"If you only walk on sunny days, you'll never reach your destination." Paulo Coelho
"Coffee: A magical substance that turns, 'Leave me alone or die.' into, 'Good morning, Honey.'"
The guys were on a bike tour. No one wanted to room with Mick, because he snored so badly.
They decided it wasn't fair to make one of them stay with him the whole time, so they voted to take turns.
The first guy slept with Mick and comes to breakfast the next morning with his hair a mess and his eyes all bloodshot.
They said, "Man, what happened to you?
He said, "Mick snored so loudly, I just sat up and watched him all night.
The next night it was a different guy's turn. In the morning, same thing, hair all standing up, eyes all bloodshot.
They said, "Man, what happened to you? You look awful!
He said, 'Man, that Mick shakes the roof with his snoring. I watched him all night."
The third night was Bill's turn. He was a tanned, older biker, a man's man..
The next morning he came to breakfast bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. "Good morning!" he said.
They couldn't believe it. They said, "Man, what happened?"
He said, "Well, we got ready for bed.
I went and tucked Mick into bed, patted him on the arse and kissed him good night on the lips.
Mick sat up and watched me all night!"
It's National No Beard Day! Today encourages guys to shave off their beards. Heads-up, this could be prep work for No Shave November when you can grow it back out.
--National Chocolate Cupcake Day: cupcakes are first mentioned in "American Cookery" in 1796; what's your favorite version?
--National Mammography Day: observed on the 3rd Friday of October; today is a reminder to make that appointment and be proactive.
--World Menopause Day: today is to raise awareness of increase of chronic diseases after menopause; to identify risks and preventive strategies.
--Alaska Day: a salute to the day in 1867, Alaska was transferred from Russia to the U.S.
--Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day: a relatively new observance to bring awareness; DLD is diagnosed when children fail to acquire their own language for no obvious reasons.
--Meatloaf Day: a salute to this basic comfort food that can be modified in so many ways; my favorite version is with ground turkey, feta, and sun-dried tomatoes.
--The Soviet Probe Venera 4 entered Venus atmosphere in 1967 and became the first space probe to enter another planet's atmosphere.
-- In 1851, Herman Melville published his novel in London as "The Whale"; the novel was published in the U.S. as "Moby Dick".