Yesterday again it was clear and sunny. We topped at 96º.
Picture of the Day .... comfy cat....
And here's my Bruiser doing the same thing !!
Interesting about the most common birth-date...
If you were born on September 9, you are far from alone. According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics and the Social Security Administration, September 9th is the most common birthday in the United States, followed closely by September 19th. Of the top 10 most common birthdays, nine of them happen to be in September — with all of them falling between Sept. 9 and Sept. 20. The data was collected by looking at the average number of births per day from 1994 to 2014 - for Sept. 9, that came out to 12,301 births. That's a lot of Virgos.
Holidays: People generally seem to have time for baby making during their time off. Several of the most-common birth dates, in September, correspond with average conception periods around Christmas. Sept. 9 is most-common in this dataset, though other days in that month are close. Sept. 19 is second. Following a customary gestation period, many of these babies would, in theory, have been conceived on Dec. 17 and 27, respectively.
While they’re making babies during the holidays, many people aren’t really having them then. The least-common birthdays in this dataset were Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day. Dates around Thanksgiving aren’t as common. July 4 is also at the bottom of the list. Conversely, Valentine’s Day ranks relatively high, as you can see in the graphic, as are the days just before a new tax year begins.
In our house, I was born on VJ Day, Sept 2nd. My daughter born on Halloween, October 31st, and my son on Valentine's Day, February 14th. My grandson Jackson and my step-son Aaron both born on Tax Day, April 15th!
From Mr. Food
I posted this a couple years ago.
This ranch dip is fully loaded! Yogurt and cream cheese make this dip extra-creamy, while all of the mix-ins and toppings add a whole lot of flavor. Loaded Ranch Dip is great for a summer barbecue or a backyard get-together, especially since it makes enough to feed a crowd!
2 cups plain yogurt
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
2 (1-ounce) packages Ranch dressing mix
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 1/4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1/4 cup crumbled crispy-cooked bacon
1 scallion, thinly sliced
In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat yogurt, cream cheese, and ranch mix until smooth. Stir in bell pepper and corn.
Top with cheese, bacon, and scallion. Refrigerate 1 hour or until ready to serve.
Special Anniversary today, pals Dave and Nancy Perry are celebrating #41! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KIDS!
On July 12th, National Different Colored Eyes Day recognizes those who have two different colored eyes. Many people captivate us with their eye color; others do so because they have two different colored eyes. This day celebrates them in all their uniqueness!
Having two different colored eyes is a condition called heterochromia. Three types of heterochromia exist:
Complete heterochromia – one iris is a different color from the other.
Partial heterochromia or sectoral heterochromia – part of one iris is a different color from the rest of the iris.
Central heterochromia – an inner ring is a different color than the rest of the iris.
The concentration and distribution of melanin determine the eye color, specifically the color of the irises. The affected eye may be hyperpigmented (hyperchromic) or hypopigmented (hypochromic). Additionally, the excess of melanin indicates hyperplasia of the iris tissues, whereas a lack of melanin indicates hypoplasia.
Most cases of heterochromia are hereditary, caused by a disease or syndrome, or due to an injury. However, just one eye may change color following certain diseases or injuries.
Two syndromes that may cause different colored eyes are mosaicism and chimerism. Mosaicism involves two or more populations of cells within a single individual. Chimaerism occurs when two or more fertilized eggs merge, producing a single individual.
Other symptoms associated with heterochromia include patches of lighter skin or deafness. Infants who develop different colored eyes after birth should be evaluated by their pediatrician to be sure no additional care is necessary. When eye color changes occur due to injury or are sudden, seek a doctor’s care. Sometimes the condition can be severe.
A few celebrities are known to have two different colored eyes include David Bowie, Christopher Walken, Dan Aykroyd, Jane Seymour, and Mila Kunis.
HOW TO OBSERVE
The eyes are the windows to the soul. Do you know anyone with differing eye colors? Those who have two different eye colors, share your fascinating eyes. Post on social media using #DifferentColoredEyesDay.
NATIONAL DIFFERENT COLORED EYES DAY HISTORY
Jeanne Quinn of B Able, Inc. founded National Different Colored Eyes Day to raise awareness and to celebrate the unique qualities of those with different colored eyes. Depending on the degree of heterochromia, many may go through life with little to no effect. Still, others may have complications from a confusing condition that has impacted them all their life. Perhaps they never had any answers, but their eye colors always held the clue.