Artichoke Day, Curlew Day, Everything You Do Is Right Day

~★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
March 16, 2015 

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For the first time in 100 years, Pi Day fell on 3/14/15, matching up with the first five numbers that represent the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter, 3.1415!  Pretty darn cool. (Yes, I know Pi day is over but what is  couple days between friends)

★~ Today’s Quote:  Pi is our most famous irrational number. Not irrational in the sense that it’s a foolish argument, a form of wishing for one thing while doing another. No, pi is irrational in a magical, beautiful sense. It can’t be cropped off and fit into a box. The closer you look at pi, the more you see, forever.

And that sort of irrational magic is at the heart of our best work. Meeting spec works fine as long as you’re the only person who has to meet spec. But in any competitive environment, fitting into a box does us little good.

To be transcendent and irrational is to always have a few more digits to spare, to demand that you not be rounded off and filed away. To be human. ~ Seth Godin

★~ Artichoke Day:

Artichoke Day, Curlew Day, Everything You Do Is Right Day

Artichokes are one of the oldest foods known to man. The plant originated in the Mediterranean region and is part of the sunflower family. According to Greek mythology, Zeus turned his mistress Cynara into the first artichoke plant when he caught her sneaking away from Olympia.

Although we usually refer to it as a vegetable, the produce we eat is actually the flower bud of the artichoke plant. If you let the flower blossom, it turns a beautiful violet-blue color.

Almost every artichoke produced in the United States comes from California.

Fun fact:  The town of Castroville, California crowned its first “Artichoke Queen” in 1947? The winner was a young actress named Norma Jean Mortenson who later changed her name to Marilyn Monroe!

Chicken Francaise With Artichoke Hearts

★~ Curlew Day:

Artichoke Day, Curlew Day, Everything You Do Is Right Day

The long-billed curlew is the largest North American shorebird. The Umatilla National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon is expecting the curlews to arrive around March 16 to begin their spectacular courtship flight. The refuge is “an important migration and wintering area for waterfowl and other birds in the Columbia River Basin, with up to 150,000 ducks and 30,000 Canada geese resting and feeding on its marshes and ponds in the fall, winter, and spring.”

★~ Everything You Do Is Right Today:

Artichoke Day, Curlew Day, Everything You Do Is Right Day

There is no wrong way to celebrate—just enjoy the day!

★~ Today in History:


♥~ 1850 – The novel, The Scarlet Letter, by Nathaniel Hawthorne, was published. Other novels by Mr. Hawthorne included The House of Seven Gables, The Marble Faun, Twice-Told Tales, Tanglewood Tales and The Wonder Book.

♥~ 1926 – Robert H. Goddard  tested his first liquid-fuel rocket. The rocket traveled for 2 1/2 seconds and covered 184 feet at a speed of 60 mph. It attained a maximum height of 41 feet. (*The Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, MD is name for him.)

♥~ 1955 – The Ballad of Davy Crockett, by Bill Hayes, reached the number one spot on the pop music charts and stayed for five weeks. The smash hit song sold more than 7,000,000 records on more than 20 different labels. Everyone seemed to be singing the song that saluted the frontier hero who was “Born on a mountain top in Tennessee…” Coonskin caps were seen everywhere as the Crockett craze spread like a frontier fire.

♥~ 1957 – Gumby show premiered. This kids’ show was a spin-off from “Howdy Doody,” where the character of Gumby was first introduced in 1956. Gumby and his horse, Pokey, were clay figures whose adventures were filmed using the process of “claymation.” “The Gumby Show,” created by Art Clokey, was first hosted by Bobby Nicholson and later by Pinky Lee

♥~ 1963 – Peter, Paul and Mary released the single, Puff The Magic Dragon. Through the years, controversy continually surrounded the song. It was banned by several radio stations whose management figured that the song was about the illicit joys of smoking marijuana. The group denied this startling assumption. “It’s about a magic dragon named Puff,” they said. So there.

