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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Fourth Week of January plus 1

With the last week of January ending on a Sunday, that means an extra day of celebration. With a couple of postings already in place, let's not waste another moment to take a glimpse at what is in store for the remaining days of January. Not all have been identified explicitly as to their actual celebrations thereby leaving you with a hint of suspense and desire to come back in order to see what's actually happenin'. Are you ready? Let's #celebrate!

Sneak peek for history, food & music, January 24 - 31...
[Click the title or image to access each post as it occurs.)

January 24 is...
peanut butter facts january 24 national peanut day
It has the consistency of butter, spreads like butter, adds flavor like butter, but this butter is the nutter butter since it is made from peanuts.
http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-gushy-dude.html
The Gushy Dude 
American singer/songwriter who tallied his first five No.1s faster than any other male artist since Elvis Presley. The ascent also results in just the second No.1 ever for a song featuring only piano and vocals.

January 25 is...
http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2016/01/coffee-with-kick.html 
It's a bit early for celebrating St. Patrick's Day, not too early to enjoy a coffee with a kick! After all winter IS in full swing and story has it that this coffee originated to warm chilled transatlantic travelers when the weather turned miserable. So, the sweet boozy, elixir should definitely hit the spot wherever cold, damp, windy weather is occurring!
Twin Souls
This brother and sister team produced a definitely unique sound with beautifully crated, highly successful hit records. Their unique and inimitable sound brought a new dimension to the sound of popular music.

January 26 is...
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http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2016/01/nutty-crunchy-sweet-salty.html
You don't want to miss this one! 
There are plenty of ideas and recipes. Don't see one you like? Start lookin' to get cookin' if one of these does not suit your fancy...on the web, that is!
Michigan: Wolverine
"Michigan, handsome as a well made woman, and dressed and jeweled. It seemed to me that the earth was generous and outgoing here in the heartland, and, perhaps, its people took a cue from it." ~J Steinbeck

Seemingly Unstoppable Career
American singer, songwriter, record producer and actress that began her career in entertainment with an appearance on 'The Cosby Show' at the tender age of four. She attracted attention of record company executives while still attending high school.

When a Dollar was Worth About a Dollar
A quick post with thoughts on the economy back in the day vs. today...just a neat way to compare the relative value of a past amount of dollars to the present amount.

January 27 is...
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Today's main ingredient is none other than chocolate...LOTS of chocolate! Ice it, dice it, any way you want to slice it, pour it on...chocolate that is!
On This Day...a step back in time 
Begin a few years ago and travel all the way back to the 18th century barely touching the surface.


Good Girl Gone Bad
The youngest artist to score 12 No.1 singles in the US turned to singing as a release from her troubles at home. She effected a transformation from cute teen pop princess to fully fledged superstar and sex symbol with her third album.

January 28 is...
 Surely you have heard of NYPD but what about NBPD? 
If not, you have now for it is up for celebration and it's not a police department...

Here's a photo hint!
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The variations (recipes) on this day you won't believe!!!!!

Blues Boom to Pop Rock
A British blues hand formed in 1967 that became a California-based pop group in the mid-70s. Most bands endure numerous changes over the course of their careers but few groups do so with as much radical stylistic changes as this one.

January 29 is...
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http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2016/01/chipper-dipper.html
What are chips without dip? What is dip without the chips? 
 These two buddies go together like peas & carrots, Jack & Jill, sugar & spice,  
macaroni & cheese...you get the picture!

America IS Baseball, Baseball is America! 
Cooperstown...pure Americana. The spirit of Cooperstown...baseball!
Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet. Ah-h-h...the American Classics. At the top of the list isbaseball, the story in the forefront for this day in America's history.

 
The Original American Idol
This American singer and songwriter rose to fame in 2002 after winning the first season of American Idol. She has since been established as "The Original American Idol."


January 30 is...

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http://awakenings2012.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-kipfel-achieves-immortality.html

The kipfel was ultimately interpreted into puff pastry by the French, 
where it achieved immortality as the croissant.


'Masked Rider of the Plains' Rides the Airwaves...radio, that is!
It was on this day, January 30, 1933, eighty-three years ago when The Lone Ranger debuted on WXYZ (Detroit) radio station.

A duo who blend genres of soul, rock and pop created a uniquely catchy brand of sound. When these two harmonize, out come angelic echoes of doo-wop, Philly soul and Motown - three defining influences on the duo from early boyhood to the present day.

January 31 is...
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Decadent delight on a cold winter's night!
When one hears this name, a person might readily come to mind with question as to who is he or she? Of course, for anyone familiar with cocktails knows it is not a person at all.

Pocketful of Sunshine
A sultry combination of good looks, husky voice and charming personality made it difficult to find any other singer who possesses such great energy to represent women empowerment and create good music.