Lazy Day, National Garage Sale Day, S’more Day, Weekly Odd News

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
August 10, 2013


★~ Today’s Quote –  You can’t teach people to be lazy – either they have it, or they don’t – Dagwood Bumstead

★~ Lazy Day:

Lazy Lion

The lazy, hazy days of summer are coming to an end, and you’d better make hay while the shine still shines. Goof off, put off, and let it slide. “It can wait” should be your motto for today as you read another chapter of your book, or daydream as you munch a s’more and sip some lemonade. Indulge your inner child – who does not want to do another load of wash, unload the dishwasher or fix dinner – and instead do something you both want to do – which might be nothing at all. But if you are feeling ambitious …read on.

★~National Garage Sale Day:


It’s probably to late to plan  a garage sale for today, but you could start planning for a fall garage sale by rounding up some of the junk; or should I say someone else’s treasure that you no longer need, want remember why you bought in the first place.  Those old converse sneakers, that old prom dress, those cheesy romance novels, why keep them if you don’t need them! Clean out, clear out and make some cash, so you can buy new treasures!

Or you could always head out for a little garage sale shopping and see what treasures await you.

Click for Basic Garage Sale Tips . Here are a few ways to stand out.

Consider placing a funny ad in neighborhood paper: HUMONGO hoard sale this Saturday! (Date/location) According to my husband I am a freakin hoarder, and he is mad at me. Which means that I have to get rid of a ton of my treasures to save my marriage. Starts at 8 on the dot. No early birds, I will call the cops. Just kidding I won’t. But really don’t come early. It’s going to be AMAZING!! This is like the Black Friday of yard sales people. (list a few things you will be selling)

Do Not underestimate the importance of signs. You want people to find you, right? Make sure your signs are uniform and clear. Use brightly colored poster board and a black marker. Include arrow signs leading people in the right direction. Adding a balloon to your signs is an inexpensive way to grab attention.

Crap at great prices: The goal of a garage sale is to sell stuff. Consider this, do you really want to move stuff back inside at the end of the day?

The More the Merrier: Multi family sales draw more people. Invite your friends and/or neighbors to garage sale along with you.

Be Fun:  Great people,  sell lemonade, wear kicky clothes or a funny hat, put a priceless sticker on the dog and a price tag on the baby or spouse, have an impromptu hula hoop contest, make funny table signs: His Crap, Her Crap, Our Crap, Works if you can figure out how-we never could, We mortgaged our house, so you could buy these prom dresses for $5.00, No refunds, save it for your next garage sale.

★~ S’More Day:

S’mores are a delicious treat made from three ingredients—graham crackers, toasted marshmallows, and melted chocolate bars. The first official s’more recipe was published in 1927 in a book created by the Girl Scouts but culinary historians believe that the tradition began much earlier. Over the years, the recipe was passed from camper to camper and eventually became the most famous fireside dessert. Ever wondered why it is called a s’more? Because you’ll always want “some more,” of-course.

The basis s’more recipe calls for a marshmallow roast, but if that is not possible, you can always make  S’more Bark!

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1792 –  King Louis the 16th of France was sent to prison, and a royal art collection at the Louvre Palace in Paris was confiscated by the government.  The Louvre reopened as a museum exactly one year later.

♥~ 1846 – The  Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. was established by the United States Congress as a museum and research organization.  The original half-million dollar sum used to establish the Institution came from the estate of British scientist James Smithson. The museums houses over 137 million objects, including many irreplaceable historic artifacts, works of art, scientific specimens and cultural exhibits.

♥~ 1869 – O.B. Brown of Malden, MA patented the motion-picture projector. However, since the projector came before the films, the audience had to be content munching popcorn and making shadow pictures until the motion picture industry caught up.

♥~ 1962 – Herbert Hoover became the fourth U.S. president to have his own official museum and library, when the Hoover Library was dedicated on August 10th, 1962 at West Branch, Iowa.  The dedication took place on Hoover’s 88th birthday.

♥~ 1974 –  John Denver went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘Back Home Again’.

♥~ 1985 – Madonna’s album Like a Virgin became the first solo album by a female artist to be certified for sales of five million copies.

♥~ 1987 – A Chorus Line celebrated its 5,000th performance. It was estimated that 25 million theatre goers had seen the musical since it opened in 1975. An estimated 16.7 million people had seen the show on Broadway, with another 8.3 million taking in the touring production. A Chorus Line became the longest-running show on The Great White Way on September 29, 1983 and ended its Broadway run in 1990.

♥~ 1997 – Avia, Spain, announced that her family had agreed to attend and celebrate her 100th birthday  on board a hot-air balloon if she would give up her plans to paraglide. Romona Safont said she always liked to be daring on her birthday.

