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04/05/20 Yes You Can!

Sunday, April 05, 2020

"YES YOU CAN! End of story."

Linked in circa 1736: "I'd like to connect with you on my network--oh, never mind--we're already linked in!"

A woman is driving home in
Northern Arizona when she
comes upon a Navajo woman hitchhiking.
Because the trip has been long and quiet,
she stops the car and the Navajo woman
climbs in.

During their small talk, the Navajo
woman glances surreptitiously
at a brown bag on the front seat
between them. "If you're wondering
what's in the bag," offers the woman,
"it's a bottle of wine. I got  it for my husband."

The Navajo woman is silent for a while,
nods several times and  says, "Good Trade!"


It's Bell Bottoms Day! I miss those pants! A trend in the 60' and 70's, they always made you look good. If you still have a pair, pull them out and flaunt your stuff!
--Accelerate ACL Awareness Among Young Women Day: studies have shown that women are more prone to ACL injuries, Anterior Cruciate Ligament, than men for many reasons; today raises the awareness and educates about prevention and treatments.
--First Contact Day: according to the movie, "Star Trek: First Contact" which was released in 1996, a Vulcan landed in Montana on this date in 2063; if you're a Trekkie, Live Long and Prosper!
--Geologists Day: observed on the 1st Sunday of April; originally, this holiday was established by the Soviet Union but when the Soviet Union collapsed, the holiday was continued around the world; today is a salute to an underappreciated science when compared to others like physics and chemistry; geology, the study of the composition of rocks, soils and the earth, explains how the earth formed, why the land has changed over the eons and the whys of the different types of rocks; are you or do know a rock hound? A great family activity.
--Go for Broke Day: the phrase was adopted by the 442nd regiment which was comprised of Americans of Japanese descent who volunteered for service during WWII; the date commemorates the death of Sadao Munemori in 1945, their first member to receive a Medal of Honor; today reminds you to take chances and give your dreams and passions your all.
--Gold Star Spouses Day: today is a day to honor the surviving spouses of military members killed in action; Gold Star Mothers are honored on September 19.
--National Caramel Day: a salute to a sweet that can come as topping, candy or flavorings on popcorn and desserts; caramel emerged during the 18th century, made with butter, brown and white sugar, milk/cream, and vanilla; Milton Hershey's first business was the Lancaster Caramel Company.
--National Dandelion Day: we hate them in our gardens but dandelions play an important role with bees and pollination; dandelions have been around throughout our long history and has long been used for food and herbs.
--National Deep Dish Pizza Day: a salute to a variation of the Chicago-style, created in 1943; the buttery, cornmeal crust is not very thick itself but may be three inches tall to hold all the ingredients; if cheese was placed on top, it would burn so the order of toppings is reversed.
--National Flash Drive Day: today commemorates the date in 1999 when the inventors filed their patent for the first USB Flash Disk; today is a salute to the handy portable memory storage that changed the ease of sharing computer info.
--National Raisin and Spice Bar Day: a salute to a traditional dessert with aromas that trigger memories of baking in the kitchen.
--Palm Sunday: the start of Holy Week for the Christian faith when Jesus entered Jerusalem for the Jewish Passover. There will be many celebrations today with palm fronds in remembrance of that entrance.
--Read a Road Map Day: a salute to a necessary survival skill even in this day of GPS; today is a good day to practice reading map, following the road signs, and learning to fold the map into its original folds.
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