Go Nuts!

A word from all the turkeys out there, “It’s National Cashew Day!”

Pretty soon, most of you will be gathered around someone’s table enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with family, friends, and maybe a few people you don’t like.  Well, while you’re stuffing your face and filling your belly, celebrate by giving a shout out to a little nut. Cashews enhance cuisines around the world and your Aunt, who can’t cook, probably put a few in her mystery stuffing. So, smile, swallow, go nuts and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

 

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“Eat more cashews.”

 

There’s Always the Merry-Go-Round

Holidays can be exciting, fun, and a pain in the butt.  If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, today is the perfect day to recharge.  It’s Go for a Ride Day!  Sometimes we need a moment to get back in gear. The most important thing about the holiday season is fellowshipping with friends and family. It’s hard to focus on the fellowship when you’re worried about who’s cooking what, how early your auntie will start drinking, and which kid is going to throw up first.  So, if you’re up to your neck in turkey, may blow up a supermarket if you have to go back to the store, are completely annoyed that Black Friday starts at 5pm Thursday evening, and may pass out if you see another Christmas light before December, gas up the car!  Take a plane, train, hot air balloon, or bus going nowhere or anywhere so you can recharge.  And, if you’re too broke for any of that, there’s always the merry-go-round.  Have fun and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

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Hello

Wipe-off your resting B—- face. It’s World Hello Day!  This has nothing to do with computer programming or Lionel Ritchie. Today is all about making peace.  Brian McCormack and Michael McCormack started World Hello Day in 1973 to encourage peace between Egypt and Israel.  Introverts, get ready! To celebrate World Hello Day, you must say, “hello” to ten people.   I didn’t see any specifications they should be 10 new people, but I think if they’re people you speak to every day, it kind of defeats the point. The idea is world peace begins with communication.  It’s almost 2018 and world peace is still on our list of things to do, so we should all celebrate in hopes we can check that box off in our lifetime.  Join the long list of celebrities, political, and historical figures who support today, say, “hello,” and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

Hello Beautiful!

Clouds don’t always have a silver lining, but today is the day to look for the beauty in everything.  Whether it’s your looks, spirit, or mindset, it’s Beautiful Day Day!  If your toes look like you could claw your way through anything, the beauty is it’s too cold outside for sandals and you can keep that secret to yourself.  If you’re too broke to buy groceries this month, the beauty is Thanksgiving is a couple days away and you can stock up on freezer-friendly items from the dinner table.  If you’re still trying to lose that baby weight you gained when your 15 year old was born, the beauty is it’s sweater season, again. If you were too busy to post on your blog earlier today, the beauty is, it’s your John Brown blog and you can post whenever you feel like it.  So, celebrate by enjoying your evening any beautiful way you feel like it and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

 

Don’t S$@! in Public

Most of us don’t think of indoor plumbing as a luxury.  Most of us think choosing between a bidet and toilet wipes is a high-end decision. If you’re most of us, you’d probably be as surprised I was to find out there are about 1 billion people in the world who still practice open defecation and not because they’re homeless.  Happy World Toilet Day!  If you’ve gone to the bathroom, today, in a room with a toilet and plumbing, you are amongst the privileged.  The World Toilet Organization is working to solve public defecation and provide safe sanitation practices for those whose only alternative is to cop a squat. I’m going to assume I don’t have to explain why safe sanitation is important, but let’s just say it goes beyond offending your nostrils. This is one of those holidays where you either contribute to the cause or you don’t add to the problem.  So, if you want to celebrate you can either visit the WTO website and send a couple duckets their way or don’t s$@! in public.  Have fun and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

 

Trim the Fat

article-2094267-11886c64000005dc-63_233x304319741444.jpgWhile you’re trimming the fat from that bird, trim your friends. It’s National Unfriend Day! Today’s holiday was initiated in 2010 by Jimmy Kimmel who felt Facebook had cheapened the meaning of friendship.  HE may be right, but if you didn’t have friends before Facebook, you’re probably excited about your sudden increase of 1,500 friends. If you spend most of your time in the real world, you’re probably not impressed by the number of online “friends” you have, you’re more concerned with the ones who know where you live, but don’t know your address.  You understand Facebook friends are people you know of, not necessarily people you really know or in rare cases know at all. If no one is causing you stress, you’re fine and probably don’t need to celebrate today.  But, if you have been in any of the following situations, you need start slicing, dicing, and celebrating all over your Facebook friends list.

  1. Your ex is stalking you through a fake account or a mutual friend.
  2. Your boss found out about your late night streaking because a loud mouth co-worker, who is your Facebook friend, outed you.
  3. Jesus told you to pull the weeds.
  4.  You just feel like being petty.
  5. You’ve become a Facebook stalker and you’re one click away from a court record.

Unfriend with a callous vengeance, save yourself, and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

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Buttheads

Thanks to a no-nonsense older sister, this is how I feel when I see someone smoking.  It’s Great American Smokeout Day and I’m not talking about dinner.   In 1977, the American Cancer Society introduced today’s holiday in an effort to urge smokers to quit smoking.  I’m not a smoker, so I can only imagine how hard quitting can be.  I realize it’s more than a habit.  Anything that makes you stand in the blazing heat sucking fire, must be.  An urge that makes it seem cool to stand, shaking, in weather below zero degrees, is more than a notion. The desire to huddle in a pack trying to avoid precipitation and hail force winds, for a drag, is a bully that is dictating your life and jeopardizing your health.

Three smoking habits I hate, from a non-smoker’s perspective.

  1. When I’m sitting in my car on a nice summer day with the windows down, jamming to my favorite song on the radio and a cool breeze lunges at me carrying the smoke of the person, two cars ahead, who is smoking with the windows down.  Roll your windows up and keep your smoke to yourself.
  2. When I’m trying to zig-zag and hold my breath in order to ditch the polluted air from the smokers who insist on ignoring establishment rules and lights up near an entrance, exit or the front of the parking lot.
  3. When I have to watch my loved ones suffer, battling cancer, dialysis, tumors, and various surgeries because they chose not to quit smoking.

If you’re a smoker, today’s the perfect day to try quitting or to try quitting again.

 HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

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