Fake Sweet

Move your belt back a bit and get ready to celebrate National Dessert Day!  Of all the days dedicated to celebrating food, I know this is someone’s favorite. Dessert can be anything from fruit to the most ooey gooey caramelly.  Celebrate responsibly.  If you’re diabetic or one cheesecake shy of death, you should be celebrating on the fruit end of the spectrum.

I’m placing myself somewhere between fruit and a sugar-free no bake cookie.  Yum! There’s nothing better than a fake sweet cake.  Pour out a sundae for me and…





Brain Fart

Trivias, puzzles, reading; it’s time to release that fart from your brain and celebrate National Train Your Brain Day!  Turn off the idiot box and nix vegging out off your list of things to do today.  When was the last time you visited that place with all the free books? When was the last time you used one of those over-sized sheets of paper with all the writing on it for something besides, swatting insects, cleaning windows, or protecting your table? Celebrate today by exercising your grey matter muscles.  While I enjoy reading, other activities are not on my list of fun things to do, but for the good of the order Sudoku and…



If you’re feeling especially thwarted today, it makes sense.  It’s International Moment of Frustration Scream Day!  Regardless of age, heritage, class or location, most of us feel frustrated from time to time. People, places, and situations don’t always live up to our expectations leaving us to feel stuck, disappointed, unresolved, and dissatisfied. You could go outside at noon GMT and scream for 30 seconds. If you’ve missed the time, go outside and scream anyway.  What’s important is it figure out how to relieve frustration without going postal.   Don’t get frustrated with me, but I don’t have the answer, just a few suggestions.

  1. Find a new hobby.
  2. Plan a holiday.
  3. Answer all questions with an onomatopoeia.
  4. Watch a marathon of Game of Thrones.
  5. Meditate.
  6. Go to a comedy show.
  7. Stay frustrated, whither, and die because of gastric issues associated with chronic frustration.
  8. Do you and…


Today’s References: Greenwich Mean Time,

Working Teddy

All dressed up with somewhere to go.  It’s Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day!  I’m glad the word ‘Bear’ is in the title of today’s holiday.  Take Your Teddy to Work Day can easily insinuate an entirely different kind of holiday.  For the purpose of brevity, in this article, I’m going to refer to teddy bears as TB.

It’s time to show a little personality at work.  Grab the TB on your bed, your kid’s bed, or the one from your ex that’s stuffed in the closet under several large boxes.  Dress your TB up and take him/her to work.  Unless clothes on stuffed animals freak you out, then take your naked TB to work.  We’ve all seen what they’ve got.

There is little purpose to this holiday.  It’s just a cute way to interact at work, learn a little more about your coworkers, and make you feel more at home at work.  As an added bonus, should you feel like squeezing something to death while at work, your TB won’t mind because it can’t die.  If you have one of those over-sized teddy bears, be sure to take pictures of it sitting at your desk like a human.  If your teddy talks, that can quickly become annoying, be prepared to have the batteries stolen.   Other than that, I don’t see how celebrating can go wrong.  If it were Take Your Dog and TB’s to work day, I’d expect orgies and mass TB murders, but it’s not, so take your TB to work and…




Ask a computer programmer or software developer what they’re celebrating today and tomorrow.  If they’re really techy, they’ll shout it’s Binary Day!  Yes, today and tomorrow make up binary code.  Celebrate by using a computer, which will be easy in today’s computer driven world.   From phones, to televisions, to radios, to using the toilet, washing your hands, and commuting; you’d be hard pressed not to use a computer.  If you really want to get geek, try communicating only in binary code for an hour.  Talk about a long conversation. 10101011 and…


01001000 01001111 01001100 01001001 01000100 01000001 01011001 00100000 01001111 01001110 00100000 01001101 01011001 00100000 01000110 01010010 01001001 01000101 01001110 01000100 01010011 00100001 00100001 00100001 00001010

Today’s References: Ashbox Binary Translator

Star Player

Step out this morning like you own the day, even if it is a wet rainy day. It’s yours and it’s National Kick-Butt Day!  Don’t get too excited, you don’t get to go around kicking anyone in the butt but yourself.  Kick-Butt day urges you to get your butt in gear.  What have you been putting off?  Put it off no longer, my friend.  Tomorrow is today. Later is today. Someday is today.  I read a self-motivation book that said, “…everything is urgent.”  So today, make everything on your To-Do, Honey-Do, or Want to Do list urgent. Excuses don’t exist. You can start that business, lose the weight, get the facial, learn to cook, whatever. Your future is waiting. Get it done, kick butt at it and…



You’re It

Probably the oldest game ever; it’s National American Touch Tag Day!  Why are we celebrating tag?  It’s good exercise, it’s something to do, and it gives you a reason to touch someone else without being creepy.  We all need a little contact from time to time.  You don’t need to dive in the dirt unless you’re overly competitive or being paid to do so.  Have fun celebrating.  Go outside and play with friends.  That’ll give the people something to look at; grown folks playing tag in the park.  Some strangers may even join in your game.  I wouldn’t advise you run around screaming, “You’re it,” while tagging random strangers.  It may be amusing, but as of late people have been taking their second amendment right a little overboard, so, do so at your own risk.  Otherwise, enjoy celebrating.  Establish the rules and…