Wear Something Gaudy Day| Mulligan Day| Hagfish Day| Four Prunes Day| National Pasta Day

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October 17, 2012

Autumn Vineyard
★~ Today’s Quote: “When I was little my dad had me convinced that the ice cream truck only played music when it was sold out.” El Morno Friend Carol’s Dad.

★~ Wear Something Gaudy Day:

The word “gaudy” refers to something bright, gay, cheap, showy, outlandish, or otherwise not in good taste.  Wear Something Gaudy Day goes back to the 1970’s sitcom  “Three’s Company” when Larry Dallas (played by Richard Kline) declared a Wear Something Gaudy Day.

Celebrate Gaudy Day by wearing something outrages.

★~ Mulligan Day:

Do you ever have days where you wish you could just go back to bed and start the day over again? Well if today is one of those days, you’re in luck — it’s  “Mulligan Day”  The word “mulligan” is a golf term which allows a player to re-hit a bad shot under certain circumstances during a game of golf. Click  Mulligan to lern the origin of the Mulligan shot. Another way to celebrate Mulligan day is to make Mulligan Stew and have two bowls!

★~Hagfish Day: 

WhaleTimes created Hagfish Day (in 2009) to ‘celebrate the beauty of ugly.’

Hagfish are widely believed to be one of the world’s ugliest living creatures, made even more repugnant by oozing buckets of slime as a defense mechanism. Hagfish Day aims to promote understanding that in nature, beauty isn’t everything – and that in fact, the Hagfish plays an important role in their ecosystem and is worthy of respect.

Celebrate Hagfish Day by making Hagfish slime (see recipe at bottom of post) or perhaps writing a Hagfish Haiku

Hagfish help a lot,
even if they are ugly,
Woo-hoo! Go Hagfish!

★~ Four Prunes Day:

Forget eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away, the apple has been replaced by the prune.

Four prunes a day helps to slow the aging process of the brain and body. Helps in cases of anemia. Helps in normal blood circulation. It is a good remedy for sore throats. It has a high beta carotene content. It contains a lot of fiber and sorbitol, a stool loosening sugar. Plus, it is an excellent source of vitamin A, potassium and iron.

So, grab some prunes, four to be exact and celebrate Prune Day.

★~ National Pasta Day:

We just celebrated noodle day, and I could have let Prunes be the food star of the day, but many of you have commented that you love, adore and live for Pasta so I decided to let it shine again.

Linguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, tortellini, ziti…This recipe for Spaghetti Alla Carbonara is very good and I recently learned that El Morno Friend Stevie makes a fabulous crockpot spaghetti! I’ll try to talk her into sharing it in the comments.

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1845 According to a Boston newspaper, the entire audience walked out of a reading that included The Raven. The audience walked out, not because of the material, but because of their objection to Edgar Allan Poe, the reader and author of the macabre poem.

♥~ 1943 – Chicago’s first subway was formally opened. Work on the subway had begun on December 17, 1938. Mining through the soft, watery clay underlying the city was a difficult engineering task but subway construction was accomplished without a single cave-in.

♥~ 1989 – Loma Prieta earthquake It struck the San Francisco Bay at 5:04 p.m., during the televised warm-up to Game Three of the World Series between the Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants; as a result, it was the first earthquake in the United States whose opening shocks were broadcast on live television.

★~ Born Today:

♥~ 1918 – Rita Hayworth (Margarita Carmen Cansino) actress: Miss Sadie Thompson, Pal Joey, Separate Tables, They Came to Cordura, You’ll Never Get Rich; died May 14, 1987

♥~ 1948 – George Wendt actor: Cheers, Man of the House, Never Say Die, Fletch, No Small Affair

♥~ 1948 – James Oliver Rigney Jr. author, wrote best-selling fantasy novels under the pen name Robert Jordan. He served in Vietnam, majored in physics in college, worked as a nuclear engineer, and loved to go to Episcopal mass services. He’s most famous for his best-selling Wheel of Time fantasy series, comprised of about a dozen titles, including The Eye of the World (1990), The Dragon Reborn (1991), Lord of Chaos (1994), and Crossroad of Twilight (2003).

♥~ 1972 –  Eminem, American rapper, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri. His first, second, and third albums each won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album — the first artist to ever earn that distinction. He’s one of the best-selling musicians in the world, having sold more than 80 million albums

★~ Did You Know: A few fun signs outside Hofstra Town Hall debate between U.S. President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney.

