Rabbit Rabbit Reminder, No Tobacco Day, Complete Sentence Day, Macaroon Day

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
May 31, 2014

Early Morning In A Summer Garden

★~Today’s Quote: Be curious, not judgmental.” ― Walt Whitman

★~ Rabbit! Rabbit! Reminder

Rabbit Rabbit Reminder, No Tobacco Day, Complete Sentence Day, Macaroon Day

Today is the last day of the May and you know what that means don’t you?  It’s time to prepare for the first of the month and all that can be yours by saying  ”rabbit, rabbit!”  The first words out of your mouth on the first day of June must be “rabbit, rabbit.”

~ World No Tobacco Day:

Rabbit Rabbit Reminder, No Tobacco Day, Complete Sentence Day, Macaroon Day

Tobacco use is the single most preventable cause of death, killing one out of 10 people people worldwide. Yet there are 1.3 billion smokers around the world. If smoking prevalence were reduced by 20-25 percent, we could prevent 100 million premature deaths by 2020. This year, World No Tobacco Day calls on countries to raise taxes on tobacco. Research shows that higher taxes can reduce the relative affordability of tobacco products, encourage smokers to quit, reduce cigarette consumption, and discourage young persons from smoking initiation.

~Complete Sentences Day:

Rabbit Rabbit Reminder, No Tobacco Day, Complete Sentence Day, Macaroon Day

But less can be more, we think: the meaningful glance more consequential that the long (but less intense, les informed) look or stare. These stories are not tricks, or trills on a flute; rather they are very short stage presentations or musical pieces that play to the full range of human sensibilities-some evoke mood while others provoke the intellect, some introduce us to people we’re interested to meet, while others tell us of unusual but understandable phenomena in this world, and some of them do several of all of these things, the things good fiction of any length does.” -James Thomas, ed., Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories

Yes, Yes complete sentences are important, but what about keeping things short and complete by creating a miniature world in a teacup – the one sentence story or the two sentence horror story?

“I closed my eyes again, thinking maybe I was dreaming.” Theodore Taylor, The Cay

My wedding cost $6700 and my divorce cost $16425, both were worth it.

I just today realized that you had to pay admission to the art museum after years of my father telling me to walk right in and avoid the people in the uniforms.

“I closed my eyes again, thinking maybe I was dreaming.” Theodore Taylor, The Cay

Or the two sentence horror story?

“Growing up with cats and dogs, I got used to the sounds of scratching at my door while I slept. Now that I live alone, it is much more unsettling. (reddit)

My grandmother told me that it was a gift to see the angel of death in front of people’s houses, to know that he’d be collecting someone there soon. I thought it was a gift too, up until the day I began to see it in front of every house. (reddit)

~ Macaroon Day:

Rabbit Rabbit Reminder, No Tobacco Day, Complete Sentence Day, Macaroon Day

The Macaroon, a flourless cookie. Traditional macaroons are made with flour ground from almonds and leavened egg whites. These cookies are popular among Jewish families, especially during Passover when they cannot cook with flour. It is believed that macaroons originated in Italy.  In 1533, macaroon cookies were brought to France by Italian monks and nuns. Two Benedictine nuns, Sister Marguerite and Sister Marie-Elisabeth, baked and sold the cookies in order to pay for their housing. They became known as the “Macaroon Sisters,” and their cookies became famous throughout Europe.

Coconut Macaroons

Mexican Chocolate Macaroons

~ Today in History:


♥~ 1852-  Julius Richard Petri  Bacteriologist.  A German microbiologist who is generally credited with inventing the Petri dish while working as assistant to pioneering bacteriologist Robert Koch.

♥~ 1884 – Dr. John Harvey Kellogg of Battle Creek, Michigan, patented “flaked cereal.”

♥~ 1943 – The comic strip “Archie Andrews” debuted on the Mutual radio network. Archie, Veronica, Betty, Jughead, and the gang lasted on radio about five years.

♥~ 1964 – The longest major-league baseball doubleheader (to the time) ended in 19 hours, 16 minutes. The New York Mets and the San Francisco Giants battled it out at Shea Stadium in New York. The first game of the doubleheader set a major-league mark for the longest game (by time) as the Giants beat the Mets 8-6. The game lasted 23 innings and was played in 7 hours and 23 minutes.

♥~ 1976 – The Who put out a total of 76,000 watts of power at 120 decibels at the Charlton Athletic Football Club in Charlton, South London. They played the loudest concert anyone had ever heard, making it into The Guinness Book of World Records.

♥~ 1980 –  The Theme From M*A*S*H* (Suicide Is Painless), by Mash was at No.1 on the singles chart, 10 years after it was first recorded after being championed by BBC Radio 1 DJ Noel Edmonds. Mike Altman the son of the original film’s director, Robert Altman, was 14 years old when he composed the song’s lyrics.

♥~ 1999 – A huge mock cigarette stuffed with balloons accidentally exploded and caught fire while it was being chopped into pieces during a No-Tobacco Day ceremony in Bangkok. No one was seriously hurt.

♥~ 2007 – The Dutch news agency ANP reported that almost half of Rotterdam’s coffee shops would be forced to stop selling marijuana because the shops were too close to secondary schools.

