Celebrating: Best Friends, Poison, Jelly Doughnuts

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
June 8th

Today’s Quote: Freedom is from within ~ Frank Lloyd Wright

★~ Best Friend Day:

As we grow older, more friends become best friends in different ways. There is a childhood best friend that knew you back in the days; the best friend that you raised your children with over the years; the best friend you may only talk to twice a year, but it only takes you a few moments to catch up; perhaps the best friend you gossip with at the office; or, perhaps, the sister or brother that was once a thorn in your side but grew up to be your best friend.  While our list of best friends may have grown to include more people, what makes a friendship “best” is sharing our most important secrets, hopes, dreams, aspirations, and disappointments with each other throughout the day or over the years.

★~ Name Your Poison:

“Name your poison” is what bartenders in the movies say when someone sidles up to the bar. However, it can also mean ‘make a choice.’ Maybe it’s the choice about how you plan to kill someone — Hamlet killed his father by ear poisoning! (Is that true?) I seem to remember that it is, but I don’t know for sure. My dad once tried to poison my mom with rose spray. He claimed it was an accident. Who knows?  My mother said for years she was growing Oleander in the yard in case she decided to poison my dad. And I once poisoned my mother with a corn dog I left in summer sun in my car. I didn’t know a corn dog could go bad so fast . . . that’s my story, and I am sticking to it. Joe once told me he would rather be trapped than poisoned. I filed that away for future reference. You know though, there might be a better way to celebrate today than poisoning a loved one. How about the fun of making bad, horrible, no good choices today! Eat a jelly-filled donut, have a gin martini for breakfast and pour soft drinks for the kids instead of orange juice. Run through the sprinkler in your work clothes, go ahead and have a cookie before dinner, buy the more expensive brand just cause it tastes better, and you want it . . . I’m sure you get my drift, but if you need more suggestions, let me know.

★~ Jelly Doughnut Day:

Jelly-Filled Donut Day: I think I covered this under Name Your Poison Day, but today consider having two jelly-filled donuts!

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1786 – Commercial ice cream was advertised for sale for the first time — in New York City. Could this be the reason why we have celebrated both Chocolate Ice Cream and Rocky Road ice cream in the last couple of weeks?

♥~ 1947 – Lassie debuted on ABC radio. It was a 15-minute show about an extraordinary dog. Lassie’s barking on the radio was provided by the star of the movie Lassie Come Home, a collie named Pal. Animal imitator Earl Keen provided the whines and other dog noises. The announcer was Charles Lyon; Marvin Miller and Betty Arnold played Lassie’s owners. The sponsor was Red Heart dog food.

♥ ~ 1948 – Television was born and Milton Berle ushered in the television era for the next 18 years as the host of the Texaco Star Theater. Known as Mr Television he sold millions of television sets ultimately making TV the most popular form of entertainment in America. Mr. Television … Uncle Miltie … Milton Berle made generations of televisions  laugh till tears ran down their faces. Those were simpler times. Those were the days…

♥~ 1988 – All Nippon Airways announced that painting eyeballs on its Jets cut bird collisions by 20 percent. Update April 2000:  All Nippon Airways Co. has decided to remove the eyeball markings, which proved useless in preventing birds from flying into the engines and causing damage. .

♥~ 1991 – Battle Creek, Michigan, served breakfast to 44,938 people at the world’s longest breakfast table, a new world record

★~ Born Today:

♥~ 1867 – Frank Lloyd Wright architect: Pennsylvania’s Falling Water, NYC’s Guggenheim Museum; “No house should be on any hill or on anything, it should be of the hill, belonging to it …”; died Apr 9, 1959

♥~ 1933 – Joan Rivers (Joan Alexandra Molinsky) comedienne; author: Bouncing Back: I’ve Survived Everything… and I Mean Everything …and You Can Too!; TV host: The Tonight Show, The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers; “Can we talk?”

