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May 24, 2013

Today we celebrate:

National Escargot Day – This dish is a French delicacy that I have never been tempted to try since I know that the English translation is snails. Now these are not just any old snails that you might find in your garden because not all snails are edible. In my opinion, no snails are edible but the French did not ask my opinion.

Brother's Day – Celebrated every year on this day, this is a celebration for brothers of all kinds. Biological or educational or union or just emotional, brothers get together and reminisce about your shared past today.

Don't Fry Day – Celebrated on the Friday before Memorial Day, this is a day to think about saving your skin from the sun. Having fair skin, I have to be extra cautious about this and have turned into a sunscreen nazi, I have to admit. I time how long the kids have been in the pool and pull them out to dry off and reapply the sunscreen far more often than they like. But there are other things you should do besides applying sunscreen. See this website for more skin saving tips.

International Tiara Day – The first time this was celebrated was on this day in 2005. The day was created by Barbara Bellissimo and seems to be related to bridal attire. Lynanne White received permission from Barbara to take over the day with the idea of making every woman feel like a princess. This day was chose because it is Queen Victoria's birthday.

Heat Awareness Day – While we all have at least a few days in the summer when we find the heat unbearable, sometimes we forget that heat kills hundreds of people every year. It's hard to believe it, but heat kills more people than tornadoes, floods, lightning, and hurricanes combined. There are things you can do to keep yourself safe when the temperature runs too high, make sure you know what those things are and do them. Also try to keep an eye on your elderly relatives or neighbors this summer.

National Wig Out Day – Celebrated on the Friday before Memorial Day, this is a day to have fun. Put on a wig and try out a new hairstyle without risking your actual hair, or put on a wig and an alter ego and pretend to be someone else today.

To celebrate today, put on a wig and a tiara along with some sunscreen. Then go out but stay in the shade because it's cooler there. Call up your brothers, biological or otherwise and invite them over for some escargot dinner, which you have my permission to skip yourself if you can't stomach the thought of eating snails. I'm sure your brothers will be happy to eat your share.

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