March 5: Fun Facts About Names, Multiple Personality Day, Cheese Doodle Day

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March 5, 2012

Post Updated: March 5, 2013


★~ Today’s Quote: Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward. ~ Victor Kiam

★~ Fun Facts About Names Day: 

Celebrate names today by looking up interesting tidbits about them. For example,

Bugs Bunny, the cartoon character, was named by the artist Ben (“Bugs”) Hardaway. To ensure crediting the right artist, the drawings were marked “Bugs Bunny,” and it stuck. Remember, we’re celebrating names all week, so feel free to jump into the discussion at any point.

★~ Multiple Personality Day:

Me, myself, and I would like to wish you and yourself a very Happy Multiple Personality Day.

Celebrate today by connecting to yourselves.

★~ Cheese Doodle Day: (Food of the Day challenge #244)

Cheeto! Our El Morno friend Teresa’s favorite snack food is Cheetos. It’s also the name of her favorite cat. Odd, I know but Cheeto is cute and curled rather like a cheese doodle. A Cheeto by another name is a Cheese Doodle.

Cheese Doodles have long been America’s favorite bright orange snack. Morrie Yohai invented the Cheese Doodle in the 1940s. After serving as a Marine in World War II, he returned to his home in the Bronx and took over the family business—a snack food company called Old London Foods.

During the 1960s, Wise Foods, Inc. acquired the company, and Cheese Doodles became part of the potato chip division. Today, Cheese Doodles are one of Wise’s strongest brands. The company produces over 15 million pounds of the stuff each year! That’s enough to fill 36 Olympic-sized swimming pools! Oddly enough, the Cheese Doodle swimming pool relay isn’t catching on as well as the snack itself.

To celebrate National Cheese Doodle Day, pick up a bag of Cheese Doodles to share with friends! But don’t wipe your hands on the furniture or your clothes—that orange stuff stains!

★~ Today in History:

♥~1891- Labour Day, also known as Eight Hours Day in Tasmania and May Day in the Northern Territory, commemorates the granting of the eight-hour working day for Australians. It also recognizes workers’ contributions towards the nation’s economy. It is an annual public holiday and its date varies across the states and territories.

♥~ 1872 George Westinghouse of “You can be sure if it’s Westinghouse” fame patented the air brake . They were, and remain, especially important to trains, big trucks, buses and amusement park rides.

♥~ 1953 – A grand jury in Elizabeth, New Jersey, rejected efforts to ban the The Moon is Blue for obscenity. The film was condemned by the Catholic Church (it objected to the inclusion of the words ‘virgin’, ‘seduce’, ‘mistress’ and ‘pregnant’). The movie, with its dialogue intact, was a big hit at the box office.

♥~1977- The Illinois General Assembly declared the first Monday in March to be Pulaski Day in 1977 to honor General Casimir Pulaski the Revolutionary War hero who reportedly saved General George Washington’s life in 1777. The holiday also seeks to honor the heritage of Polish-Americans–as Chicago has the largest Polish population outside of Warsaw.

♥~ 1982 –  Actor and singer John Belushi died from an overdose of cocaine and heroin. Belushi was one of the original cast members on US TV’s Saturday Night Live, played Joliet ‘Jake’ Blues in The Blues Brothers and also appeared in the film Animal House. His tombstone reads “I may be gone, but rock n roll lives on.”

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1595 – William Blackstone New World settler: first settler in what is now Boston, Massachusetts, and also, Rhode Island; Blackstone River in Rhode Island bears his name; died May 26, 1675

♥~ 1908 – Sir Rex (Reginald Carey) Harrison Academy Award-winning actor: My Fair Lady [1964]; Cleopatra, Dr. Dolittle, The Agony and the Ecstasy; died Jun 2, 1990

♥~ 1954 – Marsha Warfield actress, comedienne: Night Court, The Richard Pryor Show, Empty Nest, D.C. Cab

♥~ 1974 – Kevin Connolly actor: Angus, The Beverly Hillbillies, Rocky V, Unhappily Ever After, Great Scott!, Wings, Entourage

★~ Did You Know:


♥~ 15 millions pounds of Cheez Doodles’ are produced each year. The same weight as 1000, African elelphants

♥~ If Lined up end to end approximately 72 mies Cheez Doodles are produced each year

♥~ In Japan you can buy Strawberry  Cheetos’.  It’s a plain cheeto dipped in strawberry frosting.

♥~ A single Cheeto described as being in the shape of Michael Jackson doing the Moonwalk Dance sold for $35.18 on Ebay in the summer of 2009, attracting national media coverage in the U.S

♥~  A couple who found a Cheetos snack in a shape they described as resembling Jesus Christ nicknamed it “Cheesus” and garnered national media attention. They did not sell the “Cheesus” on e-bay.


The other day when I picked Cole up on a rainy, blustery day, he jumped in the car and said, “HELL!” I was surprised and said, “Well, that’s not a very nice way to greet your mother. What are you swearing about?” Cole looked at me and said, “Mom, I’m not swearing. I said HAIL. It’s hailing!”  El Morno friend Carolee told me the reason I misunderstood him is that I’m from Texas.

Cole’s friend called to ask me to write a letter of recommendation to National Auto for him. I agreed and wrote a lovely letter. The friend came over and thanked me profusely and then told me he needed a letter of recommendation to the National Honor Society. I told him I would re-write the letter it, but I would not include, “speaks clearly” in the recommendation. Cole then looked at my freshly printed letter and told me that I had misspelled my name. I disagreed at first, but when I looked a little closer, he was right. Cole suggested that I might need glasses along with suggesting I might want to wear my hearing aid a little more often.

Today, I heard him talking to my mom about cars, and somehow they got around to  food. He told her that while he had eaten a lot of celery and peanut butter over the last few days, we had just returned from a lovely steak dinner, so he wouldn’t be trading me in for a new mom anytime soon. Good to know.

Don’t you just hate kids sometimes?

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9 thoughts on “March 5: Fun Facts About Names, Multiple Personality Day, Cheese Doodle Day

  1. Ya know, El Morno has become sort of a hobby of mine. Now people ask me at work what we are celebrating. I think I may take in a bag of Cheese Puffs or Cheetos. Could get lucky and find Chesus.

    Have a good one.

  2. HA! Look at my fat boy, Cheeto. Cheesus is very cute. I suppose you could make out many shapes from a Cheeto if you use your imagination!

  3. I love that photo of Cheeto! His ‘orangeness’ is positively glowing. (yes , it’s a made up word)

  4. This is such a public service. To think that I might have missed Cheesus were it not for your blog!

    Happy Birthday week to that son of yours.

    I was so sorry to read about the loss of your friend and the nice Dad.

  5. I am craving cheetos. I haven’t had any for years and now that I am on a diet, what does my husband bring home???Yep, Cheetos. I just had to have one, or two or maybe three, but I didn’t eat the whole bag. Tomorrow is weigh in day, I hope hope hope I didn’t wreak all the exercising I did now just by eating those darn cheetos.

  6. Glasses AND hearing aid? Seriously? Oh, wow, that darling boy of yours is becoming too clever! We try to hide signs of aging like that, but they’re onto us, the little imps!
    ‘Deborah’ means ‘bee.’ Don’t have a clue why my folks named me that. Perhaps they saw a bee right after my delivery — hey, that’s as good a reason as any!!

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