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08/02/19 Risk

Friday, August 02, 2019

"The real risk is doing nothing." Denis Waitley

"A female president would only be a good idea if you wanted the country fun right for some reason."

Once upon a time, a little boy called Sam was playing in the yard behind his house. During his pretend fighting game, he knocked over the outhouse. Now Sam was upset and worried that he would get into trouble so he ran into the woods and didn’t come out until after got dark. When he arrived back home, his pappy was waiting for him. He asked suspiciously, “Son, did you knock over the outhouse this afternoon?”

“No, pappy,” Sam lied.

“Well, let me tell you a story,” said the father. “Once, not that long ago, George Washington received a shiny new axe from his father. Excited, he tried it out on a tree, swiftly cutting it down. But as he looked at the tree, with dismay he realized it was his mother’s favorite cherry tree,” his pappy paused.” just like you, he ran into the woods. When he returned, his pappy asked, ‘George, did you cut down the cherry tree?’ George answered with, ‘Father, I cannot tell a lie. I did indeed chop down the tree.’ Then his father said, ‘Well, since you were honest with me, you are spared from punishment. I hope you have learned your lesson, though.’ So,” the Sam’s father asked again,” did you knock down the outhouse?”

“Pappy, I cannot tell a lie any more.” said the little boy. “I did indeed knock down the outhouse.”

Then his pappy father spanked Sam boy red, white, and blue. The boy whimpered, “Pappy, I told you the truth! Why did you spank me?”

Pappy answered, “That’s because George Washington’s father wasn’t in the tree when he chopped it down!”

It's Take a Penny/Leave a Penny Day! Remember those trays by the cash register? Dump the pennies from your change for others or even use the pennies from the tray yourself. It seemed to balance out.
--Braham Pie Day: celebrated on the first Friday of August, Braham, Minnesota, has been declared the Homemade Pie Capital of Minnesota in 1990 because, since the '30's and 40's, people would travel for miles just for the pie; if you live nearby, check it out.
--International Beer Day: today celebrates all beers of all nations and cultures; it celebrates all brewers and bartenders that make and serve beer; beer making appears to have started 6000 years ago in Samaria, unfiltered and drunk through a straw; there is a lot more to beer history and is rather interesting.
--Dinosaurs Day: (note Dinosaur Day is in September); scientists believe they first appeared about 245 million years ago, and existed for about 180 million years, going extinct about 66 million years ago; today's a good day to take the kids to a museum for the displays.
--National Ice Cream Sandwich Day: ice cream sandwiches first appeared in the 1890's New York City, sold by street vendors for a penny; there have many variations around the world and is very popular.
--National CAD Day: Computer-aided design (CAD) is the use of computer systems to aid in the creation, modification, analysis, or optimization of a design. CAD software is used to increase the productivity of the designer, improve the quality of design, improve communications through documentation, and to create a database for manufacturing; the first significant CAD software came out in 1983.
--National Coloring Book Day: today celebrates a very relaxing activity that more and more adults are embracing as a great way to de-stress.
--Twins Days Festival Weekend: held at Twinsburg, Ohio, this annual event is the largest annual gathering of biological twins and multiples.
--Water Balloon Day: celebrated on the first Friday of August; did you used to like water balloon fights when you were a kid?; or were you always on the receiving end which rather dampened its charm?; today salutes a summer activity that is great on these hot days.
--Tomboy Tools Day: held on the first Friday of August, today is a salute to the girls and women who love to use tools; there will be lots of sales for Tomboy Tools and a lot of them will be pink (rolling of eyes); in spite of the archaic imagery, today is a good day to make sure the girls and women in your life know how to use tools and how to be comfortable using them.
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