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"A good listener tries to understand what the other person is saying. In the end he may disagree sharply, but because he disagrees, he wants to know exactly what it is he is disagreeing with."
- Kenneth A. Wells

"I do not want the peace that passeth understanding. I want the understanding which bringeth peace."
- Helen Keller

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

more holidays - or starvation leads to odd posts

Still home, solids are seemingly not my friend at the moment.

Since yesterday, I've been curious about alternative holidays so I've decided to do some research on the subject.

Today's holiday is "Skyscraper Day". I wonder what people in Nebraska do to celebrate this holiday.

I was struck by the irony that we have "Be Late For Something Day" on Friday and Saturday is "Fight Procrastination Day". You have one guess as to what I'll be late for *evil grin*.

The next holiday I wish to highlight is an important one:

On September 8th, we celebrate "International Literacy Day". That awareness day should be a day where we all go about visiting other bloggers, reading their contributions and learning a thing or two (or you could just be thoroughly entertained and get a good chuckle). In that spirit, I strongly encourage you to visit Chris Wood. And this entry will prepare you for the other notable holiday that also happens to fall on the 8th of September: "National Boss/Employee Exchange Day". So... the boss takes your place and does your job. This is all well and good, but odds are your boss supervises more than one person. How is he/she supposed to do everyone's job in a... wait, I see the value of this. *smirk*

So you have enough time to prepare, I thought I'd also give you a heads up about a couple upcoming October holidays:

There's "Fire Pup Day" on October 1st. Sparky here is still in training I'm afraid.

Then we have "Leif Erickson Day" which falls on October 9th. Have you polished your Viking helmet lately?


Do you have a holiday you'd like to celebrate?

Disclaimer: some of these holidays and this post are an illustration of what happens when you have too much time on your hands.


Chris Wood said...

Cool Viking helmet!

& huge thanks for the link! You're a star!

Anndi said...

Chris: I love horny... no wait, that sounds bad... *giggle*

You absolutely deserved it dear.

Akelamalu said...

It seems every day is some sort of holiday! Wish I didn't have to go to work though. :(

Shelley said...

Hi Anndi,
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll come back.

According to my calendar at my desk here, Sept. 7th is National Grandparents Day. I think that's a nice thing to celebrate. My kids have great grandparents, and I'm thankful for that.

Hope you are feeling better soon!

Bond said...

Great post, except i could have done without the photo of Bobby's goldfish....


Karen said...

I have to do some research on holidays. I did put viking helmet day on my calendar now. LOL. Gotta love the picture of Jay.

Fortune Cookies said...

I love how "Be Late For Something Day" is on Friday and "Fight Procrastination Day" is on Saturday! That's awesome.
and Shiver me timbers! Did ye' know thar's a talk like a pirate day too...it's Sept. 19 - ahoy!

Anndi said...

akelamalu: Let's start lobbying now :)

Shelley: They certainly are! And thank you!

Bond: Imagine how Bobby's goldfish feels.

Karen: He's just precious!

Fortune cookies: I had quite the chuckle about that coincidence myself!
I've already begun practicing my wench-like walk.

Desert Songbird said...

So this is what too many coronation grapes does to a person, huh?

I think you've been a bit obsessed with Jay's horns. Er....you know what I mean.

Lu' said...

I vote for Jay Day.

Ron said...

Ok...I'm loving the fact that you've had this time on your hands, to share all these holidays with us because I'm learning so much.

OMG...I wish you could have heard my laughter when I scrolled down to the photo, just below "Leif Erickson Day".

HOLY COW...that was hysterical!!

(he doesn't look like someone who would use an APPLE)

And it's scary...because that holiday is only 7 days after my birthday.

(I need to get me a VIKING HELMUT)

Heal well, my Libra friend!

Bee said...

HA HA!! "Fire Pup Day" October 1st is husband's birthday!! I'll make him stand still while my dogs pee on him. ;o)

Jay said...

Hey that dude in the Viking helmet is pretty sexy! ;-)

Brian o vretanos said...

I hope you get better soon. I had gastro-enteritis a few years ago, and was on OXO and Lucozade for several days. The upside was actually having an excuse not to do anything strenuous.

Looking at anniversaries on Wiki, the best I could come up with for today is "Kodak" day, since the trademark was registered on Sept 4th 1888. Everyone should celebrate this with a suitably cheesy Kodak Moment, posted online for maximum embarrassment.

Nanny Goats In Panties said...

OMG! I grossed out and laughed at the goldfish picture. Poor fishy!

Anndi said...

Songbird: Maybe I did eat too many coronation grapes... but they are soooooo good! Like Jay's horns ;)

Lu: Then it's unanimous!

Ron, my almost twin: No one pulls off the Viking helmet like my buddy Jay!

OMG, your birthday is a day before mine? We should throw a joint party!

Looks like I'll have at least one more day to scour the internets for you in search of bizarro factoids.

Bee: That man has the patience of Jobe (or he's terrified that no matter where he goes, there you'll be sans your Hannibal Lecter accoutrement).
Oh, don't let Sparky near his, um, hose... he's still teething.

Jay: Damn strait baby!

Brian: Thanks, I'm making progress. I ate apple sauce and kept it in.

Kodak Day, eh? I would share a cheesy moment, unfortunately it may set me back in my recovery efforts.

Nanny: If that doesn't give you incentive to close your mouth next time you swim in a lake I don't know what will ;)

Knight said...

What is Bobby feeding his goldfish? Geez!
I didn't give a crap about Leif Erickson Day until I saw Jay was the spokesperson. Now I can't wait!

Slyde said...

how do you fight procrastination?

shouldnt i just put it off for now?

Jay said...

LOL! That was very funny! I can't think of a holiday I'd like to see celebrated - apart from maybe 'Disown a Relative Day'.

Turnbaby said...

LMAO @ the poor fishy!

Angell said...

Umm,Ann love - where did you find the info on the boss/employee swap? I want to print it out and hang it on my boss' desk.

Great entry!!

Anndi said...

Knight: Why chocolate milk of course!
You didn't give a crap? Are you being a smartypants? *wink* cause I like that!

Yup... JayDay.

Slyde: But you're getting older.. what if you have very litle time left? SMOOCH *grin*

jay (who is not my viking friend Jay):
That sounds like a perfectly good holiday to me. It should come before Christmas so you can save some money on presents... unless your relatives are rich and give nice presents but then why would you want to disown them?

Turnbaby: You're cruel laughing at Mr Sashimi like that!

Angell: I have my sources and they are at my beck and call... (it's called Google).

Travis said...

Can we celebrate Kick Off Weekend? Preliminary festivities begin tonight in New York, with nationwide observances on Sunday, followed by special events in Green Bay and Oakland on Monday.

Mimi Lenox said...

The Viking stole my crown!!!!!