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01/18/20 Best Days

Saturday, January 18, 2020

"You have to fight through some bad days to get to the best days of your life." Karen Salmansohn

"I could definitely be a morning person if morning started at noon."

Son: "Dad, there is someone at the door to collect donations for a community swimming pool."
Father: "Okay, give him a glass of water."
Q: Which two letters in the alphabet are always jealous?
A: NV.
Q: When the smog lifts in Los Angeles, what happens?
Q: A cowboy left Montana to go to Texas on Friday and came back on Friday. How did he do it?
A: He named his horse Friday.
Q: What did Cinderella say when her photos did not show up?
A: "Someday my prints will come."

It's Maintenance Day! Time to stop procrastinating and get those tasks done! Changing batteries and filters, getting the car tuned, even your checkups. It may feel low priority now, but those maintenance items prevent something becoming a high priority.
--Day of the snowman: just to celebrate and have fun with a winter tradition; this date was chosen because the 8 looks like a snowman and the 1 looks like his broomstick.
--National Gourmet Coffee Day: a day to celebrate our Starbucks and other specialty coffee shops; usually arabica beans, grown at higher elevations, are considered premium; coffee can be measured on a 100 point scale and it must be at least 80 to be considered gourmet.
--National Peking Duck Day: a salute to a delicious entre that originated in Beijing during the Imperial Era; it became a main dish on the court menu of the Ming Dynasty in the 1500's; one of China's national foods; a specific duck breed, Imperial Peking, and roasted in brick ovens.
--National Use Your Gift Card Day: a brand-new holiday; today is a reminder to use those gift cards you received at Christmas before they expire; most gift cards have a generous expiration date but why chance it; many retailers are having specials in honor of today.
--Thesaurus Day: today is celebrated on Peter Roget's birthday, in 1779; honors the author of a language reference of synonyms still widely-used today; Roget started the book in 1848 and finished in 1952 with 15,000 words; there is no synonym for thesaurus.
--Winnie the Pooh Day: today is celebrated on the birthday of A.A. Milne, creator of Pooh and born in 1882; this day is a reminder of the rich history of Pooh; Winnie first appeared in "The Wrong Sort of Bees", 1925, and was named after the teddy of Christopher Robin, Milne's son; Christopher Robin was enamored with the black bear Winnie (from Winnipeg) at the London Zoo and a black swan call Pooh seen on holiday and so named his teddy; the other characters with Winnie were also based on real animals Christopher knew.
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