Popcorn Day, Odds and Ends

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
January 19th, 2014


★~ Today’s Quote:  Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. Edgar Allan Poe

★~Popcorn Day:

popcorn Day

Americans eat about 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year (about 51 quarts per person), which makes it one of the most popular snacks in the country. It is also one of the oldest.

Popcorn has been around for centuries. It is one of six main varieties of corn. (The others are pod, sweet, flour, dent, and flint.) Popcorn originated in Mexico, but eventually made its way north. In 1948, archaeologists in the state of New Mexico discovered ancient popcorn ears that were at least 5,600 years old! The Native Americans (in both North and South America) popped their corn by throwing it on hot stones over a fire.

I usually, pop popcorn on the stove in oil, using our designated popcorn pan.  I like tossing two popcorn kennels into the oil and guessing which one will pop fastest. Naturally, popcorn is served in our popcorn bowl with melted butter and salt. It’s the little things in life.

Chocolate Popcorn Biscotti

★~ Today in History:

Hughes Record

♥~ 1915 – George Claude of Paris, France patented the neon tube advertising sign.

♥~ 1937 –  Howard Hughes set a transcontinental air record by flying his monoplane from Los Angeles to Newark, N.J., in 7 hours, 28 minutes and 25 seconds.

♥~ 1953 – Sixty-eight percent of all TV sets in the U.S. were tuned to CBS-TV, as Lucy Ricardo of I Love Lucy gave birth to a baby boy —  Lucy’s real life son was born the same day as her TV son.  The program had more television viewers than the inauguration of President Dwight D. Eisenhower the following day.

♥~ 1991 – Janet Jackson went to No.1 on the US singles chart with ‘Love Will Never Do’, her 5th US No.1

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1736 – James Watt inventor: condensing steam engine; the watt, a unit of power, was named after him; died Aug 19, 1819

♥~ 1807 – Robert E. (Edward) Lee Civil War: Confederate General surrendered to the North’s General Ulysses S. Grant; died Oct 12, 1870

♥~ 1809 – Edgar Allan Poe poet: The Raven; author of suspense tales: The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Fall of the House of Usher; died Oct 7, 1849

♥~ 1923 – Jean Stapleton (Murray) Emmy Award-winning actress: All in the Family

♥~ 1935 – Johnny O’Keefe, singer known as “Australia’s King of rock ‘n’ roll”. He co-wrote and had the 1958 Australian hit with, ‘Real Wild Child’, which was covered by Iggy Pop in 1986. Other hits included ‘Shout!’, ‘Don’t You Know Pretty Baby’ and ‘She’s My Baby.’

♥~ 1943 – Janis Joplin singer: with Big Brother and The Holding Company: Piece of My Heart, How Hard It Is; formed Kozmic Blues Band, then Full Tilt Boogie Band:Pearl, Me and Bobby McGee; died Oct 4, 1970.  Click for Great Janis Joplin pictures

♥~ 1946 – Dolly Parton songwriter, singer: ACM Entertainer of the Year [1977], CMA Entertainer of the year [1978]: Jolene, Coat of Many Colors, Here You Come Again,9-to-5, You’re the Only One, [w/Kenny Rogers]: Islands in the Stream; Grand Ol’ Opry member; actress: 9-to-5, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,Steel Magnolias; owns Dollywood amusement park in Tennessee

♥~ 1947 – Paula Deen, TV chef

♥~ 1953 – Desi Arnaz Jr. entertainer, singer: group: Dino, Desi and Billy: Through Spray Colored Glasses;

★~ Odds and Ends

High Point University

High Post University: To see the pretty pictures and list of amenities click on the Huffington Post article, to learn more about the university academics click on the college web site, High Point, North Carolina. The Huffington Post article drew a lot of snarky comments probably because they didn’t give any information about the academic and degree programs. The college was labeled a “Disneyland college.”  I posted a comment that said—You know, Disney is a pretty successful model, just sayin’ . . .

