Panic Day, National Crabmeat Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
March 9, 2013


★~ Today’s Quote:  Barbie is just a doll. Mary Schmich

★~ Panic Day:


What?! Today is National Panic Day? We didn’t know! We’re not prepared! What are we gonna do? Batten down the hatches! Get some hot water and a towel! Someone order a pizza! Follow that taxi and step on it! Panic!

Say Hello to the God Pan. The mischievous god of the woods and fields who is the source of strange sounds and caused a contagious fear in herds and crowds, or in people in lonely places (dense forrest, cave, home alone at night)  Pan loves to frequent those places. The best way to handle Pan is to greet him.  Most often he just wants to be included in your experience because once he is acknowledged he often disappears.

★~ National Crabmeat Day:


Why wouldn’t the crab share his toys?

Because he was shellfish?

Crab meat is a favorite across many cultures’ cuisines because it is slightly sweet, soft and has a delicate texture and taste. The most common crabs used for cooking are brown, blue, blue swimming and red swimming crabs.

Like other meat, crab is available in different grades, dependent on where and what kind of crab it comes from. Some terms you might hear bandied about are colossal, jumbo lump, lump, special and backfin. Colossal and the various lumps are the largest pieces from the muscles connected to the back swimming legs, while special and backfin are from the body cavity.

You can also serve up claws or claw fingers, which are best used in soups because of their strong flavor. But one of the best things to make with fresh crab meat are crab cakes!

★~ Today in History:


♥~1832 – Abraham Lincoln of New Salem, IL announced that he would run for political office for the first time. He sought a seat in the Illinois state legislature. ‘Honest Abe’ was not successful. Less than thirty years later, however, he become President of the United States.

♥~ 1942 – Construction of the Alaska Highway began. It was completed eight months, 1523 miles, 133 major bridges, five mountain ranges, and $115,000,000 later by 18,000 workers.

♥~1954 – This was the day that critics called “TV’s coming of age.”Edward R. Murrow presented his report on the controversial Wisconsin Senator, Joseph R. McCarthy.

♥~ 1954 – WNBT-TV (now WNBC-TV), New York, broadcast the first local color television commercials — for Castro Decorators of New York City. Castro were the folks who made the Castro convertible sofa beds. The TV commercial featured a little girl (a member of the Castro family) opening a big couch into a bed.

♥~ 1959 – Barbie made her debut into the world. For a good read on the subject of Barbie: “Let’s Finally Lift The Weight Off Barbie’s Shoulders By Mary Schmich

♥~ 1985 – The most requested movie in history, Gone with the Wind, went on sale in video stores across the U.S. for the first time. The tape cost buyers $89.95.

♥~ 1964 – The first Ford Mustang was produced on this day.

♥~ 1971 –  Chart Topper–Me and Bobby McGee-Janis Joplin~

★~Born Today:

Joe Franklin

♥~ 1926 – Joe Franklin: host of The Joe Franklin Show, began his career as a radio personality when he was just seventeen years old. He made his television debut in 1950 and invented an entirely new programming format—the talk show.

♥~1934 – Joyce Van Patten actress: Monkey Shines, The Goodbye Guys, Bad News Bears, Breathing Lessons; sister of actor Dick Van Patten

♥~1936 – Mickey Gilley country singer: Academy of Country Music Top New Male Vocalist [1974]

♥~1948 – Jimmie Fadden singer, musician: harmonica, guitar: group: Nitty Gritty Dirt Band

♥~1960 – Linda Fiorentino (Clorinda Fiorentino) actress: Unforgettable, Bodily Harm, The Last Seduction, Vision Quest, Men in Black

♥~ 1964 – Juliette Binoche Actress:  Binoche was selected as the heroine of France’s most expensive ($35 million) movie ever: The Horseman on the Roof (1995).  The English Patient (1996), for which she won an Oscar for ‘Best supporting actress’ and Chocolat(2000)

♥~ 1986 – Brittany Snow actress: Hairspray, John Tucker Must Die, On the Doll, The Pacifier, Murphy’s Dozen, From the Earth to the Moon

★~ Odds And Ends
Pearl Powder

♥~ Ancient Rome, gladiator sweat was sold as a means to improve complexion. It was sold in souvenir pots outside the arena.

♥~ Pearl powder is used in traditional Chinese medicine to reduce wrinkles and stretch marks.

