"Success doesn't happen overnight. Keep your eye on the prize and don't look back." Erin Andrews
"A man sees his wife is busy in the kitchen and says: 'Can I help?' She says, 'Sure, take this bag of potatoes, peel half of them and put them in a pot to boil.' No matter what men do, somehow, we still get yelled at…."
These are actual quotes of what people said in court, word for word:
Q: This myasthenia gravis, does it affect your memory at all?
Q: And in what ways does it affect your memory?
A: I forget.
Q: You forget. Can you give us an example of something that you've forgotten?
A holiday near-and-dear to my heart: Spunky Old Broads Day! For the ladies over 50, spend today living life to the fullest and refuse to be quiet. Reinvigorate the spunk of your soul!
--Car Insurance Day: one of life's necessities we dread, today we salute car insurance because, when we need it, it can make all the difference in the world.
--Change Your Password Day: if you haven't done it since last February, a day to change your computer passwords and to keep your personal info safe.
--Dark Chocolate Day: you might not need a reason to celebrate dark chocolate, but it sure is sweet to have one; today is to exalt the health and happiness that dark chocolate brings and pay homage to the history and cultural significance surrounding this decadent treat.
--G.I. Joe Day: today salutes the military doll created in 1963 by Hasbro to compete with Mattel's Barbie; G.I. (which means government issue) Joe also came as Rocky the Marine, Skip the Sailor, Ace the Pilot; these dolls were the first toys classified as action figures as, during that time, boys didn't play with dolls.
--Hula in the Coola Day: no explanation why the title, but today commemorates that iconic Hawaiian dance that goes back to ancient times; it is often done with a chant called a oli or a song called a mele; James Cook in 1778 was the first European to witness these dances.
--Ice Cream For Breakfast Day: observed on the first Saturday of February; this holiday was created by a Rochester, NY, mom in the 1960's whose family was fed up with the constant cold; to shake things up, she decreed that breakfast would be ice cream for that day; of course, the kids reminded her the next year and so a holiday was born.
--International Pisco Sour Day: observed on the first Saturday of February; a salute to a cocktail of Peruvian origin which is made with pisco, a South American liquor.
--National Baked Alaska Day: a salute to a dessert made of sponge cake covered by a slab of ice cream with meringue; the dish is baked long enough to brown the meringue which protects the ice cream from melting; 18th century Benjamin Thompson showed the resistance of egg whites to heat.
--National Freedom Day: today commemorates the anniversary of the 1865 signing by President Lincoln of the House and Senate resolution that proposed 13th Amendment which abolishes slavery.
--National Get Up Day: today is centered around the analogy of ice skating and is about getting back up after a fall; it's to remind us to fight for something you believe in.
--National Serpent Day: one interpretation of today is for us to come to grips and face the fears that are holding us back; learn how to tame those snakes that slither through our minds and confidence.
--Robinson Crusoe Day: today commemorates the anniversary of the real-life rescue in 1709 of sailor Alexander Selkirk from a remote island he was put on in 1704 by his captain as punishment; Selkirk's adventures would become the basis of Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe.
--Take Your Child to the Library Day: observed on the first Saturday of February; today an annual event to encourage us to take the kids to the library and introduce them to real books; so check your local library for any special readings.
--World Hijab Day: today raises awareness of the history and importance to the Muslim women who wear the hijab; to understand this article of clothing from the women's point of view.