Mustard Day, Ice Cream Sandwich Day

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August 2, 2013

Fire in the Garden, Mustard Day, Ice Cream Sandwich Day
★~ Today’s Quote: [Hostage situation]  Um I don’t want to be “that hostage”, but I just want to let you know I have a gluten allergy.

★~  National Mustard Day: 

national-mustard-museum, Mustard Day, Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Mustard is considered the superhero of condiments at least in the eyes of the Mustard Museum located in Middleton, Wisconsin.  A museum dedicated to mustards- doncha know. The museum showcases 1000s of mustards that you can taste and buy. It’s a very interact museum. And if that isn’t enough you can also buy a “Poupon U” t-shirt.” Who could want anything more? Really. Of-course, some of you won’t be able to include the museum in your weekend travel plans so perhaps you can celebrate mustard by including on a sandwich or hot dog.

★~ Ice Cream Sandwich Day:

Mustard Day, Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Childhood memories and refreshingly cool freezer temperatures make ice cream sandwiches FUN. Ice cream sandwiches have been around since the early 1900s. Vanilla, chocolate or a combination of the two, are the most popular. Our Aussie friends enjoy “Giant Sandwiches and Maxibons. In Scotland, the treats are called “sliders.” But the most exotic ice cream sandwiches are sold in Singapore, and popular flavors include red bean, yam, and honeydew.

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

★~ Today in History:

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♥~ 1790 – The first U.S. Census was conducted. The United States was the first country in the world to make a census mandatory in its constitution. It is to be held every 10 years and to serve as the basis for Congressional seats, electoral votes, and to aid planning of government services. In 1790, only the names of the heads of households were recorded and the number of “free white males” were counted for draft purposes. Women were not allowed to work as census takers and were rarely named in the census except when widowed. Genders and ethnicities of all other residents were noted, but slaves were only counted as three-fifths of a person, and American Indians were not counted at all. Obviously, It wasn’t accurate, but the first census recorded just under 4 million people residing in the United States. In 2010, almost 310 million residents were recorded. It is now the largest peacetime operation in the country and employs more than a million Americans.

♥~ 1876 – Wild Bill (James Butler) Hickok was gunned down by Jack McCall, a desperado from Texas, in Saloon #10 at Deadwood, in the Dakota Territory. Hickok was playing poker (with his back to the door) at the time of the shooting. McCall shot Wild Bill in the back, and was hanged for the shooting, never revealing his motive. The poker hand Hickok was holding when he died consisted of a pair of black aces and a pair of black eights. This combination became known as the dead man’s hand.

♥~ 1945 –  Norma Jean Dougherty filled out an application for the Blue Book Modeling Agency. Later, she would change her name to Marilyn Monroe.

♥~ 1984 – Charles Schulz’ award-winning comic strip was picked up by the Daily Times in Portsmouth, OH. With the addition of that paper,Peanuts, featuring Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Pigpen, Linus, Peppermint Pattie, Woodstock and the gang, became the first comic strip to appear in 2,000 newspapers.

♥~ 1987 – Michael Andretti races to fast finish at Marlboro 500 at the International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan, with an average speed of 171.490 miles per hour.

♥~ 1998 – A woman called San Francisco Animal Control to complain that an iguana was “staring at” her cat. The “iguana” turned out to be a 4-foot crocodile named Ernest, who escaped while his owner was moving. Though he reported Ernest missing, the owner kept moving because it’s illegal to own a crocodile in San Francisco.

★~ Born Today:

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♥~ 1834 – Frederic Bartholdi sculptorStatue of Liberty, Lion of Belfort; died Oct 4, 1904

♥~ 1924 – Carroll O’Connor Emmy Award-winning actor: All in the Family, Cleopatra, The Devil’s Brigade, In Harm’s Way, Kelly’s Heroes, Marlowe; died June 21, 2001

♥~ 1932 – Peter O’Toole actor: Lawrence of Arabia, Becket, A Lion in Winter, The Last Emperor; autobiography: Loitering with Intent

♥~ 1945 – Joanna Cassidy actress: Boston Legal, Six Feet Under, Blade Runner, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Under Fire, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Package, Buffalo Bill

★~ Gallimaufry at its Finest

dressed up peaches, Mustard Day, Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Chinese vendors have found the perfect way to get $80 for a box of nine peaches. You just have to dress them up the right way.

