Monday, July 1, 2019

Brett's Monthly


As usual, Brett has sent his list of special days and sometimes bizarre celebration days for the next month.  Thanks, Brett.

Click on the individual days to open the links for those days.


  • Dog Days of Summer - July 3 - August 11
  • National Blueberry Month
  • National Anti-Boredom Month
  • Unlucky Month for weddings
  • National Cell Phone Courtesy Month
  • National Hot Dog Month
  • National Ice Cream Month
  • National Picnic Month
Week Event:
July 2019 Daily Holidays, Special and Wacky Days:
Sidewalk Egg Frying Day- Hmmmm, I wonder why!?!
Work-a-holics Day - even though everyone is on holiday
International Cherry Pit Spitting Day - first Saturday of month
Build A Scarecrow Day - first Sunday in month
15 Cow Appreciation Day- Go out and give a cow a hug
15 Global Hug Your Kids Day - third Monday of the month
17 National Hot Dog Day - third Wednesday in July
18 National Caviar Day- something's fishy here
21 National Ice Cream Day  - third Sunday of the month
26 System Administrator Appreciation Day - last Friday in July
27 National Day of the Cowboy - fourth Saturday in July
28 Parent's Day  - fourth Sunday in July


Some of Brett’s days . . .

July 3 – August
Brett resides in the US where they are coming into summer.  The dog days are the sultry part of the summer, supposed to occur during the period that Sirius, the Dog Star, rises at the same time as the sun, reckoned by the Romans from July 3 to August 11. Sirius, the brightest star of the summer sky, is one of the stars of the Great Dog (Canis Major) constellation.

July 1, others regard the appropriate date as July 29
Buffalo Wings are breaded, generally deep-fried and then coated or dipped in a sauce consisting of a vinegar-based cayenne pepper hot sauce and melted butter.  But why are they called Buffalo Wings?  The dish was invented in 1964 at Anchor Bar in Buffalo, New York by Teressa Bellissimo.  The story is that at the time chicken wings were inexpensive and undesirable, primarily being used for stock or soup. When Teressa’s son Dominic arrived late at night with several of his friends from college, Teressa needed a fast and easy snack to present to her guests. It was then that she came up with the idea of deep frying chicken wings (normally thrown away or reserved for stock) and tossing them in cayenne hot sauce.

Teressa Bellissimo

July 1
The origin of International Joke Day is unknown but its purpose is not: tell someone a joke.  So I will get the ball rolling by reposting one of my favourites (who cares if you have heard it before, good jokes don’t get stale) . . .

The only cow in a small town in Poland stopped giving milk. The people did some research and found that they could buy a cow from Moscow for 2000 rubles, or one from Minsk for 1000 rubles. Being frugal, they bought the cow from Minsk.

The cow was wonderful. It produced lots of milk all the time, and the people were amazed and very happy. They decided to acquire a bull to mate with the cow and produce more cows like it. Then they would never have to worry about the milk supply again.

They bought the bull and put it in the pasture with their beloved cow.

However, whenever the bull came close to the cow, the cow would move away. No matter what approach the bull tried, the cow would move away from the bull and he could not succeed in his quest. The people were very upset and decided to ask the rabbi, who was very wise, what to do. They told the Rabbi what was happening; "Whenever the bull approaches our cow, she moves away. If he approaches from the back , she moves forward. When he approaches her from the front, she backs off. An approach from the side and she just walks away to the other side."

The Rabbi thought about this for a minute and asked, "Did you buy this cow from Minsk?" The people were dumbfounded. They had never mentioned where they had gotten the cow. "You are truly wise, Rabbi. How did you know we got the cow from Minsk?"

The Rabbi answered sadly, "My wife is from Minsk."

July 2
Created by Gaye Anderson, this holiday encourages people to apologise and make up for all the events and occasions they might have forgotten in the past few months.

Do something nice for those whose birthdays and anniversaries you missed and write a nice apology note. Create an online reminder or calendar for all the special occasions in your life. Keep a diary, use a reminder system in the office where items come up for review periodically.
A group of guys, all aged about 40, discussed where they should meet for lunch.  Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the waitresses there were pretty.

Ten years later, at age 50, the friends once again discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the food was good and the wine selection was excellent.

Ten years later, at age 60, the friends again discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant because they could dine in peace and quiet and the restaurant had a beautiful view of the ocean.

Ten years later, at age 70, the friends discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant because the restaurant was wheelchair accessible and had an elevator.

Ten years later, at age 80, the friends discussed where they should meet for lunch. Finally it was agreed that they would meet at the Ocean View restaurant because they had never been there before.

July 2
World UFO Day is an awareness day for people to gather together and watch the skies for unidentified flying objects. The day is celebrated by some on June 24, and others on July 2. June 24 is the date that aviator Kenneth Arnold reported what is generally considered to be the first widely reported unidentified flying object sighting in the United States, while July 2 commemorates the supposed UFO crash in the 1947 Roswell UFO Incident.  The stated goal of the July 2 celebration is to raise awareness of "the undoubted existence of UFOs" and to encourage governments to declassify their files on UFO sightings.

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