Smile Power Day, Lobster Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
June 15, 2013

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★~ Today’s Quote: She gave me a smile I could feel in my hip pocket.  ~Raymond Chandler

★~ Smile Power Day:

Smiling owl

Show off your super smile power today! Go ahead and flash those pearly whites at everyone you meet. Smiling  makes you feel great and the world a happyier place.

★~ Lobster Day:

Lobster tails

Boil ‘em, grill ‘em, steam ‘em or bake ‘em. No matter how you decide to cook ‘em, lobster is very tasty.  The largest American lobster ever caught weighed over 44 pounds and was about 3.5 feet long. Wonder who picked that one out of the tank.

~  Lobster was once considered peasant food. In the 1800s, lobsters were  plentiful and New Englanders could simply walk down the beach and capture them during low tide. Many servants lived off of lobster during this time period. In fact, one Massachusetts community had to pass a law that limited how often you could serve lobster to your servants. It was a modest three times a week!

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1752 – Benjamin Franklins kite meet lightening proved  lightning is electricity.

♥ ~ 1911 – IBM was incorporated in Endicott, New York, as the Tabulating Computing Recording Corporation

♥~ 1909 – Benjamin Shibe patented the cork-center baseball. A baseball stadium (Shibe Park in Philadelphia) was named for him.

♥~ 1956 – Sixteen-year-old John Lennon of the music group The Quarrymen met 14-year-old Paul McCartney and invited him to join the group. In a few years, the group became The Beatles.

♥~ 1963 – Kyu Sakamoto from Kawasaki, Japan, reached the number one spot on the pop music charts with Sukiyaki. The popular song captivated American music buyers and was at the top of the Billboard pop chart for three weeks.

♥~ 1965 – Bob Dylan recorded Like a Rolling Stone, the first of his recordings that featured electronic instruments. Dylan’s smash made it to number two on the Billboard chart Sep 4, 1965.

♥~ 1969 – Hee-Haw, made it’s TV debut on CBS

♥~ 2007 – Bob Barker ended his 35-year run as host of the CBS game show “The Price Is Right.

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1949 – Jim Varney actor: The Beverly Hillbillies, Ernest Goes to Jail, Ernest Saves Christmas; died Feb 10, 2000

♥~ 1954 – Jim Belushi actor: The Defenders, Saturday Night Live, Trading Places, The Man with One Red Shoe, Little Shop of Horrors, The Principal, Who’s Harry Crumb?, Diary of a Hit Man, Destiny Turns on the Radio, Mighty Ducks the Movie: The Face-Off, Retroactive, Wag the Dog, K-911, According to Jim; John Belushi’s brother

♥~ 1963 – Helen (Elizabeth) Hunt Academy Award-winning actress: As Good As It Gets [1997]; Mad About You; Swiss Family Robinson, It Takes Two, The Fitzpatricks, Amy Prentiss, Twister, Kiss of Death, Next of Kin, Peggy Sue Got Married, Quarterback Princess, Desperate Lives, The Spell, My Life and Times

♥~ 1973 – Neil Patrick Harris actor: Doogie Howser, M.D., Clara’s Heart, Snowbound: The Jim and Jennifer Stolpa Story, My Antonia, Starship Troopers, The Next Best Thing

★~ Good to Know: This weeks Odd News 


♥~ Lobsterman: A 90-year-old lobsterman is on the mend and eager to get back on the water after surviving the sinking of his boat by swimming to a nearby island through the cold waters of the Gulf of Maine. His boat, Queen Tut, hit rocks Saturday, lurched and took on water in choppy, 50-degree seas after the remnants of Tropical Storm Andrea passed through the area. After the boat filled, he ended up swimming 20 to 30 yards to Hen Island. He was found by family members, close to hypothermia.Tuttle was patched up at a Brunswick hospital, and his boat was retrieved from the water. Two of his sons are engine mechanics, and they’re getting it back in shipshape.With help from his son and daughter-in-law, Tuttle plans to continue to fish 35 to 40 traps, enough to keep his extended family and visitors supplied with lobsters this summer.

