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March 13, 2013

Today we celebrate:

Brain Injury Awareness Day – On this day, Congress will participate in an awareness fair, briefing and reception. All focused on the effects of brain injuries which can be very traumatic and severe. It doesn't take much of an impact for your brain to be injured and it can have immense consequences that affect the victim for the remainder of his/her life.

National Ear Muff Day - On this day in 1877, Chester Greenwood received a patent on his invention of ear muffs. He invented them when he was thirteen years old. By the time he was 17, he had perfected the flaws in his invention and applied for a patent which he received when he was 18. That invention was the first for him and although when he died at the age of 79, he had acquired over 130 patents, he still made the ear muffs that had been his beginning.

National Jewel Day – Women have been dazzled by sparkly jewels since the beginning of recorded time, and maybe even earlier. I'm a little more practical than that and would kill my husband if he spent a lot of money on something so unnecessary, but I recognize that I am in the minority of women. So indulge yourselves today if you are of a mind to.

National Coconut Torte Day – A very rich dessert for coconut lovers.

Donald Duck Day – Many people think this day falls on June 9th assuming that his birthday is the day of his Hollywood Film debut. However, these people would be incorrect. In the comics, there is an actual date when Donald's nephews were despairing of finding 'Unca Donald' a birthday gift. The wall calendar showed the date of March 13th. Therefore, Happy Birthday Donald Duck. I hope your nephews eventually figured out a good gift.

Good Samaritan Involvement Day – On this day in 1964 in Queens, NY, Catherine “Kitty” Genovese was attacked and stabbed to death while many of her neighbor's heard or even saw what was happening and did absolutely nothing to help her. So today, is a day to get involved and help people who need it. While the majority of us will not witness a horrible crime like what happened to Catherine, there are many other opportunities to act unselfishly and help others.

K-9 Veterans Day – On this day in 1942, the United States K-9 Corps was born. We are used to seeing dogs working with the police, but they help our country in many more areas as well. The FBI, United States Military, Border Patrol, and many, many other agencies utilize their unique talents.

L. Ron Hubbard Day – On this day in 1911, Lafayette Ronald Hubbard was born. He was a well known science fiction author and founded the Church of Scientology.

National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day – Today is the day for a scientific experiment. Open an umbrella indoors today and see if it causes you some bad luck. The trick, if you have some bad luck, is to try to figure out if you would have had bad luck anyway with or without the umbrella. This is best accomplished by comparing notes with other experimenters. If the premise that opening umbrellas indoors makes bad luck, then everyone who does it will have bad luck.

Registered Dietitian Day – Today for the 6th year, we recognize the expertise and accomplishments of Registered Dietitians everywhere without whom, we wouldn't know what to eat.

Smart And Sexy Day – The City of Philadelphia has named today Smart and Sexy Day after Ariela-Alpha's Smart and Sexy line of lingerie. This brand is available at Walmart so everyone can be smart and sexy.

To celebrate today, break out the earmuffs, smart and sexy lingerie and your best jewelry and wear them all day long. Then open up an umbrella and be prepared to take notes all day on how your luck goes. When you go out to visit your neighborhood dietitian, make sure you stop by your local police or military establishment to deliver a few treats for the K-9 unit. Then make a quick stop at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capital Hill to see the fair. On your way home, you can stop by the book store and pick up an L. Ron Hubbard book and a Donald Duck comic which you can read while you eat some coconut torte for dessert.

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