National Nurses Day, International No Diet Day, Beverage Day, Crepes Suzette Day

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
May 6, 2013

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★~ Today’s Quote: “If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.” Orson Welles.

★~ National Nurses Day:


Celebrated annually on May 6 to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. It marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Shout out to all my nurse family members and friends!

★~ International No Diet Day:


Mary Evans Young a British feminist in started No Diet Day in 1992, as a way to celebrate body acceptance and body shape diversity and a day dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of dieting.  The Body Image Coalition recommends: Celebrate your natural size, eat well and be physically active every day,  Pay others a compliment based on something other than weight-related qualities, Don’t compare your body to others. Avoid fad diets and eat healthily, Help young people understand that the image of beauty portrayed in the media are not normal. And have a Funonion every once in awhile…

♥~ The average American woman weighs 140 pounds, and wears a size 14 dress.

♥~ The “ideal” woman – portrayed by models, Miss America, Barbie dolls, and screen actresses – is 100 pounds, and wears a size 8.

♥~ One-third of all American women wear a size 16 or larger.

★~ Beverage Day:


Experts recommend drinking at least 3 liters of fluid a day for men and 2.2 for women. Why not make it more interesting than a glass of water?

Gingered Lemonade
Middle Eastern Lemonade
Strawberry-Banana Smoothie
Agua de Horchata
New York Egg Cream
Sun-Brewed Iced Tea

Whatever you decide to sip or chug-a-lug, enjoy your favorite no-diet beverage today. For me that will be a cold coke in a little bottle of coke, of-course.

★~ National Crepes Suzette Day:

Crepes Suzette Day

I love, love, love, Crepes Suzette! My sister-in-law and brother-in-law make the best Crepes Suzettes in the whole world. Really. Crepes are delicious, thin French pancakes; crepes Suzette are pancakes topped with an orange liqueur sauce and ignited momentarily with flame. And Suzette? Some say she was the princess of Monaco and first recipient of this fabulous dessert. Crêpes Suzette Recipe 

★~Today In History: 


♥~ 1626 – Such a deal! Governor Peter Minuit sort of pulled the wool over someone’s eyes and bought a 20,000-acre island, all of what is now Manhattan Island. The price? $24 worth of cloth and brass buttons.

♥~1950 – Liz Taylor was married for the first time — to Conrad Hilton Jr. The marriage (the first of eight for Taylor) would last until Jan 29, 1951.

♥~ 1959 – The Pablo Picasso painting of a Dutch Girl (La Belle Hollandaise) was sold for $154,000 in London. It was the highest price paid to that time for a painting by a living artist.

♥~ 1960 – Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, married Anthony Armstrong-Jones in Westminster Abbey.

♥~ 1997 –  Singer Joni Mitchell refused to attend her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The story goes that she wanted to avoid the media attention after her reunion with a daughter she gave up for adoption years earlier.

♥~ 1998 – Astronomers announced the detection of a gamma ray burst in a galaxy 12 billion light years away that was equal to the energy expended by the sun in one trillion years

★~Born Today:

George Clooney

♥~ 1856 – Sigmund Freud psychiatrist, originated psychoanalysis;died Sep 23, 1939

♥~ 1895 – Rudolph Valentino (Rodolfo Pietro Filiberto Raffaello Guglielmi di Valentina) actordied Aug 23, 1926.

♥~ 1915  –(George) Orson Welles actor: War of the Worlds, Citizen Kane, The Mercury Radio Theatre of the Air, The Long Hot Summer, A Man for All Seasons, MacBeth, Moby Dick, Casino Royale, Catch-22;died Oct 10, 1985

♥~ 1945 – Bob Seger Rock and Roll Hall of Famer: musician, singer: Night Moves, Travelin’ Man, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man, Against the Wind, Fire Lake

♥~ 1961 – George (Timothy) Clooney Academy Award-winning actor: Syriana [2005]; The Facts of Life, Return of the Killer Tomatoes!, Roseanne, Sunset Beat, Red Surf, Sisters, Baby Talk, Bodies of Evidence, ER, From Dusk Till Dawn, Batman & Robin, The Peacemaker, The Thin Red Line, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Perfect Storm, Solaris, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Good Night, and Good Luck; son of broadcast journalist Nick Clooney; nephew of singer Rosemary Clooney.

★~ Good To Know: 

Jessica Perez on Abercrombie & Fitch Christmas 2006 shopping bag

Fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch stocks large clothes for men (their T-shirts go up to 2XL sizes), but why not for women? Because it doesn’t want fat women wearing its clothes, of course: Abercrombie doesn’t even list women’s XL or XXL on its size chart. Its largest women’s pants are a size 10, while H&M’s standard line goes up to a size 16, and American Eagle offers up to 18.

