★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
September 24, 2012
★~ “Writing is an act of faith, not a trick of grammar.” ~ E.B. White
★~ National Punctuation Day:
I’ve experienced personal growth since last years Punctuation Day Celebration. I now enjoy properly placed comas, neatly hyphenated words, and periods tucked inside of question marks. However, I still stand firmly behind my right to whimsically capitalize and put multiple exclamation marks at the end of a sentence. I’m an enthusiastic person. Happy Punctuation Day!!!
★~ National Bluebird of Happiness Day:
be like I, hold your head up high,
’til you see a ray of light and cheer
and so remember this, life is no abyss
somewhere there’s a bluebird of happiness
–Bluebird of Happiness, Harmati & Heyman (1934)
The bluebird is native to North America, and has become a worldwide symbol of love and happiness. The iconic “bluebird of happiness” can be traced back to at least 1908, when it appeared in a Nobel Prize-winning play, “The Blue Bird.”
Celebrate Blue Bird of Happiness Day by watching, The 1976 film version of “The Blue Bird” with an all-star cast, including Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda, Ava Gardner and Cicely Tyson, or just happily sip a Blue Bird Cocktail or both if it makes you happy.
Pursuit of Happiness Cocktail
2 oz Pineapple Juice
1 oz Aged White Rum (like Denizen)
3/4 oz Blue Curacao
garnish of a slice of Pineapple with or without a little bluebird pick
Combine the juice, rum, and curacao over ice and shake til you’re feeling happy. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass and garnish with a slice of pineapple. Making a little themed bird picks is optional but might be fun!
★: Cherries Jubilee Day:
The original Cherries Jubilee recipe (cherries, krisch or brandy liqueur) is attributed to French chef Auguste Escoffie who prepared the dish for one of Queen Victoria’s jubilee celebrations. It is unclear whether it first appeared at the Golden Jubilee in 1887 or the Diamond Jubilee in 1897, but it quickly became one of the most fashionable desserts of the era. For many years, cherries jubilee was a standard menu item at America’s finest restaurants, reaching the peak of its popularity in the 1950s and 1960s.
Celebrate Cherries Jubilee! However, remember a little flambé goes a long way.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1961 – Bullwinkle J. Moose and his friend, Rocket J. (Rocky) Squirrel, were seen in prime time for the first time on NBC-TV. The Sunday night cartoon (7-7:30 p.m.) was called The Bullwinkle Show. Originally Bullwinkle and Rocky appeared on ABC in a weekday afternoon series, Rocky and His Friends.
♥~ 1966 – Jimmy Hendrix changed the spelling of his name to Jimi.
♥~ 1968 – 60 Minutes debuted on CBS.
♥~ 1977- The Love Boat set sail — on ABC-TV. The voice of Ernie Anderson, will always be remembered for his intros announcing, “The Luuuuuve Boat.”
♥~1870 – Georges Claude . A French engineer, he invented the neon light, commonly used for signs.
♥~ 1936 – Jim (James Maury) Henson, Muppets creator
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ A few comical comma Sentences
and now a little punctuation FUN!
Do you have a favorite punctuation mark?
Hope every one has a Merry Monday!!!!!!