What Happened to the Holidays???

Why I’m not posting daily holidays anymore.

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Just a quick update on the Daily Holidays/Holiday Philosophy. I don’t think I’ll be continuing them. As much as I love celebration and daily holidays, I just don’t have the time. I’ll leave the stuff up for it, but I won’t be posting anything new on it. At least, not regularly.

Please forgive me! I’ll still post poetry and other stuff if I feel inspired to do so, but I don’t think my posts will really be regular anymore. But we’ll just have to see what the future brings!

Today’s Holiday: National Students Athlete Day

April 6, 2016.

I’m glad this is today’s holiday, because I have a very good way to celebrate it!

It’s called WGI Finals week(end)!!!

imageWGI, or Winter Guard International, is the organization in charge of the indoor movement musical group competitions that occur in the winter. This includes Color Guard and Percussion Ensemble, and possibly Winds, though I didn’t know about that.

And this weekend, from Thursday through Saturday, is the Color Guard’s final set of performances!

YAAAAAAAAAY!!!!

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It’s a pretty crazy weekend. Thursday and Firday, we have one performance each day, and Saturday we have two. The second performance on Saturday is the finals performance, which only fifteen groups in our class will perform in.

We’re gonna be one of those fifteen groups! It’s my senior year, we’re definitely gonna make it!

All of this is going on in Dayton, Ohio. We leave tonight at 6:00 for the city so that we don’t have to worry about driving all the way over tomorrow and can rush a bit less.

imageBy the way, because we’re going to be away from home, I’m not sure how much I’ll be able to blog. Like always, I’m not sure if we’ll have internet connection. If we do, I’ll be sure to get out some posts! If we don’t… Well, I apologize ahead of time.

Anyway, I think it’s pretty obvious that this is how I’m celebrating today’s holiday. My color guard is made up of student athletes, and it just so happens that we’re missing two days of school because of it. It’ll take a bit of extra effort not to get behind, but that’s just what it takes to be a student athlete.

Beyond that, I don’t have much to say. I just want to wish all the other guards performing this weekend good luck, and I hope you’ll wish us good luck as well!

And if you could, pray that we all have a fun and safe weekend, and that we’ll maybe even make some new friends during this trip! It’s gonna be rough, and we need all the prayers we can get!

Have a wonderful day of celebration!


 

Picture sources: National Association of Music Education

The Cavaliers

Pepperell High School Band

 

Today’s Holiday: National Deep Dish Pizza Day

April 5, 2016.

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Today is National Deep Dish Pizza day.

… Need I say more?

… Just go get yourself a pizza and enjoy today. Don’t even question it.

I think I’m going to go for a chicken and ranch pizza, maybe with some bacon bits cause why not?

Yes, that’s a real thing, and it’s the best pizza EVER. Seriously. If you ever get the chance, definitely try it.

Well… What more can I say?

Have a wonderful day of celebration and enjoy some pizza!!!


 

Picture source: Lou Malnatia’s pizzeria

Today’s Holiday: Square Root Day

April 4, 2016.

imageHey guys, I’m back, and I’ve decided to start up again with a rather rare holiday!

In the world of math, a square root is a number that can be multiplied by itself to produce another number. For example, 1 is the square root of 1, 2 is the square root of 4, 3 is the square root of 9, 4 is the square root of 16, and so on and so forth.

So why is today square root day?

Check out the numbers of today’s date. 4/4/16. Four times four is sixteen, so four is the square root of sixteen, making today a mathematical holiday!

Like I said before, this holiday is very rare. It only occurs on very specific dates: January 1, 2001 celebrated this holiday; February 2, 2004 did as well; March 3, 2009 was the last occurence; and now today is celebrating this holiday!

Better enjoy it while it lasts. The next occurence isn’t until May 5, 2025!

Pretty cool, huh? I’ve always thought that mathematical holidays are some of the best. Not to mention, you can learn some pretty easy math concepts from them!

imageSo how do you celebrate today? Well… It’s suggested that you eat square shaped food made out of root vegetables, but I say just eat square shaped food. I’m not a fan of root vegetables myself, but any excuse to eat food is a good excuse in my book! Not to mention, lemon squares. Just… If you’ve never had lemon squares, you have not lived. They are heaven.

