DESERTDREAMERS's SparkPeople Blog DESERTDREAMERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 National Name Yourself Day Another busy day for 9 April is: <BR> •National Cherish an Antique Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> •National Chinese Almond Cookie Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> •National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> •National ... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 07:28:33 EST At The Zoo APRIL 8, 2016 - NATIONAL ZOO LOVERS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL EMPANADA DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL ALL IS OURS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> "At the Zoo" by Simon and Garfunkel, 1967. Written by Paul Simon. <BR> <im... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 03:59:00 EST National Beer Day April 7, 2016 - NATIONAL BEER DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> NATIONAL COFFEE CAKE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> NATIONAL NO HOUSEWORK DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> NATIONAL ALCOHOL SCREENING DAY <BR> <img src=" Thu, 7 Apr 2016 02:06:56 EST National Sorry Charlie Day What a busy day! April 6, 2016 - NATIONAL CARAMEL POPCORN DAY - NATIONAL STUDENT - ATHLETE DAY - NATIONAL TARTAN DAY - NATIONAL TEFLON DAY -NATIONAL DAY OF WALKING - CHILDHELP NATIONAL DAY OF HOPE and I'm going with NATIONAL SORRY CHARLIE DAY <BR> <img src="">. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We all have had rejections - lost loves, lost o... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 03:20:35 EST National Read a Road Map Day APRIL 5, 2016 -NATIONAL DEEP DISH PIZZA DAY - NATIONAL GO FOR BROKE DAY -NATIONAL CARAMEL DAY - SAAM DAY OF ACTION - NATIONAL RAISIN AND SPICE BAR DAY - and <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> NATIONAL READ A ROAD MAP DAY, April 5th. "Life Is A Highway" by Tom Cochrane, 1991. Songwriter: THOMAS WILLIAM COCHRANE. This song was also used in the movie Cars. <BR> <img src=" Tue, 5 Apr 2016 03:03:14 EST National Walk Around Things Day APRIL 4, 2016 - NATIONAL CHICKEN CORDON BLEU DAY - NATIONAL WALK AROUND THINGS DAY - NATIONAL SCHOOL LIBRARIAN DAY - NATIONAL HUG A NEWSPERSON DAY. I'm going with Walk Around Things with "Roundabout" by Yes, 1971. Songwriters: JON ANDERSON, STEVE JAMES <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'll be the round about <BR> The words will make you out 'n' out <BR> You change the day your way <BR> Call it morning driving through ... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 04:12:14 EST National Find a Rainbow Day <img src=""> <BR> It's National Find a Rainbow Day "True Colors" by Cyndi Lauper, 1986, written by Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> You with the sad eyes <BR> Don't be discouraged <BR> Oh I realize <BR> Its hard to take courage <BR> In a world full of people <BR> You can lose sight of it all <BR> And the dark... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 03:28:08 EST National Love Our Children Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The first Saturday in April is National Love Our Children Day. "Teach Your Children" by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, 1970 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> You, who are on the road must have a code that you can live by. <BR> And so become yourself because the past is just a good bye. <BR> Teach your children... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 07:27:57 EST April Fools <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "The April Fools" By Dionne Warwick, 1969. Songwriters: BURT BACHARACH, HAL DAVID <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> In an April dream <BR> Once she came to me <BR> When you smiled I looked into your eyes <BR> And I knew I'd be loving you <BR> <img src=" Fri, 1 Apr 2016 04:40:06 EST National Tater Day <img src=""> <BR> Yep, another "National Day" no one's ever heard of. I found this song "Potato" and cracked up at the video. "Potato" Words and music by: Cheryl Wheeler, 2003 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> They're red, they're white, they're brown <BR> They get that way underground <BR> There can't be much to do <BR> So now they h... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 06:26:07 EST National Take a Walk in the Park Day <img src=""> <BR> Today is National Take a Walk in the Park Day (also Little Red Wagon day, I Am in Control Day, Doctor's Day, Turkey Neck Soup Day (?), & Manatee Appreciation Day) <BR> <BR> Chicago, 1972 "Saturday in the Park" <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Saturday in the park <BR> I think it was the 4th of July <BR> Saturday in the ... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 03:24:20 EST National Mom and Pop Business Day <img src=""> <BR> 29 March is National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day - it's to not only honor Mom and Pop stores, but all small businesses.Bachman Turner Overdrive, 1973. "Taking Care of Business". <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> [Musical Intro] <BR> <img src=" Tue, 29 Mar 2016 06:07:06 EST National Something on a Stick Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Something on a Stick Day, 28 March. Would you believe there are several songs about corn dogs? This one is by Ryan Shupe and the Rubberband, 2003. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When I was a boy I walked in to this store <BR> I think they call it the seven eleven <BR> I saw something underneath the glass ... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 19:15:56 EST Slaves to Technology Horrible night at work last night. It started out OK, then we started getting ambulance call after ambulance call. We were keeping up, until the computers crashed. Nooooo! