Sunday, October 25, 2009

Holiday Previews for the Week

October 25 - Mother-In-Law Day - Good thing if you forgot to celebrate your mother in law on mothers day you can make her feel extra special today!!

October 25 - Punk for a Day Day - you know you've always wanted to rock a Mohawk! Don't want to go that far? paint your nails black and lay on the eye liner and have fun!! (just don't show it)

October 25 - World Pasta Day - The world is a happier place today. World Pasta Day was established as an annual event at the first World Pasta Congress held on October 25, 1995 in (where else?) Rome, Italy.

October 26- National Mule Day - The first mules in America arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1785. They were a gift from King Charles III of Spain.

October 26 - National Mincemeat Day - Mincemeat is a mixture of minced meats, suet, and fruits. The meat is usually beef, either ground up or sirloin. Fruits include raisins, apples pear, and others. Sometimes liquor is added, most commonly brandy or rum. Mincemeat dates back to medieval times. It was a way to preserve food. It was also a treat, mixed with sweet fruits. Somewhere in the last half of the 1900's, it lost it's popularity. A whole generation has grown up, not knowing what it is, or having ever tasted it. Today, it is most often served as Minced Meat Pie. Over the years, the amount of meat in the recipes was reduced. In older recipes, you will find meat and/or suet among the ingredients. More modern recipes, it contains little or no meat, and is largely a fruity pie. It remains a traditional pie at Thanksgiving for many families.

October 26 - National Sleep-In Day - It's a Monday, so that will be a little difficult for people who have to work, but maybe you can get an extra 10 - 15 minutes.

October 26 - Horseless Carriage Day - huh?

October 27 - National Tell a Story Day - True story or fable. Mystery or comedy. Does not matter, just tell a story. Tell your own to a coworker. It is supposed to be fun. I m a g i n a t i o n is brain exercises!

October 27 - Cranky Co-workers Day - and you know you all have one, unless you work alone...or maybe even you??

October 27 - Navy Day - In the United States, Navy Day is commonly celebrated on October 27th. This date was selected as it was the birth date of President Theodore Roosevelt, an avid supporter of the U.S. Navy. In the 1970's, research determined that the birthday of the U.S. Continental Navy was October 13, 1775. At the time, efforts were made to move Navy Day to this date. However, Navy Day in the United Stares is still largely recognized as October 27th.

October 28 - Plush Animal Lover's Day - Luckily it's not "take your plush to work day" which is slightly weird. But you can enjoy and appreciate your plush animals. Give them a little love and special attention today.

October 28 - DA DA DA DA DA DAAAAA: National Chocolate Day need I say more?!?!?

October 29 - Hermit Day - For some people, being a recluse is a way of life. They spend everyday by themselves, in peaceful seclusion. For whatever reason, Hermits prefer living away from the crowds and the sea of humanity. For many of us who lead an increasingly busy lifestyle, the idea of being a "Hermit for a Day" is very tempting. The thought of getting away from it all, even if for just one day, is very appealing.

October 29- International Internet Day - I have a feeling none of you have a hard time spending some time today on the Internet to celebrate

October 29 - Basketball Coaches Day - some of you may have sons, brothers, nieces, granddaughters that are on a team...remind them to say "thanks!".

October 30 - Frankenstein Friday - Frankenstein Day is on August 30 and is in honor of author Mary Wollenstone Shelley who was born on August 30,1797. She wrote the book "Frankenstein "in 1818. Frankenstein Friday is a day to appreciate the monster himself, the creature that was created. Good timing for Halloween huh?

October 30 - Haunted Refrigerator Night - wwhhew! (i see dead food at night).

October 30 - National Candy Corn Day - ooooeooYa! The guilty pleasures of the season begin!! Candy corn was invented in the 1880s by George Renninger, and first manufactured by the Wunderle Candy Company. The Goelitz Candy company was the first to manufacture mass quantities around the turn of the century.

October 30 - Mischief Night - Mischief Night appears to have roots in England back to the nineteenth century. Some documentation and readings has it occurring on Halloween night. Other, references, has is on the 30th. Historically, some common forms of mischief on this has included: Soaping windows, Egging houses and cars, tossing a few rotten tomatoes, Toilet papering house trees, Knocking on doors and then running away. It's all supposed to be in good fun and not extreme or mean. Keep that in mind if you plan on whipping up some mischief.

October 31- National Magic Day - "you can do magic! you can do anything that you desire!". I could make myself disappear for a while today ...hmmmm..

October 31 - Carve a Pumpkin Day - I did mine already! I will have to admit I did one of those fake ones (on sale now cuz it's late in the season) you can carve it just like a real one and you can keep it from year to year. I am all about being thrifty and this way I can have a super cool collection of superhero pumpkins to impress my grandson :)

October 31 - Halloween - Boo!

October 31 - National Knock-Knock Jokes Day - who's there?

October 31 - Increase Your Psychic Powers Day - I just knew I would be able to practice this today teehee