ADKISTLER's SparkPeople Blog ADKISTLER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community National Anthem Day <em>232</em> National Anthem Day <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always March 3rd <BR> <BR> The Star-Spangled Banner is the national anthem of the United States of America. It was written by Francis Scott Key. National Anthem Day celebrates this song, and the rich history behind its creation. The song officially became our national anthem on March 3, 1931. <BR> <BR> Celebrate today by proudl... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 09:13:47 EST Old Stuff Day Old Stuff Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always March 2nd <BR> <BR> When asking someone "What's new?" or "What's happening?", how often do you hear "Nothing really, same old stuff". <BR> <BR> Well, today, is Old Stuff Day, in recognition of this all too common response. It is suggestive of a boring time period, or a boring life style. sad. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 2 Mar 2015 07:59:18 EST National Peanut Butter Lovers' Day National Peanut Butter Lovers' Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always March 1st <BR> <BR> Today is a sticky day. National Peanut Butter Lover's Day salutes America's favorite sandwich spread. What kid didn't grow up loving a PB&J sandwich? It's a staple in our house. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Smooth Peanut Butter is by far the most popular. Crunchy peanut butt... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 08:19:16 EST Floral Design Day Floral Design Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 28th <BR> <BR> Floral Design Day is the perfect day to appreciate and create floral arrangements. Flowers are loved by all, especially the ladies. It seems only fitting that we have a day set aside to appreciate the creativity and artistic quality of flower arrangements. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src="h... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:24:46 EST No Brainer Day - this day is for me! No Brainer Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 27th <BR> <BR> No Brainer Day - now this day is for me! <BR> <BR> By definition, a "No brainer" is dong something that is simple, easy, obvious, and/or totally logical. Therefore, today is the day for you to do all those "no brainer" tasks and activities. If a project requires thinking, study, or analysis of any kind, then it's not the chore to do today. <BR> <B... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:36:15 EST National Pistachio Day - it's a nutty day! National Pistachio Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 26th <BR> <BR> National Pistachio Day is a nutty day. You can celebrate National Pistachio Day by eating them, and learning more about them. We're going to help with the learning part........ read on. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Nutty Pistachio Facts: <BR> <BR> Pistachios grow on trees. They are... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:50:15 EST Pistol Patent Day Pistol Patent Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 25th <BR> <BR> "Shoot! I don't have a Pistol Patent." If this thought is going through your mind right now, then this day is for you. You should aim to get a patent today. Why, today is Pistol Patent Day. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> In order to get a pistol patent, you must have a new design for a pis... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 01:19:00 EST National Tortilla Chip Day National Tortilla Chip Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 24th <BR> <BR> Today is a holiday with a crunch. One might even suggest that it is a corny holiday. Well, that's okay because today is National Tortilla Chip Day. Just a few decades ago, Americans seldom ate Corn Chips and Salsa. It's popularity has grown immensely. Today is a tribute to that rising popularity of one of America's favorite munchies. <BR> ... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:06:28 EST International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day <em>200</em> International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day <em>338</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 23rd <BR> <BR> International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day is a day for the dogs. And, that's because there is no one else who can really appreciate the true value of a dog biscuit. They say "Every dog has his day". And, it will definitely be his day,when you give him some tasty dog biscuits. <BR> <BR> <im... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:07:25 EST George Washington's Birthday George Washington's Birthday <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: February 22nd <BR> <BR> The "Father of His Country", George Washington was born on February 22, 1732. He became commander in chief of the Continental Army in 1775, and fought a long and arduous war for freedom from British rule. The war was finally over in 1781, when the Continental Army with the help of the French, forced British General Cornwal... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:41:11 EST Card Reading Day Card Reading Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 21st <BR> <BR> Card Reading Day is a fun day. It's a day to read cards..... no more, no less. <BR> <BR> Beyond a doubt, the stationery and Ecard companies love this day. It encourages you to send cards. They like that. <BR> <BR> As we did our research, we thought we'd find some history that suggest it is a day for Tarot card readings. It very well could be. But... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 05:58:20 EST Cherry Pie Day Cherry Pie Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 20th <BR> <BR> It's Cherry Pie Day. Cherry pie is America's second most popular pie, behind only apple pie in popularity. However, in the month of February, it's Number 1. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> As a young boy, George Washington made the Cherry tree popular, with his famous quote "I can... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:36:38 EST Chocolate Mint Day Chocolate Mint Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 19th <BR> <BR> Chocolate Mint Day celebrates anything and everything that is chocolate mint flavored. The most common chocolate mint treats are ice cream, candies, and desserts. Not everyone likes chocolate mint. But those who do love it. No, we don't know why some people don't like this great flavor. But, we do feel sorry for them! