June 22, 2012: Take Your Dog To Work, Onion Ring Day, Chocolate Eclair Day

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June 22, 2012

★~ Today’s Quote: “Onion rings in the car cushions do not improve with time.” Erma Bombeck

★~ Take Your Dog To Work Day:

About 1.4 million owners take some 2.3 million dogs to work every day, according to an American Pet Products Association survey last year. Some of the nation’s largest employers are dog-friendly – like Google Inc. and Amazon.com. Keeping employees happy is one of the main reasons cited by employers. Today even more pups will join the work force to celebrate Take Your Dog To Work Day.

I will try to share a few pictures of Rascal, “at work.”

★~ Onion Ring Day:

The exact origins of the onion ring are unknown, but in 1933 a recipe for deep-fried onion rings that are dipped in milk then coated in flour appeared in a Crisco advertisement in The New York Times Magazine.

I love a great onion ring. And I even have an onion ring holder! I have never made onion rings but when I do, i have a place to put them!  For more about onions click ‘Onions-Did your know….’

★~ National Chocolate Eclair Day:

The perfect contrast to the grease-laden onion ring—a sugary sweet eclair! The word eclair is French for lightening. To produce a real eclair, a baker must prepare pâte à choux, a dough that generates the necessary steam to hollow out a giant cavity into which a pastry chef can pump that lush vanilla cream. In other words the eclairs at our local Jewel fall woefully short of being the “real thing.” So stop by the local bakery and buy an eclair to enjoy tonight’s dessert

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1832 – John Ireland Howe patented the pin-making machine, better known as a pinmaker.

♥~ 1963 Fingertips – Pt 2, by Little Stevie Wonder, was released. It became Wonder’s first number one single on August 10th. Wonder had 46 hits on the pop and R&B music charts between 1963 and 1987. Eight of those hits made it to number one.

♥~ 2005 – Herbie: Fully Loaded debuted in U.S. movie houses. The comedy adventure stars Lindsay Lohan, Michael Keaton, Matt Dillon, Breckin Meyer, Justin Long, Cheryl Hines and Jill Ritchie.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1922 – Bill Blass fashion designer: His client list included Jacqueline Kennedy, Barbra Streisand and Gloria Vanderbilt.

♥~ 1936 – Kris Kristofferson songwriter: Me & Bobby McGee, For the Good Times, Help Me Make It Through the Night; singer: Loving Her was Easier, Why Me; actor: Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, A Star is Born, Semi-Tough, Fire Down Below, Dance with Me, Limbo, Perfect Murder, Perfect Town

♥~ 1949 – Meryl (Mary Louise) Streep Academy Award-winning actress: Sophie’s Choice [1982], [supporting actress] Kramer vs. Kramer [1979]; Silkwood, Postcards from the Edge, Death Becomes Her, Bridges of Madison County, The River Wild, Music of the Heart

♥~ 1949 – Lindsay Wagner actress: The Bionic Woman, The Paper Chase, Fire in the Dark, Nurses on the Line, The Second Wind

♥~ 1953 – Cyndi Lauper (Cynthia Ann Stephanie Lauper) Grammy Award-winning singer [1984]: Girls Just Want to Have Fun; Time After Time, True Colors; actress: Mad About You, Life with Mikey

★~ Did You Know:

pin cushion - close up

When a pin is placed vertically in water, it will sink. But if the pin is placed horizontally in the water, it will float.

Our El Morno’s Staff member in charge of demonstrations, experiments, juggling, and magic is currently unavailable. However, he promises not to keep us on pins and needles and will demonstrate the amazing floating-sinking needle trick very soon. So please stay tune.


I thought this was a fun video to watch on ‘Take Your Dog To Work Day’. Jim Larson and his Golden Retriever ride around in a Russian motorcycle with a side-car.

TGIF! Have A Fun Friday!

12 thoughts on “June 22, 2012: Take Your Dog To Work, Onion Ring Day, Chocolate Eclair Day

  1. I don’t have a dog to take to work but I think I will stop at the bakery and sweeten up the staff with some chocolate eclairs!

    TGIF–Golf weekend for me!

  2. Wow just like old times Mike and I are the early birds together! Love chocolate eclairs and onion rings!
    We will have a few four legged workers today. It’s such fun seeing them trot around the office and playing ball in the hall. Makes a good Friday-Great! I will stop and pick up a few Scooby Snacks.

    Have a super day!

  3. My most favourite pastry has always been the chocolate eclair. Imagine how thrilled I was when I finally found a place called….wait for it….’Silly yaks’ (celiacs) that made gluten free eclairs. They get my vote any day.

  4. One nice thing about working from home for myself is being able to take my Sheltie to work every day!! Who knew it was a real “holiday”?? Kb, thanks for listing all these fascinating people who change their names and become famous — that’s just so interesting!

  5. I have both Tanner & Maggie, my product testing team at work today. They are busy sleeping on their dog beds at the moment. All inventory is above “snout level” in my warehouse, so they don’t over do the testing part….

    • I know what you mean…my dad constantly complains that my mom’s Doberman is shoplifting inventory–my mother says my dad is confused she is simple making sure the antlers are fine enough for our customers.

  6. By the way, I forgot to compliment you, KB on your new summer mantel picture!! It’s great. I want that lemonade.

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