National Weatherperson’s Day, World Nutella Day, Chocolate Fondue Day

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February 5, 2014

Updated: February 5, 2015

snow cherries

★~ Today’s Quote: On particularly rough days when I’m sure I can’t possibly endure, I like to remind myself that my track record for getting through bad so far is 100% and that’s pretty good. (not sure who said it but thanks to El Morno friend Cynthia for sharing!)

★~National Weatherperson’s Day:


Created for eighteenth century weather observer John Jeffries, Weathercasters’ Day honors “men and women who collectively provide Americans with the best weather, water, and climate forecasts and warning services of any nation,” the National Weather Service advises us.

The weather forecasters have been on the mark this year in our area and to tell the truth I kind of miss the old days where you could never count on them. Did I mention it was snowing? Again.

★~ World Nutella Day:


In 2007, two American expat writers living in Italy, Sara Rosso and Michelle Fabio, had a dream that Nutella lovers worldwide would unite and eat Nutella for just one day. And so they made it official, declaring their love for the chocolate-hazelnut spread and the day a holiday.

Last year. Nutella lawyers sent Rosso a cease-and-desist letter demanding that she stop publishing anything with the Nutella name, logo or likeness. However, since the original letter the misunderstand was corrected….

“A positive contact between Ferrero and Sara Rosso, owner of the non-official fan page called World Nutella Day, closed the case. Ferrero wishes to express its sincere gratitude to Sara Rosso for her passion for Nutella, a gratitude it extends to all the fans of the Nutella World Day.”
The problem originally emerged from a “routine procedure in defense of trademarks, activated following improper use of the Nutella trademark within the fan page,” explains the company. But once the solution was found, “we immediately interrupted any time of action. Ferrero considers itself lucky to have such a devoted and loyal fan as Sara Rosso.”

World Nutella Day was saved from corporate foolishness and common sense—so dig in and enjoy World Nutella Day!

Nutella and caramelized banana sandwich: 

1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 banana (peeled and sliced)
1 or 2 slices of bread
2 tablespoons nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)

1. Melt the butter and sugar in a pan.
2. Add the bananas and cook until golden brown and caramelized on both sides, about 3-5 minutes per side.
3. Assemble sandwich.

★~ Chocolate Fondue Day: 

Chocolate fondue

The word “fondue” is derived from the French word “fondre,” which means to melt. The dish originated in 19th century Switzerland as a way to use up hardened cheese. It became popular for dinner parties in the 1950s, but the chocolate dessert version did not emerge until the 1960s.

Traditional dippers include fresh fruits such as bananas, strawberries, and tangerines; small pieces of cookie or cake; and miscellaneous goodies like marshmallows and pretzels.

 You can also Fondue with Nutella! 

★~ Today in History:

Fairbanks, Pickford,Chaplin,Griffith

♥~ 1861 – Samuel Goodale of Cincinnati, OH patented the moving picture peep show machine. One put in a coin and turned a crank on the side of the ornately decorated box and voila, a flickering movie appeared!

♥~1919 – Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks Sr. and director D.W. Griffith announced the founding of the United Artists movie studio. United Artists had big hits with the Beatles’ first two movies, “Gilligan’s Island” and the James Bond franchise.

♥~ 1952 – New York adopted the first Walk/Don’t Walk automatic traffic signs.

♥~ 1961 – The Shirelles were winding up their first week at #1 on the music charts with Will You Love Me Tomorrow. The song was at the top for two weeks. It was the group’s first #1 tune and the first #1 tune from the pen of a New York Brill Building songwriter who worked right down the hall from Neil Sedaka. She became a huge star in her own right with several #1 singles and albums in the 1970s. Her name: Carole King.

♥~ 1971 – Apollo 14, the third U.S. manned Moon expedition, landed near Fra Mauro. Alan Shepard & Edward Mitchell walked on the Moon for four hours while Stuart A. Roosa took care of biz in the command module.

♥~ 2010 – New Zealand explorers reported finding  five crates of whisky and brandy belonging to polar explorer Ernest Shackleton. The crates had been buried for more than 100 years under the Antarctic ice.

