UFO’s, Made in America, Comic Sans, Public Speaking, Forgetfulness, and Anisette

July 2, 2021 at 12:01 am | Posted in Today's Reasons To Celebrate | Leave a comment

According to the National Day Calendar, there are more than 1500 national holidays every year – meaning that there is at least one holiday for every day in the calendar year. All you have to do is choose which holiday(s) you want to celebrate. With that said, today’s holidays are listed below — so let the festivities begin. 

Good morning believers in extraterrestrial life. Today is Friday, July 2, 2021. Today is the 183rd day of the year, and 182 days remain.

World UFO Day

World UFO Day is celebrated biannually on June 24th and July 2nd. You needn’t be an extraterrestrial to determine that this holiday celebrates all of the unexplained objects we see in our skies. This holiday seeks to get governments to fess up to the existence of UFOs. Many people believe that UFOs from outer space have already visited us, and a big, government cover-up is hiding the facts from the public.
People have reported UFO sightings since the beginning of recorded history. UFOs (Unidentified Flying Objects) became a major topic in pop culture after World War II, around the same time that the United States and Russia began experimenting with rocket science. Over the years, there have been a number of governmental investigations into UFO reports, but none of them has resulted in any significant evidence. However, World UFO Day is centered around The Roswell Incident.
On this date in 1947, Mac Brazel, a rancher located just northwest of Roswell, New Mexico, discovered the wreckage of a metallic object on his ranch. The wreckage and the metal it was made of was strange. He contacted military authorities who investigated the site and removed the wreckage. The first military reports referenced a mysterious, Unidentified Flying Object. These reports were later rescinded, leading to wide speculation and claims of a massive government cover-up of the discovery of UFOs from outer space. It also sparked fear of a UFO invasion and rumors of other incidents. That speculation is alive and well today.
The possibility of life beyond our planet has become a common subject in our modern-day books and films, so to celebrate World UFO Day, invite friends and family over to watch a science fiction movie.  There are many from which to choose – Star Wars, Signs, E.T., Contact, or Independence Day, or some of the classics like War of the Worlds, The Day the Earth Stood Still, or Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
Astute observers of history since The Roswell Incident can come to only one conclusion. Aliens have visited Earth, and, in fact, have entrenched themselves in all echelons of our government; federal, state, local, and community. Only people not of this Earth could conceive of some of the otherworldly laws, regulations, and interpretations of our constitution made recently.
Authors Note:
I leave it for you to decide whether or not it is coincidental that yours truly was born a mere 1000 miles away, and 11 days after the Roswell Incident.

Made in the USA Day 

Made in the USA Day is celebrated annually on July 2nd. You don’t have to be a xenophobe to ascertain that this holiday urges us to buy only products manufactured in America today. It is sponsored by the Made in the USA Foundation.
The Made in the USA Foundation is dedicated to promoting products manufactured in the United States, as well as products assembled here. They strive to create a community of USA success stories. Their online platform serves as a tool for shoppers, and as a resource for manufacturers. The Foundation also pursues litigation and legislative activity to strengthen and uphold labeling laws and standards. They hope to encourage American values around the world, raising the bar concerning minimum wages, environmental standards, labor rights, and human rights, including eliminating child labor. Most importantly, they work to create good-paying jobs in the USA and a sustainable, environmentally sound, and healthy economy.
To celebrate Made in the USA Day today (and hopefully, every other day as well), strive to only buy products made in here in the good ole USA — Buy American people!

Comic Sans Day

Comic Sans Day is celebrated annually on the first Friday in July. As you might easily surmise, this holiday celebrates one of the most loved/hated computer fonts ever created – Comic Sans. This holiday 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.
To celebrate Comic Sans Day, simply type all of your correspondence today using the Comic Sans Font.

Freedom Of Fear Of Speaking Day 

Freedom Of Fear Of Speaking Day is observed annually on July 2nd. As you might expect, this holiday seeks to help people overcome their fear of public speaking. Some people have an innate fear of in public. In fact, there is a medical term for people who fear speaking in public – Glossophobia.
For many, success is dependent on their ability to effectively and efficiently present their ideas to others, yet the stress of speaking in public leaves them visibly shaken, nauseated, and tongue-tied.
Speaking effectively is generally not a natural talent, but it can be learned. Listed below are a few tips to help you overcome your fear of public speaking.

  1. Challenge your fears. Often your fear becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy…the more fear you have, the more likely you are to fail. Keep your perspective.
  2. Preparation and rehearsal can help you smooth out your delivery. You don’t have to be perfect. You just need to be able to deliver your message.
  3. Keep your message to a few key points. This is where a lot of pressure comes from. You want to share your information, but you don’t want to overload your audience. A few key points with relevant examples will go a lot further than boring facts and statistics.
  4. Avoid caffeine. Coffee adds stress and is the last thing you need before giving your presentation. Try a couple of neck rolls and deep breathing exercises before you go to deliver your presentation. This will help you to relax and focus on the most important goal, which is meeting the needs of your audience.

Good public speakers have a passion for their message, know their material and are aware of how to take care of themselves to ensure that their voice and their body helps to communicate their message as opposed to detracting from their message. By keeping their public speaking challenges in perspective and practicing good speaking habits everyone can decrease the stress associated with public speaking.
Celebrate Freedom Of Fear Of Speaking Day in the manner best suited to you as an individual – whether or not you have a fear of public speaking.

I Forgot Day

Oops, I almost forgot. The next holiday today is I Forgot Day. I Forgot Day is celebrated annually on July 2nd. Even if you’re absent minded you should be able to conclude that this holiday is a day to make amends for forgetting significant moments in your loved ones lives. However, some people interpret this holiday differently – as a day to forget about something bad, or negative that brings you down.
You are the arbiter of which way you interpret this holiday. Only you know which one is the most applicable to your circumstances. Either way, after you’re done celebrating, fuhgeddaboudit.

National Anisette Day 

National Anisette Day is celebrated annually on July 2nd. Logically, this holiday celebrates the world-renowned liqueur – anisette.
If you’re the one who hoards all of the black jelly beans at Easter and Halloween, you might actually enjoy celebrating this holiday. Anisette is an anise-flavored (licorice-flavored) liqueur. It is most popular in France, Italy, Portugal, and Spain. It is sweeter than most anise-flavored liqueurs (such as pastis) and has a lower alcohol content (typically 25% by volume, versus 40%).
Anisette was first created to replace absinthe, which was banned in many countries due to reported Psychedelic effects. It is made by distilling aniseed (the seed of the Mediterranean anise plant, a member of the parsley family). Sometimes a sugar syrup is also added. It is a colorless alcoholic beverage that tastes somewhat like licorice.
Pure anisette should not be drunk straight as it can cause irritation to the throat. However, mixing it with coffee, gin, bourbon or water will bring out a bit of a sweet flavor.
Not being a fan of either licorice or alcohol, I will forego celebrating National Anisette Day, but if you are so inclined, by all means, go ahead and celebrate this holiday by indulging in some anisette.

Listed below are some other holidays celebrated on this date that deserve mention. 

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