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07/23/19 Choices

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

"Every morning you have two choices: to sleep with your dreams or wake up and chase them."

"This is pure heresy! Everybody knows that the Earth revolves around us!"

A doctor had just bought a villa on the French Riviera, when met an old lawyer friend whom he hadn’t seen in years, and they started talking. The lawyer, as it turned out, owned a nearby villa. They discussed how they came to retire to the Riviera.

“Remember that lousy office complex I bought?” asked the lawyer, “Well, it caught fire, and I retired here with the fire insurance proceeds. What are you doing here?”

The doctor replied, “Remember that real estate I had in Mississippi? Well, the river overflowed, and here I am with the flood insurance proceeds. It’s amazing that we both ended up here in pretty much the same way.”

“It sure is,” the lawyer replied, looking puzzled, “but I’m confused about one thing – how do you start a flood?”

It's Yada, Yada, Yada Day! This phrase has been noted in the 1940's vaudeville, but became famous by TV's Seinfeld in the 1990's. It's a phrase that means "blah, blah, blah" such as directed at our politicians.
--Gorgeous Grandma Day: created by Alice Solomon in 1984 when she graduated from Wellesley College at the age of 50; she wanted to stop society's tendency to see women who were 50+ as no longer useful or relevant; if you're 50+ (grandma or not), remember you are gorgeous and strut your stuff; if you have a grandma, be sure to remind her she is gorgeous.
--Hot Enough For Ya? Day: since the North Hemisphere is in the midst of summer, the assumption is the phrase is apropos no matter what; to celebrate, go around asking everybody if they think it's hot enough.
--National Vanilla Ice Cream Day: we had Ice Cream Day two days ago, so now we salute the most favorite flavor.
--World Sjogren's Day: on the birthday of Swedish ophthalmologist Dr. Henrik Sjogren (1899), we salute his identification in 1933 of the Sjogren Syndrome, an autoimmune inflammatory disease which affects moisture-producing glands such as the eyes; it's a rare disease and today raises awareness of the symptoms which are difficult to differentiate and the treatments.
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