★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
June 18, 2014
★~ Today’s Quote: “Never plan a picnic’ Father said. ‘Plan a dinner, yes, or a house, or a budget, or an appointment with the dentist, but never, never plan a picnic.” ― Elizabeth Enright, The Four-Story Mistake
★~ Picnic Day:
A short picnic lesson:
A “picnic” ham is really not a true ham. It is cut from the upper part of the foreleg of a pig – a true ham is cut from the hind leg.
Italy’s favourite picnic day is Easter Monday. It is called “Angel’s Monday” or Pasquetta (“Little Easter”).
After an ant has visited your picinc, it lays down a scent as it returns to the nest for the other ants to follow!
In the year 2000, a 600-mile-long picnic took place in France to celebrate the first Bastille Day of the new millennium.
The first table designed specifically for picnics (in a style similar to what we know today) appeared in the late 1800s.
Picnics can be simple, fun, or romantic; large family gatherings or small intimate dates; playful or peaceful … it’s up to you. You can pack your food in a charming picnic basket, or you can grab some take-out and carry it in a paper bag. If the weather is bad and you can’t go outside, just spread a blanket on the floor and host it indoors. There aren’t any rules when it comes to picnics. Just find a special spot outside and have a picnic your way. Perhaps at the fishin hole.
★~ Panic Day:
The ancient Greeks attributed the emotion of panic to the Greek god Pan. When people accidentally ran into the wild beast that was the god Pan, he would instill them with terror. Celebration of the god was noisy, leading to an association of panic and commotion. The Greeks understood panic as a collective, irrational fear, that comes on suddenly, and is without visible cause.
Perhaps a better way to celebrate Panic day, than panicking is to celebrate and chill out with a glass of wine. This makes perfect sense considering Pans father was Dionysus the Greek god of wine!
★~ Go Fishing Day:
Whether you’re a fluff chucking river man, a deep-sea deckhand, or a float fanatic in lakes and ponds, Go Fishing Day is the perfect excuse we’ve all been looking for to take a day off , get our lines wet and hang a gone fishin sign on the door.
★~ Sushi Day:
Contrary to what a lot of people think, “sushi” does not refer to “raw fish.” Instead, sushi is vinegared rice that is formed into balls or bundles and served with a variety of other ingredients. These can include vegetables, raw fish or cooked fish, among other things.
Before you head out to your neighborhood sushi bar to celebrate Sushi Day, let me share a little sushi lingo that you’ll need to know if you don’t already.
* Maki – A sushi roll
* Sashimi – Sliced raw fish
* Nigiri – Fish, vegetables, egg, or other ingredients atop a nugget of vinegared rice
* Temaki – Also referred to as a “hand roll.” A cone-shaped piece of dried seaweed or rice paper filled with sushi rice and fish, vegetables, or other ingredients.
This Sushi Site will tell you all about how to make Sushi the easy way–or at least that is the story they are sticking to.
★~ Today in History
♥~ 1621 – The first duel in America reportedly took place in the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. The duel, fought with swords, was between Edward Doty and Edward Leister. The duelers managed to wound each other, but neither died.
♥~ 1873 – Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting in a presidential election. A century later, she received an honor usually reserved for presidents: getting her face on a U.S. coin. Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for illegally voting. The fine was imposed on June 18th, 1873.
♥~ 1928 – Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic. Earhart wasn’t the pilot, but was a passenger.
♥~ 1983 – Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, aboard the shuttle Challenger.
♥~ 2006 – Katharine Schori was elected as the first female bishop to preside over the Episcopal Church in the U.S.
(Does anyone see the pattern here?)
♥~ 1942 – (James) Paul McCartney Grammy Award-winning  musician, songwriter, singer: group: The Beatles: 49 hits: She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band; group: Wings: 35 hits: Another Day, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, My Love, Live and Let Die, Band on the Run, Listen to What the Man Said, Silly Love Songs, Let ’Em In, Ebony & Ivory [w/Stevie Wonder], The Girl is Mine [w/Michael Jackson]; actor:Yellow Submarine, A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, Let It Be, Magical Mystery Tour, Give My Regards to Broad Street; inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [3-15-1999]
♥~ 1942 – Roger Ebert film critic: of Siskel and Ebert fame
★~ Good to Know:
♥~ 27 things you won’t regret. (I’m not usually a Buzz Feed fan but I liked this!)
First thing First: El Morno. Later today, I’ll start catching you up on all the wonderful I have to share. Suffice to say, for the moment, that while I’m sad it’s over, mostly, I’m smiling because it happened.
Odd Loves Company,