Kiss Your Mate Day, Pinhole Photography, National Blueberry Pie Day, Odd and Ends

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
April 28, 2013

springtime dream

★~ Today’s Quote:  It takes a lot of experience for a girl to kiss like a beginner. ~ Ladies Home Journal, 1948

★~ Pinhole Photography Day:

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

On the last Sunday in April, a strange and wonderful phenomenon takes place. *Every* object around you transforms into a camera. Let Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day redefine your idea of what a camera can be. From your own fist to a saltine cracker, Photojojo has rounded up astounding pinhole cameras with tips for your own camera creations. Click for more about  Pinhole Photography Day


★~ Kiss Your Mate Day:

Elephant Kiss

This holiday is pretty self-explanatory. Very little direction is needed. If you don’t have a mate, perhaps you can borrow someone else’s. Just be sure to ask first and maybe offer a bit of an explanation in case they forgot to put Kiss Your Mate Day on their own calendar.

Polls consistently list the kiss between Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant in the 1946 film Notorious as one of the sexiest kisses in cinematic history. Because the Hays Code allowed on-screen kisses to last only a few seconds, Alfred Hitchcock directed Bergman and Grant to repeatedly kiss briefly while Grant was answering a telephone call. The kiss seems to go on and on but was never longer than a few seconds.

★~ National Blueberry Pie Day:

Americans have been filling their pies with delicious, fresh-picked berries since the colonial era. Today, blueberry pie is one of the most popular pie flavors in the United States. Blueberry season begins in May and ends in the late summer, so blueberry pie is a perennial favorite at Fourth of July celebrations..  Classic Betty Crocker Blueberry pie recipe. 

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1939 –  Small cars were offered for sale in the U.S. for the first time. The Crosley one of the first small cars sold had a list price of $325.00, was 10 feet long and had an 80-inch wheelbase and a four-gallon gas tank.

♥~ 1973 – The Dark Side of the Moon, by Pink Floyd, topped the U.S. album chart for one week before settling in to become the longest-running U.S. chart album of all time. Though it was only number one the first week, The Dark Side of the Moon stayed on the chart for 741 weeks.

♥~ 1985 – The little town of Parker, TX, not far from Dallas, reported a 2-to-1 edge in the ratio of tourists to residents. The small town was visited by 2,100 tourists each day as they flocked to  Parker to visit Southfork Ranch, the home of the Ewing family (CBS-TV hit, Dallas).

♥~1994 – Northwestern University announced that the so-called biological clock, that gene governing the daily cycle of waking and sleeping called the circadian rhythm, had been found in mice. Never before pinpointed in a mammal, the biological clock gene was found on mouse chromosome 5.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1878- Lionel Barrymore (Blythe)Academy Award-winning actor: A Free Soul [1930-31]; Camille, Captains Courageous, Duel in the Sun, It’s a Wonderful Life, Key Largo, The Little Colonel;died Nov 15, 1954

♥~ 1926 – Harper Lee (Nelle Harper Lee) wrote just one novel, To Kill A Mockingbird (1960), but it has sold more than 30 million copies. She hates interviews and speeches, and prefers to live quietly in Monroeville, where she is known as Miss Nelle. She wrote: “I arrived in the first grade, literate, with a curious cultural assimilation of American history, romance, the Rover Boys, Rapunzel, and The Mobile Press. Early signs of genius? Far from it. Reading was an accomplishment I shared with several local contemporaries. Why this endemic precocity? Because in my hometown, a remote village in the early 1930s, youngsters had little to do but read. A movie? Not often — movies weren’t for small children. A park for games? Not a hope. We’re talking unpaved streets here, and the Depression. […] Now, 75 years later in an abundant society where people have laptops, cell phones, iPods, and minds like empty rooms, I still plod along with books. Instant information is not for me. I prefer to search library stacks because when I work to learn something, I remember it.” (Writers Almanac)

♥~1941 – Ann-Margret (Olsson) actress: Carnal Knowledge, Tommy, Viva Las Vegas, Grumpy Old Men, Grumpier Old Men, Bye, Bye, Birdie, Scarlett; singer: I Just Don’t Understand

♥~ 1948 –– Marcia Strassman actress: Welcome Back Kotter, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, Honey I Blew Up the Kids, Another Stakeout; singer

♥~ 1950 Jay Leno – comedian, TV talk show hostThe Tonight Show

♥~ 1971 – Simbi Khali actress: 3rd Rock from the Sun, She TV, Vampire in Brooklyn, A Thin Line Between Love and Hate, Plump Fiction, We Were Soldiers

★~Week End Odd and Ends (abbreviated this week) 


♥~ In this crazy video, 30 Canadian skiers hit the slopes at Mont St. Sauveur in Quebec to attempt a backflip—hand in hand—last Sunday. Don’t try this at home . . .


♥~ The Best of Cat agility…


♥~ How the smart car evolves (good for a giggle!)

♥~ 22 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Really Exist.

♥~ New paths to a great job

♥~ In Chicago. This is effen nuts. Really: Teacher Sues School over Suspension for ‘Weapons’ Charge: Showing Students Garden Tools

♥~  This guy reading the newspaper on the subway is Keanu Reeves.

