Hat Day, Strawberry Ice Cream Day

`~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
January 15, 2013

Sunrise on the train tracks

~  Today’s Quote:  “Some hats can only be worn if you’re willing to be jaunty, to set them at an angle and to walk beneath them with a spring in your stride as if you’re only a step away from dancing. They demand a lot of you.”  ― Neil Gaiman, Anansi Boys

★~ Hat Day:


Be it cloche or wide-brimmed, knit or straw, today is the day to wear your most chic chapeau.

El Morno Friend, Carol Smith shared that she wears a “Red Hat on the 2nd Wednesday of the month when it is my red hat outing day with the other gals. I have some very stylish ones to say the least and have spent a few bucks on them. I had 25 at one time. Winter walking hat is one with ear flaps that come down when the winter wind is blowing out here. It is a cozy, warm and soft one, made out of those soft throws you see now. Nice and warm.”

Doesn’t red hat day sound FUN? I think we should all have a red hat day! Carol, El Morno tips its hat to you and all the red hat gals.

★~ Strawberry Ice Cream Day:

The ice cream we know and love today evolved from ancient flavored ices. As early as 3000 BC, people in China served their guests sweet juices mixed with ice or snow.The average American eats a whopping 23.2 quarts of ice cream. According to a survey conducted by the International Ice Cream Association, strawberry is the third most popular ice cream flavor, favored by 5.3% of the population; vanilla and chocolate are the favorites. Here’s an interesting tidbit, should you need to defend your strawberry cone choice: Dolley Madison served strawberry ice cream at President Madison’s second Inaugural Ball in 1813.

~ Today in History:

♥~ 1919 – A huge holding tank ruptured in Boston, flooding a large area with over 2-million gallons of molasses. Waves of molasses 10 to 20 feet high killed 21 people. The flood was described at Wired Science . “Odorous molasses formed a sticky tsunami that started at 25 or 30 feet high and coursed through the streets at 35 mph. Victims couldn’t outrun it. It knocked them into buildings and other obstacles, it swept them off their feet, and it pulled them under to drown in a viscous, suffocating, brown death. “

~ 1943 – The world’s largest office building was completed, just outside of Washington, DC, in Arlington, VA. The massive structure covers 34 acres of land and has 17 miles of corridors, plus, a whole lot of secret places that we’ll never know about. Why? Because it’s the Pentagon, the headquarters of the United States defense effort.

~ 1947 – The mutilated remains of 22-year-old aspiring actress Elizabeth Short, known as the ‘Black Dahlia’ (for the dark outfits she wore), were found dumped in a vacant lot in Los Angeles. The Black Dahlia murder case remains unsolved even though some 500 hundred men have confessed to the murder.

~ 1967 – Ed Sullivan told The Rolling Stones to change the lyrics AND the title to the song, Let’s Spend the Night Together, or “be off my riiiillly big shew!” So, the Stones gave in… changing the tune to Let’s Spend Some Time Together

~ 1974 – Happy Days began an 11-year run on ABC-TV

♥~ 1981 – Hill Street Blues premiered on NBC-TV. It ran through May 19, 1987.

~ 2001 – 12 year anniversary of Wikipedia, a web-based encyclopedia.

~ Born Today:


~  1939Martin Luther King, Jr. . His dream was to bring about social, political and economic equality for blacks. In the quest for his ideals, he became one of the greatest civil rights leaders of the 20th century. A Baptist minister (as were his father and grandfather before him), he preached ‘nonviolent resistance’ to achieve full civil rights for all. Leading the African-American struggle for equality through nonviolent demonstrations was what earned King the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964.

~ 1906 – Aristotle Onassis Greek shipping magnate: 2nd husband of Jaqueline Kennedy; died Mar 15, 1975

~ 1913 – Lloyd Bridges actor: Sea HuntRootsHigh NoonAirplane!Airplane 2The Grace Kelly StoryThe RainmakerThe Great WallendasJoe Versus the Volcano; Jeff & Beau’s dad; died Mar 10, 1998

~ 1951 – Charo (Maria Rosario Pilar Martinez Molina Baeza) ‘The Hootchy Cootchy Girl’: actressChico and the ManAirport ’79singer: LPs: Guitar PassionCuchi-CuchiOle OleCaliente!Gusto

~ Did You Know:  

Mary Krupa hanging out with Sneezy

Mary Krupa is a freshman at Penn State who loves squirrels. She feeds peanuts to the squirrels on campus, and they’ve come to know her well enough that they allow her to place tiny hats on them. Her favorite one is named Sneezy, and she has a Facebook page all about him and his delightful hats. Yes, she knows it is a bad idea to pat and put hats on wild animals but the results are pretty adorable. Until someone gets bitten of-course and then signs every where will warn us,  Don’t Put Hats On The Squirrels!  Frankly, I think Sneezy could rival any royal when it comes to wearing a hat. . .What do you think?

