★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
October 12, 2013
★~ Today’s Quote: “May others come and do it better.” — Ludwig Wittgenstein,
★~ International Moment of Frustration Scream Day:
Today, all citizens of the world are invited to go outdoors and have a moment of loudness for 30 seconds. That little skin thing that hangs in the back of your throat should be vibrating, and your eyes should be bulging while you let out your frustrations and give the world your finest scream. Now, doesn’t that feel better?
★~ Farmer’s Day:
The men and women who sow the seeds are finally getting their just rewards: a day of appreciation dedicated to them! Eee-ey-ee-eye-oh
A little farm humor:
An old farmer and his wife were leaning against the edge of their pig-pen when the old woman wistfully recalled that the next week would mark their golden wedding anniversary.
“Let’s have a party, Homer,” she suggested. “Let’s kill a pig.”
The old farmer scratched his grizzled head. “Gee, Ethel,” he finally answered, “I don’t see why the pig should take the blame for something that happened fifty years ago.”
★~ National Gumbo Day:
Gumbo is a tasty, stew-like dish that originated in Louisiana. The name comes from an African word for okra. Similar to Louisiana itself, gumbo reflects an amalgamation of many cultures. Elements in the recipe can be linked to West African, Choctaw, and French cuisine. As a result, there are many variations of gumbo, and to this day chefs argue over the true recipe. The first historical reference to gumbo appears in an 1803 document, which describes the menu at a gubernatorial reception in New Orleans. Shrimp Gumbo Recipe
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1492 – There was no welcome mat waiting for him, but Christopher Columbus arrived in the New World. After two months on the Atlantic, Columbus landed at an island north of Cuba, thinking he had reached Asia, and exchanged gifts with the natives.
♥~1810 – Citizens of Munich were welcomed to the royal wedding of Bavarian Prince Louis. Munich decided to repeat the celebration the following year and make it the annual event called Oktoberfest.
♥~ 1944 – A huge crowd of swooning bobbysoxers stopped traffic in New York’s Times Square as Frank Sinatra made his triumphant return to the famed Paramount Theatre. In what was called the ‘Columbus Day Riot’, 25,000 teenagers, mostly young women, blocked the streets, screaming and swooning for Frankie.
♥~1976 – Chart Topper: If You Leave Me Now, Chicago
★~ Born Today:
♥~ 1891 – Perle Mesta (Skirvin) socialite: ‘The hostess with the mostes’; diplomat: appointment as U.S. envoy to Luxembourg  inspired Broadway play Call Me Madam;died Mar 16, 1975
♥~ 1921 – Gumby Birthday – Art Clokey and his wife Ruth invented the lovable, bendable Gumby and his horse poky. Gumby and Pokey show biz career started with the Howdy Doody Show and later they had their own show called, The Adventures of Gumby.
♥~ 1935 – Luciano Pavarotti Emmy Award-winning opera star
♥~ 1950 – Susan Anton singer: Killin’ Time [w/Fred Knoblock]; actress: Cannonball Run 2, Goldengirl, Baywatch, Stop Susan Williams
♥~ 1970 – Kirk Cameron actor: Growing Pains, Listen to Me, The Best of Times, Like Father, like Son, Two Marriages
★~ Weekly Odd News and Other Stuff:
♥~If staplers are outlawed only outlaws will have staplers…and pizza. A pizza delivery driver felt his life was in danger during a robbery Thursday night—but told police he was duped by a man with a stapler. According to a report from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department, the Papa John’s delivery driver pulled up to an address and got out of his Jeep to make his delivery. He opened the driver’s side rear door to get the food, and then felt something in his back. A man told him to “step away from the vehicle” and then took his wallet and cell phone. He also took the food sitting in the back. As the man ran off, the driver noticed he didn’t have a gun; he was carrying a stapler. He ran after the other man but didn’t find him. According to the report, the thief made off with more than $30 in wings and pizza, a $250 Samsung Galaxy phone, and the man’s wallet.
♥~ Whoever took the strawberry jello out of the break room fridge, you’re in big trouble. Someone stole a pack of strawberry-flavored gelatin from the break room refrigerator at an Upper Macungie Township business, according to Upper Macungie Township police. The 39-year-old male victim from Allentown told police he noticed at 11:30 p.m. Thursday that someone had stolen his snack from the fridge at the Wakefern Foods Corp. warehouse at 8301 Industrial Blvd. in Upper Macungie Township. No word from police on a suspect or an arrest.
