Repeat Day, I said Repeat Day

June 3, 2016 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning my OCD friends. Today is Friday, June 3rd. The holidays today are:

Repeat Day 

Repeat Day is the day to get your point across by repeating it as often as necessary. Repeat Day is the day to get your point across by repeating it as often as necessary. The key word here is necessary. If you keep repeating something over and over after your point has been made, then you’re just being obnoxious, and you’ll lose your audience.
Repeat Day is also an opportunity to repeatedly do something that you enjoy. Pick an array of activities, foods, or snacks that you like and repeat them again and again. Pick a favorite movie (Groundhog Day would be an excellent choice) and watch it twice. Play your favorite song(s) on repeat in tour car or on your home system. Only eat foods that you enjoy, and don’t forget to have a second helping. This is becoming redundant, so I’ll move on to the next holiday. I think my point has been made. I think my point has been made.

Global Running Day.

Global Running Day is a day set aside for people around the world to celebrate the joys of running. The goal is to make fitness fun and inspire people to embrace running as a way to get healthy and fit. Participation is easy—just pledge to take part in some type of running activity. It can be a solo lap around the block, a long run, or even a game of tag with your kids. The key is to share your passion for the sport and inspire others to get moving. So far this year, 2,99,859 people from 177 countries have pledged to run 9,249,478 miles — The equivalent of the distance to the moon and back 19 times. People of all ages can participate. Children alone this year have pledged to run a distance equal to 40 laps around the Earth.
National Running Day is celebrated every year on the first Wednesday of June. Runners everywhere celebrate their love for this age-old sport. Running was the most important athletic event during the first Olympic games in 776 BC? A cook named Koroibos won the 200-yard “stadium race.” He was crowned with an olive wreath.
There are many official different ways to celebrate Global Running Day. You can get creative…like changing “happy hour” into “running hour”, or simply resolve to include running in your daily exercise regimen. Find out about the local Running Day events going on in your community.
To celebrate this holiday, go out for a run on your own or with a friend. Ready? Set? Who am I kidding, just thinking about running has exhausted me? It’s time to relax with a cool, refreshing glass of iced tea.

Chimborazo Day 

What? Wait. What the heck is a Chimborazo and why does it deserve recognition? Is it some new kind of Mexican sausage? No, prepare to be enlightened. Mount Chimborazo is an inactive volcano in Ecuador in the Cordillera Occidental range of the Andes. To understand its significance, you must first understand the shape of the Earth. The Earth is not completely round, but rather an oblate spheroid. In other words, it is spherical and fatter at the equator. The top of Mt. Chimborazo is the farthest point from the center of the earth of any land mass that protrudes above sea level. Mt. Everest is the highest mountain above sea level at 29,029 feet. While Mt. Chimborazo, at 20,702 feet above sea level, is not the highest point above sea level on Earth, it is the farthest from the Earth’s center due to of its proximity to the equator. To celebrate Chimborazo Day, research both Mt. Chimborazo and Mt.Everest, and have a discussion with your family and/or friends about the merits of each. While you’re having your discussion, please remember to follow the guidelines set forth in the paragraph concerning Repeat Day.

American Space Walk Day 

On this date in 1965, Edward H. White II became the first American to step outside his spacecraft and let go. It is considered to be the first “space walk”, even though it was more like controlled floating. He floated/walked and maneuvered in zero gravity for 23 minutes attached to his craft by a 25 ft umbilical and a 23 ft tether line. He survived that space walk but was killed on January 27, 1967, along with his fellow astronauts Virgil “Gus” Grissom and Roger B. Chaffee, during prelaunch testing for the first manned Apollo mission at Cape Canaveral. He was posthumously awarded the Congressional Space Medal of Honor in 1997 for his efforts.

Impersonate Authority Day

Impersonate Authority Day gives permission to express yourself in disrespectful ways. It is a day to mock authority, wreak havoc on organizational structure, and topple hierarchical protocol. Just be aware that tomorrow, everything will return to “normal”, and any acts of defiance you did today could come back to haunt you.
This holiday originated in 2000 when country music stars Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw were arrested in Buffalo, New York, for a prank. Apparently, Chesney took an uninvited ride on a police horse. McGraw blocked officers who tried to intervene and dismount Chesney.
Ironically, June 3, 1967, is the date that Aretha Franklin’s smash hit “Respect” hit the number-one spot on the American music charts.

Bikini Day

Bikini Day celebrates every man’s favorite article of women’s attire…the bikini.
The bikini was created by two French designers, Jacques Heim, and Luis Reard, and first appeared in a Paris fashion show on June 3, 1946.  They named their two-piece creation after Bikini Atoll in the South Pacific Ocean where atomic bomb experiments were scheduled to occur later that summer.

