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January 2, 2013

Today we celebrate:
National Science Fiction Day... this day coincides with Isaac Asimov's birthday. He was, of course, one of science fiction's greatest authors. -

National Run Up The Flagpole And See If Anyone Salutes It Day... a cliche from the 1950's and 60's meaning present an idea and see who likes it. Find a way to sneak it into a conversation today and see if anyone notices.

Earth at Perihelion ...the point at which the earth is closer to the sun than at any other point in the year. Depending on where you live, this may have happened yesterday. Here on the east coast it happened at midnight which technically is today but you missed it anyway because I don't post this at midnight, so sorry. I was sleeping through it just like you, and it doesn't even matter because it is darn cold outside and if we are that close to the sun it shouldn't be that cold outside! Don't talk to me about axis tilting and the angle of the suns rays, I don't want to hear it. -

55-MPH Speed Limit Day...back in 1973 we had an oil crisis so Nixon signed a law making it illegal to go more than 55 mph in an effort to save oil. Well, it saved a little bit, but mostly people ignored the law so it didn't work too well.

National Buffet Day and

National Cream Puff Day...we'll start the diet tomorrow.

National Motivation And Inspiration Day... darn it! Ok, we'll start the diet after lunch.

National Personal Trainer Awareness Day...these people are very important to your diet and exercise resolutions and they will be very busy for the next two months so be aware that they are there, but don't attempt to talk to them, they have too many people to help and not enough hours in the day.

So, to consolidate your celebrations you can grab your boss, toss him in the car, bask in the nearness of the sun (shiver) while you drive 55 mph to go visit the buffet at lunch today, pitch your latest crazy idea to your boss over lunch, make sure you have a cream puff for desert, then drop your boss back off at work, assuming you still have a job to go back to, if not, leave your boss at the buffet. After work, stop at the gym, identify who the personal trainers are, then hop on the treadmill with your favorite science fiction book to distract you from not being able to breathe. A perfect day!

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