Starting Music for TWOSday, Feb. 22nd, 2022
Aloha world! Here in the Hall of Fame city located in NE Ohio (USA), it is TWOSday, Feb. 22nd –the 53rd day of the year. We’re starting George Washington’s birthday with rainy skies. Following are the weather stats from 8:15 a.m.
Sunrise = 07:09 hours; yesterday = 07:11 hours
Sunset = 18:08 hours; yesterday = 18:07 hours
Forecast high = 61; yesterday = 55; actual = 60 (1st 60-degree day since December 11th)
Forecast low = 49; yesterday = 37; actual = 39
Winds = S, 5-17 mph; yesterday = S, 0-7 mph
Barometric Pressure = 30.00; yesterday = 30.18
Humidity = 74%; yesterday = 49%
Precipitation yesterday = 0.00”; previous day = 0.00”
Snowfall yesterday = 0.00”; previous day = 0.00”
Official snow depth yesterday = 0.0”; previous day = 1.0”
Moon phase = Waning Gibbous (65.5%); yesterday = Waning Gibbous (75.3%)
Moonrise = after midnight; yesterday = 23:43 hours
Moonset = 10:16 hours; yesterday = 09:47 hours
Those of you with clear, dark skies will be able to see Leo the Lion rising from the East after sunset. The brightest star in this constellation is Regulus. It looks faint because it is 79 light years away, but it is at least 150 times brighter than our sun! Regulus is part of what looks like backwards question mark, known as the Sickle of Leo. The Sickle outlines Leo’s head (side profile) as it is looking West.
Today = 7,395; yesterday = 7,792; running total = 87,279
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On this date...
1935 – 1st interracial dance couple in a film (“The Little Colonel” starring Shirley Temple, Lionel Barrymore, and Bill Robinson)
1968 – 1st Genesis album (Silent Sun) released featuring Peter Gabriel on vocals and Mike Rutherford (Mike and the Mechanics) on guitar. Phil Collins would join the band as a drummer in 1970
1988 – Speed Skater Bonnie Blair sets the 500m world record at the time (39.10 seconds)
1989 – Stephen Hawking called the proposed Star Wars defensive initiative a deliberate fraud
1997 – 1st cloned mammal (Dolly the Sheep)
Today’s birthdays include…
1918 – Alfred J. Gross (walkie-talkie inventor)
1934 – Sparky Anderson (MLB)
1950 – Julius “Dr. J” Irving (NBA)
1962 – Steve “Krikey” Irwin (naturalist, TV host)
1975 – Drew Barrymore (actress)
Moving on to sports –tonight I’ll be rooting the following professional teams..
(no games until Thursday as everyone settles back in after the All-Star weekend)
Columbus Blue Jackets (25-23-1) vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (32-14-3)
..and the following collegiate teams..
NCAA Men’s basketball
Kent State Golden Flashes (17-9) vs. Ball State Cardinals (12-14)
Akron Zips (17-9) vs. Bowling Green Falcons (12-15)
NCAA Women’s basktball
Kent State Golden Flashes (16-8) vs. Bowling Green Falcons (12-12)
Akron Zips (13-8) vs. Ohio Bobcats (13-10)
Yesterday/last night in collegiate sports, the Buckeyes took care of the Hoosiers, the Lady Golden Flashes lost to the Lady Falcons, and the Lady Zips lost to the Lady Bobcats.
Everything that I’m watching -except T (AT&T) and everything in my itty-bitty (but growing!) portfolio was down at the close of Friday’s markets, which were closed yesterday for President’s Day (“overall” refers to: since I’ve been tracking daily; mid-January for MTCH and T; mid-February for VMEO).
MTCH -$4.32/share; -$8.28/share overall
VMEO -$0.07/share; -$0.32/share overall
T (AT&T) +$0.11/share; -$1.34/share overall
The Minds coins cryptocurrency (based on Ethereum) was down this morning approximately -$0.08 to $1.79/coin; -$1.08/coin overall.
Check out Stockpile for traditional shares because you can order by a dollar amount instead of whole shares and build from there.
Well, that’s a wrap. I’ll be starting the day off with the next song in my playlist –“Knocking On Your Back Door” by Deep Purple from the album, “Perfect Strangers” (1984). The song was written by Ritchie Blackmore (guitar), Ian Gillan (vocals), and Roger Glover (bass). Ian has said the following about this track, “..it's just a joke. It just came about with the lyrics. It's no big deal. But it's a humorous thing and not meant to be offensive. And I think it was just an afterthought. It certainly wasn't what inspired the song.” This is one of those songs in my playlist more for the music than the lyrics, as I tend to prefer more profound lyrical content for the most part. I just really like the sound of this track as well as the title track. Plus, the official video is kind of cool with the whole Mad Max vibe.
Remember, Fear is the Mind-Killer, Don’t Panic, Keep Your Head Right with Ball, and May God be gracious to you and bless you and make His face shine upon you.