July 26, 2011: All or Nothing, Aunts and Uncles, Coffee Milkshakes!

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
July 26th

Golden Morning Sunrise Over Phuket Mountains Thailand

★~ Today’s Quote: A happy family is but an earlier heaven. George Bernard Shaw

★~ All or Nothing Day;

All or Nothing Day is the day when we live as if there were no tomorrows. It is a chance to face fears, overcome challenges, and mend friendships. Stop letting things hold you back. Go for it, if you’re gonna go for it, and quit making excuses. Carpe Diem–Seize the day.

★~ Aunt and Uncle Day: 

I love my aunts and uncles. I only have four but they have always been a big part of My Odd family. I mean that in the nicest way. It’s true: Aunt Jill did hurled a suitcase through my wall, but she was only thinking of my back; Uncle Mike makes the best breakfast and when you visit him he is the hostess with the mostest; I love our Dickie bird; and Judy really is the nice one.  Celebrate today by reaching out to your aunts and uncles.

★~ Food of the Day: Coffee Milkshake Day:

Lovers of icy cold, creamy beverages as well as the pungent flavor of coffee can rejoice, for on this day falls National Coffee Milkshake Day. While coffee may not be the most widely used flavor for milkshakes, cold coffee drinks have been gaining popularity in recent years with iced lattes, mochas, and other café specialties.

Beat the July heat and celebrate Coffee Milkshake Day by sipping your favorite brew frozen instead of in a steaming hot cuppa. .

★~ Today in History

♥~ 1903 – Horatio Nelson Jackson, a 31-year-old San Francisco physician and auto enthusiast, completed the first successful automobile drive across the United States — in a slighly used Winton. Jackson was accompanied by Sewall Crocker, who served as mechanic and backup driver on the cross-country trip. The trip took 63 days, 12 hours, and 30 minutes (they had left San Francisco on May 23); cost $8,000; and left a transcontinental trail littered with broken parts, tools, clothes, flat tires and tears. At the time, there were no gas stations and less than 150 miles (240 kilometers) of paved roads between coasts

♥~ 1969 – Sharon Sites Adams, at age 31, achieved her goal of becoming the first woman to sail solo across the Pacific Ocean. Adams sailed 5,618 miles in her 31-foot Sea Harp from Yokohama, Japan to San Diego, California in 74 days (she left Yokohama on May 12).

♥~ 1969 – The Archies entered the Billboard Hot 100 with “Sugar Sugar.” The Archies singing voices, from the TV cartoon show, were all provided by studio backups Ron Dante and Toni Wine. One of the hand-clappers was Ray Stevens. It was the top song of 1969.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1856 – George Bernard Shaw playwright: Pygmalion; died Nov 2, 1950

♥~  1875 – Carl (Gustav) Jung Swiss founder of analytic psychology.

♥~ 1902 – Gracie (Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie) Allen vaudeville, radio, TV, stage actress w/husband, George Burns: The Burns and Allen Show; College Swing, Honolulu, Two Girls and a Sailor, We’re Not Dressing; died Aug 27, 1964

♥~ 1943 – Mick (Michael) Jagger singer: group: The Rolling Stones: 41 hits [1964-89], 5 gold records, 8 number one hits [U.S.]: (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction, Get Off of My Cloud, Paint It, Black, Ruby Tuesday, Honky Tonk Women, Brown Sugar, Angie, Miss You; Rock and Roll Hall of Famer

♥~ 1949 – Roger Taylor (Meadows-Taylor) musician: drums: group: Queen: Seven Seas of Rhye, Killer Queen, Bohemian Rhapsody, You’re My Best Friend, Somebody to Love, Another One Bites the Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Radio Ga-Ga; solo: LPs: Fun in Space, Strange Frontier

♥~ 1964 – Sandra Bullock Academy Award-winnning actress: The Blind Side [2010]; Speed, Speed 2: Cruise Control, The Net, While You Were Sleeping, A Time to Kill, Hope Floats, Forces of Nature, Miss Congeniality, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous, Fool Proof, Exactly 3:30, The Chambermaid, Premonition

♥~ 1968 –  Singer Jeannie C. Riley recorded “Harper Valley P.T.A.” The Tom. T. Hall song skyrocketed to #1 and became the country music Single of the Year.

♥~ 1996 – Amy Van Dyken became the first American woman to win four gold medals at a single Olympics as she captured the 50-meter freestyle in Atlanta.

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~  The hardest single part of building is deciding what to build. Someone makes this decision ever day.

♥~  Top chefs claim these difficult dishes are very difficult to make well:  Savory soufflés, Coq au vin,  Mole. These dishes are made in Culinary school, restaurants and homes world wide every day.

♥~  The toughest sport: Boxing. demands the most from the athletes who compete in it: Everyday someone is learning a diffuclt boxing move

♥~  The most difficult math problem ever solved, according to the Guinness World Records, is Fermat’s Last Theorem, since it took over 300 years to solve and has precipitated more incorrect proofs than any other math problem. The problem was solved it just took time

♥~ Alaskan Crab Fishing is one the worlds most difficult jobs but  Alaskan crab fishers do it, and most live to tell the tale.

♥~ Everyday millions of people are accomplishing hard, difficult and impossible jobs and tasks.  The secret of their success is they show up and give it their all.

★~ Today’s Giggle: 

A Texan man was talking big in a bar one night about how much money he had, how many women he had been with, and how much land he owned.

A young man growing tired of all the big talk finally asked the Texan; “Just how much land do you own?”

The Texan tipped back he’s Cowboy hat and said to the young man: “Well sunny let me put it to you like this, I can get into my pickup at sunrise, drive all day long, skip lunch, and still not get to the other side of my property by sunset.”

The young man shot back quickly: “Oh ye, I know what you mean. I used to own a FORD truck too!”


I am off and running today…Cousin Carla, Cole and I are off to explore the Jelly Bean Factory. I can’t believe I have never been before. We will be sure to find a coffee milk share along the way and I will muse all when I return! If you have a morno minute leave a comment…Odd Loves Company!

10 thoughts on “July 26, 2011: All or Nothing, Aunts and Uncles, Coffee Milkshakes!

  1. Do I make my milkshake with coffee or do I use coffee ice cream—decisions decisions. I have never wanted to be a crab fisherman! 😀

  2. Love the Food of the Day goal, your musings and El Morno. Your blog is such fun and well written; you obviously put a lot of time into your posts.

    Carpe Diem and Thank you!

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  4. The Jelly Bean factory ??? Sounds wonderful!!!! All those colors. All those flavors. All that sugar!! Win win win!!! Hope it was fun. Pictures??????? Have a great day!

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