National Waffle Iron Day, Camera Day, Buttercrunch Day

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June 29, 2013

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★~ Today’s Quote: If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” — Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

★~ National Waffle Iron Day:


The earliest waffle iron was made in the 14th century in Belgium. However, it wasn’t until 1869 that Cornelius Swarthout patented the American waffle iron. Then in 1911, General Electric produced the first electric waffle iron. The rest is on your breakfast plate in the form of a fluffy delicious, golden brown homemade waffles.

Did you know, the waffle iron was the inspiration and maker of the first NIKE sole/tread? Bob Knight made it on his waffle iron in his garage in Portland Oregon. He then used that tread to gather investors for his dream to make the perfect running shoe: NIKE (Thank you El Morno friend Nancy Baird!)

It’s the weekend! Celebrate by whipping up a batch of  waffles with your favorite topping! Syrup, whipped cream, fruit, chocolate, jam….

★~ Camera Day:

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If my house caught on fire, after grabbing all living creatures–I would grab my camera. You would want pictures of the cute firemen, wouldn’t you?? I have always loved cameras and while I am most definitely a rank amateur, I do catch the moment  because I always have my camera with me and I take tons of pictures. Celebrating the camera is easy–just enjoy a day of taking pictures or share some of your favorite pictures…or spend some time organizing and tagging your pictures…I love taking pictures!

★~ Buttercrunch Day:


Buttercrunch is a combination of toffee and chocolate. Today, we are adding some toasted almond sprinkles to this delicious treat–aren’t we fancy? During World War II, we shipped a buttercrunch candy called Almond Roca to our troops and boosted their morale. I don’t know that for a fact, but think about it– if you are on the front line–a tin of toffee, almonds, and chocolate is bound to make you want to come out of the trenches firing! Celebrate today by doing your patriotic duty and eating an Almond Roca. If you want to be a rebel, have buttercrunch ice cream. Roni-Sue’s Best Buttercrunch Ever Recipe

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1925 A patent for the frosted electric light bulb was filed by Marvin Pipkin. What a bright idea. The frosting inside the light bulb created less glare because it diffused the light emitted, spreading it over a wider area, providing a much softer glow.

♥~ 1940 – Brenda Starr, the first cartoon strip by a woman (Dale Messick), appeared in The Chicago Tribune.

♥~ 1985 – John Lennon’s 1965 Rolls-Royce Phantom V limousine, with psychedelic paintwork, sold for a record sum of $3,006,385, at a Sotheby’s auction in New York.

♥~ 1987 – Vincent Van Gogh’s Le Pont de Trinquetaille brought in$20.6 million at an auction in London, England. No one knows who the anonymous European collector was who paid that staggering price for the piece of art. No one, that is, except the buyer.

♥ ~ 1991 – Cher started a six-week run at No.1 on the UK album charts with ‘Love Hurts’.

♥~ 2007 – The Apple iPhone went on sale across the U.S.

★~Born Today:

♥~ 1868 – George Ellery Hale:  American astronomer; developed the Hale telescope.

♥~ 1900 – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry French aviator and writer. He is best known for his book, The Little Prince (1943).

♥ ~ 1910 – Frank Loesser songwriter: Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition, Baby It’s Cold Outside, On a Slow Boat to China, Once in Love with Amy, Luck Be a Lady, Thumbelina; died July 28, 1969

♥~ 1943 – Bob Brunning musician: guitar: group: Fleetwood Mac: Don’t Stop, Rhiannon, Dreams, Go Your Own Way, Black Magic Woman; author: The Fleetwood Mac Story: Rumours and Lies, Behind the Masks, Blues: The British Connection

♥~ 1965 – Matthew Weiner, Producer, writer : Mad Men, The Sopranos.

★~ Odd News:


♥~ Can’t we all just get along? Two well-known New York panhandlers got into a fight last Friday night in Times Square. Joshua Long, known as “Weed Man” (because he holds a sign saying “I need money for weed”) was arrested for stabbing Wayne Semancik, or “Beer Man” (who holds a sign saying “I need beer”) with a pen. The two are said to have had a turf dispute, which escalated when Long spit at Semancik. Semancik said he sustained five stab wounds to his face. Police also talked to street artists dressed as Predator and Alien about the fight.

♥~ Taking tight- lipped to a new level: A 64-year-old woman in Dunedin, New Zealand, called emergency services Thursday night, but could not tell them what was wrong.

“Ambulance received a call, but due to the muffled speech … they were unsure whether it was a medical event or whether someone had been gagged,” Senior Sergeant Steve Aitken said.

“Basically, she could only grunt.”

Ambulance staff called the police, who went to the woman’s home and found that she had mistakenly applied super-glue to her lips instead of her normal medication.

The woman panicked because the glued lips impeded her breathing. She was taken to a hospital and later released.

♥~ Sleeping thief: A man in Hazel Park, Michigan called police to investigate his elderly neighbor’s home whose garage door was open. Police arrived and found 37-year-old William Goad asleep inside the car parked in the garage. Items from the garage had been piled into a wheelbarrow next to the car, leading police to believe it was a burglary in progress. There was also damage to the car’s ignition. Police woke up Goad, who apparently fell asleep mid-crime, and arrested him.

