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October 17, 2012
★~ Wear Something Gaudy Day:
The word “gaudy” refers to something bright, gay, cheap, showy, outlandish, or otherwise not in good taste. Wear Something Gaudy Day goes back to the 1970’s sitcom “Three’s Company” when Larry Dallas (played by Richard Kline) declared a Wear Something Gaudy Day.
Celebrate Gaudy Day by wearing something outrages.
★~ Mulligan Day:
Do you ever have days where you wish you could just go back to bed and start the day over again? Well if today is one of those days, you’re in luck — it’s “Mulligan Day” The word “mulligan” is a golf term which allows a player to re-hit a bad shot under certain circumstances during a game of golf. Click Mulligan to lern the origin of the Mulligan shot. Another way to celebrate Mulligan day is to make Mulligan Stew and have two bowls!
WhaleTimes created Hagfish Day (in 2009) to ‘celebrate the beauty of ugly.’
Hagfish are widely believed to be one of the world’s ugliest living creatures, made even more repugnant by oozing buckets of slime as a defense mechanism. Hagfish Day aims to promote understanding that in nature, beauty isn’t everything – and that in fact, the Hagfish plays an important role in their ecosystem and is worthy of respect.
Celebrate Hagfish Day by making Hagfish slime (see recipe at bottom of post) or perhaps writing a Hagfish Haiku
Hagfish help a lot,
even if they are ugly,
Woo-hoo! Go Hagfish!
★~ Four Prunes Day:
Forget eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away, the apple has been replaced by the prune.
Four prunes a day helps to slow the aging process of the brain and body. Helps in cases of anemia. Helps in normal blood circulation. It is a good remedy for sore throats. It has a high beta carotene content. It contains a lot of fiber and sorbitol, a stool loosening sugar. Plus, it is an excellent source of vitamin A, potassium and iron.
So, grab some prunes, four to be exact and celebrate Prune Day.
★~ National Pasta Day:
We just celebrated noodle day, and I could have let Prunes be the food star of the day, but many of you have commented that you love, adore and live for Pasta so I decided to let it shine again.
Linguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, tortellini, ziti…This recipe for Spaghetti Alla Carbonara is very good and I recently learned that El Morno Friend Stevie makes a fabulous crockpot spaghetti! I’ll try to talk her into sharing it in the comments.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1845 – According to a Boston newspaper, the entire audience walked out of a reading that included The Raven. The audience walked out, not because of the material, but because of their objection to Edgar Allan Poe, the reader and author of the macabre poem.
♥~ 1943 – Chicago’s first subway was formally opened. Work on the subway had begun on December 17, 1938. Mining through the soft, watery clay underlying the city was a difficult engineering task but subway construction was accomplished without a single cave-in.
♥~ 1989 – Loma Prieta earthquake It struck the San Francisco Bay at 5:04 p.m., during the televised warm-up to Game Three of the World Series between the Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants; as a result, it was the first earthquake in the United States whose opening shocks were broadcast on live television.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1948 – James Oliver Rigney Jr. author, wrote best-selling fantasy novels under the pen name Robert Jordan. He served in Vietnam, majored in physics in college, worked as a nuclear engineer, and loved to go to Episcopal mass services. He’s most famous for his best-selling Wheel of Time fantasy series, comprised of about a dozen titles, including The Eye of the World (1990), The Dragon Reborn (1991), Lord of Chaos (1994), and Crossroad of Twilight (2003).
♥~ 1972 – Eminem, American rapper, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri. His first, second, and third albums each won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album — the first artist to ever earn that distinction. He’s one of the best-selling musicians in the world, having sold more than 80 million albums
★~ Did You Know: A few fun signs outside Hofstra Town Hall debate between U.S. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.
Did anyone Factcheck this?
Last night I watched the 2nd presidential debate on Facebook with friends. I hung out on twitter, while other friends watched the debate on television while other’s watched on their computers. In case you missed the debates I thought I would share everything you need to know.
Candy….get your eyebrows re-done…quick
I’m not impressed with the moderator’s outfit…
I can’t get past the eyebrows…so distracting
Liberal distraction tactic. They will stop at nothing!
Nothing a good brow groomer couldn’t fix..that’s how we know it was intentional.
I’m sick of the utopia called Massachusetts
But if you lived in utopia. You wouldn’t be sick of it. I live in Il. Two of my Gov. are in prison. I’m thinking of moving.
I believe Candy just said “Romley”
Let’s refer to them as “Barry” and “Mittens”
Maroon is not Obama’s best color. He should have gone with a brighter tie against a crisp white shirt. On my screen it looks dull. Seriously- what woman would vote for a guy who looks dull when there’s a nice tie to his left? (well, actually far-right, but you know what I mean)
Which guy has a better manicure?
I think they are even on the hands……
Not sure….can’t see their hands…I am going to guess Rom.
That sounds like lefty answer…assuming the the wealthy get better manicures
I see nothing wrong with being wealthy
What about THEIR brows? See any flyaways?
Mittens has more fly aways for sure…..a little Eugent Levyish
Could be a good thing, Proves he doesn’t have the time to fix his hair when there are more important things at hand…
Not big bird AGAIN.
NO kidding? DId they say BIG BIRD? NO one even talks about how Oscar will be forced to live in the trash due to the Romney tax shelters for the rich. And poor Elmo– if Romney wins, he will never get a college education…he will always talk like a baby.
Camera shots behind our President’s ears is not flattering.
Best moderator of all the debates. Who is she?
Interesting watching Romney waffle on his gun position. Can’t tick off his base.
Got to keep your bases covered.
There now, don’t you feel better informed? We did, however, miss their shoes, did you happen to catch a glimpse of them? And if you did, who do you think had the better polish job?
Wishing you a wonderful ‘middle day.‘