Total Pageviews

November 12, 2015

Today we celebrate:

Happy Hour Day - Happy Hour is a common term that is understood to mean that in many restaurants or bars you can get a discount on alcoholic beverages.  It usually takes place during the week after most people get off from work between 4 and 7pm.  It is intended to bring in business during what is normally a slow time of evening for these establishments.  I’m not sure why the term has its own day for celebrating, so if you find out, perhaps you can share and educate me.

World Usability Day - This is a day to work together across all areas of industries and professions to make sure that the services and products we use that are important to life are easy to get and easy to use.  The theme for this year is Innovation, a word that can mean different things to different people but in this case is intended to mean using creativity to change products and services in order to improve situations and encourage thinking outside the box to solve problems in whole new ways.

World Pneumonia Day - I have had pneumonia.  Fortunately for me it was mild enough that I didn’t have to be admitted to the hospital, but I am well aware that it is a sickness that is not to be taken for granted.  People die from pneumonia all the time in this world.  Whether it’s from a depressed immune system or no access to lifesaving medications and care, the reasons don’t matter to the people who are suffering and the families who have to watch it happen.

AFRMA Fancy Rat and Mouse Day – AFRMA stands for the American Fancy Rat and Mouse Association and their goal today is to convince you that Fancy Rats and Mice (which are apparently different from regular old rats and mice) would make great pets. My children better not listen.

National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day – While there are some unusual people in this world, with messed up taste buds, who actually enjoy anchovies on their pizza, I am convinced that they are in the minority. So make sure when you order your pizza with everything on it today, add in the “except anchovies” or you will for sure find some on your pizza and that will just ruin the whole thing.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Day - Twenty years ago, the book “Chicken Soup for the Soul” was released. If you haven't read it, it is a book (and there have been many others to follow it) filled with inspirational and amazing stories that Mark Victor Hansen and Jack Canfield collected from the public. Read it today to celebrate your own life adventures and experiences.

To celebrate today, learn more about pneumonia you eat your pizza with everything but anchovies. Then see if you can come up with new and creative ideas for using products in new ways to solve your life problems.  Then read “Chicken Soup for the Soul” to your Fancy Rats and Mice during Happy Hour.

No comments:

Post a Comment