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1744 – John Jeffries physician and one of America’s first weather forecasters: kept detailed records of weather conditions

♥~ 1944 – Al Kooper songwriter, singer, musician: guitar, keyboards: groups: The Royal Teens: Short Shorts; Blood, Sweat and Tears: You’ve Made Me So Very Happy, Spinning Wheel, And When I Die

♥~ 1948 – Barbara Hershey (Herzstein) actress: Hannah and Her Sisters, With Six You Get Eggroll, Beaches, The Right Stuff, The Natural, From Here to Eternity, The Monroes

♥~ 1961 – Tim Meadows actor: Saturday Night Live, The Cookout, Mean Girls, The Ladies Man, It’s Pat, Wayne’s World 2, Coneheads

♥~ 1967 – Chris Parnell, Actor-comedian (“Saturday Night Live”)

★~ Good to Know:

I love clever.

After several school closings due to snow and cold, Stephens Elementary School principal Jim Detwiler and drama teacher Chad Caddell said they wanted to make parents laugh with their latest message home. Mission accomplished!



This morning, from out on my front lawn I heard such a clamor,
The pups were barking and I knew something was the matter.
Some one was yelling from out in the snow,
Hey Lady, Leonard your snow blower is here, don’t you know?
I threw open the door, and rub my snow weary eyes twice,
There stood a stout little man in a red stocking cap
Roaring the engine of his snow blower
He worked his magic in a jiffy
Said cash would be so spiffy.
My walks were all clear
My heading was still spinning
God is good, he sent me a Gnome named Leonard!

Please excuse my poetic attempt,the snow is getting to me. My sweet mother, her Sissy, and cousin Carla are the poets in the family.  The next time Leonard the gnome shows up I’ll try to capture a picture! I’m still trying to figure out where the heck he came from….

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Odd Loves Company!

8 thoughts on “National Weatherperson’s Day, World Nutella Day, Chocolate Fondue Day

  1. Nice to have a gnome to help with the shoveling — but when is it going to quit snowing?? I think we need to do a collective “turn it off already!” prayer, don’t you?
    Domer is a big fan of Nutella. I think his fascination with it started in college. Would you believe I’ve never even tried it??
    Happy Weatherperson’s Day — now, about that snow…!

    • Well, we all yelled UNCLE on we are doing our best!
      Yes, because you told me last year, and the year before you had not tried it…???? If not this year…when??? 😀 I’m pretty sure you won’t hate it.

      The snow
      Should go
      You know!

      (my poetry might be improving)

  2. A gnome of your very own? You have all the luck. Hope Leonard sticks around.
    I love everything about today. Nutella, fondue, and our weatherperson is pretty sharp too. We have Nutella so maybe I will let the kids just pass the jar a couple of times.
    Hope the snow stops soon.

    • Me too. Leonard the gnome would not just show up, shovel and leave forever would he? That would be heartbreaking. Nutella straight out of the container is the best way to eat it in my opinion.

  3. Fondue is a little slow for me but I don’t mind a chocolate fondue and if you added some Nutella it would be very tasty.
    I’m leaving for Florida Friday morning for 10 days of golf. Looking forward to golf and hopefully pretty weather. Doesn’t matter tho unless it’s lightening we will be playing.
    A Gnome named Leonard. Doesn’t surprise me.
    Have a good one.

    • Wow sounds like you are off for some FUN. Nutella is very tasty in a Fondue–adds a bit of a kick or something.
      I’m not sure how to take that Leonard the Gnome comment….mmmmm

  4. Weather is fascinating. Just give me the facts & not the sensationalism.
    Still have never had Nutella. I don’t quite understand it!
    School closing message is very clever indeed. They didn’t sound half bad either.
    Yes, snap a picture of Leonard!
    Stay warm!

    • We do have a wonderful weatherman named Tom Skilling he is a Chicago personality in a good way. Straightforward, easy to understand, and interesting.
      Will you please have a taste of Nutella before next World Nutella day and give us a full report?
      I’ll work on the picture.

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