DESERTDREAMERS's SparkPeople Blog DESERTDREAMERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community National Popcorn Day January 19, 2017 <BR> NATIONAL POPCORN DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> GET TO KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The Popcorn Song, Cliffie Stone, 1955 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Now here's a funny story <BR> Hope you understand <BR> Li... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 06:29:01 EST National Winnie the Pooh Day January 18 <BR> NATIONAL WINNIE THE POOH DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PEKING DUCK DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Winnie the Pooh theme song, 1966 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Deep in the Hundred Acre Wood, <BR> Where Christopher Robin pl... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 09:58:14 EST National Bootleggers Day January 17, 2017 <BR> NATIONAL BOOTLEGGERS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL HOT BUTTERED RUM DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Rocky Top, Osborne Brothers, 1967 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wish that I was on ol' Rocky Top <BR> Down in the Tennessee ... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 11:08:50 EST National Nothing Day January 16, 2017 <BR> NATIONAL NOTHING DAY - since 1973, this day, 16 Jan, has been set aside as a day to not celebrate, honor, or observe anything. Um, it turned out to be a pretty busy day of daze. ... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY - the third Monday in January celebrates his birthday (actually he was born 15 Jan 1929) <BR> <img src=" Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:22:20 EST National Hat Day January 15, 2017 <BR> NATIONAL HAT DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hats Off, Alabama, 1991 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> The stage is set tonight down in Nashville <BR> It's been a long, hard ri... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 04:23:31 EST National Dress up Your Pet Day January 14, 2017 <BR> NATIONAL DRESS UP YOUR PET DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL HOT PASTRAMI SANDWICH DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL VISION BOARD DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> RATIFICATION DAY <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spark... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 08:00:16 EST National Rubber Ducky January 13, 2017 <BR> NATIONAL RUBBER DUCKY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL STICKER DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BLAME SOMEONE ELSE DAY - Oooo, I like this one! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL KOREAN AMERICAN DAY <BR> <i... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 05:29:01 EST Kiss a Ginger Day January 12, 2017 <BR> KISS A GINGER DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CURRIED CHICKEN DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL MARZIPAN DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PHARMACIST DAY <BR> <img src=" Thu, 12 Jan 2017 07:35:13 EST National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day January 11, 2017 <BR> NATIONAL STEP IN A PUDDLE AND SPLASH YOUR FRIENDS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL MILK DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Singin' in the Rain, Gene Kelly, 19... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 02:03:17 EST National Cut Your Energy Costs Day January 10, 2017 <BR> NATIONAL CUT YOUR ENERGY COSTS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL OYSTERS ROCKEFELLER DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL SAVE THE EAGLES DAY <BR> <img src=... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:41:54 EST National Clean Off Your Desk Day January 9, 2017 <BR> NATIONAL CLEAN OFF YOUR DESK DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL STATIC ELECTRICITY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL APRICOT DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Cleaning This Gun (Come on in Boy), Rodney Atkins,2007 <BR> I t... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 09:29:11 EST National Joygerm Day January 8, 2017 <BR> NATIONAL JOYGERM DAY - infect others (& yourself) with joy <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL WINTER SKIN RELIEF DAY - pamper your skin - short, tepid showers, use good emollients afterward <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BUBBLE BATH DAY - actually an odd pairing with the above. Take a warm bubble bath (a l... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:29:46 EST National Bobblehead Day January 7, 2017 <BR> NATIONAL BOBBLEHEAD DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL TEMPURA DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Couldn't find a clean song about either bobbleheads or tempura. Christina Aguilera has one called Bobblehead, but it has I few words I didn't want to use in a Spark People setting (not to mention, it was l.o.n.g..... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 15:07:44 EST A New Name for the Pup I've been trying out the name Shakira for the new pup. I like it, but I kept having trouble remembering it. "Sheena, I mean Shakana, Shakira - YOU! Come here" I also kept hearing snippets of music in my head that I couldn't identify. Finally, today, I thought "My Sharona!" That's it! It's important that I have a real name for her before I take her to the vet - when I took Spartacus for his first visit, I had a cheesy holding name for him. It took me months to get them to straighten out his r... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 19:31:05 EST National Bean Day January 6, 2017 <BR> NATIONAL BEAN DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL TECHNOLOGY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CUDDLE UP DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL SHORTBREAD DAY <BR> <img src=" Fri, 6 Jan 2017 13:00:32 EST National Bird Day January 5 <BR> NATIONAL BIRD DAY - I thought about Rockin' Robin, but chose Snow Bird <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL SCREENWRITERS DAY - remember when the screenwriters went on strike? Almost 22 weeks in 1988 and about 14 weeks in 2008. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL WHIPPED CREAM DAY - oh, yum, yum <BR> <img src="http:/... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 12:01:54 EST A New Puppy My neighbors brought over a new puppy this morning. They'd gotten her from a family that didn't want her. But, their father doesn't like little dogs. They said this one is a chihuahua, about 6 months old. She's pretty big for 6 months - & I think she's part Boston terrier. She's taller than the other dogs, & skinny. