Sunday, August 2, 2009

August 2 - National Ice Cream Sandwich Day - Ice cream sandwiches have been around since the early 1900s, and my evenings are happy because of this! Yep, that's right: I celebrate August 2nd every day of the week (sometimes twice!)

August 2 - Friendship Day - a good day to get in touch with some old friends or to go out and make some friends. How about take some friends out to make new friends?!

August 2 - International Forgiveness Day - If you forget to call your old best friend, hopefully she will find it in her heart to forgive you (while she eats her ice cream sandwich and calls her sister). International Forgiveness Day was created by the World Forgiveness Alliance, a non-denominational, educational foundation.

August 2 - Sisters Day - Sister's Day is on the first Sunday of August. Celebrate Sister's Day by spending time with your sister, and don't forget because your sister is important and if you do not have a sister how about calling a good old friend

August 3 - National Watermelon Day - This big fruit deserves it's own big day. And while watermelon is over 90% water, it sure tastes good. I like to cut up a whole bunch of chunks and keep them in a container in the fridge and just snack on it all day long.

August 4 - U.S. Coast Guard Day - On August 4, 1790, the Revenue Cutter Service was created by the U.S. Congress. Congress authorized the construction of ten cutters. These ships were built to to enforce U.S. tariff laws. The Revenue Cutter Service was the predecessor the the U.S. Coast Guard. The name "Coast Guard" was first used in 1915. U.S. Coast Guard Day honors the military branch that protects our waters and shorelines. The U.S. Defense Department suggests that this day is largely an internal celebration for all Coast Guard personnel and their families, past and present.

August 5 - Work Like a Dog Day - Today is a day to show appreciation for those who carry more than their load, and work like a dog. You should honor them by working like a dog today.

August 6 - - Wiggle Your Toes Day - That's right baby! It's summer, it's hot and it's time to air out those hard working extremities.

August 7 National Lighthouse Day - On August 7, 1789, through an Act of Congress, the Federal Government took over responsibility for building and operating our nation's lighthouses. The government recognized the importance to ships at sea to find safe harbor during fog and storms. With the advent of radar and GPS technology, lighthouses have taken a back seat in guiding ships to port. However, they remain the universal symbol of safe harbor to ships and communities that rely upon the sea for their livelihood. We have a most beautiful Lighthouse here in St. Augustine, today would be a good day for a bike ride around my lighthouse.

August 8 - Sneak Some Zucchini onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day - Curious? not if you have a zucchini garden! By the time August arrives, gardeners are reaping far more zucchini than they can possibly use. The fruit matures on the vine faster than anyone can even pick it. Zucchini growers become desperate, as they try to give zucchini away to family, friends and everyone they encounter. By August, even non-gardeners have had enough.

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