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April 7, 2013

Today we celebrate:

National Coffee Cake Day – Make some homemade coffee cake to share with your friends today. I hear it even goes well with coffee. Go figure.

No Housework Day – This is my kind of day. Today you do not have to do any housework whatsoever. No vacuuming, dusting, washing dishes, washing clothes, anything! Yeah!

World Health Organization Day – On this day in 1948, the World Heath Organization was founded. Every year, a different health related theme is focused on. This year the theme is high blood pressure.

International Beaver Day – Today is a day to learn all about beavers. Maybe even take a field trip to see a beaver dam.

International Snailpapers Day – Created by Dan Bloom, this day celebrates newspapers. Actual newspapers that are delivered to the bottom of your driveway every day or weekend or however often you get them. If you get them, not that many people do anymore.

Metric System Day – On this day in 1795, the metric system was legalized in France which was the first place that legally recognized the validity of this method of measurement. A meter was defined as one ten millionth of the distance from the North Pole to the Equator going through Paris.

National Beer Day – Yesterday was New Beer's Eve, when people waited breathlessly for alcohol to be legal again. On this day in 1933, they celebrated and ever since then everyone has been very good about drinking moderately and responsibly. Right? Not right?! Hmmm, kind of makes you think, doesn't it? I gotta wonder what would happen if they ever decided to legalize drugs.

Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) – This day begins at sundown today and ends at sundown tomorrow. No one likes to think about the terrible things that happened at that horrible period of our history, but we must think about it. We must remind ourselves often about what happened so we can hopefully ensure that it will never happen again.

To celebrate today, read your newspaper, then take the kids out to see a beaver dam at the local beaver pond, then take them for a blood pressure check up at the local pharmacy with one of those fun machines. When you get home, put your feet up, ignore the dirty carpet and dirty dishes, have some coffee cake and beer, give the kids a meter stick and have them measure everything in sight while you tell them about the Holocaust.

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