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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…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

 

 

 

Eat Grandma

Today matters more than you think and especially when you’re penning words to paper. You may not notice as much when you speak even though it is subconsciously present.  It’s Punctuation Day! Some may find this subject cringe-worthy, believe me, when all is said and done, you’ll be happier being understood.  Celebrate today by annoyingly and deliberately saying your punctuation aloud during conversations.  When asked why you’re doing it.  Respond by pointing them to this post and reminding them that proper punctuation saves jobs, lives, and relationships.  It also ends them, too.

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT EXCLAMATION POINT

 

 

Baaalling!

sphynx-814164_1920If you’re almost there and you know it, today may be the day to go all the way.  It’s Bald is Beautiful Day!  I assume this holiday is strictly pertaining to the hair on top of your head.  Both men and women are at risk of falling into the balding bucket, so this is a unisex holiday.  Look in the mirror and don’t shy away from the truth.  Are you balding? Are you bald?  Whether by choice or by nature, if you’re in the club, we salute you.  If you cry at Rogaine commercials and from time to time run your fingers through your phantom hair, this is your holiday. Your bald is beautiful and currently in fashion.  Hair is a thing of the past and you’re embracing now. Whatever you do give the baseball caps, toupees, and comb-overs a break today. If you’re supporting the cause, celebrate by rubbing a bald head (with permission, of course). If you’re almost there, celebrate by joining the bald club.  If you’re already in, celebrate by letting your bald shine. You’re bald and you’re beautiful.  Get your bald on and…

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EGGS

Is your boss getting on your nerves today? Have you had it up to here with that coworker you wish would just quit already? Was that last email your last straw? It sounds like you’re ready to celebrate I Want to Start My Own Business Day!

caution-1776643_640Whoa, Nelly!  Before you get all pumped up and march to your manager’s office or press send on your resignation email, think things all the way through.  While running a successful business can feel gratifying and like a real boss move, starting one can feel a little different, terrifyingly different.  If you have the innovation, ideas, ambition, and resilience to make that move, by all means, make it, just don’t put all your eggs in one basket.  Put some eggs in the “now bills” basket, the “emergency” basket, and the “once in a lifetime dream concert” basket.  You never know what may come up while you’re waiting for the “my own business” eggs to hatch.  Celebrate today by starting at square one of your new business adventure.  If you aren’t interested in starting your own business, today is a great day to lend your talents and help an entrepreneur you know start theirs.  Have fun and…

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Today’s References: Small Business Administration, Entrepreneur

King Kong

King Kong needs something to sit on, but that’s not exactly why we celebrate Skyscraper Day. Today is the day to enjoy the beauty and practical uses of skyscrapers. More than being the backdrop to movies, skyscrapers allow cities to grow tall when they can’t grow wide.  Smart engineering and an artistic eye have designed some extraordinarily beautiful skyscrapers with over 160 stories.  Architects battle for height like men battle for length, so celebrate today by admiring their handy work and stroking a few egos. Visit a skyscraper near you and take a tour. Go up, go down, go all around and…

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Hello, Boy.

emma mills NuttDo you remember phone operators?  I mean the kind who answered switchboards and connected calls?  Of course you don’t and neither do I, however, today we are celebrating the very first female Phone Operator.  It’s Emma M. Nutt Day!  Emma, who was very glad her name wasn’t Imma, was the first female phone operator.  Hired by Alexander Graham Bell to work at the Boston Telephone Dispatch on September 1, 1878, she replaced the rude teenage boys who were originally the go to source of labor for this position.

Can you imagine having to deal with an adolescent boy, who’s uncomfortable, tired and rude?  She was more than a stone’s throw nicer and polite. Next hired was her sister and then almost all the women in the area.  Regardless of the invasive interview process which included, height, weight, and arm length requirements, women saturated the industry. Now, here’s where things get interesting.  Soon there were so many women working as switchboard operators they formed a union and asked for job growth opportunities.  They wanted to be considered for the higher paying blue collar jobs traditionally given to men. They got what they asked for and the EEOC persuaded the American Telephone and Telegraph Company (AT&T – never knew what that stood for) to sign an agreement opening every job in the company to men and women.  The kicker is, more men were willing to work for less pay as switchboards operators, because it was less strenuous than being an installer or lineman and for the same reasons, not as many women went after those higher paying jobs. In the end more men than women ended up as switchboard operators than women.  Talk about a switcheroo.

Celebrate today by examining the end game of your wants and needs.  Think, think, think, and…

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Today’s References: TIME

 

A good start…

If you know the beginning of this joke, you know it doesn’t end well for the lawyers.  So, at least they have today!  It’s Love Litigating Lawyers Day!  Lawyers don’t usually receive a standing ovation and are regarded as everything from a saint to a sleazy salesman. They are friend or foe depending on which side of right you stand, as we have all seen on Law & Order or experienced personally.

The truth is most lawyers aren’t out to squeeze nickles and dimes from the little guy and bankrupt corporations.  They want to see justice served and the law working for every citizen. At least that’s how most of them used to think.  So, celebrate today with a public defender, personal litigator, or watching Primal Fear, (one of my favorite lawyer flicks).  Love on a lawyer (especially if you’re married to one) and…

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