(In which my mind wanders and I find some random bits of information that I found interesting and hopefully you will too.)
1. Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow this year on Groundhog Day. It’s snowing in Nashville, so maybe I was wrong with my flowers and there really are 6 more weeks of winter. Well, technically, Groundhog Day is Feb. 2nd so now we only have 2 ½ weeks left.
2. Most soda company’s originally used extracts from the kola nut in their drinks, which is native to Africa. I never knew there was an actual kola nut! Did you? Today most of them use artificial flavorings instead. Coca-Cola used to actually use cocaine in their soda as well, until it was outlawed in the late 19th century. Cocaine-Kola nut. Coca-Cola.
3. My dog can play the piano. See for yourself.
4. Today is John Steinbeck’s birthday. (1902-1968) So in honor of him I’ll end with a quote of his that makes me smile:
“I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.”