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December 4, 2014

Today we celebrate:

National Cookie Day – It is cookie season! Bakers everywhere rejoice! Although why on earth this is just a one day celebration I have no idea. I usually start baking cookies right after Thanksgiving and don't stop until a few days before Christmas although this year I got an early start and already have a few dozen in my freezer.

National Dice Day – Casinos in Las Vegas, and probably elsewhere as well, celebrate this day by hosting “craps games” and giving free beverages to patrons who win. Dice are one of the oldest gambling devices that we know about. They were originally made out of sheep ankle bones which is why they are sometimes called 'bones'.

Santa's List Day – This is the day that Santa Claus checks his list. I believe that this is the first check, not the second one so if you've been naughty you might still have time to make amends and show Santa that you are working to improve your behavior.  But I wouldn’t delay too long, you’re running out of time.

Wear Brown Shoes Day – This is one of those wacky days that do not seem to have an explanation. I have no idea who created it and why, but all you have to do to celebrate is wear some brown shoes today.

World Wildlife Conservation Day – On this day we work together to protect the wildlife in our areas. There are people who poach or capture wild animals for money and they must be stopped before we run out of wildlife that is actually wild. Take a pledge to “Stop Wildlife Crime” today.

To celebrate today, put on some brown shoes and make sure you engage in only Santa sanctioned activities today so you stay on (or get back on) his good list. Play a dice game with your  kids while you share some of your cookies and get them to pledge to stop wildlife crime.

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