Gaudy Day, Mulligan Day, National Pasta Day

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October 17, 2013

Gaudy Day, Mulligan Day, National Pasta Day

★~ Today’s Quote:“When I was little my dad had me convinced that the ice cream truck only played music when it was sold out.” El Morno Friend Carol’s Dad. (I use this quote to inspire me, creating parenting at it’s best…)

★~ Wear Something Gaudy Day:


The word “gaudy” refers to something bright, gay, cheap, showy, outlandish, or otherwise not in good taste.  Wear Something Gaudy Day goes back to the 1970’s sitcom  “Three’s Company” when Larry Dallas (played by Richard Kline) declared a Wear Something Gaudy Day.

I hate picking on these two princesses again…but really?

★~ Mulligan Day:

Do you ever have days where you wish you could just go back to bed and start the day over again? Well if today is one of those days, you’re in luck — it’s  “Mulligan Day”  The word “mulligan” is a golf term which allows a player to re-hit a bad shot under certain circumstances during a game of golf. Click  Mulligan to lern the origin of the Mulligan shot. Another way to celebrate Mulligan day is to make Mulligan Stew and have two bowls!

★~ National Pasta Day:

pasta dish

Lnguine, fettuccine, spaghetti, tortellini, ziti—the list of pastas is endless! Pasta is typically thought of as an Italian dish, but there is evidence that people living in Asia in 2000 BC made noodles with millet!

Pasta can be made dry (pasta secca) or fresh (pasta fresca). There are over 350 varieties of dried pasta in Italy. The highest quality of dried pasta is made with pure durum semolina flour and water. Did you know that a typical Italian person eats over sixty pounds of pasta per year? In comparison, Americans only eat around twenty pounds of pasta per person per year!

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara

★~ Today in History:


♥~ One of the world’s most famous golf tournaments, the British Open, was played for the first time, at a course in Scotland.  Contestants had to shoot 36 holes of golf in a single day.

♥~ 1845  According to a Boston newspaper, the entire audience walked out of a reading that included The Raven. The audience walked out, not because of the material, but because of their objection to Edgar Allan Poe, the reader and author of the macabre poem.

♥~ 1943 – Chicago’s first subway was formally opened. Work on the subway had begun on December 17, 1938. Mining through the soft, watery clay underlying the city was a difficult engineering task but subway construction was accomplished without a single cave-in.

♥~ 1989 – Loma Prieta earthquake It struck the San Francisco Bay at 5:04 p.m., during the televised warm-up to Game Three of the World Series between the Oakland A’s and the San Francisco Giants; as a result, it was the first earthquake in the United States whose opening shocks were broadcast on live television.

★~Famous Birthdays:


♥~ 1918 – Rita Hayworth (Margarita Carmen Cansino) actress: Miss Sadie Thompson, Pal Joey, Separate Tables, They Came to Cordura, You’ll Never Get Rich; died May 14, 1987

♥~ 1948 – George Wendt actor: Cheers, Man of the House, Never Say Die, Fletch, No Small Affair

♥~ 1948 – James Oliver Rigney Jr. author, wrote best-selling fantasy novels under the pen name Robert Jordan. He served in Vietnam, majored in physics in college, worked as a nuclear engineer, and loved to go to Episcopal mass services. He’s most famous for his best-selling Wheel of Time fantasy series, comprised of about a dozen titles, including The Eye of the World (1990), The Dragon Reborn (1991), Lord of Chaos (1994), and Crossroad of Twilight (2003).

♥~ 1972 –  Eminem, American rapper, born Marshall Bruce Mathers III in St. Joseph, Missouri. His first, second, and third albums each won a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album — the first artist to ever earn that distinction. He’s one of the best-selling musicians in the world, having sold more than 80 million albums

★~ Good to Know: 

Before you read about crime, corruption, or bad news today, watch this compilation of people who will restore your faith in humanity.

