Sunday, July 12, 2009

Holiday Previews for the Week

July 12 - Different Colored Eyes Day - Ok, who will be celebrating this one??? Secondly, it recognizes an eye condition called Heterochromia. People who have this trait, have two different colors of eyes. One eye may be brown, while the other is blue. Famous people who have Heterochromia include David Bowie, Jane Seymour, and Christopher Walken.

July 12 - Pecan Pie Day - ...feels kinda odd celebrating this one this time of the year, but boy o boy do we LUV pecan pie!! tis my favorite, absolutely!

July 13 - Barbershop Music Appreciation Day - Edna Mae Anderson of Tulsa, Oklahoma invited some women to her home to sing on July 13, 1945. Their husbands were members of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America (SPEBSQSA). The ladies wanted to participate in the singing fun and enjoyment. On that evening, the "Sweet Adelines" were born. The group later became Sweet Adelines International., which now boasts hundreds of groups and thousands for members. Barbershop Music Appreciation Day was created in 2005 by Sweet Adelines International. It was started to mark the 60th anniversary of the founding of their organization. This organization boasts over 300 choruses, and 15,000 singers!

July 13 - Embrace Your Geekness Day - A geek is an individual who is highly intelligent and technically oriented. They are most often associated with the computer, and computer systems world. A geek is usually formal, studious and into his technical world, often to the exclusion of all else....hey, today is my husbands holiday!

July 13 - Fool's Paradise Day - figure this one out and let me know, I mean would a fool know he is in paradise? is it paradise if it has a fool?

July 14 - Bastille Day, or as the French call it: Fete de la Federation commemorates modern France and French democracy. In the late 1700s, France was ruled by a king and on July 14, 1789, there was an uprising against the constitutional monarchy, and the people stormed Bastille, a prison, and it was a symbol of the monarchy. The goal was to create reconciliation for all of France, promote unity, and purse liberty from the monarchy. This uprising ultimately led to the birth of democracy in France.
Fete de la Federation was first held on July 14, 1790, the first anniversary of the storming of the prison at Bastille. This holiday symbolizes the end of the constitutional monarchy, and the beginning of the democratic republic of France. To Frenchmen, Bastille Day is viewed as their liberation.

July 14 - Pandemonium Day - I feel like I celebrating this one more days than not XD, but I plan on enjoying it today!

July 14 - National Nude Day - OmaG! Don't tell my husband about this one LOL

July 15 - Tapioca Pudding Day - mmmmm, who thinks of these holidays? someone that OBviously LUV all the fun things in life. Did u know: Tapioca is the starch from a cassava root. This starch forms the soft, tiny balls in the pudding. It gives tapioca pudding a unique texture.

July 15 - Cow Appreciation Day- Go out and give a cow a hug - hmmm are we to celebrate those four legged beasts or are we to appreciate a delicious burger or a nice cold cup of milk?? either way: thank you cow!

July 17 - Peach Ice Cream Day - oh, peach season is here and all is good. People wait for about 48 weeks for the peach harvest to ripen. And, when it does, for a few short weeks, its "peach everything"! right! Let's celebrate that today.

July 17 - Yellow Pig Day - Pigs are clever and intelligent animals. But, most people are unaware of this high level of intelligence. They can be taught to do tricks. Some people even keep them as pets. Today is a day to give pigs the respect that they deserve.

July 18 - National Caviar Day - Russian Caviar is reputed to be the very best, most sought after of all caviar. There's red caviar and black caviar, along with other colors. Black is considered the best. The most prestigious caviar comes from sturgeon found in the Caspian Sea. But, other fish, including whitefish and salmon, are less expensive alternatives. Perhaps you should do a taste test.

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