♥~ Heads Down! The Miami Heat were feted in a parade in downtown Miami Monday after winning the NBA Championship last weekend. The team was driven in a double-decker bus, and they sat on top so everyone could see them. However, parade planners failed to account for the fact that most players are 6’8″ or taller, and that Miami streets have overpass bridges across them. The players were recorded on video doing multiple “dunks” to avoid the obstacles. No injuries were reported.

♥~ Walker a little faster: A 64-year-old man in Geelong, Victoria, Australia, was arrested soon after his carjacking victim called police. He couldn’t make a fast getaway because it took him too much time to load his walker into the stolen car!
Police allege the senior from Queensland had bought a knife from the shopping centre’s Kmart store and approached a 22-year-old female as she prepared to drive out of the carpark.

Geelong Senior-Constable Paul Mitchell said the victim wound down her window and the man held the knife to her throat, demanding she give him the vehicle. After putting his walker in the car, the man drove a short distance before getting out to load in other bags.


I read this the other day and it just cracked me up:

A homeless man walked up to a well-dressed woman shopping on Rodeo Drive and said, “I haven’t eaten anything for days.” She looked at him and said, “God, I wish I had your willpower.”

On another note, I would like to issue a public service warning: I rarely watch television but whilst watching a program with Cole the other day these little ice cream cones were advertised twice and I was desperate for one.

The come in a box like this…


And look like this….. Vanilla ice cream, a hint of carmel mixed into the center of the ice cream, covered in chocolate and scooped onto a sugar cone! Yes. Really.


You’ve been warned!

Wishing you a Super Saturday!

12 thoughts on “National Waffle Iron Day, Camera Day, Buttercrunch Day

  1. Morno,
    I had to go out and take care of a tree problem this morning. And now I am heading out to play golf for hours. The temps are pretty mild for this time of the year and I’m going for it.
    Waffles with strawberries are good; I’ve never had Buttercrunch. I let the kids take pictures. Seems to be an epidemic, although their dad does take a darn fine pictures.
    Maybe somebody needs to teach a Burglar 101 class.
    Hitting the road and staying away from the ice cream aisle at the store. Have a good one.

    • I’m sure the camera lens just naturally pulls towards you! Maybe there could be a remedial Burglar class. Sheesh.
      Glad your tree problem is solved and you can head for the course! Happy swinging!

  2. Love the super glue on the lips story……I think that would definitely freak me out. Oh and the little swirl cones almost had me pulled in…until I saw the Skinny Cow Chocolate Caramel Pretzel things. Oh my goodness—hooked for life!!! The sweet, the salty!!! Equals yum! Happy Saturday!

    • I read that story…and thought it could happen to me sure as shootin! No glue on the nightside stand. Ever. Ok, I’m going to try the Skinny Cow but I have my doubts that anything diet could be as good as anything made with all the good chemicals. However, it’s only fair to do a taste test…

  3. always mean to pick up a box of waffles. 1st i need a toaster! yep, the beginning of nike.
    were you in line for the 1st generation iphone???
    interesting people in the spotlight this morning. miami heat parade ducking would have been funny to witness!
    yesterday i drove…..finally! short & infrequent which i can abide by. freedom!
    college friend will grace us with her presence shortly. dinner & laughs at bbq gil’s later on. normalcy in small steps.
    good day!

    • I missed a lot of the first i-phone hype because I don’t watch television and at the time neither did Cole. But when I met one up close and personal I went out the next day and bought one. I stood in line once, after that I pre orderred.
      My waffle iron purchased at Bed, Bad and Bring it Back is so handy–I use it for bacon, grilled cheese, quesadillas, and once in awhile waffles. It’s a miracle appliance.
      Glad you and Nik have company…and are putting one foot forward a little easier these days!!

  4. Has the iPhone only been out for six years?? Hard to believe how hooked we all are on a product that once was considered a luxury!
    Those Blue Bunny ice cream things look great! My mouth was watering for waffles and syrup until I reached these babies.
    These two 64-year-old people weren’t exactly bright, were they? I don’t think of 60 as that old, but perhaps I need to change my mindset, ha!
    Have a Super Saturday, despite the rain!

    • I have not had them yet but Beth Ann ^^ the Skinny Cow pretzel salty caramel thingies are as good as my cones. They might be good but how can diet ever be as good as the real thing? I’m doing a taste test, it’s only fair to give them a chance.
      Love my I-phone. Remember the first one..such a big deal…it had 4 built in apps, that was it. Times are a changing.

  5. I like butter crunch and like reading recipes, but reading this recipe just made me tired.

    Loved the Rodeo drive joke – too funny!

    Well lunch amusement break is over. Thanks El Morno for the amusement. It’s back to the books for me – there’s no TGIF during Bar prep. It’s relentless – 7 days a week!

    • OMG. 7 days a week? That’s AWFUL. I will never, ever make another lawyer joke. And send you positive thoughts every single day!
      There must be simpler recipes. I just bought Paula Deens cookbook…I will share some of those! 😀 I used that recipe because one of El Morno’s regulars Suzanne husband is named Ronnie. Sometimes my segues are a little lame.

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