DESERTDREAMERS's SparkPeople Blog DESERTDREAMERS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community National Day of the Cowboy July 23, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL DAY OF THE COWBOY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL VANILLA ICE CREAM DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, separately and together ... I couldn't decide which song to use - there's a lot of good ones out there, but these are my favs <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sp... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:03:00 EST National Rat Catcher Day July 22, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL PENUCHE FUDGE DAY - a fudge like candy made with brown sugar <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL HAMMOCK DAY - lazing under a shady tree on a summer's day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL RAT CATCHER'S DAY - honoring the Pied Piper of Hamelin, and all exterminators <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spar... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 04:32:26 EST National Junk Food Day July 21, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL JUNK FOOD DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> GET TO KNOW YOUR CUSTOMERS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Larry Groce, 1976,... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 05:13:37 EST National Lollipop Day July 20 <BR> NATIONAL LOLLIPOP DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL MOON DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sunshine, Lollipops And Rainbows, Lesley Gore, 1963 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, <BR> Everything that's wonde... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:06:22 EST National Daiquiri Day July 19, 2016 -NATIONAL DAIQUIRI DAY - This one was a LOT harder than I thought to find a song for (unless I wanted to go really raunchy ghetto rap - no thanks) . I almost took "Two Pina Coladas" and wrote in two frozen daiquiris. Well, daiquiris are made from rum, sweetener, and citrus (usually lime juice) - with variations of frozen (!) and other fruits (strawberries, yum!) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ru... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 08:51:10 EST National Get Out of the Dog House Day 18 July <BR> NATIONAL SOUR CANDY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL HAMILTONS DAY - TGI Friday started promoting a special menu for $10 - a "Hamilton". They got this day recognized this year <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CAVIAR DAY <BR> <img src=" Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:25:52 EST National Ice Cream Day/Peach Ice Cream Day July 17, 2016 <BR> WORLD EMOJI DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PEACH ICE CREAM DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL WRONG WAY CORRIGAN DAY <BR> <img src=" Sun, 17 Jul 2016 08:30:00 EST TOSS AWAY THE "COULD HAVES" AND THE "WOULD HAVES" DAY July 16, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL STRAWBERRY RHUBARB WINE DAY - I like strawberry-rhubarb pie <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CORN FRITTERS DAY - Haven't had these since I left Georgia <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PERSONAL CHEF DAY _ I want a personal chef to make me the fritters and a bunch of other good stuff and serve me the... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 06:31:35 EST National Give Something Away July 15, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL GIVE SOMETHING AWAY DAY - To share our bounty <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PET FIRE SAFETY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL TAPIOCA PUDDING DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL I LOVE HORSES DAY <BR> <img ... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 02:59:23 EST National Nude Day July 14, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL HOT DOG DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL TAPE MEASURE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL NUDE DAY - actually for naturalists or nudist, not naked (or "neked") <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL GRAND MARNIER... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:21:25 EST National French Fry Day July 13, 2016 - I think the kids got to pick these days! <BR> NATIONAL FRENCH FRY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BEANS ‘N’ FRANKS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Kids Music, I Love French Fries Written and sung by Chuck,Katelyn and Billy (I couldn't find a date) <BR> <BR> So salty and delicious <BR> They're not very nut... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 04:29:40 EST NATIONAL DIFFERENT COLORED EYES DAY July 12, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL PECAN PIE DAY - yum, yum, yum - just pack that fat on my hips now! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL DIFFERENT COLORED EYES DAY - heterochromia - sometimes they're born with it, but some infections or trauma can cause it (Color changing eye contacts don't count) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL SIMPL... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 04:02:11 EST National Cheer Up the Lonely Day July 11, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL RAINIER CHERRY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL 7-ELEVEN DAY - free slurpies! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BLUEBERRY MUFFIN DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL MOJITO DAY <BR> <img src="http://photosa... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 02:04:17 EST National Pina Colada Day After last night's exhaustion, I got home, fed and pottied the critters, and fell asleep about 10A. Cracked an eye open a few times to look at the clock, wonder what on earth the pups were barking at now, but mostly slept until 10P. Too late to feed the pups again, change out of my jammie's, and walk the pups, so I broke my streaks of walking them, exercising for at least 45 minutes, and getting 10K or plus steps. Oh, well ... <BR> <img src=" Sun, 10 Jul 2016 05:40:37 EST Exhausted Last night, I managed to get the blog done while it was between moderately busy, and OMG! busy. Then, the fit hit the shan and continued throughout the dayshift. We walked back into a real mess, and it has continued all night. All of us are staggering around, rubbing our backs. I plan to get home, take a hot shower/bath, and sleep - then walk the pups after dark. I'll work in a better blog, I hope, later. <BR> <img src=" Sat, 9 Jul 2016 09:17:22 EST COLLECTOR CAR APPRECIATION DAY July 8, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL CHOCOLATE WITH ALMONDS DAY - oh, yeah! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> COLLECTOR CAR APPRECIATION DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> All I Wanted Was a Car, Brad Paisley, 2007 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> My buddy Bla... Fri, 8 Jul 2016 04:44:11 EST National Strawberry Sundae Day July 7, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SUNDAE - yum, yum, yum <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL FATHER DAUGHTER TAKE A WALK DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL MACARONI DAY - more yum, yum, yum! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Strawberry Fields Forever... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 02:01:26 EST National Fried Chicken Day July 6, 2016 - NATIONAL FRIED CHICKEN DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Shoot, back on 1 March, I used Chicken Fried as the song. Who knew that today was National Fried Chicken Day, without any other special designations? Chicken Truck, John Anderson, 1981 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It was mornin' when I left Alabama <BR> I must a b... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 06:25:26 EST National Bikini Day July 5, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL BIKINI DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL APPLE TURNOVER DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL GRAHAM CRACKER DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, by Brian Hyland, 1960 <... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 03:03:53 EST Independence Day July 4, 2016 <BR> INDEPENDENCE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BARBECUED SPARERIBS DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CAESAR SALAD DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ragged Old Flag, Johnny Cash, 1974 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spark... Mon, 4 Jul 2016 02:33:49 EST National Eat Your Beans Day I had a moderately bad day yesterday - got off work in the morning, too tired to walk the pups in the morning and too tired to sleep until after 3 pm. I was carb craving, and cheated, hoping I could finally disconnect my brain and sleep. Pups actually let me sleep until 9p. Fed them and walked them then. Samurai kept lagging back, trying to butt scoot. (He's usually the lead dog) Checked his hiney area several times and could not find anything - picked him up a few times so we could complete ... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 12:25:15 EST National Hop a Park Day July 2, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL ANISETTE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL HOP A PARK DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> The Beach Boys, 1965, Amusement Parks USA (I never heard of it before, and I liked the Beach Boys. Huh. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ... Sat, 2 Jul 2016 04:52:46 EST National Postal Worker Day July 1st <BR> National Postal Worker Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National U.S. Postage Stamp Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Gingersnap Day <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.... Fri, 1 Jul 2016 03:41:50 EST National Handshake Day June 30, 2016 <BR> SOCIAL MEDIA DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL METEOR WATCH DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL BOMB POP DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL HANDSHAKE DAY <BR> <img src=" Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:58:51 EST National Camera Day June 29, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL PARCHMENT DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL WAFFLE IRON DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CAMERA DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL ALMOND BUTTERCRUNCH DAY <BR> <img src=" Wed, 29 Jun 2016 05:08:08 EST National Insurance Awareness Day June 28, 2016 – <BR> NATIONAL PAUL BUNYAN DAY - the giant lumberjack and Babe, his big blue Ox. I looked for Paul Bunyan songs, but didn't find any I liked. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL INSURANCE AWARENESS DAY- would you believe there are insurance songs? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ramones, High Risk Insurance, 1975 (?) <BR... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:20:38 EST National Sunglasses Day June 27, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL ORANGE BLOSSOM DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL SUNGLASSES DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades, Timbuk3, 1986 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I study nuclear science <BR> I love my c... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 02:02:15 EST National Beautician's Day June 26, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL BEAUTICIAN'S DAY - beauticians, hair stylists, whatever, they make us look better <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CHOCOLATE PUDDING DAY-- yum, yum - whipped topping, anyone? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I wasn't satisfied with the songs I found about hair, haircuts, etc, so I'm going with True Colors ... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 02:46:55 EST NATIONAL CATFISH DAY June 25, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL CATFISH DAY - Umm, I grew up in the South - good ol' catfish fry <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL STRAWBERRY PARFAIT DAY - Another yum <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL LEON DAY - Leon is Noel spelled backwards - 6 months from Christmas, when many crafters start cranking up for gift season. <BR> <i... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:14:35 EST NATIONAL TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY June 24, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL TAKE YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> INTERNATIONAL FAIRY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PRALINES DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Song My Dog Wrote, written & performed by: Brendan Biondi, 2014 <... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:49:56 EST National Hydration Day June 23, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL HYDRATION DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PINK DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PECAN SANDIES DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cool Clear Water, 1936, by Bob Nolan (Dan is a mule) <BR> <img src="http:/... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 10:15:57 EST National HVAC Tech Day June 22, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL HVAC TECH DAY (Heating, Vaccuum, Air Conditioning) without these folks, we'd be sweltering in the summer and freezing our heinies off in the winter. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL ONION RINGS DAY - oh, yum <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ECLAIR DAY- double yum - get thee behind me, ec... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 06:57:42 EST National Daylight Appreciation Day June 21, 2016 <BR> GO SKATEBOARDING DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PEACHES N CREAM DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL DAYLIGHT APPRECIATION DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> In the Summertime, Mungo Jerry, 1970 <BR> <img src="http://ph... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 03:50:48 EST National American Eagle Day June 20, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL AMERICAN EAGLE DAY Our national bird <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL KOUIGN AMANN DAY - seriously, has anyone heard of this? It's a type of bread <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL VANILLA MILKSHAKE DAY I think I like milkshakes a little better <BR> <img src=" Mon, 20 Jun 2016 03:12:06 EST Father's Day June 19 <BR> FATHER'S DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL TURKEY LOVERS' DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL MARTINI DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Paul Overstreet, 1990, Seein My Daddy in Me <BR> <img src=" Sun, 19 Jun 2016 05:18:43 EST National Go Fishing Day June 18, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL GO FISHING DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL SPLURGE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm Gonna Miss Her (the fishing song), Brad Paisley, 2002, <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well I love her <BR> But I love to fi... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 15:36:30 EST NATIONAL FLIP FLOP DAY June 17, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL EAT YOUR VEGETABLES DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL APPLE STRUDEL DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL STEWART’S ROOT BEER DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CHERRY TART DAY <BR> <img src="http://photosaws... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 07:00:53 EST National Fudge Day June 16 <BR> NATIONAL FUDGE DAY - oh, yum, yum, yum! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL DUMP THE PUMP DAY - I got excited when I misread pump for Trump. Sigh. It's to share rides, use public transportation, or other non-gas guzzling transport <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> There is nothing for songs about fudge, but there are songs by... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 06:55:30 EST National Smile Power Day June 15, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL SMILE POWER DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL NATURE PHOTOGRAPHY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Uncle Kracker, 2009, Smile <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> You're better than the best <BR> I'm lucky just to linger i... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 03:25:36 EST National Pop Goes the Weasel Day June 14, 2016 <BR> INTERNATIONAL BATH DAY - legend has it this was the day Archimedes was taking a bath and realized the volume of an object could be measured by how much it displaces water. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE DAY - what's not to like? Strawberries, whipped cream (real of Cool Whip), biscuits or sponge cake ... <BR> <img src=" Tue, 14 Jun 2016 02:43:21 EST National Weed Your Garden Day June 13, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL WEED YOUR GARDEN DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL KITCHEN KLUTZES OF AMERICA DAY - For those that aren't so good in the kitchen <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL SEWING MACHINE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Gard... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 02:31:14 EST National Red Roses Day June 12, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL RED ROSE DAY - so, yesterday was Rose' (Wine) day - today it's Red Roses Day! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PEANUT BUTTER COOKIE DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL LOVING DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATION... Sun, 12 Jun 2016 03:43:04 EST National Rose' Day June 11, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL ROSE' DAY - Rose' wine <BR> <BR> NATIONAL MAKING LIFE BEAUTIFUL DAY - not making yourself beautiful, but making life beautiful <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CORN ON THE COB DAY- every year, at the State Fair, I get a roasted corn on the cob. Yum <BR> <BR> NATIONAL GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE DAY - get thee away from me, Satan! (yum) <BR> <BR> Cracklin' Rosie, Singer/Songwriter: NEIL DIAMOND Cracklin' Rosie refers to cheap sparkling (cracklin') rose wines, not a girlfriend. ... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 08:16:22 EST National Iced Tea Day June 10, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL BLACK COW DAY - umm, root beer floats, also known as black cows! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL HERBS AND SPICES DAY - add a little spice to your day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL ICED TEA DAY - my favorite drink - with a splash of lemon <BR> <img src=" Fri, 10 Jun 2016 02:05:22 EST National Earl Day June 9, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL EARL DAY - new National Day in honor of those named "Earl" <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL DONALD DUCK DAY - Donald has ben in more films than any other (including Mickey) Disney character <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL STRAWBERRY RHUBARB PIE DAY - umm, yum <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkp... Thu, 9 Jun 2016 08:03:38 EST Best Friends Day June 8, 2016 <BR> BEST FRIENDS DAY - for those that are our closest and dearest friends <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> UPSY DAISY DAY - an exclamation of support, not to be confused with "whoopsie-daisy, or "oops!" <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL NAME YOUR POISON DAY- not just for alcohol, but for making decisions, easy or h... Wed, 8 Jun 2016 09:37:10 EST National Chocolate Ice Cream Day June 7, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM DAY - hmm, where did I put that Rocky Road? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL VCR DAY - do they still make these? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream, a novelty song from 1925. I never knew it was a song, I only knew the tag line title!... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 02:50:06 EST National Eyewear Day June 6, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL EYEWEAR DAY -I've worn glasses, like, forever! On trifocals now <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL DRIVE-IN MOVIE DAY - not many of these left <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL APPLESAUCE CAKE DAY - oh, nom, mom, nom <BR> <img src=" Mon, 6 Jun 2016 12:43:06 EST National Moonshine Day June 5, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL MOONSHINE DAY - apparently, some of it is legally made, and even flavored. Huh <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL GINGERBREAD DAY Oh, yum! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVOR’S DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 5 Jun 2016 08:48:59 EST National Cheese Day June 4, 2016 <BR> NATIONAL SAFE DAY - like in gun safes <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL PRAIRIE DAY - Oh, bury me not, on the lone prairie <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL OLD MAID’S DAY - also known as spinsters <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATION... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 06:53:04 EST