Did anyone Factcheck this?


Last night I watched the 2nd presidential debate on Facebook with friends. I hung out on twitter, while other friends watched the debate on television while other’s watched on their computers.  In case you missed the debates I thought I would share everything you need to know.

Candy….get your eyebrows re-done…quick
I’m not impressed with the moderator’s outfit…
I can’t get past the eyebrows…so distracting
Liberal distraction tactic. They will stop at nothing!
Nothing a good brow groomer couldn’t fix..that’s how we know it was intentional.

I’m sick of the utopia called Massachusetts
But if you lived in utopia. You wouldn’t be sick of it. I live in Il. Two of my Gov. are in prison. I’m thinking of moving.

I believe Candy just said “Romley”
Let’s refer to them as “Barry” and “Mittens”

Maroon is not Obama’s best color. He should have gone with a brighter tie against a crisp white shirt. On my screen it looks dull. Seriously- what woman would vote for a guy who looks dull when there’s a nice tie to his left? (well, actually far-right, but you know what I mean)

Which guy has a better manicure?
I think they are even on the hands……
Not sure….can’t see their hands…I am going to guess Rom.
That sounds like lefty answer…assuming the the wealthy get better manicures
I see nothing wrong with being wealthy

What about THEIR brows? See any flyaways?
Mittens has more fly aways for sure…..a little Eugent Levyish

Could be a good thing, Proves he doesn’t have the time to fix his hair when there are more important things at hand…
Not big bird AGAIN.
NO kidding? DId they say BIG BIRD? NO one even talks about how Oscar will be forced to live in the trash due to the Romney tax shelters for the rich. And poor Elmo– if Romney wins, he will never get a college education…he will always talk like a baby.

Camera shots behind our President’s ears is not flattering.

Best moderator of all the debates. Who is she?

Interesting watching Romney waffle on his gun position. Can’t tick off his base.
Got to keep your bases covered.

There now, don’t you feel better informed?  We did, however, miss their shoes, did you happen to catch a glimpse of them? And if you did, who do you think had the better polish job?

Wishing you a wonderful ‘middle day.‘

7 thoughts on “Wear Something Gaudy Day| Mulligan Day| Hagfish Day| Four Prunes Day| National Pasta Day

  1. Evidently, the debate had you tossing and turning. Posted this entertaining blog at 4 a.m.? Moderator managed the clock well.footer the first 10 minutes and then it was up for grabs. As I mentioned last night, it will come down to the lesser of 2 evils. Get some sleep.

  2. Morno,

    If someone ask for a Mulligan in my golf group they buy lunch. I have often thought we should offer them for sale in everyday life as well. The first one is free but the price goes up from there. Not a fan of prunes but my grandmother thought they were the cure for everything.

    Does Gaudy Day mean that I can wear my golf tie with the golf balls that glow. It would cover two holidays and my daughter would be so pleased.

    The debate was better than the last all around. I did not notice eyebrows. But I did noticed our Presidents ears.

    Have a good one.

  3. I have been in the mood for spaghetti with meat balls so pasta day works for me. I don’t love prunes but I do eat them a few times a week.
    Looks like you had a lot more fun with the debate than I did…I think it was a toss up who won. Obama performed much better this time and the moderator controlled the clock but who can believe what they say…just three more weeks.
    The signs made me laugh. Have a good day.

  4. Hagfish?? Never heard of it. Is that the back or the front view — can’t tell from here. Doesn’t look like anything that would taste good, though. Just sayin’.
    Wonder why Rita Hayworth changed such a beautiful, melodic name??
    Watched part of the debate last night. Frankly, I’m tired of BOTH of them and counting the days til this thing is over! I have to agree with Oma (http://blurtblog.net/2012/10/10/if-i-ran-the-presidential-debates/) that these things are too scripted — we need more comic relief, perhaps a streaker crossing the stage, a screaming baby in the audience, a basket of tomatoes to throw when someone says something you don’t agree with. That sort of thing.

  5. missed mulligan day by a day. yesterday was prime to take a mulligan.
    now we’re talking….national pasta day!
    can’t stand politics. self serving liars & cheats.
    hagfish & prunes…….no thanks.
    good day!

  6. The debates were FABulous & I LOVE Candy. I didn’t even notice her eyebrows. I had better things to do, Like watch Rom & Bam argue as if they were two middle school boys!!

    I loved it :)))))

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