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07/09/19 Journey

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

"A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles." Tim Cahill

"Whoever removes the mop from the stone shall become the royal janitor. For many, many centuries, no one has tried."

An 8-year-old girl went to her dad, who was working in the yard. She asked him, “Daddy, what is sex?”

The father was surprised that she would ask such a question, but decides that if she is old enough to ask the question, then she is old enough to get a straight answer.

He proceeded to tell her all about the “birds and the bees.” When he finished explaining, the little girl was looking at him with her mouth hanging open.

The father asked her, “Why did you ask this question?”

The little girl replied, “Mom told me to tell you that dinner would be ready in just a couple of secs.”

It's Call of the Horizon Day! Today is about that urge to travel to that far spot where sky meets land. Have you imagined what it would be like to just keep going down the road to that spot that's just always a bit further?
--Cow Appreciation Day: a promotion by Chick-fil-A since 1995 where if you come to the restaurant in a cow costume, you'll get a free entrée; it started with a billboard showing cows painting a sign "Eat Mor Chikin"; so get out your spots and cow bells for some free food.
--National Don't Put all your Eggs in One Omelet Day: a culinary twist to the idiom about eggs and baskets; for today, don't focus on just one thing to the point you don't see other options; time to take off the blinders.
--Martyrdom of the Bab Day: a religious observance of the Baha'i faith in commemoration of the execution of the Baha'i founder in 1850.
--National Sugar Cookie Day: a basic cookie of flour, sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla that can be made into so many shapes and decorated in so many ways; origin is from the 1700's Pennsylvania German Protestants.
--In 1877, Wimbledon hosted the first tennis championship in London.
--Heads up: Today used to be National No Bra Day but that celebration has been moved to October; so Victoria Secret is relieved temporarily and we'll just have to wait for our freedom.
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