Blah Blah Blah Day, Haiku Poetry Day, Cheeseball Day

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April 17, 2013


★~ Today’s Quote: 

Haikus are easy
But sometimes they don’t make sense

★~Blah Blah Blah Day:

Blah Blah Blah is a gem of a phrase!  Blah Blah Blah can be used to express a multitude of emotions: Sad blah: I am feeling so sad and BLAH today, Disgusted blah: I just cannot believe that she wore those shoes with that dress–so BLAH, Tuning out Blah: The word cloud over a teen’s head when you are speaking to them: BLAH blah BLAH, BLAH, BlAh. Today is the day to go forth and use Blah…but please don’t be all blah blah about it!

★~ National Haiku Poetry Day:


April is National Poetry Month, and cushioned near the center of the month is the haiku.

National Haiku Poetry Day “is a celebration of the genre of haiku, a kind of poetry whose origins date back a millennium in Japan; and more specifically, of English-language haiku, which has now been written for more than a century,” according to The Haiku Foundation. Try writing your own haiku with five syllables in line one, seven syllables in line two, and five syllables in line three.

I like shoes without
laces because enough things
in life come untied.

★~Cheeseball Day:


How do you spell it anyway—cheese ball or cheeseball or cheese-ball? Ok-I have made an executive Odd decision I am going with the one-word  spelling: cheeseball. To continue, there seems to be two main types of cheeseballs.  I will discuss both types, but unfortunately, I think the intent of this day is to celebrate the baseball sized, nut covered, soft cheese wad that people bring to holidays parties or as hostess gifts.  For example: Aunt Margaret sends them a cheeseball and they recycle it by bringing it to the office party or as a hostess gift to your party. The type of cheeseballs that deserve to be celebrated are those crunchy, cheesy, bite-sized balls of bright orange goodness, the airy snacks loved by both children and adults alike.  I say throw caution to the wind and just celebrate whichever cheeseball makes you say, “cheese!”

Question: What do you call cheese that isn’t yours?

Answer: Nacho Cheese!

This cheesy joke is an El Morno favorite! Ok. It’s one of my favorites.

★~ Today In History:


♥~ 1629 – Horses were first imported into the colonies by the Massachusetts Bay Colony on this day.

♥~ 1810 – Pineapple cheese was patented by Lewis M. Norton. Mr. Norton lived nowhere near pineapples. He was from Troy, PA. Pineapple cheese… Yummy!

♥~ 1953 – One of the most famous home runs in baseball history was whacked by New York Yankees slugger Mickey Mantle on this day. ‘The Mick’ hit a 565-foot homer in Griffith Stadium in Washington, DC.

♥~ 1964 – An American icon was born on this day. A sexy, fast, lightweight little pony debuted at the 1964 World’s Fair.  Ford’s affordable car,  the Mustang, instantly delighted Americans of all ages. Named after the renowned World War II fighter aircraft, the Mustang was “designed to be designed by you.” This meant that you could buy the coupe or convertible with your choice of a six-cylinder engine with 101 horsepower, a 164 horsepower V-8, or a 210 horsepower V-8 engine. Did you want three-speed, four-speed or automatic transmission? Maybe you preferred front bucket seats or the front bench-style seat. Whatever your choice, your $2,368 bought you a spiffy new car with wall-to-wall carpeting, floor-mounted shifter and full headliner. Mustangs rolled off the assembly line by the thousands, breaking all industry records. More than 22,000 orders were taken on the first day.  Mustang Sally captured the hearts of a generation and is still riding high.

♥~ 1971 – Joy to the World, by Three Dog Night, made it to the top of the pop music charts on this day. The song was number one for six weeks. Now that’s a hit!

♥~ 1985 – The U.S. Postal Service unveiled its new 22-cent LOVE stamp. In a clever promotion, the USPS used the set of ABC-TV’s The Love Boat as a backdrop. The stamp went on to become one of the most popular ever offered by the postal service.

