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05/16/19 Fire

Thursday, May 16, 2019

"I am building a fire, and everyday I train, I add more fuel. At just the right moment, I light the match." Mia Hamm

"I'll tell you why I can't lose weight. I've got metal fillings in my teeth and my refrigerator magnets keep pulling me into the kitchen."

A three-year-old had been told several times to get ready for bed. The last time his mom told him, she was very insistent. His response was, "Yes, sir!

Correcting him, she said, "You would say, 'yes, sir,' to a man. I am a lady, and you would say 'yes, ma'am,' to a lady." To quiz him on this lesson, she then asked him, "What would you say to Daddy?"

"Yes, sir!" came the reply. "Then what would you say to Mama?"

Yes, ma'am!" he proudly answered.

"Good job! Now, what would you say to Grandma?

He lit up and said, "Can I have a cookie?"

It's Brown Bag It Thursday! A reminder that brown bagging our lunches can save money and is, often times, more nutritious. If you don't already, give it a try with left-overs from the night before or fix a yummy salad.
--Biographer's Day: commemorates the first meeting in 1763 of James Boswell, biographer, and Samuel Johnson, a man of letters; Johnson would become the subject of Boswell's biography; an early biography was by Cornelius Nepos in 44 BC about the Roman and Greek generals.
--Hummus Day: another day to celebrate the alternative to dip; International Hummus Day was on May 13th and I guess someone still had a lot left over to share.
--Love a Tree Day: Trees are important to the existence and diversity of life on earth, and to maintaining the earth's ecology. Their root systems store carbon dioxide, move water, and produce oxygen. Trees hold stream and river banks, help with erosion control, conserve water, and prevent floods. The organic matter of soil is made from remnants of trees, which recycle nutrients such as nitrogen, carbon, and oxygen. On top of this, trees give us shade. With all these benefits, what's not to love about them?
--Aperitif Day: an aperitif is an alcoholic drink served before a meal; often is bitter, sometimes sweet or light.
--Coquilles St. Jacques Day: a salute to the French way of preparing scallops with butter, cream, and cheese.
--Piercing Day: body piercing has been part of the human picture for centuries to mark status or for art; today salutes the practice in our modern times.
--Notebook Day: today encourages us to take pen to notebook to capture our thoughts and emotions without judgement or self-censorship; just let the creativity flow.
--Sea Monkey Day: Who had sea monkeys when they were a kid?; brine shrimp often sold as novelty aquarium pets, the practice was invented by Harold von Braunhut in 1957.
--Mimosa Day: raise your glasses in toast with mimosa which are equal parts orange juice and champagne; the drink was invented in 1925 by the head bartender of the Ritz Hotel, Frank Meier.
--Wear Purple for Peace Day: some folks feel that the aliens won't visit us because we aren't peaceful enough; today encourages us to wear purple to remind us to be at peace with each other and to prove to the aliens we are worthy of a visit; aliens aside, the thought of working towards peace is worthy of a holiday.
--Global Accessibility Awareness Day: today raises awareness of the accessibility tools in technology and on the web; there will be webinars and conferences today to teach how to use them.
--International Day of Light: An UN program to reflect how light-based technology as improved our world and how light is a big part of science, education, technology and the arts.
--Honor Our LGBT Elders Day: today draws awareness to and appreciation of the contributions made by LGBT older adults; gains made available to the LGBT community were because of the persistence of these brave people to live their lives honestly.

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