Do You Hate Your Name? Today Is The Day To Change It!

Feb 13th

Happy Thursday everyone! We are almost through the week!  I’m doing my darnedest not to cough like a barking sea lion (it hurts my head when I do!), or sound like I’ve swallowed gravel.  I’m heading off to work, but I’m not making any promises about how long I will be there.  I don’t really want to expose anyone to this, but there are a few things I need to do either today or tomorrow and as long as I’m upright I’m going to try doing them today.  Determination! That’s what this is going to take!

Get a Different Name Day –  Have you ever heard someone’s name and thought to yourself – ooooh what were their parents THINKING?  Yeah, I have too.  Quite often actually.  Well, this day is for people who are not thrilled with the name they were given at birth.  Most people are given a first, middle and last name at birth. Not everyone gets a middle name, but most do.  That name wasn’t one that we chose for ourselves, but our parents saddled us with it.  Now, most people will go through life just fine with their given name, but there are some who just hate their name and change in when they are old enough to make that legal decision for themselves.  Funny thing though, sometimes people change their names for very strange names.  I have to wonder WHY? 



World Radio Day – Did you know that radio is the oldest method of mass communication?  Many people and organizations were involved with the invention of the radio, but the main one that gets credit would be Guglielmo Marconi.  He was the first person who successfully applied the theories of wireless technology.  He sent out the first radio signal in 1895, and it consisted of the single letter “S”.  That landed him a grant for the world’s first patent for the radio.  Over time it was proven that many of the theories used in the making of a radio were actually first patented by Nikola Tesla.  Radio’s work by transmitting and receiving electromagnetic waves.  The importance of radio cannot be stressed enough, as it is the mass media reaching the widest audience in the world.  It is also recognized as a powerful and low cost communication tool.  It is very well suited to remote communities and vulnerable people like the disabled, youth and the poor.  There is also the strong role in emergency communication and disaster relief!

The whole objective of this day is to raise awareness among the public and the media about the importance of radio, to encourage the people who make the decisions to establish and provide access to information through radio, along with enhancing networking and international cooperation.  Radio continues to grow and change in the digital age but it still remains the medium that reaches the widest audience worldwide.
Food Celebration of the Day
National Tortellini Day – There’s a debate on where tortellini originated, but most Italians agree its filling must include a blend of prosciutto, mortadella and Parmigiano-Reggiano.  I’ve actually only had it with cheese in it, so apparently what I had wasn’t really Italian? Hmmm . . . All of these recipes from look absolutely delicious.

Spinach-Artichoke Cheesy Tortellini
Tortellini & Caponata Bake
Tortellini With Roasted Garlic Sauce
Creamy Tomato-Basil Tortellini Soup
Southwest Tortellini Casserole
Tortellini Salad
Tortellini Vegetable Soup

Sorry about the limited choices on holidays.  There were definitely a few I didn’t feel good about writing about today.  There seem to be more and more of those!  Well, here I go, to work. Wish me clarity of thought and limited coughing!  God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!


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