Groundhog Day

Today, February 2nd, is Groundhog Day! Groundhog Day is popular in North America (United Sates and Canada), where the prediction of seasonal weather is dependent upon a groundhog and his shadow.

As the tradition goes, on February 2nd if a groundhog emerges from its burrowed home and sees his shadow, he’ll retreat and there will be six more weeks of winter. If he doesn’t see his shadow, it is believed that spring will arrive early.

Here in Pennsylvania, Phil saw his shadow. So, we’ll have six more weeks of winter. Yay.

A Special Time

Here we are, 26 days into the new year, and in five more days, it will be February. February has also been a special month for me. Of course, it’s my birthday month, and for Aquarians in general, but there’s more.

February is the month with the least amount days; it’s unique and stands out from all the rest because it has only 28 days, and because of this, it’s the only month that receives a very special additional day (29) once every four years when there’s a leap year.

February is also black history month, Valentine’s Day is on the 14th, and President’s Day is on the 21st. I don’t know if you’re aware of this, but Valentine was an actual person; he was a Saint, Bishop, and Martyr. Saint Valentine was born in the early 200s AD, I think, and he lived in the area of Italy during the Roman Empire.

Famous people born in February:

Gertrude Stein February 3, 1874, Rosa Parks February 4, 1913, Laura Ingalls Wilder February 7, 1867, Thomas Edison February 11, 1846, Charles Darwin February 12, 1809, Galileo Galilei February 15, 1564, George Washington February 22, 1732, Elizabeth Taylor February 27, 1932, Ice-T February 16, 1958, Ashton Kutcher February 7, 1978, Michael Jordan February 16, 1963, Chris Rock February 7, 1965. and the list goes on and on for a very log time.

February is the last full month of winter, and it is also considered the month of purification! When you have some free time, take a look at all the famous people who were born under the same astrological sign as you. It gives a little guidance and a little insight into what abilities and talents you might have as well.

Alright my friends, have a wonderful evening.

Martin Luther King Jr.

Today, January 17, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. MLK was born on January 15, 1929, and he lived until his assassination on April 6, 1968. King was a major voice and a leader during the American Civil Rights Movement during the 50s and 60s. Despite coming to light during violent times, King himself was not a violent man. Non violence and civil disobedience are how he got his points across.

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day!

Big Bang Return; Happy New Year!

Let me begin this post by saying Happy New Year! It’s 2022, and I’m excited. I’m excited for the start of a brand new year, and I’m excited for the opportunity to be writing again. You wouldn’t believe how hard it was not to write.

I was driving on the evening of 12/30/2021 when I saw this truck next to me at the red light. I took as a sign of hope for the New Year. Spiritually speaking, the anchor you see there means voyage, rest, problems solved, and security.

Every day I’d look at my laptop, and have to fight the temptation to post. “We’re off until the 6th of January, I kept reminding myself-this is a break, it’s a break that’s necessary, deserved, and it should be enjoyed.”

And I think that’s how we should look at breaks or vacations in general. A lot of people feel guilty when they’re on break, but that time away is just as important as the work we do all year. If I could make a gym reference; some people who lift weights, usually the beginners, think they have to lift weights every single day of the week to get the results they’re looking for. And then one day they get tired and burn out. That’s when they research and discover the importance of taking a break and putting time in between their workout routines so they can recover and heal. The break is actually the secret that promotes growth. Getting in shape is 50% physical and 50% nutrition and rest.

In preparation for the upcoming year I treated myself to a full body-deep tissue massage for one hour. I went to Artisans, and it was absolutely amazing.

I won’t feel guilty anymore and neither should you!

Okay, lets look ahead a little bit. New year resolutions-do you have some? What would you like to accomplish? What do you want to change, preserve, throw out, or add to your life? Are you in a better position right now, January 5, 2022, then you were on this day in 2021?

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

BEN FRANKLIN

On the basis of government’s role in America; If some of our Founding Fathers and early presidents were Freemasons, and Freemasons were at one time Templar Knights who were established to protect the innocent traveling to the Holy Land, then doesn’t it reinforce the establishment of our government with the purposes of protecting the people and promoting life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? It does, but I never looked at this way until I started watching shows about the Templars.

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One of our final posts of 2021, was very brief. It’s possible you scrolled past it and didn’t even notice it was there, but it was. “NCAA College Football Money Picks” We picked Alabama over Cincinnati with Cincinnati getting 13.5, and that covered. If you paid the one time subscriber fee, then you saw the second pick; We picked Michigan getting the points against Georgia, but Georgia clobbered the Wolverines and we were 50% against the spread.

During the next NCAA College Football season, we are going to pick 10 games every week. This is for those who love wagering up on a game, and trust me, we crush the spread. We’re going to give you our 10 picks for free for the first two or three weeks. After that it will be $10 per week (premium content fee) for our 10 BEST PICKS. Test it out, and take our picks. What do you have to loose? See how we do, and if you’re satisfied, stick with us. Let us make you money!

