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Tue Aug 25, 2015, 03:59 AM

Daily Holidays - August 25

Whisky Sour Day The Whisky Sour is a drink that has an excellent pedigree, with the first mention of being found in 1870 in a Wisconsin Newspaper. This drink has been a favorite of the world’s manliest men since its inception, being enjoyed by soldiers and officers alike. It’s somewhat strange that in recent years it has gained something of a reputation as a ‘girly drink’, but the contestation of which side of that line of machismo it falls on matters not when you’re enjoying this refreshing bit of historical liquor.

One thing that’s decidedly not girly about this drink is the robustness of whisky, which has the staying power any man would envy. Whisky, when kept in an unopened bottle, can see the passing of a century without becoming undrinkable, and once opened is still good for a solid 5 years after the seal has been broken. Needless to say, with a durability like that, there’s nothing weak or frail about this bold drink. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/whisky-sour-day/

Kiss and Make Up Day We all have fights with our nearest and dearest now and again. Whether a sibling dispute, a marital tiff, a spat with a best friend or a clash with the parents; whether it’s about a lie, a misunderstanding, relationships or the state of the kitchen, today it’s time to kiss and make up.

Sometimes a grudge gets held too long or we allow the little things that irritate us in a relationship to become bigger than they really are; Kiss and Make Up Day works to end those frosty silences, mood swings and critical comments. Instead, buy the person you love flowers, say sorry and tell them how much they mean to you, or if all else fails chocolate is usually a swift way to a person’s heart.

Today celebrates the fact that kissing and making up is the best part of an argument (especially where lovers are concerned), and sometimes even makes the fight worthwhile. Annoying habits and irritability aside, it’s good to have the people you love around you. So remember not to take loved ones for granted and appreciate the good stuff in your relationship. Top it all off with a big smooch and you’ve fully embraced the spirit of the day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/kiss-and-make-up-day/

National Second-hand Wardrobe Day There is nobody who does not like to save money and today is a good day to do just that. National Secondhand Wardrobe Day is celebrated each year across the United States on August 25.

The practicality and thriftiness of second-hand shopping in today’s economy, it’s earth-saving benefits as well as donating some of your own slightly worn clothing is what National Secondhand Wardrobe Day is all about.

Freeing up some of your closet space and donating some of your rarely worn clothes will benefit you with extra space. Donating your clothing will be helping someone else who is a secondhand store shopper. Your donation will be a blessing to them as well as to the charity that runs the store.

This above scenario is the recycling, reusing, re-purposing cycle that we are trying to teach the next generation. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

National Banana Split Day Classically served in a long dish, called a boat, a banana is cut in half lengthwise and laid in the dish with scoops of vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream placed in between. The strawberry ice cream is complimented with pineapple topping, chocolate syrup is poured on the vanilla ice cream and strawberry topping covers the chocolate ice cream. Crushed nuts, whipped cream and maraschino cherries garnish the entire boat.

Today, there are many variations to the classic banana split.

The banana split was invented by a 23-year-old apprentice pharmacist in Latrobe, Pennsylvania in 1904. David Evans Strickler enjoyed inventing sundaes at the store’s soda fountain. The first “banana-based triple ice cream sundae” sold for 10 cents which was double the cost of all other sundaes. http://nationaldaycalendar.com/latest-posts/

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pinboy3niner Aug 2015 #1
Sherman A1 Aug 2015 #2
pinboy3niner Aug 2015 #3
Sherman A1 Aug 2015 #4
pinboy3niner Aug 2015 #5
pinboy3niner Aug 2015 #6
bigwillq Aug 2015 #7
pinboy3niner Aug 2015 #8
mackerel Aug 2015 #9
pinboy3niner Aug 2015 #10
Sherman A1 Aug 2015 #14
femmocrat Aug 2015 #11
pinboy3niner Aug 2015 #12
femmocrat Aug 2015 #13

Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 04:05 AM

1. Whew!

I was feeling a bit sour there for a bit, but I guess I need to kiss and make up with our admins after our banana split. My bad.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 04:21 AM

2. All is well!

Let's carry on and head out for that whisky sour flavored banana split!!!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 04:35 AM

3. Pardon me, but fuck that

Let's have Bananas Foster, which I happen to make perfectly. The trick is to reduce the amount of alcohol they tell you in the recipes. But you still have to use 151 rum so it will flambé properly. My signature Bananas Foster dessert is loved by millions. Millions, I tell you! Well, a few of my friends, at least.

Please let me know when you're going to have a Bananas Foster Day. I'll be there with bells on!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #3)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 04:42 AM

4. Superb!

I have never had a banana foster, but sounds excellent! I will investigate when it will have it's special day and we can make plans to do so.

Are bells required? If so what kind and what kind, where should we wear them? I want to be fully prepared!

Back later to, I must now go do my part for the economy.......

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 04:59 AM

5. I was introduced to the dish by a cajun shrimper

When he owned a seafood market in Northern Virginia for a time and taught gourmet cooking classes before returning to shrimping in Louisiana with his family. He team-taught with a gourmand who was an analyst at the nearby CIA HQ.

A lovely, talented guy with a musical name...Moe Cheramie.

Love ya, Moe! And I still have the 'Honorary Cajun' certificate you awarded me.

The recipe is surprisingly simple. You can do it with bells on or off, your call. It's an easy and wonderful dessert.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 06:20 AM

6. P.S.--You'll need to buy a bottle of banana liqueur that you'll probably never use for anything else

But the 151 rum will help you forget that.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 08:08 AM

7. I love Whisky

 

Don't really like a whisky sour though

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Response to bigwillq (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 08:23 AM

8. I'm waiting for Irish Coffee Day

With Jameson, of course.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 08:55 AM

9. I thought Irish coffee day was everyday!?!?

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Response to mackerel (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 09:04 AM

10. We know that, but try telling Sherman

The guy is blind to the facts in front of his face!

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #10)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 04:10 PM

14. What?

🙈 never confuse the issue with the facts.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 09:06 AM

11. Kiss and Make Up Day should be celebrated in GD:P!

Sending you all a big kiss!



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Response to femmocrat (Reply #11)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 10:04 AM

12. Yeah, like that's gonna happen in GD:P

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 25, 2015, 10:06 AM

13. We could ply them with whiskey sours and bananas Foster!



Nah.... it would take more than that!

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