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The fluffies, Shalako & Samurai, seem to accept her OK. Spartacus, the ... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 21:27:33 EST National Trivia Day January 4, 2017 <BR> NATIONAL TRIVIA DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL SPAGHETTI DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> From The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert & Sullivan, 1879, I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General - the original trivia man! <BR> <img src=" Wed, 4 Jan 2017 15:36:06 EST National Drinking Straw Day January 3, 2017 <BR> NATIONAL DRINKING STRAW DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL FRUITCAKE TOSS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED CHERRY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sippin' Cider Through a Straw, folk song <BR> <i... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 14:10:05 EST National Thank God It's Monday Daay January 2, 2017 <BR> NATIONAL THANK GOD IT'S MONDAY DAY - the start of a new week - except it's also a Federal holiday because 1 Jan fell on a Sunday (and the M-F workers want to get holiday pay, too) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CREAM PUFF DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BUFFET DAY <BR> <img src="http://photosaw... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 02:12:18 EST National Hangover Day January 1, 2017 <BR> NATIONAL HANGOVER DAY - gosh, I wonder why? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BLOODY MARY DAY - commonly used as a "hair of the dog" hangover cure <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NEW YEAR’S DAY - Remember to write 2017 for the year on checks! <BR> <img src=" Sun, 1 Jan 2017 06:26:38 EST New Year' Eve December 31, 2016 <BR> <BR> NEW YEAR'S EVE <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CHAMPAGNE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> MAKE UP YOUR MIND DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> UNIVERSAL HOUR OF PEACE <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spark... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 05:33:12 EST Falling Needles Family Fest Day December 30, 2016 <BR> FALLING NEEDLES FAMILY FEST DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> BACON DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NO INTERRUPTIONS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BICARBONATE OF SODA <BR> <img src=" Fri, 30 Dec 2016 03:20:50 EST Tick Tock Day December 29, 2016 <BR> TICK TOCK DAY - it's almost the end of the year - did you complete everything you planned to do? Tick-tock - get it done! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PEPPER POT DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My Grandfathers Clock. Johnny Cash's version of the 1876 song. <BR> <img src=" Thu, 29 Dec 2016 03:20:21 EST National Card Playing Day December 28, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL CARD PLAYING DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CANDY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> HOLY INNOCENTS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE DAY <BR> <img src=" Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:20:04 EST National Fruitcake Day December 27, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL FRUITCAKE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Arrogant Worms, The Same Christmas Cake, 1997 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Christmas makes me realize how greatly things do change <BR> Friends lose touch, people age, and family moves away <BR> But it is what had stayed the same that gives me the most tear... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 11:42:54 EST National Whiners Day December 26, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL WHINERS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CANDY CANE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL THANK YOU NOTE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> BOXING DAY - I always thought this was getting rid of the present boxes, ... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 10:44:57 EST Christmas, No 'L Day December 25, 2016 <BR> CHRISTMAS - for all who celebrate the season! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A'PHABET DAY OR NO "L" DAY - did you notice the missing 'etter? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PUMPKIN PIE DAY - punkin pie, me oh my! <BR> <img src=""> <... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 14:50:27 EST Christmas Eve December 24, 2016 <BR> CHRISTMAS EVE <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL EGGNOG DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> CHANUKAH BEGINS <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Christmas Eve", Celine Dion, 1998 <BR> <img src=" Sat, 24 Dec 2016 05:27:42 EST National Roots Day DECEMBER 23, 2016 <BR> <BR> NATIONAL ROOTS DAY - trace your ancestors, ask your parents about their lives ... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> FESTIVUS <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PFEFFERNUSSE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Grandpa (Tell Me ... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 07:30:47 EST National Re-gifting Day December 22, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL RE-GIFTING DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL DATE NUT BREAD DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> FOREFATHERS' DAY - The Pilgrims landed on Plymouth Rock on 21 December 1620. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ANNE AND SAMANTHA... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 08:19:00 EST Humbug Day December 21, 2016 - There were actually more daze to this day, but I decided to skip them. Just for fun, I picked Humbug Day for today! <BR> <BR> HUMBUG DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> YULE <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> WINTER SOLSTICE <BR> <img src=""> <BR... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 16:26:31 EST National Sangria Day December 20, 2016 <BR> <BR> NATIONAL SANGRIA DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> MUDD DAY - Dr. Samuel Mudd set assassin John Wilkes Booth's leg. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sangria, Blake Shelton, 2003 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> You're crashing into me li... