October 24th National Bologna Day

When I was a child I use to love bologna. I could eat it every day and seem to never get enough. I didn’t know it was normally made from sausage, I didn’t care… it tasted good, looked good and everybody around me always wanted my sandwiches.

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Then, as I got older, I began to realize how most (Not all) bologna was made. I suddenly didn’t crave bologna anymore, the sandwiches weren’t as pretty  and as those around me that had wanted to trade their tuna sandwiches were no longer interested in my bologna sandwich anymore. It was a sad time in my life.

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And then I discovered fried bologna! And all was right with the world again. Well, maybe not everything. The confusing universe of mustard to go with my fried bologna launched it’s ugly head and I discovered Spam. Oh, the perils of the new world around us that we have to deal with everyday!

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On the lighter side, did you know most food days are considered National Days. No one knows why but if it makes us happy, who cares. Today it’s all a bunch of bologna anyway. No, seriously, bologna is good… just ask Oscar Mayer. You can always get Kosher.

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But there are still somethings that are just wrong.

How to celebrate – Enjoy some bologna today. Visit Bologna! ASk Oscar Mayers over for dinner tonight!

October 23rd National TV Talk Show Host Day

Today we celebrate all those tv show hosts that have come and gone before us, and that still keep us awake at night. Most of them use to entertain us, now most of them tell us how we should think and who we should be. They are obviously far better than the rest of us, they know more, have more intelligence and have earned the right to lead us by example.

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Today was set for one of the greats at late night entertainment, Johnny Carson. This is his birthday and he was probably the best known face on the plant from 1962-1992. He hosted the tonight show for 29 years, 7 months and 21 days. That was 1,859 episodes. He made us laugh, cry and kept his nose out of politics and telling us how we should live. He did not pass judgement on us, or anyone else, and brought joy into our lives.

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Then there was Larry King… not as popular maybe because he was more political. He didn’t really seem to side with one group or another, normally finding fault with them all! That’s fair, at least he didn’t sell out to the latest fade.

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Nor did he grow a beard and look like Longfellow. But then, who shouldn’t? Of course, a long beard makes you look more intelligent and wiser. But then, most of the late night shows aren’t really all that entertaining anymore and if you watch one you got a pretty good idea of what they all are saying. So it does make it easier and there’s a lot less channel surfing.

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There are still a few who want to do good and make people laugh. Not many, but a few. I leave it to you to figure out which they are. Or, maybe just go to bed early so you don’t have to listen to any of them! After all, if you stop watching they will go away! Ah, just kidding, they know they are smarter than us, they tell us every night!

How to celebrate – Stay up all night and watch your favorite tv show talk host. Go out and live a little! Go to bed early so you can get up early tomorrow!

 

October 22nd National Nut Day

Okay, so I know there are all kinds of jokes I could make about today but seriously… nuts are our friends! Well, maybe not friends but they are good for us! That is unless you are allergic to them. In which case they aren’t our friends or good for us. This could get very confusing!

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Almonds, cashews, Brazilian, pine. I wonder if Mr. Peanut knows he is not really a nut? He’s a legume, in the pea family. So that peanut butter you eat is actually pea butter. Think your kids would still like peanut butter if they knew the truth!?! And beer nuts are just another story altogether! Peas soaked in beer… hum…

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There are also people who are nuts! I think we all know a few of those. Maybe because they’ve had a few too many beer nuts! The truth of the matter is, however, that nuts are good for us and we should use them as snacks rather than the ice cream we eat of candy bars we consume. Of course, some of those candy bars have nuts in them and a lot of ice cream is flavored with nuts so, maybe ice cream and candy bars are good for us!

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But then, you’d really have to be nuts to think that! However, acorn-ing to squirrels… nuts are really good. Using that theory, I am a squirrel because I like nuts too!

How to celebrate – Have some nuts today! Go crazy if you like. See how many nuts you can list.

 

October 21st Count Your Buttons Day

Okay so, this could be a very valuable day. Counting your buttons can prove very valuable cause… well.. you need to know if one is missing. And if it is, it’s probably in that drawer where yo keep all the buttons you’ve found that you can’t remember what they belong to… that is if you can remember what drawer that is.

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Buttons are important to us. It the old days they were even more important, before the zipper was invented. Some outfits use to have so many buttons that by the time you got all buttoned up, it was night and time to start unbuttoning them for bed. And let’s not even get into the trips to the outhouse!

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And buttons do not have to be round! They can be any shape you’d like for them to be. Just remember it’s you that has to button them and unbutton them… and, of course, count them. Each one is a blessing in it’s own right! So, you could say you are counting your blessings!

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Naturally, it is possible that one go missing from time to time so you need to keep an accurate accounting of them. You need to know when one is missing and the only way to do that is to have an exact count of how many buttons there were before you lost it. It might not be missing at all! It might just be hanging out somewhere! Like whatever part of your body is doing because of your missing button.

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So you better get busy because I’m gonna bet you have more buttons than you knew you had. And yes, snaps do count as buttons, you just have to push them… but don’t push them when they are not in the right place because, you’ll then be pushing all the wrong buttons!

How to celebrate – Go count your buttons.  Place your spare buttons on alert, they may be needed. Take care if any outfit has 13 buttons!

October 21st World Toy Camera Day

October 21st World Toy Camera Day

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What child hasn’t had a toy camera? They go all over the place taking pretend pictures that at least in their minds is going to turn out perfectly! WTCD.org hopes that trend will continue as they created today, they also happen to sell toy cameras.