♥~1986 – Larry McMurtry won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for Lonesome Dove

★~ Born Today:

♥~ 1918 – William Holden (Beedle Jr.) Academy Award-winning actor: Stalag 17 [1953], Love is a Many-Splendored Thing, The Bridge on the River Kwai, Born Yesterday, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Casino Royale, The Moon is Blue, Network, Picnic, Sunset Boulevard, The Towering Inferno, The World of Suzie Wong;

♥~  1965 – William Mapother, Actor (“Lost”)

♥~ 1970 – Redman, Rapper, actor

♥~ 1974 – Victoria ‘Posh’ Addams singer: group: The Spice Girls: 2 Become 1, Wanna Be, Spice Up Your Lives, Let Love Lead the Way, Wasting My Time, Oxygen

★~ Good To Know:

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* In the interest of preparing for the shoe review posts…this section of El Morno is a little light. 😀


I am catching myself coming and going, and I like it! I shoely hope to start posting shoe reviews today (or tomorrow). If you enjoy writing Haiku, I would love a few about shoes!

Have a wonderful Wednesday.

Odd Loves Company!

13 thoughts on “Blah Blah Blah Day, Haiku Poetry Day, Cheeseball Day

  1. Morno
    Blah Blah day always reminds my of my ex wife. She can go on forever about nothing. Not a fan of cheeseballs, they always taste old. I had an uncle that owned a 1964 mustang, it is/was a beautiful car.
    Have a good one.

    • I bet your ex would complain you never listened to her! But since she doesn’t read Odd and you do–we are in complete agreement with your Blah assessment. The old mustangs were very cool! Red, of-course.

  2. I love cheese balls but I go more for the long cylindrical kind of cheesy delicious snack otherwise known in our family as “worms”. Don’t ask me why. I come from a special family!

    • MMM…Worms? Did you see the cheeseball recipe posted by Nancy? Scroll down. And perhaps you need to share more about these worms, oh great wise and special one!!

  3. Good Morno,
    Mike nice to see you ^. I’ll feel a little Blah today, so I guess I am in step with Blah, Blah, day. I have never understood the cheeseball, but I do love the puffed round ones. I doubt they have any cheese in them, tho.
    The bear picture is so funny, and will you be offended if I say that I can imagine you doing that?
    Off to work I go, I may come home after I clear off my desk though and climb back in bed.

    • Oh Geri, I’m sorry you are feeling Blah. I hope you get some rest and feel much better tomorrow!

  4. I have the best recipe for the Cheeseball! My nephews clamor for it at every family gathering! It is the best made one day ahead. No cheddar here.

    1 block cream cheese (8 oz)
    3 green onions chopped
    1/2 green pepper diced
    1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans
    A few shakes of Lawry’s Seasoned salt

    Soften cream cheese and mix all ingredients except use only 1/4 cup nuts in mixture. Save the other 1/4 cup for coating the outside of the ball. refrigerate overnite and serve with Townhouse crackers (don’t ask why Townhouse, they just work). NUMMMMM

    • Ok Nancy. I will give this cheeseball a chance. Because you are a great cook, and if you say it’s so it must be so! It also has everything in I like. It will be hard to turn my loyalties away from Ritz, tho!!
      Thanks for the share!

  5. I never owned a Mustang, but I drove a friend’s and found the stick shift a bit cumbersome. The new models look pretty cool, though.
    Not a fan of cheeseballs, however you spell them.
    Cute bear poster, but why does he look so sad? If I got away with a prank like that, I’d be plenty tickled!!

    • I wonder if that mustang stick is a guy thing. I’m pretty sure the new mustang is like the new bug..more of a girls car. 😀 Why is the bear sad? I think he is just a whiner (between you and me). I am buying a pack of google eyes. I’ll report back!

  6. i always preferred the very early mustang classics to the later models.
    i’ll need to try the cheese ball recipe. looks simple enough! nikki would do anything for a cheese ball! trouble is i dip into the barrel too much.
    good day!

    • When we looked at cars, I tried to get Cole to consider a mustang, but the newer models just did not do it for him. Nancy is a great cook, if she says the cheeseball recipe is a winner, you can bet on it
      Hope you had a better day!

  7. I had a Mustang the first year they came out..loved it but it just didn’t work for me since I had 5 kids to haul around..wish I still had that they are worth big bucks.. 🙁

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