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All About Color

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Today isn’t about you, me, her, or him, it’s only about one thing and that’s pink.  It’s National Pink Day! The color pink has been around at least since the 1700s and was created by mixing red with white or light blue.  The original pink was a light pastel, but as times, art, and fashion evolved, bright pink became a popular 20th-century hue.   So, today we celebrate pink, in all shades, for all reasons because pink has made its way into our culture, our lives, and our emotions.

Lighter shades of pink are often assigned to femininity, romance, and tranquility.  Hot pink1Pink ignites energy, excitement, and adventure.  A controversial color, pink has been a hot debate topic in men’s fashion, gender assignments, and even it’s existence has been called into question.  Despite the controversy, pink is here to stay.  It’s the national color of breast cancer, a part of our everyday language, and even a pop star. There is no avoiding pink!  So join hands and celebrate the pretty, versatile, gender unspecific, awareness of the mixture of real colors and your brain’s bending of the color spectrum – PINK!

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HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

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My favorite pink movie!

Dirty. Stirred. Shaken. Neat.

Enjoy today’s holiday neat, dirty, stirred or shaken. Pour a drink and celebrate National Martini Day! This is a mature cocktails drink that oozes sophistication and class. Channel your inner James or Jane Bond and sip a classic gin martini.  The history of this drink is as cloudy as it is dirty, but it’s clearly sticking around.   With it’s “-tini” name being bootlegged by sweeter drinks this classic is no doubt the grandfather of the cocktail hour.  Celebrate today by making the martini of your choice and hosting a martini hour.  Start with the original and try it every way you can; dirty, neat, stirred, and shaken. Celebrate with friends, split the tab, be responsible and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

Musical Holidays

beautiful-woman-764078_640We’ve already celebrated National Picnic Day and National Panic Day, well today is the International holiday for both.  If you had the time of your life on either one of these National holiday’s, do a repeat and celebrate today Internationally.

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If you’re looking for something new to celebrate, of course, it’s Father’s Day, but it is also National Splurge Day and Go Fishing Day!   If you feel like a Ball ’til you Fall kind of day!  Go with it, just try not to wake up in the red tomorrow.  If you want to relax and get your holiday on, go fishing. Of course, I know how to crab, but not fish.  I’ve been wanting to learn so I may take today to go teach myself.

Take today to celebrate everything, ev-er-y-thang, erythang!   Happy Sunday and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

Holler at me.

Holler if you hear me!  It’s National Hollerin’ Contest Day!  Get your lungs loose and your throat ready to celebrate.  If you think celebrating means you get to start shouting at the top of your lungs, you are gravely mistaken.  Today is not the day to scream at everyone you know or random strangers on the street.  Hollerin’ is the lost art of long distance communication and just like any other language you better know what you’re saying.

Up until last year, Spivey’s Corner, North Carolina held the Annual Hollerin’ Contest every June to preserve the history of hollerin’.  Hollerin’ is a form of oral tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation.  In rural areas when neighbors were acres away, people would communicate by hollerin’.  If you were in the field and wanted some water, a water holler would save you the time and energy of walking back to the house.  Hollerins’ history can even be heard in the sound of the modern ambulance, just listen to the distress holler.

Hollerin’ obviously takes training and stamina.  It’s absolutely amazing! I was blown away.  The next time someone hollers at you on the street, holler back! Oooohhh AAaahhhhaooooo and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!

Thank Them Now

Thank them now, because you won’t be able to thank them when you need them.  It’s i-put-the-fun-in-funeral-tshirt-previewMorticians Day! Dealing with grieving, feuding, or indifferent family members isn’t easy, so today we take the time to thank the professionals, that give us our final spa treatment and comfort our loved ones.   Of course, this seems like a morbid profession and you don’t exactly think “fun times” when you imagine the person who’ll be embalming or burning you to ashes, so it must take a person with a special heart to serve in this capacity.

Many morticians feel like their profession is a calling.  Well, I guess if you have an affinity for helping people, this is definitely a time when people need understanding and empathy.  On the other hand, if you feel called by a deep need to play around with dead bodies and stuff them with weird crap, that’s a different kind of motivation.  Maybe you’re a people person, but not really, so you like to be around people, but you don’t want the conversation.  Whatever your motivation, it’s nice to have a well paying profession as a satisfying option.  Yes, Morticians can make bank!

Please don’t celebrate today by sending a Mortician flowers, something tells me that’s not he best gift.  Give a gift that reminds them of life.   Maybe tickets to a comedy show or a slasher flick.  If you’ve already purchased your plot and know where you’re going, you know exactly who to thank. If you’re not prepared, jut thank a random Mortician.  Live well and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

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All I Need is Butter

I’ll need no persuading to celebrate today’s holiday.  It’s National Lobster Day and I’m going to celebrate for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  I love lobster.  I eat the entire thing; the tail, the claws, suck the mustard (yes, I know it is), clean the torso, and every bit of meat from every little leg.   Consider me the Bubba of lobster.  I like it.  I love it. And, I want some more of it.

  1. Steamed lobster.lobster-310902_1280
  2. Broiled lobster.
  3. Lobster ravioli.
  4. Lobster omelets.
  5. Lobster bisque.
  6. Lobster sandwiches.
  7. Fried lobster.
  8. Lobster and shrimp.
  9. Stuffed lobster.
  10. Lobster and crab.
  11. Lobster Newberg.
  12. Lobster rolls.
  13. Lobster Thermidor.
  14. Lobster salad.
  15. Lobster linguini.
  16. Lobster risotto.

I could go on and on, but you can find these recipes and more here.  Today celebrate by trying a new recipe.  If you don’t like lobster, I’m sure you were dropped on your head as a baby.  If you are allergic to shellfish, take today to ask God why He gave you the short end of the stick.  As for me, all I need is butter.  Yum, yum, and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

Hasta luego, mula…hopefully

Of course, as April 15th rolls around we think of our taxes, but today we put on the black veil as we celebrate Mourn for Your Money Day! The year was 1943. Roosevelt was president and tax reform was the topic of discussion.  Usher in the Current Tax Payment Act of 1943.

Imagine you want to have your bathroom redone, but instead of getting a quote for the job and paying the amount owed, you hire a contractor, just give him fifty-thousand dollars and tell him to give you the change when the job is finished.  This seems like an odd way to do business, but this is exactly how we do business with the government. Throughout the year we have a pay-as-you-go relationship with our taxes and trust the IRS to give us the correct amount of change the following year.  Sometimes we even have to pay a little more.  Every couple of weeks, most of us say, “Hasta luego, mula” hoping to be reunited with a portion of it sometime the following year.  Today reflect on how that makes you feel.  Depending on your perspective, you can observe today a variety of ways.

  1. Think of all the wonderful things your tax dollars support.
  2. Mourn all the good deeds and luxury items you’d buy if you didn’t have to pay taxes.
  3. Give Mourn for Your Money Gifts and keep 40% of each gift for yourself.

H L D Y ON MY FR  NDS!