Tell A Lie Day, Cordon Bleu Day

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
April 4, 2013

★~ Today’s Quote:  I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back. Maya Angelou

★~ Tell a Lie Day:


This is a pretty straight forward celebration. Get out there and tell your best whopper. Don’t worry, you can make it up on National Honesty Day later in the month. A few of the biggest lies over the last couple of years according to twitter are:

“I do”  Kim Kardashian

“I didn’t do it” Casey Anthony

“My phone died”

I have read and agree to the terms of service

Can you add to the list?

★~ Cordon Bleu Day:


Cordon bleu means blue ribbon in French.  In the 1500s, the Order of the Knights of the Holy Spirit became known as “Les Cordon Bleus.” The knights used a blue ribbon to hang their talisman, and eventually, the term became associated with distinction and honor. Today, we still award blue ribbons for excellence!

In the culinary world, cordon bleu is a savory roulade dish made with chicken (or veal), ham, and Swiss cheese. Contrary to popular belief, chicken cordon bleu did not originate at Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts school. As with most dishes, it evolved over time and first appeared in America during the 1960s. Cordon Bleu

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1964 – The Beatles set an all-time record on the Top 100 chart of Billboard magazine this day. All five of the top songs were by the British rock group. The top five singles by The Beatles this day were: 1) Can’t Buy Me Love 2) Twist and Shout 3) She Loves You4) I Want to Hold Your Hand 5) Please Please Me

♥~ 1967 – Johnny Carson quit The Tonight Show. He returned three weeks later with an additional $30,000 a week!

♥~ 1968 – Civil rights crusader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.was gunned down on the balcony of the Motel Lorraine in Memphis, Tennessee. King had gone to Memphis to support a strike by sanitation workers.

♥~ 1973 – The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the World Trade Center, New York City. At 1,368 and 1,362 feet and 110 stories each, the twin towers were the world’s tallest, and largest, buildings until the Sears Tower (Chicago) surpassed them both in 1974.

♥~ 1984 – Bob Bell retired as Bozo the Clown on WGN-TV in Chicago, IL. Bell was an institution in the Windy City since making his first appearance in 1960. Pinto Colvig was the original Bozo.

★~Born Today:

Angelo (Bartlett) Giamatti

♥~ 1928 –  Maya Angelou poet, author:  All God’s Children Need Travelling Shoes

♥~ 1932 – Anthony Perkins actor: Psycho series, The Sins of Dorian Gray, Mahogany, Murder on the Orient Express, On the Beach, Desire Under the Elms, Friendly Persuasion

♥~ 1938 – Angelo (Bartlett) Giamatti president: Yale University; commisioner: major-league baseball: Yale University;commissioner: major-league baseball

♥~ 1946 – Craig T. Nelson Emmy Award-winning actor: Coach [1991-1992]

♥~ 1965 – Robert Downey Jr. actor: Iron Man film series, Sherlock Holmes film series Ally McBeal, Richard III, Natural Born Killers, Short Cuts, Chaplin, Soapdish, Baby It’s You, U.S. Marshals

♥~ 1966 – Nancy McKeon actress: The Facts of Life, The Wrong Woman, Teresa’s Tattoo, Where the Day Takes You, The Lightning Incident, Poison Ivy, High School USA

★~Did you know:


♥~ The average person lies 3 times during 10 minutes of conversation

♥~ People tell more lies in January than any other month. The average person tells 217 lies in January (about seven per day). Usually about what they did on vacation, what they got and gave for Christmas, just how much they gorged themselves on holiday food

♥~ The top lies about food include portion size and eating cookies.

♥~ People are more likely to lie when they’re writing than when they’re talking to you, face-to-face. When you see someone, you can tell they’re lying. Because their eyes get very narrow and their eyes start darting side-to-side. Or something. A study found that people tell about three more lies in an instant message conversation than they do face-to-face and about five more lies over email

♥~ A survey found the most popular movie to lie about watching is The Godfather — 30 percent of people claim to have seen it but haven’t. The rest of the cowardly top 10 list, in order: Casablanca, Taxi Driver, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Reservoir Dogs, Spinal Tap, Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, Blade Runner and The Great Escape.

