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06/18/20 Responsibility

Thursday, June 18, 2020

"How does blaming others for your situation empower you towards a better life? Take responsibility for your actions and choose a better future." Nathan Driskell

"Cut! That was fine but it's still not creepy enough!" "Send in the clowns!"

A kangaroo kept getting out of his enclosure at the zoo. Knowing that he could hop pretty high, the zoo officials put up a ten-foot fence. However, the next morning the kangaroo was out again, just roaming around the zoo.

The zoo officials raised the height of the fence to twenty feet. Again, however, the next morning the kangaroo was again roaming around the zoo. This kept on, night after night, until the fence was sixty feet high.

Finally, the camel in the next enclosure asked the kangaroo, “How high do you think they’ll go?”

The kangaroo replied, “Probably a hundred feet, unless somebody starts locking the gate at night.”

It's National Splurge Day! Tired of budgets and food plans? For today, treat yourself to anything you want without a guilty conscience. No clear information as to who or why started this celebration, but can we do it more often?
"--Autistic Pride Day: today is a celebration of the neurodiversity of people on the autism spectrum; “Autistic pride” stands for pride in autism, about shifting views of autism from ""disease"" to ""difference"". It observes the diversity various neurological types express.
""Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. Parents usually notice signs in the first two years of their child's life. In June 2005, some organizations launched the first annual Autistic Pride Day, with events around the world. Autistic pride asserts that autistic people are not sick; rather, they have a unique set of characteristics that provide them many rewards and challenges, not unlike their non-autistic peers."""
--Clark Kent's Birthday: today is recognized as when Superman as a boy was adopted by the Kents; as a side note, June 10 is when Superman arrived on Earth.
--Clean Your Aquarium Day: you've been putting it off; now here is the day quit procrastinating and clean the aquarium; can you even see the fish?
--Go Fishing Day: today celebrates the quiet meditative moment of just you and the fish; head to your favorite spot with your favorite bait/lure and reflect on the peace of the moment; from checkiday: ".
--International Panic Day: while today is dedicated to the sensation of panicking, it is not a day to panic but rather to refuse any kind of stress; from checkiday: "The word panic is derived from the ancient Greek word Pan. Pan was the Greek god of shepherds, woods, and pastures, and when he would awake from a nap he would let out a yell that caused flocks to stampede. Greek authors coined the word “panikon” from this, which meant “sudden fear”. Panic is “a sudden sensation of fear, which is so strong as to dominate or prevent reason or logical thinking, replacing it with an animalistic fight-or-flight reaction.” Panic can happen in an individual or it can happen in large groups. It is not healthy for people to be in a constant panic, as stress levels are raised which can be detrimental to health. "; take the day off for non-stressful activities such as reading.
--International Picnic Day: today celebrates the activity enjoyed by all generations and all countries, a chance to eat out in the fresh air with family and friends; picnics were a big deal in France after the Revolution.
--International Sushi Day: about the food, not the cat, Lynda; sushi isn't about raw meat but rather vinegared rice must be used to be considered sushi; from Other foods such as seafood and vegetables are added, which are called neta. Plain raw seafood slices are called sashimi, and are technically not sushi. In America, maki rolls are a popular type of sushi, which include the rice and neta wrapped in seaweed. Many times soy sauce, pickled ginger, and wasabi are served with the rolls. Some popular types of rolls are the California Roll, which includes avocado, imitation crab, and cucumber, and the Philadelphia Roll, which consists of cream cheese, raw or smoked salmon, and cucumber. Originally, in Southeast Asia, fish was wrapped in fermented rice so it could be preserved for many months, and the rice was then discarded. Later the rice started being eaten with the fish instead of just being used to preserve it. It wasn’t until between 1600 and 1800 AD that vinegar started being added to the rice and seafood and vegetables began being wrapped in it.
--National Career Nursing Assistants' Day: observed on the 1st day of National Nursing Assistants Week; today is to recognize nursing assistants who have dedicated their lives to the well-being of others; nursing assistants have become an important element in the care of our elder and disabled citizens.
--National Dump the Pump Day: observed on the 3rd Thursday of June; for today, leave the gas-guzzler at home; for today, use alternatives to get around such as mass transit, carpooling, walking or biking; if you truly have to use the car, keep it to a minimum and look for ways to eventually cut back on the gas consumption.
--Recess at Work Day: observed on the 3rd Thursday of June; I always think of WATERMELLEN and her recess walks on this day; recess is a temporary cessation of customary activities; today recognizes that workers are more productive and efficient after a break and is a day for morale and team building activities.
--Sustainable Gastronomy Day: today is an UN initiative towards ending malnutrition through the science of gastronomy which studies the relationship between food and culture; the movement works to bring 5 industries together: agriculture development; food security; nutrition; sustainable food production and conservation of biodiversity.
--Waterloo Day: observed in the UK, today celebrates the 1815 victory of General Wellington and his armies over Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo.
--Waterloo Ceremony Day: observed in the UK, the Duke of Wellington pays a symbolic rent to the Crown on his Stratfield Saye House, given to the first Duke of Wellington after returning victorious from the Battle of Waterloo.
--World Tapas Day: observed on the 3rd Thursday of June; today is to encourage and explore a small plate of Spanish dishes; from republicworld: "The word 'Tapas' comes from the Spanish world ‘Tapar’, which means to cover. The actual action of serving up small dishes became popular in the 19th century. It became popular when travellers visiting inns would often be served up small samples of food available to eat. Tapas is not a special kind of food but it is actually a way of enjoying food. It has a flexible concept and you can enjoy it with your friends. Initially, Tapas used to include traditional Spanish food but these days chefs are creating sophisticated Tapas in a simple way. Some also compare Spanish Tapas to the street food in Delhi or Mumbai. These are compared because they too are small meals."
--In 1983, Sally Ride became the first American woman in space as a crew member on Space Shuttle Challenger. Ride remains the youngest American astronaut to have traveled to space, having done so at the age of 32.
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