August 8th Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day

I am sure today is a day you have been waiting for all year! It’s sneak some zucchini onto your neighbor’s porch day. Now this isn’t a day you can really repeat every year with the same neighbor, after the first couple of years they should figure it out so you will need to find a new victim. And, just saying, if you have nothing better to do than to sneak some zucchini onto your neighbor’s porch and waiting for them to discover it then maybe you need to get a life. The surprise and bewilderment really isn’t worth it! But since entertainment is a little harder to find these days, it’s worth doing at least once.

How to celebrate – Go buy, or grow, some zucchini. Find a neighbor with a front porch. Get a ninja outfit to accomplish your goal.

August 1st International Majong Day

There are hundreds of games one can play but one of the fastest growing, is also one of the world’s oldest, Majong. No one actually knows when the game was created in China. The day was created by Riichi Majong Central. There are Chinese versions, the American versions, Japanese, Hong Kong and Singaporean. In many circles it has replaced bridge as the game of choice for those nights of social gatherings. I am not all that familiar with Majong but I am told by several reliable sources that it is challenging and fun at the same time.

How to celebrate – Learn how to play Majong. Start a game night with your friends. Learn the difference in the versions of the games.

October 7th International Frugal Fun Day

It seems as of late society has determined that to have fun you have to spend money, and with business the way it is… you have to spend a lot of money. While I am certain that all the fun purchased is well worth the expenditure (not) being cheap can be fun too!

Playing board games that you stored away ten years ago when they got boring because of all the fast paced game you can plan electronically is a great way to be cheap and have fun at the same time. Since you haven’t played them in years you have to re-learn yu strategies and even the rules!

Having a simple party with hot dogs and salad is a cheap way to have a party and not spend a fortune on food and decorations. While the elite may not like this sort of party most people enjoy a good hot dog and of course the salad is good for them.

Today was created by Shel Horowitz, the author of “The Penny-Pinching Hedonist: How To Live Like Royalty With A Peasant’s Pocketbook.” A true penny-pincher would have come up with a short title!

Still, the fact is we spend way too much on entertainment and normally don’t get all that entertained. Theme parks are up over 100 dollars a day and even movies cost a normal family a small fortune. Find a way to celebrate today without spending a lot of money and still ave a good time.

How to celebrate- Go for a walk. Take the family to the beach. (Provided there is one a reasonable distance away.) Break out those old board games and enjoy them again.