“She’s Funny That Way”

What do you get in New Jersey when you cross a Palestinian, Muslim woman with Cerebral Palsy?

It’s National “She’s Funny That Way” Day and we are celebrating female comedians!

For those of you who don’t know, let me introduce Maysoon Zayid.  I heard her on the radio this past Sunday and she was hilarious!  I truly encourage you to listen to the entire video.  She was giving an interview on NPR radio and I couldn’t stop laughing.


whoopi frontMy favorite female comedian is Whoopi Goldberg, so, shout out to Whoopi!  She is so funny, humble, witty, and unapologetically her imperfect self.  You don’t have to agree, but I love almost everything about Whoopi!   I also want to celebrate historians like Jackie “Moms” Mabley, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and Lucille Ball.  There are so many female comedians who have broken barriers, crossed boundaries and transformed the standards of comedy.  I love to laugh, so I’m all for having a comedy night party to celebrate our queens of laughter.

Today, I encourage you to look for new, not necessarily young, but, new comedians.  Search for those who haven’t made it mainstream, but those who are still working and most importantly are funny!  Laughter is a great gift and being able to use humor to create change is even better. To me, comedy is like music, laughter, like music, can reach anyone and open our minds to embrace different points of view.  Sure there are different types of humor, but I’ve never met anyone who said, “I hate to laugh.”  Well, I saw this one interview that claimed Kim Kardashian said she was scared of creating permanent laugh lines on her face.  I don’t know if it is true.  I didn’t do any research because I thought true or false, it’s stupid and her issue.   Look, there’s Botox and also, who cares.

Take a risk, have a laugh, and HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!! 

What Queens of  Laughter do you want to recognize today?  

Let me know in the comments below.

What’s Up, Doctor?

From the day we are born until the day we pass away, doctors play an important role in our lives.   Even if you don’t go for regular check-ups, need to have a limb turning purple and falling pink-elephant-1893588_640off first, or have 911 on speed dial,  you should agree it is important to have a GOOD doctor available when you need one.

Now, before we get too deep into today’s holiday, I’d like to address the pink elephant in the room.

I know you’re proud of the 45 letters behind your name, but today is strictly referring to doctors in the medical profession, that can cut you open, sew you back up AND write a prescription.  The person you’d call right now if blood started dripping uncontrollably fschool-1661731_640rom your cheek or a huge orange blister started growing, right now, on your left thumb for no reason at all. National Doctor’s Day is not referring to physical scientists, biological scientists, psychologists, linguists, engineers, programmers, ecologists, pharmacists (especially the illegal kind), historians, or librarians.  If you are still confused see Dictionary.com’s first definition.  Also, if your license has been revoked, you used to count, but you don’t anymore.

Now! HAPPY NATIONAL DOCTOR’S DAY!!

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Thank you for smacking my butt to get me breathing that winter day in December.  And, for that time you gave me those nasty shots so I wouldn’t die overseas.  I appreciate you not rebreaking my arm after I broke it and didn’t go to the doctors right away, so it had already started growing back slightly crooked.  It’s doing well. Thank you for that time you saved my life with that emergency surgery in New York that I don’t remember, but have a scar as proof that it happened.  That was a scary night.  Thank you for prescribing all the meds and for taking good care of my family and friends.  You’re greatly appreciated.

Since this is a day of appreciation, I’ll leave out all the times you got it wrong and ignored what I said was wrong and treated something I didn’t have before agreeing with my diagnosis and solving the actual problem.  You’re human (and stubborn and arrogant sometimes) too.  I’m grateful that you get it right more times than you get it wrong.

Today, my friends, take a moment to call your doctor and thank them or send a special thank you note using snail mail.  Like many professionals, who could kill something when they make a mistake, I’m sure they don’t feel the love as often as they should.  So, thank a doctor today and HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

Yes, Veterinarians count.

 

 

Smoke and Mirrors

I bet you thought I forgot about today!  Nope, all smoke and mirrors, which is what we are celebrating today.  Smoke and Mirrors Day is all about the art of illusion and I don’t mean your ex.  I promise if there is a day dedicated to the trifling ways of an ex, I’ll let you know. Today also isn’t about your teenage Jekyll and Hyde or any other personality switch-er-roos.

I’m talking about magic, actual magic (well, as actual as magic can get)!