The 17 Coolest Signatures Of Famous People Through History

Stephen Colbert’s take on the Justin Beiber and Orlando Bloom dispute

Live out your fantasy to be a Mermaid! 

A new way to share your pictures – on Marshmallows. What will they think of next. Yes, of-course I am going to try it – free international shipping!

Who Wins in the Name Game?

“We have spoilt a wild deer.”  Give a baby deer a tummy rub and he is going to want to live with you forever. 


Million dollar bathtub made from a single piece of quartz. Apparently cost a million dollars. Wonder if a jacuzzi is included?

Million Dollar Bathtub

He otter watch out….


Well, don’t ask me!!


There is no business like Monkey Business!


Betcha can’t eat just one!



My teen and I are heading out early to make a fast in and out downtown run before Lolla excitement takes over and traffic becomes impossible  Wishing everyone a sensational Saturday! Do you have any fun plans?

Odd Loves Company,

10 thoughts on “Mustard Day, Ice Cream Sandwich Day

  1. I’m a big fan of ice cream sandwiches. We have some mini ones in the freezer that my son bought and I try to resist.
    I like plain yellow mustard, but the honey stuff is good with pretzels.
    That monkey and the dog have their moves down. I’ll pass on being a Mermaid. Others and deer are cute.
    I’m playing golf part of the weekend and getting some stuff down the other part. I think the kids and I are going to a movie. Not sure which one. They pick out the show, I pick up the tickets and refreshments. I huff and puff, but enjoy the time with them.
    Have a good one.

    • Ohhh the mini ones are great. Love bite size anything.
      No desire to be a Mermaid? That’s disappointing!

  2. How did I miss the Colbert clip before now? THat is priceless!!! I was giggling through the whole thing. The deer clip was “a doe-able”. Cute cute cute. Such a great morno today! Getting up early as the dude is coming to seal up the sump pump area—got some carding on my schedule and maybe some closet cleaning but I am thinking the carding sounds better! Have a good one!

  3. No mustard for me although I’ll take an ice cream sandwich any day! Wait…..take that back sort of. I like honey mustard on salad.
    Awww…..sweet fawn! Props to the humane worker.
    GSP has his/her counter surfing technique down pretty well!
    Downright pleasant temps this morning. Take it while we can. The basic Saturday with errands & time spent with Nik & friends.
    How far do you live from downtown? Sounds like you travel in a lot. I try to steer clear of city center here.
    Good morning!

    • We live about 30 minutes from downtown. I have a couple downtown clients that we provide pick-up and drop-off for. It’s really not too bad if you plan for the traffic.
      I like honey mustard as a dip for my veggies. So tasty.

  4. Ice cream sandwiches always remind me of summer. I can’t imagine eating one with red beans or yam though!

    Loved the guy with the baby deer — wonder how he ever got any work done?

    Beautiful day here. Did some shopping this morno, eat lunch out with Mom, church this evening. Would love to write and get some beading started — where does the time go??

    That’s one beautiful bathtub! Looks like one should have a dollop of caviar and a flute of champagne if one’s going to indulge in a soak there!

    • I agree, ice cream sandwiched with red beans and yams does not sound good.
      Isn’t the tub great! I would eat cake in it but the caviar and flute of champagne make a very pretty picture.

  5. If that guy holding the deer gets tired of it, I’ll hold it. So cute!
    That bathtub was amazing. I agree with Debbie. Very funny clip about Justin. Isn’t he due back in Canada?

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