International Cap Lock Day| Nut Day!

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October 22, 2012


★~ Today’s Quote:  You’re only as young as the last time you changed your mind. ~ Timothy Leary

★~ International Caps Lock Day:

Today, when you use your BIG LETTERS, you aren’t shouting; you’re celebrating INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY! A whole day dedicated to something that drives most people crazy—text that is written in ALL CAPITALIZED LETTERS.

International Caps Lock Day was created in 2000 by Derek Arnold of Iowa. This holiday began as a parody. It was intended to poke fun at those individuals who unnecessarily capitalize letters, words, and phrases.The day became so popular with internet users that it is now celebrated twice a year—on June 28 and on October 22.

Hit your caps lock button and celebrate INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY!

★~ Nut Day:

Some days you feel like a nut, and some days you don’t; but eiher way grab a handful of nuts and celebrate Nut Day. However, if you are allergic to nuts DON’T EAT THEM. I have an alternative to eating nuts….You can also act a little nutty or give your favorite nut a big hug.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1797 – André-Jacque Garnerin, was the first person to jump from a hot air balloon. He jumped over Paris and landed successfully.

♥~ 1934 – Bank robber Charles ‘Pretty Boy’ Floyd was shot to death by federal agents on Ellen Conkle’s fifty-acre farm near East Liverpool, Ohio. Floyd was nicknamed ‘The Peoples Bandit’ because of his willingness to burn bank mortgages during robberies. This gave many people free homes and farms. He also gave money to needy families who were hit hard by the great depression.

♥~ 1966 – The Supremes rocketed to the top of the pop-album charts with Supremes A’ Go-Go. They were the first all-female vocal group to hit the top of the LP chart.

♥~ 1966 – The film “Georgy Girl,” starring Lynn Redgrave and James Mason, became the first movie in America to be rated for a “Mature Audience Only.”

♥~ 1967 – Scottish singer Lulu started a five-week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with the theme from the film ‘To Sir With Love’.

♥~ 1971 – Folk singer Joan Baez received a gold record for her hit,The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down. It turned out to be her biggest hit, peaking at #3 on the charts

♥~ 2003 – The fossil of a 2.56-inch fishlike fossil from the Flinders Ranges in southern Australia was believed to be at least 560 million years old. That is 30 million years older than the previous record

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1903 – Curly Howard comedian: The Three Stooges: Three Little Pigskins, Pop Goes the Easel, Goofs and Saddles, Wee Wee Monsieur, Oily to Bed, Oily to Rise, Higher Than a Kite, The Yoke’s on Me, Stop! Look! and Laugh!; died Jan 18, 1952

♥~ 1908 –  John Gould humorist and columnist: spent 60 years writing a weekly dispatch from his farm in Maine for the Christian Science Monitor. He wrote about his neighbors and family, the three-tined fork, the origin of the molasses cookie, his father’s bees, telephone solicitors, and the battle of Gettysburg. He wrote more than 30 books, including Farmer Takes a Wife (1945), a best-seller about his marriage to a city girl from Arlington, Massachusetts, and The Fastest Hound Dog in the State of Maine (1953), about his dog.

♥~ 1917 – Joan Fontaine (de Havilland) Academy Award-winning actress: Suspicion [1941]; Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Rebecca, Jane Eyre, Ivanhoe, Island in the Sun, Gunga Din,Emperor Waltz, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

♥~ 1920 – Timothy Leary psychologist, professor: Turn on, Tune in, Drop out. Timothy Leary promoted the use of LSD in the search of political and spiritual freedom; died May 31, 1996

♥~ 1942 – Annette Funicello actress: The Mickey Mouse Club, Beach Blanket Bingo, Back to the Beach, Beach Party, Bikini Beach; singer: Tall Paul, First Name Initial, O Dio Mio, Pineapple Princess

★~ Did You Know: A little ‘gansta’ trivia to start your Monday off right…..

♥~ Floyd loved the movie Dracula (1931) with Bela Lugosi.

♥~ The nickname “Pretty Boy,” was given to Floyd by a prostitute. He claimed to hate the name but it stuck and became a part of his reputation.

