Christopher's Sociology project went very well from what he said....and he didn't have any apfel kuchen left to bring home. Mike wasn't happy about that, as he didn't get a taste of either pan (the gluten free was his fault...he didn't want to try it). Apparently, there were some young kids that came through the fair (it was a whole ss fair)and a lot of them had never seen records or a record player before. They were fascinated by it. LOL
So...what are we celebrating today.....
1). Wear Something Gaudy Day: Hey, this one was made for my daughter!!! The word "gaudy" refers to something bright, cheap, showy, outlandish, or otherwise not in good taste. This holidayÂ is your chance to really stick out in a crowd (Ang does most days).Â The roots of this day go back to the hit 1970's television comedy show "Three's Company". Larry Dallas (played by Richard Kline), one of the characters on the show, declared a Wear Something Gaudy Day.
2). Hagfish Day: Hagfish are widely believed to be one of the worldâ€™s ugliest living creatures, made even more repugnant by their production of viscous slime as a defense mechanism. The hagfish (Myxinidae) vaguely resembles an eel but is jawless, boneless, and scaleless. I think I'll skip this one today.....the poor things.
Â 3). Mulligan Day: I bet all of us have wished for a 'do over' at one point or another. This is the holiday for that! Mulligan Day is named after the Mulligan in the game of golf. According to the U.S. Golf Association, there are three possible explanations for the term and its meaning, all relating to a David Mulligan. "One day Mulligan hit a very long drive off the first tee, just not straight, and acting on impulse re-teed and hit again. His partners found it all amusing, and decided that the shot that Mulligan himself called a 'correction shot' deserved a better named, so they called it a 'mulligan.'" Now, if I could only do over the last few month, I'd be happy.....LOL
4). Black Poetry Day: (yes, that IS what it's called)Â Black Poetry Day takes place on the birthday of the first published African-American poet, Jupiter Hammon, who was born into slavery in 1711 on Long Island. Hammon was first published on Christmas Day with the poem "An Evening Thought" at the age of 49. Hammon is considered one of the founders ofÂ Black literature.Â This holiday was first proposed in 1970 by Stanley A. Ransom to celebrate black culture and life. Read more about Black Poetry Day: History and Celebration by www.poemofquotes.com
5). National Pasta Day: Made of unleavened dough thatâ€™s formed into various shapes and cooked,Â pastaÂ is considered an Italian invention that dates back to the 12th century, although many culinary cultures before it made similar foods out of dough. Thereâ€™s the old legend of Marco Polo bringing noodles over from his journey to China, bringing life to the Italian history of pasta, but con sidering how many other civilizations were using noodles and bringing them into Italy through tradeâ€“like the Arabs and North Africans. So, break out some pasta for lunch or dinner and celebrate this holiday.
I'm sure there are other things being celebrated today. If you find one, please just list it below. There are some dates that have many, many holidays and celebrations associated with them.
Happy hump day!