Category: Current Events


January is . . . . National Careers in Cosmetology Month, National Eye Health Care Month, National Fiber Focus Month, National Hobby Month, National Soup Month, Hot Tea Month, Oatmeal Month, Prune Breakfast Month


January 1 is . . . . .First Foot Day and Z Day (holiday that can be celebrated by letting all those poor unfortunate people with names that start with Z be first in line)

January 2 is . . . . .Run Up the Flagpole and See if Anybody Salutes It Day

January 3 is . . . . .Festival of Sleep Day

January 4 is . . . . .Trivia Day and Humiliation Day

January 5 is . . . . .Bird Day

January 6 is . . . . .Bean Day

January 7 is . . . . .Old Rock Day

January 8 is . . . . .National JoyGerm Day and Man Watcher’s Day

January 9 is . . . . . Play God Day

January 10 is . . . . Peculiar People Day

January 11 is . . . . National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day

January 12 is . . . . Feast of Fabulous Wild Men Day

January 13 is . . . . Make Your Dream Come True Day and Blame Someone Else Day

January 14 is . . . . National Dress Up Your Pet Day

January 15 is . . . . Hat Day

January 16 is . . . . Hot and Spicy Food International Day and National Nothing Day

January 17 is . . . . Blessing of the Animals at the Cathedral Day

January 18 is . . . . Winnie the Pooh Day

January 19 is . . . . National Popcorn Day

January 20 is . . . . National Buttercrunch Day

January 21 is . . . . National Hugging Day

January 22 is . . . . National Answer Your Cat’s Question Day and National Blonde Brownie Day

January 23 is . . . . National Handwriting Day, National Pie Day, and Measure Your Feet Day

January 24 is . . . . Eskimo Pie Patent Day

January 25 is . . . . Opposite Day

January 26 is . . . . Australia Day

January 27 is . . . . Punch the Clock Day and Thomas Crapper Day (Thomas Crapper invented the flushing toilet)

January 28 is . . . . National Kazoo Day, Clash Day, Rattle Snake Round-Up Day

January 29 is . . . . National Cornchip Day

January 30 is . . . . Escape Day

January 31 is . . . . National Popcorn Day and Child Labor Day

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December is . . . . Hi Neighbor Month, National Stress Free Family Holiday Month, Bingo’s Birthday Month, and Read A New Book Month


December 1 is . . . . . National Pie Day and Eat A Red Apple Day

December 2 is . . . . . National Fritters Day

December 3 is . . . . . National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day

December 4 is . . . . . Wear Brown Shoes Day

December 5 is . . . . . National Sacher Torte Day, and No Gays For A Day Day

December 6 is . . . . . National Gazpacho Day and Mitten Tree Day

December 7 is . . . . . National Cotton Candy Day

December 8 is . . . . . Take It In The Ear Day

December 9 is . . . . . National Pastry Day

December 10 is . . . . Festival For The Souls Of Dead Whales

December 11 is . . . . National Noodle Ring Day

December 12 is . . . . National Ding-A-Ling Day

December 13 is . . . . Ice Cream and Violins Day

December 14 is . . . . National Bouillabaisse Day

December 15 is . . . . National Lemon Cupcake Day

December 16 is . . . . National Chocolate Covered Anything Day 

December 17 is . . . . Underdog Day and National Maple Syrup Day

December 18 is . . . . National Roast Suckling Pig Day

December 19 is . . . . Oatmeal Muffin Day

December 20 is . . . . Games Day

December 21 is . . . . Look At The Bright Side Day, National Flashlight Day, National French Fried Shrimp Day, and Hamburger Day

December 22 is . . . . National Date-Nut Bread Day

December 23 is . . . . Roots Day

December 24 is . . . . National Egg Nog Day

December 25 is . . . . National Pumpkin Pie Day

December 26 is . . . . National Whiners Day

December 27 is . . . . National Fruitcake Day

December 28 is . . . . Card Playing Day and National Chocolate Day

December 29 is . . . . Pepper Pot Day

December 30 is . . . . Festival Of Enormous Changes At The Last Minute and National Bicarbonate Of Soda Day

