★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
October 22, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. It is my personal approach that creates the climate. It is my daily mood that makes the weather. I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration, I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated, and a person is humanized or dehumanized. If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” - Goethe
★~ International Caps Lock Day:
Today, when you use your BIG LETTERS, you aren’t shouting; you’re celebrating INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY! A whole day dedicated to something that drives most people crazy—text that is written in ALL CAPITALIZED LETTERS.
International Caps Lock Day was created in 2000 by Derek Arnold of Iowa. This holiday began as a parody. It was intended to poke fun at those individuals who unnecessarily capitalize letters, words, and phrases.The day became so popular with internet users that it is now celebrated twice a year—on June 28 and on October 22.
Hit your caps lock button and celebrate INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!
★~ Nut Day:
Some days you feel like a nut, and some days you don’t; but either way grab a handful of nuts and celebrate Nut Day. However, if you are allergic to nuts DON’T EAT THEM. I have an alternative to eating nuts….You can also act a little nutty or give your favorite nut a big hug.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1797 – André-Jacque Garnerin, Today’s Google Doodle, celebrates the 216th anniversary of the first successful and public parachute jump. Andre-Jacques Garnerin was the pioneering Frenchman behind that feat jumping some 3,200 feet from a hot air balloon, a stunt born out of a career supporting military uses of the balloon. The “choose your own direction” animation uses another vintage 20th century illustration style to show Garnerin launching from the streets of Paris and floating past clouds, birds, buildings, and many other scenes and creatures, including a fairly adorable whale.
♥~ 1934 – Bank robber Charles ‘Pretty Boy’ Floyd was shot to death by federal agents on Ellen Conkle’s fifty-acre farm near East Liverpool, Ohio. Floyd was nicknamed ‘The Peoples Bandit’ because of his willingness to burn bank mortgages during robberies. This gave many people free homes and farms. He also gave money to needy families who were hit hard by the great depression.
♥~ 1966 – The Supremes rocketed to the top of the pop-album charts with Supremes A’ Go-Go. They were the first all-female vocal group to hit the top of the LP chart.
♥~ 1966 – The film “Georgy Girl,” starring Lynn Redgrave and James Mason, became the first movie in America to be rated for a “Mature Audience Only.”
♥~ 1967 – Scottish singer Lulu started a five-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the theme from the film ‘To Sir With Love’.
♥~ 2003 – The fossil of a 2.56-inch fishlike fossil from the Flinders Ranges in southern Australia was believed to be at least 560 million years old. That is 30 million years older than the previous record
♥~ 1903 – Curly Howard comedian: The Three Stooges: Three Little Pigskins, Pop Goes the Easel, Goofs and Saddles, Wee Wee Monsieur, Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise, Higher Than a Kite, The Yoke’s on Me, Stop! Look! and Laugh!; died Jan 18, 1952
♥~ 1908 – John Gould humorist and columnist: spent 60 years writing a weekly dispatch from his farm in Maine for the Christian Science Monitor. He wrote about his neighbors and family, the three-tined fork, the origin of the molasses cookie, his father’s bees, telephone solicitors, and the battle of Gettysburg. He wrote more than 30 books, including Farmer Takes a Wife (1945), a best-seller about his marriage to a city girl from Arlington, Massachusetts, and The Fastest Hound Dog in the State of Maine (1953), about his dog.
♥~ 1917 – Joan Fontaine (de Havilland) Academy Award-winning actress: Suspicion ; Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Rebecca, Jane Eyre, Ivanhoe, Island in the Sun, Gunga Din,Emperor Waltz, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt
♥~ 1942 – Annette Funicello actress: The Mickey Mouse Club, Beach Blanket Bingo, Back to the Beach, Beach Party, Bikini Beach; singer: Tall Paul, First Name Initial, O Dio Mio, Pineapple Princess
★~ Good to Know:
El Morno seems to attract a number of past High School band members. Why? I have no idea. Certainly not because I am musical or ever played a musical instrument. I do love a parade, and can twill a baton, so maybe that is the connection. WHATEVER. I thought this was really cool.
Now, how about featuring some of these talented bands at the Super Bowl?
I AM SO LATE. I’M BLAMING IT ON: two late nights of Russian Literature, being distracted by left over brunch food, left over brunch Halloween candy and some out of this world Chicken Tetrazzini that my BIL and SIL gifted us. I need to go for a walk, but I was diagnosed on Facebook as having Plantar Fasciitis (say it with an English accent and it sounds nicer), and the thought of walking any real distance makes me want to cry. I’m doing lots of calf stretches and when I do walk I wear crocs. They are ugly, but are also oddly supportive and comforting to my poor foot. SO WHO CARES. And those are A FEW OF MY EXCUSES FOR BEING SO LATE…I have more excuses, but will resist sharing and hit publish instead.
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