And, like always, you can celebrate by learning more about the holiday, its origins, and by thinking up other ways to celebrate!

Remember, the more people you get to celebrate, the more fun it’ll be!

Have a wonderful day of celebration!


 

Picture sources: Geocaching

the things very dull indeed

Today’s Holiday: Awkward Moments Day

March 18, 2016.

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I thought this was an every day thing…

Today is a day to celebrate those awkward moments in your life! Forgeting someone’s name, walking into the wrong class/conference room, dressing up for an occasion and realizing you got the day wrong… Life is just full of awkward moments! But rather than be embarassed by them, today is a day to laugh about them!

I myself am always faced with awkward moments, but I long ago learned to laugh about them. How could I not? Seriously, they’re pretty funny.

Not to mention, if you can’t laugh at yourself every once in a while, you really need to lighten up. Life is funny. You’re allowed to smirk and/or chuckle every now and then.

imageTo celebrate today… Well, I’m not going to tell you to get yourself stuck in an awkward moment. Then it won’t actually be all that awkward! Instead, celebrate today by laughing if you accidentally get stuck in an awkward moment, and if you don’t, reminisce in past awkward moments!

Maybe you can make a game of it and get your friends to confess their awkward moments to you!

I’m probably going to get stuck in a number of awkward moments today, so that will be how I celebrate today. However you end up celebrating, have a great time doing it!

Have a wonderful day of celebration!

P.S. Google search “awkward moments day” and go to images. I just started up a coughing fit because I was laughing so hard (I’m sick right now, so laughing can be problematic)!


 

Picture sources: PracticallyPerfectandCompletelyDelusional

Gaiaonline

 

Today’s Holiday: No Selfies Day

March 16, 2016.

So today is No Selfies Day.

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Yeah, this day isn’t really affecting me much. I take selfies very rarely. In fact, I think the last time I took a selfie was more than a year ago. So… Yeah. Today is basically a normal day for me.

But you can celebrate by not taking selfies!!!

Yeah, this holiday speaks for itself. Just don’t take selfies today and you’re good to go.

Have a wonderful day of celebration!


 

Picture source: Celebrate Everyday Blog

 

Today’s Holiday: the Ides of March

March 15, 2016.

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For years, the Ides of March have been seem as a day of foreboding.

Why?

On this day in 44 BCE, Julius Caesar was assassinated by the Roman senate.

imageHonestly, this fact alone wouldn’t create much of a scare. We don’t beware the day Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, so why should we beware today?

The fear of today actually comes from a famous Shakespeare quote, “Beware the Ides of March,” which was spoken by a soothsayer in Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar.

Ever since, people have been noting tragic and strange occurences on this day throughout history. Truth be told, there aren’t any more tragedies that have occured on this day than on any other day. People just freak out about them more.

And actually, all of the tragedies seem to have averted worse tragedies. For example, one of the often-mentioned tragedies is the Apia Cyclone of 1889. The Pacific tropical cyclone that swept through Apia, Samoa managed to beach/wreck six ships, three of which belonged to the U.S. and three of which belonged to Germany. More than 200 sailors died.

imageThis may all seem rather terrible, but this disaster actually averted a war. The warships were lined up in the harbor because of fight between the U.S., Germany, and Britain over who would lay claim to the Samoan islands. If the nations had fought, the death toll most likely would have been far greater.

Also, on this day in 1360, King Edward III of England was interrupted during his raid on France when he discovered that the French were raiding southern England at the same time. The French government was falling apart at the time, and this event, among others, led Edward to sign the Treaty of Brétigny, finally ending the Hundred Years’ War and leading to a period of peace.

image.jpegAnd Julius Caesar himself was assassinated because he was becoming far too powerful. In fact, he had just been given the title of Dictator Perpetuo, or “dictator for life.” If he had lived on, he most likely would have become unstoppable, a man akin to Napoleon or Stalin.

Though it is uncertain what exactly would have happened if these disasters had never occured, but it seems to be that the Ides of March should be celebrated as a day of avoided disaster.

Whether you agree with me or not, there is not doubt that this is a very prominent day in history.

Have a wonderful day of celebration!


 

Picture Sources: DegreeSearch.org

History.com

wikipedia Apia Cyclone

wikipedia Ides of March