Tweed Day, World Party Day, Chocolate Mousse Day

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April 3, 2013

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★~ Today’s Quote:  Spring is nature’s way of saying, “Let’s party!” Robin Williams

★~  Tweed Day:

Boss Tweed

Tweed Day recognizes the cost of political corruption. Infamous senator-turned-crook, William “Boss” Tweed, was born today in1823.  Tweed was  the “poster boy” for political corruption, it is estimated that his “tweed ring”  stole up to $200 million-dollars of public money. He endured several stints in the slammer, and died in jail in 1878. Cartoonist Thomas Nast deserves much credit for Tweed’s arrests and convictions.

On a most positive note tweed also celebrates the rough, woolen twill material often used in apparel and accessories originating from Scotland.  Sherlock Holmes, James Bond and Professor Henry Jones of Indiana Jones, frequently wore tweed.

★~ World Party Day! 

World Party

World Party Day (or P-Day) is a synchronized global celebration that seeks to make the world a better place. The motto for this holiday is “Party is the opposite of War.” The idea behind it is that we can only create a better reality by taking positive action and celebrating life (instead of passively promoting peace).

The first World Party Day (known as World Party I) took place on April 3, 1996. The novel Flight by Vanna Bonta inspired the event. The story ends with a countdown to a mass celebration where all of humanity is united. Readers took the idea and organized a real worldwide party!

To celebrate World Party Day, throw a party, attend a party, enjoy some laughs, and just have fun!

FYI–Check out your local Ben and Jerr’y ice cream shop. they usually give free cones out today. Check first tho, free cones may be limited to specific times of the day. However, free or not a stop at Ben and Jerry’s is a great way to Celebrate Party Day!

Chocolate Mousse Day:


Grab a spoon! It’s Chocolate Mousse Day, a chocoholic’s dream.

Mousse, is the French word that literally means “froth” or “foam,” and combines rich and airy, to take advantage of the best of both dessert worlds. The secret to its cloud like texture is beaten egg whites or whipped cream.
Julia Child is often credited with making the perfect chocolate mousse. Her precise recipe includes eggs, dark-brewed coffee, butter, bittersweet chocolate, dark rum, vanilla extract and vigorous whipping.

★~ Today in History:

Ice Cream Sundae

♥~1800 – Martha Washington became the first U.S. President’s wife to be allowed to ‘frank’ mail. What does that mean? Well, according to Mr. Webster’s dictionary, frank means “To send free of postage. The right to send mail for free. A mark indicating this right.”

♥~1829 – James Carrington of Wallingford, CT patented the coffee mill. Have a cup of fresh ground in celebration today.

♥~1866 – Rudolph Eickemeyer and G. Osterheld of Yonkers, New York patented a blocking and shaping machine for hats. Which reminds me, do you know why cowboy hats are turned up at the sides? — So three cowboys can ride in a pickup truck

♥~1892 – Happy 121th anniversary to the ice cream sundae! Yes, 121 years ago, in Ithaca, New York, two men invented the first ice cream sundae.

♥~1953 – TV Guide was published for the first time — from Radnor, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia). On the cover of this first issue was Lucy’s Baby, Desi Arnez IV. The publication reached a circulation of 1,500,000 readers in its first year.

♥~1965 – Bob Dylan appeared on the pop music charts for the first time. Subterranean Homesick Blues entered the Top 40 at number 39. The song stayed on the charts for eight weeks.

♥~1975 – Bobby Fischer was stripped of world chess title for refusing to defend it — he had not played a single chess game since winning the world championship

♥~ 1987 – The late Duchess of Windsor’s jewels were auctioned off for 31,380,197 pounds – six times the expected figure

★~Born Today:

cell phone

♥~1922 – Doris Day (Doris Mary Ann Von Kappelhoff) singer: Whatever Will Be, Will Be, Everybody Loves a Lover, Sentimental Journey; actress: Young at Heart, Pillow Talk, April in Paris, Lullaby of Broadway

♥~1924 – Marlon Brando Academy Award-winning actor: On the Waterfront [1954], The Godfather [1972]; Apocalypse Now, Last Tango in Paris, One-eyed Jacks; Emmy Award: Roots: Next Generation; died July 1, 2004

♥~1942 – (Carson) Wayne Newton singer: Danke Shoen, Red Roses for a Blue Lady, Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast

