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08/08/19 End of the Day

Thursday, August 08, 2019

"Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow's a fresh opportunity to make it better."

"No, thank you. I order all my brick and mortar online."


A businessman enters a tavern, sits down at the bar, and orders a double martini on the rocks.

After he finishes the drink, he peeks inside his shirt pocket, then orders the bartender to prepare another double martini.

After he finishes that drink, he again peeks inside his shirt pocket and orders the bartender to bring another double martini.

The bartender says, “Look, buddy, I’ll bring ya’ martinis all night long – but you gotta tell me why you look inside your shirt pocket before you order a refill.”

The customer replies, “I’m peeking at a photo of my wife. When she starts to look good, I know it’s time to go home.”

It's International Cat Day! A world-wide celebration of our love for our feline friends, big and small. Today stresses the importance of protecting all cats, wild and domestic, and highlights conservation efforts for the big cats in Africa and Asia. Give your mini-panther an extra chin-scritch and listen to the purr.
--National CBD Day: a salute to cannabidiol which is becoming more accepted as alternative medical remedy for a lot of ailments; hemp-derived CBD doesn't contain THC, so it doesn't trigger the highs that get people in trouble.
--National Dollar Day: today celebrates the US dollar and commemorates the 1786 act when the Continental Congress established the monetary system and the associated values; a gold coin was valued at $10, a silver coin at $1; the US Mint was established in 1792 and the first dollar coin was minted in 1794; paper money was called Federal Reserve Notes but the first paper dollar wasn't printed till 1862.
--National Frozen Custard Day: a yummy treat similar to ice cream, made with eggs in addition to the cream and sugar; on the East coast, the frozen custard is often called soft serve.
--Scottish Wildcat Day: a day of awareness of the UK's only surviving wild cats; they are critically endangered, facing near extinction; once called the Highland Tiger, there are only about 35 in Scotland.
--Odie Day: today commemorates when Odie first appeared in the Garfield comic strip in 1978; he was brought to live with Jon and Garfield by Jon's roommate, Lyman, who didn't stay as part of the strip; Odie is a wirehaired dachshund-terrier mix.
--National Zucchini Day: have you been harvesting your garden?; the zucchini is a close relative to the cucumber and the melon and is a squash from Italy; the largest measured at 69.5 inches and 65 pounds.
--Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day: tied in with Zucchini Day, today recognizes how prolific zucchinis are and how difficult it can be to get rid of them; a fun, tongue-in-cheek holiday--don't get caught.
--The Date to Create Day: today is the day to stop procrastinating and create what you've been dreaming.
--Happiness Happens Day: founded in 1999 as Admit You're Happy by the Secret Society of Happy People; today is to spread the joy of being happy and to encourage us to look on the bright side of things; many feel happiness is contagious, so show the world your happiness.
--Dalek Day: in honor of the birthday of Terry Nation, one of the creators of the Daleks; from Wikipedia: The Daleks are a fictional extraterrestrial race of mutants principally portrayed in the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who. The Daleks were conceived by science-fiction writer Terry Nation and first appeared in the 1963 Doctor Who serial The Daleks, in the shells designed by Raymond Cusick.
--Top 8 Challenge Day: today raises awareness of gastrointestinal disorders, specifically eosinophilic gastrointestinal disorders (EGID) such as acid reflux; many people find relief by eliminating allergens from their diets so the challenge for today is to remove the top 8 allergens from your diet: milk, eggs, wheat, fish, peanuts, treenuts, soy, and shellfish.
--Augsburg Peace Festival Day: observed in Germany; Augsburg is the only German city to have its own public holiday; the Peace Festival is a public holiday only within the city limits of Augsburg. Celebrated on August 8 every year, the festival celebrates the occasion when Protestants in the city were given the right to practice their faith. Given the kind of polarized environments we are living in today, the Peace Festival in Augsburg holds more significance than ever before.

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