I'm so busy.....I don't know if I'm coming or going....LOL
So, what are we celebrating....and there is a lot too...
1). Hammock Day: Oh, I like this one. Hammock Day is appropriately celebrated right in the middle of the Dog Days of summer (July 3 though August 11th). Hammock Day exists to enjoy summer as it should be enjoyed. People celebrate Hammock Day by spending as much time relaxing on it as possible, but getting out of your hammock to get a snack, or your favorite summer beverage is okay. But, it is not a day for work.
2). Ratcatcher's Day: Strange, huh? This holiday is to commemorate the Pied Piper of Hamlin. One of the most well known German folklore is the story of the Pied Piper of Hamlin. The town of Hamlin, Germany was infested by rats. The mayor promised to handsomely pay the Pied Piper, if he rid the town of rats. The Pied Piper played his flute. Lured by the magical music, all of the rats left town, and followed him. He played his music all the way down to the river. He waded into the river. The rats followed him and drowned. The mayor refused to pay him. So, one night when the townspeople were asleep, the Pied Piper played his music again. This time, the children of the town followed him all the way into a cave.Â The legend now varies.... In one version, the Pied Piper kept them there until he was paid by the town for his services. In most versions, the children were never to be seen again.
3). National Parent's Day: This holiday is a special day to honor your mother and father. And, its a time to celebrate the family structure and family values. The family unit is an important structure for the health of children, and the nation. In 1994, President William (Bill) Clinton proclaimed the fourth Sunday in July as National Parents Day. Go spend some time with your parents (if possible) today....
4). Casual Pi Day: Today's date written European style, is 22/7, a good approximation to Pi.Â This holiday is also called Pi Approximation Day. And, guess what??? You can even buy T-shirts for this one. LOL.
5). National Penuche Fudge Day: What is penuche you ask...is a fudge-like candy made from brown sugar, butter, and milk. Penuche often has a tannish color, and is lighter than regular fudge. Apparently, it's flavor is more caramel tasting...and the candy usually contains pecans or other nuts for texture. Here down south it's called Brown Sugar Fudge Candy. I've never had it...that blasted nut allergy again.
6). Spooner's Day: Today is the anniversary of the birthday of William Archibald Spooner. Spooner has become famous for his (real or alleged) "spoonerisms", plays on words in which corresponding consonants , vowels, or morphemes are switched. Few, if any, of his own spoonerisms were deliberate, and many of those attributed to him are apocryphal. An example is : "The Lord is a shoving leopard." (a loving shepherd). Author Shel Silverstein wrote a book called, "Runny Babbit."
And don't forget to wish Jeopardy Host Alex Trebek a Happy 72nd birthday today.
Have a restful Sunday in your hammock...