Happy Cotton Candy Day!

Everyone loves cotton candy, right? It’s just so magical.

Check this out!

That’s pretty cool! I’m sure you can find more cool cotton candy videos on youtube…

Now, go get some cotton candy!

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Happy International Day of Friendship!

Today is the International Day of Friendship!

No matter where you are in the world, you have friendship! Everyone has a friend. If you don’t, that’s okay, you’ll find one. In the meantime, why don’t you try to be a friend to someone else?

Everyone needs a friend. You should always be nice to other people. Try to be everyone’s friend. That way, you’ll have less enemies and everyone will be happier. I can’t think of a reason that we can’t all be nice to each other. Even if you don’t want to be friends with someone, maybe because you have no common interests, you can still be nice to each other.

The next time you see that weird kid in class, just ask how their day was. When you see that anti-social guy in the office, ask how his weekend was. It’s not hard. You don’t have to be best friends for life, just don’t leave them out.

Also, Just because a person is shy, doesn’t mean that they don’t need friends. Try to be their friend. See my post on talking to a shy person here.

So, everyone needs friends. be a friend to some one.

But today is the day to celebrate friendship! If you have a friend that you really appreciate, tell them. Today is they day to celebrate your friendship with that person! go on! take a day, just the two of you and do something you like!

Go on!

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Happy National Lasagna Day!

It’s National Lasagna Day!

Everyone loves lasagna! Unless you don’t ’cause you’re allergic to something in it… or you’re just weird. But that’s okay! Embrace your inner weird and let your freak flag fly!

But for the rest of us… we’re going to celebrate lasagna… The Garfield way!

If you don’t eat it like Garfield, you’re doing it wrong. So go get that Lasagna!

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Happy National Milk Chocolate Day!

Today is National Milk Chocolate Day!

Right now, drop everything and get yourself some chocolate! You deserve it! Even if you’re on a diet. Yes, even you. Go get some chocolate. You know you want to. I’m judging you if you don’t…

*If you are allergic to chocolate, ABORT MISSION.

*I am not responsible for any relapses in Chocolate addictions.

*I am not responsible for chocolate induced stomachaches.

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Happy Take Your House Plant for a Walk Day!

July 27th is Take Your House Plant for a Walk Day!

Well? What are you waiting for? Take the plant for a walk!

Grab the leash and get moving! Or if your plant is well trained, you might not need a leash. Either way, you better get moving! You’re losing daylight!

Enjoy the weather with your plant! Go on…

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Happy Talk in an Elevator Day!

Today is Talk in an Elevator Day!

If you find yourself in an elevator today, start talking! You never know who you’re going to meet! A new best friend? maybe they know someone who knows someone who can help you with the project your working on! Who knows? You won’t, unless you try…

Get talking! Make some new friends!

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Happy Carousel Day!

Today is Carousel day!

Everyone loves carousels! They aren’t just for kids, you know!

My favorite is the the Carousel of Progress in Disney World.

The carousel takes you through the 20th century with the American family and shows you the advancements in technology. Here are some pictures!

The first scene is at the turn of the century and explains that life can’t possibly get any better. It talk about towering building up to 20 stories and images flickering on a screen.

The next scene takes place in the 1920’s. Than man expresses his amazement about being able to get from New York to Los Angeles in only 3 days! And don’t forget about indoor plumbing! Not to mention, his wife can sew their clothes at night thanks to the light bulb! But better be careful! You might blow a fuse!

 

The next scene puts us right in the middle of the 1940’s. Now we have a bigger refrigerator that can hold way more food, and ice cubes! He no longer has to clean his own dishes thanks to his automatic dishwasher! He also talks about the “ratrace” and having to drive all the way into town for work in the morning, only to have to do drive all the way back at the end of the day. And the highway is crowded with fellow rats trying to do the same thing! He talks about the television giving him all his news, plus all the signing and dancing, which he calls “fluff” but he likes it. He predicts a day when people will learn latin and greek from their tv set.

