Sunday, April 12, 2009

Holiday Previews for the week

April 12 - Big Wind Day - On April 12, 1934 the staff of the Mount Washington Observatory recorded the highest surface wind ever measured anywhere on earth. This big wind was officially recorded at 231 miles per hour. Imagine the difficulties of even making a recording under those conditions back then! There has been a beautiful breeze cutting through my back yard these past few days, I think I will sit out there and enjoy this!

April 12 - Russian Cosmonaut Day - Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space on April 12, 1961 aboard Vostok 1. He spent 108 minutes in space. This day was decreed by the USSR's Supreme Council on April 9th, 1962. But while Russia put the first man in space, The United States went on to be the first to put a man on the moon. Hoorah.

April 13 - Blame Someone Else Day - Yeah, see this is more my kind of day. I am a pro at blaming others for ...really anything..and getting away at it. Problem is the people that know me have learned well from me and the blame can turn back on me..hmmm...

April 13 - Dyngus Day is always the Monday after Easter and is a very popular Polish Holiday. After the long Lenten holiday Dyngus Day is a pretty interesting holiday! So - the guys get to go around trying to get the ladies wet! Yes, sprinkling or drenching with water is the goal. Boys chase after the ladies with squirt guns, buckets, or other containers of water and the more bold and gallant boys, may choose to use cologne. Gently hitting the ladies on the legs with switches or pussy willows is also common. But wait! the ladies get to take their revenge on Tuesday, when tradition has it that the girls can throw dishes or crockery back at the boys. It has become increasingly popular for the ladies to get their revenge on Monday, tossing water back at the boys. And I just happen to know a beautiful Polish family ....oh fun is mine!

April 13 - Scrabble Day - Scrabble was created in 1938 by Alfred Mosher Butts. Thank you Mr. Butts - I think I will engage in a scrabble game today - quite fun I say

April 14 - Ex Spouse Day - That's right, and be nice people. After all the past is the past and it's time to live and forget. Pay your respects for the reason that person came into your life to begin with and not for whatever reason it ended. Everything happens for a reason.

April 14 - International Moment of Laughter Day - How fun is this?!?! Getting a simple smile is not good enough today - you must pursue and get laughter, so break out your best jokes and funniest faces you have a mission today and that mission is to make people laugh - pee in the pants laughing!!

April 14 - Look up at the Sky Day - The sky is so beautiful in April, puffy clouds pushing by in a race to get who knows where, the sun shining so brilliantly and at night the moon is booming with his all knowing face watching the stars and planets dance around. I love the sky!

April 14 - National Pecan Day - The only nut tree native to North America is the Pecan Tree! April is National Pecan Month and now today...oh what yummness, I adore pecan pies! But I think today I will settle for some Turtles :)

April 14 - Reach as High as You Can Day - Today is the day to go up and beyond your personal comfort zone, it is the day to expand your horizons - yes go on and do it the sky IS your limits so go on and grasp what you have been wanting

April 15 - Rubber Eraser Day - In the world of erasers, two men are prominent. Joseph Priestley discovered the eraser in 1770, using pieces of rubber imported from Brazil. Then in 1858, Hyman Lipman of Philadelphia, Pa., patented the pencil with an eraser at the end. Make no mistake, these two men have done wonders for our crosswords! Let us be thankful.

April 15 - Titanic Remembrance Day - Titanic Remembrance Day is dedicated to the memory of the Titanic and to the over 1500 people who died. On this day in 1912, the Titanic sank in the icy waters of the north Atlantic ocean. The Titanic was called "unsinkable" and the "safest ship afloat" by her builder and designer. However, on her maiden voyage from England to New York City, the cruise ship Titanic hit an iceberg in the Atlantic Ocean. This occurred on April 14, 1912 at 11:40p.m. Two hours later, with a gaping gash in her side, the ship quickly sank in icy waters. 1522 passengers and crew died. Today would be a great day to break out the movies in remembrance of those dear souls.

April 16 - National Eggs Benedict Day - National Eggs Benedict Day is a day to enjoy eggs with hollandaise sauce, Canadian bacon and english muffins. I seem to fail when I try to prepare my Eggs Benedict - oh well, I guess I will just have to go out to a restaurant and have some made for me!

April 16 - National High Five Day - See how much fun you can have with this one! Most people with respond to your high five, others prefer a low five, some will high five you back and give you a full ten! Find out how many high fives you can get today - I bet you have a blast!!

April 16 - National Librarian Day - Go to your local library and say thank you or send a card with your child to the school librarian, after all these people are helping form the minds of the future of our country.

April 16 - National Stress Awareness Day - is there any connection to this being the day after taxes are due? ? April is Stress Awareness Month too...hmmm... are we to be aware that we are stressed out or that we need to take precautions and lower our chances ? Who cares - sounds like a great excuse for a bubble bath and some wine!

April 17 - Blah, Blah, Blah Day - blah blah blah blah blah blah? blah blah!! blah blah blah blah - blah. Actually the purpose of today is to do those things that you have been putting off because they are blah. just do it and blah.

April 17 - National Cheeseball Day - I am not sure if this is in reference to the party cheesball covered in nuts for cracker spread or the light and fluffy puffy cheeseballs, oh well - to stay on the safe side I guess I will have to enjoy both!

April 18 - International Juggler's Day - Both a day to appreciate the skills of the fantastic entertainers or those of all of us that juggle so many things in our lives this is a great day to pick up three balls and have some fun trying to juggle!

April 18 - Newspaper Columnists Day - The National Society of Newspaper Columnists created National Columnists Day. It was established on April 18th, in memory of the day columnist, and Pulitzer Prize winner, Ernie Pyle was killed in World War II. This day is dedicated to increasing awareness of the importance and contributions made by by columnists and journalists. Read a newspaper column. Or, show some appreciation to these writers today!

April 18 - Pet Owners Independence Day - So I guess today you go for a walk with your dog and let him decide where he wants to pee? Or maybe you don't call the cat and just let it do what it wants! - oh, in any case being owned by our pets is what we love them for!

1 comment:

Theresa said...

i love these holidays.. I've been doing the 365 a day project and i think these would give me daily ideas for taking pictures.. thanks for sharing.. =)