~ Born Today:

 Norman Vincent Peale - Rabbit Rabbit Reminder, No Tobacco Day, Complete Sentence Day, Macaroon Day

♥~ 1819 – Walt Whitman poet: Leaves of Grass, When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d, Passage to India, O Captain! My Captain!;died Mar 26, 1892

♥~ 1898 – Dr. Norman Vincent Peale clergyman: radio ministry; author and syndicated newspaper column: The Power of Positive Thinking; died Dec 24, 1993

♥~ 1930 – Clint Eastwood actor: Whether you picture him as the young cattle driver, Rowdy, in the seven-year-long television series, Rawhide; the silent, man with no name in Sergio Leone’s spaghetti westerns (A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly); the fatally attractive DJ in Play Misty for Me; the death-defying rock-hard cop, Dirty Harry; or the sexy, mature photographer who stole the heart of an Iowa farm-wife in The Bridges of Madison County, Clint Eastwood has somewhere, sometime, made your day.

♥~ 1938 – Peter Yarrow singer: group: Peter, Paul and Mary: Leaving on a Jet Plane, Puff the Magic Dragon, If I Had a Hammer, Blowin’ in the Wind, I Dig Rock ’n’ Roll Music; songwriter: Torn Between Two Lovers

♥~ 1941 – Johnny Paycheck (Donald Eugene Lytle) country singer: Take This Job and Shove It, The Lovin’ Machine, [Don’t Take Her] She’s All I Got, Someone to Give My Love To, Mr. Lovemaker, Song and Dance Man, For a Minute There, Slide Off Your Satin Sheets, Friend, Lover, Wife, Heartbreak Tennessee, Motel Time Again, Jukebox Charlie, The Cave; songwriter: Apartment No. 9, Touch My Heart; died Feb 18, 2003

♥~ 1943 – Sharon Gless Emmy Award-winning actress: Cagney & Lacey [1985-1986, 1986-1987]; Revenge of the Stepford Wives, Tales of the Unexpected

♥~ 1943 – Joe Namath ‘Broadway Joe’: Pro Football Hall of Famer: quarterback: New York Jets: AFL’s Rookie of the Year [1965], Player of the Year [1968], Super Bowl III MVP; pantyhose and ointment spokesperson

♥~ 1965 – Brooke Shields model: Ivory Snow baby; actress: The Blue Lagoon, Pretty Baby, Brenda Starr, The Seventh Floor, Backstreet Dreams, Stalking Laura, Suddenly Susan

Good to know: ODD AND ENDS

odds n ends

When do we talk about the “Unpleasant” truths in the wake of Elliot Rodger’s Destruction? If I point out that 40 percent of mass shootings begin with incidents of domestic violence — will it matter?

NOT ONE MORE (I sent my post card, did you?)

1964: The World 50 Years Ago

A tiny Austrian town is reinventing bus stops

– Where Do Eureka Moments Come From?

Is it better to buy or rent?

This chart suggests that 50 Cent’s first pitch was indeed the worst ever . . .Of-course, he shouldn’t feel to bad Justin Berbers wasn’t much better.

Inspiring Heather Dorniden Takes a Fall But. . .


Cell Phone Crashing in Beverly Hills



My teen called late last night (early in Hawaii) and he is having SUCH A WONDERFUL TIME. He loves the coconuts (of-course, he starts his list with food), waterfalls, beaches, people. Maui is “just so amazing, and beautiful.”  He will have his phone for the weekend and with luck he’ll send a few pictures and I can continue to live vicariously which is almost as good as being there. Almost.

Have a wonderful Saturday! And don’t forget Rabbit! Rabbit!

Odd Loves Company!

6 thoughts on “Rabbit Rabbit Reminder, No Tobacco Day, Complete Sentence Day, Macaroon Day

  1. Morno,
    Need more time for Odds and Ends but looks like good stuff. I did watch the track runner. She’s no quitter.
    I’m off to play golf followed by a friends birthday dinner. Weather is perfect.
    Glad your teen is having such a good trip.
    Have a good one.

    • Hope you had a good game and dinner. Teen just informed me he had been to the top of a mountain and just got out of the ocean. Sounds good to me!

  2. Today is beautiful, and, while some day I’d like to visit Hawaii, I’m not entirely sure the food would agree with me. Don’t they use lots of whole pigs and things (or is that a myth??) Anyway, hope Cole enjoys and makes LOTS of good memories!

    “No Tobacco Day” sounds like a good thing. Sad that so many get hooked and pay for it with health issues down the line.

    I’m making myself a note for Rabbit Rabbit — don’t want to forget that one!

    • The food? Well it’s pretty American. Lots of fresh fruit and pretty much what you would find any where along with traditional dishes. They do roast whole pigs but I don’t think its usual fare. Hawaii is very expensive without a lot of ways to cut corners. Our group planned to cook more but their accommodations haven’t provided much in the way of appliances (as planned) hard to feed a group of 15 on a hot plate :-D.
      Rabbit Rabbit. May just flew by!

  3. So you have heard from your traveler?! Sounds like the island is agreeing with Cole!
    Impressive runner indeed. Nary an abrasion on her. I guess she popped up quickly before any skidding.
    Troublesome views on women.
    Enjoyed the 50 years ago Beatles pictures. The music just doesn’t seem that old!
    A heavy rain an hour ago. Glad because I fertilized this morning in anticipation.
    Time to walk Nik.

    • I did hear from my traveler and he loves Hawaii. Surprise. Surprise.
      The facts that the article presented on women were an eye opener for me. The big tragic moments get all the attention but the day to day is pretty staggering.
      Glad a little rain fell your way. We are do on Monday!

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