♥~Why Are Hundreds of Harvard Students Studying Ancient Chinese Philosophy? The professor who teaches Classical Chinese Ethical and Political Theory claims, “This course will change your life.” Link
♥~The 100 top things you honestly don’t need to do before you die. Link
♥~ 32 million views since Monday? Impressive.
Off to hang out with my campers. It’s a tail wagging day at camp! What are your plans for the day?
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15 thoughts on “Scream Day, Farmers Day, Gumbo Day”
Rain rolled in but so did my son so we are off to see Gravity. I’ll take a look at the links later. We’ve almost had murder at the office over fridge food but no arrests. That is one of the reasons I keep everyone so well fed. I’ll look forward to checking out the rest of the news later.
Gumbo is one of my favorite meals.
Have a good one.
Cole is off to see Gravity too! I have seen notes in those office fridges–people can get very violent.
Hope you plan to enjoy Gumbo over the weekend!
Millie in basement….thunder with a brief downpour. Gloomy old day, so will probably be painting today after I do my nails.
Darn blue stuff. It works so well around here. My only suggestions would be giving her a full eye dropper full–you can’t overdose them and trying to give it about 30 minutes before the storm. Gloomy here too. . I’m hoping it doesn’t rain while Vickie is here–it’s easier to take camp pictures with her to help.
I could scream. Three day weekend and my plumbing goes berserk. Plumber on his way, but it doesn’t look like a quick fix. Good news is my hubby is not traveling for two weeks. Good news for me.
I like gumbo depending on the types of fish they dump in it. A stapler isn’t lethal, but it can hurt, my sister nailed me with one when we were kids. She got mad at the one she was using, threw it across the room and hit me square in the forehead. My parents were out and she gave me $10.00 to say I ran into the open bedroom door. I took the $10.00 and never told a soul. I got lots of sympathy for the knot on my forehead and my sister was nice to me for a week.
Enjoy your day, I’ll be back tomorrow if we don’t drowned.
So sorry about your plumbing. What a pain that is over a three day weekend.
Funny story. Sometimes I almost wish I had human sibs.
Put on your life jacket and come back tomorrow!
great screamer on the video! i guess this is another reason why i seldom go to coffee shops besides the fact i don’t drink the stuff……
gumbo is popular here. yep, too spicy for me.
gumby, on the other hand, & sidekick pokey were fun to play with as a kid. not the show though.
a chicago fan here. like this song in particular.
more humid again. sigh. a more relaxing weekend……football both days sandwiched around nik, chores & seeing friends.
I need an epic prank to play on Cole’s school on April 1st. We are already working on something. I’m with you about Gumbo not my cup of soup or stew. Gumby was kind of cute. The show was dumb.
No breeze? I am huffing an puffing so hard in your direction–guess my hot breath is canceling out the cold :-D. Sounds like my kind of day.
I chose this song with you in mind 😀
Chris just screamed at the WaxVac infomercial—does that count towards his scream for the day??? 🙂
All I can say is that I am glad I was not in that coffee shop…yikes.
WaxVac commercial causing rage? Sheesh. Yes, it counts. That coffee shop prank was so cool! I would have loved to have been part of the prank. Loved the lady with her phone camera—more than likely a blogger 😀
Oh I bet you are right!!!! I am sure she was a blogger! 🙂 And the WaxVac commercial cracks me up because the guy does a half scream on it which was what Chris was reacting to.
This morno was beautiful, but now it’s grey and threatening rain. We need the rain (though the farmers probably would prefer it held off ’til after the harvesting!)
Gumbo’s ok, but not my favorite meal. Cats are good about getting their way, huh?!
Still playing catchup. The hurried-er I go, the behind-er I get, ha!
Rainy week…starting with Sunday. Cats do have a lot of finesse!
Since I’m mostly out on the east coast now this is either el Nighto for me, or el Morno on a one day lag!
Anyway, I’m out here in bea-u-ti-ful Florida this weekend. We thought we’d take advantage of the 3 day weekend to visit family in Florida. Joke’s on me though – found out late Thursday that I did NOT have a three day weekend and then had to scramble to get the return flight changed. But even for just a quick trip Florida has been a lovely respite!
Great coffee shop prank. If I was a customer I would have FREAKED the F*#K out!!!
LOL..Well three days is best but two days is better than nada? I love the prank but in the moment I’m pretty sure I would have been more scared than amused.!
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