Teacher Appreciation, Nurses Day, No Diet Day, Crêpes Suzette Day

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May 6, 2014

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★~ Today’s Quote: Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not. ~Dr. Seuss

★~   Teacher Appreciation Week

Teachers Appreciation, Nurses Day, No Diet Day, Crêpes Suzette Day

It’s Teacher Appreciation week with today being the primary Thank You day!  Teachers play a key role in student success and sometimes a simple “thanks” is all a teacher needs to feel valued. Of-course, tokens of your appreciation are nice too. And if the token reflects an interest the teacher has beyond teaching your kid—even better.  What teaching is and isn’t,  Goodies for teachers  (they may be more “goodies” locally).

★~ National Nurses Day:

Teachers Appreciation, Nurses Day, No Diet Day, Crêpes Suzette Day

Save one life, and you’re a hero! Save a hundred lives, and you’re a NURSE!  Celebrated annually on May 6 to raise awareness of the important role nurses play in society. It marks the beginning of National Nurses Week, which ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale. Shout out to all my nurse family members and friends!

★~ No Diet Day:

Teachers Appreciation, Nurses Day, No Diet Day, Crêpes Suzette Day

Mary Evans Young a British feminist in started No Diet Day in 1992, as a way to celebrate body acceptance and body shape diversity and a day dedicated to raising awareness of the dangers of dieting.  The Body Image Coalition recommends: Celebrate your natural size, eat well and be physically active every day,  Pay others a compliment based on something other than weight-related qualities, Don’t compare your body to others. Avoid fad diets and eat healthily, Help young people understand that the image of beauty portrayed in the media are not normal. And have a Funonion every once in awhile…

★~ Crepes Suzette Day:

Teachers Appreciation, Nurses Day, No Diet Day, Crêpes Suzette Day

I love, love, love, Crepes Suzette! My sister-in-law and brother-in-law make the best Crepes Suzettes in the whole world. Really. Crepes are delicious, thin French pancakes; crepes Suzette are pancakes topped with an orange liqueur sauce and ignited momentarily with flame. And Suzette? Some say she was the princess of Monaco and first recipient of this fabulous dessert. Crêpes Suzette Recipe 

★~Today In History: 

Elizabeth Taylor

♥~ 1626 – Such a deal! Governor Peter Minuit sort of pulled the wool over someone’s eyes and bought a 20,000-acre island, all of what is now Manhattan Island. The price? $24 worth of cloth and brass buttons.

♥~1950 – Liz Taylor was married for the first time — to Conrad Hilton Jr. The marriage (the first of eight for Taylor) would last until Jan 29, 1951.

♥~ 1959 – The Pablo Picasso painting of a Dutch Girl (La Belle Hollandaise) was sold for $154,000 in London. It was the highest price paid to that time for a painting by a living artist.

♥~ 1960 – Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, married Anthony Armstrong-Jones in Westminster Abbey.

♥~ 1997 –  Singer Joni Mitchell refused to attend her induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. The story goes that she wanted to avoid the media attention after her reunion with a daughter she gave up for adoption years earlier.

♥~ 1998 – Astronomers announced the detection of a gamma ray burst in a galaxy 12 billion light years away that was equal to the energy expended by the sun in one trillion years

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1856 – Sigmund Freud psychiatrist, originated psychoanalysis;died Sep 23, 1939

♥~ 1895 – Rudolph Valentino (Rodolfo Pietro Filiberto Raffaello Guglielmi di Valentina) actordied Aug 23, 1926.

♥~ 1915  –(George) Orson Welles actor: War of the Worlds, Citizen Kane, The Mercury Radio Theatre of the Air, The Long Hot Summer, A Man for All Seasons, MacBeth, Moby Dick, Casino Royale, Catch-22;died Oct 10, 1985

♥~ 1945 – Bob Seger Rock and Roll Hall of Famer: musician, singer: Night Moves, Travelin’ Man, Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man, Against the Wind, Fire Lake

♥~ 1961 – George (Timothy) Clooney Academy Award-winning actor: Syriana [2005]; The Facts of Life, Return of the Killer Tomatoes!, Roseanne, Sunset Beat, Red Surf, Sisters, Baby Talk, Bodies of Evidence, ER, From Dusk Till Dawn, Batman & Robin, The Peacemaker, The Thin Red Line, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, The Perfect Storm, Solaris, Ocean’s Eleven, Ocean’s Twelve, Good Night, and Good Luck; son of broadcast journalist Nick Clooney; nephew of singer Rosemary Clooney.

★~ Good To Know:  What will they think of next? 


Food trucks are so 2013. Now, anybody who’s anybody gets their grilled cheese delivered by parachute. According to Fast Company, a company in Melbourne, Australia has opened a restaurant where cheesy sandwiches are delivered to the street via parachute. The owners of Jafflechutes (the Australian name for grilled cheese is “jaffles”) call it a “gravity controlled melted cheese delivery system.” Pay ahead using paypal, stand on the X on the street below the restaurant, high in a sky scraper, and look up for your floating lunch.

Word on the street is Jafflechutes is expanding to New York City!

I would want to be on the street corner with my drink and chips cart!

Hope you have a terrific Tuesday! And the good news is if it isn’t terrific you can always rant about it because today is RANT Tuesday.

First ” Real Me” reviews will be out sometime today. More than likely after 5pm. You still have time to submit a picture but not much time.

Odd Loves Company

10 thoughts on “Teacher Appreciation, Nurses Day, No Diet Day, Crêpes Suzette Day

  1. No Diet Day is my kind of day. In fact, I’m afraid it’s my every day these days. Not good. I hate to be out of the loop, but Sara has been sick and I’ve been away from my laptop, so I don’t know about this photo thing. Darn!

    Merry May to you, my friend. Hope your week is going well so far!

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • I hope Sarah feels better. I’ll be posting the reviews with the pictures and you can see how it works. If you want to send a picture—see one and if not there is always next year.

      It would help if diet food was more tasty!

  2. Lots of good thing to appreciate today. Teachers and Nurses. Important jobs without near enough recognition.
    No diet day works for me. Although I’ve been indulging a lot lately. I tell myself I’ll work it on the golf course. A little aerobic jog between holes. However, my friends undermine me by insisting we take a cart. I try.
    Parachuting sandwiches. Interesting concept.

    • Maybe you could jog along side the cart? Just a thought. I would love to see how the sammie drop actually works.

  3. Sandwiches that parachute from above?? What will “they” think of next?
    This is a great day to recognize teachers and nurses. I’ll add my Thank You to yours.
    I’ve never had Crepes Suzette, but it sounds interesting. A day for NOT dieting also does — maybe I should celebrate with lunch out?? Yes, I think I will!

    • Right!! Such an odd and crazy idea.
      I can’t imagine anyone not liking Crêpes Suzette. I hope you enjoyed your lunch out!

  4. I LOVE the Jafflechutes. Leave it to those Aussies to come up with such a great idea!!! I doubt that it would fly in Mason City but thanks for the heads up. 🙂 (Aren’t you glad I am back?)

  5. Kudos to teachers & nurses!
    Listening to Bob Seger brings me back to MI.
    No work tomorrow……fever, sore throat, somewhat achy.
    Good night…

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