National Fight Procrastination Day, Coffee Ice Cream Day

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September 6, 2013

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★~  Today’s Quote:  If you ever start feeling like you have the goofiest, craziest, most dysfunctional family in the world, all you have to do is go to a state fair. Because five minutes at the fair, you’ll be going, ‘you know, we’re alright. We are dang near royalty.’ Jeff Foxworthy

★~ National Fight Procrastination Day:

Click to learn the 7 Common Causes and Cures for Procrastination to help you fight procrastination but finish reading El Morno first, there is a fun story below. . .

★~ Coffee Ice Cream Day: 


Coffee ice cream lovers are lively, dramatic, and flirtatious.  They also say that you are most compatible with those who prefer strawberry ice cream.

Did you know that approximately one third of coffee ice cream eaters do not drink coffee? One of the most popular brands for coffee ice cream is Haagen Dazs. Coffee Ice cream  is a favorite of El Morno friend Sue and my sweet Mother.

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1958 – Actor Steve McQueen starred on the CBS-TV series, Wanted: Dead or Alive. McQueen played bounty hunter Josh Randall. Randall was a man of few words but sure knew how to use his .30-.40 sawed-off carbine on the bad guys.

♥~ 1959 – The first Barbie Doll was sold by Mattel Toy Corporation.

  • The first Barbie doll sold for $3.00
  • Barbie has three sisters Skipper, Stacie, Chelsea
  • Barbie’s first pet was a horse named Dancer; since then, her pets have included 21 dogs, 14 horses, 3 ponies, 6 cats, a parrot, a chimpanzee, a panda, a lion cub, a giraffe and a zebra.
  • The best-selling Barbie doll ever was 1992 Totally Hair Barbie, with hair from the top of her head to her toes
  • Barbie has collaborated with more than 75 different fashion designers and has served as creative inspiration to more than 150 famous designers
  • Barbie has had more than 130 inspirational careers
  •  Barbie has had more than a billion pair of shoes and over one hundred new additions to her wardrobe annually. (billions? that sounds like a lot even for Barbie….)

♥~ 1975 – Glen Campbell hit #1 on the Billboard pop music chart with Rhinestone Cowboy. It had reached the top position on the country chart on August 23rd.

★~ Born Today:

♥~ 1860 Jane Addams Nobel Peace Prize-winner [1931]: social worker for peace and women’s rights; founded Chicago’s Hull House; died May 21, 1935 Check out Googles Doodle.

♥~ 1928- Robert Pirsig writer: Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance (1974) was published, and became a bestseller, selling more than 5 million copies.

♥~ 1942 – Dave Bargeron musician: trombonist, tuba: group: Blood, Sweat and Tears: You’ve Made Me So Very Happy, Spinning Wheel, When I Die, Just One Smile

♥~ 1947 – Jane Curtin Emmy Award-winning comedienne, actress: Kate and Allie [1983-84, 1984-85]; Coneheads, Saturday Night Live, Suspicion

♥~ 1958 – Jeff Foxworthy comedian, actor: You Know You’re a Redneck, The Jeff Foxworthy Show; TV host: Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?; author: No Shirt, No Shoes … No Problem

★~ Good To Know:  The Day A Fan was Pulled In to Play Pro Soccer

West Ham

Since he was a small child, Steve Davies was a West Ham United fan. When he grew up, he went to all their games, got team tattoos, and played in a Sunday league himself. When West Ham played at Oxford City on July 27, 1994, Davies was up front, giving his beloved team a hard time, as British football fans will do.

Harry Redknapp delights in telling this particular yarn. Last time he told the story it was on TV show A League of Their Own, at Christmas last year. “There’s a guy next to the dug-out,” Harry told the host, “and he’s got West Ham tattooed all over his arms and neck, he’s got the earrings … After two minutes, he started on me.” Today, speaking to me in his third one-on-one interview since taking over as QPR boss, he slips into storytelling mode.

“‘We ain’t got that Lee Chapman up front do we – I ain’t coming every week if he’s playing,'” says Harry, doing his impression of Steve. “Half-time I made five substitutions, and we only had the bare 11 out – I was running out of players. Then we got another injury, so I said to this guy in the crowd, ‘Oi, can you play as good as you talk?'”

The rest of the tale is hallowed football folklore. “I slung a leg over the barrier and Harry walked me down the tunnel,” says Steve. “What’s your name, son?” Harry asked, sizing up this apparent hooligan. “I couldn’t believe it. Inside the dressing room, the players were sat down resting at half-time.” West Ham were two-nil up, but the team was carrying injuries. “Then Harry and says, ‘Lee you’re off; Steve you’re on.'”

Chapman, shirtless, just nodded. “I asked him, what size boots are you, son?” Redknapp recalls. The kit manager brought Steve a uniform.

Davies thought he would sit on the bench or play a couple of minutes as a joke, but he was in for the experience of a lifetime. Read the whole story at The Guardian. 


Tomorrow, Cole leaves for his 12 grade Marine Biology camping trip in  Hermit Island. Maine for a week. We have almost gathered all the gear that is on the packing list, but I’ve been having a terrible time trying to find a water repellent towel. Any thoughts? 

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10 thoughts on “National Fight Procrastination Day, Coffee Ice Cream Day

  1. Morno,
    Jeff Foxworthy is a funny guy. Coffee ice cream is one of my favorites. Of-course coffee anything is high on my list. Good soccer story. Water repellant towel is a tough one.
    Have a good one.

    • Foxworthy never fails to make me smile. Tell me about it, most places have never heard of water repellant towel.

  2. I thought you needed a towel that would absorb water, not repel it. How does it dry you off? Inquiring minds need to know. Have never heard of such an animal!

  3. Yes, coffee ice cream is my favorite but I am picky about what H D….
    Are you serious , a water repellant towel ? I have always heard that you should not use fabric softener on towels because it makes the towel less absorbent which defeats the purpose of using a towel to dry off . So would that also mean that if you rinsed a towel with a lot of fabric softener it would make the towel water repellant ?? Can’t imagine a water repellant towel..who knew ?? 😯

    • Well, I didn’t know…and naturally there is a story behind it which I’ll detail in a post soon. Good tip about the fabric softener and towels both to keep them absorbent and to make them water repellant 😀

  4. I think what you want is a Microfiber towel ( But at first glance, I, too, was baffled. I mean, who buys a towel that repels water??

    Not particularly fond of coffee-flavored ice cream, but I can appreciate Foxworthy’s quote. State fairs do draw their share of interesting people!

    Happy travels to Cole. You’re going to miss him!

    • Thanks for the link. State Fairs and Amusement parks! I do miss him, butI think the break is good for both of us. I wish he could bring me a lobster, tho. A cooked one, cracked one with drawn butter.

  5. I’m with Debbie ^ concerning the towel. that’s my guess as to what Cole’s school is referring to. I bought a microfiber towel for Nik a while ago. Regardless, sounds like a fun field trip!
    Coffee ice cream is a favorite of my mom’s. Not mine.
    Jane Curtin! I laughed just thinking about her on SNL. Great cast the 1st couple of years.
    Good day!

    • Towel was funny, I’ll tell the story later today, I only wish I had caught on before I went to a couple sporting good stories.
      I never watched much SNL back in the days but have caught Jane Curtin on YouTube. Very funny.

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