Monday, August 2, 2010

September 1-17

1 - Emma M Nutt Day
2 - National Beheading Day
3 - Sky Skraper Day
4 - Newspaper Carrier Day
5 - Be Late For Something Day
6 - Fight Procrastination Day
7 - Grandma Moses Day
8 - International Literacy Day
9 - National Teddy Bear Day
10 - Swap Ideas Day
11 - Libraries Remember Day
12 - Chocolate Milkshake Day
13 - National Celiac Awareness Day
14 - Cream Filled Donut Day
15 - Make A Hat Day
16 - Anne Broadstreet Day
17 - Citizenship Day

August Holiday's

1 - Sister's Day
2 - Ice Cream Sandwich Day
3 - Watermelon Day
4 - Backgammon Day
5 - Work Like A Dog Day
6 - Fresh Breath Day
7 - National Lighthouse Day
8 - Sneak Some Zuccini Onto Your Neighbors Porch Night
9 - National Polka Festival
10 - Lazy Day
11 - Presidential Joke Day
12 - Middle Child's Day
13 - Left Handers Day
14 - Kool-Aid Day
15 - Best Friend's Day
16 - Joe Miller's Joke Day
17 - Meaning Of "Is" Day
18 - Cupcake Day
19 - Aviation Day
20 - Pony Express Day
21 - Hug Your Boss Day
22 - Be An Angel Day
23 - Ride The Wind Day
24 - Vesuvis Day
25 - National Second Hand Wardrobe Day
26 - National Dog Day
27 - Global Forgiveness Day
28 - Race Your Mouse Around The Icons Day
29 - According to Hoyle Day
30 - National Toasted Marshmellow Day
31 - Love Litigation Lawyers Day

Holidays from July 19-July 31

July 19 - Fitch Day
July 20 - National Hug Your Kid Day
July 21 - National Junk Food Day
July 22 - Hammock Day
July 23 - Gorgeous Erma Day
July 24 - National Day Of The Cowboy
July 25 - Candles On A Cake Day
July 26 - Aunt & Uncle Day
July 27 - Take Your Houseplant On A Walk Day
July 28 -National Milk Chocolate Day
July 29 - National Lasagna Day
July 30 - Parents Day
July 31 - Mutt's Day

Saddness –

I regret to inform you that I will not be able to complete my blog. This brings me great sadness, but I must be honest. I am not celebrating the holiday’s anymore, I am becoming embarrassed of my posts and don’t even want people to go check it out. Thank you for those of you who have faithfully checked back, and those who have participated in the holidays thus far…I am sorry to let you down.

I have had bouts of depression in the past and when I have nothing to do and no “purpose” it tends to creep back into my life. The blog was created to give me that reason, that purpose for every day. It was tons of fun and I kept up with it nicely while in Seattle. Upon moving back to Michigan I started feeling like my old self again, I was meeting friends, had things to do, took classes at the local college, planned road trips, and joined sports leagues. Needless to say I became very busy. The blog started to be more of a stressor on me and taking me away from my family and friends…totally opposite of what it was supposed to be doing.

I had TONS of fun celebrating the holidays that I did, and I almost made it a whole year. I have to be honest that I am not celebrating and stop faking it on my blog.

I will post the rest of the holidays for the year, and I will celebrate them on occasion, I just can’t keep doing it with the pride and enthusiasm that I would like, so I must resign.

Thank you again to all the readers! I have learned a lot this past year and can’t wait to see what the rest of my 26th year of life and beyond has in store for me.

Thank you!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

July 18 – Woody Wagon Day

This day celebrates the old cars from the 40’s and 50’s said to symbolize American freedom and casual style of life!

I know these more as an excuse to punch someone next to you and yell “Woody!”

July 17 – National Yellow Pig Day

Yellow Pig Day is apparently a day celebrated by Mathematicians…Odd…they celebrate yellow pigs and the number 17…now I am no Math genius, but these things do not seem to be related at all! I am so confused by this day and I am not sure how to celebrate it at all…I don’t even think there are yellow pigs. Maybe you are supposed to figure out the probability of two pigs having a yellow pig…I have no idea…this is really confusing to me…this is why I don’t do math!

Apparently on college campuses math people usually celebrate with yellow pig cakes and yellow pig carols…so confusing.

July 16 – National Hot Dog Night

Hot dogs…I think they are great, I could never do a hot dog eating contest…1 maybe 2 that’s good enough for me. I am a bit particular though. I like hot dogs in the microwave with the ends cut off and slit down the middle.

