High Five Day, International Jugglers Day, National Animal Cracker Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
April 18, 2013



Wild and yellow

★~ Today’s Quote: Don’t be afraid to give up the GOOD to go for the GREAT! John D Rockefeller (Thank you Kelley Carpenter Conijn for sharing one of your favorite quotes!)

★~  National High Five Day 2013 is dedicated to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings:


National High Five Website: “Each April, the Boston Marathon and National High Five Day are celebrations of community and the joy of achievement — but on Monday the Marathon was shattered by an act of unspeakable violence. For this year’s National High Five Day — on April 18 — let’s all reach out to help Boston. After tragedies like this, two critical services are often not covered by victims’ insurance companies — mental-health counseling and physical therapy. We’re partnering with Boston-area providers and starting a fund to pay for those two services for victims. Kennedy Brothers Physical Therapy (six locations city-wide) will donate one free hour of service to victims for every hour that the fund can pay for. Our mental healthcare partner is Thriveworks Counseling (Cambridge/Boston).” Let’s high five for Boston!

Nobody knows who invented the high five. NBA player Derek Smith claimed that he created the high five while playing for the University of Louisville basketball team in 1979. According to another story, a man named Mont Sleets popularized the gesture. While Mont was growing up in Kentucky, his father’s old army friends would greet each other by extending their arms straight up in the air and saying the name of their division: “Five.” As a young boy, it was difficult for Mont to remember all of the names of his father’s friends, so when he saw them he would just say “Hi, Five!” This childhood greeting stuck with him and he started to greet others with high fives.

Want to know the trick for the perfect high five? Look at the other person’s elbow as you are about to high five them. You’ll have a perfectly accurate high five every time. Happy National High Five Day!

Here is one way to virtually hi-five   ^_^/  someone.

★~ International Jugglers Day:

International Juggling Day from Katybeth on Vimeo.

Cole juggles. Last year he juggled cookie dough, this year he is juggling little coke bottles.

International Juggling Day is a great opportunity for everyone to get out there and give it a try! Though juggling with torches or wild animals for your first time may not be the best idea…

★~ National Animal Cracker Day:

Lions and tigers, and bears and elephants… OH MY! Who doesn’t love the crunch and sweetness of an animal cracker?

~ Nabisco first produced Animals Crackers in 1903.

~ ‘animal crackers‘ real name ‘Barnum’s Animals Crackers’. The latter is a little more difficult to say (especially with the ‘s’ on animals) so feel free to to call them animal crackers.

~ Lions, Tigers and Bears have always been a part of the animal cracker family. A total of 37 different animals have been featured over the years.

~ Nabisco sells over 40 million boxes of animal crackers each year

★~ Today in History:

Revere teapot

♥~ 1775 –  Listen my children and you shall hear ,Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere, On the eighteenth of April, in Seventy-five; At about 10 p.m. three men took to their horses to ride from Boston to Concord, MA to warn the citizens of the approaching British army. In honor of this midnight ride, get out your Revereware and make a pot of tea.

♥~ 1906 – The Great San Francisco Earthquake occurred at 5:12 a.m. It was responsible for some 3,000 deaths and catastrophic damage.

♥~ 1923 – Yankee Stadium opened in the Bronx, the NY Yankees, hosted the Boston Red Sox. A record crowd of 74,000 fans saw the action at the first three-level stadium in the U.S.

♥~ 1936 – Singing cowboy Gene Autry recorded his lifelong theme song Back in the Saddle Again.

♥~ 1974 – James Brown, the ‘Godfather of Soul’, received a gold record for the single, The Payback. Of the 44 hits that Brown would put on the charts over three decades, he received only one other gold record — for Get on the Good Foot – Part 1 in 1972.

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1857 – Clarence Darrow attorney: famous Scopes ‘monkey trial’

♥~ 1947 – Dorothy Lyman actress: All My Children, Mama’s Family, Camp Cucamonga: How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Ruby in Paradise

♥~1953 – Rick Moranis actor: Little Giants, The Flintstones, My Blue Heaven, Parenthood, Honey I Shrunk the Kids series, Ghostbusters series, Spaceballs, Little Shop of Horrors, Brewster’s Millions, SCTV; writer: Strange Brew

♥~1961 – Jane Leeves actress: Frasier, Throb, Miracle on 34th Street, Mr. Write

♥~ 1963 –  Conan O’Brien TV talk show hostLate Night with Conan O’Brien; Emmy Award-winning writer: Saturday Night Live [1989]; The Simpsons; producer: Lockwell; comedian: Not Necessarily the News,The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien

♥~ 1979 – Kourtney Kardashian, Reality TV star

♥~ 1984 – America Ferrera, Actress (“Ugly Betty’)

★~ Good To Know:  


♥~ On Wednesday (4/17/13), reports of the  “arrest” of the Boston Marathon Bomber were reported at 1:42pm and ended with “no one in custody” a short while later.  I found this to be a fascinating account of how me first, reporting  has undermined  the media’s ability to report accurately. Here is how the time line unfolds.  . .



Follow the rest of the timeline here….. Media Melts Down Over Reports Of Boston Suspect  (the entire timeline is too long for El Morno, so I used my spam/advertising free Evernote account for the rest of the timeline) 


I’m waiting for the sun and the itsy-bitsy spider to show up, Chicago had torrential storms yesterday, and I woke up to more of the same. It was so bad yesterday, it rained out the Cubs vs Rangers baseball game. My yard looks like a lake, and my washer and dryer can’t keep up with my muddy towels. This weeks campers, include a Lab that loves the rain and a Yorkie, I’m pretty sure is part fish. Of-course, that doesn’t mean they want to go outside alone, so as the designated lightening rod, I’m short on dry shoes and look a little like a drowned rat. Ohhh well, no use complaining about the rain; after all there’s nothing we can do about it; probably in July we’ll be wishing for rain; it could be a lot worse; we’re all safe, we have our health; at least we don’t have to shovel rain; the moisture is good for my skin; it’s so delightful to sleep on a rainy night; my lilacs will be something else in May! Nope, you’ll never hear me complain, much.

