~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
July 2nd, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. Buddha
★~ World UFO Day:
The Roswell story goes something like this… In July 1947, the army airfield in Roswell issued a press release stating that they’d uncovered a flying disc that had crashed in the desert. The following day, the air force denied all knowledge of any sighting other than issuing a statement that some people may have observed a weather balloon in the night sky. UFO theorists believe that Roswell officials covered up the crash of a UFO and the deaths of several aliens.
Today was declared World UFO Day to acknowledge the Roswell crash, raise awareness about UFOs, and encourage governments to declassify their knowledge about sightings throughout history.
Celebrate today by being grateful if you live in a town where tourists don’t walk around wearing bobbing green antennas on their heads, watch Star Wars, Signs, or ET, or perhaps just greet everyone with a big old Mork, “Na-Nu Na-Nu!”
DAGNAMMIT, I can’t remember the other odd holiday we were supposed to celebrate… Sheesh! I think aliens ran off with my brain, because I forgot what it was… Wait. Hang on. Oh, I remember now…
★~ I Forgot Day:
Seems like I got a jumpstart on the celebration. Today, you have permission to “just forget” or “just forget IT.” If someone says with disdain, “You can’t just forget something like that,” you can answer smugly, “Yes, I can!” I Forgot Day is a day to forget about anything and everything. You can begin by forgetting you ever read this, if you like.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1947 – A object crashed near Roswell, New Mexico. The U.S. Air Force later insisted it was only a weather balloon, but eyewitness accounts gave rise to speculation it might have been an alien spacecraft.
♥~ 1962 – The first Walmart store opened for business in Rogers, Arkansas. Walmart is now the world’s largest corporation, with annual revenues higher than Switzerland’s GDP.
♥~ 1984 – Epic Records set a record as two million copies of the Jacksons’ album, Victory, were shipped to stores. It was the first time that such a large shipment had been initially sent to retailers. The LP arrived just days before Michael and his brothers started their hugely successful Victory Tour.
♥~ 1988 – Michael Jackson became the first artist to have five number one singles from one album when Dirty Diana went to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. The other four chart-toppers from Bad were I Just Can’t Stop Loving You, Bad, The Way You Make Me Feel and Man in the Mirror.
♥~ 1996 – Electricity and phone service was knocked out for more than two million consumers in the western half of the U.S. Three key power lines failed. Officials said sabotage was an unlikely cause for the outage. Even some UFO theories have been put forth.
♥ ~ 2004 – Scientists from the U.S., Great Britain and Kenya reported finding a 900,000-year-old skull fragment of a small adult. The piece, showing some characteristics of Homo erectus, had been found in 2003 in Olorgesalie, 100 miles southeast of Nairobi, Kenya.
♥~ 2007 – Australia’s second largest retailer, Coles, announced that it had agreed to a 22 billion dollar (18.7 billion US) buyout offer from conglomerate Wesfarmers. It was the largest corporate deal in Australian history.
♥ ~ 2009 – Manabu Kurita caught a 22-pound, 4-ounce largemouth bass on Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake. The Florida-based International Game Fish Association credited him with tying the 77-year-old world record for catching the biggest largemouth bass.
♥~1489 – Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury, The greatest achievement of his life was his work compiling the Book of Common Prayer, which was a collection of English prayers that would be said at all kinds of church ceremonies, from masses and funerals to baptisms and weddings. Cranmer is responsible for the wedding vow, “I take thee to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness, and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us depart.”
