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Calendar Day; July 31st, 2013

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Mutt’s Day 2013
July 31, 2013 in the World

Mutt’s Day
It’s Mutt’s Day! Today, we celebrate these furry friends.

What makes a mutt so special? While purebreds come from a lineage of dogs of the same breed, mutts are a mix between two or more breeds. This means that no two mutts are alike—each is unique in its own way! These dogs certainly deserve a day of celebration for their diverse heritage.

To celebrate Mutt’s Day, take your mutt for a walk today. Show your mutt much you appreciate him or her with a few extra treats and toys. Happy Mutt’s Day!

Where is Mutt’s Day?
Worldwide

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The Smurfs 2
July 31, 2013 in the USA

The release date of “The Smurfs 2” is July 31, 2013 in US movie theatres. The movie is produced by Raja Gosnell. Starring: Hank Azaria, Neil Patrick Harris and Jayma Mays. Film genres: Animation, Comedy, Family, Fantasy. Produced in USA. Studio: Columbia Pictures. The runtime is 105 minutes.

Plot Summary by IMDb.com: “The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer’s newest creation – creatures called the Naughties – into real Smurfs.”.

Where is the event?
Movie theatres USA

Calendar Day; July 30th

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Father-in-Law Day
July 30, 2013 in the World

Father-in-Law Day takes place on July 30, 2013.

Where is Father-in-Law Day?
Worldwide

International Friendship Day
July 30, 2013 in the World

The International Friendship Day is celebrated on July 30, 2013. It is a day for celebrating friendship and takes place annually. Friendship Day was originally created by the greeting card industry. It was promoted by Joyce Hall, the founder of Hallmark cards in 1919, intended to be the first Sunday of August and a day when people celebrated their friendships by sending cards.

Friendship Day celebrations occur on different dates in different countries. The first celebration of this day was proposed for 30 July 1958. On 27 April 2011 the General Assembly of the United Nations declared 30 July as official International Friendship Day. However, some countries celebrate the day on the first Sunday of August. This day once was chosen because of the largest lull between holiday celebrations.

The exchange of Friendship Day gifts like flowers, cards and wrist bands is a popular tradition. The day is enthusiastically celebrated in a number of countries across the world. In 1998, Nane Annan, Secretary-General Kofi Annan, named Winnie the Pooh as world’s Ambassador of Friendship at the United Nations.

Where is Friendship Day?
Worldwide

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Cheesecake Day
July 30, 2013 in the USA

National Cheesecake Day is celebrated on July 30, 2013. Cheesecake is a sweet dish consisting primarily of a mixture of soft, fresh cheese, eggs, and sugar; often on a crust or base made from crushed cookies or graham crackers, pastry or sponge cake.

It may be baked or unbaked. Cheesecake is usually sweetened with sugar and may be flavored or topped with fruit, whipped cream, nuts, fruit sauce and/or chocolate. Cheesecake can be prepared in many flavors, such as strawberry, pumpkin, key lime, or toffee. Cheesecake is usually served as a dessert.

North America has several different recipes for cheesecake and this usually depends on the region in which the cake was baked, as well as the cultural background of the person baking it. Almost all modern cheesecakes in the United States and Canada use cream cheese. These cheesecakes are typically baked before serving.

Where is National Cheesecake Day?
Nationwide USA

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It’s Monday, it’s nice outside, breezy a lil chilly. But I like it!

And I was kinda playing on the computer last night, was able to download a program I’ve enjoyed using in the past. And it works!! YAY! 😀 I never did make it to install CS6 or the Intuos…but other stuff that was more priority came first.

We had left to go to a dinner function in Indy and had a bit of a mishap. Nothing major thank goodness, just more annoying, and no one returning phone calls. Finally had a nice guy stop and phone some of his friends to help us out, and by then it was time to turn around and call it a day.
We tried, Cap’n… she just couldn’t take it… lol 😛

So Sunday I was cleaning, organizing, doing laundry and dishes-the typical Domestic Goddess Gig, and after all that, I decided to be a laze about. Felt pretty good after all the cleaning I did. Hubs got home, and wanted my attention to help him with his porch project. I was all, okay. Until I found out it involved a power drill, paintbrush and a vacuum cleaner. “Say what?” After he told me to hold this here, and then started up the power drill, and my hand started shaking…he let me go back into the house. I’ll take pix later of what he did, pretty ingenious. But yeah, I was worried about my hand slipping and ending up in the ER. I’m just a lil accident prone. lol (I said a lil)