I will eat them off the grill, but not my first choice, made over a fire while camping – that’s good, boiled…again not a fan.

I was not able to have hot dogs tonight, I went to my brother-in-laws birthday party and so we had pizza.

Can I just say…why is this on ESPN…this is not a sport although you may think it is by how much these people are sweating, glad they all have their little wrist bands on…gross! Also, I love at the end after the contest that the first thing he picks up is Pepto Bismol!

July 15 – Cow Appreciation Day

Cows bring about this urge for me to Moooooo. Whenever I see them while we are driving, I suddenly feel like I have to Moo. Jared is well aware of this, and I am pretty sure it doesn’t even faze him anymore.

Cows are great creatures and I LOVE what they give us…MILK, ICE CREAM, CHEESE! YUMM!

In Michigan I always see “Ruthie” the Country Fresh cow…and who did I see driving down the highway today…RUTHIE!!! I tried to take a picture, but I was driving and it was about to get messy!

Jared and I saw Ruthie about 2 weeks ago as well when we were going up to the UP…it was Jared’s first “Ruthie” experience. We took a picture then…but now I can’t find it...BOO. I could only find this video of Ruthie online…no pictures came up so I don’t know who these people are or what they are doing…but the cow…that’s RUTHIE!

July 14 – Blueberry Picking Day

I didn’t pick blueberries today…however; this makes me think of my dog growing up…Fido. He LOVED blueberries! He would go blueberry picking every year with my step-dad and between the two of them…the blueberry farm probably lost money with the amount of blueberries they ate while they were picking others to bring home.

Oh Fido…we miss you little buddy!

July 13 – Embrace Your Geekiness Day

This was actually celebrated by a news station in Charlotte, North Carolina today! It is exactly what it sounds like…celebrate your geeky qualities.

Best Buy’s Geek Squad should have the day off or something...their job title says GEEK.

I am a geek in a lot of ways…not tech savvy geeky…at least that would be useful. Celebrate those things about you and those around you that make you geeks! It’s a wonderful thing and today is the day to be proud!

July 12 – Different Colored Eyes Day

This day is a holiday for 2 reasons:
1. Celebrate different color eyes!
2. Bring awareness to an eye condition called Heterochromia

Heterochromia is when you have two different colored eyes, it only affects about 1% of the population – with today’s colored contacts and things, it is not as big of a deal or as widely known who has this condition.

I have blue/green eyes – they are both the same color, but depending on what I am wearing they can look green or very blue, or somewhere in-between…I like it.

Some famous people with Heterochromia include Dan Aykroyd, Jane Seymour, and Kiefer Sutherland.

July 12-18 Holidays

July 12 - Different Colored Eyes Day
July 13 - Embrace Your Geekiness
July 14 - Blueberry Picking Day
July 15 - Cow Appreciation Day
July 16 - National Hot Dog Night
July 17 - National Yellow Pig Day
July 18 - Woodie Wagon Day

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

July 11 – World Population Day

Current estimated world population:  7,028,287,668  _ this changes all the time you can go to: to watch it!

Current USA population: 309,784, 247   you can watch this one at:

Current State of Michigan Population: 9,969,727 (2009)

Current Grand Rapids population: 193,083 (2006)

Current Home Town Population: 6,997 (2008)

Current Home Population: 3 people, 1 dog (2010)

July 10 – Don’t Step On A Bee Day

How did this day come about, was there a real problem wih stepping on bees? I don’t think anyone EVER sets out to step on a bee…do they? Unless there is some ancient culture who did this as a sport I am thinking this is a null holiday…so avoid the bee’s…apparently you are NOT supposed to step on them…who’d a thought!

**after further investigation this day is to help raise public awareness of the crisis in U.S. beekeeping and the potential implications for the nation's food supply. - I still think it's a weird name for the day.

July 9 – National Sugar Cookie Day

I must confess, I forgot about this day…I can’t say I was too sad once I realized it because I am not a big sugar cookie fan…I can say however, I ate a LOT of sugar today and I did have a cookie…

I llike to make Christmas cookies every year and decorate them…but I don’t like eating them. Thankfully Jared does so I just make him a special batch every year.