We are celebrating great illusionists like Harry Houdini, David Blaine, Siegfried and Roy, David Copperfield, Criss Angel, and Penn & Teller.  I’m a fan of the Carbonaro Effect.  Unfortunately, my magic skills are limited to a short number of card tricks and being able to control my crazy for about six hours at a time.  That’s what’s magic about me.  What’s magic about you?

I suggest celebrating this evening by learning a magic trick or watching more videos like the ones below.   Holiday on my friends!

I need this closet in my life!

I would never eat yogurt again if this happened to me!

What’s magic about you?  Let me know in the comments below!

What’s on that Stick?

Hey!  It’s Something on a Stick Day and I’m most certainly sure this holiday is only referring to food and not whatever is stuck up your neighbor’s backside.

I’ve attended my share of carnivals and fairs, and I’ve learned that almost anythnastyonasticking can go on a stick.  This is in no way my recommendation that you eat everything that comes on  stick.  However, I do suggest you celebrate today by trying something new on a stick.  Again, only referring to food. I’ve been wanting to try deep fried twinkies.  I think that will be my adventure for the day.

You may also choose to celebrate by hosting a dinner party featuring little meals on sticks.  I found a few links on the internet with some very creative ideas.  The clam bake on a stick is my favorite.

I thought of throwing an impromptu “Food on a Stick” dinner party this evening, then I thought ordering a pizza and putting the slices on skewers would be cheating.  But, if you’re not a food on a stick Nazi, dinner is at 6 p.m. (bring a pizza).

Have fun and holiday on my friends!

A few links I found on the internet with some very creative ideas

BuzzFeed – 31 Foods On A Stick That Are Borderline Genius

All recipes – Food on s Stick Recipes

Brit+CO – 100 Things You Can Serve on a Stick

Flushed from the Bathroom of Your Heart

One of the best things about celebrating the unusual holidays throughout the year is you never know what you’re gonna get.  This is an exciting journey of discovery!  Today is Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day!

Country songs are known for telling the most interesting stories about love and loss, but it wasn’t until today, I learned about the quirkiest song titles I’ve ever heard.

Some of the ones that made me giggle are – My Give a Damn is Busted, Dropkick Me Jesus,  You’re the Reason our Kids are Ugly, and She Only Bitches When She Breathes.  

I may have to save a country station to my car playlist after today!

Listen up and holiday on my friends!

Send me a quirky country song.

But what’s your point?

For all the conspiracy theorists who have claimed for years that holidays are publicity stunts created by different organizations, the media, and greeting card companies; you’re right!  But, what’s your point? Creating an actual national holiday literally requires and act of congress and if they can’t pass a budget, what makes you think to create National Fruit Fly Day would make it to the top of their list?

So, yes, basically most holidays are created by making a strong declaration and getting others to buy into it (pun intended).  Which brings me to today’s holiday – It’s Make Up Your Own Holiday Day! So, if you search the internet and find someone forgot to nationally recognize Food Theater and you are extremely passionate about potatoes with personality, declare today National Food Theater Day.

I’m declaring today National Striped Sock Day.   stripped-socks-1178643_1280

Don’t judge, choose what makes you feel good and declare your own National holiday. Who cares if you end up celebrating alone in your closet surrounded by striped socks.

On the other hand, if you’re actually interested in initiating an act of congress, I found this document but didn’t read it in its entirety because I wasn’t that interested.  If you are, be my guest.

Have fun and holiday on my friends!

What are you celebrating? Let me know!

 

Do you say PE-CAN or PE-KHAN?

 

During my prime year, all holidays celebration, I’ve noticed that most days have at least three holidays!  Sometimes it’s hard to choose which to focus on.  So, although I really loved “The Lord of the Rings,” I’m choosing National Pecan Day over Tolkien Reading Day.  Why? Because the only people I think will spend their Saturday reading “The Hobbit” or “The Lord of the Rings” are those who already subscribe to the Tolkien Society, in which case you’re already planning to celebrate and don’t need my reminder.  On the other hand, unless you’re allergic, you can find the time to shove a pecan in your mouth.

Do you say PE-CAN or PE-KHAN?

We’re celebrating pecans and if you made those cookies from yesterday, make them again and throw in some pecans.  Unlike chocolate covered raisins, pecans are used all over the place, breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, snacks, you literally can put them with just about everything; sweet, savory, salty, go nuts! Literally!

At the risk of sounding redundant, eat well and holiday on my friends!