And then after that we ran to the grocery store and got a few necessities, and he snuck in an iTunes bargain, 2 for $25. So… I downloaded a new book, and a new movie-new to me. After that, it was close to sleepy time. Played and chatted on Facebook, and then curled up in bed with my iPad to read, and fell asleep. Thank goodness for timers on them. lol

And now it’s the start of another beautiful week!!
I’m nearing the end of my one digital book series, and I’m a little sad about that. It’s been a well written series. Not one book following the other, but still. It’s been good. Some individual stories better than others. And wow, who knew even in published books, we still have grammar and spelling errors. oh well…the story was well written, even if they can’t spell correctly. 😛

I hope ya’ll have a great day!
The countdown to GenCon is on: 15 days! 🙂

Calendar: July 29th, 2013

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Lasagna Day
July 29, 2013 in the USA
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National Lasagna Day is today. We hope you have a big appetite. Sure, it’s July. Its hot and humid. Cooking up a pan of Lasagna will make the kitchen a lot hotter. But as it cooks, the smell will waft throughout the house. Your mouth will begin to water. When dinner time arrives, you will have a huge appetite for a huge piece of lasagna. Of this, you can be certain.

Lasagna is a favorite Italian dish. In between multiple layers of lasagna pasta are generous amounts of tomato sauce, cheeses, and sometimes hamburger and/or Italian sausage. Its the favorite Italian dish of millions of Americans. We all would eat it more often, but this culinary work of art, made with loving hands, takes time to make and bake.

It is best to celebrate National Lasagna Day by baking the lasagna that you will eat today. If you don’t have the time, or the weather is just too hot, then head out to your favorite Italian restaurant.

Where is National Lasagna Day?
Nationwide USA

Lasagna Recipes by our Italian Grandmas!
http://www.cookingwithnonna.com/italian-cuisine/lasagna-recipes.html?gclid=CPyqgMrr0rgCFck7MgodoycApQ

Ólavsøka 2013
July 29, 2013 in Faroe Islands

Ólavsøka takes place on July 29, 2013. Ólavsøka is a national holiday of the Faroe Islands, celebrated annually. It is the day when Løgting, the Faroese Parliament, opens its session. Ólavsøka is also a cultural and sports festival with boat races, football matches and other events. The literal meaning is “Saint Olaf’s Wake”, from Saint Olaf’s death at the Battle of Stiklestad in 1030, but the Løgting predates this event.

Like several other Faroese holidays, the vøka begins the evening before, so Ólavsøka always starts on July 28 with an opening ceremony. Some events start even before that, i.e. there has been a Ólavsøka Concert held on 27 July for several years.

Where is Ólavsøka?
Nationwide Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands are an island group and archipelago under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of Denmark, situated between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland. The total area is approximately 1,400 km2 (540 sq mi) with a 2010 population of almost 50,000 people.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faroe_Islands

Calendar: July 28, 2013 in the USA

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Parents’ Day 2013
July 28, 2013 in the USA

Parents’ Day is a holiday similar to a combination of Father’s Day and Mother’s Day. In the United States, Parents’ Day is held on the fourth Sunday of every July (in 2013 it falls on July 28). This was established in 1994 when President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional Resolution into law for “recognizing, uplifting, and supporting the role of parents in the rearing of children.”

The bill was introduced by Republican Senator Trent Lott. It was supported by members of the Unification Church which also celebrates a holiday called Parents’ Day, although on a different date. United States Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has said: “Replacing Mother’s Day and Father’s Day with a Parents’ Day should be considered, as an observance more consistent with a policy of minimizing traditional sex-based differences in parental roles.”

