I know what you’re going to do next summer

It’s All Hallows Eve, but more importantly, it’s National Increase Your Psychic Powers Day!  If you’re not Miss Cleo, it’s time to brush up on your card reading skills.  To be honest, I’m not going to spend a lot of time here.  I’ve looked at a couple websites and I don’t want to accidentally unlock anything.  The Holy Ghost lives in me and surrounds me, period. So, if you want to celebrate by trying to increase your psychic powers, I suggest you Google it, like I did, and click on a link that resonates with you.  If you’re like me and too scary or saved to even think about celebrating today, I suggest you gather with friends carving pumpkins and telling knock-knock jokes.  In my glance, I did learn that meditating, remembering, and examining your dreams are key components to increase your psychic awareness.  So, remember to go to bed on time, meditate until you fall asleep, write down your vivid dream, and if you do become a psychic, hook a sista up with some good news.





Happy candy, it’s National Candy Corn Day! This treat ranks right around the same bar as Easter Peeps.  Either you like them or hate them. I like them, but only the originals. It wasn’t until recently I found out there were so many other flavors. Although I like purple, I’m giving purple candy corn the side-eye.  Celebrate today by enjoying the candy of the season.  If you’re on the hate them side, don’t eat them, play with them.  Use them as poker chips and play cards or create some lovely candy corn art and display a gallery of originals for the Fall season.  Get corny and…



Celebrate alone. It’s National Hermit Day! For some people being alone is hard. I’m in this boat. Well, kind of.  I enjoy being alone sometimes. My favorite type of alone is when I’m by myself, but there are others in the building. That way, when I need a moment of connection/attention, I have someone else to bug for a minute, before going back to doing my own thing.  Kind of like a Jolt, without the caffeine. There are plenty of fantastic productive reasons to enjoy some alone time. There are also plenty of ways to waste time being alone.  Celebrate today alone because that is the point, but make it a productive alone time.  Clear your mind, paint a mural, clean your house, find yourself, or catch up on your chanting.   Enjoy yourself, make sure you still like you, and…


Today’s References: Huffington Post, Grub Street

Time, Talents, Treasurers

It’s Saturday and most of us usually spend today thinking about ourselves or our children.  What can I cross off my “To Do” list today?  What do I need to do for the children; games, school projects, etc? How can I relax today? It’s Make a Difference Day, so think outside yourself.  What can you do for your community?

Make a Difference Day began in 1990 and, per USA Today, was birthed when a Leap Day fell on a Saturday and a group of people decided to help others with their extra day.  What can you do to help your community? Think deeper than excusing yourself from the room before you pass gas. Many community-based organizations thrive on volunteer support.  Celebrate today by spending your time, talents, and treasures helping others. Connect with an organization in your neighboorhood, make a difference and…



For all the monster fans, it’s Frankenstein Friday! Considered one of the earliest science-fiction novels, the story of Frankenstein’s monster made a huge impact on literature.  FYI – Frankenstein wasn’t the monster, or was he? It really depends on your interpretation.  Today’s holiday was created by super-fan Ron Mac Closkey. The obvious way to celebrate is to have a Frankenstein themed party, watch one of the movies, mini-series and cartoons dedicated to Frankenstein, or actually read the novel.

I’m inspired by my cousin’s Facebook page to celebrate by letting loose all the monster pics from back in the day. #FlashbackFriday. So, I say, be innovative and find creative ways to unleash the beast! Let the monsters out and…




Stubborn as

Jack and Mare walk into a bar.  A few beers later and you have National Mule Day! We’re not celebrating your stubborn spouse. We’re celebrating the first mules brought to American from Spain. A mule is the offspring of a male donkey (a jack) and a female horse (a mare).  Two different species with different amounts of chromosomes getting it on.  This takes dating outside your race to an entirely new level. If it’s the other way around, a jenny (female donkey) and a stallion (male horse), the off spring is a hinny (hopefully pronounced HENNY).  Although, it may be fun to shout, “Get off my HINNY!” Most mules are sterile and inherit the majority of their traits/characteristics, from their mother.  No wonder they are actually known for being hard workers, patient, hardy, long-lived, more intelligent, and less stubborn than donkeys.

I don’t know where the expression, “Stubborn as a mule” came about, but I’m sure a man was involved.  Today, when people try to drop some mule knowledge on you, correct them.  If they try insulting you with mule innuendos, say, “Thank you,” leave them guessing, and…



Punk Out

Today’s holiday is not specific and can be interpreted a few different ways.  It’s National Punk for a Day Day!  You can choose to act like a punk, getting on the nerves of everyone around you.  You can choose the creative route and explore your punk rocker side. Or you can punk out of celebrating all together, but where is the fun in that?

When I was younger, punk and heavy metal were at their peak (at least it feels that way).  It wasn’t my favorite music although I liked a few songs here and there.  The fashion was fantastic.  It was over the top, colorful, adventurous, risky, and fun. I’m going to celebrate by hosting an exclusive rocker party this evening.  If you’re not going to compose the next great rock song, or hang out with a world famous rock star, I suggest you do the same.  Make the day fun and however you choose to celebrate, don’t punk out.