"You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you know."
"It's the shorts."
A retiree was given a set of golf clubs by his co-workers. Thinking he’d try the game, he asked the local pro for lessons, explaining that he knew nothing whatever of the game. The pro showed him the stance and swing, then said, “Just hit the ball toward the flag on the first green.”
The novice teed up and smacked the ball straight onto the green, where it stopped inches from the hole. “Now what?” the fellow asked the speechless pro.
“Uh… you’re supposed to hit the ball into the cup,” the pro finally said, after he was able to speak again.
“Oh great! NOW you tell me!” said the beginner.
It's Cheer Up the Lonely Day! Today reminds us to keep an extra awareness to those alone who really could use a cheery smile and a listening heart.
--All American Pet Photo Day: no info as to history, but today is about taking photos of your furbabies and posting them online.
--Bowdler's Day: born this day in 1754, Thomas Bowdler is noted for writing "Family Shakespeare", a modified version of Shakespeare's works made appropriate for women and children; led to the phrase "bowdlerize", meaning to censor books and movies for children.
--Free Slurpee Day: in honor of 7/11's unofficial birthday, free slurpee's are being given away between 11 am to 7 pm; in the 1950's Omar Knedlik owned a Dairy Queen in Kansas when the soda fountain stopped working and he placed soda bottles in the freezer which created the slushy mix.
--National Blueberry Muffin Day: a yummy breakfast treat from the American pilgrims; the bilberry was used in European baking but the American pilgrims found the bilberry wasn't native to the New World, so they turned to the native blueberries; the berries have to be dried before they can be used for baking.
--International Essential Oils Day: today essential oil enthusiasts pay tribute to D. Gary Young, the founder of the modern-day essential oil movement.
--National Mojito Day: originally from Cuba, mojitoes are minty highballs made with rum, lime, sugar, mint and sparkling water/tonic.
--National Swimming Pool Day: no info as to why and the specifics, so celebrate today with your own focus; swimming is a great exercise, so be sure to hit the pools today.
--Nation Rainier Cherries Day: in 1952, Washingtonian Harold Fogle crossed the Bing cherry with the Van cherry and created the Rainier cherry, named after Mount Rainier in Washington State.
--World Population Day and Day of the Five Billion go hand-in-hand: The world population is the total number of living humans on the planet Earth. It is estimated that the population of the world reached one billion in 1804, two billion in 1927, three billion in 1960, four billion in 1974, five billion in 1987, and six billion in 1999. It is projected to reach seven billion in October 2011, and around eight billion by 2025-2030. By 2045-2050, the world's population is currently projected to reach around nine billion, with alternative scenarios ranging from 7.4 billion to 10.6 billion.