Life Day 26794 – What’s In A Name?

November 20, 2020 at 9:28 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

Good morning computer geeks. Today is Friday, November 20, 2020. Today is the 325th day of the year, and 41 days remain.

Today’s reasons to celebrate are:

Name Your PC Day

Computers have become an integral part of our everyday lives, and our personal computers (PCs) are no exception. Name Your PC Day, celebrated each year on this date, posits the question, “If our personal computers have become such a big part of our lives, why not give them a name?”
Anyone who has ever owned a computer knows that, over time, each computer develops a unique personality – sometimes operating like a well-oiled machine doing exactly what you tell it to do, and other times conspiring against you to thwart your every move.
If you’re like me, you spend a lot of time on your computer, so why not give it a name. I would tell you what I call my computer, but I don’t use words like that in mixed company. Suffices to say that because I’m a troglodyte and have a hard time with technology in general, it isn’t complimentary.
To celebrate Name Your PC Day, simply give your PC a moniker of its own.

National Absurdity Day

National Absurdity Day, celebrated each year on this date, is a holiday to just let go of logic and reason and see how much more fun it is to revel in nonsense and illogical behavior. This holiday was created as a day to recall and note some of the totally and absolutely absurd things in history, in our country and in our lives. For instance, at one point in our history, it was legal to ship a child to another relative using parcel post. Now, that is absurd!
Absurd is defined as: “Ridiculously unreasonable, unsound, or incongruous, extremely silly or ridiculous, having no rational or orderly relationship to human lifemeaningless, lacking order or value.” Let’s face it, we’ve all engaged in absurd behavior at some point in our lives, but with maturity comes wisdom and responsibility, and most of us outgrow our absurd behavior.
To celebrate National Absurdity Day, we are all encouraged to just go with the flow and do whatever absurd things that come to mind. Wear that gaudy tie you got for Christmas last year. Wear different colored socks. Wear that lavender leisure suit that has been hanging in the nether regions of your closet since 1968. Wear both suspenders and a belt…etc. Don’t be shackled by the bonds of convention and “normalcy”. Don’t worry about what others may think, this is your day to stand out from the crowd. Feel free to do things that you have always wanted to do, but that make absolutely no sense at all. Like misery, absurdity loves company, so urge your friends to do likewise on this absurd holiday.
Author’s Note:
Alas, no one is better at absurd behavior than our current gaggle of elected officials. To them, every day is National Absurdity Day. That is the only possible explanation for some of the irrational and illogical laws that are being passed as they seek to control every aspect of our daily lives.

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day

National Peanut Butter Fudge Day is celebrated annually on this date. As you might infer from its title, this holiday celebrates peanut butter fudge.
Peanut butter has been a staple in American kitchens for more than a century. It can be served in a sandwich, mixed with ice cream, combined with chocolate – or made into fudge, which is why this holiday exists. Peanut butter fudge is the perfect treat for anyone with a sweet tooth and a love for rich, decadent desserts.
According to legend, the origin of fudge can be traced back to the 1800’s when people used the word “fudge” to mean “cheat” or “mess up.” One day, a chef accidentally “fudged” a batch of caramel he was trying to make, inventing the delicious confection we know and love it today. Fudge is now made in many heavenly flavors – including the rich peanut butter variety.
To celebrate National Peanut Butter Fudge Day try your hand at making a homemade batch of this delicious fudge today, because you probably won’t find it at your favorite local confectioner’s shop. Recipes are available online.

More Holidays  

Below is a list of other holidays celebrated on this date worthy of mention:

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