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Friday, July 12, 2019

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain

"If I won the lottery, I wouldn't be one of those people who immediately quits their job. I'd make my boss's life a living hell for a week or two first."

Shaun walked into a doctor's office and the receptionist asked him what he had. Shaun said: 'Shingles.' So she wrote down his name, address, medical insurance number and told him to have a seat.

Fifteen minutes later a nurse’s aide came out and asked Shaun what he had ….
Shaun said, 'Shingles.' So she wrote down his height, weight, a complete medical history and told Shaun to wait in the examining room.

A half hour later a nurse came in and asked Shaun what he had. Shaun said, 'Shingles.' So the nurse gave Shaun a blood test, a blood pressure test, an electrocardiogram, and told Shaun to take off all his clothes and wait for the doctor.

An hour later the doctor came in and found Shaun sitting patiently in the nude and asked Shaun what he had. Shaun said, ‘Shingles.'

The doctor asked, 'Where?'

Shaun said, 'Outside on the truck.
Where do you want me to unload them?'

It's Simplicity Day! This is honor of Henry David Thoreau, philosopher and proponent of simple living. Good time to clear out the clutter in our lives and minds. Born this day in 1817 at Concord, Massachusetts, Thoreau lived what he preached and wrote his memoires in "Walden", published in 1854.
--Collector Car Appreciation Day: today is about real cars, not models, that are considered collectible; today raises awareness of the role of automotive restoration and collection in American society.
--National Eat Your Jell-O Day: patented by Pearl Bisby Wait and his wife May since 1897, flavored gelatin has been a favorite, and sometimes fun, dessert.
--National Pecan Pie Day: no special info as to why this day but that's no reason to skip a slice.
--National Motorcycle Day: no specific info but there are several events around the country for this day; a good day to get out on the road; celebrates the bikers' bond through the shared sense of freedom and adventure.
--Wayne Chicken Day: Founded in 1981, the Wayne Chicken Show is a unique family-friendly event that brings the community together in celebration of the clucking, flightless bird. Features activities include a chicken imitation competition, the world’s largest chicken dance, a hot wing eating contest, a teen dance and a variety of food and beverage options; enjoy.
--Etch-A-Sketch Day: a favored toy for many generations; were you a budding architect?
--New Conversations Day: started by Awkward Silence this year to encourage us to go beyond the small talk of weather and sports with new people; ask them where they'd travel, what birthday traditions would they change; there are ways to ask interesting questions without being political or invasive.
--Different Colored Eyes Day: a day for heterochroma, a condition of having different colored eyes/irises; occurs in human and animal, especially the dalmatians and Australian sheepdog.
--Kebab Day: a salute to a method of meat preparation; from the Middle East, heavily seasoned meat is skewered then grilled.
--Tonight the radio station will be full of Morse code and maritime radio enthusiasts celebrating the anniversary of the ‘Night of Nights.’ It was on July 12, 1999 that nearby station KFS sent what is thought to be the last commercial transmission of Morse code in the United States.
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