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November 8, 2015

Today we celebrate:

National Harvey Wallbanger Day - This is a cocktail that is made up of vodka, galliano and orange juice.  I saw a reference to the possibility that it was named after a surfer but I’m not sure if that is accurate.  

National Cappuccino Day - This beverage gets its name from the Catholic Capuchins, a group of monks in the 1600s that wore dark brown robes and hoods.  So clearly it’s a color connection because I seriously doubt the good monks drank frothy coffee type drinks.  But regardless, have a cappuccino today and give the monks a toast.

Abet and Aid Punsters Day – Puns are so bad, they are good. Today, encourage the people who tell you puns by laughing instead of groaning, even if they are really bad puns.  Here’s one to start you off: I’m reading a book about anti-gravity.  It’s impossible to put down.

National Parents As Teachers Day – Created by the National Center for Parents as Teachers, this is a day to pay tribute to all the organizations around the country that give parents of young children support, encouragement and the information they need to help their children learn and develop to their full potential.

National Walk To Work Day – We had one of these back in April, and this is the same thing but with a different sponsor. They have this day in Australia as well and it seems to be a bigger event there.  I think the directions here are self explanatory, but I wouldn’t recommend that people who have a commute of more than a couple of miles celebrate this day if you either want to get to work on time or want to sleep the night before instead of walking all night.

X-ray Day – On this day in 1895, Wilhelm Rontgen, a German physicist, discovered x-rays while experimenting with electricity. This achievement earned him the very first Nobel Prize in Physics in 1901 and he had a radioactive element named after him.

National Dunce Day – On this day in 1308, John Duns Scotus died. He was beatified by the Catholic Church in 1993. Mr. Scotus believed that a pointed, conical cap worn on the head would increase the ability to learn by funneling knowledge into the head of the one wearing said cap. It eventually turned into something associated with stupidity or ignorance and was used to embarrass students who were slow learners or who didn't behave the way they should.

National Ample Time Day - Oh boy, the idea of having ample time for doing everything that needs to be done in a day is intoxicating.  What I could do with ample time is mind boggling.  I could be a better mom, wife, sister, daughter, employee, baker, blogger, and volunteer. I would even sleep better because my mind wouldn’t be spinning with all the things I have left undone every night when I give up and crawl into bed.  This website has some good ideas for celebrating this day.

International Tongue Twister Day - Celebrated on the 2nd Sunday in November, this is a day to tie your tongue into knots by reciting tongue twisters as quickly as you can.  Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers… know that one I’m sure.  If you are looking for some new ones to try, this website has an enormous collection.

To celebrate today, practice some tongue twisters and spout off puns all day long while drink cappuccinos and wear your dunce cap to enhance your learning experience as you teach your children about x-ray's. Then walk to work to save the environment, don’t stress about it you have ample time and will even have time to have a Harvey Wallbanger when you get home this evening.

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