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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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My favorite pink movie!

Boys, boys, boys

As if the fellas haven’t had enough recognition this month, it’s Stupid Guy Thing Day! Often men; Dads, husbands, and brothers are the butt of the joke in sitcoms, disproportionately to women and it may not seem fair.  However, if art imitates life, you have to admit, men must be doing some stupid things from time to time.  Maybe stupid is a harsh word, let’s just say that sometimes they operate on a different logical plane than women.  Men are from Mars and women are from the place where they think everything through, consider all possible outcomes, and everyone’s feelings in addition to logic (usually).

Stupid Guy Things can range from the creative and funny to the insensitive and hurtful. Since we can’t fix them or banish them all together, I suggest celebrating appropriately. For the insensitive and hurtful. Burn everything (except him)! Or have a drink with some girlfriends, take up a new hobby, and Relax! Relate! Release!

For the creative and funny.  Tape everything (especially him)!  If he keeps doing dumb stuff resulting in minor boo-boos, small concussions, and winning America’s Funniest Home videos or landing a commercial spot after the YouTube video goes viral.  At least his silliness is profitable. Have fun building that nest egg and let him entertain you! Beef up the health coverage (until Congress takes it all away) and increase the life insurance.

There are a ton of movies you can watch related to today, but instead of Netflixing, go out and people watch or Stupid Guy Watch.  Have fun and…

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Get your eagle on!

Today we celebrate another holiday that is actually on the congressional books. It’s American Eagle Day!  The American Eagle or Bald Eagle is my favorite bird!  In addition to being a beautiful bird, it’s large, strong, and glides regally through the air.

Although the United States adopted the Bald Eagle as a National Symbol, it has been representing republics since the Roman era.  Benjamin Franklin was not overly excited or excited at all about the Bald Eagle representing America.  He called it a “bird of bad moral character.”  While America is a good place to live, it’s rich moral character is not the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of the threads that weave its moral fiber.  So, maybe the Eagle was an appropriate choice.  And, despite the moral roller coaster of American history, like the Bald Eagle, it bounces back before completely hitting the ground.

Celebrate today by practicing your Eagle calls, which is surprisingly very high pitch. And, should you attract an eagle, duck.  Their talons are very sharp!  Look up 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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Burnt Toast and Bad Pizza!

Today we celebrate cooks who have the intentions of champions but lack the skills to match.  It’s National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day and we salute the destroyers of all edible recipes.

If you love to cook, but friends always ask you to bring cups or ice to the party, today is your day.   If you have watched so much Food Network and Chopped Challenges that you think to yourself, “I can do that,” but in reality, you can’t boil water without starting a grease fire, we are talking about you.  If the best thing you can make is a sandwich, today you are granted permission to take 5 large paces away from the kitchen. Whether your issue is using too much salt, not enough salt, forgetting the butter, mismeasuring the oil, or forgetting you were cooking in the first place, the kitchen is not your best room. Everyone who has been a victim of your dinner table and potluck contributions applauds you and collectively requests you retire your apron.  You get an E for effort and a rest.

I suggest you celebrate by going out to eat, organizing your take-out menus, or getting to better acquainted with another room in the house.  The kitchen is not your area. You should never return unchaperoned and should you find yourself gazing longingly at a recipe, drop the magazine and phone a friend. We love you and we’re here to help.  If you are the friend of a Kitchen Klutz, you have a responsibility not to spare their feelings by giving vague responses of encouragement like, “mmmm, that’s a different approach,” when they say, “Try this!”  Today, you can gift them a Blue Apron box and accompany them step by step to their first delectable dish.  Be patient, be strong, and…

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2’s company, 3’s a crowd, 4’s a …

I suspect that even though parents sob about becoming empty nesters and stress how much they will miss us when we’re gone, today’s holiday is their real nightmare.  It’s Crowded Nest Awareness Day!  This is when grown children return to the empty nest of their parent’s with their husbands, children, pets, and more.  They’re Baaaaaack!!!!

Crowded Nest Awareness Syndrome can also be felt the other way around. Make way for the in-laws and the Grands!  Although it can be hard to find a quiet peaceful place in a Full House (pun intended) some of the best T.V. shows were built around crowded homes and unexpected guests.

Celebrate today by inviting family members to move in with you, having the largest sleepover ever, or vegging out after work to a marathon of one or all of the following television shows, Full House, The Cosby Show, Just the 10 of Us, or Everybody Loves Raymond.  By the end, you’re either sure to appreciate your empty nest or feel so alone you welcome Crowded Nest Syndrome.  Get close and…

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