July 8 – Be A Kid Again Day

Today is actually my 4 year wedding anniversary! HOORAY…and today I was a little “irresponsible” like a kid. I worked for 3 hours only, and then headed out to get my hair cut and highlighted, and I took myself out to eat…I would say this is going back to my teen years, where you spend all your money on food and fun things. Then Jared and I drove to Detroit to have lunch with a friend visiting from Seattle, it was great, I got chicken and noodles ( I basically eat like a kid every day so that was easy) … Jared and I LOVE playing on playgrounds so we made plans to do that soon…couldn’t today cause we were so busy with friends! Therefore this celebration will last a few days I think!

July 7 – Father Daughter Take A Walk Day

My dad takes a walk every morning at 5:30…I elected NOT to join him for this walk, but instead we went on a walk around our work building at about 3 today. I am LOVING working for my dad. I get to see him all the time, and it made today especially easy. I think that everyone needs to do things with their parents individually to build relationships. I am a big fan of the father daughter walk, the father daughter breakfast, and anything else father daughter like…it’s the best! Not that I don’t like other people too, I just love doing stuff with just my dad!

July 6 – Take your Webmaster to Lunch Day

Our webmaster at work is getting married this weekend…in preparation he has been on a strict “no eating out” plan. Hence, he was not up for going out to lunch, plus he had a lot of work to get done before this weekend. But I did make sure that he knew about the day, and I told him to mark it down cause he should FOR SURE cash in on this day in the future. I don’t envy webmasters at all, always getting called when something is wrong or broken…I do however envy their skills, and I will continue to try to learn them!

July 5 – National Work-a-holic Day

Today I actually thought about going into work, before I even knew what the holiday was. Today is a day that many people get off of work, at least here in the USA because of the 4th of July…Independence day! I needed to make up some hours at work and seriously contemplated going into the office…so I decided that since it is work a holic day maybe I should work. However, I choose to work around the house, mowing the lawn, cleaning the house, and all that good stuff. I hope that I am never a work-a-holic…hard work I think is great, but it is not my first priority and I hope that I never get disallutioned enough to where work and money become more important then anything else. I hope to always be a friend-a-holic, and a family-a-holic…but no work-a-holic.

Monday, July 5, 2010

July 5-11 Holidays

July 5 - Work-A-Holic Day
July 6 - Take Your Webmaster Out To Lunch Day
July 7 - Father/Daughter Take A Walk Together Day
July 8 - Be A Kid Again Day
July 9 - National Sugar Cookie Day
July 10 - Don't Step On A Bee Day
July 11 - World Population Day

July 4 – Build A Scarecrow Day

Well, Jared and I were in the car 90% of the day…at least 14 hours. I didn’t build a scarecrow, but I did think about scarecrows and how to build them…mine were not nearly as detailed and massive as this:
Here are directions for serious scarecrows!

Step 1 - Cut a 10-foot bamboo pole into two pieces, one 4 feet long and the other 6 feet long

Step 2 - Place the 4-foot section across the 6-foot piece, 1 foot down from the top.

Step 3 - Wire the two pieces together with floral wire, twine or raffia.

Step 4 - Place an old shirt on the short cross-piece of the frame and button the shirt in front.

Step 5 - Stuff the shirt loosely with straw, dry leaves or rags.

Step 6 - Place gloves at the end of the "arms" and secure them with rubber bands.

Step 7 - Pull one leg of a pair of trousers onto the long bamboo pole. The other leg will hang freely.

Step 8 - Tuck the stuffed shirt into the waist of the trousers.

Step 9 - Secure the waist of the trousers to the pole with a rope or belt , tying the belt or rope to the cross-piece if necessary to keep the pants from falling down.

Step 10 - Stuff the pants with the stuffing material of your choice.

Step 11 - Make a head for your scarecrow by stuffing straw into a pillowcase. Tie the pillowcase opening onto the top of the long stake with rope.

Step 12 - Draw a face with felt-tip pens, or glue on buttons for eyes and yarn for a mouth.

Step 13 -Stick the scarecrow in the ground or tie it securely in another location.

July 3 – Compliment Your Mirror Day

I wasn’t sure if I was actually supposed to compliment my mirror on its shine and reflective qualities, or me in the mirror…so I did both.

Take sometime to day to let your mirror know that you appreciate it and how great a job it does. It boosts your confidence at times, sometimes acting as a true friend and telling you something you don’t want to know. It’s a tough job being a mirror, so let it know how great it is today…and throw in some compliments for that pretty face starring back at you too!

July 2 – “I Forgot” Day

Jared and I left for a trip up to the U.P (Upper Peninsula) of Michigan today. We successfully participated in this day as well.