♥~ Alie-Gator:  A Philadelphia man has offered a little gator aid – calling animal control authorities to help rescue a juvenile alligator he found near a sewer grate on his street. Joe Malseed saw the 18-inch reptile this week in the city’s Fishtown neighborhood and snapped its photo before calling for help. He says the alligator was in a puddle and appeared to be emerging from a nearby sewer. He says it was docile until a man tried to get a closer look and it hissed. Police took the reptile to the city’s Animal Care & Control Team. The reptile has been named Allie-Gator. The animal control team said Wednesday despite the name it hasn’t determined the alligator’s gender because, “Who’s going to do that job? Allie-Gator will remain with the team until a permanent home is found.

♥~ Parking for a Price:  Parking is such a precious commodity in Boston that one woman was willing to pay $560,000 for two off-street spaces near her home.  News of Blumenthal’s bid makes the reported $82,000 price tag paid for a spot in San Francisco seem like a bargain.

♥~ Note to johns: If prostitution had a customer service line, it probably wouldn’t be the police. But that didn’t stop a man in West Midlands, England, from calling Britain’s version of 911 on Tuesday to allegedly complain about a hooker who didn’t look as advertised. A partial audio of the 999 exchange, published by the Express and Star, reveals the man griping to the emergency operator that the woman “misdescribed herself and misrepresented herself totally. … Basically she was ugly.” The BBC reported that officials sent the man a letter of warning about “wasting police time.” An officer also called to remind him that soliciting was illegal, as the man continued to insist that the woman be arrested for misrepresentation.

♥~ Mac Attack:  Randy Zipperer, 49, is accused of stabbing his younger brother following an argument about missing macaroni and cheese. A witness told deputies in Volusia County, Fla. that Randy and his brother, 47-year-old Edward Zipperer, started arguing over Randy’s missing macaroni and cheese, the Daytona Beach News-Journal reported. His younger brother helped him look, but during the mac-hunt, Edward knocked over a beer Randy had been drinking. The spill allegedly made Randy even angrier, and deputies say he began waving around a knife that wound up inserted in his brother’s stomach. When deputes arrived, Randy explained “I poked him a little with the knife, but I didn’t mean to.”


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Wishing everyone a super duper Saturday!

8 thoughts on “Smile Power Day, Lobster Day

  1. Morno,
    I smile the whole time I am eating Lobster. Off to play some golf before the rain catches up with us.
    Have a good one.

    • Me too! Lobster, drawn butter, corn….so so good.
      Hope you stay ahead of the rain and lightening!

  2. watching dogs run (especially mine!) makes me smile.
    i’ve always liked helen hunt’s acting.
    good for the 90 yr old……talk about gumption! get back on that boat & catch some more lobster!
    will have more visitors now that the work week is over. yeah!
    good day!

    • Not too long ago I took Susie Cute a Deerhound to a very large dog park—really more of a forrest preserve very early in the morning before anyone had arrived and let her run. It was so much fun watching her and while she was stretch out I knew she still wasn’t going full speed. The average dog is fast but those breed to run take your breath away.
      Glad you will have company! Is this week 2?

  3. I LOVE LOBSTER!!!My most favorite food ever. I sure would have been in heaven back in the 1800’s. I could eat it 3 days a week or more! Rainy Saturday so far, but that is okay with me. I have to clean house and won’t be outside anyway. It can clear up later in the day so I can walk Mis Millie. Have sunshine in your heart today, peeps, and it will shine through you in making a sunny smile for all to see.BYEEEE.

    • Morno Carol!
      I know…it doesn’t seem like being a peasant back in the 1800 would have been much of hardship! YUM.
      Raining here to, but like you most of our plans are inside and my pups have enjoyed a lot of mild temps and beautiful days so we don’t mind.
      Smiling back at you!

  4. Your grinning owl made me grin back!
    That lobster meal looks delicious — haven’t had lobster in a while, though.
    Stabbing a brother over missing mac and cheese sounds a bit excessive, don’t you think??
    Good for the 90-year-old lobsterman!! Retirement is probably over-rated.

    • Isn’t the Owl a cutie? Lobster! I haven’t had it awhile either. Might be time to hit up one of our favorite places on Tuesday Lobster night.
      Ya know, I thought the same thing about the stabbing…glad you agree..

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