Archive for February, 2008

(February 15 + 16) Today we're celebrating . . .  Great Backyard Bird Count

Friday, February 15th, 2008


Great Backyard Bird Count (Feb.15-18)
Celebrating birds, birding, and nature this weekend. Join volunteers nationwide as they track the types and number of birds found in their backyards and communities.

We are encouraging people to go outside and count birds for the first time this year,” . . . “By submitting their counts online, birdwatchers can quickly see how the dots they put on the map form new patterns that tell new stories about the birds that share the world in which we live, including our own backyards and parks.”

link: Great Backyard Bird Count

(February 14) Today we're celebrating . . .  Valentine's Day

Thursday, February 14th, 2008


Valentine’s Day
A Day for love and lovers. A Day for flowers, romance, and candy hearts. A day for Cupid, kisses and snuggling galore!

Come and celebrate Valentine’s Day with us – Amore on the Net

(February 14) This week we're celebrating . . .  National Condom Week

Thursday, February 14th, 2008


National Condom Week (Feb. 14-21)
With the celebration of Valentine’s Day and all things ‘Love’ this week, now is the perfect time to educate everyone on the importance of using condoms to protect yourself against sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS.

Holiday Invite: Amore on the Net

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008


Amoré on the Net

Holidays on the Net invites you to our celebration of “LOVE”! Come celebrate Valentine’s Day with hearts, music, and words. What is the story behind this day of love? Why is Cupid the symbol of love? Why Valentine’s Day cards? Find these answers and more at our Valentine’s Day website celebration – Amoré on the Net.

We have holiday recipes to help make your celebration a delicious one! We also have fun and easy Valentine craft projects for the kids.

So bring your kids and tell your friends. Don’t forget to send your friends and family Valentines Day greetings with our FREE e-greeting cards. This year Valentines Day is celebrated on Wednesday Feb. 14.


(February 13) Today we're celebrating . . .  Get A Different Name Day

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

Get A Different Name Day
January Minty! Rose Bush! Eks Wye (XY)! Holly Wood! Anita Pee! Ima Hogg! Mary Christmas! Gay Barr! What the hell were their parents smoking?

Not everyone is happy with their birth names and many wish they could change their names. Did you know it was very easy to change your name? Today is the day to bring focus to the unhappiness felt by many who just despise their names and the fact that they can choose a more suitable name.

photo credit: Simon-K via flickr

Valentine's Day is the Most Popular Text Message Holiday

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Maybe it was induced by the shorthand we’d read for years off Necco Sweethearts, but according to AT&T, Valentine’s Day is the most popular holiday for text messaging. From February 13th to the 14th, there’s a 33% spike in texting traffic*.

And while you’re texting your honey – make sure you’re up on the latest text messaging shorthand…

2G2BT [Too good to be true]
4EAE [Forever and ever]
4U [For you]
AML [All my love]
D8 [Date]
FTBOMH [From the bottom of my heart]
GNSD [Good night, sweet dreams]
H2CUS [Hope to see you soon]
ILU [I love you]
IMU [I miss you]
ISLY [I still love you]
IWALU [I will always love you]
KOTC [Kiss on the cheek]
KOTL [Kiss on the lips]
MUSM [Miss you so much]
QT [Cutie]
TY [Thank you]
TOY [Thinking of you]
URH [You are hot]
UW [You’re welcome]
XOXOXO [Hugs & Kisses]



*Via Gizmodo

St Valentine's Day Porker: Piglet born with heart-shaped spots

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

A cute little piglet born with heart-shaped markings on his side is the centre of attention as lovers gear up for Valentine’s Day this week.

The 10-day-old Gloucester Old Spot piglet christened Valentine – what else? – is one of a litter of seven born at Byford’s Farm in Taynton, near Newent, Glos.

Source: Daily Mail

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