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 14:39:23 EST National Hard Candy Day December 19, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL HARD CANDY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL OATMEAL MUFFIN DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hard Candy Christmas, Dolly Parton, 1982 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hey, maybe I'll dye my hair <BR> Maybe I'll move somewh... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 14:37:15 EST Bake Cookies Day December 18, 2016 <BR> BAKE COOKIES DAY from <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> REGIFTING DAY from <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ANSWER THE TELEPHONE LIKE BUDDY THE ELF DAY from <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NAT... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 08:29:09 EST National Maple Syrup Day December 17, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL MAPLE SYRUP DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATION WRIGHT BROTHERS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Maple Syrup Time, Pete Seeger, 1979 <BR> <img src="... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 07:56:33 EST Underdog Day December 16 <BR> UNDERDOG DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> FREE SHIPPING DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CHOCOLATE COVERED ANYTHING DAY <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 06:18:47 EST Cat Herders Day December 15, 2016 <BR> CAT HERDERS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL WEAR YOUR PEARLS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CUPCAKE/LEMON CUPCAKE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <img src=" Thu, 15 Dec 2016 07:04:15 EST National Boullabaisse Day December 14, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL BOUILLABAISSE DAY - I've got nothing for fish stew. Good to eat & good for us, but no song. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Catch All the Fish, Brad Paisley, 2009 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I filled up two shopping carts late last night <BR> The one was full of fishing gear, the other Miller Lite <BR> ... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 11:31:30 EST National Cocoa Day December 13, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL COCOA DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL DAY OF THE HORSE <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL VIOLIN DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> PICK A PATHOLOGIST PAL DAY <BR> <img src=" Tue, 13 Dec 2016 13:05:51 EST National Ding-A-Ling Day December 12, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL DING-A-LING DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL POINSETTIA DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> GINGERBREAD HOUSE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL AMBROSIA DAY <BR> <img src=" Mon, 12 Dec 2016 13:58:59 EST National Noodle Ring Day December 11, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL NOODLE RING DAY - it's really a noodle dish baked in a ring or circle pan, but National Day Calendar had this picture. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Uh, Oh, I'm Falling in Love Again, Jimmie Rodgers, 1958 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Uh-oh, I'm falling in love again, uh-oh... <BR> <img src="http://photos... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 03:10:46 EST Nobel Prize Day 10 December 2016 <BR> <BR> NOBEL PRIZE DAY - the Nobel Laureates (winners) are announced in October each year, and are awarded their prizes on 10 December in Stockholm, Sweden - except for the Peace Prize which is awarded in Oslo, Norway. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> DEWEY DECIMAL SYSTEM DAY - Melvil Dewey, inventer of the Dewey Decimal System, was born 10 December 1851. <BR> <img src=" Sat, 10 Dec 2016 02:36:05 EST Weary Willie Day 9 December 2016 <BR> <BR> Weary Willie Day - in honor of the great Emmett Kelly, the sad clown. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Pastry Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A Little Bitty Tear Let Me Down, Burl Ives, 1961 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A littl... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 02:03:12 EST Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day December 8, 2016 <BR> PRETEND TO BE A TIME TRAVELER DAY - from the past: wear dated clothes, look at everything wide-eyed. From the future: look at things & comment "oh, you still use those?" <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BROWNIE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Time After Time, Cyndi Lauper, 1983 <BR> <img src="http://photosa... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 09:53:16 EST National Cotton Candy Day December 7, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL COTTON CANDY DAY - oddly, I found 2 dates for Cotton Candy Day - today & 11 June (which makes more sense!) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PEARL HARBOR REMEMBRANCE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Cotton Candy Land, from the movie & soundtrack album, It Happened At the World's Fair, Elvis Presley, 1... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 12:08:51 EST St. Nicholas Day December 6, 2016 <BR> ST. NICHOLAS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> WORLD TRICK SHOT DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL GAZPACHO DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL MINER’S DAY <BR> <img src=" Tue, 6 Dec 2016 14:12:13 EST Bathtub Party Day December 5, 2016 <BR> BATHTUB PARTY DAY - I thought about Rubber Duckie, but Rubber Duckie Day is 13 Jan! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL SACHER TORTE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> INTERNATIONAL NINJA DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Splish Sp... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 13:17:36 EST National Dice Day December 4, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL DICE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL SOCK DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL COOKIE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Roll of the Dice, Bruce Springsteen, 1992 <BR> <img src=" Sun, 4 Dec 2016 15:42:39 EST SKYWARN Recognition Day December 3, 2016 <BR> SKYWARN RECOGNITION DAY - Amateur Radio operators keep the National Weather Service aware of local conditions <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL RHUBARB VODKA DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL ROOF OVER YOUR HEAD DAY <BR> <img src=" Sat, 3 Dec 2016 12:57:28 EST