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October 21, 2011
★~ Today’s Quote: “Nothing is as contagious as enthusiasm. It is the real allegory of the myth of Orpheus; it moves stones, and charms brutes. It is the genius of sincerity, and truth accomplishes no victories without it.” ― Samuel Taylor Coleridge
★~ Babbling Day:
The alarm went off at 5:30 a.m., but I turned it off because it just did not seem possible that it was already time to get up. Does that ever happen to you? You know, the alarm goes off and you think, “Oh wow, it could not possibly be time to get up – I just went to bed!” Well, it happens to me all the time – well, not all the time. Sometimes I leap right out of bed, but that is usually because I have to go to the bathroom…but not always. Sometimes it’s because the day offers a lot in the way of excitement…but that only happens once in awhile…Oh hi there…Don’t mind me, I am just babbling along in celebration of Babbling Day. Would you like to babble with me? Anyone can babble…well, not anyone, but most people…
★~ Count Your Buttons Day:
To think that just this past Wednesday I was lamenting that writing about Hagfish Day was a challenge. Help! Can anyone find any loopholes to help me escape from writing about an activity that elevates matching socks to a new level? I guess Button Counting Day only goes to prove that no activity is too mundane to be recognized with its own holiday. Make this easy for me: Look at what you are wearing and count your buttons. Are you missing any buttons? If you are, replace them. If you have a loose button jar, let a bored child count them for you…but do remember that buttons are a choking hazard. Don’t you hate that condescending warning? It takes all the fun and adventure out of an activity and assumes you are a complete idiot. Now, where did I put that button I was using for inspiration…? Oops, Rascal swallowed it. Darndogdangbuttondarnit!
★~ International Day of the Nacho:
In 1943, Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya, a chef at the Victory Club in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico, prepared the first plate of crunchy, spicy nachos for Texas women who were in town on a shopping trip. To honor Anaya and his gooey creation, the town held the first International Day of the Nacho on Oct. 21, 1995. This year, the fete falls on Friday. Is this true? Who cares?! It’s Friday! It’s Nacho Day! As an El Morno reader, you have an obligation to celebrate. If you are a goodie gluten El Morno reader, here is a recipe.
★~ Pumpkin Cheesecake Day:
I heard from a very reliable source that Eli’s Cheesecake Factory makes awesome pumpkin cheesecake. As luck would have it, my abode is not far from the Eli’s Cheesecake Factory in Chicago…which is where I will go to buy two pieces of pumpkin cheesecake to satisfy my duty to celebrate the food of the day. As for the rest of you cute little Jack-o-lanterns, you are on your own. Sorry.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1849 – The tattooed Irishman, James F. O’Connell, was put on exhibition at the Franklin Theatre in New York. I bet he was needled a lot.
♥~ 1997 – Elton John’s tribute to Princess Diana, Candle in the Wind 1997, was declared by The Guinness Book of Records to be the biggest-selling single record of all time. In 37 days, the single reached 31.8 million copies sold, eclipsing the previous record held by Bing Crosby’s White Christmas. The Crosby song sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide — in 55 years.
♥~ 2010 – The Guinness World Records confirmed that a pumpkin grown in Wisconsin was officially the world’s heaviest. Chris Stevens of New Richmond grew the 1,810.5 pound (821.24 kg) gourd. It was 85 pounds (38.56kg) heavier than the record set in Ohio in 2009.
♥~ 1952 – Brent Mydland, The Grateful Dead, (1970 UK No.69 and US No.127 album ‘Workingman’s Dead’).
♥~ 1955 – Helen Catherine Hardwicke, Director (“Twilight”) Her most used phrase on set is “Let’s focus, everybody”.
♥~ 1956 – Carrie Fisher actress: Star Wars series, The Blues Brothers, When Harry Met Sally, Hannah and Her Sisters, Shampoo; writer: Postcards from the Edge,Surrender the Pink, Delusions of Grandma; daughter of singer Eddie Fisher and actress Debbie Reynolds
♥~ 1976 – Jeremy Miller actor: Growing Pains, The Willies, Emanon
★~ Did You Know:
♥~ The International Day of the Nacho takes place every October 21. It was initiated in the 1990s in the United States and Mexico to commemorate the invention of nachos by Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya in 1943.
♥~ The first known appearance of the word “nachos” in English dates to 1949, from the book A Taste of Texas
♥~ A modified version of the dish, with permanently soft cheese and pre-made tortilla chips was marketed in 1976 by a man named Frank Liberto, owner of Ricos Products, during sporting events at Arlington Stadium in Arlington, Texas this version of nachos became known as “Ball Park Nachos”.
♥~ During a Monday Night Football game, sportscaster Howard Cosell enjoyed the name “nachos”, and made a point of mentioning the dish in his broadcasts over the following weeks, further popularizing it and introducing it to a whole new audience.
TGIF! . The sun might shine and the roofers might show…I will let you know!!