Saturday, May 9, 2009

Holiday Previews for the Week

May 10 - Clean up Your Room Day - Really? My kids won't fall for it - I know I wouldn't!!! But hey - that doesn't mean you can't try it

May 11 - Eat What You Want Day - Kill the diet ladies today is the day to forget it and enjoy, savor, gustar all those goodies we usually say no to: enjoy!!

May 11 - Twilight Zone Day - How many of you remember that weird TV show that was created, written and narrated by Rod Serling that aired from 1959-1964.? Today is a day to rock those VHS tapes and watch some reruns....or REALLY have some fun and create you own Twilight Zone episode - ooo, now that sounds like fun!

May 12 - Fatigue Syndrome Day - Today recognizes the fact that sometimes life is just too tiring. Too much work, too little sleep, stressed out? Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is actually a disorder. If you are always tired or fatigued you may want to consider talking to your doctor about it - to day would be a great day to call for an appointment. OR - just tired? Here are some suggested Activities for Today:
Go right back to bed; Take a siesta; use up a vacation day; Cancel activities for the day; Get the picture, get into the day!

May 12 - International Nurses Day - The roots of International Nurses Day goes back to 1953, when Dorothy Sutherland of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare sent a proposal to President Eisenhower to proclaim a "Nurse Day" in October of the following year. The proclamation was not officially made. But, this day was born and eventually gained national recognition.
International Nurse Day is celebrated on May 12, because this it's the birthday of Florence Nightingale.
Give your nurse a smile and a card!

May 12 - Limerick Day - This day marks the celebration of the birthday of Writer Edward Lear (1812-1888). It also, of course, celebrates Limerick poems. Limericks were popularized by Lear in 1846 in his "Book of Nonsense".
A Limerick is a humorous verse or poem. It is five lines longs. It's name come from the city of Limerick, Ireland. The first two lines rhyme with the fifth line rhyme. The third and fourth lines rhyme.
So go ahead read a book of limericks, write your own limericks or have someone recite one for you

May 13 - The roots of Frog Jumping Day go back to Mark Twain's first short story. It was first published in 1865 as "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog". Later, he published it as "The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". It is also known under a third title "The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County". So needless to say the best way to celebrate today would be to read Mark Twains story "Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog" - but by all means jump around like a frog or if you are like me just go around saying rriiiibbbbbitt!

May 13 - Leprechaun Day - because those tiny Leprechauns with their precious, hidden pot of gold, deserve their own day reserved just for them! According to Irish legend, or folklore, Leprechauns have a hidden pot of gold. If you catch a Leprechaun, he must give you his pot of gold. Since you probably can't find a leprechaun to catch maybe today would be a good day to check in on your own pot of gold and settle some finance issues - or just dance around like a leprechaun!

May 13 - National Receptionist Day - Don't confuse this day for Administrative Professionals Day or Secretary's Day - nope! Receptionists, this is your day!
The purpose of Receptionists Day are two-fold. First, of all it gives recognition to receptionists. After all, they are the first person your customers see when they walk through the door of your company. The great first impression is molded in large part thanks to your smiling, cheerful receptionist. Remember the cards and flowers people and to all of you receptionists out there I SALUTE YOU

May 14 - Dance Like a Chicken Day - The origin of the Chicken Dance song. It was originally titled "Der Ententanz" (The Duck Dance). It was created by Swiss accordion player Werner Thomas of Davos, Switzerland. Thomas created it in the 1950's. Over the years, it quickly became popular, especially at weddings. Wedding or not - do the chicken dance today

May 15 - National Bike to Work Day - was started by the League founded as the League of American Wheelmen in 1880. The event was timed to coincide with the arrival of warmer weather. It has inspired countless bike rides, safety inspections, commuter challenges, ribbon-cuttings, "share the road" promotions, and other varied celebrations of bicycling in communities across the nation.
Bike to Work Week is the third week in May, and the third Friday in May is designated as National Bike to Work Day. So if you work close enough to your home and you can deal with the traffic and weather - go for it! you will be surprised at all of the things that you don't normally notice in the car or on the train.

May 15 - National Chocolate Chip Day - Now this day I like! I think after I bike home from work I will make some chocolate chip cookies and enjoy the day

May 15 - Police Officer's Memorial Day - Created and established as May 15th by an Act of Congress to honor and remember police officers who gave their lives while on duty. These men and women really put their lives on the line everyday when they go to work. Ways to participate in this day: Make a donation to a police officer fund or memorial; Participate in activities honoring officers who have died on duty; Better still, create a memorial event, if there isn't one in your area; Thank your police officers for a job well done; Make some chocolate chip cookies for your local police department.

May 16 - Armed Forces Day - This is simply a day to salute sharply to all of the men and women in all branches of the service who protect our country and you. They can be called upon at a moment's notice to perform a risky and perilous mission for freedom and country. Just how did it all begin? Well, each branch of the military had their own day of celebration. But, on August 31, 1949 then Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of Armed Forces Day. President Harry Truman also announced the holiday in a presidential proclamation on February 20, 1950. All branches of the military were asked to celebrate on this day and they complied on the first Armed Forces Day which was held the following year on May 20, 1950.
I Personally thank all of you out there that do so much for our country.

May 16 - Love a Tree Day - So who doesn't love trees? They are beautiful, they give us shade, comfort and warmth, they give us oxygen, too! Give a tree a hug today and show some love.

May 16 - National Sea Monkey Day - OMG, do you remember these? I was always so afraid to buy them - I was afraid I couldn't take care of them properly: I mean what do you feed a sea monkey? it's not like there are sea bananas! and I was just creeped out by them! The pictures on the box made them look like a happy little family that played together and I was afraid they would talk about me in their little sea world. And besides: they were naked!! and that mom looked a little too sexy to be hanging around those kids naked like that. Do they still sell these? Maybe I should face my fears and get a kit.....

May 16 - Wear Purple for Peace Day - The goal of Wear Purple for Peace Day is to make the world a peaceful place and, of course, encourage alien species to make contact with earth. Be peace full people and put on your purple XD!

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