Cyber Monday, Shopping Reminder Day, Cake Day

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
November 26, 2012

Late November

★~  Today’s Quote:  “I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then. ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

★~ Cyber Monday:

Bye-bye Black Friday. So long Small Business Saturday. Now, it’s Cyber Monday’s turn.

Cyber Monday, coined in 2005 by a shopping trade group that noticed online sales spiked on the Monday following Thanksgiving, is the next in a series of days that stores are counting on to jumpstart the holiday shopping season.

It’s estimated that this year’s Cyber Monday will be the biggest online shopping day of the year for the third year in a row: According to research firm comScore, Americans are expected to spend $1.5 billion, up 20% from last year on Cyber Monday, as retailers have ramped up their deals to get shoppers to click on their websites.

Do you have a cyber Monday goal?

★~ Shopping Reminder Day:

Thomson Landscaping Christmas Open House 2012 (1)

December 6, 2012:   St Nicholas Day/Eve (this is a confusing one)
December 8, 2012:   Hanukkah
December 22, 2012:  Winter Solstice
December 25, 2012:  Christmas
December 26, 2012:  Boxing Day
December 26, 2012:  Kwanzaa starts
Happy Shopping!

★~ Cake Day:

The Cake – one of the world’s favorite dessert. . The cake we know and love today evolved from early leavened breads, which were sweetened with honey, fruit, and nuts. Did you know that the word “cake” comes from the Old Norse word, “kaka,” meaning a baked flour confection?

What is your favorite kind of cake?

★~ Today in History:

♥~ 1864 – Charles Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, gave his young friend Alice Liddell a hand-printed version of his book Alice’s Adventures Underground. He inscribed it: “A Christmas Gift to a Dear Child, in Memory of a Summer Day.” It was a reference to a long boat trip on the Isis River the summer before, when Dodgson had first told 10-year-old Alice and her sisters Lorina and Edith the story of a little girl and her magical adventures underground. The version that he presented to Alice Liddell had 37 illustrations that he drew himself.

♥~ 1896 – The University of Chicago defeated the University of Michigan, 7-6, at the Chicago Coliseum. It was the first major college football game played indoors.

♥~ 1922 – The tomb of the Boy King, Tutankhamen (Tut)  was discovered in Egypt by Lord Carnarvon of England and Howard Carter of the United States. The find was called, “The greatest archaeological discovery of all time.

♥~ 1994 – The Eagles’ Hell Freezes Over, signaling the band’s reunion (after fourteen years), hit #1 (for two weeks) on U.S. album charts

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1922 – Charles Schulz cartoonist: Peanuts; Emmy Award-winning writer: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving [1973]; died Feb 12, 2000

♥~ 1933 – Robert Goulet singer: On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, My Love Forgive Me, Camelot; actor: Mr. Wrong, Camelot, I’d Rather be Rich, Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear, Scrooged, Blue Light; died Oct 30, 2007

♥~ 1939 – Tina Turner (Annie Bullock) Grammy Award-winning Pop Singer of the Year [1985]; What’s Love Got to Do with It, Private Dancer, We Don’t Need Another Hero, Theme from Goldeneye; w/Ike Turner: A Fool in Love, Proud Mary; Ike’s ex

★~ Did You Know:  Speaking of shopping here is a collection of some very cool shopping bags!


I love a cool shopping bags. A long time ago, I collected them and hung them on the walls of my various apartments. Shopping bags were my souvenirs,  from the places that I visited when I traveled. Even when I didn’t buy anything most shops would give me a bag. These days, I really like the ‘Benefits Boutique‘ shopping bag, it’s a cute mini purse and is a perfect gift bag. I also like ‘Lucky Brand’ shopping bags. Several locally owned Chicago shops make your purchase extra special by putting it a shopping bag with a ribbon, and one shop adds a flower to your bag. FUN!  I have never understood the Abercrombie and Fitch shopping bag. It has a very good looking, bare chested, sexy guy on it but it’s a store that caters mostly to men. Shouldn’t the guy be wearing a shirt from Abercrombie and Fitch? Maybe it’s assumed that every man who shops there is so sexy and handsome that women chase after him and tear off his shirt. Odd. Right?

Do you have a favorite shopping bag? Odd Loves Company!

Wishing you a Merry Monday!


8 thoughts on “Cyber Monday, Shopping Reminder Day, Cake Day

  1. Morno,

    Cake Day. Finally a food that everyone can celebrate. Thanks for the shopping reminders. I never knew the Winter Solstice was a gift giving day. Luckily my list is pretty short and most of it can be handled with my cash and a card signed dad. Will you believe I don’t have a favorite shopping bag?

    Have a good one.

    • I don’t think the Winter Solstice is a gift giving day but it could be! I know take your sister some paper whites to plant for the winter solstice. So pretty, easy to grow and she will love them. Might even make a cake for you!

  2. Thankful for my job but this weekend just flew by in a flash. Had a great Thanksgiving tho and I’m looking forward to some time off between Christmas and New Year. I don’t really notice shopping bags that much it must be the places I shop. The one’s below are neat. I like the jump rope bag.

    Cheers to a good Monday.

  3. Kids are off and I’m going to pick up and then head back to bed. This cold has turned into virus and I feel crummy but better than I did yesterday so with luck tomorrow I will be up at at it. DH is in town all week and offered to leave work early to pick up the kids from school. My guy is the best (at least some of the time)

    Love the shopping bags. My favorite down below is this monkey hand. My favorite in town is a local shop that features local artists on their shopping bags. Very cool. Starbucks bags are also very handy.

    Enjoy your day.

    • Liz hope you feel much better very soon! Shopping bags with local art is a great idea!
      Your husband is a gem now take advantage of him for a few days!

    • Well, you surprised me with your choice of bags! I loved the revolver one too. Must be the Texas influence. I’m going to check out the cake recipe and pass it on to my mom who loves to make cakes with walnuts of-course.

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