Celebrating Brothers, Tiaras, Escargot!

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
May 24th, 2011

★~ Today is Brothers Day:

Pay tribute to the brothers in your life – whether you’ve received the gift of brotherhood through biology, union affiliation, or shared life experiences.

★~ Today is International Tiara Day:

I do hope your tiara is polished and ready to wear. Today is the day for women to celebrate their leadership powers in their own lives. It was created by best selling author Barbara Bellissimo to mobilize women around the world to embrace and celebrate their powers of leadership in their own lives. The day is held in conjunction with the first anniversary of the launch of Bellissimo’s first book, “Become Your Own Great & Powerful: A Woman’s Guide to Leading Your Real, Big Life”.  So grab your tiara, plant it firmly on your head and forth into the world.

★~ National Escargot Day:

Why you wonder is today National Escargot Day? I am glad you asked. Spring time is the perfect time to harvest  the two types of snails that are edibles-the helix pomatia and the helix aspersa – Of those, most of the pomatia snails sold commercially come from public land in Burgundy, France, and are harvested in May according to Potironne’s snail distributor Doug “the Snail man” Dussault. And so National Escargot Day, the exact origin of which is up in the air, lands conveniently as the springtime harvest wraps up and makes its way down the supply chain.  There are lots of great ways to eat snails if the gourmand in you likes them but most people enjoy in them with garlic and butter.  Snails are low in fat and high in protein so go ahead and double dip into them in the butter with those cool special tongs they give you to open them with…and if you don’t like snails one bit…hang in there with me blueberry cheesecake day is just around the corner!

★~ Today in History:

♥~1626 – Peter Minuit bought the island of Manhattan from the Lenape Indians. He paid them in useful goods like cloth, kettles, axe heads, and drilling awls — not trinkets, as the legend goes — worth 60 silver Dutch guilders. Was it the deal of a lifetime? It depends on how you calculate the value of a guilder by today’s standards.

♥~ 1883 – the Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, was opened to traffic

♥~ 1969 – The Beatles hit number one with Get Back. The song stayed parked at the top of the hit heap for five weeks.

♥~ 1982 – Mrs. Christina Samane gave birth to a 22-pound 8-ounce son in Transkei, South Africa, the heaviest baby ever born. According to Guinness, the child weighed 77 pounds at 16 months and 112 pounds at age 5.

♥~ 1989 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade premiered. The action adventure stars Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones, Sean Connery as Professor Henry Jones, Denholm Elliott as Dr. Marcus Brody, Alison Doody as Dr. Elsa Schneider, John Rhys-Davies as Sallah, Julian Glover as Walter Donovan and River Phoenix as Young Indy.

♥~ 1991- The movie Thelma & Louise premiered

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1686 – Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit physicist: developed system for cleaning mercury to keep it from sticking to glass; inventor: alcohol thermometer [1709], mercury thermometer [1714]; created measure of temperature which bears his name [1724]; died Sep 16, 1736

♥~ 1941 – Bob Dylan (Robert Allen Zimmerman) singer, songwriter:  You know the songs, Like a Rolling Stone; Lay Lady Lay; Positively 4th Street; Rainy Day Women #12 & 35; Hurricane [Part 1], (the latter dedicated to imprisoned boxer Rubin Hurricane Carter, a convicted murderer); and you’re familiar with the nasal tones of Bob Dylan, the voice that made his words famous. Bob Dylan was born Robert Zimmerman. One of Zimmerman’s many stories as to why the name change says he borrowed it from poet Dylan Thomas. Bobby Zimmerman legally changed his name to Bob Dylan in 1962.  He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1988 and earned the Lifetime Achievement Grammy in 1991. Ten years later he added a Golden Globe and an Academy Award to his collection for the song, Things Have Changed from the 2000 film, Wonder Boys.

♥~ 1943 – Gary Burghoff Emmy Award-winning actor: M*A*S*H; Casino, Small Kill

♥~ 1945 – Priscilla Beaulieu Presley (Priscilla Ann Wagner) actress: Dallas, Naked Gun series; mother of Lisa Marie Presley, was married to Elvis Presley; coexecutor of the Elvis Presley estate, Priscilla transformed Graceland into a $50-million business

★~ Did You Know: These fascinating facts about snails. Yes I know this might not be one of my better “DId you knows” but at least give me a chance!

♥~ Snails are one of the earliest known types of animals in the world. There is evidence that they evolved more than 600 million years ago.

♥~ Do you often confuse slugs with snails? Here is how to tell them apart a snail has a hard shell and a slug does not.

♥~ Snails really are slimy.  As  a snail moves it leaves behind a trail of slime which allows it to move across all kinds of terrain without hurting its little snail body. This would be a great fact to share with your brother on brothers day!

♥~ Snails are touchy-feely:  they can’t hear so they use their sense of touch to interact with others.

♥~ The average snail lives about 15 years.

Today’s Silly:

A wife and her husband were having a dinner party for all the major status figures in Rome, Italy. The wife was very excited about this and wanted everything to be perfect. At the very last minute, she realized that she didn’t have any snails for this dinner party, so she asked her husband to run down to the beach with the bucket she was handing him to gather some snails.

Very grudgingly he agreed. He took the bucket, walked out the door, down the steps, and out to the beach. As he was collecting the snails, he noticed a beautiful woman strolling alongside the water just a little further down the beach. He kept thinking to himself “Wouldn’t it be great if she would even just come down and talk to me.” He went back to gathering the snails. All of the sudden he looked up, and the beautiful woman was standing right over him. They got to talking, and she invited him back to her place.

They ended up spending the night together. At seven o’clock the next morning he woke up and exclaimed, “Oh no! My wife’s dinner party!” He gathered all his clothes, put them on real fast, grabbed his bucket, and ran out the door. He ran down the beach all the way to his apartment. He ran up the stairs of his apartment. He was in such a hurry that when he got to the top of the stairs, he dropped the bucket of snails.

There were snails all down the stairs. The door opened just then, with his very angry wife standing in the doorway, wondering where he’s been all this time. He looked at the snails all down the steps, then he looked at her, then back at the snails, and said, “Come on guys, we’re almost there!


I bet you were expecting the S-cargo joke. Well, it’s a classic and one of my favorites but I decided to go with this joke instead. I hope you are not disappointed.  Do you like escargot?  I mostly like the butter and garlic that you smoother them in..

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8 thoughts on “Celebrating Brothers, Tiaras, Escargot!

  1. I had a pet snail when I was little. Of-course we called him Slimy. He lived in the yard and would sun himself on a rock. It was kind of funny because he stayed around a long time. A very low maintenance pet.
    Loved the joke!

    Have a great day.

  2. Holy crap! That’s Priscilla Presley? She looks like a Cher/Nicholas Cage love child!

    Plastic surgery gone oh so wrong!!!

    I hope I have some tiara polish on hand.

  3. I didn’t know today was Brother Day! I have a younger brother…

    Alas, no tiara for this ungirly girl…I have never tried escargots either (they’re tough to get at Burger King!)…


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