♥~ David Beckham’s legs are insured for $70 million. That’s enough to buy 35 million rubber duckies Or 175 Lamborghini Aventadors.

♥~ Lamborghini originally made tractors..Ferruccio Lamborghini, the founder of Lamborghini, only started making sports cars after he was insulted by Enzo Ferrari.

♥~ A roadrunner’s top speed is only 20-26 mph while a coyote’s is 43mph.

♥~ A recent study shows that it would take 76 work days a year to read all the terms of service that you agree to annually.

♥~ Astronauts have a strip of velcro in their helmets to scratch their noses.

♥~ All of Mr. Rogers’ sweaters were knitted by his mother!

♥~ Barbie has had more than a billion pair of shoes and over one hundred new additions to her wardrobe annually.


Growing up, I loved playing with my Barbie dolls. My aunt made me a trunk full of fabulous Barbie clothes, which I still have, along with all my Barbies. Every once in a while I still open the trunk and sort through the clothes and change Barbie into a new outfit. I still remember leaving my first Barbie at the park and racing back in near hysteria with my sweet mom to find her. We didn’t find her, but my mother did replace her (she also always brought my lunch to school when I forgot it). And isn’t it nice that I remember those stories instead of the heartbreak and hunger ones? Luckily for Cole, he lives the same charmed life. Speaking of Cole, his only interest in my Barbies was taking them for rides in hot rods and undressing them. BOYS!

Did you play with Barbies?

Hope you have a snazzy Saturday.

Odd Loves Company!

13 thoughts on “Panic Day, National Crabmeat Day

  1. Loved my Barbie, her little sister Skipper, her red headed girlfriend Madge, pink sport car, Barbie’s dream house, Ken …. Loved Toy Story 3 when they went through Ken’s wardrobe. One summer, I brought Barbie and the gang out to the front yard for some summer fun. My brother’s friend flattened my dream house when he lost control of his bike. I was inconsolable – 45+ years later and I’m just recovering.

    • How do you ever recover from such a tragedy? I am so sorry….what a sad, sad story. Can’t help but wish your brothers friend was a little flattened too! Dam boys!!

  2. Morno,
    Crab cakes are delicious. I try not to panic very often, bad for the heart. I never had a Barbie doll but my sister did and I had fun running them over her with my cars and sometimes my army men would kidnap her, does that count?
    Cloudy day here, but the temperatures are in the 70’s so that is nice. Hope to hit the driving range before the rain starts to fall.
    Have a good one.

  3. Good Morno,
    I’m glad to read that my kids will remember the times I am nice to them and not just all the times I made them eat a bite of something they were sure would kill them, or go back and hang up their towels.
    Busy kids day. Birthday parties, Easter clothes shopping and various other weekend activities. I’m up for it tho, after my fabulous vacation no complaints from this mama.

    • Yes, they will remember the good along with bad! Isn’t it amazing what a few days away will do for the attitude. Hope all your missions were accomplished.

  4. Mr. Rogers’ mom knitted ALL his sweaters? Wow, now that’s a nice mom! I can’t claim ever knitting anything!!
    I’m still trying to figure out that strip of velcro in the astronauts’ helmets — just how did that work?? If it was permanent, how’d they not scratch their noses all the time??
    How come the Coyote never caught the Road-Runner??
    Still have our Barbies somewhere — that wasn’t something Domer wanted to play with. He obviously preferred plastic super-heroes, Legos, etc.
    Stay dry this weekend!

    • I knitted…a long, long one row rope. Cole’s school hardworking teacher taught me. She took me on as a personal challenge.
      You point your nose up and then move your head back and forth across the velcro–itching the nose. I’m not sure why the velcro doesn’t grab your hair tho?
      Because in the cartoon the road runner is littler and faster and it would have been mean for the coyote’ to eat him. Although, a case might be made for bullying and teasing the coyote….?
      Cole like Domer had very little interest in anything Barbie—Power Rangers were so boring–one outfit? Come on.

  5. don’t believe i panic often. too much worrying there.
    glad i’m not allergic to shellfish……love crab.
    interesting tidbit of the nose scratching astronauts. that’s important to be able to do!
    wow….that’s a lot of sweaters for mom mr. rogers to knit.
    i did have a barbie, but it was a no big deal toy for me. i was a kid on the go!

    • Can you even imagine? An itchy nose and not being able to scratch it? Pure torture.
      I love crab too…being allergic would be too sad.
      Mrs. Rogers, I wish I knew more about her. . .

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