Opposable Thumbs Day, US Anthem Day, Cold Cut Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
March 3, 2014

What do you mean more snow is coming?

 ★~ Random Comment: I think a movie ticket for a baby should be $75.

★~ What if Cats and Dogs had Opposable Thumbs Day:

 Oppositional thumb day

The point seems to be that we are supposed to enter into deep contemplation of the evolution of our precious furs, as well as, perhaps, taking a frank look at our pet’s capacity for metaphysical thinking. Cats, for example, might ponder with their innate curiosity about what is on the other side of the fridge door; while dogs might wonder what they would devour first if they had easy access to the fridge. And we might wonder if it would be ethical to teach our pets to unload the dishwasher or bring in the groceries if they had thumbs to accomplish the task.

Thumbs up?

★~  National (US) Anthem Day:

Star Spangled Banner Day

It’s National Anthem Day! In 1814, a young lawyer named Francis Scott Key wrote a poem called “Defence of Fort McHenry.” Key penned the verses after witnessing the British attack on Baltimore Harbor during the War of 1812. The sight of the American flag flying triumphantly over Fort McHenry in the morning inspired his legendary words.

Key decided to set his piece to music and borrowed the tune from a popular song called “To Anacreon in Heaven.” Not long after it was first published, people began referring to the piece as “The Star-Spangled Banner.” The song became an overnight success, and bands began playing it during public events and military occasions. In March of 1931, over a hundred years after Key wrote it, “The Star-Spangled Banner” became the official national anthem of the United States.

★~ Peach Blossom Day: 

 Peach Blossom

Peach blossom Day, originating in Japan, celebrates the Peach Blossom known for it’s fragrance, beauty, delicacy. Along with celebrating the flower, women and girls, celebrate their feminism on Peach Blossom Day by having girls lunches, mani/pedi’s and shopping for purses. If you live it South East United States spring is on the way and soon the peach blossoms will be blooming—Those of us in the North, well, we can dream.

★~ I Want You To Be Happy Day: 


I do! Really! Be Happy!

★~ NameSake Day: 

 NameSake Day

Namesake Day encourages you to explore the roots of your name, to find out if you were named after somebody of something in particular, and to research and connect with people who share the same name as you.

★~ Cold Cuts Day:


No bologna—today is Cold Cuts Day. Make a deli run, and pick up some cold cuts and cheese along with some great rolls or bread. Make a sandwich with the condiments of your choice, and  pair with chips and a pickle.

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1845 – Florida became the 27 state. The word ‘Florida’ comes from the Spanish ‘feast of flowers’.. The capital of the Sunshine State is … no, not Walt Disney World … Tallahassee. The state flower is the fragrant orange blossom and the mockingbird is the state bird.  The Florida state motto is: “In God we trust.”

♥~ 1887 – Anne Sullivan arrived at the Alabama home of Capt. and Mrs. Arthur H. Keller to become the teacher of their blind and deaf 6-year-old daughter, Helen.

♥~ 1923 – Time magazine, founded by Briton Hadden and Henry R. Luce, debuted.

♥~ 1931 – The Star-Spangled Banner, written by Francis Scott Key, officially became the national anthem of the United States. Despite the fact that millions sing (in a manner of speaking) the anthem before sporting events, civic club meetings and other public gatherings, it is still ranked as the most difficult national anthem on earth to sing.

♥~ 1939 –  A new craze began to sweep college campuses.  It was perceived as being kind of ‘fishy’, and the trend started at Harvard.  The fad? Goldfish swallowing. (Gulp!)

♥~ 1973 – Iditarod Dog race  (Mar 3–18) : The first Iditarod Dog Race was run today. 1,000 miles through Alaskan wilderness from Anchorage to Nome, AK, along the historic Iditarod Trail.

