November 22: Start Your Own Country, Go For A Ride Day, Cashew Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
November 22

★~  Today’s Quote: I told my psychiatrist that everyone hates me. He said I was being ridiculous – everyone hasn’t met me yet. Rodney Dangerfield

★~ Start Your Own Country Day:

Today’s holiday originated at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York as a way to honor free-spirited people who believed they could start a country of their own.

Before you pack your belongings and head for green pastures, here are a few things to consider: How would any one person or collective group go about declaring

independence from his or her native country and branch out to start a new one? If a group of people really disliked a country and wanted to secede, would the country let them? How resistant would our country be if someone wanted to separate on his or her private property?

The second issue that comes to my mind when considering starting a new country is how to obtain government services like public utilities, Internet, cell service, and cable. Better make sure existing companies will accept your country’s currency!

What would your flag look like? National anthem sound like? Who would you invite to live in your country? And, of course, you are going to want a constitution, right?

This is fun to think about…rather mind boggling, really. Here are a few websites I found to provide food for thought.Seasteading institute, NationStates

★~ Go For A Ride Day:

One of the best ways to get out of a rut is to change your routine. I’m not suggesting anything as radical as sitting at a different place at the conference table or dinner table, but you could take a different route to work, school, or store.

Go For A Ride Day encourages you to get out into the world – hop on your bike, into your car, or onto a train and go for a ride. El Morno is encouraging you to travel a different path today.

P.S. Rascal would like to remind you to take your pup with you on the ride.

★~ Cashew Day:

Did you read about the nut named Hazel? He robbed a bank! Walked right up to the teller and said, “Give me all the cashew have.”

In a nutshell, whether you like them plain, salted, roasted, or covered in sugar, cashews are very tasty – so celebrate National Cashew Day by snacking on some or cooking them into your favorite recipes!

★~ Sagittarius, The Archer:

Nov 22–Dec 21. In the astronomical/astrological zodiac that divides the sun’s apparent orbit into 12 segments, the period Nov 22–Dec 21 is traditionally identified as the sun sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. The ruling planet is Jupiter. Nov 22–Dec 21

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1950 – This was a slow night in the NBA. The lowest score recorded in the National Basketball Association was posted. The Fort Wayne Pistons (later Detroit Pistons) beat the Minneapolis Lakers (later Los Angeles Lakers) the score of 19-18.

♥~ 1955 – RCA paid the unheard of sum of ,000 to Sam Phillips of Memphis, TN for the rights to the music of a truck driver from Tupelo, Mississippi: Elvis Presley. Thanks to negotiations with Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker, RCA tossed in a $5,000 bonus as well — for a pink Cadillac for Elvis’ mother.

♥~ 1963 –  President John F. Kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas.

♥~ 1984 –  Fred Rogers of PBS’ Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood presented a sweater, knitted by his mother, to the Smithsonian Institution as “a symbol of warmth, closeness and caring,” according to museum officials.

♥~ 1991- Alice Cooper came to the rescue of two fans; Patrick and Dee Ann Kelly, whose California home was about to be re-possessed. Patrick had painted Coopers face on the house to help sell the property. Mr Cooper signed autographs to help raise money for the couple.

★~ Born Today:

♥~ 1921 – Rodney Dangerfield (Jacob Cohen) “I Don’t Get No Respect”: comedian, actor: Caddyshack, Easy Money, Back to School, Natural Born Killers, Ladybugs, The Dean Martin Show;died Oct 5, 2004

♥~ 1950 – Steve ‘Miami’ Van Zandt singer, songwriter, musician: guitar: groups: E Street Band, Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

♥~ 1956 – Richard Kind actor: Mad About You, Spin City

♥~ 1958 – Jamie Lee Curtis actress: A Fish Called Wanda, Forever Young, Halloween ’78, Halloween 2: The The Nightmare Isn’t Over!, Trading Places, True Lies, My Girl,Mother’s Boys, Love Letters, Anything But Love, Dominick & Eugene, Operation Petticoat; daughter of actors Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh

♥~ 1961 – Mariel Hemingway actress: Delirious, Falling from Grace, Lipstick, Personal Best, The Suicide Club, Superman 4: The Quest for Peace, Manhattan, Civil Wars, Star 80

♥~ 1967 – Boris Becker tennis: youngest Wimbledon Men’s Champion [17 years old]

★~ Did You Know: 

♥~ The “fruit” of the cashew nut is called the cashew apple.

♥~ Cashew Nuts are high in monounsaturated fat, which has been linked to an increase in HDL “good” cholesterol and a decrease in LDL cholesterol.

♥~ The scientific designation for the cashew, anacardium occidentale, refers to the shape of the cashew apple, which looks like an inverted (upside-down) heart.

♥~ The colloquial name for the cashew nut comes from the Portuguese name for the nut, caju.

♥~ Cashew nuts are native to Brazil, but are now grown all over the world.

♥~ Cashew nuts are often used as a substitute for milk or cream in vegan diets. Cashews are also used in cheese alternatives.

♥~ The fruit bark juice and the nut oil are both said to be folk remedies for calluses, corns, and warts, cancerous ulcers


I will cashew later. Have a great terrific Tuesday!

10 thoughts on “November 22: Start Your Own Country, Go For A Ride Day, Cashew Day

  1. Cashews are the best. I always have some in a bowl to snack on. Great energy booster.
    I was in high school when JFK was shot–what I remember was the absolute silence. We were immediately dismissed. It was as though our parents magically showed up to pick us up. We discussed it a lot in all my classes.

    Have a great day.

    • JFK, 911 defining moments in our lives-for sure. I just recently learned what a great energy booster nuts are..I eat them in the late afternoon and it is a great pick me up.

      Thanks for stopping by Odd.

  2. What a great game for a car trip..”Start your own country.” Lot’s to talk about..some coloring involved…music. We don’t watch video’s in the car and sometimes the books on tape get tedious. The kids love a game we made up about capitals this may be another winner on the way to or from Grandparents house.
    Not a big fan of nuts but sometime I do feel like I am part of the nut family.

  3. I would not want the responsibility of running my own country but I do have a few suggestions for this one if anyone is interested.. 🙂
    My pup and I did go for a ride this afternoon and we did go a different way. It was very refreshing.
    Hope to talk to your before but if I don’t have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  4. Love your Jaquie Lawson card.. I send a lot of her cards for different occasions and I have been a member of her card club for years. She is amazing.
    Have a wonderful Thansgiving Katybeth. You are a treasure to be sure.

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