Saturday, June 20, 2009

Holiday Previews for the week

June 21 Finally Summer Day - Summer Solstice is sometimes referred to as "Midsummer" Litha". It's the longest day of the year. The amount of daylight only goes down from here....for the next six months (more on that later). Summer Solstice is the meteorological start of summer. So grab some tea and enjoy!

June 21 Go Skate Day - This day was created by the International Association of Skateboard Companies (IASC) to promote skateboarding. Grab a skateboard, take the kids to the local skate park (if you are lucky enough to have one like we do here in St. Augustine!). Or have a skate party for the kids in the back yard- imagine the fun!!

June 22 National Chocolate Eclair Day - No need to convince you how important this day is - make your own, head to the local bakery or your Dunkin Doughnuts - for heavens sake just have an eclair

June 23 National Columnists Day - The National Society of Newspaper Columnists created National Columnists Day. It was established on April 18th, in memory of the day columnist Ernie Pyle was killed in World War II. National Columnists Day recognizes the importance and value of newspaper columnists! Thanks to all of you out there!

June 23 National Pink Day - doesn't this just sound sweet?!? I love pink, it's just that sometimes it seems ....well too girly, I am happy that there is a day out there for this color because it is a great color and it shouldn't be just for little girls

June 23 Take Your Dog to Work Day - This very special day for you and your dog was created in 1996 by Pet Sitters International. But you might want to check with your workplace, it may not be appropriate if you work in food place, or your fellow workers might have allergies, and well although dogs are very important to us in our lives - it's kinda not fair to the kitties!

June 24 Swim a Lap Day - Summer has arrived and it's beneficial to enjoy all that summer has to offer, including plenty of time in and around the pool or lake or sea. What better way to enjoy the early days of summer, than by taking a lap or two (or three? In addition to the fun, it's great exercise to help keep you fit.

June 25 Log Cabin Day - The Log Cabin Society, founded by Virginia Handy, and the Bad Axe Historical Society, in Michigan created the annual Log Cabin Day on June 25, 1986. Their objectives included promoting the preservation of Log Cabins, and awareness and education of life during the era in America when log cabins were common. In Boy Scouts we have fun making a tiny log cabin out of pretzel sticks and chex mix and peanut butter then we have fun eating them!!

June 25 National Catfish Day - On June 25, 1987, President Ronald Reagan began a presidential proclamation with the words "More and more Americans are discovering a uniquely American food delicacy — farm-raised catfish."
You should have no doubt what to do today. Enjoy a plateful of catfish, cooked anyway you want. Chances are, you will eat farm raised catfish, which supplies the vast majority of catfish to the U.S. market. But, wouldn't it be much more fun to fish in the morning, and catch the catfish you will eat?

June 26 Beautician's Day - Beauticians include your hair stylist, as well as manicurists. Their talents and training transforms the everyday you into the beautiful woman you always knew was inside of you. They make you glow, and feel great about yourself. The guys appreciate your Beautician, too! Thanks to all you beautiful beauty making people!

June 26 Forgiveness Day - although Global Forgiveness Day is held on August 27th and International Forgiveness Day is the first Sunday of August, today is a time to forgive and to be forgiven. The world will be a better place for this day!.
Global Forgiveness Day began in 1994. It was created and is sponsored by the Christian Embassy for Christ's Ambassadors. It originated in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
International Forgiveness Day was created by the World Forgiveness Alliance, a non-denominational, educational foundation. According to their website: " International Forgiveness Day dedicated to evoking the healing power of forgiveness worldwide." The founder is Robert W. Plath, from Mill Valley, California.

June 27 Paul Bunyan Day - French Canadians were believed to have originated Paul Bunyan during the Papineau rebellion of 1837. While he may have been created in Canada, Paul Bunyan quickly became a huge American legend. Many of the tales of Paul Bunyan originated in lumberjack industry and logging communities. Like all good folklore, it was passed from generation to generation by word of mouth. Over campfires, his legend grew, and tales were created. Written tales emerged in the early 1900's.
Paul Bunyan is "credited" with many deeds. Among his more legendary feats:
He created logging in the U.S.
He scooped out the great lakes to water Babe, his ox.
He cleared the entire states of North and South Dakota for farming.
He trained ants to do logging work. They were, of course, Carpenter Ants.
Babe's large footprints created Minnesota's 10,000 lakes.

June 27 Sun Glasses Day - Did you know? Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful UV rays. Your Optician will tell you that sunglasses with UV protection, will help to avoid cataracts. They also report that UV rays can be stronger in the winter, as the sun's rays hit you on the way down....and as it is reflected back up from the snow.
Be cool like the Fonz! aaaaaaye, wear your sunglasses all day today!

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