★~Born Today:

 Alexander Graham Bell

♥~ 1847 – Alexander Graham Bell teacher of the deaf, inventor: telephone; founder of Bell Telephone Company; died Aug 2, 1922

♥~ 1962 – Jackie Joyner-Kersee Olympic gold medalist & 1st woman to hold world record in the heptathlon: 7,044 points [1992]; 1st athlete to win multi-event medals in 3 Olympics [pentathlon, long jump]

♥~ 1970 – Julie Bowen actress: Modern Family, Crazy on the Outside, Kids in America, Joe Somebody, Multiplicity, Runaway Daughters, Five Spot Jewel, Boston Legal

♥~ 1926  James Merrill, American poet, At age eight, James was already writing a poem a day.  He used a Ouija board to write his book-length poem Divine Comedies (1976), which won the Pulitzer Prize. His father was the founder of Merrill Lynch financial services

♥~ 1982 – Jessica Biel actress: 7th Heaven, The Illusionist, Elizabethtown, Stealth, London, Blade: Trinity, Cellular, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

★~ Good to Know: 


These pictures are amazing…Wild Animals Practically Pose For Him. This Photographer’s Magical Secret Leads To Incredible Photos.

And if that is not enough to make your Monday Merry….

Dillo Jean – a leaf-gathering armadillo dances to Billie Jean


I am much to good too you….


Did you watch the Oscar’s last night? My Godson was one of the winners. No,  really. Nathan Flanagan-Frankl won a film contest and the prize was spending a week with the stars learning about Hollywood. The winners week led up to the Academy Awards where they were interviewed on the Red Carpet and were introduced during the Oscars. It was very exciting.  I only saw one of the movies that was nominated but I thought Ellen DeGeneres was so much fun.

I am off and running! Wishing you a very Merry Monday!

Odd Loves Company!

8 thoughts on “Opposable Thumbs Day, US Anthem Day, Cold Cut Day

  1. Who knew we had Cold Cut Day? Makes me want to make a sandwich.

    I didn’t watch the Oscars–though Sara watched in Spanish, which made it pretty much impossible to understand the English in the background.

    Hope you have a Merry Monday, as well.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • The first thing Joe said when we brought Cole home from the hospital was–“I think I need to pick up deli.” Deli has always been used to mark an occasion in my family :-D.

  2. Morno,
    Good to see El Morno. My sister made a baked chicken dish, my favorite mash potatoes, roasted asparagus, and a big salad. I brought a fruit tart for dessert. She missed me.
    Cold Cuts sound good today. I might hit the deli at lunch and stop and check at the bakery to see about Pacski for tomorrow.
    We enjoyed the Oscars and I remember the kids you are talking about. We all commented on what a great opportunity for college students. Nice for your friend.
    Have a good one.

  3. I refused to watch the Oscars, though I might have, had I known about your godson. Twitter was enough abuzz the entire time that I felt almost as if I was watching anyway.

    Cold cuts for lunch sounds perfect. I’m ready for peach blossoms. And some warmth! When will this wicked winter go away??

    Love the photo of the eyeglasses-wearing dog at the computer. Dallas would appreciate opposable thumbs, I think. I can totally imagine him waltzing into the kitchen and grabbing what he’d like from the fridge!!

    • You don’t watch the Oscars? I did not know this. I read twitter and watched theOscar…it was rather manic but also fun.
      Yes, Rascal would like opposable thumbs for the same reason. All about food!

  4. Didn’t watch the Oscars. Not into it. I do like Ellen though. Your Godson, huh? Well, congratulations!
    Yes, those wildlife pictures are amazing.
    The armadillos I mainly see are on their backs with feet straight up. Good for this one to be cuttin’ a rug!
    Nippy this morning & stayed cool the entire day. Expected to be a cool week. Love it!
    Good evening!

    • Yep, my Godson. I have never really expected him to use the title–“Godmother”nor have I introduced him as my Godson, but now that he is becoming famous I might have to reconsider.
      Isn’t Odd to find a live armadillo and not only alive but dancing!

  5. Congrats to Nathan!! That is awesome! I kept trying to see who was the one that went to Chapman and hey—it was him, wasn’t it? My hospital roommate when I had Micah has a son–Michael who was born 2 days after Micah and he went to Chapman so I knew about that school ! Smalllllll world!

    And yes —I am happy. Maybe because I have this on repeat.

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