Hoagie Day, Cream Filled Donut Day

September 14, 2016

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ September 14, 2016 ★~ As you ramble on through life,whatever be your goal keep your eye on the donut and not on the hole. ~ unknown ★~ It’s Eat a Hoagie Day!   The hoagie (hOEwghi ), also known as a sub or grinder, name originated in the city of Philadelphia. During World […]

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Peanut Day, Fortune Cookie Day

September 13, 2016

~★~♥~♥~★~ Good Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ September 13, 2016 ★~ Today’s Quote: “Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ― Roald Dahl  ★~ Peanut Day: George Washington Carver discovered over 300 practical uses for peanuts. He used  peanuts in shampoo, fuel, dyes, and flours. Unfortunately, according to historians, it is unlikely he ever tasted a peanut […]

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Milkshake Day, Programmer’s Day

September 12, 2016

~★~♥~♥~★~ Good Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ September, 12, 2016 The Columbus Zoo’s ten-week-old Cheetah cub, Emmett, recently met his new companion puppy, seven-week-old Cullen. Emmett was born at the Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio. Due to a bout of pneumonia, he was hand-reared, for several weeks, while receiving treatments. Cullen will help Emmett be more confident and […]

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Nantucket, Hurricanes, Poor Cousin Craig

September 10, 2016

There once was a man from Nantucket. How many stories have begun that way and ended well? I’m guessing not many. There just aren’t many ways to take that verse from beginning to end with any sense of decorum. But for Odd’s sake, I’m going to try. How many days or weeks have you started […]

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Mercedes I Want My Metris!

September 1, 2016

Tootling along in our loaner Metris van, my twenty-year-old (Cole) suddenly noticed the check engine light blink. The blinking code indicated that the loaner would soon need a routine service check. Cole and I started to laugh hysterically. And then the check tire pressure light came on, and we laughed even harder than hysterically. Your […]

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Be Nice! Save a Seal!

August 30, 2016

I’ve always thought of myself as a self-aware man, or at least a self-critical one, and I realized the other day that I’m in danger of becoming cynical. As we leave summer behind and move into the fall, a time when we return to more routine and structure in our lives (does the feeling of […]

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Odd Point of View “The Good Old Days”

August 22, 2016

  The resistance of human beings to change is legendary. Some people will do anything to avoid it, including wistfully wishing to return to the “good old days.” But, as Billy Joel reminds us, “The good old days weren’t always good and tomorrow’s not as bad as it seems.” (Cousin Kb gave you her opinion […]

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The Olympics Are Odd

August 20, 2016

The Olympics have the unique power to make people care about things they would never think about at any other time. If someone walked up to you and said, “I can do three backflips on a beam three inches wide,” you might respond with, “That’s great, Susie. Can I have an order of fries with […]

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Sibling Horror Stories

August 12, 2016

  (Cousin Craig is back…) Dear Cole’s Mom (AKA—Katybeth), I don’t know how odd this is, or if it’s even noteworthy. But ever since I can remember, my brother and sister have been trying to kill each other. I have been hurt by both, of course, but I’ve always felt like either a training ground […]

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Happiness Ceiling – Too Much Happy

August 7, 2016

Too much happy. Some days are logistical calendar nightmares. Recently, Cole (my son and business partner) and I faced off against such a day picking up and dropping off our campers. But we knew that if we made a plan, worked our plan, and kept our sense of humor, we could make a mockery of […]

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