Jared forgot a pillow.
I forgot to take my vitamins.
And I know there were a couple more things, but now Jared and I have forgotten what we forgot!

SUCCESS in celebrating this day!

July 1 – International Joke Day

I do not think these types of jokes are that funny…therefore I let other people opinions decide what to put up here…these are some of the top rated international jokes on

A Texan farmer goes to Australia for a vacation. There he meets an Aussie farmer and gets talking. The Aussie shows off his big wheat field and the Texan says, "Oh! We have wheat fields that are at least twice as large".

Then they walk around the ranch a little, and the Aussie shows off his herd of cattle. The Texan immediately says, " We have longhorns that are at least twice as large as your cows".

The conversation has, meanwhile, almost died when the Texan sees a herd of kangaroos hopping through the field. He asks, "And what are those"?

The Aussie replies with an incredulous look, "Don't you have any grasshoppers in Texas"?

Q. What's the Cuban national anthem?
A. "Row, row, row your boat..."

Q: Why do New Zealand horses run so fast?
A: Because they saw what happened to the sheep!

June 30 – Meteor Day

I tried, but I did NOT see a meteor today…even though millions occur everyday…I failed to see even one…sadness!

A meteor is a bright streak of light that appears briefly in the sky. Observers often call meteors shooting stars or falling stars because they look like stars falling from the sky. People sometimes call the brightest meteors fireballs. A meteor appears when a particle or chunk of metallic or stony matter called a meteoroid enters the earth's atmosphere from outer space. Air friction heats the meteoroid so that it glows and creates a shining trail of gases and melted meteoroid particles. The gases include vaporized meteoroid material and atmospheric gases that heat up when the meteoroid passes through the atmosphere. Most meteors glow for about a second. (

Best meteor show I ever saw was on a white water rafting trip in Utah…they were EVERWHERE! It’s so black and dark out there you could see the entire show, and it was AWESOME and highly recommended!

June 29 – National Camera Day

Again falling on my photography class day! PERFECT! I love cameras and pictures, I scrapbook a little (I’m not a crazy scrapbooker, just a small hobbyist). I do have a problem when people take pictures an entire trip, and instead of enjoying the event or trip they are just snapping away…they are missing so much.

The first practical photograph method was invented in 1835 by Louis Jacques Daguerre. It was named daguerreotype after him. The process included coating a copper plate with silver and then treated with iodine vapor to make it sensitive to light. The image was then developed by mercury vapor. It was later fixed with a solution of ordinary salt. The process was then perfected by William Fox Talbot in 1840. The calotype produced a negative picture on paper, which had the lights as darks and the darks as lights. The positive would be made on another sheet of sensitized paper which was exposed to light through the negative. (

Now days we have cameras everywhere! Spy cameras, traffic cameras, phone cameras, car cameras, cameras in outer space…we can now put a camera anywhere I am convinced.

June 28 – National Handshake Day

You can tell a lot about a person by their handshake I believe. You have the “I’m so strong and in control I am going to break your hand” shake, the “wet noodle”, the “lobster pinch”, the “warning” handshake (perhaps most often given by a father to a daughters new boyfriend or husband), and the “confident” handshake. To me those are your major categories.

In college for my marketing class it was our homework to go out over the weekend and shake hands with 400 people, making sure to practice eye contact, nice firm but not too firm grip and a healthy “HI, nice to meet you”.

I am usually a fan of handshakes, although I HATE when people are greeting you and they don’t look at you, and use the handshake to PULL you to where they want you to go, or think you are going. This often happens to me at church, so now I stand on the other side of the hallway and wave.

Practice your handshaking skills today…they are very important.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

June 28-July 4

June 28 - National Handshake Day
June 29 - National Camera Day
June 30 - Meteor Day
July 1 - International Joke Day
July 2 - "I Forgot" Day
July 3 - Compliment Your Mirror Day
July 4 - Build A Scarecrow Day

June 27 – Paul Bunyan Day

The legend of Paul Bunyan started with stories told by men in lumber camps. He was supposed to be a giant lumberjack who performed incredible feats - such as scooping out the Great Lakes to get water for his blue ox, Babe. The stories probably date back to the 1800's. They appeared in newspapers in the early 1900's and turned Paul into part of American folklore.

