September 28, 2012: Ask a Stupid Question Day| Love Note Day| Good Neighbor Day| Drink a Beer Day| Strawberry Cream Pie Day!

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
September 28, 2012

It was an Autumn sunshine

★~ Today’s Quote: It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God.  Thomas Jefferson

★~ Ask a stupid question day:

Teachers created Ask a Stupid Question Day, to encourage students to ask more questions, so go ahead and ask: What rhymes with orange? Do they sterilize needles for lethal injections? Where in the nursery rhyme does it say Humpty Dumpty is an egg? Inquiring minds want to know!! If you have a stupid question to ask–include it in the comments and I will send you a personalized link to the answer. I promise.

★~ Love Note Day:

The practice of writing and sending love letters has a long and illustrious history. Famous romantics like Lord Byron and William Shakespeare penned sonnets and odes, and inspired generations of young lovers to do the same.

A love note is any written expression of emotion addressed to a loved one. It can be short or long, formal or casual, poetry or prose. In Germany, love notes are delicately painted by hand on high quality paper and are considered folk art.

Pen a love note to someone you love to celebrate today. An e-mail signed with x’s and 0’s doesn’t count.

★~ National Good Neighbor Day;

In the early 1970’s, Mrs. Becky Mattson from Lakeside, Montana recognized the importance of good neighbors, and started the effort to make this a National day. With the help of congressman Mike Mansfield, she succeed in getting three presidents (Nixon, Ford, and Carter)  to issue proclamations, along with numerous governors.

In 2003, the U.S. Senate passed a resolution, sponsored by Montana Senator Max Baucus, making September 28, National Good Neighbor Day.

★~ National Drink A Beer Day:

I found this quip on the Catholic Drinkie web site where faith meets brew: “So sit back, relax, pop open a cold one and thank God that He gave us beer.” The blogger loves Notre Dame Football, and having a beer with the Pope or Cardinal Timothy Dolan.   Cheers!

★~ Strawberry Cream Pie Day:

Did you know that 70% of a strawberry cream pie’s weight comes from the strawberries themselves? That’s a lot considering that the fruit isn’t even in season in September!

When you set out to find the perfect strawberry cream pie there are many variations from which to choose. Some recipes use cream cheese in the filling while others call for whipped cream or custard. Crusts can be sweet or savory, strawberries can be whole or whipped into a mousse, and there are dozens of different toppings.

Paula Deens Strawberry and Cream Pie recipe

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1961 – Hazel premiered on NBC-TV. The sitcom starred Shirley Booth in the title role, with Don DeFore as George Baxter and Whitney Blake as Dorothy Baxter (the family who Hazel adopted). She was their maid and housekeeper. Hazel was based on the Saturday Evening Post cartoon series by Ted Key.

♥~ 1968 – The Beatles  Hey Jude went to the  top of the charts for a nine week-run.

♥~ 1989 – The first two people to go over Niagara Falls in the same barrel and live to tell about it. Jeffrey Petkovich and Peter DeBernardi went over 167-foot high Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side of the Falls.

♥~ 1991 – Garth Brooks big ol’ black hat and all, hit number one with his album Ropin’ the Wind. He was the first country artist to debut an albumat #1 on both the Billboard album chart and country album chart.

♥~ 2008 – Hundreds of thousands gathered in San Francisco for the25th Folsom Street Fair, the world’s biggest celebration of leather, bondage and sexual fetish.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1836 – Thomas Crapper: English plumber:  Thomas Crapper, contary to popular belief, did not invent the flush toilet, which had existed for centuries before his birth. He did start his own business, Thomas Crapper & Co. Ltd and patented nine different innovative plumbing mechanisms, including the floating ball cock, which itself could have leant the English language a number of mildly offensive expletives, but instead it is his serendipitous or unfortunate last name, depending on how you look at it, for which we remember him best.

♥~ 1856 – Kate Douglas (Smith) Wiggin writer: Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Timothy’s Quest, The Bird’s Christmas Carol; organized 1st free kindergarten in San Francisco, established California Kindergarten Training School; died Aug 24, 1923

♥~ 1909 – Al Capp (Alfred Gerald Caplin) Capp wrote and drew the cartoon, Li’l Abner, with its cast of wonderful characters, Mammy and Pappy Yokum, their son Abner, the lovely Daisy Mae, Fearless Fosdick and the lovable Schmoos.

