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Doesn’t that 1/2 look funny up there? Better yet, look at the whole thing: 01/02/2010. It’s a mirror image date! Moving right along… Even though Christmas seems so yesterday, we still have several related holidays. For example, Falling Needles Family Fest Day is Dec. 30. Our house looks to be in good shape for this one, because I’ve noticed more than a few needles on the tree skirt. Unfortunately, the tree to which I allude is artificial. I’m not quite sure what it is that this holiday would have us do with all the needles. With the Craftdown at a conclusion for this year, seems the best plan of action might be to enlist everyone’s help to sweep up all the falling needles and (gasp!) throw them away. How is it, exactly, that … a level essay writing guide

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Folks, we’re a little light on holidays this week. Well, not really. Friday is Christmas Day! But as I’m sure you’ve come to learn, we aren’t about traditional holidays, here. We’re about all the bizarre holidays that otherwise would go un-noticed and without celebration. There are weeks where that could be a blessing, but we’ll worry about that later. Dec. 21 is a day that I’m betting could come at several points during the month of December: it’s Humbug Day. Trust me when I tell you I’ve been there, done that, lately. Maybe you know the feeling. Time seems to fly, and the list of things to do just gets longer. And at some point, in an act of sheer desperation, you decide you will never accomplish everything you’d like, so why … Read entire article »

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Get your party on: 12/13-12/19

With the countdown to Christmas at T Minus 12 days, things are getting pretty hectic around here. I suspect the same is true for you guys. Although many of us are focused on the 24th and 25th, there are other holidays between now and then, believe it or not. Let’s begin with one near and dear to me – Bill of Rights Day, which lands on Dec. 15. Instead of hopping on my soapbox and stressing the importance of these rights, and turning this into civics 101, I’ll bring  you a piece of trivia that you may or may not know. There were actually 12 amendments in the Bill of Rights draft, dated Dec. 15, 1789. But the First Congress only ratified amendments 3-12 in 1791. The original first amendment would have regulated … Read entire article »

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Get your party on: 9/20-9/26

We have several fun – and fairly self-explanatory holidays this week. National Punch Day is on Sept. 20, followed by Miniature Golf Day and World Gratitude Day (on the 21st), and Checkers Day and Dog in Politics Day on the 23rd. While these are certainly noteworthy holidays, I call your attention to Elephant Appreciation Day, which we celebrate Sept. 23 (also my daughter’s birthday – Happy Birthday!!). Apparently, elephants are big fans (no pun intended) of pumpkins, so I guess you could visit your local zoo bearing a pumpkin or two. I say, instead, we remember the life – and death – of Mary the Elephant. “Murderous Mary” as she came to be known, was the star of Sparks Circus, which had travelled to Kingsport, TN in 1916 for one of its two-bit … Read entire article »

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Get your party on: 8/2 – 8/8

We have a fairly dull schedule out there for the first part of this week, which is probably a good thing. We’re gonna be really busy on Aug. 8. Here’s what we’ve got that day: The Day to Create (always a crowd favorite), Happiness Happens Day, and the ever-mischievous Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Night. At this point, I’d like to point out exhibit A: my friend Marcie. Marcie is a constant creator in the kitchen. From what I suspect will soon be award-winning granola to Martinis, the girl can turn everything she touches into a culinary delight. Every time she’s in the kitchen, you can be certain that she’s creating and allowing happiness to, well, happen. One look at this photo, and I think you’ll get the point. Ah, … Read entire article »

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Get your party on: 5/10-5/16

So I recently stepped on the scale and noticed an eight-pound, uh, shall we say descrepancy in my weight. Not exactly a finding that made me feel like dancin’. Then I looked at the calendar and observed that May 11 is Eat What You Want Day. Not a good combination to be sure. If I follow this holiday, I could easily see another two to three-pound gain overnight. Because what I want to eat is pasta and ice cream and other comfort foods. Why? Because I need to find comfort in the fact that I’ve gained eight pounds over the winter. In my most humble opinion, this holiday is ill-timed to say the least. Perhaps not as ill-timed as National Nutty Fudge Day, though, which falls on May 12. I’m tasting conspiracy, … Read entire article »

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Get your party on 5/3-5/9

I often sit in awe and amazement at the various ways these holidays can be inter-related. Instead of several little parties, we can roll a couple holidays into on big celebration. Case in point? This week’s holidays start with a bang on May 3, with the ever-popular Lumpy Rug Day and National Two Different Colored Shoes Day. Could it be that the rug is lumpy because someone hid the matches for the two different colored shoes under there? … Read entire article »

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Get your party on 4/26-5/2

Yankee Doodle went to town, riding on a pony… you know the rest. How sticking a feather in a cap can be called macaroni is beyond me. Regardless, April 26 is International Macaroni Day. Appropriate ways to celebrate this day should be obvious – it’ll all boil (heh, heh) down to the type of macaroni you fix. … Read entire article »

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Get your party on 4/19-25

Believe it or not, you’ve got several days to plan your next party (at least by my calendar). Not because there aren’t any holidays between now and April 23, but because none of them really interest me. My take is, if the day in question isn’t worthy of my time, it would be fairly useless to throw a party in that day’s honor. Honestly, I’m not that blown away about April 23, either. But we’ll wing it. This date is Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day to which my out of the gate response is, “are you crazy?” … Read entire article »

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Get your party on 4/12-4/18

Imagine you’re asleep in bed minding your own business, formulating your own dreams when suddenly, seemingly out of nowhere, a boy appears and tosses a bucket of water on you. You get outta bed, and this same guy is chasing you around, tapping your legs with a pussy willow or other thin twig. As you look around, all the other girls have water-drenched hair. They’re running from other boys carrying thin twigs too! Imagine this is no dream (it’s not).  It’s actually Wet Easter Monday, also known as Dyngus Day, which always falls on the Monday after Easter. True story – and quite a big deal in Poland, as well as Buffalo, NY, which claims to be the Dyngus capital of the world. It’s a day where boys chase girls and pour … Read entire article »

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