~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
★~ Today’s Quote: We the unwilling, led by the unqualified, doing the unbelievable for so long with so little, we now attempt the impossible with nothing.” Farmers Book
★~ National Look-Alike Day:
Most days, I just want to be me, but maybe not today. Today is our chance to name someone who we feel might do us justice or to decide who we would like to flatter, by doing them justice. Who do you feel resembles you? Who could portray you best if an autobiography were to be made of your life? Who is your evil twin?
★~Lima Bean Respect Day:
While you are considering all of the above—have a lima bean. They get no respect. No respect at all. None! But today, we are going to give this vegetable its due and acknowledge these fiber-, magnesium-, and protein-packed legumes.
★~Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day:
And after you eat all your lima beans, we shall have a pineapple upside down cake. Pineapple upside down cake is made with the topping placed at the bottom while the cake batter is poured on the top. The topping typically consists of canned or fresh pineapple rings; some people like to put maraschino cherries in the center of the rings. Now doesn’t that sound yummy in your tummy?
★~ Today in History:
♥~1931 – The great Knute Rockne died in a plane crash on March 31, 1931.Twenty days later, Jesse Harper became the new athletic director and Heartley ‘Hunk’ Anderson took over as coach of Notre Dame. Anderson coached the Fighting Irish from 1931-33. Elmer Layden replaced Anderson from 1934-1940 and Frank Leahy coached Notre Dame twice — from 1941-1943 and from 1946-1953.
♥~1957-Elvis Presley started an eight week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘All Shook Up.’ It went on to be the biggest single of 1957 selling over 2 million copies.
♥~1979 – Johnny Carson was said to be leaving The Tonight Show. Newspapers around the country gave details about why the comedian and late-night host was said to be unhappy after 17 years on the show. Guess what? More moola, more vacation time and a four-day week (not working Mondays) was enough for the ‘Great Carsoni’ to hang around NBC for another 12 years…
♥~ 1986 – Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls scored a record 63 points in an NBA playoff loss (including two overtime periods) to the Boston Celtics
♥~1999 – Students Eric Harris (18 years old) and Dylan Klebold (age 17) went on a rampage through the corridors of Columbine High School in Littleton (Denver), Colorado. They shot and killed twelve classmates and one teacher, and wounded 26 others. The student killers ultimately turned their guns on themselves.
★~♥~Cynthia Kasper~ ★~♥~
Strong Women, Wonderful Mother, Good Friend, and loyal Odd reader. Fabulous sense of humor, creative thinker, known for a raise of an eyebrow and, “Yhea Right.” Summed up by one of her favorite blessings:
May the light always find you on a dreary day
When you need to be home may you find your way.
May you always have courage to take a chance
And never find frogs in your underpants.
♥~1941 – Ryan O’Neal actor: Love Story, Paper Moon, What’s Up Doc?, Peyton Place
♥~1949 – Jessica (Phyllis) Lange Academy Award-winning actress: Tootsie , Blue Sky ; Frances, King Kong, All That Jazz, The Postman Always Rings Twice, Sweet Dreams
♥~1964 – Crispin Glover actor: Dead Man, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, The Doors, Twister, Back to the Future, Friday the 13th, Part 4: The Final Chapter, My Tutor, Charlie’s Angels 
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ The city of Lima, Peru is named after the almighty Lima Bean.
♥~ One of the most popular North American dishes using lima beans is succotash, a dish containing primarily of corn and lima beans.
♥~ Fresh lima beans are difficult to find in the United States, but can occasionally be found at farmers markets. It is easier to find lima beans in the southern United States than anywhere else in the country. Most lima beans are dried, canned, or frozen.
♥~Pineapple plants only produces one pineapple per year.
♥~If you want to speed up the ripening of a pineapple, so that you can eat it faster, stand it upside down (on the leafy end).
♥~In case you find yourself on a sailing trip in the tropics without any Ajax, it might be handy to know that pineapple juice mixed with sand will clean boat decks and machete blades.
Butter Beans have got their place
Northerns have a certain grace
Black and Pinto, oh they too
Will get you where you’re going to.
Limas though…my love is true
The flavor sweet, the perfect hue
Aroma knocks me off my can
I’m proud to be a Lima man!
~ HD, 4/20/11 (our own Odd Poet Laureate)
Wishing you a day filled with fewer lima beans and more Pineapple Upside down cake with a cherry on top! If you have time drop me a comment-Odd Loves Company!
11 thoughts on “April 20, 2011: Look Alike, Lima Bean, Pineapple Upside Down Cake Day!”
I’m not sure who I look like except maybe my dad. I like both the lima bean and pineapple cake and I have bean very good.
Columbian still hurts all these years later-
Have a nice day.
Does not seem possible that Columbian was that long ago…Cole was only 2.
Glad you like today’s offerings!
Just made it before I had to fly out the door. Thanks for reminding me see a prayer for those families of Columbine high school.
I love a lima bean puree–spread you make with garlic and cheese will try to post recipe later.
Have a great El Morno.
Do share! Lima bean puree—interesting.
Love the cartoon. Not a fan of Lima beans. Matt Damon might play me in a movie. Its possible.
Mike FInley….Matt Damon….I can see it!!
Look at that beautiful birthday girl!! 🙂
I agree–but the eyebrows could stand to be tweezed a bit don’t you think?
Happy Birthday Cynthia! Love that photo of you!
Btw, I love all beans and all types of cakes, what’s not to love!!
I agree. Lima beans are very tasty but I don’t care for them in Succotash-just with a little butter and salt.
I love lima beans…I actually just bought seeds for them last week for the garden. Pineapple-upside down cake is one of my favourite things…my mom made a great one!
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