Celebrating: Stilts, Creme Brûlée, Scotch Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
July 27, 2011

★~ Today’s Quote: Seize the moment.  Remember all those women on the Titanic who waved off the dessert cart.  ~Erma Bombeck

★~ Walk on Stilts Day:

A day to walk on stilts, providing a chance to develop self-confidence through mastery of balance and coordination. A chance to enjoy the challenge of childhood no matter your age. A celebration of daring accomplishments at homes, circuses and theme parks everywhere.

Walk On Stilts Day encourages you to buy a set of stilts (if you don’t already own any) and to put on some height! Practice with friends, learn to spin and dance, but watch out for potholes!

★~ Crème Brûlée Day:

Don’t Cry Over Burnt Cream. Crème brûlée (literally “burnt cream”) begins its short life as a custard—a sweetened mixture of cream and egg yolks that’s heated until it thickens. It’s then usually poured into shallow, single-serving ceramic dishes called ramekins and chilled until it becomes firm.

Cole and Cousin Carla plan to make Crème Brûlée and the good news is Cole found the propane torch that will put the finishing torch on tonight’s desert; The caramelized, thick, crisp crust that makes this dish so special. Lets all hope there is no bad news and Cousin Carla returns to Florida with her eyebrows.

★~ Scotch Day:

The first written record of Scotch whisky originates from around the time Columbus sailed to the Americas. But the distilled spirit of Celtic origin probably evolved from earlier, more primitive efforts at producing grain alcohol.

This year on National Scotch Day, have a taste of this a  premium single malt, well aged, and see for yourself why this Scotland’s is so proud of what some say is it’s greatest export!

★~ Today in History

♥~ 1940: Bugs Bunny debuted in the movie cartoon A Wild Hare. Artist Bob Clampett created Bugs after seeing actor Clark Gable munching a carrot in the movie It Happened One Night

♥~ 1950 – During a match in Chicago, IL, professional wrestler Gorgeous George completely missed a flying tackle on Lou Thesem. George took off like a rocket, flew right out of the ring and landed on top of a newspaper reporter’s typewriter.

♥~ 1974 – John Denver’s biggest hit song reached the top of the Billboard singles chart. Annie’s Song, written for his wife, became the most popular song in the U.S

♥~ 1976 – After a four-year legal fight, John Lennon was awarded his Green card, allowing him permanent residence in the US.

★~ Born Today:

♥~ 1880 – Joe Tinker Baseball Hall of Famer: Chicago Cubs shortstop; playing manager: Cincinnati & Chicago; famous for Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance double-play combination; died Jul 27, 1948

♥~ 1922 – Norman Lear Emmy Award-winning producer: All in the Family, Maude, Good Times, Sanford & Son, Powers that Be, The Nancy Walker Show, The Jeffersons, Hot L Baltimore, Fernwood 2-Night

♥~ 1944 – Bobbie Gentry, Grammy Award-winning singer [1967]: Ode to Billy Joe, All I Have to Do is Dream [w/Glen Campbell], I’ll Never Fall in Love Again

♥~ 1948 – Peggy Fleming Olympic Hall of Famer: gold medalist: figure skater [1968]; Ice Follies, Holiday on Ice, ABC sports commentator; International Women’s Sports Hall of Famer

♥ ~ 1948 – Betty Thomas Emmy Award-winning director: For Peter’s Sake [1992-1993], Dream On [1992-1993], actress: Hill Street Blues [1984-1985]; The Seventh Sign, When Your Lover Leaves, Troop Beverly Hills

♥~ 1972 – Maya Rudolph actress: Saturday Night Live, City of Angels, Chuck & Buck, Duets; daughter of singer Minnie Riperton

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ Bugs Bunny was originally called ‘Happy Rabbit’

♥~ The word ‘Bugs’ was actually a nickname for ‘crazy’

♥~ The voice of Bugs Bunny, by Mel Blanc, is also shared with Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat and even Woody Woodpecker

♥~ In World War II, i Bugs Bunny was made an honorary Marine Master Sergeant by the U.S. Marine Corps

♥~ Bugs was one of the few animations to receive his own star on the Walk of Fame

♥~  In 1997, Bugs appeared on a U.S. postage stamp, the first cartoon to be so honored, beating the iconic Mickey Mouse.

♥~ “What’s up, Doc?”, which was written by director Tex Avery for his first Bugs Bunny short, 1940s A Wild Hare. It was common Texas lingo, Avery’s home state.  The audience loved the phrase and it stuck with Bugs.

★~ Today’s Giggle

Q: What did the green grape say to the purple grape?

A: Breathe! Breathe!


I’m pretty sure I won’t be racing out to buy stilts today, but I might put on a pair of sandals with a bit of heel. Does that count?
Hope your Wednesday is wonderful!

I will see you later to muse about crème brûlée and let you know if I agreed to try another piece of Carla’s gum.


19 thoughts on “Celebrating: Stilts, Creme Brûlée, Scotch Day

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  2. Stilts? Where does one rush right out to buy Stilts. Scotch on the other hand is close at hand. Cheers.

    Have a good El Day-O

  3. What’s up Doc? Bugs Bunny is one of my favorite cartoon characters. He is just so cool!

    Crème Brûlée not one of my favorites but I don’t mind toasting the day with a Scotch and water.

  4. I had stilts as a kid. They were a lot of fun. Bugs is the best!

    Hope you have a great day,

  5. Ahhhhhh, two of my favorites….Scotch & Creme Brulee! I’ll be sure to have at least one of the two…

  6. Love Bugs Bunny!! As for stilts, I never had a pair — never even knew anyone who did! However, one summer, one of my friends got us all walking on huge tin cans with strings attached — talk about an old-fashioned experience!

  7. Do not put another piece of that gum in your mouth!!!!
    How dumb a girl are you?????
    Your Mother

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