World No Tobacco Day, Complete Sentences Day, What You Think Upon Grows, National Macaroon Day

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May 31, 2013

Early Morning In A Summer Garden

★~Today’s Quote: “The way to happiness: Keep your heart free from hate, your mind from worry. Live simply, expect little, give much. Scatter sunshine, forget self, think of others. Try this for a week and you will be surprised.” ― Norman Vincent Peale

★~ Rabbit! Rabbit:


Today is the last day of the May and you know what that means don’t you?  It’s time to prepare for the first of the month and all that can be yours by saying  ”rabbit, rabbit!”  The first words out of your mouth on the first day of June must be “rabbit, rabbit.”

~ World No Tobacco Day:


Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death, killing one out of 10 people people worldwide. Yet there are 1.3 billion smokers around the world. If smoking prevalence were reduced by 20-25 percent, we could prevent 100 million premature deaths by 2020. What can be done? A big part of the solution is embodied in the theme of this year’s World No-Tobacco Day — ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. By putting forth robust efforts against tobacco use today, countries can drastically reduce long-term health costs that result from lung cancer, heart disease, upper respiratory infections and other tobacco-related illnesses. No country can afford to ignore the problem of tobacco use. Governments and the private sector must also consider the economic ramifications that result from absenteeism and loss of productivity due to illness. Innovative companies have shown benefits of well-designed workplace tobacco control programs (that include financial incentives). They need to be the norm. Beyond this, governments also need to invest in health education and smoking cessation programs as part of broader chronic disease prevention efforts. World No Tobacco Day  goal is to  reach out to all tobacco users with a few simple messages. Tobacco kills. Don’t start. If you smoke — quit. Your country can’t afford your habit.

~Complete Sentences Day:


Somewhere amidst instant messages, texting, tweets, status updates and the modern trend of reducing human interaction, traditionalists are worried that we are forgetting how to use complete sentences. WTH! Linguists warn that if we don’t do something about it soon, the complete sentence is going to be FUBAR. And that’s no RFLOL matter. So do your best today to speak and write in complete sentences. K?

~What You Think Upon Grows:


Today is Norman Vincent Peale birthday. Peale was a champion of positive thinking. Our thoughts  are our mental magic wands. What we dwell upon becomes our reality. Just for today, or even half of today (this is hard work), watch your thoughts — how often do you talk about what you want to happen opposed to what you don’t want to happen? How often do you talk about what you don’t like opposed to what you do like? How often do you say yes, why not, worth a shot….?

~ National Macaroon Day:


The Macaroon, a flourless cookie. Traditional macaroons are made with flour ground from almonds and leavened egg whites. These cookies are popular among Jewish families, especially during Passover when they cannot cook with flour. It is believed that macaroons originated in Italy.  In 1533, macaroon cookies were brought to France by Italian monks and nuns. Two Benedictine nuns, Sister Marguerite and Sister Marie-Elisabeth, baked and sold the cookies in order to pay for their housing. They became known as the “Macaroon Sisters,” and their cookies became famous throughout Europe.

Coconut Macaroons

Mexican Chocolate Macaroons

~ Today in History:


♥~ 1852-  Julius Richard Petri  Bacteriologist.  A German microbiologist who is generally credited with inventing the Petri dish while working as assistant to pioneering bacteriologist Robert Koch. Check out Googles interactive doodle!

♥~ 1884 – Dr. John Harvey Kellogg of Battle Creek, Michigan, patented “flaked cereal.”

♥~ 1943 – The comic strip “Archie Andrews” debuted on the Mutual radio network. Archie, Veronica, Betty, Jughead, and the gang lasted on radio about five years.

♥~ 1964 – The longest major-league baseball doubleheader (to the time) ended in 19 hours, 16 minutes. The New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants battled it out at Shea Stadium in New York. The first game of the doubleheader set a major-league mark for the longest game (by time) as the Giants beat the Mets 8-6. The game lasted 23 innings and was played in 7 hours and 23 minutes.

♥~ 1976 – The Who put out a total of 76,000 watts of power at 120 decibels at the Charlton Athletic Football Club in Charlton, South London. They played the loudest concert anyone had ever heard, making it into The Guinness Book of World Records.

♥~ 1980 –  The Theme From M*A*S*H* (Suicide Is Painless), by Mash was at No.1 on the singles chart, 10 years after it was first recorded after being championed by BBC Radio 1 DJ Noel Edmonds. Mike Altman the son of the original film’s director, Robert Altman, was 14 years old when he composed the song’s lyrics.

♥~ 1999 – A huge mock cigarette stuffed with balloons accidentally exploded and caught fire while it was being chopped into pieces during a No-Tobacco Day ceremony in Bangkok. No one was seriously hurt.

♥~ 2007 – The Dutch news agency ANP reported that almost half of Rotterdam’s coffee shops would be forced to stop selling marijuana because the shops were too close to secondary schools.

~ Born Today:


♥~ 1819 – Walt Whitman poet: Leaves of Grass, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d, Passage to India, O Captain! My Captain!;died Mar 26, 1892

♥~ 1898 – Dr. Norman Vincent Peale clergyman: radio ministry; author and syndicated newspaper column: The Power of Positive Thinking; died Dec 24, 1993

♥~ 1930 – Clint Eastwood actor: Whether you picture him as the young cattle driver, Rowdy, in the seven-year-long television series, Rawhide; the silent, man with no name in Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns (A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly); the fatally attractive DJ in Play Misty for Me; the death-defying rock-hard cop, Dirty Harry; or the sexy, mature photographer who stole the heart of an Iowa farm-wife in The Bridges of Madison County, Clint Eastwood has somewhere, sometime, made your day.