June 26 – Chocolate Pudding Day

Chocolate Pudding Recipe


• 1/4 cup sugar
• 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
• 2 Tbsp cornstarch
• Pinch of salt
• 2 cups whole milk
• 1 large egg
• 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
• Four 6-ounce ramekins or custard cups

1 Whisk together the sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and salt in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Gradually whisk in the milk. Bring to a boil, whisking constantly, and boil, whisking, until pudding is thick, about 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat.

2 Immediately beat the egg lightly in a medium, heat-proof bowl, such as a hard plastic or ceramic mixing bowl. Very gradually add the hot chocolate mixture to the egg, whisking constantly. Whisk in the chocolate chips until they are melted and the mixture is smooth.

3 Pour the pudding into the ramekins or cups. If you want, cover the surface of each of the pudding cups with some cut out wax paper to prevent a skin from forming on the top of the pudding. Refrigerate, covered, until cold, at least 2 hours.

June 25 – National Log Cabin Day

My sister and brother-in-law just recently bought a real log cabin in the U.P. (that’s the upper peninsula for you non-michiganders) of Michigan and it is AWESOME. It is available to be rented out as well so if you are interested…I highly recommend it. It is called “Wildwood Cabin” sits looking out over the water and the BEST little restarant is down the road…it’s actually one of the only places to eat around there, but it is AMAZING!!!!

June 24 – Celebration Of The Senses Day

Today I took some time to appreciate all of my senses. Concentrating on each one for about a minute or so, really smelling the smells and listening to the sounds. I discovered a weird bussing noise at my work that now I can’t seem NOT to hear anymore, and a smell that woke up parts of my nose I don’t even think my nose knew existed. Our senses are taken for granted so much of the time, it was nice to sit there and appreciate each one. I am very lucky that I have all five. Although, I would like to change my taste a little bit if I could to like healthier things, but we can work on that. Take some time to day and be thankful for the senses you have!

June 23 – National Pink Day

Pink day and my Hubby’s Brithday! Two things I LOVE. Well, this is obvious everyone should wear pink, buy pink fowers for your wife, girlfriend, co-worker, a random person…do anything pink. Eat pink food…CELEBRATE PINK PEOPLE…it’s FABULOUS!

Other suggestions:
*Pink Margaritas
*Buy Pink Shoes

Check out this website:

June 22 – Stupid Guy Thing Day

Here are some I found online:

- leave the toilet seat up
- never asking for directions when you are lost for 20 minutes
- “babysitting” your own kids = this one really gets me
- forgetting birthdays & anniversaries
- starting a fight so you can leave the house
- never answering the cell phone when your wife, girlfriend, or significant other, partner calls

Feel free to add to the list…

June 20 – World Refugee Day

This is a day to bring awareness to all those who are forced from their homes, who need shelter, medical attention, education, food, water, etc. There is a HUGE production with live video for 12 hours and all sorts of information about how you can help.

These websites are very informative…check them out and do something to help refugees today, even if it is just spreading awareness to others.

June 19 – World Sauntering Day...& Katie’s Birthday

Katie, my sister, wanted to declare this day Katie’s Birthday instead of World Sauntering Day, since in my family birthday’s are a big deal and you can do pretty much whatever you want…this has become Katie Day where Katie gets to make all decisions and everyone loves her.  So we relaxed on our hotel balcony overlooking the beach, went to the beach and Erin & Katie “swam with the dolphins” (the dolphins were way out in the water, but they were all swimming in the same water- you can kinda see them in the picture), and Erin was trying to jump after and catch a fish in the water…don’t ask. We went to an island with “wild” horses on it, and drove back to Baltimore for a cookout for Katie’s birthday where we had some of the most AMAZING cake I have ever had. All in all I thought it was a great day!

June 18 – National Splurge Day

Today my sisters, mom, and I started our annual Girl’s Weekend trip! Every year we try to do something and this year we went to Maryland to visit my sister Erin…today we went to Ocean City, MD…which by the way is AMAZING and I highly recommend it to anyone who is in the area. Awesome beach, great boardwalk and people watching…overall relaxing (not in a Zen sorta way though). Anyways, tonight we walked out on the boardwalk making all the necessary stops. We ate some Thrasher’s Fries, stopped at the Candy Kitchen, got some Ice Cream, Pizza, and did a little shopping. It was great! So go out and splurge on something today…You’ll be glad you did!

