Frappuccino Day, Mini Horse Monday

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
October 7th, 2013


★~ Today’s Quote: Whoever saves one life, saves the world entire. Thomas Keneally

 ★~ Frappuccino Day:

caramel Frappuccino

Some say “frap” while others say “fra-pay,” but for today let’s all enjoy a Frappuccino!

The frappe is a chilled foam-covered coffee drink that originated in Greece in the 1950s. In the United States, frappes are usually made with coffee, milk, ice, vanilla ice cream, and sugar combined in a blender. In other parts of the world fruit frappes are popular drink.

Today let Starbucks make a Frappuccino for you or blend one up at home.

★~ Today in History:

KLM Airline

♥~ 1919 – The Royal Dutch airline KLM was founded. It’s said to be the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name.

♥~ 1933 – Air France was founded on the same date, when five existing airlines merged into one.

♥~ 1954 – IBM displayed the  first all-transistor calculator.

♥~ 1058 – NASA established Project Mercury.  The goal of the Mercury program was to have a man orbit the earth. That goal was achieved in 1962, when John Glenn flew aboard Friendship 7.

♥~ 1965 – Robert Mitera’s tee shot, aided by a 50-m.p.h. tailwind, traveled 447 yards to the pin, and dropped in for the longest hole-in-one in golf history. This at the 10th hole of the Miracle Hills Country Club, Omaha, Nebraska.

♥~ 1966 – Ian Fleming was pictured on the cover of LIFE magazine. Fleming was the author of the James Bond novels.

♥~ 1969 – Put on your headband, love beads, surfer’s cross and give the peace sign. It was on this day that The Youngbloods hit, Get Together,passed the million-selling mark to achieve gold record status. We are going to look so hot in those bell bottom hiphuggers…

♥ ~ 1975 – The U.S. Court of Appeals overturned the Immigration and Naturalization Service’s order to deport Beatle John Lennon. The INS had officially denied John the right to live in America because of his 1968 marijuana conviction in London, but the Court of Appeals determined that under U.S. law Lennon’s guilty plea to possession of one ounce of cannabis resin couldn’t be used as grounds to prevent him from obtaining permanent residency, and therefore he had been prosecuted unjustly. The court called “Lennon’s four-year battle to remain in our country … a testimony to his faith in this American dream.”

♥~ 1995 – A crowd of some 125,000 people were sitting or standing in Central Park to see Pope John Paul II. The pontiff’s message at the outdoor mass was geared to the role of young people in the church and the world. “You young people will live most of your lives in the next century,” he said. “You must help the holy spirit to shape the social, moral and spiritual character.”

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1935 ~ Thomas Keneally,  born in Sydney, Australiia author is best known as the author of Schindler’s Ark (1982), the book on which the Steven Spielberg film Schindler’s List (1993) was based.

♥~ 1955 – Yo-Yo Ma musician: cello virtuoso: albums: Obrigado Brazil, Classic Yo-Yo, Bach: Six Unaccompanied Cello Suites, Brahms: Sonatas for Cello and Piano,Yo-Yo Ma Plays the Music of John Williams

♥~ Amiri Baraka – born Everett LeRoi Jones in Newark, New Jersey. Published author more than 40 books of poems, essays, and plays.He was the poet laureate of New Jersey during the September 11 attacks, and a year later, he read his poem “Somebody Blew Up America” at a poetry festival. In it, he suggested that Israel knew about the attack beforehand; the poem was labeled anti-Semitic and caused a huge controversy. The governor of New Jersey tried to fire Baraka, but discovered that it wasn’t legally possible to fire a poet laureate. So the state passed a bill that dissolved the position, and since then, there has not been a poet laureate of New Jersey.

♥~ 1951 – John Cougar Mellencamp singer: Jack and Diane, Cherry Bomb, Get a Leg Up, Hurts So Good; LPs: American Fool, Uh-Huh, Scarecrow; songwriter: Colored Lights

♥~ 1956 – James Van Patten actor: The Odd Couple [TV], The Chisholms, Young Warriors, The Flunky, Life Stinks, The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again, For Love and Honor, The Sunshine Boys [stage]

★~ Good to Know: Horsing around on a  Merry Monday Morno


These foals belong to James, Jo, Amy, Jess and Rosie who run a family farm in the Buckinghamshire village of Aston Abbotts. Any place named Buckinghamshire has to be kinda magical.

Miniature horses and ponies are actually not the same thing. Mini horses are often bred to look like a smaller version of their larger counterparts, while mini ponies have wider, stronger bodies that do not necessarily resemble the proportions of a regular pony.

To learn more about mini horses, visit here.