I was listening to Jimmy Church, he has a podcast called Fade to Black, and he said if you cover your house with 2,683 LED lights your house will be visible to the International Space Station! I thought that was interesting.

Well, it’s January 5th, and we are officially saying Happy New Year and this is our return and first post of 2022. It’s a little late, but we’re doing it right this year. Over here, this is what 2022 will be about; If you’re not a follower, and you have a hard time working or doing anything under the watchful eye and guidance of another, 2022 is about you stepping up and taking the reins. Whatever your issue is, 2022 is about you finally doing something to change it. Take the reins!

Have a blessed evening and a great day tomorrow.

Break Time

It’s that time if the year again. Every year we take off the last week of December and the first week of January.

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As our fourth holiday season and New Year celebration together comes to an end, we’ll be preparing for a January 6th return date. From all of us at Nooz Buffet, thank you! Thank you for your support, for following us, and for all the likes and comments.

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We send love and peace to all of you. Have a joyful holiday season, and a rocking New Year!

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Nooz Now 12.13.2021

Good Afternoon!

๐Ÿ€-With 10 players now in health and safety protocols because of a COVID-19 outbreak, the Chicago Bulls next two games are postponed; Tuesday, December 14 against Detroit, and Thursday, December 16 against Toronto.

๐Ÿˆ-The Jacksonville Jaguars are 2-11, and they were blown out and shut out by the Titans last week. As we get to the root of the issue, we’re beginning to find organization and locker room issues, and of course, trust issues with new coach Urban Meyer. Dysfunctional is the word that came up.

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ•น๐ŸŽฎ- Check out the link below! Someone on EBAY is selling the entire NES Game Collection for $59,995.00. That’s a great Christmas gift-someone will be extremely happy.

๐Ÿ’ญ-I was sitting at my desk a few days ago looking at pictures of the planets in orbit around the Sun, and I said to myself; What if there’s way more planets than we’re shown? What if there was a planet in between the Sun and Mercury for example? I googled it, and sure enough, someone in the 1800’s thought the same thing, and they named it hypothetical planet Vulcan. Wouldn’t it make sense if planets overlapped in their orbits around the Sun? In my opinion, it kind of did. Unfortunately, it was somehow proved that Vulcan was non-existent.

๐Ÿ‘ฝWeird or Not Weird? Two years after WWII ended, an alien spaceship lands in Roswell, New Mexico, a city approximately two hours away from the site the first atom bomb was tested. Do you think our ability to create and successfully detonate an atomic bomb was of some kind of interest to extraterrestrials?

๐ŸŽ„- Christmas is 12-days away. This year, Christmas is on Saturday, December 25th.

๐Ÿฅ…NHL- The Pittsburgh Penguins have been the hottest team in hockey for the last month! Since November 18th, the Penguins have gone 9-2-1 and turned their season around.

Have a warm evening, and a fabulous day tomorrow! Stay safe and healthy, and I’m going to finish watching Eclipse (Twilight Saga). ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ’•

December 7, 1941

President Roosevelt was in the process of appealing to Emperor Hirohito asking him to use his influence and power to avert war, when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.

Pear Harbor was a United States base in Hawaii, and 2,403 American soldiers, sailors, and civilians died that day, 80 years ago. At the same time, Japan bombed Guam, Midway, and two British bases in Hong Kong and Singapore. Shortly after, Japan declared war on the United States.

On December 8th, the next day, Roosevelt asked for a declaration of war on Japan and the Senate vote was in favor and the House approved 388-1. Jeanette Rankin, the first woman elected to the House was the single vote.

Shortly after, Germany and Italy also declared war with the U.S.

Lots of interesting things happened during this war. 100,000 Japanese-Americans were removed from their homes and placed into camps in Utah, Colorado, and Arkansas-many joined the U.S. Army. General Benjamin O. Davis became the first black general in the U.S. Air Force, and the first black cadet to graduate from West Point. In 1942, an oil refinery in California was destroyed by a Japanese submarine; this was the only attack in the United States, but there was a real threat of Germany attacking from the Atlantic. There were coastal blackouts along the eastern seaboard because of that threat.

The draft age was lowered to 18, and coffee, meat, and gasoline joined the list of rationed items. The first atom bomb was successfully detonated in secret in New Mexico, and less than a month later it was dropped on Hiroshima killing almost a third of the population and destroying 98% of city buildings. Three days later, the second atom bomb was dropped on Japan in Nagasaki.

Most of the fighting happened in the Pacific and Europe, and although there was no official count for how many people lost their lives during the war years, the estimated number was 50 million. They say it was the deadliest war in history.

On this day, Tuesday, December 7, 2021, it is the 80-year anniversary since the Pearl Harbor bombing, and I’d like to thank all the remaining survivors and deceased soldiers who fought to protect the United States during WWII; my grandfather included.