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October 11, 2015

Today we celebrate:

National Food Truck Day - Created by DJ Rick McNeely of Fishbowl Radio Network, this is a day to enjoy the food from the multitude of food trucks you can find most anywhere in the country. There are some really inventive ones out there along with the standard hotdog and hamburger trucks.

It’s My Party Day - I can’t seem to find an explanation of this day anywhere.  I suspect it has something to do with Lesley Gore’s song, “It’s My Party” from 1963 but that is just my speculation, not fact.  It does seem to be a great opportunity to throw a party, so live it up today!

Myths and Legends Day – This is a day for making up and telling creative, fantastic stories of cephalopod (creatures with 8-10 tentacles or arms) animals.

“You Go, Girl” Day - Today we recognize the courage of Kathy Sullivan, the first American woman to walk in space.  She flew on three space shuttle missions and did her space walk on this day in 1984 during Space Shuttle Challenger mission STS-41-G.  So in her honor, today we celebrate all females who have done something outstanding this year.

Southern Food Heritage Day - Southern food has a reputation for being the best kind of comfort food.  Fried chicken, biscuits and gravy, real barbeque, I could go on and on.  If you are in the need for some comfort today, or even if you’re not, look up one of your favorite recipes.

National Sausage Pizza Day – Not a day for people like my youngest daughter who will only eat cheese pizza, but the rest of you will rejoice because everyone loves pizza, and sausage pizza is, in my humble opinion, the absolute BEST kind there is!

General Pulaski Memorial Day – This is a day that has been celebrated by Presidential Proclamation almost every year since 1929. It honors General Casimir Pulaski, a hero of the American Revolution who was Polish. He died on this day in 1779 from wounds that he suffered at the Siege of Savannah two days before. Devoted readers of my blog may remember this name from back in March when we celebrated Casimir Pulaski Day which honored the General's birth.

International Day of The Girl – Created by the United Nations General Assembly on December 19th, 2011, this is the second year of celebration for this very important day for girls. Today we recognize the rights of girls and the unique challenges girls face all around the world. We don't really think about it much in this country, but in many countries girls are not allowed to go to school because they consider an education to be wasted on females who are just going to grow up and be wives and mothers. In other countries girls are only allowed to go to school for a few years before they are kept home to carry out household chores or care for younger siblings.

National Coming Out Day – This is a day of civil awareness which celebrates people who are willing to publicly identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender. Otherwise known as “coming out”. Coming out is considered to be a rite of passage for LGBT people.

Clergy Appreciation Day – Celebrated on the second Sunday in October, this is a day to appreciate your Pastor. Whatever religion you are a part of, thank your clergy person for their work on your behalf.

To celebrate today, put on some Polish music to honor General Pulaski while you plan to serve sausage pizza and southern comfort food from a food truck at your party for all the girls in your neighborhood.  Make sure everyone knows that if they have to come out of the closet for any kind of issue, you are going to be understanding.  Lastly, tell all your guests a creative cephalopod myth and stories of girls who have done some amazing things.

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