Archive for February, 2008

(February 23) Today we're celebrating . . .  Curling Is Cool Day

Saturday, February 23rd, 2008

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Curling Is Cool Day
Yeah we know its not that kind of curling! Remember that really weird Olympic sport that looked like it included bowling balls, ice hockey, and brooms?!?

Well today there is a worldwide effort to show that the Olympic sport of curling really is …um… cool.

(February 22) Today we're celebrating . . .  George Washington’s Birthday

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

George Washington’s Birthday
The first President of the United States of America. Washington is considered by many scholars and historians to be one of the country’s greatest President.

source: USA4kids – George Washington
photo credit: Wikipedia

(February 21) Today we're celebrating . . .  Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

02222007eg.jpgIntroduce a Girl to Engineering Day
During Engineers Week a concerned effort is made to reach out to school age girls and make them aware of the educational fields that could lead them on the path to engineering careers.

Women are severely underrepresented in the engineering profession. Research shows that girls and young women lose interest in subjects and the fields of study leading to engineering careers long before they enter college.*

*source: Engineers Week – Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day
photo credit: Engineers Week / Hugh Moore & Associates

(February 20) Today we're celebrating . . .  Pisces

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008

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Pisces (Feb.20-Mar.20)
Pisces, the sign of the fish, is the twelfth and last sign of the Zodiac.

Individuals born under this sign are thought to be dreamy, romantic, humorous, generous, emotional, receptive, affectionate, and have an honest character, but are also prone to exaggeration, fickleness, passiveness, hypersensitivity, over-talkativeness and paranoia*

*source: wikipedia – Pisces

(February 19) Today we're celebrating . . .  Copernicus Day

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008

Copernicus Day
Celebrating Nicolaus Copernicus, the father of modern astronomy and the first astronomer to scientifically theorize that the Sun, not the Earth, was at the center of the universe.

photo credit: Wikipedia

(February 18) Today we're celebrating . . .  President's Day

Monday, February 18th, 2008

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President’s Day
While originally intended to celebrate the birthday of the first US President, George Washington, the holiday has morphed into a general celebration of all past US Presidents.

With the passage of the Monday Holiday Law (1968), the federal celebration of George Washington’s birthday moved from its actual date, February 22nd, to the 3rd Monday of February. The celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s birth (February 12th) while no longer observed as a federal holiday is also customarily celebrated on President’s Day.

link: President’s Day

(February 17) Today we're celebrating . . .  My Way Day

Sunday, February 17th, 2008

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I’ve lived a life that’s full.
I’ve traveled each and every highway;
And more, much more than this,
I did it my way
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Cast off others opinions of yourself and show’em that you’ll do it Frankie’s way; you’ll do it “My Way!”

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