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:05:26 EST National Battery Day National Battery Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 18th <BR> <BR> People get a charge out of National Battery Day. We are absolutely energized about the many uses and applications. It's an opportunity to celebrate a vital invention. Batteries are used everywhere, from the battlefield to smoke alarms to headsets. They come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and power capacity, to fit a wide array of needs. <BR> <B... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:23:59 EST Random Acts of Kindness Day Random Acts of Kindness Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 17th <BR> <BR> Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. And, you know what to do...perform a few random acts of kindness. Almost any kind deed will do. And, we highly recommend you perform kind acts on as many people as you can. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is a favorite day of many people ... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 09:28:02 EST President's Day <em>232</em> President's Day 2015 <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated (Observed): Since 1968, it is observed on the third Monday in February <BR> <BR> President's Day is a day set aside to honor all of the U.S. presidents. We often think of two great presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln when we celebrate this holiday, as it falls by design between their birthdays. More and more of us, l... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:44:11 EST National Gumdrop Day National Gumdrop Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 15th <BR> <BR> National Gumdrop Day honors the popular, gelatin-based candy. Gumdrops have been a favorite candy for many decades. Nowadays, the "Gummi" candies which are the same gelatin base, are the most popular gumdrop type of sweet. <BR> <BR> On National Gumdrop Day, you know what to do... eat Gumdrops to your heart's content! <BR> <BR> Test your Kno... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 09:43:48 EST Valentine's Day <em>129</em> Valentine's Day <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When: February 14th. <BR> <BR> Valentine's Day is a celebration of love and lovers. The roots of Valentine's Day goes back to ancient times, when people paid honor to the Roman God of Fertility. This was known as the Feast of Lupercalia, and was celebrated even then on February 14th. <BR> <BR> The traditions of Valentine's Day are broad and many. It is a ... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 06:19:16 EST Blame Someone Else Day Blame Someone Else Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : The first Friday the 13th of the year <BR> <BR> What a great time you can have on this day. Imagine all the problems, errors, and mistakes you could heap on someone else today. On this day you don't have to take responsibility, or the blame, for any faux pas on your part. On the downside, this day comes as a double edged sword. While you are busy putting the blame elsewher... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 08:31:27 EST Abraham Lincoln's Birthday Abraham Lincoln's Birthday <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date / When Celebrated: February Abraham Lincoln's actual birth date. However, in modern times, we celebrate Lincoln, and all of the U.S. Presidents, on President's Day. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Every American knows President Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States. "Honest Abe", as he w... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 01:02:26 EST Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 11th <BR> <BR> Don't Cry Over Spilled Milk Day is in recognition that everyone spills a little milk now and then. It's a day to be optimistic, think positive, look on the bright side, and to find something good in everything that happens. As the song says: Don't Worry, be Happy! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 11 Feb 2015 05:44:04 EST Umbrella Day Umbrella Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 10th <BR> <BR> Umbrella Day is in honor of one of the world's most invaluable inventions. On a rainy, day, we are sure glad that someone was smart enough to invent it. It's also increasingly popular to use umbrellas to shade ourselves from harmful UV radiation, and the heat of the sun. <BR> <BR> Umbrellas come in all sorts of sizes, colors, shapes, and, designs. Bus... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 01:16:17 EST Clean Out Your Computer Day Clean Out Your Computer Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Second Monday of the month <BR> <BR> Clean Out Your Computer Day is a day to logically review, and delete old files and programs. <BR> <BR> Most of us add programs and files to our computer with reckless abandon. After all, computers have huge storage capacity. Many of these files and programs are forgotten over time. Overtime they clog memory and cause confusion dur... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 07:43:00 EST Kite Flying Day Kite Flying Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 8th <BR> <BR> Today is Kite Flying Day, a great time to go fly a kite. People have enjoyed flying kites for thousands of years. Its an ever popular activity for children, and enjoyed by many adults. <BR> <BR> Ben Franklin was perhaps the most well known kite flyer. He flew a kite in a thunderstorm and discovered electricity. He got a charge out of flying kites!... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 01:37:29 EST International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day International Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : First Saturday in February <BR> <BR> It's mid winter. The snow and cold seems like it will never come to an end. Spring seems so far away. <BR> <BR> Stuck in a mid winter funk, and suffering from cabin fever, it's time to do something, weird, odd, quirky. <BR> <BR> So, lets eat ice cream for breakfast!!! ....YEAHHHHH!