"Don't wait. The time will never be just right." Napoleon Hill
Two little boys go into the grocery store. One is nine, one is four. The nine year old grabs a box of tampons from the shelf and carries it to the register for check-out.
The cashier asks “Oh, these must be for your mom, huh?”
The nine year old replies “Nope, not for my mom.”
Without thinking, the cashier responded “Well, they must be for your sister then?”
The nine year old quipped, “Nope, not for my sister either.”
The cashier had now become curious “Oh. Not for your mom and not for your sister, who are they for?”
The nine year old says “They’re for my four year old little brother.”
The cashier is surprised “Your four year old little brother??”
The nine year old explains: “Well yeah, they say on TV if you wear one of these you can swim or ride a bike and my little brother can’t do either of them!”
It's Second Half of the New Year Day! It's time to evaluate and recommit to our goals and resolutions. It's time to take stock of how the first half went and what can we change
--American Zoo Day: the first American zoo opened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on July 1, 1874; private collections of animals have been around since 2500 BC Egypt; Paris opened its zoo in 1793 and the London Zoo opened in 1847 which was used as a model for Philadelphia.
--Tour de France: the first race as July 1, 1903; have you seen the pictures? Those guys wore coats and hats back then!
--Canada Day: celebrated by our friends to the north, today celebrates the country's movement to a self-government when the British North American Act of 1867 united 3 colonies, 4 provinces (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec) into one country which became a self-governing Dominion of Great Britain.
--Devotion to Duty Day: very little info but today seems to honor our military and their devotion to serving and protecting our country.
--International Chicken Wings Day: the most famous Buffalo Wings were created by Teressa Bellissimo at Buffalo's Anchor Bar in 1964; today there are many different varieties and coatings.
--International Joke Day: today is about telling jokes, so dig out your funniest and your corniest jokes (even the Dad jokes) and let them rip; a day for laughing.
--National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day: vanilla is the most popular flavors but today is about creating your own unique taste; what would you blend with the basic sugar, eggs, and cream?
--Early Bird Day: I thought this was going to be about Early Bird Specials at places like Denny's but today is associated with the anticipation of happiness and joy.
--National GSA Employee Day: a salute to the government employees, General Services Administration, who work behind the scenes to keep the government functioning in spite of what the idiots on the Hill are doing.
--National Postal Workers Day: a salute to all those who get our mail to us since 1775; yeah, we gripe about the bills but mail time is often the highlight of the day.
--National Gingersnap Day: a salute to a very spicy cookie/biscuit that is great for dunking in milk.
--National Financial Freedom Day: no specific info but today seems to be about reviewing and evaluating your own situation and goals, then figuring the steps needed toward the end game of financial freedom; I don't think they include winning the lottery.
--U.S. Postage Stamp Day: today commemorates the first adhesive postage stamp that came out in 1847; before the advent of the postage stamp, postage of the letter was the responsibility of the recipient who could refuse it, leaving the Postal Service with the cost.
--Zip Code Day: the official zip code system of the US became effective July 1, 1963; London and Liverpool had a zip code system before WWI, but country- and world-wide codes would come later.
--International Tartan Day: observed in Australia, commemorates the Repeal Proclamation of 1782 that annulled the Act of Proscription of 1747 which made wearing the Tartan a punishable crime.
--International Reggae Day: observed in Kingston, Jamaica to honor the reggae style music that originated in the Caribbean and is associated with Bob Marley of the 1980's.