December 31 is . . . . Unlucky Day

It Breaks My Heart

I saw this commercial awhile back, and it tugged at my heartstrings:

I just saw on the news how the police broke up a dog fighting ring, and they even found a dead dog, wrapped in a plastic garbage bag, in a freezer!!!!!  WHO DOES THIS!?!?!?!?!?!? Detroit has quite the reputation for dog fighting, and even having possession of paraphernalia relating to it is illegal (not sure if that’s the case in Tennessee or not).  The saddest thing is so many of them have to be euthanized because they’ve been trained to be vicious.  I have two dogs in Michigan, and they couldn’t hurt a fly…it’s just not in their hearts to fight!

Black Box

This would allow us to prove what kind of drivers we really are!  I’m a good one, so I’m not really that worried.  They now would like to install black boxes for our automobiles, which I think is a FANTASTIC idea!  If there’s an accident, and a cop wasn’t there to witness it, and doesn’t know who’s at fault (been there before), he can look at the footage, and determine who is to blame.  This can determine whether a seat belt was worn, speed, and whether breaks were used.  I truly believe I’m one of the better drivers in the state of Tennessee, so rest assured should you see a white equinox with a Ferris State Alumni sticker in the back window…I’m a WONDERFUL driver!  They did state it would be only court ordered or by driver’s permission that it can be viewed.

What do you think, would you want one of these in your car?

Addition To The Calendar

That’s right!  December 5th has been declared No Gays For A Day Day, which means that all gays and lesbians are to stay home, no shopping, no working, no school, nothing, in an attempt to prove to the government that they are a prevalent group in society, and should be able to have the same rights to marriage.  There were even more than 100 people out in downtown Nashville, Saturday, along with several other cities, protesting Proposition 8.  Here’s the article

I, personally, have no prejudice toward gays and lesbians, some of my friends are, and I have no problem with that.  I do, however, believe that marriage is between a man and a woman.  It’s the way God intended.  But, on the other hand, I do believe it’s not my business what other people do, and I do think people are entitled to whatever makes them happy, so long as it doesn’t harm anyone, and I really don’t feel this would harm anyone.  I guess I’m somewhat middle of the road on the topic  What do you think?  Do you believe the No Gays For A Day Day will have any real impact?

November is . . . . International Drum Month, Peanut Butter Lover’s Month, and Slaughter Month


November 1 is . . . . . Plan Your Epitaph (what’s said on your gravestone) Day

November 2 is . . . . . National Deviled Egg Day

November 3 is . . . . . Sandwich Day and Housewife’s Day

November 4 is . . . . . Waiting For The Barbarians Day

November 5 is . . . . . Gunpowder Day

November 6 is . . . . . Saxophone Day and Marooned Without A Compass Day

November 7 is . . . . . National Bittersweet Chocolate With Almonds Day

November 8 is . . . . . Dunce Day

November 9 is . . . . . Chaos Never Dies Day

November 10 is . . . . Forget-Me-Not Day

November 11 is . . . . Air Day

November 12 is . . . . National Pizza With The Works Except Anchovies Day

November 13 is . . . . National Indian Pudding Day

November 14 is . . . . Operation Room Nurse Day

November 15 is . . . . National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day

November 16 is . . . . Button Day

November 17 is . . . . Take A Hike Day

November 18 is . . . . Occult Day

November 19 is . . . . Have A Bad Day Day

November 20 is . . . . Absurdity Day

November 21 is . . . . World Hello Day and False Confessions Day

November 22 is . . . . Start Your Own Country Day

November 23 is . . . . National Cashew Day

November 24 is . . . . Use Even If Seal Is Broken Day

November 25 is . . . . National Parfait Day

November 26 is . . . . Shopping Reminder Day

November 27 is . . . . Pins And Needles Day

November 28 is . . . . Make Your Own Head Day

November 29 is . . . . Square Dance Day

November 30 is . . . . Stay At Home Because You’re Well Day

Mark Your Calendars – October

October is . . . . Adopt-A-Dog Month, Computer Learning Month, National Apple Jack Month, National Car Care Month, National Clock Month, National Cosmetology Month, National Dessert Month, National Pickled Pepper Month, National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, National Pretzel Month, National Sarcastics Month, National Seafood Month, National Kitchen and Bath Month, and Vegetarian Awareness Month