My fellow squirrels, 4 nuts and 7 years ago….

Sneezy the Squirrel

Greased pole wrangler


Squirrels  just want to have fun.


The Steller aren’t going to the Super Bowl? That’s nuts!


Do you want a side order of nuts to go with that?


Sometimes I feel like a nut.



I’ve been going to bed around 10pm every night for the last week and rising and shining at 5am, this morno it occurred to me , that between 5 am – 10 pm, I have about 18 hours of “doing time.”  Doesn’t that sound like enough hours in the day?  Even if I factor in work hours (yes, people who work at home—work 😀 ) and doing things that don’t exactly make my heart sing, I still have 18 hours today….I have no idea if I am trying to make a point or not beyond challenging the myth that there aren’t enough hours in the day. Still mussing on this….any thoughts?

Hope everyone has a terrific Tuesday!!


13 thoughts on “Hat Day, Strawberry Ice Cream Day

  1. Sneezy is just too damn cute in his hats. ( he is the only one posing, right?)
    I always get excited when I see them on my travels in the States, I’m afraid our possums aren’t so cute.

  2. Morno,
    Sneezy is pretty snazzy. I enjoy a good hat and of-course my navy blue sock hat is my favorite. Strawberry ice cream is also one of my favorites but I am not sure the weather is right for it today. You’re right about time but it sure does fly during the good times and drag during the bad times and when you are waiting for the good times.
    Enjoy your day!

    • Sneezy is snazzy. I like that! Time is such an odd thing…..totally a matter of perception.
      It’s the right kind of weather for that blue sock hat.

  3. Good Morno!
    Can’t not wait to show my kids the squirrel pictures. So squirreley and cute!
    The red hat ladies are also adorable. I love hats but not what they do to my rather thin hair.
    Strawberry ice cream? Maybe a dish around the fire.
    I never seem to have enough time but your right 17 hours is a lot of time. I have never thought of it that way before.
    And on that note…must dash and get a few things done. Enjoy a beautiful Tuesday!

    • I bet your kids love them! Remember when we were in school and the hours would drag by especially if you were looking forward to doing something after school or it was Friday. Endless days. So glad those are over :-D.
      Strawberry ice cream could be the perfect, around the fire, treat.

  4. Sneezy is so cute in his hats! My Sheltie would be cute in a hat, too, IF he’d ever let me put one on him!
    When Domer complains about not having enough time to get stuff done, I always remind him that he gets 24 hours in a day, same as everybody else. It’s up to him what he chooses to do with that 24. Still, I know the feeling and certainly sympathize — I imagine we’d be pretty shocked if we kept a log one day of just what we did and how long we spent doing it!

    • No log. I watched myself today and it was not pretty. I always know when Cole is putting things off because he starts sending me links to “Mom ya gotta see this….” MMM.
      I’m working on tips but here is an easy one. FInd a hat…a guy hat and when DD is laying down and relaxed, grab your camera and just put it on his head without adjusting him, tell him stay and snap the picture, and offer a goodie. It doesn’t have to be a good picture…capture the moment and teach him that the camera leads to food. Be firm with the stay tho, even if he shakes the hat off. Stay, hat on head, take picture, food. If you do this a over the course of a few weeks…he might surprise you and start to smile…or at least not look at you like your capturing his very soul.

    • You did?? You know, Mother…..Somebody said that I would do something like putting hats on squirrels…but we all know the you are the wild animal charmer….What about HATS ON DEER!!! We could be viral….You put the hat on and I could take the picture. I know where we could go to find the deer….it would be FUN…. Let’s talk.


  5. that strawberry cone sure looks good. hopefully this weekend it’ll happen!
    i think squirrels are cute. nikki likes them, too, for diffreent reasons.
    18 hours sure sound like a goodly amount of time to get things done. there are some days when it does seem like 24 hours is not enough time. for me, the key is to rise early for a good start to the day.

    • My magic hours are very early and my pups support me in getting me up and going but I agree the days go by fast.
      Put that cone on your to do list! Large scoop. One lick for Nik, one lick for you….

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