Kev’s Daily Take On 03/28/2023

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…

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION ALERT DAY sounds the alarm about this “silent killer”.  Around 11% of the population has diabetes with 1.4 million Americans being diagnosed every year.  If you are concerned that you or a loved one are at risk or just have questions, go to the American Diabetes Association website.  It is never too late.  I have been diagnosed with type 2 since 2000 and have not taken it seriously enough.  Finally, as of November last year, it is under control – but with medicine.  Diabetes can be responsible for heart disease, stroke, blindness, kidney failure and a host of other problems.  Please don’t mess around with this horrible disease.

NATIONAL TRYGLYCERIDES DAY reminds us to get our lipids checked.  Too many of these fatty blood cells and you can be predisposed to heart disease, diabetes, and other health issues.  Triglycerides give us energy and store unused calories, so they do serve a purpose.  Stay healthy people.  Move a little more and eat a little less terrible.

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Next up is WEED APPRECIATION DAY.  This is about the weeds that grow in your yard, not the kind you get at the neighborhood dispensary.  A lot of people go to a lot of work to get rid of the weeds, I say let ‘em grow.  If they are green, they blend right in.  If not, they will add a little color to the yard.

On Today’s Menu…

Our versatile food of the day is NATIONAL SOMETHING ON A STICK DAY.  Shish kebobs are a go, as well as chick on a stick, popsicles, and Thai food.  I cannot thank my cousin Steve enough for taking me to Sonic and introducing me to corn dogs.  Now, that honey deep fried batter wrapped around a juicy hot dog is heaven on a stick.

Our dessert of the day is delicious and decadent.  NATIONAL BLACK FOREST CAKE DAY celebrates the layered chocolate cake filled with cherries and cream.  In the U.S., we serve the non-alcoholic version.  Over in Germany, unless Kirshwasser (a cherry flavored liqueur) is added, they cannot legally call it Schwartzwalder Kirsch torte.

Sneak Peek at Tomorrow’s Events and Celebrations

National Vietnam War Veterans Day

Mom and Pop Business Owners Day

Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

Little Red Wagon Day

Manatee Appreciation Day

On this day…

1866 – The first ambulance goes into service

1930 – Constantinople becomes Istanbul

1949 – Fred Hoyle, noted astronomer, is the first to use the term “big bang theory”

1963 – Don’t look up – Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” premiers in New York City

1977 – “Yo, Adrian”, Rocky wins Best Picture at the Oscars

1979 – A faulty valve and human error contributed to the 3-Mile Island nuclear incident.  President Carter, being a nuclear engineer and having worked on nuclear reactors was able to quell a lot of fear when he visited this site 3 days later

1982 – The first Women’s NCAA basketball championships are held with Louisiana Tech beating the University of Cheney76-62

1984 – The Baltimore Colts become the Indianapolis Colts after they move.  St. Louisans can feel your pain Baltimore

2013 – Pope Francis is the first pope to wash the feet of women in the Maundy Thursday service

Happy Birthday to…

Frederick Pabst (1836-1904)
He gave us good beer
Angela Ruiz Robles (1895-1975)
She invented an electronic encyclopedia and gave us the inspiration for today’s e-books
Victor Mills (1897-1997)
He gave us Pampers and parents and baby bottoms all over thank him

Beer Slogans
August Anheuser Busch Jr. (1899-1989)
He gave us better beer

Famous People
Reba McEntire (1955- )
She grew up on a ranch in Oklahoma and caught the attention of the world when she sang the Star-Spangled Banner at the National Rodeo Championships.  Since then she has garnered #1 hits, Grammys and a slew of acting gigs, including her own TV show.
Vince Vaughn (1970-)
You can see this Minneapolis native in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004), The Breakup (2006), Fred Claus (2007), and Couples Retreat (2009)
Julia Stiles (1981- )
This outgoing personality has starred in 10 Things I Hate About You (1999), the Jason Bourne franchise and Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Lady Gaga (1986- )
She brought us such hits as Just Dance, Poker Face, and Bad Romance before starting an acting career and appearing in the remake of A Star is Born (2018)

Enjoy the day and make it your own

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.  Proverbs 3:5-6

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

#AmericanDiabetesAlertDay, #NationalTriglyderidesDay, #BlackForestCakeDay, #WeedAppreciationDay, #SomethingonaStickDay, #Enjoythedayandmakeityourown

Happy Birthday to #FrederickPabst, #AngelaRuizRobles, #VictorMills, #AugustAnheuserBusch, #RebaMcIentire, #VinceVaughn, #JuliaStiles, #LadyGaga


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