May 18, 2012: Bike To Work, No Dirty Dishes, Museum Day, Cheese Souffle

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
May 18, 2012


★~ Today’s Quote: I went to the museum where they had all the heads and arms from the statues that are in all the other museums. Steven Wright

Bike To Work Day: 

Join thousands of other Americans today and bike to work or school.  Whether you are environmentally conscious or just love the exercise, biking is a great way to avoid the commuter traffic and stay in shape.

★~No Dirty Dish Day:

I’m not sure if we are all supposed to eat on paper or plastic plates, make reservations, gather our dirty dishes and wash them, or load them in the dishwasher, or just throw them out the window. I vote for celebrating this day in an eco-conscious, earth-friendly way! Because that is just who I am! You choose the place for dinner (just make sure they have cheese soufflés on the menu), and I will make the reservations! Those clean dishes in the picture up above belong to El Morno and food of the Day Partner Emily! I told her “Next time Emily alternate colors, please!”

★~International Museum Day:

Pop poll! For those of you with an amazing museum in your city — when was the last time you visited it? I am going to let you include the times when you had visitors in town.  If you can’t remember, or if you are always saying, “We live in this great city with so much to offer, but we never make it to the Art Museum, Field Museum, Science of Industry Museum . . . we really should go someday.”  My cousins 12 year old is coming to town this summer and I plan on making sure that Cole and Ryan experience all the great culture Chicago has to offer

★~ Cheese Soufflé Day:

If you are a brave and experienced cook, go ahead and make your own soufflé — keeping in mind that making a successful poufy soufflé requires properly beating the egg whites to get enough air into the dish. I can barely separate egg whites, so clearly I am never going to bake a soufflé. Never. And if I was going to make one, it would be chocolate. Soufflé have been around since the 18th century in France, and the term soufflé means “puffed up.”  FYI loud noises will not deflate your soufflé.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ The first woman to fly faster than the speed of sound, Jacqueline Cochran, piloted an F-86 Sabrejet over California at an average speed of 652.337 miles-per-hour.

♥~1959 – Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa was pictured on the cover of LIFE magazine. And the headline read. “A National Threat: Hoffa’s Teamsters.”

♥~1963 – If You Wanna Be Happy, by Jimmy Soul, hit #1. The song stayed at the pinnacle of popdom for two weeks. “If you wanna be happy for the rest of your life, never make a pretty woman your wife. So from my personal point of view, get an ugly girl to marry you…”

♥~1968- Grateful Dead, The Doors, The Steve Miller Band and Jefferson Airplane all appeared at The Northern California Rock Festival in Santa Clara.

♥~1974 – The Streak (DON’T LOOK ETHEL!) started a 3-week run at number one on the Billboard pop music chart. The novelty tune, by Ray Stevens, was about people running nekkid where they shouldn’t be nekkid, like, in public. It was the second number one hit for the comedian who made numerous appearances on Andy Williams’ TV show in the late 1960s, as well as his own show in the summer of 1970. His first number one hit, just prior to The Streak, was Everything is Beautiful. Both songs won gold records, as did his comedic Gitarzan, a top ten hit in 1969. “Booga-da, booga, da!”  Favorite Oscar Moments

♥~1992 – The season finale of Murphy Brown aired on CBS with Murphy Brown, played by Candice Bergen, giving birth to an illegitimate son (Avery Brown). The following day, U.S. V.P. Dan Quayle publicly lambasted the comedy, saying that the program ‘glorified’ single-parenthood. Quayle also complained that the TV situation made a mockery of families with fathers.

★~ Born Today:

♥~ 1897 – Frank Capra: Academy Award-winning director: It Happened One Night [1934], Mr. Deeds Goes to Town [1936], You Can’t Take It with You [1938]; It’s a Wonderful Life, Lost Horizon, Pocketful of Miracles; died Sep 3, 1991. Capra said, “I wanted to glorify the average man, not the guy at the top, not the politician, not the banker, just the ordinary guy whose strength I admire, whose survivability I admire.”