June 17 – Eat Your Veggies Day

This is something I am NOT good at. In Seattle in the grocery store you could buy little individually portioned veggies that you would throw in the microwave in those steamer bags…they do not have them in Michigan and it is NOT helping my veggie intake. I don’t like to make them over the stove, and canned are just GROSS, so then I am left with HUGE bags of the steamer ones, or waiting for Jared to make them over the stove...neither of which is a convenient option. When it comes to doing things I already don’t like…convenience is everything. I am working on getting better at eating my veggies, and today was a great reminder!

I may not love eating veggies...however, I LOVE Veggie Tales! (Larry is the best!)

June 16- National Hollerin’ Contest Day

I think this video will explain…

Actual video:

(The second guy needs to get that thing out of the middle of his lips...PS Duke Really Liked this video!)

June 15 – Smile Power Day

Again, falling on my photography class day! I truly do think that if you smile at someone it can brighten their day. I try to smile at people who look really grumpy sometimes too, it’s sad how some people never smile, I could never live with someone like that. Always a downer, always looking on the down side of things, thinking everyone is out to get them…sucky way to live if you ask me and all it takes is an attitude adjustment to live differently.

So SMILE today and think of all the good things, spread your smile to others, and MAKE today a great day!

June 14 – Family History Day

I am just going to say that I encourage everyone to start a Family Tree if you don't have one going already...take some time today to talk with members of your family and learn about your ancestors. It is very important, medically and just to know. So stop reading this...go talk to your family...or get online and do some research!

June 13 – National Juggling Day

I can juggle three balls!

June 12 – Sewing Machine Day

Sewing Machine Day celebrates a very important invention ----- the sewing machine. The first sewing machines were made in France in the 1830s. It wasn't until 1846, that they were patented in the U.S. What a great invention. Prior to its creation, clothes items were sewn together by hand...stitch by stitch.

I have no idea how to use a sewing machine; I think that it would be cool only if you were really good at it. I do not like “homemade” looking things a lot, so if I could make it look like it was from a store GREAT; however I am fairly confident that I do not and could never possess those skills. The only sewing I do is to Duke’s Toys so that we can prolong their life a little bit…I may have sown on a button before…that’s good right?

June 11 – Nursing Assistants Day

I have to be honest I didn’t know there were nursing assistants; I thought someone who assisted a nurse was just another nurse or a physicians assistant. There are though, I was wrong…this was my thing that I learned today. Maybe the name nursing assistant through me off, is this the same as medical assistant because I have definitely heard of that before. There are so many kinds of assistants and things in the medical field, you have Dr’s, residence, interns, PA’s, RA’s, RN’s, nursing assistants, medical assistants, medical transcriptionists…I am sure there are 5,000 others, but those are the ones that come to mind right now. Some I get the difference between, others I have no idea.

Thank you to all you Nursing Assistant’s out there, I’m not sure why you aren’t nurses, but I am sure there is a good reason!

June 10 – National Yo-Yo Day

Middle school…that is what yo-yos make me think of. Man they were popular. I could do some tricks, the Eiffel Tower, Walk the dog, Cat in the Cradle…but I was no expert. I had a green yo-yo that I remember saving my money for and going to the Mackinaw Island Kite Company to buy!

(I was almost this good)

Did you know the yo-yo is considered to be the second oldest toy in the world, only behind the doll…although the yo-yo as we know it didn’t appear until about 1930 – the original Duncan Yo-Yo.

June 9 – Donald Duck Day

This is the day that Donald Duck made his debut back in 1934 in the Silly Symphony Cartoon, “The Little White Hen”. It is thought though that Donald Duck was born on March 13, 1914…there was actually quite a bit of research that went into this…and it actually is interesting, follow this link:

My friends dad used to be able to do the Donald Duck voice and I thought it was hilarious…I was not blessed with this gift. Can you talk like Donald Duck?

June 8 – Upsy Daisy Day

I am currently taking a photography class and today was a great day to be Upsy Daisy day! I was selected to show some of my homework for the class to look at along with a couple other people. We looked and the others and you heard things like “great use of positive and negative space”, “oh the shadowing there looks really good”, “what setting was that, it’s great”…then we got to my pictures and you heard, “what was the focus, I think it’s a little off”, “here is a good example of ‘noise’ in photography”, “I would have used a different setting for that one.” OH well, that is why I am in the class…UPSY DAISY!!!

June 7 – Chocolate Ice Cream Day

I definitely made sure to actively participate in this holiday. I am playing on a Kickball team, which is AWESOME and I highly recommend everyone to look in their area to see if there are any leagues to get in…and do it! WE won our game tonight and went out to ice cream afterwards…of course getting a big chocolate cone.

