BIG WEEKLY BLEND PODCAST: September 18-24, 2023

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BIG WEEKLY BLEND PODCAST: September 18-24, 2023

Pirates, Rhinos & Peppers!

 

Get a Taste of Fall on this episode of the Big Weekly Blend podcast that celebrates the national and international holidays, pop culture, and historic happenings between Sept. 18-24, 2023. Featured guests are Steve & Karen Wilson, aka “Mr & Mrs Wild,” who own and operate The Lion & The Rose Bed & Breakfast in the beautiful Montford Historic District of Asheville, North Carolina.

Listen to the podcast and enjoy the music playlist plus the book/author reading list, and links to articles, podcasts, puzzles, and recipes that connect with this week!

THIS WEEK’S MUSIC PLAYLIST

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THIS WEEK’S BOOK/AUTHOR READING LIST: Sir William Golding, Sue Ingalls Finan, Kate Harrington, Joyce Brothers, Upton Sinclair, HG Wells, Stephen King, and F. Scott Fitzgerald.

 

CELEBRATE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2023

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” Henry David Thoreau

BIRTHDAYS & BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES: Greta Garbo – actress (1905); Robert Blake – actor (1933); Jimmie Rodgers – singer and composer (1933); Frankie Avalon – musician (1939); Holly Robinson Peete – actress (1964); Lance Armstrong – cyclist (1971); Jada Pinkett Smith – model and actress (1971); James Marsden – actor (1973); Towanda Braxton – actor and singer (1973); Curtis Cook – comedian (1980); Jackson Robert Scott – actor (2008).

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: National Cheeseburger Day; National First Love Day; Chiropractic Founders Day; Locate an Old Friend Day; Rice Krispies Treats Day; Respect for the Aged Day; US Air Force Day; World Water Monitoring Day; Purple Bra Day; Read an E-Book Day; National HIV/Aids and Aging Awareness Day, World Bamboo Day.

ARTICLES, PODCASTS, PUZZLES & RECIPES:
The ShackBurger Recipe


CELEBRATE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2023

“The greatest ideas are the simplest.” William Golding

BIRTHDAYS & BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES: Sir William Golding – writer, Nobel Prize laureate (1911); James Lipton – actor, writer, and former host of Inside the Actors Studio (1926); Adam West – actor (1928); David McCallum – actor (1933); Brian Epstein – manager of The Beatles (1934); Bill Medley – singer and songwriter, The Righteous Brothers (1940); Paul Williams – composer (1940); Mama Cass Elliot – singer (1941); Randolph Mantooth – actor (1945); Jeremy Irons – actor (1948); Twiggy – model (1949); Cheri Oteri – actress and comedian (1962); Trisha Yearwood – singer (1964); Jimmy Fallon – actor and comedian (1974).

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: Talk Like a Pirate Day; National Meow Like a Pirate Day; National Butterscotch Pudding Day; National Woman Road Warrior Day; National Cat DNA Day; National Voter Registration Day; Aortic Dissection Awareness Day; National IT Professionals Day.

PARKS & PLACES: Minidoka National Historic Site, Idaho (2001)

ARTICLES, PODCASTS, PUZZLES & RECIPES:
The Cards Don’t Lie Novel
Jefferson Highway Road Trip
St. Augustine, America’s Oldest City

CELEBRATE WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2023

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.” Sophia Loren

BIRTHDAYS & BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES: Kate Harrington – teacher, writer, and poet (1831); Upton Sinclair – writer (1878); Jelly Roll Morton – jazz pianist, bandleader, and composer (1885); Gogi Grant – singer (1924); Joyce Brothers – psychologist and author (1928); Anne Meara – comic and actress (1929); Sophia Loren – actress (1934); Gary Cole – actor (1956); Kristen Johnston – actress (1967).

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: National Queso Day; National Fried Rice Day; National Punch Day; National String Cheese Day; National School Backpack Awareness Day.

ARTICLES, PODCASTS, PUZZLES & RECIPES:
Fried Rice & Marinara Children’s Book

CELEBRATE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2023

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” H. G. Wells

BIRTHDAYS & BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES: Louis Joliet – explorer (1645); John MacAdam – engineer and road builder (1756); H. G. Wells – writer (1866); Gustav Holst – composer (1874); Larry Hagman – actor (1931); Leonard Cohen – singer and songwriter (1934); Henry Gibson – actor (1935); Jerry Bruckheimer – film and television producer (1945); Stephen King – author (1947); Bill Murray – comedian and actor (1950); Nancy Travis – actress (1961); Cheryl Hines – actress (1965); Faith Hill – singer (1967); Ricki Lake – actress and talk show host (1968); Liam Gallagher – rock singer/songwriter (1972).