Where is Parents’ Day?
Nationwide USA

Reek Sunday 2013
July 28, 2013 in Ireland

Reek Sunday is celebrated on July 28, 2013. Reek Sunday (or Garland Sunday) is an annually pilgrimage in Ireland. On the last Sunday in July, pilgrims climb Ireland’s “holiest mountain”, Croagh Patrick (Cruach Phádraig) in County Mayo, traditionally in their bare feet. The pilgrimage has been held yearly for about 1,500 years. It is held in honour of Saint Patrick who, according to tradition, spent 40 days fasting on the mountain in the year 441, following Jesus and Moses. In reality, the modern pilgrimage is a long-Christianised variation of a ritual that dates back to pre-Christian, pagan Celtic Ireland, celebrating the festival of Lughnasadh. Pilgrims come from as far as Australia, Europe the United Kingdom and United States to complete the climb. Approximately 20,000–30,000 pilgrims participate on the day, compared to an annual climbing total of more than 100,000

Where is Reek Sunday?
Nationwide Ireland

World Hepatitis Day
July 28, 2013 in the World

The World Hepatitis Day is observed on July 28, 2013. It is a day to raise global awareness of hepatitis B and hepatitis C and to encourage prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The day is celebrated annually. Approximately 1 in 12 people worldwide is living with either hepatitis B or hepatitis C. If left untreated and unmanaged, hepatitis B or C can lead to advanced liver scarring and other complications, including liver cancer or liver failure.

World Hepatitis Day provides an opportunity to focus on specific actions such as: Strengthening prevention, screening and control of viral hepatitis and its related diseases, increasing hepatitis B vaccine coverage and integration into national immunization programs and coordinating a global response to hepatitis to increase access to treatment.

Hepatitis B is an infectious inflammatory illness of the liver caused by the hepatitis B virus that affects hominoidea, including humans. Originally known as “serum hepatitis”, the disease has caused epidemics in parts of Asia and Africa, and it is endemic in China. About a third of the world population has been infected at one point in their lives, including 350 million who are chronic carriers.

Hepatitis C is an infectious disease affecting primarily the liver, caused by the hepatitis C virus. The infection is often asymptomatic, but chronic infection can lead to scarring of the liver and ultimately to cirrhosis, which is generally apparent after many years. In some cases, those with cirrhosis will go on to develop liver failure, liver cancer or life-threatening esophageal and gastric varices.

http://www.worldhepatitisalliance.org/en/home.html

Where is World Hepatitis Day?
Worldwide

Milk Chocolate Day
July 28, 2013 in the USA

National Milk Chocolate Day takes place on July 28, 2013. Milk chocolate” is a sweet solid chocolate made with milk in the form of milk powder, liquid milk, or condensed milk added. The U.S. Government requires a 10% concentration of chocolate liquor. EU regulations specify a minimum of 25% cocoa solids. However, an agreement was reached in 2000 that allowed what by exception from these regulations is called “milk chocolate” in the UK, Ireland, and Malta, containing only 20% cocoa solids, to be traded as “family milk chocolate” elsewhere in the European Union.

In the 1870s, Swiss confectioner Daniel Peter had developed solid milk chocolate using condensed milk, but German company Jordan & Timaeus in Dresden, Saxony invented milk chocolate already in 1839; hitherto it had only been available as a drink.Rodolphe Lindt invented the process called conching, which involves heating and grinding the chocolate solids very finely to ensure that the liquid is evenly blended. This enabled Milton Hershey to make chocolate even more popular by mass-producing affordable chocolate bars.

“Hershey process” milk chocolate is popular in North America. It was invented by Milton S. Hershey, founder of The Hershey Company, and can be produced more cheaply than other processes since it is less sensitive to the freshness of the milk. The process is a trade secret, but experts speculate that the milk is partially lipolyzed, producing butyric acid, which stabilizes the milk from further fermentation. This compound gives the product a particular sour, “tangy” taste, to which the American public has become accustomed, to the point that other manufacturers now simply add butyric acid to their milk chocolates.

Where is National Milk Chocolate Day?
Nationwide USA

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Calendar: July 26, 2013 in the World

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Aunt and Uncle Day
July 26, 2013 in the World

Aunt and Uncles Day honors a very special pair of relatives. They are your mom and dad”s brothers and sisters. We hope you have a lot of Aunts and Uncles. The more, the merrier.

Celebrate Aunt and Uncles Day by spending time with your Aunts and Uncles. If you can’t visit, make a phone call.