Chocolate is a classic and never gets old, and you can still spice it up, soft or hard, you can get toppings on it, or mixed in with it. I wanted hard ice cream, but they gave me soft…it was still amazing!

LONG LIVE Chocolate Ice Cream Day!

Sunday, June 6, 2010

June 7-13 Holidays

June 7 - Chocolate Ice Cream Day
June 8 - Upsy Daisy Day
June 9 - Donald Duck Day
June 10 - National Yo-Yo Day
June 11 - Nursing Assistants Day
June 12 - Machine Day
June 13 - National Juggling Day

June 6 – National Trails Day

Today Duke, Jared, and I went for a walk around our house on a small trail. It was great. We have a lot of trails around us, there is one that goes from my mom’s house to the city Zoo, and there is another one that goes I am not sure where…and they recently made another trail that connects the two. I realize you have no idea what I am talking about and that was like the WORST description ever, but oh well, it’s the best I could do.

On nice paved trails I like rollerblading or riding my bike, but I also enjoy walking down trails through the woods or in the mountains! Jared and I recently decided that we are going on a trip to New Zealand and I am very excited to check out some of the trails there…if you have any suggestions of what to do while we are there please let me know!

Go enjoy the trails to day!

June 5 - World Environment Day

I must say that living in Seattle made me much more environmentally aware. I try to always use re-useable bags, or just put whatever I am getting into my purse. I have trash and recycling service. I know those aren’t the biggest things, but every little bit helps, and it erks me so much when people have like 1 or 2 small items and they put it in one of those huge plastic bags. Or like one box of Kleenex into a bag, and that is the only item…isn’t it just as easy to carry the box as it is the big bag?

Oh, I also try to turn off the water when I am not using it, I prefer to have the windows open to air conditioning, and I would rather not leave the lights on…for environmental as well as financial reasons!

Today try to make one change to help the environment…and encourage others to do the same!

June 4 – Old Maid’s Day

I remember playing this when I was younger, we had the coolest card and the old maid was…well old and I could see why she was single.

However, 99% of the “maids” I know are GEORGEOUS and I have decided that they must intimidate people or something. What is the deal with AMAZING people not having a line waiting to even just talk to them…boggles my mind. Then you have the people who you think would be an old maid forever and they have guys fighting over them, or been married multiple times…well that could be a problem.

Anyways today if you are a Maid…give the “Old Maid” name a new look. Live and Love being a maid…even if you can only do it for today, if you are happy being a maid that’s awesome. Today is the day to celebrate all of ya!

HaHa, I love how this picture has the "Old Maid" with a cat!  CLASSIC!

June 3 – Running Day

Today I did actually run! Not in the “I’m going out for a run” type of thing, but I played soccer with Jared and Duke in the back yard and I was running around and it was SUPER fun!

I have never been one to just “go run” however, I am thinking more and more that as much as I hate it, I may need to make it something I do…we’ll see.

Anyways, if it is nice today go outside and RUN! Run to chase your kids, a ball, run to get a brownie…whatever works for you!

June 2 – Bubba Day

Bubba Gump Shrimp….that is the first thing I think of when I hear Bubba. Second is my friend’s baby in Seattle, cause he is so cute and they call him Bubba (that’s not his real name don’t worry).

Interesting Fact: Bubba is the Yiddish word for grandmother

Today is the day to walk around and call people Bubba, and just have a good ol day. I read that if you are a true Bubba you will have a party and play cards, etc…You can decide how “Bubba” you want to be.

June 1 – Dare Day

Today I dared myself to keep up with this blog! I started this blog when I lived in Seattle, Jared went to work and school full time and I was bored out of my mind. Since then we have moved back to Michigan, by family and friends, there is nice weather, I have a house to take care of instead of just a small apartment, we have a yard, I have a job, I am on a kickball team, and taking a photography class! My life has gone from a level activity of 1 to about 9.5. Needless to say I am having trouble keeping up with my blog, participating whole heartedly in the holidays, and having the energy to write about it.

I really want to finish the year and make it through my holidays, but this is getting to be quite a challenge. I am daring myself to continue and make it all the way…

You think Christmas time wears you out…try a whole year of holidays…I will be glad when my celebrating is up, although I am learning something everyday, and that’s always good.

