“My, You Sure Look Nice Today”

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

Good morning narcissists. Today is Sunday, July 3rd. Today’s holidays are:

Compliment Your Mirror Day 

Compliment Your Mirror Day encourages people to recognize their own inner beauty and express it verbally to your reflection. It is probably best to do this when no one else is in the vicinity, lest they think you a bit strange.
Compliment Your Mirror Day is not a holiday to look into the mirror for faults (you can do that any other day of the year). Instead, this holiday is intended to for you to concentrate only on the positive aspects of your image (of yourself). In other words, don’t waste your time obsessing over that zit on your nose, when you have a classic heart shaped face. Don’t worry about the bags under your eyes, but instead, compliment yourself on the color of your eyes. You get the idea. Focus only on the best attributes your reflection provides today.

Build A Scarecrow Day

Build A Scarecrow Day is celebrated on the first Sunday in July each year for over a century. It is a holiday to gather together all the needed supplies and build a scarecrow to protect your garden.
A scarecrow is a decoy or a mannequin that is in the shape of a human and is dressed in old clothing. It is placed in gardens and fields to discourage birds such as crows and sparrows from feeding on recently on your cast sown seed and growing crops.
“In Kojiki, the oldest surviving book in Japan (compiled in the year 712), a scarecrow known as Kuebiko appears as a deity who cannot walk, yet knows everything about the world.”
To celebrate Build A Scarecrow Day, have fun putting together your own unique scarecrow and protect your fruits and vegetables. Personalize your scarecrow by giving it pins, buttons, and apparel that have special meaning to you. This way, if you find that the intruders aren’t frightened by it, at least you’ll still have a festive and meaningful decoration for your garden.

Disobedience Day 

Disobedience Day is a day for civil or social disobedience as an act of protest. It is not intended as a day to be disobedient to your boss, teachers, or your parents. It should also not be interpreted as a day to be a total scofflaw, and resist all authority. Use this holiday to learn a little about civil disobedience, and why it is sometimes used. A prime example of civil disobedience is the civil rights protests of the 1960’s. Another example is what has been going on in the Texas legislature for the past few days concerning women’s reproductive rights. It is a day to voice your objections to a particular law or proposed bill in a respectful, yet firm, way.

Stay Out of the Sun Day 

Back in May, we had a number of similar holidays warning about the detrimental effects of the sun on our bodies. I guess that Stay Out of the Sun Day serves as our mid-summer reminder about the ways the sun can ravage our bodies.
The sun is at its brightest, and the temperatures are approaching their highs for the year, so take a break from exposing yourself to melanoma and the possibility of heatstroke. If you have to be outside today, put on your ‘shades’ and relax somewhere out of the direct sunlight. If you feel cooped-up and absolutely have to get outdoors, find a hammock, an Adirondack chair, or just a blanket on the grass in a shady spot and enjoy a tall, cool, refreshing beverage (adult or otherwise) of your choice.

National Eat Beans Day 

National Eat Beans Day affords me the opportunity to reference the classic childhood poem that we’ve all heard about a bazillion times since we were in kindergarten (solely for my own amusement, naturally). “Beans, beans, the musical fruit; the more you eat …………”.
National Eat Beans Day is a day to honor the not-so-lowly legume and hail its many merits. Beans (legumes) are a humble and often overlooked source of nutrition, often reduced to side dishes or fillers. There are approximately 40,000 bean varieties in the world, but only a fraction of these varieties are mass-produced for regular consumption.
Beans have been a healthy source of protein for millennia. They are a staple for health-conscious people everywhere. Beans are also chock-full of complex carbohydrates and are naturally fat-free. They also contain plenty of fiber, as well as calcium, potassium and folate (which is shown to help prevent heart disease).
The origins of beans themselves date back to ancient times. There exists evidence that bean crops were cultivated by indigenous peoples in Peru as well as Mexico around 7,000 BC. Some Egyptian tombs from 4,000 years ago contained fava beans, garbanzo beans, and lentils. Celebrate this holiday by cooking up a batch of beans for dinner tonight using your favorite recipe. Don’t forget to bake some cornbread  to accompany them.

National Chocolate Wafer Day 

These crispy snacks are an American favorite. With their waffle surface pattern and thin layers, they make an excellent addition to ice cream. They are a popular ingredient in cakes and cheesecakes. Chocolate wafers can be crushed to make a delicious pie crust or cooked into other baked goods. Chocolate wafers are also enjoyed as a key ingredient in Oreos™, in ice cream sandwiches and countless other recipes. They aren’t just an American treat, though. Variations of chocolate wafers can also be found around the world. In Egypt, there are special kinds of wafers called freska which are only sold on the beach in the summertime.

International Plastic Bag Free Day

National Fried Clam Day

On this date in :

  • 1775 – Gen. George Washington took command of the Continental Army at Cambridge, MA.
  • 1844 – Ambassador Caleb Cushing successfully negotiated a commercial treaty with China that opened five Chinese ports to U.S. merchants and protected the rights of American citizens in China.
  • 1871 – The Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company introduced the first narrow-gauge locomotive.
  • 1890 – Idaho became the 43rd state to join the United States of America.
  • 1898 – During the Spanish-American War, a fleet of Spanish ships in Cuba’s Santiago Harbor attempted to run a blockade of U.S. naval forces. Nearly all of the Spanish ships were destroyed
  • in the battle that followed.
  • 1903 – The first cable across the Pacific Ocean was spliced between Honolulu, Midway, Guam, and Manila.
  • 1930 – Congress created the Veterans Administration.
  • 1940 – Bud Abbott and Lou Costello debuted on NBC radio.
  • 1945 – The first civilian passenger car built since February 1942 was driven off the assembly line at the Ford Motor Company plant in Detroit, MI. Automobile production had been diverted to military use during World War II.
  • 1950 – U.S. carrier-based planes attacked airfields in the Pyongyang-Chinnampo area of North Korea in the first air strike of the Korean War.
  • 1954 – Food rationing ended in Great Britain almost nine years after the end of World War II.
  • 1962 – Jackie Robinson became the first African-American to be inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • 1981 – The Associated Press ran its first story about two rare illnesses afflicting homosexual men. One of the diseases was later named AIDS.
  • 1986 – Mikhail Baryshnikov became a United States citizen at Ellis Island, New York.
  • 1991 – President George H.W. Bush formally inaugurated the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in South Dakota.

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