The last scene takes you to the future of progress and shows you voice activated household appliances that will do anything you say. The young son has a virtual video game, and the wife announces that she has finished programming the house, and turns the Christmas tree on from the kitchen. The grandfather begins telling the daughter about “the old days” when the daughter replies with, “Oh no, you’re not talking about the old days when you didn’t even have a car phone!” The grandfather tells her that they didn’t even have a house phone!

Ah! How interesting! If you’re ever at Disney World, check out the carousel of progress in Tomorrowland and Magic Kingdom! It truly is a great carousel, and a fun look at the progress of the 20th century!

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Happy Cousins Day!

July 24 is Cousins Day!

Some people like their cousins, some people don’t. Some people spend a lot of time with their cousins, others never see them. Which are you?

For me, I don’t mind my cousins. Maybe because I don’t know them very well. I only have two first cousins. One lives in South Carolina, the other in Arkansas. Both are a couple hour plane ride away.

So, for Cousins day, I thought I would explain how cousins work. Many people know that a certain cousin is their second cousin a couple times removed, but what does that mean, and how do you figure that out?

Step one. Who is the older cousin? Let’s say its your cousin Jimmy.

Step two. How many generations are between you? We’ll say there’s one generation.

Step three. How many generations do you have to go back, starting from Jimmy (the older cousin), to find where your trees intersect? Let’s say, for example, your grandfather was Jimmy’s Mom’s brother. This means that, starting from Jimmy, you went back one generation to find where your tree met his.

Step four. Jimmy is your first cousin, once removed.

 

The cousin part comes from the amount of generations between the older cousin and where your two trees meet. The removed comes from the amount of generations between cousins.

Here’s a picture:

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It would be the same if you and Jimmy switched places (If Jimmy’s Grandfather was your Mom’s brother).

But what is your Grandchild’s relation to Jimmy? First cousin, three times removed.

cousins2Make sense? Good.

You an Jimmy’s child, Sean, would be second cousins (because there are two generations from the oldest cousin to the link) and zero times removed (because there is no generation gap). Your Grandchild and Sean are second cousins (two generations between Sean and the link) twice removed (two generations between Sean and your Grandchild).

Get it? Got it? Good.

If anyone is still confused, you can visit this site to learn more.

No matter what your cousin’s relation, give them a call and wish them a happy cousins day!

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Happy Gorgeous Grandma Day!

Today is Gorgeous Grandma Day!

Give her a call, or go visit!

Today is a day for any woman over sixty who:

  • Believes she has her whole life ahead of her
  • Wants to make the most out of every day
  • Wants to thrive, not just survive
  • Cares for her mind and body
  • Remains adaptable to life’s sweet and bittersweet moments
  • Cherishes herself as much as she cherishes her loved ones
  • Is open to learning new ideas
  • Loves life and lets everyone know it

But I think its more than that. I think its about showing your grandma that you love her just as much as she has always loved you!

I remember something that my high school band director said during a practice in my junior year when one of the other members’ Grandma came to visit him. My director stopped practice so they boy could talk to his grandma for a few minutes. When everyone was back together, he said to always hug your Grandma ’cause you never know how much longer you have with her.

That was maybe a month after I had lost mine. She had spent the last four or so months going between hospitals and nursing homes. We visited her everyday and brought her whatever she wanted for dinner. You know those hospital meals aren’t made with any love. We knew that we were seeing her for the last time when we left the hospital that night. She had told the nurse she was a nine. We all knew she was hardly a three. She was ready. We all went home and waited for the phone call. It came at 10:05 pm.

If you still have your grandma, give her a hug and tell her that you love her. Tell her that she’s beautiful. Because she is.

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Happy Hammock Day!

Today is Hammock Day!

Right in the middle of the Dog Days of summer, which run from July 3 to August 11, we have hammock day!

So today, is a day for relaxing! A lot of people have to work today since it is Monday, but maybe after work, take a break in the hammock for a while. Everyone loves hammocks, right? I know I do. Perfect for taking a nap by the pool, or stargazing at night!

Whatever your plans, make some time to lay in a hammock!

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