Rabbit Rabbit, Eat Outside Day, Trail Mix Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
August 31, 2013


★~ Today’s Quote: On cable TV they have a weather channel – 24 hours of weather.  We had something like that where I grew up.  We called it a window.  ~Dan Spencer

★~ Rabbit Rabbit Reminder:

Rabbit ears

Today is the last day of August 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 simple saying  ”rabbit, rabbit!” The first words out of your mouth on the first day of September  must be “rabbit, rabbit.”

★~ Eat Outside Day:

Can you believe August is over? The summer days are dwindling fast and soon we will be saying, Cold enough for you?  But not yet. Today is the perfect day to eat lunch on your patio, plan a picnic dinner in the park, enjoy a popsicle on your porch. Some picnic favorites are  fresh fruit, grilled perfect- picnic chicken or vegetable kabobs, don’t forget the crusty bread and cheese.

★~National Trail Mix Day:


Trail Mix and I have a sordid past together.  So I’ll  just stick to my Hershey bars and encourage you to munch on the same snack that the Ancient nomads, and Natives Americans enjoyed for many moons  according to Foodtimeline. Try Hit the Trail Mix, or Blaze-a-Trail Mix . I  wonder where the Nomads and Native Americans found the M&M’S?

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1963 –  Walter Cronkite began anchoring the CBS Evening News .

♥~ 1976 – Carallyn Bowes became the first woman to run across Canada when she arrived in Burnaby, B.C., after a 3,841-mile jog from Halifax. In 133 days she lost 15 pounds and wore out 13 pairs of shoes.

♥~ 1985 – The Dire Straits album, Brothers in Arms, rose to number one in the U.S. The album was a smash, remaining on top for nine weeks. The tracks: So Far Away, Money for Nothing, Walk of Life, Your Latest Trick, Why Worry, Ride Across the River, The Man’s Too Strong, One World and Brothers in Arms.

♥~ 1987 – This day saw the largest preorder of albums in the history of CBS Records. 2.25 million copies of Michael Jackson’s Bad album were shipped to record stores.

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1870 – Maria Montessori educator: first woman to attend medical school, first female Doctor of Medicine in Italy, worked with handicapped and socially deprived children, developed unique educational method known as the Montessori method; Montessori Schools named for her; died May 6, 1952

♥~ 1924 – Buddy Hackett (Leonard Hacker) comedian, actor: The Love Bug, The Music Man; cartoon voices: The Little Mermaid; died Jun 30, 2003

♥~ 1949 – Richard Gere actor: An Officer and a Gentleman, Pretty Woman, American Gigolo, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, The Cotton Club, Days of Heaven, First Knight, The Jackal

★~ Weekly Odd News:


♥~ Colonel Meow Sets World Record:  Internet cat star Colonel Meow is now going to be enshrined in the Guinness Book of World Records as the cat with the longest fur. The Himalayan-Persian crossbreed has fur that reaches nine inches long! His owners, Anne Marie Avey and Eric Rosario, have no trouble believing his record-setting fur, and they say it is all over the house. The newest edition of the Guinness Book of World Records will be published next month.

♥~ Potty Talk:  Colorado transportation officials are trying a new approach to discourage drunken driving – The bar urinal. A motion-censored sits at the bottom of the urinal and is triggered to play a 15-second ‘Drink and Don’t Drive’ message when someone starts to go. The PSA is targeting directly to their main target audience, young men from the ages of 21 to 34 who according to statistics are most likely to drive while impaired, and cause the most fatalities. The Interactive Urinal Communicators will roll out in bars across Denver, Fort Collins and Boulder ahead of the Labor Day weekend.

♥~ All In A Days Work:  A teenage girl in Forest Grove, Oregon, called 911 to report a giant spider on the couch. She described it as a “massive freaking creature.” She estimated it to be about the size of a baseball. A police officer responded and reported that the spider was about two inches in diameter. He took care of the problem with a rolled-up newspaper. Th

♥~ Funeral Interrupted:  Friends and family of Brendan Duffy had gathered at St Edward’s Church in Windsor, Berkshire, to pay their final respects after the Dublin-born grandfather. But as his nephew Joe Duffy was reading the eulogy, a voice from above suddenly told to ‘fasten their seat belts’ and ‘prepare doors for landing’. Best guess, the gaffe happened because the church’s wireless microphone and an overhead plane’s radio were on the same frequency.Brendan’s daughter, said her father had a wonderful sense of humor and would have found it amusing.

♥~ William Tell Wasn’t a Pot Head: A man took a bow out of his pickup truck at the Whatcom County Courthouse in Bellingham early Tuesday, attached a baggie of marijuana to an arrow and fired the arrow at the second-floor recreation area of the county jail. A 36-year-old man was later arrested, and he claimed he had been aiming at a squirrel, the Bellingham Herald reported late on Wednesday. “He had no explanation as to why squirrel hunting requires attaching marijuana to an arrow,” Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo told the newspaper .

