A good start…

If you know the beginning of this joke, you know it doesn’t end well for the lawyers.  So, at least they have today!  It’s Love Litigating Lawyers Day!  Lawyers don’t usually receive a standing ovation and are regarded as everything from a saint to a sleazy salesman. They are friend or foe depending on which side of right you stand, as we have all seen on Law & Order or experienced personally.

The truth is most lawyers aren’t out to squeeze nickles and dimes from the little guy and bankrupt corporations.  They want to see justice served and the law working for every citizen. At least that’s how most of them used to think.  So, celebrate today with a public defender, personal litigator, or watching Primal Fear, (one of my favorite lawyer flicks).  Love on a lawyer (especially if you’re married to one) and…


ooey gooey

Today’s holiday is very specific.  It’s National Toasted Marshmallow Day.  You see, very specific.  I don’t know why marshmallows in hot chocolate, dipped in chocolate or plain don’t count, but they don’t.  So whether you prefer them light, dark, or burnt to a crisp, celebrate the ooey gooey goodness of toasted marshmallows.    And, if it’s your thing have some graham crackers and chocolate on deck.  Accessories are allowed.  Have fun and…



Herbs Up, Salt Down

Today’s Seasoning Challenge is Herbs over Salt.   It’s More Herbs, Less Salt Day!  We all know an excess of salt isn’t good for our kidneys and can lead to serious health issues associated with high blood pressure.  Too much sodium in our blood impedes kidneys from properly doing their job, so celebrate today by using less or no salt.

Don’t cheat by increasing your intake of sweets. Instead, try seasoning your food with delicious herbs and spices. Today is also a good day to start an indoor herb garden. There is no enjoyment like picking fresh herbs from your garden.  Well, that’s not exactly true, there are things much more enjoyable, but it’s still pretty cool to have your own herb garden.  Throwing a few freshly picked cilantro or basil leaves in your dish will make you feel like a real Top Chef.  Fresh rosemary, lavender, and mint can go in your beverages too.  Experiment today with herb heavy recipes and less salt.  Give your kidneys a break and…




Today is the Day of Jubilee and celebrates the day Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech.  Although the basic elements of his dream have been realized — meaning, I’m welcome to eat in any restaurant I want with people of many different races — it is obvious there is still work to do for minority race equality, acceptance, and appreciation.  Celebrate today expressing your heritage, celebrating others and being extra kind.  Let’s continue to work together to raise the standard everywhere.

It’s also National Bow Tie Day.  Who can resist the classic look of a man in a bow tie? The debonair, James Bond-esque look of a confident man in a bow tie commands the attention of every room.  Treat yourself or a man in your life to a bow tie.  And, remember they work on women too!


Today’s References: JBaldyMac Raiment Advisor

Just Because

If you’re a habitual free-spirit who makes moves based on intuition and ambition, today may be your day.  It’s Just Because Day.  You may feel like a child, doing things just because…of curiosity…you feel like it…or because you wanted to, but what’s wrong with that? Don’t confuse today as an opportunity to accept or make excuses. Today is a day to live with whimsy. Planners, plan to have no plan.  Forget trying to making sense of everything with logic and reasoning. If you are a planner, expect a little pain, but rest assured your neurosis may resume tomorrow.  Celebrate today by doing what you want just because.  Have fun and…



Rock the 19th

Although I don’t know what some women were thinking this past presidential election, today we celebrate their right to F up. It’s Women’s Equality Day!  On this day, in 1920, the 19th Amendment gave women the legal right to vote. Since then we’ve taken some giant leaps forward (and a few baby steps backward).

Celebrate today by thinking about all that has been accomplished with the support, partnership, and leadership of women voters.  Women have played key roles in elections and the passing of legislation at local, state, and federal levels.  The impact of women voters can’t be denied.  If you are a woman of voting age take today to think about how you use your vote.  Maybe you need to register, maybe you need to get involved in local government, or maybe you just need to read the entire ballot book the next time you receive it in the mail.  Being involved in creating laws and choosing leaders to represent you isn’t a privilege, it’s a right, one women had to fight to receive.  Don’t take your voice lightly.  Have fun and…



Kiss kiss list

Are you the kind of person who can hold onto a grudge like your life depends on it? Well, research (not my research), but research shows that your life depends more on letting grudges go.  Therefore celebrating today’s holiday is good for your health, it’s Kiss and Make Up Day! Kiss, forgive, and move on.  Celebrate today by scratching names off your “Dead to Me” list one by one.  Grab the chapstick and get kissing.  Forgive, friends, family, and especially your crush (cheeky).  Before your attitude gets high and mighty, remember your name is probably on someone else’s list.  Kiss kiss and…



It seems a little weird calling days like today a holiday, but it is Vesuvius Day! Even though I like saying the word Vesuvius, it’s city-leveling power isn’t lost on me.  Mount Vesuvius is an active volcano that leveled Pompeii and several other cities, killing over 6,000 in its lifetime.  So, how do you celebrate Vesuvius Day?  Well, if you have the funds and time to jet set to Italy, do so and have fun.  Try not to have an Alanis Morissette Ironic moment and die during an eruption on Vesuvius Day.  If you aren’t jet setting today, celebrate by not letting your emotions erupt.  Have a temper-free day and…




Be a dandelion and celebrate Ride the Wind Day.  It’s time to enjoy the last of the summer breezes.  School is starting and Fall will be here soon.  Today is a reminder to enjoy the warm weather and soft winds of summer.  Dandelions float with the breeze spreading little gifts wherever they land.  I’m not suggesting you float along spreding your seed, but take today as an opportunity to be light breezy.  Celebrate by not making any commitments or plans and see where the day takes you.



It’s Hug Your Boss Day and although this sounds like a directive, it’s really a suggestion to evaluate your work environment.  Brought to you by Tip Top Job, an international online recruitment resource whose mantra is, “if you can’t hug your boss, you may want to find another job!” I suggest you don’t take today’s holiday lightly.  Depending on your profession, you spend at least 30 hours a week of your waking hours at work and if you don’t like your boss, those can be 30 plus hours of fire and brimstone. While some bosses realize happy employees are the best employees, some let their fears, ambitions, and shitty dispositions impede on their ability to be effective leaders.  Is your boss from column A or column B?  If you’re working for a Boss that’s B, it may be time to dust off your resume, update a few things, and search for 30 plus hours a week of enjoyment. It may even be time to start your own business or chuck it all and move to a remote island where trading shells is preferred to money (I don’t know where that is, but let me know if you find it). The bottom line is life really is short.  The boss may be the boss, but they don’t have to be yours. Think on it and…



Today’s References: LinkedIn, Tiptopjob.com,