The Wikipedia entry for “Mistakes were made” features a list of 13 instances the phrase has been used in the past when it’s clearly obvious that mistakes were made, but come on, how could anyone be at fault for those mistakes! The use of the passive voice is supposed to remove responsibility for the mistakes. The latest entry: “On January 14, 2014, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, during his State of the State address, said “mistakes were clearly made” in reference to the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal.”

The Elephant Sanctuary Elecams: This is very FUN. Last week I watched Sissy and Winky hanging out together.

This Man Saw A Skunk With A Cup On His Head Walking Through Traffic. What He Did Next Blew My Mind- this video made me so anxious for the skunk! But it ends well for both of them.

 No Kennel!!


I wouldn’t see the movie if you paid me, but I love the marketing.


Storehouse – Visual Storytelling. This is a very cool app and it’s FREE!

Come on I was just horsing around! (horse spit on her)

Last laugh

Cat by surprise!


This is Our Life:

(And yes, I did appreciate that he put away the left-overs. 😀


My teen sent me this text after the NOLO rehearsal dinner…


Obviously, he is doing fine. I can’t wait to hear all about the wedding.

Hope you have a popping good Sunday!

Odd Loves Company!

8 thoughts on “Popcorn Day, Odds and Ends

  1. Morno,

    Popcorn one of my favorites. Looks like a college I’d like to attend. The ice cream truck sold me. I haven’t seen Devil Baby and I’m glad my son is at school so he doesn’t insist. I can pass. Like the marketing tho. Pretty funny.
    Cole wraps it up tight.
    Dinner at my sisters tonight. She requested apple pie for dessert so that is what I’ll bring.
    Have a good one.

  2. Good Morno,
    Looks like we are all up early. Popcorn! I eat it for dinner regularly. That popcorn biscotti looks good.
    The cat picture and caption is very funny.
    What kind of talk did Cole have with the guy who wore the same jacket as he did? After all he is from Chicago.
    I went to mass yesterday, so I’m enjoying a lazy morning and then catching a movie with a friend. Enjoy your day.

  3. Good Morno,
    Have you missed me? I went to visit my parents for a few days with just my youngest. My husband was in town and the timing was right. I meant to check in and missed everyone but the time flew. I’m catching up. We need to start saving for that college or maybe it will inspire my kids to work hard for scholarships. I bet parent weekends are amazing. Looking forward to checking out the elecams with the kids.

  4. LOVE the “talking” done by the dog not wanting to go into his crate. What a hoot.

    We also love popcorn, and, interestingly, popcorn is a dietary staple here–often sprinkled over soups. It’s really good that way.

    Hope you’re have a wonderful weekend–and staying warm!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  5. Happy Popcorn Day! I LOVE popcorn!!! Actually I just entered a giveaway to win some yesterday! 🙂 My grandma grew her own popcorn and it was by far the best popcorn ever.
    Poor Blaze–that made me giggle as did the skunk video although I must admit I was a little scared for the guy. Yikes!!! And to see people just driving OVER the skunk????What the heck??

  6. Golly, it feels like I’m the only one who can’t eat popcorn! When we went to the movies, I’d always get Domer some and he’d hand it to me so I could enjoy the scent — that’s all I dare! Sadly, the stuff just doesn’t like me.

    Doesn’t sound like a movie I’d care to see. I didn’t realize horses spit like camels!

    Don’t you love it when your kid sends interesting texts?! I’ll bet he’s having so much fun, getting out of the cold and seeing New Orleans, and he’ll have lots of stories to relate upon his return!

  7. In a hurry. Trying to get things done so I have a guiltless rest of the day for football. Sports loving friend & I will be getting a ringside seat at the BBQ joint for the games. Nik will just need to deal with the change in schedule today.
    Will scrutinize all the above tomorrow!
    Good day!

  8. I actually watched the Football game today. It’s hard to see one team lose because you know it means so much to both teams. However, since we moved up here Charlie is a Bronco fan so I guess our team won. Of course Dallas is our all time favorite team. This is the third game I’ve watched this season. Maybe I’m becoming a fan!

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