Kev’s Daily Take On 02/27/2023

 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.

Awareness Spotlight shines on…


What would it be like to have no sense of smell?  ANOSMIA AWARENESS DAY is here to educate us about people who suffer from this condition that can make them lose their sense of smell as well as memories that certain smells evoke. There are many causes for Anosmia, most of which have to do with upper respiratory infections.  You can click here to learn more.

Our Furry Friends

What’s big, white, fluffy and something you don’t want to meet in a dark alley?  Why, it’s NATIONAL POLAR BEAR DAY, of course.  Weighing in at 1400 pounds and standing 9 feet tall, these heavyweights can swim hundreds of miles and smell a seal from 20 miles away.  Conservation efforts abound to save these magnificent creatures who find their habitat steadily shrinking.  Our polar bear at the St. Louis Zoo, not only has a cool area to romp around in, but he also has 2 bedrooms in the back and his own ice machine.

For Fun

NATIONAL RETRO DAY takes us wayyy back – like before the internet, cell phones and social media.  A post was something that held a fence up and a tweet was the noise a bird made.  Remember calling somebody on that rotary phone that hung on the wall – you could only be as mobile as the cord was long.  Today is about recalling the trends, fads and culture that defined your generation.

Belly up to the Bar

NATIONAL KAHLUA DAY celebrates the coffee flavored liqueur with a rum base.  Pedro Domecq started producing this creamy beverage in 1936 and we have been adding it to coffee, desserts or drinking it straight since then.

On Today’s Menu…

How sweet it is – NATIONAL STRAWBERRY DAY brings us a healthy snack, a delicious dessert and many flavored goodies.  I know it isn’t strawberry season around here, yet, but you can pick them up at the grocery stores or opt for that strawberry covered piece of cheesecake at your favorite restaurant.

NATIONAL PROTEIN DAY brings out the meats, seafood, cheeses, nuts and seeds.  Protein is great for our bones, blood, muscles and skin.  I think I will start the celebration with bacon for breakfast.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

Rare Disease Day

Chocolate Souffle Day

Tooth Fairy Day

Floral Design Day

Public Sleeping Day

On this day…

1827 – New Orleans celebrates its first Mardi Gras

1900 – German chemist Felix Hoffman receives a patent for Acetyl Salicylic Acid – or aspirin

1922 – The Supreme Court upholds women’s voting rights in Leser v. Garnett

1951 – The 22nd Amendment is ratified setting term limits for the Presidency

1973 – The American Indian Movement forcefully occupies the Wounded Knee reservation causing a standoff with the government which lasts several months

1996 – “Gotta catch ‘em all” – Pokémon makes its debut in video games

2019 – Marvel’s first female lead movie – Captain Marvel, starring Brie Larson – is released

Happy Birthday to…

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882)
This wonderful poet wrote Paul Revere’s Ride, The Song of Hiawatha and Evangeline

John Steinbeck (1902-1968)
This Nobel Prize winning author is noted for The Grapes of Wrath, Of Mice and Men and East of Eden

Joanne Woodward (1931-)
You can see this award-winning actress in A Kiss Before Dying (1956), The Three Faces of Eve (1957), and The Long, Hot Summer (1958) where she co-starred with her husband Paul Newman

Elizabeth Taylor (1932-2011)
Oscar and Golden Globe Award winning actress who graced the screen for more than 60 years.  Giant (1956), Cleopatra (1963) and The Taming of the Shrew (1967) are just some of the pics she starred in.

James Worthy (1961- )
This 3-time NBA champion and seven-time NBA all star was named as one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history

Sara Blakely (1971- )
This talented inventor and entrepreneur brought us Spanx

Josh Groban (1981- )
He likes to blend the contemporary with the classical when it comes to music and has added acting to his resume

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For You are with me.  Your rod and Your staff comfort me.  You prepare a table for me, before my enemies. You anoint my head with oil, my cup runs over.  Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all of my days and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.  Psalm 23:4-6

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

#AnosmiaAwarenessDay, #NationalStrawberryDay, #NationalPolarBearDay, #KahluaDay, #RetroDay, #NationalProteinDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Steinbeck, Joanne Woodward, Elizabeth Taylor, James Worthy, Sara Blakely, Josh Groban


2 responses to “Kev’s Daily Take On 02/27/2023”

  1. I’ve been consciously boosting my protein over the past month or so. I’m feeling stronger with my exercise . . . indoor biking and outside walking.

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  2. Keep up the good work BigSky. My wife have started going back to the gym and it feels good. I like my proteintoo, but maybe a little too much bacon, lol.


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