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05/24/20 Life to be Experienced

Sunday, May 24, 2020

"Life is not a problem to solved, but a reality to be experienced." Soren Kierkegaard

"The drop in gas prices during a "stay at home order" is like a bald man winning a comb."

My dog once ate all the Scrabble tiles. He kept leaving messages around the house for days.

It's Asparagus Day! It's a salute to a yummy vegetable. There is a white version that is common in Europe, including the type that is grown underground to prevent the chlorophyll, and a purple version called viola. Asparagus is native to the Eastern Hemisphere.
--Aviation Maintenance Technician Day: today is a salute to the professionals that keep the aircraft up to safe standards; today is also the birthday of Charles Edward Taylor who built the engine used in the plane by the Wright Brothers.
--Brother's Day: today is a salute to all brothers including friends who seem like a brother; reach out to your brother even if he was a little pain when you were growing up (that was my favorite record you broke, little brother).
--Indianapolis 500 Day: The Indianapolis 500 is a car race held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Speedway, Indiana, always on the Sunday of Memorial Day Weekend; due to Covid, the races are postponed till August.
--International Tiara Day: today is a day to feel like royalty; today encourages women to embrace and celebrate the power of leadership; "tiara" was the name for headdresses that were worn by Persian kings; in ancient times, both men and women wore head ornaments that are similar to tiaras, in order to show their high status; Napoleon gave his wife Joséphine de Beauharnais tiaras, which helped to popularize them..
--National Escargot Day: if you like snails, this is your day; I'll pass.
--Scavenger Hunt Day: today is salute to a fun outdoor game that gets everyone moving; scavenger hunting, which originally evolved from folk games, became especially popular in the U.S. during the 1930s, and regular events are still held today, notably at schools like the University of Chicago; one of the reasons for their continued popularity is the fact that, unlike a treasure hunt, most things you’ll look for in a scavenger hunt are not valuable at all — in fact, they may well be completely useless, but the random nature of the searched-for items is all part of the fun.
--World Schizophrenia Awareness Day: today raises awareness about this mental disorder and educates to reduce the associated stigma.
--Queen Victoria's real birthday, May 24,1819.
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