July 7th – “And That’s the Truth” (best Lily Tomlin impression)

July 7, 2017 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning truth seekers. Today is Friday, July 7th. Today’s reasons to celebrate are:

Tell The Truth Day

Tell The Truth Day challenges everyone to tell the truth and be totally honest for an entire day. Every male that has ever been in a relationship that lasted longer than about ½ an hour knows that celebrating a holiday such as this is an impossibility. I could use the hackneyed joke, “Honey, do these jeans make my a$$ look fat?” to illustrate my point, but I won’t. How many of you have had a situation at work where your boss approaches you and says, “Smithers, how is the XYZ project coming along?”; and you reply, “I’m on it boss”, when if fact you haven’t even started it yet. People are constantly put in situations where they have to tell “little white lies” to spare the feelings of others or to protect themselves. The only way to truly celebrate this holiday is to put yourself into total isolation and avoid all human contact today. That is just a consequence of being a ‘sentient being’.
I don’t think that anyone in today’s society wants, or expects the truth. One only needs to look at today’s political climate, or any recent “high profile” court case, to see that the “truth” is a matter of perception anyway. No matter what position you take on a particular issue, the opposition is going to claim that your position is fallacy or conjecture; and that their position is the “truth”. The only “absolute truth” is that there are no more “absolute truths”. The “truth” depends on your perspective.
So, if you choose to celebrate this holiday, good luck. I hope it doesn’t do irreparable damage to your relationship, or cost you your job.

Father-Daughter Take A Walk Together Day 

National Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day is observed annually on July 7th. This holiday was created to promote the benefits of family bonding time between fathers and daughters as well as the benefits of physical activity.
The memories that are made during your time together will stay with you forever. During the summer, there are many wonderful places to walk and enjoy nature as you spend time talking, laughing and bonding. Time spent together is more valuable than any other gift you can give a child, no matter how old your child is.
National Father-Daughter Take a Walk Together Day also sets the example of a healthy lifestyle and is a valuable gift to your children. Walking has many health benefits and can be incorporated into your child’s life at a young age. Walking is also a great daily activity for the family to do together.
The bond between fathers and daughters is special. Father-Daughter Take A Walk Together Day encourages fathers and daughters to take advantage of the nice weather and go for a stroll together. Whether you just take a walk around the block, go to a park, or go to your favorite hiking trail, use this time to reconnect, or simply strengthen your relationship.

Comic Sans Day

Comic Sans Day originated in the Netherlands, in 2009, when two radio DJs, Coen Swijnenberg and Sander Lantinga, decided that Comic Sans needed a day of celebration. They choose the first Friday in July, and, to this day, some Dutch companies change their websites to Comic Sans for this holiday.
Comic Sans is a typeface style that was created around 1994 by Vincent Connare. It was based on the lettering style of some comic books he had. It took off and became pretty popular among a lot of people, but not everyone. Many people felt it was being used inappropriately and when it was used for serious messages, those messages appeared to be not so serious and even inspired contempt — So it became very controversial.

National Strawberry Sundae Day

Since July is National Ice Cream Month, it is not surprising that today is National Strawberry Sundae Day. National Strawberry Sundae Day is your opportunity to indulge yourself in this delicious, cool treat.
Strawberry plants are easy to grow perennial plants, therefore, they are one of the most common fruits in home gardens.
There are two major varieties of strawberries. The first and most popular is June Bearing. It is so named because these big and luscious fruits are harvested in June in most areas. They are the largest variety, and to many, the sweetest. Producing a big and bountiful harvest, they are popular with people who want to make jams, jellies and for freezing.
Everbearing Strawberries are the second major variety. These usually smaller berries will produce all season long. The harvest is usually smaller. If you want to have them all season long, fresh from the garden, grow a small row of this variety.
Strawberries are in season now, so in the preparation of your strawberry sundae, use strawberries fresh from your garden, or your local supermarket or Farmers market. Don’t forget the whipped cream.
Strawberry facts:
1) Strawberries are the only fruit that has seeds grow on the outside.
2) Michael Kent produced and displayed the first cultivated strawberry in 1806. Prior to that, strawberries were grown and picked in the wild.

Chocolate Day 

Chocolate is America’s favorite flavor. It’s the flavor of choice in candies, ice cream, cakes, breakfast cereal, toppings, and a whole host of desserts. Chocolate Day is the perfect opportunity to eat you favorite chocolates in ample portions; as if you need an excuse to eat chocolate. You don’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure out how to celebrate this holiday; eat some chocolate!
Chocolate Fact: Chocolate is a vegetable. It comes from the Cacao tree found in rainforests (so that means it’s healthy, right?).

National Macaroni Day 

National Macaroni Day falls on this date each year. It offers an excuse for lovers of macaroni to indulge in a heaping serving of their favorite dish.
Although macaroni is best known for its role in the classic dish macaroni and cheese, there are plenty of other uses for this versatile pasta. It is often seen in soups (such as minestrone), made into a casserole with tuna fish, and in macaroni salad. Heck, sometimes it’s even used in arts and crafts in its dried form.
The history of macaroni itself has been much debated. There are many stories about the origins of pasta; it has been said to have been invented in such places as Rome and Greece, and many speculate that it was brought to Europe from China by Marco Polo. However, the most likely explanation is thought to be that pasta was developed in Arab, Italian and Sicilian cultures in medieval times.
To celebrate this holiday, simply have some macaroni in your favorite dish today.

More Holidays

On This Date

  • In 1754 – Kings College opened in New York City. It was renamed Columbia College 30 years later.
  • In 1846 – The United States annexation of California was proclaimed at Monterey after the surrender of a Mexican garrison.
  • In 1885 – G. Moore Peters patented the cartridge-loading machine.
  • In 1898 – The United States annexed Hawaii.
  • In 1930 – Construction began on Boulder Dam, later Hoover Dam, on the Colorado River.
  • In 1930 – Physician, detective fiction author and creator of the Sherlock Holmes book series, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, died from a heart attack.
  • In 1946 – Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini was canonized as the first American saint.
  • In 1950 – The U.N. Security Council authorized military aid for South Korea.
  • In 1958 – President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Act into law. Under the law, Alaska became the 49th state of the United States of America on January 3, 1959.
  • In 1969 – Canada’s House of Commons gave final approval to a measure that made the French language equal to English throughout the national government.
  • In 1981 – President Reagan announced he was nominating Arizona Judge Sandra Day O’Connor to become the first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • In 1983 – Eleven-year-old Samantha Smith of Manchester, Maine, left for a visit to the Soviet Union at the personal invitation of Soviet leader Yuri V. Andropov.
  • In 1985 – Boris Becker became the youngest person to win Wimbledon at age 17.  The German tennis player beat American Kevin Curren.
  • In 1987 – Public testimony at the Iran-Contra hearing began.
  • In 1991 – The Brioni Declaration was signed. The agreement was signed by Slovenia, Croatia, and Yugoslavia on the Brioni islands in Croatia. The agreement marked the end of hostilities that began with the Slovenian War of Independence. Also known as the Ten-Day War, the conflict began after Slovenia declared independence from Yugoslavia.
  • In 1998 – A jury in Santa Monica, CA, convicted Mikail Markhasev of murdering Ennis Cosby, Bill Cosby’s only son, during a roadside robbery.
  • In 2011 – The world’s first artificial organ transplant was achieved. It was an artificial windpipe coated with stem cells.

Noteworthy Birthdays

If you were born on this date, Happy Birthday. You share your birthday with the following list of illustrious individuals – and about 20-million other people.

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