Loosen Up Lighten Up Day, Pickle Day, Spicy Guacamole Day

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

★~ Chicago had the most beautiful sunrise this morno. Cole called me from the car, to encourage me to trek out to the alley to see it in 40 degree weather, it was worth it.  Thank you, El Morno friend Kelly, for snapping this pictured and sharing it.

★~Today’s Quote: “When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.”  ― Rumi

★~ Loosen Up Lighten Up Day:

LU-LU Day! is all about celebrating joy and laughter.  Don’t worry be happy! Is today’s motto.

★~ Pickle Day:

Pickles have been popular for thousands of years. In fact Cleopatra “attributed her good looks to a hearty diet of pickles” according to the New York Food Museum.  Today we honor the pickle as a condiment, snack, or side dish.  Whether you like them sweet, half sour or dill pop open a jar of pickles and pucker up. Click for more fascinating pickles facts.

★~ National Spicy Guacamole Day:

I know we celebrated Guacamole Day on September 16th but today is spicy Guacamole Day! Guacamole and Chips are all you need to celebrate.  Spicy Guacamole Recipe 

★~ Today In History:

♥~ 1851 – “Call me Ishmael. Some years ago — never mind how long precisely — having little or no money in my purse, and nothing particular to interest me on shore, I thought I would sail about a little and see the watery part of the world…” Thus begins Herman Melville’s book Moby-Dick; or, The Whale, which was first published in New York City by Harpoon & Brothers (or was that Harper and Brothers?)

♥~ 1987 – The Dirty Dancing movie soundtrack was the number one album in the U.S. It was number one for a total of eighteen weeks.

♥~ 2007 – A sculpture of a stainless steel heart hanging from a golden bow sold for $23.6 million at a Sotheby’s Contemporary Art sale in New York. The piece, by artist Jeff Koons, was the most expensive piece by a living artist ever auctioned.

♥~ 2008 – The U.S. Army promoted a woman to the rank of four-star general for the first time. Ann Dunwoody received her fourth star on this day in a ceremony held at the Pentagon in Washington DC.

★~ Born Today:

♥~ 1840 – Claude Monet artist: Water Lilies, La Grenouillere, Impression: Sunrise, Old St. Lazare Station, Paris; died Dec 5, 1926

♥~ 1907 – Astrid Lindgren, author-  She grew up on a farm in southern Sweden, playing with her brothers and sisters and listening to her family tell stories. Eventually she got married, had a daughter, and gave up working at age 24 in order to stay home and take care of her kids. One day, her daughter, Karin, was sick in bed, so Astrid started telling her stories of a spunky, strong, independent girl who mocks adults and manages to get by just fine without a family, caution, education, or the opposite sex. The girls name was Pippi Longstocking, with magical powers, a pet monkey, freckles, and bright red pigtails that stuck out on either side of her head. The book was published as Pippi Långstrump(1945) in Sweden, Pippi Longstocking in English, and it became one of the most beloved children’s books of all time

♥~ 1927 – McLean Stevenson actor: M*A*S*H, The McLean Stevenson Show, Hello Larry, The Tim Conway Comedy Hour, The Doris Day Show, Condo; died Feb 15, 1996

♥~ 1948 – Prince Charles (of Wales) (Charles Philip Arthur George Windsor  Mountbatten) heir to British throne.

♥~ Happy Birthday Wishes to El Morno friend Kathy Jernigan!  Hope you have a most wonderful birthday followed by a wonderful birthday year. XX

★~ Did You Know: 

Save your checkbook, the White House is, of course, not for sale. Still, by analyzing the real estate market, online giant Zillow.com estimates that the White House would fetch a pretty penny on the open market. What would $287,189,701 buy you? Besides the history of the place, of course. Here’s a list of the amenities:

It has 132-rooms in 55,000 square feet of construction.

It has 16 bedrooms and 35 bathrooms

It sits on a lot that is 784,080 square feet big.

It has an attached garage.

Central cooling, heat and fireplace.

Five different levels, including a sub-basement for storage, a basement for reception, a first floor with meeting rooms, a residence floor with bedrooms, and a third floor with recreation and sun rooms.

Bonus: The East Wing has room for the first lady and an underground protection bunker!


Don’t you just wonder what our nation is coming to when a General starts taking orders from his privates? Does it concern you that our CIA director and a Phd in counterterrorism were too incompetent to secure their own email? MMMM.  In case you’re confused about the scandal here is an easy to understand flow chart.. I am too good to you :-D.

What is on your agenda for this wonderful Wednesday? Do you have any juicy gossip to share? Odd Loves Company!


8 thoughts on “Loosen Up Lighten Up Day, Pickle Day, Spicy Guacamole Day

  1. And then of-course there is Elmo. . .Morno! I like pickles and don’t mind celebrating guacamole as often we need too. Interesting about the White House. Glad for that price it has central heat and cooling.
    Have a good one and try to stay out of trouble.

    • Did you read that Elmo who now suspected in the disappearance of several beloved children’s characters. Waldo, has been missing for day!
      I try Mike but sometimes it is so hard.

  2. El Morno,

    Howling with laughter. I just never know what to expect on El Morno! Can’t wait to check out the flow chart.
    I am ready to celebrate LuLu day! My niece adored Pipi and since I did not read it as a kid it’s been fun to read some of the stories with her, in fact I borrowed one book to finish it.
    Enjoy your Wednesday.

    • I was on a snark role for a few days…it was time to let my evil twin out to play and sheesh the media was making it so easy.
      Glad you were in the neighborhood and stopped in!

  3. not much of a pickle person. bread & butter pickles are good though.
    i am a wuss when it comes to spicy anything. what normal people deem mildly spicy is too much for me. don’t even care for the basic black pepper & don’t salt my food. yes, boring!
    the white house having an attached garage & central air & heat is certainly a big plus!
    1/2 day of work today (good), but have meetings (bad).
    sorry….no juicy gossip.
    real nice, generals, real nice……..

    • I have a hard time with spicy foods too. My family loves spicy stuff tho. Cole puts tabaso on things he wants to liven up and my mom and dad have something in the fridge called “the recipe”when you open it smoke bellows out. I would never even consider tasting it. Not picky just sensible. I like mild seasonings and like you seldom add salt and pepper to things. Oh, and just for the record I don’t like gravy either.
      Good point about the White House. Important features especially the central air!

  4. Interesting facts about the White House — I’d sure hate to have to clean 35 bathrooms, though!
    I never read Pippi Longstocking, either by myself or for my son. Her picture kind of reminds me of Wendy’s ads.
    Sad and shameful about those generals — you’d think folks could behave, especially when they get in positions of power and prominence, wouldn’t you?
    No gossip here, sorry. Have a wonderful day anyway!

    • Oh. What an awful thought–cleaning 35 bathrooms! I read a little of Pippi but Cole was never interested so we spent years on the Redwall (Brian Jacques) series.
      Someone wrote a comment on my Facebook page that they thought all the media coverage of the General Petraeus was being used as an opportunity to discredit the military. My mom quipped back, ” I frankly feel the military discredited itself.” I thought my mom was right on target.

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