September 30, 2012: Rabbit Rabbit| Mud Pack Day| Mulled Cider Day|

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
September 30, 2012


★~Todays Quote: Flattery is like chewing gum. Enjoy it but don’t swallow it. ~ Hank Ketcham 

★~ Rabbit Rabbit: 

Rabbit ! / Kaninchen!

Today is the last day of September and you know what that means don’t you?  It’s time to prepare for the first of the month and all that can be yours by simple saying  ”rabbit, rabbit!” The first words out of your mouth on the first day of October must be “rabbit, rabbit.” 

★~ National Mud Pack Day:

Pile on the mud to smooth, soften and detox your skin! Ojo Caliente, in New Mexico has mud pools where you slather mud all over your body and bake in the sun until done. The special blend of clay dries, toxins are released from the pores of your skin and you come away feeling cleansed and refreshed. If a trip to New Mexico is not in your future  you might want to make your own mud facial:

Clay or fuller’s earth mud is available in powder form at any health food store.

 Mix Together: 
1 tablespoon dry clay
1 egg yolk
1/4 of a mashed avocado
enough witch hazel to create a smooth mixture.

Mud dries excess sebum while the egg yolk and avocado replenish lost moisture. Witch hazel tones.

★~ National Hot Mulled Cider Day:

Mulled Cider

A mug of hot mulled cider is perfectly suited for crisp Autumn September-October afternoons. To make mulled cider, slowly add brown sugar to apple cider in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until all the sugar has dissolved. Add other ingredients such as nutmeg, allspice, orange juice, and lemon juice, and bring to a boil. Strain out the spices, pour into a mug, and add a cinnamon stick.

If you would like a more grown-up mulled cider try this one.

1 1/2 oz Laird’s Apple Jack 
1/2oz  to 1 oz Cinnamon schnapps 
Apple Cider, heated
Glass: Mug or Irish Coffee glass

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1791 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s two-act operaThe Magic Flute premiered at the Freihaus Theater in the composer’s hometown of Vienna, Austria.

♥~ 1841 – The stapler was patented by Samuel Slocum. His invention of sticking pins on paper was actually an early forerunner of the stapler.

♥~ 1868 –  Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women was published

♥~ 1960 – The Flintstones premiered. Yabba Dabba Doo!!!

♥~ 1982 – ”Everyone knew your name”…at a bar on Beacon Street bar in Boston named Cheers premiered on NBC and welcomed us each Thursday night for 11 years. 

♥~ 1997 – Hooters Restaurants agreed to pay .8 million to settle claims that it discriminated against men who applied for jobs.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1861William Wrigley Jr. chewing gum tycoon; died Jan 26, 1932. The picture (about) is the Wrigley building and I have to admit it’s one of my favorite Chicago landmarks.

♥~ 1921Deborah Kerr (Trimmer) actress: The King and I, From Here to Eternity, A Woman of Substance, The Night of the Iguana, Quo Vadis, Tea and Sympathy, Separate Tables;died Oct 16, 2007

♥~ 1924 – Truman (Streckfus) Capote (Persons) writer: In Cold Blood, Other Voices, Other Rooms, Breakfast at Tiffany’s; actor: Murder by Death

♥~ 1931Angie Dickinson (Brown) actress: Police Woman, Cassie and Company, Wild Palms, Dressed to Kill, Rio Bravo, Ocean’s 11; Hollywood’s Best Legs Award [1962]

♥~1935Johnny Mathis singer: Wonderful, Wonderful, It’s Not for Me to Say, Chances Are, Misty, The Twelfth of Never, A Certain Smile, Small World, Gina, What Will Mary Say, Too Much, Too Little, Too Late , Friends In Love [w/Dionne Warwick]

♥~ 1942 – Dewey Martin musician: drums, singer: group: Buffalo Springfield: For What It’s Worth; died Feb 1, 2009

♥~ 1954Barry Williams (Blenkhorn) actor: The Brady Bunch, A Very Brady Christmas

♥~ 1957Fran Drescher actress: The Nanny, Saturday Night Fever, The Beautician and the Beast, Picking Up the Pieces

★~ Did You Know:  In honor of William Wrigley’s birthday here are few chewing gum facts. 