May 31 – Macaroon Day

Macaroons are a type of cookie or confection that is made without flour or yeast. There are many variations of macaroons, which generally fall into one of three categories: French macaroons, Italian macaroons and coconut macaroons. Italian macaroons usually contain almonds, and one well known Italian variation of the macaroon is called amoretti. They are flavored with either amaretto or chopped bitter almonds. French macaroons generally have top and bottom layers of meringue with butter cream filling. These popular desserts are available in a almost endless variety of colors and flavors. In the United States, macaroons are usually made with sweetened coconut.

Macaroon Background and History

It is not exactly clear who first invented Macaroons, but historians say they first appeared around 1533 from an Italian monastery. Amoretti, the Italian version of macaroons, was first created by Francesco Moriondo, the pastry chef for the Court of Savoy in the 17th century. (

To be honest I thought a macaroon was a nut…apparently I was wrong.

Monday, May 31, 2010

May 31-June 6 Holidays

May 31 - Macaroon Day
June 1 - National Dare Day
June 2 - Bubba Day
June 3 - Running Day
June 4 - Old Maid's Day
June 5 - World Environment Day
June 6 - National Trails Day

May 30 - My Bucket Has A Hole In It Day

Well today I did a good job at making excuses for not doing things…

I must say this song reminds me of many conversations that Jared and I have…I told him that, and he laughed knowing that it’s true.

Where is this, where does this go, how should I do that….all common questions when Jared is doing something he would rather not be doing…

And if I’m being honest, I do the same thing at times…(don’t tell Jared I admitted that)

I guess it goes back to if you want something done the way you want it it yourself!

May 29 - No Holiday

That's right people there is NO HOLIDAY on this if you have a good idea, this is the day to have it on. 

I for one am LOVING not having a holiday!  Whew all this celebrating is really taking it out of me...I am enjoying my day off!

May 28 – Slugs Return From Capistrano Day

GROSS is all I have to say about this day:

La MisiĆ³n de San Juan Capistrano de Sajavit, or the Anglicized The Mission of Saint John Capistrano of Sajavit, is perhaps best known for its swallows. Every year on March 19th flocks of migratory cliff swallows return to this SoCal chapel. Flash forward two months and instead of swallows coming it is slugs going. Zany holiday Slugs Return from Capistrano Day celebrates the slugs’ return to lawns and gardens.

While slugs do play an important role in the ecosystem some people prefer to keep these slimy mollusks out of their yards. As you celebrate the spring and summer seasons, and the animals these seasons bring (such as swallows and slugs), in your garden there are several ways to keep your plants slug-free:

• crushed up eggshells work as a slug deterrent,

• lining your garden with copper tape

• try sprinkling leftover coffee grounds (regular, not decaf) in your flowerbeds. Caffeinated coffee is a scientifically proven slug repellent.

The above is from Zany holidays…basically the slugs are coming to invade you! GROSS!

May 27 – Body Painting Festival Day

Today I took my mom and we went to get Pedicures! I LOVE pedicures and recommend them to everyone, men and women a like. I got my toes painted bright pink! I usually do some sort of pink, and this one is BRIGHT! I was talking to my mom and suddenly looked down and at my toes and WOW they were PINK! It’s like a Barbie pink, and I LOVE it.

I didn’t get into it as much as you are supposed to…mostly because I like to keep my clothes on…but hey if you are into it…today is the day to do it.

There actually is a body painting festival, but it isn’t until July. If this day inspired you check it out at:

May 26 – Sally Ride Day

This day is to honor Dr. Sally Ride:
In 1983, Dr. Sally Ride became the first American woman in space as an astronaut on the shuttle Challenger. She was a mission specialist on STS-7, which launched from Kennedy Space Center, FL, on June 18. She was accompanied by Captain Robert Crippen (commander), Captain Frederick Hauck (pilot), & fellow mission specialists Colonel John Fabian & Dr. Norman Thagard. This was the second flight for the Challenger & the first mission with a 5-person crew. During the mission, the STS-7 crew deployed satellites for Canada & Indonesia; operated the Canadian-built Remote Manipulator System to perform the first deployment & retrieval exercise with the Shuttle Pallet Satellite; conducted the first formation flying of the orbiter with a free-flying satellite; carried & operated the first U.S./German cooperative materials science payload; & operated the Continuous Flow Electrophoresis System & the Monodisperse Latex Reactor experiments, in addition to activating seven Getaway Specials. Mission duration was 147 hours before landing on a lakebed runway at Edwards Air Force Base, California, on June 24, 1983.