
This physicist not only discovered gravity, but he invented calculus and figured out what white light is made of

Jacob Grimm (1785-1863)
Once upon a time, he and his brother told some fascinating tales

Louis Braille (1809-1852)
Brought us the Braille system of reading

General Tom Thumb (1838-1883)
This talented actor, singer, dancer, comedian, was adopted by PT Barnum at 4 years of age, and would go on to be one of PT’s bigger stars.  He only grew to 3’4”, but his impact on the circus world was huge.

Don Shula (1930-2020)
He was the winningest coach in the NFL with 347 in the “W” column
Floyd Patterson (1935-2006)
He was the youngest undisputed heavyweight champion of all time with a record of 55-8-1 – 40 of his wins were by knockout

Grace Bumbry (1937- )
One of the best Soprano and mezzo-soprano opera singers in our time – yeah, she’s from St. Louis

Dyan Cannon (1937- )
She broke through barriers and was the first woman to be nominated for an Oscar for her work both in front of and behind the camera
Corey Everson (1960- )
She was a six-time Miss Olympia bodybuilding champion
Michael Stipe (1960- )
Lead singer for R.E.M. who can’t Stand to Lose His Religion

And I want to give a big shout out to my amazingly talented brother-in-law who doesn’t let anything get him down but keeps on making things happen.  He is also one of the smartest people I know. 


There are 90 ridges, 12 flowers, 12 dashes and 12 dots on every Oreo cookie

 Enjoy the day and make it your own

Dear Heavenly Father, with all that You have done and do for us, we can still turn to You for comfort, wisdom and love.  Thank You for who You are.  In the loving name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.  

Thank you to National Day CalendarNational TodayHistory.comBritannica.comWikipediaon this

Happy birthday to Isaac Newton, Jacob Grimm, Louie Braille, General Tom Thumb, Don Shula, Floyd Patterson, Grace Bumbry, Dyan Cannon, Corey Everson, Michael Stipe

#NationalSpaghettiDay, #NationalWeighInDay, #WorldHypnotismDay, #EarthPerhelion, #NationalTriviaDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 01/04/2023”

  1. Kev, thanks for sharing some trivia about baseball and Oreo cookies. We just missed a new record high temperature here a couple of days ago.

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  2. I am ready for full blown winter already. We are going to be having high temps through most of this month I think.


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