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POTUS and Pup

Don’t yell “King me” yet, it doesn’t mean what you think it means.  It’s Checkers Day! Checkers, in this case, doesn’t mean it’s time to pull out game pieces or hop in your car for some fast food. Also known as Dogs in Politics Day, we’re celebrating pets of the White House.  This isn’t a PETA or SPCA ploy, it’s a Nixon thing.  In his 1952 speech refuting the mishandling of $18,000 in campaign fundsCalifornia Senator Richard Nixon admitted to one political gift he intended to keep, their dog, Checkers.

Today, $18,000 is probably a drop in the bucket when compared to the amount of mishandled funds it would take to garner a televised press conference,  but we have this accusation to thank for today’s holiday.  Celebrate by visiting the Presidential Pet Museum and meeting the POTUS’s and their pups.  Maybe they will inspire a new addition to your family.

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!!!

Today’s References: Wikipedia, Youtube, Presidential Pet Museum

What’s up, JellyBean?

If you want to eat a pink grapefruit, blood worms, and swallow your snot all in one handful, you’ve come to the right holiday.  It’s National Jelly Bean Day!  And, if I have my cult classic correct, we have Harry Potter to thank for making earwax, rotten eggs, and vomit editable (I use this term loosely).

RRJBAlthough they date back to the 1860’s, I couldn’t find anyone who knew how or why these candies were invented.  However, this little usually fruity snack has made its way from American candy dishes to American culture.  Jelly Beans are used everywhere, from the classroom to baby showers.  It is even listed in the dictionary and apparently, jellybean art is a thing.   Pictured here, is jelly bean fanatic, former President Ronald Reagan.  This portrait hangs proudly in the Reagan National Library and is made of 10,000 jellybeans and polyurethane.  Don’t eat it.

I’m not the jelly bean eating type, never have been, but I do enjoy guessing the number of jellybeans in a jar, putting them in plastic eggs for Easter, and throwing them across the room into other people’s mouths.  You can celebrate today by doing any or all of the above.  You can also play the jellybean board game or use them to teach your kids math, art, and science.  I mean seriously, who knew sugar and dye could do so much?  If you know who or find out who, please let me know.  I’d love to discover a secret patent that proves I should be a millionaire.  Until then, enjoy a stinky sock and …

HOLIDAY ON MY FRIENDS!

 

jellybean – noun 1) A gaudily dressed man; faddish dresser (1919+), 2) A stupid person; fool; sap: The jelly beans I went to school with(1915+), and 3) A novice; rookie (1950s+ Baseball)