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01/28/20 Start doing

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

"The best way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing." Walt Disney

"Sigh….This is Captain Kirk's old computer. There are a lot of…dramatic….pauses…!

Two Eskimos sitting in a kayak were chilly, so they lit a fire in the craft. Unsurprisingly it sank, proving once again that you can't have your kayak and heat it too.

Knock, knock.
Who's there?
Chicken who?
Chicken your pockets. I think the keys are in there.

It's Blueberry Pancake Day! A yummy hearty breakfast with my favorite berry! Make up a batch this morning and enjoy!
--Data Privacy Day: also known as Data Protection Day; today raises awareness and reminders to be mindful about your information when online and protect your passwords and other important information.
--International LEGO Day: today commemorates when the Lego brick was patented in 1958; since then over 600 billion Lego elements have been produced which is the same as over 10 Lego towers from Earth to the moon.
--National Daisy Day: today is a day for a favorite flower of many varieties; in England, commonly known as bruisewort as the crushed leaves are supposed to soothe bruised skin; from "day's eye" as they open their petals at morning's light after being closed during the night.
--National Kazoo Day: did you play those crazy instruments as a kid?; classified as mirlitons since they have a vibrating membrane, kazoos aren't blown into but, rather, the user hums and the membrane vibrates.
--National Plan for Vacation Day: observed on the last Tuesday of January; today encourages you to think ahead and plan when you're going to take your vacation; don't wait till the last minute; get your vacation time entered onto the vacation schedule so you know you've got it.
--Pop Art Day: today is celebrated on the birthday of Jackson Pollock, while not considered a pop art artist, he laid the groundwork for the pop art movement of the mid-50's; it's said pop art was less about the artist's meaning and more about the viewer's experience.
--Speak Up and Succeed Day: observed on the 4th Tuesday of January; from checkiday: "Created by the speaker and author Mary-Ellen Drummond, Speak Up and Succeed Day "celebrates the importance of being able to speak publicly." Speaking and getting one's ideas out will go a long way in helping them achieve their goals, whether that be to grow their business, find a new job, or increase their visibility at their current job. Groups and associations often need speakers, too. Some include chambers of commerce, church groups, professional associations, service organizations, and small business networks. Becoming involved in these organizations and speaking publicly for them, or speaking publicly in the workplace, can go a long way to refine one's speaking skills and help them achieve their goals."
--Thank a Plugin Developer Day: today acknowledges the developers of those extra programs that improve our online experience such as ad-blockers; these folks in the background often don't get the credit they deserve, so this is their day.
--In 1915, the modern US Coast Guard was formed from its beginnings as the Revenue-Marine in 1790 and then the US Revenue Cutter Service in the 1860's. The USCG acts as both a military force and a law enforcement agency with 3 main missions: maritime safety, maritime security and maritime stewardship. In an average year, the USCG will respond to 19790 search and rescue cases and maintains our lighthouses.

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