The Hump Day Scoop

Welcome to Hump-Day ya’ll!  You are halfway there, you can do it!!

  • Today is the 262nd day of 2018.
  • There are only 3 days until Fall!!!!
  • There are 103 days left in the year.
  • Today’s date in Roman Numerals is: IX • XIX • MMXVIII
  • Sunrise here in PA is 6:47 a.m. and sunset is 7:06 p.m.
  • The moon tonight is a Waxing Gibbous.  Illumination is 73%.

I came across these two songs by a lady named Lauren Daigle.  I hope you enjoy them!  “You Say” and “Look Up Child”

Check out some of my favorite helpful, informative and fun sites!!

Weather Underground the ONLY weather site you will need!  I SWEAR by it.

RefDesk your daily dose of EVERYTHING!

The Free Dictionary awesome for learning 5 new daily words and grammar!!

Khan Academy for anything Education related.  Free help for parents and students.

Bored Panda Just for stupid fun.

Animal Rescue Site  Just a button click donates food.  All purchases donate food/supplies and there are links to Veteran Affairs, Hunger, Breast Cancer, Literacy, Rainforest, Alzheimer’s, Autism and Diabetes

MoonGiant awesome, interactive sight about the solar system.

TinyBuddha quotes, stories, books, etc…   I find many of my quotes, memes and daily inspirations here.

Today is:

  • International Talk Like a Pirate Day, Arrrg!
  • National Butterscotch Pudding Day
  • National Woman Road Warrior Day
  • National School Backpack Awareness Day
  • National Gymnastics Day
  • National Meow Like a Pirate Day, Meoowarrg!
  • Yom Kippur     Also known as the Day of Atonement, is the holiest day of the year in Judaism.  Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Followers observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and intensive prayer, often spending most of the day in synagogue services.

Today’s Birthdays include:

  • 1749 – Jean Baptiste Joseph Delambre, French mathematician/astronomer
  • 1882 – Christopher Stone, 1st disc jockey in the United Kingdom
  • 1911 – William Golding, English novelist “Lord of the Flies”
  • 1928 – Adam West, American actor
  • 1941 – “Mama” Cass Elliot, rock vocalist Mamas & The Papas
  • 1958 – Lita Ford, British vocalist
  • 1964 – Trisha Yearwood, Country Singer/writer/cook/showhost     LOVE her!!
  • 1974 – Jimmy Fallon, American actor/comedian

Here are some random facts for around the water cooler!

  1. Most lipstick contains fish scales.
  2. A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball of rubber. A ball of solid steel will bounce higher than one made entirely of glass.
  3. A group of twelve or more cows is called a flink.
  4. One quarter of the bones in your body, are in your feet!  26 of your 206 bones!
  5. Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a space suit damages them.

Remember, you are NOT alone!  Until next time — Jenn

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Ahhh…It’s the Weekend!!

Welcome to the Weekend!  Sorry if you have to work.  Remember to make some time for yourself if possible!!

I have always found that weekends are for working on your house, hanging out with friends, getting your kids to and fro and many other “very busy” things.  Even though we should chill, most times we do not!  Here are some songs for the weekend to help you through your crazy business.  


Remember, you are NOT alone!  Until next time–Jenn





Fun Fact Friday

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You have made it to Friday ya’ll, good for you!  Here comes the weekend. 

In honor of the Queen of Soul departing the Earth, today will be facts about Aretha Franklin.

  1. Aretha Louise Franklin was born March 25, 1942 in Memphis, TN.
  2. Her father was a minister and gospel singer.  Her mother was also a gospel singer.
  3. She could sing in almost 4 octaves which is rare.
  4. Aretha was an extremely private person.
  5. Her father was shot by burglars in 1979 and remained in a coma until his death in 1984.
  6. She had 44 Grammy nominations and 18 wins.
  7. She was a self-taught pianist, who learned by ear without knowing how to read music.
  8. She had an extreme fear of flying after being in a turbulent flight.
  9. She was a high school dropout with two honorary doctorates of music, from Berklee College of Music and Yale University.
  10. She was seen as a symbol of black equality and female empowerment.
  11. There is a street in Detroit named after her.
  12. She started her own record label “Aretha’s Records.”
  13. She became pregnant at 12 years old with the first of her four sons.
  14. She was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and deemed “Lady Soul.”
  15. She died the same day as Elvis, the King of Rock and Roll — only 41 years later.
  16.  In 2005, she was given the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  17. Her sisters, Carolyn and Erma, sang background vocals on several of her early recordings.
  18. She was Whitney Houston’s “honorary Aunt.”

Rest in Peace, your voice will live on forever!

Until next time, you are NOT alone!  –Jenn

The Hump-Day Scoop

Welcome to Hump-Day ya’ll!  You are halfway there, you can do it!  

Hump Day Scoop Facts for June 27th

  • Today June 27 is the 178th day of 2018.
  • There are 187 days remaining in the year.
  • Here in PA, sunrise is 5:27 a.m. and sunset 8:31 p.m.
  • Today is:
    • Helen Keller Day
    • National HIV Testing Day
    • National PTSD Awareness Day
    • Happy Birthday to You Day
    • Industrial Workers of the World Day
    • International Ragweed Day
    • National Indian Pudding Day
    • National Orange Blossom Day
  • The Moon today is in a Waxing Gibbous phase.  The moon is more than 50% illuminated.
  • Cancer is the Astrological sign.  A few famous people born today:
    • Helen Keller
    • Tobey Maguire
    • JJ Abrams
    • Vera Wang
    • Ross Perot
  • June’s birth flowers are the Honeysuckle (love/affection) and Rose (love/desire).
  • 1693 – 1st women’s magazine “Ladies’ Mercury” publish in London
  • 1859 – The melody of “Happy Birthday to You” was composed by Mildred J. Hill, a teacher from Louisville, KY
  • 1929 –  1st color TV demo, Bell Labs in NYC
  • 1954 –  1st atomic power station, Obninsk, Russia
  • 1960 – “Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool” hits #1 becoming the first #1 by a female solo act, Connie Francis
  • 1964 – Peter & Gordon’s “A World Without Love” written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, goes to #1 in the US
  • 1970 – The group Smile change their name to Queen and perfrom for the first time under that name.
  • 1980 – Three songs into Led Zeppelin’s concert in Nuremberg, drummer John Bonham collapses during “Black Dog”.  He dies in September.

Here are a few random facts for you to use around the water cooler.

  1. Most toilets flush in E flat.
  2. Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch.
  3. Approzimately 40,000 Americans are injured every year by toilets.
  4. It takes 142.18 licks to reach the center of a Tootsie pop.
  5. You can’t say happiness without saying penis.

Bet you smiled!! 🙂

Until Next Time –You are never alone, Jenn.


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