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Buy. Sell. Consume.

Just in time for the holidays, it’s time to celebrate Repeal Day! This has nothing to do with the  President, but it will drive you to drink. On this day in 1933, the 21st amendment trumped the 18th and the production and consumption of alcohol became legal once again.

Prior to the 18th amendment individual states choose whether they were a dry or wet state, a.k.a. approved the sale of alcohol or didn’t. The 18th amendment took that decision away from the states and gave it to the federal government, who stamped a big fat “ILLEGAL” sign on it.  A dry country we became, if you overlook the rise of mobs and gangs who saw this new law as an opportunity to make a lot of illegal money. 

The 21st amendment started putting mobs out of business and pushed them into harder other crimes, like gambling, stealing, and guns. Of course bootleg liquor wasn’t exactly drama or casualty free.  So, the question is, “Is marijuana the new liquor?” Celebrate by raising your glass and letting me know your thoughts. Drink. Be merry and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!! 

Naughty/Nice

Naughty or nice, he’ll find out.  It’s Santa’s List Day! Today can mean what you need it to mean.  If you’re a parent, today may be the day your children mail their Christmas  lists to Santa in hopes they are on the Nice side of things.  Today may be the day you mail Santa your behavior reports.   If you don’t have children and no longer subscribe to the fantasy of Santa, today can be the day you make out your holiday shopping list. Either way, today is the day to decide, who’s been naughty and who’s been nice. Of course, sometimes, it’s nice to be naughty and naughty to be nice. I’ll let you work that out on your own.

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

Roof

If you’re reading this, you’re probably secure in the fact you have a roof over your head and a place to rest your stinky feet. Not everyone is as secure.  It’s National Roof Over Your Head Day.

Life circumstances, Mother Nature and the impending zombie apocalypse cause many to feel insecure about their living situation. Today is the day to be thankful Mother Nature hasn’t taken your home, that you built a bunker 10 feet below your house, and that life hasn’t moved you to the street. Celebrate today by thinking of others who aren’t as fortunate. I realize we don’t all have extra change to give the man on the corner, but I’m sure we all have stuff around the house we don’t use.  Make a donation to the Salvation Army, Goodwill, Vietnam Vets, Purple Heart, or some other organization dedicated to helping people in need.  It might not solve the zombie apocalypse, but it will make a difference.  Be well and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

 

Pretend this Evening

If you can afford the time off or get paid regardless of whether or not you go into the office, today is officially employee hook day.  It’s National Stay at Home Because You Are Well Day! I love the commercial for Ocean City that harps on how we rarely spend our vacation days on vacation. Well, today spend it on a stay-cation. Sip tea by the fire, dance around naked, or finally go sky diving.  If you can’t afford to celebrate for real, pretend this evening, chill like you mean it and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

Go To Mars

Look up in the sky beyond the birds, planes, and atmosphere, it’s Red Planet Day and we’re celebrating Mars. Actually, we’re celebrating the launch of the Spacecraft Mariner 4, which launched for its 228 day mission in 1964.  It was the first successful flyby of Mars, coming withing 6,118 miles of our celestial neighbor.  That sounds like a lot of mileage, but it’s a lot closer than a couple light years.  The Mariner 4 returned the first photographs taken from deep space. Even though Mars can actually be seen with the naked eye, but our view falls short in comparison to the view a few thousand miles away.

Most of us aren’t going to celebrate by going to Mars, so you can spend time learning about Mars and the Mariner 4 mission or you can watch a really great movie involving Mars.  My favorite is The Martian, but there are plenty Mars movies from which to choose.  Enjoy the evening, go to Mars, and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

Go to the Theatre

If you’re feeling a little anxious today, I’m certain it has nothing to do with the fact it’s Pins and Needles Day!  Although this is a catchy phrase for those who stay a little nervous, today’s holiday has nothing to do with nerves.  Pins and Needles Day commemorates the opening of the musical Pins & Needles, which opened today on Broadway in 1937.  This pro-labor play was one of the first to comment on the controversial subject and was originally performed by actual factory workers. It became so popular, they quit their day job and joined the theatre full-time.  It was a good call considering the musical ran for almost three years was performed 1,108 times.  So, if you’re a nervous ninny, invest in faith and activate your prayer life, but take today to go to the theatre and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

SHOP SMART

In case Gray Thursday, Black Friday, and Small Business Saturday missed your radar, today is Shopping Reminder Day!  The holiday season is no longer approaching, it is here! If your holidays aren’t complete without a little gift exchange, now is the time to snag the sales. Cyber Monday shopping carts and all the brick & mortars are anxiously awaiting your charge.  Tis the season to go into debt.  Here is my reminder, go shopping, but don’t go dumb.  Support businesses, the economy, and enjoy giving gifts, but remember you’ll need heat, electricity, gas, food, and water in January.  So, shop smart, but shop smart, and…

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!