♥~ 1998 – Sweepstakes company American Family Publishers reached an agreement with 32 states to change the way it promotes its contests. It agreed to reserve use of the term ‘winner’ for contestants who have actually won

★~ Born Today:


★~ 1799 – Anna Atkins, a British botanist whose use of cyanotypes – or ‘sunprints’ – of plants and algae in botanical studies paved the way for the use of photography in scientific publishing. Google honors her with a Doodle on her 216 birthday.

♥~ 1822 – Rosa Bonheur French painter and sculptor: Rosa Bonheur was the first woman awarded the Grand Cross of the Legion d’Honeur, She is  best known for her realistic depictions of animals.

♥~ 1926 – Jerry Lewis (Joseph Levitch) comedian, actor

♥~ 1932 – Betty Johnson singer: I Dreamed, Little White Lies, The Little Blue Man, Dream

♥~ 1949 – Erik Estrada actor: C.H.I.P.S., Twisted Justice, Night of the Wilding, Caged Fury, The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission

♥~ 1967 – 1967 – Lauren Graham actress: Caroline in the City, Good Company, Townies, Gilmore Girls, Chasing Destiny

♥~ 1969 – Judah Friedlander actor: 30 Rock

★~ Monday Giggle

Artichoke Day, Curlew Day, Everything You Do Is Right Day



I found myself singing my favorite Waldorf School song “Spring Is Coming,” all weekend. The temperatures were mild, the sun was out, and everyone seemed more relaxed and cheerful. And today’s temps are expected to hit 70!

The road warriors (my sweet Mom and her friend Norma) are due to arrive tomorrow (don’t tell them the temperatures will be dipping a bit, we’ll just let that be a surprise). My sweet Mom is enroute to pick up her Doberman puppy and we are on her way to true love and happiness. Yes, of-course, she will be glad to see her daughter and grandson but lets face it we are not a puppy. I am, of-course, running a-muck getting ready for the visit. At least, I know, what we’ll eat for dinner tomorrow night! Traditional St. Patty’s day fare!

We orchestrated a fun eager eating contest on my Camp Facebook page if you want to click over and see some very eager eaters! Oddly, the winning numbers were 1,2,3,4.

Well, I’d better get high behind I have many miles to travel before I sleep. Have a marvy Monday.

Odd Loves Company.


6 thoughts on “Artichoke Day, Curlew Day, Everything You Do Is Right Day

  1. Morno,
    Guess that dog likes hanging around. Artichokes in something are good but served whole they are a lot of effort.
    Nice to have a visit from your sweet Mom. Hope the weather stays reasonable for her.
    Spring. I’m ready.
    Have a good one.

    • Artichokes are worthy of all that effort when you dip that meaty leaf in butter and scrape it over your teeth….YUM.
      We had mild weather while my sweet Mom was here but it was still a bit chilly for the Southwesterners.

  2. I wonder who was the first person brave enough to think an artichoke was edible?? I’ve tried, but I just can’t stand them!

    Love the relaxed dog lying on its back, as well as the hanging dog. Your dear mom’s getting a new puppy? Is this is addition to Trinket? Well, at least she’s getting it at a good time of year — and will have it well on its way toward being potty-trained before the really HOT weather hits! Enjoy your visit!

    • WHAT! One of our most favorite foods ever. I think food tasting was hit and miss back in the days–sometimes you won (tasted great), sometimes you lost (tasted awful) and sometimes you died (poisonous). Glad all we have to worry about these days is GMO’s and Glutens and I don’t worry about either. :-D.
      I’ll write about Voodoo someday but yes my Mom has a new Doberman puppy and Trinket has a little sister. My Mom loves puppies and all the work that goes along with it. Fortunately, Doberman puppies almost housebreak themselves.

  3. So the partners in crime are less than 24 hours away. How exciting in many different ways! Can’t wait to hear the stories! VooDoo………..
    I remember having those bending rubbery Gumby & Pokey figures.
    That does not look like a comfortable position to be in.
    Good evening!

    • We had such a fun visit. It’s never long enough, tho.
      Gumby and Pokey were a little odd to me. I never really understood the point.
      I agree it’s never comfortable to be caught in the middle.

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