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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.

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Can’t play with my…

It’s Yo-Yo Day!  Today was founded to honor the largest manufacturer of yo-yos,  Donald Duncan, Sr, of the Duncan Company.  Yo-yos have been around for centuries, I’m talking B.C. centuries, but credit is often given to Pedro Flores because he was the first to use the term “yo-yo.” I wasn’t ready for everything I learned about yo-yos. There are a million tricks, maybe not that many, but there are quite a few on YoyoTricks.com.  As long as it’s a toy on a string and not my heart, yo-yo tricks are pretty cool.  I can do them all, but I don’t have time to show you right now.  Have fun today and walk the dog or search for UFOs. You can’t play with mine, but you can play with yours!  Yo-yo and…

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4 Shizzle

It is important that with the mass amounts of acronyms and slang attacking the English language, we recognize today’s holiday.   Today is Speak in Complete Sentences Day! Speaking in complete sentences may be a challenge and writing in complete sentences is a definite deviation from today’s common conversations.  Emojis, texts abbreviations, and adding additional consonants to otherwise much shorter words have been taking over the not-so-King’s-English.   I challenge you not to use slang today.  Do not ask, “What the dizzle?” or answer “aight.”  Avoid excluding words and include complete sentences with your emojis. Celebrating today may seem like speaking a foreign language.  Do not worry and do not fret, I would not send you out into the abyss unarmed.  In cases of emergency click the man below.  We are in this together!

Have a talkative day and continue celebrating every single holiday, my Friends.  

 

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cOULD GET sTICKY

Whether you are doing weird things to your face, wrapping a gift or Peewee-face-tapedlifting lint from your outfit, you’re bound to celebrate today.  It’s Cellophane Tape Day! Invented by Richard Drew of the 3M company and patented on May 27th, 1930, scotch tape is a staple in every office and most households.

To celebrate, just use some tape.  Make a tape ball, use some for a home made face lift, or just tape random items around the house. Whatever you do, don’t kidnap your ex and use an entire roll wrapping him up.  Have a sticky day and…

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As I was walking down the street …

Find a penny
Pick it up
All day through,
You’ll have good luck!

It’s Lucky Penny Day!  We may not be able to buy a bag full of candy for a penny, like some of our parents did, but a penny is still worth its zinc.  Although it’s nice to have pennies when you are trying to make exact change, word on the street is legislation has been around for a while trying to get rid of the penny.  One day finding a penny on the ground may really be lucky.cent-1295582_1280

According to my source, if you are a penny hoarder, you should concentrate on those made before 1982, when they started making pennies with more zinc than copper.  If you aren’t a penny hoarder, pennies have become very popular in the design world.  I’ve seen penny floors, coffee tables, walls, and counters that were definitely made with more patience than I have.  If you aren’t going to make furniture, you can still use a penny to check your tire tread.

When I think of pennies, as I so often sit around and do, I picture my sister reciting The Lost Penny.  If you know her, today is the perfect day to ask for a personal performance. If you don’t, here is a recording of it as a song.  This I’ve never heard before today, but I do like the sound of his voice.  I don’t really believe in luck, so, happy zincing and…

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