♥~ Chewing gum is one of the oldest candies in the world. For thousands of years, people of all cultures have enjoyed the many benefits of chewing various gums, resins and latex secretions of plants.

♥~ The first commercial chewing gum – State of Maine Spruce Gum – was introduced in 1848 by John B. Curtis.

♥~ The first patent for chewing gum was issued in 1869 to William F. Semple, a dentist from Mount Vernon, Ohio (U.S. patent #98,304).

♥~ The very first bubble gum was invented by Frank Henry Fleer in 1906. He called it Blibber-Blubber. Fleer’s recipe was later perfected by Walter Diemer, who called his product Double Bubble.

♥~ The color of the first successful bubble gum was pink, because it was the only color the inventor had left, and that remains the predominant color today.

♥~ Spearmint, peppermint and cinnamon are among the most popular flavors of chewing gum today.

♥~ The largest bubble ever blown was 23 inches in diameter. The record was set July 19, 1994 by Susan Montgomery Williams of Fresno, California. (Guinness Book of World Records 1998).

♥~ The longest gum wrapper chain on record was 7,400 feet in length (nearly one and a half miles) and was made by Cathy Ushler of Redmond, Washington between 1969 and 1992.

♥~ Chewing gum consumption varies by geography. In the U.S., people chew an average of 182 stick equivalents per person per year. In the U.K., the figure is 125 – it’s 103 in Germany, 84 in Russia, 20 in China, and 4 in India.

♥~ Chewing gum can improve memory, say UK psychologists. They found that people who chewed throughout tests of both long-term and short-term memory produced significantly better scores than people who did not.Teachers, who once punished students for chewing gum in the classroom, now using gum as a reward for good behavior, to aid concentration and even to improve test performance.


 Apple Kuchen recipe  I usually double the recipe. Thanks for asking! 

Chicago is enjoying a beautiful Sunday morno! Hope it’s a beautiful Sunday where you are too.

See you later alligators! Remember someone out there is waiting for you to smile at them and make their day!


12 thoughts on “September 30, 2012: Rabbit Rabbit| Mud Pack Day| Mulled Cider Day|

  1. Morno,

    Beautiful day! Not sure about the mud packs but that apple cider sounds good. My sis is making apple kuchen for Sunday dinner. She loves me-guess I better pick her up some pepperidge farm cookies-her favorite.
    Lazy, football game day for me.
    Have a good one.

  2. Checking in with a beautiful day report.
    I love gum! It does help you concentrate. The Wrigley building is one of the landmark buildings in Chicago that I always look for and try to buy a few packs of gum at the lobby gift counter. The last time I stopped in (about 5 years ago) they were giving away gum in honor of one of the flavors birthdays. My lucky day.
    Kuchen sounds good! I have apples….why not.

    Enjoy your day.

  3. Well golly gee whiz looks like I’m a little late to the El Morno Party but I’m happy to report that we also have the start to beautiful day.
    We are home sweet home today! I think the kids are even looking forward to hanging out in the hood. Maybe my oldest will want to make Kuchen for dessert tonight. I’m in such a good mood a little sugar and cinnamon on the floor won’t be the end of the world–but they should probabbly make it early in the day 😀
    Big smile at ya!

  4. the closest i can come to national mud pack day happened today at the farm with a day of hard rain mixed with dirt & dogs! good times!

  5. I like the Wrigley building, too, but it’s just one of oodles of cool Chicago buildings! I’m fond of the Sears Tower (didn’t they rename that one?), the Tribune building, Holy Name Cathedral, the Shedd, and my late uncle used to live in Lake Point Tower. I remember he had some great views of the skyline!

  6. El nighto!! 🙂
    It’s so gorgeous today here in Denver, I hope its the same in chicago as well. Speaking of Chicago (the wriggly building) I get chuckle and think of you each time I saw that Geico commercial when he try to talk like a Chicago-an.. hehehe…

    • Lol…THEY really do talk funny and when I hear my kid say this and dat or snaaaaccck…I want to smack him!
      Glad you had such a pretty day! It’s cooling off in Chicago but after the summer we had I’m not complaining.

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