Say Something Nice Day, Dare Day, Flip a Coin Day, Go Barefoot Day, Hazelnut Cake Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
June 1, 2013

June's wild flowers

Rabbit! Rabbit! Happy June 1st!

★~ Say Something Nice Day:


No directions needed. . .

★~ Dare Day:


Tackle something today (or this weekend) that scares you, accomplish something new, or complete something that has been hanging over your head. I dare you! I double dare you! Okay, I triple-dog dare you!

★~ Flip A Coin Day:

Flip a Coin

Heads or tails? Rumor has it that Julius Caesar invented the coin flip as a method for making decisions. Of course, he always called “heads,” because his own head was on the Roman coin. Caesar’s coin flip settled legal cases, property disputes, and marriage matters. Imagine what life would be like if our fate was sealed by the flip of a coin. “Heads, you go free, tails, you get life in prison.” Ahh, can we go best two outta three here?

★~ Go Barefoot Day:

Barefoot in sand

Set your piggies free and run barefoot for the day.

★~ National Hazelnut Cake Day:

Hazelnut Chocolate Cake

Hazelnut adds a nutty flavor to the taste of cake. Most widely produced in Italy, Spain, Turkey and France, hazelnuts were widely popularized with the creation of Nutella in the 1940s, when the supply of cocoa was scarce during World War II rationing.

Tripple Hazelnut Cake

★~ Back in the Day



♥~1938 –The first issue of Action Comics was published. In its pages was the world’s first super hero, Superman. Jerry Siegel had a dream about the baby, Moses, who was abandoned by his parents in order that his life be saved. This dream prompted Siegel’s creation of the ‘Man of Steel’. Artist Joe Shuster made the comic book hero come alive. The first story, in this first issue, took place on the planet, Krypton, where baby Kal-El was born. The infant was shot to Earth in a rocket just before Krypton exploded.

♥~ 1957 – The first American to break the four-minute mile was Don Bowden, who was timed at 3 minutes, 58.7 seconds.

♥ ~ 1967 – The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released. One of the first critically-acclaimed rock albums, Sgt. Pepper’s became the number one album in the world and was at the top of the U.S. album list for 15 weeks.

♥ ~ 1980 – CNN — the Cable News Network — made its debut at 5pm as TV’s first all-news channel. Owner Ted Turner told to a crowd of dignitaries and reporters that the channel was not signing off until the end of the world. He said, “To act upon one’s convictions while others wait; to create a positive force in a world where cynics abound; to provide information to people when it wasn’t available before; to offer those who want it a choice … I dedicate the news channel for America, the Cable News Network.”

♥~ 1991 – Students in Almelo, Netherlands, completed the world’s largest jigsaw puzzle: 204,484 pieces. They finished the 1,036-square-foot puzzle in eight days.

♥ ~ 1995 – The U.S. Postal Service issued a 32 cent stamp honoring the late Marilyn Monroe.

★~ Born Today:


♥~ 1926 – Andy Griffith actor: The Andy Griffith Show, Matlock, A Face in the Crowd, No Time for Sergeants, From Here to Eternity; comedian: comedy record: Make Yourself Comfortable

♥~ 1926 – Marilyn Monroe  poses over the updraft of New York subway grating (above) while in character for the filming of “The Seven Year Itch” in Manhattan on Sept. 15, 1954. The former Norma Jean Baker modeled and starred in 28 movies grossing $200 million, becoming one of the world’s most adored sex symbols. She died alone by suicide, at age 36 in her Hollywood bungalow on Aug. 5, 1962.

♥~ 1934 – Pat Boone (Charles Eugene Boone) singer: Love Letters in the Sand, April Love, Moody River, Ain’t That a Shame, I Almost Lost My Mind, Friendly Persuasion, Don’t Forbid Me, gospel LPs; actor: State Fair, Journey to the Center of the Earth; host: The Pat Boone Chevy Showroom; descendant: frontiersman, Daniel Boone; married to Red Foley’s daughter, Shirley

♥~ 1956 – Lisa Hartman actress: Knots Landing, Tabitha, Bare Essentials, Deadly Blessing, Red Wind, Where the Boys Are

♥ ~ 1968 – Jason Donovan singer: popular in Australia & Great Britain; actor: Neighbours, Rough Diamonds, The Sun, the Moon and the Stars; son of actor, Terence Donovan

★~ Odd News: 

Homerun Hitler

★~ Home Run Hitler’ in School Yearbook: One Heil of a typo describes a Baseball Player in the high school yearbook. Seriously, how did the proofreader Nazi that?”

