"Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture your heart." Old Indian Saying
"Just because I know I could get more done if I got up earlier doesn't mean I have any intention of ever trying it."
There was this guy who was married to a blonde, and each night he came home with a new blonde joke. One night the wife got mad and decided to show him that she wasn’t dumb. She spent the whole next day learning all her states and capitals.
That night when he got home he told his joke. She says, “I’m not so dumb. I know all of the states and capitals. Go ahead, quiz me.”
He thought for a moment and asked, “What is the capital of Massachusetts?”
She quickly replied, “M”!
It's "Happy Birthday to You" Day! Today celebrates the birth of Mildred Hill in 1859 who is recognized as the composer of the tune we use for the birthday song. She and her sister, a kindergarten teacher, wrote several songs for the students including the tune which was originally "Good Morning to You"
--Decide to Be Married Day: today celebrates the joy of couples making the decision to take the plunge.
--Helen Keller Day: today commemorates the birthday of Helen Keller in 1880; after an illness at the age of 19 months, Keller lost her vision and hearing; she was the first deaf-blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree, wrote "Story of My Life", campaigned for women's suffrage, labor rights, and unions.
--Industrial Workers of the World Day: commemorates the founding of the IWW in 1905 when the organizers first met; to remember the working class and how many are still going hungry while their employers do not.
--National Handshake Day: one of the oldest forms of greeting and can have all kinds of meaning; for today, reach to others for a handshake.
--National Bomb Pop Day: celebrates the 1955 creation of James Merritt and D.S. Abernathy in Kansas City, Missouri, a popsicle shaped like a 6-finned bomb with red, white and blue coloring; very popular at July 4th.
--National HIV Testing Day: annual event to remind people to get tested and know their status as anyone can contract the disease.
--National Ice Cream Cake: you like ice cream with your cake? How about a cake with ice cream.
--National Orange Blossom Day: orange blossoms have been part of traditional medicine and perfume; in French and Middle Eastern cuisine sometimes have orange flower water in treats.
--National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness: PTSD occurs when anyone experiences or witnesses a traumatic event; today raises awareness of how prevalent the issue and the resources available.
--National Sunglasses Day: by the 1700's, doctors were prescribing tinted glasses and by the 1930's Foster Grant started selling sunglasses; in 14th century China, judges wore colored glasses to hide their emotions.
--National Bingo Day: came to the U.S. in the 1930's, this game has been an industry of its own, even with halls just for bingo games.
--National Pineapple Day: a fun and versatile fruit.
--In 1985 Route 66 was decertified as part of the US Highway System. An iconic part of American history since 1920, stretching from Chicago to Los Angeles, it was lauded in song and a TV series.