 ♥~Wantabe Criminals Do Your Research: When they get out of jail in 5 years or so, these two kidnappers might want to consider another line of work. Their hearts just don’t seem to be in it. Police in China say two men kidnapped an 11-year-old girl and planned on asking her family for a reward of about $160,000, reports the Shanghai Daily. Problem: The girl’s family has no money. When this became clear, the kidnappers gave the girl about $80 of their own cash and set her free. What’s more, they had shelled out about $1,600 on their kidnapping plot—including masks and a rental car. Police caught up with the pair in Fujian Province, and they got 4- and 5-year sentences. Cops say they took good care of the girl. 


We had an amazing storm whip through here last night bring torrential downpours accompanied by wind; followed by hail; branches cracked off  our trees, but fortunately they stayed firmly rooted. Cole and I stood outside watching from a respectful distance under the protection of the porch roof.   Perhaps, the thing I like best about weather is humankind hasn’t found a way to tame it, yet. Thankfully, we’ve learned to the best of out ability to protect ourselves from weather , but when it’s going to storm, it will storm.

Speaking of the forces of nature, my dear Dad, sent Cole and I this video about the Awesome Osprey:


Wishing  you a Super Saturday,

Odd Loves Company!

13 thoughts on “Rabbit Rabbit, Eat Outside Day, Trail Mix Day

  1. Morno,
    We could use some rain. Seems like everyone is having some but us. I pack trail mix in my golf bag. I like some dried fruit in it. They sure don’t make them like Walter Cronkite, back in the days when they reported news and didn’t create it.
    Osprey is an amazing fisherbird. Would hate to be in the way of those claws.
    I’m off to the golf course. Have a good one.

    • Our rain went away or I would send some your way. Trail mix in your golf bag is smart, and easier to eat than a jelly donut.
      I’m glad you liked the Osprey video, I thought it was pretty amazing too!

  2. Good Morno,
    That Osprey video is amazing. I can’t believe it is the end of the month already, August just flew bye in a flash. I keep trail mix in the car for those times the kids are so hungry they are sure they will starve to death. Odd news is funny. I can see my daughter calling 911 to report a bug, to her it would be an emergency.
    Off to the movies this afternoon. The theater an entertainment multiplex so there will be something for everyone.

    • August did fly bye. I should keep trail mix in the car for Cole. When my cousin visited he was delighted to find out her purse could feed a small army and snacked from it the whole time she was visiting.
      Hope your afternoon outing was fun!

  3. Will try to remember *rabbit rabbit * before saying good morning to Nik.
    Love trail mix! Loved your Mimi & mom story, too. Sounds like something I would like to do….
    No to eating outside. 97* today. Maybe on November.
    Today’s quote is funny!
    Impressive Canadian runner Carallyn Bowes was! 1976 running shoes were not that supportive yet.
    Sounds like the deceased had a laugh at his own funeral!
    Storms are interesting aren’t they? I would like to see a hurricane or tornado from the outside in a guaranteed safe spot. Doubtful it happens so iI’ll settle for a thunderstorm.
    Nik’s appointment went well earlier & I am sitting here at Discount Tire with Y chromosomes. My testosterone is elevating! BBQ tonight. Football has begun.
    Good day & safe weekend!

    • My Mom still doesn’t admit she set the trail mix sting up and I’m very certain she never will but Joe was right–it was my Mom.
      Storm watching is very cool. You might be surprised from a safe distance someday….
      Glad Nik’s appointment went well. Go Nik! Go Football!

  4. And here I thought Darling Dallas had a lot of fur — that Colonel Meow has got him beat by a long shot!
    It’s far too hot — and muggy — to eat outside today. Perhaps we’ll have to wait on the picnic until the cold front comes through.
    Nothing like a hilarious Irish funeral. Wouldn’t surprise me if the old guy had a saying in the “gaffe.”
    I’m off to run errands before the rains — thanks for letting me know I should have worried about Domer driving through all those storms yesterday!

    • My sweet Mother says it best, Worrying works for me, the things I worry about never happen. So glad Domer made it safe and sound.
      I bet you are right about an irish Funeral, something always goes awry…like your great grandfather being buried in, his visiting for the funeral, grandson suit. An odd story for another post. 😀

  5. It’s no longer morno but I love the Odd News on Saturday. And it did not disappoint. The funeral story is so funny, I can only imagine the first reaction of the mourners, but I bet they were surprised.
    I’m more of a fan of Chex Mix than Trail Mix.
    I’m off to get ready for bed which should see me through to midnight when I can yell Rabbit Rabbit! I am looking forward to a super September.

  6. This story just keeps keeping on. How in the world would I have gotten trail mix to you with a Manitowoc address?
    I was living in NM at the time!

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