May 10, 2012: Monty Python Day, Tidy Up Day, Shrimp Day!

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May 10, 2012


★~ Today’s Quote: “It’s funny, isn’t it? How your best friend can just blow up like that?” Monty Python

★~ International Monty Python Status Day:

Participating is easy; simply think of one of your favorite Monty Python quote, and post it as your status! It can be from the TV show, the movies, the musical, the live shows, Graham’s funeral, etc… or you can make it up yourself!

★~Tidy Up Day:

I met a little dusty gnome. He said it’s time to clean our room. Round. Round. Round. Whish. Whish. Whish. Time to clean our room!

Today we must tidy up our disastrously messy bedrooms, or any other rooms in our house that need to be picked up, straightened out, and cleaned up. Who knows? Under that stack of papers you might find $10, or a camera memory card, or your pet hamster, or maybe even a gnome!  Beware though: the hardest part is just starting, and then one rooms leads to another and another and before long—your cleaning is done… Whish. Whish. Whish. Time to clean our room!

★~Shrimp Day:

Let’s keep the shrimp dish simple. Just toss a few of nature’s lovable, pink, bite-sized crustaceans into a salad or pasta, or munch while dipping in cocktail sauce. But please, don’t add them to a taco because this is wrong—very wrong.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1893- The Supreme Court ruled that the tomato was a vegetable, not a fruit

♥~ 1869 – Charles E. Hires began selling his root beer mix  during opening day at the Philadelphia Centennial Exposition. Hires sold his mixture in tiny packets that contained the various herbs, barks, and berries. You still had to boil these ingredients, strain the mixture, add the correct amount of sugar and yeast, ferment the brew, and then bottle it. But you didn’t have to collect the ingredients and buying the ingredients in one package was cheaper than buying all the ingredients separately. The pre-mixed ingredients were primarily sold to housewives, but were also marketed to druggists and soda fountains.

♥~ 1954 – Bill Haley & His Comets released “Rock Around the Clock“, the first rock and roll record to reach number one on the Billboard charts.

♥~ 1960 – Around the world in 80 days … uh, make that 84 days. That’s how long it took the U.S. nuclear-powered submarine Triton to circumnavigate the globe.

♥~ 1963 – The Rolling Stones produced their very first recordings this day. The session included Come On and I Wanna Be Loved. The Stones would make it to the American pop music charts in August, 1964.

♥~ 2006 – Oklahoma was the last state to make tattoos legal. Governor Brad Henry signed legislation on this day to license and regulate tattoo artists and parlors.

★~Born Today:

♥ ~1850- Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton- had it not been for yachtsman and entrepreneur Thomas Johnstone Lipton, you may not be enjoying an affordable cup of tea. The man whom Queen Victoria knighted in 1898 introduced affordable tea to working class families in the United States.

♥~ 1899 – Fred Astaire (Austerlitz) dancer, actor: Funny Face, Silk Stockings, Finian’s Rainbow, Daddy Long Legs, Easter Parade, Let’s Dance, That’s Entertainment, The Towering Inferno; died June 22, 1987

♥~1946 – Donovan (Leitch) singer: Mellow Yellow, Sunshine Superman, Atlantis; composer: film: If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium, appeared in film: The Pied Piper of Hamlin, Brother Sun, Sister Moon

♥~ 1960 – Bono (Paul Hewson) singer: group: U2: Sunday Bloody Sunday, Pride [In the Name of Love], With You or Without You

♥~ 1966 – Jason Brooks actor: Days of Our Lives, Baywatch

★~ Did You Know:

♥~ “Tattoo” comes from “ta,” the Polynesian word for knocking or striking, and may represent the “tat-tat” sound made by hitting the tattooing too

♥~ Life magazine estimated in 1936 that 10 million Americans, or approximately 6% of the population, had at least one tattoo. Harris Polls, done in 2003 and 2008, shows those numbers at an estimated 16% (2003) and 14% (2008) of Americans now have one or more tattoos.

♥~ In Texas it’s illegal to tattoo an unconscious person.

♥~ The oldest tattooed body known is a Bronze Age man over 5,000 years old, discovered in a glacier in the mountains near Austria.

The most common body area for tattooing is the upper or lower arm.

♥~ Least painful areas to get a tattoo are the fleshy parts of the arms and legs. Areas near joints (wrists, elbows, knees, ankles) hurt most because more nerves are located there.

♥~The most tattooed man in the world is Tom Leppard of the Isle of Skye, Scotland. He sports a leopard-skin design on a yellow background over 99.2% of his body.

♥~ Strip artist Krystyne Kolorful of Canada, is the world’s most tattooed woman.

♥~ 14,000: The number of tattoos on the body of Bernard Moeller, the world record holder for the most individual tattoos.

♥~ An Ohio restaurant, specializing in cheeseburgers, offers a 25% discount to anyone who has a tattoo of a cheeseburger.

♥~ In 2005, Kimberly Smith was paid $10,000 to have Golden Palace.Com tattooed on her forehead by the casino.

♥~ Democrats are more likely to have a tattoo then republicans, 18% to 14%.

♥~ A rooster tattooed on one leg and a pig on the other is said to protect a sailor from drowning. Neither animal can swim.

♥~ 35 0f the first 43 U.S. Presidents reportedly have tattoos.


I have never seen a Monty Python Movie. Maybe I will watch one this weekend.

No tattoos for me and with luck no tattoos for Cole! I wrote about my feelings about tattoos here: Tat Talk.

I did have this wonderful pastry yesterday!  I saw a platter of them in a bakery window and had to buy one. Every bite was as good as it looks….Yes there is another pastry in the background and it was also delightful!

Lytro-camera technology. Click on area of photo you want to bring into focus.  Don’t expect to much, I’m an early adopter experiencing a learning curve.

Cole and I have an appointment with Louise Hauck who does interpretative readings from the ‘great beyond,’ the appointment is this afternoon. In case Joe is a little shy (can’t imagine he will be but who knows how the great beyond changes people) I’m going to take his martini shaker!  Louise is the friend of a friend and comes highly recommended, if you want to know more here is the web site Louise Hauch Illuminations.  Blog post to follow.

Hope you have a great Thursday! Leave a comment if your have an El Morno moment...Odd Loves Company!



7 thoughts on “May 10, 2012: Monty Python Day, Tidy Up Day, Shrimp Day!

  1. It’s Thursday there is hope this week will end. What do you call that dessert? “He’s not the Messiah, he’s just a very naughty boy.” Python-Life of Brian

    Have a good one!

  2. OMG that dessert! What is it? Can’t wait to hear about the “reading.” Bring out your dead! bring out your dead!” Perfect Python quote for you today… 😀

    • I will write more about the reading today–still in the process of digesting…I’m not sure exactly what the dessert was called…It was made with white mousse and melted in your mouth.

    • Yes the PAIN. It’s awful! I don’t think you can say that enough times! Right now I can just say NO if asked but believe me I am taking notes for later.

  3. I want a shrubbery! Thought that would be apropos given it is the time of year for planting.

    And I can’t believe, Katybeth, you’ve not seen a Monty Python film. The Holy Grail is my favorite – I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve seen it. And it cracks me up every time. Wot, that little bunny?

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