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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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It’s Here!

It’s here!  Or, it was here at 12:24 am.  It’s Summer Solstice Day!   It’s also International T-shirt Day and Go Skateboarding Day! All these holidays are here to encourage you to enjoy the longest day of summer!  Summer is officially here so, bust out the t-shirts with funny or inappropriate tag lines, wear that polo to work, skateboard like a pro (in your head, unless you are a pro), and get some fun in the sun.

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If you’re wondering, “Why Stonehenge?”  It’s because no one knows why this structure was really built, but the Summer Solstice Sunrise hits it dead center, so some think this was an early meteorology structure.  I had the pleasure of seeing these amazing stones in person and they are incredible!  If you get the opportunity, go.  If you don’t get the opportunity, use photoshop and pretend you did.  Happy Summer 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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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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