Storytelling Day, Hairball Awareness Day, Prime Rib Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
April 27, 2013


★~ Today’s Quote“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” ― Philip Pullman

★~ Storytelling Day:


Storytelling is such a wonderful way for human beings to connect. A story told without props, power points, media or even read from a book but has been memorized or told from experience establishes a relationship of the heart and nourishes the soul and the spirit of both the teller and the listener. Celebrate today by hearting someone with a story.

★~ National Hairball Awareness Day: 


If you live with a cat, chances are that you have heard a retching hacking sound coming from your cat at one time or another. Don’t ignore it: hairballs at the very least are unpleasant to your cat and at the worst can create severe problems.  For more information about hairballs, watch this short video. 

★~ Prime Rib Roast Day: 

There is only way to celebrate Prime Rib Roast day, enjoy a big juicy cut cooked your favorite way! Don’t forget the sides.

Sue’s Perfect Prime Rib

★~ Today in History:

Beach boys grateful dead

♥~ 1947 –  The Yankees hosted Babe Ruth Day at Yankee Stadium. The event was held to honor the ailing baseball star, who was nearing the end of his life because of throat cancer. Ruth, the legendary “Sultan of Swat,”died a year later at age 53.

♥~ 1971The Grateful Dead appeared at the Fillmore East in New York City. The Beach Boys also appeared on stage with the Dead, who together performed a short set of Beach Boys songs.

~ 1975 – Chart topper: (Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song – – B.J. Thomas

♥~ 1981 – Former Beatle Ringo Starr married Barbara Bach at the Marylebone Registry Office in London. Paul McCartney and wife Linda, George Harrison and Harry Nilsson were in attendance.

★~Born Today:

Woody Woodpecker

♥~1791 – Samuel F.B. (Finley Breese) Morse inventor: electromagnetic telegraph: 1st telegraph message: “What hath God wrought?”; died Apr 2, 1872

♥~ 1822 – Ulysses S. Grant 18th U.S. President [1869-1877]; married to Julia Dent [three sons, one daughter]; Lt. General in command of all Union armies during U.S. Civil War; nickname: Hero of Appomattox; died July 23, 1885

♥~ 1855 –  Margaret Wolfe Hungerford;  novelist who often wrote under the pseudonym “The Duchess,” which was the title of her most popular novel. Margaret is responsible for the popular phrase “beauty is in the eye of the beholder,” which appeared in her book Molly Bawn

♥~ 1900 Walter Lantz Academy Award-winning animator: creator of Woody Woodpecker; Lantz’ Woody Woodpecker made his first appearance in the 1940 film, Knock, Knock. He became so popular that his wacky laugh and taunting ways were celebrated in The Woody Woodpecker Song.

♥~ 1922 – Jack Klugman Emmy Award-winning actor: The Defenders: Blacklist [1963-1964], The Odd Couple [1970-1971, 1972-1973]; Quincy, M.E., Twelve Angry Men, Days of Wine and Roses, Goodbye Columbus

~ 1931 – Robert Donner actor: Mork and Mindy, Cool Hand Luke, El Dorado, High Plains Drifter, Vanishing Point, Fools Parade, Chisum, Last Hard Men, Damnation Alley, Bite the Bullet, Under the Rainbow, TV: Charlie’s Angels, McCloud, Columbo, How the West Was Won, The Incredible Hulk, The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo, Eight is Enough; appeared in some 120 film and TV roles; died June 8, 2006

♥~ 1951 – Paul Daniel ‘Ace’ Frehley musician: group: Kiss [the spaceman]: Rock and Roll All Nite, Beth, Forever and I Was Made for Lovin’ You; formed Frehley’s Comet

♥~ 1959 – Sheena Easton (Sheena Shirley Orr) singer: Modern Girl, Morning Train, One Man Woman, When He Shines, For Your Eyes Only, We Got Tonight, Strut, Sugar Walls

★~ Good to Know:

♥~ When you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go. Just hope that the porta potty doesn’t decide to go when you have to.


♥~ Jessica Hickey is an only child, and her father has been a widower for twenty years. Since she got married, he’s wanted a grandchild, and the moment finally came to break the news to him. This is short and terribly sweet, so you might want to have a hanky ready.


One of the top comments: “He’s crying because being a Cubs fan, he is not used to getting what he wants.”  This could be true too.


Yesterday, my teen and I took a trip to Menards and found a helpful hardware man who helped us hunt and gather materials to replace a gate that went to it’s demise this past winter. Today, if the weather holds and my sleepy teen rises and shines before noon hopefully we (mostly Cole) can get started on the job. It’s not a safety gate more of a convenience gate and boy have we missed the convenience. Mario Kart night was moved to next weekend (for further explanation see yesterday’s El Morno).

