October 17: Bosses Day, Gaudy Day, Mulligan Day, Pasta Day

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October 17, 2011

★~ Today’s Quote: Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.  ~Henry David Thoreau

★~Bosses Day:

Bosses have a tough time of it – they’ve got to make lots of hard decisions, and chances are they’ve got to put up with you, too. Buy your boss a cup of coffee today and let them know that you don’t mean to be so high maintenance and truly appreciate the opportunity to work for them

★~ Wear something gaudy day:

Australia’s Fashionist Antonutella suggest we all head to our closets and pull out the gaudy and garish, put it on and proudly stand out in a crowd. She especially finds loud Hawaii shirts and skirts with animal and vegetables appliqués endearing.

★~ Mulligan Day: 

Mulligan Day is a day for giving yourself  a second chance; a day for a “do-over.”  David Mulligan one time manager of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City, who played at the Country Club of Montreal golf course, in Saint-Lambert near Montreal  during the 1920 was having a bad golf day. It may have been because he overslept or because he was jumpy and shaky over a difficult drive over the Victoria Bridge to the course. In any case when after hitting a poor tee shot, Mulligan re-teed and shot again.

★~ National Pasta Day:

Linguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, tortellini, ziti…Oh my! The list is endless. The typical Italian eats over sixty pounds of pasta per year. In comparison, Americans only eat around twenty pounds of pasta per person per year!

To celebrate National Pasta Day, enjoy a delightful dish of your favorite type of pasta topped with a scrumptious sauce! And here is a delightfully funny pasta story, Sloth, Wrath and Spaghetti Sauce: A Tale of Woe  from the The Kitchen Witch. Includes recipe!

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1845 – According to a Boston newspaper, the entire audience walked out of a reading that included The Raven. The audience walked out, not because of the material, but because of their objection to Edgar Allan Poe, the reader and author of the macabre poem.

♥~ 1943 – Chicago’s first subway was formally opened. Work on the subway had begun on December 17, 1938. Mining through the soft, watery clay underlying the city was a difficult engineering task but subway construction was accomplished without a single cave-in.

♥~ 1983 – Actor Anthony Quinn lit up the Great White Way in the revival of the 1968 musical, Zorba, that reunited Quinn with Lila Kedrova, who played Madame Hortense. They both had appeared in the film portrayal, Zorba the Greek, which won Quinn a nomination for Best Actor, and an Oscar for Kedrova as Best Supporting Actress. This was one of the few films that came before the Broadway show, rather than the reverse.

♥~ 1989 –  Loma Prieta earthquake It struck the San Francisco Bay at 5:04 p.m., during the televised warm-up to Game Three of the World Series between the Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants; as a result, it was the first earthquake in the United States whose opening shocks were broadcast on live television. The earthquake reached a magnitude of 6.9 on the Richter scale, occurred as two plates slipped along the San Andreas Fault, and lasted about 10 to 15 seconds. There were 63 fatalities; that number likely would have been closer to 300, had it not been for the World Series. Many people had left work early, or were otherwise parked in front of televisions at a time when they usually would have been crowding the freeways and bridges.

♥~ 2006 – The 300-millionth U.S. resident was born at 7:46 a.m. EDT according to a Census Bureau estimate. The 200 million mark was reached in 1967. The 400 million mark is expected around 2043.

★~ Born Today:

♥~ Hawk!  Who can take a sunrise …..Sprinkle it with dew….Cover it in chocolate and a miracle or two …The Hawk Man can! The Hawk Man can!  The Hawk Man can ’cause he mixes it with love and makes the world taste good! Whatever would El Morno do with out our daily does of our friend, Hawk? He fill’s our days with snookerdoodles, love and calls us his Adorable Tribe o Tribles…Hawk is a father extrodinair, who is so smitten with his little boy, that he can hardly contain himself. Hawk is a poet, teacher warrior in the vien of Aragorn, and spouts words of wisdom that make us think without being patronizing. Happy Birthday Hawk…El Morno loves you more than a parceling pack of wiggling puppies…you handsome, kilt wearing savvy devil.

♥~ 1918 Rita Hayworth (Margarita Carmen Cansino) actress: Miss Sadie Thompson, Pal Joey, Separate Tables, They Came to Cordura, You’ll Never Get Rich; died May 14, 1987

♥~ 1948 – George Wendt actor: Cheers, Man of the House, Never Say Die, Fletch, No Small Affair

♥~ 1948 –  James Oliver Rigney Jr. author, wrote best-selling fantasy novels under the pen name Robert Jordan. He served in Vietnam, majored in physics in college, worked as a nuclear engineer, and loved to go to Episcopal mass services. He’s most famous for his best-selling Wheel of Time fantasy series, comprised of about a dozen titles, including The Eye of the World (1990), The Dragon Reborn (1991), Lord of Chaos (1994), and Crossroad of Twilight (2003).

♥~ 1972 – Eminem, American rapper, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri. His first, second, and third albums each won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album — the first artist to ever earn that distinction. He’s one of the best-selling musicians in the world, having sold more than 80 million albums

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ Approximately 2.75 million tons of pasta is made in Italy each year, while the United States produces nearly 1.9 million tons per year

♥~  Pasta is one of America’s favorite foods. Last year, 1.3 million pounds of pasta were sold in American grocery stores. If you lined up 1.3 million pounds of 16 oz. spaghetti packages, it could circle the Earth’s equator almost nine times!

♥~ The Chinese are on record as having eaten pasta as early as 5,000 B.C.

♥~ Pasta made its way to the New World through the English who found it while traveling through Italy. The English made pasta by cooking it for about a half an hour and then smothering it with cream sauce and cheese. This was the beginning of Macaroni and Cheese!

♥~ America’s first large pasta factory was built in Brooklyn, New York in 1848 by a Frenchman who would spread out his spaghetti strands on the roof to dry in the sunshine.

♥~ Legend has it that noodles were first made by 13th century German bakers who fashioned dough into symbolic shapes, such as swords, birds and stars, which were baked and served as bread. In the 13th century, the Pope set quality standards for pasta.

♥~ There are more than 600 pasta shapes produced worldwide.


Merry Monday!! Do tell! What is your favorite pasta dish? Odd Loves Company.

13 thoughts on “October 17: Bosses Day, Gaudy Day, Mulligan Day, Pasta Day

  1. Now here is something you do not know about me…I was at that world series game. Never so scared in all my life. The stadium went quiet-it felt like the world was coming to the end. However, people were amazing. So helpful and for the most part very calm.

    Have a good one.

  2. Plain old spaghetti. Just love it. Kb this post is a little gaudy in the nicest possible way…you have such a nice style.

    Merry Monday too you!

    PS. Happy Birthday, Hawk! Kb has made me wish that I signed on to Facebook in the morning to meet you…but then I would never start my day.

  3. I love pasta — pasta salad, spaghetti, rigatoni, you name it! Being half-Italian means I grew up on pasta. I didn’t know there was such a thing as Mulligan Day (I’d heard of a “Mulligan,” but didn’t know there was a whole day for it). I AM the boss, so when I err today, I’m giving myself a “do-over”!!

    • Good for you! I think do-overs are a very good thing. I may have the only kid in the whole world that would eat alligator and guacamole when he was 5 but did not like noodles with cheese, mac and cheese, or most other pasta dishes. Today he enjoys a few but it would never be his first choice. Joe’s family is about as Italian as they come

  4. El Morno!!! How I miss El Morno!! I feel like I’ve been left out from the rest of the world by not keeping myself up to to date with it! 🙂
    Pasta day?! I made Spagethy today for dinner. Wow, I guess I’m still got it! 🙂

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