Life Sucks Day, Wild Guess Day,Rubber Eraser Day, Spiral Ham Day

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
April 15, 2013

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★~ Today’s Quote: When I hear somebody say ‘Life is hard’, I am always tempted to ask ‘Compared to what?’ Syndey Harris

★~ Life Sucks Day:

Have you met Sucktopia? A giant monster who reaches out and snatches your “Life is Good” t-shirt and replaces it with a “Life Sucks” t-shirt?

Today we give Sucktopia her due and acknowledge that co-workers who are professionally inept and socially repugnant suck; family and friend who are ill tempered, dimwitted misfits, psychos, and felons suck; and medical insurance, gas prices, and taxes flat out suck.  

 ★~ Take A Wild Guess Day: 


A celebration of hunches, guesses, and gut feelings. Can you guess the answer to this question?

A rooster laid an egg on top of the barn roof. Which way did it roll?

★~ Rubber Eraser Day:

Rubber eraser

Without the invention of the rubber eraser, our faux pas would not be erased, and our documents and drawings would be messy. We would live in a constant state of “do over.”  Today we are grateful for the invention of erasers!

★~ Glazed-Spiral Ham Day:

The spiral-ham slicer was invented in the mid 1950s by Harry Hoenselaar, who not incidentally also founded the HoneyBaked Ham Company. Good to know, right?

Cherry Ginger Glazed Ham

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1770- The rubber eraser was invented (more or less)by the noted scientist Sir Joseph Priestley (discoverer of oxygen).

♥~ 1934 – Dagwood and Blondie Bumstead welcomed a baby boy, Alexander, to the comic strip, Blondie. The child would be nicknamed, Baby Dumpling.

♥~ 1955 – “Two all beef patties…” This is the anniversary of McDonald’s. Ray Kroc opened the first McDonald’s — in Des Plaines, IL. Kroc began his career by selling milk shake machines. Among his first customers were the McDonald brothers from Southern California. After selling them several machines and watching the efficiency of their drive-in restaurant, Kroc bought the rights to market the brothers’ good fortune and hired them to work for him. On his first day of business, sales of 15-cent hamburgers and 10-cent French fries totaled $366.12. Thirty years later, McDonald’s grossed a whopping $8.6 billion annually

♥~ 1956 – The worlds’ first all-color, TV station was dedicated — in Chicago, IL. It was named WNBQ-TV and is now WMAQ-TV

♥~ 1971 – George C. Scott refused the Oscar for his Best Actor performance in Patton at the 43rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony at LA’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. He had previously told reporters that he did not want the honor, saying (after the votes had been cast and tallied), “It is degrading to have actors in competition with each other.” Scott called the Oscar ceremony, “a two-hour meat parade, a public display with contrived suspense for economic reasons.

♥~ 1989 – Roy Orbison’s You Got It hit #9 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was the first top-ten hit for Orbison since Oh, Pretty Woman in 1964.

♥~ 1947 – Jackie Robinson played his first major-league baseball game (he had played exhibition games previously) for the Brooklyn Dodgers. He went 0-for-4 against Boston. Robinson did get on base due to an error and scored the winning run in a 5-3 win for the Dodgers.

★~Born Today:

euler formula

♥~  1707 – Leonard Euler, physicist and mathematician turns 360 today and Google is celebrating his birthday with an interactive Google Doodle (check it out). Euler’s contribution to discoveries in the fields of infinitesimal calculus and graph theory is notable.

♥~1452 – Leonardo da Vinci artist: Mona Lisa, The Last Supper, The Virgin of the Rocks, The Virgin and Child with Saint Anne; died May 2, 1519

♥~1933 – Elizabeth Montgomery actress: Bewitched, Robert Montgomery Presents; died May 18, 1995.

♥~ 1951 – Heloise (Ponce Kiah Marchelle Heloise Cruse Evans) newspaper columnist, writer: Hints from Heloise; she took over the Heloise empire after her mother, the original Heloise, died in 1977

♥~1990 – Emma Watson actress: Harry Potter series.

★~ Good to Know: How to Make Life Suck less.


♥~ Use travel delay as opportunity to stop rather than get stressed. When the world stands still, let it.

♥~ Whenever your spouse says something the first thing you should hear is “I love you want to spend my life with you”.

♥~ Try and give people the benefit of the doubt if they snap at you. Might be something going on you don’t know about.

♥~ Wash your bowl immediately after eating!

♥~ Life is so much easier when you make a decision within 5 minutes. Longer than that and you get bogged down & never decide.

♥~  Friendship is a gift, not a possession.

♥~  Mostly nothing is as serious as it seems in the first moment.

♥~  Before you go to bed, write down 3 things that you want to do the following day.

♥~ Do the most important task first thing in the morning.

♥~  When you think you want something, put it on the planner a month from now. When
that month rolls around and you still want it, OK.

♥~  Smiling … seems to help with most things. 🙂

♥~ Allow extra time in your schedule for wandering.

♥~ Don’t fold clothes. Saves time and hassle.

♥~ QTIP: quit taking it personally.

♥~ To avoid cluttering: After any activity, put everything in place. It only takes 5 minutes vs. 3 hours if you allowed to pile things up.

♥~ If you lick a glass before drinking from it, your lipstick doesn’t smear the glass.

♥~ When in doubt, take a deep breath.

♥~ Expect nothing. Welcome everything. (from a homeless man with AIDS on the streets of Vancouver.)


Of-course it is also Tax Day and I understand a lot of businesses are often freebies and good deals! So keep you eyes open for that free cuppa.

Wishing you a Merry Monday!

Shoes Reviews will start tomorrow (I hope!)

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13 thoughts on “Life Sucks Day, Wild Guess Day,Rubber Eraser Day, Spiral Ham Day

  1. Morno,
    Well at least the weekend didn’t suck and taxes are already mailed. Adam Scott won the Masters and I was glad to see it. Ham sandwich, maybe. Big fan of pencils with erasers that work.
    Time to hit the road. Have a good one.

  2. Good Morno,
    No school today. I’m not even sure why, but the kids are content in front of mindless television while I sort out our day. Always love ham. I’m hoping Sucktopia doesn’t bang on my door. I’m pretty sure I know the answer to the riddle, but since I am only the second comment I will let someone step forward with the answer.
    Love the tips, especially the one about lipstick. 😀
    Merry Monday back at ya.

  3. what an appropriate day for life sucking & wild guessing! your poor mom was the recipient of my airing it out last evening. it ain’t over yet…. great tips, though, to ease frustration!
    i do like ham & erasers on pencils! see? bright spots there!
    good day!

    • Well, I’m sorry today met your expectations and it has been sucky. I’m sure you will come out on the right side of it tho. There is always a bright spot or two…but somedays it can be harder to find than others.

  4. Love your Good to Know tips! I hadn’t heard that about the lipstick before. I just love learning things from my bloggy friends!
    George C. Scott was a wise man. Awards shows are still “meat parades.”
    By the way, Roosters Don’t Lay Eggs!!!

  5. I’m guessing it rolled down. I love the 5 minute decision advice. I will try to take that to heart today and if my day is less sucky as a result, I shall try to implement it every day.

      • You are going to make a very good lawyer! I just read something about decision overload…we get to a point where we just shut down. I believe it!

    • That is a good one. Recently I had to remind myself that it wasn’t always all about me….hard to believe, tho 😀

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