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January 20, 2013

Today we celebrate:

National Buttercrunch Day – I like chocolate but I'm not a big fan of stuff mixed into it so I'll take a pass on this day. But for all those buttercrunch lovers, here's a recipe for you to try.

National Cheese Lover's Day – Finally! A day that my husband can get excited about. Cheese predates written history so we're not sure who first started the cheese making process. But there is some speculation that it was begun by Nomadic tribes who carried their milk in animal skins and organs. If milk is carried in an animal stomach, it will turn to curds and whey which doesn't sound appealing, but it's starting to turn into cheese so the nomads probably enjoyed it.

National Penguin Awareness Day – If you live in Sandy, Utah, call up The Living Planet Aquarium. Last year on this day they offered free admission to anyone dressed as a penguin or in black and white from head to toe. Maybe you'll get lucky and they'll do it again this year. The rest of the world will have to make do with watching a Penguin documentary. Several species are endangered due to oil spills, climate changes and eroding habitat. A sad plight for this adorable little animal. Did you know there are fairy penguins who only weigh about 2 pounds as adults?

Camcorder Day – Does anyone still have one of these? They were the latest, most exciting gadget when I was young.

Inauguration Day – Today is the official Inauguration Day, however, since it falls on a Sunday this year, the public swearing in of the President will occur on Monday, January 21.

National Disc Jockey Day – I think that most everyone listens to the radio at some point in their day. Today is the day to call up your favorite disc jockey and tell them how much you appreciate what they do. Where would we be without invisible people speaking to us and playing music for us through little boxes in our cars or bedrooms.

World Religion Day – People of different religions can get along and can even find common ground with their beliefs if they are willing to look for it. Today is a day to promote tolerance of other's beliefs and to find those similarities instead of focusing on the differences.

National Sanctity Of Human Life Day (or Pro-Life Day) is the third Sunday in January. Begun by President Ronald Reagan and continued by both President George H.W. Bush and his son President George W. Bush, this day is meant to celebrate life and discourage abortions. As with anything related to this topic, people either love it or hate it.

To celebrate today you can dress up as a penguin, eat nothing but cheese and buttercrunch all day, find your old camcorder and record everyone you encounter today as you visit as many different religious places of worship as you can fit into the day. At each place you can proclaim your plan to never have an abortion (unless that is not your plan because I wouldn't want you to lie) and you can listen to a variety of DJ's on your radio which you are carrying around with you. You can also program your VCR (see how old I am?) or DVR or other such acronym to record the Inauguration tomorrow.

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