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We are pretty dependent on the computer system - nurse's notes, doctor's orders, lab and radiology results, even charting the medications we give the patients when the system goes down (which it rarely does), we end... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 01:28:23 EST National Spinach Day Today is National Spinach Day - also National Nougat Day, Epilepsy Awareness Day, and Purple Day. Hmm, except for Barney the purple dinosaur, or Deep Purple, I've got nothing but "Popeye the Sailor Man"! It was written in 1933 to go with the animated debut. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Oh, I'm Popeye the Sailor Man, <BR> I'm Popeye the Sailor Man. <BR> I'm strong to the finich <BR> Cause I eats me spinach. ... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 06:42:01 EST National Medal of Honor Day 25 March is National Medal of Honor Day. <BR> From the site: <BR> Created in 1861, the Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest military honor. It is awarded only to US military personnel, by the President of the United States in the name of Congress, for personal acts of valor above and beyond the call of duty. <BR> <BR> There are three versions of the Medal of Honor; one for the Army, one for the Navy and one for the Air Force, with personnel of th... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 03:49:58 EST I Heard It Through the Grapevine 24 March is National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day. Hmmm, don't have any chocolate covered raisin songs, but there's always the California Raisins! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "I Heard It Through the Grapevine Written" by Barrett Strong and Norman Whitfield in 1966. Most famously covered by Marvin Gaye in 1968 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 02:03:22 EST National Puppy Day <img src=""> <BR> For National Puppy Day, here's "My Dog and Me" by singer/songwriter John Hiatt, 2003 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> She marked our trail up the back bone ridge <BR> How many times can one dog pee <BR> Keeps me high as an eagle when I'm on the skids <BR> I guess you gotta come down eventually <BR> <img src="http://photo... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 02:51:29 EST National Goof Off Day 23 March is National Goof Off Day. We really need a day for this? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" performed by Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett, and written by Jim "Moose" Brown and Don Rollins, 2003 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> [Alan:] <BR> The sun is hot and that old clock, <BR> Is movin' slow, and so am I. <... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 03:47:20 EST Try a Little Kindness 21 March is National Common Courtesy Day. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Try A Little Kindness" <BR> Songwriters: Bobby Austin, Curt Sapaugh; Recorded by Glen Campbell, 1970 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If you see your brother standing by the road <BR> With a heavy load from the seeds he's sowed <BR> And if you see your sister falling... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 02:19:53 EST When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob Bobbin' Along Today is the first day of spring for 2016, the Vernal Equinox. I've already seen some robins. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "When The Red, Red Robin Comes Bob, Bob, Bobbin' Along" Written by Harry Woods in 1926. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When the Red, Red Robin Comes Bob-Bob Bobbin' Along <BR> When the red, red robin comes bob, bob... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 04:31:34 EST National Let's Laugh Day Today, 19 March, is National Let's Laugh Day. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I found this song by George Younce, "The Laughing Song". See if you can get through it without laughing! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 19 Mar 2016 10:31:26 EST National Awkward Moments Day Today, 18 March, is National Awkward Moments Day. Hmm, do you think it has anything to do with over imbibing on St Patrick's Day? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Me Neither, by Brad Paisley, 2000 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Darling I've been standing here just watching you all night <BR> And I think I've even caught you watchi... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:50:59 EST Saint Patrick's Day Seriously, does anyone NOT know today is St. Patrick's Day? From 1912 comes this classic, "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling". <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When Irish eyes are smiling <BR> Sure, it is like a morning spring <BR> In the lilt of Irish laughter <BR> You can hear the angels sing <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When Irish hearts are... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 05:17:29 EST The Right Thing to Do March 16 is National Everything You Do Is Right Day. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Carly Simon, 1972, "The Right Thing To Do" <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> There's nothin' you can do to turn me away <BR> Nothin' anyone can say <BR> You're with me now and as long as you stay <BR> Lovin' you's the right thing to do <BR> Lovin' you's the ri... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 08:33:58 EST National PI Day & National Napping Day So, after blogging that yesterday was Everything You Think Is Wrong Day, I realized the picture very clearly said it was on 15 March - which is today. So, yeah, everything I thought WAS wrong. Oops! Yesterday was 3.1416 (rounding down from 3.14159...), and so was Pi Day - also celebrated at Village Inns and other restaurants as Pie Day. It was also National Napping Day. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 08:36:03 EST