♥~ While on the run Floyd carried a copy of the book “When The Daltons Rode” by Emmett Dalton, the sole survivor of the Dalton Brothers outlaw gang of the old West. The book was often referred to as a “how-to be an outlaw” book.

♥~ Floyd was involved in more than 30 bank robberies and ten murders. In an ironic twist, E.W. Floyd, his youngest brother, became a sheriff’s deputy in Sequoyah County, Oklahoma.

♥~ Floyd was considered a hero in his area of Oklahoma, whenever he returned there he would use some of the loot from his previous robberies to buy food and clothes for many of the poverty-stricken residents of the Cookson Hills, where he grew up. Whenever he robbed banks in the area, the first thing he did was tear up all the mortgages he could find, an act that endeared him to many of the local residents who were on the verge of losing their homes, farms and businesses to the banks.

♥~ Though he was famous as “Pretty Boy” Floyd, for reasons unknown his FBI wanted poster gave his alias as “Pretty Boy” Smith.

♥~ Traveling through Oklahoma, gangsters Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow attempted to meet with Floyd in hopes of joining him on a bank-robbing spree. The best they could do was to meet a cousin of Floyd’s, who agreed to pass along their request. According to many friends and relatives, when Floyd heard of their request he immediately balked, saying he didn’t want to get mixed up with “those Texas screwballs”.

♥~ Oklahoma folk legend Woody Guthrie wrote and recorded “The Ballad of Pretty Boy Floyd”. It became on of his most popular songs during the 1930s. The song was later covered by Bob Dylan and The Byrds, among others.


This is a fun share by El Morno Friend Cynthia

40 Things To Say Before You Die “They aren’t complicated .They’re not poetry. They’re just short sentences with big meaning.” Here are the first 5 to get you started.

40. I wonder: Give yourself time to think so the time you spend doing things will be better spent.

39.  Today was good:  If you can say it once, you can say it again. And Again.

38.  I believe in this: A god, a plan, a company, a person, an idea—you have to put your faith in something.

37. I’m not finished: Only you get to decide when your life’s work is done. (care to discuss?)

36. Thank you for making this possible: Because nobody does anything alone. We’re driven and supported and thwarted by others at every turn.

Click the link ^ for the next 35. . .

Hope you have a Marvelous Monday!

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16 thoughts on “International Cap Lock Day| Nut Day!

  1. Morn,
    Not feeling great this morno. Drinking some juice and heading back to bed. I hope my sister didn’t poison me last night she has threatened me for years.
    Have a good one.

  2. Hey Mike ^ sorry you aren’t feeling well. I know your sister and if she hasn’t poisoned you before now it’s probably a bug.
    Love nuts. I try to eat a handful or two in the afternoon when I need an energy boast. Seems to work. Interesting facts about Pretty Boy.
    I’m traveling a couple days this week so it’s going to be busy.
    Have a good Monday!

    • Someone suggested nuts to be as a pick me up and they really do work. Glad you liked the outlaw facts—I find the old west and the outlaws fascinating.
      Travel well!

  3. Boo. My parents have left. We had such a good time and I know we will see them again over Christmas but I just hate it when they leave. It’s fun being together when it’s not crazy holiday time. Enough pity party for me, I have beds to change… I love nuts and plan to treat myself to a candy bar filled with them when I get my chores done and before the kids get home so I can enjoy every bite.

  4. Not a fan of peanuts but I have a few nuts I can hug. We enjoyed a gorgeous weekend. Sure hope this weather sticks around for a little while.

    Happy Monday!

  5. I found you on Pinterest and I’m hooked on El Morno. I love all the facts and celebrations. My 7 year old loved it when I told him it was all Caps day before he left for school-the kid hates lower case letters. I’m sure a call from his rather stern teacher will be forthcoming but it was worth it to get him off to school with a smile on his face.
    Thanks again.

    • Thanks Lindsey! I’m glad we put a smile on your seven years old face and down with cranky teachers.
      So happy you were in our Odd Neighborhood. Drop by any old time.

  6. nuts are a good treat. “sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t.” never cared for that candy bar though.
    still sing along to the supremes. hey there, georgy girl & to sir with love give me nice 60s memories.
    ^ food for thought, cynthia.

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