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January 17, 2017

Today we celebrate:

Printing Ink Day - Begun in 1976, this is a day to recognize the importance of printing ink in our daily lives. We read something somewhere every day. More and more it is computerized and on a screen, but we still print things out ourselves and read things that others have printed on a daily basis. Thank you Ben Franklin for the ability to do that.

Rid The World Of Fad Diets And Gimmicks Day – The Tuesday of the third full week of January is the day to realize the uselessness of fad diets that don't work long term, and sometimes not even short term, along with the gimmicks you can spend tons of money on that don't reduce the weight of anything but your wallet.

Ditch New Years Resolutions Day – It is by this day that most people have given up on all those promises you made in the heat of the moment on New Year’s Eve. You know you were unrealistic about it anyway.  After all, who has time to go to the gym three days a week for a whole year? A couple of weeks is good enough, we all know how busy you are.  Of course, your health is important enough to make the time, but we know you’ll think about that next week.

Kid Inventors' Day – Today we honor the birthday of the famous inventor, among many other things, Benjamin Franklin, by celebrating the inventions made by kids. Let's get busy kids, use those incredible brains of yours and make something new!

Cable Car Day – If you have access to a Cable Car because you live in San Francisco, since I think that is the only place left in this country that has working Cable Cars, take a ride on it today. The rest of us will just have to read about it.

Hot Heads Chili Days (17-18) – This day is so hot, it needs two days to celebrate. Or maybe one day to partake and one day to recover.

Ben Franklin's Birthday – As previously mentioned, this is Benjamin Franklin's birthday. Born in 1706, he was one of our founding fathers and was just an incredible individual. If you go to Philadelphia today, you will probably see a parade in his honor.

Hot-Buttered Rum Day – This is a warm alcoholic beverage that consists of butter, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and cloves all mixed together with rum. This beverage was invented here in America in colonial days. I guess it must be good if it has lasted this long, although you don’t generally hear someone order one at a bar.

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