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Monthly Round-up: January


RIP January 2017!  Did anyone else have a pretty good first month of the year, state-of-the-country aside?  I am most proud of the blog relaunch this month (am I allowed to call it that), and have set up some social meeds for supplemental engagement:

Check out foryouloveemily on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!

If you’re into Twitter, can we please set up a video conference to go over what Twitter is good for besides public transit updates, keeping tabs on celebrity fights, and seeing what The Donald has to say about SNL?  I’m afraid to tweet because that’s always how they pin the murder on the perp in Dateline episodes, and who wants to leave a trail like that?

I know the title of this post says “round-up” but since I only had four posts in January there isn’t much to actually…round up.  So instead, let’s look back at five things that happened on January 31st throughout history:

  1. Jan 31, 1949: first soap opera airs, titled These Are My Children.  The program was marketed to moms and sponsored by soap giants like Proctor & Gamble, and so the term “soap opera” was born (that explains soap but not really opera?).  As this was most likely the foundation for my own, personal soaps (Real Housewives of Anywhere), I am grateful to 1949.
  2. Jan 31, 1961: a chimp named Ham is successfully retrieved from space after being sent there to see if humans could survive space travel.  Not sure why they didn’t include a cat on this important mission, but three cheers for Ham.
  3. Jan 31, 1971: Apollo 14 is launched.  I’m only including this because Apollo 13 is in my top five favorite movies of all time, and it’s a good reminder of the five reasons we should all re-watch this pillar of film: Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Ed Harris and Gary Sinise (<–dream space team.  I wonder if Ham was lucky enough to have a similar crew). 
  4. Jan 31, 2014: Oldest flamingo named “Greater” dies at age 83 in Australia.  Bummer!  
  5. Jan 31, 2017: my printer is officially broken and OfficeMax doesn’t care.

See you in February when the sun will hopefully reacquaint itself with Naperville.

{photo from watcherromano}