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November 13, 2016

Today we celebrate:

European Day of Wine Tourism - Created in 2009 by the European Network of Wine Cities, this day is celebrated on the second Sunday of November every year for the purpose of promoting wine tourism at the same time in each of the partner cities of the Network. There will be wine related events all over Europe for you to partake in, check out the website to find out where they are.

Actor’s Day - Today we celebrate the actors and actresses who dedicate their lives to entertain us whether it is on stage, on television, in movies or on the radio. Life would be very drab without them to spice it up for us. Some of them are more well known than others, and many of us get a little too involved in the lives of these celebrities. But that too sometimes adds a little interesting flavor to what can be (but hopefully isn’t for you) an otherwise boring life.

National Mom’s and Dad’s Day - This is a day to honor your mom and/or dad. Some of you may have more than one of each. This isn’t a day like Mother’s Day or Father’s Day so a gift really isn’t necessary. But it would be good to call them up and chat, maybe spend some time with them if you can. I don’t live far from my parents but I still don’t get to see them as often as I would like. Life is busy and the things you have to do interfere with the things you want to do.  

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.

Sadie Hawkins Day – This is a role reversal day. It's roots were from a Li'l Abner comic strip, where Sadie Hawkins, a 35 year old spinster, had a father who arranged for a foot race where all eligible men were gathered and had to outrun Sadie. Whoever she caught and dragged across the finish line, had to marry her. In real life, of course, the stakes are not so high. I couldn’t find any instances of any boy being forced to marry a girl because she ran faster and caught him.  There were plenty of forced marriages for other reasons, but that’s a different story. This is just for fun, you will find some Sadie Hawkins dances where the girls ask the boys to go to the dance or the girls ask the boys out on a date. Have fun, Ladies.

National Indian Pudding Day – This is a day to have some Indian Pudding. I was not able to determine if it means Indian from India pudding or Indian as in Native American pudding. Some sites say one thing, others say another. I did find a recipe that looks pretty good so feel free to try it and tell me what you think.

World Kindness Day – This is a day to make your community and even your world better with at least one act of kindness. Kindness toward others can change the course of someone's life whether you are giving or receiving the kindness. Change someones life today.

Start a Rumor Day - I couldn’t find even a hint of a rumor as to who started this day and why. But it appears to be a day to start any kind of rumor you want and see how far it can spread. Just don’t start a rumor that would be hurtful to someone, please.

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