♥~ 1940 – Nancy Sinatra singer: These Boots Are Made For Walkin’, Sugar Town, Somethin’ Stupid [w/pop, Frank], Jackson [w/Lee Hazelwood]; actress: The Wild Angels, Speedway

~ 1957 – Scott Adams cartoonist: Dilbert

~ 1966 – Julianna Margulies actress: The Good Wife, ER, The Newton Boys, What’s Cooking?, The Mists of Avalon

~  1970 – Kelli Williams actress: The Practice, Zapped Again!, Switched at Birth

★~ Did You Know:

~ The 12-inch black-and-white Philco console, a popular TV in its time, cost approximately $200 in the early 1950s.

~ March 25, 1954: Mass production of first RCA Victor color sets, model CT-100. Cost: $1,000.

~ The first television advertisement was broadcast in the United States on July 1, 1941. The watchmaker Bulova paid $9 for a placement on New York station WNBT before a baseball game between the Brooklyn Dodgers and Philadelphia Phillies. The TV commercial showed a Bulova watch ticking onscreen for exactly 60 seconds.

~ In 2008, the cost of 30 seconds advertisement was $2.7 million in the Super Bowl broadcast. It is the world’s most costly airtime.

~ March 25, 1954: Mass production of first RCA Victor color sets, model CT-100. Cost: $1,000.

~ In 1957 the 1st practical remote control, invented by Robert Adler and called the “Space Commander,” was introduced by Zenith. This wireless, ultrasound remote followed and improved upon wired remotes and systems that didn’t work well if sunlight shone between the remote and the television.

~ On Sept. 12, 1959  “Bonanza” begins airing in color.

~ Ninety-nine percent of American households have at least one television and the majority of households have more than one.

♥~ Today’s Silly :

A ticked off wife was complaining about her husband spending all his time at the bar, so one night he took her along.

“What’ll ya have?” he asked.

“Oh, I don’t know. The same as you I suppose,” she replied.

So the husband ordered a couple of Jack Daniel’s and threw his down in one go. His wife watched him, then took a sip from her glass and immediately spat it out.

“Yuck, it’s nasty poison!” she spluttered. “I don’t know how you can drink this stuff!”

“Well, there you go,” cried the husband. “And you think I’m out enjoying myself every night!”


Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday filled with Wicked, Wacky choices. Join me over here for a little musing over a cuppa!



17 thoughts on “Celebrating: Best Friends, Poison, Jelly Doughnuts

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  2. Bad choice day! I love it! And I love jelly doughnuts! What a cute picture of your pups! So cute.

    Hope you have a super day!

  3. What a great day! Love all the holidays. Lassie!! That picture says it all.

    Off to work I go. Cheers.

  4. So many bad choices to choose from!! Where do I even start?? With jelly doughnuts of-course.

    Have a good one.

  5. Have you heard Durian Fruit? It’s consider a king of fruiit in Southeast Asia and when I was in Indonesia Dunkin Donut there have Durian jelly donuts. I actually tried it. Still not sure if I like it or not. 🙂
    happy best friend day! ‘Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly. 🙂

    • Right! Thank you for remembering :-D. I do not like things that pop out at me or are ozzie in my mouth. I like a nice glazed donut or perhaps chocolate….maybe with a few sprinkles.


  7. My best friend and I have been friends for 41 years…we live 1000 miles away from each other, but we talk to each other on the phone fairly often.

    We used to have a German bakery in the town where I grew up…they had the best jelly doughnuts ever (they also made lovely cream puffs and chocolate eclairs!).

    I watched Lassie on TV when I was a kid.


    • Lovely to have a best friend. Isn’t it great how easy it is to catch up even over miles and time. Chicago has some fabulous bakeries-many of them German and while I have never eaten a jelly Doughnut I have had the cream puffs and chocolate eclairs!
      I was always terrified something would happen to Lassie so I never could watch the show…still can’t watch animal shows.

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