♥~ 1934 – Brigitte Bardot (Camille Javal) actress: And God Created Woman, Viva Maria, A Very Private Affair

♥~ 1902 – Ed (Edward Vincent) Sullivan newspaper columnist, TV host: Toast of the Town, The Ed Sullivan Show; died Oct 13, 1974

★~Did you know: You don’t just have to drink beer straight from the bottle here are some other uses for it.

♥~ Make bread. There are lots of good recipes but here is one to get you started:

1 12oz can of beer
2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/4 cup butter or margarine, melted

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
2. Lightly grease a 9×5 inch baking pan.
3. In a bowl, mix the dry ingredients.
4. Add the beer and sugar, mix well, place in pan.
5. Top with melted butter.
6. Bake 45 to 55 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.

♥~ Take a beer bath:  Drain a few kegs into the tub and let the invigorating bubbles cleanse the skin and exfoliate. The yeasts and other ingredients are great skin-softeners. Then take a long shower.

♥~ Put it your chili: One of the best ways to add flavor and a little extra liquid to chili is with a bottle of beer. Use the darker beers–they have more flavor and add a little more punch

♥~ Ease a stomach ache: The carbonation in the beer can help ease your tummy. Really.

♥~ Stain removal: Something nasty on your carpet? Maybe a red wine stain? Well, a light beer will help pull that stain out. Sometimes a little club soda first will also help. Then use a regular carpet steam cleaner after to lift out the liquid and the smell.

♥~ Revive wooden furniture: Got a few opened, half-empty beers from a party? Well, flat beer makes a great wood reviver. Just dampen a microfiber cloth with your flat beer, then rub gently into your furniture It will give it a polish and bring back some color.

♥~ The easy hair highlighter:  Soak you hair in beer and then lay in the sun. It will pull out terrific highlight Beer is also a handy hair conditioner.

♥~  Polish your gold jewelry: Drop your rings and other trinkets into a dish of beer, then remove and polish to a beautiful sheen using a dry cloth.

♥~ The bee attractor: An hour before your outside event is due to kick off, place some small containers of beer around the perimeter of the yard. The sugar and smell will attract the bees and they’ll be happy enough around the beer while you enjoy your shindig bee-free.


Cole seems to feel a little better today but is still laying low, the Orkin man came and after a somewhat hilarious conversation (upcoming post) I think our squatters have been given the unneighborly message to pack up and move on.

I thought this was amusing: 23 Easy Ways To Instantly Make Your Day Better

TGIF! Hope you have some FUN planned for the weekend.


12 thoughts on “September 28, 2012: Ask a Stupid Question Day| Love Note Day| Good Neighbor Day| Drink a Beer Day| Strawberry Cream Pie Day!

  1. Morno!
    TGIF. Bath, clean jewelry, highlight hair?? What hearsay is this? Drink the beer for God’s sake.
    i can’t ask my sister to make strawberry pie and apple Kuchen in one week–could we spread these days out a bit? I don’t know my neighbors and they don’t know me, not messing with a good thing.
    Golf (if the weather cooperates) and football. Chili sure sounds good.
    Make it a good one.

    • Beer is best in a glass, no doubt. Just ask your sister to make the apple Kuchen this year and I will remind you to ask her to make the strawberry pie next year–OK? Neighbors aren’t always what they are cracked up to be so just leave well enough alone.
      You sound tired–maybe a nap between golf and football and some cheese on your chili to go with your whine!!


  2. Fun stuff! Mike ^ aren’t we a little whiney today? I love the recipe for beer bread. Can you make strawberry pie without the strawberries?

  3. Beer for a tummy ache — seriously? That’s the last thing I’d have thought!
    Notre Dame has a bye week, so I’ll be watching my hapless Rebels likely get crushed by the Crimson Tide. Sigh.
    Oh, and still working to get ahead on my BIG project. It’s progressing, but there’s SOOO much left to do!
    Glad Cole’s feeling better — can’t wait for the Mousie story!

    • SIGH. I hate it when that happens!! I think the beer works on the same concept as any carbonated drink–it is often all in the burp.
      I know you will be happy when your project wraps up!

  4. Here’s a couple of stupid questions I’ve pondered:

    1)Why is it that a car drives in a parkway and parks in a driveway?
    2) Doe a house burn down or does it burn up?

    Just asking.

    • PITA –UG! There was PITA holiday this week regarding hugging vegetarians that we skipped. I refuse. Not to hug a vegetarian–I hug vegetarians all the time but to celebrate anything PITA sponsors.

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