Morning Minutes: Dec. 13
Word of the Day
Macédoine mass-uh-DWAHN (noun) A confused mixture, medley; a mixture of fruits or vegetables served as a salad or cocktail or in a jellied dessert or used in a sauce or as a garnish -- www.merriam-webster.com
Web Site of the Day
The site can be overwhelming, but it’s a great repository of coupons, coupon codes and store discounts – especially during holiday shopping season. There are a variety of ways to search, including by store, category, and those that will expire soon.
Number to Know
60: Number of meteors visible in an hour at the peak of the Geminids Meteor Shower. The best viewing nights are Dec. 13 and 14.
This Day in History
Dec. 13, 2003: Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is captured near his hometown of Tikrit.
Today’s Featured Birthday
Musician Taylor Swift (20)
“I sometimes think we expect too much of Christmas Day. We try to crowd into it the long arrears of kindliness and humanity of the whole year. As for me, I like to take my Christmas a little at a time, all through the year. And thus I drift along into the holidays - let them overtake me unexpectedly - waking up some find morning and suddenly saying to myself: ‘Why, this is Christmas Day!’" - David Grayson