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1928 – Jimmy Dean (Seth Ward) Grammy Award-winning singer: Big Bad John [1961]; P.T. 109, I.O.U.; TV host: The Jimmy Dean Show; actor: Daniel Boone, Diamonds Are Forever, Fantasy Island, J.J. Starbuck; sausage moguldied Jun 13, 2010

♥~ 1928 – Eddie Fisher singer: Oh! My Pa-Pa, Anytime, Dungaree Doll, A Man Chases a Girl, Wedding Bells, Heart, On the Street Where You Live, Cindy, Oh Cindy, Song of the Dreamer; TV host:Coke Time with Eddie Fisher; actor: All About Eve, Bundle of Joy, Butterfield 8; father of Carrie Fisher and Tricia Leigh Fisher; died Sep 22, 2010

♥~ 1947 – Ian Anderson musician: flute, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, saxophone, keyboards; singer: group: Jethro Tull: Bungle in the Jungle, Living in the Past

★~ Weekly Odd News:

Dumpster living

♥~  Dumpster Living:  A California designer has turned a $2,000 dumpster into a fully functional home, complete with a bathroom, bed, kitchen and sun deck. Gregory Kloehn converted the dumpster in Brooklyn off of a hunch, and now he uses it whenever he stays in New York. ‘It just hit me,’ he said on HGTV’s show, ‘You Live in What?’ ‘I thought hey, this is the perfect shape for a home. Click for video and pictures. 

♥~  Police arrest man for smearing buttered toast on neighbor’s SUV, damage estimated at $1.

♥~ Holy Quack!   A 91-year-old man is recovering from injuries he suffered Wednesday when he was an attacked by a Muscovy duck at a local park. NWF Daily News 

♥~ Uno problemo… Construction firm builds 47-storey skyscraper in Benidorm but forgot elevators. Opps.

♥~ Political prisoner declares hunger strike, expects to die. Difficulty: it’s a 16-day sentence, and she’s in jail for going topless


This week, the city of Chicago delivered a large blue garbage can with fancy wheels to our houses. I hate it. It’s taunting my perfectly fine very faithful garbage can.  If you’re a tired tried and true recycler I admire you, but I don’t aspire to be like you. I don’t want to consider what garbage can a paper towel I’ve just used to mop up dog pee goes in. This isn’t the last you’ll here about my garbage angst I can assure you.

What are your plans for this Super Saturday? The weather is amazing in Chicago, so I plan to spend a lot of time outside!

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9 thoughts on “Lazy Day, National Garage Sale Day, S’more Day, Weekly Odd News

  1. Morno,
    Lazy day works for me as long as I an spend it on the golf course. We will take the cart.
    My plan is to never have another garage sale which keeps me motivated to keep as little crap around as possible. My sisters has been threatening and I know someday the call will come but so far so good.
    S’mores are tasty. I saw S’more vodka the other day at liquor store. I’m sure it’s not girl scout approved but maybe it was inspired by a parent that had to chaperone a camping trip.
    Nibbled to death by a duck is not just a saying, those suckers are mean.
    Have a good one.

    • You practically have to gift wrap the garbage around here. I have surrendered for the supposed greater good, but not happily.

      • Garbage in. Garbage out. It should be that simple. I wonder what S’more vodka tastes like? Kind of a hard taste to replica in a drink, I would think.
        Ducks are mean! Hope you had a good game.

  2. Good Morno,
    Best thing about Girl Scouts was the S’mores. I like the recipe for the S’more bark. I could make it the next time my nieces sleep over.
    I had a 20 something neighbor who use to check my garbage and chastise me if I threw something in the wrong bin and she did it like it was her job to be the garbage police. I tried to be nice but finally told her to mind her own garbage and stay out of mine. They moved about 6 months later and I could not have been happier. I’m sure she felt the same way.
    I stop at garage sales all the time, which means I should think about having one..maybe next summer.
    Love the story about Dumpster Living. Now that would encourage you to keep your possessions to a minimum.
    Have a wonderful day.

    • I’m going to the S’more bark too. Your neighbor sound like she needed to get a life. I’m not fond of people who don’t mind their own business.
      Garage sales are a lot of work but one way to clear out and make a little extra cash.
      I thought the Dumpster house was very clever.

  3. Already walked the dog — beautiful out, though still a bit sticky.

    Love s’mores — glad there’s a day to celebrate them.

    We don’t recycle here (sh, don’t tell the feds!). Seriously, they tried it but nobody wanted to participate, so they deemed it not-cost-effective. I can’t believe we’ve gone this long without it!

    Who’s dumb enough to build a 47-story skyscraper without including an elevator??

    Have a super Saturday!

    • Guess it was one of those, “what was I thinking moments.” I’m not sure that I would want to be in a building, built by people who didn’t figure it out sooner, tho.
      Lucky you. I use to feel lucky about recycling.
      S’mores always room for more! :-Dc

  4. we had a couple neighborhood garage sales many years ago. better than being out there alone. no intentions of ever having one again!
    have never had a s’more! i was both a brownie & girl scout, too.
    i celebrated numerous lazy days this summer. today was not one of them!
    ouch! a duck’s talon in the calf. bad enough without being 91 years old. poor guy.
    glad for the smithsonian! wish it was closer.
    spent longer than expected at the farm. man….was it hot! nik didn’t really play a lot although she sure enjoyed the dirt!
    good evening!

    • How can that be? Really? Why? You have never had a s’more? Didn’t you like the combination?
      I’ve heard that ducks can be very mean and I know geese can be mean, I was chased as a kid on my grandfathers farm more than once.
      Sounds like fun on the farm despite the heat. Sounds like Nik can find fun wherever she goes.

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