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The only difference here is that they consider older cameras, real ones, to be toys. I’m not really sure if they are making fun of the day or taking themselves seriously but since they created it aren’t they sort of making fun of themselves!

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How to celebrate – Take your old camera out and take some pictures you can send to WTCD.org. Buy your child a toy camera. Read a book about photography.

October 20th National Brandied Fruit Day

So, you don’t care for fruit? Try some brandied fruit! You still might not like it but if you have enough… you won’t care! So you grew a whole lot of fruit over the summer in your garden and you know it won’t keep all year long, so what do you do with it?

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You throw it a Mason Jar, add some sugar and brandy and you can save it all year long! If you need to know how, here’s a recipe! It becomes something entirely new, and can be very entertaining for those long winter nights. I mean, after-all, where do you thing fruitcake came from?

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Now it doesn’t look all that pretty while it’s forming, or brandy-ing, but afterwards, wow! Suddenly everybody likes fruit! You can use practically any fruit you want, raspberry, strawberry, cherries, apple, pineapple… you name it and you can brandy it. I wonder if you can brandy vegetables? This could be a whole new thing to get kids to eat their veggies!

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Or, what the heck, forget about the fruit all together and just go straight for the brandy! The better the brandy you use, the better the brandied fruit will be… obviously. And think about it, most alcoholic drinks are made from some sort of fruit… like wine.

How to celebrate – Brandy some fruit today. (Remember to pick it first!) Experiment, brandy whatever you like and see if it tastes better! Remember to buy some Mason Jars for your food storage.

October 19th Evaluate Your Life Day

Well, here’s another fine day that comes to us from the Wellcat.com organizaton. Evaluate Your Life Day. This sounds like fun! Though I am not sure how they are going to profit form it, but I am sure there must be someway.

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I’m not exactly exactly sure we are capable of evaluating ourselves. We should know our strengths and weakness’. Of course, how those things effect others is kinda hard to see since we normally blame everyone else and not ourselves. That’s perfect for the world today where everyone else is wrong except for us.

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But maybe we should take a look inward, at who we really are ourselves and try to find a way to improve ourselves. After-all, we really can’t change someone else, we can only change ourselves. “Let he who is without sin, cast the first stone.” There are a lot of rocks flying out there but, are any of them hitting the right target?

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We are not as good as we think we are, nor as bad. We are just people, flawed, just a lot of us don’t realize that. So maybe today is a good day to reflect on who we really are. But we have to be honest with ourselves too. It is great to make yourself better, so long as it doesn’t make someone else miserable.

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It is only alright to tell someone else they are wrong when you first understand what is wrong with yourself. Come to that understanding of yourself, and then you can advise others about what they are doing wrong. I really doubt Wellcat understands this because they only try to profit from every day they create.

How to celebrate – Improve yourself. Reflect on what you do. Stop worrying about yourself, worry about others.

October 18th National No Beard Day

Well, you can shave another holiday off the list, this is no beard day… and it’s national. So if you have one, today is the day to get rid of it… or hide it… which is sorta hard to do. With the summer rapidly falling behind us it is obvious it’s time to get rid of that beard.

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Because we all know we grow beards during the summer to keep us warm! So as the winter approaches, it’s time to get rid of it! That goes for women too. Not that many of them wear their beards openly.

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It seems like lately almost every baseball player is wearing a beard. I guess it has something to do with batting streaks and winning games. In the old days, men normally wore beards, mainly because they didn’t have razors. However, today is all about having no beard at all.

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Well, guess it doesn’t matter, this is just something else that men allowed to be controlled for them. Some people like beards, some don’t… and no matter who the person with the beard is with, it all depends on whether their mate likes it or not.

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And would ZZ Top be a band if not for their beards?  At least two out of three seem to think so! A beard, somehow, seems to give a man power. So, it is only fitting that it should be taken away.

How to celebrate – Shave off that beard! Shave off half your beard. Let’s strike for a new, improved, beardless Santa!

 

October 17th National Fossil Day

This week is Earth Science Week and every Wednesday of Earth Science Week is National Fossil Day. (It only comes once a year) But if you think about it this is an important day, after-all, some animal, or person, gave their all to make today possible.

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And if it wasn’t for fossils, we wouldn’t ever have had a Jurassic Park movie! Not 1, 2 or 3… 4, 5 or 6! We can learn a lot from fossils… like never bring them back to life! And we wouldn’t have oil if not for those fossils. Geez, there must have been a lot of them!

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Today was created by the National Park Service which actually makes it a National holiday! Now I am actually big into history, we do have a lot to learn from history and fossils are a part of history. It is amazing that creatures so large, and so violent, could have walked he earth at one time.

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Although, since we weren’t around back then maybe it is us that made them violent, our imagination which made them so mean and horrifying. Maybe they were nice and loved each other. Although, one look at them and they did look a little scary.

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I am not sure what we learn from an animal that went extinct except maybe how not to go extinct ourselves. But, I am not sure what we learn will save us from massive fires and a world wide flood.

How to celebrate – Spend the week learning about science. Become a paleontologist. Give your pet dinosaur a hug.

October 17th National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day

October 17th Take Your Parents To Lunch Day

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How many times in your life have your parents taken you to lunch? If you count back to when you were a child, it’s probably a lot! Well today is your chance to pay hem back a little. It’s also a chance to catch up a little and let them know you care. It doesn’t have to be fancy, in fact your parents would probably prefer something cheaper because they want you to save that money. And in the end, you may actually get more out of the lunch than they do.

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How to celebrate – Take your parents to lunch today. Make a picnic lunch today for your parents. Make lunch a surprise, take your parents someplace they’ve never been to today.