Beware Pothole! They were the bane of every Chicago driver this past winter, and driving the city streets continues to be like playing a video game as you try to miss potholes and other drivers. It’s a mess. The City of Chicago is supposed to cover damage caused to cars due to potholes, and the […]

{ 1 comment }

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 24, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote:  It’s useless to hold a person to anything he says while he’s in love, drunk, or running for office. ~Shirley MacLaine ★~ Pigs in a Blanket Day: FUN! Pigs in a Blanket: In the United Kingdom, pigs in a blanket are small sausages wrapped in […]


★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 23, 2014 ★~Today’s Quote: “All the world’s a stage, And all the men & women merely players”  ~ William Shakespeare  ★~Shakespeare Day: Hast thou been patterning thy parlance to evoke the vernacular of William Shakespeare? No? Me neither. But today hath been proclaimed “Talk Like Shakespeare Day.”  in honor of Shakespeare’s […]


Earth Day, Jelly Bean Day, Boston Triumph

April 22, 2014

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ April 22, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quotes:  “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together … all things connect.” —Chief Seattle“Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are […]

Read the full article →

Chicago Rooster Number Two

April 21, 2014

Look closely. Cole would have gotten a better picture outside the car, but he said the honking behind us and yelling discouraged him. He’s cute tho, isn’t he? It’s legal to raise (I’m pretty sure you don’t rear them) chickens, both hens and roosters, in Chicago. Hens are more popular because they don’t crow, and […]

Read the full article →

Dyngus Day, World Creativity and Innovation Day, Chocolate Covered Cashew Day

April 21, 2014

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ April 21, 2014 ★~Today’s Quote: If people sat outside and looked at the stars each night, I’ll bet they’d live a lot differently. ~ Bill Watterson ★~Dyngus Day: In Poland, Easter Monday is known as Wet Easter Monday, when boys try to drench girls with buckets of water, squirt guns, or whatever’s […]

Read the full article →

Happy Easter to Everybunny!

April 20, 2014

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 20, 2014 Happy Easter! My Teenage Bunny isn’t little anymore, but he’s still pretty cute. Odd Loves Company,

Read the full article →

Garlic Day, Amaretto Day, Odds and Ends

April 19, 2014

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ April 19th, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote: “To dream that you are eating garlic denotes that you will discover hidden secrets and meet with some domestic jar. To dream that there is garlic in the house is lucky.” Richard Folkard in ‘Plant Lore’ (1884) ★~ Garlic Day: Native to central Asia, garlic has […]

Read the full article →

Animal Cracker Day, International Jugglers Day

April 18, 2014

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ April 18, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote:   The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful.~ e. e. cummings ★~ Animal Cracker Day: Lions and tigers, and bears and elephants… OH MY! Who doesn’t love the crunch and sweetness of an animal cracker? Animal-shaped crackers were first brought to the United States during the […]

Read the full article →

High Five Day, Blah Blah Day, Haiku Poetry Day, Cheeseball Day

April 17, 2014

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ April 17, 2014 ★~ Today’s Quote: “Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things” – Ray Bradbury ★~  National High Five Day:  Nobody knows who invented the high five. NBA player Derek Smith claimed that […]

Read the full article →