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08/23/19 Stand Out

Friday, August 23, 2019

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" Dr. Suess

"Hey! All returns have to be rewound!"

“How long have you been driving without a tail light?” asked the policeman after pulling over a motorist.

The driver jumped out, ran to the rear of his car, and gave a long, painful groan.

He seemed so upset that the cop was moved to ease up on him a bit.

“Come on, now,” he said, “you don’t have to take it so hard. It isn’t that serious.”

“It isn’t?” cried the motorist. “Then you know what happened to my boat and trailer?”

It's Sponge Cake Day! So many ways to prepare and top this yummy dessert! What's your favorite? Made with just sugar, eggs and flour, it is well-beaten to introduce more air. Sponge cake is the creation of an Italian chef in the mid-16th century for a Spanish noble.
--Buttered Corn Day: a summer staple; there are 6 different kinds of corn, maize, but it's the sweet corn we associate with summer dinners; corn as domesticated in southern Mexico centuries ago.
--Daffodil Day: observed in Australia; an annual fundraising event for cancer research.
--European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism: known as Black Ribbon Day; for victims of all totalitarian and authoritarian regimes, coincides with the date of the signing of the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, in which the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany agreed to divide eastern Europe between themselves.
--International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition: designated by UNESCO; refers to the enslavement of black African people to North America and the Caribbean.
--Hug Your Sweetheart Day: a day for getting really close with your special person; a good day to remember why you fell for each other.
--Internaut Day: a salute to the person who possesses a thorough knowledge of how to use the internet and who is very familiar with its history; there's some disagreement as to whether this date is an historical date in the internet timeline but the celebration still holds.
--National Cheap Flight Day: the trend is for today to be the start of the fall travel season as families are now returning to the school and associated activities; some airlines will start discounting their fares today.
--Ride the Wind Day: today salutes the anniversary of the first human powered flight to win the Kremer Prize in 1977, Dr. Paul MacCready with his Gossamer Condor.
--Valentino Day: commemorates the 1926 death of Rudolph Valentino, an Italian silent movie star; before my time but he did make the ladies' hearts beat faster; "Rudolph Valentino, whose full name was Rodolfo Alfonso Raffaello Piero Filibert Guglielmi De Valentina D’Antonguolla, passed away on today's date in 1926, and today we celebrate his films and honor his legacy. Born on May 6, 1895, in Castellaneta, Italy, he arrived in New York City in 1913 and eventually became the first male sex symbol of Hollywood. In America, he started off as a vaudeville dancer, first in New York City, and then as part of a touring production. It folded and he moved to San Francisco and continued to dance there."
--Health Unit Coordinators Day: a salute to the professionals who support the medical staff in ways we often don't see or realize; they make sure the units flow smoothly so the medical staff can take care of the patients.

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