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June 16, 2014

Today we celebrate:

Ride To Work Day – Celebrate today by riding your motorcycle or scooter to work. The idea is to show everyone how much better their lives would be if they rode motorcycles and scooters every day by reducing congestion, saving time (I'm not sure how that would save time, but that's just me) and reducing travel costs.  This day has been celebrated for the last 23 years.

National Fudge Day – My grandmother used to make fudge every year. Now, I'm not a big fan of fudge, but it was pretty good. There are plenty of people who do love it so this is a good day for you if you are one of them.

Bloomsday – This day celebrates the life of James Joyce, an Irish author who wrote a novel, Ulysses, which is set on this day in 1904. Mr. Joyce chose this day for his novel because it was the date of his first date with his future wife, Nora Barnacle. Dubliners celebrate this day with readings from the book, or by dressing as characters in the book.

Ladies Day (Baseball) – On this day in 1883, the New York Giants hosted the very first Ladies' Day baseball game. Revolutionary for it's time, the Giants allowed both escorted and unescorted ladies to watch the game for free. Just to hazard a guess, I would think that most ladies didn't need to work too hard to find someone willing to escort them to a baseball game.

To celebrate today, read a passage of Ulysses by James Joyce to  your children, then eat fudge while you ride before you ride your scooter to work.  After work, take your scooter to a baseball game for Ladies Day.

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