DESERTDREAMERS's SparkPeople Blog DESERTDREAMERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community National Hamburger Day May 28, 2016 - why don't they just call it "National Cookout Day"? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL HAMBURGER DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BRISKET DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Cheeseburger In Paradise by Jimmy Buffett, 1978 <BR> <img s... Sat, 28 May 2016 02:20:00 EST National Heat Awareness Day May 27, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL CELLOPHANE TAPE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL GRAPE POPSICLE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL DON'T FRY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL HEAT AWARENESS DAY <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeopl... Fri, 27 May 2016 02:02:36 EST Red Nose Day May 26, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL BLUEBERRY CHEESECAKE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> RED NOSE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> From the 1973 musical by Sondheim, A Little Night Music, Send in the Clowns. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Isn't it rich? Are we a pair... Thu, 26 May 2016 02:32:12 EST National Tap Dance Day May 25th <BR> National Brown-Bag It Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Missing Children’s Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Tap Dance Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Wine Day <BR> <img src=" Wed, 25 May 2016 02:26:37 EST National Tap Dance Day May 25th <BR> National Brown-Bag It Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Missing Children’s Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Tap Dance Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Wine Day <BR> <img src=" Wed, 25 May 2016 02:26:34 EST National Escargot Day May 24, 2016 <BR> AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL ESCARGOT DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Written and performed by Bob Brown, Snail's Pace <BR> <img src="http... Tue, 24 May 2016 03:07:12 EST National Lucky Penny Day May 23, 2016 ya! It's like penny candy day! <BR> NATIONAL TAFFY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL LUCKY PENNY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> From the 1936 movie of the same name, Pennies From Heaven, first covered by Bing Crosby. <BR> <img src=""> ... Mon, 23 May 2016 02:33:34 EST National Buy a Musical Instrument Day May 22, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL BUY A MUSICAL INSTRUMENT DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL VANILLA PUDDING DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL MARITIME DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 76 Trombones from The Music Man <BR> <img src="http://photosaw... Sun, 22 May 2016 06:21:43 EST National Learn to Swim Day Much, much better tonight at work. Even better because I have a week off! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> May 21, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL STRAWBERRIES AND CREAM DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL AMERICAN RED CROSS FOUNDER’S DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR>... Sat, 21 May 2016 12:35:41 EST Bicycle Built for Two May 20, 2016 - bad night at the Emergency - just continuous patients coming it. Only have time for a quickie blog - and the list of "days" is longer than the song! <BR> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL QUICHE LORRAINE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BE A MILLIONAIRE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PIZZA PARTY DAY <BR> <img src... Fri, 20 May 2016 06:19:44 EST NATIONAL MAY RAY DAY May 19, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL DEVIL’S FOOD CAKE DAY - ummm, nom, nom, nom! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL MAY RAY DAY - celebrate by soaking up some sunshine (if you have any!) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha Bedingfield, 2008 <BR> <img src=" Thu, 19 May 2016 05:57:27 EST National No Dirty Dishes Day May 18, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL CHEESE SOUFFLE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL NO DIRTY DISHES DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL VISIT YOUR RELATIVES DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL HIV VACCINE AWARENESS DAY <BR> <img src="http://ph... Wed, 18 May 2016 03:54:16 EST Pack Rat Blues May 17, 2016 <BR> HONOR OUR LGBT ELDERS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CHERRY COBBLER DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PACK RAT DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL WALNUT DAY <BR> <img src=" Tue, 17 May 2016 03:00:06 EST National Love a Tree Day May 16, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL COQUILLES SAINT JACQUES DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL SEA MONKEY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BIOGRAPHER’S DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PIERCING DAY <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeo... Mon, 16 May 2016 02:58:26 EST Peace Officers Memorial Day May 15, 2016 <BR> PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL NYLON STOCKING DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Highway Patrol by Junior Brown, 1993 <BR> <img sr... Sun, 15 May 2016 10:54:08 EST National Archery Day May 14, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL ARCHERY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL DANCE LIKE A CHICKEN DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL MINIATURE GOLF DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> STAMP OUT HUNGER FOOD DRIVE DAY <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.... Sat, 14 May 2016 14:04:51 EST National Apple Pie Day May 13, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL APPLE PIE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CROUTON DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL FROG JUMPING <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BLAME SOMEONE ELSE DAY <BR> <img src=" Fri, 13 May 2016 06:38:50 EST National Limerick Day May 12th <BR> National Fibromyalgia Awareness Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Limerick Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Nutty Fudge Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Odometer Day <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeopl... Thu, 12 May 2016 03:33:13 EST Night Owl May 11th - A good day (night?) for me - night shift nurse! <BR> <BR> National Foam Rolling Day - those foam rollers you can give yourself a massage with <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Twilight Zone Day - cue music here <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Receptionists Day - Second Wednesday in May <BR> <img src="http://pho... Wed, 11 May 2016 02:30:26 EST National Shrimp Day May 10, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL LIPID DAY Kind of an odd pairing - a 10 ounce serving of shrimp is low fat, but has 590 milligrams of cholesterol. But, according to, the cholesterol in shrimp doesn't raise the cholesterol levels of healthy individuals. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL SHRIMP DAY - As Bubba Blue from the movie, Forest Gump would say, “Shrimp cocktail, shrimp scampi, fried shrimp, b... Tue, 10 May 2016 02:54:08 EST Summer Wine May 9, 2016 This day's selections stumped me. I wanted to do something on lost socks - lots of memes, but no songs. Butterscotch brownies? Love 'em - no songs. Women's Checkup Day? Found some funny songs for mammograms- but they were either videos or lyric listings, not both. Moscato is a type of wine grapes. Finally, a wine song! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL MOSCATO DAY <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.... Mon, 9 May 2016 08:29:55 EST Mother's Day May 8, 2016 <BR> MOTHER’S DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL COCONUT CREAM PIE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL HAVE A COKE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Jamie O'Neal, 2005, "Somebody's Hero" <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpe... Sun, 8 May 2016 02:56:33 EST Last Train to Clarksville May 7, 2016 Jeesh! You could spend all day celebrating the "days" <BR> <BR> FREE COMIC BOOK DAY - not to be confused with graphic novels <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL SCRAPBOOK DAY - memory makers <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PACKAGING DESIGN DAY - this is a real thing. Still don't understand it <BR> <img src="http:/... Sat, 7 May 2016 05:40:20 EST National Space Day May 6, 2016 - another busy days of days <BR> NATIONAL CREPE SUZETTE DAY - yum <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BEVERAGE DAY - whatever your favorite beverage is <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL NURSES DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PRO... Fri, 6 May 2016 03:59:42 EST Cinco de Mayo May 5, 2016 - CINCO DE MAYO - the Mexican holiday celebrated more in the US than in Mexico. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> (It's actually pronounced "Sinko day MAH-yo" not "may-oh") <BR> <BR> NATIONAL TOTALLY CHIPOTLE DAY - A chipotle is a smoked dried jalapeno -- goes along with Cinco de Mayo <BR> <img src="http://photos... Thu, 5 May 2016 04:48:37 EST May the Fourth Be With You! NATIONAL STAR WARS DAY - May the Fourth Be With You! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CANDIED ORANGE PEEL DAY - bakers love this stuff for cookies and fruitcakes <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> BIRD DAY - not to be confused with National Bird Day (5 Jan), <BR> International Migratory Bird Day or World Bird Day (both celebrated on th... Wed, 4 May 2016 02:19:04 EST National Paranormal Day May 3, 2016 Another day with just too many things in it. Textiles and SAN Architect days were added yesterday. <BR> <BR> NATIONAL TEXTILES DAY - the fabrics of our lives <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL SAN ARCHITECT DAY - Storage Area Network Architects manage our network infrastructure. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL C... Tue, 3 May 2016 06:08:36 EST Live Like You Were Dying MAY 2, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL TRUFFLE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL LIFE INSURANCE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL MELANOMA MONDAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tim McGraw, 2004, "Live Like You Are Dying" <BR> <img src="http://pho... Mon, 2 May 2016 09:50:12 EST National Law Day May 1, 2016 Whatever happened to "May Day"? I always thought it was a thing. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PARFAIT DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL LEMONADE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL MOTHER GOOSE DAY <BR> ... Sun, 1 May 2016 05:06:57 EST National Days for 30 April, and Me Whining April 30, 2016 Another really busy day for stuff we never knew needed a day to celebrate it. Except for the pool opening day - gotta celebrate the start of pool season. And cookies - always good to have cookies, in moderation. Let's make it oatmeal raisin day and celebrate both together. For honesty day, NationalDayCalender says this day urges politicians to stay away from lies and to tell the truth - I laugh-choked on that one a bit! Speaking of a busy day - we ran our tails off tonight. I ... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 06:43:45 EST NATIONAL ARBOR DAY April 29, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL SHRIMP SCAMPI DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL ARBOR DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PEACE ROSE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL ZIPPER DAY <BR> <img src=" Fri, 29 Apr 2016 08:57:44 EST National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day April 28, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL BLUEBERRY PIE DAY - Blueberry pie is the official Maine state dessert <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BRAVEHEARTS DAY - For the children who have cancer <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL WORKERS MEMORIAL DAY -This is a national and international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, di... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 05:06:12 EST National Babe Ruth Day APRIL 27, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL BABE RUTH DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL TELL A STORY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PRIME RIB DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONAL’S DAY <BR> <img src="http://photosaws... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 03:16:12 EST National Kids and Pets Day April 26, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL PRETZEL DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL AUDUBON DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL RICHTER SCALE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL HELP A HORSE DAY <BR> <img src=" Tue, 26 Apr 2016 03:03:31 EST National Telephone Day APRIL 25, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL HUG A PLUMBER DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL EAST MEETS WEST DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL ZUCCHINI BREAD DAY Really? Wouldn't you think this would be at the end of summer? