"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud." Maya Angelou
DURN UNIT: "I was cleaning my bow and arrow and it went off." "Durn!"
There was a woman who was pregnant with twins, and shortly before they were due, she had an accident and went into a coma. Her husband was away on business, and unable to be reached. While in the coma, she gave birth to her twins, and the only person around to name her children was her brother.
When the mother came out of her coma to find she had given birth and that her brother had named the twins, she became very worried, because he wasn’t a very bright guy. She was sure he had named them something absurd or stupid.
When she saw her brother she asked him about the twins.
He said, “The first one was a girl.”
The mother: “What did you name her?!?”
The Mom: “Oh, wow, that’s not bad! What about the second one?”
Brother: “The second one was a boy.”
The Mom: “Oh, and what did you name him?”
It's Waitstaff Day! Today recognizes the importance of a good waitstaff to serve the clientele as they represent the restaurant and can make the difference in the enjoyment of the meal. Likewise, if you have an excellent server, thank them and tip well.
--American Red Cross Founder's Day: established on May 21, 1881 by Clara Barton, the American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and preparedness education.
--Dinosaur Day: these extinct reptiles first appeared 245 million years ago in the beginning of the Middle Triassic Epoch, lasted 180 million years during the Mesozoic Era, and became extinct 66 million years ago in the Cretaceous Period; there were 700-1000 different species; that's MILLIONS of years they lasted; we're such rookies.
--I Need a Patch for That Day: we have patches of nicotine for smoking withdrawal, patches for the heart; what if we could have patches that would inspire us to exercise, to not binge; what would you create a patch for.
--Strawberries and Cream Day: a British dish of berries and whipped cream since 1514.
--Rapture Party Day: commemorates the anniversary when Harold Camping predicted the rapture would happen on May 21, 2011 and non-believers threw rapture parties; the parties have continued to be an annual event even though no one predicting the rapture anymore.
--It's my birthday! Thought I'd just sneak that one in.
--Memo Day: today celebrates those little reminders, paper or digital, that keep us on task.
--Sister Maria Hummel Day: celebrates the birthday of Berta Hummel on May 21, 1909 in Germany; she joined a convent, became Sister Maria, and was the art teacher of the school; her drawings would become the basis of the famous figurines.
--World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development: an UN initiative to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity, recognize them as an asset toward reduction of poverty and the achievement of sustainable development so to live together in harmony.