Toothache Day, Read in the Bathtub Day, Pizza Pie Day, Bagels and Lox Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
February 9, 2014


★~ Today’s Quote: I breathe together with all life and all life breathes with me. I remind myself of the sacred truth that what is in one, is in the whole. Let me make this small world that I share with so many a better place today. ~ Caroline Myss

★~Toothache Day:

Hippo teeth

If you have a toothache and are waiting for your dental appointment, you might want to pray (if you’re so inclined) to Apollonia, the “patroness of all those employed in alleviating dental pain.” The story of Apollonia is not for the faint of heart, so I’ll let you explore the link on your own (Georgetown University). Odd hopes that after your trip to the dentist, you are flashing your pearly whites and smiling ear to ear.

★~ Read in the Bathtub Day:

read in the bathtub day

Break out the rubber ducky, turn on the water, and soak up the suds and subplots. I’m the kind of person who folds back pages and uses books for coasters, so I’ve never worried about a few splashes on my books or even dropping them in the tub — a blow dryer straightens those pages right out (I know you just took me off your library lending list). However, a waterlogged Kindle is a whole other story, so if you’re using your Kindle to read in the tub, you might want to protect it with a waterproof case and don’t drop it, ok?

★~ Pizza Pie Day:

Chicago Pizza

Chicago is famous for deep-dish pizza, which is a combination of traditional pizza, pie, and casserole. A cast-iron pan, usually about two inches deep, is lined with dough, forming vertical outside edges, and then filled with tomato sauce, cheese, and whatever toppings make your heart happy. By tradition, Chicago is a meat-centric former stockyard city, and all forms of meat rule here, especially sausage. Some people think deep-dish pizza is heavy and hard to eat, but it’s not. When done right, it has a light, flaky, buttery crust, which is just thick enough to hold all the sausage, a pound of cheese, and the tomato.

From last years comments on Pizza Pie Day,  I know you all have your favorite Pizza, and even tho many of your choices are lacking in Chicago taste and style I will be generous and support your right to have your inferior pie.

★~Bagels and Lox Day:

lox and bagel

What are you waiting for? Schlep over to the deli and order a bagel schmeared with cream cheese, and have them add lox (a thinly sliced salmon fillet that has been cured) and top it off with red onion and capers. Now you have a delicious bagel sandwich that is sweet, smooth, and a little bit salty. Nosh on! 

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1889 – It took 100 years after the adoption of the U.S. Constitution for the agriculture secretary to become a member of the president’s cabinet. On February 9th, 1889, President Cleveland signed a bill to make the USDA an official Cabinet department.

♥~ 1963 – The very first Boeing 727 took off. It became the world’s most popular way to fly. 1,832 of the aircraft were built before production stopped in 1984.

♥~ 1964 – Several days after their arrival in the U.S., the Beatles made the first of three record-breaking appearances on The Ed Sullivan Show. The audience viewing the Fab Four was estimated at 73,700,000 people in TV land. The Beatles sang She Loves You and I Want to Hold Your Hand. One could barely hear the songs above the screams of the girls in the audience.

♥~ 1987 – Twenty years after the first woman was admitted to the New York Stock Exchange, the Exchange Luncheon Club decided to install a ladies restroom!

♥~ 1997 – The Simpsons became the longest-running prime-time animated series. The record was previously held by The Flintstones.

★ Born Today:

Mia Farrow

♥~ 1914 – Gypsy Rose Lee (Rose Hovick) actress, dancer, stripper: You Can’t Have Everything, The Trouble with Angels, The Stripper, My Lucky Star; subject of Broadway show & film:Gypsy; sister of actress, June Havoc

♥~ 1942 – Carole King (Klein) songwriter, singer: Loco-motion, It Might as Well Rain Until September, It’s Too Late, Jazzman

♥~ 1943 – Joe Pesci Academy Award-winning actor: Goodfellas [1990]; Raging Bull, My Cousin Vinny, Hey, Let’s Twist!, Star Time Kids, Half Nelson

♥~ 1945 – Mia Farrow (Maria de Lourdes Villers) actress: Peyton Place, Hannah and Her Sisters, Rosemary’s Baby; ex-Mrs. Frank Sinatra; ex-Mrs. Woody Allen

♥~ 1949 – Judith Light actress: Light became famous on the soap opera “One Life to Live” before starring with Tony Danza on “Who’s the Boss?”

