October 3, 2012: Tech Appreciation Day, Carmel Custard Day,Word Fun!

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
October 3, 2012

365-141 Autumn Sunrise

★~ Today’s Quote: Life CAN be simple again.  Just choose to focus on one thing at a time.  You don’t have to do it all, and you don’t have to do it all right now (Marc and Angel Hack)

★~ Tech Appreciation Day:

If you have a special techie or IT person that helps you through your computer glitches, today is the day to say “thank you, thank you, thank you!”

★~ National Carmel Custard Day;

Caramel custard, a.k.a. crème caramel, flan, crema caramella. A light, egg-based custard baked in a caramel mold. Custard is a rich, flavorful dessert that originated in Europe. To celebrate National Caramel Custard Day, try your hand at making your own caramel to enjoy over your choice of custard. Caramel Custard Recipe.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1893 – The gasoline-powered vacuum cleaner was patented by John S. Thurman of St. Louis, MO. He called it the “the pneumatic carpet renovator”. Remember his advertising slogan? “You can be sure if it’s Thurman!”

♥~ 1955 – “Good Morning, Captain!” On the air until 1985, this was the longest-running children’s TV show until it was surpassed by “Sesame Street.” Starring Bob Keeshan as Captain Kangaroo, it was broadcast on CBS and PBS. Other characters included Mr Green Jeans, Grandfather Clock, Bunny Rabbit, Mr Moose and Dancing Bear. Keeshan was an advocate for excellence in children’s programming and even supervised which commercials would appear on the program. In 1997 “The All New Captain Kangaroo” debuted, starring John McDonough.

♥~ 1955 – LIFE magazine’s cover displayed Hollywood’s most handsome bachelor, Rock Hudson.

♥~ 1960 – The Andy Griffith show premiered.  R.I.P Andy.

★~ Born Today:

♥~ 1916 – James Herriot,  was the pen name of James Alfred Wight, OBE, FRCVS also known as Alf Wight), an English veterinary surgeon and writer, who used his many years of experiences as a veterinarian to write a series of stories about animals and their owners.

♥~ 1947 – Lindsey Buckingham, guitar, vocals, Fleetwood Mac, (1987 UK No.5 single ‘Little Lies’ and 1977 US No.1 single ‘Dreams’ from world wide No.1 album ‘Rumours’).

♥~ 1969 – Gwen Stefani, vocalist with No Doubt, (1997 UK No.1 single with ‘Don’t Speak’ and a 1997 No.1 US album ‘Tragic Kingdom’).

★~ Did You Know: A Little Word Fun: 

♥~ You know how it smells after it rains? That clean, greenish smell when rain lands on dry ground? That’s petrichor, from the Greek petra (stone) and ichor (the blood of Greek gods and goddesses). The term was coined by two Australian researchers in 1964.

♥~ Originally, a zarf was a metal chalice keep the heat from your coffee from burning your fingers. The name for the fancy cupholder has morphed into the modern-day cardboard sleeve that comes wrapped around your hot coffee.

♥~ Chanking: Chewed-up food that’s been spit out. (Try to avoid giving us reason to use this one, OK?)

♥~ Scroop is the rustling, swooshy sound ballgowns make. More specifically, it’s the sound produced by the movement of silk.

♥~ If you’ve put your shirt on backwards, you have your arms in the wrong armsayes, which are the armholes.

♥~ People with expressive faces often end up with wrinkles in their glabella—the space between the eyebrows.

♥~ Playful, joking banter can be called badinage.

♥~ Libel is one thing, but a damaging lie made publicly known for political effect is a roorback.

♥~ Bonus! How about something that doesn’t have a name? There is no medical terminology for the back of the knee.


Last night, I dreamt a new software program was developed that would automatically turn written words into contractions. In other words, is not would automatically become isn’t. We were meeting in Deleware (all of us) at a big convention to watch how “auto contract” worked. The food at the convention was amazing! A mountain chocolate fountain! I must’ve had contractions on my mind, because my second dream of the night. was about a Facebook friend whose grandbaby was finally ready to be born. Do you have odd dreams when you aren’t feeling well? I sure seem too!

I’m about ready to bite this bug back! So I must be feeling a little better. Hopefully another day of laying low and by tomorrow I’ll be fit as a fiddle, or something like that…

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

14 thoughts on “October 3, 2012: Tech Appreciation Day, Carmel Custard Day,Word Fun!

  1. Morno,
    I’ve never been to Deleware!
    Not much of a flan kind of guy but a mountain of chocolate would work for me.
    Next time I need a coffee sleeve I’m going to ask for a zarf.
    Hope you keep feeling better!

    • I have never been to Deleware either. A Zarf sounds so cool–kind of like an expensive scarf for your beverage. Which I guess it sort of is.. .

  2. Oh my gosh yes!! I have really strange dreams when I’m sick. Maybe it’s because we sleep so much more and it’s a ligher sleep so we remember our dreams better.
    My kids love to watch the Andy Griffith show in reruns even if they think it’s a little sappy by todays standards. A friend gave us a set of James Herriot tapes to listen to on our last road trip and they were wonderful. I have a feeling we will be adding to our collection.
    Hope by tomorrow that bug is gone and you are playing a very merry tune!

    • Thanks Liz. I highly recommend listening to all the tapes–each set is wonderful. Good point about the lighter sleep…and I have been sleeping a lot.

  3. My son is my tech guy. I better take him some cookies even tho sometimes he isn’t very patient using that MOM tone with me.
    Hope you keep feeling better. Seems like everyone I know has been ill with something this past month. So far so good but I’m washing my hands a lot.

  4. I always blame weird dreams when I’m sick on the medicine I might be taking. Glad to hear you’re seeing some progress toward feeling fit as a fiddle!

  5. glad to hear you are fighting the good fight vs. your virus! keep it up! always enjoyed the writings of James Herriot. like fleetwood mac music, too.

  6. Speaking of dreams.. my mom had a dream, not long after my dad passed away, where all our deceased family gathered at our house. She had that same exact dream a few mights ago. It could be coincident, but my sister and I are terrified by the possibility…. we just can’t take anymore looses.
    I hope you fell better!! 🙂

  7. I LOVE James Herriot books and I have them all. He had such a wonderful sense of humor and the way he described his brother Triston and his antics made me laugh over and over. I must dig them out and re- read again loved the story about the farting boxer!

    • I loved the stories about the women with her King Charles Spaniel. He certainly had some great tales to tell. The farting boxer was a good one too!

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