Saxophone Day, Marooned Without a Compass Day, Nacho Day

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
November 6, 2013

Zion National Park in Utah.

★~ Todays Quote:  Not all those who wander are lost. ~  J. R. R. Tolkien

★~ Saxophone Day:

Saxophone Day is all about smooth jazz, soulful blues and good old rock’n’roll. Everybody’s wants to be able to play that bit from Baker Street (and it’s perfectly fine to ‘air sax’ along to it, right?), so take this day as an opportunity to go for it! Dust off, borrow, buy or rent a saxophone and go sax crazy!

★~  Marooned Without a Compass Day:

The Scientific American (2010) reports we are all born with a sense of direction. I’m surprised that the Professor did not know this unless he just wanted to spend as much time with Mary Ann as he could. Or was it Ginger that made his heart go pity pat?

★~ Nacho Day:


Nachos originated in the city of Piedras Negras, Mexico. One night in 1943, the wives of ten U.S. soldiers stationed at Fort Duncan arrived at a restaurant called Victory Club after it had already closed for the evening. Restaurant employee Ignacio “Nacho” Anaya quickly put together what he had left in the kitchen for the women, and called the dish “Nachos Especiales.” Word about this tasty treat quickly spread throughout Mexico and Texas. Anaya went on to open his own nacho restaurant and his original nacho recipe was printed in St. Anne’s Cookbook in 1954.

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1928 – The first Motogram machine, also known as the Zipper, was installed — on the New York Times Building in Times Square. It showed election returns via an electric flasher.

♥~ 1981 – A small population of black-footed ferrets was found near Meeteetse, Wyoming. The black-footed ferret was previously thought to be extinct.

♥~ 1986 – Edy’s Ice Cream Company took out a $250,000 policy to protect the taste buds of John Harrison, ice cream taste-tester.

♥~ 1993 – Pearl Jam’s album Vs. rose to #1 in the U.S. The tracks on the smash (number one for five weeks) album: Go, Animal, Daughter, Glorified G, Dissident, WMA, Blood, Rear view mirror, Rats, Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town, Leash and Indifference.

♥~ 2012 – Colorado and Washington became the first U.S. states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Under the new rules, personal possession of up to an ounce (28.5 grams) of marijuana would be legal for anyone 21 and older. Cannabis would be sold and taxed at state-licensed stores in a system modeled after one which many states follow for alcohol sales. The Colorado measure limited cultivation to six marijuana plants per person, but ‘grow-your-own’ pot would be still be banned in Washington. Both states prohibit public use.

♥~ 2012 – Maine and Maryland became the first U.S. states to approve same sex marriage by popular vote.

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1814 – Adolphe (Antoine-Joseph) Sax musician: inventor: saxophone, saxotromba; died Feb 4, 1894

♥~ 1931 –  Mike Nichols (Michael Igor Peschkowsky) Academy Award-winning director: The Graduate [1967]; Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Silkwood, Postcards from the Edge, The Day of the Dolphin; comedian: [w/Elaine May]

♥~ 1932 – Stonewall Jackson singer: Waterloo, Me and You and a Dog Named Boo, Help Stamp Out Loneliness, B.J. the D.J., Why I’m Walkin’

♥~ 1946 – Sally Field (Sally Mahoney) Academy Award-winning actress: Norma Rae [1979], Places in the Heart [1984]; Gidget series, Steel Magnolias, Mrs. Doubtfire, Smokey and the Bandit series, Hooper, Forrest Gump, Absence of Malice; Emmy Award-winner: The Big Event/NBC World Premiere Movie: Sybil [1977];The Flying Nun, Gidget, The Girl with Something Extra, Alias Smith and Jones

♥~ 1955 – Maria Shriver TV news correspondent: 1986, The American Parade, Today; news anchor: NBC News; married to actor and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. I’m not sure if that is still true. The El Morno research team will investigate.

★~ Good to Know:


♥~ Same-sex marriage is legal in 14 U.S states and the District of Columbia: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington.

♥~ The Illinois General Assembly passed a bill legalizing same sex marriage Tuesday, putting the Land of Lincoln on course to be the 15th state to legalize same sex marriage. Gov. Pat Quinn has previously said he would sign the bill into law.

♥~ Same-sex marriage is banned by constitutional amendment or state law in: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
New Mexico has no laws either banning or allowing same-sex marriage.

♥~ Worldwide, 16 other countries (and parts of Mexico) also have laws allowing same-sex marriage and domestic partnerships. Most of these are in Europe and South America.
Civil Unions:

♥~ Civil unions grant couples most of the rights of state civil marriages, but provide none of the federal benefits of marriage, such as Social Security benefits.


I told you I don’t have a sense of direction, I got lost on El Morno and celebrated part of today, yesterday. I fixed the post but the comments are a little discombobulated. I’m sorry. Lets just move forward and not worry about it. Mercury is in retrograde for just a few more days. I can make it, yes I can.

Would you like to see a picture of Rascal—she has a new look.


It’s a Rainy fall Wednesday in Chicago. I’m thinking about a rainy day walk with my camera (my camera has a rain bonnet) and Rascal when it slows to a drizzle.

Odd Loves Company!

6 thoughts on “Saxophone Day, Marooned Without a Compass Day, Nacho Day

  1. Morno,
    Are you saying yesterday was nacho your day?
    Glad both pot and same sex marriage are becoming more widely legal. Next.
    I like Rascals new look. The horn is a nice touch.
    It’s raining here too, but I plan to stay inside. I don’t want to risk melting.
    Have a good one.

    • Really Mike? Natcho day???
      The horn is a nice touch it shows off her mythical side.
      Melting? Oh yes, do be very careful.

  2. Good Morno,
    Aww Rascal is so adorable. I love her horn.
    My sense of direction greatly improved with the GPS. What a great invention.
    Nacho’s are high on my families favorite list of snacks. They will eat them with beans so I can almost call them a food group.
    I have women friends who are planning to get married at the end of the month. More cake for me. They have a strong committed relationship and a son they adore. I’m so happy for them.

    • Thank you, she doesn’t show off her horn very often.
      Good for your friends. I’m sure they will have a beautiful wedding.
      My GPS, I don’t leave home without it. Aren’t they great.

  3. The sweet sound of a saxophone.
    Nachos are good once in a while. Especially without jalapeños!
    Ice cream tester…..where do I apply?
    There are worse USA issues & problems than same sex unions & reefer legalization.
    Good day!

    • I need to post about the ice cream tester, it is a very interesting job.
      Nacho without jalapeños?? What a scary thought.

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