National Itch Day 

Have you ever had the itch to just do something different? Maybe it is something you have enjoyed in the past but haven’t done in a while or something that you haven’t done yet, but have always wanted to try. Well, National Itch Day gives you the excuse to do it.
Since National Itch Day falls during allergy season, if that thing that you have the itch to do involves the great outdoors, maybe you should stock up on antihistamines and calamine lotion. Pollen, poison ivy, and mosquito bites could give you the other, less pleasant, kind of itch.

National Egg Day 

Eggs are said to have been consumed since the beginning of human life on the earth. The earliest documentation we have of female birds being domesticated to produce unfertilized eggs is in 3200 BC in India.  There are also accounts of the ancient Chinese, British, German and Romans domesticating birds to produce eggs for human consumption. Food historians believe that the ancient Romans and Egyptians were the first to use eggs as a binding and thickening ingredient in their recipes. A variety of different types of bird eggs are eaten around the world. The most common are obviously chicken eggs and the second most common, believe it or not, are ostrich eggs. One medium egg has 63 calories and 4 grams of fat. At 6 grams per serving of protein, they are a great protein source. Eggs are however high in Cholesterol with 186 mg per serving which is about 60% of the average person suggested cholesterol intake per day. Depending on which study you read, the “incredible, edible egg” is either the most nutritious food available to mankind or something to be avoided altogether. It seems like every year, there is a new study that comes out about eggs. “Experts” have said (within the last 20 years) “don’t eat eggs at all”, “eat as many as you want”, “eat them in moderation”, or “only eat the whites”. CRAP!! If the “experts” can’t agree, how the heck are we supposed to make an informed decision. Whatever. Unless you fall into the “avoid eggs” camp, enjoy some eggs today. They aren’t just for breakfast anymore. I find them to be “eggstraordinary” any time of day.

National Doughnut (Donut) Day

You don’t have to be a member of Law Enforcement to enjoy a good doughnut. A doughnut is a pastry, a small, fried ring of sweet, leavened dough. Doughnuts leavened with baking powder (cake doughnuts) are denser than the fluffier, yeast-leavened (raised) doughnuts.
National Doughnut Day began as a fundraiser for the Salvation Army in 1938. It is celebrated annually on the first Friday of June. It honors all of the female volunteers who served doughnuts to soldiers behind the front lines during World War I. It is often mistakenly thought that these doughnuts handed out to US enlisted men in World War I is the origin of the term doughboy in reference to soldiers, but the term doughboy has been documented to be in use since as early as the Mexican-American War of 1846–47.
There are many types of doughnuts. Just a few examples include bismarcks or jelly doughnuts, raised doughnuts leavened with yeast, squares and twists, cake doughnuts, crullers (made from twisted cake doughnut dough) and French doughnuts made with cream-puff pastry dough. Doughnuts can be filled or unfilled, plain, glazed or iced.
The Dutch are credited with inventing the doughnut. The original recipe, without a hole, was merely dough dropped into hot oil. It was originally called an olykoek, or oily cake. The first written reference to “doughnut” is in Washington Irving’s 1809 in History of New York, where he writes of “balls of sweetened dough, fried in hog’s fat, and called doughnuts, or olykoeks.” The first known printed record of the shortened “donut” appears in “Peck’s Bad Boy And His Pa,” a story by George W. Peck published in 1900. The doughnut with a hole that we all know and love today was invented in 1847. As the story goes, a 16-year-old American boy named Hanson Gregory used the top of a round tin pepper container to punch the holes, so the dough would cook evenly. And the rest is history.
To celebrate National Donut Day, pick up a freshly baked donut or buy a box to share with your family…if there are any left by the time you get home.

Fish and Chip Day

Hug an Atheist Day

On this date

  • In 1784 – The U.S. Congress formally created the United States Army to replace the disbanded Continental Army. On June 14, 1775, the Second Continental Congress had created the Continental Army for purposes of common defense and this event is considered to be the birth of the United States Army.
  • In 1800 – John Adams moved to Washington, DC. He was the first President to live in what later became the capital of the United States.
  • In 1888 – “Casey at the Bat” the poem by Ernest Lawrence Thayer was first published.
  • In 1932 – Lou Gehrig set a major league baseball record when he hit four consecutive home runs.
  • In 1937 – The Duke of Windsor, who had abdicated the British throne, married Wallis Warfield Simpson.
  • In 1959 – The first class graduated from the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO.
  • In 1970 – Har Gobind Khorana and colleagues announced the first synthesis of a gene from chemical components.
  • In 1989 – Chinese army troops positioned themselves to began a sweep of Beijing to crush student-led pro-democracy demonstrations in Tiananmen Square.
  • In 1999 – Slobodan Milosevic’s government accepted an international peace plan concerning Kosovo. NATO announced that airstrikes would continue until 40,000 Serb forces were withdrawn from Kosovo.
  • In 2003 – Sammy Sosa (Chicago Cubs) broke a bat when he grounded out against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. It was discovered that the bat he was using was an illegal corked bat.

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