Faith in humanity restored (Video)


Last night, our Saucy Aussie and I went to a neighborhood bar owned by the nephew of El Morno Friend Julianne, and learned to line danced, well mostly I watched other people line dance. I was shy. It’s been a long time since I was in a bar with 8 television sets on 3 different channels, music playing, people dancing, while trying to keep up with a conversation by lip reading. It was lots of fun tho, and everyone was so nice, especially Julianne’s people….she has a lot of people. Nine million people live in Chicago and I am certain she is related to half of them.

Today, we will hit the Fashion Designer Outlet mall, lunch somewhere fun and then Saucy Aussie has dinner with another group of friends.

Funny Deer Antler story (again): Email from a lady who is going to a Halloween party as a deer, her husband is the hunter. She is interested in buying 2 med antlers and wonders if I will sell them with the fur still on them. NO. ANTLERS ARE NOT FURRY! And besides wouldn’t that be a lit bit over the top? Gaudy maybe? In case your wondering, it’s not uncommon for people to order Deer Antlers  to accessories their Halloween costumes. This, however, is the first request for furry antlers.

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11 thoughts on “Gaudy Day, Mulligan Day, National Pasta Day

  1. Ha ha ha..antlers with fur on them? You do get some amusing requests …
    I love hats but the princesses hats are a joke but guess that style is IN in England ?
    Could eat pasta everyday. 😀

    • It is a really ugly style isn’t it? Or is it just Odd? mmm. They should name a pasta after you :-D. Lets work on it.

      • I did create a pasta recipe. It is called Rigatoni Suzanne.
        I make it with fresh tomatoes, preferably home grown, sweet onion, Italian herbs, jalapenos,( optional), a little wine and lots of grated cheese . I like the meatless version but ground steak, pork or chicken can be added. Cook this sauce for about 15 minutes or so and serve over Rigatoni. 😀

  2. Good Morno,
    We are in sync. Spaghetti and meatballs tonight for dinner. Those hats were awful. What were those girls thinking? They look like the bad stepsisters in Cinderella. And to think they could have chosen any hat the wanted.
    Furry antlers? I think some of the people need to invest in a book about animals. Sheesh.
    Enjoy your day.

    • Sorry Liz. I fixed your comment and then posted it incorrectly–but here you are!! Funny the princesses do kind of have an evil stepsister sort of look with those hats.
      I agree, buy an animal book and read up!

  3. Morno,
    Internet issues. I need a Mulligan Day. Nothing has worked, right. Pasta works anytime, but I’m ready for a sweet day, is one on the calendar someday soon? Looking forward to the weekend.
    Odd people out there.
    Have a good one.

  4. As a “hack golfer,” I love the concept of Mulligan! In fact, that’s the name of one of the characters in the novel I’m working on — imagine that!

    Poor princesses, having to wear that much gaudy at one time! They don’t look uncomfortable, though, do they?

    Glad you and your Aussie are having a good time. I’m with you on the lip-reading — that’s a challenge under the best of circumstances.

    I had an odd dream about you last night — I’ll hop over to g-mail and describe it. You probably deserve a good laugh!

    • Mulligan is a great name.
      Those hats look uncomfortable, but you are right they don’t seem to be grimacing from the weight or hat pins.
      I did laugh about your dream. Too funny.

  5. Gaudy I am not! More like plain Jane.
    Yes…..national pasta day! Probably a rain check for me today though.
    Very strange antler request indeed. I don’t even want to picture that……..
    How long is your Aussie friend’s visit? Sure sounds like a variety of fun so far.
    Am waiting in a doctor’s office at the moment. Have been to others in this group who have been timely. Not so this time. Oh well.
    Good afternoon!

    • No bling? At all?
      Saucy will be here until Monday. Yep, she having a true Chicago experience minus the snow–so far.
      Yes, that antler request left way to much to the imagination on way to many levels.
      Hope you eventually escaped the doctor.

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