♥~ We don’t think people with beards are liars. A study found that people, for whatever reason, think guys (or, I suppose, sideshow women) with beards are more trustworthy than clean-shaven men. And people prefer bearded men in advertisements for everything except… underwear. Then we want our men clean-shaven. That’s the transitive property gone wild

♥~ The best way to beat a lie detector is by scaring yourself. Various studies have found the best way to beat a lie detector is to think scary thoughts the entire time.


My sweet mother always said, “Once you practice to deceive Ohhhhh what an ugly web you weave.” Of-course, she also said, “The truth is overrated.”  My grandmother always said, “never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” and ” trust everyone, but always cut the cards.”   I just do what works. Cole once told me, “Mom don’t ask, if you don’t want me to lie to you.” He has a point.  When people ask if they can be honest with me, my answer is very honest, absolutely not. I once swung a lamp at a man who yelled at me multiple times, “You can’t handle the truth.” Maybe not, but I had friends that would swear along side of me, that the lamp fell on him.

I have not seen the Godfather, Jaws, or Pulp fiction. And that is absolute truth.

What about you?

Odd Loves Company,

8 thoughts on “Tell A Lie Day, Cordon Bleu Day

  1. Morno,
    I am more of an ommiter than a lier. I have eaten Codon Bleu a couple of times. It’s not bad.
    Baseball, Golf, it’s a great time of the year.
    Hope you have a good one.

  2. Wow–such great info about lies. Who would have known? I try not to lie but you know what? I guess I do lie about a lot of little things usually to spare someone’s feelings—-but a lie is a lie, right? I loved this post today!! And I heard all those same things from my mom and grandma!

  3. We are home and enjoying the last few days of Spring Break. More PBJ on the menu than Cordon Bleu.
    I don’t set myself up to be lied to by the kids. If I know the truth, I just tell it. “Hey, you ate 3 cookies and your limit was 2. This way, I don’t have to deal with lying and the cookie issue. I’m a lazy mom :-D. My husband knows he should tell me what I want to hear in most cases, and insist it is true. Keeps our marriage strong. I do the same for him. Of-course on important issues we are truthful. At least I think we are… Funny, I told my DH I had seen pulp fiction, when I had not and would never. Our secret, ok?

  4. Before I was of age, I never ever had more than 2 beers. My motto, before I became a mature adult was, deny, deny, deny – – unless there’s photographic evidence.

  5. I’m not much of a liar. Something about having to go tell the priest seems enough to make me want to walk a straighter line! I haven’t had a cookie all day, and I’ve never seen Pulp Fiction either (and that’s the truth!) I did see Jaws and Godfather, though there were parts I had to close my eyes against, ha!

  6. I met and had a brief chat with Maya Angelou in a VIP airport lounge. She had spoken at an IBM function. Very interesting person.
    Listen when we ask that ever popular question, “Does this make my butt look big”? He dam well better lie!

  7. Love Chicken Cordon Bleu. Never made it though.

    Don’t think I lied today. Of course, with DH out of town not much fun coming up with lies.

    I have seen The Godfather, Casablanca, Taxi Driver, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Reservoir Dogs, Spinal Tap, Apocalypse Now, Goodfellas, Blade Runner and The Great Escape. Used to watch a lot of movies. Oddly enough, I’ve never seen E.T. or the Titanic.

    Well, I’m headed home on the CTA. Gives me plenty of time to come up with some lies I can tell the dogs when I get home. Maybe I’ll tell them I’m all out of food. Haha.

  8. “one moment please.” yeah, right.
    wow…..three lies in 10 minutes on average. interesting lie facts!
    out of the list, i have seen the godfather & goodfellas. not much of a movie goer.
    good evening!

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