★~♥~♥~★~ El Morno! ♥~★~★~♥ ~
June 6, 2015
★~Today’s Quote: Life is like a Yo-Yo…sometimes you’re up, sometimes you’re down, and sometimes you just get all tangled up in the elf’s string. ~ Life
★~Bonza Bottler Day:
Whenever the number of the day is the same as the number of the month – like today, which is 6-6 – we say, “Happy Bonza Bottler Day!” Gail Berger invented Bonza Bottler day as an excuse to party at least once a month. A baby born on a Bonza Bottler Day is known as a Bonza Bottler Baby, which makes those birthday celebrations doubly special. Celebrating is easy: Party!
So… when was the last time you went on a walk with your yo-yo? Wait! Before you answer that, let me clarify: I’m talking about the pocket toy consisting of a length of string knotted at one end to a flat spool. Are you a yo-yoer? Do you know any cool yo-yo tricks? If you do, today is your day to show off! If you are not a yo-yoer and you don’t know any impressive yo-yo tricks, it’s never to late to learn! You Tube beginner yo-yo tricks
~ Filipino Pedro Flores is credited with the introduction and initial popularity of the yo-yo in the United States. He is even responsible for naming it the “yo-yo.” But it is businessman Donald F. Duncan who gets most of the credit.
★~Gardening Exercise Day:
Put on those gardening gloves, grab your straw hat, and let’s get moving. Gardening for an hour burns about 300 calories (depending on your weight and how intensely you garden). Lift those bags of soil. Come on, you can do it! And one and two… Now bend, and hoe, and bend, and hoe. That’s it; you’ve got it! Just two more reps and we’re ready to move on to some digging. The best health club is your backyard, with the added benefit of not only having a toned body but a beautiful yard.
★~ Today in History:
♥~ 1882 – The first electric flatiron, or what we call the electric iron, was patented by Henry W. Seely of New York City.
♥~ 1944 – The Battle of Normandy begins. D-Day, code named Operation Overlord, commences with the landing of 155,000 Allied troops on the beaches of Normandy in France. The allied soldiers quickly break through the Atlantic Wall and push inland in the largest amphibious military operation in history.
♥~ 1946 – Actor Henry Morgan became the first man to take off his shirt on television.
♥~ 1946 – The National Basketball Association is created, with eleven original teams.
♥ ~ 1962 – The Beatles auditioned for producer George Martin of EMI Records. After listening to a playback of the audition tapes, Martin said, “They’re pretty awful.” He changed his mind after meeting the group, however.
♥~ 1973 – The world’s tallest totem pole, 173 feet, was raised at Alert Bay, British Columbia.
♥ ~ 1996 – Hungary’s Arpad Nick set a world record at the Budapest airport by pulling a 17-ton airplane 36 feet with his teeth.
♥~ 1892 – Donald Duncan, Sr, Founder of the Duncan Toys Company. Most commonly associated with the Yo-Yo,
♥~ 1926 – Tom Ryan cartoonist: Tumbleweeds
♥~ 1952 – Harvey Fierstein Tony Award-winning actor: Torch Song Trilogy ; Mrs. Doubtfire, Bullets Over Broadway; and playwright: Torch Song Trilogy ; La Cage aux Folles, Tidy Endings; actor: Mrs. Doubtfire, Independence Day
♥~ 1955 – Sandra Bernhard comedienne, actress: Roseanne, The Richard Pryor Show, Comedy Central: The A-List, The Late Shift, Hudson Hawk, King of Comedy
♥~ 1956 – Bjorn Borg tennis champ: French Open [1974-1975, 1978-1981], Wimbledon [1976-1980]
★~ Moon Tree Gallimaufry:
After spending over a decade photographing the world’s oldest and rarest trees by day, Beth Moon has returned to capture these majestic plants at night. For her Diamond Nights project, Moon spent a considerable amount of time researching to find intriguing trees in southern Africa, South Africa, Botswana, and Namibia. Following a guide for hours across unmarked terrain, the dedicated photographer sought out isolated areas where there was not a single soul for miles around. Once she found her subject, she marked the location with a collection of small rocks, so that she would be able to find the right spot when using only a flashlight at night. [Read More…]
Alas I regret to inform you that I missed El Morno Donut Day yesterday. However, all is not lost! We can celebrate donuts all weekend. Donut Do-Over! So go forth and have a donut or a dozen. I’ll have some Donut Gallimaufry to share later this weekend!
My teen and I are off to spend the afternoon celebrating two high school graduations with good food, good company, and the beach. Couldn’t want no more!
Update: Vickie plugged the mysterious hole in the sidewalk and so far the packed in dirt has not been disturbed. I consider this a positive sign that, whatever it was, left the yard. No need to investigate further. The end. Really.
Have a super Saturday and remember it is Do Over Donut Day! What kind of donut will you have?
Odd Loves Company,
6 thoughts on “Bonza Bottler Day, Yo-Yo Day, Gardening Exercise Day”
Great photo of Cole and the Dane(?) — his expression reminds me of Domer somehow!
Donut Do Over? Oh, happy day! I love donuts (and so does pudgy Dallas!)
I don’t think I know of any Bonza Bottler Babies. Hmm, that’s a puzzle. I’ll have to look deeper into it.
Never managed to make a yo-yo work past its initial fall. It’s fascinating to watch someone skilled at it though!
Enjoy your graduations!
Me too. Donuts are good 24/7 and Chicago has some amazing donut places.
I use to be able to walk the dog with a yo-yo but that is the only trick I managed to learn.
My daughter is a Bonza Bottler Baby born on 10/10. I know some Yo-Yo’s but never really got the hang of it much past up and down.
Donuts are good anytime. I’ll take some to the office on Monday, it’s been awhile. I like Boston Cream donuts or a cake chocolate.
Hope you enjoyed your lake break. I am hitting the golf course after lunch. I had some morning chores to take care of.
Have a good one.
Our lake break was fabulous. 10/10 is a fun birthday. Did you do something really special for her birthday 10/10/10?
Taking donuts to the office is a time honored tradition!
Not a yo-yoer at all although not for lack of trying.
I’m always amazed at the traffic at a local donut place. I figured donuts were a morning food, but noooo!
Duncan Toys Company…… Reminds me of Duncan’s Toy Chest in Home Alone 2: Lost in NY. There is a Chicago connection! Apparently, the toy store is the front of the Rookery Building in your fair city. There you go!
Noooo. Our favorite donut place opens at 8am with a line out the door. Our second favorite donut place is sells out of glazed donuts and puts a limit on them!
Ha. I did not know that about Duncan’s Toy Chest. You are a wealth of fun information!
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