Tag Archives: Valentine’s Day

The science of love

On Valentine’s Day, it seems rather redundant to blog about love…but to not mention it at all would be rather Scrooge-like.

So I send this online Valentine to Sir Alexander Fleming, who on this very day — Valentine’s Day, 1929 — introduced penicillin to the world.

Maybe Alexander was mooning over his love that day in the lab when he left a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered.  He later noticed that a mold — penicillium notatum — had fallen upon it and killed many of the bacteria.

Penicillin was born, and future scientists would develop it into the medicinal form used to treat many serious diseases, like syphilis and the ever icky staph infection.

Isn’t that romantic.

Although I am personally allergic to penicillin, I still think Alexander deserves some recognition on his anniversary.  If he hadn’t made such an important discovery in the field of medicine, a lot of folks wouldn’t be able to celebrate in a such a big way tonight…iffin you know what I mean.

Nudge nudge.  Wink wink.

 

Originally posted on February 14, 2011. 

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Right on the kisser

xoxo

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Egg

xoxo

The book of love

While I watched the Olympics last night, I did the only thing I could ever medal in —

Cleaning out closets.

I am world class both at organizing what I have and purging what I want to sell and/or give away.  And my timing couldn’t be better!

Today is not only Valentine’s Day, it’s also:

book giving day

After my big closet purge, I have two big boxes of books that I am going to donate to my local library.

Now, what could say love more than that?

Frosted

Feeling conflicted about Valentine’s Day?

Add some bitter to your sweet.

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These less-than-complimentary cookies are available in Kansas City at Sasha’s Baking Company.

I love them so much.

Thanks for sharing, Chuck! All thoughts of a normal Valentine’s Day just went out the door. But what can I say? I’m a hot mess.

Sweeeeeet

HAPPY LEAP DAY!

Thanks to last week’s episode of 30 Rock, February 29th has a whole new meaning to me.

It’s no longer just an extra day on the calendar every four years…or that day when, according to Irish folklore, women supposedly have ‘permission’ to ask men to marry them.

Lame.

No, Leap Day is right up there with Halloween, Easter and Valentine’s Day now, because it’s a holiday….

…all about CANDY!

Thank you, Leap Day Williams.

From the heart

you rock

Happy Valentine’s Day from The Sticky Egg!

 

Editor’s Note — If you’re not feeling it today, substitute heart of stone.
(It works both ways.)

Love sick

On Valentine’s Day, it seems rather redundant to blog about love…but to not mention it at all would be rather Scrooge-like.

So I send this online Valentine to Sir Alexander Fleming, who on this very day — Valentine’s Day, 1929 — introduced penicillin to the world.

Maybe Alexander was mooning over his love that day in the lab when he left a plate of staphylococcus bacteria uncovered.  He later noticed that a mold — penicillium notatum — had fallen upon it and killed many of the bacteria.

Penicillin was born, and future scientists would develop it into the medicinal form used to treat many serious diseases, like syphilis and the ever icky staph infection.

Isn’t that romantic.

Although I am personally allergic to penicillin, I still think Alexander deserves some recognition on his anniversary.  If he hadn’t made such an important discovery in the field of medicine, a lot of folks wouldn’t be able to celebrate in a such a big way tonight…iffin you know what I mean.

Nudge nudge.  Wink wink.