Picnic Day, Panic Day, Fishing Day, Sushi Day

★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
June 18, 2014

Hidden in an English Meadow

★~ Today’s Quote: “Never plan a picnic’ Father said. ‘Plan a dinner, yes, or a house, or a budget, or an appointment with the dentist, but never, never plan a picnic.”  ― Elizabeth Enright, The Four-Story Mistake

★~ Picnic Day:


A short picnic lesson:

A “picnic” ham is really not a true ham. It is cut from the upper part of the foreleg of a pig – a true ham is cut from the hind leg.

Italy’s favourite picnic day is Easter Monday. It is called “Angel’s Monday” or Pasquetta (“Little Easter”).

After an ant has visited your picinc, it lays down a scent as it returns to the nest for the other ants to follow!

In the year 2000, a 600-mile-long picnic took place in France to celebrate the first Bastille Day of the new millennium.

The first table designed specifically for picnics (in a style similar to what we know today) appeared in the late 1800s.

Picnics can be simple, fun, or romantic; large family gatherings or small intimate dates; playful or peaceful … it’s up to you. You can pack your food in a charming picnic basket, or you can grab some take-out and carry it in a paper bag. If the weather is bad and you can’t go outside, ‍just spread a blanket on the floor and host it indoors. There aren’t any rules when it comes to picnics. Just find a special spot outside and have a picnic your way. Perhaps at the fishin hole.

★~ Panic Day:


The ancient Greeks attributed the emotion of panic to the Greek god Pan. When people accidentally ran into the wild beast that was the god Pan, he would instill them with terror. Celebration of the god was noisy, leading to an association of panic and commotion. The Greeks understood panic as a collective, irrational fear, that comes on suddenly, and is without visible cause.

Perhaps a better way to celebrate Panic day, than panicking is to celebrate and chill out with a glass of wine. This makes perfect sense considering Pans father was Dionysus the Greek god of wine!

★~ Go Fishing Day:


Whether you’re a fluff chucking river man, a deep-sea deckhand, or a float fanatic in lakes and ponds, Go Fishing Day is the perfect excuse we’ve all been looking for to take a day off , get our lines wet and hang a gone fishin sign on the door.

★~ Sushi Day:


Contrary to what a lot of people think, “sushi” does not refer to “raw fish.” Instead, sushi is vinegared rice that is formed into balls or bundles and served with a variety of other ingredients. These can include vegetables, raw fish or cooked fish, among other things.

Before you head out to your neighborhood sushi bar to celebrate Sushi Day, let me share a little sushi lingo that you’ll need to know if you don’t already.

* Maki – A sushi roll

* Sashimi – Sliced raw fish

* Nigiri – Fish, vegetables, egg, or other ingredients atop a nugget of vinegared rice

* Temaki – Also referred to as a “hand roll.” A cone-shaped piece of dried seaweed or rice paper filled with sushi rice and fish, vegetables, or other ingredients.

This Sushi Site will tell you all about how to make Sushi the easy way–or at least that is the story they are sticking to.

★~ Today in History


♥~ 1621 – The first duel in America reportedly took place in the Plymouth Colony in Massachusetts. The duel, fought with swords, was between Edward Doty and Edward Leister. The duelers managed to wound each other, but neither died.

♥~ 1968 – The bubblegum group Ohio Express was awarded a gold record for their single Yummy, Yummy, Yummy.

♥~ 1873 –  Susan B. Anthony was arrested for voting in a presidential election. A century later, she received an honor usually reserved for presidents: getting her face on a U.S. coin. Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for illegally voting. The fine was imposed on June 18th, 1873.

♥~ 1928 – Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly in an aircraft across the Atlantic. Earhart wasn’t the pilot, but was a passenger.

♥~ 1983 – Sally Ride became the first American woman in space, aboard the shuttle Challenger.

♥~ 2006 – Katharine Schori was elected as the first female bishop to preside over the Episcopal Church in the U.S.

(Does anyone see the pattern here?)

★~Born Today:


♥~ 1942 – (James) Paul McCartney Grammy Award-winning [1990] musician, songwriter, singer: group: The Beatles: 49 hits: She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band; group: Wings: 35 hits: Another Day, Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey, My Love, Live and Let Die, Band on the Run, Listen to What the Man Said, Silly Love Songs, Let ’Em In, Ebony & Ivory [w/Stevie Wonder], The Girl is Mine [w/Michael Jackson]; actor:Yellow Submarine, A Hard Day’s Night, Help!, Let It Be, Magical Mystery Tour, Give My Regards to Broad Street; inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame [3-15-1999]

♥~ 1942 – Roger Ebert film critic: of Siskel and Ebert fame

♥~ 1952 – Isabella Rossellini model: over 500 covers; actress: Twin Peaks, Fearless, Blue Velvet, Crime of the Century, The Impostors

★~ Good to Know: 


♥~ 27 things you won’t regret. (I’m not usually a Buzz Feed fan but I liked this!)


First thing First: El Morno. Later today, I’ll start catching you up on all the wonderful I have to share. Suffice to say, for the moment, that while I’m sad it’s over, mostly, I’m smiling because it happened.

Odd Loves Company,



12 thoughts on “Picnic Day, Panic Day, Fishing Day, Sushi Day

  1. Morno,
    The El Morno Queen returns. Glad you are back and smiling.
    Looks like a good day. I enjoy Sushi and while I am not swinging a pole, I will be swinging a club today.
    Looking forward to reading more. Have a good one.

    • Sad is good! It’s always hard when something ends but you should see my big smile when I think about all the fun we had and watching Cole at graduation. Beyond wonderful. Oh, and finishing the slide show? Happy Dance!!

      Glad you are back.

  2. Oooh, I’ve missed you!! Glad to see El Morno this morno!

    Not a sushi fan, but I can get on board with having a picnic — just not outside today because it’s sticky and hot!

    Love Cole’s flower crown and can’t wait for all the details. I know it was memorable! Don’t forget pictures, LOTS of pictures!!

    • So good to be missed. First piece of my routine back in place–El Morno.
      It was hot and sticky here too and then the temps plunged to 58. So nice.
      Working on a graduation post. Might have to be in several parts. 😀

  3. I’ve been thinking about your family quite a bit & the great times you are all having. Special visitors still there? Eager to hear the graduation & more stories. Pictures, too, like the one of the handsome graduates!
    No sushi, but a picnic would be fine in 6 months!
    Like the 27 things list.
    Continued good day!

    • We did have a great time. The Road Warriors left on Tuesday. Much too short a visit but we did make the most of it!
      Working on a post in between naps. Cole slept until almost 2:30pm today and I cat napped off and on all day. We wore our silly selves out.

  4. That Cole is so darn cute and I love the crown. You are going to have to have a plan to keep the girls at bay.

    • Thanks Carol. I have a very large stick! And they will all have to pass the lamp test. We have a very odd lamp that is very near and dear to my heart. I’ve always told Cole that if the girl he loves, loves my lamp, they right for one another; if she in between about the lamp, they have a chance; if she hates my lamp dump her and move on!

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