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01/14/20 Action

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

"The distance between your dreams and reality is called action."

The Ultimate Glass Ceiling (In case it's not clear, those are corporate execs)

Q: Why do pirates not know the alphabet?
A: They always get stuck at "c."
Q: Can a match box?
A: No, but a tin can.
Q: Why did the man name his dogs Rolex and Timex?
A: Because they were watch dogs.
Q: Why does a milking stool only have 3 legs?
A: Because the cow has the utter.
Q: Why is a river rich?
A: It has banks on both sides.
Q: Why is a river rich?
A: It has banks on both sides.
Q: What did one wall say to the other wall?
A: "Meet you at the corner!"


It's Dress Up Your Pet Day! Today is meant to raise awareness for adoption of pets, so if your pet is willing (not my cat!), dress them up, take pictures and post them to social media in support of today!
--Caesarean Section Day: today commemorates the first successful caesarean delivery by Dr. Jesse Bennett in 1794, with no medical equipment (both mother and child lived to old age); thank goodness we've come a long way since and caesarean's are now a safe method of delivery.
--Feast of the Ass Day: today was celebrated mainly during medieval times especially in France; celebrates all of the donkeys in the Bible such as the donkey Mary rode on into Bethlehem and then later into Egypt to escape Herod, and the donkey Jesus rode on into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday.
--International Kite Day: today originated in Indi; the kite festivals celebrate when winter ends and summer begins; when the spirits of the gods awaken from their winter sleep.
--National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day: ooh, I haven't had one of these in a long time; from daysoftheyear: Pastrami is a very popular meat product, which originated in the Jewish communities of Romania. Pastrami comes from the Romanian ‘pastrama,’ a derivation of the word ‘pastra,’ which indicates that a food has been conserved or preserved. Usually made from beef, pastrami originated as a means of keeping meat for longer in the days before refrigeration became commonplace. Raw meat is placed in brine and then partly dried before intense flavor is added using seasoning. The meat is then smoked and steamed before landing on plates served in front of hungry customers. Pastrami shot to fame across the world as a result of migration, and it’s now a staple ingredient on the menus of trendy cafes, traditional sandwich shops, delicatessens and street food stalls. The first hot pastrami sandwich of note was produced by kosher butcher, Sussman Volk in 1887. 
--National Poetry at Work Day: observed on the 2nd Tuesday of January; Poetry At Work Day is a chance to let your creative juices flow and see the beauty in what you do. Whether you spend your days teaching children, tending to poorly patients or closing deals, there’s inspiration all around. Many of us struggle to find the time to exercise our brains in a creative manner, and this is an opportunity to feel free and to put thoughts, ideas, opinions and feelings down on paper.
--National Shop for Travel Day: observed on the 2nd Tuesday of January; today is a reminder to start planning your vacations; start early looking through the brochures for your fun destinations; technology has made it so much easier and faster to nail down the details plus some places offer discounts for early reservations.
--Organize Your Home Day: today is a good time to get started on your spring cleaning and clearing out old papers; you need to find all those tax papers anyway to prepare your return.
--Printing Ink Day: observed on the closest Tuesday to the 16th; we tend to forget about the printing ink, till we run out, but it plays an important role in our society; even this electronic society, we still turn to the printed word for permanence, for study and clarity; ink for the printing press was created in the 15th century for the Gutenberg press; the original version was an oily varnish-like ink made of soot, turpentine and walnut oil.
--Ratification Day: today commemorates the ratification of the Treaty of Paris in 1784 that officially ended the American Revolutionary War; Britain acknowledged the independence of the American colonies at that time.
--Take a Missionary to Lunch Day: today commemorates the birthday of Albert Schweitzer (1875) in the Alsace Province of the German Empire which later became part of France; Schweitzer was noted for his hospital work in Africa and received the Nobel Peace Prize for his humanitarian work in 1952.
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