Rainforests, Information, Dorks, Life Evaluation, New Friends, and Seafood Bisque

October 19, 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 friends of the environment. Today is Tuesday, October 19, 2021. October 19th is the 292nd day of this year, and 73 days remain.

Rainforest Day 

Rainforest Day is celebrated each year on October 19th. You needn’t be an environmentalist whacko to ascertain that this holiday celebrates our rainforests –  a crucial part of our ecosystem. This holiday also celebrates the wide variety of plants and animals that live in them. This holiday was created to raise awareness to the plight of rainforests around the world, which are vital to the existence of our planet.
Rainforests are also vital a source of new technologies and medicines. By absorbing carbon dioxide, rainforests play a critical role in addressing climate change.
Sadly our rainforests are disappearing far faster than they can grow. Thousands of acres of rainforests are lost forever each day due to rampant logging, mining, ranching, fires, and oil drilling.
Celebrate Rainforest Day by researching rainforests and the role they play in our environment.

Information Overload Awareness Day  

Information Overload Awareness Day (aka Information Overload Day) is celebrated annually on the third Tuesday of October. As you might suspect, this holiday seeks to bring attention to the vast array of information we are subjected to each and every day. This holiday was created in 2009 by a group of companies looking to raise awareness that there consequences when you overload your employees – and customers – with too much information.
Research shows that productivity is actually being hindered by the vast amount of information flowing through our lives, with the average employee receiving about 100 emails a day. Combine that with the social media that rule our lives, the constant buzz of new text messages, and that old stand-by, web browsing, and it is understandable why we are getting overwhelmed. Information overload is having a severe economic impact on businesses. These little disruptions add up to a $180 Billion dollar per year negative impact on productivity, so it’s obvious that something needs to be done.
Information Overload Awareness Day reminds us that there is such a thing as too much information, and sometimes this constant barrage of information can actually have a negative impact on our happiness and our productivity.
Celebrate Information Overload Awareness Day by taking control of the flow of information into your life today, and limiting it as much as possible.

Dress Like a Dork Day 

Dress Like a Dork Day is celebrated each year on October 19th. You don’t need to be a fashionista to conclude that this holiday celebrates the less-than-fashionable attire of dorks and encourages us to channel our “inner dork” today and dress accordingly. Although the origins of this holiday are unknown, today is a great holiday to clean out that over-crowded closet and have a little fun.
A dork is defined as someone who is out of touch, a social misfit or someone who tends to look “odd or behave ridiculously around others.” Heck, that describes about half the people I know to some extent.
Dressing like a dork is easy, so celebrating Dress like a Dork Day shouldn’t be much of a challenge. All you need to do is slick back your hair, don your plaid polyester pants, a hideous shirt, some suspenders, a pair of white knee socks or mismatched argyle socks, and your favorite dickey. Add huge horn-rimmed glasses (bonus points if they are held together with a bit of masking tape around the nose bridge), tuck in the shirt in a haphazard manner, and you are good to go. More bonus points if you complete the outfit with a fanny pack and/or a plastic pocket protector in your shirt pocket.

Evaluate Your Life Day 

Evaluate Your Life Day is celebrated each year on October 19th. As you can easily infer from its name, this holiday encourages us to sit down today and evaluate our life without any filters.
It is often difficult to look within ourselves and assess our lives without the filter of “rose-colored glasses.” Evaluate Your Life Day urges us to do some heavy thinking and some soul-searching, and  to really examine our existence. Go over your goals and mull over our motivations. Look at where you have been, where you are now, and where you want to be in the future.
Are you the kind of person you want to be? Have you attained the goals you set for yourself? What steps can you take can you take to become a better person? Are your relationships with others all that they can be? Are you too fat, or too skinny? What is bothering you? What do you need, or want, to change?
An oft-quoted anonymous sage said, “If you don’t know where you’re going, you probably won’t get there.” To celebrate Evaluate Your Life Day, simply evaluate your life and make a list of things you want to accomplish, then begin the necessary steps to make them happen.

New Friends Day 

New Friends Day is celebrated triannually on January 19th, July 19th, and October 19th. As its name obviously implies, this holiday encourages us to strive to make a new friend today.
You can’t have too many friends. Friends brighten our lives with camaraderie and bring us much joy. While old friends may be worth their proverbial weight in gold, new friends are a blessing as well. After all, you can’t get any more old friends without first finding new friends which will later possibly become old friends.
So, to celebrate New Friends Day, strive to make a new friend — in real life, not just on social media. Put yourself out there today. Visit places that you enjoy, such as a library, museum, a park –places where you are likely to find people with similar interests – and begin a conversation with someone. You might find that you have even more in common, or know some of the same people, and that could lead to a new friendship.
Author’s Note:
Just be mindful of the fact that there is a fine line between being friendly and coming off as needy, creepy, or just plain pervy – so try not to be too aggressive in your approach when trying to make a new friend today.

National Seafood Bisque Day 

National Seafood Bisque Day is celebrated annually on October 19th. You needn’t be a classically-trained Michelin chef to deduce that this holiday celebrates the world-renowned soup – seafood bisque.
A key difference between a chowder and a bisque is that a bisque is a more elegant recipe, and is puréed until smooth. Seafood bisque is a delightfully rich and creamy soup made with lobster, crab, shrimp, or crayfish. It is often seasoned with wine or cognac and a savory bouquet of spices.
Some culinary historians believe that the word “bisque” comes from the French “bis cuites,” meaning “twice cooked.” Bisque is heated twice—first with the stock and again with the cream. Others believe that the origin of this word is related to the Bay of Biscay. Dishes from Biscay traditionally include spices similar to those in bisque.
To celebrate National Seafood Bisque Day, enjoy a steamy bowl of seafood bisque. On the off chance that you don’t already have a seafood bisque recipe in your culinary arsenal, this link will give you one.
Author’s Note:
As most of you are aware, I have an aversion to seafood in general, so I shan’t be joining you in your celebration today.

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

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