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A Great Day In History . . .

No, not O.J.’s slow-speed chase, but something much more important. It’s the birthday of Ruth Graves Wakefield. Born in 1903 she is acknowledged as the inventor of the Chocolate Chip Cookie at her Toll House Inn near Whitman, Massachusetts.

And to do that, she had to also invent the Chocolate Chip, by chopping up a bar of Nestlé’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate and dumping them in the cookie batter. And in doing so, causing the sales of Nestlé’s bars to skyrocket after Ruth published the recipe.

Nestlé’s later hired Ruth as a spokesman, a position she held until she died in 1977.

So now you know.

I spent most of the day at work touching up some things of the website, updating some, and deleting others. Seems like the customers are happy since the orders and new customer registrations are rolling in. At least, my client is happy, so I’m happy.

On the way home today I stopped off at the Santa Fe O’Reilly’s Auto Parts to pick up a new Ignition coil and spark plug for my truck’s “Cylinder #7 Misfire” problem. I was afraid I was going to have to buy a full set of 8, but luckily my truck is not one of those.

I’m pretty sure it’s the coil, but I thought I’d replace the plug while I’m in there. And it looks like I should be able to get to both with no problem. But we’ll see.

And while I was there, I also ordered another set of ceramic disc brake pads for the truck. No, not another set for the front, but a set for the rear wheels.

As it turned out, the noise from the front brakes was masking the noise from the rear ones. So now I have another brake job in my future, as soon as I recover from the first one.

Our Office Manager, Jennifer, has been hand-raising two tiny kittens that she found. She thinks they’re now about 6 weeks old. And really cute.

Jennfier's Kittens

Tomorrow, if it stops raining I’ll see if I can’t install the new coli and plug in the truck before we head out for lunch.


Thought for the Day: 

“Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.” – Eric Hoffer

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One Response to A Great Day In History . . .

  1. Rob says:

    The Toll House cookies story was a good one! Who knew?

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