Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day, Sardines Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
November 24, 2013


★~ Today’s Quote: “Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein (although it is doubtful he actual said this, he could have said it so it attributed to him)  

★~ Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day:

unique talent

Today, is your day to flaunt your unique talent. Perhaps you can talk in a cartoon voices or quake like a duck? Do you burp at 110 decibels?  Can you squeeze your head through a tennis racquet, or fit an entire coke can in your mouth? Are you able to draw a perfect free hand circle?

This year, I’m claiming embossing as my unique talent. What talent will you celebrate?

★~National Sardines Day:

Happy Sardine Day! Alan Bennett, actor and writer, once said “Life is like a box of sardines, and everyone is looking for the key.” Alas, when it comes to the slippery fish, not everyone is interested in opening up that can.

Love them or hate them one thing most people will agree on is that “Sardines aren’t for sissies.” Are you a sardine connoisseur?

★~ Today in History:

Texas Ranger

♥~ 1835 – The Corps of Rangers, later formally known as the Texas Rangers, was organized to protect the frontier from Indians. The mounted police force was authorized by the provincial government. The rangers were paid $1.25 a day.

♥~ 1963 – In a scene captured on live national television, Dallas nightclub owner Jack Ruby shot and mortally wounded Lee Harvey Oswald, the accused assassin of U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

♥~ 1969 – Apollo program: the Apollo 12 command module splashes down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the second manned mission to the Moon.

♥~ 1971 – It was a dark, freezing-cold, rainy Thanksgiving eve when Dan Cooper, now better known as D.B. Cooper, boarded a Northwest Orient airliner in Portland, Oregon. The chain-smoking Cooper, in his mid-forties, wore dark glasses, a dark suit and tie, and white shirt. He carried a black briefcase containing what resembled a bomb, and using it as a threat hijack the Boeing 727 plane. Cooper demanded and received $200,000, then parachuted from the plane over the Cascade Mountains in Southwestern Washington, never to be seen again. The “Cooper Vane” was invented, a device that prevents the tail stairways on Boeing 727s from being lowered while in flight (Cooper’s escape route).

★~ Born Today:

Dale-Carnegie quotes

♥~ 1888 – Dale Carnegie lecturer, author: How to Win Friends and Influence People; died Nov 1, 1955; see Win Friends and Influence People Day

♥~ 1941 – Pete (Randolph) Best musician: drums: original Beatle pre-Ringo Starr; autobiography: Beatle!

♥~ 1978 – Katherine Heigl actress: Grey’s Anatomy, Under Siege 2: Dark Territory, Prince Valiant, Bride of Chucky, The Tempest, Roswell

♥~ 1990 – Sarah Hyland actress: Modern Family, Struck by Lightning, Conception, Cougars, Inc., All My Children, One Life to Live

★~Good to  Know: 


Disclaimer: Watching this video has been know to create the irresistible urge to bake cookies.

Have you ever wondered what chemical processes occur in the oven, as your cookies are baking? Of course you haven’t, which is exactly why you’ll find this video fascinating. It takes us through the journey from dough to delicious cookie, examining the changes that take place in the cookie along the way. At specific temperatures, the cookie is transformed in different ways, ultimately leading to a delicious morsel.


Our Facebook page, Thanksgiving The Real Deal, is generating good conversation, and interesting shares. We may be preaching to the choir, but our voices are strong and far reaching as friends share the page with others.

Speaking of strong voices, click over to Change is Hard, and read Dawn’s, Thanksgiving blog post in support of Thanksgiving The Real Deal.

Our whole upcoming week is about Thanksgiving; I’ll polish silver, make sure I can find the tablecloth/matching napkins and get ready to meet and greet my campers. While Cole, along with Dave (dearly departed Joe’s best buddy) and his son Johnny firm up the Thanksgiving menu (despite the fact that it never changes) and shop in preparation of making Thanksgiving dinner at our house on Thursday. On Thursday, Dave and Johnny will arrive, Team Turkey will huddle, and the day will be kicked off.