Where is Aunt and Uncle Day?
Worldwide

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System Administrator Appreciation Day (I’ve heard them refered to as Geek Monkey)
July 26, 2013 in the World

The System Administrator Appreciation Day, also known as Sysadmin Day, SysAdminDay, SAD or SAAD takes place on July 26, 2013. It is a day to show appreciation for the work of sysadmins and other IT-workers. The day is celebrated annually on the last Friday in July. The Day was created by system administrator Ted Kekatos.

Ted Kekatos was inspired to create the special day by a Hewlett-Packard magazine advertisement in which a system administrator is presented with flowers and fruit-baskets by grateful co-workers as thanks for installing new printers. Kekatos had just installed several of the same model printer at his workplace. Many geek and Internet culture businesses also honor the holiday with special product offerings and contests. Various filk songs have been written to commemorate the day. The songs have reached a level of popularity where they are also covered by other performers.

A system administrator, IT systems administrator, systems administrator, or sysadmin is a person employed to maintain and operate a computer system and/or network. System administrators may be members of an information technology (IT) or Electronics and Communication Engineering department. The duties of a system administrator are wide-ranging, and vary widely from one organization to another. Sysadmins are usually charged with installing, supporting and maintaining servers or other computer systems, and planning for and responding to service outages and other problems.

Where is System Administrator Appreciation Day ?
Worldwide

All or Nothing Day
July 26, 2013 in the World

Today is All or Nothing Day! How does one observe this unique occasion? The answer to this question is different for everyone, but one thing is certain—this is not a holiday to be taken lightly.

All or Nothing Day is a time to take risks and live on the edge. Live like today is your last day on earth and let your inner daredevil shine. Be sure to make peace with your enemies, spend time with your loved ones, and do something you’ve always wanted to do.

Try something new, seek an adventure, and give this day all you’ve got. All or Nothing Day only happens once a year, so don’t hold back!

Where is All or Nothing Day?
Worldwide

It’s Friday and YAY!!!

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I have been looking forward to today!!
I finally have my appointment with the Tech Monkeys tomorrow, and then hopefully I can start doing my digital artwork again. And yes, first thing I’m doing is backing up my wip’s, my personal templates, my brushes-I made for PS, and the scads of fonts! I do a lot of various digital art. I’ve even enjoyed making digital scrapbook pages, printing them out and then having them bound. I can do it for less than a mass market company and while it’s not as ‘quality’ as they offer, they are my creation. 🙂

This week hasn’t been as overwhelming as the past couple of weeks, but it’s near the end of the month, and that means it’s time to do some things that I normally procrastinate on. Getting stuff done in a timely manner, and I don’t have the excuse, but the computer is dead. lol 😛

And OOOOOOOH!! For any other Social Workers out there, that are preparing for their licensing tests, and omg you are fortunate like me to have an iPhone or iPad (or both) there is a free APP- well it’s FREE till Noon today (CST) http://appsgonefree.getapp.cc/app/US/599395631

Get the AppsGoneFree iPhone app by visiting http://itunes.com/apps/appsgonefree

so have a beautiful and awesome weekend! Stay hydrated, stay cool, and Have Fun!! 😀

Calendar – July 24, 2013

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Amelia Earhart Day
July 24, 2013 in the World

Amelia Earhart Day is celebrated on July 24, 2013. Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 – disappeared July 2, 1937) was an American aviation pioneer and author. Earhart was the first aviatrix (female pilot) to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. She received the U.S. Distinguished Flying Cross for this record. She set many other records, wrote best-selling books about her flying experiences and was instrumental in the formation of The Ninety-Nines, an organization for female pilots.

During an attempt to make a circumnavigational flight of the globe in 1937 in a Purdue-funded Lockheed Model 10 Electra, Earhart disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean near Howland Island. Fascination with her life, career and disappearance continues to this day.

Earhart was a widely known international celebrity during her lifetime. Her shyly charismatic appeal, independence, persistence, coolness under pressure, courage and goal-oriented career along with the circumstances of her disappearance at a comparatively early age have driven her lasting fame in popular culture. Hundreds of articles and scores of books have been written about her life which is often cited as a motivational tale, especially for girls. Earhart is generally regarded as a feminist icon.

