April 5th National Deep-Dish Pizza Day
It was probably not the Italians that invented the pizza. History shows us it was the Greeks, actually Greek soldiers. Byzantine Greek’s calls pizza, “nita”, meaning “pie. The Romans added Bay Leaves and certainly advanced the world’s knowledge of pizza.
Though it probably was here in America before 1905, the first official pizza was sold that year. Since then (According to 1997 statistics) 2 billion pounds of pizza are made a year.
How to celebrate – Have a pizza. Create your own style of pizza. Re-enact being a Greek soldier.
We have all sorts of holidays available to us to celebrate, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day, Thanksgiving, and so on and so on. So why not make up your own holiday!?! Sure, maybe you haven’t done the things that St. Patrick or Jesus did but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a holiday named after you and or any day you think should be celebrated. Today was made available, apparently, by the Wellness Permission League. So why not have a holiday just for yourself, your family and your friends… after-all, you deserve it.
How to celebrate – Decide what holiday you want to create. Set a date for the holiday. Decide how to celebrate your holiday.
Waffles are generally made from flour, milk, vegetable oil, sugar, baking powder, salt and vanilla. They are thought to be a breakfast food, or a snack, but can be enjoyed any time of the day. I was a little surprised to find out that the first record of waffles being served was back in 1300’s Greece. International Waffle Day was created in Sweden, it’s called Vaffeldagan Day there. Of course the most famous waffles come from Belgium, almost halfway between Greece and Sweden.
How to celebrate – Make some waffles. Try different kinds of waffles. Visit Sweden!
I remember when I was a child my grandmother had a bridge day with her friends once a month. During her “party” she served Bridge Mix, which included Chocolate Covered Raisins. While we children were allowed to play, which I did not want to do anyway we were allowed to sneak in and steal some of the Bridge Mix. Later, I found the Chocolate Covered Raisins at the movie theater. Made from the coco bean, the chocolate is a vegetable and the raisin is a grape (Fruit) so it seems like it should be good for you. Alas, it is not… but don’t let that stop you from eating one or two… dozen.
How to celebrate – Get some chocolate covered raisins. When the theaters open again, get them at the theater. Start a Bridge date with others just so you can buy Bridge Mix.
March 20th Extraterrestrial Abductions Day
Do you believe you have been abducted by aliens? Well, many believe they have been. They are here to learn about us, whether to help advance us, or destroy us. Many believe the extraterrestrials have been here for centuries showing the Egyptians how to build the pyramids and advancing the Mayan and Inca civilizations. There was an Alien Abduction Festival in Canada back on March 20th, 2008. It went over so well that it was never repeated. If you were abducted it is nothing to be proud of because obviously they weren’t impressed and returned you! Who knows, maybe the person standing next to you in line isn’t a person at all, but rather an extraterrestrial examining you for some future experimentation.
How to celebrate – Well start by celebrating that you have not been abducted by extraterrestrials. Look to the sky tonight to see if you can welcome any extraterrestrials. When are we going to start abducting extraterrestrials ourselves!?!
March 10th Mario Day
Okay so, maybe this is taking it a little far… A day we celebrate a fictitious character playing a fictitious game in a fictitious land. It’s funny but Mario’s fist appearance in a video game did not exactly feature Mario. It was Donkey Kong. While Mario was a character in it, it was actually the Ape (Kong) that was featured. Nintendo created Donkey Kong in 1981, and Mario in 1985.
How to celebrate – Buy an original Donkey Kong game. Experience playing as Mario in one of the many Mario video games, especially Mario cart. Look in your family tree for anyone named Mario.
Isn’t our goal in life to make as many people happy as we can? Or well, sort of anyway. Generally speaking, the one person we truly make happy, by making someone else happy, is ourselves. To fill those around us with happiness is the best way to ensure our own happiness. And then there those we want to make happy because they make us happy. It’s the same difference. There are people who are happy living in the woods alone but they are pretty rare. Nothing wrong with the idea of wanting to make animals happy or even plants. Our own happiness entirely depends on how happy we are able to make something, or someone, else happy.
How to celebrate – Make your spouse happy today. Make your children happy today. Make the world a better place to live.
Why have a pet if you aren’t going to love them? They pretty much love you whether you are nice to them or not. I do love animals, and I have lot of them – cats and dogs (all rescues). Not so thrilled about snakes as pets but I do understand a lot of people love their snakes. You should show your pet love everyday, but maybe love them a little extra today. More treats, more hugs and though they probably don’t understand what you are saying, they do love it when you talk to them.
How to celebrate – Love your pets. List as many pet types as you can without looking. Adopt a pet if you get a chance.
Well, if you like chocolate and you like mint it only seems natural to put them both together. Chocolate mint has probably been around since the day Columbus first sent chocolate back to Europe from the newly discovered Americas. (That’s the late 1400’s for those of you who forgot.) Oddly, the first chocolate mint chip was not created until 1973 by Marilyn Ricketts for Princess Anne to Captain Philips at Westminster Abbey. While chocolate is good by itself, the mint makes it a little more refreshing. You’ll find it in ice cream, cakes, cookies, cereal… you name it, you can usually find it.
How to celebrate – Have some chocolate mint. Create your own recipe for a chocolate mint something. Visit Westminster Abbey.
You know we all enjoy getting mail. There is just something about that letter or card coming in the mail that makes us run to the mailbox hoping something will be there for us. Well, the best way to expect something is to send something. I mean, if you send a friend a card it is pretty likely that they will send one back to you. It’s sort of like that old saying that if you want a friend, you have to be a friend first. So find some reason to send out that card today… it can be for a birthday, a celebration of a promotions at work, or well… just because they are a friend.
How to celebrate – Make a list of friends you can send a card to. Make your own cards to show your talent. Be a friend.