October 3rd: Positive Day, Tech Appreciation, Carmel Custard Day

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October 3rd, 2011

★~ Today’s Photo:  Merrilymarylee took this whimsical sunrise picture.  I think it’s a perfect Monday Morning picture

★~ Today’s Quote: I could do terrible things to people who dump unwanted animals by the roadside. James Herriot

★~ Emotional Awareness/Positive Attitude Day:

Zig Ziglar says that attitude more than aptitude affects altitude. Keith Harrell says attitude is everything. Atta-tude is a self-reflection of who you think you are. And you say . . . SHUT-UP! Ok, I understand it’s Monday, and I’m sorry your weekend was not longer, but come on, just give El Morno a wee smile. Leave your emotional baggage behind and board the “I think I can, I think I can” train as we start our week on a positive note. This week laugh more, stress less; distance yourself from drama and chaos; lighten up; keep a check on mood swings; find things you enjoy doing and do them; says thanks; hug a friend; simplify your life; stop using your current circumstance to determine your life course . . . live and let live!

October is Emotional Awareness and Positive attitude month, so we have some time to work on this together.

★~ Tech Appreciation Day:

If you have a special techie or IT person that helps you through your computer glitches, today is the day to say “thank you, thank you, thank you!”

★~ National Carmel Custard Day;

Caramel custard, a.k.a. crème caramel, flan, crema caramella. A light, egg-based custard baked in a caramel mold. Custard is a rich, flavorful dessert that originated in Europe. To celebrate National Caramel Custard Day, try your hand at making your own caramel to enjoy over your choice of custard.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1893 – The gasoline-powered vacuum cleaner was patented by John S. Thurman of St. Louis, MO. He called it the “the pneumatic carpet renovator”. Remember his advertising slogan? “You can be sure if it’s Thurman!”

♥~ 1955 – “Good Morning, Captain!” On the air until 1985, this was the longest-running children’s TV show until it was surpassed by “Sesame Street.” Starring Bob Keeshan as Captain Kangaroo, it was broadcast on CBS and PBS. Other characters included Mr Green Jeans, Grandfather Clock, Bunny Rabbit, Mr Moose and Dancing Bear. Keeshan was an advocate for excellence in children’s programming and even supervised which commercials would appear on the program. In 1997 “The All New Captain Kangaroo” debuted, starring John McDonough.

♥~ 1955 – LIFE magazine’s cover displayed Hollywood’s most handsome bachelor, Rock Hudson.

♥~ 1960 – The Andy Griffith show premiered. I loved Aunt Bee!

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1916 – James Herriot,  was the pen name of James Alfred Wight, OBE, FRCVS also known as Alf Wight), an English veterinary surgeon and writer, who used his many years of experiences as a veterinarian to write a series of stories about animals and their owners. He is best known

♥~ 1947 – Lindsey Buckingham, guitar, vocals, Fleetwood Mac, (1987 UK No.5 single ‘Little Lies’ and 1977 US No.1 single ‘Dreams’ from world wide No.1 album ‘Rumours’).

♥~ 1969 – Gwen Stefani, vocalist with No Doubt, (1997 UK No.1 single with ‘Don’t Speak’ and a 1997 No.1 US album ‘Tragic Kingdom’).

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~  When dining in In Tanzania: Please arrive at least 30 minutes late. If you are seated on a mat or carpet keep the soles of your shoes out of sight, and never smell your food.

♥~  If you are invited to dinner in China:  Hold your chopsticks correctly. It’s not polite to wave your chopsticks above food dishes or to use your chopsticks to point at somebody.

♥~  While in Russia drink the vodka turning down a drink is considered rude. Be sure to leave a bite or two of food on your plate to show your host there was plenty to eat.

♥~ If you drop your bread while dining in Afghanistan, the bread should be picked up, kissed, and put to one’s forehead before putting the bread back on your plate.

♥~ If you are ever invited to have dinner in Japan, you need to wait for the host to invite you three times before you start eating. When eating noodles slurping noises are considered polite.

♥~ Don’t insult your host in India by wiping your hands on a napkin…Lick your fingers when you’re done. There’s nothing better than finishing off a great meal by licking all the curry sauce from your fingers.


Traditionally, the first frost happens in October, and leaves change to brilliant colors and begin to fall. Some of us wait until the last leaf falls to rake; others of us race to rake the first leaf that falls. The opal and the tourmaline are the birthstones for October.

The calendula is October’s flower. October is the best month to make squash, pick apples, and buy appliances. Bikers and runners love October!

Not everyone is falling into fall. Our Australian friends are springing into spring, revitalizing their landscapes, and trying to find the perfect bathing suit!

Odd Loves Company!


6 thoughts on “October 3rd: Positive Day, Tech Appreciation, Carmel Custard Day

  1. It was a great weekend full speed ahead into the week. I love Flan and anyone who has not read Herriot or listened to his books on take is missing out.


  2. All animal-lovers love James Heriot; I love his quote and am right there with him! I hate to see animals abused; consequently, I’m a sucker for those stinking TV ads with the sad songs and the even sadder images of mangled dogs and cats. Sigh.

  3. I’m going to enjoy part of Oct. with my daughter and Grandson, and I can’t wait to get there.

  4. I LOVE James Herriot. I have all of his books and ever so often will drag them out so I can have a laugh or two. He was always in a snit with his brother, Tristan. He had a way of making all seems so real and as if you were right there. Need more writers like him.<3

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