♥~ 1928 – Pernell Roberts actor: Bonanza, Trapper John, M.D., Ride Lonesome; died Jan 24, 2010

♥~ 1931 – Robert Morse: Tony Award-winning actor: Tru [1990], How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Secret Storm, Wild Palms, Where Were You When the Lights Went Out

♥~ 1952 – George Strait singer: LPs: Strait Country, Ocean Front Property, Beyond the Blue Neon, Holding My Own, Strait out of the Box, Blue Clear Sky, Carrying Your Love with Me, One Step at a Time

♥~ 1970 – Tina Fey actress: Mean Girls, Martin and Orloff, Saturday Night Live [also head writer]; married to actor, composer Jeff Richmond, Tina Fey, born in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania (1970). She worked with The Second City improve troupe, then as an actor and writer on Saturday Night Live,and went on to create her own TV series, 30 Rock. But she returned to SNL during the 2008 election to do a series of extremely popular impersonations of Governor Sarah Palin

★~ Did You Know:  Tina Fey’s Wish For Her Daughter excerpt from her book Bossy Pants

First, Lord: No tattoos. May neither Chinese symbol for truth nor Winnie-the-Pooh holding the FSU logo stain her tender haunches.

May she be Beautiful but not Damaged, for it’s the Damage that draws the creepy soccer coach’s eye, not the Beauty.

When the Crystal Meth is offered, may she remember the parents who cut her grapes in half And stick with Beer.

Guide her, protect her when crossing the street, stepping onto boats, swimming in the ocean, swimming in pools, walking near pools, standing on the subway platform, crossing 86th Street, stepping off of boats, using mall restrooms, getting on and off escalators, driving on country roads while arguing, leaning on large windows, walking in parking lots, riding Ferris wheels, roller-coasters, log flumes, or anything called “Hell Drop,” “Tower of Torture,” or “The Death Spiral Rock ‘N Zero G Roll featuring Aerosmith,” and standing on any kind of balcony ever, anywhere, at any age.

Lead her away from Acting but not all the way to Finance. Something where she can make her own hours but still feel intellectually fulfilled and get outside sometimes And not have to wear high heels. What would that be, Lord? Architecture? Midwifery? Golf course design? I’m asking You, because if I knew, I’d be doing it,

May she play the Drums to the fiery rhythm of her Own Heart with the sinewy strength of her Own Arms, so she need Not Lie With Drummers.

Grant her a Rough Patch from twelve to seventeen.Let her draw horses and be interested in Barbies for much too long, For childhood is short – a Tiger Flower blooming Magenta for one day – And adulthood is long and dry-humping in cars will wait.

O Lord, break the Internet forever, that she may be spared the misspelled invective of her peers And the online marketing campaign for Rape Hostel V: Girls Just Wanna Get Stabbed.

And when she one day turns on me and calls me a Bitch in front of Hollister, Give me the strength, Lord, to yank her directly into a cab in front of her friends, For I will not have that Shit. I will not have it.

And should she choose to be a Mother one day, be my eyes, Lord, that I may see her, lying on a blanket on the floor at 4:50 A.M., all-at-once exhausted, bored, and in love with the little creature whose poop is leaking up its back. “My mother did this for me once,” she will realize as she cleans feces off her baby’s neck. “My mother did this for me.” And the delayed gratitude will wash over her as it does each generation and she will make a Mental Note to call me. And she will forget. But I’ll know, because I peeped it with Your God eyes.


-Tina Fey


I think I am going to wrap up El Morno and met you over another post in a little bit! I had mucho random stuff to share!


10 thoughts on “May 18, 2012: Bike To Work, No Dirty Dishes, Museum Day, Cheese Souffle

  1. TGIF. GOLF. On Sunday. I have to go to a graduation tomorrow. The food will be good!

    Have not ridden a bike in years. I hate bike lanes. it gives bikers a sense of security and they weave in and out of traffic. Scary stuff.

    • It’s good to branch out! A little graduation food…a little golf….
      Driving around the bike lanes in Chicago is not for the faint hearted. Just opening my car door makes me nervous.

  2. I bike on the weekends and stay away from traffic. My old 10 speed is no match for speeding steel. Save museums for when we have company and then I always lament that I do not come more often,

    I am off today! Two-weeks of three day weekends. YAY.

  3. The streaker! What a time that was…people running around nekkid. Tiny Fey is a funny lady! I enjoyed her book bossy pants.

  4. Still up to my ears in code — no time to play, no time to read blogs. Barely time to grab a sandwich. When will this project be finished???

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