It’s Friday! Take A Walk On The Wild Side!

Apr 12th

Humor Month – Joke of the Day

A lawyer and a blonde are sitting next to each other on a long flight from LA to NY. The lawyer leans over to her and asks if she would like to play a fun game. The blonde just wants to take a nap, so she politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.

The lawyer persists and explains that the game is really easy and a lot of fun. He explains” I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5, and vice-versa.” Again, she politely declines and tries to get some sleep.

The lawyer, now somewhat agitated, says, “Okay, if you don’t know the answer you pay me $5, and if I don’t know the answer, I will pay you $500,” figuring that since she is a blonde that he will easily win the match. This catches the blonde’s attention and, figuring that there will be no end to this torment unless she plays, agrees to the game.

The lawyer asks the first question. “What’s the distance from the earth to the moon?” The blonde doesn’t say a word, reaches in to her purse, pulls out a five dollar bill and hands it to the lawyer. Now, it’s the blonde’s turn.

She asks the lawyer: “What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down with four?” The lawyer looks at her with a puzzled look. He takes out his laptop computer and searches all his references. He taps into the Air phone with his modem and searches the Net and the Library of Congress.

Frustrated, he sends E-mails to all his coworkers and friends he knows. After over an hour, he wakes the blonde and hands her $500. The blonde politely takes the $500 and turns away to get back to sleep.

The lawyer, who is more than a little miffed, wakes the blonde and asks, “Well, so what IS the answer!?” Without a word, the blonde reaches into her purse, hands the lawyer $5, and goes back to sleep!

(See? You thought it was going to be a dumb blonde joke – turns out it was a dumb lawyer joke!)

 

Big Wind Day – This day is to remember the highest wind speed ever recorded on the planet.  Do you know where it was?  Nope – not in the middle of a hurricane or a tornado.  On April 12, 1934, the staff of the Mount Washington Observatory recorded the highest surface wind ever measured anywhere on earth.  The wind was officially recorded at 231 miles per hour!  (and I hate it when it gets about 25)   I searched for a little while – admittedly not for long – to see if I could find statistics on damage done by the wind that day, but couldn’t find anything.  Can you imagine the difficulties of even making a recording under those conditions, especially back then when technology wasn’t as advanced!  That’s a pretty amazing wind.

D.E.A.R Day (Drop Everything and Read) –   I couldn’t find what the inspiration was for this celebration, or who started it, but they sure must have loved to read.  Today is the day to just stop what you’re doing, curl up on the couch or big cozy chair, and get lost in a good book.  Since its a work day I recommend you wait until you get home, but its definitely a good thing to plan for later on in the day.  And since there’s cold, icky weather all across our country today, it may be something that is even MORE inviting than it would be if it were sunny and gorgeous out!  Remembering how wonderful it is to immerse yourself in a great story, getting your imagination going, is so important.  Kids are losing the love of books as electronic devices take their place, audio books are more popular, and the tactile experience of holding that book, turning those pages in anticipation of what is on the next page . . . that’s magic.  Celebrate this one at least for a little while today.  It’s so worth it.

International Day of Human Space Flight/Russian Cosmonaut Day –   On April 12, 1961, aboard Vostok 1, Russian astronaut Yuri Gagarin became the 1st man in space.  This day was decreed by the USSR’s Supreme Council, and marked the beginning of the space race.  While Russian (at that time the USSR) put the 1st man in space, the United States went on to be the first to put a man on the moon.

Licorice Day –  Today is National Licorice Day.  I’m not fond of the flavor of licorice . . . at all.  OK, it actually makes me feel a little ill when I taste it.  But a LOT of people really like it, and those are the folks in my life who are more than happy to take the black jelly beans off of my hands each Easter.  Licorice International is the #1 source for licorice in the United States, offering more than 160 types of licorice from 14 countries.  You can find them at www.licoriceinternational.com if you’d like to check out all the different kinds.  I know there’s a candy store in town here that has a wide variety of different licorices, but nowhere near 160.  I can’t even fathom how they’d come up with that many.  And I won’t be doing any taste testing to find out.  I’ll leave that up to those of you who like the stuff and take your word for it!

Walk on Your Wild Side Day – If you’re an adventurous sort, then today is the day to walk on the wild side – way outside the usual box you probably usual take.  It’s the day to be unpredictable and do something a little crazy!  And it’s Friday too, so that makes it even better.  What will I do?  Oh wow, I don’t know.  Maybe something REALLY crazy like leave the dinner dishes until tomorrow, or stay up a little later than usual.  You know, something REALLY nuts! hahaha I have no idea.  I think it’ll probably be just a usual day for me.  Maybe I’ll try to something really wild and not let the little things stress me out.  Not only wild but  healthy too! 

Food Celebration of the Day

This is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Month, but today specifically is Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

Here’s a tip for browning your bread perfectly: Slather the outside of each slice with mayonnaise, not butter pats, and then cook.  I’ve never heard of doing this, but it may be worth a try!

Have a wonderful Friday everyone.  God Bless You and I’ll see you tomorrow!

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