Friday, November 16, 2007

Mark Your Calendar

By the way, Happy National Rutabaga Month, and today is National Farm Joke Day

"So many people confuse rutabagas with turnips. They're not alike at all. Rutabagas have a pleasant yellow-orange color, large friendly-looking leaves, and a smooth dense texture. Turnips are fish-belly white and purple on top like a bad bruise and have hairy leaves and taste brackish, like swamp water. Rutabagas are the root crop that any sensible person would prefer." Garrison Keillor

Lyophilization Conference - Dec 10-11, San Francisco CA
"Optimizing the Lyophilization Cycle through Strategic Application, Processes, and Technologies" Seminars include "Excipient Selection and Thermal Analysis of Formulation"

National Soybean Rust Symposium - Dec 12-14, Louisville, KY

Tolling The Devils Knell - Christmas eve, Dewsbury Parish, UK
Church with bell donated by a murderer tolls once for each year of the Christian era, to remind the devil what a scumbag he is.

World Congress On Neck Pain - Jan 20-22, Los Angeles, CA
Marriage counselors may be available.

Bikaner Camel Festival - Jan 21-22, Bikaner, India
Camel dances!

Hari-kuyo (Memorial Service for Used Pins) - Feb, Tokyo, Japan
"Tailors and Japanese sock makers drop in to their temple to pay homage to their used and broken needles and pins."


Blogger tkn said...

I had no clue that rutabagas are in essence a better turnip. That is great to know, thanks for passing it along. I had some turnip this week and it was edible, but not entirely pleasant. I will try a rutabaga next time I can.

17/11/07 12:20 AM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Rutabagas are tasty and rule, tkn, though turnip greens are awesome with some butter and salt. Maybe it's the soil where I try to grow these root foods, but up here in the drenched part of the country it's hard to successfully grow stuff that exists in a continually sodden environment.

17/11/07 10:28 AM  
Blogger Bpaul said...

Awesome post. Love the totally random stuff.

17/11/07 10:46 AM  
Blogger patootie said...

The oddball stuff slacks off in the wintertime for some reason.

18/11/07 6:48 AM  

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