Hmmm . . . Celebrating Comics and Math Story Problems . . . I’ll Take Comics Please!

Sep 25th

Good Morning!  As I head to work today, I leave behind me a very orderly “junk drawer”.  I know it doesn’t sound like much to be excited about, but since everyone has a junk drawer – or nearly everyone I’m guessing – you know how cluttered and packed it can get.  I managed to sort through the box that the old junk drawer was dumped into, and get it relocated in a neat and organized fashion in the new drawer.  Just that little thing makes all the difference in the world to me and how I feel about getting things together here at the house.  I got more than that done, but that was the one that is MOST visible and the one I was dreading the most since there was so much stuff jammed into that box!  I also managed to bake a decent loaf of bread that actually rose AND tasted good!  Shocking! Bread isn’t my strong suit, so I was pretty happy.

National Comic Book Day – I know that most of us had comic books as kids.  I have a couple of mine here somewhere, definitely worn from reading them over and over, and likely not worth anything because of that wearing, but the price on the front of them are .10 and .15 each.  How cool is that?  I liked the kid ones – Little Lotta, Richie Rich, and of course, The Archies.  I was never one to like the super hero comics, but so many people are – and today so many of those comic book stories are made into movies, that it shows that they still continue to capture the imaginations of the people of today.  I haven’t purchased a comic book for many, many years, but I’m betting you won’t find any for .15 any more.  Comics are actually great reading!  They either tell an ongoing story, provide us with humor, or offer intrigue and suspense.  In all comic book stories good prevails over evil in the end, so they always make us feel good.  They have GREAT value as collectors items, depending on how nicely they have been preserved, so take care of those old ones, and protect the new ones – you never know which ones may end up being a gold mine for you! 

Math Story Telling Day –  It would be a lie to say I like math.  I don’t.  As for math story problems, well they always made my brain shut down, and I’d feel a buzzing start in my thoughts that would block out my ability to answer a problem.  Well, this day was set up by Maria Droujkova in 2009, as a birthday present to herself.  She obviously LOVES math, and math stories.  I’m not sure that I agree with her, but I’m sure that there are many out there who feel the same enthusiasm for numbers and number stories.  I’ll leave all of that up to you.  I’m better with words and can’t quite come to terms with the whole math celebration thing.  Let me know if you had a good time with it though – I’ll take your word for it.  Here’s one to get your brain twisted up . . . mine shut down as soon as I saw it. 

A fence post in Tina’s garden is 4 feet tall.
When she measured the fence post’s shadow, she found that it was 12 feet long.
A tree in Tina’s yard had a shadow of 72 feet.
How tall is the tree?

National One-Hit Wonder Day – How many of us hear those catchy tunes from our time in high school and/or college and wonder what happened to them?  The bands were one hit wonders who were just a flash-in-the-pan, had ONE single hit, and nothing more.  But those hits? They stick in our brains and live on in our happy memories.  This holiday was created in 1990 by a musical journalist who wanted to pay tribute to those bands who had just the one special hit . . . from The Macarena to the Mambo #5, those are the songs that we just don’t forget.  Do you have a favorite one-hit wonder?

This Day In History

1981 – Sandra Day O’Connor became the first female Supreme Court Justice.

Food Celebration of the Day

National Mushroom Day – This is fascinating! The largest living thing ever discovered is still alive and growing: a honey mushroom. It takes up almost 3.5 miles of land in Oregon.  Here’s an article I found on it – fascinating!  We celebrate ALL edible mushrooms today . . . delicious additions to any entrée, whether they are the main event, or a side dish.  We celebrated with mushrooms sautéed with crispy bacon, served over grilled New York Strip steaks, baked potatoes and fresh green beans! Yum!  How will you celebrate mushrooms today?







It’s too early in the day to deal with math problems.  If I didn’t have to go to work, I’d go to bed just to recover!  I’ll just pretend I didn’t read it and go to my happy place . . . and to work.  Have a wonderful day!  God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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