Happy Valentine's Day! We're not doing anything special here, as Pher has class and Angela has dance. Mike has been working very long hours and he won't get me anything....
So...what are we celebrating.....
1). National Organ Donor Day: This holiday encourages people to sign up to donate their organs. It may save a life (but the life won't be your own)! I am an organ donor..... The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has designated Valentine's Day as National Organ Donor Day, since 1998, to raise awareness of the lives that can be touched -- potentially more than 50 at a time --through one person becoming an organ and tissue donor.
2). Ferris Wheel Day: George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. a civil engineer, made the first Ferris Wheel at the World's Colombian Exhibition in Chicago in 1893. I'd say go ride a Ferris Wheel, but how many amusement parks are open in February....just those in California and Florida....even here in Georgia, Six Flags is closed.
3). Library Lovers Day: Oh, I love this one, as I love to read. Celebrate your library by going to check out a book. Can you believe I actually found a song on you tube that celebrates Library Lovers Day? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTYklHU6DKM
4). National Condom Day: I guess this one goes hand in hand with Valentine's Day. I've read some very odd things about this day. Did you know the Danish word for Condom is ...'svangerskabsforebyggendemiddel' ?
The oddest thing I read isÂ "Wear a Condom to Save Wildlife. Remember that 2010 was the Year of the Tiger and 2011 is the year of the Rabbit. With more people more forests will be felled, more rivers polluted, more wilderness destroyed. Think before you make love, before lust clouds your judgement. Wear a Condom and Save a Tiger and remember what they say about Rabbits....Save Our Planet."Â Â Yeah...take this one as you will.
5). National Creme Filled Chocolates Day: Cream-filled chocolates can be made two ways. The first way is to make ganache and fondant, roll it into a ball and then dip the fondant into chocolate. Another way is to use a mold and put melted chocolate in the mold. The molds are then filled with a cream filling and chocolate poured over the candy. The molds are then stuck in the freezer. Once the candy has cooled, it can be taken out of the mold.
6). National Call in Single Day: Singles all across the country are encouraged to pick up the phone, take a day off from work, and set aside some time for themselves. Nobody can love you like you, so make sure you love yourself a lot today. Good luck....
7).Â Congenital HeartÂ Defect AwarenessÂ Day: Congenital Heart Disease is considered to be the most common birth defect, and is a leading cause of birth-defect related deaths worldwide.Â Jeanne Imperati of Connecticut, herself the mother of a child with a congenital heart defect, in 1999 conceived the idea for an annual awareness day to reduce childhood deaths, and increase funding to support congenital heart defect related causes and cures.
8). International QuirkyAlone Day: or IQD for short.Â "International Quirkyalone Day is a do-it-yourself celebration of romance, friendship, and independent spirit. It's a celebration of all kinds of love: romantic, platonic, familial, and yes, self-love. International Quirkyalone Day is not anti-Valentine's Day. It's NOT a pity party for single people. It's an alternative--a feel-good alternative to the marketing barrage of Valentine's Day and an antidote to the silicone version of love presented in shows such as Hooking Up and The Bachelor." This is according to the IQD website...yes, website. http://quirkyalone.net/qa/iqd.php You can read more about this holiday at the link.
Okay, now I may have missed a holiday, and you can see why. There is a lot being celebrated today. I could spend all day celebrating, if I had the time. LOL. So, celebrate something today....and chocolate goes with about any holiday....and I take handouts.