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Today is National Drink Beer Day!

Friday, September 28, 2012

As if people needed an excuse to tip a few cold ones with some friends, Drink Beer Day is upon us.

Most folks won't have any trouble finding drinking companionship on this day. Just "grab some buds" then go out and celebrate this holiday. (After all I do live in St. Louis, home of Budweiser, King of Beers.)

If you still have a few carbs left to kill on this day, you can record the nutritional value of beer on your SparkPoints. Did you know that beer contains vitamin B6. It's true!

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LASKIE2 10/1/2012 2:02PM

    Too bad that my DH missed this beer dranking day. emoticon Just kidding

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HEYITSLISA 9/29/2012 9:26AM

    I don't like beer, but I did have a Skinny-rita at dinner last night! (100 calorie margarita, yum! emoticon )

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LYNNIERN 9/29/2012 8:50AM

    Well you know I'm always a day late and a dollar short, but in honor of National Drink Beer Day, I'm going to have a cold frosty one at the Cards game tonight so I can get an extra dose of vitamin B6 today! Cheers and go Cards!

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GAYLLYNNE 9/29/2012 8:49AM

    I need to call my brother right away!!!!!

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JANTWO 9/29/2012 12:40AM

    I did not know that, but I do not like beer.

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AFRITOGUY 9/28/2012 11:32PM

    265 is my century mark. 100 llbs! The last 27 I will credit to E2L (Eat to Live)

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AFRITOGUY 9/28/2012 11:30PM

    But not today. I was 276 last Monday.

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AFRITOGUY 9/28/2012 11:30PM

    I will have beer when I hit 265.

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AFRITOGUY 9/28/2012 11:29PM

    Well how about that?

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National One-Hit-Wonder Day

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

No matter what music era you recall, there is one song you almost always remember that can put a smile on your face the moment the melody starts playing in your head.

When I noticed today is National One Hit Wonder Day, I Googled my favorite era: 1980s. Check out this list I found

There are three songs on this Top 10 List that I remember as being favorites during my dancing nights back in college. Until now I had no idea that the artists would sing no more. I've listed three of my favorite One Hit Wonders in order of my preference.

"Rappers Delight" by Sugar Hill Gang
"Funkytown" by Lipps, Inc.
"Turning Japanese" by The Vapors is a great resource if you want to reacquaint yourself with some of your favorite music. Every era is represented going back to the 1950s so there is likely to be something for everyone. Add one or two to your workout or walk mix.

Enjoy this short walk down memory lane. I sure did!

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SUNSET09 9/29/2012 8:35AM

  Here’s my play list:
Radio Active – The Firm
Wildflower – Skylark
"She's Like the Wind – Patrick Swayze
She Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby
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SOCDIRECTOR 9/26/2012 11:57PM

    You guys are too funny! Thanks for all the wonderful comments.

"Rappers Delight" is a very good friend's favorite song at Karaoke so I, too, know all the words. She does it EVERY time we are out for a sing-a-long night on the town.

Do any of you watch "Parenthood" on NBC? Did you notice that "Funkytown" was referenced in one of the new episodes this season? It's the code word among the parents with kids who have such busy lives that it's necessary to schedule their alone bedroom time.

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GAYLLYNNE 9/26/2012 8:14AM

    LOL - I loved Funkytown too!!

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JANTWO 9/26/2012 12:19AM

    Funkytown!!!! Thank you for the information and link!!!!

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LYNNIERN 9/25/2012 10:35PM

    Such great memories! Did you do that funny jump up and down dancing to Whip It? Great web site, thanks for another fun and educational blog! emoticon

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HEYITSLISA 9/25/2012 9:35PM

    I still can remember most of the words to Rappers Delight! emoticon

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CARRAND 9/25/2012 8:50PM

    Great web site. Thanks for sharing.

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Talk Like a Pirate: Only Today is this Okay

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day. This is not only an unusual holiday, it's recognized in other nations! Go figure!!

The way I see it, if you are over the age of 12, today is the ONLY day when this is acceptable behavior.

Warning: Keep your "arrrrrs" and "yo ho hos" under control, matey, or I'll have you walking the plank!!

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SOCDIRECTOR 9/25/2012 6:58PM

    You all are so wonderful for being engaged in my odd blogs. Thanks to all who read my blogs, and a special thanks to those who take time to post a comment. You are the best!

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GAYLLYNNE 9/20/2012 6:51AM

    Well, shiver me timbers, I missed it :)

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SJKENT1 9/19/2012 10:50PM

    oh no!!! I missed it. I love that on FaceBook you can set your language to Pirate.

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LYNNIERN 9/19/2012 8:26PM

    Sounds like a Sienfield episode and keeping that in mind...I will talk like a pirate if I get t' war a puffy shirt

Thanks ANDYINBC for the translator, so much fun!!

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HEYITSLISA 9/19/2012 9:58AM

    I went into my daughters Facebook account and changed the settings to "Pirate" emoticon She won't notice until after school, but I'm sure I'll get a phone call about it!

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MERETONI 9/19/2012 8:24AM

    Happy Talk like a Pirate day!

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ANDYINBC 9/19/2012 8:22AM

    Have you tried the English to pirate translator...


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Today is a Double Whammy: Cheeseburger and Rice Crispy Treat Day

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Some days I only need to consult my unusual holiday calendar to plan my dinner meal. That is especially true today.

National Cheeseburger Day - Everything is better with cheese on it, right?


Rice Crispies Treat Day - rather Cocoa Crispies--our family favorite--in this instance

We have beef and turkey burgers thawing in the fridge and cheese at the ready. I'm preparing a double batch of Rice Crispies Treats not only for today, but for the fun-filled weekend ahead.

Of course, there will be at least two fruits/vegetables with this meal, too! And whole grain buns or go without, my preference.

It's a good thing that thanks to SparkPeople I'm living by my new credo "All thing in moderation!" Not that everyday is perfect. But I'm doing my best at a new healthy lifestyle.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LYNNIERN 9/26/2012 8:12PM

    Love this! emoticon

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MARISPHERE 9/18/2012 9:36PM

    emoticon Love this!

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DIBANANA 9/18/2012 10:02AM

  Sounds like a good balance!

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Today is Constitution Day

Monday, September 17, 2012

Today is 225th Anniversary of the United States of America Constitution.

This holiday was previously known as Citizenship Day (before 2004) and "I am an American Day" (the 1940s). Though this holiday has gone through a lot of name changes, it was first celebrated in 1787 as Constitution Day.

Today let's take time to reflect on the importance of this massive document that spells out our democracy and set the foundation for this great country we call home.

You can read more at National Constitution Center .

I'm Proud to Be an American!!


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SUNSET09 9/18/2012 6:45AM

  The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LYNNIERN 9/17/2012 10:07PM

    I love your blogs, I always learn something new or am reminded of something I forgot. As the song goes..."I'm proud to be an American". emoticon

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    Agreed! Too bad it is distorted and being torn apart at times!

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GAYLLYNNE 9/17/2012 2:57PM

    Always proud to be an American!

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TMCK-40 9/17/2012 11:42AM

  Thank you for sharing this. I am proud as well!

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