Take a memo… Today is National Memo Day. What is it for? Who created it? Why? These are questions awaiting an answer that may never come. Every once in a while, we discover a special day with no known history or description. Have a pen and paper handy. Go grab a post-it note. Stand ready at your PC. We suggest you enjoy National Memo Day by taking memos wherever and whenever possible. Note: If we had a say in creation of this day, we would rename it “National No Memo Day”. Think of the extra time you’d have, if you didn’t have to write any memos today!
Well if you work this maybe a difficult day to celebrate by actually picking strawberries so you may want to pick some up on your way home. Pick Strawberries Day is a sweet, tasty way to enjoy a late spring day. If your mom or dad ever took you picking fresh strawberries, you have a wonderful childhood memory. That memory is what will draw you to enjoy today with your own kids or grandkids! If you’ve never picked fresh strawberries, you’ve missed out on the fun. Many of those tasty berries never make it out of the field…… they go straight to your mouth. For those who have picked strawberries before, get out today and pick some. For those who have never picked them in the field, start a new tradition today! What are you waiting for?….. go now! For strawberry fun, and information on how to grow strawberries, see More on Strawberries
OK so maybe rather they actually going out and picking strawberries you would rather just “pick” yours up and eat then and perhaps would prefer them covered in chocolate?
Boys and Girls Club Day celebrates the invaluable Boy’s Clubs and Girl’s Clubs around the country. There are clubs all over America providing safe recreational activities for our youth. They teach values and citizenship. They help to keep kids out of trouble and off of the street. Today is a day to recognize the importance of these groups for our children and to the community. With more and more parents at work, and broken families, these groups take on added importance.
You can celebrate Boys Club and Girl’s Club Day in a variety of ways:
Learn about your local Boy’s and Girl’s clubs
Encourage your children to join them
As parents and adults, volunteer your time
Make a donation
If there is no club in your area, play a role in starting one.
So if you have Relatives do not be surprised if they come a visiting today…..Because it is the day for it…… Visit Your Relatives Dayencourages us to visit our relatives and loved ones. This day is intended to give us the opportunity to get closer to our relatives, and to build (or re-build) family ties and relationships. It’s easy to get out of touch with loved ones. We lead busy lives. A visit with the relative, is sometimes relegated to Christmas and a few other choice major holidays. If you can not visit your relatives today, we suggest you call them and/or send them a card. Both snail mail and online cards will do.
Well today is your day cause it is official PACK RAT DAY!!!! Today is Pack Rat Day. C’mon, admit it… .. you’re a Pack Rat like the rest of us. If you are a Pack Rat, you’re in good company. You might as well come out of hiding behind those piles of valuable “stuff”, and celebrate this fun day. Its really easy to let things pile up. After all, each item you acquire along the road of life may have value or serve some meaningful purpose. ‘Ya just never know. Making the decision to discard something of even remotely questionable value, is difficult, if not impossible to do. We understand you perfectly. Why? Because most of us are pack rats. In keeping with the intent of Pack Rat Day, here are some Do’s and Don’t’s:
Don’t clean your room, basement, garage or any other area today.
Don’t discard anything today…It may be valuable.
Don’t even empty the trash today. You might have accidentally thrown out something useful.
Do keep an eye out for useful stuff being discarded by others.
Do go to garage and rummage sales. They can be pack rat gold mines.
Do look around your belongings and be thankful for what you have.
Do spend time thinking of uses for your things. Justification for saving is satisfying.
Got some other Do’s and Don’t’s? Well be sure to send them to us.
It’s Wear Purple for Peace Day. You’d think that this day originated in protest of a particular war or conflict. Or, perhaps it should have been conceived by the UN, or another peacemaking or peace keeping group. Our extensive research found no evidence supporting the origin of this holiday stemming from these sources. Rather, we found this day to be a stellar event. It seems some of you out there fear that aliens from outer space consider earthlings to be too hostile (you’ve got that right). As a result, they have yet to visit or make contact with us. So, some of you (originators unknown) decided to promote world peace by establishing Wear Purple for Peace Day. The goal of Wear Purple for Peace Dayis to make the world a peaceful place and, of course, encourage alien species to make contact with earth. Do you want to meet aliens for another planet? Me, too! So, lets all wear purple for peace today. My sister will love this day simply because she loves the color purple….this day is for you Sissy.
National Chocolate Chip Day celebrates and enjoys sweet, tasty chocolate chips. Chocolate chips are a great invention, and certainly deserve a little recognition. After all, where would chocolate chip cookies, cakes and muffins be without the chocolate chip!? Chocolate chips are popular in cooking and baking, for a wide variety of breads, cakes, and cookies. There is an almost endless number of recipes. They are also used in decorating. Have you ever had chocolate chip pancakes? How about chocolate chips in trail mix? If you’ve never had these, then you’re leading a sheltered life. Rare is the leftover chocolate chip. If you don’t use the whole bag, you and/or your kids will likely eat them as a snack before they make it to the storage container. There are many recipes for having a successful National Chocolate Chip Day. And, every one of them includes chocolate chips.
So what is your favorite way to consume Chocolate Chips??? Cookies, Ice Cream, Right out of the bag, In Pancakes, Waffles, Milk Shake Let us know how you like to eat your chocolate chips….would love to hear from you.
Dance Like a Chicken Day is for those who like to do the “Chicken Dance”. All ‘ya gotta do is dance like a chicken. While any dance song will do, there’s no dance like the Chicken dance. It’s tradition at every wedding reception to play and to dance the Chicken Dance. It gets people of all ages up dancing and mingling. It puts a smile on everyone’s face. The Chicken Dance is not limited to weddings. It is also played at other social events where there is a band and dancing. The only problem is that events are way too frequent for a chicken dance lover. Therefore, today exists to provide you with another opportunity to dance like a chicken. So, don’t pass up this priceless opportunity. Did You Know? There are more chickens than humans in the world.
Frog Jumping Day is a great day to jump like a frog. Or, is today intended to jump “over” a frog? Either way, today is a fun day. But, is this truly the reason for this day? Read on……… The roots of Frog Jumping Day go back to Mark Twain’s first short story. It was first published in 1865 as “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog”. Later, he published it as “The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”. It is also known under a third title “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”. While we have discovered many links and references to Frog Jumping Day evolving from this Mark Twain short story, we have yet to discover the reason for this particular date. May 13th is neither the date of Mark Twain’s birth , nor his death. How is the best way to celebrate Frog Jumping Day?
Read Mark Twains story “Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog”
Also, we don’t think Mark Twain would mind if you jumped like a frog or jumped a frog today.