♥~ 1937 – Dee Palmer musician: keyboards: group: Jethro Tull: Locomotive Breath, Minstrel in the Gallery, Steel Monkey, Living in the Past, Sweet Dream
♥~ 1947 – Larry David Emmy Award-winning writer: Seinfeld ; producer, director, actor: Sour Grapes, New York Stories, Radio Days, Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?, Second Thoughts, Curb Your Enthusiasm
♥~ 1952 – Johnny Colla musician: saxophone, guitar: groups: Soundhole, Huey Lewis & The News: Do You Believe in Love, Heart and Soul, I Want a New Drug, The Heart of Rock & Roll, Walking on a Thin Line, Bad is Bad, If This is It, Power of Love, Trouble in Paradise, Stuck with You; Johnny Colla & The Lucky Devils
♥~ 1986 – Lindsay Lohan singer: Rumors, First, Confessions of a Broken Heart, Over; actress: Speechless, A Woman of No Importance, A Prairie Home Companion, That ’70s Show
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ A UFO sighting occurs somewhere on the planet every three minutes.
♥~ According to a Roper poll conducted in 2002 for the SciFi channel, one in seven Americans say they or someone they know has had an experience involving a UFO…
♥~ A Gallup poll in 1996 said that 71 percent of Americans believe the government knows more than it is telling us about UFOs.
♥~ Alexander Hamilton reported a cow being kidnapped by an airship in Le Roy, Kan., in April 1897.
♥~ Title 14, Section 1211 of the Code of Federal regulations, implemented on July 16, 1969, make it illegal for U.S. citizens to have any contact with extraterrestrials or their vehicles?
♥~ Some of the reasons Aliens might chose to visit Roswell, New Mexico (I have often wondered at their choice of destinations myself):
~Robert Goddard, famed for his rocket designs did his designs and experiments in Roswell, NM,
~Walker Air Force Base, a SAC base (which was closed in the late 1960’s) is right outside Roswell.
~ White Sands Missile Range, near Alamogordo, NM, is about 150 from Roswell, NM.
~ Los Alamos National Laboratory, where the Atomic Bomb was created by scientists in secret is north of Roswell, NM. For years Los Alamos was a “closed town that was run by the US government under very tight security.
♥~ Today’s Giggle: One of my favorite Jokes–I can’t remember if I have told it before…and today I don’t have too! I also just love this picture.
An 80-year-old couple was having problems remembering things so they decided to go to their doctor to get checked out to make sure nothing was wrong with them.
When they arrived at the doctor’s, they explained to the doctor about the problems they were having with their memory. After checking the couple out, the doctor tells them that they were physically okay but might want to start writing things down and making notes to help them remember things.
The couple thanked the doctor and left. Later that night while watching TV, the old man got up from his chair and his wife asks, “Where are you going?” He replies, “To the kitchen.” She asks, “Will you get me a bowl of ice cream?” He replies, “Sure.”
She then asks him, “Don’t you think you should write it down so you can remember it?” He says, “No, I can remember that.”
She then says, “Well I also would like some strawberries on top. You had better write that down cause I know you’ll forget that.” He says, “I can remember that, you want a bowl of ice cream with strawberries.”
She replies, “Well I also would like whip cream on top. I know you will forget that so you better write it down.”
With irritation in his voice, he says, “I don’t need to write that down I can remember that.” He then fumes into the kitchen.
After about 20 minutes he returns from the kitchen and hands her a plate of bacon and eggs.
She stares at the plate for a moment and says, “You forgot my toast.”
I was born in Roswell, New Mexico, and spent many a weekend and school holiday driving the 200 miles between Roswell and El Paso, Texas, to visit my grandparents. Joe could not wait to visit Roswell when he made a trip to New Mexico in the early 90s… I told him that most people who still live in Roswell believe the world is flat, because if people make it to the edge of town, they NEVER COME BACK. But Joe was adamant; he wanted to explore the UFO site that has made Roswell famous and give them another dollar to pass around town. Joe also had a strong desire to see a tumble weed blow across the desert–frankly I think the man watched the Last Picture Show and Shane to many times. I’m not sure if he came back to Chicago convinced that a UFO had landed once upon a time in Roswell–but he did insist on counting all my toes again and asked when I had my last blood test–I was pregnant with Cole at the time.
What are your thoughts about UFO’s and life beyond the beyond? Do you believe in life on other planets? Have you been abducted? Do you own green bobble antenna’s ? If you have an El Morno moment leave a comment…because you know Odd loves company.