October 14, 2012: National Lower Case Day| Be Bald and Be Free Day| Chocolate Covered Insect Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
October 14, 2012

Oxbow Moose and Cow

★~ Todays’ Quote: The world is mud-luscious and puddle-wonderful. ~ e. e. cummings

★~ national lower case day:

It’s time to pay homage to those tiny little letters that get us from one capital to the next — the beloved lower case alphabet

turn off that auto-correct and celebrate lower case day!

★~ Be Bald and Be Free Day:

Do bald people have bad hair days. Of course one would assume not . . . but I’m sure the bald head has rough spots on occasion or patches of fuzz that refuse to be tamed. Would those be bad bald days?

If your bald, today is your day to shine and be beautiful right along side Magic Johnson, Bruce Willis, Kelly Slater, Cal Ripken Jr, Seal, Patrick Stewart, Michael Chiklis,Andre Agassi…click for the GQ Most Powerful Bald men in America. 

★~ Chocolate Covered Insect Day:

Chocolate is one of the most popular flavors in the world and people will eat it on anything—strawberries, pretzels, peanuts, even bugs! This holiday honors anyone brave enough to try a bite of chocolate-covered insect.

For this exotic snack, insects are roasted to perfection then coated in chocolate. Crickets and ants are the most popular variety, and most people think they taste like chocolate-covered popcorn. You can find an impressive selection online.

In some countries, like China and Thailand, chocolate-covered insects are a delicacy. In Southern Africa, caterpillars (without the chocolate!) are an important source of protein for the indigenous people.

Test your bravery on National Chocolate-Covered Insects Day, invite your friends over for a fear factor party, and sample this unusual treat!  Thank you for the invite. Really. But I have other plans. XX Recipe for Chocolate Covered Ants.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1926 – A.A. Milne book, Winnie-the-Pooh, made its debut.

♥~ 1964 – The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Martin Luther King, Jr. He was the youngest person to ever receive the $54,000 award. He donated the money to a civil rights group.

♥~ 1972 –  Michael Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Ben’, his first solo No.1. A No.7 hit in the UK

♥~ 1979 – Hockey Hall-of-Famer Wayne Gretzky of the Edmonton Oilers scored the first of his record 894 goals in a home game against the Vancouver Cancucks.

♥~ 1984 – George ‘Sparky’ Anderson’s Detroit Tigers walloped the Padres 8-4 and Anderson became the first baseball manager to win 100 games and a World Series in both leagues.

♥~ 1987 – A media frenzy occurred when hundreds of rescuers came to the aid of little 18-month-old Jessica McClure. At 9:30 a.m. on this day, Jessicafell 22 feet into an abandoned well in her backyard in Midland, Texas. She was brought out of the well 58 hours later and was rushed to the hospital, where she underwent minor surgery.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1894 – e e cummings (Edward Estlin Cummings) poet, playwright: Him, Santa Claus; writer: The Enormous Room; died Sep 3, 1962

♥~ 1939 – Ralph Lauren (Lifshitz) fashion designer: Polo clothes, cologne, linens, etc.

♥~ 1946 – Justin Hayward guitarist, singer: group: The Moody Blues: Nights in White Satin, Tuesday Afternoon, Question, Your Wildest Dreams; solo: Forever Autumn, LP: Songwriter, Moving Mountains, Other Side of Life, Sur la Mer

★~ Did You Know:  

♥~ William Levin has been documenting signs in which the letter L is written in lowercase, while the the other letters are uppercase on his blog, lowercase L , since 2005. Williams, commentary under each of the pictures he posts is amusing and fun.

♥~  Try to solve this lower case puzzle:

When written in lower-case cursive,
what common four-letter word
requires three additional short lines
(not dots) after the initial stroke?

I couldn’t even begin to solve this puzzle but I bet you will figure it out! Scroll down for the answer.

♥~ Type your name using a Greek keyboard. I think my name looks like this κατγβετη in lower case letters.  . This is another fun keyboard with more options: Lexilogos


Speaking of writing, have you checked out the BIC pen for Ladies? A pen made just for women,  in pretty colors and everything. The perfect pen for dotting our i with hearts and smiley faces. The product description explains that the pens have a “sleek pen silhouette and jeweled accents [to] add style.”  Naturally, there is a pretty pen premium. A normal pack of 10 Bic crystal pens is $.32 per pen, while the Bic for Her pack of 16 crystal pens is $.47 per pen.  But they are worth it!  Ellen Degeneres shares her thoughts about the new Bic. . .

Give us strength!

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!


THE SOLUTION: “text.” When written in cursive, you have to add short lines for the x and both t‘s.

8 thoughts on “October 14, 2012: National Lower Case Day| Be Bald and Be Free Day| Chocolate Covered Insect Day

  1. Morno,
    I will pass on the chocolate covered bugs. That cursive chart back memories of Mrs. Frost and not good memories. First and second grade handwriting was a real struggle especially since all the girls seem to get loops and curves perfect while all the boys were dunces.
    No golf because of the rain. Going out to breakfast and then watching the game.
    Have a good one.

  2. The video is so funny. I almost feel liking buying the BIC just to see if there even is a difference. I love a good pen but black or blue ink is my preference.
    Love chocolate on everything but bugs. e.e.cummings is one of my favorite more modern poets.
    Hope the rain clears and your Sunday is sunny!

    • I might have to buy a pack but I hate to support dumb marketing.
      Enjoying the rain it seems like it’s been forever since we have had two rainy days in a row–not if tomorrow it’s still wet I will start to whine.
      Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I’m putting those pens on my Christmas list! Even at a premium, I’m worth it. I’m pretty sure today won’t include drizzling chocolate on insects and baking them. Maybe we will just make popcorn instead. I gave the puzzle to my dad he loves those kind of things.
    Off to brunch with my parents-so glad they are visiting :-D.
    Enjoy your day.

    • A Santa gift–good idea!! Popcorn gets my vote any day of the week. Let me know if your dad works the puzzle out. Enjoy your brunch and say hi to your parents for me…I know they may think it’s Odd but I feel like I know them… 😀

  4. have always enjoyed ellen’s humor. the video reminds me of the snl commercials.
    love chocolate, but not combined with insects. gotta draw the line somewhere.
    a few moody blues tunes i still listen to.
    i began typing lower case after rotator cuff surgery when it was the only option & just continued.
    i’m remembering the palmer method for learning cursive.

    • You right! We must stand for something or we will fall for anything.
      When I was growing up teachers gave me grief because of how I held my pen or pencil even tho they all agreed I had beautiful handwriting.
      Rotator surgery…sounds so painful!

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