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Take it!?

It’s National Take it in the Ear Day and my brief research says nobody knows why or exactly what this holiday means.  This can really go left, especially if you’re R. Kelly.  Take it in the ear can mean anything from Wet Wiliys to well, R Kelly.  In an effort to cover all possible celebrations, I’ve decided to do a word associate with today’s holiday.  You decide for yourself what celebrating National Take it in the Ear Day means to you.  Take it and…

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Pen it

In our world of emojis, acronyms, texts, tweets, and snaps, the art of writing has morphed into many things.  With the last few hours of your evening take time to celebrate simpler times. It’s Letter Writing Day!

Sure, the smart ass in you can write out the alphabet and claim you’ve celebrated, but unless you’re five years old or still learning the alphabet, you’re being a dumbass.  Break out the old pen and paper and write a letter with a date, greeting, body, and closing. Communicate as some of us once did in the 8th grade, with a handwritten note folded in such a way that it was its own envelope.  Surprise someone, you love, with a love note or someone, you hate, with a chain letter.  If you need help getting started, here are a few letters penned by the famous to inspire your heartfelt genius.  Pen it and…

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Specially Educated

It isn’t shocking to learn we live in a world where everything isn’t available to everyone and so today we celebrate Special Education Day.  On this day, in 1975, President Gerald Ford signed the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) into law.

During my second year in college, while studying computer science and trying to earn money, I had the pleasure of working as a Notetaker for students with disabilities. I worked closely with a young man who was a paraplegic.  While helping him in class, I learned how to be a teacher. Not because I was teaching him, but because he was studying to become an elementary school teacher and it was my job to take his class notes.  At the time I never questioned how he would teach his future students, where he would teach, or who would help him in his classroom. I thought about how much fun he would have teaching a class someday. It’s because of parents, teachers, students and loved ones who advocate for individuals whose rights are being withheld that the two of us were able to attend the same prestigious University.

Celebrate today by learning more about the IDEA Act, it’s progress and needs.  It’s the end of the year, so you can squeeze in those final year-end tax donations and maybe volunteer a little or your time.  Stay educated and…

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Impact

AIDS may not be the same death sentence it was in the 80’s and early 90’s, but it’s a life sentence to medication and a compromised immune system.  Today is World AIDS Day and we should all be aware that AIDS still exists, AIDS is still devastating, and AIDS is still pandemic. Increasing transparency, accountability, education, and research partnerships are critical to making AIDS history.  Celebrate today by getting tested, educated, and/or volunteering. Make an impact and…

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Go Nuts!

A word from all the turkeys out there, “It’s National Cashew Day!”

Pretty soon, most of you will be gathered around someone’s table enjoying Thanksgiving dinner with family, friends, and maybe a few people you don’t like.  Well, while you’re stuffing your face and filling your belly, celebrate by giving a shout out to a little nut. Cashews enhance cuisines around the world and your Aunt, who can’t cook, probably put a few in her mystery stuffing. So, smile, swallow, go nuts and…

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“Eat more cashews.”

 

Trim the Fat

article-2094267-11886c64000005dc-63_233x304319741444.jpgWhile you’re trimming the fat from that bird, trim your friends. It’s National Unfriend Day! Today’s holiday was initiated in 2010 by Jimmy Kimmel who felt Facebook had cheapened the meaning of friendship.  HE may be right, but if you didn’t have friends before Facebook, you’re probably excited about your sudden increase of 1,500 friends. If you spend most of your time in the real world, you’re probably not impressed by the number of online “friends” you have, you’re more concerned with the ones who know where you live, but don’t know your address.  You understand Facebook friends are people you know of, not necessarily people you really know or in rare cases know at all. If no one is causing you stress, you’re fine and probably don’t need to celebrate today.  But, if you have been in any of the following situations, you need start slicing, dicing, and celebrating all over your Facebook friends list.

  1. Your ex is stalking you through a fake account or a mutual friend.
  2. Your boss found out about your late night streaking because a loud mouth co-worker, who is your Facebook friend, outed you.
  3. Jesus told you to pull the weeds.
  4.  You just feel like being petty.
  5. You’ve become a Facebook stalker and you’re one click away from a court record.

Unfriend with a callous vengeance, save yourself, and…

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Mash ’em

This one is on the books in recognition of National Brest Cancer Awareness Month, President Bill Clinton declared, not on his watch, and dubbed today National Mammography Day! 

If you’ve never had one and you’re scared, don’t be.  I’m a regular and they aren’t too bad at all. It’s a little uncomfortable, less invasive than a PAP, but nothing like a massage.  Think of it as a boob sandwich that can save your life.  I think the recommended age to start is 50.  I’m not fifty, no where near 50, but my mom had breast cancer in her 30’s, so I started early.  Be proactive and learn your family history.  Feel ’em on a regular, mash’em once a year, and…

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