October 1 is . . . . . World Vegetarian Day and Magic Circles Day

October 2 is . . . . . Name Your Car Day

October 3 is . . . . . Virus Appreciation Day

October 4 is . . . . . National Golf Day

October 5 is . . . . . National Storytelling Festival

October 6 is . . . . . German-American Day and Come and Take It Day

October 7 is . . . . . National Frappe Day

October 8 is . . . . . American Tag Day

October 9 is . . . . . Moldy Cheese Day

October 10 is . . . . National Angel Food Cake Day

October 11 is . . . . It’s My Party Day

October 12 is . . . . International Moment Of Frustration Scream Day

October 13 is . . . . National Peanut Festival

October 14 is . . . . Be Bald and Free Day and National Dessert Day

October 15 is . . . . White Cane Safety Day

October 16 is . . . . Dictionary Day

October 17 is . . . . Gaudy Day

October 18 is . . . . No Beard Day

October 19 is . . . . Evaluate Your Life Day

October 20 is . . . . National Brandied Fruit Day

October 21 is . . . . Babbling Day

October 22 is . . . . National Nut Day

October 23 is . . . . National Mole Day

October 24 is . . . . National Bologna Day

October 25 is . . . . Punk For A Day Day

October 26 is . . . . Mule Day

October 27 is . . . . Sylvia Plath Day

October 28 is . . . . Plush Animal Lover’s Day and National Chocolate Day

October 29 is . . . . Hermit Day

October 30 is . . . . National Candy Corn Day

October 31 is . . . . National Magic Day and Increase Your Pyschic Powers Day

September is . . . . Self Improvement Month, Be Kind To Editors and Writers Month, International Square Dance Month, Cable TV Month, National Bed Check Month, National Chicken Month, National Courtesy Month, National Honey Month, National Mind Mapping Month, National Piano Month, National Rice Month, National Papaya Month, and Classical Music Month


September 1 is . . . . . Emma M. Nutt Day

September 2 is . . . . . National Beheading Day

September 3 is . . . . . Skyscraper Day

September 4 is . . . . . Newspaper Carrier Day

September 5 is . . . . . Be Late For Something Day (That’s everyday for me)

September 6 is . . . . . Fight Procrastination Day

September 7 is . . . . . Neither Rain Nor Snow Day (you know it’ll rain anyhow LOL)

September 8 is . . . . . National Date Nut Bread Day and Pardon Day

September 9 is . . . . . Teddy Bear Day

September 10 is . . . . Swap Ideas Day

September 11 is . . . . No News Is Good News Day

September 12 is . . . . National Pet Memorial Day and National Chocolate Milkshake Day

September 13 is . . . . Defy Superstition Day

September 14 is . . . . National Cream-filled Donut Day

September 15 is . . . . Felt Hat Day

September 16 is . . . . Stay Away From Seattle Day and Collect Rocks Day

September 17 is . . . . National Apple Dumpling Day

September 18 is . . . . National Play-doh Day

September 19 is . . . . National Butterscotch Pudding Day

September 20 is . . . . National Punch Day

September 21 is . . . . World Gratitude Day and International Banana Festival

September 22 is . . . . Hobbit Day and Dear Diary Day

September 23 is . . . . Checkers Day and Dogs In Politics Day

September 24 is . . . . Festival Of Latest Novelties

September 25 is . . . . National Comic Book Day

September 26 is . . . . National Good Neighbor Day and National Pancake Day

September 27 is . . . . Crush A Can Day

September 28 is . . . . Ask A Stupid Question Day

September 29 is . . . . Poisoned Blackberries Day

September 30 is . . . . National Mud Pack Day

Alabama has now decided, in 2011, that they will impose a tax on overweight state employees, of $25/month. They already have a tax on smoking, which, I am not a smoker, never have been, never will be, but it’s an alright tax by me, people can stop smoking if they need to. Losing weight, on the other hand is A LOT more difficult. I’m not sure how I’d feel, if I received an ultimatum like this.

