NATIONAL BOBBLEHEAD DAY
Each year on January 7th, National Bobblehead Day recognizes a day of celebration for all spring-connected head bobbing figurines.
For over 100 years, bobbleheads have been entertaining and fascinating fans and collectors. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes, too. Bobbleheads commemorate iconic teams, movies, and cartoon characters. Individually, they represent some of our most exciting athletes or thrilling television and movie characters.
Early bobbleheads, known as bobbers or nodders, developed from Germany. They took root in the United States pop culture in the 1950s and 60s. Bobbleheads resurged in the late 1990s when professional sports teams began using them as promotional items. Today, as both toys and collectibles, bobbleheads continue to amuse and captivate us.
NATIONAL TEMPURA DAY
On January 7th, National Tempura Day encourages us to celebrate with a dish made with a tempura batter. This Japanese fare is made up of either seafood or vegetables dipped in batter and deep-fried.
Portuguese Jesuit missionaries introduced the recipe for tempura to Japan during the sixteenth century (around 1549). It is believed that Portuguese Jesuit Tokugawa Isyasu, founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, loved tempura. Since the Genroku era (September 1688 – March 1704), tempura was traditionally a very popular food eaten at street vendors called ‘yatai.’
Today, chefs all over the world include tempura dishes on their menus. They use a wide variety of different batters and ingredients, including the nontraditional broccoli, zucchini, and asparagus as well as dry fruits. Some meats, usually chicken and cheeses, particularly mozzarella, are known to be served tempura-style in some American restaurants.
For sushi lovers, a more recent variation of tempura sushi provides a new way of enjoying the delicacy. Entire pieces of sushi are dipped in batter and tempura-fried.
NATIONAL BUBBLE BATH DAY
On a cold winters day, relaxing in a nice warm/hot bubble bath sounds like the perfect way to commemorate National Bubble Bath Day, which is celebrated annually on January 8th.
The bubbles on top of the water (also known as foam bath or foaming bath) insulate the bathwater, keeping it warmer for a more extended period.
• Children find bubble baths fun and enjoy playing with the bubbles, which entice them to take their baths.
• Some bubble bath, bath foam, or foaming bath serves a dual purpose and can also be used to wash skin or hair.
• Bath foam preparations may be in the form of a liquid, gel, or as solids in the form of powders, grains, or tablets.
NATIONAL WINTER SKIN RELIEF DAY
As winter kicks into high gear, National Winter Skin Relief Day on January 8 reminds us of all the ways we can keep our skin from withering under the harshest of elements.
The dropping temperatures outside and rising thermostats inside sap the amount of moisture in the air. Our skin is first to notice.
Joshua Zeichner MD, Director of Cosmetic & Clinical Research at The Mount Sinai Hospital, makes a few recommendations to help us keep our skin hydrated through the winter. When the chill sets in, avoid the temptation to take those long, hot showers. The heat strips skin of its natural oils (called ceramides) and causes inflammation. Causing the skin cells to swell, when they dry they become loose like poorly grouted tiles and crack.
Instead, take shorter, lukewarm showers and use gentle cleansers. Harsh soaps with surfactants and claims of pH balance can be harsh on the skin. And don’t scrub! Be tender and let the water and lather do the work.
If you have dry, cracked skin, look for a cream or ointment with light petrolatum, hyaluronic acid and ceramides – the natural fats that make up the grout between the skin cell tiles. ~ Joshua Zeichner MD
After bathing, pat the skin dry with a soft towel. Rubbing causes more irritation and inflammation. With the door closed to keep the humidity in, add a moisturizer.
When dressing, wear layers. The closest layer should be made of natural fibers. Soft fabrics like flannel and cotton cause little to no irritation compared to synthetic materials. Layers also are more effective against cold weather.
Winter skin relief comes many forms. Our skin needs hydration at night, too. Adding humidity to the air with a cool mist humidifier will not only hydrate your skin but will also provide a more restful sleep.
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Better Your Business Lunch (BYBL) – All About Taxes with Selena Fogg, CPA
Help kick off the 2020 Better Your Business Lunch series by joining us
WEDNESDAY with Selena Fogg, CPA.
Start preparing for tax season early. Selena will go over the benefits of LLC’s and give pointers on how you can save taxes. Plus, you’ll learn how CPA’s can help your small business!
Selena Fogg is a Certified Public Account (CPA) and tax professional with expertise in a variety of different areas such as tax services, QuickBook services, and small business accounting.
Kids’ Day at El Paleton!
Creating memories with your children is something that is extremely important to us, so we’ve decided to take action on this and help create more memories. Starting next week, every Wednesday will be Kids Day. From 4:00 – 6:00 PM, kids 12 and under will receive a free kids cone.
www.elpaletontx.com | 818 Martin Rd, Amarillo, TX 79107 | Our shop is facing Amarillo Blvd 🚦
**1 CONE PER KID** If you have a beard, you’re probably not 12 and under 🤭
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Census job fairs each Thursday (9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th) at the Workforce solutions in Amarillo at 1206 W 7th St.
Wildfire preparation meeting set Jan. 9 in Canadian
The Northeast Texas Panhandle “Wildfire Preparedness Meeting” will be on Jan. 9 in Jones Pavilion, 1101 N. 6th St., Canadian.
Tim Steffens talks about pasture recovery after fires in Hemphill County in 2017. (Texas A&M AgriLife photo by Kay Ledbetter)
This joint meeting is hosted by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agriculture and natural resources agents in Ochiltree, Lipscomb, Hemphill, Roberts, Wheeler and Collingsworth counties.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and there is a $10 fee. The program will begin at 10 a.m., and lunch will be provided, sponsored by Plains Land Bank, Pampa/Perryton.
The program will include the following speakers and topics:
– Tim Steffens, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension range specialist, Canyon – “How Do I Prepare for a Potential Wildfire?”
– Ashley Johnson, Texas A&M Forest Service, Amarillo and Childress regional fire coordinator – “Fuels and Fire Within Moments.”
– Fire Chiefs Paul Dutcher/Perryton, Robert Ford/Wheeler and Scott Brewster/Canadian – “How to Help Your First Responders Fight Less Fire Faster.”
The program will conclude with all speakers participating in a panel discussion.
Introduction to Business Ownership
January 9th 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
What is sales tax?
What is a tax ID?
What is a DBA or an LLC?
Learn the best way to develop your business concept, determine a market strategy, organize your business operations and determine your legal structure.
Feel free to bring your lunch.
Quick Quack Car Wash
20th Anniversary Celebration
Thursday, January 9th
In January, Quick Quack Car Wash will be celebrating 20 years of being in Amarillo. Many people don’t know, but the history of Quick Quack started in Amarillo, TX in 1999!
We are hosting a small check presentation and celebration, and I was wondering if you would be able to attend?
This will be on January 9, 2020 beginning at 12:30 PM. We will be presenting two checks to two local nonprofits, and we will also be introducing our Clean Car for a Cause nonprofit.