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August 28, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote:
“If you don’t start, you can’t fail”
It sounds ridiculous when you say it that way.
But of course, it is ridiculous. It’s (quite possibly) the reason you’re stalling.
On the other hand, there’s no doubt that, “If you don’t start, you will fail.”
Not starting and failing lead to precisely the same outcome, with different names. Seth Godin
★~ Race Your Mouse Around The Icons Day:
Today you are encouraged to go crazy with your cursor! Race your mouse in and out of your icons when web pages are slow to load, you are sitting in a boring meeting or are terminally on hold. This is fun game to get you started. On your mark…..get set….. Let ‘er rip! This game will help you get started.
★~ Cherry Turnover Day:
Let’s clean up a common misunderstanding right off the bat. Cherry turnovers are not popovers, which are considered to be a quick bread rather than a pastry; turnovers are light, airy, and filled with some luscious goodness, from cherries to cream cheese to nuts.
As you probably guessed, the best way to celebrate National Cherry Turnover Day is to enjoy one of these tasty temptations. You can pick some up at your local bakery, enjoy my favorite store-bought choice (Pepperidge Farm) or try your hand at making your own. Here is a great cherry turnover recipe.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1837 – Pharmacists John Lea and William Perrins of Worcester, England began the manufacture of Worcester Sauce. Check here for the ingredients.
♥~ 1907 – It isn’t often that entrepreneur teenagers develop small businesses into corporate giants. But that’s in Seattle when nineteen-year-old Jim Casey borrowed $100 from his friend, Claude Ryan, and started a local delivery service. They called it the American Messenger Company. Jim’s slogan was, “Best service, and lowest rates.” The company did well because Jim and Claude stuck to their principles: round-the-clock customer service, courtesy, reliability and low rates. Today, United Parcel Service “operates an international small package and document network in more than 200 countries and territories, spanning both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. With its international service, UPS can reach over four billion people.” So give that package to the UPS man in the Buster Brown truck. (Truck drivers refer to the UPS trucks as Buster Brown when chatting on the CB.)
♥~ 1963 – Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech in the shadows of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Some 250,000 people witnessed one of the most stirring speeches of the century. Check out today’s Google Doodle.
♥~ 1991 – In Newport, South Carolina, 15-year-old Dirk Tanis escaped from his burning home after Spuds, the family Dalmatian, bit his hand to wake him up. Safely outside, Dirk then watched Spuds carry out Gizmo, a 5-month-old kitten, by the scruff of its neck.
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1925 – Donald (David Dixon) O’Connor dancer, singer, actor: Singin’ in the Rain, Francis the Talking Mule series, The Donald O’Connor Show, Call Me Madam, Walking My Baby Back Home, There’s No Business Like Show Business, The Buster Keaton Story, Toys, Out to Sea; died Sep 27, 2003
♥~ 1961 – Jennifer Coolidge actress: American Pie, A Cinderella Story, Legally Blonde, Robots, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Joey, For Your Consideration, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events
♥~ 1965 – Shania Twain (Eilleen Regina Edwards) Grammy Award-winning singer: The Woman In Me ; Whose Bed Have Your Boots Been Under?, Any Man of Mine, No One Needs to Know, [If You’re Not in It for Love] I’m Outta Here! , Come On Over
♥~ 1968 – Billy Boyd actor: The Lord of the Rings , The Flying Scotsman, On a Clear Day, Instant Credit, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
♥~ 1969 – Jason Priestley actor: Beverly Hills 90210, Sister Kate, Calendar Girl, Tombstone, The Boy Who Could Fly.
★~ Good to Know:
Meet Louis Allen Vaught. He was born in 1859, and his masterpiece, Vaught’s Practical Character Reader, was self-published in 1902. The physical address of his “publishing company” was also, according to these advertisements, home to the dubious sounding Human Science School and the Chicago Institute of Phrenology.
Vaught was a physiognomist. Physiognomy had been a “science” since ancient Greece, and it waxed and waned in popularity over the millennia until the 20th century. Those who believed in it sought to sum up the soul and strengths of a person simply by looking at their physical characteristics—to apply structure to the natural instinct to judge on appearanceOk, which humans have always done and likely will always do. (The slope of a brow suggests criminal inclinations, the cut of your nose indicates your suitability as a good accountant.) Vaught identified around 40 “Elements of Human Nature,” such as suavity, alimentiveness, and approbativeness. To each of these Elements, there is a corresponding head or facial feature.
Eventually, physiognomy became closely aligned with phrenology (the same concept, instead using only skull bumps), which was discredited in the 20th century. Though there are instances of revival, most people today put little stock in the shape of a person’s ear cartilage reflecting the shape of their spirits.
Vaught’s illustrations show that he subscribed to the “Bugs Bunny” philosophy of criminality. His sample subjects look somehow incomplete without a raccoon mask and a bag with a dollar sign printed on it. However, if you are able to imagine these cartoon characteristics as actual human ones, you might learn a lot about your community. Maybe even about yourself! Let’s find out just how evil your head is.
♥~ TRICKY AND DECEITFUL
The first lesson. Never trust a bald, pointy-headed 1930s gangster with Spock ears. That fellow is trouble.
♥~ ABOUT FACE
♥~ The Mom children write books about…
The inferiority of this woman as a mother is indicated by her concave “backhead.” This is the center of mother-love, and it bulges in a true mother.
♥~ Girls, don’t let him hook you
This man’s head shows signs of an overly large Amativeness (sexual desire) region. He also appears to have a dishonest nose and a chin severely lacking in constancy.
♥~ CONSTITUTIONAL LAZINESS
♥~ Two Roman noses is one too many.
♥~ MAN IS MATTER
Existential Crisis? It’s your engorged Alimentiveness and Amativeness Faculties.
Tonight we have our back to school Potyuck. I picked up a couple bags Garretts gourmet popcorn and I’m taking a cooler of real soft drinks. Someone might have mentioned that the host family is supplying the
fake organic Colas but I missed that in her e-mail.
At the first Potyuck hosted by this family, I struggled for almost a half hour to find their home. The area was very dark and there wasn’t a street lamp for miles. I walked along, trying to find addresses with my phone flashlight, it didn’t help that the addresses were obscured by plants, wreaths, and cute welcome flags. Moments before I was considering calling the fire department and reporting the house on fire, so I could follow them to the address (if they could find it), I spotted another family arriving, who had been to the hosts home, so they lead the way.
Upon my arrival, I greeted the hostess and thanked my guides, mentioning if they had not come along I would surely still be outside in the dark wandering aimlessly; the hostess responded by saying, “Oh, I suppose we could turn the porch light on, we seldom do, because it seems so tacky.” In that moment, I wished with all my heart that dearly departed Joe was standing beside me, because without a doubt he would have looked straight at her and said, “You are a moron. Turn on your porch light” And somehow he would have gotten away with it. Perhaps, by graduation, I will forgive and forget. In the mean time, guests walking around eating cheese popcorn all of over her house makes me smile.
I suppose, my head has a few passive aggressive angles.
Wish you a wonderful Wednesday.
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