July 27th Take Your Pants For a Walk Day

I assume that today refers to you taking a walk yourself though with all the bizarre and strange days there are, maybe it does mean to take your pants for a walk. Perhaps it’s a new method of drying your pants instead of placing them in a dryer, but maybe not. It is summer and a little warm to wear your pants if you are talking a walk but if it’s not raining then it’s a perfectly good way of drying them. Or perhaps, like me, you will just go about your day and not pay any attention to it being “Take Your Pants For A Walk Day”.

How to celebrate – Take your pants for a walk. Put your pants on a leash and drag them behind you. Forget you heard about this day and live your life normally.

July 26th All Or Nothing Day

If you have anything you want to do, today is the day to “go for it”, give it everything you got! We all try certain things, gamble a little bit on what we can accomplish and what we can’t. Maybe, just maybe, if we actually gave it all of nothing we might get it done instead of falling short. Falling short means we generally did not follow through. For example, when you hit a ball with a bat you don’t stop the swing when you first make contact, you swing all the way through the ball. Stopping with drop the ball at your feet, swinging through may send it over the wall. That works with everything, so “Go for it” it today and don;t let anything stop you from getting what you want.

How to celebrate – Excel at whatever you are doing. Try something you were too afraid to try before. Give something your all instead of settling for another failure.

July 25th Culinarians Day

Want to get fancy with your meals today? You don;t have to fix anything different from what you normally fix, just call yourself a Culinarian! It sounds so much better than just a cook! A peanut butter and jelly sandwich sounds better when prepared by a Culinarian and anybody can be a Culinarian. And never mind that your spell check can;t find the word, is does exist, if only in your mind and the mind of the person that came up with this. It’s time to get fancy, add salad dressing to that salad!

How to celebrate – Cook something! Insist on your family calling you a Culinarian. Make food fun.

July 24th National Tequila Day

July 24th National Tequila Day

You can thank Mexico for it’s blue agave juice for today. Add a little lime and salt around the time of your glass and you have your nearly perfect drink. It’s actually refreshing as well as intoxicating! It’s history dates back to the 16th century and is either named for the town it is originally created in or the town is named for the drink… that depends on how much Tequila you’ve had. Over 300 million blue agave plants are harvested every year to create the drink. Bottoms up!

How to celebrate – Have a Tequila. Try growing your own blue agave plants. Stock up on your salt and lime.

July 24th Cousins Day

So if your parents had any brothers or sisters chances are you have cousins. My Dad’s sister had two children, a boy and a girl and they would come visit us normally once a year when we were younger. My father was a farmer so, naturally my sister and I lived on the farm. My Uncle was in the Marine Corp and was assigned to different places so my cousins would come stay with us for a month or so, normally during the summer. We had an extra house on the farm so they, and my Aunt, would live there so really it was more like having friends close by. I loved those times, though I was the youngest and often got left out of a lot of stuff. Since then another sister was added to my family and I have lost track of my cousins. Don’t let that happen to you.

How to celebrate – Hold a family reunion. Keep in touch with your extended family. Start a family tree.

July 23rd Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony

Well, after a years delay it is time for the Olympic Games to begin in Tokyo. It’s was cancelled last year due to Covid-19 but will finally get started again and hopefully get back on schedule. The games close on August 8th. These will be the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Seems like there should be more than that) Let the games begin!

How to celebrate – Tune your television in on the games. Go to Tokyo! Get in training and be ready for XXXIII Games in Paris.

July 22nd Hammock Day

In the dog days of summer what’s better than spending a lazy afternoon in your backyard hammock with a glass of ice cold tea and maybe someone to fan you and swing you! Okay, that someone to fan you and swing you may be a bit of a stretch but the hammock and the tea are possible! Today was created by Bob Matthews of Holiday Insights but let’s be honest here, the idea of the hammock long precedes anything we can come up with today.

How to celebrate – Buy a hammock. Set time aside each day to spend in your hammock. Plant two trees so you can use them as posts for your hammock later on.

July 21st National Be Someone Day

The idea of being someone is that the someone you become is someone who stands up against child abuse and neglect. It is an important someone who is thanked by Project Harmony who created the day. In a world where we have learned so much, gained so many abilities and have command of so many things at our fingertips, the idea that child abuse still exists is so sad. It is likely to be worse after these trying times and you have to think of yourself as the single force to stop it. If we all do that, maybe we can at least slow this sickness down though it’s unlikely we will ever be able to end it.

How to celebrate – If you suspect child abuse, report it. Treat your children as if they are the most important thing in your life because they are. Learn the warning signs of child abuse.

July 20th Moon Day

Today we celebrate Neil Armstrong’s footsteps on the moon in 1969. “The Eagle has landed” referred to Apollo 11’s successful trip to the moon, Armstrong stating, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” as he stepped on the surface of the moon. Sadly, we haven’t been back since. Still it’s a part of history, which very few care about anymore, but an accomplishment you should reflect on every time you look up at the moon.

How to celebrate – Read about the exploration of space. Book your own private trip to the moon. Become an astronaut.

July 19th National Daiquiri Day

A daiquiri is made from rum, lime juice, sugar and lots of ice, suggested addition is a fruit flavoring of your choice… probably strawberry but really any fruit will do. All is shaken and served cold. Jennings Stockton Cox is credited with inventing the drink, he was an American mining engineer. (Lets hope he wasn’t drinking a daiquiri while design his mines.) In the 1940’s Ernest Hemingway was credited with concocting the frozen daiquiri when a bartender accidentally used a blender to make his drink.

How to celebrate – Have a daiquiri. Make up your own recipe for a daiquiri. Make a virgin daiquiri for the kids.