♥~ 1963 – (James) Travis Tritt Grammy Award-winnning singer: vocal collaboration w/Marty Stuart [1993]; Anymore, Can I Trust You with My Heart, Help Me Hold On; appeared in: Rio Diablo, The Cowboy Way, Sgt. Bilko, Tales From The Crypt,

★~ Good to Know:  Odd and Ends

pulp friction

♥~ True facts that sound false

♥~ Pay It Forward: Why Generosity Is The Key To Success, by Sean Blanda

♥~  In-Flight Act of Kindness to Autistic Child

♥~ Good News: Man steps up, pays off students’ negative lunch account balances

♥~  Woody Allen v. Dylan Farrow, The Court of Public Opinion is now in session:

Investigative journalism is one thing. But the Court of Public Opinion is what we used to call villagers with flaming torches. It has no rules, no arbiter, no mechanism at all for separating truth from lies. It allows everything into evidence and has no mechanism to separate facts about the case from the experiences and political leanings of the millions of us who are all acting as witnesses, judges, and jurors.

♥~ Drive-thru prank: “Did somebody just call my name?”

♥~  So I make more pancakes by making each one smaller?

smaller pancakes

♥~ What’s the Fuss:


♥~ Check out our videos: Peel Hard Boiled Eggs by Blowing – Easy or Not? 


I think the problem with the fifth ring at the Olympic opening ceremony was it afraid to come out. And of-course the root of the problem was we put heterosexuals in charge of interior design and elaborate displays of pageantry. Yes, I amuse myself. What is your favorite event?

Odd Loves Company!

14 thoughts on “Toothache Day, Read in the Bathtub Day, Pizza Pie Day, Bagels and Lox Day

  1. Morno,
    I made it to Florida. The weather has been great and the golf even better.
    There is a deli not far that serves a perfect bagel, creme cheese and Lox. Might have to check in.
    I’ll look at the Odds and End later. Internet is very sporadic.
    Have a good one.

    • Glad you made it and glad you are having a good time. Hope you are at the top of your game!
      Drop in whenever you can.

  2. Good Morno,
    Lots of good stuff today. I like pizza and bagel and lox, reading in the bath tub is a nice way to while away some time and unwind. Teeth are fine and I’m grateful.
    The drive thru prank is silly and fun and I love the feel good news.
    Maybe you could become an Olympic comedian? I like the down hill skiing and snow boarding. Those moguls last night were too jarring.
    Off to church and breakfast. Stay warm.

  3. Good Morno! I read in the tub last night! I finished up Kathy Reichs Bones of the Dead which was perfect bathtub reading. Bubbles included.
    I like your theory about the 5th ring, btw. You could be correct in that!

  4. Love the Subaru commercial. However, I fear I won’t be celebrating Reading in the Bathtub Day, cause, alas, we don’t have a tub. Granted I was spoiled in our house in Kentucky, where I had an amazing claw foot one. Gosh, I miss it!

    Hope you all stay warm today!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  5. Pizza is good any time (though, I’m sorry, but I’m more of a New York style fan — I know, heresy!)
    The dogs riding along in the Subaru are just too cute, especially the pup in the car seat.
    Something wrong with trying cases in the court of public opinion.
    Not much on lox and bagel — bagels, to me, are better with cream cheese or jelly.
    Think I’ll just stick with my shower, rather than reading in the tub.

    • Well if you enjoy inferior pizza who am I to argue.
      I loved that commercial. So clever.
      Downside to the internet, is the court of public opinion. And opinions are so much louder and far reaching.

  6. Pizza day! I’ll stand by my NY style pie. My true love is tomato pie where I grew up.
    The Beatles 50th anniversary doesn’t seem possible. They’re still young in my mind & ears.
    Carole King is quite a songwriter.
    The lab/Subaru commercial is spot on!
    Brrr for you!

    • Sigh. Oh well, enjoy your inferior pie. Tomato pie sounds interesting….
      I bet you watched the Beetle special. I heard it was really good.

  7. I’m not a huge fan of Pizza. Every once in a while it’s all right but I much prefer Quiche.
    Funny day here today, cold in the morning, beautiful in the afternoon and now it’s getting cloudy and cold again. NM in Feb.

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