Earhart’s accomplishments in aviation inspired a generation of female aviators, including the more than 1,000 women pilots of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) who ferried military aircraft, towed gliders, flew target practice aircraft, and served as transport pilots during World War II.

Where is Amelia Earhart Day?
Worldwide

Official Website of Amelia Earhart:
http://www.ameliaearhart.com/

Cousins Day 2013
July 24, 2013 in the World

Cousin’s Day honors your Aunt and Uncle’s kids. They are those great kids who are likely close to your age, and endure the countless family get togethers with you. If it wasn’t for cousins, these family events would be much, much longer.

This is a great day for your cousins. Now, hold on a minute. If you have cousins, that means your cousins have cousins. And, that’s you! Therefore, today is your day,too.

Celebrating should be nothing but fun. Get together with your cousins. Hang out, just chill, or do anything you want to do…… as long as its a fun time spent with your cousins.

Today’s Greeting: “What’s buzzin cuzzin?”

Where is Cousins Day?
Worldwide

Vanilla Ice Cream Day 7/23/2013

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Vanilla Ice Cream Day
July 23, 2013 in the World

Vanilla Ice Cream Day is observed on July 23, 2013. In North America and Europe the most common use of vanilla flavoring is for ice cream, and many people consider it to be the “default” or “plain” flavour. Sales in ice cream parlors are more variable, as new flavours come and go, but about three times as many people call vanilla their favorite compared to chocolate, the runner-up.

Ice cream may be flavored by artificial or natural vanilla flavoring. Artificial flavorings contain 100% vanillin, the main factor that contributes to natural vanilla extract’s flavor. Natural vanilla extract may also contain nearly 200 more compounds in addition to vanillin. If vanillin from natural vanilla is used then the product is called “vanilla flavored ice cream”. If the ice cream used artificial vanillin then it is labelled as an “artificially flavored vanilla ice-cream”.

Where is Vanilla Ice Cream Day?
Worldwide

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Five-Minute Vanilla Ice Cream Pie with Warm Berry Compote
Make this pie the night before—it takes just minutes to put together. If you don’t want to think that far ahead, serve the sauce over scoops of ice cream.

Ingredients:

•1 quart vanilla ice cream, slightly softened
•1 (9-inch) purchased chocolate-cookie pie crust or graham-cracker pie crust
•1/3 cup purchased chocolate syrup (in squirt bottle)
•2 tablespoons toasted almonds, chopped
•2 (6-ounce) containers blueberries
•2 (6-ounce) containers raspberries
•2 (6-ounce) containers blackberries
•2 tablespoons water
•2 tablespoons brown sugar

Preparation:

•Spoon ice cream into crust; smooth top. Squeeze chocolate sauce in straight lines over pie, spacing 1/2 inch apart. Draw tip of knife through chocolate lines, forming chevron pattern. Sprinkle with almonds; freeze until firm. DO AHEAD Can be made 1 day ahead; keep frozen. Let pie soften slightly before serving.

•Just before serving, bring all berries, 2 tablespoons water, and brown sugar to simmer in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook until sauce thickens, stirring gently, about 4 minutes; remove from heat. Cut pie into wedges; place on plates. Spoon warm sauce over.

July 22nd, 2013 in the World

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Hammock Day 2013
July 22, 2013 in the World

Summer is in full swing. It’s time to slow down and to relax. During the Dog Days of summer (and all of the other summer days, too), there is no better place to slow down and relax, than on a hammock.

Hammock Day is appropriately celebrated right in the middle of the Dog Days of summer (July 3 though August 11th.

Hammock Day exists to enjoy summer as it should be enjoyed. People celebrate Hammock Day by spending as much time relaxing on it as possible. Getting out of your hammock to get a snack, or your favorite summer beverage is okay. But, it is not a day for work. Cutting the lawn is forbidden on this day.

The roots of Hammock Day and Hammock Day history is largely unknown. Maybe the originator was too busy napping on his or her hammock!?!

Where is Hammock Day?
Worldwide

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Hot Dog Day
July 22, 2013 in the USA

National Hot Dog Day takes place on July 22, 2013. The day is designated by the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council in the USA. As the name suggests the festival revolve around eating hot dogs, but usually there are many other activities such as wiener dog races, root beer chugging contests and face painting.

Where is National Hot Dog Day?
Nationwide USA

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