Hope everyone has a high-five Thursday!

Odd Loves Company!

19 thoughts on “High Five Day, International Jugglers Day, National Animal Cracker Day

  1. I saw the time of your posting and figured the rain and creeping waters kept you from sound sleep. What a storm! We’ve got seepage, so I’m swapping rugs and towels to sop up. Chicago rain = basement mess. Texas and Boston on my mind, so this is NOTHING in the grand scheme of things.

    • Yep, I was up. The thunder had Rascal shaking beside me and like you we had some seepage. No major water tho, for which I am very grateful.
      Like your post yesterday, count your blessings, not sheep. So true!

  2. Happy ^_^/ Day and TGIF. Frosted animal crackers are my favorite. I’ll pick some up for afternoon snack for the work gang. Glad to see Cole is still juggling, good job. The timeline does an excellent job of showing how the medias rush to report leaves accuracy in the dust
    Sorry about your weather. We have rain in the forecast for later today. I wish rain could be scheduled during the week, when I’m not golfing. Have a good one.

    • Frosted animal crackers? Not a fan. Like the original, but I’m sure they were a hit at the office. Did everyone get their own box?
      Poor planning on Gods part, I agree. If you are going to create a world, you have to pay attention to the details.

  3. Good Morno! ^_^/ day? I’ll have my kids show me the latest ones before they leave for school. Last year, animal crackers were such a hit, I will buy them again this year for an after school treat.
    The media, don’t get me started. Of-course it seems the public has also given up on wanting the real facts, too. We just want to know something immediately.
    Four day week for us, but I’m still glad it’s Friday. My In-laws are having the kids for a sleep over tomorrow night, so hubby and I are planning to go to the movie and dinner if we have time. Juggling coke bottles? Cole might be ready for swords next year! He’s terrific and I love the half smile.

    • Swords? Ok, he can juggle them but not swallow them. Must draw the line somewhere. You have kids and understand, right?
      Sounds like you are going to manage some grown up time! FUN!

  4. Loved the juggling video although I had the speakers on too loud and the music startled the bejeebers out of Buddy!!! 🙂 Note to sell–adjust speakers after listening to Spotify! I had to agree about the news updates—I get a ton on my phone and they kept contradicting each other. Just wait until you have all the facts, folks!

    • We need Walter Cronkite back! A newsman we can trust. A news team interested in accuracy, and reports the news doesn’t create it.
      Poor Buddy! Hope he has recovered and forgiven.

  5. Good Morning,
    My grandson taught me some tricky high-fives this past visit. I think I’d better stick to a low five or a hearty handshake.
    The television news and the newspaper use to be a place you could count on for reliable information. Faster has not been better.
    Hope the sun comes out and dries up your rain! If I see itsy, I’ll tell her to head on over to Odd. Cole is quite the juggler, I enjoy watching him. He is also a very handsome young man.
    Hair appointment and lunch with a friend, so I better get moving, it takes me awhile to get going. Enjoy your day.

    • Faster isn’t better, all it leads to is misunderstandings. Thanks for sending Itsy our way. If she is in a warmer climate we may not see her for a few weeks. It’s only 34 here today, with flakes of snow.
      Hope your hair turned out the way you wanted and you enjoyed your lunch!

  6. hi five this morning! rain later on today they say. we need it here.
    juggling is an art……especially with your beloved coke bottles!
    animal crackers are a good snack.
    media sure over does it. a good part of me wishes for no coverage because those responsible watch & *celebrate*. I can’t stand that thought.
    dry out & have a good day!

    • Would be nice if the weather Gods could balance things out a bit.
      Cole was about 6 when he told me he could juggle and picked up three knit balls (I think) and juggled them. I asked him who in the world had taught him to juggle and he looked at me like, “Doesn’t everyone juggle.” Good to know he has skills he can fall back on.
      I have not checked yet, but hopefully we have the bad guys in custody.
      Happy Day.

  7. You’ve got rain, too, huh?? It’s been pouring off and on all day (well, mostly all week, though the pouring part has been prevalent today). I can hardly find the Sheltie in the back yard, for the tall grass! Plus, I have to send him out between showers and insist he come right back in, when he’d rather stay and play with the squirrels!

    Cole makes juggling look EASY! I’ve heard that using balled-up socks is good for beginners (easier than broken glass, ha!)

    • Yep we had RAIN. And today we have had snow, a few flakes, and today it is a springy 37 degrees. My yard drained really quick, which surprised me.
      Juggling socks would have led to fewer bruised pieces of fruit! Yesterday, I suggested to him that he run away and join the circus–three days home with strep and we were beginning to get on each other nerves a bit. He knew, I didn’t mean it, and asked me to fix a mug of tea. Darn kid.

  8. Yikes! Just saw the article about the sinkhole in Chicago. Someone tried to drive around it. . . ? Good grief.

    It always irks me when TV newscasters say “we have exclusive coverage.” I’m not sure why. Take the time to get it right; I don’t care if it’s “exclusive” or not.

    High five, Girlfriend!

    • Me either! I would rather have them advertise the “accurate story.” Very quickly that had a sinking feeling they made a poor choice.

    • That is what he keeps telling me. . .I told him that when he moves out and has his own home, he can give that one a try. The furniture is distressed enough.

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