It’s Cinnamon Roll Day!

How sweet is that? And it’s true.

It’s Cinnamon Roll Day in Sweden.

Now explain to me how a country can have those beautiful blondes and a holiday for cinnamon rolls and still produce a happy-go-lucky guy like Ingmar Bergman. It does not compute. Actually I admire Mr. Bergman’s films greatly but I’m not buying tickets if they turn “”The Seventh Seal” into a musical – I’ll take the cinnamon rolls instead.

Double Diamond Update!

This is for my friends in Lexington. I’m beatin’ the drum and shoutin’ the news. I drove to work this morning from the far side of UK’s campus to the Beaumont Liquor Barn in eleven minutes. The new “double diamond” highway configuration may look like a ride you’d find at King’s Island but it sure works for me. Thank you Mayor Gray and I assume former Mayor Newberry and thank you Council members. This looks like a job well done!

And that’s not all for today!

It’s also World Animal Day and it’s Independence Day in Lesotho.

The comic strip “”Dick Tracy” by Chester Gould made its debut today in 1931.

Since it is World Animal Day, we would be remiss if we did not point out that on this day in 1957, “Leave It to Beaver” premiered on CBS. “Ward, I’m worried…”

Gutzon Borglum (what were his parents thinking?) began sculpting Mount Rushmore today in 1927. He was preparing it for the filming of Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest”.

We have birthdays to celebrate with our cinnamon roll.

–         NBA guard Derrick Rose was born today in 1988.

–         Writers Damon Runyan (1880) and Anne Rice (1941) were born today. “I got the horse right here; his name is Paul Revere…”

–         On this day in 1861, Western artist Frederic Remington was born.

–         Actors Charlton Heston (1923), Susan Sarandon (1946) and Buster Keaton (1895) share this birthday. Ms. Sarandon’s turn in the batting cage in the film “Bull Durham” (just about the best baseball film ever made) was totally charming.

Drink 4cast 4 2day

Today in 1883 the Orient Express made its first run. I’m sure Hercule Poirot was on board, at least in spirit.

Orient Express Cocktail

1 ½ oz. Vanilla Vodka

½ oz. Frangelico

½ oz. McGrath’s Irish Cream

1 oz. espresso

1 oz. cream

1 pinch cinnamon

1 pinch sugar

Put cinnamon and sugar, mixed, on the rim of a cocktail glass.

Add the vodka, Frangelico, McGrath’s and espresso to the glass and mix thoroughly.

Add cream to taste and serve.

“Ah, Hastings! We must use the little grey cells!”

Cheers!

Roger,

10/4/11.

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