[…] It’s not surprising that Abercrombie excludes plus-sized women considering the attitude of CEO Mike Jeffries, said Robin Lewis, co-author of The New Rules of Retail and CEO of newsletter The Robin Report. “He doesn’t want larger people shopping in his store, he wants thin and beautiful people,” Lewis told Business Insider. “He doesn’t want his core customers to see people who aren’t as hot as them wearing his clothing. People who wear his clothing should feel like they’re one of the ‘cool kids.'” […]

In a 2006 interview with Salon, Jeffries himself said that his business was built around sex appeal. “It’s almost everything. That’s why we hire good-looking people in our stores. Because good-looking people attract other good-looking people, and we want to market to cool, good-looking people. We don’t market to anyone other than that,” Jeffries said.

Jeffries also told Salon that he wasn’t bothered by excluding some customers. “In every school there are the cool and popular kids, and then there are the not-so-cool kids,” he told the site. “Candidly, we go after the cool kids. We go after the attractive all-American kid with a great attitude and a lot of friends. A lot of people don’t belong [in our clothes], and they can’t belong. Are we exclusionary? Absolutely.”

Ashley Lutz over at Business Insider has more: Link


I thought this photo was amusing after reading about Abercrombie perfect customer.


Image Credit: The Sitch on Fitch  

It been awhile, but the last time I shopped Abercrombie and Fitch with Cole, the music blasted to the point of not being able to hear yourself think or anyone else talk, the merchandise was expensive, but not especially quality and Cole didn’t really want to carry a shopping bag with a handsome half naked man gracing the outside, I suspect, he would have minded less if a Jessica Perezh and been on the outside of the bag.  I wonder if Abercrombie considers that many of the women they deem “undesirable”  are holding the debt cards, check books and shopping bags of their cool customers. There are other more desirable places to shop, and if they share Abercrombie and Fitch marketing goals at least they have the good sense to keep their mouths shut. Stupid marketing offends me. Any thoughts?

Wishing you all a very Merry Monday.

12 thoughts on “National Nurses Day, International No Diet Day, Beverage Day, Crepes Suzette Day

    • The ER…you would have to be tough to be able to handle it. I couldn’t even watch the television show. Tons of respect for anyone that can do it day in and day out.

  1. Morno,
    No problem ignoring my diet today, or drinking a favorite beverage. I’ve found nurses to be more helpful than Doctors on many occasions.
    I’m pretty sure that I’m not Abercrombie and Fitch customer either. I don’t know anything about retail marketing, but I would say actively offending anyone would be bad for biz.
    Have a good one.

    • Your right! Nurses are more helpful. I know, why would you go out of your way to put the parents of your desired customer down….
      Hope you ate, drank, and were merry today!

  2. Happy Nurses Day! My mother in law and grandmother in law were both nurses. I wanted to be one until I realized that fainting at the sight of blood is not a good attribute for a nurse.
    I NEVER shop at A &F. They came into vogue after the boys were older or maybe I just refused to acknowledge their existence because of the annoying level of noise coming from their store.
    And Happy Birthday—very nice picture to start my day ….one of my favs and only a year younger than me. I could go for a younger man….. tee hee.

    • Yep–the site of blood is a requirement in most medical fields. Don’t you find the music noise level to be really high at all the stores these days. Even the kids complain about the music at the Gap and A&E. Haven’t been to A&E ever since Cole found swim trunks he likes better at Target. HA. I have to ask..did Iowa allow the A&E shopping bags?? 😀
      I think Antoinette has dibs on George, wonder what you could trade her…tough one!

  3. Survived the weekend. It worked out better than I thought it would, but we were still running like crazy people.
    Emergency room nurses! The list I love them is so long, but top of the list is how they can calm a hurt kid down, and talk to a Mom without being condescending at the same time. George. Sigh. Thanks for a reason to just eat and drink to my hearts content today. I’m lunching with a friend and will have a glass of wine and dessert! And a fatty appetizer too! To much rebellion?
    I’ve never been to Abercrombie and Fitch and now I know that I can’t go…not cool enough. Dam.

    • Glad you made it through to other side. Hope your lunch lived up to your expectations! Did you get the fatty appetizer? Of-course it’s not too much rebellion…are you kidding me??

  4. my sister is a nurse. i also greatly appreciate the nurses who have attended to me.
    have never had a crepe although i drink a lot of liquid daily.
    the nyc skyline mesmerizes me.
    spent years in mi so i am a seger fan. i’m going to kathmandu…..!
    i googled a picture of a&f’s mike jeffries. my guess is he would not be allowed in his own stores! billy joel’s song big shot is on the radio! ha!
    good day!

    • No crêpe? Is there still a Magic pan in your hood? Crêpes are so good!!
      Thanks for the google idea…your right Jeffries is not much of a looker and I read he’s had plenty of plastic surgery!

  5. Amazing that A&F has been able to do so well with that stupid marketing plan! Are they they ones with that sickly scent that permeates their stores? If so, that’s why Domer and I don’t shop there. That, and the fact that it looks like a “den of iniquity” from the storefront, ha!

    • Yes, they do have an awful perfume. “Den of iniquity,” that is pretty funny and could be the reason they have remained popular. 😀

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