Show Notes for Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, 2024

Today we visit with author Catherine Coldstream about her new book “Cloistered: My Years as a Nun”

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May 11th

Data Innovation Day

Eat What You Want Day

Hostess Cupcake Day

National Foam Rolling Day

National Technology Day

National Twilight Zone Day

World Ego Awareness Day

Brunch for Lunch Day

Cornelia de Lange Syndrome Awareness Day

Letter Carrier’s Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day

Mother Ocean Day

National Archery Day

National Cornelia De Lange Syndrome Awareness Day

National Dog Mom’s Day

National Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day

National Train Day

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Day

Stay Up All Night Night

Sun Awareness Day

Windmill Day

World Belly Dance Day

World Buckfast Day

World Fair Trade Day

Minnesota State Day

May 12th

International Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Awareness Day

International Day Of Plant Health

International Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Awareness Day

International Nurses Day

National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

National Hospital Day

National Limerick Day

National Nutty Fudge Day

National Odometer Day

National Tampon Day

National Ya Dig Day

Odometer Day

Mothers at the Wall Day

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Mexico

National Animal Disaster Preparedness Day

National Veal Ban Action Day

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When the “check engine” light comes on in your vehicle, are you the “rush it to the mechanic right now” type, or the “I’ll get to it when I get to it” type? According to a survey, drivers ignore that warning light on the instrument panel for an average of 4 months before getting it looked into. The survey of 2,000 American car owners found that one in 5 (20%) stretch it out even longer, putting it off between 6-18 months. And one-third say they tend to wait “as long as possible” before taking their car in for service. Worse still, another 39% said that chances are, they are going to wait for something to break or stop working before taking it to the mechanic. Perhaps not surprisingly, 21% said they feel like their car is going to break down “any day now”.

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North West is set to make her Hollywood Bowl debut! The 10-year-old daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West is set to join the cast of Disney’s “The Lion King 30th Anniversary – A Live-to-Film Concert Event.” The star-studded 2-night live concert event will bring together some celebrated Broadway icons, as well as some castmembers from both the original film and the 2019 remake. West is joining the cast alongside Tony winner Heather Headley and GRAMMY-winning Lebo M., known as the “voice and spirit of The Lion King”, plus performers including Jennifer Hudson, Billy Eichner, Jeremy Irons, and Nathan Lane. North’s role has not yet been revealed.

Emily Blunt admits she has had to fake chemistry with certain co-stars over the years, and that sometimes kissing people on-set has made her feel sick. She told Howard Stern that despite the fact she has acted opposite many high-profile leading men, including Matt Damon, Tom Cruise, Dwayne Johnson and Ryan Gosling, sometimes kissing a co-star comes with certain hazards. When Stern asked if she ever “wanted to throw up?” The “Oppenheimer” star responded: “Absolutely. Absolutely. I wouldn’t say it’s sort of extreme loathing, but I’ve definitely not enjoyed some of it”.

Jennifer Connelly wants to go back to college to finish her education — 3 decades after dropping out to become a full-time actor. The 53-year-old dabbled with modelling and acting as a child but headed off to Yale in 1988 to study English, and transferred to Stanford later to study drama. She ended up dropping out to chase her Hollywood career – but she’d still like to return to school. The “Top Gun: Maverick” actress told the Guardian: “Of all the things that I go back and say, ‘Oh, I wish I had done that,’ I wish I’d finished college. I’ve thought, in fits and starts, about going back.” The problem? She isn’t sure what she would study, although she is interested in American history, and science and medicine.

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LOGIC – “If you fall off that swing and break your neck, you can’t go to the store with me.”

MEDICINE – “If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they’re going to stay that way.”

THINKING AHEAD – “If you don’t pass your spelling test, you’ll never get a good job!”

GENETICS – “You are just like your father!”

ESP – “Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you’re cold?”

BECOMING AN ADULT – “If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

SEX – “How do you think you got here?”

ANTICIPATION – “Just wait until your father gets home!”


What country is affectionately called ‘Mother’ by its citizens? [Russia]

What do you call the main circuit board in a computer? [The ‘motherboard’]

According to the old proverb, what is the ‘Mother of Invention’? [Necessity]

What was the collection of children’s stories published in 1697 by French poet Charles Perrault called? [“Tales of Mother Goose”]

The British version of “Mother’s Day” is celebrated in MARCH. What’s it called? [“Mothering Sunday”]

Where does ‘Mother-of-Pearl’ come from? [The abalone shellfish]

What’s the maternal name for a loose, unbelted dress? [ A ‘Mother Hubbard’]

What’s the proper name for a mother sheep? [A female sheep is called a ‘ewe’, but when she becomes a mommy, she’s a ‘dam’]

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The first thing a baby can vocalize is the ‘ma’ sound, which is why in almost every language, the word for ‘mother’ begins with ‘M’ or is some variation of the ‘ma’ sound.

Mothers do about 88% of laundry in US households. This equals 330 loads of laundry and 5,300 articles of clothing per year.

The world’s heaviest baby was born in 1955. An unfortunate mother’s newborn weighed 22 pounds, 8 oz (10.2 kg).

Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev of Russia gave birth to 69 children between 1725 and 1765.

✓ “Mommy-brain” is real. Up to 80% of moms report brain fog and mental bloopers associated with pregnancy, and a 2016 study found expectant mothers lose gray matter — and these losses endure for at least 2 years.

On average, moms take 2 minutes and 5 seconds to change a diaper. Fathers take an average of 1 minute, 36 seconds.


When asked “What’s the hardest part about being a Mommy”, 14% of kids said THIS. What is it?

Answer: Taking care of Dad

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A team of 18 bakers worked together in France to cook a baguette measuring a record-breaking 461 feet (140.5m) long. The bakers, members of the French Confederation of Bakers and Pastry Chefs, gathered at the Suresnes Baguette Show to bake the bread loaf, which measured about 235 times longer than the average French baguette, and 3 times the length of a football field. After the bread was baked, part of the baguette was cut up, spread with Nutella and shared with the public. Another part was distributed to the homeless.

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Forget the flowers and greeting cards; a few things mom would actually appreciate …

To eat an entire meal without any discussion of bodily functions at the table.

At least 5 minutes in the bathroom without someone knocking on the door because they can’t find something.

Instead of a candy bar and a card from the corner store, a cleaned house and a cooked dinner.

A beautiful bouquet of tulips is fine, but just for once, NOT stolen from her garden.

Last year’s belated Mothers Day gift … which seems to have never arrived.

Hours of labor multiplied by years of service, expressed in dollars (rounded up, with interest).

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