Cole just took off for school in his VW Bug. Tripped out and then I sent him a text to tell him a tail light was out. I noticed, my Starbucks card took a hit on his drive to school and  wondered if he realized that his Bug does not have cup holders.  NO CUP HOLDERS!! He will have to buy a couple of those holders that hang from the window. Far out! A Bears game (if you can call it a game) and Russian Literature took precedent over a Bug blog post this weekend, but he is ready to bring everyone up to date with a blog post after school.

Hoodie weather has arrived. Happy Dance. Wishing everyone a most Merry Monday!

Odd Loves Company!

15 thoughts on “Frappuccino Day, Mini Horse Monday

  1. Morno,
    Slowing warming up to the idea of a Merry Monday. Not a fan of dressed up coffee, so a frap is a flop for me. I like Starbucks ice tea lemonade once in awhile, tho.
    Speaking of the tea, that was some tee shot even with a tail wind.
    Little horses look like they are have a good time.
    Make it a good one.

    • Dressed up coffee….I like that. Mine was dressed up with whip cream and sprinkles this morno which made my Monday very merry.
      The little horses are having a good time and didn’t you think they were cute?

  2. The mini horse circus music was the best! 🙂
    I think Cole needs his own Starbucks card—-can’t believe that he does not have cup holders—-that is the FIRST thing I check out in a car. 🙂 Lame, I know, but essential in my life.
    Happy Monday—going to hit 68 degrees here today but it has a ways to get there!

    • We share a gold Starbucks card to accumulate “free drinks faster.” Cole buys a Starbucks on my $5.00 almost every day on the way to school so I can be treated to a free Starbucks every 10 drinks. Ummm. Actually, a lot of our Starbucks are gifted to both us in the way of very generous client-friends who treat us to gift cards.
      I like a good sturdy deep enough cup holder. I think we are sensible not lame.

  3. I was here before, but my comment was bounced. Why i know not. I can’t wait to show the kids the mini horses.
    Beth^ I’m pretty sure those “classic bugs” didn’t have cup holders. It was before the time we had to take a drink with us everywhere. Maybe some of the fancier cars did.
    Already had my Frap and it was a real treat.
    Hope you had or are having a Merry Monday too.

    • Sorry you comment bounced! Those horses were cute weren’t they? Hope you kids like the video.
      The Bug does not have a cup holder. I had my frap too! We celebrated together!

  4. Some cars just don’t have cup holders, my Porsche didn’t.
    Why do we have to take a drink with us every where we go these days????

    • Because I become very, very thirsty and might die of thirstation if I don’t have a drink beside me. I find it is better to not take the chance–you don’t want your grandson to be an orphan do you?

  5. Well, my van has 12 cup holders. And most of them are filled with something every time we head out from water bottles to pop cans. I don’t remember ever taking a drink with me when I was a kid. My mother sometimes grabbed her coffee cup with the top but always worried she would spill it.
    I do enjoy having a place to put my frap tho when I stop at Starbucks.
    Beautiful day. This fall has been perfect so far hope it continues into November.
    Have a good one.

    • 12 cup holders? How wonderful. One must have a spot for their frap or coke.
      Yes, I hope we have a nice long fall too.

  6. Ohhhh. So that’s what a frap is. Never knew.
    Cute little horses! Have had little experience with horses yet admire them.
    I have to agree with Marcie’s ^ cup holder comment. A water bottle is thrown on the passenger seat to & from a workout. Done. Never really got into the habit of drinking in a vehicle especially traveling locally.
    Wow…..hoodie weather! I was in shorts & long sleeved shirt before dawn this morning walking Nik. 55* tonight. Not here to stay yet. Happy for it!
    Good evening!

    • Glad you are getting a break in temp. Yes, fall is here—I just want it to be reasonable while our Aussie friend is here next week–she is coming for the company not the weather – she says.
      I never leave home without a drink. I don’t think I could make it to the car without becoming parched. I hate it when that happens.

  7. Tyra just got in trouble for not putting her drink in a cup holder and it spilled. My husband just kept going on and on about how our van has a gazillion cup holder and how she neglected to use one.

    • Poor Tyra I’m sure it was an accident. Men can be so fussy about their cars! I mean at least she didn’t spill a whole hot chocolate in your purse like another kid I know and love who was a lot older than Tyra!

  8. Playing catchup again (long story). Loved the mini-ponies — bet Dallas would love having one to herd!
    No cup holders in Cole’s bug? Yikes, how quickly we get used to the modern conveniences, ha!
    This cooler Fall weather is wonderful, isn’t it? Makes me want to stay outside in the sun and forget about work.

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