Sourest Day| Greasy Food Day!

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October 25, 2012

Autumn Apple

★~Today’s Quote: “I am woman, hear me roar, in numbers too big to ignore, and I know too much to go back and pretend.” Helen Reddy

★~ Sourest Day:

To emphasize the balance of things in nature. A day for sour (Sauer) people.

If you got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning, congratulations! You are already celebrating Sourest Day. Today is a day for the grumps of the world. The curmudgeons, the cranky pants, the sourpusses. Who says you have to be cheery all the time? On Sourest Day we see the balance in life and nature. Without the sour, there’d be no sweet. Life giving you lemons? Today’s the day to shout about it. Reserve the right to be grumpy, irritable, and sour about the world and everything in it.

★~ Greasy Food Day:

Take a break from all those wheatgrass shots, fiber cereals and bowls of quinoa you have eaten to stay healthy. Today, fat-loving friends, is National Greasy Foods Day. Would you like to start with a Bacon Cheeseburger Pizza  Perhaps your greesy pallet it a little more sophisticated and would enjoy Fried Deviled Brie and what shall we have for dessert? I know…a deep fried snickers bar! Yum!

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1955 – The microwave oven was introduced in Mansfield, Ohio at the corporate headquarters of the Tappan Company. The manufacturer put a $1,200 price tag on the new stove that could cook eggs in 22 seconds, bacon in 90 seconds.

♥~ 1960 – The Bulova Watch Company introduced its high-tech Accutron electronic wrist watch. Ten years after it was introduced (as the watch the astronauts wear), it sold in jewelry stores for about $200.

♥~ 1964 – “And now, rrrrright here on this stage….” The Rolling Stones were introduced to American audiences on The Ed Sullivan Show on CBS-TV.

♥~ 1980 –Barbra Streisand’s Woman in Love, from the number one album, Guilty, was the number one song in the U.S. Both the album and the single were #1 for three weeks.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1400 –Geoffrey Chaucer poet: Canterbury Tales; actual date of birth unknown; died Oct 25, 1400

♥~ 1818 – Picasso Pablo –  Called by many the greatest artist of the 20th century, Pablo Picasso excelled as a painter, sculptor and engraver. He is said to have commented once: “I am only a public entertainer who has understood his time.”

♥~ 1912 – “Howdee!” Minnie Pearl –  Comedian, Grand Ole Opry star born at Centerville, TN.

♥~ 1941 – Helen Reddy singer: One of the most popular mainstream singers of the 1970s, Helen Reddy transcended simple stardom with her 1972 signature song “I Am Woman,” which became an iconic expression of the women’s liberation movement.Born into a prominent Australian show-business family, Reddy began performing when she was 4. After moving to the U.S. and settling in Los Angeles, she was signed by Capitol Records. The Grammy-winning “I Am Woman” was the first of three No. 1 records (“Delta Dawn” and “Angie Baby” were the others), and her recording success led to a summer variety TV show in 1973 as well as several guest appearances as a singer and an actress. Reddy, who has Addison’s disease, retired from performing in 2002 and became a clinical hypnotherapist and motivational speaker in Sydney, Australia.

♥~ 1940 – Bobby Knight Basketball Hall of Famer: coach: Indiana University, West Point; Pan-American games; player: Ohio State University NCAA championship team.

♥~ 1941 – Ann Tyler author: The Accidental Tourist, Searching for Caleb, Morgan’s Passing, Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant

♥~ 1963 – Tracy Nelson actress: Father Dowling Mysteries, Square Pegs, Glitter, Down and Out in Beverly Hills, Yours, Mine & Ours

★~ Did You Know:

How about a joke today? It amused me. Actually it made me laugh out loud and I’m easily amused.  Are you ready….

The Bacon Tree

Two Mexicans are lost in the desert, wandering aimlessly and starving.

They are about to just lie down and wait for death, when all of a sudden Luis says:

“Hey Pepe, do you smell what I smell. Ees bacon, I theenk.”

“Is, Luis, eet sure smell like bacon.”

With renewed hope, they struggle up the next sand dune, & there, in the distance, is a tree loaded with bacon.

There’s raw bacon, there’s fried bacon, back bacon, double smoked bacon, every imaginable kind of cured pork.

“Pepe, Pepe, we ees saved! Ees a bacon tree!”

“Luis, maybe ees a meerage?

We ees in the desert don’t forget.”

“Pepe, since when deed you ever hear of a meerage that smell like bacon?

Ees no meerage, ees a bacon tree!”

With that, Luis staggers towards the tree.

He gets to within 5 yards, Pepe crawling close behind, when suddenly a machine gun opens up, and Luis drops like a wet sock.

Mortally wounded, he warns Pepe with his dying breath:

“Pepe, go back man, you was right, ees not a bacon tree!”

“Luis, Luis miamigo, what ees it?”

“Pepe ees not a bacon tree. Ees…






Ees… a ham bush.”

And I bet you tried to do the accent didn’t you?

I know you did!

You’re grinning aren’t you? Thank you El Morno friend Carol for the share.


Guess what I was helping work on last night?

My feelings exactly….

I will let you know, tomorrow, if the motor hummed or fizzled. Have a terrific Thursday!


10 thoughts on “Sourest Day| Greasy Food Day!

  1. ROAR!!

    I feel much better but I took the rest of the week off….lying low. I don’t think I will be eating deep fried snickers but I could go for some fries a little later.
    Good luck with the motor, bet it will spin for you. An Hambush? I’ll forgive you but I’m not sure about the others.

    Have a good one.

  2. Of-course I read it with an accent. Oh God, why do i laugh and encourage you.
    Greasy Day. I’ve never had a deep fried snickers bar but I would like too!
    The motor. Can’t wait to hear how it turns out.

    Hope your day is beautiful. I’m going out to rake a few leaves and soak up the sunshine.

    • Good girl. Because I am very amusing. The motor–I can’t wait to tell you! I may try and deep fry a snickers bar this weekend.
      Enjoy your pretty day.

  3. I love greasy food…not dripping in grease but the deep fried kind of grease. YUM. I studied Picasso in depth when I was in art school fascinating and egocentric man.
    Funny Joke, my husband will love it. Like everyone else I will be anxious to find out if the motors purrs.

    • Me too…purring would be good. Very good. Deep fried is the best kind of grease! We have a Picasso statue in front of the Daley building downtown (I think) and it has never done much for me. His painting may be brillent but they make me a little dizzy.

  4. At least you had a nice manicure for the motor-construction project!!
    Yes, I admit I did the accent — too funny, and I didn’t see it coming at all!
    This looks to be the last sunny, warm day for a while, so I’m off to get some outside work done (don’t tell my boss, heehee!)

    • Yes but if you looked closely you will see black flecks from Tuesdays communist sign. Of-course you did the accent! Proud of you!
      Skip out early. (good for you!)

  5. loved the flopping beagle ears!
    didn’t realize the microwave has been around so long. wow…..$1200.
    i try to stay away from greasy foods although i am glad it has its own day. unfortunately, i more than make up for it in the sweets department.
    chaucer……reminds me of college.
    well??? how did the project end?

    • I remember one of the coolest things about the microwave was you could ‘refresh” a donut in one. Our neighbors had one and it was way cool!
      Still working on the project. It required another hardware store run and I could not find one open last night at 11:30—due tomorrow so tonights the night.

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