Tell a Lie Day, Cordon Bleu Day

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
April 4, 2014

★~ Today’s Quote: One isn’t necessarily born with courage, but one is born with potential. Without courage, we cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest. ~Maya Angelou

★~ Tell a Lie Day:


This is a pretty straight forward celebration. Get out there and tell your best whopper. Don’t worry, you can make it up on National Honesty Day later in the month. A few of the biggest lies over the last couple of years according to twitter are: A few of the top lies of 2013…

The “Diane” Flight Hoax

Manti Te’o’s Imaginary Girlfriend

Anthony Weiner Comes Clean

President Obama “If you like your insurance, you can keep your insurance.”

★~ Cordon Bleu Day:


Cordon bleu means blue ribbon in French.  In the 1500s, the Order of the Knights of the Holy Spirit became known as “Les Cordon Bleus.” The knights used a blue ribbon to hang their talisman, and eventually, the term became associated with distinction and honor. Today, we still award blue ribbons for excellence!

In the culinary world, cordon bleu is a savory roulade dish made with chicken (or veal), ham, and Swiss cheese. Contrary to popular belief, chicken cordon bleu did not originate at Le Cordon Bleu culinary arts school. As with most dishes, it evolved over time and first appeared in America during the 1960s. Cordon Bleu

★~ Today in History:

Bob Bell Bozo the clown

♥~ 1964 – The Beatles set an all-time record on the Top 100 chart of Billboard magazine this day. All five of the top songs were by the British rock group. The top five singles by The Beatles this day were: 1) Can’t Buy Me Love 2) Twist and Shout 3) She Loves You4) I Want to Hold Your Hand 5) Please Please Me

♥~ 1967 – Johnny Carson quit The Tonight Show. He returned three weeks later with an additional $30,000 a week!

♥~ 1968 – Civil rights crusader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.was gunned down on the balcony of the Motel Lorraine in Memphis, Tennessee. King had gone to Memphis to support a strike by sanitation workers.

♥~ 1973 – The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held for the World Trade Center, New York City. At 1,368 and 1,362 feet and 110 stories each, the twin towers were the world’s tallest, and largest, buildings until the Sears Tower (Chicago) surpassed them both in 1974.

♥~ 1984 – Bob Bell retired as Bozo the Clown on WGN-TV in Chicago, IL. Bell was an institution in the Windy City since making his first appearance in 1960. Pinto Colvig was the original Bozo.

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1928 –  Maya Angelou poet, author:  All God’s Children Need Travelling Shoes

♥~ 1932 – Anthony Perkins actor: Psycho series, The Sins of Dorian Gray, Mahogany, Murder on the Orient Express, On the Beach, Desire Under the Elms, Friendly Persuasion

♥~ 1938 – Angelo (Bartlett) Giamatti president: Yale University; commisioner: major-league baseball: Yale University;commissioner: major-league baseball

♥~ 1946 – Craig T. Nelson Emmy Award-winning actor: Coach [1991-1992]

♥~ 1965 – Robert Downey Jr. actor: Iron Man film series, Sherlock Holmes film series Ally McBeal, Richard III, Natural Born Killers, Short Cuts, Chaplin, Soapdish, Baby It’s You, U.S. Marshals

♥~ 1966 – Nancy McKeon actress: The Facts of Life, The Wrong Woman, Teresa’s Tattoo, Where the Day Takes You, The Lightning Incident, Poison Ivy, High School USA

★~Good to Know: It’s Friday….

I ate Grumpy Cat


It snowed in Iowa. Poor Beth Ann. But it did NOT snow in Chicago. We have grey skies, rain and fog. Noooo snow. I am going out to lunch today. Escaping for a bit conversation that does not include barks.  I hope, I don’t pretend to eat my lunch companions food. It’s been awhile since I have been out to lunch. Ok. Don’t even go there.

Have you seen this?  Decoraheagles  It looks like the babies are just starting to hatch.

Happy Friday!

Odd Loves Company,

12 thoughts on “Tell a Lie Day, Cordon Bleu Day

  1. Glad you, too, missed the snow — we had thunderstorms, wind, and oodles of rain. A teeny part of me thinks dealing with snow (as infuriating as that is!) might be easier than dealing with a muddy, wet backyard!!
    Never have had cordon bleu, but neither am I a big ham-lover. Oh, well, couldn’t eat it today anyway, as it’s a Lenten Friday.
    So. . .was that doggie GRUMPY before he ate the cat?!
    Enjoy your lunch out — and do keep your utensils on your own plate, ha!

    • Mud is never fun and my yard was almost dry.
      Cordon Bleu can also be made with chicken which is also very good. I thought it was written that all Catholics liked ham.
      Thanks for the reminder, I behaved pretty well at lunch. I did grab my companions dish and ask her to sit or anything. . .

  2. Morno,
    Sorry you don’t have sun shine but at least you don’t have to shovel rain. I like Cordon Bleu. My sister makes it once in awhile.
    I’ll tune into those eagles. I enjoyed the stream the last time it was running. Grumpy cat is gone? Can’t say I feel too bad.
    Have a good one.

    • Well, it’s a toss up between snow and mud but I usually enjoy a good rain storm and I’m sure tired of snow.
      Aren’t the Eagles fun to watch.
      Yep that grumpy cat is GONE. Or that the rumor, I heard. Your sister makes Cordon Bleu? Yum!

  3. The snow is melting already!!!!! Yippee!!! I am not even going to go out and shovel because I am on strike. I can see pavement in a lot of places so there. Take that stupid snow. To cheer myself I might make some cinnamon rolls and eat them all myself!

    • Well, of-course, we did not have snow so I can’t completely feel your pain…but I am delighted it did not last and will shout out a Yippee!!! on your behalf. I think you have exactly the right attitude! Cinnamon rolls and all.

  4. Love Chicken Cordon Bleu..Sam’s sells a good frozen one..just have to bake it..better than fast food when you are in a hurry..
    Glad you did not get snow in Chicago…I love a little snow but enough is enough..we sure need moisture here in El has been very windy all week.. 🙁

    • Ohhh good to know about Sam’s. I’ll pick one up! We love Cordon Bleu.
      I’ll wish for rain for the Southwest and try to push some your direction.

  5. I too love Cordon Bleu, what’s not to like?
    I’m taking the day off, lying around reading and catching up on email. I sure wish we’d get some rain.

  6. A rainy weekend we’re told. That’s ok because we need it. It’s been humid the last few days. Have already run the a/c evenings before bed. A cool front with a few rain drops began blowing midway through our walk early this morning. Felt nice!
    What did you have for lunch?
    Good evening!

    • Sounds like lovely weather! Hope it lasts through the weekend. We went to the oldest Chinese Restaurant in Chicago (Orange Garden). Family owned since 1924. I had sweet and sour chicken that came with an egg roll and soup. Lunch was under $20.00 for both of us. Good Company, good food, and left-overs—perfect lunch date.

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