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05/25/19 Fearless

Saturday, May 25, 2019

"Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire."

"Are you kidding me?! That's 50 cents a hair!" Pluggers rarely get their money's worth at the barber shop.

I’ve given up social media for the New Year and am trying to make friends outside Facebook while applying the same principles.

Every day, I walk down the street and tell passersby what I’ve eaten, how I feel, what I did the night before, and what I will do tomorrow. Then I give them pictures of my family, my dog, and me gardening. I also listen to their conversations and tell them I love them.

And it works. I already have three people following me… two police officers and a psychiatrist.

It's Towel Day! A salute to "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and its author, Douglas Adams. Don't forget to take your towels with you everywhere today.
--Geek Pride Day: a salute to those eccentric, non-mainstream, socially awkward, fashion unaware intellectuals that are over the rest of us with what they know; today's date was chosen as a nod to the debut of Star Wars on May 25, 1977.
--Brown-Bag-It Day: a reminder that brown-bagging our lunches can save us some serious green and are so much healthier.
--Julia Pierpont Day: Julia Pierpont, the wife of the governor of the New Virginia after the Civil War, is credited with the origins of Decoration Day which became Memorial Day; in 1866, Ms. Pierpont attended to the graves of Union soldiers because they were being neglected and other groups picked up the idea to care for Confederate graves; the idea evolved to an annual event of attending to the graves of fallen soldiers and called it Decoration Day.
--Missing Children's Day: an annual event to commemorate the anniversary of when 6-year-old Etan Patz disappeared on his way from the bus to school on May 25, 1979; the event raises awareness of the kids still missing and educates towards policies to keep our kids safe.
--Tap Dance Day: a salute to an American art-form; celebrated around the world, there are special shows and classes at studios; here's your day to put on your tap shoes and strut your stuff.
--Wine Day: after that tap dancing, you've earned that glass of wine to raise in toast to all wines around the world.
--Thyroid Day: a day to raise awareness of the diseases of the thyroid, their symptoms, prevention and treatments.
--Amateur Radio Military Appreciation Day: an annual event as part of a bigger event around different groups that work with the military; could not find examples of how the amateur radio operators help the military but a salute to the operators for whatever help they give to others and to the country.

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