Today, I’ll put the finishing touches on my EMBOSSED place setting cards. There will only be 6 of us for Thanksgiving dinner, but we’ll all know exactly where to sit at the table! Because if nobody knows where they’re supposed to sit at Thanksgiving, it’ll be ANARCHY.

What are your plans for today?

Odd Loves Company!


12 thoughts on “Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day, Sardines Day

  1. Good Morno,
    Internet and computer both seem to be working. Brrrr cold outside. I like the occasional sardine on a cracker.
    I’ll have to think about the unique talent.
    That cookie video was interesting, I could almost smell the cookies.
    Sticking close to home today, and then dinner at my sisters. I have to deliver some Thanksgiving fixings. Maybe, I’ll take some cookies for dessert. Bakery fresh.

    • Glad you are up and running. I like the cookie video too. Especially the tip that when you can smell then, they are done. I tend to over cook my cookies.
      I’m sure your sister fixes a wonderful Thanksgiving and appreciates your contributions.

  2. Good Morno,
    Cold here too. I guess winter has arrived.
    I have the whole week off! And I’m really looking forward to it. I’m also grateful to have a job with generous employers who provide ample vacation time and paid holidays. Corporations have lost all sense of honor and people that shop show they have no sense of tradition or compassion for the people who will have to work to serve them. Off my soap box, but I won’t shop and will pray for those who do.
    I used to be a pogo stick champ and last summer I still won my age category when I couldn’t resist jumping on my nieces pogo stick. Of-course nobody else was competing in my age categories. . .and the next day…never mind.
    No sardines for me.
    Stay warm and enjoy a beautiful day.

    • The whole week off! Good for you!
      Your preaching to the Choir and we appreciate you strong voice!
      Pogo stick! And you’ve kept up with it. That is a special talent.

  3. unique talent….i don’t know. i’ll think on that.
    personally do not eat sardines (never say never), but nik sure does & loves them! still working on her skin issues & this is on her menu. i bought a single can the first time thinking nik would not touch the stuff. wrong!
    will check the fb page & dawn’s blog post.
    a lazy day here watching fb with nik. nippy & dreary day with rain expected later today, monday & tuesday. whatever! a short workweek with my favorite traditional meal of all time thursday. it’s all good!
    good afternoon!

    • Dogs really love fish, don’t they? Mine go crazy if I open a can of tuna. Short week for Cole, which means another set of hands around here. It’s tail wagging busy but with Cole and Vickie on my side we’ll get to the other side. Now if only the weather corporates. Sounds like you might want to start collecting wood for an ark. I noah a guy if you need some help.

  4. Mercy, it’s COLD here today (though thankfully, we’ve got a brilliant sun shining!)
    Not a fan of sardines — the smell alone is enough to make me turn away.
    I’m a huge fan of Dale Carnegie — have been, for years.
    I’m still trying to get caught up. That, and probably watching a bit of football. Of course, I have to exercise off the DQ sundae I wolfed down for lunch first!!

    • Dale Carnegie is great. His advice is timeless and the course they offered were very straight forward and helpful when I started in sales.
      Hope you are having fun with your boy. A DQ Sunday is the perfect way to kick off Thanksgiving week.

  5. Well I am going to claim rabble rousing as my unique talent with assistance from my partner in crime. 🙂 Sardines–not a fan. Firming up our Thanksgiving dinner plans also. Looks like the hubby’s fishing trip is getting moved to…..wait for it…..Thanksgiving morning. The weather is just too rough for the scheduled day tomorrow and since I know he really really wants to fish how could I say no???? Dinner plans were to eat early afternoon so he will be back and let’s face it–he doesn’t do any of the cooking so it’s all good. And I can have a happy hubby and two happy sons gathered around. Life is good.

    • Fishing on Thanksgiving morno? Well you are a good sport! And flexible enough to realize that Thanksgiving day doesn’t have to center around Walton like togetherness all day long. Leisurely cup of coffee, put the turkey on, a little computer, a little reading….start the potatoes…I would count on the men for clean up tho. 😀

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