Girl Scout Day, Plant a Flower Day, Baked Scallops Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
March 12, 2014

Dance with the Light 與光共舞

★~ Today’s Quote: “Flowers always make people better, happier and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine to the soul.”    Luther Burbank, botanist

★~ Girl Scout Day: 


On this day in 1912, Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low assembled a group of eighteen girls from Savannah, Georgia for the first ever Girl Scout meeting. Low believed that all girls should have the opportunity to develop physically, mentally, and spiritually. She organized service projects, outdoor adventures, and enrichment programs to get girls out of the house and into the community.

Today, over 3.2 million girls and adults are active Girl Scout members, and over 50 million women are Girl Scout alumnae. According to the mission statement of the organization, Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Celebrating by eating a few thin mints would work for me.

★~ Plant a Flower Day:

trash can planter

If you want to start native plants from seed this year and live north of the Mason-Dixon, you’ll definitely want to start your plants indoors about now to get blooms by summers’ end. It’s a fun project and you can use cardboard egg cartons, eggshells, recycled yogurt cartons, toilet paper tubes or newspaper starter pots: the National Wildlife Federation has instructions here.

★~ Baked Scallops Day:

Baked Scallop

Scallops are one of the most popular shellfish in the world. These meaty mollusks are low in fat and are delicious sautéed, deep fried, or baked!  Put scallops on the menu and in the oven for a delicious dinner!

Baked Scallops

★~ Today in History:

corn starch

♥~ 1841 – Englishman Orlando Jones patented that fabulous miracle food known as corn starch. Where would our gravy’s be without it?

♥~ 1951 – “Mr. Wiiiiillllssssson!” The comic strip, Dennis the Menace, appeared for the first time in 16 newspapers across the U.S. The strip became an international favorite in thousands of newspapers

♥~ 1966 – Bobby Hull of the Chicago Blackhawks became the first player in the National Hockey League to score 51 points in a single season.

♥~ 2001 – An anonymous donor pledged a no-strings-attached $360 million gift to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) of Troy, NY. It was the largest donation to a university in U.S. history.

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1832 – Charles Boycott real estate agent: refused to lower rents, served eviction notices instead [1880]; tenants refused to deal with him; in other words, they boycotted Boycott making his name a part of the English language from then on; died Jun 19, 1897

♥~ 1933 – Barbara Feldon (Hall) actress: Get Smart, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

♥~ 1946 – Liza Minnelli Academy Award-winning actress: Cabaret [1972]; The Sterile Cuckoo, Arthur, Liza with a ‘Z’!; daughter of Judy Garland and Vincente Minnelli

♥~ 1948 – James Taylor singer: You’ve Got a Friend, Handy Man, Fire & Rain, How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You

★~ Good to Know:  

♥~ Sara, a 19 year old Finnish teen that has a knack for being able to mimic accents created this video showing what a language would sound like to someone who doesn’t understand it. Mostly she is speaking gibberish. The exception being English…kind of.


♥~ Another Corn Starch Tip: If you have ants, sprinkle some corn starch along the ants’ path. The ants will carry some of it back to their nest and ingest it. Their stomachs can’t digest the corn starch and bingo no more ants. This method may take a couple of days to work.


Good thing I ran all those errands yesterday because I am going to enjoy an inside day today. Why? Oh, just because inside is so nice and I am so accustomed to it. It has nothing to do with the weather I’m ignoring.

Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Odd Loves Company!

13 thoughts on “Girl Scout Day, Plant a Flower Day, Baked Scallops Day

  1. Morno,
    I just bought some girl scout cookies on Sunday and I’m sure that I’ll buy more before cookie time is over. Good cookies and entrepreneurial girls are hard to pass by.
    Is the girl in the video fluent in any language other than her own?
    We are suppose to have rain today. Looking forward to it.
    Enjoy your day. Spring can’t be to far off.

    • I know it is hard to pass by an ernest girl scout. So I don’t.
      Not sure about the video. I bet she speaks more than one language.
      Did rain–and from your mouth to Gods ears regarding spring.

  2. Cookie season has begun and my girl scout is selling up a storm (sorry, about the storm reference). I freeze them and they really last a long time. Scallops yum! I’ve been in the mood for seafood. We are going out to dinner this weekend and I will suggest a really good seafood place not to far from us.
    Funny video. The english was funny.

    • Girl Scout cookies freeze great especially the mints. I am hungry for seafood too! Lets go for it this weekend.

  3. Not just scallop day, but BAKED scallop day. Who knew? I’m not fan of them myself, but Sara LOVES them BUT is highly allergic. Sad combination.

    Glad you got your errands run and can stay home today.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

  4. i’m glad your having a lovely inside day today. We wer suppose to have a nasty day but the weatherman was wrong and it’s beautiful, which suits me perfectly. I some times wonder about the weathermen, how would you like a job where you could be wrong half the time and still get paid!

    • I like our weatherman. I wish he would be wrong once in awhile. But yes, a weatherman does seem to have the ideal job. I’m glad you had such a pretty day.

  5. Can you believe I have not had one single Girl Scout cookie this year? No one comes to our house to sell them and I have not seen any anywhere. Probably a good thing as I have no will power when it comes to thin mints.
    Scallops—Mr. Diamond loves them but I am allergic to them. Funny story about eating them on our honeymoon….well…no not a funny story at all! 🙂

    • Really? Nary a one? Sad. Very Sad. Mmmmm.
      I think I understand about Scallops….I had a reaction to crawfish and it wasn’t pretty. It was the boil not the actual fish tho. Still I’ll never eat them again.

  6. No GS cookies yet. Love the Tag-a-Longs or whatever they’re called now. PB & chocolate.
    Green thumb is not me so I probably will not plant a flower or two. My humongous decaying Arizona Ash tree will be history very soon though…
    Like the corn starch tips especially knots. Interesting!
    Nice weather days…..sunny the past couple of days.
    I’m a day last so are you back on the run?

      • I bought flowers yesterday :-D. Corn Starch is very handy. Last year we talked about planting a tree in the back yard, so glad we didn’t. Maybe this year.
        All that counts is that we understand you–and we do. 😀

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