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.

And that’s not all for today!

It’s also World Animal Day and, appropriately enough, on this day in 1957, Leave It to Beaver premiered on CBS. All together now; “Ward, I’m worried…”

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

Gutzon Borglum (what were his parents thinking?) began sculpting Mount Rushmore today in 1927. Otherwise North by Northwest could never have been made.

We have birthdays to celebrate with our cinnamon roll cake.

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

–          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! The little grey cells!

Cheers!

Roger,

10/4/12.

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