December 18th Talk Like Buddy the Elf Day
Who would have thought that a simple comedy like “Elf”
staring Will Farrell made back in 2003 can have created such a following all
these years later. Buddy goes through the trials and tribulation of being a Human
who thinks he is an Elf, acts like an Elf and talks like an Elf. He goes to
find his father in New York City and, well… if you haven’t seen the movie I won’t
spoil it for you. But if you haven’t seen the movie you are probably living
under a rock. Today intends that you leave a message on your answering machine
that makes it sound like you are Buddy answering the phone. Ah, who actually
has answering machines anymore? Anyway the idea is fun, if a little annoying, and
it kicks off the holiday season.
How to celebrate – Learn to speak like Buddy the Elf. Never
give up on innocence. Visit the North Pole.
Well if you like nicknames today ought to be one of your favorites, it’s National Bubba Day!. We almost all think of Bubba as some country boy, maybe a farmer, not as smart as the log he sits on. In truth, the only actual language that includes Bubba as an official title is Yiddish… it means ‘grandmother’. Sort of changes your image, doesn’t it!?! We probably use Bubba as a short for buddy, though it’s not any shorter. Sort of makes you wonder about characters such as Bubba Smith, the professional football defensive tackle who was once the terror of all quarterbacks! If they only knew he was named after a grandmother!
How to celebrate – Start calling your grandmother ‘Bubba”. Think twice about anyone you give the nickname Bubba to. Try to remember all the Bubba’s you’ve met in your life.
You can never have too many friends. Some move away, some get mad and go away, some die, few do you keep for a lifetime. If you do have that sort of friend, do whatever you have to do to keep them. The biggest thing to remember is that to get a friend you have to be a friend. Be willing to give as much, or more than you receive.
Some times it’s hard for you to know who really is a friend and who isn’t until you need their friendship. So remember that the next time they need you. “A friend in need is a friend indeed.” If you are lucky enough to have a life long friend, do what you have to do to keep them.
How to celebrate – Take your friend to lunch. find out if your friend needs anything before they have to ask. See if there are any new friends you can make today.