♥~ 1938 – Peter Yarrow singer: group: Peter, Paul and Mary: Leaving on a Jet Plane, Puff the Magic Dragon, If I Had a Hammer, Blowin’ in the Wind, I Dig Rock ’n’ Roll Music; songwriter: Torn Between Two Lovers

♥~ 1941 – Johnny Paycheck (Donald Eugene Lytle) country singer: Take This Job and Shove It, The Lovin’ Machine, [Don’t Take Her] She’s All I Got, Someone to Give My Love To, Mr. Lovemaker, Song and Dance Man, For a Minute There, Slide Off Your Satin Sheets, Friend, Lover, Wife, Heartbreak Tennessee, Motel Time Again, Jukebox Charlie, The Cave; songwriter: Apartment No. 9, Touch My Heart; died Feb 18, 2003

♥~ 1943 – Sharon Gless Emmy Award-winning actress: Cagney & Lacey [1985-1986, 1986-1987]; Revenge of the Stepford Wives, Tales of the Unexpected

♥~ 1943 – Joe Namath ‘Broadway Joe’: Pro Football Hall of Famer: quarterback: New York Jets: AFL’s Rookie of the Year [1965], Player of the Year [1968], Super Bowl III MVP; pantyhose and ointment spokesperson

♥~ 1965 – Brooke Shields model: Ivory Snow baby; actress: The Blue Lagoon, Pretty Baby, Brenda Starr, The Seventh Floor, Backstreet Dreams, Stalking Laura, Suddenly Susan

Good to know: About YOU! 


♥~ What  food did you hate growing up that you love as an adult?

♥~Here’s a question for anyone with siblings. If you had the option to switch your birth order, would you? (If you’re the middle child, would you rather be the oldest? If you were born first, would you rather have come later?) If you are an only would you choose to have a sibling?

♥~What’s the last good book you read?

Don’t like these question…Add your own!


My answers:

1) Salad

2) Happy only child

3) Whiskey Barrel by Nora Robberts. It started slow, but reached a point where I couldn’t put it down. I just finished Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, and I’m one of the few (it seems) who didn’t like it. I found it frustrating and unsettling.  Currently, I’m reading The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

Don’t forget Rabbit! Rabbit! A good way to remember is by writing the words on a post a note!

TGIF! One more day until Cole comes home. Yep, I’m missing him bunches. I’ve been uploading all my home videos. And that is a post for another day.

Odd Loves Company!

12 thoughts on “World No Tobacco Day, Complete Sentences Day, What You Think Upon Grows, National Macaroon Day

  1. Morno,
    Short week, just thew way I like them. Macaroon or Macaron, I would rather just have a cookie. Norman Vincent Peale smart guy. Hard to believe this month is already over. Did not like Eggs as a kid, enjoy them now, I’m fine with being the youngest even if my sister was very bossy, haven’t read much lately other then the papers, New Yorker, and El Morno.
    Have a good one.

  2. Good Beautiful Morno!
    OMG. I have a hard time talking in complete sentences and you want me to write in them?? Not a fan of Macaroon because I don’t like coconut but I do like Macaron! Positive, upbeat about the weather, it is a picnic pool day. Questions…Broccoli (still not my first veggie choice), I would switch places with my older sister. I just finished Shadow Of The Night. It is the 2nd one in the All Souls Trilogy. I can’t wait for #3.
    I know you will be glad to see your boy! Hope he has lots of great stories to share.

    • Funny, I really didn’t know the difference between a Macaroon and Macaron until I wrote this post–there were just some I liked and some I didn’t.
      I will have to check out your book!
      Cole has shared some wonderful stories! Will pass them on soon.

  3. Fun google doodle. I remember those Petri dishes but I don’t think I ever wondered much about the person who invented them. I like both the Macaroon and Macaron and will even do the Macarena.
    It’s Friday, school is out, life is good!
    Believe it not: ice cream. I never liked it as a kid.
    I am a middle kid and never minded. Less attention and less expectations.
    I just finished reading my daughters books The Perks of Being a Wallflower and Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster was another fun read.
    Happy Weekend!

    • I get it, I am still not a fan of ice cream beyond a cone every once in awhile and I like the sugar cone more than the ice cream 😀
      Good point about middle kids. Isn’t Bitter is the New Black funny?

  4. another month gone already! you were reminding us of rabbit, rabbit only the other day.
    today seems to be a positive thinking day. thanks norman!
    macaroons….no thanks. so much for the positive thoughts!
    – believe it or not, it is hot fudge on a sundae!
    – i am the youngest & would wish to stay that way.
    – dr. pitcairn’s guide to natural health for dogs.
    good day!

    • Oh Irene I hope you find helpful suggestions from the good Doc Pitcairn.
      Really you grew up to like Hot Fudge on a sundae–that is odd!

  5. Rabbit Rabbit already? Well, I can only hope that June is better than May (even though I remembered Rabbit Rabbit on May 1!)

    Love Dr. Peale — such wisdom and positive-thinking!

    I didn’t like Chinese food as a kid and love it now. I’m the older of two and am happy with that (although I was often the “guinea pig” and my sis got away with a lot more than I ever did because she’s “the baby.”

    Have a wonderful weekend, despite the storms. I know you’ll be glad to welcome Cole home!

    • Wishing you a much better June! May had a lot of people in the dumps.
      Chinese food…my favorite takey outie!
      So happy to have my bo home, but he had a great time!

  6. Got an hour before Rabbit needs to be spoken. I hated spinach but love it now. I am the middle terror of the family. Always felt ignored, so I made up for it by being a rebel. Usually got me in trouble too. But they noticed me! Macaroons…too sweet for me.

    • I think you were the first Rabbit! Carol, I think you would always stand out in a good way!

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