★~ Bandit Came Back:  Drusilla’s Park is a zoo in East Sussex, England. On April 26th, there was a breakout when two raccoons escaped into the surrounding neighborhood. Turpin was found in another area of the park a week later and returned to her enclosure. But her sister Bandit remained at large until she suddenly was seen back in her enclosure when a zookeeper made an evening nose count. She had returned on her own! Bandit’s identity was confirmed by a scan of her embedded microchip. She apparently found that the grass was not greener on the other side of the fence.

★~ Tourists dine on Iceburg: Sunday afternoon, four American tourists in Iceland decided to picnic on an ice floe in the Fjallsárlón glacial lagoon. But that was not a great idea, as they discovered when the ice they were sitting on started floating away! Páll Sigurður Vignisson, a member of the rescue crew, said a sudden gust of wind had pushed the ice about ten meters away from the shore. One of the tourists was able to jump back before the ice drifted too far, and called emergency services. Vignisson said, “When we arrived it was quite comical to see them sitting on chairs and with a table on an iceberg … Yes the dinner was over.” The moral of the story: dining on iceberg may be hazardous; try romaine instead.


Cole gave home, yesterday.  I thought he was coming home today.  Fortunately, Cole usually calls to confirm his arrivals with me and double checks his departures. . .maybe it has something to do with the time I left for school without him. In any case, he’s home and had so many great stories to tell. I will have to come back later to share….for those of you that asked where he dined on Philly cheesesteak…fourth and south (where the locals go, of-course)

What are your plans for the day?


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15 thoughts on “Say Something Nice Day, Dare Day, Flip a Coin Day, Go Barefoot Day, Hazelnut Cake Day

  1. Morno,

    Glad Cole made it home. Hazelnut cake looks good. The closest I get to barefoot is sandals, but I am a big fan of the coin toss. It use to settle a lot of disputes between my kids.
    How did they Nazi see that? it’s just not reich.
    Heading out for golf. Have a good one.

  2. Rabbit Rabbit! I remembered and so did the kids. It is going to be a great month. We leave in two weeks for our grand canyon trip. We spend the summer barefoot. Love Nutella Hazelnut. It makes a great adult cupcake. Thumper had the right idea. Double Dog Dare brings back a lot of memories.
    Funny odd news. Glad I did not place or proof that yearbook ad. Although, it does make for a great story!
    Cheers for now!

      • Rabbit! Rabbit Liz. It’s true about the ad–it will be remember much longer because of the misprint. I think I might like the Hazelnut cupcakes better than the cake.
        Thanks about the almost rule–Thank Goddess!

  3. Cloudy Saturday. Good day to clean house. I guess. Dont care for Hazelnut cake. Too chilly to go barefooted, Hate to have cold feets.
    So glad that Cole is home safe and sound. There will now be calmness in his mother’s heart.

    • Thanks Carol for cheering me on! I’m working on it because the day is coming, but I’m not ready to let go yet…and it seemed liked a long two weeks. But he did have a wonderful experience, shared lots of stories and said he missed his Mom like crazy….

  4. Yeah, your boy’s back!! Time to celebrate!

    I’m not much on hazelnuts, but Domer loves Nutella, so maybe I should give him the recipe.

    Not much on tap for the day. I had to walk on the treadmill because it was sticky and rainy outside (and because Darling Doggie is down in the back). Probably will go to church this evening and keep my Sunday open.

    • I know more rain. We had a huge storm this afternoon, and everyone is rushing to cover plants since we are due for a drop into the 50’s. I really don’t mind the cool temps–I’m not big on hot weather. Sorry about DD!
      June is going to be a much better month for you—I would bet on it!

  5. Love Rabbit, Rabbit! I’ve got my family doing this now. But I have to say I reeaally love Teddy Roosevelt’s daughter Alice’s comment about being terminally cordial: “If you can’t say something nice about anybody….come right over here and sit by me!!!”

    • That is a fun quote! And I have to admit I do enjoy someone who can’t say anything nice from time to time. It can make a bad occasion, much better.
      Rabbit! Rabbit! Wishing you a jolly June!

  6. not certain that i have had hazelnut.
    i think coin flipping is fair enough. we resort to rock, paper, scissors in lieu of a coin.
    i was putting off finishing spring cleaning & am almost there. a deadline is looming… tomorrow! gotta do it.
    glad to hear cole is home once again. i bet he does have adventures to share!

    • You go girl! I still need to plant the front flower box–but since the temps are dropping to 50 maybe I am off the hook for laziness.
      Cole had a great time in PA. He enjoyed his Cheesesteak at a place on 4th and south called Jim’s (I think) Loved it!

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