♥~1958 – Alec Baldwin (Alexander Rae Baldwin III) actor: Pearl Harbor, The Hunt for Red October, Beetlejuice, The Getaway, Married to the Mob, Talk Radio, Working Girl, Miami Blues, Knots Landing

♥~1961 – Eddie Murphy comedian: Saturday Night Live; actor: 48 Hrs., Beverly Hills Cop series, Trading Places, Coming to America, The Nutty Professor, Nutty Professor II: The Klumps, Doctor Dolittle

♥~ 1973 – Happy 40th Birthday of the cell phone. “On April 3rd 1973, Martin Cooper made the first mobile call on the nine-inch (and 28-ounce) Motorola DynaTAC. Dialing up a rival at AT&T, he apparently said that he was ringing “to see if my call sounds good at your end.” Can you imagine life without a cell phone?

★~Did you know: Party Busses

Time Machine Bus

time machine bus

Astro Bus

Astro bus

Tike Bus

tiki bus

Fun Bus:

Fun bus

Party USA Bus

Party USA

Princess Bus

Princess bus


Wel,l shall we rent a party bus and have an Odd party? Which one do you think is funnest? I bet most of you are hoping I can find one with crates benches along the side and a play yard in the center for our precious furs. Wouldn’t that be fun? Kind of.

I have been in love with the phone ever since I can remember…the cell phone is marvelous invention (In my opinion, of-course). What was the first cell phone you ever owned?

My day is at my desk, catching up. And with my campers playing in the sunshine. It has the promise of a beautiful day. And that is what I wish for you – A beautiful day!



13 thoughts on “Tweed Day, World Party Day, Chocolate Mousse Day

  1. Party time, excellent. Party on, KB and fellow el Morno readers. (with credit to Wayne’s World for the party on down quotes! Being Canadian who else would I quote on world party day?)

  2. Morno,
    Chocolate Mousse looks good, but I would rather have a sundae.
    I have a great looking tweed sport coat. It’s outdated, I’m told, but I don’t know how something that looks good could be outdated.
    The tiki bus would be my choice, although the Time machine looks cool.

    • Love houndstooth tweed sports coats. I hope Cole wants one, someday. I am sure you look smashing.
      The tiki bus is cool..drinks in pineapples with umbrellas!

  3. My husband had a big phone in his car. He was a contractor and needed one for his sites. Lordy, it was expensive and each call was carefully considered before the call was dialed. My phone is very simple. No tricks. It drives my grandkids nuts, and my kids always want to buy me a fancy phone. Unless they want to move in and manage it for me, forget it.
    Love Chocolate Mousse. My favorite dessert to order out.
    Lets grab the Astro bus and hit the open road! I’ll bring the cocktail glasses.

    • You sound like my Mom. She would never have moved on to a flip phone if I had not shown her how she could flip it shut with attitude.
      The Astro bus? Let’s go!!

  4. So 3 cowboys can ride in a truck – yuck yuck! How did life happen without the cell phone? I remember leaving the kids with a baby sitter who’d have no way of contacting (finding) us, we’d check in once or twice, and we did leave “emergency” numbers. Sometimes I long for those days of unreachability.

    • Finally, someone caught the cowboy joke. Thank you. I try to keep from checking in with Cole when he is out, and not insist he check in with me unless there is a major change in plans…it’s nice to be free and unreachable. I just started to leave my phone turned off once in awhile, but I never leave home without it.

  5. love tweed especially on bond, james bond.
    i could go for a sundae any day.
    yes to a party bus with our four legged companions! what’s a party without them?!
    the first cell phone i had was the motorola brick that had a screw in antenna. truth be told, I had my flip phone seven years before succumbing to an iPhone a few months ago.
    am at the orthpedist for direction on my achilles. wish me luck.

    • I like tweed on other people. I like chocolate mousse in front of ME. I guess we are in sync! ♥

  6. I’ll take a sundae over chocolate mousse, but both sound good about now!
    I’d hate to be without my cell phone — handy camera, texting when you can’t talk freely, talking (of course). What’s not to love?!
    Playing catch-up again. Doggone it, I hate being behind!!

    • I know, right? Such a handy gadget. I love mine. Hope you caught up! It’s such a good feeling to be on top of things, but with Easter and College boys visit, and shopping…maybe, you need to give yourself a little time to get back into the swing of it. 😀

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