♥~ We are the land of the free. Maybe some freedoms shouldn’t be afforded. (Thank you El Morno friend Julianne)

♥~ Behind the May Boston Magazine Cover

♥~Hand in Hand asked some of fiction’s finest artists, editors, and writers to write advice on their own hands and send them a picture for Shared Worlds 2013,  Click the green arrow to move through the slide show.


Having a wonderful time in New Mexico! So glad to be here!  Cole and Vickie (our friend and camp helper) are doing a wonderful job keeping everyone at home tail wagging happy. I did have one funny conversation with Cole today – The gate leading to our gangway has been on it’s last post for the past couple of weeks, but we haven’t be able to fix it because of the wet weather. Right before I left for New Mexico, unbeknownst to Cole the side post fell off the gate….When he noticed he sent me a text message…

Cole: Mom, what in the world happened to the side post on the gate?

Kb: I pushed the gate open, and the side part fell off.

Cole: It just fell off?

Kb: Yes.

Cole: Side posts just don’t fall off.

Kb: Fine, I kicked it really, really hard.

Cole: I knew it.

Later….he sends a picture of the gate.

Cole: I fixed the gate.

Kb: Great Job, looks good as new. Thank you.

Cole:  Your welcome. Please don’t kick it open or closed.

Kb: I won’t, I promise.

Sometimes it’s best to just go with the flow….

If you haven’t already, click over and read the final shoe review. I think everyone one of our reviewers has done a shoependous job and I love that so many of you have stepped up to play! FUN.

I’m not sure what our plans for the day are, but you know I will keep you posted. What are you up too?

Wishing you a stellar Sunday!

Odd Loves Company!

16 thoughts on “Kiss Your Mate Day, Pinhole Photography, National Blueberry Pie Day, Odd and Ends

  1. Morno
    Not a fan of blueberry anything. Enjoyed the links. Glad you are having fun in New Mexico.
    Rainy day, so I am going to take care of a few things around the homestead and then have dinner at my sisters. I’ll take an apple pie and some ice cream.
    Enjoy your day

    • Apple pie and ice cream is always a treat. Sorry about the rain, but at least you got to play yesterday. Hope your day was good in spite of it.

  2. Good Morno,
    My mate was most happy with his El Morno kiss. Love blueberry everything and blueberry pie for dessert sounds like a great idea. Loved the links. Smart car was really funny, and the teacher suspension makes me wonder once again if the world has gone crazy. Hanging low today and doing a little yard work. If the day stay nice we might b-que with some neighbors. Have fun in New Mexico.

    • Sounds like you will be homebodies today. I like cold blueberries. The smart car made me laugh really hard, but then I am easily amused, glad other people are too.

  3. don’t have a mate to kiss, but blueberry pie will do nicely! have been wild over blueberry anything since childhood.
    another classic: dark side of the moon.
    yet another just plain stupid school district decision.
    boston magazine cover is beautiful. plus, shoes will be returned!
    ha-ha! your conversation with cole was a real role reversal. glad the gate is fixed.
    the house is a mess so i need to put nose to the grind stone today. yesterday, we had fun at the farm with more dobes than usual running around. quite a sight!
    enjoy nm!

    • Glad you had a fun Dobie weekend. Trinket is taking complete advantage of my visit to wrangle all kinds of treats. You can buy single copies of Boston magazine if you are interested. It was a beautiful cover.

  4. Wow, you made it to New Mexico. Good for you! The force was with you. Blueberry fan, although it’s not my favorite pie. My favorite pie is cherry. The links were great. I would never see this stuff if you didn’t post it. I’m off to church, then to brunch with friends, and then home to catch up on some long over due paper work. Have a good one.

    • We were talking about Blueberry pie being a favorite tonight and both my parents were skeptical that it could possible beat out Apple Pie.
      Glad you like the links.

  5. I love blueberry pie (except that it turns my mouth blue, ha!).
    Great quote by Harper Lee, who wrote one of my favorite books. No wonder we find it hard to write today, with so many techie-distractions!
    I lived around Dallas for several years — and never missed the TV show! Sadly, I never made it to see Southfork Ranch. One of these days!
    Rain rain go away — we don’t need no more!!

    • There are a lot of distractions, but I seem to find a lot of them myself…like having to clean under the magnets on the fridge, instead of write. Dallas, wasn’t that a FUN show. Blowing sunshine your way.

    • Thanks! I really do. I am very fond of New Mexico, too. And the weather has been amazing–sending some our way.

  6. Love blue berry pie. Especially cold. With ice cream on top. Yum. Had a beautiful weekend for a change and it even got to 70. Light breeze that dried my sheets on the line so nice and fresh. Millie got lots of walks these past 2 days. Can Spring really be here? NO. Calling for cold weather next weekend with a possibility of SNOW! I am ready to punch a weather man in the snoot.

    • We will all cheer if you do! Glad you and Millie were able to take advantage of the good weather while it lasted! I am stealing sunshine and bringing back with me. Shhh, don’t tell…they will never miss it.

  7. Enjoying my daughter’s visit, as always. We spent yesterday afternoon shoe shopping. The weather has been beautiful, blue skies and sunshine, 72 degrees.

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