My morning starts when I post El Morno on Facebook and various friends bring their cuppa and drop by to chat before they start their day. Usually the conversation is light and breezy. However, on Friday, we were all greeted with the news of the shooting in Aurora, Colorado. The idea that someone would walk … Continue reading Wonderful People Doing the Right Thing Every Day
Month: July 2012
July 21, 2012: Woodie Wagon Day, Junk Food Day
★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ July 21, 2012 ★~ Today's Quote: Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut. Ernest Hemingway ★~ Woodie Wagon Day: Woodie is a 1942 Ford Woodie Wagon. The “Woodie Wagon” was made famous in the 1940s and 1950s, romanticizing the American … Continue reading July 21, 2012: Woodie Wagon Day, Junk Food Day
July 20, 2012: Moon Day, Fortune Cookie Day, Ugly Truck Day, Lollypop Day!
★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ July 20, 2012 ★~ Today’s Quote: “The moon is friend for the lonesome to talk to.” Carl Sandburg ★~ Moon Day: The Eagle has landed. On July 16, 1969, Apollo 11 left Kennedy Space Center, and on July 20, 1969, the Eagle, a lunar module, landed on the moon at … Continue reading July 20, 2012: Moon Day, Fortune Cookie Day, Ugly Truck Day, Lollypop Day!
July 19, 2012: Flitch Day, Stick Out Your Tongue Day, Raspberry Cake Day, National Daiquiri Day
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ July 19, 2012 ★~ Today’s Quote: The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right. Mark Twain ★~ Flitch Day: The tradition of the Dunmow Flitch began in Great Dunmow, Essex in 1104 when a local couple so impressed the Prior of Little … Continue reading July 19, 2012: Flitch Day, Stick Out Your Tongue Day, Raspberry Cake Day, National Daiquiri Day
Keep Calm and Call Mom
A big event happened in my life last week: a friend and I finally hooked up for coffee. Just coffee between friends, but setting the date and actually making it to the designated Starbucks was nothing short of a miracle. On the way to the coffee date, we changed the Starbucks location because of traffic … Continue reading Keep Calm and Call Mom
July 17, 2012: Yellow Pig Day, Peach Ice Cream Day!
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ July 17th,2012 ★~ Today’s Quote: Life is like an ice-cream cone, you have to lick it one day at a time. ~ Charles M. Schulz ★~ Yellow Pig Day! What the heck is Yellow Pig Day? So there were two guys, Michael Spivak and David C. Kelly, who were math students at … Continue reading July 17, 2012: Yellow Pig Day, Peach Ice Cream Day!
Coolers and Shoe Yard Art
One of my projects this summer is cleaning out our basement again. It’s a never-ending project. My goal is to eventually just store what we use and get rid of the rest. For example, during this year’s crusade to purge and pitch, I found that we owned eleven coolers! I know that there are only … Continue reading Coolers and Shoe Yard Art
July 16, 2012: Hug Your Kid, World Juggling Day, Get out of the Doghouse Day, Corn Fritters Day
★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ July 16, 2012 ★~Today's Quote: If you're angry at a loved one, hug that person. And mean it. You may not want to hug - which is all the more reason to do so. It's hard to stay angry when someone shows they love you, and that's precisely what happens … Continue reading July 16, 2012: Hug Your Kid, World Juggling Day, Get out of the Doghouse Day, Corn Fritters Day
Is Mercury In Retrograde or Have I Lost My Mind?
It was one of those weekends when much of what could go wrong did. By Sunday night I felt exasperated and “out of sorts,” right alongside my friends that threatened to stab spouses with curtain rods and smother children with pillows. Finally, after countless weekend miscommunications, I found myself saying, “ZEUS! APHRODITE! APOLLO! Is Mercury … Continue reading Is Mercury In Retrograde or Have I Lost My Mind?
Nude Day, Pandemonium Day, Macaroni Day, Grand Marnier
~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~ July 14, 2012 ★~ Today‘s Quote: Not all the Greek runners in the original Olympics were totally naked. Some wore shoes. – Mark Twain ★~ National Nude Day: National Nude Day (also referred to as International Nude Day as it has gone global) originated in New Zealand when former rugby star … Continue reading Nude Day, Pandemonium Day, Macaroni Day, Grand Marnier