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 02:21:23 EST National Pet Parents Day April 24, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL PIGS IN A BLANKET DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PET PARENTS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If you're a good pet parent, you might give your pups a little pig in a blanket snack. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> From t... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 04:03:18 EST National Take a Chance Day April 23, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL TALK LIKE SHAKESPEARE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CHERRY CHEESECAKE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PICNIC DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL LOST DOG AWARENESS DAY <BR> <img src="http://photosa... Sat, 23 Apr 2016 06:59:08 EST Earth Day 22 April: <BR> National Earth Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Girl Scout Leader’s Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Jelly Bean Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there ... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 03:00:25 EST NATIONAL KINDERGARTEN DAY April 21, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL YELLOW BAT DAY - 265th Army Security Agency Company (Airborne) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CASHEWS DAY (Oh, boy!) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL POEM IN YOUR POCKET DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR>... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 03:39:26 EST National Look Alike Day April 20, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL CHEDDAR FRIES DAY yum! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE DAY more yum! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL LIMA BEAN RESPECT DAY er, no <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL LOOK ALIKE DAY What f... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 02:35:05 EST National Hanging Out Day APRIL 19, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL AMARETTO DAY - One of my favorites when I had an occasional drink. Good in coffee, too. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL GARLIC DAY - love it in any meat or veggie dish - not so good in sweets <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL OKLAHOMA CITY BOMBING COMMEMORATION DAY - too serious to funny blog abo... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 03:13:48 EST National Lineman Appreciation Day APRIL 18, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL LINEMAN APPRECIATION DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL ANIMAL CRACKERS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL COLUMNISTS’ DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Wichita Lineman" By Glen Campbell, 1968. Songwriter: ... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 02:24:35 EST National Bat Appreciation Day April 17, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL BAT APPRECIATION DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CHEESEBALL DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL HAIKU POETRY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL ELLIS ISLAND FAMILY HISTORY DAY <BR> <img src="http://... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:51:14 EST NATIONAL AUCTIONEERS DAY April 16, 2016 - another busy day: <BR> NATIONAL HEALTHCARE DECISIONS DAY (discuss those decisions with your loved ones while you can!) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL ORCHID DAY (Beautiful flowers) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL EGGS BENEDICT DAY (Who doesn't like poached eggs on an English muffin, Canadian bacon, and Holla... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:08:49 EST The Sound of Silence April 15, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL GLAZED SPIRAL HAM DAY (Honey Glazed Hams!) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL DONATE LIFE BLUE &GREEN DAY (Organ donations) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL TAX DAY (this year we get until 18 April, Monday - Government employees in Wash, DC, including the IRS, get a Federal holiday for Emancipation... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 04:52:47 EST National Ex Spouse Day April 14, 2016: <BR> NATIONAL PECAN DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> NATIONAL REACH AS HIGH AS YOU CAN DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> NATIONAL DOLPHIN DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> NATIONAL PAN AMERICAN DAY <BR> <img src=" Thu, 14 Apr 2016 05:50:57 EST National Make Lunch Count Day April 13, 2016: <BR> NATIONAL SCRABBLE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PEACH COBBLER DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL THOMAS JEFFERSON DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BOOKMOBILE DAY <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeop... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:00:19 EST National Big Wind Day APRIL 12, 2016: <BR> NATIONAL GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH DAY (love them with tomato soup) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> NATIONAL EQUAL PAY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> NATIONAL LICORICE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> NATIONAL LIBRARY WORKERS DAY <BR> <img src="http://p... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 04:42:36 EST Yellow Submarine Much better paced night tonight. Yeah, I'm off tomorrow (which, er, is today since I work 12 hour night shifts and it's already Monday ...) Anyway, 11 April is: <BR> NATIONAL BARBERSHOP QUARTET DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> NATIONAL CHEESE FONDUE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> NATIONAL EIGHT TRACK DAY (I remember these!) <BR> <img src="htt... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 06:43:05 EST We Are Family Busy, busy night at work. Good thing I don't drink, or this would have been a day to pop a few cold ones. Walked the pups this morning after work, so I can wind down now and sleep later this afternoon. Whine, whine, whine.The tem pulled together and we cross-covered. Really respect my teamies! <BR> <img src="">! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> April 10, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL CINNAMON CRESCENT DAY <BR> <img src="http://pho... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 12:09:26 EST