"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." Neale Donald Walsch
Werner's last day on the job: "I need you to breathe into this…"
As the family gathered for a big dinner together, the youngest son announced that he had just signed up at an army recruiter's office.
There were audible gasps around the table, then some laughter, as his older brothers shared their disbelief that he could handle this new situation. "Oh, come on, quit joking," snickered one. "You didn't really do that, did you?"
"You would never get through basic training," scoffed another.
The new recruit looked to his mother for help, but she was just gazing at him. When she finally spoke, she simply asked, "Do you really plan to make your own bed every morning?"
Received from Thomas Ellsworth
It's Happy Heart Hugs Day! It's a day to rejoice in the happiness of hugging pets and family. Feel your heart sing with joy.
--Drive Your Corvette to Work Day: a day to show off your special car that you usually only bring out on special occasions; on the Friday closest to June 30, today celebrates when the Corvette first came off the assembly line in 1953, designed by Harvey J. Earl.
--Insurance Awareness Day: probably sponsored by the insurance industry but it is wise to evaluate how insurance can be a backup plan for the surprise event; the concept of the collective assumption of risk was around 2000-3000 BC by the Chinese and Babylonians.
--International Body Piercing Day: today is on the birthday of Jim Ward who had established a major piercing studio in California and was a major influence in the industry; I'll stick to my earlobes.
--INTERNATIONAL CAPS LOCK DAY: A DAY TO PURPOSEFULLY LEAVE THE CAPS LOCK KEY ON FOR EVERYTHING; CELEBRATED ON 2 DAYS, OCTOBER 22 AND TODAY, THE DAY BILLIE MAYS DIED IN 2008; MAYS WAS THE INFOMERCIAL KING AND THE CAPS LOCK KEY CAME TO BE CALLED BILLY MAYS KEY BECAUSE IT SEEMED LIKE HE WAS ALWAYS YELLING WHEN SELLING A PRODUCT.
--National Food Truck Day: a salute to that unique was of getting all kinds of food, even those ice cream trucks we chased as kids; a precursor to the food truck was the chuck wagon on cattle drives.
--National Tapioca Day: a salute to the starch extracted from cassava, native to South and Central America.
--Paul Bunyan Day: a folk figure that was originated by the French Canadians during the Papineau Rebellion in 1837; Bunyan has long been part of the North American logging folk lore.
"--Tau Day: from checkiday: In 2001, Bob Palais published π Is Wrong, where he said pi (π) should not be used for the circle constant—the geometry of a circle expressed in a single number. Instead, he called for tau (τ), which is equal to 2π, or roughly 6.28318, to be used instead. Whereas π compares a circle's circumference to its diameter, τ is defined as the ratio of a circle's circumference to its radius. This means the measurement of the circumference of any circle is about 6.28318 times its radius. 2π is used quite often in mathematics, and proponents of tau say it would be much easier to simply replace that symbol with τ. In general, mathematicians write equations about circles using its radius as well, not its diameter.
On June 28, 2010, Michael Hartl published the Tau Manifesto, which stood behind Palais and expanded on his ideas. Like Palais, he called for tau to replace pi, saying pi is a ""confusing and unnatural choice for the circle constant."" He believed tau is a better way to describe the relationship between the circumference and the radius of a circle. With the release of his manifesto, he also created Tau Day. Just as 3/14 is Pi Day, 6/28 became Tau Day. It is an anti-Pi Day of sorts, and Hartl even called for Pi Day to be known as Half Tau Day. A growing number of mathematicians and physicists agree tau should replace pi, although this is not yet widely accepted"
--Christopher Street Day: commemorates the raid of the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street, NYC, in 1969 by the police against gay men; raids had happened often before but this time, the gay men fought back and the ensuing riots would lead to moving the gay rights movement forward.
--Ceviche Day: a seafood dish popular in the Caribbean and Latin American countries; made from fresh fish cured with lemon and/or line juice.
--National Logistics Day: an industry that is vital to the smooth flow of commerce; the need for logistics has always been part of commerce as the seller figures how to get the product to the buyer; today salutes that industry that has made commerce more efficient.
--In 1914, Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie are assassinated, triggering the beginning of WWI.
--In 1846, the saxophone patent was awarded to Belgian musician Adolph Sax.