Tuesday, January 29, 2008

January 25 weird 'n wacky celebrations

A Room of One's Own is brought to you by those wonderful holiday creators at Wellcat.com. It's a day for anyone who longs for or who enjoys having a room of one's own. Growing up, I shared a room with my sister until I was in 5th or 6th grade. And one day, I just decided to move into the guest bedroom. I didn't ask, I just moved. And when I was in 7th grade, I started a fire when I tried to burn a letter and it wouldn't go out on its own. Oops! Luckily, there wasn't any damage!!

Fun at Work Day is a day to finally have fun at work. I found conflicting information about the actual date this holiday should be celebrated, but I think you should have some element of fun at work every day. I'm not talking something silly; I'm talking about having fun and enjoying your workplace. The holiday was created by Playfair and has been in existence for a dozen years.

When my daughter and son-in-law purchased a purebred dog named Oscar, Cassie thought it would be fun to dress him up. Her boss bought Oscar a Husker jersey and he sported it on game days until he outgrew it - which seemed like about two weeks after he received it. So, Dress Your Pet Day is a time to show off your dog's or cat's fashion sense.

The Macintosh Anniversary party is today, if you keep track of when the Mac first hit the market.

Need a hot drink? National Irish Coffee Day might hit the spot. Legend has it that the drink was first served by a bartender at the Shannon Airport and popularized by an American travel writer who drank it while there and then wrote about the experience.

Observe the Weather Day. I observed. It's about 40 and partly sunny.

Old Disting is an old Norse celebration / feast honoring Disir, the Norse guardian goddess.

It's also the day for the Festival of Constructive Energy. I searched for how this festival began and more importantly, what it's all about, but I came up empty handed.

Dinner Party Day establishes a day to invite guests to your home to share a meal and dish about what's going on with each other. Why not plan a themed dinner party? Maybe a Mexican fiesta or a Hawaiian luau. Could be a great way to beat the winter doldrums!

Opposite Day should be self-explanatory. Typically, statements made on this day mean the opposite of what is said.


guess who?? said...

ok, EXCUSE me, but you started a fire?!?!?!?

Annie said...

Um, yes. I started a fire. I had a pack of matches and I lit this letter on fire, figuring if I tossed it into the metal trash can, it would go out. But it didn't, and when the flames started growing higher, I grabbed the first liquid I found, a bottle of perfume, and sprayed it on the flames. Big mistake. Huge mistake! So, I RAN down the stairs and got a glass of water. Dad wanted to know what was going on so I fessed up and said I'd started a fire. He ran up the stairs with me and the glass of water extinguished it. It's the last time I ever lit anything in my room.