Read the article, and let me know what you think

Ignorance???

Is it ignorant o think that English should be the only language spoken when it comes to dealing with the government???? I have lived in other countries, and although English is the universal language, we had to learn their language, or find someone to translate for us, and that’s because we were on THEIR TURF! I understand the country is a melting pot, the land of opportunity and freedom, but I really don’t feel asking people to learn English is too much to ask for! They might as well, EVERYTHING is in English, from our street signs to the groceries we buy. I just saw on the news, that when they received some of the mailings back petitioning for it to be on the ballod, people had scribbled such hateful messages, one showed “Ignorant Racist” and they had to blur out some of it. I just feel if you’re coming to my country, you should speak my language, they would expect the same from a foreigner in their country!

I was talking to my friend, Victor, who doesn’t agree with the idea, here’s some of our conversation on Instant Messanger:
(it got a little heated, more so than I would’ve thought, but he is of Mexican descent, and is in law school, so I’m sure he’s argued with fence posts just for the heck of it!;) )

hey, random topic, would you be opposed to making your city english-only??? where they don’t offer spanish speaking people for assistance in gov’t offices???
“Victor”: yes.
christinaeba1983: really, why?
“Victor”: there are a lot of mexicans in holland
“Victor”: and english isnt the national language
“Victor”: and i think its ignorant to assume it is
christinaeba1983: so???? they are on our turf, and yes english is our official language of the USA
“Victor”: or to assume that everyone should speak it
“Victor”: who is they?
christinaeba1983: they’re in our country!
“Victor”: and no its not
christinaeba1983: foreigners
“Victor”: the us doesnt have an official language
christinaeba1983: When I went to Egypt and Thailand, do you think they offered english assistance? no, we needed to learn their language
“Victor”: and they? this land is suppose to be the land of the masses. it is built on the back of immigrants and foreigners. to betray that history seems ridiculous
christinaeba1983: it’s not, but to become a US citizen, you have to know english, and if you don’t, then you most likely don’t belong there
“Victor”: says who?
christinaeba1983: common sense!
“Victor”: thats ridiculous christina
christinaeba1983: Well, I posted a blog about it, go over and comment! lol
“Victor”: i dont need to…i can tell you here that what you said/say is very ignorant of a history of people.
christinaeba1983: I don’t think so at all
christinaeba1983: English is the universal language, people leaving their homelands should learn it
“Victor”: lol you sound so republican and stupid
christinaeba1983: no, but if you’re driving, the street signs are in english, groceries and everything are in english, I shouldn’t have to select whether i want to hear things in english or spanish, should be english automatically
christinaeba1983: if i go to YOUR homeland, then I need to speak YOUR language, and same goes for coming to my homeland
“Victor”: but those are practically the same thing
“Victor”: why?
“Victor”: you ar ridiculous. there is no language of america.
“Victor”: just bc its the primary here in MI doesnt mean thats everywhere
“Victor”: what bothers you about spanish so much
“Victor”: its a beautiful language.
“Victor”: and driving signs are specifically made in shapes to deal with that kind of thing. and spanish speaking people arent ignorant of english completely. to think they couldnt comprehend stop speaks a lot about your ignorance as well.
christinaeba1983: I just think if you’re living here, you should communicate in the common language, and make an effort to learn it
“Victor”: and i think if more americans had a better grasp of the english language then i might care if “foreigners” as you called them, spoke english
christinaeba1983: well if they’re not from here, they are a foreigner…DUH!
christinaeba1983: they’re from a foreign place, meaning not familiar to the US!
“Victor”: and to call them foreigners implies that they dont belong here…my grandma has been an american for over 50 years and doesnt speak english…for you to imply you are any more american than her is ridiculous
“Victor”: not all americans speak english
christinaeba1983: well, they should!
christinaeba1983: all public schools teach in english, am i wrong?
“Victor”: yes
“Victor”: you are
“Victor”: go down to the southwest
christinaeba1983: find me one, you won’t
“Victor”: i think if a group of people wants to preserve their culture by using their language and not being assimilated into america.

What do you think? Would you vote for it? Do you feel it would hurt the city to go English-Only??