I stored some garlic in a mason jar (Hi I’m Katybeth and I am addicted to Mason jars) with the lid screwed on tight. Not a good idea. When I took the lid off, the smell that came out of that jar could be used to ward off an army of a million vampires. It almost knocked me on my teehineyhocus.  I’m still trying to get rid of the smell. In the meantime, no worries about vampires and going forward garlic will be stored with plenty of air circulating around it.

Wishing everyone a scintillating Sunday. We’re having a prime roast for dinner with sides. Maybe a roll. What’s new with you?

Odd Loves Company ,

14 thoughts on “Storytelling Day, Hairball Awareness Day, Prime Rib Day

  1. Morno,
    We are going to a streak house for dinner tonight. Prime rib roast sure sounds good, tho.
    Interesting information on hairballs since my Grandcat is arriving in a couple of weeks. Stepping on wet hair balls is something I would like to avoid.
    Glad you don’t have to worry about vampires
    Run-away porta potty was funny. Glad the cubs fan got his wish to become a grandpa.
    No golf today. Laying low and getting some things done around the house. Good luck with your gate.
    Have a good one.

    • Did you order Prime Rib?
      I would ask about hairball management.
      No worries about vampires despite air fresheners and pitching the offending containers I can still smell garlic.
      Some times a day off even from activities we enjoy can be a good thing.

  2. Holy hairball!!! That is a lot of hair!!!! I do know that retching sound very well. Ugh. Thanks for educating me.
    The rain has set in for all week. I am working on cards for hospice before I leave for a long weekend in NC . Seems they have had an extraordinary amount of deaths in the past couple of weeks and they have used up their supply. I need to get crafting. Good thing to do on a stormy day. Good thing we got all the outside and yard stuff done yesterday. Never mind that my wicker chairs are in the neighbors yards now…..I need to go retrieve.

    • Your welcome. I’m sure Buddy and Holly have hair management down to a science.
      The weather is a nothing mucher but perfect for crafting. Your cards are beautiful. I am sure they mean a lot to the families they are sent too.
      Did you retrieve your chairs?

  3. Prime rib sounds like a great dinner choice. Won’t happen today, but that’s beside the point.
    That port-a-potty stayed in its lane better than many vehicles. I was waiting for it to sideswipe the parked car though.
    The local baseball team (notice I did not say professional because they do not play as such) is having a dog day. Nik & I have free tickets so we’re heading out soon. Should be fun!
    Do I hear hammering & sawing yet from the north???

    • The port-a- potty humor on this post is too funny.
      Did you have fun at dog day? We took Rascal to one and it was fun–of-course sharing the hotdog was the best part. I use the word share loosely.

  4. Is that port-a-potty on WHEELS? I suppose that if you are going to have the crap scared out of you, that’s not a bad spot, but still. . . ! Maybe they need to install brakes and a steering wheel in those things. Oh wait. . . then it would need a window. Never mind.

  5. Dog showed this weekend. It was in a horse arena and the wind and dust was so bad there were times you couldn’t even see the course. The only good thing that happened all weekend was, we found a great place to eat. It was a Bar B Que place so I ran in to check it out before we committed. I saw a sign that said Prime rib dinner $12.95. So I went out and told the gal I was traveling with we had to give it a try.
    So we did. We got a big piece of Prime Rib, a big baked potato and wonderful salad and a roll, FOR $12.95!!!! The steak was the best I’ve eaten in years.

  6. I Love Prime rib and haven’t had it since the Manor was open in Beloit. That was eons ago. Should go and treat myself, I guess. Glad I don’t have to put up with hair balls. I do like cats, just not the litter box and hairballs. I avoid using those port a potties at all costs. Rather find a bush. I can’t hold my breath long enough to use one and besides that….hard to squat in one of those.!

    • You should treat yourself–maybe a girls night out. I love cats too but not the litter box and the hairballs are a real downside to car ownership.
      I’ve only been in one posh porta potty. I think if you are going to have them you should order quality or at least ones that are tethered in place.

  7. I’m late to the party, thanks to thunderstorms roaming around my area yesterday (they’re still circulating today and tonight, but I’m playing catch up while I can!)
    Love Prime Rib. That’s one cut of meat I actually enjoy!
    I’m a bit scared of cats — it’s the claws and sneakiness that bother me, but after seeing that video, I can add hairballs to the list!

    • Hairballs are pretty gross. It keeps threatening to storm but so far just mild rain and some wind.
      Prime rib is tasty!

Comments are closed.