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: National Dog & Cat Gut Health Awareness Day; Get Ready Day; International Day of Peace; National Chai Day; National Paw Paw Day; National Pecan Cookie Day; National Opioid Awareness Day’ World Alzheimer’s Day; World Gratitude Day.

PARKS & PLACES: Fort Caroline National Memorial, Florida (1950); Assateague Island National Seashore, Maryland (1965)

ARTICLES, PODCASTS, PUZZLES & RECIPES:
Firescaping Your Home
Protecting Your Antiques & Valuables
Seven Pots of Tea
Nepal Tea Collective
How Gratitude Builds Trust

CELEBRATE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2023

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” William Wordsworth

BIRTHDAYS & BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Faraday – scientist (1791); Tommy Lasorda – baseball manager (1927); Debby Boone – singer (1956); Joan Jett – rock singer (1958); Andrea Bocelli – vocalist (1958); Scott Baio – actor (1961); Bonnie Hunt – actress (1961); Tom Felton – actor (1987).

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: National Ice Cream Cone Day; American Businesswomen’s Day; Dear Diary Day; Hobbit Day; Hug a Vegetarian Day, National Elephant Appreciation Day; National Girl’s Night Out Day; National Legwear Day; National White Chocolate Day; World Rhino Day; Native American Day; World Car-Free Day.

PARKS & PLACES: Mill Springs Battlefield National Monument, Kentucky (2020)

ARTICLES, PODCASTS, PUZZLES & RECIPES:
Museum of Ice Cream
Calling All Wannabe Hobbits!
Elephant Refugees Documentary
72 Hours in Chiang Mai, Thailand
The Chief Joseph Trail Ride


CELEBRATE SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2023
“There are many spokes on the wheel of life. First, we’re here to explore new possibilities.” Ray Charles

BIRTHDAYS & BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES: Euripides – Greek playwright (480 BC); Augustus Caesar – Roman Emperor (63 BC); Kublai Khan of the Mongol Empire (1215); Mary Mallon – also known as Typhoid Mary, first carrier of typhoid (1869); Walter Pidgeon – actor (1897); Mickey Rooney – actor (1920); John Coltrane – saxophonist (1926); Ray Charles – musician (1930); Julio Iglesias – singer (1943); Bruce Springsteen – singer and songwriter (1949); Jason Alexander – actor (1959).

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: Fall Equinox; National Public Lands Day; National Singles Day; Celebrate Bisexuality Day; International Day of Sign Language; International Rabbit Day; National Apple Cider Vinegar Day; National Baker Day, Redhead Appreciation Day; National Snack Stick Day.

PARKS & PLACES: Chesapeake and Ohio Canal in the District of Columbia, Maryland, and West Virginia (1938)

ARTICLES, PODCASTS, PUZZLES & RECIPES:
NationalParkTraveling.com
The Delights of Autumn in the Midwest
Visiting England in the Fall
Embracing the Season of Change
Fall Flavors of New Mexico
Fall in California’s Sequoia Country

CELEBRATE SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2023
“Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

BIRTHDAYS & BIRTH ANNIVERSARIES: Sir Arthur Guinness – Irish brewer (1725); F. Scott Fitzgerald – novelist (1869); Sheila MacRae – singer & actress (1924); Anthony Newley – actor and singer (1931); Jim Henson – puppeteer (1936); Linda McCartney – singer, fashion designer and photographer (1941); Gerry Marsden – singer, Gerry & The Pacemakers (1942); Gordon Clapp – actor (1948); Phil Hartman – actor (1948); Megan Ward – actress (1969).

HOLIDAYS & OBSERVANCES: National Cherries Jubilee Day; National Bluebird of Happiness Day; World Rivers Day; Gold Star Mother’s & Family Day; World Rivers Day; World of Bollywood Day; National Punctuation Day.

PARKS & PLACES: Devils Tower National Monument, Wyoming (1906); Katmai National Park and Katmai National Preserve, Alaska (1918); Flight 93 National Memorial, Pennsylvania (2002)

ARTICLES, PODCASTS, PUZZLES & RECIPES:
Monolithic Devils Tower National Monument
Exploring the Emerald Isle

 

 

 

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