International Awesomeness Day, Blueberry Popovers

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
March 10, 2014


★~ Today’s Quote:  “This old man had once told me that he left school when he was twelve, whereas I had spent most of the twenty-four years in my life in study. Yet when I looked back on the last hour or so I could come to only one conclusion. I’d had more of books, but he had more of learning.”  ― James Herriot, All Things Wise and Wonderful

★~International Awesomeness Day:


 Go forth and let the world celebrate and be dazzled by the brilliance of your Awesomeness and feats of Awesomeness!

 ★~ Blueberry Popover Day:

blueberry popover

A popover  looks like a puffed up chef’s hat – light and hollow on the inside. They are very easy to make (I make them all the time), Just invest in a popover pan. And make sure your ingredients are room temperature or your popovers won’t puff up to full awesomeness. . 

Blueberry Popovers 

★~ Today In History:


♥~ 1876 – Alexander Graham Bell sent the first clear telephone message — into a nearby room — to his assistant, Mr. Watson. “Mr. Watson, come here, I want you,” were the first words spoken into the invention that Bell had created.

♥~1913 – William Knox literally bowled ’em over at the American Bowling Congress tournament held in Toledo, Ohio. Knox rolled the first perfect300 game in tournament competition.

♥~1922 – Variety magazine greeted readers with the front-page headline that read, “Radio Sweeping Country – 1,000,000 Sets in Use.”

♥~ 1941 –The Brooklyn Dodgers announced that their players would wear batting helmets during the 1941 baseball season. General Manager Larry MacPhail (he started the Dodger dynasty in the thirties) predicted that all baseball players would soon be wearing the new devices. He was right

♥~ 1991 – A Vincent van Gogh painting, “Still Life with Flowers,” sold for $1.43-million in Chicago. It had hung for 36 years in the living room of a suburban Milwaukee couple who thought it was a copy.

♥~ 1983 – Carrie Underwood singer: Inside Your Heaven, Jesus, Take the Wheel, Some Hearts, Wasted, Don’t Forget to Remember Me, The Night Before [Life Goes On]

♥~1997 –“Buffy the Vampire Slayer” debuted on the WB network.

★~Born Today:

James Herriot

~ 1916 James Herriot,  author and veterinarian. In 1966 at the age of 50 he began a series of much-beloved books loosely based on the people and animals he had known through his veterinarian practice. He took the title of the first book, All Creatures Great and Small, from a 19th-century Anglican hymn, and used the rest of the lines of the refrain for the next three books: All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Things Wise and Wonderful, and The Lord God Made Them All.

♥~1940 – Chuck Norris (Carlos Ray Norris ) karate champion, actor: Code of Silence, Delta Force, Forced Vengeance, Lone Wolf McQuade, Missing in Action, Walker, Texas Ranger

♥~ 1945 Katharine Houghton (Grant)actress: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, Billy Bathgate, The Night We Never Met; niece of actress Katharine Hepburn

♥~ 1958 – Sharon Stone actress: Last Dance, Casino, The Specialist, Basic Instinct, Total Recall, War & Remembrance series, Above the Law, Police Academy 4: Citizens on Patrol,  Allan Quartermain and the Lost City of Gold, King Solomon’s Mines, Calendar Girl Murders, Deadly Blessing, The Bay City Blues

★~ Good to Know: 


The great thaw is now taking place in my yard. Lots of slush but I think a hint of Spring is in the air. Usually I find this time through May the hardest because I have expectations of warmer weather. This year, I have no idea what to expect. It would be 90 today and -1 tomorrow I’ll just take it as it comes along.Today is my teens first day at his internship with an import car company. I hope he doesn’t come home with a sad looking Fiat and ask if we can give it a good home because if we don’t they are just going to send it to the junk yard. . .

I’m looking forward to spending the day bringing some rhythm and routine back into our lives. Starting with laundry and the grocery store. The laundry pile has moved into the awesome category.

Wishing you a most Merry Monday.

Odd Loves Company!

8 thoughts on “International Awesomeness Day, Blueberry Popovers

  1. Morno,
    I would have dressed nicer if I had known they were celebrating me today. A little more notice next time please.
    How did all those Hounds get in that little dog house? Was there a back door?
    Blueberries are good. I need to try a popover. Maybe I’ll buy my sister one of those pans.
    Have a good one.

    • Oh, so sorry. Next year, I will give you plenty of time.
      Nope, no back door, I am sure the hounds puppy piled on top of one another and they can make themselves littler than you might imagine.
      I bet your sister would love a pop-over pan. I have really enjoyed mine. They are sold for about $20.00 at Bed Bath and Beyond.

  2. Tell us more about Cole’s internship at the auto that part of his Senior Project ? Hanging around a car store can be interesting.. 😀

    • I wrote a little more about it today (Tuesday) and he wrote a soon to be published blog post. He is finding it very interesting. The guys are really including him in the work and of-course he loves most imports.

  3. Glad you are beginning to see a warm-up. But speaking of awesomeness, I think that describes you. Good luck with the laundry and grocery shopping.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • Why thank you! And back at you. The laundry is still in process but I did go to the store and we had a real meal last night!

      ♥ from Chicago.

  4. Anything blueberry is good. Have never had a popover though.
    Always enjoyed James Herriot’s books.
    Funny bassets in the video! Long ears & soulful eyes, too.
    Cole’s internship sounds right up his alley. Will be interested in hearing more about it. No… do not need another project.
    Downright balmy up there! What a mess when those snows melt.
    A day late, but good early morning!

    • Really? No pop-over? Very easy to make and tasty too! Add blueberries and you can claim healthy!
      Our Basset hound campers are cuties and can curl up to the size of a postage stamp so the video delighted but did not surprise.
      Cole loves his internship. I wrote more about it today and he finished a blog post which he will post a little later today.
      The weather. Sigh.

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