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 01:12:26 EST Lame Duck Day Lame Duck Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 6th <BR> <BR> Hey, today is everything it's quacked up to be. Lame Duck Day is set aside to give recognition to people whose tenure in a position is running out. <BR> <BR> Okay, so you are probably thinking that a "lame duck" is a duck with some sort of injury. If only that were the reason for toady! Rather, a "Lame Duck" by human, definition is a person who is in ... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 09:14:27 EST National Weatherman's Day National Weatherman's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 5th <BR> <BR> National Weatherman's Day honors weathermen, and woman who work hard to accurately predict the often fickle weather. Despite major technological advances and supercomputers, forecasting the weather is still a tricky, and ever changing business. <BR> <BR> Knowing the weather is important in so many ways. It affect how we dress, where we go, ... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 07:24:11 EST Create a Vacuum Day Create a Vacuum Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 4th <BR> <BR> Create a Vacuum Day just might leave you in an empty void. We found no factual information or records about this day. So, we can only speculate to its cause.......... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Theory #1: A hard working housewife, frustrated over her vacuuming chores, declared a day ... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 09:23:38 EST The Day the Music Died Day The Day the Music Died Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The Day the Music Died, dubbed so by a lyric in the Don McLean song "American Pie", is a reference to the deaths of rock and roll musicians Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and J. P. "The Big Bopper" Richardson, in a plane crash near Clear Lake, Iowa, on February 3, 1959. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Every generation ha... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 09:29:48 EST 2015 Groundhog's Day 2015 Groundhog's Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date when: February 2nd each year <BR> <BR> Groundhog Day is celebrated in the U.S. each year on February 2nd. On this day in mid-winter, the groundhog awakens from a long winter's nap, and goes outside of his den to see if he sees his shadow. This tradition is big, on an otherwise cold and dreary mid-winter's day. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 2 Feb 2015 01:35:09 EST National Freedom Day National Freedom Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always February 1st <BR> <BR> National Freedom Day celebrates freedom from slavery, and recognizes that America is a symbol of freedom. <BR> <BR> National Freedom Day was established in 1948 to remind us that America stands for, and is a symbol of freedom for all people. The roots of this special day come directly from the end of slavery and the signing of the 13th amendmen... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:15:45 EST Backward Day Backward Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Backward Day is a day to do everything backwards. Use your imagination, and Backward Day can be lots of fun. It's especially popular with school aged kids. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Try writing backwards or reading backwards. Wear your shirt with th... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 01:25:55 EST National Inane Answering Message Day National Inane Answering Message Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always January 30th <BR> <BR> Many people look at the title of this day and think ....huh!!? Some people think its a typo, and the day should read "National Insane Answering Message Day". However, it actually and truly is "National Inane Answering Message Day". <BR> <BR> First lets clarify the meaning of an "inane" answering message. We all get them on our a... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:53:55 EST National Puzzle Day National Puzzle Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always January 29th <BR> <BR> Don't be puzzled by today. National Puzzle Day honors puzzles of all size, shape and form. Crossword puzzles are by far the most common. Sudoku, a number puzzle, is the most recent puzzle rage. There's easy puzzles, and there's puzzles for experts. They fit the needs of every person, and every skill level. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 05:55:31 EST Fun at Work Day Fun at Work Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always January 28th <BR> <BR> International Fun at Work Day : Always April 1st <BR> <BR> Fun at Work Day is a day to have fun at work for once. Ideally, work should be fun. But normally, work is not intended to have fun. It's intended to get work done. You're a very lucky person, if you can get work done and have fun doing it. The lucky souls in this situation, love their job. <... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:54:51 EST Chocolate Cake Day Chocolate Cake Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always January 27th <BR> <BR> Chocolate Cake Day is a a chocolate lovers delight, and a day to eat cake. Why this a day to "bake your chocolate cake....and eat it, too!" <BR> <BR> On this day, a white or yellow cake will not do. Nor, will part chocolate, part white suffice. It must be chocolate, all chocolate. You can make milk chocolate, dark chocolate, fudge, or any other ty... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 01:36:09 EST Spouses Day Spouses Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : always on January 26th <BR> <BR> Spouse's Day is a time to enjoy and appreciate your better half. You can use this day as a prelude or warm up to Valentine's Day, perhaps. But, its not as much of a gift giving event. Rather, use it as a time to show your spouse that you care and appreciate all of the things that he/she does for you and for the household. Over the lon... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:43:32 EST Opposite Day Opposite Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always January 25th <BR> <BR> Opposite Day is a topsy, turvy day when everything you say, do, see, and hear are the opposite. If you say go left, you mean go right. If you say look up, it means look down. If you see your left it really your right? <BR> <BR> Yesiree, Bob. Opposite Day can be a whole lot of fun. It can also be very, very confusing. This special day is celebr... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 01:24:31 EST Compliment Day Compliment Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always January 24th <BR> <BR> How nice of you to visit my blog today. I can see by your choice of blogs, that you are an intelligent person. You are a kind and inquisitive person. I love the way you...... <BR> <BR> Yes, its Compliment Day. Today is a great opportunity to say something positive about the people you come into contact with. Everyone has good attributes. ...that's rig... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:07:18 EST Measure Your Feet Day- we only ask...."Why!?!" Measure Your Feet Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always January 23rd <BR> <BR> Measure Your Feet Day is a day to, well it's a day to measure your feet. At this point, we stop and ask ourselves...why? We pondered this question for a while. Then, we decided it was best not to even speculate. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Celebrate today by measuring your feet. Both... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 01:19:16 EST National Blonde Brownie Day National Blonde Brownie Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always January 22nd <BR> <BR> National Blonde Brownie Day is a special day that is set aside to bake and eat blonde brownies. <BR> <BR> What's a blonde brownie, you ask? Well, as their name implies, traditional brownies are a dark brown. To make blonde brownies, light brown sugar is used in the recipe in place of dark brown chocolate. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:21:45 EST National Hugging Day <em>247</em> National Hugging Day <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date when: Always January 21st <BR> <BR> What a great day! This is an opportunity to give and to receive. Give a hug, and you automatically receive one in return. Sure, someone might not hug back. But, how often does that happen!?! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hugs are loving. Hugs are ther... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 05:49:30 EST National Buttercrunch Day National Buttercrunch Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always January 20th <BR> <BR> Buttercrunch lovers, today is your day. It's National Buttercrunch Day. Today you can enjoy buttercrunch ice cream, candy, or anything buttercrunch. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Spend the day with one of your favorite snacks. Make it your personal goal to have something with butt... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 01:08:19 EST Martin Luther King Day Martin Luther King Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: The third Monday in January. <BR> <BR> Born on January 15, 1929, Martin Luther King Jr. grew to become one of the greatest Social Activists the world has ever known. At 35, he became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace prize. He was assassinated on April 4, 1968 while making a speech from the balcony of his hotel room in Memphis, Tennessee. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:31:12 EST Thesaurus Day Thesaurus Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Always January 18th <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Thesaurus Day celebrates the birthday of the author of Roget's Thesaurus. Peter Roget was born on this day in 1779. <BR> <BR> The Thesaurus has been an invaluable reference book for hundreds of years. Students and writers use it to improve the quality of their... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 07:56:57 EST Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day Ditch New Year's Resolutions Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always January 17th <BR> <BR> If there's a day to celebrate New Years and to make resolutions for the upcoming year, then there should be a day to ditch those resolutions. That's the reason for today. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If you haven't broken or given up all of those New Year's resolutions, you... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:14:37 EST Nothing Day Nothing Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always January 16th <BR> <BR> National Nothing Day is quite simply... a day for nothing. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This day is an "un-event". The expectation is that we do not create or otherwise promote this day. In other words, we do nothing. And, to say anything more would contradict the purpose of thi... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:00:46 EST National Hat Day National Hat Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always January 15th <BR> <BR> National Hat Day is set aside to wear and enjoy a hat of your choice and style. Isn't it great that hats come in all shapes, sizes, colors, and styles? There's one to fit every size head and personality. Often, hats are used to make a statement, or to promote a cause or a product. <BR> <BR> Oh yeah... hats have logical uses, too. Some hats (Aka hel... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:43:08 EST Dress Up Your Pet Day Dress Up Your Pet Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always January 14th <BR> <BR> Dress Up Your Pet Day gives you the opportunity to .... you guessed it......dress up your pet! <BR> <BR> Some pets like to get dressed up. Others, want nothing to do with it. This day is an opportunity to really dress up your pet(s). Make something for them to wear. Or, go to a pet store and buy an outfit. It's winter, so something warm is be... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 01:14:13 EST Make Your Dream Come True Day Make Your Dream Come True Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When : Always January 13th <BR> <BR> Make Your Dream Come True Day gives you the opportunity to do something to realize your goals and dreams. Whatever your dreams are, they usually don't come true without some effort on your part. So, today is the perfect opportunity to do something about it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <B... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 05:56:23 EST